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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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Hello! Welcome to the Go For Greece Blog Hop! Go For Greece is a training group put on by the lovely Kylie Bertucci, and we are all building our Stampin’ Up! businesses. Thank you for your support as I build mine! Today is our last Go For Greece Blog Hop, as the training group ends at the end of the month. The theme is kind of… what have you taken away from the training group this year, and how do you feel? Well, as you’ll see from the card, I feel grateful to be in such a wonderful group with so much meaningful training and support, and the main thing I take away from the training is Consistency. .Stampin' Up! handmade thank you Thanksgiving card using Warm Hearted host stamp set, Country Lane paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card starts with a Balmy Blue card base. I absolutely love this new blue. Then I added a piece of Country Lane designer series paper, which I first spritzed with water, then crumpled into a ball, then straightened back out. I glued it to the card base but left the edges free.

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you Thanksgiving card using Warm Hearted host stamp set, Country Lane paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The main panel is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. The stamp I used for the sentiment is from the Warm Hearted host stamp set (you can get this FREE with Stampin’ Rewards on an order of $150 or more). I put the cardstock in the Stamparatus, placed the stamp near the top of the cardstock, attached it to the Stamparatus plate (by closing the Stamparatus) then stamped it in Old Olive. I used the hinge-step technique and stepped the sentiment down one hinge level, inked the stamp again, stamped again, then repeated the process two more times. I trimmed the cardstock down to size, then used one of the Stitched Labels framelits to make the little cross-stitch marks at the bottom of the panel. I added a skinny mat behind the stamped piece (Old Olive). Then I tied a piece of Mossy Meadow Cotton Twine (from the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine) around the panel, added a copper piece from the Leaves Trinkets, and attached the panel to the card with Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! handmade thank you Thanksgiving card using Warm Hearted host stamp set, Country Lane paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you go through the entire blog hop. There are so many fabulous designers in this hop, and you’ll get a ton of inspiration!

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Suite Shares - get shares of full suites of coordinating products - with option for consumables only or adding on full bundles - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the September 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 January. You’re never required or pressured to buy or sell anything more (unless you want to).

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Merry Christmas Trees

Good morning! I hope you’re doing well today. I am good. I had a nasty migraine again yesterday after we got home, but hopefully those will be gone soon. Oh! Big news! On Friday we found out we are having a boy! And he looks healthy and all that jazz. We are currently calling him Ron Swanson Fleming (not his real name).

On to the card. Today our challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is a Tic Tac Toe challenge. Choose a Tic Tac Toe (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), and design your project around that. I went with the diagonal combo of Metal, Plaid, and Twine. We’d love for you to play along with the challenge! Head over to the blog and check out all the inspiration from the design team!

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods framelits, Warm Hearted Host stamp set, Festive Farmhouse paper, Corrugated dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 168

I took my layout for this card from a card in the Holiday Catalog that showcases the Festive Farmhouse Suite.

Stampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse Suite

I’ve loved this card ever since I first saw it and have wanted to CASE it in some way.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods framelits, Warm Hearted Host stamp set, Festive Farmhouse paper, Corrugated dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 168

I took my colors from the plaid designer series paper that I chose from the Festive Farmhouse paper pack. So I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″). I embossed a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Gray Granite cardstock with the Corrugated Dynamic embossing folder and glued that down. Then I added a 5″ x 1″ Cherry Cobbler banner (the ends are flagged with the Banner Triple Punch), followed by the plaid paper, which measures 4″ x 3″ and is popped up on Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods framelits, Warm Hearted Host stamp set, Festive Farmhouse paper, Corrugated dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 168

I stamped the lovely detailed tree from the Winter Woods stamp set in Versamark, then embossed it using Silver embossing powder and the Heat Tool. I did this twice, as you can see. I cut both trees out using the coordinating In the Woods framelits (you can get the stamp set and framelits in a bundle together for 10% off). I added the trees using Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, and glue. I stamped the sentiment, from the beautiful host stamp set Warm Hearted, in Cherry Cobbler ink, on a strip of Whisper White. I flagged the right end of the banner with the punch again. I finished the card off with a Galvanized Button and some Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine (love this stuff!).

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my card and have been inspired in some way.

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Suite Shares - get shares of full suites of coordinating products - with option for consumables only or adding on full bundles - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the September 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 January. You’re never required or pressured to buy or sell anything more (unless you want to).

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Bokeh Dots Home Decor

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

Stampin' Up! home decor congratulations 8"x8" piece using Bokeh Dots, Detailed Lace Edgelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Sunshine Wishes thinlits, Tailored Tag Punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month our theme is Congratulations. I decided to make a home decor piece with our theme. Of course, you could use this for inspiration and put on whatever sentiment you want. Baby, welcome, Christmas… whatever you want!

Stampin' Up! home decor congratulations 8"x8" piece using Bokeh Dots, Detailed Lace Edgelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Sunshine Wishes thinlits, Tailored Tag Punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My piece is 8″x8″ and uses the Bokeh Dots stamp set with the Tailored Tag punch. I stamped the starry image over and over in Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana, and Grapefruit Grove. Then I punched them out with the Tailored Tag punch and glued them down to a piece of cardstock. I framed that out several times and then worked on the focal point.

Stampin' Up! home decor congratulations 8"x8" piece using Bokeh Dots, Detailed Lace Edgelits, Eclectic Layers thinlits, Sunshine Wishes thinlits, Tailored Tag Punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I first put down some Poppy Parade ribbon from the Holiday Catalog. Then I glued down a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock cut with an Eclectic Layers die. Then I added a strip of Champagne Foil cut with the Detailed Lace Edgelits. I added a torn piece of Whisper White and cut the “congrats” using the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. Finally I colored some Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems and Rhinestones with the Dark Poppy Parade Blends marker and added those.

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

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Suite Shares - get shares of full suites of coordinating products - with option for consumables only or adding on full bundles - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Everything I used on my home decor can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the September 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 January. You’re never required or pressured to buy or sell anything more.

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Merry Winter Woods

Hey there! So last time I blogged, Saturday morning, I had all kinds of errands planned for Saturday. All of those plans got waylaid by a migraine that ended up lasting about 60 hours. It was finally gone when I woke up this morning. So that’s how my weekend was. I hope yours was better!

Today’s challenge over at Stamp, Ink, Paper is to use a large sentiment. We’d love for you to play along with the challenge! Head over to the blog and check out all the inspiration from the design team!

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods thinlits, Merry Christmas to All bundle with Merry Christmas thinlits, Rooted in Nature - handmade fun fold Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this card, I really wanted to do a fun fold card, so I started with an off-center gate fold card. I cut a piece of cardstock 4-1/4″x11″. I scored it at 3″ and 8-1/2″. Then I decided to cut off an extra inch from the skinnier flap. After that the measurements would be 4-1/4″x10″, with the same score measurements. The card base is Thick Whisper White.

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods thinlits, Merry Christmas to All bundle with Merry Christmas thinlits, Rooted in Nature - handmade fun fold Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped both side flaps with the little trees from the Rooted in Nature stamp set in Call Me Clover ink. Make sure you open the card flat when you do this and don’t cross the score lines so you avoid stamping on the inside and the back of the card. Stamp the trees in front first, then without reinking stamp the next row, and then the top row (again without reinking), so you have trees that look closer and trees that look farther away. Then cut three snowbanks using the curved line die from the In the Woods framelits. Two of them will be 3″ wide, and one will be 1-1/2″ wide. Make sure to start the 1-1/2″-wide snowbank near the same spot where the front left snowbank ends so it looks like one continuous snowbank. Pop the snowbanks up on Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods thinlits, Merry Christmas to All bundle with Merry Christmas thinlits, Rooted in Nature - handmade fun fold Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the closure, I stamped the beautiful big tree from Winter Woods in Call Me Clover, cut it out with the matching die, and then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to add Dazzling Diamonds glitter to some of the boughs. After it dried, I stuck the tree to the right flap (right flap only, because if you stick it to both flaps, the card won’t open). I just used two Mini Dimensionals on the two bottom right boughs. That’s really just to keep the tree in place a little. I also put Mini Dimensionals in the same places on the left side of the tree to balance it out, but I didn’t peel off the backings. [Note, before you do the ribbon step, decorate the inside of the card!] Then I tied the ribbon around the whole card, threading it behind the big tree. I used two Glue Dots to attach the front of the ribbon to the back of the tree to help keep the tree stable. Then I tied the ribbon to close the card. I cut the big “Merry” out of Night of Navy cardstock with one of the Merry Christmas thinlits. I glued only the middle of the sentiment to the tree — the y and half of the M are just loose.

Stampin' Up! Winter Woods bundle with In the Woods thinlits, Merry Christmas to All bundle with Merry Christmas thinlits, Rooted in Nature - handmade fun fold Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s what I did to the inside of the card. I cut a separate piece of Whisper White, 5-1/4″x4″. I stamped the sentiment and the swirl, both from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set, on the left side of the cardstock, because I want the sentiment to be hidden by the left flap of the card. You can sign between the sentiment and the swirl and write your message on the inside of the flaps.

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Suite Shares - get shares of full suites of coordinating products - with option for consumables only or adding on full bundles - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the September 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 January. You’re never required or pressured to buy or sell anything more.

tams# 25970

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Big Shot

$110.00