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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 :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Embossing folder backgrounds - Sweet Soiree card ideas

Sometimes I forget to use my embossing folders, but I should use them more often! They add great texture and interest to handmade cards and crafts!  I decided to get out 3 of them, Garden Trellis, Simple Stripes, and Polka Dot Basics, and I embossed a piece of Berry Burst Cardstock with each of them.   Then, I added a cut out piece from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack (a free Sale-a-Bration 2018 item!) and created cards with them!

  

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! embossing folders, by Patty Bennett

 

Each of these card bases is created with a piece of the Sweet Soiree Designer paper, cut to 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in half (side fold card).  Since this designer paper is pretty thick, it stands up to being a card base all by itself!  Then I added the floral pieces I cut out from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More pack, and a couple elements from the Sweet Soiree embellishment kit... done!

 

Sweet Soiree Memories & More birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Polka Dot Basic embossing folder and Perennial Birthday stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

I added a stamped birthday greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set on the card above.  I know the polka dot background is hard to see in the photo, but it's cute in person!

 

Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit Washi Tape from  Stampin' UP!. Card by Patty Bennett

 

Since I was using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit for these cards, I decided to use the washi tape from that kit inside the cards, as well as the 1" strip I cut off from the 12x12 to make the card bases!!  I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside as well, since the paper has patterns on both sides and it would be hard to write on the inside!

 

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There are only 3 weeks left to get this 72 piece Memories and More card pack FREE!  See page 11 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure for more details and ideas!  Select it as your free item when you place a $50 or more order in my online store here.

 

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack - 2018 Sale-a-Bration gift from Stampin' UP!

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack - great preprinted designs for memory keeping or card making!

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Garden Trellis embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

ABOVE: the Garden Trellis embossing folder background

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BELOW: the Simple Stripes embossing folder background

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Simple Stripes embossing folder and Hello Friend stamp set, by Patty Bennett

After I stamped the hello greeting from the Hello Friend stamp set, I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to "shadow" the left and bottom side of each letter... that takes me back about 45 years to doing that same thing in Jr. High.. anyone else remember doing that? 

 

145578 Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit from Stampin' UP!

ABOVE:  click to view the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit online

BELOW:  click to view the Sweet Soiree designer paper online

Sweet Soiree designer paper from Stampin' Up! #145564

 

 

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Quick and Easy Blossoming Basket card with Sponge Dauber

 

I hope you enjoy this Blossoming Basket bundle card - and if you need a QUICK and EASY card, this is it!... and the great news is, this bundle is a FREE Sale-a-Bration gift choice from Stampin' Up! with your $100 order - expired 3/31/18.

 

Blossoming Basket flower basket card featuring Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 free bundle, including Basket Weave embossing folder, card by Patty Bennett

 

After stamping the basket image, I simply colored the flowers with a sponge dauber and Flirty Flamingo ink, and then colored the leaves and petals with Stampin' Write markers!  Voila! easy colored image!  ((REMINDER:  Flirty Flamingo is one of the retiring In Colors.. .get it now!)

 

  Simple and easy coloring with Stampin' Write markers and a sponge dauber for the Blossoming Basket flower basket card featuring Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 free bundle, including Basket Weave embossing folder, card by Patty Bennett

Minimal coloring is quick and easy and also creates a lovely springy feel!  I used Stampin' Write markers and a Sponge Dauber.  All supplies available at the bottom of this blog post. Click any product photo to go right to my online store!

 

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The Basket Weave embossing folder (shown on the left of this card) and the Blossoming Basket stamp set are a FREE BUNDLE gift choice with your $100 Stampin' UP! purchase by 3/31/18.  It's part of the Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration promotion for 2018!!

Blossoming Basket flower basket card featuring Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 free bundle, including Basket Weave embossing folder, card by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Blossoming Basket Stampin' Blends card ideas

 I hope you had a chance to see the Video in my blog post yesterday.. I shared a review of the new Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration products!!!  The Blossoming Basket stamp set and coordinating Basket Weave embossing folder is a wonderful bundle you can select as your FREE GIFT with a $100 online Stampin' Up! order!!  Click to place your online order here.

Blossoming Basket bundle featuring stamp set and Basket Weave embossing folder - new Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration "gift with purchase" reward, through 3-31-18. Shop: www.MyStampOrder.com

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This bundle (stamp set and embossing folder) is available as a free gift with your $100 purchase through 3-31-18.  Also something to note.. you will be able to purchase the embossing folder in the new annual catalog in June... but I am glad we have this opportunity to earn it as a freebee!  You will not see this beautiful stamp set after Sale-a-Bration.. so grab it now!

 

Blossoming Basket bundle featuring stamp set and Basket Weave embossing folder - new Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration "gift with purchase" reward, through 3-31-18. Shop: www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE: Card design by Cindee Wilkinson. Soft Suede cardstock embossed with the Basket Weave embossing folder, then sponged lightly with Soft Suede ink.  Basket image stamped with Memento black ink and colored with Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.  Crushed Curry Scalloped Square embellishment behind the basket, as well as a piece of a white doily.  Final touches: greeting stamped on a flag, and heart tag added with a mini Stampin' Dimensional and Linen Thread bow!

 

 

Blossoming Basket bundle featuring stamp set and Basket Weave embossing folder - new Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration "gift with purchase" reward, through 3-31-18. Shop: www.MyStampOrder.com

 

ABOVE: Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Basket Weave embossing folder, then sponged lightly with Calypso Coral ink.  Basket image stamped with Memento black ink and colored with  Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends.   Final touches: greeting stamped on a flag, and gold metallic heart tag added to tag.  Gold Natural ribbon tied around side fold card.  Card base: thick Very Vanilla cardstock.

For an alternate look, try sponging or dragging your ink pad on the embossed cardstock. 

TIP for the card below: stamp flowers twice, color and cut out the 2nd image to layer on top of the first one, using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Blossoming Basket bundle featuring stamp set and Basket Weave embossing folder - new Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration "gift with purchase" reward, through 3-31-18. Shop: www.MyStampOrder.com

Watch the Stampin' Up! Blossoming Basket video below!

 

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Video Review: New Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' UP!

 

I'm so super excited that

today is the day you can select from the new

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' UP!

 

Please WATCH MY VIDEO today for ALL of the details!

 

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NEWLY added as of today!

  • Eclectic Expressions stamp set
  • Springtime Foils 12x12 paper pack
  • Blossoming Basket bundle: stamp set and Basket Weave embossing folder

 

See all of these projects AND MORE in my video above!

Sale-a-Bration gifts with purchase from Stampin' UP! through March 31, 2018. Shop with Patty Bennett online at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 

Download your copy of the new Sale-a-Bration brochure:

Download 2018 Sale a Bration part 2 

 

Or, message me with your address if you'd like a copy in the mail.

 

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New Sale A Bration 2018 products coming tomorrow!

 

I am super excited about the 3 new Sale-a-Bration 2018 products that will be available TOMORROW with your $50 and $100 orders!  There are 2 gift choices at the $50 level, and one at the $100 level!

Tune in here on my blog for my video tomorrow with lots of samples and ideas!!

 

Download the new Sale-a-Bration brochure!

Download 2018 Sale a Bration part 2

 

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 part 2!! Feb. 16, to March 31, 2018!!  3 more free gift choices!!  Shop online and earn gifts!! www.MyStampOrder.com

Additional Sale-e-Bration Girfts available Feb. 16 - March 31, 2018

ABOVE TOP:  The Springtime foil paper is available as a free gift with your $50 online Stampin' UP! store purchase

ABOVE LEFT/CENTER: The Blooming Basket stamp set / Basket Weave embossing folders comes together as a bundle and is available as a free gift with your $100 online store purchase.

ABOVE RIGHT: The Eclectic Expressions stamp set is available as a free gift with your $50 online Stampin' Up! store purchase

 

Sneak Peek!!

Color the Gorgeous Springtime Foils paper with your Stampin' Blends... or not!  :)  The foil detail is amazing!  Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 part 2!! Feb. 16, to March 31, 2018!!  3 more free gift choices!!  Shop online and earn gifts!! www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE: As you will see in my video tomorrow, you can color the Springtime Foils paper and it is gorgeous!  Of course you can leave it plain as well and just let the foil designs be the star of the show!

 

Simple and stunning Basket Weave embossing folder and gorgeou Blossoming Basket stamp set. Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 part 2!! Feb. 16, to March 31, 2018!!  3 more free gift choices!!  Shop online and earn gifts!! www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  The Basket weave embossing folder provides a very subtle background for this card, and the minimal coloring on the Blossoming Basket stamp is just simple and sweet.

 

More details, more projects and a close up look at all of these products on my blog tomorrow (well, really tonight at midnight), so please check back!

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Painted with Love designer paper inspired card ideas

 

One very popular free gift choice stamp set with my customers this year for the Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 promotion is the Heartfelt Blooms floral stamp set! It's so beautiful!!  I made some cards with the stamps from this set and paired them with pieces of the Painted with Love Designer paper, and thought I'd share them with you today!

 

Painted with Love designer paper paired with Stampin' UP! Heartfelt Blooms Sale a Bration flower stamp! Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

 

The colors are amazing and the gold foil highlights in this Painted with Love paper just make it even more special!

I featured Peekaboo Peach, Berry Burst and Calypso Coral in my cards today.  NOTE!  Peekaboo Peach is a RETIRING In Color!

 

145580 Stampin' Up! Painted with Love designer paper - Occasions catalog 2018.  Shop: www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Just adding that little border of the Painted with Love paper was the perfect touch for these cards.. all the colors just came together beautifully!!

 

Painted with Love designer paper paired with Stampin' UP! Heartfelt Blooms Sale a Bration flower stamp! Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

 

Each card has been embossed on the left side with the Petal Pair embossing folder and tied up with Berry Burst 3/8" metallic edge ribbon, or crinkled seam binding ribbon.

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 Heartfelt Blooms floral stamp set card ideas from Patty Bennett featuring In Colors and the Petal Pair embossing folder.

You can select this gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp set as your FREE GIFT with $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration 2018!!!

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Myths & Magic Castle Video Tutorial

 

Please enjoy the fun Myths & Magic Castle Video Tutorial today!

I saw this fun idea created by Barbara Smith, Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Australia, and asked her if I could make a video and share my version of her project with you! 

 

How to make a castle with the Myths & Magic designer paper from Stampin' UP!  Use the brick wall embossing folder and cut out the Knight, dragons and princess with your paper snips!

 

 These darling castles feature the Stampin' Up! Myths & Magic designer paper (I cut out the dragons, knights and mermaid princesses), the Brick Wall embossing folder, some sponging and a fun idea for the castle door. You can also stamp, color and die cut images from the Magical Day bundle!  Watch the video below for all the details.

Enjoy the VIDEO TUTORIAL below to see how fun and easy it is to make these cute castles!

 


 

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How to make a castle with the Myths & Magic designer paper from Stampin' UP!  Use the brick wall embossing folder and cut out the Knight, dragons and princess with your paper snips!

 

Did you love the tip in my video about using the Classic Label punch to make the notches at the top of the castle!?  I thought it was so clever and easy if I do say so myself :)

How to make a castle with the Myths & Magic designer paper from Stampin' UP!  Use the brick wall embossing folder and cut out the Knight, dragons and princess with your paper snips!

 

Don't forget to sponge the brick wall and add the fun hinges from the Sliding Door (barn door) framelit dies for just those little extra touches that make this project super special.

 

Tip: use the "hardware" from the sliding barn door thinlits on your castle featuring the Myths & Magic designer paper from Stampin' UP!  Use the brick wall embossing folder and cut out the Knight, dragons and princess with your paper snips!

 

Did you catch this tip in the video?  Color around the images in the Myths & Magic designer paper before cutting them out, then they will blend into the castle a little better than the white border. I used my Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker.

Tip! color around the printed images on the Myths & Magic designer paper with your Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker before cutting out with paper snips.  Eliminates the stark white outline.

 

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Below is the fun Myths & Magic paper that I fussy cut with my Paper Snips.  I used the Knights, Dragons and Mermaids on my castle card.  You can also stamp, color and die cut images from the Magical Day bundle!  Find the Myths & Magic suite on pages 36 and 37 in your 2018 Occasions catalog or HERE online. You can also click on any of the product photos at the bottom of this post to go right to my online store to shop anytime.

 

145600 Myths & Magic designer paper from Stampin' UP! featuring Knights, Dragons and Mermaids.  Shop online at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

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Petal Pair embossed Narrow Note Card - Luv 2 Stamp Group project

 

Enjoy this cute Narrow Note Card idea featuring the Stampin' UP! Petal Pair embossing folder!

We made this cute card project at our recent Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrator stamping day!

 

Embossed Petal Pair Narrow Note Card colored with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! ink, by Patty Bennett

 

We embossed the front of the narrow note card with the floral design in the Petal Pair embossing folder duo pack. Then lightly added ink with a sponge dauber... so easy, so pretty!  Yep, the Petal Pair embossing folder is easy to miss... if you missed it, it's on pg 23 in the 2018 Occasions catalog, or HERE online.

 

 

Embossed Petal Pair Narrow Note Card colored with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! ink, by Patty Bennett

 

We used Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz ink on the Spong Daubers to add color to the raised embossed area.  You can use any color combo.  I was trying to highlight some of the soon to be retired 2016-2018 In Colors from Stampin' Up!  (see them here).

 

Embossed Petal Pair Narrow Note Card colored with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! ink, by Patty Bennett

The cute embellishment is created with the "A Good Day" stamp set and the coordinating new Scallop circle punches.. you'll find those products on pg 17 in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  See above and below for instructions on stamping and punching the cardstock layers for the embellishment.

A Good Day stamp set stamped and punched with the new scallop circle punches from Stampin' Up! - cute card embellishment!

 

To make a really cute liner for your Narrow Note Card envelopes, use a 2-1/2" or 2-1/4" circle punch or die to make a circle and glue it into the flap.. .SO CUTE!

 

Fun Narrow Note Card envelope liners with 2-1/2" circle of designer paper.

 

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Embossed Petal Pair Narrow Note Card colored with sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! ink, by Patty Bennett

 

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you are inspired to sponge color onto your embossed images!

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Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit card idea

 

Short on time?  Try out the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit with several sheets of pre-printed and vellum/silver die cut pieces just waiting to be punched out added to your projects, like the beautiful flowers below! They are all colored and so pretty with the silver outlines right out of the kit!

 

Sweet Soiree flower embellishment card idea featuring Ribbon of Courage love and hugs greeting and Petal Pair embossing folder, from Stampin' Up!

 

Find this Sweet Soiree kit right in the center of page 13 of your 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog, or in my online Stampin Up! store: #145578

Sweet Soiree embellishment kit, order #145578 at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

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Sweet Soiree designer paper from Stampin' UP!, order #145564 at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Create this Card:

I layered a 4"x5-1/4" piece of Sweet Soiree printed paper in the background onto the Thick Whisper White folded card, and then put a strip of Whisper White cardstock embossed with the Petal Pair embossing folder over that. 

The velvet scalloped ribbon and the printed flower pieces are both from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit.

Love & Hugs image is found in the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and stamped in Marina Mist ink onto Whisper White and punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.

 

Sweet Soiree flower embellishment card idea featuring Ribbon of Courage love and hugs greeting and Petal Pair embossing folder, from Stampin' Up!

 

For MORE ideas featuring the Sweet Soiree suite of products, CLICK HERE and HERE.

 

Thank you for joining me today!  Have you purchased the Petal Pair embossing folder yet?

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Petal Pair Embossing Folder / Narrow Note Cards video

Believe it or not, these Petal Pair embossing folder Narrow Note cards were inspired by a tissue box... yep, seriously!  These cards were inspired by a Puffs tissue box, and you can watch the story in my video below in this post! :)

 

Handmade card ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Petal Pair embossing folder and Narrow Note Cards by Patty Bennett

Don't Miss It!

  • Petal Pair Embossing folder, pg 23 Occasions catalog, #145656
  • Narrow Note Cards, pg 19, Occasions catalog, #145583
  • Additional crafting idea for your Petal Pair Embossing folder HERE

 

Handmade card idea featuring the Stampin' Up! Petal Pair embossing folder and Narrow Note Cards with Just Add Color designer paper by Patty Bennett

I embossed each Narrow Note Card about 2/3 of the way with the Petal Pair embossing folder, then added different flowers to each one!

ABOVE:  I colored flowers and the butterfly with Stampin' Blends markers and the Just  Add Color designer paper and added them to the notecard.  The Pear Pizzazz leaves are punched from the Fox Builder Punch.

 

BELOW: I added flowers from the Petal Passion stamp set (pg 23, Occasions catalog) with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends and cut the finished stamp image apart to add to the card below.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

Handmade card idea featuring the Stampin' Up! Petal Pair embossing folder and Narrow Note Cards with the Petal Palette stamp set by Patty Bennett

 

BELOW: I stamped the flowers with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist In Color Markers, and the Perennial Birthday stamp set and added them to the embossed card.

Handmade card idea featuring the Stampin' Up! Petal Pair embossing folder and Narrow Note Card with Perennial Birthday stamp set by Patty Bennett

ABOVE: the Life is Beautiful sentiment is from the A Mother's Flair stamp set (pg 46 Occasions catalog), stamped on a "tag" die cut from the Bottles & Bubbles framelit die set (pg 32 Occasions catalog).



Handmade card ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Petal Pair embossing folder and Narrow Note Cards by Patty Bennett

 WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW from a previous Facebook Live on my Business page and enjoy the story of the Puffs tissue box inspiration for these cards! :)

 

Handmade card ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Petal Pair embossing folder and Narrow Note Cards by Patty Bennett

 

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Heartfelt Blooms Sale-a-Bration stamped card ideas

 

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 Heartfelt Blooms floral stamp set card ideas from Patty Bennett featuring In Colors and the Petal Pair embossing folder.

 

I pulled out some Stampin' UP! In Colors to create today's cards for you!  These Heartfelt Blooms cards feature Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst and one "non" In Color, Calypso Coral.

 

The beautiful Heartfelt Blooms set is one of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration stamp sets you might select with your $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!  See it on page 4 of the brochure, or pictured below:

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 Heartfelt Blooms floral stamp set

Speaking of In Colors.. please do take note of the 2016-2018 In Color Palette (here)... because retiring In Color ink pad refills and cardstock are always hard to come by after they retire.. so don't be stuck without your favorites!

 

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CRAFTING TIP: use your Stampin' Blends alcohol marker to custom color your Metallic Enamel Shape accents to match your handstamped cards!

 

Design Tips to Note:

  • Use a Stampin' Blends marker to color your Metallic Enamel shapes to coordinate with your project (above).  I used Light Rich Razzleberry and Light Calypso Coral on these cards
  • Use the Petal Pair embossing folder (below) on the left side of this card for an added touch of dimension and flowers (it's on pg 23 of the 2018 Occasions catalog and EASY TO MISS!)
  • Try out several different ribbons when making cards like these.. I used Peekaboo Peach Seam Binding, Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon, Berry Burst Seam Binding and the FREE Calypso Coral shimmery ribbon (pg 9 in the Sale-a-Bration brochure).   (See all of these products at the bottom of this blog post.. click any photo to shop in my online Stampin' Up! store)

 

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 Heartfelt Blooms floral stamp set card ideas from Patty Bennett featuring In Colors and the Petal Pair embossing folder.

 

 3 Suggested Stampin' UP! Color Combo ideas for the Heartfelt Blooms cards:

Color combo ideas for Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 Heartfelt Blooms floral stamp set card ideas from Patty Bennett featuring In Colors and the Petal Pair embossing folder.

 

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Stampin' UP! shared an awesome video using this Heartfelt Blooms floral stamp.. watch it below!

 

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Smitten Mitten Penguins!

 

You probably know, I love penguins!  Our Christmas tree has close to 100 penguin ornaments, we have dozens of stuffed animal penguins that we put out at Christmas, and we wrap lots of our Christmas presents in penguin paper! :)   So I'm sure you can imagine that when I saw Brian King share the idea of penguins created from the Smitten Mitten bundle / Many Mittens framelits dies, I knew I had to create my own!!  This idea was shared at World Card Making day in Oct., and it's been on my to-do list ever since then!

Many Mittens penguin Penguin Christmas card featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

 

The background paper of this card is found in the Christmas Around the World paper pack, and the die cut trees are from the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Naturally Eclectic paper pack.  I mounted them onto an Island Indigo side fold card.

 

The Mittens are RETIRING!!!

I am so sad that this adorable bundle (Smitten Mittens stamp set and Many Mittens framelits) are on the retiring list this year!  If you don't have them yet, you need them NOW!

CLICK to buy the bundle here, or CLICK to buy the framelits here (ON SALE now!)

 

Many Mittens penguin Penguin Christmas idea featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

You can see the die cut pieces above to create these cute penguins!

  • Cut 2 basic black mittens
  • Cut 1 whisper white mitten (cut off thumb and trim down sides)
  • Cut 1 additional mitten in any color for hat, and emboss with the Cable Knit embossing folder
  • trim and embellish as desired
  • Use the Fox Builder Punch (shown below) for the feet and nose
  • Draw eyes with a Sharpie or use small round stamps

 

Use Fox Builder punch for the Many Mittens penguin feet and nose

 

I had fun embellishing the caps with the Cable Knit embossing folder, and ribbon and tinsel trim!  I also used one of the holly/berry stitched felt embellishments, and cut off the leaves to use the 3 berries as a hat topper :)

 

Use the Cable Knit embossing folder and ribbon or tinsel trims for the Many Mittens Penguin caps, by Patty Bennett

I also made one penguin into a Christmas Tree ornament, or you could use it as a "to from" tag.

 

Cute ornament or Christmas tag idea featuring Many Mittens penguin Penguin "punch art" with Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

 

The penguin is mounted on a Whisper White stitched shape oval and then onto a Lots of Label die cut in Old Olive cardstock, with some patterned paper from the Christmas Around the World designer paper pack.

For the 2 bows (green and red) I die cut them from the Christmas Around the World designer paper and the matching Christmas Lamppost thinlits. 

The Merry Christmas banner is stamped using the images in the Merry Cafe stamp set, Real Red ink, and a new die coming up in the 2018 Occasions catalog.

 

  Many Mittens penguin Penguin Christmas card and ornament featuring Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog products, by Patty Bennett

See.. I wasn't kidding.. we definitely celebrate a penguin Christmas with our tree and gifts :)

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed a little Penguin Christmas treat!

  

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Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas Squares & Video Product Review

 

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Are you a quilter? Or, are you like me... you'd love to take up quilting but can't fit it in right now?  How about creating fun paper quilt squares instead?  I loved playing with the Quilted Christmas paper and stamp set to create quilt squares!   Check out the Quilted Christmas Suite on pages 4 and 5 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog! (see it HERE online)

These beautiful quilted paper squares were created by the Luv 2 Stamp Group!

Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group

Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

Isn't the variety amazing!?  All the same basic supplies, yet what a variety of designs!

 

Check out all the Quilted Christmas Supplies on the Retiring List Here!! 

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BELOW: This is the square I created for our Quilt Square Swap!

 

  Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by Patty Bennett

 

Once you start playing with the Christmas Quilt stamp set and Quilt Builder framelit dies in the Christmas Quilt bundle it becomes really fun and it's amazing what you can create with this bundle and the Quilted Christmas 6x6 paper stack! (see the bottom of this post for links to these supplies!)

 

How to stamp the Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the stitched outline first in Basic Gray ink, then filled in the "pieces" with Real Red, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink, on Whisper White cardstock (above).

I die cut them with the outline die in the Quilt Builder framelit (below).

 

  Stampin' UP! Quilted Christmas suite - Christmas Quilt paper squares by Patty Bennett

 

I embossed the 2-3/4" Whisper White square with the Quilt Top embossing folder, layered the die cut quilt pieces on top of it, and then layered them all onto Real Red or Lemon Lime Twist scalloped squares (from the Layering Squares framelits) and then onto 3-1/4" cardstock squares.  I added White Perfect accents to the center of some of the squares.

 

Please enjoy my VIDEO BELOW featuring these quilt squares as well as some card ideas!

 



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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. 

Watch the Smitten Mittens Stampin' Up! Video below for more ideas!

 

 

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