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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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Happy Mother’s Day

Stampin' Up!'s Oh So Succulent suite is RETIRING! This handmade Mother's Day card also features the COMING SOON Gold Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SIP Challenge

Good morning! I decided to participate in a sketch challenge this week over at Stamp, Ink, Paper, and I knew right away what I wanted to use. The Oh, So Succulent bundle is RETIRING (I’m still in shock after almost 2 weeks), and I just got it! In fact, I knew it was retiring before I even opened my shipment, which arrived while I was at OnStage. I think everyone was surprised by this one.

I loved this sketch!

Stampin' Up!'s Oh So Succulent suite is RETIRING! This handmade Mother's Day card also features the COMING SOON Gold Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SIP Challenge

My card starts with a Calypso Coral base, 4.25″x11″, scored at 5.5″. I used the Succulent Garden designer series paper for a mat, then added the slanted piece from the same paper pack, bordered by Smoky Slate cardstock. If you want this DSP, get it now! It will sell out soon. I wasn’t remotely interested in this paper, and then I got it free during Sale-A-Bration. I’m so glad I did — it is GORGEOUS in person.

Stampin' Up!'s Oh So Succulent suite is RETIRING! This handmade Mother's Day card also features the COMING SOON Gold Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SIP Challenge

This is my very favorite part of the card. I cut 3 different sizes of flowers using the dies. On the largest flower, I stamped the little decoration in Versamark and embossed it with Gold embossing powder and my Heat Tool. For the other two flowers, I sponged the tips of each flower with Whisper White Craft ink. As you will see in my last photo, be careful with this ink until it dries — I smudged mine, of course!

I put dimensionals in the center of each flower between the layers, then added a Gold Faceted Gem (coming June 1 for customers!) to the center of the top flower. I LOVE these as flower centers.

I added Gold Thread behind the flower and tacked it down to the card with just the Dimensional on the back of the succulent. I added some Liquid Glue to the back of the Dimensional and thread, just to make sure it all stayed on the card.

Stampin' Up!'s Oh So Succulent suite is RETIRING! This handmade Mother's Day card also features the COMING SOON Gold Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SIP Challenge

I stamped the sentiment from the Oh So Succulent stamp set on Whisper White, then flagged the end with the Triple Banner Punch and glued it down.

Stampin' Up!'s Oh So Succulent suite is RETIRING! This handmade Mother's Day card also features the COMING SOON Gold Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SIP Challenge

Here’s the inside of the card.

Stampin' Up!'s Oh So Succulent suite is RETIRING! This handmade Mother's Day card also features the COMING SOON Gold Faceted Gems - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - SIP Challenge

I have both a mother and a mother-in-law, so I made two. :)

Thanks for stopping by today! You can buy all the items to make this card (the retiring products are while supplies last) in my online store. Links are below. NOTE: If you want the Oh So Succulent bundle, I recommend buying the stamps and dies separately. The bundle is $48.50, but individually they’re deeply discounted right now, so if you buy them separately, they are only $32.25 altogether. I can’t believe how amazing this deal is. The whole bundle for the less than the original price of the dies. You’re basically getting the stamps for free! Also, the paper is 40% off right now.

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Thanks for some FABULOUS new In Colors!

Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamp set (available now) with Fresh Floral designer series paper stack (coming soon!), Crushed Curry 3/8" Chevron Ribbon (coming soon!), and Glitter Enamel Dots (coming soon!) - GDP083 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

“This card is so saturated! I think I’ll tone it down with some CRUSHED CURRY ribbon.”

Ha, yes, those words actually went through my head as I was making this card. “Just tone it down with a little bit of Crushed Curry, the world’s most intense yellow.”

I’m SO happy with the new In Colors that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with in June. My two favorites are Lemon-Lime Twist and Berry Burst (both used in this card), though I actually love all five of them, and that might be the first time that’s happened for me.

When I saw the new Global Design Project challenge this week, I felt really special. “They made a challenge to cater specifically to ME?? How NICE of them!”

I’m always astounded that people can make pretty cards without some kind of bling. Not me! But there are people who do it.

Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamp set (available now) with Fresh Floral designer series paper stack (coming soon!), Crushed Curry 3/8" Chevron Ribbon (coming soon!), and Glitter Enamel Dots (coming soon!) - GDP083 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used the (coming soon) Fresh Florals designer series paper stack for my background on this card. Both of these gorgeous papers are in the stack. This will probably be my go-to paper for the next year. It’s SO lovely. I’ve already chopped up a lot of it to have it ready to go for cardfronts. I wanted a little border between the two pieces, so I stuck in a 1/4″-inch strip of Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock. I stamped the sentiment, from the All Things Thanks stamp set, directly on the DSP. I outlined that with a frame cut out of Berry Burst cardstock with the two largest scalloped circles in the Layering Circles framelits. I popped up the frame on a Foam Strip.

Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamp set (available now) with Fresh Floral designer series paper stack (coming soon!), Crushed Curry 3/8" Chevron Ribbon (coming soon!), and Glitter Enamel Dots (coming soon!) - GDP083 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Crushed Curry ribbon is new 3/8″ Chevron Ribbon (available June 1 to customers). I wrapped the ribbon around the left edge of the main card design. Why? Because even though I used a MISTI, I still managed to stamp my sentiment off-center. Natch.

Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamp set (available now) with Fresh Floral designer series paper stack (coming soon!), Crushed Curry 3/8" Chevron Ribbon (coming soon!), and Glitter Enamel Dots (coming soon!) - GDP083 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Glitter Enamel Dots may be my favorite new embellishment in the new catalog. The colors I used here are Berry Burst, Old Olive (the lighter shades work for Lemon-Lime Twist), and Crushed Curry. Aren’t they purty? They also come in Dapper Denim.

Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamp set (available now) with Fresh Floral designer series paper stack (coming soon!), Crushed Curry 3/8" Chevron Ribbon (coming soon!), and Glitter Enamel Dots (coming soon!) - GDP083 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I put another strip of this gorgeous paper inside the card.

 

So that’s my card. Thanks for coming by! Most of the products I’ve shown won’t be available until June 1 for customers (demonstrators can order select products May 2), but the ones you can get now are listed below, with links to my store. Make sure that you use my Host Code when you order so you get extra goodies from me!

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Beautiful Bundle of Love

Hey! Okay, so I was a display stamper for OnStage in Shreveport, as you know. It was really scary! But also fun and also gave me lots of samples to blog.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set (available now) with Bundle of Love paper (coming soon) - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This was one of my favorite samples. Confession: I don’t even own this stamp set; I know everyone loves it, but I’m just not into it. But my MIL bought it, and then I had this idea for her dress, so I borrowed it to make this card.

The designer series paper you see is new paper coming in the new Annual Catalog called Bundle of Love. [Customers will be able to purchase from this catalog on June 1, and demonstrators will get to pre-order select items on May 2.] This paper is GORGEOUS. It’s gold embossed on Very Vanilla on one side, and the other side of each sheet is either Blushing Bride or Soft Sky, so it’s perfect for baby boys and girls. And, as you can see, you can use it for other things than baby projects!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful You stamp set (available now) with Bundle of Love paper (coming soon) - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is a new In Color, Berry Burst, an instant favorite color! I stamped the fancy lady on Very Vanilla cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then stamped her again on the designer paper. I cut the Vanilla cardstock with one of the oval Stitched Shapes framelits. I fussy-cut the gold-embossed dress with my Snips, then sponged the Tuxedo Black ink all over the dress, several times, until it was dark enough. I glued the dress onto the Vanilla fancy lady, then colored her hat with a Pear Pizzazz marker.

I tied on that beautiful Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon (also coming June 1), then popped the fancy lady up on Dimensionals.

The sentiment and the Pear Pizzazz scribble behind it are also from Beautiful You. I flagged the end of the banner with the Triple Banner Punch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Falling for this stamp set

Hello, and welcome to the International Blog Highlights featuring only current Stampin’ Up! products! We are being highlighted by the lovely Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project! The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop, so please do vote for my card.Stampin' Up! Falling For You stamps and Flourish Thinlits - clean and simple - CAS - handmade wedding card - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Our theme for this highlight is Weddings. This is perfect timing, since June starts the big wedding season here in America. I decided to make a white-on-white clean-and-simple card. The little designs all over the card are cut using the Flourish Thinlits. I just got this set in this week and couldn’t wait to use it! I love how when you add die cuts that are the same color as the card base, it looks like you embossed one section of your card.

Stampin' Up! Falling For You stamps and Flourish Thinlits - clean and simple - CAS - handmade wedding card - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had planned to heat emboss the sentiment in silver, but when it came time to stamp it, I suddenly wanted Night of Navy instead. The sentiment is from the Falling For You stamp set, which is sadly retiring. It’s only guaranteed until May 22, and after that it will be *while supplies last*, so if you want this beautiful set, make sure to order it soon! And then, of course, I needed a spray of rhinestones. Everything is better with a spray of rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please head over to Kylie’s blog to VOTE for my card and see the other cards in the blog highlights. I’d love to take part in the next International Blog Hop!


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Can’t Stop the Feeling

Coming Soon! Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Sunshine - Sunshine in my pocket - Trolls - Justin Timberlake - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you know that my daughter and I have recently become a little obsessed with Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. Well, at OnStage (Stampin’ Up!’s convention) in Shreveport this past weekend, I won an adorable stamp set in a Prize Patrol called Pocketful of Sunshine. I thought it was cute, and then on the drive home, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” came on. At the appropriate moment, I said to my friend Pam, “He’s got sunshine in his pocket!” and she said, “And you got that Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set at OnStage.”

UM. YES. YES, I DID. LIGHTBULB!!

Coming Soon! Stampin' Up! Pocketful of Sunshine - Sunshine in my pocket - Trolls - Justin Timberlake - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Well, it had to be a rainbow background, right? The song is from the Trolls movie (which I haven’t seen, but we have the soundtrack for when we need a dance party break from homeschooling).

I found an image to base my background on and tried to stick pretty closely to the colors used in the picture. I was so glad to have Lemon-Lime Twist (new In Color, available for customers to buy in May as part of the Eastern Palace bundle) to use! Perfect for this background. I knew I needed to add glitter, too, and I was going to use Silver Glimmer Paper, but I really wanted gold stitching on the pocket, so I went with Gold Glimmer instead.

I had the sketch from Global Design Project in mind while I made the card, and it turned out to be the perfect sketch for what I wanted. Win!

I’ll be showing more sneak peeks from the new catalog over the next few weeks but will still show you lots of stuff that you can get your hands on now. And speaking of things you can get your hands on, the Retiring List came out today!! There are so many things on there that I wasn’t ready for. I was in a little bit of a shock over a few things. But I’m also thrilled with the new catalog, which we got at OnStage this weekend, so I will be okay. Here are links to the Retiring List (PDF, Excel). Note that not everything on there is still available. Things have already started to sell out, and the list just came out today. So if there’s something you want, don’t wait! Stamps will be produced until May 22, but anything that isn’t a stamp is *while supplies last*. Make sure you order with my host code so you get extra goodies from me after the end of the month. A list of supplies for this card is below (except the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set and Lemon-Lime Twist ink, which aren’t available yet).

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Don’t let this be you!

Today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration! Don’t be Dean Winchester, y’all. Order here (use host code NPBJFRNQ for extra goodies from me!)

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Stampin' Up! Avant Garden - Last chance to get this set for free with a $50 purchase! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Avant Garden AGAIN! I’ve really grown to love this stamp set!

Stampin' Up! Avant Garden - Last chance to get this set for free with a $50 purchase! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is a CASE (copy and share everything) of this card by Kylie Bertucci. I loved it with the balloons, but as I was watching the video where she made it, I was putting away my Avant Garden stamps, and suddenly I was stamping a card. I love when inspiration hits so hard!

The beauty of this card is in the simplicity. I stamped the flowers in Peekaboo Peach (full strength and stamped off), Pool Party (full strength and stamped off), and Daffodil Delight (yep, full strength and stamped off).

You can still earn Avant Garden for FREE with a $50 purchase (pre-tax and -shipping)! But hurry, because Friday is the last day of Sale-A-Bration, and then Avant Garden retires forever. Order from my store here and use the host code (below), and you’ll also get the special gift I’m sending my March customers next week!

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Sale-A-Bration Notecards

Last chance for Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration 2017! It ends Friday 3/31/17. Notecards & Envelopes with 8 different Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. Tasty Trucks, Make a Medallion, Hey Chick, Reverse Words, So Very Much, Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Any Occasion - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

In my Facebook Live video on Monday, I made eight quick cards, almost all stamping, using the Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes. Check out the video below, and see if there’s anything in there you didn’t know you need! ;)

Here are a few of the cards I made:

Last chance for Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration 2017! It ends Friday 3/31/17. Notecards & Envelopes with 8 different Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. Tasty Trucks, Make a Medallion, Hey Chick, Reverse Words, So Very Much, Avant Garden, Delicate Details, Any Occasion - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Tasty Trucks stamp set - see 8 note cards and 8 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Make a Medallion stamp set - see 8 note cards and 8 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Reverse Words stamp set - see 8 note cards and 8 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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Sale-A-Bration ends Friday! You can earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie by placing an order of $50 or more in my online store. And don’t forget that anytime you order $50 or more from me using my Host Code (see graphic below), you also get my free gift for the month and a handmade card. If your wishlist is over $99, the best deal is to buy the Starter Kit and join my team. No pressure to sell from me, ever, and for $99, you get $125 in products (you choose the products), and during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO extra stamp sets for your Starter Kit. Any two current stamp sets!

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Welcome, Baby Croghan!

Hello! I have a very special card to show you today, for a very special blog hop. You see, Lesley Croghan is having a baby girl next month, and Lori from Caffeinated Creativity is hosting this blog hop so we can all celebrate her bundle of joy together! I was on Lesley’s Dynamic Duos design team a few years ago, so I was invited to participate, and I’m so glad I could join in. I’m so happy for Lesley and her new baby girl! Congratulations, Lesley, and best wishes for a safe delivery and happy mama and baby! God bless your family! Here’s the card I made:

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby and Made with Love with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder - watercolor wash - handmade baby card - Lesley Croghan's baby blog hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby and Made with Love with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder - watercolor wash - handmade baby card - Lesley Croghan's baby blog hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby and Made with Love with the Cable Knit Dynamic embossing folder - watercolor wash - handmade baby card - Lesley Croghan's baby blog hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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Stop. Hammer time!

Stampin' Up! Nailed It stamp set - motion stamping - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the card I made in my live Facebook video Monday night. It was a late night but I managed to make a pretty fun baby card.

Stampin' Up! Nailed It stamp set - motion stamping - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Nailed It stamp set - motion stamping - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I wanted to make a baby card but didn’t really have a sentiment that would fit with the card, so I just wrote in my own with the pointy end of my Melon Mambo marker. Here’s the video. I *usually* do my live videos Mondays at 12:30 p.m. (CDT). If you’d like to watch live, make sure you Like my Facebook page and turn on notifications. You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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There are only 7-ish days left in Sale-A-Bration, so get those orders in! This week Stampin’ Up! released even more free items for you to earn until the 31st (including the Tasty Treats paper, which is one of my favorite paper packs)! You can earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie by placing an order of $50 or more in my online store. And don’t forget that anytime you order $50 or more from me using my Host Code, you also get my free gift for the month and a handmade card. But if your wishlist is over $99, the best deal is to buy the Starter Kit and join my team. No pressure to sell from me, ever, and for $99, you get $125 in products (you choose the products), and during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO extra stamp sets for your Starter Kit. Any two current stamp sets!

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