Seasonal Sympathy

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in September, so please do go vote for me.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme for the International Blog Highlight is Sympathy. I have a hard time with sympathy cards, but I had a vision for this card and was really glad that it came out better than what I had in my head. Friday is rumored to be the first day of fall, though it won’t actually feel like it for a couple more months (the forecast says 91 on Friday), so I went with a fall theme for my card.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I wanted to use the Colorful Seasons bundle and bold colors with the Watercolor Emboss Resist technique. I chose Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and Old Olive. Plus a dash of Copper Foil. I love, love, love how it turned out.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Merry Cafe & Rose Wonder stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, watercolor emboss resist - how to use heat embossing on a card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here is the inside.

In my Facebook Live video this morning, I demonstrated how to make this card. Here’s the video.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my card. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

You can find all the products I used to make the card in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

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Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00

Thanks, pumpkin – August team meeting project

Stampin' Up! Labels to Love stamps with Painted Autumn paper, Everyday Label Punch - easy handmade Thank you Thanksgiving autumn fall card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, everyone! Today’s cards are from my team meeting last month. I designed the card above for a simple fall-themed card. I’m absolutely smitten with the Painted Autumn designer series paper and wanted my team to get their hands on it, too. The colors are amazing! It doesn’t hurt that Tangerine Tango is heavily featured. #favoriteorange The pumpkin is cut from a sheet of the paper.

Stampin' Up! All Things Thanks stamps with Painted Autumn paper, Everyday Label Punch - easy handmade Thank you Thanksgiving autumn fall card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

At the meeting, my team member Pam cut out a trio of pumpkins for the same paper, and I LOVED that, so I copied her for this version. This piece of paper is the back side of the paper in the first card. This time my sentiment is from the All Things Thanks stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Friends, All Things Thanks stamps with Painted Autumn paper, Everyday Label Punch - easy handmade Thank you Thanksgiving autumn fall card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

We stamped the leaves on the inside with the Lovely Friends stamp set.

You can find all of the products we used in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

 

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Fall Teacher Gifts – Kylie’s International Blog Highlight

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci, and you can VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop in September, so please do go vote for me.

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month’s theme for the Blog Highlight is Teacher’s Gifts. I really struggle with 3D projects, so I was really happy when this one came together. We’re coming up on fall/autumn next month, so I went with a fall theme for my teacher’s gift. Most of the products I’m using today are from the Holiday Catalog, available September 1 to customers (now to demonstrators). I’m featuring the Painted Autumn designer series paper (both the background and the coffee cup are from this paper), Merry Café stamp set, Coffee Cups framelits and Copper Sequin Trim (both available now), and the new Jute Twine. I love how these things all work together to make a beautiful gift box!

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, acetate card boxes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Here’s a better angle to show you the box. I decorated one of the new Acetate Card Boxes that are coming in the new Holiday Catalog. I’m really excited about these boxes — you can put in five standard cards & envelopes, or you can do like I did and include a single card with a gift card. I don’t have my hands on the pumpkin-flavored M&Ms yet, but you might be able to fit a bag in the box along with your card.

Stampin' Up! coffee-themed fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cups framelits, Merry Cafe stamps, Seasonal Layers thinlits, acetate card boxes - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I love that Stampin’ Up! is coming out with a coffee set that coordinates with the existing dies but has fall and winter holidays included. That’s how I made the coffee cup. Then the leaves are cut using the Seasonal Layers thinlits and both Copper Foil Sheets and the Painted Autumn paper. The pumpkin is fussy-cut out of the paper. This paper is SO beautiful.

Stampin' Up! fall teachers gifts with Painted Autumn paper, Coffee Cafe bundle and Coffee Cups framelits - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the box is a thank you card to match, only this time I have used the stamps from Coffee Café along with Merry Café.

Stampin' Up! Coffee Cafe stamps & Painted Autumn paper - coffee themed teachers gifts - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside the card is a Starbuck’s gift card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today; I hope you like my project. Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to vote for my card and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

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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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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25


Additional products used:
Merry Café photopolymer stamp set
Painted Autumn designer series paper
Jute Twine
Acetate Card Boxes

Lake Life scrapbook page

I’m participating in a challenge for the month of August where we make a page every day. I don’t expect to actually get 31 pages done, but I figure if I participate, I’ll at least get a few done.
Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, and Wood Textures DSP stack

This is my page, based on this layout and page by Lyssa Zwolanek.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook page with Colorful Seasons, Swirly Bird, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits, and Wood Textures DSP stack

I changed up a few things, like the color and a few extras. I’ll use this for some of our pictures we took at the lake a few weeks ago. If I’d had a Detailed Mosquito thinlit, that would be more appropriate, but we did see quite a few dragonflies, too. And also, no one would buy a Detailed Mosquito thinlit. You can find my full supply list below.

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Click here for details. Free tutorial offer ends August 20, and class kits can only be ordered through August 20.

If you earned Bonus Days coupons in July, NOW is the time to redeem them! They expire after August 31st, so make sure to spend them in August!

Make sure to use the Host Code at checkout so you get extra freebies from me!

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Big Shot

$110.00

Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine

Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine (retired)
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$3.50