Big Shot - Framelits

Possibly my Most Favorite Card EVER

 

I think I may have created my most favorite card EVER.... can you guess which one below is my favorite?

 

Coloring on black and white Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin' UP! with Stampin' Blends markers.  Flower card ideas by Patty Bennett.

 

I made both of these cards by coloring with my Stampin' Blends markers onto Petal Passion black and white designer paper!

 

Coloring on black and white Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin' UP! with Stampin' Blends markers.  Flower card ideas by Patty Bennett.

 

For the card above, I colored with the Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends markers on the designer paper in the background, then layered a piece of Vellum cardstock over it to soften the boldness, and added the Thank You and die cut flowers.  I colored the Thank You with the Old Olive Stampin' Blends and the flowers from the Petal Palette stamp set with the Calypso Coral, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  The card base is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and I LOVE how it really makes the colors pop and feel so fresh!

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Coloring on black and white Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin' UP! with Stampin' Blends markers.  Flower card ideas by Patty Bennett.

 

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The Thank You stamp is found in an "online only" set (it's not in any catalog yet). The set is called Color Me Happy and can be found HERE in my online store for wood mount, or HERE for clear mount..  I stamped it onto Thick Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink, then colored them with each of the pairs of Stampin' Blends markers!

They are die cut with the Stitched Shape oval framelit die.  The shadow on each Thank You is colored with the light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker.

 

Coloring the Color Me Happy stamp set from Stampin' UP! with Stampin' Blends markers.  by Patty Bennett.

 

Below: The Color Me Happy kit and stamp set.

The set and kit are available separately or as a bundle.  See the BOTTOM of this post for all online store links.

Color Me Happy stamp set and card kit by Stampin' Up! - perfect for coloring with the Stampin' Blends markers.

 When adding vellum to your project, it's best to use adhesive where you know something else will cover it, so I added adhesive right in the center under the oval "thank you" and the flower die cut.

 

Add vellum on top of any design to soften the colors and bold patterns.

 

The card below also features coloring on the Petal Passion designer paper with Stampin' Blends with Cherry Cobbler and Real Red cardstock.  I finished off the card with a piece of Pear Pizzazz shimmery ribbon.

Coloring on black and white Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin' UP! with Stampin' Blends markers.  Flower card ideas by Patty Bennett.

 

Thank you for joining me today!  Are you going to try coloring on Petal Passion Paper?

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Heart Happiness and Stampin' Blends

 

Today's card is brought to you by the Petal Passion Suite and the Heart Happiness stamp set in the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog!  The floral heart stamp image makes my heart happy, so I think the stamp set it apply named!! :)

 

Heart Happiness card idea featuring floral heart stamp colored with Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers. Petal Passion Memories & More card and Petal Passion desgner paper complete this black and white card idea.

I stamped the floral heart image from Heart Happiness on Thick Whisper White cardstock, with Memento Black ink, then colored it with a couple shades of Stampin' Blends markers (Rich Razzleberry, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive).  Then I decided to color all the white area around the flowers and leaves with my light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.  I die cut it with the Sweet & Sassy heart framelit before mounting it to my card.

 

Heart Happiness card idea featuring floral heart stamp colored with Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers. Petal Passion Memories & More card also colored with Stampin' Blends

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The "love life" sentiment and flower are preprinted onto a Petal Passion Memories & More card.  I just colored over the black print, then also die cut it with the Sweet & Sassy heart framelit before adding it to my card.

 

145769 Heart Happiness stamp set from Stampin Up - shop online at www.MyStampOrder.com

Above: shop for the Heart Happiness set here in my online store, see it on pg 20 in the Occasions catalog

Below:  shop for the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack here in my online store, see it on pg 24 in the Occasions catalog.

 

145592 Memories and More Petal Passion Card Pack from Stampin Up - shop online at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

My card base is a Smoky Slate folded card, and I layered a 4"x5-1/4" piece of Petal Passion designer paper onto the card base. I tied 2 layers of ribbon around the card:  Whisper White Organza ribbon (pg 23 Occasions catalog) and Basic Gray Shimmery ribbon (pg 9 Sale-a-Bration catalog).  The ribbon is part of a 3-pack, and can be your FREE GIFT with $50 purchase!!  Click for more Sale-a-Bration info!

 

Heart Happiness card idea featuring floral heart stamp colored with Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers. Petal Passion Memories & More card and Petal Passion desgner paper complete this black and white card idea.

 

Below: Petal Passion designer paper in my online store here, or see pg 23 in the Occasions catalog.

145589 Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin Up - shop online at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Thank you for joining me today!  Is the Heart Happiness set on your Shopping List?

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Cake Soiree Birthday Card Idea

 

Design Ideas for the Cake Soiree bundle in the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions catalog are truly endless!  Today I'm sharing a birthday card idea with you, but you could change the greeting to create a wedding or anniversary card, too!

 

Cake Soiree birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog products by Patty Bennett

I have used the Cake Soiree bundle (pg 12 in the Occasions catalog) to create the cake and stand, and then I added some vellum embellishment pieces from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit on pg 13. 

For something a little different, I created this card on Smokey Slate and Basic Gray cardstock... it coordinates nicely with the silver accents.

 

Sweet Soiree embellishment kit accessories on a handstamped Cake Soiree birthday card by Patty Bennett

I also used the silver striped washi tape from the embellishment kit on the left side of the card with a strip of Silver glimmer paper and some Berry Burst silver metallic edge ribbon.

I stamped and die cut the cake on Whisper White cardstock, and die cut the cake base with Silver Foil paper.

 

You'll enjoy the 10% savings when you buy this stamp and die bundle!!  

Cake Soiree wood mount bundle #145816

Cake Soiree clear mount bundle #147627

 

 For more info, photos, ideas and a video tutorial for the Sweet Soiree suite CLICK HERE.

 

 

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My Favorite 3 Bundles - Occasions catalog - #3

Part 1 in my 3-part series:

Favorite Stampin' UP! 2018 Occasions catalog bundles!

I'm eager to hear what your 3 favorite new bundles are, so I thought I'd share my top 3 with you!

Coming in at #3, Bubble Over Bundle!

  

Bubble Over Bundle - 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog. Fun for die cutting soda bottles and creating fun birthday cards, party favors and more!  Order #146082 at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 Create adorable, fun and festive birthday cards, party decor, treat bags, congrats cards, and more with this amazing Bubble Over bundle!

 

Find It:

 

Bubble Over bundle from Stampin' UP! coordinates perfectly with the Tutti Frutti cards, shimmer ribbon and Bubbles & Fizz designer paper in the 2018 Sale-a-Bration catalog!

 Don't Miss It:

Looking for some fun coordinating products to go with your Bubble Over Bundle?  Check out the Tutti-Frutti cards and envelope packs (see more HERE), the Shimmer Ribbon Pack and the Bubbles & Fizz Designer paper, all shown above, or in the Sale-a-Bration brochure, or HERE in my online store!

Select 1 Sale-a-Bration gift with each $50 you spend!  What is Sale-a-Bration?

 

Video Product Review:

Watch the Stampin' UP! Bubble Over Video below!

 

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Free Gifts during Sale-a-Bration:

What is Sale-a-Bration 2018? click to learn more about it!

 

Create Handmade cards, gifts and party favors with these amazing new Stampin' UP! crafting supplies! All of them are available in my online Stampin' UP! store!


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Flying Home Birds Nest Easter Card Idea

Stampin' Up! was so generous to give us this Flying Home stamp set at a leaders event in November in Salt Lake, and I immediately fell in love with it! I love birdies, I feed them in my backyard, and I love coloring in the images in this set with the Stampin' Blends markers!

 

Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog Flying Home stamp set - bird nest card colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

 

After stamping the bird nest image onto Thick Whisper White paper with Memento ink, I colored it with Stampin' Blends markers.  I colored in the background with light Pool Party Stampin' Blends to give it the look and feel of the birds nest being on a branch outside in the sunshine!

Find the Flying Home stamp set on page 41 in the 2018 Occasions catalog, or click the links below to see it in my online Stampin' Up! store.

 

145929 Flying Home Stamp set - Stampin' Up!.  Shop online: www.MyStampOrder.com

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Wood Mount Flying Home Set

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Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog Flying Home stamp set - bird nest card colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

Above:  At first I just created this card on a small thick Whisper White Note card (top image) and then I decided to "step it up" and I layered the Whisper White panel onto a Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti blue polkadot card base with some extra layers of designer paper from the Tutti-Frutti paper stack.  I really like them both.  Do you have a preference?

 

Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog Flying Home stamp set - bird nest card colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

 

Above: the Stampin' Blends markers I used.  They are offered in a complete set of all colors, or individually, OR, even in pairs of light and dark for each color!

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Below: you can see that I stamped the bird house images a few times on the card in the background with Crumb Cake ink, as well as on the note card envelope flap.  I also layered the stitched shape circle onto a scalloped Daffodil Delight circle from the Layering Circle framelits (all products available in my online store.. just click any product photo images at the bottom of this post). The final touch for the birthday version was some Linen Thread tied around the note card.

Easter Greeting: Sweet Little Something (bunny set), pg 40 Occasions catalog #145848

Birthday Greeting: Bird Banter set, pg 42 Occasions catalog, #145852

 

Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog Flying Home stamp set - bird nest card colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

This card started as an Easter Card idea, but then I found this cute greeting in the Bird Banter set and made a birthday card version, too!

Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog Flying Home stamp set - birthday card idea with bird nest card colored with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers, by Patty Bennett

 

 

One of the gifts you might select free during Sale-a-bration are the Tutti-Frutti note cards and envelopes shown below!

What is Sale-a-Bration?  Well, it's free stuff... read more about Sale-a-Bration here!

Stampin' Up! Tutti-Frutti note cards and envelopes - free gift choice during Sale-a-Bration 2018

 

Thank you for joining me today! Hope you like the Flying Home stamp set as much as I do!

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Waterfront Beach Card Video Tutorial

 

I am excited to share a fun card and video tutorial with you today.  I created these cards using the Waterfront stamp set, new to Stampin' Up! this month!

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

I was inspired by a similar design by Amy K on Instagram.. she does beautiful work!  Each card is created with a watercolor paper die cut circle and a Stampin' Up! thick Whisper White Note card.

View this amazing Waterfront stamp set on page 48 of the 2018 Occasions catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

Please enjoy the Waterfront Video Tutorial below!!

 


 

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To view the other Waterfront cards mentioned in the video above, see this blog post.

 

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

 I just love the "wooden" adirondak chair on these cards.  I die cut it with the Wood Textures paper stack and the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies.  See THIS POST for more info and another card idea!

 

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

Top card: I love the blue glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic suite collection on page 37 in the 2018 Occasions catalog.. I think it lends a special touch to this card!  The ribbon on the glimmer paper card is the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

Bottom card:  the strip of designer paper on this note card is from the Eastern Palace specialty dsp pack and I added some Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Shimmery ribbon pack.

 

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

The Stampin' UP! ink pad colors mentioned in the video above that I used for these cards are: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. You can purchase them in my online Stampin' UP! store.. just scroll to the bottom of this post and click any product image.

 

Watercolor tips for the Watefront stamp set - create a beach scene with Aqua Painters! Card by Patty Bennett

 Well, there you have it... I DO hope your day is as wonderful as you are!! (greeting from the Mother's Flair stamp set, pg 46 Occasions catalog).

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Painted with Love Celebrate You card ideas

 Have you noticed the Celebrate You Thinlit dies on page 17 of the 2018 Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration catalog!?  You might want to select this set of 3 thinlits as one of your FREE Sale-a-Bration gifts this year.. or you can wait and buy them in the catalog in June!  Select this $100 level gift option as your reward with a $100 order during Sale-a-Bration! (yep, that's a new thing this year!  $50 and $100 level gifts!!)

 

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlit dies on Painted with Love designer paper. Congrats card idea for top sellers in the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

I created these cards after receiving a similar card from my upline, Sandy. I love the gold accents in the Painted with Love paper so I went with the pink and gold theme!

I die cut the celebrate and the you with the Gold Foil paper and mounted it onto a piece of Painted with Love designer paper, then onto gold foil, then onto a top fold Blushing Bride card base.

 TIP!

Apply the Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the back of the 4" x 5-1/4" gold foil paper, then die cut the words from the center area of the gold foil paper, add the self-adhesive words to the Painted with Love paper, and then assemble all the layers.  Double use from the gold foil paper! (and nobody will know!)

 

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlit dies on Painted with Love designer paper. Congrats card idea for top sellers in the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

 

I mailed these cards to my top sales Luv 2 Stamp Group team members to celebrate their November sales! I hope they enjoyed receiving them!  Join my team! Read more here!

 

2018 Occasions catalog Painted with Love designer paper from Stampin' UP!.  Shop #145580 at www.MyStampOrder.com

Painted with Love Designer paper is found on page 19 in the 2018 Occasions catalog, or HERE in my online store.

 

More Sale-a-Bration choices!

Another Sale-a-Bration reward product I used on these cards is the Sweet Soiree Memories & More cards.  I used them inside these cards and stamped them with my personalized stamp from Holly at BurnsNestDesigns.

See these great Memories & More cards on page 11 in the Sale-a-Bration brochure and select them as your free gift with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration.  Click to read about Sale-a-Bration!

 

Sweet Soiree Memories & More cards inside Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlit dies on Painted with Love designer paper. Congrats card idea for top sellers in the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

 See MORE Sweet Soiree Memories & More card ideas HERE.

 

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlit dies on Painted with Love designer paper. Congrats card idea for top sellers in the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You thinlit dies on Painted with Love designer paper. Congrats card idea for top sellers in the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed my Painted with Love, Sweet Soiree Memories & More card ideas today!

  

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Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree card ideas

 

Whohooo! The 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration rewards brochure are live!  I love the wide selection of product offerings for cardmaking and DIY crafting projects, and I love combining products from both publications in my projects!

Today I am sharing floral note cards I created using the Petal Palette flower stamp (and bundle) and some Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More cards... this is a pack of 72 double sided preprinted cards that you can use for Memory Keeping, card making, tags, notes, and more! 

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More note cards featuring Petal Palette flower stamp colored with Watercolor Pencils by Patty Bennett

 

Each handmade card has a watercolored floral image from the Petal Palette set featuring the watercolor pencils (see THIS post) and is layered onto a folded Whisper White note card with the Memories & More cards.  With 72 cards in the Memories and More pack to select from, you can see that I created LOTS of variations!

Get the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack FREE with your $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.  See page 11 in your Sale-a-Bration brochure for more details about this card pack.

 

  147353 Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack from Stampin' Up! - Free Sale-a-Bration gift choice for your orders Jan. 3 to March 31, 2018.  shop: www.MyStampOrder.com

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Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More note cards featuring Petal Palette flower stamp colored with Watercolor Pencils by Patty Bennett

 

I also stamped and colored the birds to add to a few of the cards, and added some of the die cut pieces, both from the Petal Palette bundle, on pg 23 in the 2018 Occasions catalog.

 

SAVE 10% when you buy the bundle!

  • Wood-mount Petal Palette bundle #145973
  • Clear-mount Petal Palette bundle #145974

 

 

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Sweet Soiree Memories & More note cards featuring Petal Palette flower stamp colored with Watercolor Pencils by Patty Bennett

 I stamped greetings on the cards from these Stampin' UP! stamp sets:

  • Ribbon of Courage
  • Picture Perfect Birthday
  • Petal Palette
  • Happy Wishes (Sale-a-Bration set)

 

What is Sale-a-Bration?  Click here for all the info!

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will enjoy the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack as one of your FREE Sale-a-Bration items this year!

  

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Silver Gable Box with Petal Palette flowers

 

Are you ready ring in the new year with the new 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Reward events starting on January 3?

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New Mini Silver Gable Box from Stampin' Up! decorated with Petal Palette stamp set, colored with Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters by Patty Bennett. Perfect for party favors, shower favor, wedding favor, or birthdays!

 

Today I am sharing a SNEAK PEEK of the adorable new Mini Silver Gable boxes, decorated and ready for spring! These would make such sweet table favors at a shower or wedding, or a great little birthday gift for some jewelry or a gift card!

I added die cuts behind the die cut flowers using Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and the Petals & More thinlit dies.  I tied up the handles on the gable box with free Sale a Bration ribbon in Calypso Coral.  The box is wrapped in a 1-7/8" x 12" piece of decorative paper from the Sweet Soiree designer paper pack.

New 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration products featured today!

  • Petal Palette stamp set, pg 23, Occasions catalog
  • Petals & More thinlits dies, pg 23 Occasions catalog
  • Silver Mini Gable boxes, pg 13, Occasions catalog
  • Sweet Soiree designer paper, pg 13, Occasions catalog
  • Shimmer Ribbon pack, pg 9, Sale-a-Bration brochure

 

Sale-a-Bration Reminder!

You can select a FREE item with each $50 you spend between Jan. 3 and March 31, 2018!  (2 items with a $100 order, 3 items with a $150 order, etc.).

Check out the Sale-a-Bration brochure for your choices, and a few reminders:  NO LIMITS!, AND check out the $100 level choices on pages 17 and 19... you can select one of those instead of 2 of the $50 level gifts if you wish!

 

Petal Palette stamp set flowers and birds colored with Stampin' UP! watercolor pencils and Aqua Painters by Patty Bennett

I stamped and colored all of these images with the Stampin' Up! Archival Black ink pad on Whisper White cardstock and used the Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters to color them in. I die cut them with the Petals and More thinlit dies - SAVE 10% and buy the stamp set and dies in a bundle!! yay!!

 

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Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will enjoy watercoloring and creating your own handmade gift boxes with the Mini Silver Gable Boxes!

  

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 NOTE:  I have included all products below, even though the NEW 2018 Occasions catalog products are not available until 1/3/18.

 

 

 

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Stampin' Blends Ribbon of Courage Heart cards

 Tis the season for thank you notes!

The Color Me Happy stamp set is a great one for Thank You notes!  It's an online purchase only, you won't find this set in a catalog.  You can purchase it by clicking on the links at the bottom of this blog post.

  Color Me Happy Thank You card featuring Ribbon of Courage heart image from Stampin' Up!. Both images colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Note Card idea by Patty Bennett

 

After coloring the Thank You image with the Calypso Coral and Smokey Slate Stampin' Blends on Thick Whisper White cardstock, I die cut it with the Stitched Shape oval framelit. (remember to always stamp with the Black Memento Ink pad when coloring with Stampin' Blends).

I paired the Thank You image with the heart from the Ribbon of Courage set, and colored them both with the new Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. They color and blend beautifully!

 

Color Me Happy Thank You card featuring image colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Note Card idea by Patty Bennett

 

BELOW: Check out this fun tip!!  Use the dotted border from the Swirly Snowflakes thinlits to add a fun little decorative strip to your handstamped card or project!

 

Use the dotted border from the Swirly Snowflake thinlits to embellish any DIY handmade card or project.  Supplies from Stampin' Up!. available at www.myStampOrder.com

 

I sat and colored a bunch of different images with my Stampin' Blends one day (it's total therapy for me! I've loved to color since I was a very young girl!). 

 

Fun coloring Ribbon of Courage heart images with Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers.

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  Handmade card featuring Ribbon of Courage heart image from Stampin' Up! colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Note Card idea by Patty Bennett

Here is another card for you .. some of the same supplies as the card above, but I added a die cut in Bermuda Bay cardstock, cut with the Sunshine Wishes thinlits. 

Both cards feature a small strip of designer paper from the Delightful Daisy package.

Both cards are also created with the Stampin' Up! thick Whisper White note cards.

 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed these Stampin' Blends cards!

  

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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.

 

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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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Personalized Bone Folders in pretty Gold Striped Bags

 

It's been busy around here.. over the past few weeks, I decorated, stuffed and mailed 300+ gold striped bags with 600 die cut Christmas trees, 300 metallic doilies and 300 foil snowflakes for my Luv 2 Stamp Group, and filled them with a personalized bone folders as my Christmas gift to each of them!

 

Assembly line for 300 gold striped bags for the Luv 2 Stamp Group - Christmas gifts 2017 from Patty Bennett

I decided to work on the coffee table in the living room so I could enjoy the Christmas tree and all the trimmings while I worked.

Personalized bone folder Christmas gifts for the Luv 2 Stamp Group

I thought I had die cut enough trees, but ended up going back to the Big Shot many times to cut more trees!  600+ trees is a LOT!!  I used the tree in the Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh thinlit set and the Naturally Eclectic and Coffee Break packs of designer paper, mixing and matching the trees on each package.

 

Luv 2 Stamp Group personalized bone folders - Stampin' UP! team gift for my downline 2017

 Debbie Adams of  Advanced Custom Embroidery & Graphics in NY engraved the Stampin' Up! bone folders for me.  She was terrific to work with and if you need any personalized gifts, I'd highly recommend her! 

 

DIY Gold striped Christmas Gift Bags with die cut Santa's Sleigh Christmas Trees for the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

 

I layered a metallic doily and a foil snowflake, gold on silver, or silver on gold, for a little extra bling behind the stamped die cut circle.

The gold striped bags are so pretty and especially festive for the holidays!  Find them on page 195 in the annual catalog or here online.

I was celebrating each little step along the way.. like 300+ stamped, die cut circles...  :)

 

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 I printed a greeting through Vista Print for each bag, wishing each member of my amazing team a happy holiday and Merry Christmas!

DIY Gold striped Christmas Gift Bags with die cut Santa's Sleigh Christmas Trees and personalized bone folders for the Luv 2 Stamp Group by Patty Bennett

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Using Stampin' Blends Markers on Hearts Come Home die cuts

 I was thrilled to see how nicely the Stampin' Blends markers color on Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, so I decided to just color an entire village for this Christmas card using the Hometown Greetings Stampin' UP! edgelit dies!

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

I die cut houses from the Hometown Greetings edgelit dies / Hearts Come Home bundle, and colored them with my Stampin' Blends markers.  I layered them onto a folded Thick Whisper White card base, measuring 8-1/2" x 4" (when folded).  The key to layering the strips of houses is to use LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Dimensionals to give it a really dimensional look!

 

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 Stampin' Blends marker holder from Stamp-n-Storage available here.

On the right side of the card I also added a couple of die cut trees from the Card Front Builder thinlit die set.

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings thinlit dies - Christmas Village card idea colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

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Thank you for joining me! I hope you like this simple Christmas Card idea!

 
 

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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!

 

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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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Thank you for joining me today! Let me know if I can help you with some of your own Quilted Christmas squares!

 

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Christmas Card Ideas with Watercolor Christmas kit

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Today, I have some quick, easy and amazing Christmas card ideas to share with you! We created these on the Stamp and Scrap cruise back in September and they all use the Watercolor Christmas card kit (here) as the base, then we added elements from the Quilted Christmas suite, the Musical Season bundle, Merry Cafe stamp set, and the Night in Bethlehem bundle, all found in the 2017 Holiday catalog and linked below above each detailed photo.

Watercolor Christmas Card kit - holiday card ideas, featuring Quilted Christmas suite, Musical Season bundle, Merry Cafe coffee set, Night in Bethlehem bundle - holiday catalog 2017

 

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Quilted Christmas suite products (HERE)

Watercolor Christmas Card kit - holiday card ideas, featuring Quilted Christmas suite - holiday catalog 2017

 

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Musical Season Bundle (HERE) or HERE Wood mount

Watercolor Christmas Card kit - holiday card ideas, featuring Musical Season bundle - holiday catalog 2017

  

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Merry Cafe stamp set (HERE) and Coffee Cup Framelits (HERE)

Watercolor Christmas Card kit - holiday card ideas, featuring Merry Cafe coffee set - holiday catalog 2017

 

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Watercolor Christmas kit (HERE) paired with Night in Bethlehem bundle (HERE) or HERE wood mount

Watercolor Christmas Card kit - holiday card ideas, featuring Night in Bethlehem bundle - holiday catalog 2017

Thank you for joining me today! I hope these cards inspired you to create some pretty Christmas cards of your own!

 

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