Let It Snow

Hey there! I got a lot of crafting and a little cleaning done this weekend, because we got hit with a bit of a tropical storm, so we’re hunkered down and avoiding the floods.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

I got a chance to make a card for the Global Design Project color challenge. What fun colors!

I decided to see what these colors would look like as a starry night, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I use the Stamping Sponges for most of my sponging, because I get the best results with those. So I keep a little wedge for each color. I sponged Night of Navy at the top of the background, then sponged Bermuda Bay below that. Then I blended the two colors for quite a while until I was happy with them — this is why it looks like I have three shades of blue. The shade in the middle is a mix of the two blues. Then I sponged Flirty Flamingo below the Bermuda Bay. I didn’t blend Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo as much — just a little. Then I went back over all of the sponging with a damp baby wipe to smooth it out a little more.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

I cut the moon and stars out with the Card Front Builder Dies (available now, and they even come in a bundle with the gorgeous Carols of Christmas stamp set) and put a strip of Champagne Foil Sheets (available September 1) behind the cutout. The sentiment is from the Holiday Catalog (which starts Friday!!), from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. I covered everything but the sentiment and little stars with washi tape before inking the stamp, then removed the washi before stamping.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

For the snow, I spread Embossing Paste onto the Shimmery White cardstock and smoothed it around a few times until I liked the look. I cut the trees out of Thick Whisper White (it takes embossing paste better than regular Whisper White) with the Card Front Builder Dies, then spread Embossing Paste on. I let it dry just a little, then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

Here’s the inside of the card. Thanks for stopping by!

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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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Deck the Halls!

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

In today’s Facebook Live video, I made three projects using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, which you get as part of your FREE stuff when you buy the Starter Kit in July! It’s an amazing promotion. Please ask me if you have any questions. The Starter Kit is $99, and you choose $125 in products, plus you get free shipping on that order and a minimum 20% discount through the end of December. And if you buy the Starter Kit in July, you get this, too:

So that’s $197 in products for $99, plus free shipping on the whole Starter Kit! It’s an amazing deal.

Here are pictures of the finished projects:

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Note Cards & Envelopes, Be Merry paper, Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, and Stitched Shapes framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Lots of Labels and Layering Squares framelits, Striped Treat Bags, Double Stitched Ribbon, Boxwood Wreaths, Be Merry paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Layering Circles framelits, Foil Frenzy paper, Gold Sequin Trim - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

And here is the recording of my Facebook Live.  I sing while heat embossing, so you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss this one! Orrrrrrr maybe you do, haha. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re over there. If you’d like to see next week’s video live, please like my Facebook page and turn on notifications so you don’t miss it!

 

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Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

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Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

$6.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Big Shot

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

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Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

$7.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

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Versamark Pad

$8.50

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Striped Treat Bags

$5.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Heat Tool

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Big Shot

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Layering Squares Framelits Dies

$35.00

Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies

$27.00

Gold Binder Clips

$7.00

Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

$7.00

Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments

$6.00

Regals Enamel Shapes

$9.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

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Glue Dots

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Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

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Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

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Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

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Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

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Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper

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Big Shot

$110.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Gold Mini Sequin Trim

$6.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00