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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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Celebrate the Season – Aim for Alaska Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Aim for Alaska Blog Hop! I am Sarah Fleming, and I am in the USA. Aim for Alaska is Kylie Bertucci‘s training program. This program has helped my business so much! I’m very grateful to be part of this wonderful group and am excited about her new program that starts in October, Go for Greece. Today we are hopping together, and we are all using sneak peek products from the new Holiday Catalog! All of these products will be available to order on September 1. I can’t wait until the catalog is live for everyone!

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Foil Snowflakes, Merry Little Christmas paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

My projects today both use the Tags & Trimmings bundle.

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Foil Snowflakes, Clear Faceted Gems - Christmas holiday pillow box - gift card holder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

First I made a pillow box gift card holder using the dies in the bundle. These little pillow boxes are the perfect size for gift cards. I cut mine out of Real Red cardstock. I trimmed off the end tabs (those are for attaching a pillow box to the back of the die cut stocking), taped the side flaps together using Tear & Tape, then taped down the end flaps on one end. I didn’t tape the other end, to make it easy for the recipient to open and reuse. I tied the box closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine, then decorated the box. Before tying the bow, I attached a tag I made using the bundle. I stamped the tag with Old Olive (stamped off once), then stamped to/from in Archival Basic Black. I threaded the tag onto the twine before tying the bow. I used one of the new Foil Snowflakes (LOVE these!), then two snowflakes cut with the Trim Your Stocking dies. I put these on the box using Dimensionals between every layer, then topped the snowflake off with a Clear Faceted Gem.

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

I also made a matching card using the same bundle. My card base is Old Olive. I stamped the black snowflakes on the card base. I also stamped three of the big holly leaves in Old Olive (stamped off once). I attached a couple strips of Vintage Crochet Trim to the card base before adding my focal point. The punched paper is from the Merry Little Christmas designer paper. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red, then stamped some snowflakes in black around the sentiment before punching the sentiment out with the new Everyday Label punch. The die cut holly leaves and stitched star are from the same set. I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off the card front.

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Merry Cafe - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

On the inside of the card, I stamped more snowflakes in Basic Black, then added some Real Red holly berries. “Merry Christmas” comes from the Merry Café stamp set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peek today! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Make sure you follow the hop all the way around so you can be inspired by all the beautiful projects!


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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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Comment from Cheryll Miller
Time August 27, 2017 at 7:26 pm

Gorgeous projects Sarah. Love the pillow box, I will have to get those stocking dies, just for this!! :) xx

Comment from Jessie Holton
Time August 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm

These are gorgeous! How cute is that stitched star! I need the bundle just for the star! lol xx

Comment from Jenny Hall
Time August 29, 2017 at 10:24 am

Super snowflakes, Sarah!