Moon Baby gift set

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in November, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in this blog hop again!

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The theme for this month’s blog highlight is Change of Life Circumstances. New babies, graduation, retirement, wedding, etc. I decided to show you a little baby gift set.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This past weekend I co-hosted a baby shower for an expectant mama at church, and one of the activities that the guests did was to fill out a card with “wishes for baby”. The cards are 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, so I made this mini accordion-style album to put all of the cards in so the mother will have them as a keepsake for her baby. I used the Moon Baby stamp set, along with the new Stampin’ Blends (see the list of colors I used at the very bottom of this post). And since the cards  (you can see the top of one of them in the next photo) are baby pink and gold, I used Pink Pirouette and gold.

I heat embossed both sentiments, and I gold embossed the Hearts & Stars Elements star.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is how the album folds out when it’s untied.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I made a matching card, as you do. This stamp is also from Moon Baby, and I incorporated the gold and the Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon to match the album.

Stampin' Up! handmade baby gift set using Moon Baby and new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - heat embossing - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my gift set! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my projects and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

All of the items I used in my projects 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!

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Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Additional products used:
Daffodil Delight Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144603)
Pink Pirouette Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144604)
Bronze Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144607)
Ivory Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144606)
Pool Party Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144605)
Smoky Slate Dark & Light Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #145058)
Calypso Coral Dark Stampin’ Blends (available Nov. 1, item #144045 for both Light and Dark)
Pink Pirouette 12×12 cardstock (retired)

Fall Teacher Gifts – Kylie’s International Blog Highlight

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in September, so please do go vote for me.

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme for the Blog Highlight is Teacher’s Gifts. I really struggle with 3D projects, so I was really happy when this one came together. We’re coming up on fall/autumn next month, so I went with a fall theme for my teacher’s gift. Most of the products I’m using today are from the Holiday Catalog, available September 1 to customers (now to demonstrators). I’m featuring the Painted Autumn designer series paper (both the background and the coffee cup are from this paper), Merry Café stamp set, Coffee Cups framelits and Copper Sequin Trim (both available now), and the new Jute Twine. I love how these things all work together to make a beautiful gift box!

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, acetate card boxes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s a better angle to show you the box. I decorated one of the new Acetate Card Boxes that are coming in the new Holiday Catalog. I’m really excited about these boxes — you can put in five standard cards & envelopes, or you can do like I did and include a single card with a gift card. I don’t have my hands on the pumpkin-flavored M&Ms yet, but you might be able to fit a bag in the box along with your card.

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, acetate card boxes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with a coffee set that coordinates with the existing dies but has fall and winter holidays included. That’s how I made the coffee cup. Then the leaves are cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits and both Copper Foil Sheets and the Painted Autumn paper. The pumpkin is fussy-cut out of the paper. This paper is SO beautiful.

Stampin' Up! fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cafe bundle and Coffee Cups framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the box is a thank you card to match, only this time I have used the stamps from Coffee Café along with Merry Café.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe stamps & Painted Autumn paper - coffee themed teachers gifts - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card is a Starbuck’s gift card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my project. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

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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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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


Additional products used:
Merry Café photopolymer stamp set
Painted Autumn designer series paper
Jute Twine
Acetate Card Boxes

Squee! Baby Narwhal!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello, and welcome! This is my entry for Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights, and you can VOTE for my cards here (I am #41). I would love to have your vote! The theme this month is BABY. I looked through my baby stamp sets and didn’t feel anything, but then I came across my new Quirky Critters stamp set, and I just had to!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsSQUEE! Baby narwhals!

I literally squealed in delight when I saw this adorable stamp set in the catalog. It has a narwhal (the unicorn of the sea) AND a sloth! Yep, top of my list.

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the background on my baby girl card, I used the new Embossing Paste mixed with Powder Pink ink refill. I love the masks that I have, but I wanted something that said baby, so I made my own mask using a Window Sheet and the strip of hearts in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and spread the Embossing Paste through the mask onto the Soft Sky card base. Also in the background are strips of Powder Pink cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper, some Silver Mini Sequin Trim, and a Powder Pink flower cut using the Support Ribbon Framelits.

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I stamped and cut my narwhal, I also added some flowers using the Beautiful Bouquet bundle. Finally, I topped the card off with Metallic Sequins. LOVE these!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from Moon Baby and some more flowers from Beautiful Bouquet. I love when I can use a non-baby set for a baby card!

Stampin' Up! Quirky Critters, embossing paste, Beautiful Bouquet bundle, Support Ribbon framelits, silver mini sequin trim - Kylie's International Blog Highlights - handmade baby card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I loved making the card so much that I had to make a boy card to go with it. This time I used Lemon-Lime Twist and Pool Party. And instead of my handmade mask, I used one of the masks from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks. My final change was to use the Iridescent Sequins instead of the Metallics. Soooo pretty!

Which one do you like better? I think I’m all for the boy card.

Thanks for stopping by, and please go VOTE for #41 in the gallery! I’d love to participate in the top 10 winners blog hop again!

I made the baby boy card in my live Facebook video today. Watch here:

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Lift Your Spirits

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One of these days, I’m going to make note of the theme for these blog highlights before I’m sitting down to write my blog post. I sat down with my card to write the post last night, and that’s when I realized that my card of flowers and lace was not going to work for our theme of Travel. Back to the craft room! Yes, it’s a hard life, having to skip this morning’s workout because I stayed up too late making a card. [Please do catch my sarcasm. I can’t think of a better tradeoff.]

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up bundle with Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack and Stitched Shapes Framelits (back in stock!) - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Anyway, thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by the fabulous Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project, if you’re so inclined. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop. In last month’s blog highlight, I did squeak in at number 10, so I will be hopping with Kylie and nine other talented demonstrators in February (THANK YOU for your votes!). I’d love to do it again next time, so please go vote for my card!

Our theme for this highlight is Travel. I decided to use the hot air balloons from the new Lift Me Up bundle. I haven’t gotten to play with these much, so it was nice to have this theme to push me.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up bundle with Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack and Stitched Shapes Framelits (back in stock!) - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Tips for CASEing (copying) this card:

*The Bermuda Bay card base is 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″.

*Both designer series papers are from the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP Stack. This stack is such a good one! It has a vintage circus theme, but I’m finding all sorts of uses for it. The background paper can be swirly clouds, as I’m using it, but you could also call that cupcake icing and use it with cupcakes, or call it cotton candy and use it on a circus-themed card. I sponged the edges of this paper with Bermuda Bay ink — when you sponge the edge the same color as the card base, it really softens that edge. I love this look.

*I cut the sunburst paper with the Stitched Shapes Framelits (BACK IN STOCK!!). I thought that was a fun backdrop for the clouds and balloons.

*The hot air balloons are stamped in Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach and then cut out with the coordinating framelits. The cloud framelits come in the same bundle. I love that they come in multiple sizes! I think there are four different cloud framelits in the bundle.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up bundle with Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack and Stitched Shapes Framelits (back in stock!) - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*To get all of that wonderful sparkle on my balloons and clouds, I just painted them all with the Clear Wink of Stella brush pen. It’s amazing the difference Wink of Stella makes on a card.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up bundle with Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack and Stitched Shapes Framelits (back in stock!) - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*You could pop the sentiment up on a separate label, especially if you can’t get it stamped straight directly on the card base — sometimes the only way I can get a sentiment on straight is to stamp it on a separate piece of cardstock, cut or punch it out, then glue or dimensional it on separately. (Dimensional is a verb in my craft room.)

*I finished off my card with Rhinestones, but Pearls or Enamel Shapes would also look really nice here.

*I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside (4″ x 5.25″) and a half-inch strip of the swirly cloud paper to pull the whole card together. I also sponged the edges of this piece in Bermuda Bay, again to soften the edge.

Thanks for coming today. I hope you like my card. My full supply list and links to my store are below. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card. I would love to be chosen for the next blog hop!

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00