Tidings of Comfort and Joy scrapbook page

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Be Merry paper, Christmas Pines, Holly Berry Happiness, Labels to Love, Oh What Fun, Smitten Mittens, Seasonal Bells - two page layout - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My first love in papercrafting is actually scrapbooking. I love to make cards, too, but scrapbooking is why I got into this whole world in the first place. It’s still my favorite. This is a two-page layout (inspiration from Lyssa Zwolanek, seen here). I had a lot of fun making the eight different presents. I did use a few retired embellishments in this layout.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Be Merry paper, Christmas Pines, Holly Berry Happiness, Labels to Love, Oh What Fun, Smitten Mittens - two page layout - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the left page. I absolutely love the Be Merry paper and the sentiment “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” from the Christmas Pines stamp set. This is one of the packs of paper included in the Designer Series Paper Sale. “Merry Wishes” is from the Oh What Fun stamp set. The little holly leaves and berries are from Holly Berry Happiness, which has a matching punch. In this case, you punch first, then stamp, because it’s a builder punch, so it’s easier to punch first. There are some tricks to help you stamp first, but when I’m just stamping one or two, I do it this way with builder punches. That tiny tag on the far left present is one of the Corrugated Elements.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Be Merry paper, Christmas Pines, Holly Berry Happiness, Labels to Love, Oh What Fun, Smitten Mittens, Seasonal Bells - two page layout - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the right page. The Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon makes a fun gift bow. The bow on the second present is from Holly Berry Happiness. The little knit Christmas tree on the third present is from the Smitten Mittens bundle. The last gift has a tag from the new Labels to Love stamp set, punched with The Everyday Label punch.

Most of the items I used in my layout can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (linked supply list is at the end of this post). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

To shop the DSP sale (select styles only), go here. The World Cardmaking Day sale, which ends Tuesday, is here (note that the Fast Fuse deal is no longer available but will come back for five more days in a few months — we blew through two years’ supply in five days!).


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Big Shot

$110.00

Merry Nutcrackers

Stampin' Up! Christmas Around the World Paper with Snowflake Sentiments & Holly Berry Happiness, Vintage Crochet Trim - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Say, have I mentioned the designer series paper sale? Yeah, that’s going on for the month of October. This card was so quick and easy to make because the DSP does most of the work.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Around the World Paper with Snowflake Sentiments & Holly Berry Happiness, Vintage Crochet Trim - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used two of the designs from the Christmas Around the World paper for the background. Then I stamped the sentiment, from Snowflake Sentiments, in Real Red on Whisper White and punched that out with the 2-1/4″ Circle Punch. Then I stamped the bow from Holly Berry Happiness on Real Red cardstock and punched it with the coordinating Holly Berry Builder Punch (stamp first, then punch). I popped some Vintage Crochet Trim on with a Glue Dot, then put the sentiment on with Dimensionals and the bow with Mini Dimensionals. Done!

You can find everything I used in my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store (linked supply list is at the end of this post). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

To shop the DSP sale, go here. The World Cardmaking Day sale is here (note that the Fast Fuse deal is no longer available but will come back for five more days in a few months — we blew through two years’ supply in five days!).

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Glue Dots

$5.25

Christmas in the Making

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 Favorite In Color, so I’m sure you can guess which color will be featured heavily on my card.

Stampin' Up! Christmas in the Making stamp set with Cable Knit embossing folder, Embossing Paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Lemon-Lime Twist, of course! It’s a close race with Berry Burst, but I find myself using LL Twist on pretty much every card I make now. And this year, my favorite color combination for Christmas cards is going to be LL Twist with Real Red. It’s so merry and bright!

This card features one of my favorite new stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog, Christmas in the Making. I stamped this adorable lady in Archival Basic Black ink on Shimmery White cardstock, then colored her with Aqua Painters (the dress) and Blender Pens (everything else and the stripes on the skirt). This stamp is so meta when you put it on a card; love it!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in the Making stamp set with Cable Knit embossing folder, Embossing Paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I colored the image, I cut it out with one of the Lots of Labels framelits. The background Lemon-Lime Twist mat is embossed with the Cable Knit dynamic embossing folder. After I popped the colored panel up on the card, I very carefully added Embossing Paste as snow. I probably should have done this before the panel was attached to the card. I smoothed the paste on and added the lines of texture by sticking the tip of one of my Palette Knives into the paste and swirling it around to make it look more like snow. After I let it dry a little, I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. That little bow on top comes from Holly Berry Happiness and the Holly Builder Punch, and the sentiment is from Christmas in the Making.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you liked my card featuring Lemon-Lime Twist. 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!

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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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Big Shot

$110.00

Blender Pens

$12.00

Blender Pens

$12.00


Additional products used:
Christmas in the Making stamp set