Navy Adventure

Stampin' Up! masculine card with Come Sail Away paper, Sea of Textures stamps, Stitched Rectangle dies, Timeless Label punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I have another card featuring new stuff from the upcoming Annual Catalog and also current products.

  • My card base is Thick Whisper White (you can’t see it), 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
  • The gorgeous designer paper is from the new Come Sail Away paper, 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″.
  • I cut the rectangle frame out of Whisper White cardstock using two of the Rectangle Stitched dies and put the frame up on Dimensionals. You could also use foam adhesive strips.

Stampin' Up! masculine card with Come Sail Away paper, Sea of Textures stamps, Stitched Rectangle dies, Timeless Label punch - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

  • The sentiment is from the Sea of Textures stamp set, stamped in Balmy Blue on Whisper White and punched out with the Timeless Label punch (new!). I put that on Dimensionals, double-stacking the Dimensionals where the label doesn’t overlap the starburst.
  • The starburst is Night of Navy cardstock, punched with the Starburst punch. That is glued to the frame, and where it doesn’t overlap the frame, it is on Dimensionals.
  • I put the Sail Away trinket on the card with Glue Dots and tied a short piece of Sahara Sand/Night of Navy Baker’s Twine (new!) through the hole.
  • I finished the card off with Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins and Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins (retiring!).

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (retiring products are available while supplies last, and new products will be available June 4th, or now in a Starter Kit). Make sure to use the May Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!


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More of You

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. This month we are showing sneak peeks from the new Annual Catalog, which goes live to customers June 4th. It’s such a fantastic catalog! I have lots of new favorites, and I’m sure you will, too.

Stampin' Up! handmade encouragement thank you card with Floral Essence stamps, Free As a Bird stamps, heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

For my project, I am using two new stamp sets: Floral Essence and Free As a Bird. I stamped the flower from Floral Essence in Blackberry Bliss, in three generations (full-strength, stamped off once, and stamped off twice) several times on Whisper White cardstock (5-1/4″x4″). I mounted this on a Blackberry Bliss card base (11″x4-1/4″, scored and folded at 5-1/2″ — this is a book fold landscape card).
Stampin' Up! handmade encouragement thank you card with Floral Essence stamps, Free As a Bird stamps, heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I stamped the sentiment, from the Free As a Bird stamp set, on Blackberry Bliss cardstock in Versamark ink, then covered it in embossing powder, tapped off the excess powder, and melted it with the heat tool. Heat embossing is an easy and fun way to really make a sentiment or image stand out. I popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals.

To finish off the card, I colored 11 rhinestones of various sizes with the Dark Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blends marker and scattered those around the cardfront.

Stampin' Up! handmade encouragement thank you card with Floral Essence stamps, Free As a Bird stamps, heat embossing - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Inside I stamped another sentiment from Free As a Bird in Blackberry Bliss on a piece of 5-1/4″x4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock.

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

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (retiring products are available while supplies last, and new products will be available June 4th, or now in a Starter Kit). Make sure to use the May Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!


Register now for my latest Online Class — Share What You Love! Click the graphic below for details and to register.


If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of September. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

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Your Own Kind

Stampin' Up! handmade friend or encouragement card using Flowering Desert, sponge brayers - VIDEO TUTORIAL - sponged landscape background - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Good morning! I have a new free video tutorial for you today. I’m showing how to make this lovely sponged landscape background using the Sponge Brayers. I always forget about these great tools! So easy to use. My friend Susanne used them in her video a few days ago, and that inspired me to try again with them.

I’m playing along with The Paper Players this week.

Stampin' Up! handmade friend or encouragement card using Flowering Desert, sponge brayers - VIDEO TUTORIAL - sponged landscape background - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

Check out the video below, and if you like it, please LIKE it, Subscribe to my channel, and share with your crafty friends! Please and thank you.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (retiring products are available while supplies last, and new products will be available June 4th, or now in a Starter Kit). Make sure to use the May Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!


Register now for my latest Online Class — Share What You Love! Click the graphic below for details and to register.


If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of September. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

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Blended Birthday Box

Good morning! This week at Stamp, Ink, Paper, we have a Designer’s Choice challenge. Which means you can do whatever you want! You can CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of our designers or do your own thing. It’s also our 200th challenge! We would love to see what you make, so please go play along!

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree stamps with Stitched Labels dies - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

I have made a fairly simple card with a little bit of coloring with Stampin’ Blends.

  • Pool Party card base is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded at 4-1/4″.
  • I stamped flowers from the Cake Soiree stamp set (retiring soon) in Pool Party ink to fill the lower right diagonal half of the card.
  • I attached about 12″ of Pool Party 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon (retiring soon, *sniff sniff*). I crossed the ribbon back and forth, making a loop on each side, then taped it in position and to the card with Tear & Tape. This gives the look of having a bow behind the focal point but not the bulk of a bow.

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree stamps with Stitched Labels dies - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

  • My focal point is a Stitched Labels die cut out of Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the gift box from Cake Soiree in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. See below the next picture for the colors used.
  • The sentiment is from Cake Soiree, and it is part of a stamp. I covered the words that I didn’t want with washi tape, inked up the stamp with Lovely Liptick ink, removed the washi tape, and stamped the sentiment on a 1/2″ strip of Whisper White. I flagged both ends with the Banner Triple Punch and popped it up on Dimensionals (double stacking the Dimensionals where the banner doesn’t overlap the focal point).

Stampin' Up! Cake Soiree stamps with Stitched Labels dies - handmade birthday card - Sarah Fleming - Prepare to Dye Papercrafts

  • I colored the flowers with (from left) Dark & Light Pumpkin Pie, Dark & Light Daffodil Delight, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Crumb Cake, Light Lovely Lipstick, and Light and Dark Rich Razzleberry. I colored the leaves with Light and Dark Old Olive and some of the flower centers with Light Crumb Cake. That one little stem with the blue berries is colored with Light Night of Navy. I colored the box itself with Light and Dark Pool Party. I made a thin shadow under the box with Light Smoky Slate.
  • I covered the flowers with Wink of Stella.

Thanks for stopping by! Everything I used on my card can be found in my online Stampin’ Up! store (retiring products are available while supplies last, and new products will be available June 4th, or now in a Starter Kit). Make sure to use the May Host Code if your order is below $150, and I’ll send you extra goodies! If your order is over $150, don’t use the Host Code — make sure to claim your Stampin’ Rewards when you check out, and you’ll still get my free gift!


Register now for my latest Online Class — Share What You Love! Click the graphic below for details and to register.


If your shopping list is long, the Starter Kit is a great option for you! Click the button below to join my team and take advantage of the demonstrator discount until at least the end of September. You can sign up just for the Starter Kit deal or the demonstrator discount or to build your own business — it’s your choice!

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Big Shot

$110.00