2016 Sale a Bration

So Sad... it's the last day of Sale a Bration!

 

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My backyard buddy is just popping in to remind you that

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY

of STAMPIN' UP! 2016 SALE A BRATION!

 

1 free gift with each $50 you order:

  • that means 2 free gifts with a $100 order
  • 3 free gifts with a $150 order AND you get hostess benefits too!
  • 4 free gifts with a $200 order plus hostess benefits!
  • BEST DEAL YET: 5 free gifts with a $250 order PLUS an EXTRA $25 in hostess benefits to spend!

The above deals end at 11:50pm MT Thurs., March 31, 2016

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CLICK HERE for more details!

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Warning! 2 Days Left to get your Free Gifts!

 

Sale a Bration ENDS at 11:50pm MT Thursday, March 31, 2016

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I am still going to pop in here and remind you that you have 2 days left to select from the 11 Sale a Bration gifts from Stampin' Up!  You have all day today, Wed., March 30 and tomorrow, March 31, then it's BYE-BYE to all the fun free Sale a Bration gifties!

1 free gift with each $50 you order:

  • that means 2 free gifts with a $100 order
  • 3 free gifts with a $150 order AND you get hostess benefits too!
  • 4 free gifts with a $200 order plus hostess benefits!
  • BEST DEAL YET: 5 free gifts with a $250 order PLUS an EXTRA $25 in hostess benefits to spend!

The above deals end at 11:50pm MT Thurs., March 31, 2016

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As mentioned above, you earn $$ to spend any way you wish when your order is over $150.  You can find this chart in each catalog, and I'm including it here for you as well.

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With all the fun and excitement of Spring Break, Easter vacation, etc., recently, I know that this deadline will slip by some of you, so I thought ONE MORE REMINDER would be helpful!

 

Watch the Video below to see more about Sale a Bration!

Can't view it in your email feed?  See it on my blog, or here on YouTube.

  

 

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Do you want a Free Stamp Set?

 

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Stampin' Up! Announced that in celebration of the 3 year "birthday" of Paper Pumpkin, and ALSO in celebration of sending out over ONE MILLION KITS, they are giving all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers an extra FREE stamp set in their April Kit!

That's in addition to the stamp set that comes in every kit!

How can you get one?  Be sure you are a current subscriber, with either an ongoing subscription (get that here), or, that you have purchased a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription (get those here).  Deadline to sign up is 4/10/16 to receive the EXTRA free set in your April kit!  If you are already a subscriber, it will be in your April box!

 

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BONUS... for a few more days, the 3-month subscription is ON SALE for $55 and you also get to select a Sale a Bration item! CLICK HERE to purchase now! Expires 3/31/16

 

ALTERNATE DESIGN IDEAS FOR the

MARCH 2016 PAPER PUMPKIN KIT:

 I love to create the projects as they are intended in the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits, but I also love to come up with slightly altered ideas!!

Which do you like best?  Do you make the kits "as is" or do you alter them?

Here are some ideas for altering your March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit:

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

As you can see, I added the flower from the "What I Love" stamp set - a free Sale a Bration item only available until 3/31/16!, and the beautiful swirly flourish image from the "First Sight" stamp set.

See more Alternate Paper Pumpkin kit design ideas brought to you by the Luv 2 Stamp Group HERE.

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

It was so funny.. I thought this stamp said Happy Birthday.. then I saw it said Happy Happy after I stamped it... LOL

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with What I Love Sale a Bration flower image, by Patty Bennett

 

Above:  I love the 3 step floral image in the "What I Love" Sale a Bration set, and here I used only 1 of the 3 layers of this stamp, then cut it out and mounted it with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added the pretty pearls from the Paper Pumpkin kit to the center of the flower.  You can also see that I added some script design paper from the 2015-2017 In Color designer paper stack - it's Mint Macaron.

Wondering about the beautiful color combo in this kit?  It reminds me of the beautiful Caribbean sea colors on our Stampin' Up! cruises!!

 

March 2016 color combo paper pumpkin

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

Have you tried this technique yet??

I don't even know if it has a name.. but you simply emboss your cardstock (in this case with the FLUTTERING embossing folder) and then ink a stamp like this swirly flourish stamp from the First Sight set, and keep stamping VERY LIGHTLY over and over and over all over the raised embossed image! Voila.. what a cool way to accent the raised embossed area!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

You really should try this.. it's such a cool way to accent the raised portion of any embossed cardstock!

Watch the Video Tutorial HERE!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

The little pocket and mini card on the front of the Happy Happy card are both in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The square card below is also in the kit, as is the pretty patterned paper.  I added the gorgeous Pool Party Glitter ribbon to the card below.. such a perfect accent color for this Paper Pumpkin kit!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

Stamping Tip!  Sponge it!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea - TIP: sponge cardstock edges instead of layering it onto another piece of cardstock -  by Patty Bennett

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video below for more info about the FREE set called All About Everything!

 

 

If you'd like to see the projects before they were altered, check out the video below:

 

 

 WHEW!!! If you hung in with me this long on my blog post.. THANK YOU!!  To get your EXTRA FREE STAMP SET in April, bBe sure you are a current subscriber, with either an ongoing subscription (get that here), or, that you have purchased a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription (get those here).  Deadline to sign up is 4/10/16 to receive the EXTRA free set in your April kit!  If you are already a subscriber, it will be in your April box!

 

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Time is Running Out to get this great Paper!

 

As usual, I feel really behind in sharing projects with you .. these were the cards and gifts I sent to my Luv 2 Stamp Group top sellers in February to recognize their January sales!!  I love the Wildflower Fields Designer Paper and used it for these double pocket cards!

Time is running out to select this paper as your free item during Sale a Bration!!

 

Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

 

Did you know Sale a Bration ends on 3/31/16?  That's less than a week away!!??!!! eeeek!!

 

Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

 

I love to recognize the top 50 in sales on my team on our facebook group, and I also make and send a card and small gift to the top 10 + 5 random people in the top 50! 

This card is pretty easy to make as long as you have the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored board and the diagonal scoring plate!

Learn how to create this easy double pocket card!!  I created a video in 2012 for this card!

WATCH THE 2012 VIDEO tutorial here!

And if you want to see a 2nd version of this card.. I have another 2012 video for you HERE.

 

Luv 2 Stamp Group recognition cards featuring Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

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If you have thought about joining my Luv 2 Stamp Group, this is a great time to join.. during Sale a Bration 2016, you are able to select $155 worth of your choice of Stampin' Up! catalog (or clearance rack) merchandise and pay only $99.. PLUS you'll enjoy Free Shipping on your Starter Kit order, too - that's a $15.50 savings!!  Whohooo!!  This SPECIAL OFFER ENDS 3/31/16.

Naturally, you might have more questions about joining the Stampin' UP! family.. CLICK HERE to read more, and please email me if I can help answer more questions (pattystamps@comcast.net)

Click here to JOIN my Luv 2 Stamp Group team of demonstrators when you are ready!  We are eager to welcome you to our amazing team where you will enjoy a private training page with videos, an exclusive Facebook Group, and over 200 instant new crafting friends from all over the US, all while you enjoy your demonstrator discount on your future orders!

OH, 2 more fun Perks of joining as a demonstrator!

In your starter kit, you'll receive 1 randomly selected Paper Pumpkin kit, free!

and, you'll be the FIRST to see the NEW ANNUAL CATALOG - in April!!  how fun is that!?

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Wildflower Fields designer paper double pocket cards from Sale a Bration 2016 - Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

 

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Bridal Shower Invitation - stamping with friends

 Stamping with friends.. it's the best!! Recently I had the opportunity to help 2 young friends with Bridal Shower invitations for their friend!!  Here we are, each with our own task, creating the 30 invitations!

WARNING:  stamping with friends may cause spontaneous smiles and laughter!!  :)

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

They told me that the colors were red, black and white, with red roses, and that the bride-to-be also likes gold.. so.. we went to work stamping the flower from the Rose Wonder stamp set onto Whisper White notecards, then covering the front with a 3" wide panel of the Sale a Bration Botanical Garden vellum which was stamped with "celebrate today".

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

We added 2 punched black glimmer paper hearts to the front of the card.

As you can see below, we thought about adding black ribbon, but decided to go with a piece of the gold Metallic Glitter tape - one of the newest Sale a Bration items! 

Sale a Bration is ending SOON!!!!  If you don't have the beautiful Botanical Gardens vellum, or this amazing glitter tape, you have a few days left to select them as your free gifts during 2016 Sale a Bration from Stampin' Up!  One free gift with each $50 in Stampin' UP! product orders until 3/31/16.  Click to order online!

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

We added some snail adhesive under the hearts to adhere the vellum to the card, and the gold glitter tape also helps hold down the vellum.

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

The girls were thrilled with the outcome of the invitations, and they texted a photo to the bride-to-be for approval.. it was a fun and productive stamping date!! And guess what.. it only took us an hour!!

We used up some of the scraps of black glimmer paper to punch small hearts to add to the left inside of the card with "wedding wishes" stamped in black.

I think they turned out really classy!

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

I saw that Katina cut apart the rose and leaves from the Rose Wonder stamp and I thought that was a great idea.. it allows you to stamp the flower in one color and the leaves in another!! It was the perfect time-saver for this card!!

 

Rose Wonder stamp set cut apart to stamp rose and leaves in 2 separate colors! Stampin' UP! Tip & Time Saver!

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

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Sale a Bration 2016 is ending SOON!

Oh, can it be?  2016 Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration is ending soon!?  I cannot believe how fast the 3 months went!!

Sale a bration 2016 project ideas from pattystamps.com

 

Above is a sampling of my favorite Sale a Bration projects from the last 3 months.. if you'd like to see them all, please CLICK HERE to view my Sale a Bration projects from 2016.

Or, click to see them on my Pinterest board.

Below are 3 of the new items Stampin' UP! introduced in mid-February as free product selections you might pick with your $50 order!!  Hurry.. Sale a Bration ends on 3/31/16!

 

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Watch a quick video HERE with more info on the above 3 new Sale a Bration products!

 

2016 Sale a Bration gifts from Stampin' Up!

Above are all 11 of the free gifts you can select from during Sale a Bration 2016!

 

 

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 It was amazing reading over 300 comments in response to your favorite Stampin' UP! accessory!!  By far the fave was Stampin' Dimensionals... yes, they are a must!!!  2nd was rhinestones, then pearls! 

 

The WINNER of the $68 in product and dividers is Kathy Vogel!!  CONGRATS!!

 

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 Kathy, please email me with your mailing address!!  pattystamps@comcast.net

 

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Botanical Just for You cards

 

As I was making more of these amazing Botanical Gardens Customer Thank You cards, I was wondering.. how many possible flower combinations do you think there are with all of the great flower and leaf framelits in the Botanical Builder Framelit set!? 

Here are just a few possible combinations!

 

Stampin UP botanical gardens flower cards with Just for You Sale a Bration greeting and Botanical Gardens vellum by Patty Bennett

 

FREE during Sale-a-Bration 2016

I love the pretty Sale a Bration Botanical vellum on these cards and the fun bold JUST FOR YOU stamp - also a Sale a Bration item.. each one is FREE with your $50 purchase during sale a bration - ENDING March 31!!

 You can purchase the Botanical Builder framelits on their own to use with cardstock or designer paper, or you can purchase the amazing bundle at a 15% discount that includes THREE items: a stamp set, framelits and designer paper!

 

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You can see the wonderful flower and leaf framelits dies above, and if there are any math genius types out there who want to figure out how many possible combinations of flower layers we could make with this, feel free to comment below.

 TIP:  when using darker cardstock like the Cajun Craze and Mossy Meadow found in the Botanical Gardens cardstock pack, I like to line the inside of my card with Whisper White cardstock and then I thought, why not add some pretty Washi Tape from the Botanical Suite as well!!?  whohooo! so pretty... and again, so many possible combinations!

 

Botanical Gardens washi tape from Stampin' Up!

 Stamp with Sara and Patty!!

You can see our video with the details to make these fun Botanical Gardens cards with the Just for You Sale a Bration stamp below - it was like a dream come true day to stamp with Sara Douglass of Stampin' Up! in Shelli Gardner's craft room! Oh my!!

 

 

If you can't view the video, see it HERE on YouTube.

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Honeycomb Happiness Chickie Easter Card

 

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Easter is so early this year!! I remember the year my son Jason was born, Easter was a couple days after his birthday, and it's the same this year! Can you believe our son will be 25 on Friday!? WHAT!?  I know!! crazy!

I made a few of these sweet chickie cards to mail out for Easter and customer thank you cards.. hope you enjoy the idea!

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

I love how the Confetti embossing folder creates the perfect frame, and the "blank" space to stamp in!  The Easter greeting is from the Suite Sayings stamp set, stamped in Archival Black Ink.

 

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

After embossing the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White cardstock with the Confetti folder, I stamped the chickie onto the white card and also stamped the Easter greeting. Then stamped the chickie onto the yellow polkadot paper (see THIS post for that info) and colored the beak and feet with my Tangerine Tango marker.

 

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Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

Do you see how the feet are actually stamped on the card, so that you don't have to cut out the feet on the polkadot paper!? :)

 

To finish off the cards, I punched some flowers using my favorite little Petite Petals punch and the subtle polkadot paper from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper pack (#140557).  I was going to punch bright colored flowers, but then I really liked the subtle look of the nearly white on white.

I finished off the center of each flower with a Candy Dot.

 

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

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Stampin' UP! Occasions Spring Sampler from the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

I participated in another 3"x3" swap with my Luv 2 Stamp group - super talented and amazing demonstrators - and wanted to share my framed Occasions Catalog spring sampler with you!!

  Spring floral sampler featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale a bration flower stamps sets, framelit dies and paper.  Project by the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

Each of us created 9 squares, all 3"x3" using flowers from the Stampin' UP! 2016 Occasions catalog or Sale a Bration sets or paper, and everyone mailed them to me. I "swapped" them so that each person got 9 different squares, and then mailed them off to everyone! 

I put my 9 squares in this 12x12 white wood frame from the craft store.

This is such a pretty piece to hang in your home and such an easy DIY home decor project to make!

Spring floral sampler featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Sale a bration flower stamps sets, framelit dies and paper.  Project by the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

I layered the 9 squares onto a piece of Mint Macaron designer paper and then onto a piece of Daffodil Delight designer paper.  I thought this really brought out the pretty spring colors!  You'll find those paper stacks on pg 144 of the annual catalog at the bottom of the page.

 Most of the squares featured the Botanical Gardens bundle of framelits, stamps and paper, but as you can see there were other flowers represented as well.  I will have a future blog post with all of the squares and the products used in each one.  Watch my blog for that in a week or so.

 

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Perfect Pairings Gift Tag Ideas

 

One of the fun perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is receiving extra exclusive ideas and training from Stampin' UP!  Recently, in a training email, Stampin' Up! reminded us that the Perfect Pairings stamp set (a free item during Sale a Bration 2016 with your $50 order) has so many possibilities... there are 9 stamps in the set and you can combine them for lots of different possible greetings!

I decided to play with the stamps and see what tags I could create!

Create endless tags and labels with the Perfect Pairings Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Pair it up with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar background stamps for WOW tags! by Patty Bennett

 

I had fun die cutting lots of different labels and tags with Thick Whisper White cardstock and my Big Shot, and then stamping them with the greetings in the Perfect Pairings stamp set, and embellishing the tags and labels with the great background stamps in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set!

 

Create endless tags and labels with the Perfect Pairings Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Pair it up with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar background stamps for WOW tags! by Patty Bennett

 

I started with the Sale a Bration stamp set and lots of die cut tags with Whisper White cardstock, then decided on a bright color palette after punching a few balloons with the Cherry On Top paper stack!

 This is the bright cheery color combo I used, based on the Cherry on Top paper stack.  There is a pinable version at the bottom of this post.

 

  Create endless tags and labels with the Perfect Pairings Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

If you'd like to see all of the tag and label framelits I used, check out the product list at the bottom of this post.  You can  click on any of the product photos to go right to the online store for more info and easy 24/7 ordering online.

 

Create endless tags and labels with the Perfect Pairings Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Pair it up with the Perpetual Birthday Calendar background stamps for WOW tags! by Patty Bennett

 

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Can you just imagine all the possibilities?? 

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Wouldn't it be fun to have all these tags stamped and ready to go for your next gift or card?

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 Pinable Color Combo graphic for my Perfect Pairings tags:

Cherry on Top tag color combos - Stampin' UP!

 

 

 So... did you catch that? The Perfect Pairings stamp set is ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH 3/31/16 as one of your free Sale a Bration items, with your $50 order!

Check out all of the available free Sale a Bration items below!

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Banner Triple Punch Tag Cards

 

What to you think about this fun bold mix of colors, patterns, punches, and ribbons?

Tag Cards created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

A couple weeks ago, I stamped with Cindee and Joy to celebrate Joy's birthday, and this is one of the cards we created while we stamped together! 

You can see the 2 punches below used to create the tag on the front of the card:

  • Banner Triple Punch #138292
  • Ornate Tag Topper Punch #137416

 

Tag Cards created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

To create the tag, cut your Whisper White cardstock to 2" wide, then punch the top with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and the bottom with the Banner Triple Punch.

To decorate the tags, I brought along several 2" wide strips of designer paper from the Cherry on Top paper stack (#138443) and we just punched whichever patterns we wanted to out of those paper strips using the Banner Triple Punch, layered the pieces, then combined them on our cards.  You can see below, that each of our cards turned out differently!

 

Tag Cards created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

To finish off the cards, we added 2 nice brightly colored ribbons:

  • Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace ribbon (#138425)
  • Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon (#140569)

We also stamped flowers using the 2016 Sale a Bration set called What I Love in Watermelon Wonder ink and Cucumber Crush ink, then cut them out with Paper Snips before adding them to our cards with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Did you know you can select that pretty flower stamp set as one of your free items with your $50 order during Sale a Bration?

All of the black and white paper patterns are found in the Neutrals Color Collection paper stack (#138435)

THANKS FOR BEING YOU  is stamped in Memento black ink and you'll find that in my favorite greeting set called Suite Sayings.

 

Tag Card created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett
 

Oh, and we also added a bit of the Sale a Bration Metallic Glitter tape, and some It's My Party Enamel Dots!

 

Tag Card created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

What do you think?  Kind of BOLD, I know... but I think it's fun and just what we needed to celebrate Joy's birthday!

Bold Color Combo for Patty's Tag Cards:

 

 

DID YOU KNOW??  You can click any of the colors above to see some great Stampin' UP! products available in each color!

And because may of you have asked that I provide a pinable color combo graphic for you, here you go:

BOLD Color Combo for Stampin Up! from PattyStamps.com

 I wasn't sure how to take a photo of all 3 of us, so I took a photo facing into the mirror :)   Oh, and Cindee is redoing parts of her amazing craft room.. you can see an update here!

 

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Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit Class at Cindee's

 

Have you tried out this fun "Enjoy the Little Things" kit yet?  It's in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog and it's a fun kit to assemble!  In addition to the darling blackboard clipboard easel included in the kit, there are supplies to create 13 interchangeable display pages! AND you'll have lots of left over supplies to create a few cards or embellish your pages!

Craft a fun home decor seasonal display piece with 13 interchangeable pieces and a chalkboard clipboard easel included in your "Enjoy the Little Things" kit from Stampin' UP!

My friend Cindee invited me to create my kit during her class on Saturday and I have to tell you it was so much fun stamping with friends!  If you have a friend or 2, invite them over to create this fun kit!! Just have everyone order a kit (here online) and you'll need the stamp set (here) and a few ink pads and adhesive! 

A couple of fun alternative tips for you when creating your "Enjoy the Little Things" project sheets:

1.  Below: use the Sale a Bration Metallic Glitter tape behind the holes in the confetti card, and you'll see fun glimmer dots on your finished page!!

 

Patty's Tip for using Metallic Glitter Tape in your Enjoy the Little Things project kit from Stampin' UP!

2. Below:  use more of the Sale a Bration Metallic Glitter Tape to accent the gold and glimmer on this balloon page.

3.  Below: I used the balloon strings stamp from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and added extra punched balloons to this page.. the kit comes with enough extra supplies to punch several extra balloons!

Patty's Tip for using Metallic Glitter Tape in your Enjoy the Little Things project kit from Stampin' UP!

 

4.  Below:  I added MORE Sale a Bration Metallic Glimmer tape to the bottom portion of the harvest card, and also stamped one of the coordinating stamps from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set under the acorns, since I didn't get my spacing just perfect.. I thought it was an easy fix!

Patty's Tip for using Metallic Glitter Tape in your Enjoy the Little Things project kit from Stampin' UP!

 

As mentioned in the first photo in this blog post, I decided to create about 1/2 of the project sheets to display in my clipboard easel, and I repurposed the other 1/2 of the project sheets into greeting cards using my own cardstock for the folded cards.

 

Try creating greeting cards from your Stampin' Up! "Enjoy the Little Things" project kit!

 If you are curious about the 13 finished sheets from this kit.. here they are below:

Craft a fun home decor seasonal display piece with 13 interchangeable pieces and a chalkboard clipboard easel included in your "Enjoy the Little Things" kit from Stampin' UP!

ABOVE:  13 finished projects sheets in this kit to display in the chalkboard easel

BELOW:  Enjoy the Little Things kit contents

Craft a fun home decor seasonal display piece with 13 interchangeable pieces and a chalkboard clipboard easel included in your "Enjoy the Little Things" kit from Stampin' UP!

I hope you'll enjoy creating your kit!! Grab a few friends and make it together! :)

Craft a fun home decor seasonal display piece with 13 interchangeable pieces and a chalkboard clipboard easel included in your "Enjoy the Little Things" kit from Stampin' UP!

 

 Supplies you'll want to have on hand when creating your Enjoy the Little Things kit:

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Bloomin' Heart Colored on Watercolor Paper!

 

So this is just one of those cards that I think is 8,000 times prettier in person.. when you color with the Wink of Stella, it just doesn't show up as well in photos.. so trust me, this is gorgeous in person! :)

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart thinlit die cut with watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! ink refills and the Wink of Stella pen, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I die cut the Bloomin' Heart thinlit die (pg 16 of the current Occasions catalog) using watercolor paper, then I watercolored the flowers and leaves with my Clear Wink of Stella Pens and Stampin' UP! ink refills in Mossy Meadow and Calypso Coral.

 

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart thinlit die cut with watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! ink refills and the Wink of Stella pen, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I tried both wetting the paper first and then using the Wink of Stella pen, and I also tried not wetting it first, and it was ok either way (you'll see what I mean in this video).

The Bloomin' Heart thinlit die is so gorgeous!!  I decided to try this one out using Watercolor Paper! While I'm pretty sure that these dies aren't meant to cut the watercolor paper, it did do a great job and I only had to pick out a little part of it with a Paper Piercer after using the Big Shot die brush to roll over it (see the Stampin' UP! video HERE for more info on that).

 

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart thinlit die cut with watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! ink refills and the Wink of Stella pen, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 I WISH you could see all the beautiful sparkle on this card, created by coloring with the Wink of Stella pen!!! CLICK HERE to see a video of this fun technique on a previous card!

I used a circle template to trace a part of a circle on the front flap of my card, then cut it out, and used the circle template again to draw a black like with my Project Life marker.  It really made the front of this card zing!   When I stamped the thank you, I curved it a bit on the clear block so that it would fit perfectly along the curve.  Don't have a circle template? try a dinner plate.

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart thinlit die cut with watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! ink refills and the Wink of Stella pen, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

To make it easier when I am coloring with my Wink of Stella pens, I wrap washi tape around the pen and cap in a similar color to what I'm using.  You can always just wipe them off in between colors, and keep using the same pen, or, have multiple pens going in different colors.

 

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart thinlit die cut with watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! ink refills and the Wink of Stella pen, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

This delicate, yet bold card is also accented with the Calypso Coral script pattern in the Subtles Color Collections DSP stack (pg 144 in the current annual catalog), and a piece of Mossy Meadow patterned paper from the Botanicals paper pack, some Silver Glimmer tape (a Sale a Bration item you can get free with your $50 order), some Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon and a Rhinestone in the center of each flower.

 

Stampin' Up! Bloomin Heart thinlit die cut with watercolor paper and colored with Stampin' UP! ink refills and the Wink of Stella pen, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Card Base: Thick Whisper White, 4-1/4" x 11" folded in 1/2

Calypso Coral Script DSP: 4-1/4" x about 3"

Mossy Meadow patterned paper: 3/4" x 4-1/4"

 

Patty's color combo for this Bloomin' Heart card:

 

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Honeycomb Happiness Chickie Card - Paper Pumpkin Alternate Design

 

You know I'm a big fan of the Paper Pumpkin monthly crafting kits, right?  Sometimes I make up the kits just as they are in the box, and sometimes I add a little somethin' somethin' to them... for the February kit, I used the supplies in the kit and only added 2 things...

  Create cute springtime or Easter cards with Honeycomb Happiness Sale a Bration stamp set and the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' UP!.

The 2 items I added to the kit for these cards are:

  1. a stamped chickie from the Honeycomb Happiness Sale a Bration stamp set
  2. a strip of gold glimmer tape - a new Sale a Bration item!!

Create cute springtime or Easter cards with Honeycomb Happiness Sale a Bration stamp set and the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' UP!.

 

 All of the other supplies you see on these cards were part of the kit... WAY too cute!

Polkadot Easter chickie: It's so easy.. just stamp your chickie onto the Daffodil Delight polkadot pattern in the Brights Color Collection paper stack with your black ink pad, then cut him (her??) out with your paper snips.  ALSO Stamp the chickie onto your card .. that way you don't have to cut out the feet on the polkadot one!! ... the feet are on the card and you can put the polkadot body right over the stamped image on the card.. make sense?

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Create cute springtime or Easter cards with Honeycomb Happiness Sale a Bration stamp set and the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' UP!.

 

The Honeycomb Happiness stamp set (with the chickie) and the Gold Glitter tape are both free gift selection items from Stampin' UP! with your $50 purchase during Sale a Bration 2016.  For more info, CLICK HERE and watch my video!

Order online anytime HERE in my Stampin' Up! store.. it's always open for your convenience!

 

Create cute springtime or Easter cards with Honeycomb Happiness Sale a Bration stamp set and the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' UP!.

Create cute springtime or Easter cards with Honeycomb Happiness Sale a Bration stamp set and the February 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' UP!.

 

ORDER YOUR Hello Sunshine REFILL KIT!

If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order extra refill kits for this delightful February 2016 Hello Sunshine kit right here in my online store!

If you are not yet a subscriber, but want to order refill kits.. you will need to subscribe for at least one month, and then you will be able to order a refill kit here!

How can you become a subscriber?  Just CLICK HERE and select an option to join for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or a year!

 

Delightful Hello Sunshine Color Combo!

Click on any color... check out what you'll find!

 

 

If you are On the Go or short on crafting space, the Paper Pumpkin kits are great! I recently took the February kit with me on our vacation to Reno and worked on my cards in the hotel room! 

Honeycomb Happiness and Hello Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit "on the go" in my hotel room in Reno! Great for crafters with limited time, limited space or anyone who wants to create quick and easy crafty projects in about 30 minutes!

 Check out all the fun paper crafting stickers and supplies in this kit!! :)

 

 

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Pyramid Pals Penquin I Love You card

 

I do love you .. yes, I do! This was one of the cards I made for our son Jason for Valentine's day.. he and I both share a love for penguins, so I thought this would made him smile and it did!

Pyramid Pals / Playful Pals stamp set and matching framelit dies from Stampin' UP! - such a cute penguin "I Love You" card - great for Valentines Day!!  I dressed up the Penguin with the Snow Friends scarf and top hat! :)   card by Patty Bennett

 

I used the adorable Pyramid Pals Thinlit dies and the coordinating Playful Pals stamp set (these are on pgs 44/45 of the 2016 Occasions catalog).  I dressed up my penguin with a scarf and top hat from the Snow Friends framelit dies (carried over from the Holiday catalog - see all the carry over bundles on pg 48 of the Occasions catalog - and see all products used for this card at the bottom of this post). 

In the background of my Valentine card, you'll notice I embossed the Whisper White piece with the Happy Heart embossing folder, and layered part of a Project Life card onto the background as well.  I also embellished it with a die cut heart from the Cups and Kettles framelit set!  I layered it all onto a folded Real Red card.

Cindee created the cute animals below, and gave me the penguin, so I used it as inspiration for my card above!

 

Playful Pals / Pyramid Pals bundle from Stampin' Up! creates cute 3-d paper animals for party favors, decorations, candy treat holders, and more!

 

This bundle will let you create great little 3-d boxes for classroom treats, party favors, co-worker gifties or decorations for parties! 

Did you see all the fun animals you can make with this bundle (watch the video below)?  Of course don't let your imagination be limited to just animals.. look at these cuties by Nicole!

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WATCH the Stampin' Up! video below for more info on this great bundle!

 

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Pyramid Pals / Playful Pals stamp set and matching framelit dies from Stampin' UP! - such a cute penguin "I Love You" card - great for Valentines Day!!  I dressed up the Penguin with the Snow Friends scarf and top hat! :)   card by Patty Bennett

Because You're So Awesome.... do you know where to find that stamp??  It's actually from one of the FREE Sale a Bration gift choices .. it's in the Botanicals for you set (pg 4, 2016 Sale a Bration brochure).  Isn't it perfect for this card!? Thanks again Cindee for the great idea!!

 

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