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Rooted in Nature Watercolor Paper Technique Video

 

I love everything about this card!  I love the watercolor-look tree image, the layered ovals, the sponged edges, the stamped background, and the simple embellishments! I stamped this card one day when I was crafting at Cindee's house. We took some inspiration from Pinterest, but ended up making it pretty much our own :)  Isn't that was crafters do? :)

I used the Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature stamp set and framelit dies (get them in a bundle at a discount!), and the Handwritten background stamp!

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I posted a  video a few days ago showing how to stamp this watercolor-look tree. I'm including it in my post below. 

Design Notes:

  • Die cut a watercolor paper oval with the Stitched Shape framelits for the tree image
  • Sponge the edges of the oval and the background image with Soft Suede ink for a beautiful soft touch
  • Stamp the Handwritten background stamp in Soft Suede ink on a piece of Nature's Poem Designer Paper
  • Stamp and die cut leaves with the Rooted in Nature bundle
  • Add a Linen Thread bow to the card for one last "natural" looking embellishment
  • Watch the video below for details on coloring and spritzing the tree image for the watercolor look

 

Please enjoy this video tutorial with tips for creating the watercolor tree image on  watercolor paper!

 

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Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Color Your Season Bundle - limited time offering

 Don't miss this Limited-Time offering!! Color Your Season bundle & New Watercolor Pencils!

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 This beautiful Blended Seasons stamp set is available for a limited time, either by itself or as a bundle with the Stitched Season framelit dies!  You can also purchase the new Watercolor Pencil* collection this month!! 

All of these new products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until Aug. 31, 2018, whichever comes first.

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*watercolor pencil collection may be in a future Stampin' Up! publication

*breaking news... Stampin' UP! says to get these watercolor pencils now because they won't be available again!! oh my!!

 

Wink of Stella Watercoloring Tip!

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above & Below:   I stamped the flower images with StazOn black ink on Whisper White cardstock, added color with the Watercolor Pencils, then blended the color with my Wink of Stella!  I didn't use water or anything else.  It creates such a gorgeous shimmer and blends the colors perfectly!!

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above & Below: I used Embossing paste and masks to create the backgrounds of these cards. WATCH THE VIDEO here if you have not used embossing paste yet.

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Above: I stamped the leaves using my Memento Black pad on Whisper White cardstock, and used my Stampin' Blends to color the leaves in the stamped image above, then die cut several leaves with the Stitched Season framelit dies to add to my card.  The beautiful shape on this card and the blue flower card is from the Stitched Season framelit dies.

 

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The sparkly black ribbon is NEW in the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog (available starting Sept. 5, 2018).

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Rooted in Nature Watercolor Technique

 

I am sharing 2 versions of this lovely card with you today, featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Wood Textures designer paper, Woodland embossing folder, and a super easy watercolor technique!!

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To create this tree image, I colored with my Early Espresso and my Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write markers right onto the rubber, then spritzed the rubber with water before stamping onto the Wood Textures designer paper.

The beautiful tree on these cards is spritzed with water before stamping, and as you can see by the photo below, depending on how much water you spritz on the stamp, you can achieve different "watercolor" looks!

 

Watercolor spritzer technique: Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I created 2 different styles of this card, and it just happened to work out that it creates 3 cards because of the way I cut the 6x6 Wood Textures paper.  I cut off a 2" wide strip first, then cut the 4" x 6" piece into two 3" x 4" pieces.  I was able to use all 3 pieces to make 3 cards!

Dimensions for cutting the 6x6 paper stack to create 3 Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature cards, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Wood Textures 6x6 designer paper stack includes several different wood grain patterns in different wood tones.  I used most of the lighter ones in the cards I created.   You can stamp right onto it like I did with the tree image.

I also stamped the leaf trio stamp from the Rooted in Nature set with Mossy Meadow ink onto Old Olive cardstock and die cut them for accents on these cards.  Rooted in Nature is from the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, pg 143 and may be purchased just as a stamp set, or in a 10% off money-saving bundle with the matching framelit dies.

The "wonderful" greeting is found in the Rooted in Nature set and stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and the "grateful" greeting is found in a set called A Big Thank You from the 2018-2018 Annual catalog, pg 132 (#147377) and is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Grateful greeting is stamped onto a die cut from the Stitched Label framelit dies (#146828).

The background of each card is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.

The card base is Mossy Meadow, cut to 5-1/2" x 11" and folded in half at the top.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Each card has some Linen Thread, either tied around it or in a bow.  I thought it added a nice "natural" touch.

 I sure hope you enjoyed these cards today!!!  You can shop for all of the supplies at the bottom of this blog post. Click any product photo to go right to my online Stampin' Up! store.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Enjoy this video tutorial with more info about creating this card!

 

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Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Christmas Card

 

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Christmas Card idea!

Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 I am so excited to share this fun Christmas card idea with you!!!  I saw the idea on Pinterest to use the Bokeh dots background stamp with the Rainbow pad, and the tree die cut from the "In The Woods" framelit die set (#147919, pg 27 Holiday catalog).  The card idea inspired by demonstrator Katie Drew!  I added a beautiful layer of White Shimmer Paint to the tree die cuts, and the "Merry" die cut from the "Merry Christmas Thinlit dies" (#147912, pg 5 Holiday catalog)  using the new Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (#147817, pg 29 Holiday catalog).

 

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If you have not yet inked a spectrum rainbow pad with Stampin' UP! ink refills, you can watch the video below!

 

 

The Bokeh Dots background stamp was inked with the rainbow pad shown above, stamped onto Whisper White cardstock, then used as the background for the die cut trees.

 New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog supplies used on this project:

  • Merry Christmas Thinlit dies #147912, pg 5, Holiday catalog
  • Noel Glimmer paper #147817, pg 29 Holiday catalog
  • Merry Christmas to All stamp set #147702 (available as a bundle with the dies) (pg 5)
  • White Shimmer paint #147044, pg 38 Holiday catalog
  • In The Woods framelit die set #147919, pg 27 Holiday catalog

 

Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Tip #1 & #2:

Sponge White Shimmer paint with a sponge dauber onto the Whisper White Die Cut trees

To adhere both layers together, put small dots of glue on the top tree, allowing the little "flaps" to still lift up.

Shimmer Paint tip for Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tip #3:

Put the Stampin' UP! Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet onto the back of the Glimmer paper first, then die cut the word Merry.  This will give you a "sticker" to put onto your project and you don't have to mess with glue! :)

 

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The products from the 2018 Holiday catalog will be available starting Sept. 5, 2018.

Supplies for Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

After I added the "merry" die cut, I stamped "& bright" from the Merry Christmas to All set in Shaded Spruce ink.  You can purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle.. see page 5 of the 2018 Holiday catalog!!  Available starting Sept. 5, 2018.

 

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope you enjoy this festive Christmas / Holiday card idea!

 

Merry & Bright Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Merry Christmas to All bundle, and In the Woods tree die cut, paired with inked spectrum rainbow pad and the Bokeh Dots background stamp. Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 MORE Spectrum / Rainbow Pad ideas:

Happy Birthday card - blues & greens

Bokeh Dots background rainbow card

Direct to Paper Watercolor Wash background spectrum pad

Butterfly Spectrum / Rainbow card ideas

Guest Artist Rainbow pad samples

 

Enjoy the video below featuring this amazing In the Woods tree framelit die!!

 

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Garden Impressions Bakery packaging idea

 

Uh Oh, I think I forgot to share these beautiful projects!! oops!  In June, several of us got together to celebrate birthdays.. there are 3 of us who have birthdays within about a week, so we celebrated my birthday, Christine's birthday and Roxanne's birthday at a cute little place by the bay called Leila's.

Cindee brought these beautiful gifts for us... perfectly packaged bakery treats from Panera!!

 

Gift Packaging idea for Panera Bread scones featuring Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions bundle, Garden Impressions paper and Springtime Impressions floral die cut, by Cindee.

 

Cindee knows I cannot resist a scone from Panera, so she is SO sweet to bring one (or two!) for special occasions, and she ALWAYS makes a darling tag to attach to the box or bag!! 

Cindee created these beautiful tags using the Abstract Impressions stamp set, the Garden Impessions 6x6 designer paper pack, Springtime Impressions thinlits, and the Stitched Label framelits.  You'll find these products on pages 128 - 130 and on page 219 in the current 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' UP! catalog, or, in my product links at the bottom of this post.

 

Gift Packaging idea for Panera Bread scones featuring Stampin' Up! Abstract Impressions bundle, Garden Impressions paper and Springtime Impressions floral die cut, by Cindee.

Of course the beautiful card matches the beautiful tag, too!! Cindee is the QUEEN of beautiful packaging!

 

For info and instructions on coloring the Springtime Impressions die cut images, CLICK HERE.

 

Here is a quick little 4 minute video I did when I left lunch at Leila's by the Bay:

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What's your One Must Have Color?

 

What is your one MUST HAVE Stampin' UP! Color?

Of course mine changes from month to month it seems... BUT for the last several months my go-to color has been:

Grapefruit Grove!

What's so strange about that is....

Orange is not my color.. but I LOVE Grapefruit Grove and how it coordinates so well with SO many Stampin' Up! colors!! I have paired it here today with Mint Macaron.

 

  Abstract Impressions floral card featuring Stampin' UP! Detailed Floral thinlit die. Video Tutorial tips by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I created this card with the Detailed Floral Thinlit die cut with Whisper White cardstock, then layered it onto a folded Grapefruit Grove card base.  I added stamped flower images from the Abstract Impressions stamp set, stamped in Grapefruit grove, and punched leaves with the Leaf punch and Mint Macaron cardstock after stamping the image with the Painted Harvest set.

Tip: you don't have to own 2 colors of ink pads to use a 2-step stamp image.. simply use one color (Grapefruit Grove used here) and stamp off the largest/solid image onto your grid paper first, then stamp it on your cardstock.  Then stamp the more detailed image full strength with the same color!  This way you get 2 tones of the same color.

 

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Tip for die cutting detailed images:

As shown in my video at the bottom of this post, I found this "Big Shot Sandwich" to be the best when die cutting a detailed image like this Detailed Floral thinlit:

(top of sandwich)

Clear Plate

Cardstock

Die UPSIDE DOWN (cutting side facing up)

Thin Die Adapter

Big Shot Platform

(bottom of sandwich)

then be sure to use your Die Brush to easily pop out all of the little pieces.  This will all make more sense when you watch the video at the bottom of my post.

 

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Watch the first part of the video below to see how nicely this detailed floral image comes out when you use the die cutting method above! You can skip to about the 10 minute mark in the video if you want to see how perfectly this method works!

 

 

Hope you enjoyed today's Grapefruit Grove featured project!

Do you love Grapefruit Grove?

 

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Lots of Gold Striped Treat Bags for my Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

What would I do without these fabulous gold and white striped bags from Stampin' Up!?

I use them for almost all of my team and customer thank you gifts, incentives, prizes and more!

Stampin' UP! Gold Stripe Treat Bags for Luv 2 Stamp Group incentive gifts from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I had tons of fun combining die cuts, doilies, and embellishments to decorate bags of goodies for dozens of Luv 2 Stamp Group members!  In addition to our monthly prize patrol, I also sent out goodies to each person who had 1 recruit or more, and also to those who advanced in title.. some amazing demonstrators earned all 3!

Stampin' UP! Gold Stripe Treat Bags for Luv 2 Stamp Group incentive gifts from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Find the gold striped treat bags on page 192 in the current Stampin' UP! catalog or HERE online.

I die cut some Petal Promenade paper with the BRAND NEW limited time Stitched Season framelits (here) and layered those onto the bags.

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Each bag was embellished with pearls, or faceted dots on the stamped Stitched Shape Oval framelit.

 

Stampin' UP! Gold Stripe Treat Bags for Luv 2 Stamp Group incentive gifts from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

For each demonstrator in my group who welcomed at least 1 new recruit onto their team, I sent a packet of goodies decorated with a Share What You Love die cut label (with the limited time offer Stitched Season framelits), embellished with a Colored Doily (pg 192, here online).  I printed the labels at home.

 

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The 3rd group of goodie bags went to those who promoted in title in my 1st level last month. 

Each Stitched Season die cut was created with Petal Promenade DSP and Whisper White cardstock.

The wonderful title advancement and prize patrol stamps are from my niece Holly in her Etsy shop here.

 

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New Stampin' Blends Markers

 Have you checked out the new Stampin' Blends marker colors available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog?  Find them marked with an "n" on page 205 in your 2018-2019 Stampin' UP! catalog.  See them all HERE online.

If you love to color, you are going to love coloring, blending and shading with these!

  Coloring with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 I colored this beautiful stained glass piece of vellum with my new colors of Stampin' Blends markers. You'll find this gorgeous stained glass window piece of vellum in the Graceful Glass vellum pack, pg 188 in your 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! catalog, or #146344 online. Find all of the supplies you'll need to make this card at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Coloring Graceful Glass vellum with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers from Stampin' Up! with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

After I colored the vellum, I decided to die cut a "window opening" with the Stained Glass Thinlit dies, and then cut off the extra vellum.  I also die cut the detailed 1/2 round window piece from the Stained Glass Thinlit dies and placed it into the opening.  I like this fun option!

I drew a border around the whisper white piece with my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to try to mimic the lines in the vellum.

 

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TIP: be sure to place Whisper White cardstock behind the colored vellum to make the colors POP!

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After I layered Whisper White behind the colored vellum, I layered it onto another piece of the vellum and then onto a folded Lovely Lipstick card base.  CLICK HERE to see my tip for GLUING vellum.

 

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Graceful Glass 6x6 vellum stack, pg 188, here online

 

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Now that I have had a chance to preorder even MORE new colors from the 2018 Holiday Catalog, my Stamp-n-Storage Stampin' Blends marker holder is filled and happy!!  :)

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Coming Soon!

And, if you want to collect even MORE colors, watch for these new colors coming on Sept. 5, 2018 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!

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Guest Artists share Rainbow Pad Card Ideas

 

I always have a monthly challenge / Prize Patrol for my Luv 2 Stamp group (team of demonstrators), and for the month of July, I challenged them to use a Stampin' UP! Spectrum / Rainbow pad .. ink it up with 5 different ink refills and create at least 4 projects.  Once they shared with the group, they received a prize, and were put in a drawing for shopping sprees!

Today I am excited to share just a few of their amazing submissions.  They shared over 50 ideas and that would be a SUPER long blog post, so I am just sharing about a dozen here with you today!  I'll share more samples and a video soon!

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring the Painted Glass stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring the Ribbon of Courage stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by ChrisAnn Tomasso, featuring  the Rooted in Nature stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad  by ChrisAnn Tomasso

Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE & below:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Christy Frank, featuring Rooted in Nature stamp set

 Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Christy Frank, featuring Rooted in Nature stamp set

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Cindy Henry, featuring the Big Wishes stamp set

Gorgeous Grape, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Lovely Lipstick

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Dyantha Fragomeni, featuring  Dragonfly framelit and Painted Glass stamp set

Fresh Fig, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE & Below:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Kurstan del Rosario, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle

Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Lynne Ernst, featuring the Dandelion Wishes stamp set

 Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and Flirty Flamingo

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Miranda Snook, featuring the Tropical Chic bundle

Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Sandra Hernandez, featuring the Beautiful Day stamp set

Flirty Flamingo, Berry Burst, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay

 

 

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card idea by Wendy Brown, featuring the Flourishing Phrases stamp set

Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape

 

Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad idea from the Luv 2 Stamp Group. ink your own rainbow with ink refills! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

ABOVE:  Spectrum / Rainbow Pad card ideas by Leticia Hernandez,  featuring the Floral Statements set

Blackberry Bliss, Flirty Flamingo, Balmy Blue, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade

Tip for inking your Stampin' UP! Rainbow / Spectrum pad by Patty Bennett

 

 MORE Spectrum / Rainbow Pad ideas:

Happy Birthday card - blues & greens

Bokeh Dots background rainbow card

Direct to Paper Watercolor Wash background spectrum pad

Butterfly Spectrum / Rainbow card ideas

 

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I just did a Facebook Live video showing how I inked my latest Rainbow pad.. sorry for the interruption at the beginning, but I hope you find it helpful!

 

 

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Blended Season Stamp Set Thank You Card idea

 

I love this gorgeous new LIMITED TIME offer bundle from Stampin' Up!: Blended Season stamp set and coordinating Stitched Season framelit dies!   I also LOVE the amazing samples I've seen online, but I needed over 100 thank you cards, so I had to make something quick!!

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Tufted embossing folder in the background, so I embossed a ton of those first with Rich Razzleberry cardstock and I die cut all of the Whisper White Stitched Season framelits and stamped them in Berry Burst.

The base cards are all Thick Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the Tufted embossed layer with Multipurpose liquid glue, then wrapped Ruffled Berry Burst Ribbon around each one.

 

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Since I really couldn't decide which design idea I liked best, I made a bunch!

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I tried out a vertical orientation...

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I tried out Powder Pink instead of Rich Razzleberry...

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

And I also tried out a Berry Burst die cut layer behind the stamped flower die cut..

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I liked them all, and especially love the Tufted embossing folder background and die cut layer of Petal Promenade designer paper!  I finished each one off with some Glitter Enamel dots.

The Tufted Embossing Folder is available in my online store HERE.

 

Blended Season Limited Time offer bundle from Stampin' UP! August 2018.  Card with Tufted embossing folder background by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 
This Blended Season stamp set is stunning... and the coordinating framelits are AMAZING!! Don't Miss this limited time offer!!

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New Watercolor pencils, and Color your Season bundle - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

Above: Blended season stamp set, Stitched Season framelits, (or available in the Blended Seasons bundle at 10% off!), plus NEW watercolor pencil assortment!

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Birthday card for Eric from Sean Douglass

 

As I've mentioned over the past week, we had fun celebrating Eric's 60th birthday on the recent Stampin' UP! Cruise to Alaska.  We celebrated every moment we could, and I asked a few people if they might have time to bring Eric a card.  I asked Sean Douglass if he'd like to use his mad artistic skills to create a card for Eric and to my delight he said yes!! :)   I shared with Sean, that at work, Eric is called "the Artifact" because he is the "keeper of all the knowledge" (as the senior employee in his department).  So, Sean hand lettered this AMAZING card for Eric!

 

Handlettered birthday card idea from Sean Douglass for Eric Bennett's special 60th birthday celebration on the Stampin' UP! Cruise to Alaska, 2018.

 I grabbed a quick picture of Eric and Sean ... thank you again Sean for creating such a great birthday keepsake for Eric's memorable 60th birthday!!

  

Eric Bennett / Sean Douglass, Stampin' UP! cruise to Alaska, 2018

Handlettered birthday card idea from Sean Douglass for Eric Bennett's special 60th birthday celebration on the Stampin' UP! Cruise to Alaska, 2018.

 

Thank you Sean and Sara for this amazing keepsake!!  Sean, your handlettering skills are AMAZING!!

 

Handlettered birthday card idea from Sean Douglass for Eric Bennett's special 60th birthday celebration on the Stampin' UP! Cruise to Alaska, 2018.

 

Thanks for joining me today.. I hope you enjoyed this amazing handlettered card idea!!

 

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Wild about You Animal Outing Birthday Card for Eric

 

Hello!! I have another Birthday Card Idea for you today .. this was another card I made for my hubby to celebrate his big day. I used the Stampin' Up! Animal Outing stamp set and the fun Animal Expedition designer paper for this cute "wild about you" card! Because you know... I'm kinda wild about him :)

 

Wild About You jungle themed birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Expedition designer paper and One For All Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of the card. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the designer paper on a folded Lemon Lime Twist card, and used Shaded Spruce and Lemon Lime Twist ink for the tag and greeting, stamped on Whisper White die cut pieces from the Stitched Shape Framelits and the Bunch of Banners framelits.

 

Wild About You jungle themed birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Expedition designer paper and One For All Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of the card. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

"Let's Celebrate You" is found in the Broadway Birthday stamp set.  It's stamped onto a die cut Bunch of Banners piece... the beauty of the photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them to match the shape of a banner like this!

I used some candle stickers from a past Paper Pumpkin kit, but you could easily use the cute gold and silver candle embellishments #146281.

Granny Apple Green Ribbon finished off this fun card!

 

Stampin' UP! Animal Expedition designer paper and coordinating cardstock pack available at www.MyStampOrder.com

Animal Expedition 12x12 designer paper & coordinating cardstock, pg 190, here online

 

TIP! don't forget the inside of your card and your envelopes!  I used Shaded Spruce ink and the One for All stamp set to stamp the inside.  Look closely.. I actually used a piece of the Animal Expedition designer paper on the inside of the card! :)

 

Wild About You jungle themed birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Animal Outing stamp set, Animal Expedition designer paper and One For All Happy Birthday stamp on the inside of the card. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

So happy we could celebrate all week long, honey!! From California, to Seattle, to Alaska to Victoria BC Canada and back! :)

 

Happy Birthday Eric Bennett! :)

Thanks for joining me today!  Hope you enjoyed the birthday card idea!

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Rainbow Spectrum Pad birthday card for Eric

 

 HI friends!!  On our recent Stampin' Up! cruise to Alaska, we got to celebrate a very special birthday ALL WEEK LONG!!  My hubby, Eric, turned 60 and we took advantage of each special opportunity, adventure and restaurant as a way to celebrate his milestone!!  I'll be sharing more of his birthday cards over the coming week or so, and today I wanted to share one I made for him featuring the "One for All" and "Around the Corner" stamp sets from Stampin' UP!

 

One for All Stampin' UP! birthday card idea featuring the Spectrum rainbow pad and the Around the Corner stamp set, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I had fun inking up a Spectrum rainbow pad from Stampin' UP! with blue and green reinkers (ink refills) and then using it with the lovely bold Happy Birthday stamp from the One for All set as the focal point. I also used it around the edge of the card with the Around the Corner set to pull in all these fun colors!

The colors I used on my rainbow pad:

Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushel.

Color combo of blue and green for my Stampin' UP! spectrum rainbow pad, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Color combo of blue and green for my Stampin' UP! spectrum rainbow pad, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Before inking the uninked Spectrum pad, I like to take my Stampin' Write markers and color a swatch of them to make sure I like the combo (as shown above). 

 

Color combo of blue and green for my Stampin' UP! spectrum rainbow pad, by Patty Bennett, featuring One for All Happy Birthday stamp image.  www.PattyStamps.com

I stamped this bold image onto Glossy paper to ensure really bold bright color and coverage, then added it to the card.

You'll find the One for All stamp set in the current 2018-2018 Stampin' UP! catalog on page 37, and the Around the Corner set on page 40. You'll find all the supplies to create your own card at the bottom of this blog post. Click any of the product photos to purchase that papercrafting product in my online Stampin' Up! store.

The 60 was cut out of the Broadway Bound Designer paper pack.

One for All Happy Birthday card idea - Stampin' Up! Spectrum rainbow pad inked with blue and green reinkers.  Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Celebrating Eric's MILESTONE 60th birthday in Victoria BC

We thought it was appropriate to celebrate Eric's 60th "Milestone" birthday at Milestone's restaurant in Victoria, B.C. on our Alaska cruise last week! :)

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Blended Season Bundle & Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek Video

 

Please enjoy this replay of a Facebook live video if you did not catch it live on Tuesday!

I am sharing an upclose look at the great new Blended Season / Color Your Season bundle available in August 2018 (while supplies last) as well as sneak peeks of some 2018 Holiday Catalog products!!!

Enjoy this video!

 

 

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Starting August 1st, While Supplies Last

 Coming on August 1, 2018 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Color your Season bundle - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

 

I am excited to share this amazing new bundle offer with you!!

The Color your Season bundle, and new watercolor pencils will be

available on Wed., Aug. 1st, 2018, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!! 

 

Color your Season bundle - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Blended Season Bundle, set, and dies available starting Aug. 1, 2018 WHILE SUPPLIES LAST here.

Watercolor pencils available starting Aug. 1, 2018 and may be in a future catalog.

 

Blended Season stamp set - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

Blended Season stamp set #149019 wood mount $53.00 / 149016 Clear Mount $39

 

Stitched Season framelits - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

Stitched Season framelits #149013 $33

 

Color your Season bundle - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

Blended Season Bundle at 10% off!

Wood mount bundle #149893 $77.25 / clear mount bundle #149894 $64.75

 

New Watercolor Pencil assortment from Stampin' UP! - available Aug. 1, 2018.  #149014 at www.MyStampOrder.com

NEW Watercolor Pencils!  #149014 $12.50

Color your Season bundle - limited time offer, Aug. 2018 from Stampin' UP! shop www.MyStampOrder.com

 Hope you love this new bundle as much as I do!! It's really amazing!!

 

Thank you for all your comments on my blog candy offer on July 24 (here).  I didn't do a scientific calculation but I do believe your favorite bundle was the Rooted in Nature bundle, closely followed by Tropical Chic and Varied Vases!

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Ann, please email me so I can mail your prize!! pattystamps@comcast.net

 

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