Folded in Half

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good evening! It’s late, I know. I just was too sleepy to blog last night, tbh, and this is the first chance I’ve had. So here’s a fun and bright birthday card.

I always like the punny or sarcastic or silly stamps. This new stamp set, Birthday Wit, has a few fun sentiments for birthday cards that are a little irreverent (and poke fun at food weirdos like me, because one of them is about being gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free, etc. — I can’t eat anything fun).

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The two designer papers on this card are from the FREE (with $50 purchase) Sale-A-Bration paper, Bubbles & Fizz. How fun is this paper?! I’m probably going to need a second pack. And look at that gorgeous Glimmer Paper! This is the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper (it comes in 3 colors). LOVE!

Do you see the bottom edge of the Whisper White cardstock panel that the sentiment is stamped on? I have been neglectful of this fun little border punch! I don’t know why, because it’s so cute. This is the Ticket Tear Border Punch. I’m glad I pulled it out.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Wit, Bubbles & Fizz paper, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the 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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Glue Dots

$5.25

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop: Heart Happiness

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! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

 

This month our theme for the hop is Fun/Fancy Folds. These are not my strong suit, so I searched through some YouTube videos and found this one by Patsy Waggoner for a “Snip & Tuck” (haha) card. I changed up the size for my card to make it mailable. My card base measures 4″ x 11″, scored and folded at 5.5″. I’m not sure why I chose 4″ instead of 4.25″. (Yes I am — I was tired.)

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

I cut the lines to make the fun fold the same as in the tutorial (2″ in from the right side is the starting point).

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

Here you can see the cuts. After I made the cuts on the cardfront and the inside of the card, I stamped the dotted heart on the inside of the Melon Mambo card base in Melon Mambo ink, then the little accent hearts. The dotted heart shows on the front of the card when the two sides overlap.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

This is the cardfront without the overlap.

Stampin' Up! Heart Happiness and Ribbon of Courage stamps with Painted Love designer series paper - New Occasions 2018 catalog items - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #IIBH

And here it is all closed up and decorated. I used the Painted Love paper (coming next week!) and the Heart Happiness stamp set (same). The sentiment is from Ribbon of Courage. See the full supply list at the end of the post.

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!

Some of the things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions catalog items will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get the new products in your Starter Kit! If you order from my 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

There are only two days left to reserve your Stamparatus! Reserve yours now through December 30! First come, first shipped! If you don’t reserve yours by December 30th, you won’t be able to get it until the new annual catalog in June. There won’t be another reservation window.

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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Big Shot

$110.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Facebook Live: Starbucks Via gift packaging

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe, Coffee Cafe, Coffee Cups framelits - gift packaging for Starbucks Via coffee packets - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! In this week’s Facebook Live video, I made this fun little decorated bag for giving Starbucks Via packets. Check out the video below to see how I made it.

Most things I used in my project can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Brusho will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get the Brusho in your Starter Kit! 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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Merry Café Photopolymer Stamp Set

$17.00

Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle

$45.75

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad

$7.00

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin' Blends Marker

$4.50

Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

$8.00

Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

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

$8.00

Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

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

$9.00

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

$5.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Big Shot Magnetic Platform

$40.00

Tag Topper Scalloped Punch

$23.00

Brusho Crystal Colour

$30.00

Aqua Painters

$17.00

2" X 8" (5.1 X 20.3 Cm) Cellophane Bags

$3.00

Paper Snips Scissors

$10.00

Mini Ornaments

$7.50

Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon

$7.00

Bermuda Bay 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

$8.00

Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine

$3.00

Corrugated Elements

$3.50

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Lots of Love

FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! Boy, that’s a mouthful. The winners from November’s Blog Highlight are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.

Seriously, though, thank you! And my thanks to Kylie for the opportunity! On to the card…

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Whoa! I hope you’re wearing your sunglasses! In case you couldn’t tell, I decided to go super bright and saturated for today’s card. Some days, you’ve just gotta.

My card base is Lemon-Lime Twist, and I made the background using Watercolor Paper and reinkers.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started by wetting my watercolor paper with the Aqua Painter where I wanted my first color, Pink Pirouette. That was kind of my all-over color. I dropped ink from the Pink Pirouette ink refill onto a Clear Block C and picked up the color with my Aqua Painter. This way you get better saturation than you would with ink from the ink pad lid. After Pink Pirouette was dry (with my Heat Tool — I’m too impatient to let it dry naturally), I used the same tools to add Real Red ink, only around opposite corners. I was originally going to just drop dots of Real Red on the paper, but you know how these things go, ha. I decided last minute to add some Melon Mambo as well. Then I added a few drops of Lemon-Lime Twist in a few spots, because the background just wasn’t bright enough.

Stampin' Up! Lots of Love stamp set with Swirly Bird, watercolor with Aqua Painters and reinkers, handmade love card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

After my background was done and dry, I heat embossed some swirls and dots using the Swirly Bird stamp set. These I did in Silver, because I was doing my sentiment in gold and really wanted to mix metallics on this card. Then I embossed my sentiment, the big, bold stamp from Lots of Love, on Vellum Cardstock in Gold, then snipped out the sentiment and added it to the card with strips from the edges of Mini Dimensionals. Just make sure to hide the Dimensionals by putting them behind the embossed letters, about every other letter.

I finished the card off with some Iridescent Sequins, then added some tiny dots of Fine Tip Glue around the card to look like raindrops.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.

Everything I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! 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!

 

Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00