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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.

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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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Is your Wish List Ready?

Download 2018 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog wishlit from Patty Bennett

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.

For more Ribbon of Courage samples, click here

  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.

 

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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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

If you are interested in being a part of our fantastic nation-wide Luv 2 Stamp Group team of demonstrators, please click here to read more and consider joining us, just in time to enjoy your discount shopping in the new Occasions catalog!

 


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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

 

All supplies to create this card are available in my online Stampin' UP! store.  Scroll to the bottom of this blog post to see all of the products and click any product to see it in my online store.

 

Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings Stampin' UP! bundle

 

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!

 

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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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

 

GREAT NEWS!!!! The Watercolor Christmas Card kit is ON SALE (while supplies last) for only $16.00!!

CLICK HERE to order it on sale!

 

Below:

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

 

Below:

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

  

Below:

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

 

Below:

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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Holiday Lamppost Christmas Card ideas

The Christmas Lamppost from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday catalog reminds me of our Dept. 56 / Dickens Village houses and accessories we used to set up every year at Christmas!  I loved creating these cards using the Lamppost thinlit die and accessorizing them with the Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the world designer paper!

 

  Christmas Lamppost card idea featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

Above: I added a die cut gold foil reindeer (from the Santa's Sleigh thinlit dies) to the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper snowy hills.

Below: I added a hand cut nutcracker from the Christmas Around the World paper to this version of my Christmas Lamppost card.

Christmas Lamppost card idea with nutcracker featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

 

In the card above, I also die cut a tree using the Santa's Sleigh thinlits and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, which I sponged very lightly with Emerald Envy ink and a sponge dauber for just a hint of color.

Both of my cards feature the snowflake "Year of Cheer" paper in the background, a layer of Basic Black cardstock, and some hand cut Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper for the snowy hills. 

I found that the 1/2" circle punch works perfectly for a Daffodil Delight yellow light behind the die cut lamps.  Adding some Clear Wink of Stella also makes them "shine".

 

Use a 1/2" circle punch for the lanterns in the Christmas Lamppost card idea featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

 

Each card also features the die cut wreath and bow, using the Christmas Lamppost thinlit dies and the preprinted Christmas Around the World designer paper (all found on page 29 of the 2017 Holiday catalog, or in the product photos at the bottom of this blog post).

 

Die cut the wreath and bow for this Christmas Lamppost card idea featuring Stampin' UP! holiday catalog Year of Cheer and Christmas Around the World paper, by Patty Bennett

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Above: Christmas Lamppost thinlit dies, #144675, available HERE online

Below: Christmas Around the World paper, #144629, available HERE online

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Thank you for joining me today! Let me know if I can help you with a Stampin' UP! order to make your own Christmas cards this year!

 

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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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Year of Cheer Copper Reindeer Christmas Card Idea

 Need a beautiful but pretty quick and easy Holiday card to send this year?  I have an idea for you!  This reindeer card features copper foil paper and the beautiful Stampin' UP! Year of Cheer designer paper!

 

Copper Reindeer Holiday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer background paper, and Santa's Sleigh framelits. by Patty Bennett

 

The Reindeer is die cut using the Santa's Sleigh framelits and the Copper Foil Paper.  It coordinates perfectly with this beautiful copper foil pattern in the Year of Cheer designer paper

It's not easy to photograph metallic images, but I hope you'll trust me that this copper reindeer and copper patterned Year of Cheer paper is gorgeous in person!!

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The card base is a thick Whisper White note card - so no cutting, measuring or scoring! It's all done!

 

Copper Reindeer Holiday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Year of Cheer background paper, and Santa's Sleigh framelits. by Patty Bennett

The Reindeer is popped using Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals on a Whisper White oval Stitched Shape framelit die cut.  I added the silver metallic doily and rhinestones to give a fun "mixed metals" look.

The greeting is stamped in Real Red ink from the Season to Sparkle stamp set, and die cut with the Bunch of Banners framelits.  The Real Red die cut bow on the reindeer is from the Bouquet Bunch framelits, but I noticed that the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch (here) would be a great and quick alternative!

 Thank you for joining me! I hope you enjoyed this fun Holiday card idea!

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Hot Cocoa Christmas Cheer Note Cards

 

This adorable Cocoa Mug Christmas card really wins the award for CLEVERNESS!!  Cindee showed me this fantastic tip about die cutting a letter C and adding it to the die cut coffee cup to make a fun cocoa mug!!  Read on to see what I mean!

 

Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

These fun Christmas Cheer Cocoa Mug cards were 2 designs I made for customer thank you cards and for swap cards that I took to Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! OnStage Convention recently!!  I love them both.  The difference in the 2 cards is the Cherry Cobbler Pattern for the mug and the Soft Sky blue background paper. 

 

Die cut a letter C and a coffee cup, put them together to create a cute hot cocoa mug!

 

To make the cocoa mug, simply die cut a letter C from the Large Letter framelits and tuck it behind the die cut coffee cup, and voila, a fun cocoa mug!!

I added clear glittery Wink of Stella to the snowflakes and the whipped cream die cuts.  The glitter is hard to see on the cards in the photos, but it looks pretty cute in person! The whipped cream stamp is found in the Coffee Cafe stamp set.

 

Wink of Stella glimmer on snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

This is how I prepare my project when I'm creating lots of customer thank yous, Luv 2 Stamp group cards, or swaps.  I get all the parts ready, organize them on my crafting desk, then start assembling.

 

Supplies for my Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I used 4 different Stampin' Up! designer paper packs for these cards.

"Christmas Cheer" was stamped onto a piece of Wood Textures designer paper

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The cocoa mugs are die cut from 2 patterns in the Be Merry designer paper pack.

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The patterned blue backgrounds are from these 2 designer papers.  One from Bundle of Love and the other from Coffee Break! 

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Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

The card base is a Stampin' Up! thick Whisper White note card.  The Soft Sky designer paper pieces are 3" x 5" and the Wood Textures paper is 2" x 3".

Coffee Cafe Hot Cocoa Mug Christmas cards featuring Wink of Stella glimmer on the snowflake and whipped cream. Stampin' Up! supplies available online - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

The coffee cup die cut is found in the Coffee Cups Framelit set, the C is from the Large Letters framelits, and the snowflake is found in the Trim your Stocking framelit set.  I added some clear Faceted Gems to about 1/2 of the cards I made.  All supplies are listed below for you shopping convenience.

 

Thank you for reading my blog post today! I hope these Stampin' Blends cards inspired you!

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Painted Harvest Sunflower turned Poinsettia!

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Now that you have mostly likely ordered the very popular Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest Bundle (or stamp set), I thought you might enjoy this idea to stretch your "sunflower" stamp image and learn how to create a poinsettia flower with it to create a holiday or Christmas card!

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

I used Stampin' Up! Watercolor paper and a Stampin' Spritzer filled with water to create this beautiful holiday card idea, turning the sunflower into a poinsettia!

 

Color combo for Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

 

It's really quite easy, simply use the Cherry Cobbler and Rose Red ink pads (per above) and stamp them onto Watercolor paper with the Painted Harvest Sunflower image and then spritz with water and the Stampin' Spritzer until you have achieved the look you want!

Then stamp the center when the flower is dry.  I used Daffodil Delight ink.

 

Create watercolor poinsettia flowers with the Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set.

Tip!

For a fun layered greeting on any card, layer the Stitched Shape framelits and the layering ovals, circles or squares!

 

Stamping Tip: Use the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shape framelits and Layering Ovals to create lovely matted greetings for your handmade cards.

 

patty bennett youtube channelIf you have not used the Stitched Shape framelits and Layering Ovals, watch my free video tutorial HERE.

 

 

I stamped the Season of Cheer greeting (from the Watercolor Christmas stamp set) onto Very Vanilla Cardstock, then die cut it with the Stitched Shape Oval, and used Cherry Cobbler cardstock and the Layering Ovals framelits to make the scalloped border.  A few Gold Metallic shapes werethe perfect little touch to finish the card.

 

Painted Harvest sunflower stamp from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog becomes a poinsettia with watercolor paper and a stampin' spritzer with water. Holiday / Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett

This card was created on a Cherry Cobbler folded card base, and the beautiful diagonal striped Old Olive printed paper is found in the Merry Little Christmas package of paper, pg 12, in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  The Gold edge ribbon is on page 199 in the annual catalog.  See below for links to all Stampin' Up! products in my online store.

 

Thank you for joining me today!  Hope you enjoyed this holiday card idea!

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Crafting Forever Cards perfect for the Artist

 

It seems like I've had this stamp set for a long time, and now that Stampin' Up! has released the Stampin' Blends markers, I thought this was the perfect time to bring out this set and practice coloring!  I paired the Crafting Forever stamp set with the Pick a Pattern designer paper for these fun cards.  They make me think of my dad, the artist, with his dozens of paint brushes!

 

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, and paired with Pick a Pattern designer paper. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

As you can see in the photo below, I used almost all of my new Stampin' Blends markers to color these 2 images of pots with paint brushes. I stamped them on Thick Whisper White cardstock with Memento black ink as recommended when coloring with the Blends markers, and I had so much fun coloring!  Then I die cut them with the Stitched Shape Oval framelit dies and added them to my cards.

 

Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers and  Crafting Forever stamp set pot with paint brushes.

 

For the card below, I added the Stitched Shape oval to a Crushed Curry Scalloped oval die cut, then added some Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon to the top fold Thick Whisper White card, wrapped around 2 patterns from the Pick a Pattern paper pack!

 

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, and paired with Pick a Pattern designer paper. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the greeting on Thick Whisper White cardstock as well, and die cut the one above with the Stitched Shape oval and the one below with the Stitched Shape circle.  I added Black Rhinestones to the tag above.  I inked the entire greeting with Bermuda Bay ink then colored "creative" with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker before stamping.

Although these 2 cards use basically the same supplies, it's fun to see how differently they turned out.

 

Stampin' Up! Crafting Forever stamp set colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, and paired with Pick a Pattern designer paper. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

The card base and scalloped oval above are Tangerine Tango cardstock, and the greeting is stamped in Tangerine Tango ink, to go with my terra cotta pot :) I colored one of the silver metallic shape hearts with the Tangerine Tango Stampin' Blends marker to perfectly embellish the greeting!

All of the patterned paper designs in these cards are from the Pick a Pattern paper pack HERE online.

 

144163 Pick a Pattern designer paper pack from Stampin' UP! - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Thank you for reading my blog post today! I hope these Stampin' Blends cards inspired you!

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