Sweet Suite

FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! The winners from December’s flower-themed Blog Highlights are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Our theme for the Blog Hop is the same as what got us here — flowers. I even used the same suite of products, the Sweet Soiree suite. I just adore this floral cake and all the parts that come with it.

The background paper is actually a card from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack. Y’all, this is one of my favorite card packs we’ve ever had. Ever. It’s beautiful. This is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item that you can get with a $50 order, and it has become one of my very favorite Sale-A-Bration freebies.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

I actually didn’t use the stamp set from the suite (Cake Soiree) on this card. I made the cake stand out of Silver Foil sheets using one of the Sweet Cake framelits. The cake itself is not stamped at all. That is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. It comes already colored and embossed. I added some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the cake using a Palette Knife and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks. Then I added the bunch of flowers, which is also from the Embellishment Kit.

The white frame is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and the tiny silver stripes on the bottom are washi tape that comes in the Embellishment Kit. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsThe inside sentiment is also from Beautiful Bouquet, and I added the same washi here, too.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.

Everything I used on my cards 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!

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Big Shot

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Merry Season of Style

Stampin' Up! Be Merry paper, October 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamps, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Stampin' Blends, embossing paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! This is one of the projects we did at my team meeting this week. I really loved the stamp set that came with the October Paper Pumpkin — the sentiments are fantastic, so I wanted to use this for other projects besides the awesome shaker cards that came in the kit.

I pulled my sketch from the Global Design Project sketch challenge.

I love using someone else’s sketch as a jumping off point. It makes the card design come together so much faster.

Stampin' Up! Be Merry paper, October 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamps, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Stampin' Blends, embossing paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I knew I wanted to use these two pieces of paper from the Be Merry designer series paper (this is part of the DSP sale that ends Tuesday). These are two of my favorite sheets from that paper. I also wanted to use another color, and I’ve always loved Cherry Cobbler and Pink Pirouette together, so I chose that. I added three drops of Pink Pirouette ink to about a teaspoon of embossing paste, then spread it over the card through one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks with one of the Palette Knives. After the paste dried, I glued down the paper strips.

Stampin' Up! Be Merry paper, October 2017 Paper Pumpkin stamps, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Stampin' Blends, embossing paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I die cut the snowflake with the Trim Your Stocking thinlits (that’s my favorite snowflake this year — I use it all the time!), then colored a White Perfect Accent with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends marker (those are available Wednesday). I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out with a Stitched Shapes circle. Finally, I made a tiny bow out of Whisper White Baker’s Twine and curled the ends and added it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (the Stampin’ Blends markers will be available to customers November 1st — three days!). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

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Big Shot

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Glue Dots

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Let It Snow

Hey there! I got a lot of crafting and a little cleaning done this weekend, because we got hit with a bit of a tropical storm, so we’re hunkered down and avoiding the floods.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

I got a chance to make a card for the Global Design Project color challenge. What fun colors!

I decided to see what these colors would look like as a starry night, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I use the Stamping Sponges for most of my sponging, because I get the best results with those. So I keep a little wedge for each color. I sponged Night of Navy at the top of the background, then sponged Bermuda Bay below that. Then I blended the two colors for quite a while until I was happy with them — this is why it looks like I have three shades of blue. The shade in the middle is a mix of the two blues. Then I sponged Flirty Flamingo below the Bermuda Bay. I didn’t blend Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo as much — just a little. Then I went back over all of the sponging with a damp baby wipe to smooth it out a little more.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

I cut the moon and stars out with the Card Front Builder Dies (available now, and they even come in a bundle with the gorgeous Carols of Christmas stamp set) and put a strip of Champagne Foil Sheets (available September 1) behind the cutout. The sentiment is from the Holiday Catalog (which starts Friday!!), from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. I covered everything but the sentiment and little stars with washi tape before inking the stamp, then removed the washi before stamping.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

For the snow, I spread Embossing Paste onto the Shimmery White cardstock and smoothed it around a few times until I liked the look. I cut the trees out of Thick Whisper White (it takes embossing paste better than regular Whisper White) with the Card Front Builder Dies, then spread Embossing Paste on. I let it dry just a little, then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

Here’s the inside of the card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Buy the Carols of Christmas bundle from my online store in August, and receive a free online card class that uses the bundle! The cards are easy to duplicate, so they’re perfect for beginners, but they’re also fun for seasoned stampers. [NOTE: The cards shown are not the cards included in the tutorial.]

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Big Shot

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Five For All

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

This month we are taking inspiration from this photo. Here’s what I came up with:

Stampin' Up! Five For All stamp set, embossing paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon - handmade funny birthday card - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I took the colors from the cleanser bottle and chose Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White. Then I noticed the tile in the background and decided to use a Basic Black card base and smooth on embossing paste in my other three colors. I used the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks as a nod to the tile.

Stampin' Up! Five For All stamp set, embossing paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon - handmade funny birthday card - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment is from the Five For All stamp set — this was introduced in June in the Annual Catalog, but it’s the first time I’ve even inked it up. It’s a cheeky set with several fun sentiment pairs.

Stampin' Up! Five For All stamp set, embossing paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon - handmade funny birthday card - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s the inside.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see what everyone else did with the inspiration photo. It’s amazing how different all of our creations are! And we would love to see what you make of the same photo.

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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Buy the Carols of Christmas bundle from my online store in August, and receive a free online card class that uses the bundle! The cards are easy to duplicate, so they’re perfect for beginners, but they’re also fun for seasoned stampers. [NOTE: The cards shown are not the cards included in the tutorial.]

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Additional Products Used:
Black Rhinestones (coming September 1)