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Hello! My name is Sarah Fleming, and I'm a paper addict living in central Texas. I'm an independent demonstrator for Stampin' Up! and love to teach others how to make lovely paper projects. I always have ink-stained fingers (I'm okay with that). I also knit. If you're in the USA, I'd love to be your demonstrator!

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Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage - clean and simple handmade card - CAS - glitter enamel dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I really love Stampin’ Up!’s new Ribbon of Courage stamp set. It was designed by Patty Bennett in honor of her mother.

It has beautiful support ribbon stamps but also has this adorable heart and a couple of other cute little stamps, plus BEAUTIFUL sentiments.

There are also matching framelits, though I didn’t use them on this card. Lookit that tiny support ribbon!

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage - clean and simple handmade card - CAS - glitter enamel dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this clean and simple card, I stamped the heart several times in Archival Basic Black ink and colored each heart differently, though I used the same colors for each heart. I colored the hearts with my Stampin’ Write Makers in Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. I stamped the sentiment in Lemon-Lime Twist and finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can get all of these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online store. I’ve included the links below and also included the links for the framelits and the bundle (for 10% off!).

LAST CALL for my Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments shares! I’m cutting this off on June 30th, so if you want to get in on those, let me know by Friday!

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Facebook Live – Beautiful Bouquet

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Hey there! I decided to have a Creativity Your Way session in my Facebook Live video today. Creativity Your Way (which happens to be the title of this year’s Annual Catalog) means that whatever kind of crafter you are, and however you like to craft, you can do it with Stampin’ Up!. So I made a basic card, a stepped-up card, and an all-out card, all using the same stamps, dies, and colors.

I used the colors from this week’s Global Design Project color challenge for my cards. I’m BONKERS over this color combo. Three of my absolute faves.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I started with this clean and simple card using only stamps, ink, and rhinestones. So easy and fast!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my second card, I stepped it up a little with a few die cuts and Dimensionals. Just a little more work to make quite an impact on the card! Extra texture and dimension are so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating bundles. The tiny HELLO sentiment was an “oops I forgot to add a sentiment before sticking on all these rhinestones”, but I think it works!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my final card, I went all out. I added gorgeous designer series paper from the Naturally Eclectic bundle, more die cuts, stamping on the card base behind the paper, twine, and a wooden element. And then to top it off, I both stamped and die cut my sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I made a card liner for the all-out card using the same stamps and colors.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I’d love to hear which one you like best! The video is below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and to Like my FB page (and turn on Notifications) if you’d like to see more of my videos. All the products I used are listed under the video with direct links where you can buy them in my store. Thanks for stopping by!

I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

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Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Embossing Paste

Good morning! Sara Levin has asked me to be a guest designer on the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop today, and of course I’m delighted to be asked! So thanks for stopping by my blog today. Make sure to hop all the way through the hop so you can find lots of inspiring projects using the new Embossing Paste. It is no secret that I’m in LOVE with this stuff, so I was happy to hear that this is what we are featuring on the hop today!

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits, Embossing Paste, and Pattern Party masks - handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Stamping Sunday

My first card uses the diamond pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Embossing Paste colored with Bermuda Bay re-inker. I love that you can turn this paste any color as long as you have the reinker! And that gorgeous flowery house is from the Home Life bundle. The house is done with three stamps, in Pool Party, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Powder Pink. The matching framelits cut the house out perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits, Embossing Paste, and Pattern Party masks - handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Stamping Sunday

And the embossed pattern behind the house kind of reminds me of a garden trellis. The banner and sentiment also come from the Home Life bundle. I finished the card off with sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle with Eastern Medallion thinlits, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, and Embossing Paste

For my second card, I wanted to show you how the Embossing Paste looks when you put it on black cardstock. Awesome, right?! This time I colored the paste with Berry Burst ink, just one drop. I used the giant medallion mask from the Pattern Party masks this time. I absolutely LOVE that you can get this bright color on a black background with so little effort!

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle with Eastern Medallion thinlits, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, and Embossing Paste

The medallion matches the dies from the Eastern Medallions thinlits perfectly! I cut the Whisper White medallion using the thinlits to contrast with the black and Berry Burst background and cut out the outer edge of the medallion with one of the Layering Circles framelits. I finished the card off with the sentiment and silver and white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty

I stamped the inside with a flower from Eastern Beauty, triple stamped in Berry Burst.

Isn’t Embossing Paste a blast? There are so many gorgeous and fun ways to use it.

Make sure to follow the blog hop all the way around! Thanks to the Stamping Sunday crew for inviting me along!

I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

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Dapper Coffee Cups

Good morning! Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world, and I’m in the USA. This month we are going with a Masculine theme for our hop. Masculine cards are so challenging for me!

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Thankfully, we have the new Coffee Break suite to make masculine cards so easy. My card base and ink on the sentiment are Dapper Denim, and the designer paper is from the Coffee Break paper, obviously.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I cut the large scalloped circle out of Early Espresso cardstock with the Layering Circles framelits. The Soft Sky element is cut using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. Over that I added a Crumb Cake square cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits, then a 2″ Circle punched out of Soft Suede cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The tiny coffee cups are cut from the Coffee Break paper using one of the Coffee Cups framelits! I love that Stampin’ Up! is coordinating dies not only with the stamp sets but also with paper now. Behind the coffee cups, I have a little bit of the Copper Trim. The sentiment is on Whisper White and layered on top of one of the adorable Corrugated Shapes.

I finished the card off with copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside, I stamped coffee beans from the stamp set in Soft Suede.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get into your crafting space and make something today! Make sure you hop through all of the blogs on the hop and see what these other talented ladies have come up with — you don’t want to miss any of their projects!


I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

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Magical Glossy Mermaid

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there!

In yesterday’s Facebook Live video, I made this gorgeous ocean background using the Ink Spray & Smash technique for glossy cardstock backgrounds. I am pretty new to glossy cardstock and am loving all the techniques you can use with it!

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out the video to see me make this card and to also see me use the Versamark Resist technique and to see me totally fail at the Salted Background technique (which I couldn’t quite remember and did wrong in the video). You can buy all the products I used in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links below). Also, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and like my Facebook page!

I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).


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You Are Cool

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is our favorite products that carried over from any of last year’s catalogs to the new annual catalog.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I have so many favorites carrying over, but I decided to go with the Cool Treats stamps and matching Frozen Treats framelits, because I adore them and haven’t shown them much love at all. And then for the sentiment on the front of the card, I used the Sunshine Sayings stamps and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

But I’m also SO in love with the new catalog that I just had to mix it up and use some of the new stuff, too.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Thick Whisper White. I stamped the base with Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, and Soft Sky. Then I added a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, punched with the new Ticket Tear Border Punch. Over that I added a strip of Emerald Envy, embossed using the new Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder. I punched a 2″ circle of the glimmer paper and glued that down, then did my focal panel.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The focal panel is the new (returning from years ago) Glossy Cardstock. I’m so in love with this stuff! I used the Ink, Spray, & Smash technique with Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, and Pacific Point reinkers. I’m always amazed how the colors come out with this technique. The Melon Mambo mixed with the Pacific Point and came out looking like Berry Burst! After it was dry, I cut out the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

I stamped and cut the ice cream cones, then stamped the Emerald Envy ice cream scoop and cut it out. I cut the Berry Burst ice cream from one of the ombre sheets in the Color Theory designer series paper stack.

For the word cool, I used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. I cut the “co” and another “o” from the “congrats” die, then cut the “l” from the “love” die, first out of Whisper White, then out of Emerald Envy. I glued the two layers together, slightly offset, then put them on the glossy background with Mini Dimensionals (cut in half, because these words are so thin that even the baby Dimensionals are too big!).

I finally glued some of the new Iridescent Sequins on.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the inside with the Cool Treats stamps. Festive!

I hope my card has inspired you to mix the old and the new together for extra fun. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

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Coffee House

Hey, crafty peeps! Before I talk about my card, I’d like to ask you again to please GO VOTE FOR ME in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights (#41). The photo I have in the gallery is not very good, but you can see better pictures here.

As I mentioned in my live video yesterday, I can’t stop playing with the new Embossing Paste. I want to see it in every color! Maybe, MAYBE, even Wisteria Wonder. Maybe.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Café bundle with Coffee Break paper, embossing paste, and Metallics Sequin assortment - handmade coffee card - texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I happened to have the Pattern Party Decorative Masks on my desk when I pulled out the Coffee Break suite to play, and this brick pattern made me think of a little indie coffee house with the exposed brick walls. I chose my colors based on the Coffee Break paper, so I decided to color the embossing paste with Garden Green ink. I know, ME! I used Garden Green! And LIKED it.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Café bundle with Coffee Break paper, embossing paste, and Metallics Sequin assortment - handmade coffee card - texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I like the woodgrain stamp from the Coffee Café bundle, so I used that for my cup and went with a Garden Green Lid. The strips of paper are from the Coffee Break paper, which is a great paper for both feminine and masculine cards.  I popped my coffee cup on Dimensionals. A tip for using Dimensionals on top of the Embossing Paste: Dimensionals don’t stick so well to the paste, so make sure you add some liquid glue to the bottom of your Dimensionals to help them stay put.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Café bundle with Coffee Break paper, embossing paste, and Metallics Sequin assortment - handmade coffee card - texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To finish off the card, I chose some gorgeous copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. I love these!

Thanks for stopping by! You can find all of these products in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links below).

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

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Squee! Baby Narwhal!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello, and welcome! This is my entry for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights, and you can VOTE for my cards here (I am #41). I would love to have your vote! The theme this month is BABY. I looked through my baby stamp sets and didn’t feel anything, but then I came across my new Quirky Critters stamp set, and I just had to!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsSQUEE! Baby narwhals!

I literally squealed in delight when I saw this adorable stamp set in the catalog. It has a narwhal (the unicorn of the sea) AND a sloth! Yep, top of my list.

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the background on my baby girl card, I used the new Embossing Paste mixed with Powder Pink ink refill. I love the masks that I have, but I wanted something that said baby, so I made my own mask using a Window Sheet and the strip of hearts in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and spread the Embossing Paste through the mask onto the Soft Sky card base. Also in the background are strips of Powder Pink cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper, some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, and a Powder Pink flower cut using the Support Ribbon Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I stamped and cut my narwhal, I also added some flowers using the Beautiful Bouquet bundle. Finally, I topped the card off with Metallic Sequins. LOVE these!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Moon Baby and some more flowers from Beautiful Bouquet. I love when I can use a non-baby set for a baby card!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I loved making the card so much that I had to make a boy card to go with it. This time I used Lemon-Lime Twist and Pool Party. And instead of my handmade mask, I used one of the masks from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. My final change was to use the Iridescent Sequins instead of the Metallics. Soooo pretty!

Which one do you like better? I think I’m all for the boy card.

Thanks for stopping by, and please go VOTE for #41 in the gallery! I’d love to participate in the top 10 winners blog hop again!

I made the baby boy card in my live Facebook video today. Watch here:

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

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Colorful Day

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there! It has taken me a good week to get back on my feet after my stupid stomach decided to freak out on me. I was on the couch for several days, but then it took several days to catch up on things around the house. So I’m finally back, feeling fine and ready for lots more papercrafts.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This was my final Creative Crew project at Splitcoaststampers for June. The challenge here was to make a project using strong summer colors. Yes, please, and thank you. Bold brights are my favorites! I wanted to use the Color Theory suite from the new catalog for my card. I’d barely touched this suite, and it had been calling my name. A few weeks ago, I’d tried to make a surprise shaker card that was very similar to this, but I wasn’t happy with the result. So I re-made the card, changing the colors and discarding the “surprise” part.

The window frame and the wood floors are both made from the Wood Textures DSP stack. I cut the window using the Hearth & Home framelits. I’ve had these for probably a year and a half and never used them! I just couldn’t come up with anything, so I’m glad I finally had an idea for them.

The wall is a Crushed Curry ombre piece from the Color Theory DSP stack. Everyone has ombre walls, right?

I made the curtain rod from Silver Foil, and the curtains are made from several strips of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. I adore this ribbon. I cut several lengths, then taped them together with Tear & Tape, and finally wrapped the top edge over the top of the curtain rod, tacking it down in the back with Tear & Tape.

Through the window, I sponged Bermuda Bay ink on with the Sponge Brayer, also ombre to look like both sea and sky. I stamped the branch and the flowers (they fit together perfectly) from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and added the Adirondack chair. What a nice place to sit.

The sequins are from an old Paper Pumpkin kit (I love the sequins that sometimes come in these kits! They are always so good!), and I also stamped and fussy cut some of the flowers to add to the shaker.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These stamps are all from the Colorful Seasons stamp set as well. It’s such a beautiful set with beautiful sentiments.

You can see all of the Creative Crew projects for June in this gallery at Splitcoast. Check them out, there are so many inspiring creations!

Thanks for visiting!

The new Annual Catalog is LIVE now! If you don’t yet have a copy, click on the image above to download a PDF, and if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, subscribe here to get a physical copy from me.

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the items I used today in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links are below). Use the host code (above) at checkout to get extra freebies from me.

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Cupcake Girl

Whew! What a crazy couple of days it has been. I went to bed Wednesday night without finishing my blog posts for my Creative Crew projects, thinking I’d do them first thing in the morning. Well. I woke up sick as a dog, as we like to say around here. So I spent yesterday either sleeping or throwing up and then ended up at the ER since we have no good urgent care around here and I can’t get into my gastroenterologist for 3 weeks. They were nice and gave me morphine.

Anyway, I have two more cards to show you. These are for the Step-It-Up challenge, and they will be included in the Birthday Memories Class-By-Mail that I’ll be offering later this month. So keep a look out for that.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Isn’t this little sweetie adorable? She is from the Birthday Memories designer series paper. I just adore her and pretty much every sheet of paper in that entire pack. It’s my favorite suite in the new catalog. I went with a Very Vanilla card base, because I wanted to use the Bundle of Love paper for my background. Plus, I think having the vanilla in the background makes the white in front pop a little more. I cut the girl and her surrounding cupcakes out of the designer series paper using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The girl is wearing a Whisper White and Pacific Point dress, but I decided it was close enough that I could use Dapper Denim for my sentiment frame and my Glitter Enamel Dot. I used the Layering Squares framelits for my sentiment, Very Vanilla for the straight square, and Dapper Denim for the scalloped square. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red from the Tabs for Everything stamp set — this stamp set is going to be perfect with the new Planner Kit (mine has shipped!) and the Circle Tab Punch.

I decided that my sweet girl holding her cupcake needed another little cupcake at her feet. I stamped the cupcake wrapper from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Crumb Cake on VV, then the frosting (also Lift Me Up) in Blushing Bride. Then I sponged Blushing Bride over the frosting to give it a little extra something. I added that Glitter Enamel Dot, and I was done.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside of this card, I added a strip of the Bundle of Love paper, 4″x1/2″.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To step up my card, I first added a frame behind my girl, made with the Lots of Labels framelits and Red Glimmer Paper. Next, I cut Cupcake Girl directly out of the DSP using one of the coordinating dies — YES! The dies cut images directly from the paper! This is my favorite feature of the Birthday Memories Suite. After I cut her out, I popped her up on Dimensionals. The oval around her is also on Dimensionals, so I double-stacked the Dimensionals for the girl. Tip: When using Dimensionals on the glitter side of Glimmer Paper, I take the backing off the Dimensional, then add some liquid glue to the Dimensional so it will stay put. Otherwise, it falls off pretty easily. If you’re ever sticking anything to the top of Glimmer Paper, use either the Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I did everything the same for my sentiment, but for the tiny cupcake, this time I embossed both the wrapper and the frosting in gold, then sponged the frosting on with Blushing Bride ink. My final step-up is using more Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This time for the inside of the card, I used the same paper, but I cut it 4-1/4″x3/4″.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’d love to hear which card you like better! I love them both and really can’t decide which one is my favorite.

The new Annual Catalog is LIVE now! If you don’t yet have a copy, click on the image above to download a PDF, and if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, subscribe here to get a physical copy from me.

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the items I used today in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links are below). Use the host code (above) at checkout to get extra freebies from me.

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