Stamp-a-faire 2016 Schedule & Supply List

By June 25, 2016Stamp-a-faire


We are so pleased to announce the details of our upcoming online stamping event! Stamp-a-faire 2016 will be taking place on July 23rd and is open to everyone. This day will include FREE videos and tutorials, challenges and prizes and lots of inspiration that you can use year round! Read over the information below to get a closer look at all of the excitement and fun we have in store for you!

You can download a printable pdf version of the schedule and supply list below:

CLICK HERE to Download SAF2016 Schedule & Supply List


PLEASE NOTE: All times below are Eastern Time.




Design Team shares projects using this year's Stamp-a-faire exclusive set, Art With Heart. Check out the end of this post for the reveal of the set and more details about how you can get it for free!



Stamp-a-faire Welcome video with the Team

“Masterpiece Gallery” inLinkz list for customers. Everyone is encouraged to share a project that they are most proud of for a chance at a prize!

“Masters Sketchbook” download available for customers to print and assemble, containing color recipes, instructions and more for the big day!




There are so many stunning color combinations that can be found in famous masterpieces from throughout history. Use the color recipe cards provided in the “Masters Sketchbook” download to create a masterpiece of your own. A great morning warm-up to get the creativity flowing!


Amy sneak peek

Vincent van Gogh wrote about the technical challenge of depicting a night sky: “It often seems to me that the night is even more richly colored than the day, colored with the most intense violets, blues and greens…. It’s clear to me to paint a starry sky it’s not nearly enough to put white spots on blue-black.” In this tutorial, we’ll apply a range of colors to create a rich and variegated night sky background. We’ll begin with ink blending, follow with watercoloring, and finish with acrylic paint. I’ll also show you how to create tree silhouettes along a horizon line for an easy way to complete a night scene.


This is a summary of the supplies used in this video tutorial. You can choose to use these specific supplies or use similar things in your existing stash if you don't already own them.

  • STAMPS: Inspired: Faith
  • DIES: Inspired: Faith
  • INK: Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Winter Wisteria, Pale Peony ink pads; Enchanted Evening re-inker (optional); True Black re-inker
  • PAPER: watercolor paper; Soft Stone and Stamper’s Select White card stock
  • OTHER: ink blending tool and foam; watercolor brush, round #6 (or whatever you have on hand); white acrylic paint; metallic silver watercolor paint (optional); make-up wedge or small (1”) foam brush; clear sequins, assorted sizes; silver star sequins; white thread; clear Wink of Stella pen (optional); fun foam or foam tape



Danielle sneak peek

Gold embossed stationery and monograms are so trendy right now! In this tutorial, I will share with you a quick, simple way to add gold to your monograms with a product called Liquid Leaf. It goes on thick, dries quickly and leaves a gorgeous shine to your die cut pieces, envelopes and tags!



This is a summary of the supplies used in this video tutorial. You can choose to use these specific supplies or use similar things in your existing stash if you don't already own them.

  • STAMPS: Peonies On Parade, Graceful Greetings and Graceful Greetings II
  • DIES: Bookprint Alpha Upper die, Peonies On Parade dies, Minute To Make: Holiday Tags die, Limitless Layers: 2-1/4” Circle dies
  • INK: Raspberry Fizz, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Lovely Lady, Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening Bitty Dot patterned paper
  • OTHER: Liquid Leaf (Classic Gold by Plaid), Old paintbrush, A2 colored envelopes, Scoring tool, Coasters, Copic Markers (RV21, RV04, BG10), Pen, White floss or twine


Melissa sneak peek

I will be teaching you how to use white embossing powder combined with ink to create layers that mimic a soft and romantic look, similar to that found in Impressionistic Art.  With the combination of water, this technique takes on a very ethereal feel and is one that has become a favorite of mine.



This is a summary of the supplies used in this video tutorial. You can choose to use these specific supplies or use similar things in your existing stash if you don't already own them.

  • STAMPS: Floral Sketches, Friendship Jar Flowers, Mini Blooms, Just the Jar:  Pint Mini, and Background Basics:  Text Style
  • DIES: Tremendous Tags dies, Floral Sketches dies, Be Happy dies
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Autumn Rose, Bright Buttercup, Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet, Lavender Moon, Green Parakeet, VersaMark
  • PAPER: Sweet Blush, Fresh Snow Linen, Vellum, watercolor paper
  • OTHER: Sweet Blush Button, Corner Rounder, White Embossing Powder, Thread, Waterbrush



Join the team as they share projects inspired by one of their favorite master artists, then take that inspiration and create your own projects too! Dig out some of your favorite supplies and adapt them to the inspiration that speaks to you most!



Lizzie sneak peek

Inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock, we will be exploring how we can create lively, dynamic patterns on our projects. In addition, we’ll learn how we can use these patterns to draw the eye toward a focal point or sentiment. We will be using a variety of paint brushes and other everyday craft supplies help us to drip, drizzle, and splatter in the characteristic style of the artist. These techniques are ideal for watercolors, reinkers, and even diluted acrylic paint.



This is a summary of the supplies used in this video tutorial. You can choose to use these specific supplies or use similar things in your existing stash if you don't already own them.

  • STAMPS: Happy For You, Background Basics: Super Stripes
  • DIES: Keep It Simple Frames
  • INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores
  • PAPER: Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores; Watercolor Paper (Strathmore)
  • OTHER: Watercolor Paints (Gansai Tambi); Foam Tape (Scotch), Sewing Machine, Assorted Paint Brushes, Yarn



Heather sneak peek

Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Let’s explore that idea with stamping and use a polka dot stamp and other tools to apply color to stamped images in a dot form to color them in. Layering the colored dots together create wonderful blending opportunities that take your stamped images to a new level.



This is a summary of the supplies used in this video tutorial. You can choose to use these specific supplies or use similar things in your existing stash if you don't already own them.

  • STAMPS: Polka Dot Basics (or polka dot image from other set), Year of Flowers: Violets, The Skinny, Graceful Greetings
  • DIES: Stitched Frames dies, Graceful Greetings die, Double Ended Banners die
  • INK: True Black, Amethyst Allure, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, VeraMark
  • PAPER: Classic Kraft, Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: clear sequins, clear embossing powder, heat embossing tool, standard pencil eraser



Kay sneak peek

I am going to show you how you can create beautiful watercolor works of art on your cards, with just a few simple stamping supplies and dye inks. With this easy technique you’ll be able to use many of the stamp sets and inks you already have on hand, to mimic the lovely watercolor paintings of the Masters!



This is a summary of the supplies used in this video tutorial. You can choose to use these specific supplies or use similar things in your existing stash if you don't already own them.

  • STAMPS: Mum’s The Word
  • INK: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Watercolor paper
  • OTHER: Water, paint brushes



Lexi sneak peek

I have always loved the artwork of Andy Warhol – the bold clash of colors and graphic, repetitive images always make me smile! In my tutorial, I will show you how to create your own Andy Warhol inspired pop art card using an inside and out double masking technique for the perfect one layer color blocked design. While the soup cans are iconic Warhol, so many images will work for this bold, graphic look. And with all the colors to choose from, the possibilities really are endless!



This is a summary of the supplies used in this video tutorial. You can choose to use these specific supplies or use similar things in your existing stash if you don't already own them.

  • STAMPS: Comfort Food, Simple Alphabet
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, Blueberry Sky, Royal Velvet, Harvest Gold, Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Post-Its, Painter’s Tape, Ink Blending Tools, Scoring Tool, Copic Markers (BV00, BG11, Y21, YR65, R32, BG13)



A special farewell from the team and customers can share a photo of themselves holding all of their cards/creations from the day in a special InLinkz list.




All the inLinkz Lists for all of the challenges close for customers.



All of the gift certificate winners from each of the challenges are announced on the blog.




Just in case there are a few things you would like to pick up before the big day we will be offering a special Stamp-a-faire Supply Shopping Day! If you are new here, we always offer a FREE stamp set with a $100 purchase on the actual Stamp-a-faire Day. This year we are making it available early too!

July 1st, 7am ET until 11:30pm ET will be the special Stamp-a-faire Supply Shopping Day and you can earn the exclusive Stamp-a-faire stamp set EARLY with a qualifying purchase. Art With Heart (revealed above) is this year's amazing set! Featuring several art themed sentiments done in an artistic brushstroke along with a multi-layer floral arrangement that has a gorgeous handprinted look. Here’s what you will need to do in order to get your FREE Art With Heart set early!

-Come shop with us on July 1st, 7am ET until 11:30pm ET

-Place an order totaling at least $100 (before shipping)

-Be sure your order includes ONE Stamp-a-faire supply list item. These will be listed on a special page of the store on July 1st, all of the supplies are listed above for each of the individual tutorials.

Do all of the above and you will receive this year’s exclusive SAF set for FREE (a $15 value!). The same set will be available on Stamp-a-faire Day (July 23rd) with a qualifying $100 purchase as well.

We hope that all of these details have tripled your excitement for the big day! It is going to be a fabulous day for all!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 30 Comments

  • 1
    Jessica Monte says:

    wow I am looking forward to stamp a fair this year. what a lot of fun. I am excited that I have a few of these stamps already.

  • 2
    Michele W says:

    Looks like an incredible line-up of cards and techniques! Really looking forward to this.

  • 3
    Sharon D says:

    The day looks fabulous!

  • 4
    D.AnnC says:

    Oooo… I’m sooooo looking forward to this!!

  • 5
    Helen F. says:

    This is going to be another fabulous Stamp-A-Faire event! The Design Team’s artwork sneak peek looks amazing!

  • 6
    Ohhh Snap says:

    This!! I anticipate great fun is to be had, and ohhhhhh the stamp set and it’s possibitilies!

  • 7

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  • 8
    Holly Saveur says:

    Look so very much forward to the many new things I would love to learn…

  • 9
    Leigh Penner says:

    Oh, SAF looks like it is going to be fabulous this year! Can’t wait!

  • 10
    mary whitcomb says:

    I can hardly wait!

  • 11
    Sam Simpson says:

    Please tell me I am not missing something… there no SAF kits (pre posted) this year? I have had a search of the blogsite, but I can’t find any announcement that the kits are not offered this time. Only the shopping on July 1st ($100 + at least 1 set being used by DT = free SAF set)

  • 12
    Kathy says:

    Love that you can use your own stash as well as purchasing to make the projects! I am looking over the supply list as we speak, drooling over possibilities! This will be my first year to join the fun.. Can’t wait!

  • 13

    Super excited for another year of fun! Even more excited that I own all but one stamp set listed…Whoo Hoooo. I’m ordering paper and ink…two of the items I always put off. Bring on some fun and happiness, I’m ready!

  • 14

    Unfortunately I will be out of town the weekend of Stamp-A-Faire and unable to access a computer.
    Will the project classes be repeated after that weekend? I’d love to be able to access some of them later.
    Thank you.

  • 15
    Andria says:

    This is a wonderful line-up of classes! Will any of the video tutorials be available for viewing afterwards? I have a schedule conflict for part of the day and don’t want to miss them. Thank you!

  • 16
    SWR Donna says:

    Spots, & Spatters? Can’t wait!!! Thanks for the preview!

  • 17
    janet says:

    Looks like an amazing time – looking forward to it. I missed the early SAF shopping day, so will have to wait until the day – not to worry! Love the pretty SAF set 🙂

  • 18
    Jamie Vanskiver says:

    I’m very excited, this will be my second SAF!!!

  • 19
    Debbie says:

    This is my first year at SAF. Are the videos available for viewing afterwards, or only on July 23rd? Because it is eastern time, that means I would have to be up at 4am to see first videos! Thanks for answering!

  • 20
    Meg says:

    I’m very excited to find out about SAF! Another first timer! Would love to know – can’t find it on your webstore – if you ship internationally? I’ll look forward to working out times in my zone to join in 🙂

  • 21
    Carol K says:

    Just WOW! This will be my first event and to say I’m excited is an understatement

  • 22

    I’m new to SAF and hoping to take part. I can’t find an answer anywhere telling how or where to post our projects. I’d also like to know if we must be using all or mainly PTI products?
    Your response is much appreciated.

  • 23
    Janet Sanii says:

    I am really looking forward to this event!

  • 24
    Carolyn says:

    I can’t wait !

  • 25
    Kelley says:

    How do I get to the Stamp-a-Faire?

  • 26
    Sonja says:

    All sounds fabulous – this is my first time attending. Will the tutorials be available only in real time or on YouTube for us “left-coasters” who don’t want to get up at 4 am for the 7 am EST kick-off?

  • 27
    sharon l-s says:

    just got the email about SAF how do you access the sessions? Where do you sign up for it?

  • 28
    Terry says:

    How/where do I downlaod the Masters Sketchbook? May I access the classes after they are posted, as I unable to watch the live events.
    Is there a specific area to sign up?

  • 29
    DeeDee says:

    I want to participate but am missing out on how to do so! Can someone please help!

  • 30
    Katherine says:

    I’m just love with Out on a Limb. It’s so versatile, whether a clean simple branch, or fully loaded with flowers and birds. Just beautiful!

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