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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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International Project Highlights — All about LOVE


As we’re getting ready to spend time with our families over the holidays, the theme for this month’s International Project Highlights visual blog hop is quite appropriate. The theme is LOVE, and you’re going to love all the projects we have for you!

So welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop using current Stampin’ Up!® Products. Please use this gallery from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the globe to inspire you to create your own projects. We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see close-ups of our projects and tips that we’re sharing. Our theme this month is LOVE because as card makers we love spreading the love. 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! Tin of Tags stamps & Stitched Shapes Framelits - available November 28th - Handmade LOVE card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I have to admit, I panicked a little when Facebook reminded me that this blog hop was coming up, as this completely sneaked up on me (or snuck up, as we say in Texas). Then more panic ensued when I remembered that we had a specific theme this time. I’m in full-on Christmas mode, so I wasn’t sure I could come up with a love-themed card. Not in the right head space for it, you know? And then I was looking through the stack of cards I made in a flurry after I received my Stitched Shapes Framelits last week, and wouldn’t you know, I’d made the perfect card for this! I’d completely forgotten I’d made it, but that’s the story of my life — no memory of anything, for the most part. That’s why I take lots of pictures and make scrapbooks.

*My card base is Thick Whisper White.

Stampin' Up! Tin of Tags stamps & Stitched Shapes Framelits - available November 28th - Handmade LOVE card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut out all of the circles. These framelits come with four sizes of circles, ovals, and squares. I had randomly cut circles out of scraps I had laying on my desk, just playing with the framelits, and then when I saw red, white, and black together, I thought, “Ladybugs!” I’ve hardly inked up my Love You Lots host stamp set this year, and I’ve been wanting to make a ladybug card for a friend, so this was perfect. I decided to use two Real Red circles, two Basic Black circles, and one white circle. I stamped the ladybugs on regular Whisper White with Archival Black ink, then colored them with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.

Stampin' Up! Tin of Tags stamps & Stitched Shapes Framelits - available November 28th - Handmade LOVE card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*Look at that stitching! You’ll be seeing these shapes on most of my cards now until forever. I’m gaga over these framelits. You will be able to order them again (we blew through the whole supply in two weeks!) on Monday the 28th. So whenever you order the 28th Online Extravaganza doorbusters, add these to your order! They’re just beautiful, and an absolute must-have.

*The ladybugs are popped up on Dimensionals, and the other circles are glued down flat. I just trimmed off the excess on the partial black circle with my Snips.

*The Real Red Baker’s Twine is from the Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine. I curled the ribbon a bit with the back edge of my Snips.

Stampin' Up! Tin of Tags stamps & Stitched Shapes Framelits - available November 28th - Handmade LOVE card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*Would you believe this sentiment is from a holiday catalog stamp set? Yes! It comes in the Tin of Tags stamps — I think this beautiful set will be around for a long time. It’s the most versatile set in the holiday catalog — there’s so much you can do with it! Babies, birthdays, holidays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries — so many possibilities. And, best part, it’s 25% off during November.

*I thought I was finished with this card, but I really felt pretty meh about it. I decided to jazz it up with some rhinestones, and yes, that was all it needed. Now I *love* it. Amazing how a tiny bit of bling can transform your card.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve inspired you to make something lovely and that you’ll keep clicking through the gallery for more inspiration!

Remember the Online Extravaganza is going on right now, and some items are only while supplies last. See the full details here. Don’t forget to use my November host code when you order. And if you’d like to get all these products at a discount (it’s the whole reason I signed up), join my team! You don’t have to sell if you don’t want to. For real!


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Comment from Gail Davidson
Time November 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

Totally adorbs Sarah! Love it! We say “snuck” down under as well. And I can totally relate to the memory thing! LOL xo

Comment from Kim Oliver
Time November 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

Love this it really POPs A perfect use of the stitched shapes die and a great way to show off those cute ladybirds x

Comment from Darla Olson
Time November 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm

I adore your lady bug spots! (And your play on words for your blog name, how fun!)

Comment from Lou
Time November 22, 2016 at 10:39 pm

So cute! Perfect use of the stitched shapes framelits.

Comment from Jessie Holton
Time November 23, 2016 at 4:47 am

What a great idea imitating the ladybugs in the spots on the card! So cute! xx

Comment from Debbie Henderson
Time November 23, 2016 at 4:59 am

I love how you used the Stitched Dies and those ladybugs are adorable!

Comment from Julie DeGuia
Time November 23, 2016 at 11:48 am

What a fun card – I am sad to say I have not yet used my Tin of Tags set but will be putting it to good use in December!