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Glossy Background Daisy Card

 

I recently learned how to make this GORGEOUS Glossy Paper background, created with Stampin' UP! reinkers, Stampin' Spritzer, and a Wink of Stella pen!! Cindee taught me how to make this fun background, and we created 2 similar cards with this technique, both of them featuring the amazing Daisy Delight stamp and Daisy punch!  (save 10% and buy them together in a bundle from Stampin' Up!)

 

Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch.

 

These are the 2 cards we created with the glossy paper background technique.  The one on the right also features the same technique for the daisy and the Garden Trellis embossing folder on the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The one on the left features a sponged daisy and the Oh My Stars embossing folder on the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

 

Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch and Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon.

 

 Both cards are finished off with the beautiful Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon, and clear Faceted Gems.

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Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch and Oh My Stars embossing folder.

 Sponge Daubers are the key to creating the beautiful blended color on the daisy punch above!

I loved creating these cards with Cindee!! When she blogged these cards, she included a video tutorial. You can watch it here if you'd like to see how she created this background and the daisy. 

 

To create the glossy paper background, you'll need glossy paper, reinkers (ink refills), Stampin' Spritzer or small spray bottle with water, and a Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Read below for the instructions:

How to make the Glossy Background with reinker technique for card backgrounds featuring Stampin' Up! supplies.

 

How to make the glossy paper / reinker background with Stampin' UP! supplies.

 

 It's really so easy and you can create these backgrounds in ANY color combo. 

For these cards we used Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim Stampin' UP! ink refills, the Stampin' Spritzer and Clear Wink of Stella pen.

 

Below: all in one tutorial you can pin or print to save this technique for later!

Tutorial: how to create a glossy paper & reinker background for your cards or diy crafting projects with Stampin' UP! supplies.

 

Stampin' UP! Daisy Delight stamped on glossy paper / reinker background - punch with Daisy punch for card embellishment.

 

After I cut up my piece of glossy background paper, and used part of it on a card, I used the other part to stamp the Daisy Delight image in Memento Black ink, then punched them out with the daisy punch. SO pretty!

 

Stamp and punch Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight daisy and punch with Daisy Punch from glossy paper / reinker background paper.

 

 Be sure to slightly curl the petals of your daisy using your bone folder for a lovely dimensional look!

Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch and Garden Trellis embossing folder.

 

 I wanted the daisy to really stand out on this card, so I layered it onto a Whisper White circle that had been embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.. really a fun touch!

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Coffee Cafe Hello Friend Card Idea

 

Today I'm sharing some cards I mailed to my Luv 2 Stamp Group members in recognition of their sales in June.  I really enjoyed using all the different coffee patterns from the Coffee Break designer series paper pack on pg 188 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! catalog!!  I also used the Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cups framelits (sold at a 10% discount in a bundle!)

 

Coffee Cafe cards featuring coffee cup die cut from Stampin' UP!.  Hello Friend cards created by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

My cards are embellished with layering oval scallops, stitched shape ovals, corrugated hearts, linen thread and a stamped greeting.

Check out how fun it is to use all the different patterns in the Coffee Break designer series paper pack, and "mix and match"
 them on your cards!!

Organized supplies for Coffee Cafe cards featuring coffee cup die cut from Stampin' UP!.  Hello Friend cards created by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

 

Above:  I found this great organizer at the Container Store and it came in so useful when I was die cutting several of each shape for these cards.  Otherwise I tend to just have a billion piles of die cut images all over my desk, they get mixed up, they co-mingle, etc., and this was SO much more useful!!  I think it's meant to put in a drawer and organize desk supplies.. but I found it helpful to separate each component of my card!

 

Hello Friend greetings for Coffee Cafe cards featuring coffee cup die cut from Stampin' UP!.  Created by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

 

I stamped all of the greetings on the Soft Sky blue herringbone print shown above. I stamped them in Early Espresso ink and used the Hello Friend stamp set (pg 17).   I really liked the combination of the 2 fonts!

 

Stamping Tip: sponge the side and bottom of the Coffee Cafe cup for more dimension! Stampin' Up! Supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I've shared this tip before, but it's worth repeating.. sponge some Soft Suede ink onto the side and bottom of the stamped coffee cup and then die cut.. it really gives a good dimensional feeling to the cups!

 

Coffee Cafe cards featuring coffee cup die cut from Stampin' UP!.  Hello Friend cards created by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

 

Above: some of the supplies I was using for these coffee cup cards... I tied Linen Thread around the cups and added the corrugated hearts with a Stampin' Dimensional.  By the way.. the linen thread does not come on vintage thread spools.. I like to reroll it onto my old vintage spools... see the story HERE.

 

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Above and Below: I am so happy that Stampin' Up! offers the 10% discount opportunity on the bundles.  This Coffee Cafe bundle features the stamp set and framelit dies.  You can find it on page 30 and 31 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog, and find the entire Coffee Break Suite of products HERE in my online Stampin' UP! store.

 

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Coffee Cafe cards featuring coffee cup die cut from Stampin' UP!.  Hello Friend cards created by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

Above & Below:

  • Base card: Crumb Cake cardstock, 4-1/4" x 9", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Layered scalloped oval: Pool Party cardstock
  • Stitched shape oval: Whisper White carstock
  • Coffee Cup: stamped with Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, sponged with Soft Suede ink per instructions above
  • greeting stamped per instructions above
  • Corrugated Elements heart added with Stampin' Dimensional
  • Coffee Break patterned paper pieces:  4"x4", 4" x 1", and 4" x 1-1/2"

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Coffee Cafe cards featuring coffee cup die cut from Stampin' UP!.  Hello Friend cards created by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

I switched the hello friend greeting on some of the cards.. for the one above I used stamps from Thoughtful Banners and Coffee Cafe.

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Simple Lovely Words Hugs Card

 

Hugs!!! Time for a quick and simple card featuring the Stampin' Up! Lovely Words thinlit "hugs" die, Tranquil Tide (new In Color) and a sweet floral pattern from the Pick a Pattern designer paper package!

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

 

I probably would not have thought about combining Tranquil Tide and Flirty Flamingo, but since Stampin' Up! did it in the Pick a Pattern paper, I went with that combo and really love how it turned out!

My base card is a 4-1/4" square Tranquil Tide cardstock card, and the 4" square floral piece is from the Pick a Pattern paper pack.

 

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The Lovely Words "hugs" Flirty Flamingo thinlit die pulls the color together on this card.

Lovely Words thinlit dies, available on page 214 in the 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE in my online store anytime!

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Pick a Pattern Designer Paper, available on page 188 in the 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE in my online store anytime!

 

I have 3 tips to share with you when creating this card!!

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

Above, I found it helpful to add the 4"x4" piece of designer paper to my folded Tranquil Tide card, then add the Lace Doily, then wrap the Tranquil Tide ribbon around the card front with the seam in the front.  It will get covered, so don't worry.  Then add the Stitched Shape circle framelit and then the "hugs" die.

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

Above:  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the "HUGS" die cut and it added just the right touch of sparkle!

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

Above:  Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card.  Especially when you have a dark card like this Tranquil Tide card, add a piece of Whisper White (or any light color) and stamp it for added interest.   The flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and are found in the Wood Words stamp set. 

Did you see that totally adorable little Tranquil Tide bow!?

Well, might be hard to see in the photo... but guess what.. I added Wink of Stella to it, too!!!  You can find them in all the new Stampin' Up! colors on pae 197 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.

 

Supplies for Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

 

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Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

 

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Quick and Easy Tags with Memories and More cards

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Do you ever just need to jot a quick note, or stamp a quick Thank You or Happy Birthday? 

I have a fabulous solution for you! Grab a box of Memories & More cards from Stampin' Up! and stamp or write a quick note, perfect for a last minute gift, a tag on a bag, a note in a lunchbox or backpack... so quick, colorful and fun!

View all of the 4 Memories & More card packs HERE online!  They are for so much more than just memory keeping!

In today's blog post I am sharing a fun way that I incorporated the Color Theory Memories & More card pack and lots of different Stampin' Up! ribbon to dress up prizes for my Luv 2 Stamp Group team of demonstrators.

 

Memories and More card pack "Color Theory" from Stampin' UP!, great for quick stamped thank you, birthday, love you or other note, such as these Luv 2 Stamp Group Prize Patrol tags, by Patty Bennett

 

In June I mailed out lots of fun Stampin' Up! product goodies to the Luv 2 Stamp group members who earned a prize patrol, or met a specific sales or recruiting goal in May.

 

Memories and More card pack "Color Theory" from Stampin' UP!, great for quick stamped thank you, birthday, love you or other note, such as these Luv 2 Stamp Group Prize Patrol tags, by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the Color Theory Memories & More cards with a personalized stamp that my niece Holly hand lettered for me!!  You can check out her Etsy Shop here: Burns Nest Designs. She'd be happy to create a personalized stamp for you!

 

Memories and More card pack "Color Theory" from Stampin' UP!, great for quick stamped thank you, birthday, love you or other note, such as these Luv 2 Stamp Group Prize Patrol tags, by Patty Bennett

 

Each card was decorated with Glitter Enamel Dots - one of my very favorite Stampin' Up! Accessories!

 

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View all of the 4 Memories & More card packs HERE online!

 

Memories and More card pack "Color Theory" from Stampin' UP!, great for quick stamped thank you, birthday, love you or other note, such as these Luv 2 Stamp Group Prize Patrol tags, by Patty Bennett

Each package was also wrapped up with pretty ribbon.

Memories and More card pack "Color Theory" from Stampin' UP!, great for quick stamped thank you, birthday, love you or other note, such as these Luv 2 Stamp Group Prize Patrol tags, by Patty Bennett

 

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Lemonade Card with Ice!

 

You may already have the Coffee Cafe bundle from Stampin' UP!., and if you do, you may have already discovered that you don't have to just create coffee drinks with the bundle!!  How about an ice cold glass of lemonade!? :)

I combined my Lemon Zest bundle (pg 90 in the current Stampin' Up! catalog) with the Coffee Cafe bundle for this cute, refreshing card!

 

Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Marbled stamp background is great for "swirling" lemonade in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

And you are probably saying... Um, Patty, WHY do you have the marbled stamp in that photo???  It's because I stamped it over and over in Daffodil Delight on top of the cup die cut to make lemonade... I liked the way it's swirling around in the cup!!

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Save 10% !!!  The Lemon Zest stamp set and punch, as well as the Coffee Cafe stamp set and framelit dies are both available in a bundle... automatically saving you 10% on your purchase!  See product photos at the bottom of this post for more info and shopping links!

 

Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Marbled stamp background is great for "swirling" lemonade in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

 Can you see how I used the lemon punch in a couple of ways!?  :)

I also stamped the ice cubes from the Coffee Cafe bundle in the cup and then added Fine-Tip glue to them, let it dry and it dries glossy!! They look wet and cold!!  It doesn't take long to dry... especially in the summer weather!

 

Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Fine-Tip Glue is great for making glossy ice cubes in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

Can you see the swirls in the cup from the Marbled background stamp!?

Don't the ice cubes look shiny and wet!!? Too fun!!

Lemonade cup card featuring Stampin' Up! Lemon Zest and Coffee Cafe bundles.  Marbled stamp background is great for "swirling" lemonade in the cup. By Patty Bennett

 

Card Details & Tips:

  • Cut base card with Real Red Cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11", score at 5-1/2" and create a top fold card
  • Stamp Whisper White background (4" x 5-1/4") repeatedly with the lemon slice from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Daffodil Delight ink
  • Stamp "coffee" cup in Memento Black ink (0r Archival Black) onto Whisper White cardstock, then ink Marbled stamp in Daffodil Delight ink and stamp over and over onto the cup. Die cut.
  • Add cup to card and stamp straw and ice cubes.
  • Die cut Whisper White cup lid, lightly sponge edges with soft suede ink for dimension, add with Stampin Dimensionals to the card.
  • Stamp lemon on Whisper White with Daffodil Delight ink, punch out with punch. 
  • Stamp greeting in black ink and Real Red ink as shown
  • Add Fine-Tip glue to the ice cubes per instructions above

 

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Ribbon of Courage Card Class for Lorita

 

A couple of months ago I offered an incentive to my Luv 2 Stamp Group, and the prize was a fully prepared class for 10 people with 4 projects for each attendee, featuring the Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage bundle!

Lorita was the winner, as she was the first to promote to Silver Elite in the Luv 2 Stamp Group within the specified time period!  So I mailed off these packets and the Ribbon of Courage Bundle to her so that she'd have a class all ready to go for 10 people!!  I hope they enjoyed it!

 

Ribbon of Courage stamp set / bundle from Stampin' UP!: Card class for 10 pepole Luv 2 Stamp Group Incentive from Patty Bennett

 Above: the 4 Ribbon of Courage card samples, and bundles of cut and prepared paper goods I mailed to Lorita for her class.

 

Ribbon of Courage card idea featuring Red Scallops die cut from Seasonal Layers thinlits. Card Idea by Patty Bennett

Above: Ribbon of Courage Card #1

  • Whisper White Thick Note card base
  • Real red background, cut to 3-1/4" x 5-3/4" and scalloped with the Seasonal Layers thinlit scallop die
  • Stamp and die cut 2 Real Red hearts from the Ribbon of Courage bundle
  • Stamp "sending Love and Hugs to you" in real red onto a Stitched Shape Framelit whisper white circle
  • Finish with Silver 3/8" Metallic-edge ribbon and Silver Metallic

 

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Ribbon of Courage note card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Naturally Eclectic paper, and Tranquil Tide hearts, by Patty Bennett

 

Above: Ribbon of Courage Card #2

  • Whisper White Thick Note card base
  • "watercolor pattern" background, cut to 2" x 5-3/4" from the Naturally Eclectic designer paper package
  • Stamp "with faith all things are possible" in Tranquil Tide onto a Stitched Shape Framelit whisper white circle and layer onto Tranquil Tide Layering Circle scallop
  • Finish with 1/4" Island Indigo Ombre ribbon

 

1 youtube If you haven't watched my video all about helping to design this fabulous Ribbon of Courage set yet, please CLICK HERE to see the video!

 

 

Ribbon of Courage card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Bundle of Love paper, and pink breast cancer ribbon, by Patty Bennett

Above: Ribbon of Courage Card #3

  • Thick Whisper White card base: 4-1/4" x 11" folded in 1/2 (side fold)
  • Background: cut to 4" x 5-1/4" with Blushing Bride pattern from the Bundle of Love designer paper pack
  • Stamp and die cut Powder Pink ribbon, and "courage and heart" in Calpyso Coral from the Ribbon of Courage bundle
  • Punch courage with Duet Banner Punch, and layer all onto a Blushing Bride scalloped circle from the Layering Circle framelits, then layer all onto a Delicate White doily
  • Finish with Calypso Coral 1/8" sheer ribbon and die cut flower and leaves from Support Ribbon framelits.  Clear Faceted gem is the perfect finishing touch in the center of the flower.

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Above: Ribbon of Courage Card #4

  • Whisper White Thick Note card base, cut off 1-1/4" from right side
  • Powder Pink floral background, cut to 2-1/4" x 5-3/4" from the Fresh Florals paper stack
  • Stamp and die cut Powder Pink ribbon from the Ribbon of Courage bundle
  • Layer onto a Stitched Shape Framelit whisper white oval
  • Layer onto a Layering Oval scallop Powder Pink oval

 

 

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Glossy Paper "Faux Torn Edge" cards

 

I've created more Faux Torn Edge cards on Glossy Paper to share with you! I used Glossy paper and Classic (dye) ink pads from Stampin' UP! to create several fun cards, and I hope you enjoy them!  They feature the Lovely Friends stamp set, So Many Shells stamp set, Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly thinlit dies, die cut in Copper Foil paper, and also some fun peaches that I cut out of the Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper pack with my Paper Snips!!

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

I actually shared a very similar faux torn edge idea a couple weeks ago in my adirondak chair, beach scene card and video HERE.  After I created that beach chair card, I just kept creating and made these fun cards using different Stampin' Up! color combinations!

 

1 youtubeTo view this "faux torn edge" technique idea on Glossy paper... please WATCH THIS VIDEO.  My video tutorial shows a different card but it's the same idea!

 

 The concept is pretty simple.. tear a scrap paper, lay it on your Glossy cardstock and drag the ink pad directly onto the glossy paper right over the torn edge.... then repeat several times.  I used 3 different Stampin' Up! ink pads on each card.

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

For Faux Torn Edge / Glossy paper video tutorial, click here.

What do you think!? Easy! Right!?  Find the glossy paper on page 194 in the 2017 catalog!!  #144240 online.

 

  Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads and Lovely Friends stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

The card above was created with Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo, and stamped with the Lovely Friends stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink.  It's all on a Top Fold Fresh Fig cardstock folded card base.

 

Faux torn edge glossy paper Stampin Up color combo.

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads and Whole Lot of Lovely peaches pattern paper.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

The peaches card above was created with Calpyso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight ink dragged on the glossy paper, and the peaches were cut out of the Whole Love of Lovely Designer Paper.  I used a top fold Calypso Coral card for my base, and stamped Thanks a Lot from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Archival Black ink.

 

Faux torn edge glossy paper Stampin Up color combo.

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads and peaches from the Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper packet.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

Find the Whole Love of Lovely designer paper on page 188 in the 2017 Stampin' UP! catalog, or here in my online store #144110

The cards below feature the same color combo for the faux torn edge background and I added die cut dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit set, #142749 die cut from Copper Foil paper #142020

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads with Copper Foil die cut dragonfly and So Many Shells stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

The Miracles Happen greeting above is found in the So Many Shells stamp set.  The card base is a Thick Whisper White top fold card.  It's embellished with Glitter Enamel Dots.

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads with Copper Foil die cut dragonfly and Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

The Dragonfly card above features a greeting from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Glitter Enamel dots.

 

Quick tip for using Stampin' UP! Mini Dimensionals for the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit die cuts on your cards and crafty diy projects.

The amazing new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are TERRIFIC for adding the dragonfly to your card!

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads with Copper Foil die cut dragonfly and So Many Shells stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

The greeting above is found in the So Many Shells stamp set.

The Stampin' Up! color combo used on the blue faux torn edge background is Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Soft Sky.

 

Faux torn edge glossy paper Stampin Up color combo.

 

Sorry... is your mind on overload now!?  Lots of great ideas.. right!?  Hope you try out the Faux Torn Edge technique with Glossy Paper and ink pads!!!

 

Faux Torn Edge card ideas featuring glossy paper and ink pads from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

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3 Stampin' UP! products I'm Super Excited about!!

 

Now that I've been working with so many of the new products from the 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog for a few months, I just have to share 3 of my favorites with you!!!!

 

#1: Seasonal Layers Adirondak chair!!

Patty Bennett Favorite: Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers thinlit dies Adirondak chair card samples

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Cherry Blossom adirondak chair card

Beach adirondak chair card

Lazy Summer days adirondak chair card

Hello friend red adirondak chair card

Bring on the Sunshine wood textures adirondak chair card

 

#2: Naturally Eclectic Designer Paper

Patty Bennett Favorite: Stampin' Up! Naturally Eclectic desiigner series paper (DSP) card ideas

 

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 Dragonfly friend Naturally Eclectic card

Thank You Friend Naturally Eclectic card

Beautiful Birthday flower Naturally Eclectic card

hello lovely Naturally Eclectic card

 

#3: new 2017-2019 Stampin' Up! In Colors

Patty Bennett Favorite: 2017-2019 Stampin' UP! In Color selection card ideas

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 Hello Friend Card

Berry Burst Orchid card

 To my dear lovely friend floral card

In Color Note Cards with Ribbon of Courage set

Thank you Eastern Palace card

live laugh love adirondak chair card

 

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Memories & More Seasonal Card Set

 

I hope you enjoy these amazing 4 Seasons cards created with the Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack!

 

Create a set of 4 cards with the Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack and the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies!  Glitter Enamel dots are the perfect accent.

 

I love to create sets of note cards, especially something with a theme like these 4 seasons cards featuring the Stampin' UP! Memories & More Color Theory card pack!!   Many Thanks to Cindee for sharing this amazing idea with me!  These remind me of the Sheltering Tree 4 seasons card set I blogged HERE.. it's one of my most repinned projects on Pinterest!

 

Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack available in my online store. click shop online at www.pattystamps.com and order #144210

 

 This fabulous box of Memories and More Color Theory 72 double sided preprinted cards can be found on page 193 in the new 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store item #144210. You'll receive 2 sizes of cards in the box, plus overlays and stickers, so that you can make a wide variety of projects, from memory keeping pages, to cards, to mini books, to tags and more!

 Cindee and I also used the coordinating Color Theory 6x6 paper stack, matching cardstock, and the Seasonal Layers thinlit die set to create our set of 4 cards.  Shop for all of these products at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Spring cherry blossom bloom card featuring the Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack and the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies!  Glitter Enamel dots are the perfect accent.

 Above: Berry Burst Card, and the branch and flowers die cut from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, each with a Glitter Enamel dot in the center.  Sentiment stamped using the Colorful Seasons stamp set, pg 147, also available in a money-saving 10% discount bundle!  The background paper is from the Color Theory 6x6 paper stack.

You can see by these 4 sample cards that we used the wonderful thinlit dies from the Seasonal Layers set and the coordinating Colorful Seasons stamp set.. it is an amazing bundle!!  If you could only buy one new set from this 2017 Stampin' UP! catalog, I'd recommend this one.. I've used it dozens and dozens of times!!

 

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Lazy Summer Days card featuring the Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack and the Seasonal Layers adirondak chair thinlit dies!  Glitter Enamel dots are the perfect accent.

Above: We diecut the adirondak chair using the Wood Textures paper stack and adirondak chair die from the Seasonal Layers thinlits.  The base card is Crushed Curry, and we used 2 cards from the Color Theory card pack for the background.

 

Autumn Colors Fall Card featuring the Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack and the Seasonal Layers leaf thinlit dies!  Glitter Enamel dots are the perfect accent.

Above: Base card is Old Olive, and  we added 2 fall cards from the Color Theory card pack for the background.  The leaves on the right are stamped using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. The leaves on the left are die cut from the Seasonal Layers thinlits (buy them together in a bundle!  #145348).  I splattered Soft Suede marker on the finished card for extra interest and finished it off with Glitter Enamel Dots.

 

Bring on the Snow snowflake card featuring the Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack and the Seasonal Layers snowflake thinlit dies!  Glitter Enamel dots are the perfect accent.

Above/Below:  The base card is a thick Whisper White folded card, with 2 of the winter/snowflake design cards from the Color Theory card pack.  We added die cut snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies and Glitter Enamel Dots to the centers of each one.  We used Whisper White, Dapper Denim and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for the snowflakes.

 

Bring on the Snow snowflake card featuring the Stampin' UP! Memories and More Color Theory card pack and the Seasonal Layers snowflake thinlit dies!  Glitter Enamel dots are the perfect accent.

 

Create your own set of 4 seasons cards by purchasing the products shown at the bottom of this blog post, and let me know if you have any questions.

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Birthday Party Hat Card Idea with embossing paste

 

Hip Hip Hooray, it's a happy birthday card!! :)  This fun stamp set just called out to me in the new 2017 Stampin' UP! catalog!  It's on page 72 and it's called Celebrate You! I love the party hat and the fun font in the Happy Birthday greeting!

 

Birthday Card Idea featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set with party hat and embossing paste background by Patty Bennett

 

I just knew that this card would deserve happy, peppy colors, so I selected the high contrast of a black background with my 2 favorite new In Colors:  Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst!

 

Birthday Card Idea featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set with party hat and embossing paste background by Patty Bennett

 

 I stamped the party hat twice, once in Lemon Lime Twist and once in Berry Burst, then just cut the "pom pom" off the top of the hat and added it with a Stampin' Dimensional to the top of the hat!

The background of the card is Stampin' Up! embossing paste mixed with Lemon Lime Twist reinker and added with the Pattern Party masks onto the Basic Black Cardstock.

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The embossed piece is layered onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock then everything is layered onto a thick Whisper White top fold base card. 

 

Birthday Card Idea featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set with party hat and embossing paste background by Patty Bennett

 

The greeting was really easy.. just stamp Happy Birthday with Berry Burst ink onto Whisper White cardstock, die cut with a layering oval die, and layer onto a layering oval scalloped Lemon Lime Twist piece!! Super cute!

The card is finished off with a piece of printed Lemon Lime Twist paper from the Fresh Florals paper stack and some Berry Burst crinkled seam binding ribbon!  I also added several rhinestones to the card for a little BLING!

 

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Daisy Delight In Color Thank You Card Set

 I created these sweet little Thank You Note Cards featuring the Stampin' Up! Daisy punch a couple months ago, but since the punch has been out of stock for so long, I was waiting to share these with you!!  The Daisy punch is now back in stock (here), so... I'm sharing! :)  Did you hear that this has been our best selling punch in about the last 5 years!!??

 

Daisy Delight In Color Clean and Simple note cards featuring Fresh Floral paper stack by Stampin' Up!

 

I wanted to feature the new 2017-2019 Stampin' Up! In Colors on these cards.  I created daisies with Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Powder Pink.  Trust me when I say that the Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide daisies didn't make the cut.

 

Daisy Delight In Color Clean and Simple note cards featuring Fresh Floral paper stack by Stampin' Up!

 

I punched the daisies with the Fresh Florals paper stack printed paper (pg 187, #144131 online) and added stamped leaves in Lemon Lime Twist from the Daisy Delight stamp set, as well as 1/2" circle punched Lemon Lime Twist centers to each flower.

I cut about 1" off of the right side of the front of each Note Card, and added a strip of designer paper from the Fresh Florals stack to the inside of the card.  I liked the contrasting printed paper designs!

 

Daisy Delight In Color Clean and Simple note cards featuring Fresh Floral paper stack by Stampin' Up!

 

Fresh Florals paper stack printed paper, pg 187, #144131 online

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You may have received one of these as a Thank You for your Order card a couple months ago.  Hope you enjoyed the clean and simple design idea!

 

Customer Thank You cards: Daisy Delight In Color Clean and Simple note cards featuring Fresh Floral paper stack by Stampin' Up!

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Beautiful Bouquet Touches of Nature cards

 I am determined to use my Stampin' Up! accessories and embellishments this year (see this post), and so I am keeping little dishes and containers of embellishments like the one below on my stamping desk so that I use them!!  I LOVED adding the Touches of Nature wood embellishments to these 2 "Beautiful Bouquet" stamped cards!

 

Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

 These cards were so easy to create! Both are "top fold" cards created with Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 11' and folded in 1/2.  Each one had a piece of cardstock that is 4" x 5-1/4" and decorated with embossing paste and the Pattern Party masks (SEE THIS POST and VIDEO), and then a 2"x4-1/4" piece of Delightful Daisy designer paper was adhered on top with Fast Fuse.  I tied them both up with the wonderful Crushyed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon.

 

Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The focal points on my cards are an oval Stitched Shape framlit (die cut in the Big Shot) and matted with a Scalloped Oval  die cut in Old Olive. 

They are stamped with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  The thanks a bunch sentiment also comes from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  If you are looking for a GREAT all occasion set with greeting, this is definitely your best bet!!

 

Beautful Bouquet flower stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

The final touches:

1.  add centers to the flowers:  I colored Perfect White Accents with a black sharpie marker and added them to the centers of the yellow flowers

2.  I used the Touches of Nature wood embellishments - both the white side and the wood side, on my cards. I added them with some Multipurpose glue, and while they dried, I just grabbed a "chip clip" and clamped them down so they'd stick!! LOL

 

Craft tip for the wood embellishments on my Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

And for something really fun, mix Gold Glitter into your Stampin' Up! embossing paste and add Crushed Curry reinker for some snazzy gold bricks!!!  SEE THIS POST for more info about that fun technique!

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Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste with glitter by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Embossing paste tip: mix it with gold glitter from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett

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Easy Butterfly Die Cut cards from You Move Me bundle

 

Have you noticed this beautiful butterfly die cut in the "Move Me" thinlit die set from Stampin' Up!?  (missed it? check page 214).  I love it.. it feels modern and fresh, yet still a classic, beautiful butterfly design!  I used it to make a recent batch of  4x4 customer Thank You cards featuring the Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper and Calypso Coral cardstock & Peekaboo Peach ribbon.

 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly cards featuring Move Me thinlits set, A Whole Lot of Lovely and Delightful Daisy paper. Make your own doily using the Window box and Layering Circle framelits! Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I die cut the butterfly (Move Me thinlits, pg 214, #143732) in Basic Black cardstock and then put them on top of "solid" die cut butterfly images (also from the Move Me thinlits) that were die cut with patterned paper from the Delightful Daisy designer series paper package - all from Stampin' Up!  I loved the soft colors coming through the detailed butterfly die cut.

 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly cards featuring Move Me thinlits set, A Whole Lot of Lovely and Delightful Daisy paper.  Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I just used 2 glue dots behind the butterfly body to attach them together.  Using a Paper Piercing tool makes that job really easy.

 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly cards featuring Move Me thinlits set, A Whole Lot of Lovely and Delightful Daisy paper.  Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Below: You Move Me thinlit dies available HERE online.

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Each butterfly was placed onto a beautiful detailed die cut scalloped circle that had been created with the Window Box framelits and a layering circle framelit!!  In between that and the butterfly I added a solid stitched shape circle framelit die cut just to give the butterfly a little extra attention.

 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly cards featuring Move Me thinlits set, A Whole Lot of Lovely and Delightful Daisy paper. Make your own doily using the Window box and Layering Circle framelits! Cards by Patty Bennett

I finished off each card with a piece of Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon.

 

Stampin' Up! Butterfly cards featuring Move Me thinlits set, A Whole Lot of Lovely and Delightful Daisy paper. Make your own doily using the Window box and Layering Circle framelits! Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Below: The Whole Lot of Lovely paper was used on the card front - cut to 4"x4".  Available HERE online.

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Below: The Delightful Daisy paper was used on the butterfly, behind the black die cut.  Available HERE online.

 

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As an alternate idea, you could make this card with just a colored butterfly die cut and no patterned paper behind it, like this card below:

Stampin' Up! Butterfly cards featuring Move Me thinlits set and Whole Lot of Lovely paper. Make your own doily using the Window box and Layering Circle framelits! Cards by Patty Bennett

 

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A Little Wild About You Lion Gate Fold Card

 

I'm Wild About You! :)  But seriously, how cute is this little lion!?  Oh my gosh!  I think this Gate Fold card featuring the "A Little Wild" Stampin' UP! stamp set could be perfect for almost anyone!  Who can you think of that you might make this card for?

 

A Little Wild Lion Gate Fold Card featuring Stampin' UP! A Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

The Lion stamped and die cut and layered onto a Very Vanilla Stitched Shape Oval, and then onto a Crushed Curry die cut oval and then onto a Tangerine Tango Scalloped oval die cut.. lots of fun layers to pull the colors in! (check out all the products at the bottom of this post).

The lion was die cut with the Little Loves framelits (part of the "A Little Wild" bundle), so no fussy cutting required!  Find this bundle on page 108 in the 2017 Stampin' UP! catalog, or here in my online Stampin' UP! store for WOOD MOUNT and here for CLEAR MOUNT.

CUTTING & SCORING DIMENSIONS: If you have not created a Gate Fold card before, be sure to VISIT THIS BLOG POST for more info and cutting and scoring dimensions.

 

A Little Wild Lion Gate Fold Card featuring Stampin' UP! A Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

The darling patterned paper is found in the "Whole Lot of Lovely" designer series paper pack.  I thought it kind of looked like the lion was in the wild in the tall grasses :)

 

A Little Wild Lion Gate Fold Card featuring Stampin' UP! A Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

I colored the stamped lion with watercolor pencils, markers and an aquapainter.  I started just with watercolor pencils and water but it needed a little more pop of color, so added some color with markers.  Leaving some areas dark and some light help make him seem a little more dimensional and not so flat.

I die cut 2 leaf pieces with Pear Pizzazz cardstock and the Eclectic Layers framelits and tucked them behind the oval.

 

Card trio with Welcome Baby Elephant, Hello, Baby bear and A Little Wild Lion Gate Fold Card featuring Stampin' UP! A Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

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Coffee Cafe Designer Paper card idea

 

The adorable Coffee Cafe suite of products in the new 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog is definitely one of my best sellers!!  Even if you don't drink coffee, you have to admit, everything in this suite is so fun!!!  Today I created a top fold card featuring the Coffee Break designer paper and the Coffee Cafe stamp set and framelit bundle.  I used the colors in the designer paper as my inspiration for all of the elements on the card.

 

Coffee Cafe bundle card featuring Stampin' Up! Coffee Break designer paper. Happy Birthday greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. By Patty Bennett.

 

I am so happy that Stampin' Up! offers the 10% discount opportunity on the bundles.  This Coffee Cafe bundle features the stamp set and framelit dies.  You can find it on page 30 and 31 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog, and find the entire Coffee Break Suite of products HERE in my online Stampin' UP! store.

 

145331 Coffee Cafe Bundle from Stampin' Up!. Click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

For a close up look at the Coffee Break Paper, click HERE.  The patterns are just adorable!! And did you know that the tiny coffee cup framelit shown above, die cuts the cup out of the paper below!?  Score!

 

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Crafting Tip for the Coffee Cups:

Sponge some ink on one edge and the bottom of the stamped cup imagem then die cut and it will look like it's really round!!

 

Stamping tip: sponge the side and bottom of the Coffee Cafe cups before die cutting for a more dimensional look!  Stampin Up! supplies available: click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Use those Scraps!

I used the small heart framelit from my Support Ribbon framelit set, and die cut little hearts from a left over strip of Coffee Break designer paper, then added them to the cards!

Stamping tip:  Use up scraps when die cutting small images like the heart from the Support Ribbon framelits.  Stampin Up! supplies available: click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

And ... what did I find?  The Mini Stampin' Dimensionals were PERFECT for adding those tiny hearts to my cards!!  You'll find those on page 203 in the 2017 catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

Craftping tip:  Use your Stampin' Piercer to pick up the tiny Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and place them onto your card or craft project.   Stampin Up! supplies available: click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

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 I placed those little hearts onto an oval Corrugated Element.  This is a new accessory item found on page 196 in the catalog or here online.  They are so cute added to almost any crafting project!

 

Coffee Cafe bundle card featuring Stampin' Up! Coffee Break designer paper. Happy Birthday greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. By Patty Bennett.

After I die cut the coffee cup, wrapper and lid, I assembled them onto a die cut Stitched Shape oval that was layered onto a die cut scalloped layering oval piece cut with Pool Party cardstock in my Big Shot.

Other elements I added to the card:  Banner cut Happy Birthday stamped on a scrap from the Coffee Break DSP pack, Crumb Cake 3/8" classic weave ribbon, and some Washi Tape (green polkadots) from the Basics Pack 2.

Thanks for joining me today for another fun card idea!

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