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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’ Dreams Blog Hop: Heart Happiness Box

Hi! Welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is Love, and I’m sure you’ll find tons of love-themed projects to inspire you in your crafting.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness & Teeny Tiny Wishes handmade treat box for York peppermint patties - Valentine's Day - Love - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #SDBH

I bled to bring you this darling little treat box. That’s how much I love y’all.

Other than my thumb, which sustained a stupidity-related injury and which for the moment has limited mobility, I had fun making this little box. It fits one little Valentine-themed York peppermint patty. Here are the dimensions:

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness & Teeny Tiny Wishes handmade treat box for York peppermint patties - Valentine's Day - Love - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #SDBH

On the right you can see how I cut and scored the cardstock to make the box.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness & Teeny Tiny Wishes handmade treat box for York peppermint patties - Valentine's Day - Love - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #SDBH

Here’s the box after cutting and scoring. The notch for opening the box isn’t on here but it would be punched with the 1/2″ circle punch on the edge that’s at the bottom of the picture (opposite the edge with rounded corners).

 

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness & Teeny Tiny Wishes handmade treat box for York peppermint patties - Valentine's Day - Love - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #SDBH

Here’s what the box looks like after you assemble it (I used Tear & Tape) and before you close it.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness & Teeny Tiny Wishes handmade treat box for York peppermint patties - Valentine's Day - Love - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #SDBH

I used the Heart Happiness stamp set to decorate the box. Make sure to do the stamping on the box before you assemble it. For the solid heart with the imprint of the flower, I used two stamps from the set. There is a solid heart stamp and a little flower stamp. I mounted both stamps, then inked the solid heart up with Flirty Flamingo ink, then kissed the flower stamp to the heart to take the ink off of the heart and leave the imprint, then stamped.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my little treat box and that you’ve been inspired to go make something today. 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!

Everything I used on my treat box can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your order is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Birthday Brusho For You

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wishes for You with Brusho background - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! I hope you’re having a good day. I’ve finally finished catching up on budget stuff and actually get to spend some time in craft therapy today, so I’m pretty excited. Speaking of bad segues, I’m also pretty excited about the background on this card! Yes, it’s Brusho again. Can you tell that I really love playing with this? I get it out and just make a bunch of backgrounds at once and then grab one when I need a quick card.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wishes for You with Brusho background - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used Prussian Blue and Yellow for this background. I sprinkled them on, spritzed a lot, sprinkled some more, and let the colors play together. I love the greens that came through!

After the background was completely dry, I embossed the sentiment from Birthday Wishes For You, added ribbon and Glitter Enamel Dots, and attached the piece to the card with Tear & Tape. So easy and effective.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your order is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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International Blog Highlight: Amazing Wizard

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

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Our theme for this month is Favorite Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products. It’s so hard to choose, but my top two favorites from the Occasions catalog have to be the Magical  Day bundle and Brusho Crystal Color. And when you put these two things together, you get amazing results (no pun intended).

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

I made my background with Brusho on Watercolor Paper. I used Brilliant Red and Prussian Blue. I spritzed the paper until it was very wet, then added both colors in the same spots, to see if they would blend. And they did! I kept spritzing and dabbing up pools of water until I liked the way it looked. I love the deep purple-y gray that I got from it. After the background was dry, and I mean waaaay after (I made the background weeks before I finished the card, haha), I heat embossed these awesome lightning strikes in Silver. The lightning is from the new Sunshine & Rainbows bundle.

On the Whisper White cardstock, I stamped another stamp from Magical Day in Rich Razzleberry.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Dumbledore Generic Wizard is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I first covered his robe with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker. Then I went over it in Light Rich Razzleberry, then added shading with Dark Rich Razzleberry and smoothed everything out with the Light Rich Razzleberry again. IMPORTANT: When you are coloring over something this many times, make sure to leave plenty of bleed room at the edges — don’t go all the way to the stamped edges. After you’re done and your colors have stopped bleeding outward, then you can carefully fill in any white edges with the lightest color, flicking inward from the edges and smoothing everything out.

For his hat, I used the same colors but only did one application of Light Rich Razzleberry and only added Dark RR to the brim. I colored his beard with Light and Dark Smoky Slate and his skin with Ivory and Bronze. After I die cut him, I colored in the white areas around the stamped image with the Light Smoky Slate, to blend it in with the card a little better.

I put a Silver Glimmer Paper lightning bolt coming out of his hand and added Basic Gray Shimmer Ribbon (part of the Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack, FREE with a $50 order in the US). Then I added the “amazing” die cut from the Celebrate You thinlits (FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 order). Finally, I added some rhinestones, because I love rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Brusho Crystal Colour, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, and Celebrate You thinlits - free Sale-A-Bration item with qualifying purchase - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the inside of the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my card! 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 January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your order is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Blended Butterfly

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with Petal Palette paper, Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment, and Stampin' Blends - handmade friend or birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I hope you had a good weekend. I did *not* get my Christmas stuff swapped out for Valentine’s Day. I worked on the budget instead.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with Petal Palette paper, Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment, and Stampin' Blends - handmade friend or birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This huge butterfly comes from the new Beautiful Day stamp set. This butterfly is perfect for a little Stained Glass Technique, or using with Brusho, but I decided to just color it with my Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment comes from the new Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set, and the designer series paper in the background is the GORGEOUS new Petal Palette paper.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Day with Petal Palette paper, Sunshine & Rainbows sentiment, and Stampin' Blends - handmade friend or birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercraftsv

Rather than tell you which colors I used where, I figured it’d be better to make a little graphic.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your order is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

January Host Code BJTRGPSF

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