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Final Sale-a-Bration 2018 reminder - Paper Pumpkin deal!

 Sale-a-Bration 2018 ENDS today!

 

Remember to place your Sale-a-Bration order and receive free gifts! Expires 3/31/18.  order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

Final Reminder - Sale-a-Bration ends 3/31/18

Today is the Last day to place your Stampin' UP! orders and receive your choice of 30 free Sale-a-Bration gifts!!!

View all 30 gifts online here!

 

What will you stock up on today?

 

Paper Pumpkin is a GREAT deal coupled with Sale-a-Bration!

You might want to grab a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription code to give as a gift, or one for yourself and take advantage of the FREE Sale-a-Bration gifts with a 3-month, 6-month or 12-month prepaid subscription!

Sale-a-Bration is the PERFECT time to renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription or try out these fun crafting kits for the first time, and enjoy a ton of other benefits!!

Enjoy Sale-a-Bration rewards benefits when you prepay for your 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription!  shop at www.MyStampOrder.com

BEST DEAL:

Order a 12 month pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription PLUS $35 in your choice of merchandise and receive:

  • 12 months of Paper Pumpkin craft kits delivered right to your mailbox
  • $35 in merchandise of your choice
  • $50 in free hostess merchandise of your choice
  • 5 Free Sale-a-Bration reward gifts

You will receive a "prepaid code" when you buy a prepaid subscription: use it now, use it later, or give it as a gift.  They never expire!

WOW!!  How cool is that!? 

Click HERE to order your 12 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription.

 

What are the Paper Pumpkin Kits like?

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How I stamped my Petal Palette Swap Cards for OnStage

 

If you ever have to make a LOT of cards, like the 100 Petal Palette cards I made for the upcoming Stampin' Up! OnStage event in Las Vegas, you might enjoy the tips I have for you today, including the video!! 

 

Handstamped Petal Palette floral cards featuring Sponge Daubers and Stampin' UP! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I created a top fold card with Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4-1/4" x 8-3/4" and scored at 5-1/2".  Then added the 3"x4" piece of Petal Passion designer paper to the top section.  The Petal Palette flowers are stamped in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White and colored with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist sponge daubers.  See the whole process in my VIDEO BELOW!

 

Card Making process for my OnStage swaps.  Handstamped Petal Palette floral cards featuring Sponge Daubers and Stampin' UP! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 Swap Making Process:

  • I like to cut and score all my cardstock and designer paper first
  • Die cut framelits next
  • Stamp images
  • Color Images
  • Add ribbon
  • Assemble

How I used my sponge daubers to color the flowers for my Handstamped Petal Palette floral cards featuring Sponge Daubers and Stampin' UP! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

I know you've seen me stamp and color these Petal Palette flowers with Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Blends markers and even Brusho Colour Crystals, but when making 100 cards I needed this to be quick.. so I chose to use the Sponge Daubers!

 

Petal Palette floral images, handstamped then colored with sponge daubers!

 The Petal Palette stamp set and matching framelit dies are available for a limited time at a 10% bundle discount!!  Be sure to check that out here!!

If you'd like to watch my stamping process for making these Stampin' Up! OnStage Swap cards featuring the Petal Palette stamp set, see the video below!

 

 

Having trouble seeing the video? Watch it on YouTube here.

 

Handstamped Petal Palette floral cards featuring Sponge Daubers and Stampin' UP! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

Above:  2 alternate designs using the same products.. a side fold version layered with several cut out flower images, (right), and a version with a layer of colored Petal Passion Designer paper inside, and a Whisper White layer over that to write on.

 

Layered flowers for Handstamped Petal Palette floral cards featuring Sponge Daubers and Stampin' UP! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

I added the clear and glitter epoxy shapes to the roses to look like dew drops.  You'll find these on page 33 in the 2018 Occasions catalog #145632

The Happy Birthday greeting is found in the Beautiful Day stamp set, pg 26 in the 2018 Occasions catalog.

 

Handstamped Petal Palette floral cards featuring Sponge Daubers and Stampin' UP! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

Last week of Sale-a-Bration 2018 with Stampin' UP!!!

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We Must Celebrate Jason's Birthday!

 

I am excited about how fun this birthday card turned out that I made for our son Jason!

He loves to feed the backyard animals at our house, so I thought this was kind of a perfect stamp image for him and a fun card!!  The stamp set is called We Must Celebrate, and it's found on pg 39 of the 2018 Occasions catalog.

  We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

Tips for creating this card:

  • Stamp the We Must Celebrate image with Memento Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock
  • Trim around the top portion of the animals with Paper Snips
  • Color the animals and color  in between the animals with the Pool Party Stampin Blends (I used the Dark one)
  • Layer onto the cloud design from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Paper
  • Add die cut grass from the Picnic Basket Builder framelits

 

Tips for creating the We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

Coloring Note:  I did use my Stampin' Blends to color this cute card.. and while they are backordered until late May 2018, you can also color these cute critters with colored pencils or other markers.

 

Tips for coloring the We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

Find this adorable We Must Celebrate stamp set on page 39 of the 2018 Occasions Stampin' UP! catalog!!

Or here online:

Wood Mount: #145895

Clear Mount: #145898

145898 We Must Celebrate stamp set from Stampin Up! order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

I had a vision for this card.. the cute little animals outside in the sun with a sky filled with puffy white clouds and fun green grass beneath their feet... I used the cloud design in the Myths & Magic designer paper pack (pg 37 Occasions catalog, #145600 online) and the Picnic Basket Builder framelits (pg 6 in the Occasions catalog) to die cut Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive grass (#145658 online).

 

We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

Make it!!

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Happy 27th birthday jason

Have a great day!  Thanks for joining me.. hope you enjoyed this fun card idea!

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Don't Miss Out - 4 Days left for Sale-a-Bration 2018

 

HOW is it possible that 3 months can fly by so quickly!?

This is the last few days to place your Stampin' UP! orders and take advantage of the 30 free gifts being offered during Sale-a-Bration 2018!

It's also your last chance to select 2 free stamp sets in your starter kit when you Join My Team!  I have a nation-wide team of men and women in the Luv 2 Stamp group ready to welcome you!!  Click to read more!

  

 Sale-a-Bration 2018 ENDS Saturday March 31

 View all 30 of the Sale-a-Bration gift offerings HERE!

 

  Earn free gifts with your $50 or more Stampin' Up! purchases January 3 to March 31, 2018.  Shop: www.MyStampOrder.com

What is Sale-a-Bration?

dates: Jan. 3 - March 31, 2018

  • Earn a free gift from the Sale-a-Bration rewards brochure with each $50 you spend
  • Earn an extra $25 in hostess benefits on any orders or parties over $250
  • Earn an extra 2 FREE Stamp Sets of your choice when you join Stampin' Up! and the Luv 2 Stamp Group as a demonstrator (click for info)

Q&A:

  • Do I need to shop only in the Occasions catalog to earn free product?  No, you can purchase from the annual catalog, Occasions catalog, online store and Clearance Rack to receive credit for your order and earn free gifts (see them all here)
  • Do I only need to purchase $50 at a time?   No, you can order as much as you'd like on your order, and you earn a free gift for each increment of $50 (net product total)
  • Can I select one of the $100 gift choices with my $100 order?  Yes! (see them here)
  • Can I select two of the $50 gift choices with my $100 order?  Yes!  (see them here)
  • Do I still earn Free Stamps with Patty during this time?  YES!  (click here)
  • Can I view the Sale-a-Bration products online?   Yes!  (click here)
  • Can I have catalogs so I can see these great products in person?  Yes!  Email me: pattystamps@comcast.net
  • Can I see some videos of these Sale-a-Bration product?  Yes!  Click HERE and HERE

 

Join Now!

4 days left to enjoy 2 extra FREE STAMP SETS in your Starter Kit, when you join my nation-wide Luv 2 Stamp group team of Stampin' UP! demonstrators!!!!  You will love the friendly and creative Luv 2 Stamp group team members!


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  Edited to Add:

I did a Facebook Live today with a review of several of the Sale-a-Bration products.

The Giveaway is done (I did those live) but you can still watch to see samples and ideas!

 

 Need a catalog? email me: pattystamps@comcast.net

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Click to SHOP the catalog online

WATCH Occasions catalog videos HERE

IDEA LIBRARY: view my Occasions catalog samples HERE

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Click to SEE the products online

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IDEA LIBRARY: view my Sale-a-Bration samples HERE

Record your orders and earn free stamps, on my Customer Loyalty Free Stamps With Patty Program

CLICK HERE to download your form and read more!

 

Did you Miss any of your Holiday catalog favorites?

Check out the carryover Holiday Catalog products HERE!

 

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Springtime Foils Paper cards & Stampin' Blends coloring

 

My apologies if you are tired of this Springtime Foils paper, but I think it's one of the best Designer Paper Packs that Stampin' UP! has EVER OFFERED!!

I don't want you to miss out, since March 31, 2018 is the DEADLINE to get this 12x12 paper pack as your FREE GIFT with $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration!

 

Handmade Springtime Foils cards colored with Stampin' Blends by Patty Bennett. Get this amazing paper free before Sale-a-Bration ends on 3/31/18.

 

Springtime Foil Paper is gorgeous all on its own as shown below.. the silver, gold and rose gold patterns are stunning on this thick Whisper White paper.  You get 12 sheets of 12x12 heavy weight paper in a pack! 

Or, you can color it with markers, sponges, brayers, spritzers, etc., as I did above with my Stampin' Blends markers!

 

147193 Springtime Foils amazing paper - Sale a Bration reward option before Sale-a-Bration ends on 3/31/18.

 

Card Below:  I colored just 1 flower with Stampin' Blends markers and die cut it with the Layering Ovals framelits, then die cut a Peekaboo Peach scalloped layering oval framelit to mat the floral oval.  I added 2 little dragonfly die cuts with Copper foil paper to the card using my Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, in addition to tying it up with Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon.

Final touch; punched leaves stamped with the Painted Harvest stamp set and punched with the Leaf Punch.  Find all your favorite Holiday Catalog carryover items HERE.

 

Handmade Springtime Foils cards colored with Stampin' Blends by Patty Bennett. Get this amazing paper free before Sale-a-Bration ends on 3/31/18.

 

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Springtime Foils paper from Stampin' UP! (only available through 3/31/18) colored with Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers

 

 I did color my Springtime Foils paper with the Stampin' Blends markers, and I had these cards done way before Stampin' UP! announced that they had to turn off the ordering for these markers due to the huge popularity and long wait times for backorders, but I still needed to share these with you. If you have your Stampin' Blends, you can use them to color this amazing Springtime Foil paper... if you didn't get yours yet, you will be able to order the markers in late May, but this paper is only available as your free Sale-a-Bration gift through 3/31/18!

 

Handmade Springtime Foils cards colored with Stampin' Blends by Patty Bennett. Get this amazing paper free before Sale-a-Bration ends on 3/31/18.

Above:  for the greeting on this card, I stamped the sentiment from the Charming Cafe set with Berry Burst ink onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with the Stitched Shape framelits.  I punched a starburst Blushing Bride cardstock mat for it.  I added Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon to the card plus a heart from the metallic enamel shapes.

Done! Beautiful! Love them! :)

 

Last week of Sale-a-Bration 2018 with Stampin' UP!!!

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Tutti Frutti Sale a Bration friend cards

 You may remember from a few previous posts, I've been trying to use some of the Stampin' UP! products that I've been neglecting... and pair them with some new products.  So, today, I am sharing a card I created with an older framelit (Lovely Words), a new pack of designer paper (Painted with Love), and the Tutti Frutti Sale-a-Bration cards!

 

Handmade Thank you Friend cards, created with Stampin' Up! Lovely Words framelits, Tutti Fruitt cards, and Painted with Love hearts, by Patty Bennett

How To:

  1. die cut the Lovely Words "friends" framelit in the Tutti Frutti card base in the Big Shot
  2. cut a 3" x 4" piece of designer paper (I used Painted with Love) to put behind the opening (hint: a contrasting color or pattern work best)
  3. die cut extra hearts in the Painted with Love paper (I used the Lots to Love Box framelit dies)

 

Handmade Thank you Friend cards, created with Stampin' Up! Lovely Words framelits, Tutti Fruitt cards, and Painted with Love hearts, by Patty Bennett

 

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 These amazing, fun Tutti Frutti cards are ONLY available as your FREE REWARD gift item during Sale-a-Bration 2018!! You can earn an entire pack of 16 cards and 16 envelopes with your $50 order!

 

Handmade Thank you Friend cards, created with Stampin' Up! Lovely Words framelits, Tutti Fruitt cards, and Painted with Love hearts, by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the thank you greeting with Fresh Fig ink right onto the card.  I also embellished with gold metallic shapes to tie in with the gold foil accents in the Painted with Love Paper.

 

Handmade Thank you Friend cards, created with Stampin' Up! Lovely Words framelits, Tutti Fruitt cards, and Painted with Love hearts, by Patty Bennett

 

Last week of Sale-a-Bration 2018 with Stampin' UP!!!

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Quick and Easy Die Cut Soda Pop Bottle Cards

Wow! only 1 week left to select this amazingly fun Bubbles & Fizz paper as your free Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration gift!!  I love the fun, bright, colorful patterns and color combo of this paper, making it perfect for handmade Birthday or congrats cards, or for party favor paper, or, as I did here, for a stack of customer Thank You cards!

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

 

Getting started on these cards was SO easy.. I die cut the pre-printed bottles with my Bottles & Bubbles framelits dies, and also punched circles and starburst circles with my punches.  I cut pieces of the Bubbles & Fizz paper to 4" x 3" and layered them onto Tutti Frutti card bases (another free SAB item!), and then just layered on circles and bottles with my snail adhesive.  Easy Peasy.

 

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

147244 Bubbles & Fizz Stampin' Up! designer paper - free Sale-a-Bration gift exp. 3/31/18

Use code 147244 to add this as your free Sale-a-Bration gift choice with $50 order here online.

Last week of Sale-a-Bration 2018 with Stampin' UP!!!

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

 The finishing touch on my customer Thank You cards was some Tutti Frutti Sequins.  I love them! They look like little bubbles coming up from the bottles!!

  Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

 

I performed Stamp Surgery on one of my stamps from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  The stamp says "Thank You for Caring", but I just wanted one that says Thank You.. so I grabbed my Xacto knife and cut out the "for caring" part!!  :)

After stamping with my Bermuda Bay ink pad onto Whisper White cardstock, I punched them out with the 1-3/8" scalloped circle punch. Perfect!

Stamp Surgery with my Xacto knife on the Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty stamp set - needed a Thank You stamp!

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

Have a great day!  Thanks for joining me.. hope you enjoyed this fun card idea!

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Party Hat birthday card ideas

Hip Hip Hooray, it's a birthday celebration, with these festive Berry Burst party hat birthday cards! I took my color combo idea from the Tutti Frutti self adhesive sequins for these cards and created a pretty, and bright rainbow of birthday cards!  Each card features a piece of Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper in the background on a card base of folded Thick Whisper White cardstock.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins, by Patty Bennett

You might remember my Chocolate, Vanilla & Strawberry birthday cake cards featuring the Celebrate You stamp set from Stampin' UP! (in this blog post)... those cards were created with the same stamp set.  You'll find Celebrate You in the current 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog on pg 72.

 Looking for those fun Tutti Frutti sequins?  Find them on pg 29 in the 2018 Occasions catalog, or #145609 here online.

Birthday Card Idea featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Springtime Foil background paper, by Patty Bennett

 

Above: I sponged Bermuda Bay ink on the Springtime Foils paper in the background.. love this fun color combo!

Each card features bright, fun Stampin' Up! colors, and the party hats were each stamped in 2 colors, and I cut out the "pom pom" topper to add to the hat with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins, by Patty Bennett

 

I also used a Stitched Shape Whisper White oval and scalloped oval die cut on each card, either behind the hat, or for the stamped greeting.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins and Polka Dot embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

The card above has a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock embossed with the Polka Dots basic embossing folder for a pop of fun!

Some of the cards feature the Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon and Tutti Frutti sequins. 

The card below was sponged with ink on the Springtime Foils paper.. see more info HERE for that technique.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins and sponged Springtime Foils background, by Patty Bennett

Peter and Patty I hope you are inspired to create a handstamped birthday card for someone you love!! 

Last week was my little brother's birthday, so Happy Birthday, Peter!!  I can only call him "little" because he's 3 years younger... he's a LOT taller than I am.

He's also really awesome :)

 

 

 

 

 

1 week left for Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration 2018

 

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Paper Storage Solutions for Crafters

How do you like to store your cardstock and papercrafting designer papers? 

Vertical or Horizontal?  Rainbow order? Color Families?

In Slots? In Hanging folders? At your fingertips? In a cabinet?

I recently watched THIS fun video from Stamp-n-Storage - they have GREAT paper storage solutions for crafters!!

 

Do you love to organize your craft room?

JOIN ME on Monday, March 26th!!

for the Stamp-n-Storage Pop Up Sale!

Pleasanton, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

 
Stamp-n-Storage Pop Up Sale, Pleasanton, CA March 26, 2018
 
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I have some fun news!! I will be helping at the Stamp-n-Storage pop-up booth in Pleasanton, CA here in the Bay Area on Monday, March 26th!!  If you can stop by, I'd love to see you so you can see all of the amazing storage products they offer for crafting spaces!!
 
 
Click here to shop Stamp-n-Storage online if you are not local to the Bay Area.
 
  
 
Here is how it works:
  • You'll save 20% OFF Stamp-n-Storage products
  • You'll save up to 30% OFF magnet sheets
  • You'll get to take home product with you!!

On Monday, the 26th:

  • Join us inside the Sheraton on Hopyard Rd in Pleasanton
  • Check out the huge display of Stamp-n-Storage products at 20% off
  • Sign up for a chance to win a $75 store credit!!
  • No need to lug your purchases around.. you can grab a ticket at each item display, pay for your products, then drive your car around to the trailer to pick up your products!
 
I have used their top of the line products for many years and have been adding to my craft room bit by bit to incorporate storage for my cardstock, 12x12 paper, embossing folders, framelits/dies, 6x6 paper, Stampin' Blends, stamp sets and ink pads!
 
Are you excited!?  I am!!  Watch this fun Stamp-n-Storage video!!
 

 
How cool was that!?  Can you imagine all the goodies in that trailer!!??
 

Craft Room Storage Solutions & Tips:

 
 

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Uh Oh! Get your Stampin' Blends Now!

Yesterday while I was coloring these cute doggies and kitties from Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets, with my Stampin' Blends markers, Stampin' UP! announced that since these markers are SO POPULAR and the demand is so high, and the backorders are continuing to increase with the popularity of the product, Stampin' UP! has decided to turn off the ordering for all Stampin' Blends markers on Friday, March 23, at Noon MT.  They will become available to order again toward the end of May when the supplier can catch up with the demand.

SO!!! Order them NOW if you want to take advantage of receiving Sale-a-Bration gifts with your order and get on the list to receive them when they come back in stock!  See them all HERE in my online store.

Coloring the kitties from the Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty set with Stampin' Blends markers

 

If you have already ordered your Stampin' Blends and are waiting for them on backorder, they are expected in stock again in May and June (estimated time). 

The Stampin' Blends markers are available to order in a complete set, or in combo packs of light and dark, or individually.  You can see all of the Stampin' Blends markers below in this post. Each photo goes directly to my online store for your shopping convenience.

Be sure you are stamping with the Memento Black Ink Pad on Whisper White cardstock for best results.

 

Coloring the Bella & Friends doggies with Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers

I had fun coloring these little cuties.. I plan to turn them in to cards soon! :)

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Copper Dragonfly - Springtime Foils metallic cards

 

I had a lovely stack of Copper Foil Dragonfly die cuts on my desk, and decided they looked amazing with the Sale-a-Bration Springtime Foils paper, so these are the cards I came up with!  Did you know you can get a pack of this 12x12 Springtime Foils paper as your free gift with $50 online order!? Wow! hurry!! expires 3/31/18!

Copper Dragonfly die cut Springtime Foils cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring.

Each card base is a 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card, scored at 5-1/2" and then 2 various sized pieces of Springtime Foils paper (3 of the 4 patterns) on the base.  I tied some Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon around each one and then added the Copper Foil paper dragonfly die cut with mini Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Easy!

 

Springtime Foils Paper from Stampin' Up!, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring by Patty Bennett

After I colored the Springtime Foils paper with my Stampin' Blends markers, as shown above, I cut it up into 3"x4" pieces so that I could "spread the love" and include it on several cards, not just 1 or 2 :)

 

Copper Dragonfly die cut Springtime Foils cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring.

  

This card is equally as beautiful without the colored Springtime foils paper... see below! So pretty!

 

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Tips & Resources:

  •  I die cut a vellum circle to place behind each dragonfly, using the Stitched Shape Framelits.  This just gives a little bit of focus to the dragonfly against the printed background.

  • Use the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals behind the body of the dragonfly.. perfect size!
  • See more info about the Springtime Foils paper HERE

 

Copper Dragonfly die cut Springtime Foils cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring.

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Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration cards

 

3, count them.. 3 Sale-a-Bration gifts combined on these Best Wishes Cards!!  :)

 

Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Cards feature Tutti-Frutti card bases and Petal Passion paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I have used the Tutti-Frutti cards & envelopes free Sale-a-Bration gift, the Shimmer Ribbon free Sale-a-Bration gift and the Happy Wishes stamp set - all free Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' Up! for 2018 to create these handmade cards!

I stamped the Best Wishes greetings with Flirty Flamingo ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and die cut them with the Stitched Shape framelits, then die cut 3 different cardstock colors with the Layering Ovals scalloped die to tuck behind the white oval.  (Calypso Coral, Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo).

1 youtube Each card base is a Tutti-Frutti card, layered with a 4"x5-1/4" piece of Petal Passion paper.  I colored some of the black and white paper with sponging and with Stampin' Blends for just a little touch of color.  Click HERE to watch my video with tips for coloring the Petal Passion paper.

 

Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Cards feature Tutti-Frutti card bases and Petal Passion paper, by Patty Bennett

Embellishment Tip:

I used the Subtles Enamel Shapes in the centers of each stamped flower.  The stamped flowers are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set (#143662).

If you have not yet seen the 30 free Sale-a-Bration gift choices, you can view them HERE online.  Some gifts are free for your $50 order and some are free for your $100 order... no limit... the more crafting and stamping supplies you order, the more free gifts you earn... AND.. you earn Hostess rewards on all orders over $150.

Don't forget to fill in your $50+ orders on your Free Stamps with Patty form!

  

Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Cards feature Tutti-Frutti card bases and Petal Passion paper, by Patty Bennett

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you are enjoying all of the amazing Sale-a-Bration gift choices!

 

Reminder:

Sale-a-Bration 2018 ENDS March 31, 2018

 

Resources:

Happy Wishes Stamp set:

  Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Free with your $100 order before 3/31/18 at www.MyStampOrder.com

Happy Wishes Stampin' UP! video:

 

Have a great day!

 

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Did you reserve a Stamparatus in December?

I have a new Stamparatus video tip for you today!

Be sure to scroll down and watch it :)

 

Did you reserve a Stamparatus in December?

Whohooo!!  Watch your email inbox for an email from Stampin' Up! with all the details to finalize your Stamparatus reservation and purchase your Stamparatus on TUESDAY, MARCH 20th!!!

 

NOTE!!!!  The Stamparatus is $49, so IF you want a Free Sale-a-Bration item, PLEASE add something to your order to bump it over $50 and then select a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift! Click here to see all 30 gifts!!  No limit!  Order $100 and get 2 gifts, order $150 and also enjoy hostess benefits in addition to 3 gifts!

 

If you missed my Stamparatus Tip on my Facebook Live video last week, here it is - click below to watch!

 

Hope you enjoyed that video and the card!

 

If your Stamparatus is coming soon, be sure to watch my Stamparatus VIDEO BELOW with 5 tips!

 

If you are having trouble viewing it in an email, click here.

 

 

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Public Service Announcement: Retiring Stampin' UP! colors

  2016 2018 Retiring Stampin' UP! In Colors shop online www.MyStampOrder.com

 

(NO, I'm not retiring... the In Colors are!)  :) :) :)

As we are all awaiting our first glimpse at the new 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' UP! Catalog, AND a peek at the retiring list, there is one thing we know and that's the 2016-2018 Stampin' Up! color products are set to retire with the end of this current catalog.

 

 Click any one of the colors below to shop for that color in my online store!

 

That said, it doesn't mean that the products in these colors will necessarily be available through May 31... they can (and have in the past) sold out VERY quickly in April or May when customers see the retiring list officially published... so..

Don't delay, don't end up scouring the internet and paying ebay prices later!!  Just sayin'...

 

 

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Only 2 Weeks Left! Springtime Foil Specialty Paper offer!

There is still time to enjoy all 30

of the amazing free Sale-a-Bration gift offerings!!

 

All Sale-a-Bration gifts available with your online orders of $50 or more through 3-31-18!

You can view them all hereMy personal favorite?  The Springtime Foils paper!!  I have paired the paper with the Southern Serenade stamp set and used my Stampin' Blends markers to color the floral images of these beautiful handmade cards!  Wouldn't these make great Easter cards?

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

When you select this pack of 12x12 designer paper as your free gift during Sale-a-Bration, you get 12 sheets of this gorgeous heavy-weight foiled paper!!  3 each of all 4 of these designs! Be Still My Heart! This is gorgeous!

 

147193 Springtime Foils Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration paper gift with purchase through 3/31/18

 

I stamped the flower image from the Southern Serenade stamp set (pg 49 in your 2018 Occasions catalog) in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White die cut Lots of Labels framelits (pg 214 in the current annual Stampin' Up! catalog), then colored them with my Stampin' Blends markers.  I decided to create one image with each pair of light and dark Stampin' Blends. 

To my surprise, I REALLY loved the Rich Razzleberry image.. it surprised me because I am not a pink/purple person.. but this is so lovely!!

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

Tips! 

  • Stamp the Southern Serenade flower image in Memento Black ink, and color with Stampin' Blends. 
  • Stamp the lace image from Southern Serenade in Crumb Cake ink .. stamp off first if you want a lighter image.
  • If you don't have a ribbon to match your card, color it with Stampin' Blends - SEE THIS POST.
  • Color each of the flowers with both the light and dark Stampin' Blends, and color the leaves with the light and dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends.

  

Tips for creating a Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I created the actual card base from the striped piece of Springtime Foils paper, but you could also just put a piece of Springtime Foils paper on top of a folded Thick Whisper White card base.  I also added a piece of a contrasting Springtime Foils paper to the bottom 1/3 of the card, then added coordinating ribbon to each card.

You can make these too!  All the Stampin' UP! supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post.. click on any product image to go right to my online store!

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

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watch my YouTube video here!

 

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