Stamp-a-faire is just around the corner! If you missed our announcement about this exciting event, you can read all about it HERE! I am so excited to have the opportunity to share with you the details regarding the Limited Edition 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit. Here is a brief overview of all it contains!
The Stamp-a-faire 2015 Kit kicks off with this fantastic new stamp set from Heather Nichols, which she will be using in her tutorial and video on Stamp-a-faire day. It features all kinds of amazing stitching designs that can give your project the perfect finishing touch. Here are measurement references for you:
- stitched square, 2" x 2"
- stitched circle, 1-3/4" diameter
- stitched borders, each 5" long
- wavy stitched line, 3"
- stitched flower, 5/8" diameter
- thank you sentiment, 2" x 3/4"
- hello sentiment, 1" x 1/2"
A few years ago, Melissa Phillips helped come up with the concept of our Tiny Tags dies and stamp set. Now we are pleased to bring you Tinier Tags, a version of the same shapes you love at 75% of the original size! The new size is a great addition to stick pins, which Melissa will be teaching you about on Stamp-a-faire day.
Here is a side-by-side comparison of the original Tiny Tags vs. the new Tinier Tags dies. As a point of reference, the star shaped tag on the original set measures about 1", while the new Tinier Tags version measures 3/4". Here are some additional measurements for your reference:
- flower tag, 5/8"
- round tag, 3/4" x 5/8"
- square tag, 5/8"
- heart tag, 1/2" x 5/8"
- heart window tag, 1" x 5/8"
- circular heart window tag, 3/4" x 5/8"
- scalloped edge tag, 1" x 5/8"
Melissa has also helped to put together a little collection of her favorite Maya Road Trinket stick pins as well for her tutorials. These are the same pins she will be using in the video she will be presenting on Stamp-a-faire day. The collection includes four each of three styles, for a total of 12 pins. Each pin measure about 2" long.
Danielle Flanders is famous for the clever things she does with baker's twine and we are including two yards of her favorite color, which she will be referring to in the lesson she is putting together for you. Two yards of this True Black baker's twine is included in the kit.
Everyone is very excited about the presentation that Betsy Veldman will be making on Stamp-a-faire Day that will take you step by step through her process of mixing and matching patterned papers. In honor of her tutorial, she has designed a special collection of patterned papers that are inspired by prints found in the fashion industry. This A2 paper pad will be like having your own little "Mood" fabric aisles to wander down and pick and choose your favorites. The papers are printed on our luxurious linen and the pad includes 4 sheets each of 9 designs, for a total of 36 sheets. You will be able to create dozens of stylish cards, especially after you get all the insider tips from Betsy!
Erin Lincoln has designed an exclusive stitching die collection, which works perfectly with our Project Runway theme! She will be showing you every step of the process to make these beautiful felt floral necklaces! Not only will they be fun to create in lots of colors and styles to coordinate with every outfit, but they are also an inexpensive gift to make for teachers, friends, relatives and more!
NOTE: In order to help keep kit costs minimal, this is designed to be compatible with any of your larger favorite floral dies. The blooms found in Beautiful Blooms #1, Beautiful Blooms #2 and Beautiful Blooms #3 are all a good fit. If you do not have anything like this already on hand, we recommend purchasing something separately.
This die-collection allows you to make a base for your flowers to be attached to and also hide all of your messy stitching once you sandwich the two layers together. TheThe plain rounded strip is designed to allow you easily add a "channel" to the back of the base to run your necklace chain through. Erin has thought of every detail when it comes to this collection, as always! Here are some measurements for your reference:
- tri-flower base, 2-7/8" x 1-1/2"
- channel, 2-1/2" x 1/2"
This die set allows you to add your own stitching accent holes to flower petals. Since the groups of holes are arranged in single petal formations, you can customize almost any larger scale flower shape. The extra length of the base of the die allows you to be able to tape the die in place and make precise placements. Erin has even included flower centers that cut multiple holes at once for adding seed bead clusters with ease!
- large flower center cluster, 1/2"
- small flower center cluster, 1/4"
- petal stitch accent #1, 1/4" x 3/8"
- petal stitch accent #2, 1/4" x 1/2"
- petal stitch accent #3, 1/8" x 3/8"
- petal stitch accent #4, 1/8" x 1/2"
Most of the essentials for creating a necklace are included in the kit so it's a great one stop shop. Neutral skin toned felt is needed for the actual base, so that it almost disappears behind the flowers. We are including both Fine Linen and Dark Chocolate for this so you can make a choice based on your own ethnicity. Small swatches of four additional colors are also included for the flowers. This is a great way to not only try out our felt if you haven't done so yet, but also get the opportunity to experiment with our famous stitching dies for yourself!
- 3-1/2" x 5" Dark Chocolate felt
- 3-1/2" x 5" Fine Linen felt
- 2" x 5" Simply Chartreuse felt
- 2" x 5" Lavender Moon felt
- 2" x 5" Ocean Tides felt
- 2" x 5" Autumn Rose felt
- 18" 2mm silver chain
There is also a mix of 8/0 seed beads in a small test tube. The colors are nice complements to the felt selection included in the kit. They will be perfect for adding accents to the flower centers and petals!
Maile Belles will be doing a special presentation on Stamp-a-faire Day showing you how to create fabulous bangle bracelets with your favorite paper crafting supplies. These large wooden popsicle sticks are the basis for the bracelets. The kit includes six of these 6" x 3/4" sticks.
CARD PATTERNS SKETCH COLLECTION
One last item of note is an exclusive Card Patterns sketch collection. All of your favorite designers are contributing their favorite go-to card designs which are being turned in very precise card patterns, complete with measurements and other tips. The cards are printed on vellum and packaged in a stylish envelope, similar to the dress patterns you can purchase at the craft store. We will be waiting to print these once we have a final tally of pre-ordered kits so we don't have a sneak peek, but we know you will love keeping these on your stamping table as a constant source of inspiration!
Here is a brief schedule of how everything will work with the 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit
July 1st- At 10pm EST, The Stamp-a-faire 2015 Kit will be available for PRE-ORDER in our webstore. The pre-order will be open until Monday, July 6th, 10pm EST. This pre-order period will be your ONLY opportunity to guarantee and reserve this collection for yourself before Stamp-a-faire takes place. See details about kit contents below.
Last week of July/First week of August- Estimated timeframe for pre-ordered kits to begin shipping.
August 29th- OFFICIAL STAMP-A-FAIRE DAY!
It is important to note that ANYONE and EVERYONE can participate in this year's Stamp-a-faire event for FREE, no required purchase is necessary, no registration is required. However, to make the event more fun and help the various gathering around the world be more cohesive, we are making Stamp-a-faire Kits available for purchase.
STAMP-A-FAIRE 2015 KIT DETAILS
I have already highlighted the kit contents above. In addition to receiving ALL of the products illustrated above, you will be getting the Limited Edition Stamp-a-faire stamp set, Fashion Sense.
This stylish set gives a nod to some of the fashion industry's biggest icons. Add something completely fresh and fun to your stamping collection with the addition of Fashion Sense. The quotes selected are not only fantastic to pair with the fashion sketch, but they also convey great messages that will be perfect for many of your card recipients. The fashion sketch can be stamped in a bold neutral and then you can have fun "designing" your own gowns as you add accents and custom color schemes to the model's attire.
To summarize, here is a condensed itemized list for all of the contents for the 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit, along with their retail values...
- Card Patterns sketch collection, set of 12 ($5)
- Stamped + Stitched stamp set ($15)
- Maya Road Trinket Pin collection, ($3.50)
- Tinier Tags die collection ($8)
- True Black Baker's Twine, 2 yards (50-cents)
- Mood Mix paper collection ($10)
- Tri-Flower Necklace Base die collection ($12)
- Petal Stitches die collection ($6)
- 2mm silver necklace chain, 18" long ($5)
- test tube white 8/0 seed bead mix ($1)
- 3-1/2" x 5" Dark Chocolate felt ($1.10)
- 3-1/2" x 5" Fine Linen felt ($1.10)
- 2" x 5" Simply Chartreuse felt (50-cents)
- 2" x 5" Lavender Moon felt (50-cents)
- 2" x 5" Ocean Tides felt (50-cents)
- 2" x 5" Autumn Rose felt (50-cents)
- 6" x 3/4" Large Wooden Popsicle Sticks, set of 6 (30-cents)
- Fashion Sense Stamp-a-faire Exclusive stamp set ($15)
2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit Price: $85
NOTE: In the past, the Stamp-a-faire set has been included as a free bonus in the Stamp-a-faire Kit. In an effort to listen to customer requests, we have made this year's kit more affordable. Because the kit is valued at $70 without the Stamp-a-faire Exclusive set, Fashion Sense, which doesn't meet the $100 threshold for earning the set for free, it is included in the kit for the $15 retail value.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
The 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit will be available for pre-order from 10pm EST Wednesday, July 1st through 10pm EST, Monday, July 6th.
Stamp-a-faire is definitely going to be THE stamping event of the year! There are several Stamp-a-faire gatherings being arranged by customers around the world! You can stop by our forum and check to see if there is a gathering near you HERE.
We hope you are as excited as we are for all that is being planned. All of us at Papertrey Ink are looking forward to providing you with this amazing day of stamping!
Will the purchase of the 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit count towards my Rewards Points?
Yes, the purchase of the kit will count towards your rewards point.
What will be the shipping charges for the 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit?
Our normal shipping policies and rate schedule will apply to these purchases. Since both items are over the free shipping threshold for the United States, they will qualify for free shipping. International customers will fall under our normal shipping policies.
If I change my mind after I pre-order my 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit and no longer want it, can I cancel my pre-order?
No changes will be permitted. Once the pre-order is placed, the sale is final.
If I decide I do not want my 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit after I receive it, can I return it?
The 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit will not be returnable or exchangeable.
When will I be charged for my 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit if I place a pre-order?
You will be charged immediately when you place the pre-order.
When can I expect to receive my pre-ordered 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit?
They should begin shipping out between the last week of July and the first week of August. You will be emailed a shipping confirmation once it has shipped.
Can I order other existing store merchandise and pre-order the 2015 Stamp-a-faire Kit within the same order transaction?
Yes, you may order additional merchandise with this pre-order, but the items will be held until your pre-order ships.
I just want the exclusive Stamp-a-faire stamp set, Fashion Sense. Will you ever make it available for sale?
Fashion Sense will not be made available for sale, however, all customers will have the opportunity to earn it for free with a qualifying $100 purchase made between 7am EST and 11:30pm EST on Stamp-a-faire Day (August 29, 2015).
I just want one or two of the other exclusive products in the kit. Will they be made available for sale and if so, how much will they cost?
All of the items in the kit are exclusive to the kit and will not be available for sale separately at any time.