Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop: Heart Happiness

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

 

This month our theme for the hop is Fun/Fancy Folds. These are not my strong suit, so I searched through some YouTube videos and found this one by Patsy Waggoner for a “Snip & Tuck” (haha) card. I changed up the size for my card to make it mailable. My card base measures 4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5.5″. I’m not sure why I chose 4″ instead of 4.25″. (Yes I am — I was tired.)

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

I cut the lines to make the fun fold the same as in the tutorial (2″ in from the right side is the starting point).

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

Here you can see the cuts. After I made the cuts on the cardfront and the inside of the card, I stamped the dotted heart on the inside of the Melon Mambo card base in Melon Mambo ink, then the little accent hearts. The dotted heart shows on the front of the card when the two sides overlap.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

This is the cardfront without the overlap.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

And here it is all closed up and decorated. I used the Painted Love paper (coming next week!) and the Heart Happiness stamp set (same). The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage. See the full supply list at the end of the post.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

Some of the things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions catalog 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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Sympathy Blooms

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

 

This month our theme for the hop is Sorry/Sympathy/Get Well. I have a hard time making sympathy cards when I need them, so it’s good to keep them on hand. I prefer to make sympathy cards that have at least some bright colors in them, because I want a sympathy card to lift the person’s spirits.

My card base is Old Olive, and on top of that is a Whisper White mat embossed with the Hexagons embossing folder. I added some splatters from Swirly Bird on the mat in Versamark ink, then heat embossed the splatters in gold.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

I added the strip of Merry Little Christmas designer series paper — I love how you can use this paper for things other than Christmas projects. Then I added a half inch strip of a Champagne Foil Sheet.

Stampin' Up! handmade sympathy card with Birthday Blooms, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Stampin' Blends, and Merry Little Christmas designer series paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts #IIBH

For my focal point, I started by stamping the large flower from Birthday Blooms in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then coloring it in with the Stampin’ Blends. For the flower petals, I used Dark and Light Calypso Coral. For the leaves, I used Dark and Light Old Olive, then added Dark Daffodil Delight to the tips of the leaves. The bits at the center of the flower are colored in with Dark Daffodil Delight. I fussy-cut the flower out. Before I added it to the card, I made some loops with the Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon (delicious) and stuck it to the card with Tear & Tape. Then I added the flower on top of the ribbon with Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched out with the Classic Label punch.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see everyone else’s projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!



Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the November 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.

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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop – Five For All

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

This month we are taking inspiration from this photo. Here’s what I came up with:

Stampin' Up! Five For All stamp set, embossing paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon - handmade funny birthday card - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I took the colors from the cleanser bottle and chose Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White. Then I noticed the tile in the background and decided to use a Basic Black card base and smooth on embossing paste in my other three colors. I used the brick mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks as a nod to the tile.

Stampin' Up! Five For All stamp set, embossing paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon - handmade funny birthday card - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment is from the Five For All stamp set — this was introduced in June in the Annual Catalog, but it’s the first time I’ve even inked it up. It’s a cheeky set with several fun sentiment pairs.

Stampin' Up! Five For All stamp set, embossing paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Lemon-Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon - handmade funny birthday card - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s the inside.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see what everyone else did with the inspiration photo. It’s amazing how different all of our creations are! And we would love to see what you make of the same photo.

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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

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Additional Products Used:
Black Rhinestones (coming September 1)

Touching Flourishes

Hello, and welcome to the first Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! This will be a monthly blog hop on the 4th Thursday of the month if you’re in Australia. But I’m in America, so it’s the 4th Wednesday every month for me. I’m Sarah Fleming, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in the USA. This month we are showcasing our favorite products that are carrying over into the new Annual Catalog, which starts NEXT THURSDAY! WOOOO!

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

So it says favorite products carrying over, and that’s funny to me, because this is the very first time I’ve used Flourishing Phrases and only the second or third time I’ve used Touches of Texture. I just got both of these in the past couple of weeks, and I am kicking myself for waiting so long! Because wowzers.

I had a vision for what I wanted to do with this card before I even hit the craft room, and it mostly turned out the way I wanted it, which is always nice.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

I started by heat embossing the silver splatters (from Touches of Texture) in the corners of a piece of Shimmery White cardstock (4″x5.25″). Next I embossed the gold flourish (Flourishing Phrases) in the lower left corner. I just stamped right over the top of the silver splatters with my Versamark. Note: When you are heat embossing on top of heat embossing, be careful to stop as soon as everything turns shiny each time so you don’t burn your embossing powder (it gets ugly).

Next I did some watercolor emboss resist. For a long time. In fact, this is my third attempt, because on the first one, I used clear embossing powder instead of gold, and it just wasn’t as effective; on the second attempt, I just didn’t like my colors (I was using Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, and Emerald Envy). So this is #3. I started by wetting down the entire piece of Shimmery White, then dropping Island Indigo ink on with my Aquapainter. I let it dry some, then added Emerald Envy ink — I didn’t go out as wide as with the Island Indigo. Then I added Pool Party ink in various places to give it a little extra color dimension. When the ink was almost dry, I went over the big flowers and leaves on the gold flourish again with Emerald Envy ink. Then while it was still damp, I stamped the two flowers in Island Indigo ink (stamped off once first) and stamped the big flourish in Pool Party ink. I love the effect you get when you stamp on damp paper!

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH66

I mounted the Shimmery White on Whisper White (4-1/8″x5-3/8″), then mounted those on an Island Indigo card base. After I was all layered, I added the Whisper White flourish, cut using the Flourish Thinlits — NOTE: the Flourishing Phrases stamps and Flourish Thinlits are currently bundled together for 10% off, but on June 1st, they will not be available in a bundle, so you will no longer be able to get that discount. So if you want this bundle, I recommend getting it now.

I stamped the sentiment in Emerald Envy and flagged the end with the Triple Banner Punch. I finished off the card with basic rhinestones. Gotta have shiny bits!

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases bundle with Flourish thinlits & Touches of Texture - heat embossing - watercolor emboss resist handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

I stamped the splatters on the inside in Pool Party and the flower in Island Indigo (stamped off once).

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you to make something. Make sure you hop through all of the blogs on the hop; I’m honored to be on a design team with such talented ladies, and you won’t want to miss any of their projects!

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You can get everything I used for my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Click on the links below.

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Heat Tool

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Big Shot

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