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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)

 

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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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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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Cool Treats Ice Cream Cone cards

 

I had the best time playing with the Cool Treats Ice Cream Cone stamps and Frozen Treats Framelits!!!

You Guessed It... I couldn't decide on just one design or color scheme, so I had to make a bunch of cards with this happy color combo, using the Tasty Treats Designer Series paper pack as my inspiration!

 

Cool Treats Ice Cream Cone Cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Tasty Treat paper and Frozen Treats framelits. Occasions catalog products, 2017.

 

I couldn't stop creating cute cards with this fabulous Cool Treats Suite of products found on pages 32 and 33 in the Occasions catalog, 2017.   These make great Birthday cards for family and friends of all ages, or, for any fun occasion!

Enjoy the money-saving bundle when you buy the stamp set and matching dies together!  #145181 here in my online store.

 

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I cut cardstock in Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight for the card bases, and created top fold cards, with 2 pieces of Tasty Treat designer paper on each one.   I also stamped greetings from the Cool Treats set on these cards.

You will find that several of the colors used today are Stampin' Up! In Colors.  Only 4 more months for the "outgoing" In Colors, so get them soon!  See them all here.

 

Cool Treats Ice Cream Sundae Card by Patty Bennett, featuring Tasty Treat paper and Frozen Treats framelits. Occasions catalog products, 2017.

 

 I used these cardstock colors for the ice cream scoops:  Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla and Peekaboo Peach.  The chocolate fudge topping is Early Espresso.

The cones are die cut using Crumb Cake cardstock and sponged with Soft Suede ink for texture. 

The bowls are die cut with Chocolate Chip cardstock, and the spoons are die cut with the Silver Foil paper.

 

Cool Treats Ice Cream Cone Cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Tasty Treat paper and Frozen Treats framelits. Occasions catalog products, 2017.

 

On the card above and below, I decided to highlight the cones on Stitched Shape framelit ovals and squares.  I think they highlight the ice cream in a fun way!!  I also used Flirty Flamingo ribbon and enamel shape stars on the card above and Flirty Flamingo ribbon on the card below.

 

Cool Treats Ice Cream Cone Cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Tasty Treat paper and Frozen Treats framelits. Occasions catalog products, 2017.

Cool Treats Ice Cream Cone Cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Tasty Treat paper and Frozen Treats framelits and Washi Tape. Occasions catalog products, 2017.

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I used Multipurpose glue to glue a scrap strip of paper behind the cone and then stacked the ice cream scoops onto it.  It really helped keep it all stable!

 

  Stampin Tip for stacking the ice cream scoops onto the ice cream cone: glue a strip of paper behind the cone and use mulitpurpose glue on the strip. Stack the scoops up and they'll stay straight!

 

For fun colorful accents, I added some Tasty Treats washi tape to the card and the ice cream bowl. 

 

Cool Treats Ice Cream Sundae Card by Patty Bennett, featuring Tasty Treat paper and Frozen Treats framelits. Occasions catalog products, 2017.

 

Do you have a favorite?  Although I love all the cute scoops I think I might be partial to the fun soft serve cones!!!  It makes me think of Foster's Freeze on warm summer days!

 

Cool Treats Ice Cream Cone Soft Serve Card by Patty Bennett, featuring Tasty Treat paper and Frozen Treats framelits. Occasions catalog products, 2017.

 

I started with top fold cards and 2 pieces of Designer Paper on each card.  They measure about 4x4 and 4" x 1-1/2"

Tasty Treats Stampin' UP! designer paper card bases. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stampin' Up! Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper pack and color combo.  Find it on page 33 in the 2017 Occasions catalog, or HERE in my online store.

 

Stampin Up! Tasty Treats Color combo

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Happy Celebrations Card Video Tutorial

 

Create a debossed image of Celebrate or Happy with the new Celebrations Duo embossing folder 2-pack from Stampin' Up!  You can see these new embossing folders on page 40 in the 2017 Occasions catalog or, watch them in action in my free video tutorial below!!  Watch as I create these celebrate cards and some happy birthday cards!

 

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

My cards above also feature patterned paper from both the Succulent Garden designer series paper pack and the Party Animal Designer Series paper pack.

 

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  Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

These unique "debossing" embossing folders also have a wonderful coordinating stamp set called Happy Celebrations.  You can see it in my photo above.  My video above also shows you how to make the Happy birthday card shown here.  It's so amazing to stamp over the debossed images and watch the word appear!!

 

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

I created the celebrate cards to recognize the top sellers in my Luv 2 Stamp group, and will be sending those off with gifts for the top 15 in sales last month.  I hope their day is just perfect as the stamp says!!  I found that stamp in the Suite Sentiments stamp set on page 54 in the Occasions catalog. If you are looking for a great "all around" greeting set, that's your set!  I stamped it in Dapper Denim ink onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with the Stitched Shape framelit circle.  Adding some Dapper Denim star enamel embellishments was the perfect finishing touch.

 

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

When you watch my video above in this post, you'll see exactly how I created both stamped versions below.. with and without the embossing folder image!  I used Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Watermelon Wonder - all Stampin' Up! In Colors.

 

Color combo for debossed image Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders. HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

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Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE your perfect day cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

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Big on Birthdays Stampin' UP! Card Set

 

Stampin' Up! is Big on Birthdays!  Why?  Because we all have one, and we should all be sending birthday cards to our family and friends!  In this day and age of "click and like" (that's what I call it) on Facebook, we need to remember that a hand-stamped card in the mail means the world to so many people!  I vow to be better at it this year!

 

Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays cards featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper and an In Color palette, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Today I am excited to share a set of birthday card ideas with you, featuring the Big on Birthdays stamp set.

You can find this lovely bold birthday stamp set on page 6 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  I paired it with the fun "Inside the Lines" designer paper, which is one of your choices of a FREE gift with your $50 purchase during Sale a Bration.

I have used several of the Stampin' Up! In Colors on these projects (those are the limited-time colors .. see them HERE).  I used Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Cucumber Crush and Emerald Envy from the In Color palette.

 

Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays card featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper and an In Color palette, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

ABOVE: although the paper is Whisper White, I used a piece of the 1/4" Very Vanilla satin ribbon on this card.. it is a nice soft contrast to the bold colors.

I created both side-fold cards and top-fold cards, both with 4-1/4" x 11" cardstock, folded in 1/2.

I stamped the images in Archival Black ink on a 4" x 4-1/4" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, and mounted that to the folded card, then added a strip of the Inside the Lines paper and a coordinating ribbon to each one.

Watch my VIDEO about these cards and Inside the Lines paper HERE!


Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays card featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper and an In Color palette, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The card above also features a piece of the white and silver 3/8" metallic ribbon from Sale a Bration.  See it on page 11 in the Sale a Bration 2017 brochure or HERE in my video review.

Each card features a strip of the paper called Inside the Lines.  It's a FREE selection during Sale a Bration 2017.  It's all black and white and you color it in.. or, as you can see at the bottom of this post, you can also leave it black and white.  What's your preference?

 

Stampin Up! Sale a Bration Inside the Lines paper to color with markers, pencils, sponges, spritzers, etc.  FREE during Sale-a-Bration 2017


Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays card featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper and an In Color palette, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

ABOVE: I left the Inside the Lines paper uncolored on this one.. I just let the Flirty Flamingo cardstock and ribbon do the talking .. I also colored the flowers on the stamped image with Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy markers.


Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays card featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper and an In Color palette, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

 ABOVE: it may be hard to see in the photo but I also added In Color Enamel dots to some of the flower centers.

 

Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays cards featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper and an In Color palette, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

ABOVE:  on this set of cards I left the "Inside the Lines" paper and stamped images uncolored.  Just thought I'd see how I liked it.. but, since I like them colored... :)  I had to color them in!

 

Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays card featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper and an In Color palette, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

You have lots of options when coloring this amazing "Inside the Lines" designer paper from Sale a Bration.  I used Stampin' Write markers, the new Stampin' UP! Watercolor Pencils and my Blender Pens.   You can also use AquaPainters, spritzers, sponges, or your favorite coloring medium.

 

Stampin' UP! Big on Birthdays cards featuring Inside the Lines designer Sale a Bration paper colored with watercolor pencils and Stampin' Write markders by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Dragonfly Note Cards - Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog

 

Happy New Year!  Happy 2017!

I know this isn't a New Years card, but thought you might like to see a Sneak Peek from the upcoming 2017 Occasions catalog!

 

Stampin' Up! Note Card featuring Occasions catalog Detailed Dragonfly and So Detailed thinlit dies, plus Falling in Love designer paper bokeh background. Birthday card idea by Patty Bennett

 

This sweet Note Card features these Stampin' Up! products:

  • Falling in Love designer paper, pg 51 Occasions catalog, #142788
  • Detailed Dragonfly thinlit, pg 26 Occasions catalog #142749
  • So Detailed thinlit, pg 52 Occasions catalog, #142751
  • Falling for You stamp set, pg 51 Occasions catalog, #143106 or  143109
  • Best Birds set (birthday greeting) pg 53 ANNUAL catalog #141525
  • Crumb Cake Note Cards pg 176 ANNUAL catalog #133766
  • Fold Foil sheet, pg 175 ANNUAL catalog, #132622

 

I cut the bokeh pattern from the Falling In Love paper to 3-1/4" x 4-2/4" to fit onto the Crumb Cake Note card, then wrapped the So Saffron die cut from the So Detailed thinlit dies around the designer paper before putting it onto the note card. 

I die cut a Stitched Shape circle framelit in Very Vanilla Cardstock to fit over the middle section of the die and added a birthday greeting to it from the Best Birds stamp set, and flowers from the Falling for You set.

 

So Detailed thinlit die set from the Stampn' Up! 2017 Occasions catalog.

So Detailed thinlit die set, pg 52 Occasions catalog, #142751 (available 1/4/17)

 

Finishing off this pretty card is a Gold Foil paper dragonfly die cut from the new Detailed Dragonfly thinlit assortment.. so pretty in gold!  The dragonfly thinlit set is also available on 1/4/17.

 

Stampin' Up! Note Card featuring Occasions catalog Detailed Dragonfly and So Detailed thinlit dies, plus Falling in Love designer paper bokeh background. Birthday card idea by Patty Bennett

 

Stampin' Up! Note Card featuring Occasions catalog Detailed Dragonfly and So Detailed thinlit dies, plus Falling in Love designer paper bokeh background. Birthday card idea by Patty Bennett

 

You could probably use almost any one of the beautiful patterns from the Falling in Love designer series paper pack for a card like this.  Check out the gorgeous patterns in my close up photo below, and see it on page 51 in the Occasions catalog.

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Blog Candy Winner and Birthday Bright Project Card Kit

 

Birthday Cards!  It's that time of year to be sure you have a stack on hand to send out in 2017!!

Beginning on Jan. 4, 2017, watch for this great Birthday Bright card kit Stampin' Up! is offering in the 2017 Occasions catalog!  It includes all of your consumable supplies PLUS a wonderful (and colorful!) storage box to keep the 12 birthday cards and 12 birthday tags you create!!

You can use one of your own birthday stamp sets, or, order the coordinating stamp set. Find it all on page 13 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.   Need a catalog? Let me know!

 

Stampin' UP! Birthday Bright Card Kit makes 12 birthday cards and 12 gift tags!!! Complete with a storage box!

 

 Click the photo below to enlarge it to see the 12 fun Birthday cards and 12 delightful gift tags you will create with this kit!

 

Stampin' UP! Birthday Bright Card Kit makes 12 birthday cards and 12 gift tags!!! Complete with a storage box!

 

Below: Supplies included in the kit.

Stampin' UP! Birthday Bright Card Kit makes 12 birthday cards and 12 gift tags!!! Complete with a storage box!

 

For a fun up close look at this new kit available on Jan. 4, 2017, WATCH THE VIDEO below!

 

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Birthday Bright Project Kit supplies available 1/4/17 in my online store!

 

And now.. on to our Blog Candy Winner!!!

Congrats to Beth B in NC for sharing that her favorite new item in the Occasions catalog is the dragonfly bundle!!

Beth will be enjoying the December Paper Pumpkin kit (seen here) as her prize!

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Stampin' Up! Cool Treats Cards - Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek

 

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The new Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog is coming to your mailbox soon!!!  Customers can start ordering from this great new catalog on Jan. 4th!!

One of my VERY favorite new suite of products in the new catalog is the Cool Treats Suite!  It features this adorable Cool Treats ice cream stamp set, Tasty Treats paper, Washi tape, sprinkles, a new ombre ink pad and a set of matching framelit dies!!! Find all of these new products on pages 32 and 33 in the Occasions catalog.

 

Cool Treats ice cream birthday card featuring new Occasions catalog Stampin' Up! stamp set! by Patty Bennett

 

I made this fun card while stamping with my friends Cindee and Lisa a couple weeks ago.  We used a card by Amy K as inspiration. 

Lisa and Cindee are also sharing their cards with you today, be sure to visit their blogs, linked at the bottom of this blog post!

Below: Crafting Tip!

Brush a little Clear Wink of Stella onto your sponge dauber, then daub it onto the stamped ice cream!! It turns out so sparkly and fun!

 

Wink of Stella tip for Cool Treats ice cream birthday card featuring new Occasions catalog Stampin' Up! stamp set! by Patty Bennett

 

Look at all the fun pieces included in the Cool Treats stamp set!! 36 stamps!! So fun!!

You can stamp cards for almost any occasions with this set, and we used one of the birthday greetings in the set stamped onto a Stitched Shape framelit oval die cut, layered onto a Real Red Scalloped die cut piece from the Layering Ovals framelits.

All supplies are easily purchased in my online store (see product photo links at the bottom of this post).  NOTE: New Occasions catalog products will be available on Jan. 4, 2017!

 

Cool Treats ice cream birthday card featuring new Occasions catalog Stampin' Up! stamp set! by Patty Bennett

 

Our Stampin' Up! Ink and Paper color palette!

 

 

 

Cool Treats ice cream birthday card featuring new Occasions catalog Stampin' Up! stamp set! by Patty Bennett

The little swirly piece stamped on the tag is found in the Birthday Blast stamp set. 

 

For more tips and Cool Treats Fun:

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Occasions catalog Sneak Peeks from the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

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10 Sneak Peeks: 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale a Bration catalog projects, brought to you by the Luv 2 Stamp Group!

With the upcoming 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog upon us sooner than we think, I issued a "prize patrol" challenge to my Luv 2 Stamp Group (demonstrators who have signed up with me).   I asked them to use the Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration products they purchased in their demonstrator preorder this month to create projects, share with our group, and in turn I'd select a few each week to share here on my PattyStamps blog!

 

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Below: NEW! Cool Treats stamp set and new Tasty Treats designer paper, all found on page 33 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Shaker Birthday Card by Leticia Hernandez.

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group cool treats card by Leticia, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! Cool Treats/Frozen Treats bundle and new Tasty Treats designer paper, all found on pages 32-33 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Ice Cream Sundae birthday card by Leticia Hernandez.

 

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group cool treats card by Leticia, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! Cool Treats/Frozen Treats bundle, found on pages 32 - 33 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Ice Cream cone birthday card by Nicole Tugrul.

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group cool treats card by Nicole, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! Balloon Adventures stamp set and new Party Animals designer paper, all found on page 5 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Birthday Card by Leticia Hernandez.

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group Balloon Adventure birthday card by Leticia, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! Balloon Adventures stamp set, Balloon Pop-Up thinlit dies, and new Party Animals designer paper, all found on page 5 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Birthday Card by Michelle Wilder.

 

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group Balloon Adventures birthday card by Michelle, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! Special Reason stamp set and new Stylish Stems framelit dies, found on page 42 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Card by Ang Mannia.

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group Special Reason / Stylish Stems card by Ang, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! High Tide stamp set found on page 25 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Lighthouse Card by Ang Mannia.

 

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group High Tide lighthouse card by Ang, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! High Tide stamp set found on page 25 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Lighthouse Card by Melanie Hockin.

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group High Tide lighthouse card by Melanie H, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

Below: NEW! Up & Away thinlit die set found on page 10 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Hot air balloon birthday card by Jo Anne Hewins.

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Below: NEW! Everyday Hero stamp set found on page 49 in the 2017 Occasions catalog.  Superhero notebook project by Paola Phillips.

Occasions catalog Luv 2 Stamp group Everyday Hero superhero notebook project by Paola, Supplies from Stampin Up!

 

 

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Festive Birthday Gift Card Holder for Ashley

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Festive birthday gift card holder made from one 12x12 sheet of Festive Birthday paper and Build a Birthday and Birthday Banners stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

 

You might remember this gift card holder design from last Christmas time.. I shared it with you in a video and I know many of you used this idea for giving gift cards last Christmas. 

We celebrated Ashley's birthday last week and I made her this festive gift card holder to hold all of her gift cards!

 

Festive birthday gift card holder made from one 12x12 sheet of Festive Birthday paper and Build a Birthday and Birthday Banners stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

 

I used the wonderful Festive Birthday paper from Stampin' Up! (page 173 in the annual catalog #141630), and decorated it with the Build a Birthday stamp set and the Birthday Banners Stamp set!  You'll find these birthday stamp sets in the current annual Stampin' Up! catalog on pages 15 and 25.  You can purchase them by clicking on any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Festive birthday gift card holder made from one 12x12 sheet of Festive Birthday paper and Build a Birthday and Birthday Banners stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

 

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I put the gift card holder and a couple of other goodies in the Tinkerbell bag for Ashley... and we had a great time celebrating at Benihana!

 

Ashley 2016 birthday benihana

 

You can use this gift card holder for birthdays, special occasions or holiday time to hold gift cards, photos, a holiday family letter, coupons, invitation, special greeting, or even a set of note cards!

INSTRUCTIONS:

Find the blog post by Di with her instructions here online,  and watch my video below for full instructions and an alternate design idea to hold note cards!

This was my video from LAST YEAR with other paper, but it will explain how to make this 12x12 Gift Card holder!

WATCH the video below, or click to see it on YouTube.

 

 

I love all the festive colors and the fun birthday cake I stamped for the front!

You really can't go wrong with the Festive Birthday paper!! Fabulous patterns and wonderful bright colors!

TIP: to get really crisp,  clean and filled-in stamped images with your photopolymer stamps, be sure you are using your Stampin' Pierce mat under your paper as a cushion!

 

Festive birthday gift card holder made from one 12x12 sheet of Festive Birthday paper and Build a Birthday and Birthday Banners stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

 

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Birthday Card Ideas from the Stamping Cruise

 

Hi! and thank you for joining me today!  I have a cute (cute cute cute!) Happy Birthday card idea to share with you today!!!  Remember that stamping cruise I just went on in October? Well, this was one of the darling cards we made during our 18 hours of crafting time!! 

 

Birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers stamp set and Writing Notes background stamp.

 

This birthday card features the Stylized Birthday (single stamp) from pg 16 of the Stampin' Up! 2016/2017 annual catalog (#141828) and one of my favorites, the Writing Notes background stamp (pg 124, #1388954 / 138664).  I love any lined paper or graph paper, so this stamp is right up my alley!

 

Birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers stamp set and Writing Notes background stamp.

 

When creating a card on white cardstock, you'll want to make sure you use the THICK Whisper White cardstock (#140272) so that it has nice stability. 

As you can see below, we stamped the marvelous Falling Flowers floral stamp set in Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Pumpkin Pie on Whisper White cardstock, then die cut all the pieces with the matching May Flowers Framelits.  At first I thought it seemed like it would be a lot of work, but it's only a couple pieces per card and it makes such a big difference to have the pieces die cut, doesn't it!??  I love it!

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Stamping on the 2016 stamp and scrap cruise! Birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers stamp set and Writing Notes background stamp.

 

After stamping the flowers and leaves, we just blended the color with a Blender Pen... just "color over" the stamped image while it's still just a little wet and it just blends the colors perfectly without the need for any more ink.

 

I embellished the centers of my flowers with the gold Metallic Enamel shapes, which enhanced this nice fall color combo!

 

Birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Falling Flowers stamp set and Writing Notes background stamp.

 

The polkadot piece of Bermuda Bay paper in the background is found in the Designer Series paper pack / Brights, #138434... there are actually 4 patterns of Bermuda Bay paper in that pack and if you look at the first photo in this blog post, you'll see I used all 4 patterns :)

 

Jenn (the crafting cruise organizer) designed 10 cards for us to make, and we made four of each, so if you do the math, that's 40 cards that we created in addition to all the other projects!!!  You can see more info here!

 

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Creative Birthday Envelopes!

 

Did you enjoy the Birthday Fiesta Card I shared with you a few days ago?  I thought you might also enjoy the customized birthday card ENVELOPE ideas, too!

 

Create your own custom birthday card envelopes with the Stylized Birthday stamp and enamel shapes from Stampin UP!

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I loved stamping Eric's birthday card envelope with the Stylized Birthday stamp and then decorating it with some Brights Enamel Shapes!  You'll find the Stylized Birthday stamp on page 16 in our 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog, or HERE in my online store.

Create a custom Happy Birthday to You envelope for your next birthday card!  Stampin' UP! Supplies.  Project by Patty Bennett

 

And on this envelope above,  I stamped the Happy Birthday to You stamp 4 times, but as you can see on the 3rd one, I eliminated the "to you" and wrote "dear Eric" using the Stampin' Write Real Red marker!

The sweet little Happy Birthday stamp is in the Sunburst Sayings stamp set, pg 99 in the Annual Catalog. It's available in wood mount or clear mount, your choice.

Do you fancy up your envelopes, too?  I know it brings a smile to the recipient! :)

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It's a Birthday Fiesta Card!!

 

You may have seen me mention Eric's birthday last week on Facebook.. we celebrated all weekend long and I thought you'd enjoy one of the cards I gave him!! I love this happy Fiesta Birthday card featuring stamps and paper from the Stampin' UP! catalog!

 

Festive birthday card with stamped cactus from the Birtthday Fiesta stamp set, and Festive Birthday designer paper.

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  • Festive Birthday Designer Paper, pg 173 #141630
  • Birthday Fiesta stamp set, pg 11, #141500
  • {Googlie eyes from the craft store}

 

The idea came from my friend Leonie!  I found THIS CARD when I was scouting Pinterest, and loved it!

I stamped the cactus stamp 3 times, and the streamers several times in various colors, then matted it onto Tempting Turquoise and then onto a Crushed Curry folded card that was covered with one of the Festive Birthday designer paper patterns.

I was thinking ... where did she find those cute sombreros, guitars and pinata??  Well.. it's pretty clever.. she cut them out of the Festive Birthday paper package on pg 173 !!  whohooo!

See my tip below and be sure to pin it to your stamping tips board!

 

Use paper snips to cut out cute images for your Festive birthday card with stamped cactus from the Birtthday Fiesta stamp set, and Festive Birthday designer paper.

Did you notice the cute streamers above the mariachi cactus guys??  That stamp is also in the Birthday Fiesta stamp set (pg 11) and since it's photo polymer, you can bend it to create any shape!

The grass is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.

On the inside of the card I added some strips of paper from the Festive Birthday paper pack and a stamped image from the Badges & Banners set (pg 89) punched out with the matching Best Badge punch (pg 186, #140633).

 

Birthday Card inside greeting with stamped Badges & Banners set from Stampin UP!

 

Here is the birthday boy with some of his cards!  Thank you Wendy and Cindee for the handstamped cards, and dad for the watercolor masterpiece card, and to everyone else for remembering his special day!

Eric - the birthday boy with handstamped cards!

 

I love the bright zippy Stampin' Up! color combo for this great Festive Birthday designer paper:

 

Festive birthday fiesta color combo from Stampin' UP!

 

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Festive Clear Tiny Treat Favor Boxes from Stampin' UP!

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

On Saturday, I sponsored an online webinar meeting for my Luv 2 Stamp Group!  We had about 65 demonstrators participate and it was so much fun!!  I mailed out project packets with supplies for 3 projects to everyone who registered, and these cute Clear Tiny Treat boxes were one of the projects we made. 

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  July meeting packet for the live Luv 2 Stamp group webinar and online Facebook meeting

 

Each packet contained supplies for 3 projects:  the Tiny Treat Box (above and below), the Popcorn Box (on Cindee's blog) and a fun Z fold card, coming soon to Jason's blog.  The 3 of us each designed and demonstrated our project for everyone to make together live on Saturday!  This entire event was Jason Loucks brainstorm idea and I am so grateful to Jason and Cindee for their help with this fun live event!  We also had about 90 minutes of live fun on our private Luv 2 Stamp Group Facebook group with tons of prizes and fun!

 

Supplies for Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

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Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

Enjoy these cute little samples... each one shows a different pattern from the Festive Birthday paper pack as well as a variety of greetings you can stamp on the Duet Banner punch!

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, graduation favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

These treat boxes are perfect for party favors, classroom treats, appreciation gifts, wedding or shower favors, or a little "just because" gift for a co-worker or neighbor!

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

Decorating these boxes is so easy with the Duet Banner punch, a couple of layered punched circles, and a punched star!  Each person received a 1-1/2" x 10" strip of Festive Birthday paper as well as about 15" of ribbon to decorate their project.

I also provided a strip of 8 In Color Enamel Dots for participants to decorate their projects with.

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

Stampin' UP! Clear Tiny Treat Boxes perfect for DIY party favors, little birthday surprises, teacher gifts, table favors, or "just because" co-worker gifts.  Featuring Festive Birthday paper and Duet Banner punch images on punched circles and stars by Patty Bennett for the Luv 2 Stamp Group July Online Event.

 

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Sweet Cupcake card with "frosting"!

 

Stampable Frosting... I really don't know what else to call it.. but the minute I saw Sara Douglass demo this on stage at our Stampin' Up! event last April, I knew I needed to try this Sweet Cupcake stamp set and her frosting recipe!!  Mix up the ingredients per the recipe in the photo in this blog post, spread some on a clear block or plastic lid, then stamp your frosting stamp into it and you have stampable frosting to stamp onto your project!!

 

Sweet Cupcake bundle card with frosting! Stampin' UP! ink, stamps, paper and accessories available at pattystamps.com

 

I stamped this adorable card with Cindee and I put the stampable frosting only on the middle cupcake above.  The other 2 are just regular ink.  See my photo tip below for stamping this 3-step frosting stamp!

We saw this basic card layout idea online somewhere (Pinterest probably) and decided we needed to make our own version of this card.  I made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with strawberry frosting :)

 

Frosting Recipe for the Sweet Cupcake bundle card with frosting! Stampin' UP! ink, stamps, paper and accessories available at pattystamps.com

 

 TIP: clean your block and stamp right away when done stamping.. since this has paint and glue in it, you don't want it to dry on your stamp!

Above: frosting recipe for the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, by Sara Douglass

Below: spread some of the "frosting" mixture onto a clear block and use it to ink your stamp, then stamp onto your paper!

 

How to stamp the frosting for the Sweet Cupcake bundle card with frosting! Stampin' UP! ink, stamps, paper and accessories available at pattystamps.com

 

Below: this is my preferred method for stamping the cupcake images... stamp the most solid image in the lightest color and add the other images on top.  You can also stamp it "dark to light".. either way seems to work well with this stamp.

 

How to stamp the frosting for the Sweet Cupcake bundle card with frosting! Stampin' UP! ink, stamps, paper and accessories available at pattystamps.com

 

You don't have to add the frosting recipe layer.. you can just stamp the 3 images as shown in step 1, 2, 3.  If you want to add the frosting recipe layer, go ahead and stamp that over the stamped (ink) images.

 

Below:  My color combinations for the frosting and the vanilla cupcake images

 

Perfect Stampin Up! color combos for stamping the frosting and cupcakes for the Sweet Cupcake bundle card with frosting! Stampin' UP! ink, stamps, paper and accessories available at pattystamps.com

 

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Stamp chocolate or vanilla cupcakes for the Sweet Cupcake bundle card with frosting! Stampin' UP! ink, stamps, paper and accessories available at pattystamps.com

 

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For the final touch on this delicious card, we added some Clear Wink of Stella glimmer pen to the frosting part of each cupcake... so pretty in person!!

 

Use the Clear Wink of Stella glimmer pen on your Sweet Cupcake bundle card with frosting! Stampin' UP! ink, stamps, paper and accessories available at pattystamps.com

 

We stamped the cupcake and frosting directly on the Whisper White cardstock for the left and right cupcakes, then stamped the center one onto a scrap of Whisper White and die cut it out with the Cupcake Cutouts framelits.  It's mounted onto the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sweet die cut is found in the Cupcake Cutouts framelits set as well!

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