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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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Faded Pocket

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle, Pocketful of Sunshine bundle, Merry Cafe, Patterned Pumpkins thinlits, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, Merry Cafe - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month, we are showcasing new products in the Holiday Catalog. I couldn’t resist putting these adorable new pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin bundle in the pocket from the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle, which is in the Annual Catalog. I also added a sentiment, some branches, and a tiny bit of washi tape from the Holiday Catalog.

After I arranged the pumpkins and various branchy things (stamped in Tangerine Tango and cut from Whisper White and Sahara Sand cardstock) on the Wood Textures DSP background, I made the pocket. I stamped the pocket in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with the Dark and Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends. I colored the whole pocket in Light Night of Navy, went over the lower and left parts of the pocket with the Dark Night of Navy marker, went over the whole thing again with the Light NN marker, and then finally brought in the Color Lifter to “fade” the pocket. I just applied the color lifter over and over until I achieved the faded jeans look I wanted.

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle, Pocketful of Sunshine bundle, Merry Cafe, Patterned Pumpkins thinlits, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, Merry Cafe - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I put the pocket up on Dimensionals, then added the sentiment, from the Merry Cafe stamp set, accented by some Year of Cheer washi tape. I colored some White Perfect Accents with Dark and Light Night of Navy markers and added those to the card. I also added several pieces from the Touches of Nature Elements. Finally, I finished the inside of the card with a liner and another pumpkin.

I just love how it turned out! It really screams PUMPKIN PATCH to me.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects that use items from the Holiday Catalog. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (the Stampin’ Blends markers will be available to customers November 1st — less than a week away!). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

click here to sign up for my Stampin' Blends Marker Club

Click the picture above to sign up for my Stampin’ Blends Marker Club. Deadline is November 10th.


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Product List

Pick A Pumpkin Clear-Mount Bundle


Pick A Pumpkin Wood-Mount Bundle


Pocketful Of Sunshine Photopolymer Bundle


Merry Café Photopolymer Stamp Set


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad


Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad


Tangerine Tango 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack


Big Shot


1" Circle Punch


Classic Label Punch


Paper Snips Scissors


Touches Of Nature Elements


Year Of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape


White Perfect Accents


Stampin' Dimensionals


Mini Stampin' Dimensionals


Liquid Multipurpose Glue



Comment from Jessie Holton
Time October 26, 2017 at 4:42 am

What a fun little pocket of goodies! I love how you have shaded/faded the pocket, it looks fab! Thank you for another amazing hop with the Ink & Inspiration Crew xx

Comment from Elaine
Time October 26, 2017 at 6:01 am

Really a cute card. Lovely xx

Comment from Joanne
Time October 26, 2017 at 8:51 am

Love the faded pocket. What a great use of the new Blends! Shows they are for more than just coloring!

Comment from Rosalie Desmond
Time October 27, 2017 at 2:13 am

I love, love, love the pocket. Nicely coloured

Comment from Janneke
Time October 27, 2017 at 2:14 am

I love this card Sarah ;O)

Comment from Angela Meiritz-Reid
Time October 27, 2017 at 4:38 am

Love the combo of the two sets makes such a cute card x

Comment from Steph
Time October 30, 2017 at 7:06 am

Oh how cute!! Thanks for sharing!