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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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Bitty Box with Bitty Bow Gift Set

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby stamp set and Fresh Florals DSP stack - Flip Top Box at Splitcoaststampers - Pretty Label punch, In Color Bitty Bows - baby girl gift set - Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My second Creative Crew project at Splitcoaststampers this month is for the Technique challenge, and I made the Flip Top Box using this tutorial, and then the bitty box looked sad and lonely, so I decided it needed a card to go with it.

The theme for the Creative Crew this month is “Promises of New Things”, and I think baby pretty much covers that! Everything’s new with babies.

I am forcing myself to make more boxes and bags, so that’s why I chose the Flip Top Box for this challenge.

I love the crayon-type box and think it would be fun to fill with either a gift card to a baby store or some tiny knitted baby booties. Or special crayons. Teething rings, etc.

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby stamp set and Fresh Florals DSP stack - Flip Top Box at Splitcoaststampers - Pretty Label punch, In Color Bitty Bows - baby girl gift set - Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, and Smoky Slate for my box (and along the way discovered that my toddler probably threw away my Powder Pink ink pad when she tossed a few of my acrylic blocks in the trash). The paper is from the new Fresh Florals paper stack (LOVE). The tag uses the Pretty Label punch and the Moon Baby stamp set. The Bitty Bow is my favorite part of the box. I can’t get enough of these teeny things!

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby stamp set and Fresh Florals DSP stack - Flip Top Box at Splitcoaststampers - Pretty Label punch, In Color Bitty Bows - baby girl gift set - Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Where the tutorial says to use an oval punch, I used the Pretty Label punch to punch out the decorative insert for the box; that way it matches the tag. Note that I curved off the pointy edges with my snips.

Stampin' Up! Moon Baby stamp set and Fresh Florals DSP stack - Flip Top Box at Splitcoaststampers - Pretty Label punch, In Color Bitty Bows - baby girl gift set - Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The matching card was so fast and easy to make!

Make sure you come back later — I have a TON of projects to show you today, because Creative Crew projects are live today, and THE NEW CATALOG HAS BEGUN!! The ordering system is down until 1 pm CDT, but then you can go crazy.

Also, I’ll be doing a special live video later today on my Facebook page to show you my top 20 items (if I can whittle it down to that many) from the new catalog, and yes, I will be able to show you the inside of the catalog! If you want to catch me live, go to my Facebook page, like it, and turn on notifications. I’m not sure whether I will go live at quiet time, when my kids are supposed to play quietly without me, or when my husband gets off work. Sometime today, depending on how the day is going!

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the products I showed you in my online Stampin’ Up! store today! I will have a new Host Code for June up as soon as the ordering system is back up.

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Life is Beautiful – Introducing Memories & More

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! This card is for the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew inspiration challenge for June. This is my favorite of my five projects that I made for the Crew this month!

For the inspiration challenge this month, I was inspired by this bold fuchsia flower with gold and green accents.

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with an Old Olive card base and stamped and embossed the flower spray from Wood Words in white on the card base. I stamped it three times. LOVE this look!

The two 3″x4″ pieces of DSP on top of the embossed card base are not DSP at all. They are pocket cards from our new memory keeping collection, Memories and More.  I absolutely adore the Color Theory M&M collection (sorry, I’m going to call it M&M and sometimes maybe even Eminem).

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I tied the ribbon around the card base — this is the super soft 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon, and it comes in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. It is the easiest ribbon to tie into a beautiful bow! And did I mention how soft it is? It’s kitty soft, and I know this because I sometimes pet it. *side eye* Look at the drape on this ribbon!

I used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to recreate the big, bursting flower. I punched a piece of Gold Foil out with the 2″ Circle punch, then embossed the Gold Foil with the Hexagons folder (this matches the decoration on the inside of the card as well). I put Dimensionals between all the layers and under the flower.

And lookit those Glitter Enamel Dots. You can order them today.

I chose the “Life is a beautiful thing” sentiment, because it just seemed perfect for both our theme (Promises of New Things) and this vibrant flower.

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I lined the inside of the card with some Whisper White cardstock and added a sticker from the M&M card pack to coordinate with the hexagons embossed on the front of the card.

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Make sure you come back later — I have a TON of projects to show you today, because Creative Crew projects are live today, and THE NEW CATALOG HAS BEGUN!! The ordering system is down until 1 pm CDT, but then you can go crazy.

Also, I’ll be doing a special live video later today on my Facebook page to show you my top 20 items (if I can whittle it down to that many) from the new catalog, and yes, I will be able to show you the inside of the catalog! If you want to catch me live, go to my Facebook page, like it, and turn on notifications. I’m not sure whether I will go live at quiet time, when my kids are supposed to play quietly without me, or when my husband gets off work. Sometime tomorrow, depending on how the day is going!

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the products I showed you in my online Stampin’ Up! store today! I will have a new Host Code for June up as soon as the ordering system is back up.

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In addition to the following items, I used the Eastern Medallions thinlits for the flower. The item # is 143725.

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Facebook Live — Tranquil Tulips

Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, crafty friends! I decided to CASE my own card Tuesday for my live Facebook video, but using the colors from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

Great colors, right?!

 

Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The card came out completely different from the original (you can see the original in the video), which was the whole point. I love it! And I absolutely adore this new host set Tranquil Tulips. I am so not into flowers (I’ve bought very few flowery stamp sets over the years, compared to the rest of my stamping stash), but maybe I’m turning into a flower lover! Stampin’ Up!’s flowery sets have just been irresistible to me lately.
Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Those Glitter Enamel Dots are so perfect for this card! Not as shiny as rhinestones but shinier than pearls — just perfect. You’ll be able to get them on June 5. And that’s the Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon under the sentiment. This ribbon is so soft and delicious. You’ll see it tied in a bow in one of my projects tomorrow — it makes BEAUTIFUL bows.

And look at that crackled paper in the background. It’s from the Color Theory designer series paper stack and is so beautiful. This is one of the Old Olive pieces, but the pack also has Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim.

Do you love the flowers peeking out from the inside of the card?

Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love to decorate the inside of my card. It gives it a professional, finished look.

Here’s the live video where I make the card, talk about my refrigerator sadness, tell you about my thieving toddler, and handle interruptions from two different kids who are supposed to be having their quiet time — this is pretty much every day in my house.

Make sure you come back later — I will have a TON of projects to show you today, because Creative Crew projects go live today, and THE NEW CATALOG HAS BEGUN!! The ordering system is down until 1 pm CDT, but then you can go crazy.

Also, I’ll be doing a special live video later today on my Facebook page to show you my top 20 items (if I can whittle it down to that many) from the new catalog, and yes, I will be able to show you the inside of the catalog! If you want to catch me live, go to my Facebook page, like it, and turn on notifications. I’m not sure whether I will go live at quiet time, when my kids are supposed to play quietly without me, or when my husband gets off work. Sometime tomorrow, depending on how the day is going!

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the products I showed you in my online Stampin’ Up! store today! I will have a new Host Code for June up as soon as the ordering system is back up.

 

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Bundle of Love box

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello, papercrafters! I have a box to show you today. I’m not the best at boxes and bags, so I’ve been practicing making them a lot lately. This box was actually one of my Display Stamper projects for OnStage in Shreveport. The box is made from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper will be available next week in the new Annual Catalog. I’m in love with it! Each piece is gold foil and Very Vanilla on one side, and the other side is Very Vanilla and either Soft Sky or Blushing Bride.

The base of this box and the lid are made from opposite sides of the same sheet of paper (except two sheets because of the size of the box). This is a 4″x4″x2″ box, and the lid is slightly larger (like a smidge all around), 1-1/4″ tall.

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Aside from using this gorgeous new paper, I also decorated the box with retiring, brand new, and continuing (into the new catalog) items. The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, stamped in brand new In Color Fresh Fig. The Gold Foil is embossed with the RETIRING Happy Hearts folder. The ribbon is brand new Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (this ribbon comes in all five new In Colors), Gold Sequin Trim (RETIRING), Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine (new), and Hearts & Stars Elements (new).

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love the new Hearts & Stars Elements.

It’s a fairly simple box, but the paper makes it so fancy!

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You can get some of the things I used for my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Click on the links below. However, the stamps, Fresh Fig Ink Pad, Fresh Fig ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, and Bundle of Love paper are not available until June 1 (you can actually get the Fresh Fig ribbon as part of either of the Eastern Palace bundles right now). Demonstrators can order everything except the Bundle of Love paper right now, so if you can’t wait, click the blue join button above, and join my team! And remember the Gold Sequin Trim and Happy Heart embossing folder will retire forever after the 31st of May, so get those now if you want them.

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Touching Flourishes

Hello, and welcome to the first Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! This will be a monthly blog hop on the 4th Thursday of the month if you’re in Australia. But I’m in America, so it’s the 4th Wednesday every month for me. I’m Sarah Fleming, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the USA. This month we are showcasing our favorite products that are carrying over into the new Annual Catalog, which starts NEXT THURSDAY! WOOOO!

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

So it says favorite products carrying over, and that’s funny to me, because this is the very first time I’ve used Flourishing Phrases and only the second or third time I’ve used Touches of Texture. I just got both of these in the past couple of weeks, and I am kicking myself for waiting so long! Because wowzers.

I had a vision for what I wanted to do with this card before I even hit the craft room, and it mostly turned out the way I wanted it, which is always nice.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

I started by heat embossing the silver splatters (from Touches of Texture) in the corners of a piece of Shimmery White cardstock (4″x5.25″). Next I embossed the gold flourish (Flourishing Phrases) in the lower left corner. I just stamped right over the top of the silver splatters with my Versamark. Note: When you are heat embossing on top of heat embossing, be careful to stop as soon as everything turns shiny each time so you don’t burn your embossing powder (it gets ugly).

Next I did some watercolor emboss resist. For a long time. In fact, this is my third attempt, because on the first one, I used clear embossing powder instead of gold, and it just wasn’t as effective; on the second attempt, I just didn’t like my colors (I was using Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, and Emerald Envy). So this is #3. I started by wetting down the entire piece of Shimmery White, then dropping Island Indigo ink on with my Aquapainter. I let it dry some, then added Emerald Envy ink — I didn’t go out as wide as with the Island Indigo. Then I added Pool Party ink in various places to give it a little extra color dimension. When the ink was almost dry, I went over the big flowers and leaves on the gold flourish again with Emerald Envy ink. Then while it was still damp, I stamped the two flowers in Island Indigo ink (stamped off once first) and stamped the big flourish in Pool Party ink. I love the effect you get when you stamp on damp paper!

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH66

I mounted the Shimmery White on Whisper White (4-1/8″x5-3/8″), then mounted those on an Island Indigo card base. After I was all layered, I added the Whisper White flourish, cut using the Flourish Thinlits — NOTE: the Flourishing Phrases stamps and Flourish Thinlits are currently bundled together for 10% off, but on June 1st, they will not be available in a bundle, so you will no longer be able to get that discount. So if you want this bundle, I recommend getting it now.

I stamped the sentiment in Emerald Envy and flagged the end with the Triple Banner Punch. I finished off the card with basic rhinestones. Gotta have shiny bits!

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

I stamped the splatters on the inside in Pool Party and the flower in Island Indigo (stamped off once).

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to make something. Make sure you hop through all of the blogs on the hop; I’m honored to be on a design team with such talented ladies, and you won’t want to miss any of their projects!

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Ridiculously Happy

Hello, and welcome to the Aim for Alaska Blog Hop! I am Sarah Fleming, and I am in the USA. Aim for Alaska is Kylie Bertucci‘s training program. This program has helped my business so much! I’m very grateful to be part of this wonderful group. Today we are hopping together, and we are all using sneak peek products from the new annual catalog! All of these products will be available to order on June 1. I can’t wait until the full catalog is live for everyone!

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends bundle with Lovely Laurel Thinlits and In Color Finely Woven Ribbon - new catalog sneak peeks - Aim for Alaska blog hop - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card features the new In Colors Berry Burst and Lemon-Lime Twist and the new Lovely Friends bundle. Lovely Friends has wonderful sentiments! Two really large sentiments and lots of smaller ones. And the fonts are beautiful. I’m thrilled with the stamp set! The thinlits are also amazing. They create popups for the inside of your card. But I have used the popup dies here to cut vellum accent pieces that go behind my sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends bundle with Lovely Laurel Thinlits and In Color Finely Woven Ribbon - new catalog sneak peeks - Aim for Alaska blog hop - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Bermuda Bay, with a Basic Black mat on top. I tied the Lemon-Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon on next — this ribbon comes in all five new In Colors and is delightful to work with! Next I glued on the vellum pieces that I cut using the thinlits.

I stamped the sentiment using the MISTI. I used a 4″-wide piece of cardstock (the width is important) and inked up the top of the stamp in LL Twist and stamped, then cleaned the stamp and inked up the middle with Bermuda Bay and stamped, then inked up the bottom of the stamp with Berry Burst and stamped. I love multi-colored sentiments, and this is the easiest way I’ve found to do it with photopolymer stamps (since coloring on the ink with markers works great for red rubber stamps but doesn’t work so well on photopolymers).

Here’s why the width of the Whisper White cardstock is important. The largest die in the Lots of Labels framelits are exactly 4″ wide, except for the curvy part on each side. So I cut out the label using that framelit, and it leaves off the side curvy parts (you could also use a wider piece of cardstock and cut off the curvy parts, but this gives you fewer small scraps). It gives you a totally different look and use for these framelits! Play around with them and see what else you can do with them.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends bundle with Lovely Laurel Thinlits and In Color Finely Woven Ribbon - new catalog sneak peeks - Aim for Alaska blog hop - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The flowers are from the same stamp set, and these are stamped three times, including the black centers. There are framelits that cut them out. The black leaves are also from the same set.

This is a really brilliant bundle, and I know you’re going to love it!

Make sure to hop through to all of the other blogs in the hop. Right now you are at Sarah Fleming’s blog. I can’t wait to see what these other talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have created to inspire you. I hope I’ve inspired you, too!

 

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You can buy the items I used in my card today from my store (links below). Note, however, that the In Color ink pads and ribbon and the Lovely Friends bundle will not be available until June 1 for customers. You may join as a demonstrator if you’d like to add them to your starter kit today!

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New Annual Catalog Shares are Here!

I have all the details for my paper, ribbon, and embellishment shares ready. Note that I have included $7 priority shipping in each share. However, if you sign up for multiple shares, I will package your shares together as much as possible to save you on shipping.

First up, the paper share. Here are the Stampin’ Up! videos showing all of our designer series paper. Sooo pretty!

If you sign up for this paper share, you will receive 1/4 of each pack of designer series paper in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. This share includes 36 sheets of 6”x6” paper, 67 sheets of 6”x12” paper, 2 sheets of 6”x6” specialty paper, and 12 sheets of 6”x12” specialty paper. For additional details and to see how the share will work and sign up, click here.

Next up is the ribbon share [Note: Not all of the new ribbon is pictured, and the Copper Trim will not be included in the ribbon share because it is out of stock for a couple of months.]:

If you sign up for this ribbon share, you will receive 1/5 of each bolt of new ribbon and twine. This is 96 yards of new ribbon and 30 yards of new twine. For more details and to see how the share works and sign up, click here.

Finally, the embellishments share [Note: Not all of the new embellishments are pictured.]:

If you sign up for the embellishments share, you will receive 1/4 of each package of new embellishments. Two boxes of Bitty Bows are included in the share so that you will get two of each color of the bows. For more details and to see how this share will work and sign up, go here.

Facebook Live video: Truly Artistic

Hey, there! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was fun and busy. I made this Maui hook cake for my son’s 4th birthday, because he’s obsessed.

Hashtag Mom cake, amirite? He loved it. You’re welcome, kid.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
In other news, I finally got to make a card today for the first time since Thursday (4 days is a long time to go without!). This card actually uses three stamp sets — Crafting Forever, Just Add Text, and Sunshine Sayings.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I did some very simple coloring with ink pads and blender pens (and a quick shadow with an Aqua Painter) and a little bit of fussy cutting.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love the sentiment that I chose for the card and the way it fits with this artsy set.

To see how I made the card, check out the Facebook Live video that I did today.

*** NEW ANNUAL CATALOG PAPER, RIBBON, AND EMBELLISHMENT SHARES!!! ***

I am now taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishment Shares. To see details of each share and to sign up, click these links:
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You can buy the items I used in my card today from my store (links below). Note, however, that the Crafting Forever and Just Add Text stamp sets will not be available until June 1 for customers. You may join as a demonstrator if you’d like to add them to your starter kit today!

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Masculine Beauty

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights, all projects made using current Stampin’ Up! products. This month’s theme is MASCULINE, which is so hard for me! But I like a challenge, so I have made two cards to share with you today, one clean and simple card and a stepped-up version of the same card. You can VOTE for my cards (the stepped-up version is the #5 entry in the linkup), and if I’m voted into the top ten, I will get to participate in next month’s blog hop with Kylie. I would love to do this blog hop, so please do go VOTE for my cards! [To vote, click on the little heart in the top right corner of the #5 photo. You will get a response dialog that says you have voted and have x number of votes remaining.]
Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle handmade masculine card for Kylie's International Blog Highlight - CAS - clean and simple - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My first card is the clean and simple version. I used the Eastern Beauty bundle, and my colors are Lemon-Lime Twist, Tangerine Tango, and Island Indigo. I love this color combo! I started with a white card base, and I first stamped the Island Indigo bracket element. Then I stamped the Tangerine Tango accent inside all four points of the brackety thingie. (I don’t know what to call these things.) Next, I stamped the Lemon-Lime Twist pointy stars above and below the Island Indigo bracket. Then I smudged the bottom of my card.

This is a dramatization of my face after I smudged my card.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle handmade masculine card for Kylie's International Blog Highlight - CAS - clean and simple - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

So then I cut off the bottom of my card and cut the stamped part out to mount it on a new base and re-stamped the pointy star in the exact same spot at the bottom of the new card base (because the stamp was still mounted in the MISTI). I stamped some more accents in Tangerine Tango (around the outside of the pointy bracket), then stamped the dotty circle in the center of the element. I stamped “thank you” and punched it out with the  1″ circle punch and popped that up on Dimensionals. I added two rhinestones then popped the stamped panel up on Dimensionals, lining up the bottom stamps.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle handmade masculine card for Kylie's International Blog Highlight - CAS - clean and simple - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the inside. I just stamped straight-ish across the bottom.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle handmade masculine card for Kylie's International Blog Highlight - stepped up - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the stepped up version, I switched to an Island Indigo card base and mounted the white piece on a Lemon-Lime Twist mat. This time after stamping the center bracket element in Island Indigo and Tangerine Tango, I used two dies to 1) cut out the whole piece and 2) cut around the Tangerine accents and score around the circle (the inner die does this) to pop up the Tangerine accents. For the center circle, I punched out the dotty circle (1-1/4″ circle), then punched out the “thank you” separately (1″ circle) and popped everything up with Dimensionals between each layer.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle handmade masculine card for Kylie's International Blog Highlight - stepped up - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Tangerine accents that fit into the outside corners of the center element are stamped and cut out using one of the dies. I also die cut the pointy LL Twist stars this time and put those up on Dimensionals as well. I stamped some extra Tangerine swirly accents, then mounted the matted focal piece on the base. Then I stamped the same swirlies in Island Indigo on the card base, along the left side of the focal panel. I finished off the front with rhinestones.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle handmade masculine card for Kylie's International Blog Highlight - stepped up - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This time for the inside I used washi tape that’s coming in the new catalog. This is the Basics 2 washi, and I love it.

Whew! Thanks for sticking with me through all of that. Please go vote for my cards at Kylie’s blog. I would love to do the blog hop again!

Everything I showed on these two cards is available now except for the Basics 2 washi tape, which is available June 1. The CAS card uses items from the Eastern Palace Starter bundle. The stepped-up card uses items from the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle (the stamps are available in the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the dies are not included in that one). The Lemon-Lime Twist ink pad is available in both the starter and premier bundles.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Ribbon of Courage In Color

Today’s Facebook Live video features all new products that will be available in just over two weeks in the new Annual Catalog. June 1 you will be able to buy all of these items! Demonstrators can already buy everything you see here *except* the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (I got it for free at our OnStage convention). I also show you all the NEW stuff I got in my preorder, so if you want to see some more stuff I haven’t shown you yet, check it out.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The photo above is truest to the colors of all of these photos. Berry Burst is really a bright fuchsia. This also gives you the best look at that ADORBS Bitty Bow. You MUST own these Bitty Bows (and you can buy them now in your Starter Kit if you sign up as a demonstrator for $99 — no further obligation after you buy your kit, and you get $125 in products that you choose, plus free shipping on your Starter Kit!). These felt bows come in the five In Colors, and you can see them all in the video.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card. Here’s the video:

You will be able to buy all of these products on June 1 in my online Stampin’ Up! store (a few things are available now):
Ribbon of Courage stamps
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamps
Berry Burst ink
Lemon-Lime Twist ink
Tranquil Tide ink
Fresh Fig ink
Powder Pink ink
Berry Burst Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock (available now)
Classic Label punch (available now)
In Color Bitty Bows
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (new configuration available June 1)
Dimensionals (available now)