Heartfelt Trio

Good evening! I hope you’re doing well. I had a weird weekend. I somehow injured my foot in my sleep, as you do. I was seriously hobbled all weekend (it’s better but not completely). Plus I had two sick kids and t-ball practice, and my dog killed a baby bunny in the back yard, so… meh. Weird weekend. I guess you can say I was glad to see Monday. At co-op today I got two new students in my knitting class — an extra kid, plus a mom who wants to learn to knit. We had a lot of fun in class and were shocked when the bell rang to end class. Time flies.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms with washi tape - Sale-A-Bration freebie stamp set with $50 purchase through March 31 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For today’s post, I made a trio of cards using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set, some ribbon, and some washi tape. Heartfelt Blooms is one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. You can only get these stamps for FREE with a $50 purchase — you can’t buy them. This flower stamp is the first of a new type of stamp patented by Stampin’ Up! The details are amazing.

The main colors I used were Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green (gasp!), and Rich Razzleberry. I used the same layout and design for each card and simply changed up the ribbon and the washi tape.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase - Basics Pack 1 washi tape, Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" Mini Striped Ribbon - handmade sympathy get well card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the Flirty Flamingo card, I used the Lemon-Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon and Basics Pack 1 washi tape.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase - Basics Pack 2 washi tape, Crumb Cake Classic Weave Ribbon - handmade sympathy get well card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the Garden Green card, I used Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon. This ribbon is so lovely and feels so nice.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase - Basics Pack 1 washi tape, Shimmer Ribbon Pack - Free Sale-A-Bration item with purchase - handmade sympathy get well card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Rich Razzleberry card is my favorite. I think I have exactly the right amount of ink on my Rich Razzleberry ink pad to make the flowers burst off the card. I used Basics Pack 1 washi tape on this one, plus the FREE Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon pack (free with $50 purchase). The ribbon comes in three different widths and three different colors – Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, and Bermuda Bay. It’s delicious.

Everything I used on my cards 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.

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Sustain You

Wow, did this week go fast? It did for me. Yesterday I finally did get my Christmas stuff down. The scourge (updating the budget) is over, so I finally got to move on to the other scourge (cleaning my house). And I’m actually really excited about it and look forward to doing it for like the next six weeks.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms and Hold on to Hope with Touches of Texture - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Today I’m showing you one of the free Sale-A-Bration stamp sets that you can earn with a $50 order. The bouquet on the left of the card is from Heartfelt Blooms. This gorgeous stamp is lovely whether you stamp it tone-on-tone, stamp in a single color, or stamp it in a light color and color it with the Stampin’ Blends, which is what I did. I stamped in Crumb Cake, then colored the flowers with Light and Dark Daffodil Delight and Light Pumpkin Pie Blends markers. I colored the leaves with Light and Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I noticed after I colored the leaves that since Old Olive is so much darker than Crumb Cake, I had covered up all of the intricate leaf details when I colored. So I used my Color Lifter to draw in some veins.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms and Hold on to Hope with Touches of Texture - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The Bible verse comes from the stamp set Hold On To Hope, which I bought just for this Bible verse. This one stamp is good for sympathy, illness, a really tough challenge someone is going through, or to celebrate coming through that big challenge. I had to have it.

On the Daffodil Delight card base, I stamped in Daffodil Delight with one of the stamps from Touches of Texture.

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Blooms and Hold on to Hope with Touches of Texture - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Heartfelt Blooms — isn’t that a lovely font? Then I stamped the same Touches of Texture stamp from the card front at the bottom edge of the mat.

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

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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!

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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

Colorful Day

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, there! It has taken me a good week to get back on my feet after my stupid stomach decided to freak out on me. I was on the couch for several days, but then it took several days to catch up on things around the house. So I’m finally back, feeling fine and ready for lots more papercrafts.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This was my final Creative Crew project at Splitcoaststampers for June. The challenge here was to make a project using strong summer colors. Yes, please, and thank you. Bold brights are my favorites! I wanted to use the Color Theory suite from the new catalog for my card. I’d barely touched this suite, and it had been calling my name. A few weeks ago, I’d tried to make a surprise shaker card that was very similar to this, but I wasn’t happy with the result. So I re-made the card, changing the colors and discarding the “surprise” part.

The window frame and the wood floors are both made from the Wood Textures DSP stack. I cut the window using the Hearth & Home framelits. I’ve had these for probably a year and a half and never used them! I just couldn’t come up with anything, so I’m glad I finally had an idea for them.

The wall is a Crushed Curry ombre piece from the Color Theory DSP stack. Everyone has ombre walls, right?

I made the curtain rod from Silver Foil, and the curtains are made from several strips of Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. I adore this ribbon. I cut several lengths, then taped them together with Tear & Tape, and finally wrapped the top edge over the top of the curtain rod, tacking it down in the back with Tear & Tape.

Through the window, I sponged Bermuda Bay ink on with the Sponge Brayer, also ombre to look like both sea and sky. I stamped the branch and the flowers (they fit together perfectly) from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and added the Adirondack chair. What a nice place to sit.

The sequins are from an old Paper Pumpkin kit (I love the sequins that sometimes come in these kits! They are always so good!), and I also stamped and fussy cut some of the flowers to add to the shaker.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Color Theory and Wood Texture papers - shaker card - handmade retirement card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These stamps are all from the Colorful Seasons stamp set as well. It’s such a beautiful set with beautiful sentiments.

You can see all of the Creative Crew projects for June in this gallery at Splitcoast. Check them out, there are so many inspiring creations!

Thanks for visiting!

The new Annual Catalog is LIVE now! If you don’t yet have a copy, click on the image above to download a PDF, and if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, subscribe here to get a physical copy from me.

Remember 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).

You can get all of the items I used today in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links are below). Use the host code (above) at checkout to get extra freebies from me.

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Big Shot

$110.00