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Simple Lovely Words Hugs Card

 

Hugs!!! Time for a quick and simple card featuring the Stampin' Up! Lovely Words thinlit "hugs" die, Tranquil Tide (new In Color) and a sweet floral pattern from the Pick a Pattern designer paper package!

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

 

I probably would not have thought about combining Tranquil Tide and Flirty Flamingo, but since Stampin' Up! did it in the Pick a Pattern paper, I went with that combo and really love how it turned out!

My base card is a 4-1/4" square Tranquil Tide cardstock card, and the 4" square floral piece is from the Pick a Pattern paper pack.

 

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The Lovely Words "hugs" Flirty Flamingo thinlit die pulls the color together on this card.

Lovely Words thinlit dies, available on page 214 in the 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE in my online store anytime!

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Pick a Pattern Designer Paper, available on page 188 in the 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog or HERE in my online store anytime!

 

I have 3 tips to share with you when creating this card!!

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

Above, I found it helpful to add the 4"x4" piece of designer paper to my folded Tranquil Tide card, then add the Lace Doily, then wrap the Tranquil Tide ribbon around the card front with the seam in the front.  It will get covered, so don't worry.  Then add the Stitched Shape circle framelit and then the "hugs" die.

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

Above:  I added Clear Wink of Stella to the "HUGS" die cut and it added just the right touch of sparkle!

 

Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

Above:  Don't forget to decorate the inside of your card.  Especially when you have a dark card like this Tranquil Tide card, add a piece of Whisper White (or any light color) and stamp it for added interest.   The flowers are stamped in Flirty Flamingo and are found in the Wood Words stamp set. 

Did you see that totally adorable little Tranquil Tide bow!?

Well, might be hard to see in the photo... but guess what.. I added Wink of Stella to it, too!!!  You can find them in all the new Stampin' Up! colors on pae 197 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.

 

Supplies for Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

 

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Lovely Words HUGS card featuring Stampin' Up! Pick a Pattern floral paper and Tranquil Tide mini bow.  Add glitz with a Clear Wink of Stella pen. by Patty Bennett

 

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Beautiful Bouquet Touches of Nature cards

 I am determined to use my Stampin' Up! accessories and embellishments this year (see this post), and so I am keeping little dishes and containers of embellishments like the one below on my stamping desk so that I use them!!  I LOVED adding the Touches of Nature wood embellishments to these 2 "Beautiful Bouquet" stamped cards!

 

Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

 These cards were so easy to create! Both are "top fold" cards created with Thick Whisper White cardstock cut at 4-1/4" x 11' and folded in 1/2.  Each one had a piece of cardstock that is 4" x 5-1/4" and decorated with embossing paste and the Pattern Party masks (SEE THIS POST and VIDEO), and then a 2"x4-1/4" piece of Delightful Daisy designer paper was adhered on top with Fast Fuse.  I tied them both up with the wonderful Crushyed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon.

 

Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The focal points on my cards are an oval Stitched Shape framlit (die cut in the Big Shot) and matted with a Scalloped Oval  die cut in Old Olive. 

They are stamped with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  The thanks a bunch sentiment also comes from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  If you are looking for a GREAT all occasion set with greeting, this is definitely your best bet!!

 

Beautful Bouquet flower stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

The final touches:

1.  add centers to the flowers:  I colored Perfect White Accents with a black sharpie marker and added them to the centers of the yellow flowers

2.  I used the Touches of Nature wood embellishments - both the white side and the wood side, on my cards. I added them with some Multipurpose glue, and while they dried, I just grabbed a "chip clip" and clamped them down so they'd stick!! LOL

 

Craft tip for the wood embellishments on my Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

And for something really fun, mix Gold Glitter into your Stampin' Up! embossing paste and add Crushed Curry reinker for some snazzy gold bricks!!!  SEE THIS POST for more info about that fun technique!

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Beautful Bouquet stamp set card featuring Stampin Up touches of nature wood elements and embossing paste with glitter by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

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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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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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Pocketful of Sunshine Daisy Card

 

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This is the most popular punch in many, many years!!  If you have been waiting to order one, get it now!

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Pocketful of Sunshine pocket card with red sunglasses and bright yellow Daisy punch! Fun and happy card with Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy designer paper!

 

This adorable card was one that I made with my friend Cindee when we stamped together.  Her design is adorable, and features the Pocketful of Sunshine bundle (stamp set and framelit dies found on page 64 of the 2017 Stampin UP! catalog), and the Daisy Delight bundle (stamp set and punch found on page 127 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! catalog).  How fun is this card!?  The pocket is stamped onto Delightful Daisy paper and sponged around the edges.  The background is also a piece of the Delightful Daisy paper cut to 4" x 5-1/4" and placed on Night of Navy cardstock.

 

Pocketful of Sunshine pocket card with red sunglasses and bright yellow Daisy punch! Fun and happy card with Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy designer paper!

 

The daisy was stamped in Crushed Curry ink on Daffodil Delight paper, punched with the Daisy Punch and then we added Clear Wink of Stella for some shine and to spread the ink color just a little.  The flower center is one of those GREAT new Gold Faceted Gems!!!  Be sure to "curl" the petals of the daisy backwards for some added dimension, then add it to your card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The sunglasses are adorable stamped on Real Red paper and die cut with the Pocket framelits in the Big Shot, then we used clear Wink of Stella on the black part to give them some shine.  I also added rhinestones to the corners of the glasses.. thought that was pretty cute!!

 

Pocketful of Sunshine pocket card with red sunglasses and bright yellow Daisy punch! Fun and happy card with Stampin' Up! Delightful Daisy designer paper!

The finishing touches on this card are the "you dazzle me" image stamped in Night of Navy onto Whisper White cardstock then "banner cut" with the Banner Triple punch, and 3 Gold Faceted Gems added to that banner.

Everything about this card is just too cute!! Thank you Cindee for sharing this idea with me!!!!

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Craft Room Storage Tip for Accessories & Embellishments Video

 

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I have a fun tip that I hope will give you ideas for storing and organizing your crafting embellishments and accessories!

I recently brought all of the new Stampin' Up! embellishments and accessories to a demonstrator meeting for the display table, and rather than just put the packages on the table, I put all the darling products in sweet little white bowls from the Daiso Japan store!  They were only $1.50 each and made everything look so cute!

 

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Please enjoy this quick 5 minute video with a fun tip for organizing (and hopefully USING) your crafting embellishments and accessories! 

 

 
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We had lots of display tables at the meeting.. here are a couple photos of the tables as they filled up with products and projects;

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

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When I came home from this demonstrator meeting, I decided to leave all of the products in the cute bowls, gather them all into a tray (from the Container Store) and keep them at my stamping desk!!

  1. I thought this should help keep them organized
  2. I hope it will encourage me to grab them and USE THEM!
  3. I can see at a glance what is running low

 

One tip I shared in the video above was to go ahead and take all of the wood embellishment pieces out of the wood sheets.. this way I KNOW I will grab them and use them.. and in fact I already have!

Stars & Hearts Elements #144215, pg 198

Touches of Nature Elements #144216, pg 196

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 I hope you enjoyed that idea for organizing in your craft room, and I hope you will enjoy some photos from our fun Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrator meeting last month!!

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Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

 

 As you can see we had a wonderful time!!  I'll be sharing more about this meeting soon, and you can see the embossing paste projects I shared HERE.

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Ribbon of Courage HOPE banner with Bundle of Love paper

  

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I hope you enjoy this inspiring Ribbon of Courage HOPE banner that I created with note card size envelopes, large letter alphabet framelits and the beautiful Bundle of Love specialty paper from Stampin' UP!

 

Ribbon of Courage HOPE fold out banner featuring Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage bundle and Bundle of Love specialty designer paper with Gold Foil Large Alphabet framelit letters.  By Patty Bennett

 

I started with the idea of making a pink HOPE banner for my friend Roxanne, and so I grabbed my Ribbon of Courage stamp set and matching Support Ribbon framelits, and the Bundle of Love designer paper, pg 189 #144143, and then saw the gorgeous vanilla, Blushing Bride and Gold color combo and I thought that was just the perfect color scheme for this project!

I made this by sticking 4 note card size envelopes together and covering them with Blushing Bride cardstock (cut to 3-1/2 x 5") and then panels of the gold/vanilla and pink/vanilla Bundle of Love paper. 

 

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I taught my friends Joy and Roxanne how to make these HOPE banners, and brought all the supplies when we got together... we had a great time creating them!  Roxanne's team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is called Team Hope, so I knew she'd love this project!  Can you think of someone who might like this, or gain some comfort knowing you are thinking of them!?

 

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Ribbon of Courage HOPE fold out banner featuring Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage bundle and Bundle of Love specialty designer paper with Gold Foil Large Alphabet framelit letters.  By Patty Bennett

 

I added a stamped and die cut heart and support ribbon, as well as a die cut flower from the Support Ribbon Framelits to this project all with Blushing Bride ink or cardstock.

I really love all the special touches of Gold on this project.  I used Gold Foil paper for the Layering Oval scallops, for the Large Alphabet letters, for the Decorative Ribbon punch detail, the gold edge ribbon and the Gold Faceted Gem in the center of the flower die cut!

 

Ribbon of Courage HOPE fold out banner featuring Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage bundle and Bundle of Love specialty designer paper with Gold Foil Large Alphabet framelit letters.  By Patty Bennett

 

Each Gold scalloped oval is die cut with Gold Foil paper (#132622) and is layered with a die cut gold foil letter using the Large Alphabet framelits.  Each letter is on a Whisper White Stitched Edge oval framelit. I loved the elegance of these simple letters!

 Did you notice the pretty Decorative Ribbon punch border also in the gold foil paper!?  SO PRETTY!

 

Ribbon of Courage HOPE fold out banner featuring Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage bundle and Bundle of Love specialty designer paper with Gold Foil Large Alphabet framelit letters.  By Patty Bennett

 

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Delightful Daisy and Oh So Eclectic floral Embossing Paste Cards

 

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Stampin UP! embossing paste background card idea featuring Delightful Daisy punch and Oh So Eclectic stamp set. Lovely Words thinlit dies embellishment. by Patty Bennett

 You know how much I love flowers.. in my garden AND in my stamping projects... I really love these beautiful flower cards that I came up with showcasing embossing paste backgrounds, new Stampin' UP! In Colors, and the the Lovely Words Thinlit dies.  On the left card I decorated it with punched Daisy images, new Decorative Ribbon border punch, and a Clear Faceted Gem.  On the right card, I stamped and die cut with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set for the flowers and die cut Lemon Lime twist leaves with the Ribbon of Courage/Support Ribbon framelit dies.

 

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Stampin UP! embossing paste background card idea featuring Delightful Daisy punch and Lovely Words thinlit dies embellishment. by Patty Bennett

 

The best secret for the fun Daisy punch is to stamp and punch it twice, then layer them together and add them to your project.  I also like to "curl" the petals gently backwards to give it some volume and interest.  On the Daisy below, I stamped in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White, then just "blended" the color a bit with a Clear Wink of Stella pen.. so it glistens and has some fun variations in color. 

 

Stampin UP! embossing paste background card idea featuring Delightful Daisy punch and Lovely Words thinlit dies embellishment. by Patty Bennett

Details & Tips for the Daisy Friend card above:

  • Use Thick Whisper White cardstock cut to 11 x 4-1/4 and fold in 1/2 for base card
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock panel: 4 x 5-1/4
  • Berry Burst cardstock panel: 3-3/4 x 5 embellished with lemon lime twist colored embossing paste and Pattern Party masks
  • Decorative Ribbon punch border: whisper white cardstock
  • Ribbon: Lemon Lime 1/2" Finely Woven ribbon
  • Friend: die cut with Lovely Words thinlits in Whisper White cardstock
  • Leaf die cut with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and Eclectic Layers thinlits dies and sponged lightly with Lemon Lime ink and Sponge dauber for dimension
  • Daisy: stamp twice in Berry Burst ink on Whisper White cardstock, color lightly with Clear Wink of Stella pen, punch and curl petals gently with Bone folder before putting onto the card. Center: Clear Faceted Gem

 

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Stampin UP! embossing paste background card idea featuring Delightful Daisy punch and Oh So Eclectic stamp set. Lovely Words thinlit dies embellishment. by Patty Bennett

 

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Daisy Delight Bundle, pg 127, #145361 (stamp set & punch)

Oh So Eclectic Bundle, pg 133, #145355 (wood month), 145356 (clear mount) (stamp set and framelit dies)

 

Stampin UP! embossing paste background card idea featuring Oh So Eclectic stamp set. Lovely Words thinlit dies embellishment. by Patty Bennett

Details & Tips for the Lovely Flower card above:

  • Use Flirty Flamingo cardstock cut to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and fold in 1/2 for base card
  • Lemon Lime Twist cardstock panel: 4 x 5-1/4
  • Whisper White cardstock panel: 3-3/4 x 5 embellished with lemon lime twist colored embossing paste and Pattern Party masks
  • Ribbon: Lemon Lime 1/4" Ombre ribbon
  • Lovely: die cut with Lovely Words thinlits in Berry Burst cardstock
  • Leaf die cut with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock Support Ribbon thinlits dies
  • Flowers: stamp Oh So Eclectic flowers in Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink and die cut with Eclectic Layers thinlits dies.  Centers: Glitter Enamel Dots

 

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A great card for GUYS & Burlap stamp tip!

 

Need a fun card for a special man in your life?  The Pocketful of Sunshine bundle is perfect for making that special card for hubby, son, boyfriend, nephew, dad, coworker, etc.!! 

I combined the Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set/framelit bundle and the Burlap background stamp to create this Father's Day card, but you can switch up the greeting to create this for any occasion!

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I stamped the Burlap Background stamp in Dapper Denim ink on Dapper Denim cardstock for the background of this card, and without reinking, I stamped it a 2nd time onto another piece of Dapper Denim cardstock, and used that piece for the pocket.  I stamped the pocket image in Archival Black ink, die cut it and added it to the card.

 My personal preference is the wood background stamps, so I bought the wood mount Burlap stamp, but it's also available in clear mount and you can use your own Clear Block F #118483, pg 217.

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

For the little "tag" at the side of the pocket like Levi's jeans, I used one of the fun new Corrugated Elements pieces (#144158, pg 31 and 196).  I also added gold "studs" to the pocket, using the Metallic Enamel Shapes (#141678, pg 196).

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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The pocket is a perfect spot for a gift card, folded money, or just a special note!

 

Great Guy Card featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

The strip of striped paper is found in the Pick a Pattern paper pack, #144163, pg 188.

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What do you think? Had you thought of combining the Burlap background with the Pocket image?

 

Great Guy Card idea featuring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' Up!, and Burlap background stamp, by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

Elements and Details for this Pocket card:

  • folded card base: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" folded in 1/2. Crushed Curry cardstock
  • front panel: 4" x 5-1/4" Dapper Denim cardstock stamped with Burlap background
  • striped piece: 2-1/2" x 4" from Pick a Pattern DSP
  • happy Father's Day banner: die cut with Bunch of Banners dies, stamped with Tabs for Everything #143907 & Thoughtful Banners #141614
  • Star & Heart enamel shapes from Regals Enamel shape pack #141681
  • gold "rivets": Metallic Enamel Shapes #141678
  • ribbon: Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron ribbon #144197
  • "Levi's tag": Corrugated Elements #144158
  • "You Dazzle Me" pull up pocket insert: stamped with Pocketful of Sunshine set onto a Color Theory Memories & More card #144210

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Happiness is a cup of coffee card

When a new Stampin' UP! catalog debuts do you ever feel like there are just not enough hours in your week to play with all the fun new goodies!?  That's how I'm feeling right now! I'm bouncing around playing with each suite as quickly as I can!!

Today I am sharing a card and cute treat holder project featuring the Coffee Break Suite, found on pages 30 and 31 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog! 

  

Fun Side-Fold Coffee Cup card idea featuring the Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Suite, paper, stamps and Coffee Cup framelits by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I created a cute side-fold card featuring the green and brown colors found in the Coffee Break Designer paper, and used the cute coffee cup stamps in the Coffee Cafe stamp set, then cut them out with the Coffee Cups framelits.  I embellished with the adorable Corrugated Elements heart and some Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon.  (all found on pg 31 or HERE online).

Although it's difficult to see in the photo, after I stamped the "whipped cream" in Soft Suede ink, I used my Clear Wink of Stella to add shimmer and color the topping just a bit.. it's pretty in person!!   And the straw... the straw.. I'm telling you.. what a cute addition to this set!!

 

Fun Side-Fold Coffee Cup card idea featuring the Stampin' Up! Coffee Break Suite, paper, stamps and Coffee Cup framelits by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I thought the coffee cup would be cute layered onto an oval, so I die cut the Coffee Break paper with the Layering Ovals framelits, then layered that onto a Crumb Cake scalloped oval layer, also die cut with the Layering Ovals framelits.

Would you like this card?  I want to send it to someone who really wants it.. comment below and let me know what you think of the adorable Coffee Break Suite if you want this card. I'll pick a winner in a couple days and contact you for your mailing address.  U.S. addresses only, please.

 

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CUTENESS ALERT!!

And look what you can create with a 6x6 piece of this adorable Coffee Break paper!!!

Check out all the instructions for this cute project Cindee taught at our recent Luv 2 Stamp Group event HERE.

  Coffee Break Ghirardeli chocolate treat holder from one 6x6 piece of paper! By Cindee!

Cindee thought of every last detail, even right down to this adorable mini coffee cup tag!

Coffee Break Ghirardeli chocolate treat holder from one 6x6 piece of paper! By Cindee!

 

I appreciate you stopping by today!  If you need any more info about these projects, comment below.

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Eastern Medallion Gold Metallic Sticker Cards

 I have collected and used stickers of all kinds for about 4 decades, and these Gold Vinyl Eastern Palace Suite stickers are gorgeous and a welcome addition to any sticker collection!   I used them to dress up some watercolor backgrounds I created a  month or so ago (see this post) to create these crafty multi-media cards.

 

Eastern Palace Gold Vinyl Stickers on Stampin' Up! cards by Patty Bennett.  Watercolor background "smoosh" technique.

 

 All of these sweet square cards are 4-1/4" square Peekaboo Peach cardstock - I love the warmth they bring to the gold stickers!

 "Enjoy Today" is stamped in Rose Red ink, and it's found in the Eastern Beauty Stamp set.

Eastern Palace Gold Vinyl Stickers on Stampin' Up! cards by Patty Bennett.  Watercolor background "smoosh" technique.

 

 Above: the Peekaboo Peach crinkled seam binding ribbon was used as an accent on this card.

You'll find these Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers on page 196  (#144150) and also on page 19 in the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog, with the Eastern Palace Suite of products.

 

Eastern Palace Gold Vinyl Stickers on Stampin' Up! cards by Patty Bennett.  Watercolor background "smoosh" technique.

Watercolor paper background smoosh technique with Stampin Up supplies by Patty Bennett

For more information about creating these fun watercolor backgrounds, Click HERE to see how to make that smoosh watercolor background!

 

Eastern Palace Gold Vinyl Stickers on Stampin' Up! cards by Patty Bennett.  Watercolor background "smoosh" technique.

The greeting is stamped in Rose Red ink and is found in the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (page 96) and the ribbon is the 1/4" Natural Gold Trim.

I hope you enjoyed this fun combination of warm, bright colors, the watercolor smoosh background technique, and fun gold vinyl stickers!

 

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3 Card Ideas for the Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper

 

Not sure how this works.. but it seems when I open a new pack of Stampin' Up! designer paper it automatically becomes my new favorite!! :)   So for now, "Whole Love of Lovely" is my new favorite!  I hope you like these pretty floral cards I created with the designer paper, the Lovely Words and Support Ribbon framelits, new ombre ribbon and the Glitter dots!

 

3 card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Whole Lot of Lovely floral paper by Patty Bennett. Lovely Words "hugs" framelits and Support Ribbon Framelits, Ombre ribbon and Glitter Dots all available online.

 

 With everything from bold stripes, to polka dots, and fruit to flowers, this Whole Lot of Lovely paper pack has something for everyone!!  And who could resist this gorgeous color palette!??

 

144110 Whole Lot of Lovely Stampin' Up! designer paper, floral, stripes, polkadots and fruit!

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This chart also shows you the coordinating ink and cardstock colors that go with each pack of paper. 

Note card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Whole Lot of Lovely floral paper by Patty Bennett. Lovely Words "hugs" framelits and Support Ribbon Framelits, Ombre ribbon and Glitter Dots all available online.

 

above and below: As I was creating these cards, it was my intention to use the lovely polkadot pattern behind the die cut "hugs" embellishment... but you know how it goes.. you flip the circle over to put adhesive on it and say to yourself, "WOW, look at THIS fun pattern!"  ... so... that's how I arrived at the cute petite blue flower design in the card below :)

These 2 cards were created with a Thick Whisper White card base (top fold card), and a 4"x5-1/4" Calypso Coral panel, then the 3-3/4"x5" floral designer paper piece on top.   For tips on using the "hugs" die cut, CLICK HERE to watch my video.

Both cards feature the gorgeous new Ombre ribbon.. Lemon Lime Twist, and Island Indigo.  All of these supplies may be purchased anytime in my online store.. just scroll to the bottom of this post to view and click on the product photos.

 

Note card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Whole Lot of Lovely floral paper by Patty Bennett. Lovely Words "hugs" framelits and Support Ribbon Framelits, Ombre ribbon and Glitter Dots all available online.

 

Each card is embellished with the "hugs" die cut from the Lovely Words thinlits, and the flower and leaf from the Support Ribbon framelits, (companion to the Ribbon of Courage stamp set).  The flower is die cut with Calypso Coral cardstock, and the leaves are die cut with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  Each flower is embellished with a Glitter enamel dot in the center!

Below: I created this card on a Thick Whisper White Note card and just changed up the sizes of the cardstock and floral paper. I tied it up with a 3/8" striped grosgrain ribbon in Flirty Flamingo to match the "hugs" die cut.

 

Note card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Whole Lot of Lovely floral paper by Patty Bennett. Lovely Words "hugs" framelits and Support Ribbon Framelits, Ombre ribbon and Glitter Dots all available online.

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When you die cut or punch a lot of a particular image and you don't want them to get lost while you are crafting, it's really easy to stick them all to a roll of glue dots, then just quickly apply them to your project!

Craft Tip: stick small die cut pieces or punched images to a roll of glue dots for easy use on your craft project.

 

Can you tell that I received my new catalog order from Stampin' UP! with lots of new ribbon!?  I LOVE ribbon and use it on almost every card I create.  What do you think about the new ribbon I used here?

Ombre Ribbon: Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, Calypso Coral

and 3/8" Striped Grosgrain ribbon: Flirty Flamingo

See this post for more info about all our new ribbon.

 

New ombre ribbon choices from Stampin' Up! embellish my Whole Lot of Lovely 'hugs" note cards!  By Patty Bennett

 

Thank you for joining me today! I hope these cards inspired you!  I love them!! :)

 
 

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How do you store your Ribbon?

 

I just have a quick question for you today...

How do you arrange or store your ribbon? 

Do you have it in "rainbow" order? (by color), or do you arrange it by type?

 

How do you store your ribbon?  by color or by type?

 

As you can see... I like to arrange and store my ribbon by type.  I have all my Stampin' Up! ribbon in this Elfa cart drawer (from the Container Store) and I have them stored by type.. so all of the Striped Grosgrain is together, all of the Ombre ribbon is together, all of the chevron ribbon is together, etc.

This is just how my brain works... but I was wondering how YOU like to store it?

 

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Would you like to see my live ribbon haul & review video?  I did one on Facebook Live last week and you can view it HERE.

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Make a Medallion card ideas - earn it FREE!

 

I'm delighted to be sharing some bright and fun color combos with you for the Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration Make a Medallion stamp set - a FREE gift choice with your $50 order during Sale a Bration 2017.

 

Make a Medallion Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration stamp set with Festive Birthday paper and Birthday Bright set -  card ideas and color combos by Patty Bennett

 

I paired up this festive medallion image with the Festive Birthday Designer Paper and the Birthday Bright Stamp set from Stampin' Up! You can shop for any of these products at the bottom of this blog post. I love these primary color combos!

Remember.. this set won't be for sale in any catalog.. so you will need to grab it now as your free gift!

 

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I really like the look of these medallions die cut with the scalloped Layering Circles framelits.  Don't you think they look fun and festive this way?

 

Make a Medallion Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration stamp set with Festive Birthday paper and Birthday Bright set -  card ideas and color combos by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped HOORAY from the Birthday Bright set in Dapper Denim on Whisper White cardstock and the banner also from the Birthday Bright set in Watermelon Wonder, then punched it out with my Duet Banner punch.

 

For TIPS on stamping the medallion, WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!!

 

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Or, you can always stamp just 1 or 2 layers of the medallion and then add some Enamel Shapes.. I think this is so festive and happy!  See below!!

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I also used up scraps of designer paper from the Carried Away Sale a Bration pack and the Tasty Treats designer series paper pack.

 

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Bloomin' Heart Card Ideas & Video Tutorial

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Creative Halloween Treat Bag Ideas - Part 1

 

Here's the deal... I stopped in Walgreen's and found myself in the Halloween Candy Aisle.. and I couldn't resist.. so I picked up an armful of all different cute candy to wrap up and share ideas for Halloween Candy Treat Bags!

I'll have 3 posts over the coming week or so to share with you .. this is PART 1, featuring Halloween Night designer paper, Baker's Twine, Enamel Dots, Washi Tape, and the Spooky Fun stamp set and framelit bundle!!  You'll find those items on pages 51 and 52 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.  I also added some Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper and the ADORABLE mini tassels from page 55!

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bags - Russel Stover candies in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Both of these fun Russell Stover candies are placed inside a 3"x6" Gusseted Cello bag (page 176 annual catalog) and then decorated with Halloween Night paper and some of the accessories listed above.

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Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with mini tassel and Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I wrapped a strip of the Halloween Night paper around the cello bag after slipping the candy inside, then wrapped the Halloween Baker's twine around that.  The excess part of the bag is just folded over and secured in the back. 

Before tying the bow, I added the mini tassel!  :)

The Pumpkin Pie Glimmer bats are die cut with the Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies (page 52 Holiday Catalog).

Excuse me.. but these tassels are WAY Too fun!!  Don't they just add the cutest touch to this package!?  It really shows that you care about someone when you take a moment to add a little extra somethin' to their Halloween Treat!

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with mini tassel and Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The 3x6 cello bag below has a 2-7/8"x7" piece of Halloween Night paper slipped inside along with the candy, then the top 1" of the paper is folded forward and stapled.

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To decorate this fun Halloween candy treat, I die cut the pumpkins and fence pieces from the Halloween Scenes Edgelit die pack and added them to a "flag" and onto the bag topper.  I also die cut a black bat, and added a little stamped banner with Halloween Night enamel shapes.

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Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

If you want a closer look at the Halloween Night designer paper found on page 51 in the 2016 Holiday catalog, just check it out below.. I tried to give you a better look at all the fun pieces!  Add #142022 to your shopping list to grab this in time for Halloween treat making!

 

142022 Halloween Night designer paper Stampin Up

 

Do you dress up your Halloween candy treats before handing them out?  I hope this gave you 2 new ideas.. and I'll have more ideas in part 2 and part 3 of my creative Halloween Treat post coming up in the next few days!

 

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