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Sarahfleming1 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! Farmhouse Christmas card

Hello! Welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop! We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world sharing what we love with you. We are all in Kylie Bertucci’s training group and having a wonderful time growing our Stampin’ Up! businesses. I’m Sarah Fleming from the United States.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas winter card featuring Festive Farmhouse paper, Farmhouse Christmas bundle with Farmhouse framelits, masking, embossing / texture paste, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Today I’m showing you a card that uses the Festive Farmhouse suite of products from the Holiday Catalog. Have you noticed that red trucks hauling Christmas trees are everywhere this year? Me too. I started with a Mossy Meadow card base and added a piece of Festive Farmhouse paper for a background. Next I made my winter scene on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas winter card featuring Festive Farmhouse paper, Farmhouse Christmas bundle with Farmhouse framelits, masking, embossing / texture paste, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the house with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then masked it off with a sticky note. Then I stamped the tree behind the house in Soft Suede ink. The tree looks like it’s behind the house because I masked the house off first. I removed the mask, then stamped the tree in front of the house. I colored the house using Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. I used the Color Lifter to create shading and fix mistakes. Then I colored the slab under the porch with a Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blends. I colored the trees with Soft Suede Blends. I added Shimmery White embossing paste with a Palette Knife (I went a little overboard with the embossing paste). Then I added Dazzling Diamonds to the trees using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas winter card featuring Festive Farmhouse paper, Farmhouse Christmas bundle with Farmhouse framelits, masking, embossing / texture paste, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the truck on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock. I colored it using Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, then colored the tires using Light Basic Black Blends. I popped the truck up on Dimensionals in front of the house. I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler, then cut it out using the Farmhouse framelits dies. I added that with Dimensionals, then added a bow to the card, made from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to hop all the way around the blog hop to see what the other talented demonstrators have to show you!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the November Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of April. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

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Stampin’ Up! Winter Woods Gold Glitter Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas winter card featuring Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods framelits, heat embossing, Warm Hearted host stamp set, sponged sky - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I have a sparkly, wintry Christmas card to show you today. This is for our “At the Lodge” Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge. Make sure to head over to the challenge blog and check out the design team inspiration. We’d love to have you play along this week!

My card starts with a Balmy Blue card base, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. On top of that is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 5-1/4″ x 4″. I heat embossed trees from the Winter Woods stamp set (which you can buy alone, or in a bundle with the In the Woods framelits for 10% off) using Versamark, Gold embossing powder, and the Heat Tool. Then I sponged on the sky using Stamping Sponges and Blueberry Bushel and Balmy Blue ink. I wanted to soften the sky and give it a kind of foggy look, since we’re at a lodge looking out the window, so I sponged on Whisper White Craft ink over the blues. I wiped off the trees with a dry cloth.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas winter card featuring Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods framelits, heat embossing, Warm Hearted host stamp set, sponged sky - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I cut a second 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, then used the curvy die from the In the Woods framelits to cut the snow. I made the cut about halfway up the cardstock and used each half to make a snow drift. I turned one of the pieces over so the two curves wouldn’t line up with each other. I sponged Balmy Blue on the top edges of the drifts, glued one down to the embossed piece, and popped the other one up on Dimensionals, then trimmed off the excess cardstock. NOTE: Do all of this before gluing the embossed piece to the card base. I cut five trees from Gold Glimmer Paper using the In the Woods framelits and added those with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, gluing down only the trunks and lowest branches of the trees.

I glued down a 5-1/4″ x 3/4″ strip of Wood Textures DSP (this is the windowsill at the lodge), then added my sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in Blueberry Bushel and comes from the Warm Hearted host stamp set. I flagged one end of the sentiment with the Banner Triple punch and put it on the card with Dimensionals.

It sounds like a lot, but this card was actually quick to make.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the November Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of April. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

tams# 27693

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Big Shot

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Simply Thankful

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by the wonderful Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my card. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in December, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in the top 10 blog hop again next month!

This month, our theme is “Thank you, Shelli Gardner”. Shelli is the co-founder and board chair of Stampin’ Up!, and we as demonstrators are so thankful to be part of this wonderful company.

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you gratitude card using Country Home stamps and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Mint Macaron cardstock, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. I first stamped the square decorative stamp (which coordinates with the design in the Tin Tile embossing folder) several times across the card. I wrapped the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim around the card twice, then tied it in a bow before adding anything else to the card. I stamped the milk jug in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then I stamped the cotton arrangement in Soft Suede ink. I colored the jug with Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends (light and dark), then colored the arrangement with Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends (light and dark). I rounded the corners of the Whisper White piece with the Detailed Trio punch and added it to the card with Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you gratitude card using Country Home stamps and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then flagged the ends with the Banner Triple punch. I added the banner to the card with Dimensionals (double-stacked where the banner doesn’t overlap the focal piece), then finished the card off with Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my card and that it brightened up your day! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the November Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of April. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

tams# 27564

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Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad

Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Pad
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So Grateful

Good morning! I have a fall-themed gratitude card to show you today. This is for our Gratitude-themed Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge. Make sure to head over to the challenge blog and check out the design team inspiration. We’d love to have you play along this week!

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you gratitude card using Country Home stamps, Frosted Bouquet framelits, Detailed Trio punch, Frosted Floral paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card starts with a Blackberry Bliss card base. This is a book-fold card, so it’s 11″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″. Then I added a piece of Frosted Floral designer series paper, 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. On top of that is a banner of Cajun Craze cardstock, about 4″ x 1″, which I flagged with the Banner Triple Punch.

My focal point is on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. I stamped the pitcher in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends (both light and dark) and used the Color Lifter to age it a bit. On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the floral arrangement in Soft Suede ink (you can use the Stampin’ Blends with any of our classic dye inks). I colored the flowers (and artichoke) with Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (both light and dark), then colored in the little berries with the Light Cajun Craze Blends. I fussy cut the arrangement with Snips and glued them to the first piece of Whisper White. I didn’t glue down the tops of the arrangement to leave the card with some dimension. I finished the Whisper White piece by rounding two of the corners and punching the little flower accents with the Detailed Trio punch. I added the focal piece to the card using Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you gratitude card using Country Home stamps, Frosted Bouquet framelits, Detailed Trio punch, Frosted Floral paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White cardstock, then cut it out with the Frosted Bouquet framelits and added it to the card using Dimensionals. I finished the card off with three Faceted Dots (in Blackberry Bliss).

Thanks for stopping by today!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the November Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of April. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

tams# 27561

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Big Shot

$110.00