Designer Series Papers

Only 2 Weeks Left! Springtime Foil Specialty Paper offer!

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of the amazing free Sale-a-Bration gift offerings!!

 

All Sale-a-Bration gifts available with your online orders of $50 or more through 3-31-18!

You can view them all hereMy personal favorite?  The Springtime Foils paper!!  I have paired the paper with the Southern Serenade stamp set and used my Stampin' Blends markers to color the floral images of these beautiful handmade cards!  Wouldn't these make great Easter cards?

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

When you select this pack of 12x12 designer paper as your free gift during Sale-a-Bration, you get 12 sheets of this gorgeous heavy-weight foiled paper!!  3 each of all 4 of these designs! Be Still My Heart! This is gorgeous!

 

147193 Springtime Foils Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration paper gift with purchase through 3/31/18

 

I stamped the flower image from the Southern Serenade stamp set (pg 49 in your 2018 Occasions catalog) in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White die cut Lots of Labels framelits (pg 214 in the current annual Stampin' Up! catalog), then colored them with my Stampin' Blends markers.  I decided to create one image with each pair of light and dark Stampin' Blends. 

To my surprise, I REALLY loved the Rich Razzleberry image.. it surprised me because I am not a pink/purple person.. but this is so lovely!!

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

Tips! 

  • Stamp the Southern Serenade flower image in Memento Black ink, and color with Stampin' Blends. 
  • Stamp the lace image from Southern Serenade in Crumb Cake ink .. stamp off first if you want a lighter image.
  • If you don't have a ribbon to match your card, color it with Stampin' Blends - SEE THIS POST.
  • Color each of the flowers with both the light and dark Stampin' Blends, and color the leaves with the light and dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends.

  

Tips for creating a Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I created the actual card base from the striped piece of Springtime Foils paper, but you could also just put a piece of Springtime Foils paper on top of a folded Thick Whisper White card base.  I also added a piece of a contrasting Springtime Foils paper to the bottom 1/3 of the card, then added coordinating ribbon to each card.

You can make these too!  All the Stampin' UP! supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post.. click on any product image to go right to my online store!

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

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Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry Cake birthday cards

 I recently challenged my Luv 2 Stamp Group team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators to create a project with a stamp set or product they had not used in awhile, so I grabbed the Celebrate You stamp set and created birthday cards featuring the Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper for the background of my Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry cards!  I had not used this set in awhile but I love it! 

 

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

To create the fun backgrounds I used a Stampin' Sponge and added color to the Springtime Foil paper.  From Left to Right, I used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo.  This amazing Springtime Foil paper is a FREE GIFT CHOICE during Sale-a-Bration 2018.. don't miss it! You will be SO happy that you have a pack of this amazing 12x12 paper!!  Select #147193 at checkout as your free gift with purchase!

Find the Celebrate You stamp set on page 72 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalog, and the candles in the Picture Perfect Birthday set, pg 5 of the Occasions catalog.  You'll also find all of these products so you can make your own birthday cards, at the bottom of this blog post. After stamping the cake and the candles, I cut them out with my Paper Snips and added them to my cards. The Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are perfect behind the candles!

 

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

 

The ribbon on the above "chocolate cake" card is also a free Sale-a-Bration choice.. find it on pg 9 of your Sale-a-Bration brochure: Shimmery Ribbon 3 pack #147243.  I stamped the chocolate cake using Early Espresso ink (ya, it's a dark chocolate cake) :)

 

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

The vanilla cake was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink, and the ribbon is from one of my past paper pumpkin kits.

143775 Celebrate You stamp set from Stampin' UP! - great for handstamped birthday cards

Celebrate You stamp set from Stampin' UP!

Wood Mount #143775

Clear Mount #143778

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

The "strawberry cake" card was created using Flirty Flamingo ink for the cake and the card base.  I stamped the candles in Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay ink to punch up the color a bit, and used Lemon Lime Twist striped ribbon on this card.

 

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Easter Bunny Candy Treat - Stampin' UP! Lots of Love Box

Make a quick and easy Easter Treat Box with the Lots to Love box framelits!  They are so EASY to put together! Just 2 die cut pieces and 2 strips of adhesive are all you need!  I created this cute Easter / Spring Candy Box treat with the Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and the cute "A Good Day" stamp set all found in the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog.

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Above: the treat box is die cut with the Painted with Love designer paper and it's the perfect weight for these boxes!  I put some Berry Burst Shreddie (pg 13 Occasions catalog #145562) into the box along with cute Easter Bunny candy.  I used Berry Burst 3/8" metallic edge ribbon to tie around the box!  The greeting is from the Badges & Banners set, and punched with the Duet Banner punch.

Below: I love all the fun layering possibilities using the "A Good Day" stamp set (pg 17 in the 2018 Occasions catalog) and the coordinating 1-1/8" and 1-3/8" Scallop circle punches!  I love stamping several images, punching them out and layering them, like I did on the bunny stamped scalloped circle below!

 

Easter Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

I stamped the bunny with Memento black ink on Whisper White cardstock so I could color it with the Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers.  In addition to the scalloped circle punches, I ended up layering the bunny onto a Berry Burst scalloped circle die cut from the Layering Circle framelits.  I added it to the box with Stampin' Dimensionals.

145873 A Good Day stamp set from Stampin' UP! - shop online with Patty Bennett at www.MyStampOrder.com

A Good Day stamp set, pg 17 in the 2018 Occasions catalog

145870 Wood Mount

145873 Clear Mount

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

After Die cutting the 2 pieces for the box, I die cut an oval in one of the pieces, then cut a piece of Window Sheet to fit behind the oval cut out.  This is optional but allows the recipient to see what's in the box!  I highly recommend using the Tear & Tape to adhere the 2 halves of the box together! Easy to use and holds great!

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Painted with Love Stampin' Up! designer series paper #145580

Painted with Love Designer paper, pg 19 Occasions catalog, here online.

 

145653 Lots to Love framelits featuring treat box die cut, hearts and banner

 Lots to Love Box Framelits #145653, pg 19 Occasions catalog

 

Did you notice the cute little Easter Grass I added to the box?  I used the Picnic Basket framelit set to die cut 2 layers of grass.  One is Old Olive Cardstock and the other layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The Picnic Basket framelits are available on page 6 of the current 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog, or by clicking on any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Picnic Basket framelits #145658

As I was typing this blog post.. I had to go in the kitchen and sneak one of my Easter Eggs from See's Candy.  This has been a fave since I was a little girl...  I figure about 1 a week for a treat shouldn't be too bad, even though I don't really eat much chocolate. 

Patty's favorite See's candy chocolate butter eggs

 

Watch the Stampin' UP! Video Tutorial below to see how easy it is to put together these boxes from the Lots to Love Framelit die set!

 

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Only 3 Weeks Left - Sale-a-Bration 2018

 

Don't miss your chance to receive free

Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' Up! this year!

Stop by my online Stampin' UP! store, make a $50 or more purchase (by 3/31/18) and select one of the free Sale-a-Bration gifts shown below PLUS record your order on my Free Stamps with Patty form to be on your way to earning $40 in free product of your choice!

Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' UP! 2018 - free with $50 and $100 purchase in my online store: shop with Patty www.MyStampOrder.com

 

And I'm sure you know my FAVORITE Sale-a-Bration item.... Springtime Foils paper!

This is a quick and easy card featuring the Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper, just color in 1 flower with Stampin' Blends markers and add some ribbon and cardstock!

 

Springtime Foils flower card colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

What is Sale-a-Bration?

dates: Jan. 3 - March 31, 2018

Watch the video here!

 

3 Parts to Sale-a-Bration:

  • Earn a free gift from the Sale-a-Bration rewards brochure with each $50 you spend
  • Earn an extra $25 in hostess benefits on any orders or parties over $250
  • Earn an extra 2 FREE Stamp Sets of your choice when you join Stampin' Up! and the Luv 2 Stamp Group as a demonstrator (click for info)

 

Q&A:

  • Do I need to shop only in the Occasions catalog to earn free product?  No, you can purchase from the annual catalog, Occasions catalog, online store and Clearance Rack to receive credit for your order and earn free gifts (see them all here)
  • Do I only need to purchase $50 at a time?   No, you can order as much as you'd like on your order, and you earn a free gift for each increment of $50 (net product total)
  • Can I select one of the $100 gift choices with my $100 order?  Yes! (see them here)
  • Can I select two of the $50 gift choices with my $100 order?  Yes!  (see them here)
  • Do I still earn Free Stamps with Patty during this time?  YES!  (click here)
  • Can I view the Sale-a-Bration products online?   Yes!  (click here)
  • Can I have catalogs so I can see these great products in person?  Yes!  Email me: pattystamps@comcast.net
  • Can I see some videos of these Sale-a-Bration product?  Yes!  Click HERE and HERE

 

Shop the Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions catalog at www.MyStampOrder.com

Please take special note of the 2 $100 level Sale-a-Bration items on pages 17 and 19!!  You can select one of those with your $100 order instead of two $50 level items!

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Embossing folder backgrounds - Sweet Soiree card ideas

Sometimes I forget to use my embossing folders, but I should use them more often! They add great texture and interest to handmade cards and crafts!  I decided to get out 3 of them, Garden Trellis, Simple Stripes, and Polka Dot Basics, and I embossed a piece of Berry Burst Cardstock with each of them.   Then, I added a cut out piece from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack (a free Sale-a-Bration 2018 item!) and created cards with them!

  

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! embossing folders, by Patty Bennett

 

Each of these card bases is created with a piece of the Sweet Soiree Designer paper, cut to 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in half (side fold card).  Since this designer paper is pretty thick, it stands up to being a card base all by itself!  Then I added the floral pieces I cut out from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More pack, and a couple elements from the Sweet Soiree embellishment kit... done!

 

Sweet Soiree Memories & More birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Polka Dot Basic embossing folder and Perennial Birthday stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

I added a stamped birthday greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set on the card above.  I know the polka dot background is hard to see in the photo, but it's cute in person!

 

Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit Washi Tape from  Stampin' UP!. Card by Patty Bennett

 

Since I was using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit for these cards, I decided to use the washi tape from that kit inside the cards, as well as the 1" strip I cut off from the 12x12 to make the card bases!!  I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside as well, since the paper has patterns on both sides and it would be hard to write on the inside!

 

REMINDER!

There are only 3 weeks left to get this 72 piece Memories and More card pack FREE!  See page 11 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure for more details and ideas!  Select it as your free item when you place a $50 or more order in my online store here.

 

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack - 2018 Sale-a-Bration gift from Stampin' UP!

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack - great preprinted designs for memory keeping or card making!

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Garden Trellis embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

ABOVE: the Garden Trellis embossing folder background

CLICK TO VIEW all of the Stampin' Up! embossing folders!

BELOW: the Simple Stripes embossing folder background

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Simple Stripes embossing folder and Hello Friend stamp set, by Patty Bennett

After I stamped the hello greeting from the Hello Friend stamp set, I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to "shadow" the left and bottom side of each letter... that takes me back about 45 years to doing that same thing in Jr. High.. anyone else remember doing that? 

 

145578 Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit from Stampin' UP!

ABOVE:  click to view the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit online

BELOW:  click to view the Sweet Soiree designer paper online

Sweet Soiree designer paper from Stampin' Up! #145564

 

 

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Springtime Foils Stampin' Blends fun fold card

 Have you noticed I can't stop playing with the Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper!?  IT is SOOO gorgeous and I've been sharing on Instagram, FB, YouTube and here on my blog each time I've been working with it!! 

Enjoy a 12x12 pack of the Springtime Foils paper as your free Sale-a-Bration gift with $50 online purchase through 3/31/18!

 

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

 

Today's handmade card idea features Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, and layered with Copper Foil paper and Soft Suede cardstock.  The pretty little stamped flower accent is from the Petal Palette stamp set and also colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin' Blends markers.

I created this card one day last month when I was stamping with Cindee... she designed this gorgeous card and had all the parts ready to go and I loved creating it!!  I have all the dimensions for this Fun Fold card listed in the photos below for you.

 

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

TIP!

Before die cutting the pretty lattice piece, adhere some Multipurpose Adhesive to your cardstock, THEN run it with the Petals & More thinlit die through the Big Shot, and then just peel off the paper backing and it's ready to stick to your project! Super easy!  It's like having a gorgeous decorative paper sticker!

Adhesive Sheet Tip for Die Cutting the Petal Palette / Petals & More thinlit dies from Stampin' UP!

TIP!

After adhering the die cut to the strip of Soft Suede cardstock, insert the end of the Soft Suede cardstock piece into the Pretty Label punch as shown and then punch the end.. look at the great scalloped end result!!  This is how it looks with a 1" wide piece of cardstock, but you can try it with other widths as well.

Papercrafting tip for the Pretty Label Punch to create a beautiful scalloped end on your strip of cardstock

Springtime Foil specialty paper available as your free gift with purchase during Sale-a-Bration 2018 from Stampin' Up!. order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

 12 sheets in a pack - 12x12 specialty foil paper!

1 youtube Would you like to learn more about this paper?

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 Need more info about coloring with Stampin' Blends?

Watch my Stampin' Blends video series HERE.

Stampin' Blends markers (see them all here) are an amazing way to add color to this paper, or, leave it with the Rose Gold and white images.. either way.. it's gorgeous!

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

As I've mentioned in my Stampin' Blends videos, I like to add yellow (Daffodil Delight) to my leaves before adding Old Olive.  I think it helps to lighten the leaves, add a little bit of "sun kissed" effect, and also helps tie in with the colors of the flowers.

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Soda Pop Bottle Card Ideas

 Sponging a rainbow of color onto the Springtime Foils paper (Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration free gift reward) is a great way to change it up from elegant to tons of colorful fun!

Soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils paper sponged background, Bubble Over stamp set/bundle and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I thought that the copper/rose gold dots in the Springtime Foils paper looked a lot like bubbles and were perfect for the background of these Bubble Over / Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards!

Find the Bubble Over Bundle here! View the Bubbles & Fizz paper here.

 I saw the idea for sponging a rainbow of colors behind the bottles on Pinterest by Sarah Klass, and I decided to try it on the Springtime Foil paper!  Just grab your Stampin' Sponge, and ink it up in Stampin' UP! ink and go to town coloring onto the Springtime Foils paper... a bonus is that the colors also blend which is really cool!

 

Stampin' Up! color combo for Soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils paper sponged background, Bubble Over stamp set/bundle and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

1 youtubeFor more info about this paper and sponging the background

See my Springtime Foil / Sale-a-Bration video here

 

Springtime Foil specialty paper available as your free gift with purchase during Sale-a-Bration 2018 from Stampin' Up!. order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

 12 sheets in a pack - 12x12 specialty foil paper!  Free Gift choice during Sale-a-Bration 2018!

 

Soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils paper sponged background, Bubble Over stamp set/bundle and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

 

To make the bottles look extra glossy and wet, stamp them a 2nd time with a Versamark pad and emboss with clear embossing powder after stamping in a color!  Adding the Glitter and Clear epoxy shape drops also helps the bottles look wet and just ready to drink!  Find them on pg 33 in the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog or HERE online.

 

Soda pop bottle card featuring Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils paper sponged background, Bubble Over stamp set/bundle, Wood Crate and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

ABOVE:  If you missed my previous post with info about stamping the soda bottle to make them look fizzy at the top, click here.  I also die cut a crate out of the Wood Textures designer paper and the Wood Crate Framelits (#143730). I thought it looked fun to have the bottles tucked into the crate!

BELOW:  If you don't want to stamp the bottles, you can cut or die cut them right out of the Bubbles & Fizz designer paper as shown in my card below!  This paper is a free Sale-a-Bration gift choice with your $50 order through 3/31/18.

 

Soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Springtime Foils paper sponged background, Bubble Over stamp set/bundle and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

 Each bottle is topped with a die cut soda pop cap and Silver Foil paper.  I added a strip of the Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper to the bottom of each card.  The card base is created with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock, with about 1" cut off the bottom of the front of the card, so that the bottles peek through from the inside of the card.

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His and Hers Apron of Love bundle card ideas

I think my mom and my grandma would have loved these Apron of Love cards! I can vividly picture both of them opening the tall cabinet door in the kitchen (fondly called the "broom closet") and pulling out their aprons, putting them on and cooking a meal or baking cookies or a cake. (oh ya, and then there was that time the pressure cooker blew up... )  Anyway, they ALWAYS wore their aprons!!  So my "Apron of Love" bundle cards today pay tribute to those days as I fondly watched them cooking together wearing their vintage fabric aprons.

 

Apron of Love "His and Hers" cards - cute for the baker and BBQ chef in your life! Featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Basket set and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

I decided to create a "his and hers" version of my Apron of Love card... hers for baking in the kitchen, and his for BBQ'ing on the deck.  The Apron of Love bundle features darling utensil dies so that you can create baking utensils and BBQ'ing utensils quickly and easily! I used different colors of cardstock, plus silver foil paper and wood textures paper stack paper to get a variety of utensils for my cards!  I also stamped the bowl from the Fruit Basket set to add to my "baking" theme!

 

Apron of Love bundle untensil die cuts, and stamped bowls from the Fruit Basket stamp set - shop Stampin' UP! online: www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Apron of Love bundle available here!

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Apron of Love card - cute for the baker or chef in your life! Featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Basket set and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

ABOVE: my "hers" baking version includes fun colors and patterns from the Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper pack (a free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through 3/31/18).  The "wood" rolling pin is just the perfect finishing touch! I used a scrap from my Wood Textures paper stack to die cut that!

After stamping the bowl from the Fruit Basket set in Island Indigo ink, I just used my Blender Pen to slightly blend the ink and create shading on the sides, to help make the basket look round.

 

 BELOW:  the "his" version of the Apron of Love card is for the BBQ chef in my life!  Even though my dad and my hubby don't wear an apron when they BBQ, it's still pretty cute!  Again, I used patterns from the Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, and also stamped bubble images from the Bubble Over stamp set on both cards.

 The card base for both cards is a Thick Whisper White card, 4-1/4" x 11", folded in 1/2.

Apron of Love card idea - fun for the BBQ chef in your life! Featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Basket set and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

 

 What do you think.. do you love the pairing of the Apron of Love bundle and the Fruit Basket set?

FIND IT:

  • Apron of Love bundle, pg 51, 2018 Occasions catalog or HERE online
  • Fruit Basket set, pg 29, 2018 Occasions catalog or HERE online
  • Bubbles & Fizz designer paper, pg 13, 2018 Sale-a-Bration brochure, or HERE online
  • Wood Textures paper stack, pg 187, 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, or HERE online

You can click on any product image at the bottom of this blog post to go right to my online Stampin' Up! store to shop for these products to create your own Apron of Love handmade cards!

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I used several of the patterns in this Bubbles & Fizz paper for my Apron of Love cards.. I think it's such a versatile pack of paper, and even better.. it's a FREE CHOICE during Sale-a-Bration with your $50 order!!

 

Apron of Love "His and Hers" cards - cute for the baker and BBQ chef in your life! Featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Basket set and Bubbles & Fizz Sale-a-Bration paper, by Patty Bennett

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Endless Ways to Create Sweet Soiree Cake Cards

I created about 60 of these Sweet Soiree cake customer thank you cards one afternoon and no 2 turned out the same!! I mixed and matched the Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree specialty designer paper - 2 designs on each card - and switched up the ribbons and the cake embellishments and was so pleased with the fun outcome! They would also be perfect for birthday cards, wedding cards or anniversary cards!

  

Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree designer paper card ideas great for birthday, wedding or anniversary!  Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

You'll find the Sweet Soiree paper on page 13 of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, or you can see it below or HERE online.

145664 Sweet Soiree Stampin' UP! specialty paper perfect for handmade birthday, wedding, or anniversary cards or party favors!  Shop online at www.MyStampOrder.com

Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree designer paper card ideas great for birthday, wedding or anniversary!  Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

A few Design Notes about these cards:

  • the Cake is cut out of one of the sheets of Sweet Soiree designer paper (#145564)
  • the circle is die cut from cardstock vellum (#101856) and the stitched shape framelits (#145372)
  • the flower embellishments are from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit (#145578)
  • ribbons used: Berry Burst metallic edge (#145489), Silver Metallic Edge (#144213) and the free Shimmery Sale-a-Bration Calpyso Coral ribbon (#147243)
  • card base: thick Whisper White (#140272) cut to 4-1/4" x 9-3/4", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Sweet Soiree paper cut at 4"x4-1/4" and 4" x 1-1/2"
  • all products available in my online store here

 

Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree designer paper card ideas great for birthday, wedding or anniversary!  Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

I used the vellum die cuts and precolored die cuts from the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit to decorate these cards, in addition to the cakes I cut out of the designer paper pack.   See this kit on pg 13 in your 2018 Occasions catalog or HERE online.

145578_Embellishment Kit Sweet Soiree from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree designer paper card ideas great for birthday, wedding or anniversary!  Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

Ribbons used: Berry Burst metallic edge (#145489), Silver Metallic Edge (#144213) and the free Shimmery Sale-a-Bration Calpyso Coral ribbon (#147243)

Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree designer paper card ideas great for birthday, wedding or anniversary!  Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

Do you see how amazing this Sweet Soiree paper is!?  Oh my gosh.. I love each and every combo!!

Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree designer paper card ideas great for birthday, wedding or anniversary!  Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

 Select this beautiful Shimmery Calpyso Coral ribbon as one of your free gift choices during Sale-a-Bration 2018.  See all the info HERE.

Stampin' UP! Sweet Soiree designer paper card ideas great for birthday, wedding or anniversary!  Handmade cards by Patty Bennett

Thank you for visiting me today! I hope these cards will inspire you for your next handmade birthday, anniversary or wedding card!

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Springtime Foil Note Card featuring Flying Home set

 Have you seen all of the amazing Springtime Foils paper samples on social media over the last week or so?  Oh my goodness... this is the most amazing Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration gift offering in a long time!!!!  I love it!  You can earn a pack of 12 sheets as your free gift with $50 order during Sale-a-Bration!

  

Flying Home birdhouse card colored with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers.  Springtime Foils paper background. By Patty Bennett

I covered this adorable Stampin' UP! Whisper White Note Card with the leaf pattern from the Springtime Foils paper and then stamped the Birdhouse image from the Flying Home stamp set and colored it with Stampin' Blends before adding it to this card.

Stampin' Blends most likely going on Backorder!

Due to the popularity of the Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up! has let us know that the following colors will most likely go on backorder until possibly the end of April:

  • Bermuda Bay (Light and Dark)
  • Bronze
  • Calypso Coral (Dark)
  • Crumb Cake (Light and Dark)
  • Ivory
  • Pink Pirouette (Light and Dark)
  • Pool Party (Light and Dark – currently on backorder)
  • Pumpkin Pie (Dark)
  • Smoky Slate (Light and Dark)

You can view them ALL HERE in my ONLINE STORE

If you have been thinking about purchasing them, this is the right time to do it!

 

The Flying Home stamp set used on this card is found in the 2018 Occasions catalog, on pg 41, or here online.

I die cut the birdhouse image with my FAVORITE dies - Stitched Shape Framelits - and then added a scalloped oval Calpyso Coral die cut as a mat.  I love the springy colors, including the Calypso Coral glimmer ribbon - another free Sale-a-Bration gift available with a $50 order!

 

Springtime Foil specialty paper available as your free gift with purchase during Sale-a-Bration 2018 from Stampin' Up!. order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

 12 sheets in a pack - 12x12 specialty foil paper!

 

1 youtube Would you like to learn more about this paper?

Watch my Sale-a-Bration video here!

 Need more info about coloring with Stampin' Blends?

Watch my Stampin' Blends video series HERE.

I've included the Stampin' Blends colors in the supply list below.  If you'd like to create this card, you'll need the supplies noted at the bottom of my post.  You can click on any product photo to go to my online Stampin' Up! store.

 

Flying Home birdhouse card colored with Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends markers.  Springtime Foils paper background. By Patty Bennett

 

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Tutti-Frutti bowl of strawberries

  My heart is so happy when I look at this darling note card!!  Cindee designed this card and I made it at her house using the Fruit Basket stamp set from the Tutti Frutti suite in the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog! (see pgs 28 & 29 or HERE online)

Fruit Basket card idea with Strawberries from the Stampin' UP! Tutti Frutti suite - 2018 Occasions catalog

Anything red, white and blue just makes me smile, and this card is no exception!  I love it! 

We stamped the bowl in Dapper Denim ink but stamped off the solid image once on our grid sheet then stamped the outline over the solid bowl.  As you'll see below, we masked the bowl and started stamping strawberries. Then we stamped extra strawberries (Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist) on scrap Whisper White cardstock and punched them out with the strawberry punch from the Fruit Basket Itty Bitty Fruit punch pack.

  

How to mask and stamp the Fruit Basket card with Strawberries from the Stampin' UP! Tutti Frutti suite - 2018 Occasions catalog

 Mini Stampin' Dimensionals just seem to be made for these itty bitty punched fruit pieces!  Use your Paper Piercing tool to easily place them on your card!

Add tiny stamped / punched strawberries with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals on this Fruit Basket card with Strawberries from the Stampin' UP! Tutti Frutti suite - 2018 Occasions catalog

 

The Night of Navy Gingham ribbon just makes this card PERFECT!!  I love it! Doesn't it just get you in the mood for a summer picnic or at least a great fruit salad!?

 

Fruit Basket card idea with Strawberries from the Stampin' UP! Tutti Frutti suite - 2018 Occasions catalog

A strip of Tutti Frutti paper is the perfect touch for the top of the card.  It's layered onto Real Red cardstock and onto a top fold 4-1/4" square Thick Whisper White card.

 

145977 Fruit Basket bundle: stamp set and Itty Bitty Fruit punch pack from the Tutti Frutti suite - Stampin' UP!

 Shop online!  Click the image above or below to shop in my Stampin' Up! online store.

Tutti Frutti 6x6 paper stack - Stampin' UP! #145606 online at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Fruit Basket card idea with Strawberries from the Stampin' UP! Tutti Frutti suite - 2018 Occasions catalog

Don't miss the Classic Stampin' Spots on page 29.. these are perfect for inking the little fruit pieces in this stamp set!

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Alternate Paper Pumpkin Ideas with Springtime Foils paper

 I am so in love with the Springtime Foils paper - a new gift choice from Stampin' UP! during Sale-a-Bration with your $50 online order!!  I paired it with one of my refill kits from the January Paper Pumpkin card kit.. what a GREAT kit this is, and the copper hearts match perfectly with the Rose Gold details in the Springtime Foil paper!

 

Alternate Paper Pumpkin card ideas for January 2018, featuring Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper!  Pocket card ideas by Patty Bennett

 

All of the ideas I'm sharing today feature the Paper Pumpkin refill kit for January 2018.  You get enough supplies to create 16 pocket cards with this refill kit! Scroll to the bottom of this post for all the details.

 

Alternate Paper Pumpkin Kit Idea #1:

featuring Springtime Foil Sale-a-Bration paper!

Alternate Paper Pumpkin card ideas for January 2018, featuring Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper!  Pocket card ideas by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the thanks sentiment from "All Things Thanks" in Memento black ink on Whisper White cardstock, and die cut them with the Stitched Shape framelits for the inserts of this card design.

Seriously.. this January Paper Pumpkin refill kit is worth it just for all the yards of copper metallic-edge ribbon!!!  Be still my heart!!  :)

Alternate Paper Pumpkin card ideas for January 2018, featuring Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper!  Pocket card ideas by Patty Bennett

 

For these cards, I colored some of the flowers on the Springtime Foils paper with my Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends markers, then punched some out with my 2" circle punch.  I cut others out with my Paper Snips.  I used Copper Foil paper (above) and my Starburst punch for layering with the 2" circle. 

For the cards below, I used the Starburst punch and Powder Pink cardstock to layer with the 2" punched circle.

 

Coloring the gorgeous rose gold Springtime foils paper with Stampin' UP! Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends.  Get this paper as your free gift with purchase through 3-31-18. Shop online: www.MyStampOrder.com

Alternate Idea #2:

Featuring the Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper

select this beautiful paper as your free gift with $50 purchase.. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO with all the details

Alternate Paper Pumpkin card ideas for January 2018, featuring Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper colored with Stampin' Blends!  Pocket card ideas by Patty Bennett

Coloring the flowers with the Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends is quick and easy. This paper colors very quickly as it has a slight glossy coating on it.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the circle and the extra cut out flower, BONUS: you also get a sheet of them in the refill kit!

Alternate Paper Pumpkin card ideas for January 2018, featuring Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper!  Pocket card ideas by Patty Bennett



 January Paper Pumpkin Kit Refill, available while supplies last, only $8 per kit, plus tax & shipping.

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Not yet a subscriber?  Why not join with a 1 month trial subscription HERE, enjoy the March 2018 kit (shipping next month) with an extra FREE GIFT inside, and then you'll enjoy the benefits of being able to order ANY of the past available refill kits! SEE THE PAST Available KITS HERE.

 

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Adding a Shadow with Stampin' Blends markers

 Today I'm sharing a quick shadow tip featuring the Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers!

Coloring the Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin' Up! with the Stampin' Blends markers.  Add shadowing with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker.  by Patty Bennett

 

I colored the amazing black and white flower images that are printed on the Petal Passion designer paper with my Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends, then colored the leaves with the Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends.  But what really makes this little piece stand out, is the shadow.  I used the light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker to add a "shadow" beside each image, and they almost appear to be floating!

 

Coloring the Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin' Up! with the Stampin' Blends markers.  Add shadowing with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker.  Thank you image from the Color Me Happy stamp set. by Patty Bennett

 

After I colored this little strip, I added it to a Bermuda Bay folded card base with a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock on top.  I added a Thank You image (from Color me Happy) stamped in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock (die cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits) and colored with the Pool Party Stampin' Blends markers, and then I decided to stamp the 2 little flower images from the Petal Palette stamp set.

2018 Occasions catalog Petal Passion paper from Stampin' Up!. Shop #145589 in my online store: www.MyStampOrder.com

 Click here to shop for the Petal Passion paper! 

Coloring the Petal Passion designer paper from Stampin' Up! with the Stampin' Blends markers.  Add shadowing with the Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker.  Thank you image from the Color Me Happy stamp set. by Patty Bennett

Not sure if you noticed my mistake... but AFTER I had the card all done, I realized I had attached the colored flower strip to the card upside down.. so all my "shadows" were on the top side of the images.. I thought that looked odd, so I added more shadowing with the light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends... oh well... good enough.. right?

 

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Video Review: New Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' UP!

 

I'm so super excited that

today is the day you can select from the new

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' UP!

 

Please WATCH MY VIDEO today for ALL of the details!

 

Having trouble viewing the video? click here

 

NEWLY added as of today!

  • Eclectic Expressions stamp set
  • Springtime Foils 12x12 paper pack
  • Blossoming Basket bundle: stamp set and Basket Weave embossing folder

 

See all of these projects AND MORE in my video above!

Sale-a-Bration gifts with purchase from Stampin' UP! through March 31, 2018. Shop with Patty Bennett online at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 

Download your copy of the new Sale-a-Bration brochure:

Download 2018 Sale a Bration part 2 

 

Or, message me with your address if you'd like a copy in the mail.

 

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New Sale A Bration 2018 products coming tomorrow!

 

I am super excited about the 3 new Sale-a-Bration 2018 products that will be available TOMORROW with your $50 and $100 orders!  There are 2 gift choices at the $50 level, and one at the $100 level!

Tune in here on my blog for my video tomorrow with lots of samples and ideas!!

 

Download the new Sale-a-Bration brochure!

Download 2018 Sale a Bration part 2

 

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 part 2!! Feb. 16, to March 31, 2018!!  3 more free gift choices!!  Shop online and earn gifts!! www.MyStampOrder.com

Additional Sale-e-Bration Girfts available Feb. 16 - March 31, 2018

ABOVE TOP:  The Springtime foil paper is available as a free gift with your $50 online Stampin' UP! store purchase

ABOVE LEFT/CENTER: The Blooming Basket stamp set / Basket Weave embossing folders comes together as a bundle and is available as a free gift with your $100 online store purchase.

ABOVE RIGHT: The Eclectic Expressions stamp set is available as a free gift with your $50 online Stampin' Up! store purchase

 

Sneak Peek!!

Color the Gorgeous Springtime Foils paper with your Stampin' Blends... or not!  :)  The foil detail is amazing!  Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 part 2!! Feb. 16, to March 31, 2018!!  3 more free gift choices!!  Shop online and earn gifts!! www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE: As you will see in my video tomorrow, you can color the Springtime Foils paper and it is gorgeous!  Of course you can leave it plain as well and just let the foil designs be the star of the show!

 

Simple and stunning Basket Weave embossing folder and gorgeou Blossoming Basket stamp set. Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2018 part 2!! Feb. 16, to March 31, 2018!!  3 more free gift choices!!  Shop online and earn gifts!! www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  The Basket weave embossing folder provides a very subtle background for this card, and the minimal coloring on the Blossoming Basket stamp is just simple and sweet.

 

More details, more projects and a close up look at all of these products on my blog tomorrow (well, really tonight at midnight), so please check back!

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