Goodbye, Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Stampin' Up! handmade birthday card using Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set - retiring soon - Everyday Label Punch, Stitched Shapes dies, Clear Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Third Thursdays Blog Hop - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good afternoon! Welcome to the 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop! This is a pretty new blog hop, so for now, it’s a short hop! I’m excited to be on this team with several very talented people! Our theme this month is A Fond Farewell. We are saying goodbye to the products that will retire June 3rd. See all the retiring products here. Everything but stamps is while supplies last. Stamps are guaranteed until May 24th.

I chose to highlight the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. It is one of my favorite retiring stamp sets. You wouldn’t know it, though, because for some reason I hardly ever used it! But now I’m sad about it and want to use it as much as I can before it’s gone.

Stampin' Up! handmade birthday card using Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set - retiring soon - Everyday Label Punch, Stitched Shapes dies, Clear Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Third Thursdays Blog Hop - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

  • My card base is Berry Burst, which is also retiring! The In Colors sell out fast when the retiring list comes out, so I suggest getting it now if you love it and need any of it. I’m going to miss this gorgeous color. Card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • I stamped the background in Berry Burst for a tone-on-tone look.
  • I cut the circle out of Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock with a Stitched Shapes die, then stamped all over it in Lemon-Lime Twist ink with the leaves from the stamp set. LL Twist is also retiring. CRY CRY CRY EMOJIS. I’m going to miss it soooo much.
  • I stamped the main sentiment in LL Twist on Whisper White and punched it out with the Everyday Label punch. Added to the card with Dimensionals. I stamped the “to you” in Berry Burst and punched it out with the Classic Label punch (twice to punch it down to size).
  • I stamped the flowers and leaves in Powder Pink (also retiring), Berry Burst, and Lemon-Lime Twist. I fussy-cut these. I glued the leaves down with the green glue and popped the flowers up on double-stacked Mini Dimensionals.
  • I finished the card off with Clear Faceted Gems and Rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way through! You’re currently at Sarah Fleming’s blog (in the USA), and next is my friend Andrea Tracy-Tucker.

THIRD THURSDAYS BLOGROLL

Kimberley Morris

Susan Legits

Krystal Roberts

Angie McKenzie

Kim Fee

Sarah Fleming

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the April 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!

Register now for my latest Online Class — Piece of Cake! Click the graphic below for details and to register.Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake bundle online class - FREE video tutorials with purchase of bundle - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Susanne Netz - SuNN Stampin'Need help organizing your craft space? Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up! It’s exactly what I needed to organize my ink pads, markers, card bases, and watercolor pencils. I love the storage! Check out the products in the online store.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 September. 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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Coastal Granny Lipstick Cake

Good morning! We have a fun color challenge for you over at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week! I absolutely love this color challenge, because y’all know I love bold, bright colors! Head over to the design team blog to see what the design team has to inspire you and to play along with us. We’d love to see what you create with these colors!

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Piece of Cake bundle, Cake Builder Punch, Frosted Epoxy Droplets, All My Love designer series paper, Rectangle Stitched Framelits - Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used Lovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, and Granny Apple Green for the challenge.

  • Coastal Cabana card base, 4-1/4″ x 11, scored at 5-1/2″, top-fold portrait.
  • The designer paper behind the frame is from the All My Love paper pack, cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ and glued down to the card base.
  • The frame is Whisper White cardstock, 4″ x 5-1/4″, and then I cut out the center with a Rectangle Stitched framelit. My tip for these framelits is to cut using the Precision Base Plate (and old plates, not your new flat ones, or have a set of plates just for using with the Precision Base Plate). Use washi tape to hold the dies in place on your cardstock. Pop the frame up on dimensionals, right on top of the All My Love paper. Save the center frame that you cut out for a future card.

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Piece of Cake bundle, Cake Builder Punch, Frosted Epoxy Droplets, All My Love designer series paper, Rectangle Stitched Framelits - Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

  • I stamped the cake and the cake stand in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. For a tip on how to stamp both at the same time and have the stamps perfectly aligned with the cake punch, see this tutorial video from my friend Susanne. Incidentally, that video is where I got the inspiration and layout for my card. I also stamped the flowers in Memento ink.
  • I colored the main part of the cake with Light Granny Green Blends, the flowers with Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick Blends, and the leaves with Dark Granny Green. I also used a Blender Pen with my Coastal Cabana ink pad (I dipped the tip of the pen directly into the ink pad) to color the pearls around the bottom of each cake layer. I went over the flowers and the pearls with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. IMPORTANT: Don’t be like me. Do this after the cake is already adhered to the card with Dimensionals, and then you won’t smudge the glue like I did.
  • I colored the cake stand with Light and Dark Smoky Slate and Dark Lovely Lipstick. I colored the flowers on top of the cake with the same colors and went over the flowers with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick and cut it out with a long skinny Rectangle Stitched framelit. I cut it a second time to get it down to the size I wanted.
  • I put the cake, cake stand, flowers, and sentiment on the card with Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals. (This is the point where you would add the accents with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.) To finish the card, I added some Frosted Epoxy Droplets (looooooove these, and they can be colored with the Blends!).

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Piece of Cake bundle, Cake Builder Punch, Frosted Epoxy Droplets, All My Love designer series paper, Rectangle Stitched Framelits - Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

    • Inside the card I stamped the sentiment and hearts in Lovely Lipstick and Granny Green. I also added a 4″ x 3/4″ strip of the same paper.
    • I have an online class going on right now that uses the Piece of Cake bundle, so if you like this card, make sure to check it out!

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    • Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the April 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!

World Down Syndrome Day

Good evening! Today is World Down Syndrome Day, and in the past I didn’t even know that there was such a thing. And really I didn’t know much about Down Syndrome at all, just basic things that most people know. 47 chromosomes, the slight slant of the eyes, the big smiles. That was pretty much the extent of my DS knowledge. I know a few people with DS or with kids who have DS, but that was it.

And then this guy was born. He’s amazing (like all babies, tbh). He doesn’t have any major health problems that we know of so far, and we are very grateful. His parents and siblings adore him and can’t wait to see what life with him will be like. Right now he’s a newborn, so it’s pretty much life with a baby right now.

Today we went to a picnic with other DS families in Austin, and it was our first meetup with them. We had such a great time and met so many wonderful families. I failed to get any pictures from the event other than this picture of a squirrel eating a cupcake (!!!) and one of Win after he sacked out in my husband’s arms.

We did rock our socks, and we took a picture when we got home.

Anyway, now that we’ve been immersed in this new world on a new adventure, I wanted to do something to promote World Down Syndrome Day. My thing is papercrafts, so I made some cards. I made the first two using the colors associated with DS. For the third one I wanted to use a red octopus. My friend Emily, who has a daughter with DS, sent me this book after Winchester was born. It’s wonderful, and so far I can’t read it without crying. It’s really sweet. And 3/21 is because today is March 21st (and it’s 3/21 because 3 copies of Chromosome 21).

Stampin' Up! handmade World Down Syndrome Day card - Make a Difference and Lined Alphabet stamps, Support Ribbon framelits, Subtle embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #downsyndrome #wdsd

Stampin' Up! handmade World Down Syndrome Day card - Hold On to Hope stamps, scrap card, Twinkle sequins - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #wdsd #downsyndrome

Stampin' Up! handmade World Down Syndrome Day card - paper pumpkin alternative March 2019 - Sea of Textures, Under the Sea thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #wdsd #downsyndrome

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Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). Make sure to use the March Host Code HQ4B9KPM 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!

Register now for my March Online Class — Birthday Cheer! This class is expected to sell out soon! Click the graphic below for details and to register.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cheer bundle with Detailed Birthday Edgelits dies ONLINE CLASS with FREE tutorial videos, FREE class kit, FREE gift - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts and Susanne Netz - SuNN Stampin'

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 July. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

Spring Has Sprung

Good afternoon! Welcome to the 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop! I’m excited to be on this team with several very talented people! Our theme this month is “Spring Has Sprung”, so enjoy the hop full of springy projects!

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, handmade thank you card with ink smooshing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

  • Card base is Pool Party, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″.
  • The butterflies were made with the Ink Smooshing technique on Glossy White Cardstock. You can see how I made the background that I cut the butterflies from in this Facebook Live video from a couple of months ago. I made a bunch of backgrounds then and have used them for several different cards since then. The colors I used for the smooshing are Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, and Poppy Parade. I added the butterflies to the card with Mini Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette, Butterfly Beauty Thinlits, handmade thank you card with ink smooshing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

  • I stamped the sentiment from Petal Palette on Whisper White cardstock in So Saffron ink, then trimmed it down with my trimmer and flagged the left end with the Banner Triple Punch. I added the sentiment to the card with Mini Dimensionals.
  • I finished the card off with some Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets.
  • On the inside, I just added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White card liner.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way through! You’re currently at Sarah Fleming’s blog (in the USA), and next is Tiffany Almeida.

3RD THURSDAYS BLOG HOP:
Kimberley Morris
Anne Marie Hile
Krystal Roberts
Sarah FlemingYOU ARE HERE
Tiffany Almeida
Angie McKenzie
Kim Fee
Pam Staples

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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 March Host Code HQ4B9KPM 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!

Register now for my March Online Class — Birthday Cheer! This class is expected to sell out soon! Click the graphic below for details and to register.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cheer bundle with Detailed Birthday Edgelits dies ONLINE CLASS with FREE tutorial videos, FREE class kit, FREE gift - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts and Susanne Netz - SuNN Stampin'

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 July. 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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Big Shot

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