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Don't Miss the Diagonal Scoring Plate!

 

One of my most popular videos and projects over the past several years has been my double pocket cards created with Stampin' Up! Designer paper, the Simply Scored board and the Diagonal Scoring Plate!

To create this project, you'll want the Diagonal Scoring plate to go on your Simply Scored board!

GUESS WHAT>>> It's Retiring!  AAAACK!!

CLICK to see it and shop now! It's ON SALE for only $7.20 !!

These are some of the cute pocket cards I've created with this Diagonal Scoring plate on my Simply Scored board.. don't miss out.. get your Diagonal Scoring Plate today!

 

Create Double pocket cards with the STampin' Up! Simply Scored board and the  diagonal scoring plate, by Patty Bennett

 

 

Over the past 4 years, I have shared 2 videos with 2 versions of my double pocket cards, and I'm sharing them again with you below.

If you cannot view this video here, click to see it on YouTube.

 

 

 

And below is version #2 of the double pocket card.. if you cannot see the video here, click to see it on YouTube.

 

  

 

CLICK HERE to purchase your diagonal scoring plate in my online store.

If you don't have the Simply Scored board, click here to purchase that as well.

 

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Diagonal Scoring Plate is ON SALE for only $7.20!!  Click product photo above to see sale price!
 

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Retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets only $29.95 per BOX

 

What a special offer I have for you!! I have 8 boxes of retired Stampin' UP! stamp sets available for the ridiculously low price of only $29.95 for the entire box of stamps!!  That's less than $3 per set!! 

 

Retired stampin up sets pattystamps boxes sold out

All boxes $29.95 per box (plus $11.95 flat rate shipping - shipped through PayPal only)

All stamps are "as is", most are mounted and most are gently used, some might be slightly stained (some sets brand new)

All boxes must be paid for via PayPal and buyers must be in the U.S.

1st come 1st served.. email me asap if you are interested! Instructions are below each photo.

 

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(click photo to view larger) If you are interested in Box 1, email me at pattystamps@comcast.net and give me your name, phone # and the email you use for Paypal and tell me you are interested in Box 1.  If you are the 1st to respond, I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Invoice must be paid within 24 hours.  Box will be mailed within 3 business days after receipt of payment.

 

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(click photo to view larger) If you are interested in Box 2, email me at pattystamps@comcast.net and give me your name, phone # and the email you use for Paypal and tell me you are interested in Box 2.  If you are the 1st to respond, I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Invoice must be paid within 24 hours.  Box will be mailed within 3 business days after receipt of payment.

 

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(click photo to view larger) If you are interested in Box 6, email me at pattystamps@comcast.net and give me your name, phone # and the email you use for Paypal and tell me you are interested in Box 6.  If you are the 1st to respond, I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Invoice must be paid within 24 hours.  Box will be mailed within 3 business days after receipt of payment.

 

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(click photo to view larger) If you are interested in Box 8, email me at pattystamps@comcast.net and give me your name, phone # and the email you use for Paypal and tell me you are interested in Box 8.  If you are the 1st to respond, I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Invoice must be paid within 24 hours.  Box will be mailed within 3 business days after receipt of payment.

 

Disclaimer: if you notice that I have accidentally included any current stamp sets, please notify me immediately and I will remove that from the offering and replace it with a different retired set.  I made every effort to ensure these are all previously retired stamp sets, and I hope nothing slipped by!

Please ensure that your shipping address is correct on Paypal prior to paying the invoice.  I will not be responsible for your incorrect address information.

 

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Vintage feel flower cards with Timeless Elegance paper

 

Create beautiful vintage floral rose cards with Timeless Elegance designer paper from Stampin' Up!, a sponge dauber and ink pads!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I did it!!  I actually cut apart the beautiful Timeless Elegance designer paper sheets from Stampin' UP! and created vintage flower cards!!  No. More. Hoarding. Paper.  :)

Several of you commented on my posts on Instagram and Facebook as I was posting about cutting up this beautiful paper, and you know what?  It felt great to USE this paper instead of hoarding it!

I know... I did it!! As difficult as it was, I actually cut up and used up several of my packs of Timeless Elegance paper!

 

Create beautiful vintage floral rose cards with Timeless Elegance designer paper from Stampin' Up!, a sponge dauber and ink pads!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I cut the lighter background pieces to 4" x 5-1/4" to layer onto my Sahara Sand folded  cards.

I cut the floral pieces to 3" x 5" and sponged Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink on the flowers and leaves!

 

Create beautiful vintage floral rose cards with Timeless Elegance designer paper from Stampin' Up!, a sponge dauber and ink pads!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Timeless Elegance paper and Sahara Sand Lace Trim are both ON THE RETIRING LIST - so don't delay if you want to order these products.  Click on the product photos at the bottom of this post to order.

 

Tip.. apply a strip of Tear and Tape to the back side of the basic black cardstock, then easily add a piece of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim!!!

 

Sahara Sand Lace Trim - perfect touch for a vintage card. Adhere to your card witih STampin' Up! Tear and Tape!

 

Trim your cards with the beautiful Sahara Sand Lace Trim - On Sale Here for only $4.90 per roll!

 

Create beautiful vintage floral rose cards with Timeless Elegance designer paper and Sahara Sand Lace Trim from Stampin' Up!, a sponge dauber and ink pads!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To finish off the cards, I added 1/2 of a metallic foil doily to some of them (left others with just the greeting). The greeting is from the Rose Wonder stamp set, stamped in Archival Black ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched out with the Decorative Label punch.

 

Create beautiful vintage floral rose cards with Timeless Elegance designer paper from Stampin' Up!, a sponge dauber and ink pads!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

There were 8 different designs, I think, when I cut up the sheets of rose paper.. and it was really pretty quick to create these 48 cards!!

Create beautiful vintage floral rose cards with Timeless Elegance designer paper from Stampin' Up!, a sponge dauber and ink pads!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Create beautiful vintage floral rose cards with Timeless Elegance designer paper from Stampin' Up!, a sponge dauber and ink pads!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I think they turned out gorgeous! I have had several compliments and  comments from the 48 customers who received them.. so glad you liked them!  (As I was typing this, one customer even called me on the phone to say how much she enjoyed her card - thanks Debbie!) :)

 

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Reminder about Retiring Stampin' UP! products

 

Just a quick post today to remind you that we are in full swing transitioning from the current Stampin' UP! 2016 Occasions catalog and 2015-2016 Annual catalog and getting ready for the new 2016-2017 annual catalog!

So.. that means that lots of our favorite products are saying Good-bye!!

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These 2 catalogs expire on May 31, 2016, but some supplies (shown below) are While Supplies Last, so don't delay in getting your orders place in my online store.

For your convenience, below I'm posting all of the retiring Stamp sets and all of the retiring accessories, paper, punches, etc.

Click on ANY photo below to take you to my online store to purchase that item.

Thank you again for your support of my Stampin' Up! business!

 

 RETIRING STAMPIN' UP! ACCESSORIES and STAMP SETS:

 

 

 

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Stamping on Embossed Images Video tutorial

 

I had the best time making these pretty little gift bags with the Stampin' UP! Fluttering Embossing Folder, and I thought I would share this quick and easy technique with you!  I have a VIDEO tutorial for you today, be sure to scroll down to see it!  I will show you how I made these and how I stamped on the Fluttering embossing folder image!

 

Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

These gift treat bags were mailed to the top sellers in my Luv 2 Stamp group last month!  I hope they liked them! 

 

Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Be sure to watch the video to see how easy it is to stamp on the embossed image to achieve this pretty result, and to see how I die cut the butterflies out of the Birthday Bouquet paper!

Watch the Video Below, or, click HERE to see it on YouTube.

 

 

 

Video tutorial for Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

As noted in the video, these are the supplies I used:

  • Sketched Polkadot Bags #138316
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399
  • Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
  • Birthday Bouquet paper #140557
  • Butterflies Thinlits #137360

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Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Isn't that cool... die cutting a butterfly out of printed paper!?  Use a fairly small pattern and you'll see such pretty colorful results on your die cut!!  Be sure to use your Precision Base Plate and the Die Brush with these intricate designs for best results (see supply photo list at the bottom of this post for all ordering info - just click the product photos to see more info on each product in my online Stampin' UP! store).

 

Stamping Tip: Die cut the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlit from a delicate patterned paper like the Birthday Bouquet paper for a beautiful look!  By Patty Bennett

 

As mentioned in the video above, I was using up some supplies from my March Paper Pumpkin kit, and I also made these cards with some of the supplies and the same fluttering embossing folder and the Birthday Bouquet paper die cut butterflies.

 

Birthday Bouquet and Butterfly Thinlit cards - alternate idea for the March 2016 Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin kit by Patty Bennett

Hope you enjoyed that fun "stamping on embossing folder" technique.. have you done that before?

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My New Stamp-n-Storage Ink Pad Holders!

 

I'm so excited to share my newly organized Stampin' UP! ink pad storage system with you, featuring the Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders!

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders for my Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, Patty Bennett's stampin loft

For about 15 years I've used a similar, custom built, ink pad holder but it was a little bulkier and I needed 2 of them stacked to store all my ink pads.  I'm so happy that now I can have all my pads just right out in front of me the way I like them!

 

Watch my video below for info on the great ink pad holders available at Stamp-n-Storage.

 

  

If you are unable to view the video, click here to see it on my YouTube Channel.

Ink pad storage make over featuring Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders for my Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, Patty Bennett's stampin loft

 

I love how streamlined these holders are, and that all my Stampin' UP! ink pads are at my fingertips!!   You can paint or stain these.. so far I've opted to keep all of my Stamp-n-Storage products natural.  Maybe someday I'll change that but I like the natural wood look for now.  Thank you so much Stamp-n-Storage for these fabulous ink pad organizers!!  It is true that you are more creative and more productive when you are organized!!

 

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders for my Stampin' Up! Ink Pads, Patty Bennett's stampin loft

 

As mentioned in the video above, I have two of the "24" holders and one of the "30" holders all lined up side by side so that I can have my 4 Stampin' UP! color families displayed horizontally in front of me.  This is what works for me.  Many people prefer the vertical orientation, but do what works for you and your space!  When you go to the Stamp-n-Storage website ink pad holder page (here), you'll find several options as shown below:

 

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holder options.  So many to select from to fit your crafting space!

When you click the Standard Ink Pad Holders option (Circled above) you'll find the dimensions below.. you can select from any of these sizes and shapes to store from 24 to 60 ink pads.  I've circled the 2 sizes that I have (shown in the video above).

Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holder options.  So many to select from to fit your crafting space!

As you can see there are LOTS of options offered by Stamp-n-Storage for your ink pad storage, and this is what worked best for me.  Measure your space, count your ink pads, then find a solution that works well for you!

 

 And because everyone should have fresh flowers at their crafting desk....

Patty's Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holders - no crafting space is complete without some fresh flowers from the garden!

 

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 Stampin' UP! also offers an ink pad storage solution called the Color Caddy (here).  As I mentioned in the video, we all have different preferences and space requirements, so select an option that works best for your space!

 

 Click any of the photos below to shop for your Stampin' UP! Ink Pads, or the Color Caddy!

 

 

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Stampin' Tip: Keep your Ink Pads well inked!

 

Oh, did I mention I have a SNEAK PEEK in today's PattyStamps blog post!? :)

I used the adorable new Stampin' UP! catalog stamp set called Foxy Friends!  I took some of these cards to the Stampin' Up! OnStage event last week in Salt Lake City, and after making about 60 of them, I noticed my ink pad needed reinking.. so I thought it was a great time to reshare my 2012 "How to Reink your Ink Pad" video with you!

 

Foxy Friends Stampin' UP! sneak peek - and How to Reink your Stampin' UP! ink pads video from Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video at the bottom of this post to see how I use the plastic spoon to help me reink my Stampin' UP! Ink Pads!!

 

Foxy Friends Stampin' UP! sneak peek - and How to Reink your Stampin' UP! ink pads video from Patty Bennett

 

Don't you love this cute little fox??  He is part of a new stamp set coming up in the June 2016 catalog!!  I was given the set early as a gift when I visited Stampin' Up! in December for my Million Dollar Sales milestone!!  It's so cute!! :)

 

Watch the Video below for a great ink pad reinking tip!

 

If you cannot see my video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.

 

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This card is just TOO cute if you ask me.. I loved making this for a little surprise to swap with some friends at the OnStage event last week!! :)

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Foxy Friends stamp set NEW from Stampin' UP! June 2016 - happy hello swap card by Patty Bennett from pattystamps.com

 

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Whohooo!! Patty is Celebrating 8 years on YouTube!

 

This week I am celebrating the accomplishment of bringing you 8 years of free Stampin' Up! crafting and stamping video tutorials on YouTube!

Wow!! Leave me a comment and let me know if you have a favorite PattyStamps video or if you are excited about something you learned from one of my videos!

 

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or find all of my videos HERE on YouTube

 

OH, and you can help me with your input:

If you have a minute to look at my list of videos HERE,.... it's kind of getting out of control.. is there a way I can better organize that list to help you find my videos quicker and easier?  Comment below and let me know.  Thanks!

 

 

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Stampin' UP! Retiring List - What I will Miss the MOST!

 

SCROLL to the bottom for SNEAK PEEKS :)

 

Several of you are asking about the popular products being retired on the Stampin' UP! Retiring Catalog list!  I don't blame you!!  There are so many favorites retiring, and I thought I'd share mine! 

Supplies are limited, so there is no guarantee these will be around very long! They are popular!!

 

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Patty's Favorites on the Retiring Accessories List:

(see the entire list here, or my Retiring Catalog Blog Post Here)

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Patty's Favorites on the Retiring Stamps List:

(please note, I've linked the wood mount sets, but often there is a clear mount also available - CLICK to see all of the retiring stamp sets here)

 

 

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And because I know you are patiently waiting for some sneak peeks and pix from our OnStage convention event last week.. here are a few for you!

These are the fun new In Colors.. we got to stamp a cute chart featuring the 5 new colors!

  Stampin Up! Sneak Peek 2016-2018 In Colors from the OnStage convention!

Stampin Up! Sneak Peek 2016-2018 In Colors from the OnStage convention!

 

Here is a darling card we made using one of the new kits.. this kit is ADORABLE and will be a best seller for sure!

Stampin Up! Sneak Peek 2016 Oh Happy Day card kit from the OnStage convention!

 

And a sneak peek of the May Paper Pumpkin!!  Are you a subscriber yet? click here to purchase your subscription!

 

Stampin Up sneak peek Paper Pumpkin  kit from  May 2016

and (below) the May kit with some alternate project ideas!

Stampin Up sneak peek Paper Pumpkin  kit from  May 2016

I love this kit! So fun and versatile... the stamp set is amazing with lots of possibilities for celebrating many occasions!   Subscribe now to get your May Kit .. they mail out about the 12th of each month, so any subscription purchased now will be all set for May!

 

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Stampin' Up! Catalog Retiring List - 2016


Stampin Up! Retiring List 2016 Catalog It's that time... The NEW 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! Catalog is on the horizon, which means we need to say goodbye to retiring products!! 

 

 

Save up to 50% on retiring products!

 

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Catalog Transition / Retired List / Patty's Special

 

Just a few reminders for you today!!

1.  NEW CATALOGS: I will have the NEW Stampin' UP! Catalog will be ready to mail in mid-May - CLICK here to read more and see how you can get one Free!

 

2. The RETIRING LIST for the Current catalog products will be released at 1pm MT on Monday, 4/18/16, and I will have it on my blog as soon after that as I can! WARNING:  once the retiring list is released, some items sell out VERY quickly (like within hours).. so if there is something you want now, I'd suggest buying it now or plan to check here as close to that time as you can.

 

3.  WEEKLY DEALS are ending at 11:50pm MT Monday, April 18 - CLICK to shop

 

4. New Products on the CLEARANCE RACKClick to read more

 

5.  Patty's Double Point Special runs through Midnight Tonight, Sunday, 4/17/16

 

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Lovely Lace Embossing Folder Background Cards

 

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I've chatted about this before... but it's been awhile.. do you have one of those little "catch all" containers on your crafting desk where you put extra left-over pieces to be used later?

Well, I do, and I created both of these cards using up pieces from my left-overs bin!

 

Lovely Lace embossing folder background card and Dotty Angles hello card - both using up "left over" pieces to create happy, fun bright greeting cards!

 

The fun dots on the card on the left are stamped in Calypso Coral with my Dotty Angles stamp set.. one of my faves!

The card on the right features the Lovely Lace embossing folder for its background.

 

I guess you could call it a "use it later" bin, if left-overs is too weird. :)  

 

Lovely Lace embossing folder background card and Dotty Angles hello card - both using up "left over" pieces to create happy, fun bright greeting cards!

 

I love this color combo.. I used it a lot... Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Basic Black. STUNNING!

 

Lovely Lace embossing folder background card and Dotty Angles hello card - both using up "left over" pieces to create happy, fun bright greeting cards!

 

I created several fun cards all with the same color scheme simply by using up little pieces in my "use it later" bin, like doilies, die cut butterflies, embossed pieces, and punched or stamped pieces, and just layering them onto folded Whisper White cards!! :)  Easy Peasy!

 

My bin is filling up again.. I should probably go through it and make some more left-overs cards!

 

Patty's Stampin' Up! Color Combo:

 

 

 

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It's My Party - Pop-Up Birthday Cards

 

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These pop-up birthday cards were SO fun to make, and not difficult at all! Have you tried them?

They were actually customer thank you cards, but I was hoping the recipients would enjoy the birthday  card idea featuring the Stampin' UP! Party Pop-up Thinlit dies!!

Party Pop-Up birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

 

Above: all of the Party Pop-up birthday cards Open - Hip Hip Hooray surprise inside!

Below: some of the card fronts - all were decorated with the It's My Party designer paper stack and the Banner Triple Punch.

 

Party Pop-Up birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

Party Pop-Up birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

 

When you die cut the "Hip Hip Hooray!" card insert, and you add it to the inside of your card, you have the option to put contrasting paper behind it.  You can see ABOVE I have a lighter patterned piece of paper from the It's My Party paper stack, and BELOW I have a darker pattern.... both look fun.. either works great!

 

Party Pop-Up birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

 

I combined the Celebrate Today and Build a Birthday stamp sets with the It's my Party paper stack, little balloon punch from the Party Punch Pack, and the Banner Triple Punch for these cards.  I used the It's My Party cardstock pack, and also added Bermuda Bay cardstock to the mix.  As you'll see below, I ended up using a sampling of ALL of my Washi Tape on these cards, too!

 

Stamping supplies for Party Pop-Up birthday card from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

Party Pop-Up birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

 

These are all standard size 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" cards, folded in 1/2.

I cut the Whisper White cardstock to 5-1/4" x 8", stamped each side edge in Daffodil Delight with the Dotty Angles stamp, and then added washi tape for a pop of color.  I die cut them with the Party Pop-up Hip Hip Hooray die and then added them to the inside of the card.

If you cut some contrasting cardstock or designer paper to about 4"x4" you can put that in the center for a pop of zing behind the pop up die.

 

Cardstock and paper dimensions for Party Pop-Up birthday cards from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

 

I could not decide which Washi Tape to use on the inside of the cards, so, I used them ALL! :)

Washi Tape on Party Pop-Up birthday cards from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

 

This party paper is AMAZING.. it's called "It's My Party" and it's on pg 5 of the Occasions catalog.. I think I need to stock up on an extra paper stack before it retires!!

 

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So, THANK YOU to my Sale a Bration customers from the last week of Sale a Bration, most of them got one of these cards!  I heard from one of you and I know you liked it.. hope everyone else did, too!

 

Banner Triple Punch decorations on Party Pop-Up birthday cards from Patty Bennett, Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995.  It's My Party paper, and fun washi tape dress up these cards!

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Picture Perfect Stampin' Up! Swaps for OnStage 2016

 

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As you know, I'm away in Salt Lake City, UT this week at the Stampin' UP! OnStage 2016 Live event (it's the new name for "Convention"), and of course I always take swap cards with me... meeting new friends, seeing old friends and swapping with all my buddies is a highlight of the trip!

Here are some of the cards I took with me to swap TODAY!!

Stampin' Up! OnStage swap card by Patty Bennett, Stampin UP! Demonstrator since 1995, featuring Picture Perfect and First Sight stamp sets and lace background paper.

 

I used the Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake notecards as my base card.  The lace is a patterned paper in the Timeless Elegance package of paper (soooo pretty!), and then I've added stamping in the background, and cut out flowers and leaves from the Picture Perfect stamp set!  All the stamps on this card can be found on pages 36 and 37 in the 2016 Occasions catalog. 

Some of you "joined me" on my fussy-cutting journey as I shared that on Instagram and Facebook on evening last week... here is what I was sharing as the night went on:

Stampin' Up! OnStage swap card by Patty Bennett, Stampin UP! Demonstrator since 1995, featuring flowers from the Picture Perfect and First Sight stamp sets and lace background paper.

 

I stamped and hand cut (fussy cut) about 100 flowers and leaves to add to these swap cards!

Many of you commented that you felt sorry for me or that your hand was cramping just looking at all that cutting, but I truly LOVE fussy cutting and it went pretty quickly.. I was done in just over an hour!

 

Stampin' Up! OnStage swap card by Patty Bennett, Stampin UP! Demonstrator since 1995, featuring Picture Perfect and First Sight stamp sets and lace background paper.

 

A few special details on this card:

  • 1/2 of a Gold Metallic Foil Doily tucked under the flowers makes this card really sparkle!
  • the "flourish" stamp is stamped with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake note card for a subtle background
  • the "forever friends" stamp is stamped in Archival Black ink to really make this card pop
  • the flowers (from Picture Perfect) were stamped in Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral (I only used 2 of the 3 flower stamp images)
  • one flower is adhered right to the card and the other is raised with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Wild Wasabi Seam Binding ribbon helps tie in the green leaves into the color scheme
  • the beautiful black lace paper is from the Timeless Elegance paper pack
  • a little hard to see, but on the very left side of the card, I also stamped a little "texture" stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set in Crumb Cake ink

 

Stampin' Up! OnStage swap card by Patty Bennett, Stampin UP! Demonstrator since 1995, featuring flourish and forever friends stamps from the First Sight stamp sets and lace background paper from Timeless Elegance.

 

BELOW: Left: First Sight stamp set , and Right: Picture Perfect stamp set

 

Stampin' Up! OnStage swap card by Patty Bennett, Stampin UP! Demonstrator since 1995, featuring Picture Perfect and First Sight stamp sets and lace background paper.

 

I love these 2 stamp sets and LOVE them together!!  Again, they are currently on pgs 36 and 37 in the Occasions catalog, but you can also find them online by clicking any of the product photos below! 

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Heading to Salt Lake City

 

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Wow.. this snuck up really quickly.. I am heading to the Stampin' Up! 2016 OnStage Live event today in Salt Lake City, UT!!  You might recall we attended the November 2015 OnStage event in San Diego (click here) and it sure seems like the last 5 months went by really quickly!!

This OnStage event in Salt Lake City now takes the place of the traditional "convention" in July you've heard me talk about for the past 20 years.  Yep.. things have changed!  I've attended 19 conventions all around the country in July since I joined as a demonstrator!!!  Guess what.. I was asked to give a presentation on the main stage this year!!  I'll be doing that on Saturday afternoon with a group of leaders in the company!! :)

 

Patty Bennett heads to the 2016 Stampin' UP! OnStage Live event in Salt Lake City Utah

 

I am excited to spend the next few days with over a dozen demonstrators from our Luv 2 Stamp Group, plus several hundred of my other demonstrator friends from all over the world who will be attending!!

 

The NEW Stampin' UP! Catalog:

While we are in Salt Lake this week, we will get to see the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog!! Whohooo! That's a fun perk of being a demonstrator!!!

If you are one of my customers and would like to know HOW YOU CAN GET A NEW CATALOG, TOO, please click here to read my previous blog post about that!

 

The upcoming RETIRING LIST for Stampin' Up! products:

Stampin' UP! will be posting the official retiring list of current products on Monday, April 18, at 1pm MT, so I will have a blog post up for you shortly after that with the retiring list.  REMINDER:  some items sell out VERY QUICKLY once they appear on the retiring list, so my suggestion is always this:  if there is something you cannot live without, buy it NOW.. don't wait to see if it's on the list.  If you are like, well, whatever... if it sells out before I order it I'm ok with that, then that's cool too. :)

 

Sneak Peeks of New Products:

Per Stampin' Up! policy this year, we are not allowed to show any new products from our experience this week until Monday, April 18, at 1pm MT. .. so .. watch here for new sneak peeks after I get the retiring list posted for you!  You can also see a few photos from our time in Salt Lake HERE on my business Facebook page.. I will post photos that are allowed to be shared there.

 

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What is Convention like?

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