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Need some QUICK cards?

Grab a pack of the Razzleberry Splash Simply Scrappin' kit (#126930) and a pack of Notecards with envelopes (#107311), and go to town making quick cards for any occasion!

Razzleberry splash flag cards

Razzleberry splash flag card 2

Razzleberry splash flag card 3

Razzleberry splash flag card 4

You can check out more Razzleberry Splash projects HERE and HERE.

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Purchase your RAZZLEBERRY SPLASH Simply Scrappin' Kit HERE ONLINE.

 

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Get your NEW 2013 - 2014 Stampin Up Catalog

It's HERE! You've been waiting for it and now it's here! 

The NEW 2013 2014 Stampin' Up! Catalog!

Thank you to everyone who reserved their catalog with me!  I will be mailing them the week of May 6th to 10th, so that you'll have one in plenty of time to drool on look at this amazing catalog and get your wish list ready for the first day of ordering on May 31!

THANK YOU!! If you have been ordering regularly from me (ordering at least every other month), I will be happy to mail you a catalog completely free of charge as my thank you for supporting my business! (limit 1 per person)

EVERYONE placing a $50 or more order this week (April 29 - May 4) will also get a FREE catalog mailed absolutely FREE of charge the week of May 6th - 10th! (limit 1). Place your online order here!

If you have not ordered yet in 2013, and are not planning to order this week, I am still happy to give you a free* catalog but I ask that you pay the flat rate USPS postage fee to have the catalog mailed to you. Use the paypal button below, or, send $5.60 check or cash to: Patty Bennett, 125 Ben Lomond, Hercules, CA 94547 along with your name & mailing address.

If you have a local demonstrator, please contact your demonstrator for your catalog.

All catalogs come with a one-time coupon redeemable for an exciting new catalog product on your first order.

 

(* you will see a .01 cent charge for the catalog plus the shipping fee - paypal will not let me charge $0.00 for an item).

 Are you attending my May 14th class or June 1st Open House?  You can pick up your free catalog that day too!

 

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Thank you to everyone who left a comment to win the

Blog Candy prize I offered last week!

The WINNER of the Fun Stampin' Up! product give away is...

 

Comment:
My favorite is the best of stamps each month. Such a variety. I will miss the Lucky Limeade paper and ribbon. I used that alot. Thanks for a chance to win. Ronna McHenry, Illinois

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  Ronna, please email me at pattystamps@comcast.net and give me your mailing address!

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I love the single stamps from Stampin' Up!

You can see them all on THIS PAGE.

WHOHOOO! is one of my favorites... do you like it?

Whohooo bday card 1

I stamped it twice... once in Basic Gray, and then again in Basic Black.  I colored in the details on the cake and hand/arm on the Black one, cut it out, and layered it over the Gray one.

Whohoo bday card 3

The fun paper is from the Summer Smooches DSP pack, #125409 and it's layered onto a Pacific Point folded card.

Whohoo bday card 2

 

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I was SUPER EXCITED that this BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS (pg 87, #126420 / 126422) stamp set was not on the RETIRING LIST this year.. I love this set!! 

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Finishing touches butterfly

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So many Stampin Up Goodies NOT in the Catalog

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With over 200 pages of goodies in the Stampin' Up! catalog, and almost 40 pages in the Spring Catalog, can you believe that Stampin' Up! has a dozen MORE fun products that are not even featured in these catalogs?

I know.. so many goodies you just don't want to miss out!

Dolled-Up! Dress kit CLICK HERE

This and That Disounted Bundle ends April 30, 2013 CLICK HERE

4 Best Of Collector Series stamp sets CLICK HERE

Spring Suprise Round Array bundle CLICK HERE

Sent with Love - Ends April 30, 2013 CLICK HERE

Dude You're Welcome kit CLICK HERE

My Paper Pumpkin subscription kits CLICK HERE

Single stamps CLICK HERE

new MDS downloads each week CLICK HERE

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Leave me a comment below to tell me your favorite product listed above AND one thing you are sad to see retire from the RETIRING LISTS.. I have a fun prize to give away to a random winner (see photo above)!!  All comments must be posted by Saturday, April 27 at midnight PST, and you must leave your name and city/state in your comment. I will post a winner on Sunday!

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2013 Stampin Up RETIRING LISTS

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most of my customers don't believe me when I say that some retiring accessories sell out in hours... IT IS TRUE MY FRIENDS!!

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Hexagon Punch Quilt Cards in My Digital Studio

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You may remember almost 2 years ago I shared some Quilt Cards (here and here) that I created with Stampin' Up! punches and designer paper.  I truly treasure all the quilts I have from my grandmother, great grandmother and great aunts and loved using them for inspiration in my designs. So, I decided to create a "grandmother's garden" type quilt with My Digital Studio and the Hexagon Punch in MDS. 

My Digital Studio Hexagon Punch Quilt Cards

Hexagon punch mds quilt cards 1

This is the "card front" that I created in My Digital Studio using the "paper fill" function and the Hexagon Punch MDS download.. I printed 4 on a page on my color HP laser printer and used them as card fronts.

Hexagon punch mds quilt background

Then I ran the printed pieces through the Big Shot with different embossing folders to make them look kind of quilted or like fabric.

Hexagon punch mds quilt cloud 2Thanks to Cindee.. I reused the Hey There friend tag from a gift she gave me.

Doesn't the cloud embossing folder (#127022) look kind of like stitching?

Hexagon punch mds quilt cloud 1

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I also tried the Elegant Lines embossing folder (#119277), and added a Paper Doily #129399, and a flower from the Artisan Embellishment kit #129328 on top of a Floral Framelits diecut #127012.

 I added a small piece of hexagon printed DSP from the Tea for Two pack #129311 at the bottom of the card

Hexagon punch mds quilt elegant lines 3

Hexagon punch mds quilt vintage 1

My 3rd sample features the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder #120175 and Calypso Coral and Daffodill Delight cardstock

Hexagon punch mds quilt vintage 2

Isn't it amazing how the embossing folder makes it look like it's really quilted!?

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Very Important Date Alert - Retiring Stampin Up list

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IMPORTANT DATE ALERT

I do not want you to miss out, so I'm popping by to remind you NOW

Be HERE (www.PattyStamps.com) on Wed. April 24

to view the 2013 Retiring Stamp and Accessory list

from

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Accessories are "first come first served" and many of the retiring colors have already sold out.

Better yet... IF there is an accessory in the Stampin' Up! catalog that you know you will not be able to live without, ORDER IT NOW and don't take a chance that it will be sold out if you see it on the Retiring List on Wednesday.


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Patty's Spring Garden - April Update

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I thought I would take this beautiful day to share a few more pictures I took in my flower garden this week... I hope you enjoy these and that they bless your day!

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Hope that you are smiling and that these garden photos helped brighten your day! I'm so thankful and blessed in so many ways... you probably know that my flower garden and photography are both a passion for me and I love to share them with you!  Thank you for letting me do that.

I stopped counting at 145 rose buds while I was watering yesterday.

April garden 145 buds

I am blessed!

Here is my scrub jay buddy who watches me water and loves taking a bath in the birdbath and eating all the peanuts we will give him.

Garden 2013 scrub jay fence

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It's a Birthday Blog Tour!

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WELCOME to the April 2013 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are excited to bring you delightful

Stampin' Up!

Birthday Ideas 

in the tour this month!! 


 You have probably joined me after visiting Connie Babbert's marvelous blog, and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour.   

You know how much I love the adorable Dress Up Collection by Stampin' Up!, and I have been using the Dress Up Framelits (#130101) to make cute girlfriend Birthday cards!

Dress up sunshine sprinkles card

This dress form is set off by placing it on a Whisper White die cut from the Apothecary Accents framelits (#127003)

I used Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Paper for the background and for the dress, and then I used a Stampin' Up! Doily (#129399) that I dyed with some Regal Rose ink in a cup of water!

Dress up sunshine sprinkles card apron

A bow of Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon (#121844) at the waist finishes off this dress.

The Happy Birthday stamp (from one of the MOST OVERLOOKED stamp sets, "Made for You", pg 44 in the Annual catalog, #126340/126342) is stamped on a die cut tag from the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598)... I added some extra happiness to the tag with the Stampin' Paper Piercer (#126189) and the Festive Paper Piercing Pack (#127857).

My 2nd birthday greeting also features the Dress Up Dies in a snazzy color combo of Calypso Coral and Midnight Muse! 

Did you know you can make a cute collar for these dresses????  See below for instructions.

Dress up print poetry collar 1

Don't you love the script background? It's a piece of printed paper from the Print Poetry Package, found on pg 16 in the Spring Stampin' Up! catalog, #129312.

Happy Day to You is found on pg 137 of the Annual Catalog and is available in wood or clear (#126149 / 126151). 

Dress up print poetry collar 2

Midnight Muse In Color ribbon makes a cute belt! #126847

The cute flower is from the Decorate A Daisy set, pg 115 Annual Catalog, #125989 / 125991.  I used it for both the collar and the punched flower below.  Top it all off with an In Color Designer Printed Brad, #122940.

Dress up print poetry collar 3

HOW to Make the punched Dress Up Collar:

Dress up class scalloped collar

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Enjoy the rest of the tour as you visit Mary Brown's amazing blog.

 

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Fan Fair Vintage Greeting Cards

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Fan fair varietyThe Fan Fair Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! and the Travel Journal wheel are 2 of my very favorite things in the current catalog.

Fan fair 1 stampin up card

The background of each card is rolled with the Travel Journal Wheel, pg 108, #126937

Fan fair 4 stampin up card

I really enjoy using the fun pieces from the Fan Fair DSP package along with other stamped pieces I have on my stamp desk and collaging and creating fun cards.

Fan fair 3 stampin up card

Fan fair 2 stampin up card

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Fan Fair Designer Paper #126918

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I am delighted and excited to share this adorable punch art card that we made in my recent Stampin' Up! card class!

Punch art burger chips card

card idea inspired by Katie Resop

How to make the burger and chips:

Punch art burger and chips 1

Punch art potato chips

Sponge Soft Suede ink on the ovals for the burger buns, and although I didn't do it for this photo, I found that if you sponge a bit of ink on the chips they look REALLY real!

Punch art burger and chips 2

This fun background paper that reminds me of a picnic is from the Pinwheels on Parade Simply Scrappin' Kit, pg 168 in the Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog, #126929

After sharing these cards with some of my customers, Sue and Aileen shared this photo of them with me after they made their cards.. it brought such a smile to my face all weekend!! :)

Sue and alieen punch art

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Extra Large Oval punch #119859

1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch #119854

1-1/4" square punch #119865

Small Oval punch #120908

2-1/2" circle punch or 3" Big Shot Circle die

 

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OH MY GOSH.. SERIOUSLY... this is the CUTEST KIT

Stampin' Up! has ever offered!!!

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In this Dolled-Up Birthday kit,

you get the supplies you'll need to create 6 FABULOUS Birthday cards!

You just need your adhesive!

Order your kit here today!!

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I'm ordering mine today! I can't wait to get this!!

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Today I thought I'd share some Sweet little Thank You notes featuring the Bandstand Simply Scrappin' Kit from Stampin' Up!

Bandstand Simply Scrappin' kit on pg 167 of the Annual Catalog #126928, or HERE ONLINE

  Bandstand betsys blossoms 1

I love 4x4 cards for getting the maximum use of 12x12 cardstock.  CLICK HERE for a quick tip for cutting your 12x12 cardstock into four 4x4 cards.

I always use the medium size Stampin' Up! envelopes to mail these.. it costs more to mail a square envelope so I just stick with regular envelopes (#107301)

Bandstand betsys blossoms 2

The focal point here features the Bestys' Blossoms large flower stamp punched out with the Blossom Punch! pretty tricky!

And do you love the little "thanks" center? that is stamped with the Lovely LIttle Labels set and punched out with the Little Labels Punch Pack!

STEP IT UP DETAIL: Did you notice the paper piercing at the edge? Cute added little bonus detail done with the paper piercer and mat.

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Bandstand

Simply Scrappin' Kit

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Bandstand Simply Scrappin' Kit: pg 167 #126928

Betsy's Blossoms set: pg 72 #126004 / 126006

Blossom punch: pg 185 #125603

Lovely LIttle Labels set: pg 105 #126260 / 126262

Little Labels Punch Pack: pg 183, #126881

Paper Piercing Tool: pg 181, #126189

Stampin' Pierce mat: pg 181, #126199

Essentials Paper Piercing pack: pg 181, #126187

Raspberry Ripple ink and carstock (pg 152)

Primrose Petals cardstock (pg 152)

Daffodil Delight cardstock (pg 153)

Basic Black ink (pg 156)

Square Punch of your choice

And a quick tip for those trying to punch the perfect flags using a Square Punch... when you feed your strips through the square punch, line them up as shown below, then punch:

Razzleberry pennant flag punch tip

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