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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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Good morning! If I actually went to bed on time last night like I planned to (unlikely), then when this posts, I will be finishing up my first workout of the new year. It’s kind of a big IF because it requires getting out of bed at 5:30 a.m., and LOL. But if I don’t, I have to go in the evening, and really it’s best to just get it over with. Like a root canal. #workingoutisnotmyfavorite

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Anyway. Today, I’m showing you one of my surprise Must Haves from the new Occasions catalog. Seriously, when I saw this in the catalog, I skipped right by it. My second time through the catalog, I thought it looked neat but wasn’t sure I could make anything with it. And then I had some Stampin’ Rewards to spend, and everyone was raving about it, and I loved the little trees and the sentiments, so I decided to get it and try it out. I’m so glad I did! It’s a brilliant stamp set, and I have barely started playing with it.

This card took me about 15 minutes to make. I’m not exaggerating! The stamp set does all the work to make this beautiful handpainted-looking scene. It has all these different bits and elements, and you just kind of put them together. I’m So Bad at scenic cards and could not believe I made this.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I first stamped the mountains in Sweet Sugarplum (the bottom mountains), stamped twice, side by side. Then I traced them onto a sticky note and cut out a very rough and quick mask, placed the mask over the Sweet Sugarplum mountains,  then stamped the Rich Razzleberry mountains. I realized I had my mask too high, and that’s why I have the white space between the mountains. But then I decided it looked like snow and I liked it, so I kept it. Under the mountains, I stamped the Crumb Cake sand? beach? bank? Then I stamped the lake in Pool Party, and a shadow on the lake in Bermuda Bay. I stamped the grassy area around the lake in both Crumb Cake and Lemon-Lime Twist (both colors on top of each other) for kind of a darker LL Twist. Then in the foreground, I stamped grass in only Lemon-Lime Twist. I stamped the trees in Tranquil Tide and the sun in Crushed Curry. The sentiment I stamped in Bermuda Bay. Then I just tied around some of the FREE Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon and glued the scene down to the card base. BOOM. So fast and easy! I’m in love.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I really love the sentiments in this set. I continued the sentiment from the front and stamped the rest inside the card in Bermuda Bay. Then I stamped the little shadow again in Pool Party.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

But really, if your order is over $99, you should consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of June, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, click the Join button below. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Comment from Linda van Wely
Time January 11, 2018 at 3:04 am

Wow, love your card! Amazing scenery! Tfs!

Comment from Sarah
Time January 12, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Thank you, Linda!

Comment from Michelle Quinno
Time January 15, 2018 at 7:39 am

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used.

Comment from Ruthie Graen
Time January 19, 2018 at 6:06 pm

Sarah, I too love this stamp set. I love your “ purple mountains majesty” and will case!! Thank you for sharing. I love how this set lends itself to carefree stamping. I love your white snow as well!

Comment from Sarah
Time January 20, 2018 at 6:31 pm

Thank you, Ruthie! I’d love to see your CASE!