For the Love of Creating Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to the For the Love of Creating Blog Hop! This is a new quarterly blog hop that will focus on highlighting the latest and greatest Stampin’ Up! products. So thanks for stopping by today. I hope you’ll jump all the way through the hop and see all the amazing projects that the designers have come up with using new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration products. This is an insanely talented team, so you won’t want to miss anyone’s blog. Currently you’re visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts with Hold On to Hope, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack (free with $50 purchase), Stampin' Write Markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My first card is a card I made for a recent swap with other demonstrators. The background is stamped with a floral flourish from the Hold On to Hope stamp set. The flower cart comes from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts, and I colored it with Stampin’ Write Markers. I also sponged Lemon-Lime Twist around the flowers before I colored them in.

Stampin' Up! Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts with Hold On to Hope, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper, Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon Pack (free with $50 purchase), Stampin' Write Markers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The sentiment is from Friendship’s Sweetest Thoughts. What a sweet message to send to a friend! The ribbon is FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon (with $50 order), and the glimmer paper is from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper. One thing about gluing things down on top of Glimmer Paper — you need to use hot glue or the Fine Tip Glue Pen or the Multipurpose Liquid Glue and allow a long drying time. What I did for the swap cards was I put the Glimmer Paper banner underneath the flower cart layer, then attached the ribbon and sentiment on top of the flower cart layer. That takes a lot less time!

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlits (free with $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration), Hello Color, Brusho Crystal Colour, emboss resist handmade celebration card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My second card is in a completely different direction and a different style. I can never settle on my own personal style, because I love them all. I heat embossed the Hello Color stamp from the Annual Catalog, then sprinkled Brusho Crystals on top of the embossed area, then spritzed. I used Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, and Yellow. Look how many wonderful colors and shades you can get from a few sprinkles and a quick spritzing! Brusho is one of my very favorite products from the new Occasions Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlits (free with $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration), Hello Color, Brusho Crystal Colour, emboss resist handmade celebration card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The “celebrate” sentiment is die cut from Shimmery White cardstock using the Celebrate You thinlits (free with $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration). After I cut it out, I sprinkled on Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red Brusho crystals, then spritzed the die cut. And this is how it turned out! I love that you never know what you will get with Brusho.

Thank you for hopping through today! Make sure to visit every blog in the hop!

Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the February 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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Heat Tool

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Big Shot

$110.00

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!

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

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Big Shot

$110.00

Daisy, Daisy

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight bundle with Colorful Seasons and Ruffled dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my card for the inspiration challenge at Splitcoaststampers this month. I went simple with this one.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight bundle with Colorful Seasons and Ruffled dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Pool Party, and I stamped the sentiment, from Colorful Seasons, in Tempting Turquoise. I embossed the piece of Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock with the Ruffled dynamic embossing folder and glued it down.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight bundle with Colorful Seasons and Ruffled dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped nine daisies (always stamp with one petal pointing down on your cardstock so it’s easy to line up the punch), punched them out, and layered three punched daisies for each flower with a Dimensional between each layer. Then I added those gorgeous Gold Faceted Gems to the flower centers. This card is so easy to make, even if you’re new to stamping.

You can buy all of the products I used in my cards in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

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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