Make a Wish

Good morning! We got home last night from a 3-day-weekend vacation where kind of everything went wrong, but we were still glad to get away and spend time together as a family. It was a big bummer, though, when we were two hours from home and I realized I’d left my phone at a gas station where we used the bathroom. ARRRRRRGH. So that was a three hour detour. Thankfully Google, which I usually think is creepy because it knows way too much about me, was able to tell me exactly where my phone was. Google is the best.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits , glossy cardstock, Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder

Anyway, the card I’m showing you today is one of my Display Stamper projects from OnStage in Shreveport. I made this card to showcase the new In Color Fresh Fig, glossy cardstock, the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

My card base is Thick Whisper White. The next layer is Pool Party cardstock. I embossed it with the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, then sponged Pool Party ink on the cardstock in various spots for some more texture. I wrapped the ribbon around that layer (taped down with Tear & Tape), then glued the Pool Party piece down.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits , glossy cardstock, Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder

For the focal point, the bottom layer is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut with the Layering Circles framelits. On top of that is Glossy White Cardstock cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used the Striped Wipe technique to make my striped piece. I love how it turned out — kind of looks like a planet? The colors I used were Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, and So Saffron. I glued the two layers together and popped them up on Dimensionals. I cut the baby dragonflies from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits. I colored them ombre using an Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink. Those are on Dimensionals (but now I would use Mini Dimensionals).

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, stamped in Fresh Fig. I finished the card off with rhinestones.

I hope you like my card today. Come back tomorrow for more!

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Product List

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00

Fresh Fig Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

$3.25

Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

$3.25

So Saffron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill

$3.25

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.00

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

$8.00

Fresh Fig 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

8-1/2" X 11" Glossy White Cardstock

$7.00

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

$5.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00

Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies

$31.00

Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

$9.00

Banner Triple Punch

$23.00

Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

$7.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

$5.00

Stamping Sponges

$3.50

Tear & Tape Adhesive

$7.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Bundle of Love box

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello, papercrafters! I have a box to show you today. I’m not the best at boxes and bags, so I’ve been practicing making them a lot lately. This box was actually one of my Display Stamper projects for OnStage in Shreveport. The box is made from the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper will be available next week in the new Annual Catalog. I’m in love with it! Each piece is gold foil and Very Vanilla on one side, and the other side is Very Vanilla and either Soft Sky or Blushing Bride.

The base of this box and the lid are made from opposite sides of the same sheet of paper (except two sheets because of the size of the box). This is a 4″x4″x2″ box, and the lid is slightly larger (like a smidge all around), 1-1/4″ tall.

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Aside from using this gorgeous new paper, I also decorated the box with retiring, brand new, and continuing (into the new catalog) items. The sentiment is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, stamped in brand new In Color Fresh Fig. The Gold Foil is embossed with the RETIRING Happy Hearts folder. The ribbon is brand new Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon (this ribbon comes in all five new In Colors), Gold Sequin Trim (RETIRING), Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine (new), and Hearts & Stars Elements (new).

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment from Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love specialty paper handmade gift box w/ Hearts & Stars Elements & In Color ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love the new Hearts & Stars Elements.

It’s a fairly simple box, but the paper makes it so fancy!

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You can get some of the things I used for my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Click on the links below. However, the stamps, Fresh Fig Ink Pad, Fresh Fig ribbon, Flirty Flamingo Baker’s Twine, and Bundle of Love paper are not available until June 1 (you can actually get the Fresh Fig ribbon as part of either of the Eastern Palace bundles right now). Demonstrators can order everything except the Bundle of Love paper right now, so if you can’t wait, click the blue join button above, and join my team! And remember the Gold Sequin Trim and Happy Heart embossing folder will retire forever after the 31st of May, so get those now if you want them.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Ribbon of Courage In Color

Today’s Facebook Live video features all new products that will be available in just over two weeks in the new Annual Catalog. June 1 you will be able to buy all of these items! Demonstrators can already buy everything you see here *except* the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (I got it for free at our OnStage convention). I also show you all the NEW stuff I got in my preorder, so if you want to see some more stuff I haven’t shown you yet, check it out.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The photo above is truest to the colors of all of these photos. Berry Burst is really a bright fuchsia. This also gives you the best look at that ADORBS Bitty Bow. You MUST own these Bitty Bows (and you can buy them now in your Starter Kit if you sign up as a demonstrator for $99 — no further obligation after you buy your kit, and you get $125 in products that you choose, plus free shipping on your Starter Kit!). These felt bows come in the five In Colors, and you can see them all in the video.

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage and Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp sets with 2017-2019 In Colors & In Color Bitty Bows , all available June 1 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card. Here’s the video:

You will be able to buy all of these products on June 1 in my online Stampin’ Up! store (a few things are available now):
Ribbon of Courage stamps
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamps
Berry Burst ink
Lemon-Lime Twist ink
Tranquil Tide ink
Fresh Fig ink
Powder Pink ink
Berry Burst Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock (available now)
Classic Label punch (available now)
In Color Bitty Bows
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (new configuration available June 1)
Dimensionals (available now)

Hooray for Lemon-Lime Twist!

Okay, in case y’all haven’t noticed, I’m bonkers over Lemon-Lime Twist. It’s so fresh and BRIGHT. Y’all know how I feel about my bright colors.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous with new In Colors Lemon-Lime Twist and Fresh Fig - OnStage Display Stamper project - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is another one of my Display Stamper projects from OnStage in Shreveport, and it’s one of my favorites. I showcased several new (coming June 1) products in this card. The Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock and ink are new, of course, and the Fresh Fig (the darkest balloon) ink is also new. The stamp set is a new set called Happy Birthday Gorgeous, and I absolutely LOVE it. The Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon is also new — my favorite thing about this ribbon is that it is grosgrain, yet it’s so soft, so it ties really nicely. I often have a problem with grosgrain — it usually doesn’t tie that well for me. So that’s a big plus.

My background for the balloons is a piece of Shimmery White cardstock. To get the two separate colors to pool without running together, I first wet the paper with my Aqua Painter, just the part of the paper where I wanted the LL Twist watercolor wash. Then I picked up LL Twist ink from the lid of the ink pad with the Aqua Painter and painted it onto the wet area. I waited for that area to dry, then did the same with the Sweet Sugarplum ink. After that was dry, I stamped the dotty balloon twice in LL Twist, without re-inking the stamp between impressions. Then I stamped it twice in Sweet Sugarplum, again without re-inking, so I would get two different shades of Sweet Sugarplum. I stamped the Hooray balloon in Fresh Fig and the string in LL Twist. After I layered the Shimmery White onto the LL Twist cardstock, I tied the ribbon around those layers, then added them to the card base (Sweet Sugarplum). Then sentiment is also from Happy Birthday Gorgeous. I topped it off with some rhinestones.

You can get some of these products now in my store, and you can get everything but the ribbon if you join my team — the stamps, LL Twist and Fresh Fig ink, and the cardstock are all included in the preorder for demonstrators! The only thing you can’t get is the ribbon (until June 1). If you’d like to get in on the demonstrator preorder, you can sign up here for $99 and add preorder items to your starter kit!

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Additional supplies used:
Lemon Lime Twist cardstock & ink pad (both available in the preorder or as part of the Eastern Beauty Starter Bundle and the Eastern Beauty Premier Bundle)
Fresh Fig ink pad (available in the preorder or as part of the Eastern Beauty Bundles)
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set (available in the preorder)
Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels (sold out until June 1, when they will be back, reconfigured)