Falling for this stamp set

Hello, and welcome to the International Blog Highlights featuring only current Stampin’ Up! products! We are being highlighted by the lovely Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project! The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop, so please do vote for my card.Stampin' Up! Falling For You stamps and Flourish Thinlits - clean and simple - CAS - handmade wedding card - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Our theme for this highlight is Weddings. This is perfect timing, since June starts the big wedding season here in America. I decided to make a white-on-white clean-and-simple card. The little designs all over the card are cut using the Flourish Thinlits. I just got this set in this week and couldn’t wait to use it! I love how when you add die cuts that are the same color as the card base, it looks like you embossed one section of your card.

Stampin' Up! Falling For You stamps and Flourish Thinlits - clean and simple - CAS - handmade wedding card - Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had planned to heat emboss the sentiment in silver, but when it came time to stamp it, I suddenly wanted Night of Navy instead. The sentiment is from the Falling For You stamp set, which is sadly retiring. It’s only guaranteed until May 22, and after that it will be *while supplies last*, so if you want this beautiful set, make sure to order it soon! And then, of course, I needed a spray of rhinestones. Everything is better with a spray of rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please head over to Kylie’s blog to VOTE for my card and see the other cards in the blog highlights. I’d love to take part in the next International Blog Hop!


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You Amaze Me, Alaska

Good afternoon from America!

I’m taking part in a very special blog hop today with the Aim for Alaska training group. This is a training put on by Kylie Bertucci to help us grow our businesses (Aim for Alaska means that we are trying to earn the fabulous Stampin’ Up! incentive trip for this year, which is an Alaskan cruise). I’ve learned so much about how to grow and run a successful business from top demonstrators all over the world, and I’m so grateful for this wonderful group!

Stampin' Up! Carried Away designer series paper - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase through March 31 - Banners for You Bundle - Bunch of Banners framelits - Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines framelits - Up & Away bundle - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

The theme for our blog hop is Inspired by Alaska. When I think of Alaska, I think glaciers, mountains, reindeer, trees, and plaid, LOL.

Thank you, Jensen.

Stampin' Up! Carried Away designer series paper - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase through March 31 - Banners for You Bundle - Bunch of Banners framelits - Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines framelits - Up & Away bundle - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

Tips for CASEing my card:

*My card base is Night of Navy, 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″.

*I cut a 4″-wide strip of the Carried Away designer series paper that is a Sale-A-Bration freebie. This paper coordinates perfectly with the Lift Me Up bundle and is only available free with a $50 purchase until the end of March.  After I cut this strip of paper, I used my Paper Snips to cut off everything above the mountains. I did cut around one tiny hot air balloon and cloud but cut off everything else above the mountains. I just love how this paper gives a full scene of nature and wildlife in such a small space.

Stampin' Up! Carried Away designer series paper - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase through March 31 - Banners for You Bundle - Bunch of Banners framelits - Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines framelits - Up & Away bundle - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

*After I glued down the paper to the card base, I cut the piece of Whisper White paper. I wanted the paper 3/4″ wide on the right side and 1/2″ tall on top. I probably did it the hard way, so the easy way would be to cut a piece that is 4.25″ x 5.5″, then use the ruler on your Trimmer to cut across the top (leaving 1/2″ above the cut) 3.75″ (leave 3/4″ on the right edge), then turn your paper and cut all the way to the bottom edge. I am making it sound more difficult than it is. Pop the piece of white up on Dimensionals.

*I stamped the tree from the Peaceful Pines stamp set in Emerald Envy ink on Emerald Envy cardstock, then cut it out with the Perfect Pines framelits. That is on Dimensionals.

*The banner is from the Banners for You bundle. I stamped in Emerald Envy and Night of Navy, then cut the banner out with the matching framelit. Since I was adding this right on top of the tree and the white border, I used my glue for most of the banner but did put a Dimensional under the left banner flap so everything is even.

*The bow is Emerald Envy Solid Baker’s Twine.

*The extra clouds are stamped/die cut using the Lift Me Up bundle.

Stampin' Up! Carried Away designer series paper - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase through March 31 - Banners for You Bundle - Bunch of Banners framelits - Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines framelits - Up & Away bundle - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

*To finish off the card, I added Wink of Stella (clear) to all of the mountain peaks and the clouds. I love the frost you can get from this glitter pen!

Stampin' Up! Carried Away designer series paper - Sale-A-Bration freebie with $50 purchase through March 31 - Banners for You Bundle - Bunch of Banners framelits - Peaceful Pines and Perfect Pines framelits - Up & Away bundle - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #stampinup #6monthstampingoals #aimforalaska

*Inside. This sentiment is also from the Banners for You bundle, but it is a curved stamp, meant to fit on one of the curvy banners. So I just straightened it out when I put it on the clear block. That’s one of my favorite things about photopolymer stamps!

I hope you like my card. Make sure to continue hopping around the world on this fabulous Aim for Alaska blog hop. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog, so just keep clicking down the list until you hop all the way back to me.


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There are only 10-ish days left in Sale-A-Bration, so get those orders in! Today Stampin’ Up! released even more free items for you to earn until the 31st! You can earn a Sale-A-Bration freebie by placing an order of $50 or more in my online store. And don’t forget that anytime you order $50 or more from me using my Host Code, you also get my free gift for the month and a handmade card. But if your wishlist is over $99, the best deal is to buy the Starter Kit and join my team. No pressure to sell from me, ever, and for $99, you get $125 in products (you choose the products), and during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose TWO extra stamp sets for your Starter Kit. Any two current stamp sets!

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Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza is ON!

Fantastic Deals and Where To Find Them

Hey, fellow stampers! It’s here, it’s here! Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza starts NOW! So grab yourself a cup of Christmas cheer (also known as caffeine) and go shopping for yourself! After all, you deserve something nice for Christmas, because you’ve been NICE all year, and you’re on The Good List.

And speaking of Good Lists, the list of products on sale this week is a really good one! Most of the items on the list are on sale all week, from Monday the 21st to Monday the 28th. HOWEVER, some of the products are retiring, and if they’re not stamps, they are *while supplies last*. So if there’s something on the list you really want, make sure you order as early as possible today!

On top of the week-long deals, there are doorbusters on both Mondays to bookend a fabulous week of shopping. I’m linking all of today’s doorbusters and all of the week-long deals below. I’ll link up next Monday’s doorbusters shortly after midnight MST on the 28th.

So check out the list, and go shopping! Make sure to use the November Host Code, YQ73HEEP if your order is over $50 (but less than $150 — claim your own host rewards if your order is over $150), and I will send you my special November gift. And if your order is close to or over $99, you should consider signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. You get to choose $125 in products when you buy the $99 Starter Kit, and all of the Online Extravaganza items are included! It’s an amazing deal on top of an amazing deal. You also get free shipping on the Starter Kit, there’s no obligation to buy or sell anything, and you get the demonstrator discount (and fabulous demonstrator perks) until at least April 2017. Click here to join my team. I’d love to have you!

These are the doorbusters that you can get TODAY ONLY, Monday, November 21st:

These items are 10% off until Monday the 28th (while supplies last on non-stamp retiring items):

These items are 20% off until Monday the 28th (while supplies last on non-stamp retiring items):

These items are 30% off until Monday the 28th (while supplies last on non-stamp retiring items):

And these items are a whopping 40% OFF! Amazing! 

Have a great time spoiling yourself, and let me know if you have any questions or problems with your order.

Clean, Simple, Pretty

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves, Merriest Wishes, One Big Meaning stamps make a beautiful clean and simple fall-themed thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I sat down this morning to design a thank you card to send my customers in November; I wanted to use Vintage Leaves and send an autumn-themed card, and I fell back on my favorite fall color combo: Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, and Crushed Curry.

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I’m entering this card in the “Count Your Blessings” challenge at the Paper Players. The question is what are you thankful for, and I’m thankful for my customers!

I started with a Tangerine Tango card base (5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″), then added the Whisper White panel (5-1/4″ x 4″).

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves, Merriest Wishes, One Big Meaning stamps make a beautiful clean and simple fall-themed thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I punched the Soft Sky circle using the 2″ Circle Punch. The intricate stamped image on top of that is a stamp from the Merriest Wishes stamp set. This set is so versatile — you can do much more than make Christmas cards and tags with it. I used my Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, and Tangerine Tango markers to color the stamp. I first colored big areas with Tangerine Tango, then filled in the rest with Crushed Curry. I wiped off the ink in spots with my finger (because lazy) and filled in those spots with Soft Sky. Then I huffed on the stamp to reactivate the ink and stamped on Whisper White. I punched that out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.

I did the leaf the same way, except no Soft Sky. Just kind of randomly put in the Tangerine and the Curry.

I put the ornamental circle up on Dimensionals, added Gold Metallic Thread and Gold Sequin Trim behind the leaf, and put the leaf on Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Vintage Leaves, Merriest Wishes, One Big Meaning stamps make a beautiful clean and simple fall-themed thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment is from the One Big Meaning stamp set. I love this set, it has so many great thank-yous. This particular stamp says “Thank You for everything and more”, but my customers might find that a little creepy, so I covered the “for everything and more” with washi before inking the stamp in Tangerine Tango. After inking the stamp, I removed the washi, then stamped. That part is very important, because if you don’t remove the washi, you stamp giant ink blobs on your card.

My card front was done until I noticed I had a smudge in the top right corner… and that’s why there is a second leaf! It’s just to cover a smudge, but I love, love, love what it added to the card.

I stamped the ornamental circle from Merriest Wishes again on a panel of Whisper White and added that to the inside of the card.

The supply list for this card is below (links go directly to my store).

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When you spend $50 (pre-tax and -shipping) in my store in November, I will send you the following:

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