Embroidered Get Well Card

Stampin' Up! Needle & Thread bundle with Needlepoint Elements framelits, Needlepoint Nook paper, and Rectangle Stitched Framelits - handmade get well soon card with embroidery - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! Just a quick post for you today to show you this card using the Needlepoint Nook Suite from the Occasions catalog. If you’re just here for a baby update, no news on that front yet.

Stampin' Up! Needle & Thread bundle with Needlepoint Elements framelits, Needlepoint Nook paper, and Rectangle Stitched Framelits - handmade get well soon card with embroidery - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Poppy Parade, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. I added a piece of Needlepoint Nook paper, 4″ x 5-1/4″, but first I cut out a rectangle from it using the Rectangle Stitched framelits. Isn’t this paper beautiful? I glued down the paper, minus the rectangle, then popped the rectangle up on Dimensionals, just for some extra fun. Do you see the double stitching? The rectangles are stitched inside and outside the cut, which is a feature I LOVE. I stamped the sentiment, which is all on one line in the stamp. To do this, I covered the words I didn’t want on each line with washi tape, inked up the word I did want in Poppy Parade ink, removed the washi, and stamped. I cut out the sentiment with the square-ish rectangle and glued it down.

Stampin' Up! Needle & Thread bundle with Needlepoint Elements framelits, Needlepoint Nook paper, and Rectangle Stitched Framelits - handmade get well soon card with embroidery - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the big flower in Poppy Parade, the little flower in Balmy Blue, and the leaves in Old Olive. I cut them out with the coordinating dies and popped them up on Dimensionals. I finished the card off with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and some Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Needle & Thread bundle with Needlepoint Elements framelits, Needlepoint Nook paper, and Rectangle Stitched Framelits - handmade get well soon card with embroidery - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped another sentiment from the Needle & Thread stamp set in Poppy Parade and the little cross-stitches in Old Olive.

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post — sneak peek products can be found in my store on January 3rd). Make sure to use the December Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

 

Register now for my January Online Class — Beauty Abounds! Click the graphic below for details and to register.

Beauty Abounds Online Class

2019 Occasions Catalog Suite Shares - get half shares of all the consumables in any suite in the Occasions catalog, with options - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of July. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

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Big Shot

$110.00

 

Otter Be

Good afternoon! Welcome to the 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop! This is a pretty new blog hop, so for now, it’s a short hop! We are working on adding more people. I’m excited to be on this team with several very talented people! Our theme this month is “Sweet Treats”, and we hope you’re inspired by our projects.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's treat holder treat box and gift tag - Hey Love stamps with Little Elephant stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits, Rectangle Stitched framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’m using the Hey Love stamp set (aDORable) from the Occasions catalog, along with a stamp from Little Elephant (on the card only). I chose Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, and Crumb Cake for my colors and made a treat box and a mini 3″x3″ card for putting in a gift bag.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's treat holder treat box and gift tag - Hey Love stamps with Little Elephant stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits, Rectangle Stitched framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Reese’s Pink Hearts slide in from the top of the box. [Side note: These are DELICIOUS. They taste like the white trees.]

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's treat holder treat box and gift tag - Hey Love stamps with Little Elephant stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits, Rectangle Stitched framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To make the box, you need an 8-1/2″x3-1/2″ piece of cardstock. Mine is Flirty Flamingo. On the long side, score at 1/4″, 3/4″, 2-1/4″, 2-3/4″, 5-3/4″, 6-1/4″, 7-3/4″, and 8-1/4″. On the short side, score at 1/2″. Then score at 2-1/4″ on each short edge, but only score in 3/4″. Then snip the tops as shown above, and along the bottom of the box, snip and wedge all score lines (but don’t wedge the 1-1/2″ panels)  and snip off the 1/4″ side pieces, as shown. Put strong adhesive on flaps as shown. Note: I used Tear & Tape here because my Fast Fuse was downstairs, but my preference for boxes and bags is Fast Fuse (Tombow Extreme). For light treats like these hearts, Tear & Tape will be fine.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's treat holder treat box and gift tag - Hey Love stamps with Little Elephant stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits, Rectangle Stitched framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Take off the release paper for all but the long bottom flap and fold in the box as shown – you’re basically folding this in to be two side-by-side boxes, with the 1/4″ end flaps sticking to the inside of the back of the box. Then you stick th two middle flaps together to form that separation line between the boxes. Above is what it looks like from the bottom after it’s taped together.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's treat holder treat box and gift tag - Hey Love stamps with Little Elephant stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits, Rectangle Stitched framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Remove the release paper from the long flap and fold it in, then fold in the two front flaps (the ones you didn’t wedge) so they’re side by side. I accidentally overlapped them, so do a better job than me.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's treat holder treat box and gift tag - Hey Love stamps with Little Elephant stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits, Rectangle Stitched framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The belly band is 8-3/8″x1″ of Lovely Lipstick cardstock, which I adhered together in the front after folding it around the box. Don’t stick it to the box, just to itself. Then I added a strip of ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, about 4″, using Tear & Tape. I stamped the otter in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored him with Light & Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and colored the heart with Light and Dark Flirty Flamingo. I cut it out with a Stitched Shapes oval.

I stamped the punny sentiment in Lovely Lipstick and cut it out twice with the Rectangle Stitched framelits and added it to the tag with Dimensionals. I also added a little Flirty Flamingo bow, using the other ribbon in the same combo pack.

 

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's treat holder treat box and gift tag - Hey Love stamps with Little Elephant stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits, Rectangle Stitched framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here is a closeup of the little gift tag. It’s 3″x3″ (3″x6″, scored at 3″) and the Whisper White cardfront is 2-7/8″ square. I stamped this to match my box and colored the otter with the Blends again. I also added the little heart bouquets from the Little Elephant stamp set in Flirty Flamingo. This time I stamped the “hey, valentine” sentiment in Lovely Lipstick and used a Rectangle Stitched framelit (cut twice to make it small enough for my sentiment) to cut it out.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way through! You’re currently at Sarah Fleming’s blog (in the USA), and next is my friend Kimberley Morris.

THIRD THURSDAYS BLOG HOP
1. Kimberley Morris
2. Kim Fee
3. Anne Marie Hile
4. Sarah Fleming – YOU ARE HERE

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). 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, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

 

Register now for my January Online Class — Beauty Abounds! Click the graphic below for details and to register.

Beauty Abounds Online Class

2019 Occasions Catalog Suite Shares - get half shares of all the consumables in any suite in the Occasions catalog, with options - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! During Sale-A-Bration, you get $175 in products for $99! Amazing! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of July. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

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Big Shot

$110.00

Hey, Valentine

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's Day love card with ink smooshing technique - Dear Doily and Hey Love stamps with Rectangle Stitched framelits, Be Mine Stitched framelits, Heart Epoxy Droplets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning, stamping friends! I hope you’ve had a good week. Things are good here. We got to see our little guy on the ultrasound last week. He seems to be staying put for the time being (I’ve never had an early baby), which is good, since I still have a huge to-do list before he gets here. Anyway, you’re here for card stuff.

This week our challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. I went with the diagonal from top left to bottom right, Hearts, Stitched Dies, and Lace. I also hit Foil and Embossing, for overachieving purposes.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's Day love card with ink smooshing technique - Dear Doily and Hey Love stamps with Rectangle Stitched framelits, Be Mine Stitched framelits, Heart Epoxy Droplets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Thick Whisper White, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. I stamped two lace doilies from the Dear Doily stamp set (addicted to this stamp set, as you can tell!) on the card base in Lovely Lipstick. On top of the card base is a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock (I love this color combination!), which I first ran through the Big Shot with a die from the Be Mine Stitched framelits and the Big Shot Embossing Mats. I did this several times until I had covered the whole piece of cardstock, then I trimmed the cardstock down with a Rectangle Stitched framelits die.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's Day love card with ink smooshing technique - Dear Doily and Hey Love stamps with Rectangle Stitched framelits, Be Mine Stitched framelits, Heart Epoxy Droplets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The hearts are done with the Ink Smooshing technique. I dropped Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, and Lovely Lipstick ink from reinkers onto a piece of plastic wrap (you can use kitchen plastic wrap or just any plastic wrapper in your craft room, as long as it’s big enough to cover the cardstock you want to color). Then I spritzed the ink with water, set down a piece of Shimmery White cardstock in the ink, smooshed the cardstock down, and then lifted it out of the ink. I love this technique, because you get different results every time depending on how the ink runs and also depending on the type of paper and ink you use.

Stampin' Up! handmade Valentine's Day love card with ink smooshing technique - Dear Doily and Hey Love stamps with Rectangle Stitched framelits, Be Mine Stitched framelits, Heart Epoxy Droplets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After my cardstock dried, I cut out the best parts using the lacy heart die and the 2nd largest stitched heart die (which only cuts the stitching) and my Snips. I also cut a heart out of Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (free Sale-A-Bration item!), roughly the same size as the lacy heart, and glued the lacy heart to it. I popped both hearts up on Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the Hey Love stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Whisper White, then snipped it out with my Snips. I colored three Heart Epoxy Droplets with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends marker and added those to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card and that it has inspired you to go make something! We’d love to see you play along with our challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post). 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, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

 

Register now for my January Online Class — Beauty Abounds! Click the graphic below for details and to register.

Beauty Abounds Online Class

2019 Occasions Catalog Suite Shares - get half shares of all the consumables in any suite in the Occasions catalog, with options - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! During Sale-A-Bration, you get $175 in products for $99! Amazing! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of July. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Spectacular Cupcakes

Hello! Welcome to Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop! We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world sharing what we love with you. We are all in Kylie Bertucci’s training group and having a wonderful time growing our Stampin’ Up! businesses. I’m Sarah Fleming from the United States.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cheer bundle with Detailed Birthday Edgelits dies and Foliage Frames framelits - handmade birthday or celebration card - cupcakes and confetti - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my card, I’m using my favorite bundle from the Occasions catalog, the Birthday Cheer bundle. It’s fantastic, and I’ve only just started to play with it. I started with a Whisper White card base, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. Next, I cut a 4-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock, then attached it to part of a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, then die cut it with the fun cupcake edgelits die. I peeled the release paper off and stuck the cupcakes down to the card base, then trimmed off the excess from the bottom of the card base.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cheer bundle with Detailed Birthday Edgelits dies and Foliage Frames framelits - handmade birthday or celebration card - cupcakes and confetti - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Under where the sentiment would go, I stamped confetti on the card base in Gorgeous Grape and Lovely Lipstick.

For the sentiment (FABULOUS stamp, in my opinion), I sponged Gorgeous Grape, Lovely Lipstick, and Bermuda Bay in stripes onto the stamp, huffed on the stamp (to reactivate any dry ink after sponging), and stamped on Whisper White cardstock. I cut the sentiment out with a Foliage Frames framelits die. Before adding that to the card with Dimensionals, I stuck down a 1/2″ scrap of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Cheer bundle with Detailed Birthday Edgelits dies and Foliage Frames framelits - handmade birthday or celebration card - cupcakes and confetti - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I finished off the card with Glitter Enamel Dots (of course you are surprised).

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to hop through the whole list. There will be tons of amazing projects to inspire you!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (see full supply list at the bottom of this post — sneak peek products can be found in my store on January 3rd). Make sure to use the December Host Code (below) if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!

 

Register now for my January Online Class — Beauty Abounds! Click the graphic below for details and to register.

Beauty Abounds Online Class

2019 Occasions Catalog Suite Shares - get half shares of all the consumables in any suite in the Occasions catalog, with options - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! During Sale-A-Bration, you get $175 in products for $99! Amazing! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of July. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00