Beachy Waterfront

Stampin' Up! Waterfront with In the City host stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hello! I hope your Friday night is going well. All is well here. I was so productive today that I can’t even with myself right now. Of course all the productivity was housewife-related, so no crafting. Just so much Costco. And podcast listening, tbh. That’s who I am now. I listen to podcasts.

Stampin' Up! Waterfront with In the City host stamp set - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This card is almost entirely stamping. I stamped this little beachy scene using the Waterfront stamp set. The colors are listed below. The sentiment comes from the In The City host stamp set. Such a fun little stamp set that goes perfectly with Waterfront. I added some Glitter Enamel Dots for a little extra something. And that’s 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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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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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

Swirly Imprints

Hi, everyone! I’m sorry for my long absence. My stepdad died suddenly and very unexpectedly, so I have not been able to create or blog. I am trying to make a bunch of projects now and get blog posts scheduled for the next couple of months, as I will be in and out of town helping my mom with things for a while. My live Facebook videos may be sporadic, but I will try to have regular content posting on the blog.

Anyway, on to today’s card. I realized I never finished blogging about my Creative Crew projects. I think this one is my favorite for August. I just love all of the bright colors!

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up stamp set with Up & Away thinlits - watercolor imprint background - embossing paste, texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my card for the Love a Technique challenge, and I chose the Watercolor Imprints technique. I don’t have a lot of stencils, and the ones I do weren’t very good for this kind of technique, so I chose to make my own stencils using the Swirly Scribbles thinlits dies. I took the big wave scribble die and cut three of them out of a Window Sheet. These acetate sheets are thicker and harder to cut than cardstock, so I used the Precision Base Plate and ran the sandwich through twice to cut each stencil.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up stamp set with Up & Away thinlits - watercolor imprint background - embossing paste, texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I used non-SU watercolor paper (I forgot to order any with my last order!). I swiped on Lemon-Lime Twist at the bottom, then Pool Party, then Tempting Turquoise, then Bermuda Bay. I spritzed with a Stampin’ Spritzer to activate the colors, as instructed in the tutorial. I laid the stencils across the paper, starting with the Pool Party section, and had one stencil over each section. I weighed down the edges of the stencils with clear blocks. My first two or three attempts at this technique didn’t really work out, and I think it’s because I didn’t make sure the wet ink was touching the stencil. So make sure to weigh down your stencil. After the background was mostly dry, I removed the stencils (carefully) and hit the damp spots with the Heat Tool to finish it.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up stamp set with Up & Away thinlits - watercolor imprint background - embossing paste, texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I had decided that the hot air balloons in the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits dies would be perfect for this background, as the swirly layers made me think of a windy day, and the month of August makes me think of the Spirit of Boise hot air balloon festival. We loved going to the festival when we lived in Boise, and I think of it every year and want to go back for it.

I used the clouds stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks and Embossing Paste to make some clouds in my sky. I smeared the paste on just a few of the clouds, let it dry a little, then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter on, then set it with the Heat Tool. Hitting the Embossing Paste with the Heat Tool makes it bubble up a little, and I love the extra texture that comes with it.

I embossed the hot air balloon in white on Thick Whisper White cardstock, then very lightly colored it in with Melon Mambo ink and an Aqua Painter, then wiped the excess ink off the embossed parts. I finished the card off with a strip of ribbon and the sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Lift Me Up stamp set with Up & Away thinlits - watercolor imprint background - embossing paste, texture paste - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped a smaller balloon in Melon Mambo on the inside of the card.

You can buy all of the products I used in my card in my online Stampin’ Up! store (direct links are below).

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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

Heat Tool

$30.00

Daisy, Daisy

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight bundle with Colorful Seasons and Ruffled dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This is my card for the inspiration challenge at Splitcoaststampers this month. I went simple with this one.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight bundle with Colorful Seasons and Ruffled dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is Pool Party, and I stamped the sentiment, from Colorful Seasons, in Tempting Turquoise. I embossed the piece of Lemon-Lime Twist cardstock with the Ruffled dynamic embossing folder and glued it down.

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight bundle with Colorful Seasons and Ruffled dynamic embossing folder - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped nine daisies (always stamp with one petal pointing down on your cardstock so it’s easy to line up the punch), punched them out, and layered three punched daisies for each flower with a Dimensional between each layer. Then I added those gorgeous Gold Faceted Gems to the flower centers. This card is so easy to make, even if you’re new to stamping.

You can buy all of the products I used in my cards in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

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Make sure to use the Host Code when you shop so you get extra freebies from me!

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Big Shot

$110.00