You Are Cool

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is our favorite products that carried over from any of last year’s catalogs to the new annual catalog.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I have so many favorites carrying over, but I decided to go with the Cool Treats stamps and matching Frozen Treats framelits, because I adore them and haven’t shown them much love at all. And then for the sentiment on the front of the card, I used the Sunshine Sayings stamps and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

But I’m also SO in love with the new catalog that I just had to mix it up and use some of the new stuff, too.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Thick Whisper White. I stamped the base with Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, and Soft Sky. Then I added a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, punched with the new Ticket Tear Border Punch. Over that I added a strip of Emerald Envy, embossed using the new Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder. I punched a 2″ circle of the glimmer paper and glued that down, then did my focal panel.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The focal panel is the new (returning from years ago) Glossy Cardstock. I’m so in love with this stuff! I used the Ink, Spray, & Smash technique with Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, and Pacific Point reinkers. I’m always amazed how the colors come out with this technique. The Melon Mambo mixed with the Pacific Point and came out looking like Berry Burst! After it was dry, I cut out the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

I stamped and cut the ice cream cones, then stamped the Emerald Envy ice cream scoop and cut it out. I cut the Berry Burst ice cream from one of the ombre sheets in the Color Theory designer series paper stack.

For the word cool, I used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. I cut the “co” and another “o” from the “congrats” die, then cut the “l” from the “love” die, first out of Whisper White, then out of Emerald Envy. I glued the two layers together, slightly offset, then put them on the glossy background with Mini Dimensionals (cut in half, because these words are so thin that even the baby Dimensionals are too big!).

I finally glued some of the new Iridescent Sequins on.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the inside with the Cool Treats stamps. Festive!

I hope my card hasĀ inspired you to mix the old and the new together for extra fun. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

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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Big Shot

$110.00

 

Colorful Day

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there! It has taken me a good week to get back on my feet after my stupid stomach decided to freak out on me. I was on the couch for several days, but then it took several days to catch up on things around the house. So I’m finally back, feeling fine and ready for lots more papercrafts.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This was my final Creative Crew project at Splitcoaststampers for June. The challenge here was to make a project using strong summer colors. Yes, please, and thank you. Bold brights are my favorites! I wanted to use the Color Theory suite from the new catalog for my card. I’d barely touched this suite, and it had been calling my name. A few weeks ago, I’d tried to make a surprise shaker card that was very similar to this, but I wasn’t happy with the result. So I re-made the card, changing the colors and discarding the “surprise” part.

The window frame and the wood floors are both made from the Wood Textures DSP stack. I cut the window using the Hearth & Home framelits. I’ve had these for probably a year and a half and never used them! I just couldn’t come up with anything, so I’m glad I finally had an idea for them.

The wall is a Crushed Curry ombre piece from the Color Theory DSP stack. Everyone has ombre walls, right?

I made the curtain rod from Silver Foil, and the curtains are made from several strips of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. I adore this ribbon. I cut several lengths, then taped them together with Tear & Tape, and finally wrapped the top edge over the top of the curtain rod, tacking it down in the back with Tear & Tape.

Through the window, I sponged Bermuda Bay ink on with the Sponge Brayer, also ombre to look like both sea and sky. I stamped the branch and the flowers (they fit together perfectly) from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and added the Adirondack chair. What a nice place to sit.

The sequins are from an old Paper Pumpkin kit (I love the sequins that sometimes come in these kits! They are always so good!), and I also stamped and fussy cut some of the flowers to add to the shaker.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These stamps are all from the Colorful Seasons stamp set as well. It’s such a beautiful set with beautiful sentiments.

You can see all of the Creative Crew projects for June in this gallery at Splitcoast. Check them out, there are so many inspiring creations!

Thanks for visiting!

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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 items I used today in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links are below). Use the host code (above) at checkout to get extra freebies from me.

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Big Shot

$110.00