Heartfelt Trio

Good evening! I hope you’re doing well. I had a weird weekend. I somehow injured my foot in my sleep, as you do. I was seriously hobbled all weekend (it’s better but not completely). Plus I had two sick kids and t-ball practice, and my dog killed a baby bunny in the back yard, so… meh. Weird weekend. I guess you can say I was glad to see Monday. At co-op today I got two new students in my knitting class — an extra kid, plus a mom who wants to learn to knit. We had a lot of fun in class and were shocked when the bell rang to end class. Time flies.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms with washi tape - Sale-A-Bration freebie stamp set with $50 purchase through March 31 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For today’s post, I made a trio of cards using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, some ribbon, and some washi tape. Heartfelt Blooms is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. You can only get these stamps for FREE with a $50 purchase — you can’t buy them. This flower stamp is the first of a new type of stamp patented by Stampin’ Up! The details are amazing.

The main colors I used were Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green (gasp!), and Rich Razzleberry. I used the same layout and design for each card and simply changed up the ribbon and the washi tape.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase - Basics Pack 1 washi tape, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon - handmade sympathy get well card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the Flirty Flamingo card, I used the Lemon-Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon and Basics Pack 1 washi tape.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase - Basics Pack 2 washi tape, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon - handmade sympathy get well card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the Garden Green card, I used Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon. This ribbon is so lovely and feels so nice.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase - Basics Pack 1 washi tape, Shimmer Ribbon Pack - Free Sale-A-Bration item with purchase - handmade sympathy get well card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Rich Razzleberry card is my favorite. I think I have exactly the right amount of ink on my Rich Razzleberry ink pad to make the flowers burst off the card. I used Basics Pack 1 washi tape on this one, plus the FREE Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon pack (free with $50 purchase). The ribbon comes in three different widths and three different colors – Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, and Bermuda Bay. It’s delicious.

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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Beachy Waterfront

Stampin' Up! Waterfront with In the City host stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello! I hope your Friday night is going well. All is well here. I was so productive today that I can’t even with myself right now. Of course all the productivity was housewife-related, so no crafting. Just so much Costco. And podcast listening, tbh. That’s who I am now. I listen to podcasts.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront with In the City host stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This card is almost entirely stamping. I stamped this little beachy scene using the Waterfront stamp set. The colors are listed below. The sentiment comes from the In The City host stamp set. Such a fun little stamp set that goes perfectly with Waterfront. I added some Glitter Enamel Dots for a little extra something. And that’s it!

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January 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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Sustain You

Wow, did this week go fast? It did for me. Yesterday I finally did get my Christmas stuff down. The scourge (updating the budget) is over, so I finally got to move on to the other scourge (cleaning my house). And I’m actually really excited about it and look forward to doing it for like the next six weeks.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms and Hold on to Hope with Touches of Texture - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Today I’m showing you one of the free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can earn with a $50 order. The bouquet on the left of the card is from Heartfelt Blooms. This gorgeous stamp is lovely whether you stamp it tone-on-tone, stamp in a single color, or stamp it in a light color and color it with the Stampin’ Blends, which is what I did. I stamped in Crumb Cake, then colored the flowers with Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Pumpkin Pie Blends markers. I colored the leaves with Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I noticed after I colored the leaves that since Old Olive is so much darker than Crumb Cake, I had covered up all of the intricate leaf details when I colored. So I used my Color Lifter to draw in some veins.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms and Hold on to Hope with Touches of Texture - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Bible verse comes from the stamp set Hold On To Hope, which I bought just for this Bible verse. This one stamp is good for sympathy, illness, a really tough challenge someone is going through, or to celebrate coming through that big challenge. I had to have it.

On the Daffodil Delight card base, I stamped in Daffodil Delight with one of the stamps from Touches of Texture.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms and Hold on to Hope with Touches of Texture - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Heartfelt Blooms — isn’t that a lovely font? Then I stamped the same Touches of Texture stamp from the card front at the bottom edge of the mat.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January 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 order 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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Waterfront Friends

Good morning! If I actually went to bed on time last night like I planned to (unlikely), then when this posts, I will be finishing up my first workout of the new year. It’s kind of a big IF because it requires getting out of bed at 5:30 a.m., and LOL. But if I don’t, I have to go in the evening, and really it’s best to just get it over with. Like a root canal. #workingoutisnotmyfavorite

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Anyway. Today, I’m showing you one of my surprise Must Haves from the new Occasions catalog. Seriously, when I saw this in the catalog, I skipped right by it. My second time through the catalog, I thought it looked neat but wasn’t sure I could make anything with it. And then I had some Stampin’ Rewards to spend, and everyone was raving about it, and I loved the little trees and the sentiments, so I decided to get it and try it out. I’m so glad I did! It’s a brilliant stamp set, and I have barely started playing with it.

This card took me about 15 minutes to make. I’m not exaggerating! The stamp set does all the work to make this beautiful handpainted-looking scene. It has all these different bits and elements, and you just kind of put them together. I’m So Bad at scenic cards and could not believe I made this.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I first stamped the mountains in Sweet Sugarplum (the bottom mountains), stamped twice, side by side. Then I traced them onto a sticky note and cut out a very rough and quick mask, placed the mask over the Sweet Sugarplum mountains,  then stamped the Rich Razzleberry mountains. I realized I had my mask too high, and that’s why I have the white space between the mountains. But then I decided it looked like snow and I liked it, so I kept it. Under the mountains, I stamped the Crumb Cake sand? beach? bank? Then I stamped the lake in Pool Party, and a shadow on the lake in Bermuda Bay. I stamped the grassy area around the lake in both Crumb Cake and Lemon-Lime Twist (both colors on top of each other) for kind of a darker LL Twist. Then in the foreground, I stamped grass in only Lemon-Lime Twist. I stamped the trees in Tranquil Tide and the sun in Crushed Curry. The sentiment I stamped in Bermuda Bay. Then I just tied around some of the FREE Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon and glued the scene down to the card base. BOOM. So fast and easy! I’m in love.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I really love the sentiments in this set. I continued the sentiment from the front and stamped the rest inside the card in Bermuda Bay. Then I stamped the little shadow again in Pool Party.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January 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 order is over $99, you should 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 June, 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, click the Join button below. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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