My Very Best

Hello! It’s been kind of a crazy week here. Our first day of co-op is in the books for this semester. I’m teaching knitting to middle schoolers! I was a little scared, because what if they just stared at me and I fumbled along awkwardly praying for the end of class bell to ring? But of course they were wonderful, and we were all sorry when the bell rang. In other news, my sweet little toddler has the flu or something like it (the flu test was negative, but the doctor was like, “Nah, she totally has the flu”). She seems much better today and has finally started eating again.

Stampin' Up! Happy Wishes stamp set -- free with $100 order during Sale-A-Bration -- with Delightful Daisy paper - handmade hello card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Today’s card is a quick and easy one featuring the Happy Wishes stamp set. This gorgeous set is free with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The paper is from the Delightful Daisy pack.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card 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.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Facebook Live: Celebrate You Shaker Card

Hey! Things should be back to normal with everyday posting now. My mom has gone back home, and we are working toward normalcy again. I have so much to catch up on around the house, plus I have co-op to prepare for. I’m teaching knitting to the middle grades. Eek!

Stampin' Up! handmade shaker birthday card using Celebrate You thinlits, Amazing You stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set - tutorial video with FREE Sale-A-Bration papercrafting products - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this week’s Facebook Live, I made a fun shaker card using the Celebrate You thinlits (FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!). I also used Picture Perfect Birthday and the Amazing You stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration).

Stampin' Up! handmade shaker birthday card using Celebrate You thinlits, Amazing You stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set - tutorial video with FREE Sale-A-Bration papercrafting products - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out those Gold Glitter Flakes! Watch the video below to see how I made the card. Then tune in next Tuesday at 2 pm (new day and time while co-op is in session).

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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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Happy Hooray

Good morning! Sorry I’ve been absent for a few days. It has been an emotional whirlwind of a week. My Papa, a 95-year-old World War II vet and our hero, passed away late Monday night, and as you can imagine, that’s what our whole life was about last week. We buried him Friday, and in west Texas style, they buried him in the wrong place and had to dig him up and re-bury him. We are choosing to laugh about it, because he would have laughed about it.

I am still catching up on everything. My mom is in town (she had planned to come last Monday, but obviously we were all in west Texas together), so I am likely to be a little spotty with daily blogging this week, or at least I’ll be posting at weird times.

Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday - Occasions 2018 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This Party Hat birthday card is so easy to make and comes together so fast. I first stamped in Real Red, then in Pool Party, and finally in Lemon-Lime Twist. I love this three-step stamp. I think it will look even better when I have my Stamparatus (which arrives in about 3 weeks, yay!!) and can place the stamps perfectly. I also stamped the hat trim in Lemon-Lime Twist.

Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday - Occasions 2018 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the “Happy Birthday” banner outline in Pool Party and the “Happy Birthday” in Real Red, then cut the banner out with the Party Hat Builder framelits. For the little side banner, I first stuck on a piece of Myths & Magic washi tape (I have to say, my washi taping is a little bit on point lately), then stamped “HOORAY” in Real Red and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. I stapled the banner to the washi tape and card front with a mini stapler. Important: Staple on your banner before you attach the card front to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday - Occasions 2018 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

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.

January Host Code BJTRGPSF

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

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.

January Host Code BJTRGPSF

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Big Shot

$110.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25