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Color Fusers Blog Hop: July 2016 - Part 2

Stampin' UP! In Color Combo for Color Fuse Blog Hop, July 2016


 Welcome to part 2 of the July Color Fusers Design Team Blog Hop, featuring 3 wonderful Stampin' Up! In Colors: Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach!  We are so glad you have joined us on this blog hop and hope you enjoy all of the cards and projects we have to share with you!  Please be sure to click on all of the links at the bottom of this post to visit all of the wonderful Stampin' UP! blogs!


Stampin' UP! Thoughtful Branches limited-time offer stamp set and framelit bundle featuring In Color combo Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Cucumber Crush.  Hydrangea card by Patty Bennett


I am featuring a brand new bundle from Stampin' Up! that will be available to customers on August 2, 2016, called Thoughtful Branches.  The bundle features a 20+  piece stamp set and 9 dies in the framelit set!  This will be a limited time offer set in August, starting Aug. 2nd while supplies last.. so be sure to add this to your August shopping list! :)  Click to download a .pdf showing this great bundle!  Download Thoughtfulbranches-bundle-stampin-up-pattystamps

 I created a hydrangea image with my Thoughtful Branches set, but you can also create a tree, pine trees, apple trees, and so many more amazing projects with this bundle!


Stampin' UP! In Color combo: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Cucumber Crush


How to Make a Window Front Card:

I wanted to create a different style card, so I decided to cut an opening in my card front using the Project Life by Stampin' UP! Cards & Labels framelit set. 

  • Start with a 4-1/4 x 11" top fold card
  • Position the rectangle die in the front panel of the card, put it through the Big Shot to die cut the opening
  • Add a piece of Window Sheet, approx. 4" x 5-1/4".  I used Fast Fuse and the adhesive barely shows! yay!
  • Use the rectangle cut out to die cut the Peekaboo Peach flower piece to conserve cardstock
  • Add a contrasting piece of designer paper inside the card so that you have a fun pattern showing through the window


How to create a Window Card featuring Stampin' UP! Project Life Cards & Labels framelits and window sheets by Patty Bennett,


On my Window Front Card, I used Cucumber Crush cardstock to die cut the stem/leaves from the Thoughtful Branches framelits set, and then cut the flower portion in both Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach and layered them together. 

I also stamped the leaf image on the Peekaboo Peach with Peekaboo Peach ink, then used my Wink of Stella to add glimmer to the top flower layer! So pretty!


Use Wink of Stella on the Stampin' UP! Thoughtful Branches limited-time offer stamp set.  Hydrangea card by Patty Bennett


 I could tell there were several Thoughtful Branches greeting images that would fit in the label from the Project Life Cards & Labels framelit set.. here is a tip to check to see if your image will fit!


How to find greeting images to fit in your framelit label shapes, by Patty Bennett


One last tip for you .. when adding intricate die cut pieces to your projects, use either the Fine-Tip glue pen or the Multipurpose glue sparingly!

Die Cut Tip:  Use Multipurpose Glue or Fine-Tip Glue Pen sparingly when adding adhesive to intricate dies.



Thank you for stopping by my PattyStamps blog today! I hope you enjoyed this fun color combo!  Please visit the other Color Fuse Blog Hop team members listed below for more color inspiration!

 Color Fusers Blog Hop!


Patty Bennett   <<< you are here

Jason Loucks

Heather Osborne

Nicole Tugrul

Tammy Civello

Paola Phillips

Jo Anne Hewins

Melissa Kerman



 REMINDER:  Thoughtful Branches set/bundle/dies are available starting Aug. 2, 2016


Price: $110.00


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Melissa Kerman

Fun card Patty. I love the window idea too. I have the project life framelits and forget to use them. I'm getting them out! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry in MI

What a vibrantly colored card. Love it. Really like how you offset the two blossom colors. And Wink of Stella makes everything better :).

Tammy Civello

I absolutely love this card. Can't wait for my set to come.

Nicole Tugrul

AMAZING!!! From beginning to end this card is full of goodness! Love all the tips and tricks too!!

Mary Ann Ely

Good morning Patty,,, I love your card. I can't wait till this new stamp set comes out. I gotta have it. Please post it on Aug.2nd. I want to send in an order that day to make sure I get this set. Thanks for posting the blog Hop. All these cards are gorgeous. Have a great day.

Mary Ann Ely

Patty, Can you guide me to the Blog Hop Part 1,,, sorrry honey, Thanks


Beautiful card Patty! Love that stamp set!!

Jo Anne Hewins

I haven't had time to play with this set yet, but it's next of my list. I have never used my Project Life framelits, so I need to CASE your card. Thanks so much for sharing!

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