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.

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Magical Glossy Mermaid

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there!

In yesterday’s Facebook Live video, I made this gorgeous ocean background using the Ink Spray & Smash technique for glossy cardstock backgrounds. I am pretty new to glossy cardstock and am loving all the techniques you can use with it!

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Magical Mermaid with glossy cardstock - Ink Spray & Smash background technique - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out the video to see me make this card and to also see me use the Versamark Resist technique and to see me totally fail at the Salted Background technique (which I couldn’t quite remember and did wrong in the video). You can buy all the products I used in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links below). Also, make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and like my Facebook page!

I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).


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Life is Beautiful – Introducing Memories & More

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! This card is for the Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew inspiration challenge for June. This is my favorite of my five projects that I made for the Crew this month!

For the inspiration challenge this month, I was inspired by this bold fuchsia flower with gold and green accents.

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with an Old Olive card base and stamped and embossed the flower spray from Wood Words in white on the card base. I stamped it three times. LOVE this look!

The two 3″x4″ pieces of DSP on top of the embossed card base are not DSP at all. They are pocket cards from our new memory keeping collection, Memories and More.  I absolutely adore the Color Theory M&M collection (sorry, I’m going to call it M&M and sometimes maybe even Eminem).

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I tied the ribbon around the card base — this is the super soft 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon, and it comes in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. It is the easiest ribbon to tie into a beautiful bow! And did I mention how soft it is? It’s kitty soft, and I know this because I sometimes pet it. *side eye* Look at the drape on this ribbon!

I used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits to recreate the big, bursting flower. I punched a piece of Gold Foil out with the 2″ Circle punch, then embossed the Gold Foil with the Hexagons folder (this matches the decoration on the inside of the card as well). I put Dimensionals between all the layers and under the flower.

And lookit those Glitter Enamel Dots. You can order them today.

I chose the “Life is a beautiful thing” sentiment, because it just seemed perfect for both our theme (Promises of New Things) and this vibrant flower.

Stampin' Up! Color Theory Memories & More card pack with Eastern Medallions thinlits, Colorful Seasons stamps, Wood Words stamps, Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder and new Mini Chevron Ribbon - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I lined the inside of the card with some Whisper White cardstock and added a sticker from the M&M card pack to coordinate with the hexagons embossed on the front of the card.

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Make sure you come back later — I have a TON of projects to show you today, because Creative Crew projects are live today, and THE NEW CATALOG HAS BEGUN!! The ordering system is down until 1 pm CDT, but then you can go crazy.

Also, I’ll be doing a special live video later today on my Facebook page to show you my top 20 items (if I can whittle it down to that many) from the new catalog, and yes, I will be able to show you the inside of the catalog! If you want to catch me live, go to my Facebook page, like it, and turn on notifications. I’m not sure whether I will go live at quiet time, when my kids are supposed to play quietly without me, or when my husband gets off work. Sometime tomorrow, depending on how the day is going!

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the products I showed you in my online Stampin’ Up! store today! I will have a new Host Code for June up as soon as the ordering system is back up.

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In addition to the following items, I used the Eastern Medallions thinlits for the flower. The item # is 143725.

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Facebook Live — Tranquil Tulips

Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, crafty friends! I decided to CASE my own card Tuesday for my live Facebook video, but using the colors from this week’s Global Design Project challenge.

Great colors, right?!

 

Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The card came out completely different from the original (you can see the original in the video), which was the whole point. I love it! And I absolutely adore this new host set Tranquil Tulips. I am so not into flowers (I’ve bought very few flowery stamp sets over the years, compared to the rest of my stamping stash), but maybe I’m turning into a flower lover! Stampin’ Up!’s flowery sets have just been irresistible to me lately.
Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Those Glitter Enamel Dots are so perfect for this card! Not as shiny as rhinestones but shinier than pearls — just perfect. You’ll be able to get them on June 5. And that’s the Old Olive 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon under the sentiment. This ribbon is so soft and delicious. You’ll see it tied in a bow in one of my projects tomorrow — it makes BEAUTIFUL bows.

And look at that crackled paper in the background. It’s from the Color Theory designer series paper stack and is so beautiful. This is one of the Old Olive pieces, but the pack also has Berry Burst, Crushed Curry, and Dapper Denim.

Do you love the flowers peeking out from the inside of the card?

Stampin' Up! host stamp set Tranquil Tulips is available June 1st! So gorgeous with Color Theory DSP - #GDP089 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love to decorate the inside of my card. It gives it a professional, finished look.

Here’s the live video where I make the card, talk about my refrigerator sadness, tell you about my thieving toddler, and handle interruptions from two different kids who are supposed to be having their quiet time — this is pretty much every day in my house.

Make sure you come back later — I will have a TON of projects to show you today, because Creative Crew projects go live today, and THE NEW CATALOG HAS BEGUN!! The ordering system is down until 1 pm CDT, but then you can go crazy.

Also, I’ll be doing a special live video later today on my Facebook page to show you my top 20 items (if I can whittle it down to that many) from the new catalog, and yes, I will be able to show you the inside of the catalog! If you want to catch me live, go to my Facebook page, like it, and turn on notifications. I’m not sure whether I will go live at quiet time, when my kids are supposed to play quietly without me, or when my husband gets off work. Sometime tomorrow, depending on how the day is going!

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the products I showed you in my online Stampin’ Up! store today! I will have a new Host Code for June up as soon as the ordering system is back up.

 

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