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!

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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

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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Heat Tool

$49.95

Big Shot

$110.00