Party on, Panda

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas - free Sale-A-Bration stamp set - with Bubbles & Fizz paper - also free - and Picture Perfect Party paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! Thanks for checking in today. These are some of the cards I sent out with the Occasions catalogs I sent to my customers. They feature two FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies, the Party Pandas stamp set and the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper.

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas - free Sale-A-Bration stamp set - with Bubbles & Fizz paper - also free - and Picture Perfect Party paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Isn’t this guy just the cutest?? This whole panda stamp set is adorable. And the confetti I stamped on the card base is also from the panda stamp set. The background paper is the Sale-A-Bration freebie, Bubbles & Fizz. I almost passed on this, but I’m so glad I didn’t. It’s so bright and fun. The paper in the Layering Square is Picture Perfect Party. I love both of these bold paper packs.

Stampin' Up! Party Pandas - free Sale-A-Bration stamp set - with Bubbles & Fizz paper - also free - and Picture Perfect Party paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The ribbon I used is the new Lemon-Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini-Striped Ribbon, and the sequins are the new Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed sequins.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my cards can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the January 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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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

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:

So that’s $197 in products for $99, plus free shipping on the whole Starter Kit! It’s an amazing deal.

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!

 

Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

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

Cupcake Girl

Whew! What a crazy couple of days it has been. I went to bed Wednesday night without finishing my blog posts for my Creative Crew projects, thinking I’d do them first thing in the morning. Well. I woke up sick as a dog, as we like to say around here. So I spent yesterday either sleeping or throwing up and then ended up at the ER since we have no good urgent care around here and I can’t get into my gastroenterologist for 3 weeks. They were nice and gave me morphine.

Anyway, I have two more cards to show you. These are for the Step-It-Up challenge, and they will be included in the Birthday Memories Class-By-Mail that I’ll be offering later this month. So keep a look out for that.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Isn’t this little sweetie adorable? She is from the Birthday Memories designer series paper. I just adore her and pretty much every sheet of paper in that entire pack. It’s my favorite suite in the new catalog. I went with a Very Vanilla card base, because I wanted to use the Bundle of Love paper for my background. Plus, I think having the vanilla in the background makes the white in front pop a little more. I cut the girl and her surrounding cupcakes out of the designer series paper using one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The girl is wearing a Whisper White and Pacific Point dress, but I decided it was close enough that I could use Dapper Denim for my sentiment frame and my Glitter Enamel Dot. I used the Layering Squares framelits for my sentiment, Very Vanilla for the straight square, and Dapper Denim for the scalloped square. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red from the Tabs for Everything stamp set — this stamp set is going to be perfect with the new Planner Kit (mine has shipped!) and the Circle Tab Punch.

I decided that my sweet girl holding her cupcake needed another little cupcake at her feet. I stamped the cupcake wrapper from the Lift Me Up stamp set in Crumb Cake on VV, then the frosting (also Lift Me Up) in Blushing Bride. Then I sponged Blushing Bride over the frosting to give it a little extra something. I added that Glitter Enamel Dot, and I was done.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside of this card, I added a strip of the Bundle of Love paper, 4″x1/2″.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

To step up my card, I first added a frame behind my girl, made with the Lots of Labels framelits and Red Glimmer Paper. Next, I cut Cupcake Girl directly out of the DSP using one of the coordinating dies — YES! The dies cut images directly from the paper! This is my favorite feature of the Birthday Memories Suite. After I cut her out, I popped her up on Dimensionals. The oval around her is also on Dimensionals, so I double-stacked the Dimensionals for the girl. Tip: When using Dimensionals on the glitter side of Glimmer Paper, I take the backing off the Dimensional, then add some liquid glue to the Dimensional so it will stay put. Otherwise, it falls off pretty easily. If you’re ever sticking anything to the top of Glimmer Paper, use either the Multipurpose Liquid Glue or the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.
Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I did everything the same for my sentiment, but for the tiny cupcake, this time I embossed both the wrapper and the frosting in gold, then sponged the frosting on with Blushing Bride ink. My final step-up is using more Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This time for the inside of the card, I used the same paper, but I cut it 4-1/4″x3/4″.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories paper and Bundle of Love Paper with Tabs for Everything and Lift Me Up stamps - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’d love to hear which card you like better! I love them both and really can’t decide which one is my favorite.

The new Annual Catalog is LIVE now! If you don’t yet have a copy, click on the image above to download a PDF, and if you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, subscribe here to get a physical copy from me.

Remember I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

You can get all of the items I used today in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links are below). Use the host code (above) at checkout to get extra freebies from me.

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Festively Vintage Fun

Stampin' Up! Oh What Fun and Festive Season stamps with This Christmas and Warmth & Cheer paper - Vintage Christmas card for Merry Monday #217 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

The Warmth & Cheer and This Christmas designer series paper packs combine for a festively vintage, fun Christmas card. Oh, what fun!

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I don’t tend to make a lot of vintage cards, so when I saw the Merry Monday Challenge this week, I decided to make a card, because I knew it would be… well, a challenge.

Tips for making this card:

1) I laid out the entire card before ever cutting the star in the music paper (from the This Christmas paper). This helps you know exactly where to place your Stars framelit when you cut it.

2) After you cut out the star using the Stars framelits (I think this is the 3rd-largest star), lay the music paper on the Cherry Cobbler card base to determine exactly where to stamp the scrollwork star from the Festive Season stamp set (this set also seen here). Stamp the star in Cherry Cobbler ink before you sponge, curl, and glue the music paper down.

3) To get the old, vintage look, I first sponged around the edges of the music paper with Crumb Cake ink. I didn’t want the card to be too drab, so I used a light touch here. To curl the corners of the paper, I used my bone folder as you would a pencil, to break down the fibers in the paper and curl it. If it isn’t working, try wetting the paper just a smidge.

Stampin' Up! Large Numbers Framelits and Warmth & Cheer paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

4) I used the Layering Squares framelits to cut the (mostly) Garden Green square and the Large Numbers framelits to cut the (mostly) Cherry Cobbler numbers from the Warmth & Cheer paper stack (LOVE this stack!). I wanted to use these argyle papers for more of that retro feel. I played with the numbers until I got the dotted pattern lines in the numbers to align with the dotted pattern lines in the Garden Green square. I was so excited when I finally got them to work! But it was also not centered very well, so after I glued down the numbers, I trimmed around them until they were centered. So I used the Layering Squares framelits, but you could do this using just your paper trimmer.

Stampin' Up! Oh What Fun and Festive Season stamps with This Christmas and Warmth & Cheer paper - Vintage Christmas card for Merry Monday #217 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

5) For my “oh, what fun” label, I first stamped the sentiment (from the Oh What Fun stamp set) in Garden Green, then cut it out using one of the label framelits from the Project Life Cards & Labels dies. Then I stamped on some splatters using Crumb Cake ink and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (this is one of the most important stamp sets to have in your arsenal! So much texture from one set!). I spritzed the label with water, using my Stampin’ Spritzer, waited until the ink finished running, then crumbled up the paper. Then opened it back up, laid it out, and let it dry. After the label was dry, I flicked on some Gold Wink of Stella, just enough to give a tiny sparkle.

The label is the only part of my card that uses Dimensionals. Can you believe I made a card using only three Dimensionals? It’s a record for me. #allthedimensionals

6) The Linen Thread is a must-have for vintage-look cards. It just has that old-timey, homey feel, right? I tied a bow and glued that down using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (the thread makes a bow too small for a Glue Dot). I was going to trim the ends of my bow, but I kind of liked how it curled off the edge of the card, so I left it. Because why not?

Stampin' Up! Oh What Fun and Festive Season stamps with This Christmas and Warmth & Cheer paper - Vintage Christmas card for Merry Monday #217 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

7) My favorite little touch is the strip of Basic Black cardstock that you can barely see at the top of the card. I actually meant to glue the music paper down just a smidge lower than I did so the black would show a little more, but I was so busy watching to make sure I was off-center horizontally that I forgot to check where my paper was vertically.

Stampin' Up! Oh What Fun and Festive Season stamps with This Christmas and Warmth & Cheer paper - Vintage Christmas card for Merry Monday #217 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye

8) I wanted the inside of the card to recall elements from the front of the card, so I again added a strip of Basic Black, the Crumb Cake spots from Gorgeous Grunge, and a smaller Star cut from the same Warmth & Cheer paper. I also sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla layer with Crumb Cake ink again. The inside sentiment is from the Hang Your Stocking stamp set.

To print out these tips, click here –> tams# 9599.

You can shop my online store 24/7 (links to products used in this card are below). See you soon!

Product List

Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00
This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper

$13.00
Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack

$10.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50
Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00
Festive Season Photopolymer Stamp Set

$21.00
Gorgeous Grunge Wood Stamp Set

$25.00
Big Shot

$110.00
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits

$25.00
Stars Framelits Dies

$27.00
Large Numbers Framelits Dies

$31.00
Layering Squares Framelits Dies

$35.00
Stamping Sponges

$3.50
Linen Thread

$4.50
Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00
Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00
Bone Folder

$7.00
Gold Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

$8.00