Wagon You’re Dragon

Stampin' Up! handmade punny card - Magical Day stamp set, Brusho background, fun card for friends - dragons - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I mean, we all need to hear this now and then, right?! (Since a couple of my knitting buddies didn’t know, I will explain: it means you have a nice derriere.) I think this would be a perfect card to send to a friend who’s feeling down and just needs to hear something nice about herself (or himself, idk), or to make and give to your husband so he can give it to you when you’re feeling particularly blah. Or when you’ve lost a little of that holiday weight. Anyway, a very useful encouragement card to have in your stash.

Stampin' Up! handmade punny card - Magical Day stamp set, Brusho background, fun card for friends - dragons - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I made the background with Brusho crystals (yes, again! They’re so much fun!). For this one, I spritzed the area I wanted to cover with water (on watercolor paper), and then used Moss Green, Brilliant Red, and Gamboge sprinkled kind of randomly all over the card. I dabbed pools as they formed and tilted the paper all around to get good coverage. Once it dried, it just kind of looked like dragon fire to me, so I went with that and pulled out my new Magical Day bundle. This is my faaaaaaaaaaavorite bundle in the new catalog. I absolutely adore it and all the other accessories that come in the Myths & Magic suite. I colored the dragon with Blends (Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive, all in Light and Dark and with the Color Lifter) and cut her and her fire out with the coordinating dies. I made the sentiment with the Labeler Alphabet.

Some of the things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration 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 the new products 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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Lovely Flowers

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely suite - Lots of Love stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits - Creative Crew sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! I have a bunch of projects for you today. Today is the 1st of the month, which means the Creative Crew projects are live at Splitcoaststampers.  My first project is a card that I made for our sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

I have a really hard time with sketch challenges, but I knew right away which papers I wanted to use for this sketch.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely suite - Lots of Love stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits - Creative Crew sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper has so many beautiful patterns in some of my favorite colors, including Tangerine Tango, my favorite orange. I used three of the patterns for my card front, layered on top of Basic Black cardstock and on a Tangerine Tango card base. Next I tied the Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon around the card — yes, I voluntarily used Pear Pizzazz on a card! I know, I was surprised, too.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely suite - Lots of Love stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits - Creative Crew sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I fussy-cut the flowers from another pattern in the paper pack. These flowers are one of the main reasons I ordered this paper. They are so pretty! The sentiment and flower are stamped from the Lots of Love stamp set. I think this sentiment is perfect for so many occasions! Thinking of you, sympathy, birthday, thank you, or a simple Random Act of Kindness card.

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Lovely suite - Lots of Love stamps, Stitched Shapes framelits - Creative Crew sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card, I stamped the flower again (twice full-strength and twice stamped off once), then added a strip of Tranquil Tide washi tape from the Basics 2 Pack.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Love and Hugs

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage - clean and simple handmade card - CAS - glitter enamel dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I really love Stampin’ Up!’s new Ribbon of Courage stamp set. It was designed by Patty Bennett in honor of her mother.

It has beautiful support ribbon stamps but also has this adorable heart and a couple of other cute little stamps, plus BEAUTIFUL sentiments.

There are also matching framelits, though I didn’t use them on this card. Lookit that tiny support ribbon!

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage - clean and simple handmade card - CAS - glitter enamel dots - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this clean and simple card, I stamped the heart several times in Archival Basic Black ink and colored each heart differently, though I used the same colors for each heart. I colored the hearts with my Stampin’ Write Makers in Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, and Bermuda Bay. I stamped the sentiment in Lemon-Lime Twist and finished off the card with some Glitter Enamel Dots.

Thanks for stopping by today! You can get all of these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online store. I’ve included the links below and also included the links for the framelits and the bundle (for 10% off!).

LAST CALL for my Paper, Ribbon and Embellishments shares! I’m cutting this off on June 30th, so if you want to get in on those, let me know by Friday!

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Ridiculously Happy

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. Today we are hopping together, and we are all using sneak peek products from the new annual catalog! All of these products will be available to order on June 1. I can’t wait until the full catalog is live for everyone!

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends bundle with Lovely Laurel Thinlits and In Color Finely Woven Ribbon - new catalog sneak peeks - Aim for Alaska blog hop - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card features the new In Colors Berry Burst and Lemon-Lime Twist and the new Lovely Friends bundle. Lovely Friends has wonderful sentiments! Two really large sentiments and lots of smaller ones. And the fonts are beautiful. I’m thrilled with the stamp set! The thinlits are also amazing. They create popups for the inside of your card. But I have used the popup dies here to cut vellum accent pieces that go behind my sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends bundle with Lovely Laurel Thinlits and In Color Finely Woven Ribbon - new catalog sneak peeks - Aim for Alaska blog hop - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Bermuda Bay, with a Basic Black mat on top. I tied the Lemon-Lime Twist 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon on next — this ribbon comes in all five new In Colors and is delightful to work with! Next I glued on the vellum pieces that I cut using the thinlits.

I stamped the sentiment using the MISTI. I used a 4″-wide piece of cardstock (the width is important) and inked up the top of the stamp in LL Twist and stamped, then cleaned the stamp and inked up the middle with Bermuda Bay and stamped, then inked up the bottom of the stamp with Berry Burst and stamped. I love multi-colored sentiments, and this is the easiest way I’ve found to do it with photopolymer stamps (since coloring on the ink with markers works great for red rubber stamps but doesn’t work so well on photopolymers).

Here’s why the width of the Whisper White cardstock is important. The largest die in the Lots of Labels framelits are exactly 4″ wide, except for the curvy part on each side. So I cut out the label using that framelit, and it leaves off the side curvy parts (you could also use a wider piece of cardstock and cut off the curvy parts, but this gives you fewer small scraps). It gives you a totally different look and use for these framelits! Play around with them and see what else you can do with them.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends bundle with Lovely Laurel Thinlits and In Color Finely Woven Ribbon - new catalog sneak peeks - Aim for Alaska blog hop - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The flowers are from the same stamp set, and these are stamped three times, including the black centers. There are framelits that cut them out. The black leaves are also from the same set.

This is a really brilliant bundle, and I know you’re going to love it!

Make sure to hop through to all of the other blogs in the hop. Right now you are at Sarah Fleming’s blog. I can’t wait to see what these other talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrators have created to inspire you. I hope I’ve inspired you, too!

 

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You can buy the items I used in my card today from my store (links below). Note, however, that the In Color ink pads and ribbon and the Lovely Friends bundle will not be available until June 1 for customers. You may join as a demonstrator if you’d like to add them to your starter kit today!

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Big Shot

$110.00