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Rooted in Nature Watercolor Paper Technique Video

 

I love everything about this card!  I love the watercolor-look tree image, the layered ovals, the sponged edges, the stamped background, and the simple embellishments! I stamped this card one day when I was crafting at Cindee's house. We took some inspiration from Pinterest, but ended up making it pretty much our own :)  Isn't that was crafters do? :)

I used the Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature stamp set and framelit dies (get them in a bundle at a discount!), and the Handwritten background stamp!

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I posted a  video a few days ago showing how to stamp this watercolor-look tree. I'm including it in my post below. 

Design Notes:

  • Die cut a watercolor paper oval with the Stitched Shape framelits for the tree image
  • Sponge the edges of the oval and the background image with Soft Suede ink for a beautiful soft touch
  • Stamp the Handwritten background stamp in Soft Suede ink on a piece of Nature's Poem Designer Paper
  • Stamp and die cut leaves with the Rooted in Nature bundle
  • Add a Linen Thread bow to the card for one last "natural" looking embellishment
  • Watch the video below for details on coloring and spritzing the tree image for the watercolor look

 

Please enjoy this video tutorial with tips for creating the watercolor tree image on  watercolor paper!

 

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Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Rooted in Nature Watercolor Technique

 

I am sharing 2 versions of this lovely card with you today, featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Wood Textures designer paper, Woodland embossing folder, and a super easy watercolor technique!!

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To create this tree image, I colored with my Early Espresso and my Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write markers right onto the rubber, then spritzed the rubber with water before stamping onto the Wood Textures designer paper.

The beautiful tree on these cards is spritzed with water before stamping, and as you can see by the photo below, depending on how much water you spritz on the stamp, you can achieve different "watercolor" looks!

 

Watercolor spritzer technique: Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I created 2 different styles of this card, and it just happened to work out that it creates 3 cards because of the way I cut the 6x6 Wood Textures paper.  I cut off a 2" wide strip first, then cut the 4" x 6" piece into two 3" x 4" pieces.  I was able to use all 3 pieces to make 3 cards!

Dimensions for cutting the 6x6 paper stack to create 3 Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature cards, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Wood Textures 6x6 designer paper stack includes several different wood grain patterns in different wood tones.  I used most of the lighter ones in the cards I created.   You can stamp right onto it like I did with the tree image.

I also stamped the leaf trio stamp from the Rooted in Nature set with Mossy Meadow ink onto Old Olive cardstock and die cut them for accents on these cards.  Rooted in Nature is from the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, pg 143 and may be purchased just as a stamp set, or in a 10% off money-saving bundle with the matching framelit dies.

The "wonderful" greeting is found in the Rooted in Nature set and stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and the "grateful" greeting is found in a set called A Big Thank You from the 2018-2018 Annual catalog, pg 132 (#147377) and is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Grateful greeting is stamped onto a die cut from the Stitched Label framelit dies (#146828).

The background of each card is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.

The card base is Mossy Meadow, cut to 5-1/2" x 11" and folded in half at the top.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Each card has some Linen Thread, either tied around it or in a bow.  I thought it added a nice "natural" touch.

 I sure hope you enjoyed these cards today!!!  You can shop for all of the supplies at the bottom of this blog post. Click any product photo to go right to my online Stampin' Up! store.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Enjoy this video tutorial with more info about creating this card!

 

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Garden Impressions Bakery packaging idea

 

Uh Oh, I think I forgot to share these beautiful projects!! oops!  In June, several of us got together to celebrate birthdays.. there are 3 of us who have birthdays within about a week, so we celebrated my birthday, Christine's birthday and Roxanne's birthday at a cute little place by the bay called Leila's.

Cindee brought these beautiful gifts for us... perfectly packaged bakery treats from Panera!!

 

Gift Packaging idea for Panera Bread scones featuring Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions bundle, Garden Impressions paper and Springtime Impressions floral die cut, by Cindee.

 

Cindee knows I cannot resist a scone from Panera, so she is SO sweet to bring one (or two!) for special occasions, and she ALWAYS makes a darling tag to attach to the box or bag!! 

Cindee created these beautiful tags using the Abstract Impressions stamp set, the Garden Impessions 6x6 designer paper pack, Springtime Impressions thinlits, and the Stitched Label framelits.  You'll find these products on pages 128 - 130 and on page 219 in the current 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' UP! catalog, or, in my product links at the bottom of this post.

 

Gift Packaging idea for Panera Bread scones featuring Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions bundle, Garden Impressions paper and Springtime Impressions floral die cut, by Cindee.

Of course the beautiful card matches the beautiful tag, too!! Cindee is the QUEEN of beautiful packaging!

 

For info and instructions on coloring the Springtime Impressions die cut images, CLICK HERE.

 

Here is a quick little 4 minute video I did when I left lunch at Leila's by the Bay:

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What's your One Must Have Color?

 

What is your one MUST HAVE Stampin' UP! Color?

Of course mine changes from month to month it seems... BUT for the last several months my go-to color has been:

Grapefruit Grove!

What's so strange about that is....

Orange is not my color.. but I LOVE Grapefruit Grove and how it coordinates so well with SO many Stampin' Up! colors!! I have paired it here today with Mint Macaron.

 

  Abstract Impressions floral card featuring Stampin' UP! Detailed Floral thinlit die. Video Tutorial tips by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I created this card with the Detailed Floral Thinlit die cut with Whisper White cardstock, then layered it onto a folded Grapefruit Grove card base.  I added stamped flower images from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Grapefruit grove, and punched leaves with the Leaf punch and Mint Macaron cardstock after stamping the image with the Painted Harvest set.

Tip: you don't have to own 2 colors of ink pads to use a 2-step stamp image.. simply use one color (Grapefruit Grove used here) and stamp off the largest/solid image onto your grid paper first, then stamp it on your cardstock.  Then stamp the more detailed image full strength with the same color!  This way you get 2 tones of the same color.

 

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Tip for die cutting detailed images:

As shown in my video at the bottom of this post, I found this "Big Shot Sandwich" to be the best when die cutting a detailed image like this Detailed Floral thinlit:

(top of sandwich)

Clear Plate

Cardstock

Die UPSIDE DOWN (cutting side facing up)

Thin Die Adapter

Big Shot Platform

(bottom of sandwich)

then be sure to use your Die Brush to easily pop out all of the little pieces.  This will all make more sense when you watch the video at the bottom of my post.

 

Abstract Impressions floral card featuring Stampin' UP! Detailed Floral thinlit die. Video Tutorial tips by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Watch the first part of the video below to see how nicely this detailed floral image comes out when you use the die cutting method above! You can skip to about the 10 minute mark in the video if you want to see how perfectly this method works!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed today's Grapefruit Grove featured project!

Do you love Grapefruit Grove?

 

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New Stampin' Blends Markers

 Have you checked out the new Stampin' Blends marker colors available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog?  Find them marked with an "n" on page 205 in your 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! catalog.  See them all HERE online.

If you love to color, you are going to love coloring, blending and shading with these!

  Coloring with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 I colored this beautiful stained glass piece of vellum with my new colors of Stampin' Blends markers. You'll find this gorgeous stained glass window piece of vellum in the Graceful Glass vellum pack, pg 188 in your 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog, or #146344 online. Find all of the supplies you'll need to make this card at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Coloring Graceful Glass vellum with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

After I colored the vellum, I decided to die cut a "window opening" with the Stained Glass Thinlit dies, and then cut off the extra vellum.  I also die cut the detailed 1/2 round window piece from the Stained Glass Thinlit dies and placed it into the opening.  I like this fun option!

I drew a border around the whisper white piece with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to try to mimic the lines in the vellum.

 

Coloring Graceful Glass vellum with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

TIP: be sure to place Whisper White cardstock behind the colored vellum to make the colors POP!

Coloring Graceful Glass vellum with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

After I layered Whisper White behind the colored vellum, I layered it onto another piece of the vellum and then onto a folded Lovely Lipstick card base.  CLICK HERE to see my tip for GLUING vellum.

 

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Graceful Glass 6x6 vellum stack, pg 188, here online

 

  Coloring Graceful Glass vellum with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Now that I have had a chance to preorder even MORE new colors from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, my Stamp-n-Storage Stampin' Blends marker holder is filled and happy!!  :)

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Coming Soon!

And, if you want to collect even MORE colors, watch for these new colors coming on Sept. 5, 2018 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!

Coming Sept. 5, 2018, NEW Stampin' Blends marker colors!! order at www.MyStampOrder.com

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Guest Artists share Rainbow Pad Card Ideas

 

I always have a monthly challenge / Prize Patrol for my Luv 2 Stamp group (team of demonstrators), and for the month of July, I challenged them to use a Stampin' UP! Spectrum / Rainbow pad .. ink it up with 5 different ink refills and create at least 4 projects.  Once they shared with the group, they received a prize, and were put in a drawing for shopping sprees!

Today I am excited to share just a few of their amazing submissions.  They shared over 50 ideas and that would be a SUPER long blog post, so I am just sharing about a dozen here with you today!  I'll share more samples and a video soon!

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring the Painted Glass stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring the Ribbon of Courage stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring  the Rooted in Nature stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad  by ChrisAnn Tomasso

Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE & below:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Christy Frank, featuring Rooted in Nature stamp set

 Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Christy Frank, featuring Rooted in Nature stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Cindy Henry, featuring the Big Wishes stamp set

Gorgeous Grape, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Dyantha Fragomeni, featuring  Dragonfly framelit and Painted Glass stamp set

Fresh Fig, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE & Below:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Kurstan del Rosario, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle

Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel

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Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Lynne Ernst, featuring the Dandelion Wishes stamp set

 Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Miranda Snook, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle

Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Sandra Hernandez, featuring the Beautiful Day stamp set

Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay

 

 

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Wendy Brown, featuring the Flourishing Phrases stamp set

Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card ideas by Leticia Hernandez,  featuring the Floral Statements set

Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade

Tip for inking your Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad by Patty Bennett

 

 MORE Spectrum / Rainbow Pad ideas:

Happy Birthday card - blues & greens

Bokeh Dots background rainbow card

Direct to Paper Watercolor Wash background spectrum pad

Butterfly Spectrum / Rainbow card ideas

 

Edited to Add:

I just did a Facebook Live video showing how I inked my latest Rainbow pad.. sorry for the interruption at the beginning, but I hope you find it helpful!

 

 

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Blended Season Stamp Set Thank You Card idea

 

I love this gorgeous new LIMITED TIME offer bundle from Stampin' Up!: Blended Season stamp set and coordinating Stitched Season framelit dies!   I also LOVE the amazing samples I've seen online, but I needed over 100 thank you cards, so I had to make something quick!!

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Tufted embossing folder in the background, so I embossed a ton of those first with Rich Razzleberry cardstock and I die cut all of the Whisper White Stitched Season framelits and stamped them in Berry Burst.

The base cards are all Thick Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the Tufted embossed layer with Multipurpose liquid glue, then wrapped Ruffled Berry Burst Ribbon around each one.

 

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Since I really couldn't decide which design idea I liked best, I made a bunch!

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I tried out a vertical orientation...

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I tried out Powder Pink instead of Rich Razzleberry...

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

And I also tried out a Berry Burst die cut layer behind the stamped flower die cut..

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I liked them all, and especially love the Tufted embossing folder background and die cut layer of Petal Promenade designer paper!  I finished each one off with some Glitter Enamel dots.

The Tufted Embossing Folder is available in my online store HERE.

 

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 
This Blended Season stamp set is stunning... and the coordinating framelits are AMAZING!! Don't Miss this limited time offer!!

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New Watercolor pencils, and Color your Season bundle - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

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Wild about You Animal Outing Birthday Card for Eric

 

Hello!! I have another Birthday Card Idea for you today .. this was another card I made for my hubby to celebrate his big day. I used the Stampin' Up! Animal Outing stamp set and the fun Animal Expedition designer paper for this cute "wild about you" card! Because you know... I'm kinda wild about him :)

 

Wild About You jungle themed birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Expedition designer paper and One For All Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of the card. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the designer paper on a folded Lemon Lime Twist card, and used Shaded Spruce and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the tag and greeting, stamped on Whisper White die cut pieces from the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Bunch of Banners framelits.

 

Wild About You jungle themed birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Expedition designer paper and One For All Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of the card. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

"Let's Celebrate You" is found in the Broadway Birthday stamp set.  It's stamped onto a die cut Bunch of Banners piece... the beauty of the photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them to match the shape of a banner like this!

I used some candle stickers from a past Paper Pumpkin kit, but you could easily use the cute gold and silver candle embellishments #146281.

Granny Apple Green Ribbon finished off this fun card!

 

Stampin' UP! Animal Expedition designer paper and coordinating cardstock pack available at www.MyStampOrder.com

Animal Expedition 12x12 designer paper & coordinating cardstock, pg 190, here online

 

TIP! don't forget the inside of your card and your envelopes!  I used Shaded Spruce ink and the One for All stamp set to stamp the inside.  Look closely.. I actually used a piece of the Animal Expedition designer paper on the inside of the card! :)

 

Wild About You jungle themed birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Expedition designer paper and One For All Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of the card. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

So happy we could celebrate all week long, honey!! From California, to Seattle, to Alaska to Victoria BC Canada and back! :)

 

Happy Birthday Eric Bennett! :)

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope you enjoyed the birthday card idea!

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Rainbow Spectrum Pad birthday card for Eric

 

 HI friends!!  On our recent Stampin' Up! cruise to Alaska, we got to celebrate a very special birthday ALL WEEK LONG!!  My hubby, Eric, turned 60 and we took advantage of each special opportunity, adventure and restaurant as a way to celebrate his milestone!!  I'll be sharing more of his birthday cards over the coming week or so, and today I wanted to share one I made for him featuring the "One for All" and "Around the Corner" stamp sets from Stampin' UP!

 

One for All Stampin' UP! birthday card idea featuring the Spectrum rainbow pad and the Around the Corner stamp set, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I had fun inking up a Spectrum rainbow pad from Stampin' UP! with blue and green reinkers (ink refills) and then using it with the lovely bold Happy Birthday stamp from the One for All set as the focal point. I also used it around the edge of the card with the Around the Corner set to pull in all these fun colors!

The colors I used on my rainbow pad:

Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushel.

Color combo of blue and green for my Stampin' UP! spectrum rainbow pad, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Color combo of blue and green for my Stampin' UP! spectrum rainbow pad, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Before inking the uninked Spectrum pad, I like to take my Stampin' Write markers and color a swatch of them to make sure I like the combo (as shown above). 

 

Color combo of blue and green for my Stampin' UP! spectrum rainbow pad, by Patty Bennett, featuring One for All Happy Birthday stamp image.  www.PattyStamps.com

I stamped this bold image onto Glossy paper to ensure really bold bright color and coverage, then added it to the card.

You'll find the One for All stamp set in the current 2018-2018 Stampin' UP! catalog on page 37, and the Around the Corner set on page 40. You'll find all the supplies to create your own card at the bottom of this blog post. Click any of the product photos to purchase that papercrafting product in my online Stampin' Up! store.

The 60 was cut out of the Broadway Bound Designer paper pack.

One for All Happy Birthday card idea - Stampin' Up! Spectrum rainbow pad inked with blue and green reinkers.  Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Celebrating Eric's MILESTONE 60th birthday in Victoria BC

We thought it was appropriate to celebrate Eric's 60th "Milestone" birthday at Milestone's restaurant in Victoria, B.C. on our Alaska cruise last week! :)

Thanks for joining me today!

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Tropical Chic treat ideas & 4x4 card

 

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Tropical Chic treats, pillow box and 4x4 card by Patty & Cindee, featuring Stampin' Up! supplies. www.PattyStamps.com

Today I am sharing 3 fun projects with you, all featuring the SUPER popular Tropical Chic bundle and Tropical Chic designer paper!! 

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Above: Treat Time bundle ... so fun! See it on page 35 of the current 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog!  I used the Tropical Chic paper to make the "sour cream twist" treat, and stamped flowers and leaves from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  I used the tag and greeting from the Treat Time bundle and some Poppy Parade striped ribbon to top it all off!

These were my supplies as I was creating this project.  I took it to Cindee's house and we made them together!

 

Papercraftting supplies for Tropical Chic treats by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Up! Treat Time Bundle and other papercraftingsupplies. www.PattyStamps.com

 

 While I was at Cindee's she had created 2 Tropical Chic projects for us to make.  A Pillow Box and also a 4x4 card.. both shown below.

I LOVED the Highland Heather tropcial flowers on this box... I had not stamped them with that color yet, but how gorgeous are they!?  SOO pretty!!  The bright Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green and Call me Clover greens just make this gorgeous project ZING!!   Find the Pillow Boxes on pg 193 in your 2018-2019 Annual catalog, or HERE in my  online store.

 

Stampin' UP! Pillow Box treat idea featuring Tropical Chic bundle. Project by Cindee Wilkinson

 

One of the really neat features of the pillow box that Cindee designed was that we stamped the leaves into fun foam!!!  Heat the fun foam first for a bit with the Heat Tool, then stamp the leaf images into the fun foam (either with or without ink), let cool, then die cut!!  how fun!!

 

Fun crafting tip:  stamp leaf images into fun foam for added dimension! Stampin' UP! Tropcial Chic stamp set. www.PattyStamps.com

 

The 4x4 card that Cindee had ready for us to stamp was so much fun to make. We used the Tropical Chic bundle, and layered both the square die and the die cut leaves.  We finished it off with a stamped flower, and one of the Tropical embellishments.  Love it!!

 

Stampin' UP! 4x4 card featuring Tropical Chic bundle. Project by Cindee Wilkinson

Stampin' UP! Tropical Escape designer paper and coordinating cardstock pack available at www.MyStampOrder.com

Tropical Escape 6x6 Designer Paper Stack & coordinating cardstock, pg 191, or here online

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Bokeh Dots Rainbow background Birthday Card idea

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Hello! Thank you for joining me today for another handstamped card idea!  Today I am featuring the Stampin' Up! Bokeh Dots background stamp as well as the Spectrum Rainbow pad that I inked with my Stampin' Up! ink refills!

 

Gorgeous Grape birthday card featuring Bokeh dots background stamp, inked spectrum/rainbow pad, and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

For this colorful birthday card idea, I inked the Bokeh Dots background stamp with my spectrum pad (it is the perfect size!!) and stamped it onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut that to 1/4" around the image, layered it onto the Gorgeous Grape printed paper from my Brights 6x6 Designer Paper Stack and then onto a 3-1/2" x 5" Stampin' Up! thick whisper white note card!  I finished off the card with 3 of the Glitter Enamel Dots and a stamped greeting in Gorgeous Grape from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set.

 

Gorgeous Grape birthday card featuring Bokeh dots background stamp, inked spectrum/rainbow pad, and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Patty's Spectrum Rainbow Pad from Stampin' UP! inked with Stampin' UP! ink refills.  Available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

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Gorgeous Grape birthday card featuring Bokeh dots background stamp, inked spectrum/rainbow pad, and Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

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Stampin' Up! Alaska Cruise Swap Card by Patty Bennett

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I hope you have had fun following me on our Alaskan Cruise Adventure this week! I've been posting from Seattle and the Cruise ship whenever I can!!  You can see those posts HERE.

While we are on the ship, one of the Stampin' UP! activities is a card swap.  I wanted to share the card I made, and I hope you like it!  It features the Healing Hugs stamp set and several other fun Stampin' UP! products!

 

Stampin' UP! Alaska Cruise swap  card 2018, by Patty Bennett featuring Healing Hugs stamp set & Delicate Lace Edgelit dies. www.PattyStamps.com

I really love the new Delicate Lace edgelits from Stampin' UP!.. that's what I used for the lovely white lacy detail on these cards.  You can read more about them HERE.

Other products I incorporated into my Cruise Swap Cards are:

  • Petal Promenade designer paper (2" x 4" piece)
  • Thanks for all you do image from the Friendly Expressions set stamped in Grapefruit Grove on a die cut Stitched Shape oval
  • Calypso Coral ombre ribbon

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Stampin' UP! Alaska Cruise swap  card 2018, by Patty Bennett featuring Healing Hugs stamp set & Delicate Lace Edgelit dies. www.PattyStamps.com

When I made multiples of a card (which is almost always), I die cut, score, stamp, and fussy cut everything I need first, then assemble.

Papercrafting supplies for my Stampin' UP! Alaska Cruise swap  card 2018, by Patty Bennett featuring Healing Hugs stamp set & Delicate Lace Edgelit dies. www.PattyStamps.com

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If you'd like more info about how I colored the roses and leaves from the Healing Hugs stamp set,  Watch This Video!

 

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Stampin' UP! Alaska Cruise swap  card 2018, by Patty Bennett featuring Healing Hugs stamp set & Delicate Lace Edgelit dies. www.PattyStamps.com

I hope my fellow Stampin' UP! cruisers like my Healing Hugs rose card. 

Colors used on the rose: Grapefruit Grove & Poppy Parade

Colors used on the leaves: Lemon Lime Twist and Call me Clover

All colors blended with Sponge Daubers, per the video tutorial in this post.

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Zippy Summer Color Combo for Varied Vases bundle

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The Stampin' UP! Varied Vases bundle paired with the thick Whisper White note cards can create a very Clean and Simple card design with just a bit of stamping and some punched vases!

I used the Vase Builder punch and 6x6 In Color paper stack make quick work of the vases!

 

Varied Vases clean and simple Stampin' Up! card with fun summer color combo by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

What do you think about these simple, clean cards with white space?  It was hard for me to leave the white space, but I liked them when I was all done! :)

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Varied Vases clean and simple Stampin' Up! card with fun summer color combo by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Each stem is stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink, then the flower image is stamped (left to right) with Lovely Lipstick ink, Pineapple Punch ink and Grapefruit Grove ink.  I used the thick Whisper White Note cards.. they are GREAT for these clean and simple cards.

All of the vases were quickly punched with the Vase Builder punch and the 6x6 In Color paper stack. All of these supplies are listed at the bottom of this post. Simply click any product photo image to go right to my online Stampin' Up! store anytime to shop!

 

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Broadway Bound Suite "Make a Wish" birthday cards

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If you love fun, bright and bold cards, you are going to love this birthday card idea!!  I used the Broadway Bound suite of Stampin' Up! products on pages 68-69 in your 2018-2019 catalog, or HERE online.

 Take advantage of the 10% off deal.. buy the bundle: Broadway Birthday stamp set and coordinating Broadway Lights framelit dies #148321 online.

Broadway Bound suite birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! supplies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I created 4 side fold cards with the splashy color theme of Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist and Lovely Lipstick to celebrate 4 upcoming birthdays!  The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, perfect for card bases, layered with Lemon Lime Twist or Lovely Lipstick cardstock, then layered with a piece of the Broadway Bound Specialty paper. 

Broadway Bound suite birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! supplies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Fun Design Items to Note:

  • The hat framelit die cuts the hats in the Designer Paper
  • Pearls and Glitter enamel dots are great accents for these cards
  • Lemon Lime Twist  and Granny Apple Green ribbons are a perfect coordinating touch
  • the "dots" image for Hooray and Wish are super cute when layered on the solid image

 

All of the supplies to create these cards are available in my online store.. scroll to the bottom of this post to click on any of the product photos and shop!

 

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Broadway Bound 12x12 Designer paper & coordinating cardstock, pg 188, here online

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 Did you see that!?  :)  pearls and Glitter Enamel dots are so cute on a strip of the sunburst image paper from the coordinating Broadway Bound designer paper pack!

 

Tip for die cutting the party hat for the Broadway Bound suite birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! supplies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

This was such a clever design idea from Stampin' UP!! .. providing both the solid image and the dot image for the Wish and Hooray stamps!! Super easy to line up, too, since they are photopolymer!

 

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I think anyone would love one of these zippy cards for their birthday!

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Spectrum Rainbow Pad Direct to Paper Background

 

I have been enjoying using my custom Spectrum pad, that I inked with Stampin' Up! ink refills (see this post).  Today I am sharing a different way to use your rainbow pad... I used "direct to paper" technique with my watercolor paper, spritzed it, added more ink with my refills and blended with the Aqua Painter!  I stamped images from the Sheltering Tree stamp set on top and I love it!

Ink your own Spectrum rainbow pad with Stampin' UP! ink refills.  Use the Direct to Paper technique and water to create a beautiful sunset background for the Sheltering Tree card.  Created by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

See step by step "Direct to Paper" photos below...

  1. drag the rainbow pad across your paper, pressing as you go
  2. spritz with water
  3. add more ink or more water if desired

Note.. you will get different results with different paper. I used Stampin' UP! watercolor paper on my card today.

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Ink your own Spectrum rainbow pad with Stampin' UP! ink refills. Created by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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After the background dried thoroughly, I stamped the tree trunk from the Sheltering Tree set in Early Espresso ink, then stamped the leaf image in several shades of green.  I used Call me Clover, Lemon Lime Twist, and Shaded Spruce.

I matted the watercolor paper with Gorgeous Grape cardstock, then added it to a folded Mango Melody card base.

 

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