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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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Christmas in the Making

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is Favorite In Color, so I’m sure you can guess which color will be featured heavily on my card.

Stampin' Up! Christmas in the Making stamp set with Cable Knit embossing folder, Embossing Paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Lemon-Lime Twist, of course! It’s a close race with Berry Burst, but I find myself using LL Twist on pretty much every card I make now. And this year, my favorite color combination for Christmas cards is going to be LL Twist with Real Red. It’s so merry and bright!

This card features one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog, Christmas in the Making. I stamped this adorable lady in Archival Basic Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock, then colored her with Aqua Painters (the dress) and Blender Pens (everything else and the stripes on the skirt). This stamp is so meta when you put it on a card; love it!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in the Making stamp set with Cable Knit embossing folder, Embossing Paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I colored the image, I cut it out with one of the Lots of Labels framelits. The background Lemon-Lime Twist mat is embossed with the Cable Knit dynamic embossing folder. After I popped the colored panel up on the card, I very carefully added Embossing Paste as snow. I probably should have done this before the panel was attached to the card. I smoothed the paste on and added the lines of texture by sticking the tip of one of my Palette Knives into the paste and swirling it around to make it look more like snow. After I let it dry a little, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. That little bow on top comes from Holly Berry Happiness and the Holly Builder Punch, and the sentiment is from Christmas in the Making.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you liked my card featuring Lemon-Lime Twist. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!


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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

Buy the Carols of Christmas bundle from my online store in August, and receive a free online card class that uses the bundle! The cards are easy to duplicate, so they’re perfect for beginners, but they’re also fun for seasoned stampers. [NOTE: The cards shown are not the cards included in the tutorial.]


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Comment from Sandra Mastello
Time August 17, 2017 at 5:35 am

Your lady sure looks merry and bright! Love it!

Comment from Rosalie Desmond
Time August 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

Wow Sarah, these colours just pop! Lemon Lime Christmas I love it!

Comment from Jessie Holton
Time August 17, 2017 at 5:44 am

This stamp set is gorgeous & you’ve coloured her in so beautifully! I also love the embossing paste snow! Thanks for joining me for the August Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! xx

Comment from Cheryl Algie
Time August 17, 2017 at 6:13 am

Cuteness plus Sarah ! Love it !

Comment from Angie McKenzie
Time August 17, 2017 at 6:44 am

Love this, Sarah!!! Such a perfect combination of old and new… love every detail!!!

Comment from Ellen Woodbridge
Time August 17, 2017 at 8:18 am

So traditional and old fashioned. Getting memoriess happening Sarah

Comment from Stephanie Fischer
Time August 17, 2017 at 10:35 am

Great card – very clever teaming of that wintery stamp set with the cable knit embossing!

Comment from Vicki Hunter
Time August 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Very cute…loving the old fashioned feel

Comment from Debbie Henderson
Time August 17, 2017 at 7:17 pm

What an adorable Christmas card!

Comment from Angela Westland
Time August 17, 2017 at 9:38 pm

I love this stamp set you have used, it’s one of my fav’s from the new catty. You have done a great job. Angexx

Comment from Lou Kitzelman
Time August 18, 2017 at 1:18 am

Gorgeous Sarah. Such a fresh, fun Christmas card.