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Adorable Christmas Ornament card - Carols of Christmas Bundle

 

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Carols of Christmas Bundle - pre-release from Stampin' UP!, August 2017!

 

Carols of Christmas Stampin' Up! bundle card idea with hanging ornaments, softly falling embossing folder, and die cut branch from the Seasonal Layers framelits. By Patty Bennett

 

 I wish you could all enjoy this Carols of Christmas card in person, because everyone I've shown it to so far says "Oh my gosh, this is SOOOO cute!!!" :)   This fun stamp set is an early release purchase opportunity, one month prior to the release of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  The bundle will be in the Holiday catalog but you can get it early starting today!

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Purchase the Wood Mount Carols of Christmas bundle here #146036

Purchase the Clear Mount Carols of Christmas bundle here #146037

 

Crafting tip .. color your rhinestones with Sharpie markers.. so perfect for a little bling in the center of each stamped ornament!!

 

Craft Tip! Color Stampin' UP! rhinestones with Sharpie markers to match your card or DIY Crafting project!

Cindee and I created this card together a couple weeks ago and I think there are several elements that just make this card so much fun:

  • Softly Falling embossing folder background (#139672)
  • die cut branch from the Seasonal Layers framelits (#143751)
  • colored rhinestones - use a Sharpie Marker!
  • stamped and die cut ornaments and holly, both from the Carols of Christmas bundle (wood mount #146036 / clear mount #146037)

 

Carols of Christmas Stampin' Up! bundle card idea with hanging ornaments, softly falling embossing folder, and die cut branch from the Seasonal Layers framelits. By Patty Bennett

 

A couple of tips when creating this Christmas Card:

  • stamp the hanging ornaments first
  • emboss the background next
  • stamp colored ornaments on a scrap and die cut, then add over the stamped ornaments with glue dots or fine-tip glue pen
  • add the die cut branch and holly with fine tip glue

  

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Carols of Christmas - New Bundle! card idea

Starting Tomorrow, August 1st, you can order this fun Carols of Christmas bundle - an early pre-release purchase opportunity one month ahead of the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog release!  I am sharing a pretty card and fun embossing paste & glitter "snow" technique with you today!  I made this card when I stamped with Cindee a couple weeks ago!!! So fun!

 

  Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 

You might be asking... #1, how did you get that amazing fun glittery snow?? (read on in this post for the secret using Embossing Paste!) and #2, how did you get 3 colors on your Peace on Earth stamp!?  For that trick, we inked the top 1/2 of the stamp on a Dapper Denim pad, then the bottom 1/2 on a Tranquil Tide pad, and then used a black Stampin' Write marker to go over the center... then stamped on Whisper White die cut with a Stitched Shape framelit.

This is what the stamp set and framelit die bundle looks like... order #146036 for wood mount and #146037 for clear mount rubber here in my online Stampin' UP! store.

 

Carols of Christmas bundle - Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog. Click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com



Now, on to the secret of the snowy, glittery hillside and trees!  Spread Embossing Paste onto cardstock with your palette knife, making it somewhat uneven to resemble a snowy blown wintery hillside, then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter while the paste is still wet!!!! (yes!! I actually used glitter!!!)

 

Embossing Paste "snow" technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

I did the same thing with the die cut trees from the Carols of Christmas bundle (Card Front Builder framelits) ... so cool!!! 

Embossing Paste snow technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

Embossing Paste and Glitter Snow Technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 And when you add those trees to your project, don't forget that the mini Dimensionals are perfect for the "tree tops".

Amazing Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are perfect for smaller spots or little punches or die cuts!!  #144108 from Stampin' UP!. Click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

You might have see my Facebook Live video where I gave this card away!!  The winner was Tricia Butts from Colorado and I have mailed this fun card to her!  (missed that video?  CLICK HERE).

Oh, and here is another tip!!  Use the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper behind the moon and stars die cut in the night sky!! So pretty!!!  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper is found on page 194 in the Stampin' Up! catalog, or here online #135315

 

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper tip for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett
 

Special Thanks to Holly Stene for her inspiration for this card!!

A few more details about this wonderful card:

  • Top fold Tranquil Tide 4-1/4" x 11" card
  • Die cut panel is 4" x 5-1/4" in Dapper Denim
  • Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Die Cut trees: Tranquil Tide cardstock

All supplies are available at the bottom of this blog post, just click any of the product photos to go to my online store to shop anytime!

  Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 

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Remember, you can purchase the awesome Carols of Christmas bundle beginning August 1st.  Other products I used that you might want to get now to have on hand:

 

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Carols of Christmas card ideas - How you can get the set FREE

  

Are you ready for a fun, bold and colorful pair of Christmas card ideas?   Cindee and I had another fun stamping date last week and we created these fun cards featuring the Carols of Christmas stamp set!!!  These cards feature the Foil Frenzy paper, which is just WAY too much fun, paired with Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Soft Sky and Night of Navy inks, ribbon and papers!!!

The Carols of Christmas set is BRAND NEW and YOU can get it free this month, or, purchase it early on a pre-purchase opportunity in August!  Read below for all the details!

 

Carols of Christmas cards - bold and fun Foil Frenzy Stampin' Up! Specialty designer paper backgrounds.  Deck the Halls & Peace on Earth stamped on Stitched Shape Framelits. By Patty Bennett and Cindee Wilkinson

 

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 Watch my Facebook Live video HERE to see more info about this Carols of Christmas bundle and the great opportunity to join Stampin' Up! and my Luv 2 Stamp Group!

 

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As I mentioned in the video linked above, you will receive all the extra goodies shown above, including the Carols of Christmas set, when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator this month!

  Carols of Christmas cards - bold and fun Foil Frenzy Stampin' Up! Specialty designer paper backgrounds.  Deck the Halls & Peace on Earth stamped on Stitched Shape Framelits. By Patty Bennett and Cindee Wilkinson

 

Maybe it was one of those "you had to be there" moments... but after we made the real red and lemon lime twist card with the round Stitched Shape framelit die cut, we were pondering the design of this card, and Cindee says, "How about the Square Stitched Shape!"  It was like a total lightbulb moment!! We are so used to using the circle Stitched Shape framelit!!  But I LOVE how it turned out!!  She's so smart. :)  We agreed that the Stitched Shape Framelits are our MOST used framelits!!!  Followed closely by all the layering framelits - Squares, Circles and Ovals.

 We decided to make the Peace on Earth greeting POP so we stamped it in Night of Navy ink.  You could also stamp it in Soft Sky to match the cardstock and ribbon and keep the card with a much softer feel.

 

Carols of Christmas cards - bold and fun Foil Frenzy Stampin' Up! Specialty designer paper backgrounds.  Deck the Halls & Peace on Earth stamped on Stitched Shape Framelits. By Patty Bennett and Cindee Wilkinson

 

The Foil Frenzy specialty paper (#144125 on pg 189 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! catalog) has colored foiled printed images on heavyweight kraft paper.  It's printed in Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.  We used the Soft Sky and Lemon Lime Twist pieces on our Christmas cards.

For the Soft Sky card above, we used Soft Sky cardstock for the scalloped circle and the card base.  We used Soft Sky 3/8" classic weave ribbon, and we also used Silver Foil paper for the Decorative Ribbon border and the die cut "stars" (they are really flowers.. but we used them as stars).

 

Carols of Christmas cards - bold and fun Foil Frenzy Stampin' Up! Specialty designer paper backgrounds.  Deck the Halls & Peace on Earth stamped on Stitched Shape Framelits. By Patty Bennett and Cindee Wilkinson

 

This is the real "POP" card... the Lemon Lime Twist and Real Red are SO striking together!!! 

The stamped and die cut poinsettias and leaves are from the Carols of Christmas bundle and we put a little rhinestone in the center of each one.

Carols of Christmas cards - bold and fun Foil Frenzy Stampin' Up! Specialty designer paper backgrounds.  Deck the Halls & Peace on Earth stamped on Stitched Shape Framelits. By Patty Bennett and Cindee Wilkinson

 

144125 Foil Frenzy Specialty designer paper from Stampin' UP!. Click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

So if you didn't get a chance to watch the video I linked to above, let me recap

3 Ways to get this Carols of Christmas stamp set:

1.  Join Stampin' UP! as a demonstrator and a part of my Luv 2 Stamp Group team before midnight on July 31, and you will receive the Carols of Christmas stamp set FREE in your Starter Kit!!!  (the Starter Kit also includes $125 in Stampin' Up! product of your choice, PLUS a Snail adhesive, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 2 "D clear blocks" AND a 100 sheet pad of grid paper, PLUS a business supply packet, all for $99 + tax!). Click to read more

2. If you are a demonstrator, you can buy the Carols of Christmas stamp set now, and also the matching framelit dies

3.  Customers:  You can purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle early, in August, a full month before it will be released in the  2017 Holiday catalog!

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Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday Catalog is COMING!

 This set and bundle will also be in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog... I will be mailing the catalogs to all of my regular customers, so if you have ordered at least $50 or more from me this year, you will be receiving the catalog next month!

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

 

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Sneak Peek Carols of Christmas Bundle in August!

 

You are going to want to use the $5 coupons you are earning in July on this great "early release" Christmas bundle coming out on August 1st!!  Need more info about earning $5 coupons this month? click here!

Customers will be able to purchase the brand new Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and dies, either separately or in a bundle as part of the early release in August!!! Remember, bundles are priced at a money-saving 10% off!  (check out ALL of our 10% OFF bundles in my online store HERE).  If you have been accumulating $5 coupons with your orders in July, you can use them toward the purchase of this bundle or ANY Stampin' Up! catalog products in August!

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

 I think this would be a great card to use anytime during the winter months.  I started with a Crumb Cake folded card base, then cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and die cut it with the new "Card Front Builder" frame (in the Carols of Christmas bundle).  On top of the Cherry Cobbler layer, I added a piece of Wood Textures paper, and then some die cut Tranquil Tide pine trees from the same new framelit set! 

What do you think about the Tranquil Tide trees?  I like them... they are a great compliment to Cherry Cobbler!

I combined some of the great new dies and stamps with the Wood Textures paper stack and the Seasonal Layers adirondak chair framelits to create this fun preview card!

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

The Carols of Christmas bundle is available in Wood Mount (shown below) or clear mount.  See page 3 in the current catalog for more information about clear mount and wood mount stamp options as well as photopolymer.

Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday Catalog is COMING!

 This set and bundle will also be in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog... I will be mailing them to all of my regular customers, so if you have ordered at least $50 or more from me this year, you will be receiving one next month!

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

Have you had the fun opportunity to use the mini Stampin' Dimensionals yet!?  Oh they were perfect for these pine trees!

Stampin UP! Mini Dimensionals are amazing!!!  Order #144108!  Click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

The supplies I cut and used for my Peace on Earth card:

Crafting supplies for Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

Don't forget how cute these adirondak chairs are when you die cut them with the Wood Textures paper stack!

See THIS CARD for another idea with this technique.

Die cut the adirondak chair from the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies with the Wood Textures paper pack from Stampin Up!

 

You will find all of these Stampin' UP! craft supplies conveniently listed at the bottom of this blog post for your shopping convenience.  The Carols of Christmas bundle will be available on Aug. 1, 2017.

 

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More "Present Cards" featuring Stampin' Up! paper

 

You may have recognized this fun design idea.. I shared it last October HERE on my blog, but I thought you might like to see how fun this Sunshine Wishes "bow" thinlit card is with more Stampin' Up! Designer Paper patterns!!

Today's cards feature the Petals & Paisleys paper, This Christmas paper and Pop of Pink Paper, all specialty designer papers from Stampin' Up!.  Check out the SALE PRICES listed below for some of these paper packs!

 

Petals & Paisleys Stampin' Up! designer paper "gift" card with gold bows from Sunshine Wishes thinlits. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Petals & Paisleys Paper is ON SALE for only $5.20 per pack!  CLICK TO SHOP NOW!

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The concept for these cards is quick and simple, just cut 2" square (or 2" x 3") pieces of paper to use as the "gifts", and die cut a "bow" using Gold Foil paper with the top portion of the flower die in the Sunshine Wishes Thinlit pack, and you have yourself a darling gift to put on a card!

 

This Christmas Stampin' Up! designer paper "gift" card with gold bows from Sunshine Wishes thinlits. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

This Christmas Specialty paper is ON SALE for only $9.10 per pack! Click HERE to shop now!

 

This is also a super terrific way to use up paper scraps, or make a load of cards fairly quickly!!

 

Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! designer paper "gift" card with gold bows from Sunshine Wishes thinlits. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

You may have noticed that I added a sentiment on a banner on each card.  I had fun going through my stamp sets to see which sentiments worked best on the stamped banner from the Birthday Banners set!

See below for some ideas!

 

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 TIP: Great idea to have a few stamped banners on hand to add to cards anytime!!

The images I paired up with the Birthday Banners banner stamp are:

  • HO HO HO: Oh What Fun set, #140386
  • Christmas Wishes: Holly Berry Happiness #142061
  • Happy Birthday: Birthday Banners set, #141506
  • Thanks so Much: Sweet Cupcake set, #141498

Birthday Banner set: pg 15 Annual catalog #141506 / Bunch of Banners Framelit dies, pg 193 #141488

 

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Merry Christmas from the Bennetts - Paper Pumpkin Style

 

Wishing all of our friends, family, fellow crafters, customers and those new to my blog, a VERY Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family!! 

While I wish I could send EVERYONE I come in contact with all year a card and gift every year, it is just not possible, so I hope you will enjoy seeing the Paper Pumpkin Christmas cards I sent out this year as well as some cute frames / ornaments I created using the November Paper Pumpkin refill kits!

 

Bennett Family Christmas Cards and ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I purchased these pretty little frames at Michaels craft store before Christmas and knew they'd be perfect for the die cut trees and houses in the Paper Pumpkin refill kit!!

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The NEW Stampin' Up! 3/8" Metallic Ribbon from the 2017 Sale a Bration brochure is the perfect touch to tie at the top of the frames!!  You can hang them on your tree, a package or a wine bottle!

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

You can give these pretty frames as gifts, hang them on the tree for ornaments, put them on a package, or hang them over a bottle of wine!

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames for wine bottles featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Order your November Paper Pumpkin refill kits HERE and set them aside for holiday crafting next year!  Refill kits are only available to Paper Pumpkin Subscribers.  See Subscription options HERE.

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below is our Christmas newsletter that went out with the Paper Pumpkin Christmas cards I made this year.  I REALLY cannot believe that I forgot to include a bit about celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary in 2016... geesh!!!  That IS kinda a big deal.. I'm sorry I missed including that milestone!

 

Bennett family Christmas newsletter 2016

 

Thank you once again for another year of your friendship, love, support, and kind comments!!

Blessings to you and your family, from the Bennett Family!

 

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Custom Tee Christmas card - Occasions catalog sneak peek!

 

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I couldn't resist another "Mrs. Claus" Custom Tee shirt and glimmery Santa Hat project!  I made this Christmas card for Cindee to go with a gift I was bringing to her last week!

 

Custom Tee "Mrs. Claus" shirt and glimmery Santa Hat Christmas card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

This cute 4x4 card features:

  • a piece of red plaid paper from the Warmth & Cheer paper stack (retiring!!  and ON SALE for $5 here!)
  • a greeting from the Tin of Tags stamp set (retiring!! and ON SALE for $16.80 HERE) die cut with the Stitched SHape circle framelit die
  • a red glimmer paper scalloped circle
  • Fancy Frost oval die cut
  • Santa hat punched using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch (retiring!!!! and ON SALE for only $9.60 HERE)
  • Red and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

The Tee Shirt and "lace" are both new upcoming products, featured in the 2017 Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration brochure.  For all the info on these fun products, CLICK HERE.

The Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration items will be available on Jan. 4, 2017, and the other items may be purchased in my online Stampin' Up! store at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Custom Tee "Mrs. Claus" shirt and glimmery Santa Hat Christmas card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I wrapped up 5 frames and a November 2016 Paper Pumpkin refill kit for a project we were going to make... You can see our finished frames Sunday in my Christmas Day blog post!  They turned out SO cute!!  I know you'll love them!

 

Custom Tee "Mrs. Claus" shirt and glimmery Santa Hat Christmas card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I added touches of gold with the gold cord and gold metallic enamel star shapes.. just the right amount of glitz to go with the great glimmer paper!

 

Need a Stampin' UP! catalog?  Please Ask!

If you have not yet seen the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, and would like a copy, please let me know!  My regular customers should have received one by now, but perhaps you are new and have not placed your first order yet, and I'd love to send you one!

 

 

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Sneak Peek - Custom Tee Occasions Catalog stamp set Christmas Tags

 

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Each month I package up 15 little gifts for the top sellers in my Luv 2 Stamp Group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  To celebrate the November top sellers, I bought them some Christmas ribbon and twine and packaged it up in a cello bag with a fun "Mrs. Santa Stamper" tee shirt tag! 

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

The bags are tied up with the fabulous 3/4" Real Red stitched edge ribbon from page 5 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.

The tags were created with 2 new stamp sets:

Custom Tee from the upcoming 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog (page 30),

and Delicate Details from the upcoming 2017 Sale a Bration catalog (a free item you can select with your $50 order starting Jan. 4, 2017) (page 9).

 

I also used the Jolly Hat Builder punch with Red and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for a Santa hat!

They are layered onto an oval die cut using the Fancy Frost designer paper, and red/white striped paper from the Designer paper stack, then on Real Red Cardstock.

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

If you are one of my regular customers, you should see these 2 catalogs coming to your mailbox any day now! 

If you are not a regular customer, but need catalogs, please let me know.  If you have a demonstrator, please ask him/her for a copy.

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Crafting Tip!

You can curve your photopolymer stamps on the clear blocks to create custom images... do you see how I curved the lace to match the bottom of the tee shirt?

 

Craft Tip: curve or reshape your photopolymer stamps to create custom stamped designs like the T-Shirts on these Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

To create the T-shirts:

  • die cut the t-shirt with the matching T-shirt Builder Framelit Dies
  • stamp the t-shirt outline image onto the die cut
  • (or reverse the order above.. both ways work)
  • curve the lace stamp (per above) and stamp it along the bottom of the shirt in Cherry Cobbler
  • die cut a white collar using the die in the T-Shirt builder framelit dies - adhere to shirt with 2 glue dots
  • Stamp happy Stamper onto the shirt using black ink and the stamp in the Custom Tee stamp set

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

Punch out the Santa hat with the Jolly Hat builder punch and red glimmer paper and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

I sponged just a touch of real red ink onto the collar so that it would stand out against the white.

Aren't these fun!?

Remember: the NEW Occasions catalog products will be available to customers on Jan. 4, 2017. 

 

If you'd like to join my team of demonstrators, you can purchase the Occasions catalog products NOW, and be a part of my Luv 2 Stamp group team, enjoy the discount on your purchases, and enjoy the daily ideas, tips, prizes, challenges and more on our exclusive Facebook group!

Join My Team!  Want more info on joining my team and ordering from the new catalogs early? Click here! and JOIN HERE when you are ready! We'd love to have you join our amazing team!

 

 

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Button Trees - Great Christmas Craft

 

Looking for a fun craft to do this Christmas Holiday Season? 

These Button Christmas Trees were SO much fun to make!!  Of course it's even more fun when you craft with friends.. so gather some friends, have them each bring some old buttons, straight pins and a styrofoam cone.. you'll be in for hours of fun and giggles!

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

My friend Joy and I saw this idea on Pinterest LAST YEAR and never had time to make our trees, so we finally set a date, and invited Roxanne to join us, and the 3 of us sat and had the best afternoon making our button trees last weekend!

 

Button Tree Supplies you'll need:

  • Styrofoam cone (tree) - we used 9", 10", 12" and 14" cones, available at craft stores
  • Buttons - we used between 250 and 350 buttons per tree (approx) - mostly retired Stampin' Up! buttons
  • Straight pins with pearl heads - we used white and red, approx 350 to 450 per tree (some buttons required 2 or 4 pins to keep them secure).  Click to see the white ones I used.
  • a topper "ornament" for your tree - optional

 

Supplies for Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

These were the buttons I brought for us to share (plus the huge ones not shown in this photo), and I think almost all of them are retired Stampin' UP! buttons (me, a hoarder??).  I did buy the cute bright green ones on the left on Amazon along with the pins. 

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

The cone above is a green styrofoam cone, and you'll notice it shows between the buttons... which was ok with me. 

I also found pre-glittered cones last year and we used those for our trees, too.

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

When I posted these on Facebook last weekend, I was asked if I had any tips... 

  • pick a color scheme
  • start around the bottom, then work your way up
  • I preferred to work with my larger buttons toward the bottom and tried to use smaller ones at the top
  • fill in empty spots with tiny buttons
  • have more pins on hand than you think you'll need
  • have fun!!

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

 

Are they just too much fun or what!?  I love them!! I'm so glad we made them!

 

Button Christmas Trees featuring retired Stampin Up! buttons and styrofoam cones by Patty Bennett, Joy and Roxy

Thanks Roxy and Joy for being my crafty partners in crime!

 

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Make a Scrapbook or a set of Christmas Cards!

 

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Record your Family Christmas Memories in this fun Scrapbook, created with Stampin' Up! supplies!

More fun Candy Cane Lane Christmas cards, scrapbook and craft ideas for you!

On our recent stamping cruise in October, one of the projects was a 6" x 8" Christmas Scrapbook.  Jenn had cut all of the supplies for us to make do142zens of scrapbook pages for our album.  We had also made a Project Life Christmas scrapbook album on this cruise, so I told Jenn I was going to take the supply packet and create cards instead of scrapbook pages.

Today I am sharing those cards with you!  I hope you enjoy the idea and see how you can turn the same basic supplies into scrapbook pages to preserve your family holiday memories, or you can create holiday greetings or Thank You cards from the same supplies! :)

Below is the cover of the album Jenn designed, and photos of me holding the cards I made next to the scrapbook pages she designed.  Enjoy!

 

Stampin UP! Candy Cane Lane Christmas Scrapbook album and Christmas Card designs featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.

Stampin UP! Candy Cane Lane Christmas Scrapbook album and Christmas Card designs featuring Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle.

 

I think I made between 18 and 20 cards .. below are a few of the designs created with the Candy Cane Lane designer paper from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog, and the other supplies used, such as Delicate White Lace doilies, metallic gold and silver doilies, Candy Cane Lane Washi Tape, and punched images from the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle (stamp set and punch).

 

Handmade Christmas Card ideas featuring Stampin Up! Candy Cane Lane paper and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch by Patty Bennett

Handmade Christmas Card ideas featuring Stampin Up! Candy Cane Lane paper and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch by Patty Bennett

Handmade Christmas Card ideas featuring Stampin Up! Candy Cane Lane paper and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch by Patty Bennett

Handmade Christmas Card ideas featuring Stampin Up! Candy Cane Lane paper and Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and punch by Patty Bennett

 

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Repurposed Paper Pumpkin Teddy Bear Box

 

I'm sending a box full of bear hugs to my niece!!  We were chatting one day and she mentioned that she cannot find her Snail adhesive after moving across country, so I knew that I had to send her a care package!!

I repurposed my November Paper Pumpkin kit box and filled it with a variety of Stampin' Up! adhesives for her! :)

 

Fa la la la friends bear hugs box by Patty Bennett. Stampin Up! stamps, ink and paper crafting supplies. Repurposed Paper Pumpkin kit box.

And what's a box of bear hugs without some cute bears!?  :)

I stamped and die cut these adorable bears using the Fa-la-la-la Friends stamp set (pg 30 in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog or HERE in my online store), and die cut them with the Bear Hugs framelits (pg 193 in the annual catalog, #140275 online), and of course I had to make them some cute plaid sweaters and jammies using the Warmth & Cheer plaid papers from the Holiday catalog (pg 13, or #141991 online).

 

Fa la la la friends bear hugs box by Patty Bennett. Stampin Up! stamps, ink and paper crafting supplies. Repurposed Paper Pumpkin kit box.

 

Follow my Quick instructions to make your own Bears in Sweaters!

 

How to stamp the bears in sweaters for the Fa la la la friends bear hugs box by Patty Bennett. Stampin Up! stamps, ink and paper crafting supplies. Repurposed Paper Pumpkin kit box.

 

Don't you love them!?  I do!  I hope Jenny loves the box of treats!!  Love you Jenny!!

I covered the top of the box with some Presents & Pinecones paper to hide the mailing label, but the rest of the box is perfect because it has sweet holiday wishes printed on the sides!

 

Fa la la la friends bear hugs box by Patty Bennett. Stampin Up! stamps, ink and paper crafting supplies. Repurposed Paper Pumpkin kit box.

 

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Do you Give Gift Cards at the Holidays?

 

Gift Cards... do you give Gift Cards? We probably all do, right?  Family, Friends, Mailman, UPS guy, co-workers, teachers, grandkids, etc.

Well, here is a creative way to present an otherwise boring gift card!

Merry Tags Gift Card Holders featuring Stampin' Up! bags, paper and embellishments by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

All I did was to fold a bag in half, in this case I used the Glassine Gift Bags, but you can use the Kraft Gift bags, too, as shown in the video below.  Purchase either of these bag options in my online store and find on page 176 in the 2016 annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  See all of the supplies used for these projects listed at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Watch my video below from last year.. different supplies, same concept:

 

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Or, maybe you just want to tuck in other goodies like candy, family photos, a note, theater tickets, etc., .. fill the 2 pockets with whatever you'd like!

Each of these gift card holders was embellished with the "This Christmas" designer paper and die cut images from the Merry Tags framelit dies.

 

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As you'll see in the video, simply wrap a 10" to 12" piece of designer paper around the folded bag and decorate.. could not be any simpler!! :)

The bag itself creates 2 pockets for you to fill!

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Double Z Fold Card with Santa's Sleigh Framelits

 

Santa's Reindeer are bringing a sleigh full of gifts in this beautiful Stampin' UP! Christmas card I made at Cindee's recent stamp class!   Cindee taught us how to make the Double Z Fold card and we decorated it with the die cut reindeer, trees and sleigh from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and framelit bundle!

 

Double Z Fold Santa's Sleigh Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, ink and paper. Reindeer and Sleigh die cut with framelits in the Big Shot.

 

 The "sky" is Fancy Frost pre-embossed paper sponged with Marina Mist and Soft Sky Stampin' Up! ink. 

I love the pretty silver foil sleigh and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper detail... SO pretty!

 

Double Z Fold Santa's Sleigh Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, ink and paper. Reindeer and Sleigh die cut with framelits in the Big Shot.

 

If you haven't yet made the Double Z Fold card, refer to the top view above to see how the 2 pieces go together, and refer to the cutting and folding guide below.

 

Double Z Fold Card Cutting & Scoring Guide:

  • Base Card: 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 2-3/4" and  5-1/2"
  • Strip: 1" x 11", scored at 2-3/4"  and 5-1/5"
  • additional Fancy Frost pieces: 2-1/2" x 4" (2 of those), and 4" x 5-1/4"

 

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Double Z Fold Santa's Sleigh Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! stamps, ink and paper. Reindeer and Sleigh die cut with framelits in the Big Shot.

 

 The trees, reindeer and gifts are all stamped first then die cut with the matching framelits.  So easy with the Santa's Sleigh MONEY-SAVING BUNDLE available HERE in my online store.

 

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Framed Christmas Home Decor with Santa's Sleigh Framelits

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Last month I took a stamping class at Cindee's house.  She is an amazing teacher and crafter!!  This is one of the lovely projects we created during her class, featuring the Stampin' UP! Santa's Sleigh stamp set and framelit die bundle as well as other great products listed below!

 

Framed Home Christmas Decor piece featuring Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh stamp set and framelit set. Cute Reindeer and sleigh on a glimmery snowy hillside!

 

 We created this festive 5"x7" framed Christmas home decor piece using the Fancy Frost paper in the background (sponged in blue) and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper cut into "snowy hillsides".  It also features die cut reindeer, trees and Santa's Sleigh.

 

Noteable Design Features:

  • Mica Flakes on tree
  • sponged Fancy Frost designer paper "sky"
  • snowy hillside cut from Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper
  • Glimmer paper over Silver Foil sleigh

 

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Supplies for framed Christmas Santa's Sleigh home decor piece.

To add the mica flakes to the tree, we put a bit of Multipurpose liquid glue on the tree then sprinkled the mica flakes on top. So pretty!!

 

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Mica Flakes, found on page 41 in the 2016 Holiday catalog, or here in my online store.

Don't the trees look amazing?

They are stamped in Garden Green and Old Olive on Pear Pizzazz and Emerald Envy cardstock, die cut with the Santa's Sleigh framelits, and then we added the mica flakes, per above.

 

Framed Home Christmas Decor piece featuring Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh stamp set and framelit set. Cute Reindeer and sleigh on a glimmery snowy hillside!

 

The sleigh is so special looking when you layer the Silver Foil paper and the Silver Glimmer paper!!!!

Each reindeer has a red glimmer paper bow!  I forgot to put the red glimmer dot on the nose of "Rudolph", but at least he's dressed up with the die cut wreath!

 And that sky... how pretty is that!?  The Fancy Frost paper is already embossed with several different patterns, all you have to do is sponge on a little color for this gorgeous effect!  Find the Fancy Frost paper on page 37 in the Holiday catalog or HERE in my online store. 

 

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How I Distressed Pine Boards for Photo Backgrounds

 

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw the fun pile of pine wood boards that my neighbor left by my front door.  Many of you asked what I was going to do with them?  Well, they are for the backgrounds of my blog post projects!!

HOWEVER, I came across a little issue....  the pine is so "yellow" that it fools my camera and it makes all the photos really yellow, which require a ton of photoshoping to make them look better.. so.. I decided to buy some paint and start painting and distressing the yellow-ish pine boards to make them look more interesting and a little bit like they'd been weathered for a long time!

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The boards were single left over pine planks from who knows what project.. and my neighbor (handy-dandy woodshop neighbor) glued them together into larger pieces.. he sanded them and did the beveled edges on them too!!  It's so great to have handy friends!!!! :)

 You can see from the photo below, that the pine boards I found in our garden shed, are quite yellow, and after my "distressing process" I managed to make them all look totally different!

 

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Before and After: How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

After Distressing wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I really should have looked on Youtube before I started this process, but I just dove right in with some bottles of acrylic paint, old paint brushes, an old toothbrush, foam brushes, sand paper and old rags.

It was about a 3 day process as I was trying to get the house decorated for Christmas at the same time, and couldn't devote all my time to this project.

 

My (totally amateur) process to distress the wood:

  1. start with a wash of paint (acrylic paint watered down) and applied with a foam brush
  2. sand when dry
  3. add a 2nd color the same way as #1
  4. sand when dry
  5. add a 3rd color with a very dry paint brush to give the appearance of wood grain (with a light touch)
  6. sand when dry
  7. evaluate... like it? stop!  needs more color? (probably!) :) add more colors either as a wash or with a dry paintbrush
  8. add paint speckles or streaks with the toothbrush dipped in paint
  9. distress wood with wire brush, coarse sand paper, or anything that will rough it up a bit
  10. apply more paint
  11. sand again
  12. ya, you get the idea... you could do this for days....  I had to make myself stop!

 

Notes:

For the blue ones, I started with white paint and added blue, then added more white

For the light ones, I started with white paint and added hints of gray, black and brown (with a very dry brush)

For the dark ones, I started with brown paint, and added white, gray and black paint

On some of the boards, I dipped my rag into water then into paint and kind of washed over the boards.

I basically experimented with every possible combination I could think of. :)

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

How to distress wood pine boards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

When I am ready to photograph my craft projects, I place them on a board and take photos, as you can see below:

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft photo backgrounds by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I experiment with different boards depending on the color and size of the project, then crop the photo and add my watermark as shown below.

 

How to distress wood pine boards for craft project photo backgrounds.  Christmas gift bags from Stampin Up  by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Above and below:

Examples of different wood backgrounds for my Merry Medley Christmas gift bag projects.

I stamped the Kraft gift bags with my Merry Medley background stamp and decorated them with some Warmth & Cheer designer paper for easy and fun holiday gift bags!

 

Christmas Kraft Gift bag stamped with Merry Medley background stamp from Stampin Up! by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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