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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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Stamp Ink Paper: Polka Dots!

Stampin' Up! Blow Out the Candles bundle with Candles & Confetti framelits, Daisy Delight, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Blends - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! How’s it going? Things are good here. Trying to get through the rest of summer with as little contact with the sun as possible (on account of the 100+ temperatures two weeks in a row – CRY EMOJI). In non-weather small talk, my toddler said she was going to “brush her hair” yesterday morning while I was reading to my son, and when I got suspicious of her silence four minutes later and went into the bathroom to check on her, the entire bathroom was covered in baby powder (seriously, where did she find baby powder?!). She looked at me (all covered in powder as she was) and said, “I’m not done brushing my hair.” There was no hair brush. She’s a mess. Annnnnyway, you’re here to see cards.

Stamp Ink Paper #159 Polka Dots

This week’s challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper is a Polka Dots challenge. So much fun! We’d love to see your polka dotty cards, too, so head over and check out the design team’s creations and join in the challenge!


Stampin' Up! Blow Out the Candles bundle with Candles & Confetti framelits, Daisy Delight, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Blends - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my card, I started with a Coastal Cabana card base and made it all polka dotty using a flower center stamp from the Daisy Delight stamp set. The Whisper White label is cut with the Stitched Seasons framelits, which are available now to demonstrators and will be available to customers in August (while supplies last). I embossed that with the Polka Dot Basics embossing folder. For the Gorgeous Grape tag, I cut a strip of paper two inches wide, then used the tag topper die in the Blow Out the Candles bundle to cut the tag top.

Stampin' Up! Blow Out the Candles bundle with Candles & Confetti framelits, Daisy Delight, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Blends - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment, balloons, and cake are stamped with the Blow Out the Candles bundle. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite bundles. The pink balloon in the back is colored with Flirty Flaminto Stampin’ Blends, and the other two balloons are stamped. The cake is triple-stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo, and Gorgeous Grape. I colored the flames in with a Crushed Curry marker. I finished off the card with the adorable Gorgeous Grape 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon and some Glitter Enamel Dots.

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the July 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!

Buy the $99 Starter Kit in July, and get $125 in products of your choice, plus an Ink Pad Color Family assortment (10 ink pads)!

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International Blog Highlight: Bright Adventure

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 August, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in the top 10 blog hop again next month!

Stampin' Up! handmade travel card using Sea of Textures Swirly Bird and Tropical Thinlits, featuring the new Brights collection - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month our theme is Travel. I decided to make a tropical adventure card, and I think it fits the theme quite well. To make the background, I embossed the fishing net from Sea of Textures and the splatters from Swirly Bird in gold on a Thick Whisper White card base.

Stampin' Up! handmade travel card using Sea of Textures Swirly Bird and Tropical Thinlits, featuring the new Brights collection - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the focal point, the black leafy cutout is from the Tropical Thinlits dies. After I cut out the negative spaces, which is what the die does, I used the Layering Squares framelits to cut the border. I initially intented to have a full watercolored background featuring the four bright colors pictured here — Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, and Coastal Cabana. But once the watercoloring was done, I decided to cut it down to size with the same Layering Squares framelit that I used to cut the border of the tropical leaves. So then I went back and did all the gold embossing on the card base. I finished the card off with a sentiment from Sea of Textures and some Gold Mini Sequin Trim.

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 amazing 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. Make sure to use the July 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!

Buy the $99 Starter Kit in July, and get $125 in products of your choice, plus an Ink Pad Color Family assortment (10 ink pads)!

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At Christmas and Always

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July card with Ready For Christmas, Jar of Love, Christmas Staircase Thinlits, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning, friends! Is it time for Christmas yet? Oh, how I wish. I’m serious. I’m ready to deck the halls. Or maybe I’m just ready for summer to end. (The answer is: both.) Hashtag I’m melting. Anyway, we’re having a Christmas in July challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper today, which is the next best thing to the holiday season actually being here. We’d love for you to join us!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July card with Ready For Christmas, Jar of Love, Christmas Staircase Thinlits, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I decided to pull out my seldom-used Jar of Love stamps for this card, mainly because I wanted to use the new colors of Stampin’ Blends I got this week. Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade are two of the new colors, so I wanted to break them in. And I’m not a Poppy Parade lover, so this was my “make me like you” coloring session. And hey, Poppy Parade convinced me to give it a shot. Granny Green already had my heart. I stamped the front jar first, then masked it off and stamped the two back jars. The card base is Granny Green, and the branches are Granny Green, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Copper Foil. I finished off the card with some Metallic Sequins, Tea Room Ribbon, and Wink of Stella (on the jars).

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July card with Ready For Christmas, Jar of Love, Christmas Staircase Thinlits, and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s the inside of the card. These stamps are from Ready for Christmas. Which I am, in case I didn’t mention it.

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the July 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!

Buy the $99 Starter Kit in July, and get $125 in products of your choice, plus an Ink Pad Color Family assortment (10 ink pads)!

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Stamp, Ink, Paper: Happy Birthday To You

Stampin' Up! birthday card with Make A Difference, Sheet Music, Wood Words stamps, Bunch of Banners framelits, Wood Crate framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I hope you’re having a great week. Mine is good. Had a lovely date night with the hubs last night.

Today it’s Cardmaker’s Choice at Stamp, Ink, Paper. My choice is one of my favorite cards I’ve made lately. We’d love to see what you make this week, so please play along!

Stampin' Up! birthday card with Make A Difference, Sheet Music, Wood Words stamps, Bunch of Banners framelits, Wood Crate framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had so much fun with this card! I didn’t really know what my sentiment would be until I was ready to put one on. I first heat embossed the Sheet Music background stamp in black, then sponged color straight down the card in columns using a Stamping Sponge. My colors are Real Red, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, and Blueberry Bushel. For the sentiment I used the Make A Difference stamp set and Gorgeous Grape ink. I mounted the sentiment on a banner from the Bunch of Banners framelits and added Black Mini Sequin Trim behind the banner before attaching it to the card with Dimensionals. It needed a little something more, so I stamped and cut the star using the Wood Words stamps and Wood Crate framelits. I mounted the card on Basic Black cardstock and a Thick Whisper White card base, then finished the card off with some rhinestones.

I hope you like my card and are inspired to play along with the challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the July 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!

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