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Thank you for your kind comments about my previous monthly blog recaps!  I'm not sure where the months go, but can you believe it will be November tomorrow???

I thought I'd do a quick recap of just some of the Stampin' UP! projects I shared with you in October, 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 October PattyStamps blog projects, click the links below this collage. 

 

  October Blog Review of stamped projects from PattyStamps.com, part 1

 

  1. Spooky Fun 4x4 Halloween cards
  2. Jar of Haunts eyeball Halloween cards
  3. Jar of Haunts candy corn Halloween cards
  4. Pretty Pines Brick Wall embossing folder Christmas card
  5. Home Sweet Home Haunted House Halloween card
  6. Note Cards in an empty Project Life box
  7. Designer Paper "presents" card - Moroccan paper
  8. Designer Paper "presents" card - Presents & Pinecones paper
  9. Sheltering Tree Fall Card
  10. Totally Trees Trio of Cards
  11. Paisley and Posies cards - 5 cards with 1 focal design
  12. Matchbook Style Candy Cane Lane projects
  13. Jar of Haunts Halloween Matchbook Treat
  14. Presents & Pincones Matchbook style card
  15. Gumdrop Tree card featuring Candy Cane Lane paper & Halloween Scenes thinlits
  16. Christmas Frames - Home Decor
  17. embossed Kraft Goodie Bags - gift wrap idea
  18. Watercolor Leaves fall card
  19. Cable Knit background Christmas Card - Gingerbread man
  20. Faux Watercolor Fall Leaf Cards
  21. Petals & Paisleys Fall Scarecrow cards

 

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Petals & Paisleys Fall cards

 

In Everything Give Thanks!!  Yes!  I am sure you are thankful for someone special!!  Why not make them a sweet little card and tell them!!   These Fall Scarecrow cards featuring the Stampin' Up! Petals & Paisleys designer paper are perfect little note cards to keep on hand and pass out as you want to give a special thank you to a teacher, co-worker, bank teller, barista, hair dresser, neighbor, etc.!

 

Fall Note Cards featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrows and Petals & Paisleys designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

I started out with the Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Crumb Cake note cards (they measure 3-1/2" x 5") and added pieces of designer paper from the Petals & Paisleys specialty paper pack.  Each note card features a watercolored scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and a greeting.

 

Fall Note Cards featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrows and Petals & Paisleys designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

I found that I liked the addition of the In Color Doilies, because some of them coordinate well with the color palette in the Petals & Paisleys paper pack!

 

Stampin' Tip:
Always stamp first, then turn your punch over and punch out your image.  You are much more likely to have success getting the image perfectly punched out!

 

Stampin' Tip!  Always stamp your images first, then flip the punch over and center your image before punching!

 

For details and supplies used to watercolor the scarecrow, CLICK HERE.

 

Fall Note Cards featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrows and Petals & Paisleys designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

142017 Stampin Up Petals and Paisleys paper

 

Petals and Paisleys Stampin' UP! color combo:

Cajun Craze, Copper Foil, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

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Amazing Faux Watercolor Fall Leaf Cards

 

Watercolor like a pro... it's easy with Faux Watercoloring!

You must trust me on this ... these cards are 100x prettier in person than the photos convey.. these Faux Watercolor Fall Leaf cards are GORGEOUS!  My friend Cindee taught me how to make these and they are wonderful! They are stamped with the Vintage Leaves stamp set from Stampin' Up!

 

Faux Watercolor technique featuring Stampin' UP! Vintage Leaves stamp set, aquapainters and wink of stella. www.PattyStamps.com

 

This Faux Watercolor technique is really so simple..

1.  Stamp your Vintage Leaves stamp images with Stampin' Up! classic ink pads on Watercolor paper

2.  Use your Aquapainter to apply water to the stamped image

3.  Paint over the wet leaves with the Clear Wink of Stella glimmer pen

4.  Splatter some Gold Wink of Stella on finished project

It's best to do steps 1-3 quickly, or, do 1 leaf at a time.. don't let the stamped image completely dry before adding water.

 

How to create Faux Watercolor leaves featuring Stampin' UP! Vintage Leaves stamp set, aquapainters and wink of stella. www.PattyStamps.com

 

You can also stamp off some of the images first, so that some are lighter and with less detail.

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Thank you Cindee for teaching me how to make these beautiful Faux Watercolored cards!!  Click Here to see Cindee's blog post and video.

 

  Faux Watercolor technique featuring Stampin' UP! Vintage Leaves stamp set, aquapainters and wink of stella. www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Above: Rich Razzleberry folded card, and a double scalloped 'medallion' die cut from the Layering Circles framelits, plus a Rich Razzleberry leaf die cut from the Flourish Thinlits package.

I really love this beautiful color combo.. I would not have thought of it for Fall but Cindee came up with it and I love it!

 

Fall color combo - Stampin' Up! / Pattystamps.com

 

Faux Watercolor technique featuring Stampin' UP! Vintage Leaves stamp set, aquapainters and wink of stella. www.PattyStamps.com

Above: Old Olive folded card, and Gold Natural ribbon, finished with the Give Thanks greeting from the Suite Seasons stamp set and die cut Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper leaves.

 

Faux Watercolor technique featuring Stampin' UP! Vintage Leaves stamp set, aquapainters and wink of stella. www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  Pumpkin Pie top folded card, finished off with Very Vanilla 1/2" Lace trim, Linen Thread, 1/2 of a gold metallic doily and a die cut Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper leaf.

 

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Cable Knit Embossing Folder Card Background

 

The Cable Knit Embossing folder from Stampin' UP! is amazing! Do you have one yet?  See it on page 13 of the 2016 Holiday catalog or HERE in my online store.  Do you see it in the background of this cute Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Man Christmas card?

 

Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

My Christmas card idea for you today has lots of fun products and tips.. I hope you find this blog post helpful in either creating this card or other projects using these Stampin' Up! products.  You can purchase these anytime in my online store by clicking on the product photos at the very bottom of this post. 

This cute card features the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder punch, as well as the Candy Cane Lane paper, Presents & Pinecones paper, the Jolly Hat Builder punch and as mentioned above, the Cable Knit embossing folder.

 

5 Tips!

I have 5 tips for you when creating this card.. read on for these great crafting tips!

  • use pearls (colored with a black Sharpie) for eyeballs and hearts for buttons on the Gingerbread men
  • use the wide end of the multipurpose glue for adhering embossed paper to your project
  • punch a santa cap out of the Warmth & Cheer paper pack - looks like a knit cap!
  • use the Best Badge punch to create a scalloped border
  • don't stamp your gingerbread men too close together if you are punching them with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch! :)  ask me how I learned that...

 

 

Tips for the Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

I love my Tombow Mulitpurpose glue (see it here) and I love the wide tip for quick applications of glue - especially helpful when gluing an embossed piece of cardstock to another piece of cardstock!

 

Multipurpose glue tip for using the Cable Knit embossing folder from Stampin' Up!

 

I stamped 2 pieces of the santa cap from the Jolly Friends stamp set in Real Red ink on Whisper White paper, and punched them out, and then just punched the cap portion using the Warmth & Cheer paper and Jolly Hat Builder punch - so cute.. looks like a knit cap!! :)

 

Tip for the Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

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I know I've posted this cute tip before.. I love using the Best Badge punch for a quick little scalloped border!! :)

 

Paper Crafting Tip: Use the Stampin' Up! Best Badge punch to create a scalloped cardstock border!

 

And best tip of the day....  don't stamp your Gingerbread men too close together...

Tip for the Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

Use a Circle punch or the Layering Circle framelits to cut out a large circle from the Presents & Pinecones paper pack, and it makes the perfect background for the Gingerbread man!

 

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Watercolored Fall Leaves with Gold Wink of Stella

 

Remember those GORGEOUS Fall watercolored leaves I shared with you in a video HERE?  Well, I had a small pile of leaves left over after creating 42 cards, and I made this beautiful fall card with the left over leaves!

 

Leaflet Framelit Fall Leaf card idea featuring watercolored leaves by Patty Bennett and Stampin' Up! supplies.

 

The background polkadot paper has tiny copper dots and I think it's just such a perfect accent for this card.  It's from the Petals & Paisleys Designer Paper pack.  (find it on pg 47 of the 2016 Holiday catalog, #142017).  I layered that onto a piece of Tangerine Tango  striped paper from the Brights DSP stack #138434, og 174 in the annual catalog.  It's all layered onto a top-fold Watermelon Wonder card... it's it amazing how all those colors mix and create a beautiful fall colored palette?

To add to the gold and copper metallic accents, I tied a bow with 4 strands of Gold Baker's twine from the Trio Pack on page 16 in the Holiday catalog (#141999), and created gold speckles on the leaves with my Gold Wink of Stella pen.

 

Leaflet Framelit Fall Leaf card idea featuring watercolored leaves by Patty Bennett and Stampin' Up! supplies.

 

Best Wishes for the Season is stamped in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla cardstock and you'll find that greeting in the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set (#142061, pg 27 in the Holiday catalog).

 

For more info on how to create the Watercolored Fall Leaves, Watch the Video below! :)

 

 

 

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October Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin Shaker Card Kit

 

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So fun!!

Grab your kit and get ready to craft and create your shaker cards as you Watch the "how to make a shaker card" video below:

 

 

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If you've been putting off making a shaker card, this is the perfect kit for you.. just watch the video instructions above, grab your kit and have some fun!!  You'll see it's easy and fun!

 

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Embossed Goodie Bags - So Pretty!

 

I was packaging up welcome packets for my new Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrators and I had a brainstorm moment... I decided instead of just putting little gifts in plain Kraft Bags, why not emboss the bags first!?   OH MY>> I love them!  These Kraft bags are embossed with the Holly embossing folder and the Pine Bough embossing folder from Stampin' Up!

 

DIY embossed Kraft gift bags from Stampin' Up! with Holly and Pine Bough embossing folders. Great gift wrap packaging for small gifts by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I decorated the welcome gifts with the Holly embossing folder and Candy Cane Lane designer paper, and then just kept decorating bags, using Presents & Pinecones paper and the Merry Tags thinlits, THEN I decided to add die cut pinecones, holly berries and pine boughs with the Pretty Pines thinlits!!

 

 Quick Look at the supplies:

  • Kraft gift bags, pg 176 annual catalog, #138315
  • Pine Bough embossing folder, pg 20 of the 2016 Holiday catalog, #141831
  • Holly embossing folder, pg 195 annual catalog, #141634
  • Candy Cane Lane designer paper, pg 5 2016 Holiday catalog, #141981
  • Presents & Pinecones designer paper, pg 18 2016 Holiday catalog, #141986
  • Pretty Pines thinlits, pg 19 2016 Holiday catalog, #141851
  • Merry Tags bundle, pg 21 2016 Holiday catalog, #143520 / 143519

 

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DIY embossed Kraft gift bags from Stampin' Up! with Holly and Pine Bough embossing folders. Great gift wrap packaging for small gifts by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

After embossing the bag, I put the gift inside, then cut a 2"x12" strip of designer paper, folded it in 1/2 then folded it around the bag and stapled at the top.  This "belly band" can slip off the bag so the recipient can regift this bag if they want to.

The doilies and other embellishments are added to the belly band, so nothing is stuck to the bag.

 

DIY embossed Kraft gift bags from Stampin' Up! with Holly embossing folder and Candy Cane Lane paper. Great gift wrap packaging for small gifts by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

They are pretty cheery little gifts, don't you think?  My friend Cindee has shown me by example over the years that the packaging is 1/2 the gift... so I have been trying to dress up the packaging when I send a little gifty :)

 

Welcome gifts for the Luv 2 Stamp group: DIY embossed Kraft gift bags from Stampin' Up! with Holly embossing folder. Great gift wrap packaging for small gifts by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used both the Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon and the Red Stitched Edge ribbon to add a little extra pop of color to these bags.

I also added In Color Doilies and Gold Foil metallic doilies and either stamped focal images, or tags from the Merry Tags framelits and stamp set bundle.  (Save 10% when you buy a bundle!)

 

DIY embossed Kraft gift bags from Stampin' Up! with Holly embossing folder and Pretty Pines thinlits and Merry Tags thinlits. Great gift wrap packaging for small gifts by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Above: this bag features a piece of paper from the This Christmas designer paper package in the annual catalog.

When you are "building" these medallions with pine boughs, I found it easiest to use either Glue Dots or Multipurpose liquid glue and build the whole thing while holding it in my hand, then add it to the package.. see below for picture description:

 

Tip for "building" an embellishment with the Pretty Pines framelits pine boughs and pinecones, by Patty Bennett

DIY embossed Kraft gift bags from Stampin' Up! with Pine Bough embossing folder and Pretty Pines thinlits and Merry Tags thinlits.. Great gift wrap packaging for small gifts by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Isn't the Merry Tags embellishment pretty when it's die cut with the Gold Foil paper!!??

 

After adding all those fun pine bough layers, I added some of the Mini Pinecone copper embellishments with some Linen Thread.  Just the perfect finishing touch!

 

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Christmas Home Decor Frames - Stampin Up!

 

 I am soooooooo excited about these cute Christmas Frame projects!! I created Christmas Home Decor framed pieces that I will display on my mantle this Christmas season!  I used lots of different Stampin' Up! framelits, punches, papers, and accessories.. I hope you enjoy this blog post and VIDEO TUTORIAL as I teach you how to create your own!

 

Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

 

You can see that I made 2 of them.. an 8x10 framed piece and a 5x7 framed piece.  I had so much fun I could not stop at one!

Watch the video below for some details and to see the Stampin' UP! supplies I used.

 

 

 

 

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In the 5x7 frame below, I used a smaller scale design, with a smaller fireplace, and the smaller Christmas stockings from the Santa's Sleigh thinlit set. 

For all the details on how to create the fireplace, see the video above.  I used the Hearth & Home thinlits with an inset of Brick Wall embossed cardstock.

The gray brick background on both pieces is from the Halloween Night designer paper pack, and the "floor" is crumb cake cardstock stamped with the Hardwood background stamp.

I have detailed instructions in the video above for the fireplace logs as well.  I stamped them with the Hardwood background stamp and did some shading and coloring to make them look like logs.

 

Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

 

For the larger 8x10 frame below, I added the window and made the fireplace larger. 

Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

Design Note:

You could take any portion of either of these framed pieces and create a card or tag with those design elements... you could do something with the fireplace, or the tree and window.. think about ways to use these ideas separately as well.

 

Supplies for Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

 

Below:  These Christmas stockings are in from the Christmas Stockings thinlit die set, die cut in Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy and Whisper White.  As you can see, I used a Project Life marker to write Mom, Dad and JB on them (for the 3 of us) :).   NOEL is also found in the same thinlit die set and I placed it on the mantel.   The fireplace is created with the Hearth and Home thinlits and some embossed Cherry Cobbler Bricks.

 

Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

 

Crafting Tip:

Use some heavy duty wire cutters and snip off the ring on the top of the Gingerbread man trinket so that you can add him to the Gingerbread houses! :)

Craft Tip: snip off the ring on the gingerbread man if you don't need it! I used heavy duty wire cutters. Christmas Trinkets from STampin' Up!, click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com and order #141997

 

Below:  Gingerbread men added to the cut out Gingerbread houses.. they are cut by hand with paper snips from the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper (part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer good through 10/31/16).

 

Gingerbread men and gingerbread houses from Candy Cane Lane paper, embellishments for Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

 

Below:  the window is also created with the Hearth & Home thinlits, and I put a piece of Fancy Frost embossed paper behind it as well as the reindeer die cut.  I made simple curtains by cutting some of a doily.

 

Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

Above: the Tree is die cut from the Santa's Sleigh framelit set and the presents are all just small squares and rectangles cut from scraps from the Candy Cane Lane Designer paper.  The red bows are punched using Real Red cardstock and the Holly Berry Builder punch.  The tree topper start is a die cut in the Santa's Sleigh framelit set, I cut it out of Daffodil Delight cardstock and colored it with a Gold Wink of Stella pen.

Shop for Stampin' UP! supplies:  You can find ALL of these supplies at the bottom of this blog post, and you can purchase them in my online store by clicking on any of the product photos.

 

Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

 

Above: As noted above and in the video above, this 5x7 frame is just basically a smaller version of the big one.. everything is scaled down a bit.  Smaller fireplace with smaller stockings, smaller presents, no gingerbread houses.

The tree is die cut using the Santa's Sleigh framelits out of a piece of the Presents & Pinecone paper, and sponged with Cucumber Crush ink and "winked" with the clear Wink of Stella... here is how I did that:

 

  Presents pinecones christmas tree sponge wink of stella

 

Logs in the fireplace!! Home Decor Christmas Framed art featuring STampin' Up! stocking framelits, pines framelits, santa's sleigh framelits, hearth & home framelits, brick wall embossing folder and more! by Patty Bennett

 

The smaller Christmas stockings on this piece were die cut from the Santa's Sleigh framelits using the Warmth & Cheer designer paper stack.  The logs were stamped with the Woodgrain background stamp, and I share complete instructions for those with you in the video above in this blog post.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project and the video tutorial!!   The frames are from the "M store" and yes, the cherry cobbler one was already distressed... great find! :)

 

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Gumdrop Tree Candy Cane Christmas Card

 

One more fun Matchbook Style card idea for you ... a Gumdrop Tree Christmas card!!

Had you thought about extending the life of your Halloween Scenes thinlits and using them for occasions other than Halloween!?   How about a little Candy Cane Christmas village scene! :)

 

Candy Cane Lane Gumball tree Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! products. Matchbook style card by Patty Bennett

 

So cute and sparkly... with the Wink of Stella accents on the gumdrops and the "snow"... I wish you could see it better in the photo.. it's difficult to photograph Wink of Stella glimmer.. but trust me.. it's there and it's SOOOOOOOOOO cute!

All the fun pieces:

  • I cut out the houses and gumdrops from the Candy Cane Lane paper package (part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE sale, ending 10/31/16 - click here).
  • The fence and tree are die cut out of the Halloween Scenes framelits package, pg 52 Holiday catalog #141842
  • Merry & Bright banner: stamped with the Stitched with Cheer stamp set (pg 34 Holiday catalog #142182) and die cut with the Bunch of Banners framelits #141488
  • Ribbon: 1/4" Natural Silver trim, #141485, pg 178 annual catalog
  • Candy Cane Lane pieces: 1"x4" and 3"x4"
  • Real Red cardstock 4"x11", scored at 1-1/2" and 6-3/4"

If you missed the video tutorial and the cutting and scoring dimensions for this Matchbook Style card, CLICK HERE.

 

Candy Cane Lane Gumball tree Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! products. Matchbook style card with Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett

 

I was quite tickled with this card... do you love it!?

 

Candy Cane Lane Gumball tree Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! products. Matchbook style card by Patty Bennett

 

141981 Candy Cane Lane designer paper Stampin Up

 

If you missed the other Matchbook Style cards I featured earlier this week on my blog, please click to view:

  • Dimensions for cutting / scoring and a FREE Video Tutorial - click here
  • Striped Christmas version - click here

 

Candy Cane Lane Gumball tree Christmas card, Presents & Pinecones card, featuring Stampin' Up! products. Matchbook style card by Patty Bennett

 

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Matchbook Style Cards

 

I truly hope you enjoyed the Matchbook card style video tutorial yesterday!  I had so much fun making a few extra cards with this design. It's so easy to make and just something a little different!!!   If you missed the video and instructions, click here.

 

Halloween Night & Jar of Haunts Halloween card - matchbook style goodie treat bag project by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! products

 

A few fun finds on this project:

  • did you see how cute the Glitter Silver ribbon looks on this project!?  A fun find for a sparkly addition to a Halloween project!!  3/8" glitter ribbon combo pack, pg 37 Holiday catalog #142015
  • check out the darling tassel!!  I tied it to the Halloween baker's twine.. how fun!! Baker's twine is on pg 51 in the holiday catalog, #142027, mini tassels are on pg 55, #142024
  • metallic foil silver doily... um.. why not?  Halloween can have doilies, right!? :)  Find them on pg 175 in the annual catalog, #138392

 

This Halloween Trick or Treat goodie bag holder, is the same Matchbook style and it holds a cello bag with treats inside!  Who wouldn't love to receive this little cutie!?  :)

 

Halloween Night & Jar of Haunts Halloween card - matchbook style goodie treat bag project by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! products

 

I used a 4-1/4x11" piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock for the base and scored it at 1-1/2", 6-1/2" and 7", per the VIDEO here.

Halloween Night & Jar of Haunts Halloween card - matchbook style goodie treat bag project by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! products

 

Stamping:

 The Jar is stamped with the Jar of Haunts stamp set (pg 55 holiday catalog, #142247) and the banner is stamped with the Spooky Fun stamp set (pg 52 Holiday catalog, #142236) and the Birthday Banners set (annual catalog, pg 15, #141506).

Paper Goods:

Tangerine Tango card (cut/scored per info above in this post), and Halloween Night DSP, cut to 1"x4" and 3"x4".

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Christmas Matchbook project idea:

 

Presents & Pinecones matchbook style card project by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! products

 

Another idea for you ... use the same cutting and scoring dimensions and use a different color scheme, and different paper for a Christmas holiday gifty or card!  I used Emerald Envy cardstock and Presents & Pinecones paper (pg 18, #141986, part of the BUY 3 GET 1 FREE sale going on until 10/31/16!).

I used the layering ovals in Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler for the greeting.

Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape adds a fun accent, as well as the Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy 3/8" Silky Taffeta ribbon!

Again, you can see the dimensions and watch the video tutorial here

 

Presents & Pinecones matchbook style card project by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! products

 

 So now you have 3 ideas using this design..  the Candy Cane Lane ideas shared yesterday, the Halloween idea shared above and the Presents & Pinecones idea here, too! yay!

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Matchbook Style card or Goodie Bag Treat - Video Tutorial

 

Luv 2 Stamp Group online event project tutorial!

Last Saturday was a great live online webinar training event for the Luv 2 Stamp Group, and I demonstrated how to create these matchbook style projects.  With the same supplies you can create a flat card, or a 3-d goodie bag holder! 

WATCH THE VIDEO below in this blog post to see all the details!

 

Candy Cane Lane matchbook style card or gift / goodie bag holder idea for Christmas, with Stampin' Up! products, by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp group

 

Each Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrator who requested a project supply packet received the supplies to make 6 projects.  They created 2 of these Matchbook style creations, a Halloween goodie bag, a Christmas Candy goodie bag, and 2 additional gift bag projects (watch the video below for the details).  Click the links at the bottom of this blog post to visit Cindee and Jason's blogs to see the other projects today.

 

WATCH THIS VIDEO for all the details for this project:

 

 

 

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Below you will find the cutting and scoring dimensions for 3-d style Matchbook goodie bag holder:

Measurements for Candy Cane Lane matchbook style card or gift / goodie bag holder idea for Christmas, with Stampin' Up! products, by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp group

 

Below you will find the cutting and scoring dimensions for flat style Matchbook card or gift card holder:

Measurements for Candy Cane Lane matchbook style card or gift / goodie bag holder idea for Christmas, with Stampin' Up! products, by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp group

 

These festive Real Red cards are embellished with the ADORABLE Candy Cane Lane designer paper (part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE sale going on in October! click to shop!). 

The card below was also embellished with the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, Watermelon Wonder Striped ribbon, Christmas Trinkets, the Jolly Friends stamp set and matching Jolly Hat punch, and the layering circle framelits.

 

Candy Cane Lane matchbook style card or gift / goodie bag holder idea for Christmas, with Stampin' Up! products, by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp group

 

The card below was also embellished with the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, Real Red 3/4" stitched ribbon, circle punches, and Christmas Trinkets.

 

Candy Cane Lane matchbook style card or gift / goodie bag holder idea for Christmas, with Stampin' Up! products, by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp group

 

The card below was also embellished with the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set, Delightful Dijon Striped ribbon, Christmas Trinkets, and the Decorative Label punch.

 

Candy Cane Lane matchbook style card or gift / goodie bag holder idea for Christmas, with Stampin' Up! products, by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp group

 

These were the project supply packets I mailed out to our Luv 2 Stamp Group team members who requested one. If you'd like to be a part of our next one, we'd love to have you join the Stampin' UP! family as a demonstrator and join our Luv 2 Stamp Group.  You can READ MORE HERE and click HERE to join anytime!

 

2016 luv 2 stamp group meeting packets, Stampin Up online event by Patty Bennett

October 2016 Luv 2 Stamp Group online event collage

 

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5 cards from 1 design - Paisleys & Posies stamp set

 

Paisleys & Posies, Petals & Paisleys, Paisley Framelits... yep, I was getting my Paisleys, Posies, and Petals all mixed up!  If you want to see what I mean, check out pages 46 and 47 in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Annual catalog!

 

  Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

 

Did you notice what I did?

I basically stamped the same design on a 3" x 4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock several times, and then made 5 totally different cards with that piece!  I used the Paisleys & Posies stamp set from page 47  of the 2016 Holiday catalog, and some of the Petals & Paisleys specialty designer paper.

 

Paisleys & posies stamp set card focal point, Stampin Up!

 

Fall Stampin' UP! Color Palette:

I used Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Always Artichoke for my fall color palette on my Paisleys & Posies cards.

 

Fall color combo for Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

Above: I added a few of the leaves from THIS BLOG POST to the card, after layering the stamped focal piece onto Tangerine Tango Cardstock and a happy starburst print from the Festive Birthday Designer Paper pack.

 

Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

Above: my Paisleys & Posies stamped focal piece is layered onto paper from the Halloween Night paper pack, onto a Cajun Craze top-fold card.  The small starburst strip is from the Festive Birthday paper pack, and then it's tied up with a piece of 1/4" Natural Trim Gold ribbon (pg 178, #1414484).

 

Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

 Above: I created a little sunflower punch art embellishment to adorn this card.  See the photo below for the details on this pretty die cut flower.. I used 2 of the dies from the Paisley Framelits die set and snipped between each scallop with my paper snips, then layered 2 die cut pieces together, topped with an Enamel circle and a beautiful Always Artichoke leaf die cut behind.

 

Stamping supplies for Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP and cable knit embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

Above: I layered this stamped piece onto an embossed background created with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  SEE THIS POST for details on this great embossing folder!

 

Stampin' UP! Paisleys & Posies stamp set card collection featuring Petals & Paisleys specialty DSP, by Patty Bennett

Above: I added some gold accents to this Paisleys & Posies card, with a gold metallic doily and some gold natural ribbon.  See the product photos at the bottom of this post for all of the info on these products.   For something a little different, I did a side fold card .. I like it!

 

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Are you receiving cards and catalogs from me?

 

I'm just checking... If you are one of my online customers and you place orders HERE in my online Stampin' Up! Store, are you receiving:

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  • and Stampin' Up! catalogs 3x a year from me? 

It is my goal to be of service to all of my customers by answering your questions, providing you with FREE ideas, samples, techniques, video tutorials, and by sending Thank You cards and our annual catalog in May, our Holiday catalog in August and our Occasions catalog in December.  If you are regularly spending at least $50 over the past 6 month period in my online store, I put you on my automatic list to receive the next catalog.  

I am also happy to answer your questions anytime! With over 21 years of experience as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I am proud to say I have helped thousands of customers with their purchases and product questions, as well as sharing thousands of free crafting ideas!

 

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If by any chance you have selected to check out in my online store as a guest in the past, or you have selected "no contact" with your demonstrator, then by law, I am not allowed to see your name or contact info and you will not be receiving cards and catalogs from me.

If you have placed an order not heard from me, and you think you might have clicked "no contact" with my demonstrator, email me and we'll get it worked out so that I can see your info and send you cards and catalogs.

Stampin' UP! is not allowed, by law, to share your info with me either, if you have elected to check out as a guest or have no contact from your demo.

 

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If you want to receive Thank You cards in the mail for your orders, occasional free samples, and Stampin' Up! catalogs 3x a year, you MUST order online with Patty Bennett as your demonstrator (at least $50 in the past 6 months), and be sure you are not checking out as a guest or have not previously requested no contact.

All orders of $50 or more can be logged on your Free Stamps with Patty form (here), so that you can earn $40 in free products!

All orders of $150 or more receive free hostess benefit rewards online.

 

What are my customers saying?

"Your projects are just so nice!! Thank you for sharing. Isn't fall just the best time of year? Thank you for celebrating fall with such beautiful projects, and to top that off you share the how to do it and all types of tips and videos. You are just the best!! Happy fall weekend to you!! Best wishes", K.O.

 

"That was one of the most informative video product demonstrations I've ever watched! Congratulations on how clearly and carefully you were showing products. You are so right that looking through the catalog is fun, but seeing papers and embellishments in your hands makes them "real" somehow. Thanks for a great video." K.L.

 

"You know Patty, I always enjoy your posts. I find them cheerful and they keep me smiling. Thanks for ALWAYS keeping me smiling."  J. H.

 

"Dear Patty,
Thank you for the thank you gifts. I will be working on adding bling to my cards. Your rewards system is certainly the frosting on the cake. I so enjoy your web site with all the tips, ideas and organization skills. Thank you for all your hard work and time you invest in your business. I can tell your heart is in stamping as well."  S.H.

 

 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!  I love hearing from you and am so glad I can make a difference in your crafting life!!

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Totally Trees - Yes, I had to buy it!

 

When a new Stampin' UP! catalog comes out, do you see that one set that you think... hmmm, do I want it?  THEN, someone shows you a card and you say OK NOW I have to have it!?  :)

Yep, that happened to me with the Totally Trees stamp set in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog!

I received these 3 cards using that set and I had to buy it! :)

 

Totally Trees stamp set from Stampin' Up! - handmade fall card ideas. click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Clockwise, the card on the left was created by Cindee, the card at the top was created by Katina, and the Happy Birthday tree card was from a Luv 2 Stamp Group card swap but had no name.

 Totally Trees Stamp set, pg 48, 2016 Holiday catalog, #142198, here online.

 

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Above: the card by Cindee featured an emboss resist and sponging technique, and you can read about it here.

 

Totally Trees stamp set from Stampin' Up! - handmade fall card ideas. click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Above: this card was created by Katina and you can read all about it here.

 

Totally Trees stamp set from Stampin' Up! - handmade fall card ideas. click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

Above: I don't know who made this card in our swap.. there was no name on it, but I like how it also features the Petals & Paisleys paper in the rich fall color palette.

 

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Above:  These are 2 samples featuring the Totally Trees set created by Stampin' Up!.

 

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