Flower Projects

Spring Basket card featuring Inside the Lines paper

 

Did you know that the adorable Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch stamp set and matching Basket Builder framelit dies don't have to be used just for Easter?  I created a beautiful basket full of daffodils and spring flowers for my card share today!

 

Basket Builder spring daffodil bouquet card featuring Stampin' UP! Inside the Lines Sale a Bration paper by Patty Bennett

 

I found a fun way to "color in" the Inside the Lines Sale a Bration paper from Stampin' UP!   Guess what I did... I found flower and leaf shapes in my Garden in Bloom stamp set that mimicked the patterns in the paper and just stamped right over the paper!   It's not an exact match, but instead an artsy way to add color to this black and white "coloring book" paper!

 

Quick Tip to quickly color in the Inside the Lines Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration "coloring book" paper by Patty Bennett

 

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To fill the die cut basket, I stamped each flower in Archival Black ink onto Thick Whisper White cardstock and then colored them in with Stampin' Write markers and then went over them with a Clear Wink of Stella pen!

 

Basket Builder spring daffodil bouquet card featuring Stampin' UP! Inside the Lines Sale a Bration paper by Patty Bennett

 

My suggestion for die cutting and layering the basket is to cut the back layer in a darker color or sponge it with a darker color so that it shows through the top die cut layer.. it's it cool!?

I love these happy spring colors!

 

 

 


 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: March 2017

Color Fusers Stampin' Up! Color Combo Blog Hop - March 2017

 

I think you are going to enjoy this gorgeous In Color Stampin' Up! color combination!  I am participating in the Color Fusers Blog Hop again this month and am excited about my Gift Box project today!  For our challenges, we are required to use at least 3 of the colors each month, so I selected the 3 In Colors from the March 2017 Color Fuser combination.

My White Gift Box project features Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder.

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

Instead of a card I decided to create a gift box using the Stampin' Up! White Gift Box (#142000) which is 3" x 3" x 3" and comes with an acetate sleeve that you can slide onto the box.  I wrapped In Color Designer Paper around the box, and then decorated the front with doilies and die cut flowers and leaves from the Special Reason stamp set and Stylish Stems coordinating framelit set. 

I elected to put the decoration for the top of the box on the acetate sleeve. 

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

After wrapping the box with 2 layers of In Color designer paper and strips of Mint Macaron Sale a Bration glimmer paper, I added a Lace Doily and an In Color doily (Watermelon Wonder) and tied it all up with Peekaboo Peach ribbon!  Then I decorated it with the flowers (shown below) and White Perfect Accents in the flower centers.

 

Special Reason flower stamp set from Stampin' UP! die cut with matching Stylish Stems framelits.

 

To decorate my box, I stamped the Special Reason flower on the printed polkadot Mint Macaron In Color designer paper and also on Whisper White cardstock.  I die cut the flowers with the Stylish Stems framelits to add to my box.

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Have fun - stamp in printed designer paper for a whole new look! Stampin' UP! Special Reason flower stamp.

 

Don't forget... Watermelon Wonder is one of 5 Stampin' Up! In Colors retiring SOON!  See THIS POST for all the info!

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

I decided to also die cut some of the Stylish Stems leaves with the Mint Macaron Sale a Bration glimmer paper to add to my box!  I love the little splash of glitz!  I'm not sure who I am giving this box to, or for what occasion (I do have someone in mind), but I thought that "celebrate" would be a good sentiment to use no matter what I decide to put in the box!

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 The stamped Celebrate image and the banner are both found in the Birthday Bright stamp set on page 13 of the Occasions catalog.  I die cut the banner with the Bunch of Banners framelit set.

 

Stampin' Up! White Gift Box stamped and decorated with the Special Reason floral set and die cut with Stylish Stems framelits.  Stampin' Up! In Color Combo. project by Patty Bennett

 

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Oh So Succulent Note Cards with Sale a Bration Glimmer Paper

 

The gorgeous new {{FREE!}} Sale-a-Bration Glimmer paper has convinced me that I am now a fan of Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron - 2 of the current Stampin' UP! In Colors for 2016-2018! 

These are also 2 of the colors featured in the Succulent Garden designer paper, so I thought this would be a good combo for some Customer Thank You cards!

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

Study the photo above you'll see how each card turns out a little bit differently depending on which Succulent Garden paper pattern you use, which Glimmer paper color you use and which scalloped circle color you use!  I stamped the Oh So Succulent flower images (pg 21 of the 2017 Occasions catalog) onto whisper white circles that were die cut with the Stitched Shape framelits, and layered them onto die cut circles and scalloped circles from the Layering Circle framelits.  I only used Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron ink on these cards.

 

Getting ready to create a stack of thank you cards!

 

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Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

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Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

These 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" top fold white cards are cut and scored with the Thick Whisper White cardstock from Stampin' UP!. Have you tried out the Thick Whisper White yet?  It's perfect for a sturdy card base!

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

Not sure if you have found this to be true, but the 2-step stamp images are easiest to stamp when you stamp the outline image first, in my opinion.

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

Since I had so many cards to create, I maximized my paper by cutting only 1/2" wide glimmer paper strips and 2" wide strips of designer paper.  You can make them wider if you are not making quite so many cards.

 

Oh So Succulent stamp set cards featuring Succulent Garden paper and Sale-a-Bration glimmer paper, stitched shape and layering circle framelits from Stampin' Up!  cards by Patty Bennett

 

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So Succulent Flower Basket Card

 

I'm really excited about this handstamped floral birthday card! It combines the Oh So Succulent Stampin' Up! bundle with the Basket Builder Framelit dies to create a beautiful basket of flowers!!   Cindee shared this idea with me and we made this card together!  We also used the gorgeous Succulent Garden designer printed paper in the background of the card.

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

 The top-fold card is Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, and the matching ribbon is the perfect touch!  I am generally not a "pink and purple" person, and that is the beauty of stamping with a friend... they help you create with colors and products you didn't know you liked!!  Thank goodness for stamping buddies like Cindee, now I'm friends with Sweet Sugarplum!!!!

We die cut the basket and flower images with the Big Shot, and then added some Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers to make them sparkle.

TIP:  sponge the bottom (solid) layer of the basket (or die cut with darker cardstock) to give a contrasting color and dimension.

 

Supplies for the Oh So Succulent / Basket Builder Bundles  handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.  Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog supplies.

 

You'll find all of the products to make this card on pages18 - 21 of the 2017 Occasions catalog, or HERE in my online store.  You can also click on any of the product images at the bottom of this post to purchase that item or read more about it in my online store.

 Design Tip:  die cut a circle or oval with the Stitched Shape Framelits for the focal point of your card design.. it adds so much interest, depth and dimension to the card!

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

The sparkly Wink of Stella on the flowers is so pretty in person... a little bit difficult to photograph, but really lovely in person!

 

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

Did you notice that my greeting is on a whisper white banner?  Well, that was out of necessity... ugh!!  I almost always stamp my inked images onto my Grid Paper first, to make sure I got them adequately inked, but DARN IT, wouldn't you know it.. the one time I didn't do that and stamped it right onto the finished card, my image was not well inked at all!!  SO, I make a little paper banner and stamped on that :)

Oh So Succulent and Basket Builder Bundles from the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog create a beautiful handmade and handstamped birthday card featuring Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and ribbon.  Wink of STella on the flowers is the perfect sparkly touch.

 

The Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch is perfect for making the banner ends.  Have you tried that punch yet?  I think it might be my most used punch!

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Falling in Love projects blog hop part 3

 

Today the Luv 2 Stamp group members are sharing part 3 of our Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog projects with you in a mini blog hop!  Please be sure to click on each link at the bottom of this post to see all of the other projects.

We hope you have enjoyed seeing the many ideas we shared with you featuring 4 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog suites plus the High Tide stamp set.  We enjoyed sharing with you!

 

  Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog Falling in Love flower card with cut away stamped edge by Patty Bennett

 

My 3rd project featuring the Falling in Love suite of products is this fun card with a cut-away edge.  I stamped the flower image from the So in Love stamp set (pg 52 Occasions catalog) directly onto the Falling in Love printed designer paper, and then cut away the edge of the paper.  You can see how easy it is to do by watching the VIDEO below in this blog post.

 

I find it so amazing how the flowers look watercolored, but all I did was stamp them on the Falling in Love paper with black ink!

 

Be sure to WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW for all the details so you can make one of these fun Falling in Love cards!

 



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142788 Stampin Up! Falling In Love designer paper, click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com and order #142788
 

As I mentioned in the video, I used up little scraps and the Stitched Shape Framelits and Layering Circle framelits to die cut pieces for the So In Love sentiment.   I also added the gorgeous sparkly Falling in Love embellishment to this card and tied the Vanilla ribbon around it.  I love the soft feel of this card.

 

  Falling in Love embellishment and So In Love stamp set featured on this Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog Falling in Love flower card with cut away stamped edge by Patty Bennett

 

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Falling Petals Window Box Thinlit Die card idea

 

I thought of my mom as I made this card... she loved any shade of blue and of course she loved flowers - I think that's where I got my love of flowers :)  This monochromatic card is easy to make with the Stampin' UP! Falling Petals embossing folder, and Window Box framelit dies. 

You could create this handmade card with ANY color combo.

 

Window Box Framelit die flower card with Stampin' UP! Falling Petals embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

I shared a similar card idea with you in THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL, where I put 3x3 designer paper pieces behind the die cut Window Box die opening, but as with this card today, you don't have to put designer paper behind the opening.  I embossed the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Pool Party cardstock with the Falling Petals embossing folder and just let it show through the die cut opening!

 

Window Box Framelit die flower card with Stampin' UP! Falling Petals embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

The flags are 1" and 2" wide punched with the Banner Triple Punch.  I used a piece of the Sending Love Glassine sheets (pg 14 Occasions catalog) for the bottom flag and stamped on the Whisper White tag and popped it up on Dimensionals.  The greeting is from the So In Love stamp set, pg 52 Occasions catalog.  I tied up the card with some Emerald Envy ribbon.. I know it's not blue but I thought it was a fun contrast!

 

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On my monochromatic card, I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay... great blue combo.  The top fold base card is 4-1/4" x 11" folded in half, and the embossed piece is 4"x5-1/4".  The Whisper White piece that is die cut with the Window Box die is about 3-1/2" square. 

 

142762 Window Box Thinlit die set from Stampin' Up! - click shop online at www.Pattystamps.com and order #142762

 

This wonderful embossing folder can look like falling petals or lots of hearts.. depending on which way you turn the paper!!  Find it on page 51 of the 2017 Occasions catalog.

 

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Window Box framelit die cards - free video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Easy Stylish Stems Flower Card Video Tutorial

 

I hope you will take a moment to watch my video tutorial today to see how easy it is to create these gorgeous rubber stamped floral cards!  I learned how to make them with my friend Cindee and I went kind of crazy making lots of them with the Stampin' Up! Special Reason bundle (Stylish Stems framelits and Special Reason stamp set, pg 42 of the 2017 Occasions catalog).

 

Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I finally decided after looking at these pretty cards on my stamp desk, and photographing them,  that they remind me of flower seed packets!! :)

 

Please enjoy my VIDEO TUTORIAL below to see how to make these great cards!

 

 

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Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

As you saw in the video above, the secret to these pretty cards is creating an ombre effect with your sponge and ink on the background base card, then adding the die cut floral (or stem) piece on top!

 

Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Wink of Stella is also a "secret weapon" on these cards.. so pretty and sparkly in person!

 

142750 Stylish Stems framelits from Stampin Up dick shop online at  pattystamps.com order #142750

 

Click here to purchase your Stylish Stems framelits in my online Stampin' UP! store, or see all of the products used in these projects at the bottom of this post.

 

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Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

It seems like no matter what combo of Stampin' Up! colors you use on these cards, they turn out gorgeous!  And of course you can add any greeting for any occasion so these really are GREAT cards to keep on hand!  I used the Love Sparkles and the Window Shopping stamp sets for most of my greetings.

 

Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Easy stamped Stylish Stems / Special Reason flower cards featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

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How to Quickly Color the Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration paper

 

Today's secret weapon:  Stampin' Spritzers!

Quickly color the 12x12 sheet of black and white "Inside the Lines" Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper to use on your crafting creations!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards by Patty Bennett

 

This unique and fun, FREE Sale a Bration "Inside the Lines" paper is amazing, and especially appealing to those who LOVE to color like me, but, if you want an alternative to hours of coloring, try this spritzing method!

 

I filled my Stampin' Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and drops of reinker, and spritzed the paper super quickly!!  Read on for all the details:

 

You will find this fun paper on page 11 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Here is what the "Inside the Lines" (free Sale a Bration 2017) paper looks like in this package when you open it... 12 sheets of black and white printed designs:

 

Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

If you want to grab your markers, colored pencils, paint brush, etc., that's a GREAT way to color the intricate designs, but if you need to color lots of this paper FAST, grab some Stampin' Spritzers, fill with rubbing alcohol (or water) and several drops of Stampin' Up! ink refill in each one, and spritz away!

As you can see below, I put my 12x12 paper in a recycled Stampin' UP! shipping box so that I wouldn't "overspray" in my craft room.

 

Use Stampin Spritzers to quickly color your Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

I started by spritzing most of the paper with Daffodil Delight, then added spritzes of Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral.  It looks splotchy at first, but dries to a lovely finish.

 

Use Stampin Spritzers to quickly color the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

I like to use rubbing alcohol in my spritzers so that it dries quickly, and doesn't warp like water will.  Add as many or as few drops of reinker as you wish.. I do about 10 drops per filled spritzer.

 

Before and after using Stampin' Spritzers on the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

Then it's easy to cut the dry 12x12 piece into whatever sizes you need for your project.  I used them on 3-1/2"x5" Stampin' Up! Note Cards.

I die cut the So Detailed thinlit in So Saffron cardstock, wrapped each one around the Inside the Lines DSP piece and added it to each Note Card. 

I stamped lots of thank you images in Stitched Shape die cut circles, and layered them on scalloped circles from the Layering Circles framelit pack and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The amazing Stitched Shape framelits are NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN HERE in my online store!!  Click here for my video to see how well the Stitched Shape framelits work with the Layering Circles framelits!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards featuring Stitched Shape framelits by Patty Bennett

 

 I added my favorite new accessory, the Lace Doilies, behind the scalloped circle as well.

Click here to see another idea using the Sale-a-Bration free gift option "Inside the Lines" paper.

 

Remember, this Inside the Lines paper is one of a dozen FREE items you can select from during Sale a Bration 2017!

 
 
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Here are some ideas from Stampin' Up! for using this amazing Inside the Lines paper:

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Stylish Stems floral Thank You Cards

 

Stylish Stems framelits are a hit!  My customers and fellow demonstrators are loving the beautiful flowers and leaves in this new die selection from Stampin' Up!  You'll find it on page 42 in the 2017 Occasions catalog!

I created a stack of Thank You cards for customer orders with the framelit set and some Sending Love paper!

 

Stampin' Up! Sending Love paper stack Thank You Card ideas featuring Stylish Stems framelit flowers, by Patty Bennett

 

I got the idea for these cards from one of my Luv 2 Stamp Group members, Jo Anne Hewins, you can see her blog post here.  I loved her card and decided to switch it up a little for some much needed customer Thank You Cards.  I loved using several of the different red and white patterns from the Sending Love Paper Stack.

Have you checked out the amazing patterns in the Sending Love paper stack!?  They are wonderful, and you can use them all year long, not just for Valentine's Day!

 

142733 Stampin' UP! Sending Love paper stack, great for handmade Valentines or red & white cards and craft projects. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com, order #142733

 

Sending Love paper stack available HERE in my online Stampin' Up! store, or just click any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post to shop for any of these Stampin' Up! products.

 

Stampin' Up! Sending Love paper stack Thank You Card ideas featuring Stylish Stems framelit flowers, by Patty Bennett

 

I wasn't going to put the leaves on these cards, but I die cut a few and loved how it looked, so I added them!  They are die cut in Emerald Envy cardstock.  Don't you think they just totally POP with the red and white?


Stampin' Up! Sending Love paper stack Thank You Card ideas featuring Stylish Stems framelit flowers, by Patty Bennett

 

I cut 3"x3" squares of the Sending love paper to put behind the die cut flower (which works out great for "no waste" with 6x6 paper), and used a 1-1/2" x 4" strip of the Sending Love paper at the bottom of the card.

 

Stampin' UP! Stylish Stems framelits, 2017 Occasions catalog product.  click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com and order #142750

Click here to purchase your Stylish Stems framelits in my online Stampin' UP! store, or see all of the products used in these projects at the bottom of this post.


Stampin' Up! Sending Love paper stack Thank You Card ideas featuring Stylish Stems framelit flowers, by Patty Bennett

 

Each card also features some of the Gold metallic ribbon from the Sale a Bration catalog.. this is a FREE item you can select with your $50 order!!

 

Stampin' Up! Sending Love paper stack Thank You Card ideas featuring Stylish Stems framelit flowers, by Patty Bennett

 

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Stampin' Up! Falling in Love Suite Anniversary Card Idea

 

February is approaching.. that means we think about love, Valentines, and sending love notes to dear ones!  Today I am sharing a card I made with an anniversary greeting, but you can change it up for Valentine's day or any occasion depending on the greeting you stamp!

The Falling In Love Suite from the 2017 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog, pgs, 50-53 is just gorgeous!  The lovely elements are so perfect for creating PRETTY cards!! :)

 

Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog 2017 "Falling in Love" suite products - create an aniversary, wedding, love or Valentine card by changing the greeting! by Patty Bennett

 
The "secret" on this card is die cutting the So Detailed Thinlit with the Falling in Love paper... see below for more info!

The products I used from the Falling In Love Suite are:

  • Falling in Love Designer Paper, pg 51, #142788
  • Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon, pg 51, #142794
  • Lace Doilies, pg 51, #142793
  • Falling in Love embellishments, pg 51, #142791
  • So Detailed Thinlit dies, pg 52, #142751
  • Falling for You stamp set, pg 51, #143106 (wood mount) or #143109 (clear mount)
  • So in Love stamp set, pg 52, #143112 (wood mount) or #143216 (clear mount)

All of these Stampin' Up! products can be purchased in my online store by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.


Stamping supplies for the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog 2017 "Falling in Love" suite products - create an aniversary, wedding, love or Valentine card by changing the greeting! by Patty Bennett

 

The perfect embellishments for this card are the new Falling in Love embellishments (attached with glue dots) and the new Lace Doilies.  They are vanilla on one side and white on the other so they go a LONG way in your crafting projects... AND you can add color by sponging or spritzing them, so the possibilities are endless!

The secret to this card was to die cut the Falling in Love paper with the So Detailed thinlit die.  What a neat effect that gives this card!  Then I layered that piece onto the "lace" pattern from the same Falling in Love package of designer paper.  Don't you love the contrast? I think it's gorgeous!


Die Cut the So Detailed thinlit with a piece of Falling in Love designer paper from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions catalog!  Beautiful results!

 

I made this card on both Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette cardstock bases - both of them work well.

The vanilla embellishments keep the soft look and doilies are perfect for this card.

 

Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog 2017 "Falling in Love" suite products - create an aniversary, wedding, love or Valentine card by changing the greeting! by Patty Bennett

 

You may have noticed that I used the Stitched Shape oval framelit piece... GUESS WHAT.. it's BACK IN STOCK on 1/16/17!! yay!!! CLICK HERE to see more info about these great Stitched Shape framelits!

I stamped the images from the So In Love stamp set on the tags above, and from the Falling For You stamp set on the card below.

And then... I thought why not add a dragonfly to the card!  I had one die cut out of Gold Foil paper (from THIS card) and decided to add it to my birthday card version of the So Detailed thinlit card!  The birthday greeting in the card below is from the Best Birds stamp set.

 

Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog 2017 "Falling in Love" suite products - create an aniversary, wedding, love or Valentine card by changing the greeting!  Add a Detailed Dragonfly for a pop of gold shimmer! by Patty Bennett

 

Another perfect accent to the gold dragonfly is the gold metallic ribbon - a free selection from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration brochure!!  If you need more info on how the free items work, check out this blog post.

 

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Penned and Painted Flower Cards

 

 Yes, I know it's fall, and the weather is changing and all that jazz, but you know me.. I HAVE to stamp with flowers all year long!! :)  I am super excited to share this "one sheet wonder" Penned & Painted flower card idea with you!

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Aren't these so pretty!?  I used a Bright color combo of black, white, Melon Mambo and Cucumber Crush for these cards.

I started out by stamping a full 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of Whisper White with these pretty flowers and then cutting the sheet into 4x4 pieces and 4x3 pieces until my sheet was used up.   Each sheet will yield 6 pieces for 6 cards as shown in these photos.

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Your Choice!

Use this stamp set with our without the outline image ... I selected black for the outline but you could also create a more subtle look with a different outline color, OR don't use the outline at all!

 Which one do you like best?  I love them both!

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Look at all the pieces in this set!  You can use it in so many different ways.  I used 6 of the pieces for the flowers and leaves, plus the dot on the HOPE card below.

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One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

The striking black accents above are White Perfect Accents (#138416) colored with a black Sharpie marker!!

I mounted my stamped flower pieces onto folded Melon Mambo and Whisper White cards, and accented them with black and white or Cucumber Crush and white Designer papers from the big paper stacks on page 174 in the annual catalog. 

Instead of stamped sentiments, I added die cut greetings from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit set (#141489).  Each one was die cut with Melon Mambo cardstock and added to the card with Multipurpose glue.

In keeping with the color scheme, I added either 1/8" Melon Mambo ribbon, or the 5/8" Cucumber Crush ribbon to each card.

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I wanted my sunshine die cut to stand out on this card so I put it on top of a piece of vellum!  What a neat touch.. it turned out perfect!

 

 

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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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Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card

 

Building flowers with the Bunch of Blossoms flower stamp set from Stampin' Up! is great fun!!

You can create any size flowers you wish with any number of petals!

 

Handstamped Bunch of Blossoms flower card with Stampin' Up! In Color combo, stamps, punch and cardstock. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Bunch of Blossoms stamp set (page 69 in the Stampin' UP! catalog or #141573 online), has 2 different size blossom petals, and 2 different sizes of leaves, plus flower centers, greetings and a stem.  It's a set of 26 stamps!!! 

The Blossom Builder punch also coordinates with this stamp set, although on this card, I stamped on the Whisper White cardstock for the flower images and only used the punch for the centers.

Save 10% when you order the stamp set and punch as a bundle!!  #142345 in my online store.

 

Bunch of blossoms flower card color combo stampin up

 

Cindee and I stamped this card together and used the In Color combo of Peekabook Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy, then added Early Espresso as the neutral color.

 

After stamping the flowers with Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum ink, I masked them with a post it note and then stamped the leaves in Emerald Envy ink.

Tips for stamping the Bunch of Blossoms flower stamp and leaves with a Post-it note mask.

 

Handstamped Bunch of Blossoms flower card with Stampin' Up! In Color combo, stamps, punch and cardstock. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The flower centers are punched with the Blossom builder punch.  The 5 pointed centers are punched from Early Espresso cardstock and the little centers are stamped and punched out.

 

The greeting is from the gorgeous Thoughtful Branches stamp set, and the speckles are from Gorgeous Grunge found on page 123. 

Layers of Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock complete this eye-catching card.

 

 

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Remarkable You Flower Note Cards

 

Stampin' Up! Whisper White Note Cards to the rescue!! I love note cards!  If you enjoy coloring, grab the Remarkable You stamp set and stamp the flowers in black and color away with the coloring tools of your choice!  I used Copic markers here. 

 

Remarkable You note cards colored with Copic Markers by Patty Bennett.  Images from Stampin' UP!

 

 I colored these images with my copic markers MONTHS ago and had them sitting on my stamping table all this time, so I decided to die cut them with the new Stampin' UP! Layering Ovals and Layering Circle framelits, then I mounted them to Whisper White Note Cards.   I truly love how they came out!! 

 

Remarkable You note card colored with Copic Markers  by Patty Bennett.  Images from Stampin' UP!

 

I really Punched Up the color on this note card by sponging the doily in Melon Mambo ink and a sponge dauber, and adding Cucumber Crush striped designer paper and striped ribbon!

 

Crafting tip: make custom colored doilies by sponging ink onto them with a Stampin' UP! Sponge Dauber!

 

Tip: create custom  colored doilies by gently adding color with a sponge dauber and Stampin' UP! Classic ink!

 

Remarkable You note card colored with Copic Markers by Patty Bennett.  Images and Festive Embossing folder from Stampin' UP!

 

 For the note card above, I went with a little bit softer look but still pops of color with my Copic marker coloring.  The background was created with the Festive Embossing folder (pg 11 in the annual Stampin' UP! catalog, #141471).  I used the same Cucumber Crush striped ribbon on this card as the other card in this post.  I like that ribbon a LOT!

 

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Beautiful Hydrangea Gift Bag

 

Thoughtful Branches Bundle:

  • If you already own it, here is a gorgeous gift bag idea for you
  • If you don't already own it... here is one more try to show you how amazing this bundle is :)

 Bundle available here in my online store

Thoughtful Branches gift bag with Sweet Sugarplum ink and Blooms & Bliss paper from Stampin' UP!. Great DIY gift bag for crafters!

 

Cindee and I created this gorgeous project together after Cindee saw the creative way Georgia at stampingeorgia.com used the Thoughtful Branches hydrangea die cut!!  She cut it apart into 3 pieces and made it look like 3 separate flowers!!  See below for a photo of how to cut yours apart to make it look like this.   I think it kind of looks like a hollyhock or a stock flower.  At any rate, I love it and am so glad Georgia was so clever to think of this!

I love the perfect touch of layering the stem and flowers over an oval die cut!! The Layering Ovals framelits were perfect for this!  We used a white oval and a Rich Razzleberry scalloped oval.   All of the layering framelits are great for cutting a circle, square or oval and layering it onto another one of the same shape, or onto a scalloped shape!!

 

Thoughtful Branches gift bag with Sweet Sugarplum ink and Blooms & Bliss paper from Stampin' UP!. Hydrangea flowers accented with Wink of Stella glimmer pen. Great DIY gift bag for crafters!

 

Cindee and I had challenged ourselves to use the Blooms & Bliss paper on pg 173 in the annual Stampin' Up! catalog (#141654), and to make a 3-d project, so Cindee came up with this design to fold a strip of the Blooms & Bliss paper over the top of the Petite Cafe Gift Bag (#135826) and also add a strip of vellum over the patterned paper.  I think it came out great!

The flowers are stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, then die cut with the matching framelits.  The stem is Pear Pizzazz cardstock. 

We added touches of gold:

  • Gold Foil Scalloped circle behind the "for you"
  • Gold Binder Clip at the top of the bag
  • 1/8" Gold ribbon and 1/4" Gold Natural trim tied on the gold clip

and we added a touch of shimmer with the Clear Wink of Stella pen on the flower "petals".

 

Thoughtful branches hydrangea hollyhock gift bag stampin up dimensionals

 

So.. you are asking.. why is Patty showing 3 Stampin' Dimensionals on this gold foil scalloped circle?  Well, I was curious... I always use 3 or 4 dimensionals under something like this... but I know lots of people only use 1 in the middle... what do you do?

 

Supplies for Thoughtful Branches gift bag with Sweet Sugarplum ink and Blooms & Bliss paper from Stampin' UP!. Great DIY gift bag for crafters!

 

The Sweet Sugarplum flower paper strip (from Blooms & Bliss) is 12" x 2-1/2"

The vellum strip is 11" x 2"

Both are notched at the end on the front of the bag to look like a banner end.

 

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