You Are Cool

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is our favorite products that carried over from any of last year’s catalogs to the new annual catalog.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I have so many favorites carrying over, but I decided to go with the Cool Treats stamps and matching Frozen Treats framelits, because I adore them and haven’t shown them much love at all. And then for the sentiment on the front of the card, I used the Sunshine Sayings stamps and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

But I’m also SO in love with the new catalog that I just had to mix it up and use some of the new stuff, too.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Thick Whisper White. I stamped the base with Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, and Soft Sky. Then I added a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, punched with the new Ticket Tear Border Punch. Over that I added a strip of Emerald Envy, embossed using the new Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder. I punched a 2″ circle of the glimmer paper and glued that down, then did my focal panel.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The focal panel is the new (returning from years ago) Glossy Cardstock. I’m so in love with this stuff! I used the Ink, Spray, & Smash technique with Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, and Pacific Point reinkers. I’m always amazed how the colors come out with this technique. The Melon Mambo mixed with the Pacific Point and came out looking like Berry Burst! After it was dry, I cut out the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

I stamped and cut the ice cream cones, then stamped the Emerald Envy ice cream scoop and cut it out. I cut the Berry Burst ice cream from one of the ombre sheets in the Color Theory designer series paper stack.

For the word cool, I used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. I cut the “co” and another “o” from the “congrats” die, then cut the “l” from the “love” die, first out of Whisper White, then out of Emerald Envy. I glued the two layers together, slightly offset, then put them on the glossy background with Mini Dimensionals (cut in half, because these words are so thin that even the baby Dimensionals are too big!).

I finally glued some of the new Iridescent Sequins on.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the inside with the Cool Treats stamps. Festive!

I hope my card has inspired you to mix the old and the new together for extra fun. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

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All the Popsicles

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats bundle with Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits - handmade popsicle card - Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew May 2017 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there! I don’t mean to overwhelm you today, but I have FIVE new cards for you today (in five separate posts). Hopefully this will make up for my not posting at all last week! As I have mentioned in my live videos the last couple of weeks, I am on the Creative Crew over at Splitcoaststampers for May through August. If you’re not aware, the Creative Crew is a design team made of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators meant to inspire other people to make beautiful paper projects. So on the first day of the month, starting today, I will drop five posts on you, as there are five Creative Crew challenges each month. I was so excited and humbled to be asked, and I hope that my projects over the next four months will inspire you!

My first project is for the sketch challenge. I could not make my brain use the sketch as it is, so I flipped it on its side. I chose a circle and popsicles as my shapes.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats bundle with Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits - handmade popsicle card - Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew May 2017 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped all these sweet popsicles directly on the Powder Pink card base (new In Color, coming June 1 for customers or May 2 — tomorrow — for demonstrators!), three stamps for each popsicle. The sticks are all Crumb Cake, and then each popsicle is stamped once in the solid popsicle stamp and once for the stripes — I used the same color for the solid stamp and the stripes. I used Berry Burst (also a new In Color), Lemon-Lime Twist (new In Color), Powder Pink, and Pool Party for my popsicles.

I was surprised at how different the Powder Pink and Lemon-Lime Twist popsicles look on the card base versus the ones that are die cut, because the die cut ones are stamped on Whisper White. I almost went back and stamped the die cut ones again on Powder Pink cardstock, but I decided I liked having the different look on the die cut ones so they stand out a little more.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats bundle with Stitched Shapes and Layering Circles framelits - handmade popsicle card - Splitcoast Stampers Creative Crew May 2017 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I put Wink of Stella all over the card base popsicles. For the die cut popsicles, I first went over the stripes with the Fine Tip Glue Pen, which really pulls the color out! Then between the stripes I used Wink of Stella.

On the sentiment circle, I first stamped “You’re” in Lemon-Lime Twist, then I used markers to ink up just the word “SWEET” from the stamp in Cool Treats that says “I hope your day is as sweet as you are”. I stamped it over and over in the four colors. I mounted the Stitched Shapes circle on a Lemon-Lime Twist scalloped circle (cut using the Layering Circles framelits).

The SWEET is stamped in Berry Burst.

So this card uses three of the new In Colors — Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and LL Twist. Which is your favorite of these three? I actually love every one of the five new In Colors, but Berry Burst and LL Twist are my very favorites.

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Cool treats, man

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats handmade birthday card - with Fine Tip Glue Pen and Sprinkles Embellishments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

A couple of months ago, I participated in a swap by mail with other demonstrators. I never did blog about that card, so here it is. I made two different versions, because I had 23 of them to make, and I ran out of one of the sheets of the Tasty Treats paper.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats handmade birthday card - with Fine Tip Glue Pen and Sprinkles Embellishments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is a Pear Pizzazz base with that gorgeous Tasty Treats paper. The Chocolate Chip paper is also from Tasty Treats. My ice cream cones are stamped in Crumb Cake, and the ice cream is Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach. I just took my color scheme right from the paper. The Chocolate Chip fudge is a die in the Cool Treats bundle. Cool, right? Ha, no pun intended.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats handmade birthday card - with Fine Tip Glue Pen and Sprinkles Embellishments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This one has a Pool Party card base.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats handmade birthday card - with Fine Tip Glue Pen and Sprinkles Embellishments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the sentiment in Peekaboo Peach and the sprinkles in Watermelon Wonder and cut out the sentiment with one of the Stitched Shapes framelits. The strawberry is from the same bundle. I stamped the strawberry in Watermelon Wonder and the stem in Pear Pizzazz, then cut it out with the framelit. The framelit cuts little holes in the strawberry to look like seeds. Neato!

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats handmade birthday card - with Fine Tip Glue Pen and Sprinkles Embellishments - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The real star of these cards is the fudge on top. I assembled the ice cream, then added the fudge, then covered it with glue from the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. Then I dropped the sprinkles into the glue while it was wet, then added a dot of glue for each of the sprinkles that went directly on the peach ice cream. They take a few hours to dry, due to the amount of glue on them, so I just left them overnight.

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An encouraging word — vote for me!

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Hey, there! It’s been a couple of weeks! How was your December? Ours was… busy and… exhausting. I’m sure we’re not alone in that! From Thanksgiving until Christmas, we were home for exactly one weekend, and we road tripped all over Texas for the rest of them. Before our final road trip of the year, we decided to all get sick — two separate viruses at the same time! — and I think only one of us is completely over everything, and that’s my oldest daughter, who didn’t get this nasty, lingering cough (she still got the stomach bug, though). Christmas cards are finally going out today — better late than never, right? The last three years it’s been never, so I’m feeling okay about it. Haha.

Even though December didn’t go as planned, we’re still feeling very blessed, and we had a great Christmas. I hope you did, too!

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats suite - available January 2017 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - shop with me if you're in the USA!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today! We are being highlighted on the amazingly talented Kylie Bertucci’s blog, and you can go VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop, so please do go vote for my card. Our theme for this highlight is encouragement, as we all need a kind word to build us up now and then.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats suite - available January 2017 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - shop with me if you're in the USA!

Isn’t this DELICIOUS? I almost said “literally,” and then I remembered that it’s paper. This is the new Cool Treats suite that will be available in the Occasions catalog on January 4th. It’s one of my favorites from the new catalog; I know I say that a lot, but I have so many favorites!

*My card base is Pool Party, and the paper frame is from the Tasty Treats Specialty paper. You will love this paper! It’s fantastic.

*On top of the designer paper is a piece of Watercolor Paper. I painted this with an Aqua Painter and two colors of ink, Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach. In my next Facebook live video (follow my Prepare to Dye Facebook page and subscribe to Notifications to see this video as soon as it is available), I’ll show you how I did my background, and why I prefer to dry my paper with the Heat Tool — it’s a completely different effect from letting the color dry naturally.

*The white circle is cut out of Whisper White cardstock using the Stitched Shapes framelits — these will be available again very soon! Mid-January is the official estimate. I glued that down with my favorite glue, the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

*Each ice cream color is stamped with two different stamps. The main fluffy stamp, then the shaded areas. The stamp set is called Cool Treats. The cone is stamped in Crumb Cake, and the cross-hatching is stamped in Versamark and embossed in Gold. I just couldn’t resist the extra texture. The ice cream and cone are all cut using the Frozen Treats framelits. You will be able to buy the stamps and framelits together in a bundle for 10% off on January 4th, $48.50 for the bundle. Just wait until you see everything you can do with this bundle!

*The sentiment is stamped in Watermelon Wonder. This is two separate stamps, as you get to mix and match the sentiments. I made the banner 3/4″ and flagged the ends with the Triple Banner Punch.

*I popped the ice cream and the sentiment banner up on Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles Embellishments, available January 4 in the Occasions catalog - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*Just look at those gorgeous shinies, y’all! I spread a thin layer of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen under the sentiment, then dropped some of the Sprinkles Embellishments on top of the glue. If your glue layer is thin, it doesn’t take long to dry. And it holds the pretties on really well.

Stampin' Up! Sprinkles Embellishments, available January 4 in the Occasions catalog - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*I added a few more sprinkles to the Pool Party ice cream using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. I finished off the card with a Whisper White panel on the inside, topped with a 3/4″ strip of paper to match the outside of the card. Finishing the inside of the card adds so much to the look and also balances the weight so your card stands up better.

I hope you like my card! Thanks for visiting. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card. I would love to be chosen for the international blog hop!

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