Priceless Friend

Hello, stamping friends! Happy Saturday! We’re having a pretty low-key day, just hanging around the house and cleaning. My husband is working on the Little Passports boxes with the kids (they got subscriptions for Christmas), and I’ve finished deep-cleaning one room. Just 10 or so to go!

I made today’s card using the sketch from this week’s Stamp Ink Paper challenge. Great sketch!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I’ve just recently gotten this stamp set, and I see so many possibilities with it. I can’t wait to color it with my Blends. But this time, I used Brusho for the background. Totally gaga over this look! This was my first time to play with Brusho on Glossy White Cardstock. You get a much different look here from using Brusho on Watercolor Paper! I’m getting so many different looks from this one product and just having so much fun. Obsessed. I used the Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red and spritzed liberally with water. I love how the outside areas look more spritzy (totally a word), and the middle looks more solid. But look at the color variation, even in the middle!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I embossed the diamonds all over the background with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I also die cut one diamond out of Silver Foil Sheets using the Eclectic Layers thinlits (which are actually available in a bundle with the Oh So Eclectic stamps, or separately if you prefer). The Night of Navy circle is punched with the 2″ circle punch. I embossed the sentiment and flagged it with the Banner Triple Punch.

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had fun with the ribbons. I pulled apart the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain ribbon and tied the threads in a knot. Then I took the Basic Gray ribbon that comes in the free Sale-A-Bration ribbon pack and pulled on a few threads to get it to cinch up like this. I threaded that ribbon through the loophole in the other one and glue dotted them to the card. Fun!

Stampin' Up! You're Priceless with Eclectic Layers Thinlits and Brusho on Glossy Cardstock - handmade friend or thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside, I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock and embossed one more diamond on 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!

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Big Shot

$110.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Sweet Suite

FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! The winners from December’s flower-themed Blog Highlights 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.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Our theme for the Blog Hop is the same as what got us here — flowers. I even used the same suite of products, the Sweet Soiree suite. I just adore this floral cake and all the parts that come with it.

The background paper is actually a card from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack. Y’all, this is one of my favorite card packs we’ve ever had. Ever. It’s beautiful. This is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item that you can get with a $50 order, and it has become one of my very favorite Sale-A-Bration freebies.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

I actually didn’t use the stamp set from the suite (Cake Soiree) on this card. I made the cake stand out of Silver Foil sheets using one of the Sweet Cake framelits. The cake itself is not stamped at all. That is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. It comes already colored and embossed. I added some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the cake using a Palette Knife and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks. Then I added the bunch of flowers, which is also from the Embellishment Kit.

The white frame is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and the tiny silver stripes on the bottom are washi tape that comes in the Embellishment Kit. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsThe inside sentiment is also from Beautiful Bouquet, and I added the same washi here, too.

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 on my cards 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!

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Christmas in the Blending

Stampin' Up! Christmas in the Making, Paper Pumpkin, and Merry Cafe stamps with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
Y’all! The Stampin’ Blends are now available to order! Stampin’ Up! has also released a new kit and coordinating stamp set (search “Color Me Happy” in my online Stampin’ Up! store) to use with the Blends.

For my Facebook Live video yesterday, I went with my current favorite set for coloring, Christmas in the Making. These ladies are just so much fun to color! Make sure to like my Facebook page and turn on notifications if you’d like to catch me live, and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

 

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Peaceful French Horn

Stampin' Up! Musical Season bundle with Year of Cheer paper, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, y’all! Today’s card uses the Musical Season bundle — one of my favorites from the holiday catalog. That French horn makes me so happy. There are other instruments, too, but did you see the French horn? Sigh, I love it.

I went with non-traditional colors for the card, just because I was tired of red and green when I made it. So I reached for one of my favorite In Colors instead. I love how Berry Burst looks with the silver!

I stamped the olive branches in Berry Burst ink for a little tone-on-tone action. Then I added the strip of paper. I love those gold and silver snowflakes. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment in white.

Stampin' Up! Musical Season bundle with Year of Cheer paper, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My focal point starts with the French horn. I cut it out of Silver Foil, then stamped the scrollwork across the horn with Versamark ink, then added the silver embossing powder and hit it with the Heat Tool to emboss it. Doesn’t the scrollwork make the French horn look extra Christmas-y? I think so. That’s popped up on Mini Dimensionals. Under the horn is a 2-1/4″ circle punched out of Berry Burst cardstock. That also is on Dimensionals. Under the circle is a silver Foil Snowflake. These things are addictive — I use them a ton!

Stampin' Up! Musical Season bundle with Year of Cheer paper, Foil Snowflakes - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped two more olive branches and the sentiment in Berry Burst on Whisper White for the inside.

You can find all the supplies I used to make the card in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the host code (see below) when you shop so you get extra freebies from me.

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Heat Tool

$30.00