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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Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends Marker Club - starts November 20th, must sign up by November 10th! See blog for details

Hey, stamping friends! Are you interested in the Stampin’ Blends markers but unsure where to start? I have a club for you! Here’s how it will work:

Stampin’ Up! has announced that they will release these high-quality markers for customers on November 1. My Blends Club will run from November through March, and by the end of the club, you will have all 27 of the currently available markers.

Club duration: 5 months, November 2017 through March 2018. Note that this club runs through all three months of Sale-A-Bration, so during each Sale-A-Bration month, you will choose one Sale-A-Bration freebie with your club kit!

Cutoff: You must sign up no later than November 10th. I will start sending invoices for the first month on November 3, and your invoice must be paid by November 10th.

Price: $58 plus $7 priority shipping per month. Payment must be received via Paypal no later than the 10th of each month. Club kits will ship on or about the 20th via Priority Mail.

Products: By the end of the Blends Club, you will have all 27 of the markers currently offered (2 shades each of 12 colors, plus the 2 skin tones and the Color Lifter), a new ink pad, 5 new stamp sets, several new embellishments and tools, storage cases for your markers,15 Make & Take projects, and 3 Sale-A-Bration freebies of your choice (one each month in January, February, and March). You’re paying retail for the markers, ink pads, and stamps but getting the accessories, storage cases, Make & Take projects, and tutorials for free!! Plus your Sale-A-Bration items!

Tutorials and Make & Take projects: With your class kit, you will get three Make & Take projects each month. These are geared toward teaching you how to use your Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers with the current month’s stamp set. Each Make & Take will be included in a full-color PDF tutorial, and some will have video tutorials.

Check out the video for more details! I hope to see you all in the Blends Club!

Celebrate the Season – Aim for Alaska Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome to the Aim for Alaska Blog Hop! I am Sarah Fleming, and I am in the USA. Aim for Alaska is Kylie Bertucci‘s training program. This program has helped my business so much! I’m very grateful to be part of this wonderful group and am excited about her new program that starts in October, Go for Greece. Today we are hopping together, and we are all using sneak peek products from the new Holiday Catalog! All of these products will be available to order on September 1. I can’t wait until the catalog is live for everyone!

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Foil Snowflakes, Merry Little Christmas paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

My projects today both use the Tags & Trimmings bundle.

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Foil Snowflakes, Clear Faceted Gems - Christmas holiday pillow box - gift card holder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

First I made a pillow box gift card holder using the dies in the bundle. These little pillow boxes are the perfect size for gift cards. I cut mine out of Real Red cardstock. I trimmed off the end tabs (those are for attaching a pillow box to the back of the die cut stocking), taped the side flaps together using Tear & Tape, then taped down the end flaps on one end. I didn’t tape the other end, to make it easy for the recipient to open and reuse. I tied the box closed with Whisper White Baker’s Twine, then decorated the box. Before tying the bow, I attached a tag I made using the bundle. I stamped the tag with Old Olive (stamped off once), then stamped to/from in Archival Basic Black. I threaded the tag onto the twine before tying the bow. I used one of the new Foil Snowflakes (LOVE these!), then two snowflakes cut with the Trim Your Stocking dies. I put these on the box using Dimensionals between every layer, then topped the snowflake off with a Clear Faceted Gem.

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

I also made a matching card using the same bundle. My card base is Old Olive. I stamped the black snowflakes on the card base. I also stamped three of the big holly leaves in Old Olive (stamped off once). I attached a couple strips of Vintage Crochet Trim to the card base before adding my focal point. The punched paper is from the Merry Little Christmas designer paper. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red, then stamped some snowflakes in black around the sentiment before punching the sentiment out with the new Everyday Label punch. The die cut holly leaves and stitched star are from the same set. I added three Glitter Enamel Dots to finish off the card front.

Stampin' Up! Tags & Trimmings bundle with Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Merry Cafe - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

On the inside of the card, I stamped more snowflakes in Basic Black, then added some Real Red holly berries. “Merry Christmas” comes from the Merry Café stamp set.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the sneak peek today! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Make sure you follow the hop all the way around so you can be inspired by all the beautiful projects!

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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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Stampin' Up! Stitched with Cheer stamps and Stitched Shapes Framelits make a fabulous combination! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s a fun, easy card for you. It’s not a quick card, but it’s easy and can be done in countless color combinations to suit your taste and whatever colors you have on hand.

I CASEd (Copy and Share Everything) this card from Allison Okamitsu. I changed up the stamps, a little bit of the layout, and the colors. I love how I can copy a card and come out with a totally different look. It really simplifies card design when I’m in a hurry. Anyway, I loved Allison’s card so much that I wanted to make an exact copy, but I got distracted. As always.

My card base and layers are Flirty Flamingo, Island Indigo, and Cucumber Crush. I thought this made a fun Christmas combo, but it works for any occasion.

I cut out 12 squares using the smallest Stitched Shapes framelits square (those will be available again in January — that’s the official word, but sometimes it’s sooner than the estimate), then stamped on the squares with the Stitched with Cheer stamps (RETIRING!). I did some two-step stamping here. I first stamped the outline tree, then the denim-look tree right on top of it. There are multiple two-step options in this stamp set. I love the versatility of it!

I did a line of Island Indigo trees, then Flirty Flamingo, then Cucumber Crush, then another line of Island Indigo. You can mix it up and do all one color, multiple colors on one line, twelve different colors… Have fun with it!

Stampin' Up! Stitched with Cheer stamps and Stitched Shapes Framelits make a fabulous combination! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the bottom line of trees, I replaced one tree with the sentiment. I love that this stamp set has big sentiments, small sentiments, banner sentiments, and even sentiments for the back of the card.

I assembled all the layers using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue and popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals for a little extra interest. I added stars on top of all the Island Indigo trees; these are from the Regals Enamel Shapes. Love them. Finally I added a tiny bow using the Baker’s Twine Trio pack.

Stampin' Up! Stitched with Cheer stamps and Stitched Shapes Framelits make a fabulous combination! - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I added a Whisper White layer to the inside of the card and stamped five Island Indigo trees along the bottom edge. Aren’t they cute? The Flirty Flamingo sentiment is also from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set.

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Don’t forget that the retiring Holiday Catalog items will only be available while supplies last! Stamps will still be produced through December 21, but everything else is gone when it’s sold out. See the full list of retiring items along with the clearance rack here.

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