Merry, Bright, Starry

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! Christmas card using So Many Stars bundle with Stitched Stars dies, Everything Festive sentiment, Mercury Glass Acetate - sponged emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month we are showing sneak peeks from the Holiday Catalog, and I am using my favorite bundle as well as my favorite stand-alone stamp set. The So Many Stars bundle includes the So Many Stars stamps and the Stitched Stars dies. And that lovely, fun sentiment is from the Everything Festive stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Christmas card using So Many Stars bundle with Stitched Stars dies, Everything Festive sentiment, Mercury Glass Acetate - sponged emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • My card base is Real Red, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4.
  • The mat is Shaded Spruce, 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″.
  • I heat embossed the white stars on Whisper White cardstock, 5-1/4″ x 4″, using Versamark ink, Shimmer White Embossing Powder, and my Heat Tool. I sponged Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green ink over the stars and blended the two colors together using Stamping Sponge wedges. I stamped the tiny stars in Shaded Spruce ink.
Stampin' Up! Christmas card using So Many Stars bundle with Stitched Stars dies, Everything Festive sentiment, Mercury Glass Acetate - sponged emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • The die cut swirls and stars are cut from Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Stars dies. These dies are stunning! I glued those down, just in the center so the swirls along the edges would be free.
  • That fantastic silver star is cut from the new Mercury Glass Acetate Sheets in the Holiday Catalog. I put it up on Mini Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the sentiment from the Everything Festive stamp set in Real Red on Whisper White, then cut it out with a Stitched Shapes die.
  • I finished off the card with Snowflake Sequins from the Holiday Catalog.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the August Host Code 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! Also, all orders in August will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


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Simply Thankful Scrapbooking Page

Good afternoon! I know I have been quiet — I am still in the process of moving my craft room to what will soon be known as the playcraftroom, as I will now be sharing a room with my kids (pray for me and my cardstock) so we can move the baby to a crib. Anyway, I somehow managed to make something this week for our Third Thursdays Blog Hop. This month our projects are all about memory keeping. I made a 12″x12″ scrapbook page.

Stampin' Up! thankful scrapbook page with gingham Pretty Peacock paper, Woven Threads paper, Stitched Rectangles dies, Flourish dies - 12"x12" layout for 4"x6" photos - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Scrapbooking is my first love and my favorite papercrafting. Once my new playcraftroom is done, I plan to make fewer cards and make more scrapbooks. Otherwise, I will never catch up on my kids’ baby books! I prefer to make traditional scrapbook pages over any other pages.

This page starts with a 12″x12″ piece of Terracotta Tile cardstock. I added some Woven Threads designer series paper for a background. I cut a piece to 10″x9″, then cut the paper into five strips, 2″ wide. The two designs shown are opposite sides of the same piece of paper.

The photo mats are for 4″x6″ photos. I cut Whisper White cardstock to 4-1/4″x6-1/4″, then added 4-1/8″x6-1/8″ pieces of the gingham Pretty Peacock paper (this is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6″x6″ DSP stack).

After my paper was all glued down, I stamped one of the texture stamps from the Tasteful Textures stamp set all along the bottom of the page using Terracotta Tile ink for tone-on-tone stamping. The scratchy design on the stamp goes really well with the distressed/vintage look of the Woven Threads paper.

The two flourishes are cut from Whisper White cardstock using the Flourish dies.

The color in this photo is off, but I love this little corner of the page. I stamped the sentiment, from the Country Home stamp set, in Pretty Peacock ink and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangles die.

Stampin' Up! thankful scrapbook page with gingham Pretty Peacock paper, Woven Threads paper, Stitched Rectangles dies, Flourish dies - 12"x12" layout for 4"x6" photos - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To finish off the page, I added a bow made of Pretty Peacock 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon and some In Color Faceted Dots.

I hope you like my scrapbook page and are inspired to make your own! Mine goes with my house colors, so I think I’m going to hang it in my livingroom in a shadowbox. Make sure you hop all the way around and see the other great projects the team has for you! There are only 3 this time, so you can zip through!

Third Thursdays Blog Roll

Kimberley Morris
Angie McKenzie
Sarah Fleming – YOU ARE HERE

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the August Host Code 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! Also, all orders in August will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


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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 December. 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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More Than It Looks

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month our theme is “Kid Cards/Crafts”, so I was excited to finally ink up the darling Dino Days bundle.

  • My card base is Pool Party, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″.
  • The green piece is Granny Apple Green cardstock, 5-1/4″ x 4″. I used the two background dies from the Dino Dies, the one with all the circles and the one with all the triangles, to cut all the holes in the Granny piece. I purposefully left a few spots uncut so I would have places for Mini Dimensionals. I used the Mini Dimensionals to attach it to the card base.
  • I stamped two trees in Soft Suede ink and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I stamped 7 palm fronds in Shaded Spruce ink and cut those out with the coordinating dies, too. I glued the tree trunks to the card, glued four of the palm fronds to the card, and popped three of the palm fronds up on Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the T-Rex (adorable!) in Flirty Flamingo. I stamped her spikes in Melon Mambo and glued the two pieces together and added her to the card with Dimensionals.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Melon Mambo and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangles die and added it to the card with Dimensionals, double-stacking the Dimensionals where the banner doesn’t overlap the dinosaur.
  • I finished the card off with a Braided Linen Trim bow.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the August Host Code 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! Also, all orders in August will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


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 December. 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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Sweetly Swirled Silhouette

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month our theme is “Focus on Tools”, and we’re highlighting our favorite tools. Some of my favorites are the Stitched Shapes dies — I use them on almost every card!

Stampin' Up! Sweetly Swirled stamps with See A Silhouette paper, Stitched Shapes dies, Noble Peacock Rhinestones, and Magnolia Lane ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • My card base is Pacific Point, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • The designer series paper in the background is the See A Silhouette paper. These are both sides of one sheet of paper. WOW.
Stampin' Up! Sweetly Swirled stamps with See A Silhouette paper, Stitched Shapes dies, Noble Peacock Rhinestones, and Magnolia Lane ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
  • The See A Silhouette DSP is 4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • The ribbon is one of the two ribbons in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack, about 16″. The ribbon isn’t tied in a bow, it’s just laid out in a way to make it look like it. I put a strip of Tear & Tape across the back of the faux bow and attached it to the card.
  • I stamped the sentiment from Sweetly Swirled in Pacific Point. The scribbled oval is stamped in Daffodil Delight. The oval is cut out with the Stitched Shapes dies, and I added it to the card with Dimensionals.
  • I finished both cards off with Noble Peacock Rhinestones.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (supply list below). Make sure to use the August Host Code 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! Also, all orders in August will receive my free project tutorial bundle (see sneak peeks below).


Register now for my latest Online Classes:


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 December. 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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