Priceless Friend

Hello, stamping friends! Happy Saturday! We’re having a pretty low-key day, just hanging around the house and cleaning. My husband is working on the Little Passports boxes with the kids (they got subscriptions for Christmas), and I’ve finished deep-cleaning one room. Just 10 or so to go!

I made today’s card using the sketch from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge. Great sketch!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’ve just recently gotten this stamp set, and I see so many possibilities with it. I can’t wait to color it with my Blends. But this time, I used Brusho for the background. Totally gaga over this look! This was my first time to play with Brusho on Glossy White Cardstock. You get a much different look here from using Brusho on Watercolor Paper! I’m getting so many different looks from this one product and just having so much fun. Obsessed. I used the Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red and spritzed liberally with water. I love how the outside areas look more spritzy (totally a word), and the middle looks more solid. But look at the color variation, even in the middle!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I embossed the diamonds all over the background with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I also die cut one diamond out of Silver Foil Sheets using the Eclectic Layers thinlits (which are actually available in a bundle with the Oh So Eclectic stamps, or separately if you prefer). The Night of Navy circle is punched with the 2″ circle punch. I embossed the sentiment and flagged it with the Banner Triple Punch.

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had fun with the ribbons. I pulled apart the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain ribbon and tied the threads in a knot. Then I took the Basic Gray ribbon that comes in the free Sale-A-Bration ribbon pack and pulled on a few threads to get it to cinch up like this. I threaded that ribbon through the loophole in the other one and glue dotted them to the card. Fun!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock and embossed one more diamond on it.

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 wishlist is over $99, please 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 July, 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, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Sweetest Thoughts

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts, Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More cards, Stampin' Blends, Sale-A-Bration free shimmer ribbon - 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration start January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning, and Happy New Year! Today I’m showing you another preview of lots of goodies that will be available Wednesday. The beautiful sentiment comes from the Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts stamp set. It’s a lovely, delicate stamp set that I know I’ll be using a lot. The designer series paper in the background is the gorgeous Petal Passion paper. This paper is all black and white and beautiful.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts, Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More cards, Stampin' Blends, Sale-A-Bration free shimmer ribbon - 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration start January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The card with the colored flowers is one of the cards from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack. This is a black and white card, and I colored it in with Stampin’ Blends. I used Light and Dark blends in Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive. I used only the Light Cherry Cobbler Blends marker (but I’ve linked the Combo pack below if you want to go ahead and get the pair, which I recommend). The ribbon is from the Shimmer Ribbon Combo Pack in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. You’ll be able to get this for FREE with a $50 (pre-tax and -shipping) order during Sale-A-Bration! Sale-A-Bration starts Wednesday and runs through March 31.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts, Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More cards, Stampin' Blends, Sale-A-Bration free shimmer ribbon - 2018 Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration start January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card, I added a strip of the DSP to a Whisper White background.

Thanks for stopping by! Some of the things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration items will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get the new products in your Starter Kit! If you order from my 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!

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Whole Lot of Lovely paper

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper, All Things Thanks stamps handmade friend card thank you card - October 2017 designer series paper sale - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! In my Facebook Live video this morning, I made this and several other cards, featuring the designer series paper that is on sale for the month of October. I’ll be posting the others throughout the week, but you can see them all in the video below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re watching and like my Facebook page (and turn on notifications) if you’d like to see me live on Tuesdays.

To shop the DSP sale, go here. The World Cardmaking Day sale is here.

You can find all the supplies I used to make the cards in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the host code (see below) when you shop so you get extra freebies from me. I’ll be posting the supply lists for the other cards throughout the week, so make sure to come back for those.


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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek: Spooky Cat

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog sneak peek - Spooky Cat bundle with black rhinestones - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My favorite Halloween bundle from the new Holiday Catalog is easily Spooky Cat. First of all, I love a good punch bundle, and Spooky Cat has a cat punch! I seriously squealed when I saw that. And the stamp set has so many adorable images and sentiments. It’s fun. Very Harry Potter-y.

I made this card for the Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge, because when I saw the sketch, I immediately thought Spooky Cat. I pretty much followed the sketch exactly.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog sneak peek - Spooky Cat bundle with black rhinestones - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my kitty and the repeated “Happy Halloween” stamping, I used the Baby Wipe technique with Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Peekaboo Peach reinkers. I love these colors together for fall.

Stampin' Up! Cat Punch - Holiday Catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside of the card, I just punched a cat and glued it on.

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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Buy the Carols of Christmas bundle from my online store in August, and receive a free online card class that uses the bundle! The cards are easy to duplicate, so they’re perfect for beginners, but they’re also fun for seasoned stampers. [NOTE: The cards shown are not the cards included in the tutorial.]

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Additional products used:
Spooky Cat bundle
Black Rhinestones
Baby Wipe