Sweet Suite

FB_IMG_1488872724561Hi! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop! The winners from December’s flower-themed Blog Highlights are hopping with Kylie today, and I’m honored to be in the winners’ blog hop again with so many talented crafters! Thank you so much to those who voted for me. Y’all are the best.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

Our theme for the Blog Hop is the same as what got us here — flowers. I even used the same suite of products, the Sweet Soiree suite. I just adore this floral cake and all the parts that come with it.

The background paper is actually a card from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack. Y’all, this is one of my favorite card packs we’ve ever had. Ever. It’s beautiful. This is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item that you can get with a $50 order, and it has become one of my very favorite Sale-A-Bration freebies.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

 

I actually didn’t use the stamp set from the suite (Cake Soiree) on this card. I made the cake stand out of Silver Foil sheets using one of the Sweet Cake framelits. The cake itself is not stamped at all. That is from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit. It comes already colored and embossed. I added some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to the cake using a Palette Knife and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks. Then I added the bunch of flowers, which is also from the Embellishment Kit.

The white frame is a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and the tiny silver stripes on the bottom are washi tape that comes in the Embellishment Kit. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet.

Stampin' Up! Sweet Soiree Suite is just so lovely - Cake Soiree with Sweet Cake framelits, Sweet Soiree Memories & More, 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye PapercraftsThe inside sentiment is also from Beautiful Bouquet, and I added the same washi here, too.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure to go to the next blog in the hop and hop all the way around the world with us and get lots of inspiration. Right now you’re at Sarah Fleming’s blog.

Everything I used on my cards 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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Blog Highlight: Cake Soiree

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 January, so please do go vote for me. I’d love to be in the top 10 blog hop again next month!

Coming soon! Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Cake Soiree, Sweet Cake Framelits, and Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack - FREE item in Sale-A-Bration 2018 - starts January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month, our theme for the Blog Highlight is Flowers. I was happy to see the theme, because I have wonderful new stuff to play with from the upcoming Occasions catalog. I’m showing the Sweet Soiree suite, featuring the Cake Soiree bundle. The background papers are actually cards from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack, which you will only be able to get for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (January 3 – March 31, 2018) with a $50 order. This is one of the most beautiful Memories & More products we’ve ever had and is perfect for making quick and easy cards.

Coming soon! Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Cake Soiree, Sweet Cake Framelits, and Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack - FREE item in Sale-A-Bration 2018 - starts January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

No, I’m serious! This card was quick and easy! Okay, quick-ish. But easy! I glued down the first M&M card. Then I popped the second M&M card up on Dimensionals. I stamped the gorgeous flowered cake from Cake Soiree in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out with the matching framelit. I colored the flowers with Powder Pink, Old Olive, Marina Mist, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Write Markers. I painted Wink of Stella on the white top of the cake, and the top of the bottom layer of the cake, though you can’t see it in the photos. It’s really pretty and sparkly, though! I cut the cake stand out of Champagne Foil with the Sweet Cake framelits — isn’t it fantastic?? I love that intricate detail.

I stamped the sentiment, from the same stamp set/bundle, in Rich Razzleberry and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. I finished the card off with some Calypso Coral ribbon. I love how flawlessly this whole suite coordinates, and I can’t wait to show you even more projects using this suite!

Coming soon! Stampin' Up! handmade wedding cake card using Cake Soiree, Sweet Cake Framelits, and Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack - FREE item in Sale-A-Bration 2018 - starts January 3 - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For the inside, I stamped more stamps from Cake Soiree in Rich Razzleberry and colored the images in with Powder Pink and Marina Mist. The strip of paper down the left side is from the Sweet Soiree specialty designer series paper. You are going to LOVE this paper!

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!

Most things I used in my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store now, and the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items will be available January 3. If you can’t wait until then for these amazing products, click the blue button below to join my team, and you can get them in your Starter Kit! Make sure to use the December 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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Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop! We are a small group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators around the world who love to share our creativity with others. You’re currently visiting Sarah Fleming in the USA.

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding or anniversary card with Year of Cheer specialty paper, Graceful Garden and Beautiful Bouquet stamps - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This month our theme for the hop is Wedding/Anniversary. I would call this card clean and simple, except there is a lot of fussy cutting involved, so I can’t call it simple.

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding or anniversary card with Year of Cheer specialty paper, Graceful Garden and Beautiful Bouquet stamps - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The lattice is from the Graceful Garden stamp set, and I heat embossed that in Copper. I fussy cut the branches from the Year of Cheer specialty paper. This paper is stunning! It was a little time consuming, but totally worth it! I popped up several of the little leaves on baby Dimensionals. The sentiment comes from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. I finished off the card with Whisper White Baker’s Twine and Copper Metallic Thread.

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding or anniversary card with Year of Cheer specialty paper, Graceful Garden and Beautiful Bouquet stamps - #IIBH - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I hope you enjoyed my card today! Make sure you follow the hop all the way back to me so you can see what everyone else’s Wedding/Anniversary projects. The designers on this team are so talented — you won’t want to miss any of the blogs!

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Festive for Any Season

 

Stampin' Up! Festive Season and Confetti Celebration stamps and Festive Stitching Thinlits make a fabulous any-occasion card - handmade cards - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I sat down to make a Christmas card using the colors from this week’s Global Design Project challenge, but a festive any-occasion card came out instead.

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The color challenge this week is to use Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Basic Black. I kind of scratched my head at the combination, but it turns out that I love these colors together! I just never know until I start playing with them.

Stampin' Up! Festive Season and Confetti Celebration stamps and Festive Stitching Thinlits make a fabulous any-occasion card - handmade cards - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Don’t you love it when you find a second use for something you already have? This beautiful stamp/die bundle makes gorgeous Christmas cards (see an example here), and look at this festive celebration card! This could work for a birthday, graduation, new baby (especially done in soft colors), wedding, anniversary — any celebratory occasion.

The card base is Emerald Envy (5’1/2″x4-1/4″), and the white panel is Whisper White. I love stamps that allow you to create your own background. The Festive Season stamp set has several stamps perfect for creating backgrounds. I did three groupings on my card, and for each grouping I stamped the starburst image twice in Emerald Envy (without re-inking the stamp in between — that’s how you get the two different shades of green) and once in Sweet Sugarplum. I then stamped the small star image once in each grouping, in Sweet Sugarplum ink. And that’s all there is to the background! Easy.

You could use any sentiment here. I chose the “let’s celebrate” stamp from Confetti Celebration, because this card just feels like it’s ready to party. I stamped the sentiment in Archival Basic Black.

Stampin' Up! Festive Season and Confetti Celebration stamps and Festive Stitching Thinlits make a fabulous any-occasion card - handmade cards - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the solid star image from the Festive Season bundle in Sweet Sugarplum, then lined up the Festive Stitching Star die so the stitching holes would be right along the outside of the star. Yes, a die punched all the stitching holes for me! The Festive Stitching Thinlits make hand-stitched cards so easy.

I cut the star out using the Stars Framelits.

I stitched the outline of the star using the Halloween Night Baker’s Twine. There’s no reason to stop using it just because Halloween is over, right? So Christmas + Halloween supplies = non-Christmas / non-Halloween card.

After I started the stitching, I held down the end with a small piece of Tear & Tape. I did a simple backstitch, and when I finished, I taped down the other end. I popped the star up on Dimensionals.

To finish off my card front, I added two stars and a dot from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes. I just love these tiny embellishments!

Stampin' Up! Festive Season and Confetti Celebration stamps and Festive Stitching Thinlits make a fabulous any-occasion card - handmade cards - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I did two more stamp groupings on the inside of the card. I will stamp another sentiment when I decide what event this card will be for.

To print this tutorial, go here –> tams# 10070. Links to the products I used to create the card are below.

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