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Smitten Mittens and Snowflake embossing folder card

 

It may not be frosty cold here in California, but we still have occasions to wear mittens in the cool nights. :)   I thought these adorable mittens from Stampin' Up! were so cute and wanted to feature them in a fun card for you today!

 

Smitten Mittens snowflake card featuring Stampin' Up! holiday catalog stamps and embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

I was originally inspired by a card done by Barbara Strauss Nagle, and put my own twists on it.  I stamped the background with Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock using the Marbled background stamp (pg 165 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog), and then embossed it with the Winter Wonder snowflake embossing folder.

Doesn't the marbled background stamp make it look like swirling wind and snow?

The snowflakes are stamped in Pool Party ink, and the greeting (from Hearts Come Home stamp set) is stamped in Island Indigo ink.

 

Smitten Mittens snowflake card featuring Stampin' Up! holiday catalog stamps and embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

The mittens are die cut using the Many Mittens framelit dies on pg 38 of the 2017 Holiday catalog.  I used stamp images from the Smitten Mittens stamp set - buy these together and SAVE 10% on the bundle!

I finished off the mittens with stamped and die cut images from the Smitten Mittens bundle and the blue Glitter Enamel shapes.   The mittens are "tied together" with silver trim from the Mini Tinsel Trim combo pack. 

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Painted Harvest Sunflower Card with Burlap background

 

I was trying to think of a good background for my Painted Harvest sunflower cards, and I noticed my Burlap Background stamp on my shelf, so I pulled that out and used it for these sunflower cards... and I love how it lends the perfect fall, rustic touch to these cards! Find the Burlap Background stamp on page 165 of your 2017-2018 annual Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE online for clear mount and HERE online for wood mount.

 

Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Remarkable You set. by Patty Bennett

 

I inked the Burlap background stamp in Crumb Cake ink and stamped one of the Whisper White panels, then went ahead and stamped a 2nd one without reinking.. so you'll see the variations in lighter and darker burlap backgrounds in this post.

 

I also added strips of Painted Harvest designer paper to each card as well as Glitter Enamel Dot embellishments.

 

Painted Harvest Sunflower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp, Happy Birthday Gorgeous and Remarkable You set. by Patty Bennett

 

I had fun playing with different ribbon embellishments, different cardstock colors for the base card and different colors for stamping the sunflower.  Scroll down to see the VIDEO in this post with more info about stamping the sunflower.

 

The You are Remarkable greeting is found in the Remarkable You stamp set (pg 142 annual catalog) and the Thankful greeting is found in the Painted Harvest set #144783.

 

Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Remarkable You set. by Patty Bennett

 

The sunflowers are punched with the Starburst Punch and layered onto Daffodil Delight circles. 

The leaves are all stamped in Emerald Envy ink on Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, then punched with the Leaf Punch.  The leaf punch is part of the 10% off bundle: Painted Harvest Bundle #146021

 

Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. by Patty Bennett

 

Happy Birthday is a greeting found in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set, #143662.

Using Black Rhinestone jewels in the center of the sunflower is a fun way to dress up the card, too!

 

Tip! use Black Rhinestones for sunflower centers!!  Painted Autumn stamped Sunflower card featuring Stampin' UP! burlap background stamp and Happy Birthday Gorgeous set. by Patty Bennett

 

I previously shared this video with tips for stamping the Painted Harvest Sunflower.. if you missed it, please take a look, and it should help you with this stamp set.

 

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Lemonade Card with Ice!

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Card Details & Tips:

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

 

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A great card for GUYS & Burlap stamp tip!

 

Need a fun card for a special man in your life?  The Pocketful of Sunshine bundle is perfect for making that special card for hubby, son, boyfriend, nephew, dad, coworker, etc.!! 

I combined the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set/framelit bundle and the Burlap background stamp to create this Father's Day card, but you can switch up the greeting to create this for any occasion!

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I stamped the Burlap Background stamp in Dapper Denim ink on Dapper Denim cardstock for the background of this card, and without reinking, I stamped it a 2nd time onto another piece of Dapper Denim cardstock, and used that piece for the pocket.  I stamped the pocket image in Archival Black ink, die cut it and added it to the card.

 My personal preference is the wood background stamps, so I bought the wood mount Burlap stamp, but it's also available in clear mount and you can use your own Clear Block F #118483, pg 217.

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

For the little "tag" at the side of the pocket like Levi's jeans, I used one of the fun new Corrugated Elements pieces (#144158, pg 31 and 196).  I also added gold "studs" to the pocket, using the Metallic Enamel Shapes (#141678, pg 196).

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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The pocket is a perfect spot for a gift card, folded money, or just a special note!

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The strip of striped paper is found in the Pick a Pattern paper pack, #144163, pg 188.

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What do you think? Had you thought of combining the Burlap background with the Pocket image?

 

Great Guy Card idea featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Elements and Details for this Pocket card:

  • folded card base: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" folded in 1/2. Crushed Curry cardstock
  • front panel: 4" x 5-1/4" Dapper Denim cardstock stamped with Burlap background
  • striped piece: 2-1/2" x 4" from Pick a Pattern DSP
  • happy Father's Day banner: die cut with Bunch of Banners dies, stamped with Tabs for Everything #143907 & Thoughtful Banners #141614
  • Star & Heart enamel shapes from Regals Enamel shape pack #141681
  • gold "rivets": Metallic Enamel Shapes #141678
  • ribbon: Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon #144197
  • "Levi's tag": Corrugated Elements #144158
  • "You Dazzle Me" pull up pocket insert: stamped with Pocketful of Sunshine set onto a Color Theory Memories & More card #144210

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How I Distressed Pine Boards for Photo Backgrounds

 

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw the fun pile of pine wood boards that my neighbor left by my front door.  Many of you asked what I was going to do with them?  Well, they are for the backgrounds of my blog post projects!!

HOWEVER, I came across a little issue....  the pine is so "yellow" that it fools my camera and it makes all the photos really yellow, which require a ton of photoshoping to make them look better.. so.. I decided to buy some paint and start painting and distressing the yellow-ish pine boards to make them look more interesting and a little bit like they'd been weathered for a long time!

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The boards were single left over pine planks from who knows what project.. and my neighbor (handy-dandy woodshop neighbor) glued them together into larger pieces.. he sanded them and did the beveled edges on them too!!  It's so great to have handy friends!!!! :)

 You can see from the photo below, that the pine boards I found in our garden shed, are quite yellow, and after my "distressing process" I managed to make them all look totally different!

 

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Before and After: How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

After Distressing wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I really should have looked on Youtube before I started this process, but I just dove right in with some bottles of acrylic paint, old paint brushes, an old toothbrush, foam brushes, sand paper and old rags.

It was about a 3 day process as I was trying to get the house decorated for Christmas at the same time, and couldn't devote all my time to this project.

 

My (totally amateur) process to distress the wood:

  1. start with a wash of paint (acrylic paint watered down) and applied with a foam brush
  2. sand when dry
  3. add a 2nd color the same way as #1
  4. sand when dry
  5. add a 3rd color with a very dry paint brush to give the appearance of wood grain (with a light touch)
  6. sand when dry
  7. evaluate... like it? stop!  needs more color? (probably!) :) add more colors either as a wash or with a dry paintbrush
  8. add paint speckles or streaks with the toothbrush dipped in paint
  9. distress wood with wire brush, coarse sand paper, or anything that will rough it up a bit
  10. apply more paint
  11. sand again
  12. ya, you get the idea... you could do this for days....  I had to make myself stop!

 

Notes:

For the blue ones, I started with white paint and added blue, then added more white

For the light ones, I started with white paint and added hints of gray, black and brown (with a very dry brush)

For the dark ones, I started with brown paint, and added white, gray and black paint

On some of the boards, I dipped my rag into water then into paint and kind of washed over the boards.

I basically experimented with every possible combination I could think of. :)

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

When I am ready to photograph my craft projects, I place them on a board and take photos, as you can see below:

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft photo backgrounds by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I experiment with different boards depending on the color and size of the project, then crop the photo and add my watermark as shown below.

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft project photo backgrounds.  Christmas gift bags from Stampin Up  by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

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Examples of different wood backgrounds for my Merry Medley Christmas gift bag projects.

I stamped the Kraft gift bags with my Merry Medley background stamp and decorated them with some Warmth & Cheer designer paper for easy and fun holiday gift bags!

 

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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Christmas Collage Frame, or boxes, bags and cards

 

One of the Christmas crafting projects we made on the recent stamping cruise in October was this great framed collage with 3x3 squares decorated with a variety of Stampin' UP! holiday theme paper, stamps and accessories.  Jenn Gulch designed this GREAT project for us and we framed it when we got home.

 12x12 framed collage with 3x3 squares:

 

Christmas 3x3 framed collage featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle, Santa's Sleigh Bundle, Greetings from Santa/Detailed Santa bundle.

 OR...

Check out this idea... you could create the same 3x3 squares and instead of putting them in a frame, you could make boxes, bags and cards out of them!

 

Christmas 3x3 squares on cards, bags and boxes, featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle, Santa's Sleigh Bundle, Greetings from Santa/Detailed Santa bundle.

 

The 3x3 squares fit perfectly on the Stampin' Up! White Gift Boxes... how fun is this!?  Add one to the lid, or go ahead and put the squares on all sides!! I have both examples below for you!

 

Christmas 3x3 square on White Gift Box, featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle reindeer and Presents & Pinecones paper..

 

Above: White Gift Box wrapped with Presents & Pinecones paper (ON SALE -click here), then wrapped in 3/4" Real Red Stitched Ribbon (ON SALE now, while supplies last -click!). Easy and cute and a fun way to give a box of candies!

 

Christmas 3x3 squares on White Gift Boxes, featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle reindeer and Presents & Pinecones and Candy Cane Lane paper..

 

Below: on this White Gift Box, I covered the 4 sides and the lid!  Really cute way to showcase the Stampin' Up! Candy Cane Lane paper!

 

Christmas 3x3 square on White Gift Box, featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Candy Cane Lane paper..

 

Below:  the Santa's Sleigh 3x3 square on a Christmas card, featuring the Merry Medley background stamp.

Christmas 3x3 square on on card, featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Santa's Sleigh bundle and Merry Medley background stamp.

 

Below: the 3x3 square greeting on a Kraft gift bag, stamped with the Merry Medley background stamp.

Christmas 3x3 square on kraft gift bag, featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Merry Medley background stamp.

 

Below:  The Santa's Sleigh reindeer 3x3 square on a Christmas card stamped with the Merry Medley background stamp.

 

Christmas 3x3 square on card, featuring Stampin Up stamps, paper, ink. Santa's Sleigh bundle and Merry Medley background stamp.

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Merry Medley Background Stamp from Stampin' Up!

 

Background Stamps = Quick and Easy way to create a fun, custom colored backgrounds for your card or crafting project!!

I hope you enjoy my Merry Medley background stamp Christmas cards today!

 

Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up creates fun and easy  Christmas cards.  Pair with Stitched Shape framelits!  by Patty Bennett

 

Stampin' Up! offers the Merry Medley background stamp in wood mount or clear mount options.  I personally LOVE my wood mount stamps and as you can see by the photo below, I ordered this stamp in wood.  See it on page 30 in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog, or online #142148 (wood) and #142152 (clear mount).


 

Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up creates fun and easy  Christmas cards. by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the background stamp on a variety of colors of cardstock in a variety of colors of ink.  I've used Real Red, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Mint Medley, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler ink above.  I decided to stamp a bunch of them and then decide what to create!  I was sharing the stamp with my friend Joy, and I wanted to quickly stamp some backgrounds so I could lend it to her, but I didn't know what I was going to create at the time, so I just made a bunch!

 

Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up creates fun and easy  Christmas cards.  Pair with Stitched Shape framelits!  by Patty Bennett

 

After stamping all those backgrounds, I decided to make a quick set of 3 Christmas Cards by cutting down the background stamp to about 3" x 4-3/4" and mounting them onto the Stampin' Up! Thick Whisper White and Crumb Cake note cards (pg 176 in the annual catalog).  I embellished each card with some ribbon, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, and a little focal point tag.

All of the focal point "tags" are stamped on Thick Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Round, Square or Oval Stitched Shape framliets and matted with a coordinating color cardstock, die cut with one of the Layering Ovals, Circles or Squares framelits. They are a perfect match made in Heaven! Click Here to see my video and more info.

 

Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up creates fun and easy  Christmas cards.  Pair with Stitched Shape framelits!  by Patty Bennett

 

The background on this card was inked with 1/2 Cucumber Crush ink and 1/2 Emerald Envy ink.  I love the 2 tone effect!

 

Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up creates fun and easy  Christmas cards.  Pair with Stitched Shape framelits!  by Patty Bennett

The Merry Christmas greeting is found in the Hang Your Stockings stamp set, as well as the sweet holly leaves.  I added the Real Red Enamel Shapes as the berry leaves.   Oh and that sweet little snow stamp in the background?  It's stamped in Pool Party ink using a stamp from the Christmas Pines stamp set.

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Due to Popular demand, Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape framelits are running out of stock!

 

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When you click to order them, it will tell you they are on backorder, but as of now, you can still add them to your order.. but NOT FOR LONG!!  Stampin' Up! will be turning off the ordering code soon, and you'll have to settle for an email telling you when they are back in stock!  So Don't Delay!  Order Today!

 

Fun Christmas Tags die cut with circles, ovals and square framelit from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

 

I created several Christmas tags that can be used on cards or other Christmas packaging, and I used the Christmas Pines stamp set, as well as the Hang your Stocking and Stitched with Cheer set, Real Red and Cucumber Crush ink and Thick Whisper White cardstock.

 

On the last of the set of 3 Merry Medley Christmas Cards, I stamped the background in Soft Suede onto Whisper White and mounted it on a Crumb Cake note card.  I embellished the card with a pop of red on the "simple joys" tag and some Real Red enamel shapes, some Delightful Dijon striped ribbon, and a Christmas Trinket Bells embellishment.

 

Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up creates fun and easy  Christmas cards.  Pair with Stitched Shape framelits!  by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Watercolor Wash Background Video Tutorial

 

Birthday-blossoms-watercolor-wash-background-stampin-up-card-pattystamps-flowers Thank you for your kind comments about my Watercolor Wash background swap card!  I posted the card HERE during the Stampin' UP! Convention, and swapped it with my fellow Control Freak friends!! Their cards were AMAZING! I'll be featuring them in an upcoming blog post!

WATCH THE VIDEO below to see how to create this beautiful background using water with your background stamp!

  

If you are reading this in an email, click the image above, or click here to watch it on my blog, or click here to watch it on my YouTube channel.

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As I mentioned in the video, you don't have to use water on this Watercolor Wash background stamp.. in fact, it turns out beautiful without water, but I wanted to try it with a spritz of water and loved how it came out!

I love it when you can use a stamp in more than one way!

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Watermelon Wonder Dahlias - Expressions Elements Video

 

Today I have a QUICK Stampin' Up! VIDEO TUTORIAL for you with a Tip for coloring your wooden Expressions Natural Elements!!!  Have you used these yet? You'll find them on page 160 in the new 2015/2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog, or HERE in my online store.

You can see below that I've added these neat wooden elements to the Definitely Dahlia cards for a little 3-D fun!

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 Watch the video below by clicking on the photo, or, watch it here on YouTube

 

 Aren't they fun!?  I love them! I ordered several packs and will be using them on my Convention swaps ... are you a demonstrator attending Convention this year?  Swapping cards is SO fun!

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Expressions Natural Elements - page 160 in the new 2015/2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog, or HERE in my online store.

 

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When you watch my video in this post, you will see that I grabbed a spare plastic bag to help me in coloring the wooden element.. it was MUCH better than getting totally inky fingers!!

I LOVE the new Definitely Dahlia background stamp.. well, how could I NOT love it.. right?! It's a FLOWER!!  I stamped it in Watermelon Wonder ink on Whisper White Cardstock... simple and striking!  And how gorgeous is this pretty printed paper from the Pretty Petals Paper Stack!!!! Wow!!

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Above: these were my supplies for this card:

Folded Watermelon Wonder Card: 4-1/4" x 11", folded in 1/2

4" x 4-1/2" Piece of Whisper White to stamp the Dahlia on

4" x 1-1/4" piece of patterned paper from the Pretty Petals Paper Stack

Wooden Elements & ink pad

In Color Lace Ribbon (use either Watermelon Wonder or Cucumber Crush)

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After I made the "top fold" cards above, I tried the same basic design in a side fold card... I love how both designs came out great!

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Wedding Card for our Niece

 

Today is a special day... Mother's Day!  Happy Mother's Day to all of my "mom friends"!  I also realized it's 5-10-15 which is just a SUPER cool date!! I was guessing there might me lots of weddings going on today because of the cool date, So.. why not share a wedding card I recently made!?

As I mentioned in this previous blog post, our niece Amy just got married... and of course I had to create a handmade wedding card for her... I used the beautiful "For the New Two" stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog and Calypso Coral ink and embossing powder to make it really special!

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I wish we could have handed this to Josh and Amy in person, but, unfortunately, the 3 of us ended up SO sick that Easter Weekend and had to miss the wedding, but we wish them all the best and send all our love!

 

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This is Amy and Josh with my father-in-law (her grandpa) who married them.  My father-in-law is a Lutheran minister and has married all of his kids and grandkids.. what a neat honor!

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Amy's Bridal Shower Card

 

Our niece, Amy, recently got married to a super guy named Josh.. and for her bridal shower, I sent her THESE THANK YOU NOTE BOXES made from empty Project Life boxes.  Below is the card I mailed with the boxes for her bridal shower.. I think you could also use this for a wedding card!

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The background is stamped with a limited time offering stamp called Something Lacy.. I'm really sad that it's only available until June 2nd!!!  You can see it in my online store here!  I stamped it in Crisp Cantaloupe ink on Whisper White paper then layered it onto a folded Crisp Cantaloupe folded card.  Crisp Cantaloupe is one of my all time favorite colors.. I'm sad it's retiring too!!

Below is the 411 on creating this card.. the sentiment is from the "For the New Two" stamp set which I'm happy to tell you will also be in the new Stampin' Up! catalog!! yay!!!

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I used 3 sweet little ribbon flowers on this card.. they were from the Artisan Embellishment kit that sold out quickly... I am learning that it's important to get Stampin' Up! products quickly after they are released because so many from the Occasions catalog sold out quite quickly this year!

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Pirate Map Birthday Card

 

Did you see the cute pencil toppers I made with this Hey, Valentine stamp set?  Click to View them here if you missed them.  I wanted to use this cute Pirate stamp but without the Valentine sentiment, so I did not ink the Valentine greeting, and I stamped Happy Birthday instead! What little guy wouldn't want this cute Pirate Birthday card!?

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Colored with Blendabilities Markers

After stamping the pirate in Memento Black ink on Very Vanilla cardstock, I colored him with my Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers.  I love how smooth they are.. oh my.. they are a breeze to color with!

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Part 3:  Tips for coloring the hedgehog A Little Smile stamp

Part 4:  How to emboss images and color on black cardstock with Blendabilities

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I had lots of fun combining the World Map background stamp and the Open Sea stamp set plus a couple pieces of the Typeset DSP for the background pieces.  I ripped and sponged all the edges and then used the Spiral Border punch to punch the edges of the pieces.  All stamping and sponging was done with Soft Suede ink.

 

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Simple and Elegant Control Freaks Blog Tour

 

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Our theme this month:

Stampin' Up! projects that are

SIMPLE & ELEGANT

 
 Our tour this month showcases cards that are Simple yet Elegant, or "Flat and Fabulous".. perhaps 1 or 2 layer cards without lots of embellishing...  we hope you enjoy this tour!   You have probably reached me after visiting Heidi Baks fantabulous blog, and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :) This month I'm a Heidi Sandwich... I'm sandwiched between 2 amazing Heidi's!!! :)

Card #1: Corner Garden Stamp

My first card uses a new background stamp called Corner Garden in a very different way!  I had not thought about turning this stamp on its side but I like it!

If you are looking for it, it's on pg 175 in the current Stampin' UP! Catalog.

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After stamping the background stamp on Whisper White in Calypso Coral (my current fave Stampin' Up! color), I stamped the stamp again in Black Memento ink onto Whisper White and colored in the largest flower with Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers and then cut it out with my nice sharp paper snips, added petals with the Beautiful Bunch set stamped in Old Olive on Old Olive cardstock and punched with the Fun Flower punch, then added that to the card. The Thanks a Bunch stamp is from the Occasions 4 You set, pg 8.

Simple, yet elegant... don't you think?

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You can see the Blendabilities colors I used for the flower.. the 3 Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers plus the Blush (skin tone) marker and the Color Lifter. (Yep, this card was for a swap.. in fact it was for a Control Freaks Swap!)

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  • Corner Garden Stamp, pg 175, #134045/134048
  • Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, pg 181, #126983, 122925
  • Old Olive ink & cardstock, pg 180, #126953, 100702
  • Memento Black ink pg 212 #132708
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130996
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Color Lifter marker pg 212, #129369
  • Occasions 4 You stamp set, pg 8, #134333/134336
  • Fun Flower punch #133785

 

Card #2: Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp

My second card features a hostess set called Bloom with Hope  colored with Blendabilities markers.

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I think the Stylish Stripes embossing folder background, white on white, really makes this card beautiful and elegant.  I also like the sponging effect around the edge of the tag... I used both Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight to sponge the edges.

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After stamping the flower with Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock, I colored it with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers with some brown in the center from the Skin Tone assortment.  I used my Scalloped Tag Topper punch to make this a pretty tag focal point.

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  • Bloom with Hope hostess set - available when you have an order or party of $150 or more (see pg 240)
  • Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, pg 226, #132174
  • Scalloped Tag Topper punch pg 221, #133324
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730
  • Stampin' Sponges pg 210, #101610
  • Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130997
  • Daffodil Delight Blendabilities markers pg 212, #130998
  • Skin Tone Blendabilities markers pg 212, #129370
  • Tangerine Tango ink pad pg 180, #126946
  • Daffodil Delight ink pad pg 180, #126944


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Snapshot Stampin' Up! Camera Note Card

 

Hello Friends!! Don't you love the cute camera stamp called Snapshot!? You can see it on page 167 in the Stampin' Up! catalog.

Snapshot-vintage-camera-case<<< What I love is that this camera stamp reminds me of a camera my dad had when I was a young girl... I can picture the beautiful leather case that was always attached to the camera as well! :)  It looked something like this one to the left that I found on a google search.

For my card today, I started with one of the new Crumb Cake Stampin' Up! note cards on page 194, and I stamped the background with the World Map background stamp on page 38 in Crumb Cake ink.

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I cut some banner pieces using the Typeset Designer Paper on page 184, and stamped hello from the Hi There set on page 18 with Soft Suede ink. 

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The Snapshot camera was stamped with the Memento Black ink pad on Whisper White cardstock and colored with the Smoky Slate Blendabilities markers as well as 3 of the markers from the Skin Tone set (you can find those supplies on pg 212). Then I cut it out and added it with Dimensionals to the project.

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I added a little piece of Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon so that it would look a bit like a wrist strap.  It's just tucked behind the cut out camera. 

Did you see the cute silver pearls that look like rivets or screws?  Just color your pearls with the Smoky Slate Blendabilities and voila... you have silver embellishmenst!! :)

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Blessed Easter Tulips with Hardwood Background Fence card

 

Easter is coming soon... Many of us are enjoying God's wonders in our gardens, like tulips and other beautiful flowers.. SO, that gives me "an excuse" to blog more stamped flower creations! :) 

Thank you for the amazing response to my Hardwood Background stamp fence card (here)!  When I showed it to my hubby he said, "How about a dog eared fence, have you tried that?"... well, I took the challenge!  Yep, guess what?! It's SUPER EASY with the Triangle Punch!!  check out my tutorial below for 2 easy steps to creating this fence, and see my VIDEO Tutorial here for more tips on using the Hardwood Backround Stamp from Stampin' Up!.

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I used the Blessed Easter tulip stamp from the Occasions Stampin' Up! catalog (pg 20) and stamped it twice on Watercolor Paper, then used the technique shown below to "color" the flowers.  I cut them out and added them to my beautiful fence with Stampin' Dimensionals :)

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How to Color the Tulips:

Use the Staz On Black ink pad and Watercolor paper, then follow the instructions below for "coloring" the tulips by stamping Real Red and Crushed Curry ink using the "brushstroke" stamp from the Happy Watercolor set.

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I stamped the Hardwood Background Stamp in Early Espresso ink onto Soft Suede cardstock, then applied Cajun Craze and Soft Suede ink with my Aqua Painter to give the fence more realistic texture and coloring.  And how about that EASY PEASY way to make the dog eared fence boards!!  :) :) whohoooo!

Last year the association in our neighborhood replaced the back fences for all of us... I noticed how irregular the colors are in the fence boards were so that's why I tried some different colors on this fence card.  The workers had to remove all of our vines and plants that had grown up all over the old fence for 20+ years.. so that's why my planter was so bare in this photo.. but we've replanted and have lots of pretties now! :)

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Yep, the "ramp" is for our squirrel friends :)

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