Picture Perfect Christmas

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday (coming Occasions 2018), Watercolor Christmas, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! I’ll tell ya, I am having a hard time stamping with anything but the new stuff from the Occasions catalog that begins January 3. I always get so excited about a new catalog, and this time is no different!

But it’s also still Christmas time, and there’s a color challenge at Global Design Project that uses a very Christmassy combination, so I compromised and made a Christmas card that uses a birthday stamp set from the new Occasions catalog. Win-win!

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday (coming Occasions 2018), Watercolor Christmas, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Aren’t those little gift bows cute? They come from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set (I’m in love with the whole Picture Perfect Birthday suite). The main color for the red bows is Real Red, stamped off once on scratch paper and then stamped on the Whisper White cardstock. The shadows on the red bow are done in Real Red but are not stamped off first. The green bows are done the same way, but with Lemon-Lime Twist. The shadows are not stamped off, but the bows are. The sentiment is from Watercolor Christmas, which is retiring (sadface). I popped in a gold Foil Snowflake and some 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon in Crumb Cake. My favorite embellishments, though, are those tiny little epoxy dots. These are from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes, also coming in the Occasions catalog. I colored them with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker.

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday (coming Occasions 2018), Watercolor Christmas, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside, I stamped the Real Red bow again in the corner. Just a little extra something.

Thanks for stopping by today! Most 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 it 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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Big Shot

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Deck the Halls!

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

In today’s Facebook Live video, I made three projects using the Carols of Christmas stamp set, which you get as part of your FREE stuff when you buy the Starter Kit in July! It’s an amazing promotion. Please ask me if you have any questions. The Starter Kit is $99, and you choose $125 in products, plus you get free shipping on that order and a minimum 20% discount through the end of December. And if you buy the Starter Kit in July, you get this, too:

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Here are pictures of the finished projects:

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Note Cards & Envelopes, Be Merry paper, Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched Ribbon, and Stitched Shapes framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Lots of Labels and Layering Squares framelits, Striped Treat Bags, Double Stitched Ribbon, Boxwood Wreaths, Be Merry paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas stamps, Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Layering Circles framelits, Foil Frenzy paper, Gold Sequin Trim - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

And here is the recording of my Facebook Live.  I sing while heat embossing, so you DEFINITELY don’t want to miss this one! Orrrrrrr maybe you do, haha. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re over there. If you’d like to see next week’s video live, please like my Facebook page and turn on notifications so you don’t miss it!

 

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Product List for Note Card

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes

$6.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

$30.00

Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

$7.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Product List for Treat Bag

Versamark Pad

$8.50

Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Striped Treat Bags

$5.50

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Layering Squares Framelits Dies

$35.00

Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies

$27.00

Gold Binder Clips

$7.00

Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon

$7.00

Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments

$6.00

Regals Enamel Shapes

$9.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


Product List for Foil Frenzy card

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

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

$7.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper

$13.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

$35.00

Gold Mini Sequin Trim

$6.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

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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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

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop – Embossing Paste

Good morning! Sara Levin has asked me to be a guest designer on the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop today, and of course I’m delighted to be asked! So thanks for stopping by my blog today. Make sure to hop all the way through the hop so you can find lots of inspiring projects using the new Embossing Paste. It is no secret that I’m in LOVE with this stuff, so I was happy to hear that this is what we are featuring on the hop today!

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits, Embossing Paste, and Pattern Party masks - handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Stamping Sunday

My first card uses the diamond pattern from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and the Embossing Paste colored with Bermuda Bay re-inker. I love that you can turn this paste any color as long as you have the reinker! And that gorgeous flowery house is from the Home Life bundle. The house is done with three stamps, in Pool Party, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Powder Pink. The matching framelits cut the house out perfectly.

Stampin' Up! Home Life bundle with Welcome Home framelits, Embossing Paste, and Pattern Party masks - handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - Stamping Sunday

And the embossed pattern behind the house kind of reminds me of a garden trellis. The banner and sentiment also come from the Home Life bundle. I finished the card off with sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle with Eastern Medallion thinlits, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, and Embossing Paste

For my second card, I wanted to show you how the Embossing Paste looks when you put it on black cardstock. Awesome, right?! This time I colored the paste with Berry Burst ink, just one drop. I used the giant medallion mask from the Pattern Party masks this time. I absolutely LOVE that you can get this bright color on a black background with so little effort!

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty bundle with Eastern Medallion thinlits, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, and Embossing Paste

The medallion matches the dies from the Eastern Medallions thinlits perfectly! I cut the Whisper White medallion using the thinlits to contrast with the black and Berry Burst background and cut out the outer edge of the medallion with one of the Layering Circles framelits. I finished the card off with the sentiment and silver and white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Stampin' Up! Eastern Beauty

I stamped the inside with a flower from Eastern Beauty, triple stamped in Berry Burst.

Isn’t Embossing Paste a blast? There are so many gorgeous and fun ways to use it.

Make sure to follow the blog hop all the way around! Thanks to the Stamping Sunday crew for inviting me along!

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Big Shot

$110.00

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00