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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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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.

  143749 Support Ribbon framelits from Stampin' Up! - click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

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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!

 

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

 

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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!!

 

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

 

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!!

Make a Medallion Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration stamp set with enamel shapes -  card ideas and color combos by Patty Bennett

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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.

 

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

 

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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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Color Fusers Blog Hop: September 2016 - Part 1

 

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Welcome to part 1 of the September Color Fusers Design Team Blog Hop, featuring 4 wonderful Stampin' Up!  Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum!  We are so glad you have joined us on this blog hop and hope you enjoy all of the cards and projects we have to share with you!  Please be sure to click on all of the links at the bottom of this post to visit all of the wonderful Stampin' UP! blogs!

When working on my stamped project for today, I noticed that the Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper has nearly the above color combo, so I started with a piece of the floral paper from that package (#141654, pg 173) and then I altered it by adding Rich Razzleberry flowers and Mint Macaron leaves to it!

 

  Blooms & Bliss altered color combo designer paper from Stampin' Up!.  Color Fusers September color challenge.  Floral note card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

 The JUST A NOTE greeting is found on page 49 of the 2016 Stampin' Up! annual catalog in the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.  I stamped it on Whisper White with Rich Razzleberry ink, and die cut it with the Layering Ovals framelits.   The circles are all die cut with the Layering Circles framelits with the Fancy Frost paper and the Blooms & Bliss paper.

Below, you can see the transformation from the Blooms and Bliss color combo to the Color Fusers September Color Challenge combo!!

 

MAKEOVER: Blooms & Bliss altered color combo designer paper from Stampin' Up!.  Color Fusers September color challenge.  Floral note card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

I loved adding all the layers of cut out flowers to this card, on top of die cut circles and a scalloped circle.  The flowers are all from a stamp set called Fresh Fruit, on pg 149 of the annual Stampin' UP! catalog, #141770 in the online store.  The leaves are from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, found on pg 49, #141531 or 141534 in the online store.

I stamped and cut out all the flowers with Paper Snips.  Some flowers were stamped on Whisper White cardstock, and as you can see above, some were stamped on the Blooms & Bliss paper!

 

Blooms & Bliss altered color combo designer paper from Stampin' Up!.  Color Fusers September color challenge.  Floral note card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

My finished piece is mounted on Mint Macaron and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock.

 

Lots of lovely Enamel Shape circle dots in the flower centers finish off the color combo. 

Don't forget, Enamel Shapes are ON SALE THROUGH WED. Sept. 7th!!  CLICK HERE.

Blooms & Bliss altered color combo designer paper from Stampin' Up!.  Color Fusers September color challenge.  Floral note card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

Wasn't that fun!?  Which designer paper will you alter? Pick one, and give it a try, or try our Sept. Color Challenge!

 

Thank you for stopping by my PattyStamps blog today! I hope you enjoyed this fun color combo!  Please visit the other Color Fuse Blog Hop team members listed below for more color inspiration!

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Copper Christmas Card and Enamel Dots

 

Copper is such a hot metallic accent for the fall and holidays, so I wanted to incorporate it into my Star of Light Christmas card idea for you today!

 

Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas card featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I die cut Island Indigo and Copper foil stars for this beautiful card, and layered them over the stamped "stardust swoosh" background stamp in a random pattern, and I love how it looks!

I stamped the little stardust swoosh stamp in Marina Mist right onto the embossed paper from the Fancy Frost package.  Isn't it the perfect marriage?? I love it! The stars in the background with the Star of Light set and dies!

 

Star of Light die cut pieces in copper and Island Indigo from Stampin Up by Patty Bennett at  pattystamps.com

 

I used all these die cut pieces in my Star of Light Christmas card.. it seems easiest to use glue dots to attach each layer.

This pre-embossed Fancy Frost paper is GORGEOUS!!!  look at all the gorgeous patterns you get in the 12x12 package!

See it on pg 37 in the 2016 Holiday catalog or HERE in my online store.

I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4" and layered it onto a top fold standard size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Island Indigo card.

 

142014 Fancy Frost Paper - Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog

 

The Star of Light stamp set and framelit dies may be purchased in a 10% money-saving bundle. You can find them on page 9 in the Holiday catalog. 

 

143508 Star of Light bundle from Stampin Up - great for Christmas and holiday cards

 

Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Above & Below:  did you notice the many ways to layer the die cut pieces, add stars, add enamel shapes, add copper thread, etc., to create just slightly different looks?

 

Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

2 Great Crafting Tips!

 1.  Grab your Copper Sharpie marker and color the gold or silver enamel shapes (ON SALE THIS WEEK!) to create really neat matching copper accents!

2.  When you have little punch out or die cut pieces, keep them handy by putting them right onto the dots on a mini glue dot roll.  They'll be ready to use and won't go flying off your crafting table!

 

Create Copper enamel shape accents with a metallic Sharpie marker for your Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Craft Tip for the Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Cable Knit Embossing Folder

Special Announcement! Special Announcement!

September 1st!! Today is the day!!!  

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Did you see the beautiful background in my Pumpkin card a few days ago?  (see it HERE).  The background was created using the new Cable Knit embossing folder from Stampin' UP!.  You'll find it on page 13 of the 2016 Holiday catalog, bottom right corner.

It's SO amazing, and I know you will love discovering lots of ways to use it!

Cable knit embossing folder background for my Christmas Card.  Stampin Up Supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

 

The folded card is Real Red cardstock, and the Whisper White layer on top is embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  I personally found that the regular Whisper White embossed better than the Thick.  But all Big Shots are different so you can try them both and see what you think.

Wondering how I made the cute rectangular scallop for my stamped greeting?  Click Here to see my video tutorial for the Layering Squares framelits.  The sweet greeting is stamped in Real Red with the Tin of Tags stamp set.  If you need one new greeting set for Christmas this year.. THIS IS IT!! Find it on page 33 in the Holiday catalog or HERE online.
 

All of the printed papers in this card were created with the Warmth & Cheer 6x6 paper stack and the Presents & Pinecones 12x12 paper pack. (pages 13 and 18 in the Holiday catalog)

 

WATCH THE VIDEO below to see some tips from Stampin' Up! when using this great new embossing folder!

 

 

 

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Cable knit embossing folder - add color with sponge  brayer from Stampin Up by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

As shown above, the cable knit folder looks amazing when you brayer some color onto it with the Sponge Brayer!!  It's so fun to play and experiment!!  You'll find infinite combinations of colors for this embossing folder!

After my card was finished, I decided that some gold metallic shape enamel pieces would be cute on the stamped greeting layer, so I added them.. too cute, don't you think?  AND guess what!? they are ON SALE this week!! yay!!

 

Cable knit embossing folder background and Metallic Enamel Shapes from Stampin' Up!  Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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September Specials and New Holiday Catalog!

 

I know you have missed the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, and you are going to love this.. Stampin' Up! is bringing back 3 weeks of back to back to back Specials!! yay!! Whohoooo!  Thank you Stampin' Up!

Not only is the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog starting TOMORROW, Sept. 1st, but also a list of fun products at special prices!

 

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The special prices below are available Sept. 1 - 7 ONLY!

 

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For more info about the project above, check back TOMORROW! :)

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Silver, Gold and Copper... super trendy!

Have you spotted all of the metallic products available in the current Stampin' Up! catalog!?  So many gold, silver and copper papers, accessories and fun products!

As a Stampin' UP! demonstrator, our titles are Bronze, Bronze Elite, Silver, Silver Elite, Gold, Gold, Gold Elite, Platinum or Platinum Elite depending on our sales and the demonstrators we have in our downline.   When someone in my Luv 2 Stamp Group promotes to a new title, I now have a program to send them some gold, silver or copper accessories and a congrats card!

 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions.

 

You can see those fun congrats cards above.. I asked Nicole Tugrul in my Luv 2 Stamp Group to make up a couple dozen cards for me to send to our Luv 2 Stamp Group members upon their title promotion, and these are the great designs she came up with! Don't you love them? She is a GREAT stamper!!

 

Gold silver bronze promotion gifts for the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

Here is the box of gold, silver and copper goodies I initially purchased to send to Luv 2 Stamp Group members for their title promotions.. needless to say I now need to replenish my box!!

 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions.  featuring Sunburst thinlit die.

The Gold Hooray for You card features the Sunburst Thinlit die (pg 193 #140617) and the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate polkadot pattern sheet, along with a wonderful Gold Foil Metallic doily and Gold sequins.

 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Marquee Messages stamp set.

Above and Below.. these 2 cards feature Copper Embossing powder and the Marquee Messages stamp set. 

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Marquee Messages stamp set.

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.

The "silver" level cards feature the gorgeous Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.. they are gold on one side and silver on the other, so they are quite versatile!!!

Gold silver & bronze / copper Stampin' Up! cards to celebrate Luv 2 Stamp Group title  promotions. Featuring Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate sheets.

Gold metallic doilies and Gold Foil paper complete these gorgeous cards!

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Penned and Painted Appreciation Cards

Last week Stampin' UP! demonstrators made an effort to shower our home office Demonstrator Support Staff in the Riverton, UT, call center with cards, goodies, candy, treats, flowers, cookies, balloons, popcorn, pizzas, you name it.. it was our week to show our appreciation for this hard-working, dedicated staff that is always there to help us fix any problems we might have!  My Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrators also participated along with demonstrators from all over the world!

When I call in, I am blessed to chat with one of 4 amazing ladies, Danyel, Carrie, Chris and Yessica.  I wanted them to know how much I appreciate them so I sent them each a card and a little box of goodies.  They are a blessing to me!!

 

  Penned & Painted Stampin' UP! floral cards with tiny treat gift boxes for the Stampin' UP! demo support staff in Riverton, UT.  #weloveDS

 

I created these flower cards featuring the Penned & Painted stamp set from Stampin' Up! (page 143 in the 2016 annual catalog or HERE #141938 in my online store).  Hands down this is one of my top 5 stamp sets because it's so easy to use and it creates such a gorgeous watercolor look with virtually no watercolor experience needed!! :)

For more info on the cute Tiny Treat Boxes previously posted, CLICK HERE.

 

Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted Just for You cards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

My inspiration for these cards came from Artisan stamper Connie Collins.  I used her great color combo of Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight!

I stamped Just for You in Archival black ink (from Watercolor Words) onto a circle of Whisper White and layered it onto a scalloped circle, die cut with the Layering Circles framelits.  The scalloped circle is in Watermelon Wonder cardstock.

 

Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted Just for You card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

2 Finishing Touches:

  • finishing touch #1 was to add Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes, either onto the tiny stamped flower (from the Biggest Birthday Ever stamp set), or just onto the circle.  I love those fun enamel shapes!
  • finishing touch #2 was stamping speckles from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set randomly onto each card front.. it helps fill the negative white space perfectly!

 

I couldn't decide which color cardstock I liked best for the folded card, so I just made a bunch :) with Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Pear Pizzazz.

 The carstock base is 4-1/4" x 11", folded in 1/2.

 

Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted Just for You card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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You've Got a Friend in Me!

 

If I could live on a cruise ship (or a mega yacht) on the ocean, I'd be a happy camper!! I love the ocean, the shore, the waves, the fish, the tide pools, etc.   So when I saw the Seaside Shore "fishy" stamp set in the Stampin' UP! catalog, I knew I wanted it!

I created a Porthole scene for these fishies.. they are swimming by to say hello!

 

Seaside Shore Fishy porthole card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com featuring Stampin' UP! paper, stamps, ink and accessories.

 

The porthole is easy to create with the Layering Circles Framelits!! Just die cut 2 concentric circles and you have a perfect ring!  I added the Metallic Enamel Silver circles around the ring to make it look even more like a porthole.

 

Seaside Shore Fishy porthole card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com featuring Stampin' UP! paper, stamps, ink and accessories.

 

I used a 2" x 4" piece of the Irresistibly Floral paper (with the white embossed circles) for the background and I stamped the bubbles in Dapper Denim ink onto the paper.  The bubbles are from the new "Playful Background" stamp set, on page 121 in the 2016 Catalog, #141290.  After stamping the bubbles, I used a Sponge Brayer (page 180, #141714) and applied a light layer of Marina Mist ink on the paper, then wiped off the excess with a paper towel.

 

The fish were stamped in Dapper Denim or Calpyso ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and after they were completely dry, I added some color with my Stampin' Write Markers in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Sky.  I also colored over them with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Never hurts to add a little shimmer to your stamped card :)

 I cut the fish out with my paper snips and adhered them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This 4-1/4" square Watermelon Wonder card is super colorful and also features patterns from the By the Shore designer paper package (pg 173, #141640).

"You've got a friend in me" is from the adorable Bella & Friends stamp set. So cute!!

 

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Creative Birthday Envelopes!

 

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

 

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

(for details and shopping info for the Fiesta card, CLICK HERE)

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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I Spy a Flirty Flamingo!

 

Have you noticed lately that Flamingos and Pineapples are everywhere in the stores!?   They are so popular!  I love this flamingo stamp in the Pop of Paradise stamp set - NEW from Stampin' UP!  Find it on pg 85 in the new 2016 Annual Catalog.

 

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I've been noticing Flamingos and Pineapples everywhere lately, so last weekend I started taking a few photos of them!!  Too funny!  Have you been seeing them too!?  Trendy!! :)

Flamingos and pineapples

I made this card when I was stamping with my friend Cindee, and we decided to do a "color block" background using 3 Stampin' UP! In Colors:  Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder.  Aren't they fun together?  We stamped the pineapple from the Pop of Paradise stamp set in the same color on each piece of colored cardstock (1-1/2" x 3-3/4") and added it to your 4"x5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.

 

Color Blocking with Stampin Up! In Colors: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder

 

I layered the Whisper White panel onto a top fold Flirty Flamingo card.  Before adhering it to the folded card, I added a piece of Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon.

 

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The flamingo was inked in (what else) Flirty Flamingo ink, and we used the Basic Black marker to draw on the rubber on his legs and beak, then stamped it on a 2" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock that we punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.

The Thank You banner is from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and matching Duet Banner Punch (bundle and save 10% when you buy them together!).  It's stamped in Cucumber Crush and punched out with the Duet Banner punch. 

To carry over the Cucumber Crush color, we stamped leaves from the Pop of Paradise set in Cucumber Crush and cut them out, then tucked them behind the tag. 

Cindee suggested a pop of gold.. so we used a Gold Metallic doily behind the tag and flicked some specks of gold Wink of Stella pen onto the finished card!

I love stamping with Cindee.. we come up with some pretty cool cards! :)

 

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Flourishing Phrases Birthday Card for Christine

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower cards featuring new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Vanilla Lace Trim by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The brand new Flourishing Phrases floral stamp set and Flourish Thinlit flower dies are an amazing combo!  Look at these pretty cards - I created the one on the left for Christine's birthday!!  The flower set and Bundle (at 10% off) are found on pg 49  and you can see the full set of dies on pg 194, or see them at the bottom of this post in the product photos.

I used several new 2016 In Colors on these cards for a nice spring/summer feel.   The flower is "stamped off" before stamping in the background with Peekaboo Peach ink on Whisper White cardstock. I die cut the flowers, leaves and border with Pool Party, Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo cardstock and the Flourish thinlit dies and my Big Shot.  After adding them to my card I layered that whisper white piece onto Flirty Flamingo, then onto a Thick Whisper White folded card (left) and a Very Vanilla folded card (right).

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower birthday card featuring new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Flourish Thinlit flowers by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I added all of the die cuts using the Multipurpose glue (sparingly).. I found that to be the best adhesive for intricate die cut pieces.  What do you like to use?

 

Don't worry if you are getting confused with all the names of the new flower sets and dies in the new Stampin' Up! catalog, because you know what.. for the most part they all coordinate together no matter what you try!!  yay!!

I have to tell you what an amazing difference it makes to use the new Big Shot platform (#142802, pg 190).. you truly are going to love this platform when die cutting any design that has intricate openings like these flowers..

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Really, I'm not kidding.. . run your die back and forth through the Big Shot with the new Big Shot platform and you'll be amazed at the results!! It's so worth the investment!

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower birthday card featuring Flourish Big Shot Thinlits, new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Flourish Thinlit flowers by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Above: New Enamel Shape in the 2016-2016 In Colors accents the flower centers.

Below: New Flirty Flamingo ribbon accents the card.  Happy Birthday greeting is stamped in Watercolor Wonder ink and is found in the new Better Together greeting set on pg 83 of the new catalog.

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower birthday card featuring new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

This fabulous new greeting set has me smiling.. did you see it on pg 83?  It's my new favorite all occasion rubber stamp set!

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower card featuring Flourish Thinlit flowers, new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Vanilla Lace Trim by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I created this Wish You.. card on a Very Vanilla folded card base to tie in the Vanilla Lace ribbon. It's sooo pretty, and soft and easy to tie.  It has such a soft and warm feel, don't you think?

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower card featuring Flourish Thinlit flowers, new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Vanilla Lace Trim by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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