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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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FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! Boy, that’s a mouthful. The winners from February’s Blog Highlights are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Our theme this time is Get Well cards, the same as the theme for the highlight.

I had a hard time coming up with my card this time. I just couldn’t get a card to come together. I had about twenty stamp sets on my desk by the time I settled on my design. But I love the way it turned out. My aha moment was when I decided to add the embossed cardstock in the circle negative. That’s when I suddenly knew what I was making. Phew.

Tips for CASEing my card:

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*The Inside the Lines designer series paper — WHY does this have to be a Sale-A-Bration freebie?? I’m so sad that it will be gone forever at the end of March. It is time-consuming to color the paper, but it’s also so relaxing. I actually only intended to color in the halo of flowers around the cutout, but then I just couldn’t stop coloring. My flowers are colored with Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, and Cucumber Crush markers. This paper also looks fabulous in black and white, so you don’t even have to spend all that time coloring it if you don’t want to.
*I cut out the circle with the Layering Circles framelits, then cut a larger scalloped circle in Cucumber Crush and cut out the center of that to frame the die cut.

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
*The embossed piece behind the circle is Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder. I sponged on Daffodil Delight ink. I wanted some variation in color, which is why I didn’t just emboss a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock. I stamped the splatters (from the Swirly Bird stamp set) in Versamark ink and embossed them with Copper embossing powder.
*The bee is cut out with Paper Snips.
*The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, cut out with a banner from the Bunch of Banners framelits. I also cut the same banner out of Basic Black cardstock, snipped it in half, and glued the two halves to the back of the sentiment, offset at the ends.
*Rhinestones make great flower centers!

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines designer series paper is only available until the end of March! - Botanical Builders & Dragonfly Dreams & Hexagons dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
*I stamped the splatters again in Pool Party (stamped off first) for the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.

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Happy 5th!

Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations stamp set with Large Numbers framelits and Number of Years stamp set - handmade boy's birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My kids and husband went to a birthday party Saturday (I was getting my hair done) for one of the boys at church, so I whipped this card up Saturday morning. The Large Numbers framelits and Happy Celebrations stamp set go so well together!

Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations stamp set with Large Numbers framelits and Number of Years stamp set - handmade boy's birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Cucumber Crush and Pacific Point are such a good pair for boy cards! I can’t decide if I’ll miss Cucumber Crush or Mint Macaron more when they retire at the end of May. They’re two of my favorite greens ever.

Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations stamp set with Large Numbers framelits and Number of Years stamp set - handmade boy's birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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No Special Reason

Stampin' Up! Special Reason bundle w/ Stylish Stems framelits - handmade card with flowers - #GDP076 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! I didn’t get much time for blogging last week. We had a family day on Monday at the San Antonio Zoo, and then I never could seem to get my week on track. Just one of those weeks. But I’m back this week and playing along with a fun challenge over at Global Design Project. This week’s challenge is to CASE (copy and selectively edit/share everything, depending on who you ask) the brilliant Kylie Bertucci. This is the card we are CASEing:

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I love this card! I’ve actually CASEd it before, but I don’t think I even have pictures of the other card I made. This time I decided to use the stamps and the layout that Kylie used in her card.

Stampin' Up! Special Reason bundle w/ Stylish Stems framelits - handmade card with flowers - #GDP076 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’m so in love with the Special Reason bundle. And that says so much for this stamp set, because I really do not go for the flower sets much at all. But there’s just something really special about this whole bundle and all the different stamps and pieces in it.

My card base is Island Indigo (4.25″x5.5″), and the strips on either side of the white panel are Copper Foil Sheets (I cut them about 3/8″ x 5.5″, but some of each strip is hidden behind the Whisper White panel). The Whisper White is 3″x5.5″. I don’t actually have any flowers stamped directly on the white panel. They’re all glued on or stuck on with Dimensionals.

The large flowers are done in Mint Macaron and Flirty Flamingo, and the smaller flower is stamped in Island Indigo. I used the matching framelits to cut them out. Then I used the intricate negative dies and the same framelits to cut out the copper flowers. Finally, I cut out the leaves with the detailed leaf dies in Whisper White.

Before I glued down the flowers, I stamped the sentiment in Mint Macaron and stamped some splatters from the Swirly Bird stamp set in Mint Macaron (stamped off first) and Island Indigo (also stamped off).

Stampin' Up! Special Reason bundle w/ Stylish Stems framelits - handmade card with flowers - #GDP076 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

If you’re recreating this card, the order I glued everything down in is: white leaves, large copper flower (only glue down the bottom half of the flower so the top pops up a little), small Island Indigo flower, small copper flower (again only glue down the bottom half), Mint Macaron flower, and then the Flirty Flamingo flower (on Dimensionals).

To finish off the front of the card, I added some droplets to the flowers using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. I was really excited when I showed my husband, and he said, “Hey, the flowers look wet, like they have dew drops on them.” “That’s what I was going for!”

Stampin' Up! Special Reason bundle w/ Stylish Stems framelits - handmade card with flowers - #GDP076 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I finished off the inside of the card with a Mint Macaron flower and the sentiment stamped in Island Indigo.

I hope you like my card! Thanks for stopping by!

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Hey, Chick!

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick stamp set -- free Sale-A-Bration stamp set -- offer ends March 31 -- handmade birthday card -- Sarah Fleming -- Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! Sorry, it’s been a few days. I had my Birthday/Thank You card buffet on Saturday, so last week was prep, prep, prep. Then have the event, then CRASH. Then we had a family day at the San Antonio Zoo on Monday. LOVED this zoo! Kids are still coughing their heads off from allergies, but it was nice to get them out of the house and out of town for the day. And my body knew the exact moment we got back to our county, because immediately my allergies freaked out on me.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick stamp set -- free Sale-A-Bration stamp set -- offer ends March 31 -- handmade birthday card -- Sarah Fleming -- Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This was one of the most popular cards at my card buffet. I love this fat chicken! She’s adorable.

Tips for CASEing this card:

*The background paper is from the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. If you don’t have these paper stacks, they’re really some of the best deals in the catalog! And such cute patterns.

*I made the chicken wire using the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder. After embossing the Whisper White cardstock, I lightly sponged on Smoky Slate. I sponged horizontally across the paper, just barely touching the paper with the sponge. You could ink up the embossing folder before running the cardstock through the Big Shot in the folder, but the impressions made by this folder are so deep that sponging the ink on is was the easiest and quickest (and least messy) method.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick stamp set -- free Sale-A-Bration stamp set -- offer ends March 31 -- handmade birthday card -- Sarah Fleming -- Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*I stamped the chicken in StazOn ink, then colored her with the Watercolor Pencils. I outlined her and colored in a few spots with the pencils, then used a Blender Pen to blend the colors. Color these girls any color you want! I used Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red pencils on this one.

*The ground the chicken is standing on is a stamp from Timeless Textures, stamped in Crumb Cake ink. Then I went in with a Cucumber Crush marker and drew in blades of grass. Just random patches. I made several of these cards after my event Saturday, and the grass is different on every card.

*I stamped the sentiment and punched it out using the Classic Label punch, then snipped off one half of the punched shape.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick stamp set -- free Sale-A-Bration stamp set -- offer ends March 31 -- handmade birthday card -- Sarah Fleming -- Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*The striped paper is the other side of the background paper from the front of the card. The inside sentiment is from the Balloon Adventures stamp set.

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Uncomfortable Dragonfly

Stampin' Up! handmade masculine thank you card using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, everyone! I’ve gone waaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone today to play along with the Global Design Project challenge, which is to use any winged creature on a card. The winged creature isn’t out of my comfort zone, but I chose colors that I don’t usually go for.

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Stampin' Up! handmade masculine thank you card using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #GDP075

 

I had a vision for this card. I really wanted to push myself to use NO brights and NONE of my signature colors (kill me now, please, and pass the Bermuda Bay) but still make a card that reflects a little of my style, whatever that is.

My first version used a Soft Suede card base and Soft Suede ink with a Crumb Cake stitched circle. It came out okay, but I didn’t like how the sentiment looked, and the card was all brown and sad. So I decided to try different colors. I love this with the Sahara Sand and Night of Navy. The Silver Foil dragonfly is not so overwhelmed by brown-ness. The dragonfly and the spray of Rhinestones are Very Sarah, so that’s how I was able to keep myself from adding a little Melon Mambo.

Tips for CASEing:

Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits are beautiful in Silver Foil!

*That dragonfly, y’all. The detailed dragonfly stamps are so beautiful that I often overlook this giant dragonfly die. It does all the work for you to make a gorgeous card.
*The Stitched Shapes circle is the 2nd largest circle in the set. The largest circle kind of overwhelms the dragonfly, but this size is a perfect backdrop.

Stampin' Up! handmade masculine thank you card using Dragonfly Dreams stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #GDP075
*I love to make my own backgrounds by repeatedly stamping images. The detailed dragonfly stamp makes a lovely background.
*The vellum is glued down only behind the Night of Navy circle and the sentiment banner so the glue doesn’t show. Having two different areas glued down helps to feature the background dragonflies a little more, too.
*Not a single Dimensional on this card! How did that happen?? Total accident. I survived, but if I make this card again, I’ll put the banner on Dimensionals. #gettingtheshakes
*The sentiment is actually from a two-line stamp that says, “Thanks for the smile and everything else.” I covered the “and everything else” with washi tape before inking the stamp, then removed the washi tape before stamping.
*I hand-cut the flagged ends of the banner with my Snips.

Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Dreams stamps -- don't forget to finish the inside of your card! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*Inside. The angle is funky on this, but you get the idea.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like my card and will check out some more of my posts while you’re here.

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You’re Pretty Super

Stampin' Up! Everyday Hero stamp set - superhero cape handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Everyday Hero is one of my very favorite stamp sets from the new catalog. It’s so good for kid cards, mom cards, dad cards, thank yous, or just plain telling-someone-they’re-super cards. Love, love, love it.

Stampin' Up! Everyday Hero stamp set - superhero cape handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This card is CASEd (Copy And Share Everything / Copy and Selectively Edit) from this card by Holly Stene, one of Stampin’ Up!’s Artisans. She’s fab, and I could not resist making my own version.

Stampin' Up! Everyday Hero stamp set - superhero cape handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Everyday Hero stamp set - superhero cape handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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Facebook Live – Happy Celebrations & Celebrations Duo

Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations stamp set & Celebrations Duo debossing/embossing folders - handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! Here’s the card I made during my Facebook Live video this week. Here’s the video. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you like it!

Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations stamp set & Celebrations Duo debossing/embossing folders - handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The supply list is below, and the pictures will take you directly to where you can buy the products in my store. Happy stamping!

Stampin' Up! Happy Celebrations stamp set & Celebrations Duo debossing/embossing folders - handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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Baby Wipe Faux Batik video tutorial

Baby Wipe Faux Batik background technique - Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning and Awesomely Artistic - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, everyone! If you missed my weekly Facebook live video on Monday, I showed my new (I think) background technique that uses the leftover baby wipe from the Baby Wipe Technique. Here is the video:

Below are the cards I showed in the video, along with the supply lists. If you’d like to buy the items I used to make these cards, simply click on the item pictures, and you will be taken to my Stampin’ Up! store. And make sure you follow/like my Facebook page and turn on notifications, and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Baby Wipe Faux Batik background technique - Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning and Awesomely Artistic - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Baby Wipe Faux Batik background technique - Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning and Awesomely Artistic - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Baby Wipe Faux Batik background technique - Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning and Awesomely Artistic - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Baby Wipe Faux Batik background technique - Stampin' Up! One Big Meaning and Awesomely Artistic - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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Okay, Sweet Sugarplum, we can be friends

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Hey there! Thanks for stopping by today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop, so please vote for my card here. 

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty and Birthday Blooms handmade card with watercolor pencils and paper piecing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

Our theme for this highlight is Get Well Soon – I have to admit that I only have one Get Well stamp in my entire stash, and I almost never make a Get Well card. But I *should* make them and send them. It’s such a nice way to lift someone’s spirits.

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty and Birthday Blooms handmade card with watercolor pencils and paper piecing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

I’m not going to lie. When I saw the new In Colors last year, I immediately stuck Sweet Sugarplum into the “DO NOT WANT” bucket. I have a hard time with purple pastels. We all have our preferences, right?

But every time I pair it with Mint Macaron (anyone else starting to panic that it’s retiring at the end of May??), I start whistling a different tune. I’m not saying I’m ready to order a full pack of the cardstock, but I’m getting there. Really starting to like this color.

I borrowed my daughter’s Pretty Kitty stamp set to make this card. This kitty is so sweet and warm, the perfect image for sending get well wishes. The base is Mint Macaron, and I added a 2-3/4″ strip of Sweet Sugarplum to offset my flowers. I stamped the flowers from the Birthday Blooms stamp set in StazOn Jet Black ink on a 2-1/2″ strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and colored the stems in with my Mint Macaron marker. I decided to paper piece the flowers, so I cleaned the stamp and stamped them again in Sweet Sugarplum ink on a separate sheet of Very Vanilla. I then went over the lines of the stamped images with my Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil, then spread the color around the flower with my Blender Pen, then went over the lines again with the Razzleberry pencil. I cut just the flowers out with my Snips, then glued them to the flowers on the Very Vanilla strip.

Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty and Birthday Blooms handmade card with watercolor pencils and paper piecing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

I just love this kitty! Pretty Kitty has several images that would work for a Get Well card, but I really liked this calm and happy scene. I stamped the kitty in StazOn on Very Vanilla. The watercolor pencils I used to color the scene are Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, and Calypso Coral, and both Early Espresso (with a light touch) and Basic Gray for the kitty; the kitty’s shadow is done with Basic Gray (again, a light touch). I colored the flower leaves with the Mint Macaron marker. I cut the kitty out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the black scalloped circle is one of the Layering Circles Framelits. I finished off the cardfront with Sweet Sugarplum Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics and Birthday Blooms handmade card with watercolor pencils and paper piecing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights

On the inside, I added a panel of Very Vanilla and stamped and paper pieced the flower again. The sentiment is from Butterfly Basics, stamped in Mint Macaron.

I hope you like my card! Thanks for visiting my blog today, and make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card. I would love to be chosen to do another international blog hop!

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Monstrously Wonderful

Stampin' Up! Yummy in My Tummy handmade monster card with Labeler Alphabet and Cupcakes & Carousels paper - FMS274 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello, and happy Sunday (night)! I hope you’ve had a good weekend. Mine started off with 80 chest-to-ground burpees on Friday, because my trainer is a sadist, and continued to be productive from there. Also, my 6-year-old started softball (t-ball) practices, and she’s just adorable. Her pants were a little big, so she’d take off running the bases, hitching up her pants the whole time. I should have fished out a safety pin, but I was too busy cracking up. I’m that mom.

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It’s been a long time since I’ve played along with Freshly Made Sketches, but I really loved this sketch and wanted to play along.

Stampin' Up! Yummy in My Tummy handmade monster card with Labeler Alphabet and Cupcakes & Carousels paper - FMS274 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I thought this fun monster from the Yummy in My Tummy stamp set fit perfectly in the sentiment panel, so I decided to flip the sketch and build the card around this guy.

Tips for CASEing this card:

*The card base is 5.5″x4.25″ (half of an 8.5″x11″ sheet of cardstock, flipped landscape-wise and scored in the middle), in Bermuda Bay. The So Saffron layer is only 1/8″ shorter all the way around, and the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP layer is 1/8″ shorter than the So Saffron layer.

Stampin' Up! Yummy in My Tummy handmade monster card with Labeler Alphabet and Cupcakes & Carousels paper - FMS274 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*The Cupcakes & Carousels DSP stack is sooo cute and versatile! Perfect for so many occasions.

Stampin' Up! Yummy in My Tummy handmade monster card with Labeler Alphabet and Cupcakes & Carousels paper - FMS274 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*This guy! So adorable! I stamped him on Shimmery White cardstock in StazOn ink. I used my Aqua Painter and Bermuda Bay re-inker to paint the monster. I wanted his coloring to come out ombre, so I painted him several times. First I painted the whole monster, then the bottom 3/4, then again the bottom half, and the last time just the bottom 1/4. After he was painted, I covered him in lacquer using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. After he was dry, I cut him out with my snips.

*I ran the black cardstock behind the monster through the Big Shot with the Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder. This folder makes such a deep impression. I love it!

Stampin' Up! Yummy in My Tummy handmade monster card with Labeler Alphabet and Cupcakes & Carousels paper - FMS274 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*The sentiment is stamped using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set. I stacked two Dimensionals under the sign, and the monster’s hand is actually between the Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Yummy in My Tummy handmade monster card with Labeler Alphabet and Cupcakes & Carousels paper - FMS274 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*Hee! My favorite part of the card. I love the Labeler Alphabet. It’s easiest to line up the letters if you start in the middle and work outward. The other words in the sentiment are from the Cottage Greetings stamp set. I used my MISTI to line it up and split up the words.

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