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Daisy Punch Card Idea with Embossing Paste

 

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 I love this fun card idea featuring the Daisy Bundle that I created using Embossing Paste as the background!

Daisy Delight bundle card idea featuring Stampin' UP! embossing paste, medallion mask, Daisy Delight stamp set and punch and Delightful Daisy designer paper. Topped off with Night of Navy Ginham ribbon. By Patty Bennett

 

I demonstrated how to use the Embossing Paste and Pattern Party decorative masks at our recent Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrator event, and I also shared the Embossing Paste instructions in THIS video.  For this card, I used the medallion mask and colored my Embossing Paste with Crushed Curry ink refill!

 

Daisy Delight bundle card idea featuring Stampin' UP! embossing paste, medallion mask, Daisy Delight stamp set and punch and Delightful Daisy designer paper. Topped off with Night of Navy Ginham ribbon. By Patty Bennett

 

I used a strip of the Delightful Daisy designer paper on the left edge of my folded Night of Navy card and also added the fabulous Night of Navy Gingham ribbon!  You can see all of these products at the bottom of this post and click on any one of them to shop in my online store!

Watch my Embossing Paste Video Tutorial HERE to see how fun it is to create the background for the Daisy card and so many more!

 

How to use Stampin' Up! embossing paste and masks - color with reinkers to create any color to match your crafting project

 

The Delightful Daisy paper is the perfect compliment to the Daisy bundle.. the stamp set, punch and paper are amazing together!!  See the entire suite of Delightful Daisy products here.

 

144137 Delightful Daisy designer paper, daisy punch and stamp set bundle, from Stampin' UP! for DIY craft projects, cards and memory keeping projects

 

How to stamp the daisy punch bundle from Stampin' UP! and color with Wink of Stella pen by Patty Bennett

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  Daisy Delight bundle card idea featuring Stampin' UP! embossing paste, medallion mask, Daisy Delight stamp set and punch and Delightful Daisy designer paper. Topped off with Night of Navy Ginham ribbon. By Patty Bennett

Per my instructions above, "coloring in" the stamped daisy with a Wink of Stella pen gives just the right amount of color to the petals, AND of course makes them glimmer!!!  I stamped the daisy center stamp in the center with Daffodil Delight ink and then added an Enamel Glitter dot to the center. 

Be sure you punch and layer 2 daisies for the effect above.  I think it also helps to "curve" the petals using the Stampin' Pierce mat and the bone folder.. see my instructions above for the details.

Finish off the card with a sentiment stamped onto a die cut banner, a strip of daisy paper and the Night of Navy gingham ribbon!!

 

 

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Fabulous Flamingo card inspired by Vans

 

Get ready to order this super fun, new Stampin' UP! Fabulous Flamingo set on June 1, 2017!

I was thrilled to receive this fun Fabulous Flamingo stamp set at the Stampin' Up! April OnStage event in San Diego!  I knew right away I was going to love playing with bright colors to create projects with this stamp set!!   If you are looking for it in the new Stampin' Up! catalog, you'll find it on page 177.

 

Fabulous Flamingo Stampin' Up! card idea by Patty Bennett featuring the fun new Lemon Lime Twist In Color

 

One night when we were mall walking and eating dinner in the mall, we sat in Johnny Rockets eating and as I looked across the mall to the stores on the other side, I was looking at this flamingo display in the Vans shoe store ... and of course my mind was thinking... OH I have that new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set from the new Stampin' Up! catalog!!  I need to make a card like this!!  :)

 

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I have a fun tip for you .. get more mileage out of your punches (or dies) by altering the shape after you punch!  As you can see for my Tickled Pink label, I punched Whisper White cardstock  with the Pretty Label punch first, then just cut off the top and bottom scalloped parts!

 

Craft Tip for the Pretty Label Punch - new from Stampin' UP! - easy way to alter the shape of your punch!

 

 Color Combo Tip:

This is my Stampin' Up! Color Combo for this card.   I find it helpful to take a photo of the ink pads I use when stamping, just in case I want to recreate the project, or if someone asks me weeks or months down the road, and my memory has failed :)

 

Color Combo for Fabulous Flamingo Stampin' Up! card idea by Patty Bennett featuring the fun new Lemon Lime Twist In Color

 

You'll notice from the stamps in the set that it is a "3 step" stamp set.. there are 2 layers of solid images and 1 layer that is an outline for stamping the flamingo.  I stamped the most solid image in Flirty Flamingo ink, then the next solid image with Calypso coral, and then the outline in black.

I stamped the water in Bermuda Bay and then used the aquapainter and water to go over it, and then I decided to use my Clear Wink of Stella on the water, too.

The leaf stamp is in the set, too, and I stamped it in Lemon Lime Twist for a fun bright finish to this card.

 

Fabulous Flamingo Stampin' Up! card idea by Patty Bennett featuring the fun new Lemon Lime Twist In Color

 

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New 2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color Sneak Peek

 

Sneak Peek!!  5 New Stampin' Up! 2017 - 2019 In Colors!!

Whohooo!!  The new In Colors are beautiful!   I have paired them up here with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and the new Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper!  I have also paired the new Pretty Label punch and the Label me Pretty stamp set for a beautiful punched sentiment on these cards.  Scroll down for all the details..

 

2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color card ideas featuring Ribbon of Courage and Label me Pretty stamp sets, Fresh Florals designer paper, and the Pretty Label Punch, by Patty Bennett

 

Customers will be able to purchase all of these new products in the new 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog on June 1st.. CLICK HERE to see all the info about getting a new 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.

 

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2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color Tranquil Tide card ideas featuring Ribbon of Courage and Label me Pretty stamp sets, Fresh Florals designer paper, and the Pretty Label Punch, by Patty Bennett

Above: Tranquil Tide ink pad, #144085 coming June 1, 2017


2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color Fresh Fig card ideas featuring Ribbon of Courage and Label me Pretty stamp sets, Fresh Florals designer paper, and the Pretty Label Punch, by Patty Bennett

Above: Fresh Fig ink pad, #144082 coming June 1, 2017


2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color Powder Pink card ideas featuring Ribbon of Courage and Label me Pretty stamp sets, Fresh Florals designer paper, and the Pretty Label Punch, by Patty Bennett

Above: Powder Pink ink pad, #144084 coming June 1, 2017


2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color Berry Burst card ideas featuring Ribbon of Courage and Label me Pretty stamp sets, Fresh Florals designer paper, and the Pretty Label Punch, by Patty Bennett

Above: Berry Burst ink pad, #144083 coming June 1, 2017


2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color Lemon Lime Twist card ideas featuring Ribbon of Courage and Label me Pretty stamp sets, Fresh Florals designer paper, and the Pretty Label Punch, by Patty Bennett

Above: Lemon Lime Twist ink pad, #144086 coming June 1, 2017

 

Each card is created on a folded thick whisper white folded card, and I added a 2" wide strip of Fresh Florals Designer Series paper and a 1/2" strip of solid In Color cardstock.  Above that I stamped the heart several times (from the Ribbon of Courage set) in the matching In Color, then added the punched greeting as described below:

 

I wanted to share the details about how I created the pretty tags.  I stamped the floral image from the Label me Pretty stamp set (new - coming June 1, 2017) and then stamped the Live every moment sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set (new - coming June 1, 2017) and then punched it out with the Pretty Label Punch (new - coming June 1, 2017).

How to stamp a punched tag with the Pretty Label punch and the Label Me Pretty and Ribbon of Courage stamp sets from Stampin' UP!.

 

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2017 2019 Stampin' UP! In Color card ideas featuring Ribbon of Courage and Label me Pretty stamp sets, Fresh Florals designer paper, and the Pretty Label Punch, by Patty Bennett

 

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More Celebrations Duo embossing folder cards

 

Thank you for your kind comments about my Stampin' Up! Celebrations Duo embossing folder video (here)!

I showed you these 2 birthday / celebration cards in that video, and wanted to give you more details so you can make them using the embossing folders and the Candle Border Punch!

 

Happy celebrations duo embossing folder birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! Supplies

 

On the candle card (above left) I created a fun border with the new Candle Border Punch (2017 Occasions catalog, pg 7, or HERE in my online store).  I also used the Birthday Bright set.

For the card on the right, I used a greeting from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set.

I used the punch to punch a scrap strip of Crushed Curry cardstock and then layered it over another scrap that I had added 4 strips of Washi Tape to!  Creates such a fun colorful candle border!!

 

Candle border punch from Stampin' Up! with washi tape accent

 

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I simply embossed the word HAPPY on a 2"x4" piece of whisper white cardstock  and then stamped "birthday to you" from the Happy Celebrations stamp set.  The stars are enamel shapes from the Brights and Regals packages.  Everything is layered onto patterned candle paper from the Party Animal package (pg 5 in the Occasions catalog, #142738).

 

Happy celebrations duo embossing folder birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! Supplies

This is a matchbook style card.. you can see how to make that HERE.

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Happy celebrations duo embossing folders from Stampin Up

 

Watch a VIDEO here, to see more ideas with these fun Celebrations Duo Embossing folders!

 

  Happy celebrations duo embossing folder birthday card ideas from Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' Up! Supplies

 

 
 
 
 

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

 

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

 

This cute 4x4 card features:

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  • a red glimmer paper scalloped circle
  • Fancy Frost oval die cut
  • Santa hat punched using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch (retiring!!!! and ON SALE for only $9.60 HERE)
  • Red and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Jolly Friends Moose Christmas Card!

Be Merry!!  That's what this fun Jolly Friends moose from Stampin' Up! is saying on this Christmas Card!!

 

Jolly Friends stamp set and punch bundle from Stampin' Up!  Moose Christmas card idea.

 

This is another card that we made on the 2016 Stamping & Scrapping cruise!!  Jenn designed this card and I altered it just a little.. I stamped BE MERRY across the top and bottom of the card and I thought that turned out pretty cute!  The BE MERRY stamp is found in the Shake & Celebrate stamp set, HERE online or on pg 41 in the Holiday catalog.

 

Jolly Friends stamp set and punch bundle from Stampin' Up!  Moose Christmas card idea.

 

 There is a matching punch called the Jolly Hat Builder Punch that punches out the hat, but we had to cut the moose by hand.. it wasn't very hard.. and I think he turned out adorable!!

 

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See the fun Jolly Friends stamp set and matching punch on page 29 in the 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!, or HERE in my online store!

 

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I added some Wink of Stella glimmer to the brim of the cute Santa cap!! :)

As you can see below from our set of 4 cards, I used both sides of this designer paper from the Candy Cane Lane package, and tried 2 different things with the 3/4" stitched Real Red ribbon.  Fun ways to customize the Christmas card design!

 

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Fresh Yellow and Blue Penned & Painted flower cards

 

Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted Floral cards - pretty color combo!!

Hand stamped Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted floral cards for all occasions by Patty Bennett

 

 A happy hello to you! Thank you for stopping by today to learn about stamping the Penned & Painted floral stamp set from Stampin' Up!   I have a little mini tutorial below for you to show you how I stamped the flowers and leaves, step by step. 

The beautiful Stampin' Up! ink color combo is also shown below: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Memento Black ink.

 

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Hand stamped Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted floral cards for all occasions by Patty Bennett

 

Above: check out how we added a 2nd layer of color to the Happy Birthday greeting punched image.. I think this was Cindee's idea.. we stamped this card together a few months ago, and I love how fun this looks!

The greetings on these cards are from the Tin of Cards stamp set.. possibly one of my favorites of all time!!  See it on page 86 in the current annual catalog or #138946 online.

 

Stampin' Up! Best Badge punch and Tin of Cards happy hello greeting

 

Get Double Duty out of your Best Badge Punch!!  Not only can you punch out the cute happy hello greeting, but you can also create a scalloped yellow border for this fun card!  Just another great tip that Cindee taught me!

 

How to create a scalloped border with the Stampin' UP! Best Badge punch

 

Below is my color combo for this card.  Any 2 shaded of color that are close in intensity will work for this 2 step stampin process, and any color outline works too!  Check out THIS POST for another idea with this great stamp set.

 

Color combo for yellow and blue Hand stamped Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted floral cards for all occasions by Patty Bennett

 

I love the enamel shape dots from Stampin' Up! and they are so pretty in the flower centers!!  On some of the cards I used all Daffodil Delight or Crushed Curry, and on other flowers I used black.... oh... wait.. you say.. they don't make black dots???? No problem.. color some with your Black Sharpie marker :)

 

Enamel Shape accents for Hand stamped Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted floral cards for all occasions by Patty Bennett

 

The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock, and the stripes and polkadots patterned papers are from the Brights collection Designer Series Paper stack #138434.  The little sunburst dotted paper below is one of the patterns in the Festive Birthday pack #141630.

 

Hand stamped Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted floral cards for all occasions by Patty Bennett

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Petals & Paisleys Fall cards

 

In Everything Give Thanks!!  Yes!  I am sure you are thankful for someone special!!  Why not make them a sweet little card and tell them!!   These Fall Scarecrow cards featuring the Stampin' Up! Petals & Paisleys designer paper are perfect little note cards to keep on hand and pass out as you want to give a special thank you to a teacher, co-worker, bank teller, barista, hair dresser, neighbor, etc.!

 

Fall Note Cards featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrows and Petals & Paisleys designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

I started out with the Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Crumb Cake note cards (they measure 3-1/2" x 5") and added pieces of designer paper from the Petals & Paisleys specialty paper pack.  Each note card features a watercolored scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and a greeting.

 

Fall Note Cards featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrows and Petals & Paisleys designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

I found that I liked the addition of the In Color Doilies, because some of them coordinate well with the color palette in the Petals & Paisleys paper pack!

 

Stampin' Tip:
Always stamp first, then turn your punch over and punch out your image.  You are much more likely to have success getting the image perfectly punched out!

 

Stampin' Tip!  Always stamp your images first, then flip the punch over and center your image before punching!

 

For details and supplies used to watercolor the scarecrow, CLICK HERE.

 

Fall Note Cards featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrows and Petals & Paisleys designer paper by Patty Bennett

 

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Petals and Paisleys Stampin' UP! color combo:

Cajun Craze, Copper Foil, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

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Cable Knit Embossing Folder Card Background

 

The Cable Knit Embossing folder from Stampin' UP! is amazing! Do you have one yet?  See it on page 13 of the 2016 Holiday catalog or HERE in my online store.  Do you see it in the background of this cute Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Man Christmas card?

 

Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

My Christmas card idea for you today has lots of fun products and tips.. I hope you find this blog post helpful in either creating this card or other projects using these Stampin' Up! products.  You can purchase these anytime in my online store by clicking on the product photos at the very bottom of this post. 

This cute card features the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder punch, as well as the Candy Cane Lane paper, Presents & Pinecones paper, the Jolly Hat Builder punch and as mentioned above, the Cable Knit embossing folder.

 

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I have 5 tips for you when creating this card.. read on for these great crafting tips!

  • use pearls (colored with a black Sharpie) for eyeballs and hearts for buttons on the Gingerbread men
  • use the wide end of the multipurpose glue for adhering embossed paper to your project
  • punch a santa cap out of the Warmth & Cheer paper pack - looks like a knit cap!
  • use the Best Badge punch to create a scalloped border
  • don't stamp your gingerbread men too close together if you are punching them with the Cookie Cutter Builder punch! :)  ask me how I learned that...

 

 

Tips for the Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

I love my Tombow Mulitpurpose glue (see it here) and I love the wide tip for quick applications of glue - especially helpful when gluing an embossed piece of cardstock to another piece of cardstock!

 

Multipurpose glue tip for using the Cable Knit embossing folder from Stampin' Up!

 

I stamped 2 pieces of the santa cap from the Jolly Friends stamp set in Real Red ink on Whisper White paper, and punched them out, and then just punched the cap portion using the Warmth & Cheer paper and Jolly Hat Builder punch - so cute.. looks like a knit cap!! :)

 

Tip for the Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

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I know I've posted this cute tip before.. I love using the Best Badge punch for a quick little scalloped border!! :)

 

Paper Crafting Tip: Use the Stampin' Up! Best Badge punch to create a scalloped cardstock border!

 

And best tip of the day....  don't stamp your Gingerbread men too close together...

Tip for the Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

Stampin' UP! Christmas Card featuring Cable Knit embossing folder, Cookie Cutter Christmas gingerbread man and Jolly Hat punch, by Patty Bennett

 

Use a Circle punch or the Layering Circle framelits to cut out a large circle from the Presents & Pinecones paper pack, and it makes the perfect background for the Gingerbread man!

 

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Cookie Cutter Halloween Scarecrow Card

 

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Fall is nearly here! I cannot believe it's September already!!  So I thought I would share a cute little fall scarecrow with you that I created with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set (pg 53 in the new 2016 Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up!) and the matching Cookie Cutter punch (pg 6, #140396). 

 

Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set - Fall Scarecrow card featuring the Serene Scenery background paper by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I stamped the scarecrow onto a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock in Archival Black ink, then colored him with the Stampin' Write markers shown above.  For the head, I didn't use markers.. I used the AquaPainter shown above dipped in a tiny bit of Sahara Sand ink.  I think I also dabbed some color on his shirt with the aquapainter and the Cajun Craze marker.  Colors used: Marina Mist, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry & Sahara Sand.

 

My sweet little note card is a Crumb Cake Note Card (pg 176, #133766) with a 3"x5" piece of Serene Scenery paper applied to the front to make it appear that my scarecrow is in the fields guarding the crops! :)

 

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To make the pole that my scarecrow is on, I cut a 3/8" skinny strip of Kraft cardstock and then stamped it several times with both Early Espresso and Soft Suede ink and the Timeless Texture stamp shown above!

 

Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set - Fall Scarecrow card featuring the Serene Scenery background paper by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

You might think the coloring on the shirt is kinda messy.. but that was intentional.. I wanted him to look a little tattered from being out in the weather so it's watercolored with a bit of a dabbing motion to look kind of worn.

You'll find the Delightful Dijon ribbon in a 3-pack on pg 47 of the Holiday catalog (#142021), and it's a great compliment to the fall colors on this card!

The crow is also in the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, and is cut out by hand with Paper Snips. 

Easy card, fun to color, easy to punch out.  :) 

The Happy Hello stamp (also in Archival Black ink) is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.. one of the BEST stamp sets you can invest in!!  Click Here to see it!

 

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Thoughtful Branches Apple Tree Card

 

Thoughtful Branches Bundle last call... this limited-time stamp set and framelit bundle offering is only available until the end of August or while supplies last.. so if you have not yet ordered yours, now is your chance!

Order the Thoughtful Branches bundle HERE in my online store anytime, and you then you can create this fun apple tree card, too!

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Sprinkles of Life set. By Patty Bennett

 

Cindee and I created this card together, combining the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Thoughtful Branches bundle!  I think the combo is really sweet together!!

The Thoughtful Branches bundle is not in the catalog, (only available online here) but the Sprinkles of Life set can be found on page 106 of the current 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog or HERE in my online store.

Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and then die cut it with the Thoughtful Branches dies to create this tone on tone effect.

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Sprinkles of Life set. By Patty Bennett

 

To create the great 3-d effect of the leaves on the tree, after you die cut the tree trunk/branches and the leaves, put very small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals under the leaf diecut and layer it over the branch die cut.   Use glue dots to add the die cut apples to the tree.  Use Multipurpose glue to add the trunk to the card.

I stamped a 2nd version of this card (below) and added a punched out sun (after sponging Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink onto whisper white cardstock and using a 1" circle punch to punch it out), and the little hello greeting punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Badges & Banners stamp set and Banner Duet punch. By Patty Bennett

 

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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.

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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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Baby Bear with Balloons Z-Fold Card

 

I am guessing you recognize this Stampin' Up! Baby Bear card from my Z Fold Video tutorial blog post last week.  I love the fun bright, cheery colors and bold polkadot patterns in this fun greeting card!  I handstamped Baby Bear and his bow, and punched out the balloons from the Balloon Bouquet punch!

 

Baby Bear Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Balloon Bouquet punch, stamp sets, ink and paper by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The great, fun, bold polkadot patterned paper is from the big Designer Series Paper Stacks on page 174 in the current Stampin' Up! catalog.  I used both the Regals Collection and the 2015-2017 In Color Collection.  The cardstock base is Crushed Curry, and the accent mat layer is Watermelon Wonder. 

 

Find Baby Bear on page 61 in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog or here in my online store

The Balloon Bouquet punch was new in the last Occasions catalog, and is also in this catalog, on page 187 or here online.

 

Baby Bear Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Balloon Bouquet punch, stamp sets, ink and paper by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Baby Bear is a 3-step stamping set.  There are 3 layers that make up the image.  I stamped the darkest image in Early Espresso and both of the other lighter images with Crumb Cake ink, stamping the lightest one off on scratch paper first.

The bow is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, as well as the sweet greeting.  You'll find this sweet greeting in the Love & Affection stamp set, pg 45, #141545.

The adorable buttons and heart are enamel Shapes from the Brights collection package #141680.

 

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Baby Bear Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Balloon Bouquet punch, stamp sets, ink and paper by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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Sailboat Card with Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles

 

The Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies pair up so nicely to bring you this fun sailboat card!!  I saw this idea a month or so ago online done by Marsha Pennington and loved the idea of stamping on the wavy die cut with the swirly stamps and then sponging on more color.. doesn't it create such a beautiful "wave"?

 

Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tips for Stamping this card:

  • Stamp the swirl image from the Swirly Bird stamp set in Night of Navy around the edge of the folded 4-1/4" x 11" whisper white card
  • Mask the 4" x 5-1/4" whisper white piece with a large post-it note and sponge the bottom 1/3 with Bermuda Bay, and lightly stamp the speckle image from Swirly Bird in Bermuda Bay
  • Switch mask and lightly sponge the top 2/3 of the card with Bermuda Bay or Pool Party (for the sky)
  • Stamp sailboat pieces from the Swirly Bird stamp set on a white scrap and cut out with paper snips
  • Punch clouds with Tree Builder punch in Whisper White cardstock
  • Stamp swirly image with Night of Navy on the wavy die cut piece, sponge Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay onto the die cut stamped piece, adhere with Multipurpose Glue

 

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Use the Tree Builder Punch to create clouds!  Just punch the "tree top" with Whisper White cardstock and add them to your sky to create clouds!  I "curved" them a little with my bone folder then put Stampin' Dimensionals only under the center to give them dimension.

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Use the Tree Builder Punch for clouds on the Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stamping Tip:

Use your Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer pen to add shimmer to your sailboat and water.. just the perfect touch for that illusion of sunlight on the water!

 

Enhance the waves and sailboat with the Wink of Stella Glimmer pen on the Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

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How to Stamp and Punch Bunch of Blossoms - Stampin' UP!

 

Today I have 4 Stamping Tips for you in this Bunch of Blossoms Stampin' Up! card blog post!

As the greeting on this card says, "Today is the perfect day to be happy"... and the day I stamped this card was a happy day because I stamped it with my fabulous stamping buddy Cindee!

 

Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

 Cindee and I stamped together last week and this was one of the cards we created!  We have to give credit to Robin Merriman for the idea of stamping the Watercolor Wash background on the embossed brick wall cardstock and to Becky Roberts for the flower, flourish and dots background idea!  We combined some favorite Pinterest ideas for this card!

 

I have 4 crafty tips for you today...

  1. How to stamp and layer the blossom petals
  2. How to use your Bone Folder and Dimensionals to make the petals 3-d
  3. How to make a 'natural' embellishment with fibers from Burlap ribbon
  4. Use Wink of Stella to add a shimmer to your petals

 

How to layer Bunch of Blossoms stamped images and punch with the Blossom Builder punch.  Tutorial by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I saw that Cindee was curling each petal with her bone folder and I thought "BRILLIANT!" :) so I copied her, then we added double Stampin' Dimensionals under each petal to give it a pretty 3-d effect!

 

Crafting Tip: Curl each petal with a bone folder, then use DOUBLE Stampin' Dimensionals under each Bunch of Blossoms punched petal for dimension!

 

Below are some the supplies we used - see the bottom of this post for ALL ordering info:

  • Stampin' UP! Bunch of Blossoms stamp set / punch bundle #142345 - page 69
  • Stampin' UP! Watercolor Wash background stamp #138704 (wood) or 139538 (clear) - page 124
  • Brick Wall embossing folder #138288 - page 195

 

So here was the trick to this fun background... first cut your Whisper White cardstock to 3-3/4" x 5" and use Early Espresso ink to stamp the flourish and dots from the Timeless Textures stamp set.  Then emboss it with the Brick Wall embossing folder in the Big Shot.   Then, ink the Watercolor wash background stamp with Crumb Cake ink and stamp right over the embossed wall! 

Layer this embossed piece onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Peekaboo Peach, then onto a folded Calypso Coral card.

 

Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

Have you tried this before?  We pulled fibers from the Burlap Ribbon #141487 and tied it like twine around the card.  It goes perfect with the natural look of this card!

 

Use strands from Burlap Ribbon on this Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

And of course, what project is complete until you add Wink of Stella!!? :)  We added some clear Wink of Stella on the petals then "flicked" some Gold Wink of Stella onto the flower (see the tiny gold spots?).

 

Use Wink of Stella to enhance this Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

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