Kylie’s International Blog Highlight: Love

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

Stampin' Up! You Move Me stamp set - handmade love card - butterflies - emboss resist with sponge brayers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The theme for this month’s blog highlight is LOVE, a very broad category. I hadn’t inked up the You Move Me stamps much, so I pulled them out, just because I love this sentiment. I have also rediscovered my love for Island Indigo, so I just had to use it.

Stampin' Up! You Move Me stamp set - handmade love card - butterflies - emboss resist with sponge brayers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I started with Whisper White cardstock and stamped the inner butterfly images from the stamp set. I wanted to see what these would look like if I just stamped the negatives. So cool, right? I heat embossed them with Clear embossing powder, then used my Sponge Brayer to sponge on Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Tangerine Tango. I ended up loving this color combo! I wiped off the ink that accumulated on the embossing with a dry baby wipe.

Stampin' Up! You Move Me stamp set - handmade love card - butterflies - emboss resist with sponge brayers - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I embossed “my heart” with Copper embossing powder, because I love Copper with Island Indigo. Then I stamped “FLUTTERS” first in Island Indigo, and then stamped on top of that with Versamark. Then I sprinkled Copper embossing powder on some of the image but not all of it, because I wanted the bottom part to be Island Indigo, so I would have a progression of Copper to Island Indigo. I stamped the bottom part of the sentiment in Island Indigo. I put the sentiment pieces up on Dimensionals, then finished off the card with Clear Faceted Gems.

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 projects and check out the other amazing projects in the gallery. I would love to be chosen to do the next international blog hop!

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

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Product List

You Move Me Photopolymer Stamp Set

$26.00

You Move Me Photopolymer Bundle

$49.50

Versamark Pad

$8.50

Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Island Indigo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder

$5.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Embossing Buddy

$6.00

Sponge Brayers

$8.00

Paper Snips Scissors

$10.00

Clear Faceted Gems

$5.00

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Oh, What Fun!

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Merry Music paper, Winter Wonder embossing folder, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Oh What Fun stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello! I hope all is well with y’all today.

I decided to join in with Freshly Made Sketches today — I haven’t played along with them recently and just loved this week’s sketch, so this was a great time to jump back in.

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Merry Music paper, Winter Wonder embossing folder, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Oh What Fun stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Garden Green (gasp! I know!). I cut a Real Red panel, then embossed the gorgeous Winter Wonder snowflake on the bottom two-thirds. I sponged Real Red ink over the snowflake, just for a little extra depth. Then I sponged all the way around the edge of the Real Red cardstock. The paper (which actually has the words “Oh! what fun” on it) is from the Merry Music Specialty designer series paper. I cannot get enough of this paper!

I thought the “oh, what fun” sentiment from the Oh, What Fun stamp set was pretty perfect for this card. I heat embossed it in silver, then added a strip of Silver Glimmer Paper behind it. The snowflake is from the Trim Your Stocking thinlits, and I finished off the card with a Clear Faceted Gem. I love these things!

Stampin' Up! handmade Christmas card with Merry Music paper, Winter Wonder embossing folder, Trim Your Stocking thinlits, Oh What Fun stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the inside with a stamp from Hang Your Stocking and also added a strip of the Merry Music paper.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the November 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.
click here to sign up for my Stampin' Blends Marker Club

Only four days left to register! Click the picture above to sign up for my Stampin’ Blends Marker Club. Deadline is November 10th.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Heat Tool

$30.00

Colored Seasons

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey, everyone! Today I have a fall-themed birthday card for you. I’m using the Colorful Seasons bundle along with the Stampin’ Blends (surprise!). This card makes me miss Idaho so much! We had a gorgeous silver maple in our back yard that had the most brilliant, fiery red leaves in the fall.

I’m playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge (Autumn Leaves) today. I decided to just use the photo for my inspiration today.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the leaves in Cherry Cobbler ink, and after it was dry, I colored the leaves using the Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I also used the Color Lifter as needed (and to fix lots of little errors). After coloring the leaves, I sponged around the whole edge of the cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink with a Stamping Sponge.

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts
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I added a Gold Glimmer Paper leaf cut with the Seasonal Layer thinlits (just because I decided my card needed some gold sparkle), then added the sentiment with some Gold Metallic Thread behind it. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet and cut with the Lots of Labels framelits. After barely using these at all last year, I find that I use them all the time now!

Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons bundle with Seasonal Layers framelits and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers , Beautiful Bouquet - autumn fall handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

On the inside, I stamped a leaf and another sweet sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet. I sponged the edges of the cardstock again before adding it to the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store. Make sure to use the November 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.

click here to sign up for my Stampin' Blends Marker Club

Click the picture above to sign up for my Stampin’ Blends Marker Club. Deadline is November 10th.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR


Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Black and White and…

Hi, and welcome to the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! This is a monthly hop with Stampin’ Up! friends around the world; you’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA. This month’s theme is Black & White plus one other color. I chose Bermuda Bay, one of my favorites.

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas, Seasonal Bells, Bell Punch, Year of Cheer paper and washi tape, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card features the Year of Cheer specialty designer series paper (seriously love this stuff!), Carols of Christmas stamp set, Seasonal Bells stamps with Bell Punch, and Year of Cheer specialty washi tape. Oh, and the new Stampin’ Blends!

I sponged Bermuda Bay on the Year of Cheer paper with a Stampin’ Sponge before gluing it to the Basic Black card base. The sentiment panel is 3″ x 4″, and the Basic Black mat behind it is 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″. I love the “deck the halls” sentiment stamped in black (I used Memento Tuxedo Black). After stamping the sentiment (I used my MISTI to line it up and stamp it), I glued it to the mat, added the strip of washi, and popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas, Seasonal Bells, Bell Punch, Year of Cheer paper and washi tape, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the bells in the same ink (that’s the ink Stampin’ Up! recommends to use with the Blends). I colored the bells with the Light and Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends (available for customers November 1!) and also the Color Lifter. For the tiny bell handles at the top, I didn’t want to risk going outside the lines, so I used the pointy end of a Stampin’ Write marker for those bits. I put the bells on Dimensionals and finished off the card with Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine.

I didn’t take a picture of the inside, but I just lined it with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you liked my card featuring Bermuda Bay. 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 of the designs from these talented demonstrators!



All of the items I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (linked supply list is at the end of this post). Make sure to use the October Host Code (below), and I’ll send you extra goodies!

Product List

 Carols Of Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$20.00

 Carols Of Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$28.00

Seasonal Bells Clear-Mount Stamp Set

$19.00

Seasonal Bells Wood-Mount Stamp Set

$27.00

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

$6.00

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

$6.50

Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$8.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

$9.00

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

$7.00

Year Of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper

$13.00

Bell Punch

$18.00

Stamping Sponges

$3.50

Year Of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape

$9.00

Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine

$3.00

Liquid Multipurpose Glue

$4.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Stampin' Dimensionals

$4.00