Merry Little Berries

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments bundle, Pretty Pines thinlits, Swirly Snowflakes thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Stampin' Blends - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! Look at that gorgeous paper. Just look at it! Sometimes you make a card that you can’t stop looking at. For you, this might not be that card, but for me it is. Bold, bright, and blingy! That’s my jam.

I’m playing along with the Christmas Joy theme challenge at Global Design Project this week.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments bundle, Pretty Pines thinlits, Swirly Snowflakes thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Stampin' Blends - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

This piece of paper is probably my favorite piece in the Merry Little Christmas paper pack, because of all the coloring possibilities. I started with coloring the berries/leaves/olives/whatever those things are, and I was thinking of coloring the branches but thought they looked so striking left in white. I colored the berries (for lack of knowing what they are) with Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. I started with Light, then colored the tips with Dark, then went back over the whole thing with Light again. I went over the dark areas of each berry with my Wink of Stella pen so they shimmer.

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Sentiments bundle, Pretty Pines thinlits, Swirly Snowflakes thinlits, Merry Little Christmas paper, Stampin' Blends - handmade Christmas card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

My card base is not Cherry Cobbler, but Real Red. I’ve found that the Dark Cherry Cobbler marker is more Cherry Cobbler, but the Light one is a perfect match for Real Red. On top of the card base is a 2″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. The piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP was originally 4″ x 5-1/4″, and I cut off the edge with the decorative edge die from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits. I just love that little extra detail! The sentiment is from Snowflake Sentiments, and I wanted it without the “from our family to yours”, so I stamped the whole thing in Real Red, cut it out with the Stitched Shapes circle, and then covered the “from our family to yours” part with some Year of Cheer washi tape. The white branches are cut with the Pretty Pines thinlits. Before adding the sentiment to the card, I popped in some Silver Mini Sequin Trim (tacked down with a Glue Dot), then put the sentiment on Dimensionals. The pines are glued to the center of the sentiment, and then I added some Rhinestones, which I colored with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Blends marker.

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.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR

Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Gingerbread Houses scrapbook page

Good morning! Today’s project is a 2-page scrapbook layout (click picture to embiggen). I was looking through my Christmas Around the World paper over the weekend, and when I saw this sheet with all the Christmas goodies, I was inspired to finally scrapbook some photos from last year when we made gingerbread houses.

Stampin' Up! 2-page 12x12 Christmas layout for gingerbread houses - Christmas Around the World paper, Sweet Home stamps, Home Sweet Home thinlits, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The gingerbread house and gum drops are from the Sweet Home stamp set and the Home Sweet Home thinlits. The heart and star are from the Trim Your Stocking thinlits. The font that I used for the title is, sadly, retired. I stamped it on Whisper White, then punched out each letter with the Pretty Label punch, then snipped off the decorative sides. Under the bottom edge of the title, you can see a strip of Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape. It is sooooo pretty in person.

Stampin' Up! 2-page 12x12 Christmas layout for gingerbread houses - Christmas Around the World paper, Sweet Home stamps, Home Sweet Home thinlits, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Cookie Cutter Builder Punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

The gingerbread cookies are from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set, punched with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, and the journaling card is from the Color Theory Card Pack. The ribbon on both pages is Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon.

Everything I used on my layout 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.

NOVEMBER HOST CODE: 74HZAVSR


Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

Glue Dots

$5.25

Epic Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set (retired)

Epic Alphabet Photopolymer Stamp Set (retired)
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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