Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop: CASEing the catalog

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is CASEing the catalog. This means we are taking projects shown in the new Annual Catalog and tweaking them to make them our own. CASE = Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Selectively Edit. This is the card I chose:

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle stamp set

I absolutely adore this card! I might have skipped right by the stamp set in the catalog, but this card caught my eye right away, and I had to have this set! I love the card so much that I didn’t change much about it at all.

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The card in the catalog is a square card, but I decided to make it into a standard A2-size card. I stamped the sea plants from Magical Mermaid on the Pool Party card base, then turned the card design from the catalog card into a feature on this card.

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used Naturally Eclectic designer series paper as well — after studying all the paper in the catalog and the catalog card, I’m pretty sure that the striped paper on the original card is made with markers. Tip: That is not a full square of Silver Glimmer Paper behind the DSP. Knowing that most of the paper would be hidden, I cut out the middle of the Glimmer Paper to save for a future project. No sense wasting the good stuff!

Stampin' Up! Message in a Bottle and Magical Mermaid stamps with Naturally Eclectic designer series paper - Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is the inside of my card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you will look through the catalog and see all the wonderful inspiration the Stampin’ Up! concept artists have provided. You are currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. Please see the list below & hop through all of the people on the list to see all of our projects. You don’t want to miss any!

 

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Product List

Message In A Bottle Photopolymer Stamp Set

$17.00

Magical Mermaid Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$20.00

Magical Mermaid Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$28.00

Versamark Pad

$8.50

Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Berry Burst Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Berry Burst 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

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

$9.00

Silver Glimmer Paper

$5.00

Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper

$11.00

Paper Snips Scissors

$10.00

White Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Banner Triple Punch

$23.00

Iridescent Sequin Assortment

$5.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen

$7.00

Oh So Glossy

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic bundle, Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Striped Wipe technique with glossy cardstock - 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 card here (I am #22). I would love to have your vote! The theme this month is Gratitude Inspired by Thailand. (It’s not an odd theme if you know that Kylie is very grateful to be on the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip in Thailand right now.) I looked through lots of pictures of Thailand and took inspiration from the colors that seem to be in every picture. Blues and greens, plus gorgeous, vibrant flowers.

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic bundle, Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Striped Wipe technique with glossy cardstock - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Yesterday I showed you my Display Stamper card that used the Striped Wipe technique. So I made this one during my Facebook Live video yesterday to show you how to do it. I love this technique! The live video is embedded below, so watch there to see how to do this technique.

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic bundle, Naturally Eclectic designer series paper, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Striped Wipe technique with glossy cardstock - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After I made the striped focal point using the Thailand-inspired colors, I embossed these leaves using the Eclectic Layers thinlits. There are a couple of dies in this set that emboss instead of cutting, and I love them! This set of dies is incredibly versatile.

Stampin' Up! Oh So Eclectic stamps with Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape - finish the inside of your handmade card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the video, I didn’t show the inside of the card, so here it is. I stamped the Berry Burst flower twice on Whisper White cardstock and then added a strip of washi tape from Basics Pack 1 to the bottom. Check out my video to see the fun Striped Wipe technique for glossy cardstock. And please go VOTE for my card so I can be part of the international blog hop next month!

All the products I used in my card and video are listed below, with links to my online store.

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Facebook Live – Beautiful Bouquet

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Hey there! I decided to have a Creativity Your Way session in my Facebook Live video today. Creativity Your Way (which happens to be the title of this year’s Annual Catalog) means that whatever kind of crafter you are, and however you like to craft, you can do it with Stampin’ Up!. So I made a basic card, a stepped-up card, and an all-out card, all using the same stamps, dies, and colors.

I used the colors from this week’s Global Design Project color challenge for my cards. I’m BONKERS over this color combo. Three of my absolute faves.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I started with this clean and simple card using only stamps, ink, and rhinestones. So easy and fast!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my second card, I stepped it up a little with a few die cuts and Dimensionals. Just a little more work to make quite an impact on the card! Extra texture and dimension are so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating bundles. The tiny HELLO sentiment was an “oops I forgot to add a sentiment before sticking on all these rhinestones”, but I think it works!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my final card, I went all out. I added gorgeous designer series paper from the Naturally Eclectic bundle, more die cuts, stamping on the card base behind the paper, twine, and a wooden element. And then to top it off, I both stamped and die cut my sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I made a card liner for the all-out card using the same stamps and colors.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I’d love to hear which one you like best! The video is below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and to Like my FB page (and turn on Notifications) if you’d like to see more of my videos. All the products I used are listed under the video with direct links where you can buy them in my store. Thanks for stopping by!

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25