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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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Desk Cleanoff Card for Fab Friday

Good morning! Did you get snowed in this weekend? We woke up to about four inches of snow on Saturday (and it kept coming), but driving in it was doable, so I went to my friend’s stamp camp and then came home and finished editing my husband’s book!! I’m so happy to have that done, and he’s happy to be sending the manuscript off to his publisher today. Yesterday we woke up to -3 degree temps, though, so all I have to say about that is BRRRRRR. No no no no no. Just no.


This is what I call a “desk cleanoff card”, one of my favorite kinds of cards to make lately. As the name suggests, I came across almost everything on the card as I was cleaning off my desk (after weeks of not being able to see the top of it). I had in mind to use the colors for the Fab Friday challenge on this card, so I added some Coastal Cabana elements to the things I’d found on my desk, and a card was born.


And now I just went and looked at the Fab Friday design team cards again and noticed my general layout is really close to Justin’s layout. While I do love his card and have saved it for later CASEing, that was actually not intentional. Oops!

Have a great day!

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Gumball Green, and Whisper White cardstock; Silver Glimmer Paper, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Very Merry Tags
Tools/Accessories: Big Shot, Festive Flurry framelits, Circles Collection framelits, Mosaic punch, 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, Chevron Border punch, Chevron embossing folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips
Embellishments/Adhesives: Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots


Comment from Amanda Mertz
Time December 10, 2013 at 6:31 am

If these are your scraps then the other cards you make must be fabulous! I love this layered look and the doily is so sweet peeking out from the back! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Comment from Sarah
Time December 10, 2013 at 7:43 am

Thanks, Amanda!

Comment from Amy O’Neill
Time December 11, 2013 at 10:15 am

Beautiful card! I love the sparkle and the pretty ribbon! And I especially love how you’ve used the framelits to cut out the snowflake — very clever! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Comment from Sarah
Time December 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Thank you, Amy!

Comment from Marla Reed
Time December 16, 2013 at 3:37 am

Wow! This is a stunning card! I wish I could find treasures like this when I cleaned of my stamp table! I love the double cut sparkly snowflake and all of the gorgeous layers. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday!

Comment from Sarah
Time December 16, 2013 at 3:40 am

Thank you, Marla!

Comment from Mindy Backes
Time December 16, 2013 at 9:37 am

This is just amazing! I don’t know what else to say!!! LOVE it! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

Comment from Sarah
Time December 16, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thank you, Mindy!