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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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Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming - Dynamic Duos #78 - Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree and Christmas Tagables photopolymer set - Festive Flurry framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

I don’t watch or read Game of Thrones, but I’m a geek with a geek husband, so I thought the title was appropriate. :)

Dynamic Duos #78

This week at Dynamic Duos, we have a pair of subtle colors. Anyone else have a hard time using more muted colors? They are not my strength! And that’s why it’s called a “challenge”!

I actually started with the non-Artichoke, non-Crumb Cake embossed tree. I didn’t mean to start with the metallics, but I had just finished a Christmas cards and tags class where we had embossed this tree in Gold, and I reeeeeally wanted to use it.

My sentiment (stamped in Always Artichoke) is from the Christmas Tagables photopolymer set that came out last month to accompany the Pop ‘n’ Place easy gift tags. I love so many of the stamps in this set, and it coordinates with so many punches and framelits, so I’ve been using it a lot. I cropped the sentiment with the 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, then added a Vintage Trinket and popped it up on a 1″ Circle of Always Artichoke paper from the Regals DSP stack.

That wonderful birch paper is from the Thanksgiving Tablescapes kit, and I can’t get enough of it. One thing about that paper, though — it has so much texture that it’s hard to actually adhere using something like a tape runner, so I’d recommend using the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue or maybe Crystal Effects. I haven’t tried either on it, but I know that my little strip is trying to come off my card already, so I’ll need to figure it out before I can mail it! Have you used it? What adhesive did you use?

That beautiful snowflake is cut from Champagne Glimmer Paper using two of the framelits from the Festive Flurry set. My final touch is a Very Vintage Button accented with Linen Thread.

I hope you like my card. Head on over to Dynamic Duos and the other design team blogs to see the fun, festive, and beautiful cards the other designers have come up with. And please play along — I can’t wait to see your designs! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Saturday!

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The Dynamic Duos Challenge Blog
Anne Marie Hile
Annette Elliott
Angel Johns
Caroline Bredeson
Cindy Brumbaugh
Holly Endress
JoAnn Burnham
Julie Gearinger
Michelle Bala
Sarah Fleming
Tenia Nelson

Supplies used:
Paper: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock; Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Christmas Tagables, Lovely as a Tree
Tools/Accessories: Festive Flurry framelits, 7/8″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Thanksgiving Tablescapes Simply Created Kit
Embellishments/Adhesives: Vintage Trinkets, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

Stampin' Up! Christmas Tagables


Comment from Annette
Time November 9, 2013 at 11:20 am

Lovely Winter card, Sarah! I love that Birch tree paper…and wish me had some! : ) Looking forward to working with you at DD’s! :)

Comment from Julie Gearinger
Time November 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

Love your card with all of the gold embossing and shimmer! The birch paper looks fabulous along with all of your wonderful details! I love seeing your creations and am thankful to be on the DD DesignTeam with you- have a great week!

Comment from Aileen
Time November 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I just love your card. The colours look fantastic together. The star is very eye catching and really finishes the card off beautifully.

Comment from Angel
Time November 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I love all the embossing. It is beautiful in so many ways! Great job!

Comment from Lisa Lynn
Time November 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Your card is gorgeous. Love the embossing.

Comment from Sarah
Time November 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Thanks, everyone!

Comment from Caroline B.
Time November 10, 2013 at 7:22 am

Love your woodsy (but regal) card! My men are in GOT withdrawal until the next season, so your title made me chuckle. The gold worked really well with this more subtle color combo–great choice.

Comment from Sarah
Time November 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Thanks, Caroline! My husband doesn’t watch the show, but he’s read all the books and is waiting who knows how long until the next book comes out.

Comment from Annette
Time November 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Hi, Sarah! I didn’t know the best place to answer your question regarding my card…was so thought you’d see it here best. Yes, I used the “string” from Merry Little Christmas. Happy day! hugs, Annette

Comment from Sarah
Time November 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm

Thanks, Annette!