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

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Facebook Live: Celebrate You Shaker Card

Hey! Things should be back to normal with everyday posting now. My mom has gone back home, and we are working toward normalcy again. I have so much to catch up on around the house, plus I have co-op to prepare for. I’m teaching knitting to the middle grades. Eek!

Stampin' Up! handmade shaker birthday card using Celebrate You thinlits, Amazing You stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set - tutorial video with FREE Sale-A-Bration papercrafting products - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For this week’s Facebook Live, I made a fun shaker card using the Celebrate You thinlits (FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!). I also used Picture Perfect Birthday and the Amazing You stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration).

Stampin' Up! handmade shaker birthday card using Celebrate You thinlits, Amazing You stamp set, Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set - tutorial video with FREE Sale-A-Bration papercrafting products - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out those Gold Glitter Flakes! Watch the video below to see how I made the card. Then tune in next Tuesday at 2 pm (new day and time while co-op is in session).

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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Big Shot

$110.00

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

Let It Snow

Hey there! I got a lot of crafting and a little cleaning done this weekend, because we got hit with a bit of a tropical storm, so we’re hunkered down and avoiding the floods.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

I got a chance to make a card for the Global Design Project color challenge. What fun colors!

I decided to see what these colors would look like as a starry night, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! I use the Stamping Sponges for most of my sponging, because I get the best results with those. So I keep a little wedge for each color. I sponged Night of Navy at the top of the background, then sponged Bermuda Bay below that. Then I blended the two colors for quite a while until I was happy with them — this is why it looks like I have three shades of blue. The shade in the middle is a mix of the two blues. Then I sponged Flirty Flamingo below the Bermuda Bay. I didn’t blend Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo as much — just a little. Then I went back over all of the sponging with a damp baby wipe to smooth it out a little more.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

I cut the moon and stars out with the Card Front Builder Dies (available now, and they even come in a bundle with the gorgeous Carols of Christmas stamp set) and put a strip of Champagne Foil Sheets (available September 1) behind the cutout. The sentiment is from the Holiday Catalog (which starts Friday!!), from the Merry Little Labels stamp set. I covered everything but the sentiment and little stars with washi tape before inking the stamp, then removed the washi before stamping.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

For the snow, I spread Embossing Paste onto the Shimmery White cardstock and smoothed it around a few times until I liked the look. I cut the trees out of Thick Whisper White (it takes embossing paste better than regular Whisper White) with the Card Front Builder Dies, then spread Embossing Paste on. I let it dry just a little, then sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Stampin' Up! Card Front Builder Thinlits dies, Merry Little Labels stamps, Champagne Foil Sheets, Embossing Paste - sponged night time sky - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP101

Here’s the inside of the card. Thanks for stopping by!

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Click here to buy the tutorial.

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If you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, make sure to use them in August! They expire August 31.

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Stampin' Up! Christmas in July with Carols of Christmas, Card Front Builder thinlits dies, striped treat bags, Foil Frenzy paper, Boxwood Wreaths - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Buy the Carols of Christmas bundle from my online store in August, and receive a free online card class that uses the bundle! The cards are easy to duplicate, so they’re perfect for beginners, but they’re also fun for seasoned stampers. [NOTE: The cards shown are not the cards included in the tutorial.]

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Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me! If your order is over $150, don’t use the code.

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Big Shot

$110.00