Stamp, Ink, Paper: Amazing You

Good morning! I hope you’re having a great Tuesday. Today I have another Stamp, Ink, Paper design team card to share with you. I’m the guest designer over there for February. This week we have a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge going.

Stampin' Up! Amazing You with Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor powders, Celebrate You thinlits - handmade emboss resist card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I chose the right hand column for my Tic-Tac-Toe — Embossing, Watercolor, and Word Die Cut. I later noticed that I also completed the diagonal combo of Embossing, Flowers, and Sequins. That wasn’t on purpose, though.

I made the floral background with the Amazing You stamp set. I heat embossed, then used Brusho to color the flowers and the background.

Stampin' Up! Amazing You with Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor powders, Celebrate You thinlits - handmade emboss resist card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The “amazing” die cut is from the Celebrate You thinlits. I cut the word out of Whisper White cardstock twice, then out of Gold Glimmer Paper. I glued the three cuts together with the gold one on top before gluing them to the card. I finished the card off with Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Metallics Sequins, and a little strip of Island Indigo cardstock punched with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to head over to Stamp, Ink, Paper to see the rest of the design team’s creations. And if you have a Tic-Tac-Toe card to share, make sure to enter it into the gallery!

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.

UPDATE: I made a tutorial video showing how to make the watercolor piece.

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Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanksgiving Table goodies

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! Sorry for my absence… We’ve had a lot of sickness around our house, and frankly also a lot of house cleaning. Sometimes I have to just pause and get some things done so I don’t go crazy. :)

Okay, so this is really late for this year’s Thanksgiving, unless you’re a last-minute person like I am. But I figured I’d show you anyway in case you need some last-minute crafty ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Or you can be early for next year! See, my family does Thanksgiving as an enormous extended family, and always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I still have plenty of time. Ha!

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Okay, first the name tag. The pumpkins (from Pick a Pumpkin) are stamped in Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and 2nd generation Peekaboo Peach (stamped off once), then cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits. The leaves are cut out of Painted Autumn paper and Gold Glimmer Paper using the Seasonal Layers thinlits. I put everything on the Thick Very Vanilla tag using my favorite glue and Mini Dimensionals. Make sure to leave room at the bottom for the twigs. I got these craft twigs from Amazon and just hot glued them across the bottom of the front and back of the tag. I wrote the names on with a Journaling Pen.

 

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the utensils, I made a pouch out of Early Espresso cardstock and taped it together (in the middle of the back and along the bottom) with Tear & Tape. I reinforced the Tear & Tape with the liquid glue just to make sure everything stays together. The Tear & Tape will hold it just fine, but just in case. I cut the Very Vanilla accents with the Patterned Pumpkin dies and glued those down to the top. Then a stitched Tangerine Tango circle cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits on top of those. Then the gold strip on the bottom is punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch (on sale in the Online Extravaganza right now!). The paper is the Painted Autumn paper again — I am so in love with these pumpkins! After I glued on the paper, I added more Very Vanilla accents, then a couple of Gold Glimmer vines. I cut the large pumpkin out of Very Vanilla cardstock and Painted Autumn paper. I also hand-cut the same shape around the pumpkin again and glued the outline of the Very Vanilla pumpkin to that, so I’d have something to glue the negatives to. I used the negatives from the Painted Autumn paper. The pieced pumpkin is on Dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from the At Home With You stamp set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. After adding the utensils and napkin, I tied them up with some Jute Twine.

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkin thinlits and Seasonal Layers thinlits, Painted Autumn paper - thanksgiving table decorations - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is a matchbook treat holder for mini packs of candy corn. The matchbook is made of Tangerine Tango cardstock, and after all the cutting and scoring, the bottom is stapled right underneath where the knot of the bow is. For the treat holder, I used the same stamps, dies, and paper, but also added Lemon-Lime Twist for a couple of the stamped accent pieces and Early Espresso cardstock for one of them. The bow is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon. This stuff is so gorgeous!

Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll actually have a post tomorrow morning if you get tired of turkey and would like a crafty palate cleanser. ;)

Everything I used in my projects can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the November 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.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Jute Twine

$5.50

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stam

Colored Seasons

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, everyone! Today I have a fall-themed birthday card for you. I’m using the Colorful Seasons bundle along with the Stampin’ Blends (surprise!). This card makes me miss Idaho so much! We had a gorgeous silver maple in our back yard that had the most brilliant, fiery red leaves in the fall.

I’m playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge (Autumn Leaves) today. I decided to just use the photo for my inspiration today.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the leaves in Cherry Cobbler ink, and after it was dry, I colored the leaves using the Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Color Lifter as needed (and to fix lots of little errors). After coloring the leaves, I sponged around the whole edge of the cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink with a Stamping Sponge.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
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I added a Gold Glimmer Paper leaf cut with the Seasonal Layer thinlits (just because I decided my card needed some gold sparkle), then added the sentiment with some Gold Metallic Thread behind it. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet and cut with the Lots of Labels framelits. After barely using these at all last year, I find that I use them all the time now!

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside, I stamped a leaf and another sweet sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet. I sponged the edges of the cardstock again before adding it to the card.

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

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Big Shot

$110.00

Moon Baby gift set

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in November, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in this blog hop again!

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The theme for this month’s blog highlight is Change of Life Circumstances. New babies, graduation, retirement, wedding, etc. I decided to show you a little baby gift set.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This past weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for an expectant mama at church, and one of the activities that the guests did was to fill out a card with “wishes for baby”. The cards are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, so I made this mini accordion-style album to put all of the cards in so the mother will have them as a keepsake for her baby. I used the Moon Baby stamp set, along with the new Stampin’ Blends (see the list of colors I used at the very bottom of this post). And since the cards  (you can see the top of one of them in the next photo) are baby pink and gold, I used Pink Pirouette and gold.

I heat embossed both sentiments, and I gold embossed the Hearts & Stars Elements star.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is how the album folds out when it’s untied.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I made a matching card, as you do. This stamp is also from Moon Baby, and I incorporated the gold and the Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon to match the album.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my gift set! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my projects and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

All of the items I used in my projects can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (linked supply list is at the end of this post). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

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Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Additional products used:
Daffodil Delight Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144603)
Pink Pirouette Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144604)
Bronze Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144607)
Ivory Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144606)
Pool Party Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144605)
Smoky Slate Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #145058)
Calypso Coral Dark Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144045 for both Light and Dark)
Pink Pirouette 12×12 cardstock (retired)