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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

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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!

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Big Shot

$110.00

Video Tutorial: Brusho Winter Night

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Brusho colour crystals, Waterfront stamp set, Christmas Quilt stamp set - video tutorial - two Brusho techniques - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I couldn’t do a Facebook Live this week due to travel, so I made a tutorial video in its place. In the video I demonstrate two different techniques for making this night sky background with Brusho Colour Crystals (coming in the Occasions catalog!). I’m also using the new Waterfront stamp set, also coming in the Occasions catalog.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Brusho colour crystals, Waterfront stamp set, Christmas Quilt stamp set - video tutorial - two Brusho techniques - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Brusho colour crystals, Waterfront stamp set, Christmas Quilt stamp set - video tutorial - two Brusho techniques - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out the video below to see how I made these fantastic backgrounds!

Thanks for stopping by today! Most things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions catalog items will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get it in your Starter Kit! If you order from my store, make sure to use the December 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!

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Stampin’ Up! is now taking reservations for the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool! Reserve yours now through December 30! First come, first shipped!

Stampin' Up!'s new stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, is a game changer! Reserve yours now through December 30th! First come, first shipped!

 

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Heat Tool

$30.00

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)
[141688]
$3.50

Dapper Coffee Cups

Good morning! Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We’re a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world, and I’m in the USA. This month we are going with a Masculine theme for our hop. Masculine cards are so challenging for me!

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Thankfully, we have the new Coffee Break suite to make masculine cards so easy. My card base and ink on the sentiment are Dapper Denim, and the designer paper is from the Coffee Break paper, obviously.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I cut the large scalloped circle out of Early Espresso cardstock with the Layering Circles framelits. The Soft Sky element is cut using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. Over that I added a Crumb Cake square cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits, then a 2″ Circle punched out of Soft Suede cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The tiny coffee cups are cut from the Coffee Break paper using one of the Coffee Cups framelits! I love that Stampin’ Up! is coordinating dies not only with the stamp sets but also with paper now. Behind the coffee cups, I have a little bit of the Copper Trim. The sentiment is on Whisper White and layered on top of one of the adorable Corrugated Shapes.

I finished the card off with copper sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe bundle with Coffee Cups framelits and Coffee Break paper, with Eclectic Layers thinlits - Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside, I stamped coffee beans from the stamp set in Soft Suede.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to get into your crafting space and make something today! Make sure you hop through all of the blogs on the hop and see what these other talented ladies have come up with — you don’t want to miss any of their projects!


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Big Shot

$110.00