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Hello! It’s been kind of a crazy week here. Our first day of co-op is in the books for this semester. I’m teaching knitting to middle schoolers! I was a little scared, because what if they just stared at me and I fumbled along awkwardly praying for the end of class bell to ring? But of course they were wonderful, and we were all sorry when the bell rang. In other news, my sweet little toddler has the flu or something like it (the flu test was negative, but the doctor was like, “Nah, she totally has the flu”). She seems much better today and has finally started eating again.

Stampin' Up! Happy Wishes stamp set -- free with $100 order during Sale-A-Bration -- with Delightful Daisy paper - handmade hello card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Today’s card is a quick and easy one featuring the Happy Wishes stamp set. This gorgeous set is free with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The paper is from the Delightful Daisy pack.

Thanks for stopping by! 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.

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop: CASEing the catalog

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is CASEing the catalog. This means we are taking projects shown in the new Annual Catalog and tweaking them to make them our own. CASE = Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Selectively Edit. This is the card I chose:

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle stamp set

I absolutely adore this card! I might have skipped right by the stamp set in the catalog, but this card caught my eye right away, and I had to have this set! I love the card so much that I didn’t change much about it at all.

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The card in the catalog is a square card, but I decided to make it into a standard A2-size card. I stamped the sea plants from Magical Mermaid on the Pool Party card base, then turned the card design from the catalog card into a feature on this card.

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used Naturally Eclectic designer series paper as well — after studying all the paper in the catalog and the catalog card, I’m pretty sure that the striped paper on the original card is made with markers. Tip: That is not a full square of Silver Glimmer Paper behind the DSP. Knowing that most of the paper would be hidden, I cut out the middle of the Glimmer Paper to save for a future project. No sense wasting the good stuff!

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the inside of my card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will look through the catalog and see all the wonderful inspiration the Stampin’ Up! concept artists have provided. 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!

 

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

Product List

Message In A Bottle Photopolymer Stamp Set

$17.00

Magical Mermaid Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$20.00

Magical Mermaid Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$28.00

Versamark Pad

$8.50

Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Silver Glimmer Paper

$5.00

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Paper Snips Scissors

$10.00

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Banner Triple Punch

$23.00

Iridescent Sequin Assortment

$5.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

$7.00

Facebook Live – Beautiful Bouquet

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Hey there! I decided to have a Creativity Your Way session in my Facebook Live video today. Creativity Your Way (which happens to be the title of this year’s Annual Catalog) means that whatever kind of crafter you are, and however you like to craft, you can do it with Stampin’ Up!. So I made a basic card, a stepped-up card, and an all-out card, all using the same stamps, dies, and colors.

I used the colors from this week’s Global Design Project color challenge for my cards. I’m BONKERS over this color combo. Three of my absolute faves.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I started with this clean and simple card using only stamps, ink, and rhinestones. So easy and fast!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my second card, I stepped it up a little with a few die cuts and Dimensionals. Just a little more work to make quite an impact on the card! Extra texture and dimension are so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating bundles. The tiny HELLO sentiment was an “oops I forgot to add a sentiment before sticking on all these rhinestones”, but I think it works!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my final card, I went all out. I added gorgeous designer series paper from the Naturally Eclectic bundle, more die cuts, stamping on the card base behind the paper, twine, and a wooden element. And then to top it off, I both stamped and die cut my sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I made a card liner for the all-out card using the same stamps and colors.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I’d love to hear which one you like best! The video is below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and to Like my FB page (and turn on Notifications) if you’d like to see more of my videos. All the products I used are listed under the video with direct links where you can buy them in my store. Thanks for stopping by!

I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25