November Blends Club: Santa’s Sleigh

Here are the projects we made in my Stampin’ Blends Marker Club in November. The stamp set for the club last month was Sleigh Ride, and the Blends included were the Cherry Cobbler (Light and Dark), Old Olive (Light and Dark), and Color Lifter Stampin’ Blends. November also included the Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and a set of storage cases for the markers. The club also includes all the supplies for the three projects.

Stampin' Blends Marker Club November projects - Santa's Sleigh stamps, Santa's Sleigh thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Blends Marker Club November projects - Santa's Sleigh stamps, Santa's Sleigh thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Stampin' Blends Marker Club November projects - Santa's Sleigh stamps, Santa's Sleigh thinlits, Year of Cheer paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I am not including instructions or a tutorial for these projects, as the tutorials are exclusive to my Blends Club, but the supply list is below, with links to my online 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!

December Host Code: ADE7REWB

Stampin’ Up! is now taking reservations for the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool! Reserve yours now through December 30! First come, first shipped!

Stampin' Up!'s new stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus, is a game changer! Reserve yours now through December 30th! First come, first shipped!

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Merry Little Berries

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments bundle, Pretty Pines thinlits, Swirly Snowflakes thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Stampin' Blends - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! Look at that gorgeous paper. Just look at it! Sometimes you make a card that you can’t stop looking at. For you, this might not be that card, but for me it is. Bold, bright, and blingy! That’s my jam.

I’m playing along with the Christmas Joy theme challenge at Global Design Project this week.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments bundle, Pretty Pines thinlits, Swirly Snowflakes thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Stampin' Blends - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This piece of paper is probably my favorite piece in the Merry Little Christmas paper pack, because of all the coloring possibilities. I started with coloring the berries/leaves/olives/whatever those things are, and I was thinking of coloring the branches but thought they looked so striking left in white. I colored the berries (for lack of knowing what they are) with Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. I started with Light, then colored the tips with Dark, then went back over the whole thing with Light again. I went over the dark areas of each berry with my Wink of Stella pen so they shimmer.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments bundle, Pretty Pines thinlits, Swirly Snowflakes thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Stampin' Blends - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is not Cherry Cobbler, but Real Red. I’ve found that the Dark Cherry Cobbler marker is more Cherry Cobbler, but the Light one is a perfect match for Real Red. On top of the card base is a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. The piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP was originally 4″ x 5-1/4″, and I cut off the edge with the decorative edge die from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits. I just love that little extra detail! The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments, and I wanted it without the “from our family to yours”, so I stamped the whole thing in Real Red, cut it out with the Stitched Shapes circle, and then covered the “from our family to yours” part with some Year of Cheer washi tape. The white branches are cut with the Pretty Pines thinlits. Before adding the sentiment to the card, I popped in some Silver Mini Sequin Trim (tacked down with a Glue Dot), then put the sentiment on Dimensionals. The pines are glued to the center of the sentiment, and then I added some Rhinestones, which I colored with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends marker.

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.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

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.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR

Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Now taking signups for Stampin’ Blends Marker Club!

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends Marker Club - starts November 20th, must sign up by November 10th! See blog for details

Hey, stamping friends! Are you interested in the Stampin’ Blends markers but unsure where to start? I have a club for you! Here’s how it will work:

Stampin’ Up! has announced that they will release these high-quality markers for customers on November 1. My Blends Club will run from November through March, and by the end of the club, you will have all 27 of the currently available markers.

Club duration: 5 months, November 2017 through March 2018. Note that this club runs through all three months of Sale-A-Bration, so during each Sale-A-Bration month, you will choose one Sale-A-Bration freebie with your club kit!

Cutoff: You must sign up no later than November 10th. I will start sending invoices for the first month on November 3, and your invoice must be paid by November 10th.

Price: $58 plus $7 priority shipping per month. Payment must be received via Paypal no later than the 10th of each month. Club kits will ship on or about the 20th via Priority Mail.

Products: By the end of the Blends Club, you will have all 27 of the markers currently offered (2 shades each of 12 colors, plus the 2 skin tones and the Color Lifter), a new ink pad, 5 new stamp sets, several new embellishments and tools, storage cases for your markers,15 Make & Take projects, and 3 Sale-A-Bration freebies of your choice (one each month in January, February, and March). You’re paying retail for the markers, ink pads, and stamps but getting the accessories, storage cases, Make & Take projects, and tutorials for free!! Plus your Sale-A-Bration items!

Tutorials and Make & Take projects: With your class kit, you will get three Make & Take projects each month. These are geared toward teaching you how to use your Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers with the current month’s stamp set. Each Make & Take will be included in a full-color PDF tutorial, and some will have video tutorials.

Check out the video for more details! I hope to see you all in the Blends Club!