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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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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop: It’s Your Day

Hi! Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, with special guest… ME! The Crazy Crafters are Kylie Bertucci’s Stampin’ Up! team. What an honor to hop with this amazingly talented team again! A huge thank you to Kylie for asking me! For the blog hop, everyone is CASEing one of my cards (Copy and Selectively Edit). I can’t wait to see which cards the Crazy Crafters chose to CASE and what they do with them! Make sure you hop all the way around back to me so you can see all of the beautiful projects the Crazy Crafters make.

Stampin' Up! handmade autumn fall card using Happiness Surrounds limited time stamp set and limited time Snowfall thinlits dies with Alpine Sports thinlits dies and Brusho - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the card I chose to CASE for the blog hop. You can see the details on how I made the card here. The details I kept from this card for my new card are the same stamp set and dies (Happiness Surrounds stamps and Snowfall Thinlits dies, which are part of the Snowflake Showcase, which is NOW AVAILABLE to customers until November 30th, while supplies last) and the watercolor emboss resist technique.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase limited time products - handmade congratulations card using Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowfall Thinlits dies - watercolor emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Isn’t it amazing that you can get two completely different looks from this stamp set? The card I’m CASEing uses fall colors for a fall floral card, and I went the opposite direction here and came out with a very springy card. The dies are also the same Snowfall dies I’ve been using to make all the gorgeous snowflakes!

I started the card with a piece of watercolor paper, 4″ x 5-1/4″. I stamped all of the flowers in Versamark, then heat embossed them with White embossing powder and the Heat Tool. Then I wet down (liberally) a diagonal area starting at the bottom of the card with my Aqua Painter. I smooshed Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, and Daffodil Delight inks onto clear blocks and used the blocks to grab color from. I added all three colors to various parts of the wet paper.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase limited time products - handmade congratulations card using Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowfall Thinlits dies - watercolor emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

While the background dried, I stamped and die cut several flowers in the same ink and cardstock colors, plus Lemon-Lime Twist. All of these dies are in the Snowfall Thinlits, and the one I used to cut out the leaves behind the focal point flower also cuts out a snowflake from the Snow Is Glistening stamp set! I fussy cut the chain of Mango Melody flowers on the lower left side.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase limited time products - handmade congratulations card using Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowfall Thinlits dies - watercolor emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After the background was dry, I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint all over the background, very lightly. Just enough for a little shimmer.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase limited time products - handmade congratulations card using Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowfall Thinlits dies - watercolor emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I added all the flowers and leaves to the paper using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals, then added some clear Epoxy Droplets, which I colored with the Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends marker. I stamped the sentiment in Mango Melody and punched it out with the 1″ Circle punch. I tore the top left corner off of the watercolor paper, since I hadn’t used it anyway and I’d rather have pink space than white space. I mounted the watercolor paper on a 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, then mounted everything on a Whisper White card base (4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″).

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Showcase limited time products - handmade congratulations card using Happiness Surrounds stamp set, Snowfall Thinlits dies - watercolor emboss resist - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I couldn’t leave the inside naked! I stamped some more flowers and a sentiment on the inside.

Thanks for stopping by today! And thanks so much to Kylie for inviting me to be part of this wonderful blog hop. Make sure you follow the hop all the way around to where you started. You’ll see lots of fantastic projects!

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 November 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!

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 April. 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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Snowy Night

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Timeless Tidings, sponging a sponged night sky background, masking, Snowfall thinlits, Christmas Pines, multipurpose adhesive sheets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey everyone! I have a second card for you today. I am too excited about this one to save it for another day! I am excited because I found a new use for the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets. I was thinking of using Tear & Tape to add glitter to a project (that’s a thing people do), and I realized I could probably use the adhesive sheets to add glitter to a bigger area. And it worked!

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Timeless Tidings, sponging a sponged night sky background, masking, Snowfall thinlits, Christmas Pines, multipurpose adhesive sheets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Blueberry Bushel, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. I added a Coastal Cabana mat, 5-1/4″ x 4″. Then I created my background on a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. I first masked off the moon using a 2-1/4″ circle punched out of a sticky note. I started sponging about an inch from the bottom of the cardstock and sponged on (in order) Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, and Blueberry Bushel ink. I removed the mask, then stamped on the trees in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, using a stamp from the Timeless Tidings stamp set.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Timeless Tidings, sponging a sponged night sky background, masking, Snowfall thinlits, Christmas Pines, multipurpose adhesive sheets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the glitter snow, I first stuck the adhesive sheet to the part where I wanted snow (first picture), then removed the backing and covered the adhesive sheet with glitter (second photo). Next, I decided I wanted the snow to have banks/hills, so I cut more adhesive sheets in the shape I wanted them and stuck them to the card (third picture). I removed the backing and covered that in glitter to get my snow banks (picture 4). Then I finished off the card (last photo).

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Timeless Tidings, sponging a sponged night sky background, masking, Snowfall thinlits, Christmas Pines, multipurpose adhesive sheets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To finish the card, I heat embossed the sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set, then added the snow flurry, which is cut from White Velvet paper using one of the Snowfall thinlits dies (available November 1st!). I added snow to the trees using the Fine Tip Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter, then added the bow. The bow is made from the Blueberry Bushel 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon and one of the ribbons from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card using Timeless Tidings, sponging a sponged night sky background, masking, Snowfall thinlits, Christmas Pines, multipurpose adhesive sheets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside I stamped the sentiment, from the Dashing Deer stamp set, in Blueberry Bushel.

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (the Snowfall Thinlits and White Velvet paper will be available on November 1st). Make sure to use the October 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!

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Suite Shares - get shares of full suites of coordinating products - with option for consumables only or adding on full bundles - 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 April. 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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Fall Shaker Card

Stampin' Up! handmade fall thank you card using Country Home stamps, Country Lane paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits - shaker card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I hope you’re doing well. I’m mostly over my face cold from last week, and we survived my last-minute crafting of Halloween costumes on Saturday. And today I have a fun shaker card for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Trick or Treat challenge (the Trick or Treat challenge is Halloween or Fall cards).

Stampin' Up! handmade fall thank you card using Country Home stamps, Country Lane paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits - shaker card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Real Red, 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5-1/2″. The designer series paper is from the Country Lane paper, and I cut the circle using a die from the Layering Circles framelits. I taped the chicken wire to the back of the paper, then added a 3-3/4″ square piece of Window Sheet  behind that. I added Foam Adhesive Strips around the shaker and all around the back of the designer series paper. I added the sequins to the center of the circle, then attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock (3-3/4″ square) behind the shaker area. Then I attached the whole shaker to the card base with more foam strips and glue.

Stampin' Up! handmade fall thank you card using Country Home stamps, Country Lane paper, Detailed Leaves Thinlits - shaker card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To decorate the front of the card, I cut three leaves from Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Cajun Craze cardstock using the Detailed Leaves thinlits dies. I stamped the sentiment in Crushed Curry on Whisper White cardstock, then punched the ends of the sentiment with the Banner Triple Punch. I distressed the edges of the sentiment banner with the edge of my Snips. I added the Galvanized Clip and the Braided Linen Trim for final touches.

I will have a tutorial video for this card later in the week. Make sure you head over to Stamp Ink Paper and play along with our challenge!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (the Snowfall Thinlits and White Velvet paper will be available on November 1st). Make sure to use the October 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!

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Suite Shares - get shares of full suites of coordinating products - with option for consumables only or adding on full bundles - 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 April. 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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Bubble, Bubble

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. This month our theme is Halloween/Fall Occasions.

Stampin' Up! handmade Halloween card using Cauldron Bubble bundle with Cauldron Framelits, Toil & Trouble paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

As you can see, I went with Halloween. I’ve made a lot of projects with the Toil & Trouble Suite but haven’t posted that many of them. This is one of my favorites that I’ve made. Because look at that adorable witch. Just look! She’s so cute.

My card base is Lemon-Lime Twist, 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. The Basic Black piece is 5-1/4″ x 4″. I cut the stars using a die from the Cauldron framelits. I mounted that on a piece of Mango Melody cardstock of the same size using Dimensionals, then glued that down to the card. I added the little strip of Toil & Trouble designer series paper. It’s 2-1/2″ x 1″.

Stampin' Up! handmade Halloween card using Cauldron Bubble bundle with Cauldron Framelits, Toil & Trouble paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the witch, broom, and cat in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with the Stampin’ Blends. For the witch, I used Granny Apple Green (light/dark), Blackberry Bliss (light/dark), Highland Heather (light/dark), Mango Melody (light/dark), and Light Basic Black. For her face and hands, I used Petal Pink (light/dark). For the broom, I colored the stick in Dark Soft Suede and the straw in Dark Daffodil Delight. I colored the cat with Smoky Slate (light/dark).

I glued the witch to the card and added the broom and cat using Mini Dimensionals. Finally, I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and cut it out with a die from the Merry Christmas thinlits. I finished off the card with basic Rhinestones, which I colored with the Dark Mango Melody Blends marker.

I hope you enjoyed my project today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. 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. Make sure to use the October 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!

2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Suite Shares - get shares of full suites of coordinating products - with option for consumables only or adding on full bundles - 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 April. 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