prepare to dye papercrafts

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Design Teams






Site search

About Me

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!

Contact me




Monthly Host Code


Tutorial Shop


Paper Pumpkin


Download the Occasions Catalog (pdf)


Download the Sale-A-Bration brochure (pdf)


Download the Annual Catalog (pdf)



Oh Happy Baby

Oh Happy Baby card - handmade baby card - Stampin' Up! Starburst Sayings and Something for Baby - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to DyeGood morning! Today’s card is for the current Fab Friday challenge, which I had to play along with because it is Fab Friday 47. Any fellow ALIAS die-hards out there? *fist bump*

I wanted to use Calypso Coral and So Saffron, because I usually neglect them, as I tend to bypass them for brighter colors. Subtles are nice for babies. But then, hey, I needed a little excitement in the card, too, hence the addition of all the gold pops (I’m also trying to make myself use gold sometimes, because I’m a silver girl).

I actually love how this card turned out! I love all these colors together, and I’m always happy when I get to pile on the buttons and ribbon. Haha. Here’s the Fab Friday sketch.


I started with the Oh Happy Day starburst, then added the onesie and the booties for the two smaller items. I thought the card still needed something, so I added the big gold starburst (embossed with the Decorative Dots folder) behind my triplet.

The Oh Happy Day starburst is stamped in So Saffron, and then I went over the dots in the letters with my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker. The baby items are in the same colors.

For the ribbon embellishment, I first used the Calypso Coral striped chevron ribbon, folded it in half, and fringed it with the fringe scissors. Then I hand-cut a little flag from the Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum to make sure I would have a little heart up there. I stapled the vellum to the ribbon, then glue-dotted the Gold Sequin Trim and the Calypso Coral button on top. I hid the staple with the button. Sometimes you want the staple to show, and sometimes you don’t. :) Lots of glue dots down the back of the ribbon attach it to the card.


Don’t miss out on the Big Shot deal: Buy a Big Shot in the month of August, get a FREE stamp set & framelits bundle!

To see your choice of free bundles, go here (this even gives you a sneak peak at the Bright & Beautiful stamps). I’ve listed them for you, too. Buy your Big Shot today or any time in the month of August so you can get in on this wonderful deal! And if you already own a Big Shot, you can still buy the bundles, which are priced at 15% off the price of buying the stamps and framelits individually. Deals for everyone!


Item Number

Stamp Set


Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful



Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful




Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet? If you have never subscribed before, you can get half off your first two months if you subscribe by August 10. Each kit is a complete project, including ink and stamps, and your first kit comes with a clear block to stick your stamps to, all for $19.95 (your first two months would be around $10 each if you get in on the deal). And I’ve seen this next kit — great fun that you do not want to miss! Join Now!


Weekly Deals: Did you know Stampin’ Up! puts several products on sale each week on Tuesdays? Check out this week’s deals here!


It's nice to share!


Comment from Amanda Mertz
Time August 6, 2014 at 5:41 am

The addition of gold with the other subtle colors looks fantastic! So sparkly for a new baby. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!