Beachy Waterfront

Stampin' Up! Waterfront with In the City host stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello! I hope your Friday night is going well. All is well here. I was so productive today that I can’t even with myself right now. Of course all the productivity was housewife-related, so no crafting. Just so much Costco. And podcast listening, tbh. That’s who I am now. I listen to podcasts.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront with In the City host stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This card is almost entirely stamping. I stamped this little beachy scene using the Waterfront stamp set. The colors are listed below. The sentiment comes from the In The City host stamp set. Such a fun little stamp set that goes perfectly with Waterfront. I added some Glitter Enamel Dots for a little extra something. And that’s it!

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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Deck the Halls with Christmas Sweaters

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Christmas Sweaters stamp set, Cable Knit embossing folder - ugly Christmas sweater - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! I have a simple but fun card for you today. This card uses the Christmas Sweaters stamp set. It’s a fun stamp set that celebrates all those ugly sweaters we love so much.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Christmas Sweaters stamp set, Cable Knit embossing folder - ugly Christmas sweater - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I colored the sweaters with Flirty Flamingo, Lemon-Lime Twist, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Basic Black markers. The 1″ Lemon-Lime Twist strip is embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder — my favorite embossing folder.

I hope you like the card! I’ll be live on Facebook at 1 pm CDT tomorrow. I’d love for you to join me!

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Big Shot

$110.00

You Are Cool

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is our favorite products that carried over from any of last year’s catalogs to the new annual catalog.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I have so many favorites carrying over, but I decided to go with the Cool Treats stamps and matching Frozen Treats framelits, because I adore them and haven’t shown them much love at all. And then for the sentiment on the front of the card, I used the Sunshine Sayings stamps and the coordinating Sunshine Wishes thinlits.

But I’m also SO in love with the new catalog that I just had to mix it up and use some of the new stuff, too.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Thick Whisper White. I stamped the base with Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, and Soft Sky. Then I added a strip of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, punched with the new Ticket Tear Border Punch. Over that I added a strip of Emerald Envy, embossed using the new Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder. I punched a 2″ circle of the glimmer paper and glued that down, then did my focal panel.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The focal panel is the new (returning from years ago) Glossy Cardstock. I’m so in love with this stuff! I used the Ink, Spray, & Smash technique with Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, and Pacific Point reinkers. I’m always amazed how the colors come out with this technique. The Melon Mambo mixed with the Pacific Point and came out looking like Berry Burst! After it was dry, I cut out the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits.

I stamped and cut the ice cream cones, then stamped the Emerald Envy ice cream scoop and cut it out. I cut the Berry Burst ice cream from one of the ombre sheets in the Color Theory designer series paper stack.

For the word cool, I used the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. I cut the “co” and another “o” from the “congrats” die, then cut the “l” from the “love” die, first out of Whisper White, then out of Emerald Envy. I glued the two layers together, slightly offset, then put them on the glossy background with Mini Dimensionals (cut in half, because these words are so thin that even the baby Dimensionals are too big!).

I finally glued some of the new Iridescent Sequins on.

Stampin' Up! Cool Treats & Frozen Treats framelits with Sunshine Sayings & Sunshine Wishes thinlits, glossy cardstock, Ruffled Dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the inside with the Cool Treats stamps. Festive!

I hope my card has inspired you to mix the old and the new together for extra fun. 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!

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).

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Big Shot

$110.00

 

Starring: Real Red!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Delivery clean and simple card with Birthday Memories paper - CAS - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Stitched Shapes framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

These are my final two cards for the May Creative Crew challenges at Splitcoast. For the Step-It-Up challenge this month, I am featuring the Birthday Memories suite, which should be available to customers June 1. The theme is “sweet surprises”. The SWEET part of these projects is the cake all over the DSP, and the SURPRISE is that there is beautiful DSP that features Real Red that isn’t Christmas or Valentine’s Day paper! So I chose to really feature Real Red on these cards, because it’s one of my favorite colors, and I’m so happy to have FUN Real Red paper.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Delivery clean and simple card with Birthday Memories paper - CAS - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Stitched Shapes framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
This card is my Clean and Simple version. The stepped up version is next and has an extra surprise.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories suite stepped up card - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Stitched Shapes framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My stepped-up card has lots of additions and a subtraction. First, I stamped the right side of the cardfront using the Birthday Delivery stamps that directly coordinate with the paper on the left, to make my own contrasting DSP-type background. I didn’t stamp the cakes, because the cake stamp in this set is huge and would have overpowered all the other fun details. I just adore the tiny party hat and gift and balloon. I love how the stamped background turned out!

Actually, back up. Before I stamped the right side of the cardfront, I… took off the left side!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Memories suite stepped up card - partial cardfront - Splitcoaststampers Creative Crew - Stitched Shapes framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

So the gorgeous Real Red paper is actually on the inside of the card, because there’s no cardfront on the left side. After I cut the card base, I cut off the left 2″ of the cardfront. It’s important to do this before scoring the cardstock so you don’t have issues with cutting on the score line. After cutting then scoring the card, I glued the strip of striped paper on top of the right side (the front), then opened the card and glued an identical strip to the inside.


This is the card standing up.

I again stamped the sentiment in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it out using an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. This time, I also cut a stitched square out, then stitched around the stitches with a small needle and three strands of Real Red Solid Baker’s Twine (from the retired Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine set). I glued the right side of the stitched square to the cardfront, then popped the oval up on Dimensionals on top of the square.

I stamped and cut the balloons, hat, and gift using the stamps and dies from the bundle. The balloons & gift are on Dimensionals, but the hat is flat. I hand-cut “friend” with my Snips.

I hope you like both of these cards and that you like the additions (and subtraction) I made for my stepped up card. Thanks for visiting!

The supplies that are currently available are listed below with links to my store. Make sure to use the Host Code for May to get extra goodies from me.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Glue Dots

$5.25

Additional supplies used:
Birthday Delivery bundle (stamps, dies, and paper) (available soon, item code 145294)
Small sewing needle