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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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Joyful Christmas – International Project Highlights


Welcome to our International Project Highlights using current Stampin’ Up!® products. We have created this gallery of projects to inspire you! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year - International Project Highlights October 2016 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’ve been playing so much with this stamp from the Wonderful Year stamp set that I always forget about the other big stamp in the set. And it’s so gorgeous, so I can’t believe I didn’t use it before now!

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year - International Project Highlights October 2016 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsIn case you haven’t guessed, I’m a huge fan of bold, bright colors. Real Red and Emerald Envy together make me want to do a little dance. So I had a lot of fun with this card. I started with a 4.75″ square Real Red card base, then added an off-center mat of Night of Navy cardstock. For the Emerald Envy watercolor, I first wet down my Watercolor Paper using an Aquapainter, just a little — more water would have diluted the color more, and I wanted this really saturated. I added several drops of Emerald Envy reinker to a clear block (Clear Block C), then picked up a lot of color with the Aquapainter. I went back and forth across the watercolor paper, adding more ink to the Aquapainter as needed. After the watercolor paper was completely dry, I ran my Embossing Buddy across the paper, then stamped the sentiment in Versamark ink. I embossed it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool. Last, I flicked on quite a few drops of Gold Wink of Stella. It looks brown in the photo, but it’s a lovely gold shimmer.


Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year - International Project Highlights October 2016 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After adhering the Navy and watercolor layers, I pierced a border around the bottom and right edges of the card. Finally I added the Real Red bow.

Stampin' Up! Wonderful Year - International Project Highlights October 2016 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsTo finish the inside, I added another Night of Navy mat (this one is 4.5″). I stamped the inside sentiment (from the same set) in Emerald Envy and the little elements (I don’t know what to call them! Half flowers?) in Real Red. Finally, I added more Gold Wink of Stella and glued the panel to the card. I was bummed, because my flicks of Stella looked so much better the first time I made this panel, and then I got a big red smudge on it and had to remake it. I really must learn to clean my hands after cleaning my stamps.

Thanks for visiting my blog today! This fabulous gallery is full of other projects you don’t want to miss, so make sure to visit each blog. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made by Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators around the world!

To buy any of the products I used in my card, click on the links below. And don’t forget to check out my Events calendar. I have several RSVP deadlines this week, so make sure you don’t miss out!

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Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad


Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad


Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Stampin' Pierce Mat


Paper-Piercing Tool


Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush


Heat Tool


White Stampin' Emboss Powder


Versamark Pad


Wonderful Year Clear-Mount Stamp Set


Embossing Buddy


Clear Block C


Aqua Painters


Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Ink Refill


Watercolor Paper


Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Real Red 3/8" (1 Cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon


Glue Dots


Stampin' Dimensionals


Liquid Multipurpose Glue



Comment from Angela Westland
Time October 19, 2016 at 5:53 pm

A lovely Christmas Card. Angela – Australia

Comment from Sarah
Time October 19, 2016 at 6:43 pm

Thank you!

Comment from Satomi Wellard
Time October 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

I love emboss resist technique. Your card is lovely. Satomi from Australia.

Comment from Lou
Time October 19, 2016 at 11:22 pm

I love your bold design Sarah.

Comment from Carolynn
Time October 20, 2016 at 12:19 am

I love the wash on your card, and I especially love the stamped inside! It’s all around lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Comment from Jessie Holton
Time October 20, 2016 at 5:30 am

Love that you’ve added blue into your xmas mix of colours & your watercolouring almost looks like a xmas tree! xx

Comment from Candy Ford
Time October 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm

Great pop of blue on a Christmas card!

Comment from Christin Dionne
Time October 20, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Great Card! It’s always nice to reminded of different techniques.