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Sweet Treat Ice Cream Note Cards

 

These cute Soft Serve "Cool Treats" ice cream cone cards are making me want summertime to hurry up and get here!!  Warm evenings, ice cream treats, staying light later, baseball games... ya.. sounds like a good plan!!  Sounds like summer!

 

Stampin' UP! Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats framelits (bundle and save 10%) "soft serve" ice cream cone card idea by Patty Bennett

 

I created these cards using Stampin' UP! thick Whisper White Note Cards and Tasty Treats designer paper, and the coordinating Cool Treats stamp set / Frozen Treats framelit set!  So easy and fun! 

 

Get this delightful Tasty Treats Designer Paper FREE with your $50 order now through 3/31/17!!  It was just added as an additional Free Sale-a-Bration choice!!!

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The cone and ice cream are die cut and added to an oval Stitched Shape die cut and layered onto an Layering Ovals colored cardstock (Watermelon Wonder and Peekaboo Peach).  I stamped them with a splatter image from the Gorgeous Grunge set.

The Soft Serve ice cream was die cut with Very Vanilla cardstock then stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink and sponged with Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach ink and a sponge dauber.  THEN... I applied some Clear Wink of Stella and voila, CUTENESS!

 

Tip for adding Wink of Stella clear glimmer pen to the Stampin' UP! Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats framelits (bundle and save 10%) "soft serve" ice cream cone card idea by Patty Bennett

 

Can you see the cute shimmer from the Wink of Stella pen (below) ?  

 

Stampin' UP! Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats framelits (bundle and save 10%) "soft serve" ice cream cone card idea by Patty Bennett

Each card is decorated with 3 Enamel Shapes.. I think these are just the cutest addition to any crafty project!  You can find them in 3 color families plus In Colors (and metallics) on page 177 of the current annual catalog, or check out the product photos at the bottom of this blog post to shop for them online!

 

I am SUPER SAD to see that Watermelon Wonder will no longer be in our current color selections very soon.. it is an "outgoing" In Color that will retire this year with the new catalog.  But I am determined to play with it as long as I can, and thought it was a fun addition to Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach!

 

  Supplies die cut for the Stampin' UP! Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats framelits (bundle and save 10%) "soft serve" ice cream cone card idea by Patty Bennett

Above:  I stamped the cross-hatch cone pattern onto the die cut cones.. it really adds a lot to the image!

 

Tip for stamping and punching the celebrate image from the Birthday Bright stamp set from Stampin' Up!

As always, when using a punched image, stamp first, then turn your punch over and punch out your image for perfect placement.  The greeting and banner are from the Birthday Bright stamp set, pg 13 of the Occasions catalog.. TRULY ONE OF THE BEST birthday sets EVER!!

 

Trying to decide if I should take these to the upcoming Stampin' Up! OnStage event in San Diego, or if I should send these out as Customer Thank You Cards...

Stampin' UP! Cool Treats stamp set and Frozen Treats framelits (bundle and save 10%) "soft serve" ice cream cone card idea by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Bloomin' Heart Card Ideas & Video Tutorial

 

Watch my video tutorial today (below) to see how YOU can make these pretty heart cards featuring the Stampin' UP! Bloomin Heart thinlit die!

 

Bloomin' Heart thinlit die card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! products. Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

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Bloomin' Heart thinlit die card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! products. Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

Color Combo Above: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo
Flower centers embellished with Basic Pearls

 

Watch the video above to see how easy it is to die cut and color these beautiful hearts using the Bloomin' Heart thinlit die, sponge daubers and Stampin' Up! ink pads.

 

Color Combo Below: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
Flower centers embellished with Basic Pearls colored with a gold Sharpie marker (similar to this video)

 

Bloomin' Heart thinlit die card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! products. Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

When Cindee taught me how to make these cards, we mounted all of the hearts onto folded Crumb Cake card bases (cards shown above).  At home when I made more, I made them on Thick Whisper White card bases measuring 4x4 (shown below).

 

Bloomin' Heart thinlit die card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! products. Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

I embellished the heart above with Metallic Enamel Shapes in Silver, and added the gorgeous Silver Metallic ribbon - a free Sale a Bration gift choice through 3/31/17 (or while supplies last).   The lace stamps are stamped in Bermuda Bay and the stamps are also a free Sale a Bration 2017 gift choice.  Click here for more info about Sale a Bration 2017.

 

As you saw in the video above, if you die cut the heart a 2nd time using the Bold Butterfly framelit, you will get a beautiful detailed butterfly shape!

 

Bloomin' Heart thinlit die card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Bold Butterfly framelit. Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

Bloomin' Heart thinlit die card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Bold Butterfly framelit. Video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

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Green and Gold St. Patty's Day Blog Candy Winner!

 

Thank you to everyone who entered to win the Blog Candy Prize over the last week!

It was so fun reading all of your comment about your favorite shade of Stampin' Up! Green!

 

Before we get to the winner, we have a cute card today!!!  Happy St. Patty's Day from my favorite "Snow Place" penguin!!!

 

Snow Place penguin from Stampin' UP! - Happy St. Patty's day card from pattystamps.com

 

I was so impressed at the difference my Stampin' Pierce Mat made when stamping my photopolymer stamps!!!  Have you experienced this issue?  The image doesn't stamp totally solid?  Well, you definitely need the Stampin' Piecre Mat!!  Click Here to buy one in my online store!  I used the Archival Black ink pad from Stampin' Up!.  My "go to black" pad.

 

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See how solid and perfect it stamps with the mat underneath!!? Whohoo!

 

Snow Place penguin from Stampin' UP! - Happy St. Patty's day card from pattystamps.com featuring Snow Friends framelit dies green glimmer hat and bow tie, and hat full of gold coins.

 

The card background is Emerald Envy cardstock embossed with the "Festive" Textured embossing folder.  The hat, bow tie and shamrocks are the Mint Macron glimmer paper - free Sale a Bration gift with your $50 order.

The gold coins are punched with circles from the Owl Builder punch, or you could use a hand held punch.  I punched out Gold Foil paper and then added some gold metallic enamel shapes :)

 

Whohooo!! announcing the winner of all the GREEN and GOLD Stampin' Up! loot

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Winner of the Stampin' UP! Green & Gold St. Patty's day blog candy giveway at pattystamps.com

 

Congrats Dyantha!! Please email me at pattystamps@comcast.net with your mailing info so I can get this fun prize in the mail to you!!! 

 

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Sale a Bration Glimmer Paper Card

 

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16 Days Left for Sale-a-Bration 2017!

 That means you have 16 days left to select this AMAZING Glimmer Paper stack as your free gift with purchase!!  Or one of our other amazing free gifts!!  Scroll down for more info!

 

Stampin' UP! Succulent Garden cards featuring Glimmer Paper from Sale a Bration and Window Box thinlit die "doilies", by Patty Bennett

 

 I am so in love with this pretty glimmer paper.. you really have to see it in person to appreciate it, but I hope you get an idea of how lovely it is on these Succulent Garden cards I made yesterday!

 

Stampin' UP! Glimmer Paper from Sale a Bration and Window Box thinlit die "doilies", by Patty Bennett

Tip for gluing Glimmer Paper: mix 1/2 Fine-Tip Stampin' Up! Glue and 1/2 Multipurpose glue in the fine tip bottle!

 

To make these pretty "doilies" die cut the Window Box framelit die with Whisper White cardstock and then die cut it again with a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles framelits.  

I adhered a die cut circle of glimmer paper behind each "doily" using my secret mix of 1/2 Fine-Tip glue and 1/2 Multipurpose glue.  It works great! Just set a large clear block on top while they are drying!

 

Stampin' UP! Glimmer Paper from Sale a Bration and Window Box thinlit die "doilies", by Patty Bennett

 

While I was making these cards, I did a Facebook live video... you can click the photo below to view the video on my business Facebook page!

 

Facebook Live video with Patty Bennett of pattystamps.com - learn tips for making the glimmer paper "doily" die cuts for the Succulent Garden cards!

 

Cards below:  I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Succulent Garden paper on a Thick Whisper White card base, and stamped the flowers and Happy Birthday in Archival Black ink.  The stamps are from the Big on Birthdays stamp set, pg 6 of the 2017 Occasions catalog.

I wrapped up the card with some Sale a Bration Metallic ribbon, and added the Window Box framelit "doily" with Stampin' Dimensinals.

 

Stampin' UP! Succulent Garden cards featuring Glimmer Paper from Sale a Bration and Window Box thinlit die "doilies", by Patty Bennett

 

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Stampin' UP! Succulent Garden cards featuring Glimmer Paper from Sale a Bration and Window Box thinlit die "doilies", by Patty Bennett

 

I had some of these 1-1-/2" wide Succulent Garden paper scraps and 1/2" wide glimmer paper scraps (from THIS card) left over, so I created the cards above and below.

 

Stampin' UP! Succulent Garden cards featuring Glimmer Paper from Sale a Bration and Window Box thinlit die "doilies", by Patty Bennett

 

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Timeless Tags butterfly card

 

Thank you for the kind comments you shared with me about this Timeless Tags card when I showed it in a previous video in January!  I know you enjoyed it and I hope the details today help explain just how to create it with your Stampin' Up! products!  You can purchase the supplies and get the Delicate Details lace stamp set for free as your Sale-a-Bration gift choice through 3/31/17!  Click the product photo links at the bottom of this post to place your order.

 

Delicate Details lace stamps from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration 2017 creates a beautiful background for this Timeless Tags butterfly oval die cut and lace doily card by Patty Bennett

 

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I stamped the background of this card using the Delicate Details Sale-a-Bration stamp set (free with your $50 purchase through 3/31/17) on 2 pieces: Very Vanilla (4"x5-1/4") and Pumpkin Pie (3-3/4" square).  Both are stamped with Delightful Dijon ink.  The Very Vanilla piece is also sponged around the edges with Delightful Dijon ink.   DID YOU KNOW?  Delightful Dijon is a soon-t0-be-retired In Color! Click for more info!

 The 2 background pieces are mounted onto a folded Crushed Curry top fold card.

TIP: I mounted 2 of the lace stamp images onto one clear block (Block I #118488) and stamped them at once to maximize stamping time.

 

Stamping tip for the Delicate Details lace stamps from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration 2017 set by Patty Bennett

 

So that takes care of the background.  For the focal point, I die cut the oval and the butterfly piece using the Timeless Tags thinlit dies on page 23 of the 2017 Occasions catalog (#144725).  I die cut the oval with Very Vanilla cardstock and placed a piece of watercolored paper behind the butterfly die cut opening!!

I also used the same watercolor scrap to die cut the flowers from the Succulents framelits.

 

Stampin' tip for the Stampin' UP! Timeless Tags butterfly oval die cut and lace doily card by Patty Bennett, featuring the watercolor wash background technique!

 

Watercolor Wash Background video tutorial!  Click HERE to see my previous video for making easy watercolor wash backgrounds with watercolor paper and reinkers (ink refills).

 

 

That's the Tag thinlit dies and Delicate Details lace stamps from Stampin' Up!.

 

Remember.. these products are limited time offerings. The Tag Bundle is in the Occasions catalog, and the Delicate Details set is a free Sale a Bration choice only through 3/31/17.  The occasions catalog products are available through May 31, 2017.

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Delicate Details lace stamps from Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration 2017 creates a beautiful background for this Timeless Tags butterfly oval die cut and lace doily card by Patty Bennett

 

I layered a Lace doily behind the oval for some added texture, contrast and interest. 

I layered 3 flowers from the Succulent Framelits dies, die cut from my left over scrap of watercolor paper (see tip above).  You can see the succulent flower framelits on page 21 of the 2017 Occasions catalog or HERE in my online store.  I added a gold Metallic Enamel shape to the center of the flower.

 

 

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Spring Basket card featuring Inside the Lines paper

 

Did you know that the adorable Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch stamp set and matching Basket Builder framelit dies don't have to be used just for Easter?  I created a beautiful basket full of daffodils and spring flowers for my card share today!

 

Basket Builder spring daffodil bouquet card featuring Stampin' UP! Inside the Lines Sale a Bration paper by Patty Bennett

 

I found a fun way to "color in" the Inside the Lines Sale a Bration paper from Stampin' UP!   Guess what I did... I found flower and leaf shapes in my Garden in Bloom stamp set that mimicked the patterns in the paper and just stamped right over the paper!   It's not an exact match, but instead an artsy way to add color to this black and white "coloring book" paper!

 

Quick Tip to quickly color in the Inside the Lines Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration "coloring book" paper by Patty Bennett

 

Remember, you cannot purchase this fun coloring book style paper, but you can get 12, 12x12 sheets free with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!  Click for more info.

 

Money-Saving Bundle!  Save 10% when you buy the Basket Bunch stamp set and Basket Builder Framelits together!  Click to order in my online store!

 

To fill the die cut basket, I stamped each flower in Archival Black ink onto Thick Whisper White cardstock and then colored them in with Stampin' Write markers and then went over them with a Clear Wink of Stella pen!

 

Basket Builder spring daffodil bouquet card featuring Stampin' UP! Inside the Lines Sale a Bration paper by Patty Bennett

 

My suggestion for die cutting and layering the basket is to cut the back layer in a darker color or sponge it with a darker color so that it shows through the top die cut layer.. it's it cool!?

I love these happy spring colors!

 

 

 


 

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Stepped Up Pretty Pocket Card Kit Ideas

 

Have you checked out these adorable Pretty Pocket cards, available as a FREE Sale a Bration Gift from Stampin' Up! with your $50 purchase?   You can get a fun kit that makes 8 pocket cards as your free gift selection when you place a $50 order, by 3/31/17!  The Sale-a-Bration tin has already sold out, so don't delay.. these products are While Supplies Last!

I decided I wanted to add some stamped images and a couple embellishments to the kit and kind of make them my own.  Some alternate design ideas if you will.  What do you think?

 

Pretty Pocket Sale a Bration card kit from Stampin' UP! - available only while supplies last!  Card ideas by Patty Bennett

 

To see how easy it is to assemble these little pocket cards, watch the video below in this blog post.

 

POCKET CARDS ABOVE: I added stamped images from these stamp sets:

  • First Sight (#140685 / 140688), pg 46 annual 2016/2017 catalog
  • Birthday Blooms (#140655 / 140658, pg 12 annual 2016/2017 catalog
  • Birthday Blast (#142854 / 142866), pg 11 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Oh So Succulent (#142992), pg 21 2017 Occasions catalog

 

 

Pretty Pocket Sale a Bration card kit from Stampin' UP! - available only while supplies last!  Card ideas by Patty Bennett

 

POCKET CARDS ABOVE: I added stamped images and paper from these Stampin' UP! products:

  • Tasty Treats designer paper (#142770), pg 33 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Party Animal designer paper (#142738), pg 5 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Best Birds (Happy Anniversary) (#141525), pg 58 annual 2016/2017 catalog
  • Birthday Fiesta (#141500), pg 11 annual 2016/2017 catalog

 

Pretty Pocket Sale a Bration card kit from Stampin' UP! - available only while supplies last - embellished with the Tasty Treats ice cream cone framelits!  Card ideas by Patty Bennett

 POCKET CARDS ABOVE: I added these Stampin' UP! supplies:

  • Tasty Treats designer paper (#142770), pg 33 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Frozen Treats framelit dies (#142756), pg 32 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Stitched Shape Framelit dies (#145372) here online
  • Peekaboo Peach ribbon (#141427)

 

143832 Pretty Pocket card kits during Sale a Bration 2017 from Stampin' Up!

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If you'd like to make the cards just as the kit suggests, you'll want to watch the video below:

 

 

 

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  • Three free items for your $150 order online (plus record your order on my Free Stamps with Patty form!) PLUS you earn hostess rewards to spend any way you wish
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Happy Birthday Card Ideas

 

It's someone's birthday today.. right!?  If it's you, Happy Birthday!! ;)

Just sharing a couple of easy birthday cards featuring the Stampin' UP! Happy Celebrations stamp set and coordinating Celebrations Duo embossing folders!  What a great pairing!  Find them both on page 40 of the current 2017 Occasions Catalog!

 

Happy Celebrations stamp set birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! supplies, and Balloon Pop-Up framelits

 

Design and Supply Details for the card above:

  • Red balloons die cut from the Balloon Pop-Up thinlit die pack, pg 5 Occasions catalog #142753
  • Happy Birthday to You stamped using Happy Celebrations stamp set, pg 40 Occasions catalog #143012
  • Designer paper from 2 packs:  Cupcakes & Carousels (swirls) #142744, and other 2 patterns from the Tasty Treats designer paper #142770
  • Flag ends punched with Banner Triple Punch #138292

 

You might remember that I posted a VIDEO TUTORIAL about using this stamp set and embossing folders to create really unique "debossed" cards.  If you missed it, CLICK HERE to watch!

 

Celebrations Duo embossing folder and Happy Celebrations stamp set birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! supplies

 

Design and Supply Details for the card above:

  • Happy is "debossed" with the Celebrations Duo embossing folder and stamped over with real red ink and the big splatter stamp in the Happy Celebrations set,  pg 40 Occasions catalog #143012
  • Birthday to You stamped using Happy Celebrations stamp set, pg 40 Occasions catalog #143012
  • Designer paper from the Serene Scenery paper stack #141642
  • I added just a sweet little touch of silver with the star embellishment. You'll find those in the Urban Underground Embellishment package on page 47 of the 2017 Occasions catalog, #142786.  They are self-stick and great little embellishments to add to any crafting project!  Get them while they last.. once they hit the retiring list I am guessing they'll sell out soon!

 

Celebrations Duo embossing folder and Happy Celebrations stamp set birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! supplies, and Balloon Pop-Up framelits

 

Patty's Happy Celebrations Birthday Card Color Combo:

 

 

 
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Color Fusers Blog Hop: March 2017

Color Fusers Stampin' Up! Color Combo Blog Hop - March 2017

 

I think you are going to enjoy this gorgeous In Color Stampin' Up! color combination!  I am participating in the Color Fusers Blog Hop again this month and am excited about my Gift Box project today!  For our challenges, we are required to use at least 3 of the colors each month, so I selected the 3 In Colors from the March 2017 Color Fuser combination.

My White Gift Box project features Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

Instead of a card I decided to create a gift box using the Stampin' Up! White Gift Box (#142000) which is 3" x 3" x 3" and comes with an acetate sleeve that you can slide onto the box.  I wrapped In Color Designer Paper around the box, and then decorated the front with doilies and die cut flowers and leaves from the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems coordinating framelit set. 

I elected to put the decoration for the top of the box on the acetate sleeve. 

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

After wrapping the box with 2 layers of In Color designer paper and strips of Mint Macaron Sale a Bration glimmer paper, I added a Lace Doily and an In Color doily (Watermelon Wonder) and tied it all up with Peekaboo Peach ribbon!  Then I decorated it with the flowers (shown below) and White Perfect Accents in the flower centers.

 

Special Reason flower stamp set from Stampin' UP! die cut with matching Stylish Stems framelits.

 

To decorate my box, I stamped the Special Reason flower on the printed polkadot Mint Macaron In Color designer paper and also on Whisper White cardstock.  I die cut the flowers with the Stylish Stems framelits to add to my box.

Money Saving Bundle!  Save 10% when you purchase the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems framelits together!  Order #144719 for the wood mount bundle or #144720 for the clear mount bundle!

 

Have fun - stamp in printed designer paper for a whole new look! Stampin' UP! Special Reason flower stamp.

 

Don't forget... Watermelon Wonder is one of 5 Stampin' Up! In Colors retiring SOON!  See THIS POST for all the info!

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

I decided to also die cut some of the Stylish Stems leaves with the Mint Macaron Sale a Bration glimmer paper to add to my box!  I love the little splash of glitz!  I'm not sure who I am giving this box to, or for what occasion (I do have someone in mind), but I thought that "celebrate" would be a good sentiment to use no matter what I decide to put in the box!

Do you love those Mint Macaron glimmer leaves!?  I do!!  Get your glimmer paper free with your $50 order!  See THIS POST for more details!

 The stamped Celebrate image and the banner are both found in the Birthday Bright stamp set on page 13 of the Occasions catalog.  I die cut the banner with the Bunch of Banners framelit set.

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

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Easter Basket card with Inside the Lines paper

 

Sparkly Spring Stampin' Up! Easter Card!

I have combined 2 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Free Gift choices on my Sparkly Spring Easter card for you today!

I also have a tip for you for quickly coloring the "Inside the Lines" Sale a Bration designer paper ... read on! :)

 

Glimmer paper Easter Card featuring Stampin' Up! Basket Builder framelits, Sale a Bration glimmer paper and Inside the Lines designer paper and Stitched Shape framelits by Patty Bennett

 

What is Sale-a-Bration?  in a nutshell it means free gifts, perks for joining the Stampin' UP! family, and an extra $25 in free hostess goodies for orders over $250!  Read More Here...

 

The 2 Sale-a-Bration free gifts I used on my Easter Basket card are the "Inside the Lines" designer paper (I used it in the background) and I also used the new Glimmer paper to die cut the bunny, eggs and bow!

The grass and basket are die cut out of regular cardstock and sponged with color to give a little depth.  They are die cut using the Basket Builder Framelit die set on page 18 of the 2017 Occasions catalog.

To stamp Happy Easter, I combined images from 2 stamp sets!  Happy comes from the Birthday Bright stamp set on page 13 of the Occasions catalog, and Easter comes from the Suite Sentiments stamp set on page 54 of the Occasions catalog!  I stamped them on a die cut oval from the Stitched Shape Framelit set!

 

Spring color combo for Glimmer paper Easter Card featuring Stampin' Up! Basket Builder framelits, Sale a Bration glimmer paper and Inside the Lines designer paper and Stitched Shape framelits by Patty Bennett

 

My Stampin' Up! Color Combo!

These are the colors on today's card:  Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Wisteria Wonder and Bermuda Bay.  The first 2 are current In Colors. 

To quickly color a 12x12 piece of this Inside the Lines paper, I used sponges and ink to add color to the whole piece then I cut it into 4" x 5-1/4" pieces to add to my Sweet Sugarplum card base.

 

 

Sponge color onto the Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration Inside the Lines designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

When die cutting the basket, you'll want to cut all 3 pieces (for this card I used Wisteria Wonder) and then sponge the layers as you wish to add dimension to the basket.

 

 

Basket Builder fraemlits and Basket Bunch stamp set from Stampin' UP! is a perfect spring and Easter bundle!

 

Here is a closer look at the FREE Inside the Lines paper... you can get a 12x12 package of it FREE through 3/31/17 with your $50 online order here!

 

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Oh So Succulent Note Cards with Sale a Bration Glimmer Paper

 

The gorgeous new {{FREE!}} Sale-a-Bration Glimmer paper has convinced me that I am now a fan of Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron - 2 of the current Stampin' UP! In Colors for 2016-2018! 

These are also 2 of the colors featured in the Succulent Garden designer paper, so I thought this would be a good combo for some Customer Thank You cards!

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

Study the photo above you'll see how each card turns out a little bit differently depending on which Succulent Garden paper pattern you use, which Glimmer paper color you use and which scalloped circle color you use!  I stamped the Oh So Succulent flower images (pg 21 of the 2017 Occasions catalog) onto whisper white circles that were die cut with the Stitched Shape framelits, and layered them onto die cut circles and scalloped circles from the Layering Circle framelits.  I only used Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron ink on these cards.

 

Getting ready to create a stack of thank you cards!

 

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Don't let Sale-a-Bration 2017 slip by... less than 30 days left to get this gorgeous Glimmer Paper as YOUR FREE gift with $50 purchase!  Read all about the benefits of Sale-a-Bration HERE.

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

The entire Succulent Garden Suite of Stampin' UP! products is shown on pages 20 to 22 of the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Need a Free Catalog?  Please let me know!

 

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These 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" top fold white cards are cut and scored with the Thick Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' UP!. Have you tried out the Thick Whisper White yet?  It's perfect for a sturdy card base!

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

Not sure if you have found this to be true, but the 2-step stamp images are easiest to stamp when you stamp the outline image first, in my opinion.

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

Since I had so many cards to create, I maximized my paper by cutting only 1/2" wide glimmer paper strips and 2" wide strips of designer paper.  You can make them wider if you are not making quite so many cards.

 

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More tips for using the Make a Medallion stamp set

 

Thanks for your kind and enthusiastic comments on my blog and business Facebook page yesterday about the Make a Medallion card and tips I shared with you!   (if you missed it, click here).

Today I wanted to share a fun video from Stampin' Up! with MORE tips for stamping this fun Sale a Bration set!

Watch the video below! or Click Here to see it on YouTube.

 

 

This Make a Medallion stamp set is only available for 31 more days!!!  It's a FREE gift offering during Sale a Bration and can only be selected as your free gift with $50 purchase HERE in my online store.

 

Color Combos for the Make a Medallion Stampin Up stamp set only available during Sale a Bration 2017 as your free gift with $50 order.

 

As you can see by the video above and these samples, there is no right or wrong color combo for the Make a Medallion set.. you can try ANY color combo! For the samples above, I used Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder and Tempting Turquoise.

I found that I liked the medallion die cut with a Stitched Shape or Scalloped circle shape, from the Stitched Shape framelits and the Layering Circles framelits.  All are available in my online Stampin' UP! store by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.  For more Make a Medallion ideas, click here to watch my video.

 

Read more about Sale-a-Bration HERE.

 
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Make a Medallion card featuring Stampin Up stamp set only available during Sale a Bration 2017 as your free gift with $50 order.

 

Have fun with YOUR Medallion set, and let me know what color combo you like best!

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How to Stamp and Layer the Medallion stamp with Glimmer Paper - Video Tutorial

  Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Have you heard about the 3 new LIMITED-TIME Sale-a-Bration 2017 gifts from Stampin' UP!  CLICK HERE to download the flyer if you don't already have one from me.  I am featuring 2 of the brand new Sale-a-Bration gifts on my blog projects and video tutorial today: Make a Medallion stamp set, and Glimmer Paper!  One free gift with each $50 purchase through 3/31/17!  No Limit to the number of free gifts per order through the end of March!! 2 gifts for a $100 order, etc.!

 

Watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW for tips on Stamping and Assembling the layers of this Make a Medallion stamp set with the beautiful Sale a Bration Glimmer paper to create these festive handstamped cards!

 

 

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  Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I made about 35 of these fun Whisper White Note Cards over the weekend to mail out to my Luv 2 Stamp Group top achievers from January (yes, I'm a couple weeks behind).  I hope they enjoy these fun cards.. I think they turned out super cute and festive and I hope it will help make them feel special!

In addition to the Make a Medallion set and Glimmer paper, I used a 3rd Sale a Bration items on my cards, too.. the wonderful Metallic Ribbon!  I can't stop using it.. it's so beautiful and amazing.. oh, and FREE :)

These cards also feature printed designer paper from the Festive Birthday package and the Tasty Treats package from the Cool Treats Suite on pg 33 of the Occasions catalog.

 

Make a medallion glimmer paper video tutorial stampin up pattystamps sale a bration 2017

 

 Above & Below:  Stamped, punched and die cut layers create the layered Medallions with the glimmer paper and Celebrate punched greeting!  Watch the video above in this post for a SUPER COOL Layering Tip!!

 

Duet Banner punch and Birthday Bright stamp set create cute Celebrate punched images. Stampin' Up! stamps and punch.

 

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Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Below I have a few other ideas for you for layering your Medallions with the Layering Circle framelits and the Stitched Shape framelits.

 

Ideas for stamping and layering the Make a Medallion Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!

 

Need a fun, quick Cinco de Mayo card idea?  Be sure to get this Make a Medallion stamp NOW - it's only available through March 31, 2017!

Layer it with the colorful "Festive Birthday" paper from Stampin' Up! as shown below!

So many possibilities!

 

  Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

NOW!! More NEW Sale a Bration items to select from through March 31!

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Stampin UP! sale a bration glimmer paper, reverse words and make a medallion stamp set available as your free item Feb. 21 to March 31, 2017

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Easter Basket Card with Glimmer Eggs

 New! Glimmer Paper for Sale-a-Bration 2017!!

Glimmer paper Easter Eggs and Easter grass!! How Cute! 

I think the watercolored Easter Bunny likes them, too!

 

Easter Basket card featuring stamps and framelits from the Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch bundle, and Sale a Bration Glimmer paper and Inside the Lines paper. Handstamped card by Patty Bennett

 

For this adorable 4x4 Easter Card, I die cut the grass and Easter eggs with the Basket Builder Framelit dies and the brand new Stampin' UP! Glimmer Paper - available only through March 31 as a FREE selection with your $50 online order during Sale-a-Bration!

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I stamped the bunny image (from the Basket Bunch bundle shown below) onto Watercolor paper and colored him with Watercolor pencils and an Aquapainter, die cut him with the coordinating framelit, and added him to my Easter card.

 

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After die cutting the 2 pieces for the basket I put the basket piece into my Festive Embossing Folder and ran it through the big shot, then sponged the raised portions with Soft Suede ink and a sponge dauber.  I glued the handle on with a couple dots of multipurpose glue.  Glue Dots would work great too!  I love the outcome!

 

Emboss the Basket Builder framelit die cut basket with the Stampin' Up! Festive Embossing Folder!

 

The 3 large Easter Eggs on my card are 2 layers:  I die cut the top layer with the glimmer paper shown below, and the bottom layer with Wisteria Wonder cardstock, and layered together using the Fine-Tip glue pen.

 

143831 Sale a Bration glimmer paper - Stampin' Up!. Available only through March 31, 2017 as your free selection with $50 order at www.pattystamps.com

Easter Basket card featuring stamps and framelits from the Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch bundle, and Sale a Bration Glimmer paper and Inside the Lines paper. Handstamped card by Patty Bennett

 

The background is a 3-3/4" square of the Free Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration paper mounted onto a 4" square of Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and then mounted onto a 4-1/4" square Thick Whisper White cardstock card base.

I wrapped a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon around the whole card.

Can you think of someone special who would love a card like this for Easter!?

 

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So Succulent Flower Basket Card

 

I'm really excited about this handstamped floral birthday card! It combines the Oh So Succulent Stampin' Up! bundle with the Basket Builder Framelit dies to create a beautiful basket of flowers!!   Cindee shared this idea with me and we made this card together!  We also used the gorgeous Succulent Garden designer printed paper in the background of the card.

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

 The top-fold card is Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the matching ribbon is the perfect touch!  I am generally not a "pink and purple" person, and that is the beauty of stamping with a friend... they help you create with colors and products you didn't know you liked!!  Thank goodness for stamping buddies like Cindee, now I'm friends with Sweet Sugarplum!!!!

We die cut the basket and flower images with the Big Shot, and then added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to make them sparkle.

TIP:  sponge the bottom (solid) layer of the basket (or die cut with darker cardstock) to give a contrasting color and dimension.

 

Supplies for the Oh So Succulent / Basket Builder Bundles  handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.  Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog supplies.

 

You'll find all of the products to make this card on pages18 - 21 of the 2017 Occasions catalog, or HERE in my online store.  You can also click on any of the product images at the bottom of this post to purchase that item or read more about it in my online store.

 Design Tip:  die cut a circle or oval with the Stitched Shape Framelits for the focal point of your card design.. it adds so much interest, depth and dimension to the card!

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

The sparkly Wink of Stella on the flowers is so pretty in person... a little bit difficult to photograph, but really lovely in person!

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

Did you notice that my greeting is on a whisper white banner?  Well, that was out of necessity... ugh!!  I almost always stamp my inked images onto my Grid Paper first, to make sure I got them adequately inked, but DARN IT, wouldn't you know it.. the one time I didn't do that and stamped it right onto the finished card, my image was not well inked at all!!  SO, I make a little paper banner and stamped on that :)

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

The Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch is perfect for making the banner ends.  Have you tried that punch yet?  I think it might be my most used punch!

 

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