Colored Seasons

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, everyone! Today I have a fall-themed birthday card for you. I’m using the Colorful Seasons bundle along with the Stampin’ Blends (surprise!). This card makes me miss Idaho so much! We had a gorgeous silver maple in our back yard that had the most brilliant, fiery red leaves in the fall.

I’m playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge (Autumn Leaves) today. I decided to just use the photo for my inspiration today.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the leaves in Cherry Cobbler ink, and after it was dry, I colored the leaves using the Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Color Lifter as needed (and to fix lots of little errors). After coloring the leaves, I sponged around the whole edge of the cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink with a Stamping Sponge.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
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I added a Gold Glimmer Paper leaf cut with the Seasonal Layer thinlits (just because I decided my card needed some gold sparkle), then added the sentiment with some Gold Metallic Thread behind it. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet and cut with the Lots of Labels framelits. After barely using these at all last year, I find that I use them all the time now!

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside, I stamped a leaf and another sweet sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet. I sponged the edges of the cardstock again before adding it to the card.

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Big Shot

$110.00

RAK Blog Hop

Hi! Welcome to the RAK Blog Hop! I am Sarah Fleming, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the USA (in central Texas). This is a blog hop to show the cards that we send and receive as participants in the Random Act of Kindness Card Group. This group is a wonderful, giving group that sends cards to each other using current Stampin’ Up! products. We’re from all over the world, and half the fun is seeing how far each card travels to its destination.

Today I’m sharing the cards I’ve received in late September and October. I am sending out my October RAK cards next week, so I don’t have any of those to show yet. I’m a little behind this month.

Stampin' Up! Random Act of Kindness Card Group

How adorable is this card from Michelle Haney?? She has used the Envelope Punch Board to make the notches around the ears. The Stitched Shapes framelits and Layering Oval framelits make up the chest, eyes, and wings. The wings are debossed with the Petal Burst folder. What a great idea! I don’t have that embossing folder, but I’m starting to reconsider it. The Jack-o-lantern comes from the Pick a Pumpkin bundle. And there’s that classic “happy halloween” stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes (Teeny Tiny Sentiments if you’re overseas). Thank you, Michelle!

Stampin' Up! Random Act of Kindness Card Group

This GORGEOUS sympathy card arrived from the wonderful Angie McKenzie. The Colorful Seasons stamp set is so versatile and can be used for almost any purpose. Even sympathy. And that Jute Twine is just perfect. What a beautiful card. Thank you, Angie.

I hope these cards have inspired you in some way. We’d love for you to join the Random Act of Kindness Card Group! It’s such a fun group! Make sure to go through the whole blog hop and be inspired by the other cards being sent and received this month. Just start at Jessie and go to the end.

Seasonal Sympathy

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in September, so please do go vote for me.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme for the International Blog Highlight is Sympathy. I have a hard time with sympathy cards, but I had a vision for this card and was really glad that it came out better than what I had in my head. Friday is rumored to be the first day of fall, though it won’t actually feel like it for a couple more months (the forecast says 91 on Friday), so I went with a fall theme for my card.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I wanted to use the Colorful Seasons bundle and bold colors with the Watercolor Emboss Resist technique. I chose Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Old Olive. Plus a dash of Copper Foil. I love, love, love how it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here is the inside.

In my Facebook Live video this morning, I demonstrated how to make this card. Here’s the video.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my card. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

You can find all the products I used to make the card in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

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Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Lake Life scrapbook page

I’m participating in a challenge for the month of August where we make a page every day. I don’t expect to actually get 31 pages done, but I figure if I participate, I’ll at least get a few done.
Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, and Wood Textures DSP stack

This is my page, based on this layout and page by Lyssa Zwolanek.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, and Wood Textures DSP stack

I changed up a few things, like the color and a few extras. I’ll use this for some of our pictures we took at the lake a few weeks ago. If I’d had a Detailed Mosquito thinlit, that would be more appropriate, but we did see quite a few dragonflies, too. And also, no one would buy a Detailed Mosquito thinlit. You can find my full supply list below.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine (retired)
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$3.50