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Stampin' Up! In the City - handmade Independence Day card - 4th of July - CAS - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the Creative Crew Color Challenge at Splitcoast this month, we are using Real Red, Island Indigo, and Very Vanilla. I wanted to make a really simple card using the In the City stamp set (because it has fireworks, and the colors were close enough for Independence Day). I didn’t have a good Independence Day sentiment, so I decided to have a little fun with the Labeler Alphabet. I have a friend who will LOVE this card. Actually, I have a whole group of friends who will love this card.

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Love and Hugs

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage - clean and simple handmade card - CAS - glitter enamel dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I really love Stampin’ Up!’s new Ribbon of Courage stamp set. It was designed by Patty Bennett in honor of her mother.

It has beautiful support ribbon stamps but also has this adorable heart and a couple of other cute little stamps, plus BEAUTIFUL sentiments.

There are also matching framelits, though I didn’t use them on this card. Lookit that tiny support ribbon!

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage - clean and simple handmade card - CAS - glitter enamel dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this clean and simple card, I stamped the heart several times in Archival Basic Black ink and colored each heart differently, though I used the same colors for each heart. I colored the hearts with my Stampin’ Write Makers in Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. I stamped the sentiment in Lemon-Lime Twist and finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots.

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Cupcake Girl

Whew! What a crazy couple of days it has been. I went to bed Wednesday night without finishing my blog posts for my Creative Crew projects, thinking I’d do them first thing in the morning. Well. I woke up sick as a dog, as we like to say around here. So I spent yesterday either sleeping or throwing up and then ended up at the ER since we have no good urgent care around here and I can’t get into my gastroenterologist for 3 weeks. They were nice and gave me morphine.

Anyway, I have two more cards to show you. These are for the Step-It-Up challenge, and they will be included in the Birthday Memories Class-By-Mail that I’ll be offering later this month. So keep a look out for that.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Isn’t this little sweetie adorable? She is from the Birthday Memories designer series paper. I just adore her and pretty much every sheet of paper in that entire pack. It’s my favorite suite in the new catalog. I went with a Very Vanilla card base, because I wanted to use the Bundle of Love paper for my background. Plus, I think having the vanilla in the background makes the white in front pop a little more. I cut the girl and her surrounding cupcakes out of the designer series paper using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The girl is wearing a Whisper White and Pacific Point dress, but I decided it was close enough that I could use Dapper Denim for my sentiment frame and my Glitter Enamel Dot. I used the Layering Squares framelits for my sentiment, Very Vanilla for the straight square, and Dapper Denim for the scalloped square. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red from the Tabs for Everything stamp set — this stamp set is going to be perfect with the new Planner Kit (mine has shipped!) and the Circle Tab Punch.

I decided that my sweet girl holding her cupcake needed another little cupcake at her feet. I stamped the cupcake wrapper from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Crumb Cake on VV, then the frosting (also Lift Me Up) in Blushing Bride. Then I sponged Blushing Bride over the frosting to give it a little extra something. I added that Glitter Enamel Dot, and I was done.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside of this card, I added a strip of the Bundle of Love paper, 4″x1/2″.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To step up my card, I first added a frame behind my girl, made with the Lots of Labels framelits and Red Glimmer Paper. Next, I cut Cupcake Girl directly out of the DSP using one of the coordinating dies — YES! The dies cut images directly from the paper! This is my favorite feature of the Birthday Memories Suite. After I cut her out, I popped her up on Dimensionals. The oval around her is also on Dimensionals, so I double-stacked the Dimensionals for the girl. Tip: When using Dimensionals on the glitter side of Glimmer Paper, I take the backing off the Dimensional, then add some liquid glue to the Dimensional so it will stay put. Otherwise, it falls off pretty easily. If you’re ever sticking anything to the top of Glimmer Paper, use either the Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I did everything the same for my sentiment, but for the tiny cupcake, this time I embossed both the wrapper and the frosting in gold, then sponged the frosting on with Blushing Bride ink. My final step-up is using more Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This time for the inside of the card, I used the same paper, but I cut it 4-1/4″x3/4″.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’d love to hear which card you like better! I love them both and really can’t decide which one is my favorite.

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Big Shot

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Heat Tool

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Facebook Live video: Truly Artistic

Hey, there! I hope you had a good weekend. Ours was fun and busy. I made this Maui hook cake for my son’s 4th birthday, because he’s obsessed.

Hashtag Mom cake, amirite? He loved it. You’re welcome, kid.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
In other news, I finally got to make a card today for the first time since Thursday (4 days is a long time to go without!). This card actually uses three stamp sets — Crafting Forever, Just Add Text, and Sunshine Sayings.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I did some very simple coloring with ink pads and blender pens (and a quick shadow with an Aqua Painter) and a little bit of fussy cutting.

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever and Just Add Text with Sunshine Sayings - new annual catalog sneak peek - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love the sentiment that I chose for the card and the way it fits with this artsy set.

To see how I made the card, check out the Facebook Live video that I did today.

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Blender Pens

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