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What was Your Favorite from my July posts?

 

I thought I'd do a quick recap of some of the Stampin' UP! projects I shared with you in July, and ask you if you had a favorite!?  Leave me  a comment, I'd love to hear YOUR favorite!

If you missed any of the info for my July PattyStamps blog projects, click the links below this collage. 

 

PattyStamps.com July blog projects part 1 - featuring Stampin' UP! sets, inks, papers and big shot dies, by Patty Bennett

PattyStamps.com July Project List.. leave me a comment and vote for your favorite!

 

  1. Baby Bear 4th of July Card
  2. Turn a scalloped square into a rectangle
  3. Swirly Scribbles love you card
  4. Flirty Flamingo Thank You Gate Fold card
  5. Stamped frosting on the Sweet Cupcake card
  6. Tiny Treat Boxes decorated with Festive Birthday paper
  7. Serene Scenery note cards video tutorial
  8. Irresistibly Floral hope card with Swirly Scribbles heart
  9. Swimmingly Seaside Shore fishy card
  10. Bunch of Blossoms brick wall card
  11. Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea card
  12. Swirly Scribbles / Swirly Bird sailboat card
  13. Floral Phrases Z Fold Card video tutorial
  14. Floral Affection embossing folder flower card
  15. Flamingo card with Gold accents
  16. Baby Bear Z fold Card
  17. Thoughtful Branches / Jar of Love card
  18. Celebrate You Irresistibly Floral card

 

PattyStamps.com July blog projects part 2 - featuring Stampin' UP! sets, inks, papers and big shot dies, by Patty Bennett

 

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If you have questions about the projects here on my blog or need a catalog, please do let me know! I'm happy to help!

 

 

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The Holiday Catalog is Coming!!

 

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I know that is true because all this week Stampin' Up! demonstrators have been getting a Sneak Peek of the amazing new 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog full of new stamps, paper, and amazing accessories just perfect for all of your fall and winter holiday crafting projects and Christmas cards!!

EEEK!!!  It's Amazing!!

 

Many of you have been asking me when the Holiday catalog will be available, so I wanted to give you the scoop and let you know when you can watch for one in your mailbox!

The 2016 Holiday Catalog has been published for demonstrators only to view right now, and demonstrators can start ordering from it on Tues., Aug. 2nd!! yay!!!

Customers can start ordering from the 2016 Holiday catalog on Sept. 1st, 2016.

 

How you can get one:

1.  if you are a regular Stampin' Up! customer, (you have ordered at least $50 from me in the last 3 months), you will receive a 2016 Holiday catalog automatically in your mailbox in August from me.

2.  if you are not a regular customer and you would like to place your orders with me, I'm happy to mail one to you, just email me at pattystamps@comcast.net to get on my list and I'll mail you one around the middle of August.

 

Want to order from the Holiday Catalog EARLY?

If you join the Luv 2 Stamp group by signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you will get to start ordering from the Holiday catalog on August 2nd at a 20% discount!!  CLICK HERE to read more about the benefits of joining Stampin' UP!, and CLICK HERE to JOIN NOW.

 

 

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Bundle and Save 10%!

 I thought it would be a great day to point out the Stampin' Up! stamp bundles that are available at a money saving 10% discount!  All bundles include a stamp set, and some have a framelit or thinlit set in the bundle, while some bundles include a punch.  See below for all the bundles currently offered in our 2016 catalog.

Not only do you save 10% on these bundles, but if you order them in July, you also get a $5 coupon for each $50 you spend and you can redeem that on your Stampin' UP! order in August!!  No Limit!!

 

Don't miss your last day to earn $5 coupons!!!

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View All money saving Bundles HERE in my online store, or

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Celebrate Your Day Card!

 Have you tried out the Stampin' UP! Sponge Brayers yet?  I've used them on lots of backgrounds for my cards recently and I'm so thrilled with them!!!  Find these great crafting tools on page 180 in the 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

Use the new Sponge Brayers from Stampin' UP! to beautifully color the Irresistibly Floral paper! Products available at pattystamps.com

 

To achieve these beautiful, soft results, ink the sponge brayer by rolling it a few times on your Stampin' UP! ink pad then roll it on the Irresistibly Floral paper which already had white glossy patterns on each sheet, and the glossy pattern RESISTS the ink!!  It's like magic!!  Be sure to buff off any excess color with a tissue or paper towel after adding the ink.

I had to ink and apply the ink to the paper about 2 or 3 times, fading out to the right to get lighter results on the right side and darker results on the left.

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 I'm working on a video to show you this and other techniques using the Irresistibly Floral paper and lots of fun ways to color it!  The Irresistibly Floral paper is a MUST have product for card makers and crafters!  Find it on page 172 in the Stampin' Up! catalog or #141644 in my online Stampin' Up! Store.

This is the card I came up with using the background above and some lovely floral die cut images from the Flourish Thinlits package (find those on page 194 in the current catalog or #141478 online).

 

Handmade Celebrate your Day card featuring Stampin Up! Irresistibly Floral paper and Flourish Thinlits big shot dies by patty Bennett

 

Card Details & Tips:

  • Watermelon Wonder folded card - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", folded in 1/2
  • Irresistibly Floral piece: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Floral die cuts: Whisper White, Island Indigo and Watermelon Wonder
  • Circle and Scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits #141705
  • The flower centers are White Perfect Accents, found on page 177 with all of the other Stampin' Up! embellishment accents, or #138416 online.  I colored one of them with a coral colored Sharpie marker.
  • The sweet little star accents on the die cut circle are from the Subtles Enamel Shapes package, also on the embellishment page, #141679.
  • Round the corners of just the right side of the Irresistibly Floral paper for a neat design detail.  Project Life Corner Punch #135346.

 

Handmade Celebrate your Day card featuring Stampin Up! Irresistibly Floral paper and Flourish Thinlits big shot dies by patty Bennett

 

I love the new Layering Circles framelits because of the cute scalloped circle options.. what a fun way to accent the Celebrate your Day greeting!!  You'll find this sweet greeting, and others, in the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set, pg 69, or #141573 online.

 

Watch my video HERE to see more details on this amazing Irresistibly Floral paper!

 

Enamel Shapes and White Perfect Accents from Stampin' UP! - great for adding the perfect touch to your handcrafted cards and DIY projects.  Click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Anniversary Celebration and the Mystery Cruise Ship

 

I have a funny story for you today... a little break from stamping. 

It's a rare occurrence that I take time off of my Stampin' Up! business... in fact so rare that we really didn't get to celebrate Mother's day or my birthday in May as we had planned.. so we made a point to take an afternoon off in June and we celebrated those 2 occasions as well as our 30th wedding anniversary at one of my favorite spots, the Spinnaker Restaurant in Sausalito, CA. 

 

Spinnaker restaurant overlooking the San Francisco Bay, California

 

 This lovely restaurant is on pilings out over the San Francisco bay and has a 360 degree view of Sausalito, Angel Island, Belvedere, Tiburon and San Francisco.

It's one of "those" restaurants where they have a valet to park your car... not the kind of place we go to very often, (but the kind of place I'd love to frequent more often!).

As soon as we were seated for our late lunch at a window seat, we looked out across the San Francisco Bay toward San Francisco, and this was our view.. a little hazy/foggy, but I'm sure you can make out a bit of the city:

 

San Francisco Bay from the Spinnaker restaurant, Sausalito California

Alcatraz is just on the left, partially behind that sailboat, and the Golden Gate bridge would be off to the right.

 

Then this conversation happened between our son Jason, and me:

Jason: "Oh, there is a cruise ship in port!"

Me: squinting.... squinting some more.. raising my eyebrow ... "there is?"

Jason: "Yes, it looks like a Princess Ship"

Me:  "Ok, I seriously cannot see a cruise ship in port and sure as heck couldn't tell you it's a Princess ship"

Jason:  "Ya, it has the white arch thing in the back, so I know it's a Princess Ship"

 

Now, I ask you ... am I just blind? or can you see it too?  I've even circled it below for you .. (no, not the little sailboat)... and yes, there actually is a Princess ship docked in port at San Francisco, I looked it up on the internet and it was the Grand Princess!

FACT:  Jason has AMAZING eyesight

FACT:  I don't.

 

Grand Princess in port in San Francisco,  from the Spinnaker restaurant, Sausalito California

 

There were tons of tourists in Sausalito that day who had taken the ferry over to Sausalito from SF for the day.. shopping, eating, bicycling, .. it was crowded but delightful!  Perfect weather, amazing views and the best company in the world (my guys!) :)

 

Eric and Patty Bennett celebrating 30 years at the Spinnaker restaurant, Sausalito, CA

 

Eric and I each enjoyed delicious seafood plates for our lunch.. Jason had a burger (big news there!), and we shared this delightful berry dessert after lunch!

We walked for a few miles after that amazing lunch and enjoyed the sights in Sausalito.

 

Beautiful flower baskets in Sausalito CA, photo by Patty Bennett

 

Above: beautiful flower baskets hanging outside the shops in Sausalito

Below: the very tip of the Golden Gate Bridge peeking above the mountain, and the ferry at the dock on the left

 

San Francisco / Sausalito ferry docked in Sausalito.

 

Oh, and on our 30th anniversary, it was "bowling night" (league night for Eric and Jason) so between work and bowling, we met for a quick dinner at Caps in Brentwood, exchanged our cards to each other, and then I went along to cheer Jason and Eric in their summer bowling league.

 

Eric and Patty Bennett celebrate 30th anniversary at Caps restaurant in Brentwood, CA

If you missed the 30th anniversary card I made for Eric, you can see it HERE.

 

 Hope you enjoyed that little vacation from stamping.  Hope this finds you well, and that your day is great!

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Sneak Peek! Thoughtful Branches bundle!

 

Sneak Peek! Put this on your shopping list for August!

I'm so excited about this wonderful new Thoughtful Branches bundle that will be available from Stampin' Up! for customers beginning August 2nd (while supplies last)!! 

And don't forget, you can get $5 off, $10 off, $15 off (or more) depending on how many $5 Bonus Days coupons you have from your Stampin' UP! orders in July!!! (read more HERE).

In my stamped sample today, I created a card using the Jar of Love stamp set and the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set.

 

Jar of Love and Thoughtful Branches stamped card featuring Stampin' Up! bundles by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

This gorgeous color combo of Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Soft Suede and Pool Party is just so soothing, rich and comforting!!  I love it! 

I created this card when I stamped with my sweet friend Cindee and she suggested using Basic Gray for the jar instead of black, and I love how it looks!  After I finished my jar, flowers, stems and greeting, I decided that my jar was "floating" on the card, so, I masked the bottom of the jar with a Post-It note, and stamped the Timeless Textures image in Crumb Cake to give the jar somewhere to "sit".

Stampin UP! color combo for the Jar of Love / Thoughtful Branches card by Patty Bennett

 

I thought we used Garden Green cardstock, but I know we used Wild Wasabi ink... either one is a great pairing with Elegant Eggplant!

Did you see my hydrangea card featuring this Thoughtful Branches Bundle? click here!

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

 

IMPORTANT:  I cannot stress this enough...  Stampin' UP! has offered this limited-time bundle for the month of August OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.. as you may know, products do sell out quickly in some cases and usually we'll have a backorder situation, but in the case of this bundle, it's WHILE SUPPLIES LAST ... in other words.. I'd order this on August 2nd if I were you. :)

 

Check out the stamps and thinlit dies in this AMAZING bundle.. it's so versatile!!

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 REMINDER:  the Thoughtful Branches bundle, set or dies are not available until August 2nd!

 

 

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Baby Bear with Balloons Z-Fold Card

 

I am guessing you recognize this Stampin' Up! Baby Bear card from my Z Fold Video tutorial blog post last week.  I love the fun bright, cheery colors and bold polkadot patterns in this fun greeting card!  I handstamped Baby Bear and his bow, and punched out the balloons from the Balloon Bouquet punch!

 

Baby Bear Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Balloon Bouquet punch, stamp sets, ink and paper by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The great, fun, bold polkadot patterned paper is from the big Designer Series Paper Stacks on page 174 in the current Stampin' Up! catalog.  I used both the Regals Collection and the 2015-2017 In Color Collection.  The cardstock base is Crushed Curry, and the accent mat layer is Watermelon Wonder. 

 

Find Baby Bear on page 61 in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog or here in my online store

The Balloon Bouquet punch was new in the last Occasions catalog, and is also in this catalog, on page 187 or here online.

 

Baby Bear Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Balloon Bouquet punch, stamp sets, ink and paper by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Baby Bear is a 3-step stamping set.  There are 3 layers that make up the image.  I stamped the darkest image in Early Espresso and both of the other lighter images with Crumb Cake ink, stamping the lightest one off on scratch paper first.

The bow is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, as well as the sweet greeting.  You'll find this sweet greeting in the Love & Affection stamp set, pg 45, #141545.

The adorable buttons and heart are enamel Shapes from the Brights collection package #141680.

 

 If you missed the instructions for creating the Z fold card,

CLICK HERE to watch the video and get all the dimensions.

 

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Pop of Paradise Flamingo Card with pops of Gold

 

Shimmery Gold accents are REALLY hard to photograph... but, trust me, this Flamingo card has its share of fun shiny Gold accents all over it!!  The Pop of Paradise stamp set flamingo is the focal point of this Stampin' UP! card, but the gold accents make it pop!

 

Pop of Paradise Stampin' Up! Flamingo card with gold doily and gold metallic shape accents - designed by Cindee, stamped by Patty Bennett

 

Cindee Designed this card for us to make at one of our stamping days at her house, and I added the die cut flowers to the card as my creative contribution!  We decided to play up the fun gold polkadots and add gold Metallic Enamel Shape dots to the flower centers, and a gold enamel shape heart to the "hello" greeting. 

 

Add Gold Metallic enamel shapes to the center of die cut or punched flowers for a pop of glitz and glam!  Pop of Paradise flamingo Stampin' Up! Card.

 

After die cutting the little flowers with Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo cardstock and the Cutie Pie thinlits die and the Bloomin Heart Thinlit die, we sponged them with Watermelon Wonder ink and they really pop off the card!

 

Die  cut flowers with Stampin' UP! Bloomin Heart thinlits or Cutie Pie Thinlits and then sponge with dauber and ink for dimension.

Pop of Paradise Stampin' Up! Flamingo card with gold doily and gold metallic shape accents - designed by Cindee, stamped by Patty Bennett

 

Oh, and then I had another creative idea for this card... I die cut a strip of the scallops from the Popcorn Box thinlits, and cut it apart, then pieced it onto the back of the black and white striped Pop of Pink paper.  That really gave a fun colorful accent to this playful card!

 

Die cut the Scallop from the Popcorn Box thinlits and add to your handmade card for a little pop of fun color.  Stampin Up! supplies available at pattystamps.com

 

If you haven't seen the Metallic Enamel Shapes in the catalog yet, find them on pg 177 with the other enamel shapes.  All of these products may be purchased in my online store by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

 

The Metallic Foil Gold doily is a great accent around the punched out hello greeting!

 

  Pop of Paradise Stampin' Up! Flamingo card with gold doily and gold metallic shape accents - designed by Cindee, stamped by Patty Bennett

 

The tropical leaves on the Crumb Cake card can either be stamped with your Versamark ink pad or the Crumb Cake ink pad for a watermark look.

 

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Floral Affection Embossing Folder Flower Card

 

Embossing Folders... I love them!! I think they are a must have product for any card maker or crafter!  Sometimes they become a background and sometimes they can be your focal point, like the Floral Affection embossed flower image on my note card today!  Find the complete selection of Stampin' UP! Embossing Folders HERE in my online store.

 

Floral Affection Embossing folder image is the focal point of this Stampin' Up! Note Card. Also featured: Floral Affection designer paper. By Patty Bennett www.pattystamps.com

 

I have used 4 of the products from the Affectionately Yours Suite on my "sending a smile your way" card.

 

The Affectionately Yours suite of products (found on pages 44 and 45 of the current 2016 catalog) includes these 9 products that coordinate so nicely together:

  • Love & Affection stamp set #141545 **
  • Copper embossing powder #141636
  • Floral Affection embossing folders #141713 **
  • Affectionately Yours washi tape #141635 
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty designer paper #141632 **
  • Metallic Copper Thread #141696
  • Affectionately Yours cardstock #141633**
  • Mint Macaron striped ribbon #141431
  • Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon #141433

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When you emboss your paper in the Big Shot with this flower "Floral Affection" embossing folder, you can flip the cardstock either way, so that the outline of the flower is raised, or, so that the outline of the flower is depressed like I have shown here. 

I rounded the corners on this piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock with the Project Life corner rounder.

The base of this card is a Whisper White Note Card and I added 2 pieces of Affectionately Yours designer paper and stamped flowers on the piece at the bottom of the card from the Love & Affection stamp set.  I also set it off with some crisp white Satin Ribbon. This ribbon retired after I made the card, but you could substitute the White Organza ribbon or the Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon referenced above.

I stamped the random flowers and the "sending a smile your way" greeting on the Watermelon Wonder embossed piece with Night of Navy ink.

 

Floral Affection Embossing folder image is the focal point of this Stampin' Up! Note Card. Also featured: Floral Affection designer paper. By Patty Bennett www.pattystamps.com

 

 

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July Stampin' UP! Specials Reminder!

 

You have about 10 days left to take advantage of the two July Special offers!

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Z Fold Card Video Tutorial

 

Learn how to make this easy Z Fold Card featuring Stampin' Up! Floral Boutique designer paper and the Floral Phrases stamp set.  Watch my video tutorial today to see the easy cutting and scoring dimensions.

 

Learn how to make a Z Fold Card featuring the Floral Boutique paper and Floral Phrases stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

When you see how easy it is to make these cool Z Fold cards, you are going to want to make one right away!!

 

Watch my PattyStamps Video Tutorial below for easy instructions for this Z Fold Card!

 

 

 

If you are reading this in an email, please click here to watch it on my blog, or click here to watch it on my YouTube channel.

 

We recently had an online meeting for my Luv 2 Stamp Group (see more info here) and one of the cards we made was a Z Fold Card, taught by Jason L. in our group.  I love this fold and created dozens of these cards featuring the Floral Boutique designer paper and the Floral Phrases stamp set. 

 You will find these beautiful papers and the stamp set on pages 76 -77 in our current catalog, or click the product photos at the end of this blog post to go to my online store to shop.

 

Learn how to make a Z Fold Card featuring the Floral Boutique paper and Floral Phrases stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

Above: you can see the top view and this unique fold!

Z fold card cutting & scoring dimensions by Patty Bennett

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Below: I love all the different patterns in this Floral Boutique paper.. and this isn't even all 12 of them!  I created dozens of cards with this fold and this paper - some went out to my top sellers in the Luv 2 Stamp Group with a small gift, and others went out to customers as Thank You cards for their orders.

 

Learn how to make a Z Fold Card featuring the Floral Boutique paper and Floral Phrases stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

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Below you can see all 12 of the patterns in this amazing package of paper!

 

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Above: Floral Boutique Designer Paper, pg 172 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog, #141663 (here online)

COORDINATING COLORS: Night of Navy, Whisper White

 

 

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Sailboat Card with Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles

 

The Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies pair up so nicely to bring you this fun sailboat card!!  I saw this idea a month or so ago online done by Marsha Pennington and loved the idea of stamping on the wavy die cut with the swirly stamps and then sponging on more color.. doesn't it create such a beautiful "wave"?

 

Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tips for Stamping this card:

  • Stamp the swirl image from the Swirly Bird stamp set in Night of Navy around the edge of the folded 4-1/4" x 11" whisper white card
  • Mask the 4" x 5-1/4" whisper white piece with a large post-it note and sponge the bottom 1/3 with Bermuda Bay, and lightly stamp the speckle image from Swirly Bird in Bermuda Bay
  • Switch mask and lightly sponge the top 2/3 of the card with Bermuda Bay or Pool Party (for the sky)
  • Stamp sailboat pieces from the Swirly Bird stamp set on a white scrap and cut out with paper snips
  • Punch clouds with Tree Builder punch in Whisper White cardstock
  • Stamp swirly image with Night of Navy on the wavy die cut piece, sponge Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay onto the die cut stamped piece, adhere with Multipurpose Glue

 

Crafty Tip:

Use the Tree Builder Punch to create clouds!  Just punch the "tree top" with Whisper White cardstock and add them to your sky to create clouds!  I "curved" them a little with my bone folder then put Stampin' Dimensionals only under the center to give them dimension.

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Use the Tree Builder Punch for clouds on the Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stamping Tip:

Use your Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer pen to add shimmer to your sailboat and water.. just the perfect touch for that illusion of sunlight on the water!

 

Enhance the waves and sailboat with the Wink of Stella Glimmer pen on the Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

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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, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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!

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Seaside Shore Fishy card with embossing folder

 

Some of my very fondest memories as a child are of summers spent at the beach in Southern California - Portuguese Bend Club to be exact!  So one of the first stamp sets I bought from the 2016 Stampin' Up! catalog was the Seaside Shore set, paired with the By The Shore designer paper and the Seaside embossing folder!! What a great suite of Nautical products!

 

Stamp on the By the Shore designer series paper from Stampin' UP! to create totally custom designs for this nautical fish card by Patty Bennett.  Featuring the Seaside Shore stamp set and Seaside embossing folder.

 

I cut 3 pieces of the By the Shore paper for this card.

  • 4x4 piece of the wavy pattern
  • 3/4" x 4" blue denim pattern
  • 2" x 4" piece of the coral pattern

All pieces are layered onto my folded Dapper Denim card.

 

One of the techniques I wanted to highlight on this card was STAMPING ON THE DESIGNER PAPER.  So you will see several places that I stamped on this paper.. Did you notice all the places I stamped onto the "By the Shore" paper?

 

Stamp on the By the Shore designer series paper from Stampin' UP! to create totally custom designs for this nautical fish card by Patty Bennett.  Featuring the Seaside Shore stamp set and Seaside embossing folder.

 

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The other thing that I tried on this nautical card was embossing the "By the Shore" paper after I stamped the bubbles!  I love the Seaside Textured Embossing Folder on this card! What do you think..  with or without the embossing?

I stamped the bubbles first, before embossing.  The bubbles are from the new "Playful Background" stamp set, on page 121 in the 2016 Catalog, #141290.

 

Stamp on the By the Shore designer series paper from Stampin' UP! to create totally custom designs for this nautical fish card by Patty Bennett.  Featuring the Seaside Shore stamp set and Seaside embossing folder.

 

 The Seaside embossing folder goes so well with that printed paper from the By the Shore designer series paper pack!!! You'll find the embossing folder on page 92 and on page 195, item #141481.  The designer paper is on pg 92 and 173, #141640.

The fish were stamped in Dapper Denim or Calpyso ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and after they were completely dry, I added some color with my Stampin' Write Markers in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Sky.  I also colored over them with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Never hurts to add a little shimmer to your stamped card :)

For the Fish that is partly green and partly blue... I inked 1/2 the stamp in Wild Wasabi, and 1/2 the stamp in Dapper Denim and then stamped it on the Whisper White paper - fun, huh?

I cut the fish out with my paper snips and adhered them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Irresistibly Floral Hope Card with Foam Brayer

 

If you need some really versatile background paper for your Stampin' Up! cards and craft projects, try the Irresistibly Floral paper!!  You can use a brayer, spritzer, sponge, brush, aqua painter or dauber to apply color to this paper, then wipe off with a kleenex or paper towel to reveal the beautiful glossy white designs!

 

Irresistibly Floral foam brayer HOPE card featuring Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes and Flourish Thinlits. handmade card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Let's talk about some of the features of this card:

  • I brayered Bermuda Bay ink onto the white floral pattern in the Irresistibly Yours pack, using the new Stampin' UP! Sponge Brayer (see photos below in this blog post)
  • I used the heart & hope die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and the flower die cuts from the Flourish Thinlits  (find those all on page 194 in the 2016 Stampin' Up! catalog)
  • I used a high-contrast color combo of Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, White and Island Indigo.  Not a likely combo, but love how it pops!
  • Subtles Enamel Shapes are the perfect accent for the flower centers and the heart at the end of "hope"
  • Tip:  apply all the small and detailed thinlit pieces with either the Fine Tip Glue Pen (#138309) or the Multipurpose glue (#110755)
  • The "popped up" 3-d banner die cut is from the Cupcake Cutouts die package, but you can also make your own with the Banner Triple punch

 

Irresistibly Floral foam brayer HOPE card featuring Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes and Flourish Thinlits. handmade card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

You will find this beautiful Irresistibly Floral background paper on pg 172 in the 2016 Stampin' Up! catalog, or HERE in my online store.

 

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 Have you tried the new Sponge Brayer?  I'll be honest.. before I bought them, I THOUGHT these were going to be something I could just go buy at the dollar store, but TRULY these are really great quality, and they give a wonderfully smooth results when brayering ink onto the cardstock!  Find them on page 180 in the Stampin' UP! 2016 catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

Irresistibly Floral paper colored with the  foam brayer from Stampin Up. handmade card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I purposefully applied more ink in the 2 opposite corners, and left the center lighter.. I really like this effect!

 

Irresistibly Floral paper colored with the  foam brayer from Stampin Up. handmade card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Above:  I brayered Watermelon Wonder ink onto the polkadot pattern from the same paper pack and cut a 1" strip as a border for the left side of this card.

 

Irresistibly Floral foam brayer HOPE card featuring Stampin Up Sunshine Wishes and Flourish Thinlits. handmade card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Isn't it so pretty how the white glossy patterns show through the ink? I love this paper!  I hope you give it a try for your next crafting project!

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