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Pop Of Petals card with Four Petal Punch

 I was adding Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to these Pop of Petal flower images on one of my recent videos (here),  so then I decided I needed to use these flowers on a card!!  I created this lovely summery, tropical card with the Tropical Chic bundle, Tropical Chic paper and some Frosted Floral paper!  Neat combo, right?

Flower card idea featuring Stampin UP! Pop of Petals flower stamp set and Four Petal Flower punch, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I Loved how the Frosted Floral background leaf pattern coordinates with the Tropical Chic paper and bundle and Pop of Petals bundle!

You can find all of these Stampin' UP! Products in our current catalogs, or in my online store!

  • Pop of Petals Bundle (stamp set and punch), pg 47 Annual Catalog, #148385 online
  • Tropical Chic Bundle (stamp set and dies), pg 121 Annual Catalog, #148399 online
  • Tropical Escape 6x6 paper stack, pg 121 and 191 Annual Catalog, #146916 online
  • Frosted Floral 12x12 paper, pg 37 Holiday Catalog, #147800 online
  • See product photos as the bottom of this post for all other products used

 

Flower card idea featuring Stampin UP! Pop of Petals flower stamp set and Four Petal Flower punch, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

It's kind of like a baby card on top of a card base!

Dimensions:

  • Granny Apple Green base layer: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Frosted Floral green leaf patterned paper: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Small folded Calypso Coral card: 6" x 4" folded in 1/2
  • Flirty Flamingo mat layer: 2-3/4" x 3-3/4"
  • Black and White Tropical Chic patterned paper: 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"

 

I stamped the Pop of Petal flower images with my Memento black ink pad, then colored with them with my Stampin' Blends markers.  I added some Champagne Mist Shimmer paint with a sponge dauber, then punched them out with the Four Petal Flower Punch.

 

Flower card idea featuring Stampin UP! Pop of Petals flower stamp set and Four Petal Flower punch, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Have you used Shimmer Paint yet?  I added Champagne Mist Shimmer paint to the colored flowers, you can see that in my video tutorial HERE.

The greeting is found in the Southern Serenade stamp set and stamped on a Stitched Label Framelit die.

 

Flower card idea featuring Stampin UP! Pop of Petals flower stamp set and Four Petal Flower punch, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Boxed Stationery Set from Leticia

 I was so blessed by one of my amazing Luv 2 Stamp Group members with this gorgeous Stationery box for my birthday a few months ago!!  Leticia created this gorgeous gift for me featuring the Stampin' UP! Share What You Love designer paper and the  Petal Palette stamp set!

 

DIY Stationery Box featuring Stampin' Up! Share What You Love designer paper by Leticia.

Directions!

I know you will want to know exactly how to make one of these gorgeous Stationery boxes and all the cards.. so you can find all the directions on Leticia's blog and FB Live video below!

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ABOVE: the box when open

BELOW: the box when closed

DIY Stationery Box featuring Stampin' Up! Share What You Love designer paper by Leticia.

Below:  this gorgeous box holds lots of handmade cards as well as tags, post it notes, postage stamps and a pen!!

DIY Stationery Box with handmade cards, featuring Stampin' Up! Share What You Love designer paper and Petal Palette stamp set by Leticia.

 

BELOW: Love that she used the sentiment, flower and heart images from the Ribbon of Courage set!!  Click Here to see my video story about creating the Ribbon of Courage stamp set in honor of my mom's battle with cancer.  I love the pretty tag featuring the Scalloped Tag Topper punch and Polka Dot Tulle ribbon!

 

DIY Stationery Box with handmade tags, featuring Stampin' Up! Share What You Love designer paper and Ribbon of Courage stamp set by Leticia.

The rhinestones are the PERFECT touch in the center of each flower!!

DIY Stationery Box with handmade cards, featuring Stampin' Up! Share What You Love designer paper and Petal Palette stamp set by Leticia.

 Thank you again Leticia for the GORGEOUS gift!!  You are so creative and generous!!

 

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Celebrating 20 Years with Christine - Tea Room Suite

 Last weekend I had fun celebrating Christine!!  She has been a demonstrator in my Luv 2 Stamp Group for 20 years!!!!!!!  How amazing is that!!??

 

Tea room suite from Stampin' Up!: card pillow box and copper tin celebrating Christine's 20th anniversary as a demonstrator.  Projects by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I made up some goodies for her using the Stampin' UP! Tea Room suite of products.  I created a card, a copper tin, a pillow box and a tag.  I put a coupon for a $200 shopping spree inside the pillow box... Christine is the first one on my team to reach a 20 year milestone with Stampin' UP! and I am so exited to celebrate her!!!!   She'll also be recognized at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Orlando this November!! Whohooo!!

 

Tea room suite from Stampin' Up!: card pillow box and copper tin celebrating Christine's 20th anniversary as a demonstrator.  Projects by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 The Pillow Box is decorated with paper, stamps and dies from the Tea Room suite, as well as the Copper Vinyl stickers and polkadot tulle ribbon. 

The card is a vanilla thick note card decorated with Tea Room designer paper and the Celebrate You thinlits die cut in Copper Foil paper.

I still remember the first time Christine and her friend Kathy came to one of my classes.. probably about 22 years ago.  We had fun stamping and she asked about becoming a demonstrator on my team a couple years later.  I'm so blessed that she has been an amazing friend and demonstrator for so many years! That is just ONE of the amazing perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator... making life-long friends!!

 

Tea room suite from Stampin' Up!: decorated copper tin celebrating Christine's 20th anniversary as a demonstrator.  Projects by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Although the large number framelit dies are retired (seriously!? WHY are they retired??) I still use them a lot and die cut them with copper foil paper to go with the copper theme of the gifts.  You can find all of the other fun products from the Tea Room Suite on pages 14 and 15 in your Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, or HERE in my online Stampin' UP! store.

 

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

Tea Room 12x12 designer paper & coordinating cardstock, pg 188, here online

 

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I wrapped some Tea Room Specialty Designer paper around the copper tin, added some polka dot tulle ribbon, and a simple tag, and voila!!

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Petal Promenade paper / Beautiful Promenade set

 

I have a great Flower Layering Tip for you today featuring the Stampin' UP! Beautiful Promenade set and Petal Promenade designer paper.

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ABOVE:  I made the card on the bottom and shared the idea with my friend Cindee, and she stepped it up a notch and showed me how to stamp and layer 2 of the same flower for a really beautiful look!!!!!  thanks, Cindee!!  You are the bestest!

 

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ABOVE:  so it's really pretty simple... stamp 2 of the same flowers, sponge them, and then cut away the lower portion of one flower, as shown.  Curl the flowers with your bone folder (like curling ribbon) and then layer the 2 together with Stampin' Dimensionals, but "offset" them so that it looks like double the flower petals!

 

Beautiful Promenade stamp set and Petal Promenade designer paper from Stampin' UP! - 4x4 square card idea with unique layered flower technique!  Patty Bennett - www.PattyStamps.com

 We added die cut leaves from the Beautiful Layers thinlit dies with Mossy Meadow cardstock, added some copper thread, and then flicked Wink of Stella and Fresh Fig ink onto the card!

 These easy square cards are on a thick Whisper White cardstock base (4-1/4" sq when folded), with a layer of Fresh Fig cut to 4x4, and then the little preprinted square from the Petal Promenade paper is on top.  Add a stitched shape circle and the flowers/leaves and bam.. done!

 

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 Petal Promenade 12x12 designer paper & coordinating cardstock, pg 190 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, or here online

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I also made an alternate version below, where I stamped the sentiment onto the circle.

 

Beautiful Promenade stamp set and Petal Promenade designer paper from Stampin' UP! - 4x4 square card idea with unique layered flower technique!  Patty Bennett - www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Time for Tea Note Cards

 

A spot of tea anyone?  Or maybe just a sweet little note card featuring the Tea Room Suite from Stampin' Up!?  I created a set of 4 note cards using the Delightfully Detailed note cards (they have a subtle printed background.. see them here).  I added a strip of Tea Room printed paper, and a die cut Tea Room scalloped embellishment to my cards. 

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 I used most of the products in the Tea Room Suite!! Find them on pages 14 and 15 in the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog or HERE in my online store!

These beautiful Tea Room Copper Vinyl stickers are difficult to photograph, but in person they are lovely!!

 

Tea Room Suite with Stampin' Up! copper vinyl stickers -  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above:  Tea Room Copper Vinyl Stickers, pg 15 Annual catalog, available HERE online

Below:  Tea Room Ribbon Combo pack, pg 15 Annual catalog, available HERE online.

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 As you can see in the photo above and below, I stamped the teacup with Grapefruit Grove ink onto one of the patterned papers in the Tea Room designer paper pack, then die cut it with the coordinating Spot of Tea framelits.  I also used the Tea Room ribbon combo pack to add some color and shimmer to the cards.

 

Stamping and die cutting for my Tea Room Suite note card set featuring Stampin' Up! Time for Tea bundle, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

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Tea Room 12x12 designer paper & coordinating cardstock, pg 188, here online

 

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 I love the scalloped copper vinyl trim sticker in the Tea Room Vinyl Stickers.. did you see how I used them to trim these note cards?

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2 Broadway Bound Birthday Card Ideas

 

60th birthdays are special!! I loved celebrating my hubby's birthday for a couple of weeks in July!!  Eric's actual birthday was 7-29, and as you can see by the card below, I cut numbers out of the Broadway Bound designer paper to personalize his 60th birthday card!

 

60th birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Broadway Bound specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used 2 different patterns from the Broadway Bound specialty designer paper pack for this card, plus the sheet with the numbers.  I mounted it all onto a side fold Lemon Lime Twist card.  The green dots between the numbers are from the Glitter Enamel Dots pack.

Below.. check it out.. I even put 60 inside :)

 

60th birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Broadway Bound specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

You may remember I have already shared a few other cards I made for him.. I wanted to be sure to celebrate with lots of special Stampin' UP! birthday cards, so I made MANY!!  The one below is a gold and black theme, and I used the retired large number framelit dies to die cut the 60.  (seriously, Stampin' UP!... the number dies should NOT have retired) :)  The patterned papers are also from the Broadway Bound specialty paper pack (available here).

 

Black and gold 60th birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Broadway Bound specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

The card also features Gold Foil paper and a top fold Thick Whisper White card base.  I tied it up with elegant 1/2" Satin Ribbon.  The circle is die cut using the Stitched Shape framelits and gold foil paper.

 

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Floral Frames Note Card with Stampin' Blends

  

Grab your favorite coloring medium and join me to make this fun note card featuring the Stampin' Up! Floral Frames bundle!! My favorite coloring medium, hands down, is my collection of Stampin' Blends markers, so that's what I used to color these little flowers and the small leaves!

 

Stampin' UP! Floral Frames note card colored with Stampin' Blends makers, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The Floral Frames bundle is found on pg 135 in your 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' UP! catalog, or HERE online.

Floral Frames is available in clear mount or wood mount, and also in a 10% off money-saving bundle!! 

TIPS:

  • Stamp the 3 images as shown below with black ink (Memento ink if using Stampin' Blends) on Whisper White cardstock
  • Color images with your favorite coloring tool
  • Cut the frame image into a rectangle with your Stampin' Trimmer
  • Die cut the extra flowers with the Big Shot die cutting machine (shown below right)
  • Die cut extra leaves from the Floral Frames framelits (Granny Apple Green cardstock)
  • When assembling the card, use Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the extra flowers over the larger stamped image, and add the extra die cut leaves with glue dots for added color and texture

 

Stampin' UP! Floral Frames note card colored with Stampin' Blends makers, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The Stampin' Blends markers I used on this project are:

Poppy Parade dark and light (combo pack)

Dark Pumpkin Pie

Light Calypso Coral

Call me Clover dark and light (combo pack)

Granny Apple Green light

Mango Melody dark (coming in Holiday catalog, Sept. 5, 2018)

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 The die cut leaves I added are all Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I stamped the greeting from the Floral Frames stamp set in Poppy Parade ink.  I was nervous to stamp it in the center of this image after my card was all done (eeek!) so I stamped it onto a die cut circle from the Stitched Label framelits.

Stampin' UP! Floral Frames note card colored with Stampin' Blends makers, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I used a Whisper White Note Card for the base of my card, and added a 3-1/2" x 5" piece of polkadot Lemon Lime Twist designer paper from the 2017-2019 In Color 6x6 DSP stack to the front of the note card.

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Blended Season flower card with Swirls & Curls embossing folder

 

Sneak Peek!!  Swirls & Curls embossing folder coming on Sept. 5, 2018 in the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog!!  (don't miss it on pg 5, #147923!!).  I paired it up with the limited-time Blended Season bundle floral stamp, stitched die cut, and Watercolor pencil assortment #2 pack!

 

Blended Season flower image from Stampin' UP! colored with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella glimmer pen.  Swirls & Curls embossing folder background.  Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Did you see my recent post (here) about coloring with your watercolor pencils, then blending the color with the Wink of Stella pen?  It works great and gives you such beautiful shimmer while blending your coloring!!  I used that technique on the flower image above.

Below:  I colored on the Petal Pink rhinestones (#146914) with my Stampin' Blends markers to better coordinate the colors with my project.  Thanks to my team member Gloria for this great idea!

 

Tip! color the pink rhinestones with any Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends marker to alter the color and match your card or craft project!!  tip from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I embossed the Swirls & Curls embossing folder image with Granny Apple Green cardstock, layered it onto Pineapple Punch cardstock and onto a Thick Whisper White folded card base. 

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The greeting is found in the Botanical Bliss stamp set, pg 20 in the Annual catalog, #146612.

 

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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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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

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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.

 

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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!

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 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!

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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

 

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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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Click to watch all 6 Stampin' Blends Video Tutorials HERE

 

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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.

 

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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

Above: Blended season stamp set, Stitched Season framelits, (or available in the Blended Seasons bundle at 10% off!), plus NEW watercolor pencil assortment!

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