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.

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One of a Kind

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! Hopefully I’m still sleeping when this post goes live. If not, hopefully I’m on my way back to bed. Today I get to show you a darling scrapbook layout I made with the Myths & Magic suite of products along with the Sunshine & Rainbows bundle. Myths & Magic is my favorite, and Sunshine & Rainbows is definitely in my top 5. Especially now that I’ve used it.

*The 12″x12″ cardstock is from the Painted With Love cardstock assortment. I was so happy to be able to get Melon Mambo 12″x12″ cardstock again. The cloud paper is from the Myths & Magic paper, and the starry paper is from the Sale-A-Bration paper, Bubbles & Fizz (FREE with a $50 purchase).

*For the clouds along the bottom, I used the Rainbow Builder framelits — there are some big cloud edgelits that come in the set. I used Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and Whisper White 12″x12″ paper for the clouds. To get the white cloud layer to stick to the bottom glimmer paper layer, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen. You have to hold it on there and wait a while for it to dry, but it will stay stuck.

*The name/date tabs on the photos are punched with the Circle Tab Punch.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*I’m totally gaga over this fat unicorn! She’s from Magical Day. I stamped her in Rich Razzleberry, then colored her in with Rich Razzleberry (Light and Dark) and Pink Pirouette (Light and Dark) Stampin’ Blends. Plus Bermuda Bay (Light/Dark) Stampin’ Blends on the horn.

*The Rainbow Builder framelits make the rainbow SO easy! There are 7 sizes, and they nest perfectly for a ROYGBIV rainbow. I did my rainbow in Melon Mambo, Peekaboo Peach, Daffodil Delight, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugarplum, and Rich Razzleberry. I cut all of the pieces, then glued them down to the largest circle from the Layering Circles framelits. I chopped off the excess circle, then cut the half-circle off in the center of the rainbow. When you do it this way, you can move the rainbow around to your heart’s content until you decide exactly where you want it. That’s Wink of Stella all over the rainbow and the unicorn’s hair.

*The title is from Magical Day, and after I cut it out with the die from the framelits, I stamped “you are” again, then snipped it out and popped it up on Mini Dimensionals. I cut a second banner out of Lemon-Lime Twist, snipped it apart in the middle, and glued it to the top and bottom of the back of the title.

*You could easily convert this title section to a card. In fact, I’m sure I will!

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The tiny sun is from Sunshine & Rainbows, and the sunburst behind it, stamped in Melon Mambo, is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Amazing You (FREE with $50 purchase!). It adds a little texture and a little fun.

Stampin' Up! Magical Day scrapbook page, Magical Mates framelits, Sunshine & Rainbows, Rainbow Builder framelits, one of a kind layout, Myths & Magic paper - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

As you do.

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Waterfront Friends

Good morning! If I actually went to bed on time last night like I planned to (unlikely), then when this posts, I will be finishing up my first workout of the new year. It’s kind of a big IF because it requires getting out of bed at 5:30 a.m., and LOL. But if I don’t, I have to go in the evening, and really it’s best to just get it over with. Like a root canal. #workingoutisnotmyfavorite

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Anyway. Today, I’m showing you one of my surprise Must Haves from the new Occasions catalog. Seriously, when I saw this in the catalog, I skipped right by it. My second time through the catalog, I thought it looked neat but wasn’t sure I could make anything with it. And then I had some Stampin’ Rewards to spend, and everyone was raving about it, and I loved the little trees and the sentiments, so I decided to get it and try it out. I’m so glad I did! It’s a brilliant stamp set, and I have barely started playing with it.

This card took me about 15 minutes to make. I’m not exaggerating! The stamp set does all the work to make this beautiful handpainted-looking scene. It has all these different bits and elements, and you just kind of put them together. I’m So Bad at scenic cards and could not believe I made this.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I first stamped the mountains in Sweet Sugarplum (the bottom mountains), stamped twice, side by side. Then I traced them onto a sticky note and cut out a very rough and quick mask, placed the mask over the Sweet Sugarplum mountains,  then stamped the Rich Razzleberry mountains. I realized I had my mask too high, and that’s why I have the white space between the mountains. But then I decided it looked like snow and I liked it, so I kept it. Under the mountains, I stamped the Crumb Cake sand? beach? bank? Then I stamped the lake in Pool Party, and a shadow on the lake in Bermuda Bay. I stamped the grassy area around the lake in both Crumb Cake and Lemon-Lime Twist (both colors on top of each other) for kind of a darker LL Twist. Then in the foreground, I stamped grass in only Lemon-Lime Twist. I stamped the trees in Tranquil Tide and the sun in Crushed Curry. The sentiment I stamped in Bermuda Bay. Then I just tied around some of the FREE Sale-A-Bration Shimmer Ribbon and glued the scene down to the card base. BOOM. So fast and easy! I’m in love.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set - handmade thank you card - Occasions 2018, FREE Sale-A-Bration ribbon - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I really love the sentiments in this set. I continued the sentiment from the front and stamped the rest inside the card in Bermuda Bay. Then I stamped the little shadow again in Pool Party.

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Make a Wish

Good morning! We got home last night from a 3-day-weekend vacation where kind of everything went wrong, but we were still glad to get away and spend time together as a family. It was a big bummer, though, when we were two hours from home and I realized I’d left my phone at a gas station where we used the bathroom. ARRRRRRGH. So that was a three hour detour. Thankfully Google, which I usually think is creepy because it knows way too much about me, was able to tell me exactly where my phone was. Google is the best.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits , glossy cardstock, Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder

Anyway, the card I’m showing you today is one of my Display Stamper projects from OnStage in Shreveport. I made this card to showcase the new In Color Fresh Fig, glossy cardstock, the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, and the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

My card base is Thick Whisper White. The next layer is Pool Party cardstock. I embossed it with the Hexagons Dynamic Embossing Folder, then sponged Pool Party ink on the cardstock in various spots for some more texture. I wrapped the ribbon around that layer (taped down with Tear & Tape), then glued the Pool Party piece down.

Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday Gorgeous with Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits , glossy cardstock, Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder

For the focal point, the bottom layer is Fresh Fig cardstock, cut with the Layering Circles framelits. On top of that is Glossy White Cardstock cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits. I used the Striped Wipe technique to make my striped piece. I love how it turned out — kind of looks like a planet? The colors I used were Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, and So Saffron. I glued the two layers together and popped them up on Dimensionals. I cut the baby dragonflies from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits. I colored them ombre using an Aqua Painter and Pool Party ink. Those are on Dimensionals (but now I would use Mini Dimensionals).

The sentiment is from Happy Birthday Gorgeous, stamped in Fresh Fig. I finished the card off with rhinestones.

I hope you like my card today. Come back tomorrow for more!

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