Happy Hooray

Good morning! Sorry I’ve been absent for a few days. It has been an emotional whirlwind of a week. My Papa, a 95-year-old World War II vet and our hero, passed away late Monday night, and as you can imagine, that’s what our whole life was about last week. We buried him Friday, and in west Texas style, they buried him in the wrong place and had to dig him up and re-bury him. We are choosing to laugh about it, because he would have laughed about it.

I am still catching up on everything. My mom is in town (she had planned to come last Monday, but obviously we were all in west Texas together), so I am likely to be a little spotty with daily blogging this week, or at least I’ll be posting at weird times.

Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday - Occasions 2018 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This Party Hat birthday card is so easy to make and comes together so fast. I first stamped in Real Red, then in Pool Party, and finally in Lemon-Lime Twist. I love this three-step stamp. I think it will look even better when I have my Stamparatus (which arrives in about 3 weeks, yay!!) and can place the stamps perfectly. I also stamped the hat trim in Lemon-Lime Twist.

Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday - Occasions 2018 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the “Happy Birthday” banner outline in Pool Party and the “Happy Birthday” in Real Red, then cut the banner out with the Party Hat Builder framelits. For the little side banner, I first stuck on a piece of Myths & Magic washi tape (I have to say, my washi taping is a little bit on point lately), then stamped “HOORAY” in Real Red and flagged the end with the Banner Triple Punch. I stapled the banner to the washi tape and card front with a mini stapler. Important: Staple on your banner before you attach the card front to the card base.

Stampin' Up! Party Hat Birthday - Occasions 2018 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card 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!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Ink & Inspiration: Celebrate the Memories

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! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme is “Love Me Tender”, so I made a 12″x12″ scrapbook page of my sweetie and me.

I used Powder Pink cardstock for my base, because I wanted to use the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack in my layout. The big piece of designer series paper is from the Petal Passion paper. All of the other papers are from the Memories & More Card Pack.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These flowers are a sticker from the Card Pack. I colored them using a Blender Pen and Powder Pink and Lemon-Lime Twist ink. The hearts are also stickers from the Card Pack. I heat embossed (in Silver) “celebrate the good stuff” from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The die cut “memories” is from the Card Pack  also, and the washi tape is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion paper, Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack, Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit, Picture Perfect Birthday - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The numbers here are also from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.

I finished off the page with clear shapes from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes.

I hope you enjoyed my layout 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 layout 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!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Happiest of Birthdays

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday with Picture Perfect Party paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey there! Super quick post for you tonight. The card base is Berry Burst, and the fun party paper is the Picture Perfect Party paper. The glimmer paper (GORJ!) is Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, which comes in three colors. The sentiment is from Picture Perfect Birthday. The big bow looks like a real 3D bow, doesn’t it? I snipped that out of the Picture Perfect Party paper and popped it up on Dimensionals. Cool, right? I finished off the front with Iridescent Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday with Picture Perfect Party paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment and bow on the inside of the card are both from Picture Perfect Birthday. The sentiment is stamped in Lemon-Lime Twist. For the bow, I stamped the main parts in Peekaboo Peach (stamped off once) and the shadows in Peekaboo Peach (not stamped off).

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card 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!

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Shaky Birthday

Hello! It’s Friday, which means I get to create and to make customer thank you cards this afternoon… if my little toddler naps today. We went to her well baby checkup on Wednesday, and when I mentioned that my 2-year-old was skipping naps a lot, the doctor had the audacity to tell me that some 2-year-olds stop napping.

No. Nope. No. When my oldest child stopped napping at age 3, I knew I was being cheated. Because all the baby books and baby classes said they would nap until age 5. So she stopped at 3, of course. And then my son stopped napping at age 3, and that was really just the worst. So I’m sorry, but I do not accept that my 2-year-old is done with naps. She’s getting a later bedtime instead.

What were we talking about? Oh yeah. This super fun shaker card.

Stampin' Up! handmade birthday shaker card using Party Hat Birthday & Party Hat Builder framelits, Marbled background stamp, washi tape - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I cut a rectangle out of the Whisper White cardstock with my Stampin’ Trimmer (2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″), then cut the background piece slightly bigger. Before I glued the Window Sheet to the back of the Whisper White piece, I embossed it with the Polka Dot Basics folder. I glued a piece of a Window Sheet, slightly larger than the window, to the back of the Whisper White cardstock.

Stampin' Up! handmade birthday shaker card using Party Hat Birthday & Party Hat Builder framelits, Marbled background stamp, washi tape - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The background piece is stamped in LL Twist with the Marbled background stamp, which I just got, and which I now love. It reminds me of cake frosting. After I stamped the background, I attached Foam Adhesive Strips all the way around the edges of the background piece, careful not to leave any gaps for the shaker bits to fall out. The shaker bits come from the Party Hat Birthday bundle. I stamped the party hat stamp with all the cakes, hats, and gifts on it in all three colors, Emerald Envy, Berry Burst, and Lemon-Lime Twist. There is a coordinating die for this stamp that cuts out all the little bits. So I stamped it twice in Berry Burst and once each in Emerald Envy and LLT. The Emerald Envy and Berry Burst ones are in the shaker, and I used three of the LL Twist ones for outside the shaker. Once the shaker bits were in and situated, I attached the Whisper White piece to the background with the foam strips, then attached the whole thing to the Berry Burst card base with more foam strips and my favorite glue.

Stampin' Up! handmade birthday shaker card using Party Hat Birthday & Party Hat Builder framelits, Marbled background stamp, washi tape - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I stamped the sentiment, I flagged one end with the Banner Triple Punch, then glued it to the card front. I added the little LL Twist bits with glue and Mini Dimensionals, then a strip of Myths & Magic Washi Tape and a strip of washi from Basics Pack 1. Then I added sequins and I was done.

Stampin' Up! handmade birthday shaker card using Party Hat Birthday & Party Hat Builder framelits, Marbled background stamp, washi tape - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s the inside of the card.

I’m entering this card in the Stamp, Ink, Paper “Cake Walk” challenge, and I got my colors from the Fab Friday color challenge. Perfect for a shaky birthday card!

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card 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!

But really, if your order is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Big Shot

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