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Good morning! I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. We’re watching a lot of curling, playing a lot of Pandemic (Valentine’s Day present from my sweetie), and practicing a lot of baseball/softball.

This afternoon, I finally got into my craft room for the first time since Monday, and I needed to make something but just wasn’t feeling it. So I went to Global Design Project and was inspired by their colors to make a cheery card.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits & Glitter Enamel Dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I went to the Annual Catalog for this card. I’ve hardly used this Home Life bundle, but I think it’s way underrated. The house is a triple-stamped image that starts with the Daffodil Delight stamp, then the Dapper Denim leaves, then fills in the teeny spaces with the Melon Mambo flowers. A die cuts out the house outline, and I cut out the stamped one and also a Dapper Denim one to give a little extra dimension to the house. Before I glued down the house, I also added a strip of paper from the Tutti Frutti DSP from the Occasions Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits & Glitter Enamel Dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had forgotten about the other cute dies that come with this bundle. After I stamped the sentiment and banner and popped it up on Dimensionals, I die cut the little tulips and leaves for little accents behind the banner. Finally I finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits & Glitter Enamel Dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card 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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Stampin’ Blends Marker Club: Magical Day

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The January projects for my Stampin’ Blends Marker Club were made with the Magical Day stamp set. This has been, by far, my favorite month for my Blends Club! I just had a blast designing the projects. We’ve been building everyone’s marker collection, 5-6 markers at a time, so we have quite a collection now to incorporate into all the projects. I will be taking sign-ups in March for my next club, which will start in April.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Magical Day with Magical Mates framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade kid cards with magic, dragons, mermaids, unicorns - Stampin' Blends Marker Club - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Aren’t these fun?

Thanks for stopping by! 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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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.

January Host Code BJTRGPSF

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Stampin' Up! Bird Banter - handmade friend card - Delightful Daisy & Coffee Break paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #GDP120

Good evening! I hope you’re having a great weekend and have some craft time carved out sometime this weekend. I’m determined to finally get our Christmas stuff down and decorate for Valentine’s Day, so I don’t know if I will get to craft much. But I’m sure I’ll try to sneak it in!

Today I decided to play along with Global Design Project’s Case the Designer challenge. The challenge is to CASE this amazing card by Krista Frattin. It’s ultra-feminine and beautiful, and I somehow ended up with a kinda masculine card. I’m not quite sure how that happened! That’s what happens when you CASE, though. I used her layout, though I turned my card to landscape, and I went with lots of layers. Everything else is TOTALLY different.

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter - handmade friend card - Delightful Daisy & Coffee Break paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #GDP120

This was my first play with the adorable Bird Banter stamp set. I knew I wanted two birds facing each other on one branch, because I really wanted to use this sentiment. I stamped the branch in Soft Suede. I decided to paint the leaves using Brusho, though really it came out kind of Old Olive, so I could have just used my Old Olive Blends. I used a plastic painter’s tray to mix colors and used one tap of Prussian Blue crystals and about six taps of Yellow crystals, then mixed them with water. I painted the leaves with this mixture, but I used as little water as possible, because I was painting on regular Whisper White. After it dried, I went back in and added a tiny bit of paint to the center point of each leaf.

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter - handmade friend card - Delightful Daisy & Coffee Break paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #GDP120

I masked off the branch before stamping the birds. I colored the Macaw with Stampin’ Blends in Cherry Cobbler (Light & Dark), Night of Navy (Light & Dark), and Daffodil Delight (Light & Dark). I colored in the bottom half of the beak with a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker. I used the Light Smoky Slate to color the edges of the white parts of his face and beak, then I used the Color Lifter to really soften the Smoky Slate and blend it out. I added a few shadows around the outside edge with the Light Smoky Slate and used the Color Lifter the same way. To color the cockatoo, I used Light & Dark Daffodil Delight on his comb and carried the Light Daffodil down into his face, then smoothed out the edges with the Color Lifter. I used Light & Dark Pumpkin Pie on his wing and tail feathers. His beak is done with Light Night of Navy and Light Smoky Slate. Then I added shadows with Light Smoky Slate and the Color Lifter. Finally, I shaded under the branch with Light Smoky Slate.

The rest of the card is designer series paper (green background – Delightful Daisy, Soft Sky circle – Coffee Break, wood-look banner – Wood Textures).

Stampin' Up! Bird Banter - handmade friend card - Delightful Daisy & Coffee Break paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #GDP120

Inside.

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.

January Host Code BJTRGPSF

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