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Hello! It’s been kind of a crazy week here. Our first day of co-op is in the books for this semester. I’m teaching knitting to middle schoolers! I was a little scared, because what if they just stared at me and I fumbled along awkwardly praying for the end of class bell to ring? But of course they were wonderful, and we were all sorry when the bell rang. In other news, my sweet little toddler has the flu or something like it (the flu test was negative, but the doctor was like, “Nah, she totally has the flu”). She seems much better today and has finally started eating again.

Stampin' Up! Happy Wishes stamp set -- free with $100 order during Sale-A-Bration -- with Delightful Daisy paper - handmade hello card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Today’s card is a quick and easy one featuring the Happy Wishes stamp set. This gorgeous set is free with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. The paper is from the Delightful Daisy pack.

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

But really, if your wishlist is over $99, please consider signing up! The Starter Kit is $99, and you get $125 in products in your Starter Kit (you choose the products) plus TWO EXTRA STAMP SETS during Sale-A-Bration. Not to mention free shipping on your Starter Kit, a 20% discount through at least the end of July, and other great demonstrator perks. And you are never required to sell anything or even spend any more money. If that amazing deal interests you, go here to join my team. I’m happy to discuss it with you if you have questions or concerns.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Pumpkin Patch

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkins framelits, Painted Autumn designer series paper, Cable Knit embossing folder, Touches of Nature Elements - handmade autumn fall thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey! In yesterday’s Facebook Live video, I made this card using the Pick A Pumpkin bundle, a stamp from the September Paper Pumpkin, the Cable Knit embossing folder, and the Painted Autumn designer series paper (included in the DSP sale!).

Stampin' Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle with Patterned Pumpkins framelits, Painted Autumn designer series paper, Cable Knit embossing folder, Touches of Nature Elements - handmade autumn fall thank you card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Aren’t these pumpkins adorable? Check out the video to see how I made the card. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel while you’re there, and Like and follow my Facebook page to catch me live in the future.

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!

To shop the DSP sale (select styles only), go here.

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Big Shot

$110.00

Vintage Painted Autumn

Stampin' Up! Just Add Text and Vintage Leaves with Painted Autumn paper & Touches of Nature Elements - October 2017 designer series paper DSP sale - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Hey everyone! Here’s another one of the cards I made in my DSP (designer series paper) Facebook Live video yesterday.

A couple of tips for recreating this card:

*I used two designs from the Painted Autumn paper for this card. You can recreate this card using the same layout but changing up the paper — either use different designs from Painted Autumn, or use a different paper pack altogether. Just choose your card base and white (Whisper White or Very Vanilla) based on the colors in your DSP. Here I could have gone with Lemon-Lime Twist, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, or even Tangerine Tango for my card base, and the card would have had a completely different look. So play around with it.

Stampin' Up! Just Add Text and Vintage Leaves with Painted Autumn paper & Touches of Nature Elements - October 2017 designer series paper DSP sale - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

*I stamped the leaf in Peekaboo Peach, then cut it out with the matching framelit (see supply list below). Then I used the pen end of my Tangerine Tango marker (available in the Brights pack of markers or the full set of Many Marvelous Markers) to draw in some more definition on some of the lines. My goal here was just a little more definition, to give the leaf a different look.

I tied the Touches of Nature Element to the leaf with Linen Thread, but you might want to add a dab of glue to the back of it, too, just in case.

*By the way, this is my customer thank you card for October, so if you’d like to receive one of these, just order from my online store in October! Make sure to use the host code (see below) when you shop so you get extra freebies from me.

To shop the DSP sale, go here. The World Cardmaking Day sale is here.


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Big Shot

$110.00

Facebook Live – Beautiful Bouquet

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Hey there! I decided to have a Creativity Your Way session in my Facebook Live video today. Creativity Your Way (which happens to be the title of this year’s Annual Catalog) means that whatever kind of crafter you are, and however you like to craft, you can do it with Stampin’ Up!. So I made a basic card, a stepped-up card, and an all-out card, all using the same stamps, dies, and colors.

I used the colors from this week’s Global Design Project color challenge for my cards. I’m BONKERS over this color combo. Three of my absolute faves.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I started with this clean and simple card using only stamps, ink, and rhinestones. So easy and fast!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my second card, I stepped it up a little with a few die cuts and Dimensionals. Just a little more work to make quite an impact on the card! Extra texture and dimension are so easy with Stampin’ Up!’s coordinating bundles. The tiny HELLO sentiment was an “oops I forgot to add a sentiment before sticking on all these rhinestones”, but I think it works!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

For my final card, I went all out. I added gorgeous designer series paper from the Naturally Eclectic bundle, more die cuts, stamping on the card base behind the paper, twine, and a wooden element. And then to top it off, I both stamped and die cut my sentiment.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I made a card liner for the all-out card using the same stamps and colors.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Bouquet bundle with Bouquet Bunch framelits and Lovely Words Thinlits - Creativity Your Way Facebook Live session - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts - #GDP093

I’d love to hear which one you like best! The video is below. Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and to Like my FB page (and turn on Notifications) if you’d like to see more of my videos. All the products I used are listed under the video with direct links where you can buy them in my store. Thanks for stopping by!

I am taking signups for my Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments shares right now. Check out the details here (including the Stampin’ Up! videos that show all of the paper).

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Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25