Stampin’ Blends Marker Club: Magical Day

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The January projects for my Stampin’ Blends Marker Club were made with the Magical Day stamp set. This has been, by far, my favorite month for my Blends Club! I just had a blast designing the projects. We’ve been building everyone’s marker collection, 5-6 markers at a time, so we have quite a collection now to incorporate into all the projects. I will be taking sign-ups in March for my next club, which will start in April.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Aren’t these fun?

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the February 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.

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

 

Sympathy Blooms

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.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

 

This month our theme for the hop is Sorry/Sympathy/Get Well. I have a hard time making sympathy cards when I need them, so it’s good to keep them on hand. I prefer to make sympathy cards that have at least some bright colors in them, because I want a sympathy card to lift the person’s spirits.

My card base is Old Olive, and on top of that is a Whisper White mat embossed with the Hexagons embossing folder. I added some splatters from Swirly Bird on the mat in Versamark ink, then heat embossed the splatters in gold.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

I added the strip of Merry Little Christmas designer series paper — I love how you can use this paper for things other than Christmas projects. Then I added a half inch strip of a Champagne Foil Sheet.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

For my focal point, I started by stamping the large flower from Birthday Blooms in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then coloring it in with the Stampin’ Blends. For the flower petals, I used Dark and Light Calypso Coral. For the leaves, I used Dark and Light Old Olive, then added Dark Daffodil Delight to the tips of the leaves. The bits at the center of the flower are colored in with Dark Daffodil Delight. I fussy-cut the flower out. Before I added it to the card, I made some loops with the Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon (delicious) and stuck it to the card with Tear & Tape. Then I added the flower on top of the ribbon with Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched out with the Classic Label punch.

I hope you enjoyed my card 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 November 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.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR

Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanksgiving Table goodies

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! Sorry for my absence… We’ve had a lot of sickness around our house, and frankly also a lot of house cleaning. Sometimes I have to just pause and get some things done so I don’t go crazy. :)

Okay, so this is really late for this year’s Thanksgiving, unless you’re a last-minute person like I am. But I figured I’d show you anyway in case you need some last-minute crafty ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Or you can be early for next year! See, my family does Thanksgiving as an enormous extended family, and always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I still have plenty of time. Ha!

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Okay, first the name tag. The pumpkins (from Pick a Pumpkin) are stamped in Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and 2nd generation Peekaboo Peach (stamped off once), then cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits. The leaves are cut out of Painted Autumn paper and Gold Glimmer Paper using the Seasonal Layers thinlits. I put everything on the Thick Very Vanilla tag using my favorite glue and Mini Dimensionals. Make sure to leave room at the bottom for the twigs. I got these craft twigs from Amazon and just hot glued them across the bottom of the front and back of the tag. I wrote the names on with a Journaling Pen.

 

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the utensils, I made a pouch out of Early Espresso cardstock and taped it together (in the middle of the back and along the bottom) with Tear & Tape. I reinforced the Tear & Tape with the liquid glue just to make sure everything stays together. The Tear & Tape will hold it just fine, but just in case. I cut the Very Vanilla accents with the Patterned Pumpkin dies and glued those down to the top. Then a stitched Tangerine Tango circle cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits on top of those. Then the gold strip on the bottom is punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch (on sale in the Online Extravaganza right now!). The paper is the Painted Autumn paper again — I am so in love with these pumpkins! After I glued on the paper, I added more Very Vanilla accents, then a couple of Gold Glimmer vines. I cut the large pumpkin out of Very Vanilla cardstock and Painted Autumn paper. I also hand-cut the same shape around the pumpkin again and glued the outline of the Very Vanilla pumpkin to that, so I’d have something to glue the negatives to. I used the negatives from the Painted Autumn paper. The pieced pumpkin is on Dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from the At Home With You stamp set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. After adding the utensils and napkin, I tied them up with some Jute Twine.

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is a matchbook treat holder for mini packs of candy corn. The matchbook is made of Tangerine Tango cardstock, and after all the cutting and scoring, the bottom is stapled right underneath where the knot of the bow is. For the treat holder, I used the same stamps, dies, and paper, but also added Lemon-Lime Twist for a couple of the stamped accent pieces and Early Espresso cardstock for one of them. The bow is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon. This stuff is so gorgeous!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll actually have a post tomorrow morning if you get tired of turkey and would like a crafty palate cleanser. ;)

Everything I used in my projects can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. 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, make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Jute Twine

$5.50

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stam

Feathery Friends

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures paper, Feathery Friends host stamp set, Birthday Blooms - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! Today’s card is pretty simple as far as layers and embellishments go, but I love how it turned out. I used the Wood Textures designer series paper (included in the October DSP sale!) and decided to heat emboss these cute little flowers from the Feathery Friends host stamp set directly on the paper. You can’t buy this stamp set — you can only earn it and buy it with Stampin’ Rewards with an order over $150 or a party that goes over $150. Isn’t it cute?

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures paper, Feathery Friends host stamp set, Birthday Blooms - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The card base is Emerald Envy, which is terribly underappreciated. After I mounted the embossed background on the card base, I added a piece of the Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and zigzagged it back and forth until I liked how it looked. I Glue Dotted that down, then added the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped on Whisper White in… well, honestly I’m not sure. I thought I used Calypso Coral, but in the pictures it looks like Tangerine Tango. Either one would look great, though! The sentiment is from the Birthday Blooms stamp set, and the flowers are from the same Feathery Friends set. The circle is cut out with the Stitched Shapes framelits. I popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals, being careful to only place the Dimensionals above and below where the ribbon was.

All of the items I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (linked supply list is at the end of this post). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

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Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25