Stampin' Up! cards & projects

Quick and Easy Die Cut Soda Pop Bottle Cards

Wow! only 1 week left to select this amazingly fun Bubbles & Fizz paper as your free Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration gift!!  I love the fun, bright, colorful patterns and color combo of this paper, making it perfect for handmade Birthday or congrats cards, or for party favor paper, or, as I did here, for a stack of customer Thank You cards!

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

 

Getting started on these cards was SO easy.. I die cut the pre-printed bottles with my Bottles & Bubbles framelits dies, and also punched circles and starburst circles with my punches.  I cut pieces of the Bubbles & Fizz paper to 4" x 3" and layered them onto Tutti Frutti card bases (another free SAB item!), and then just layered on circles and bottles with my snail adhesive.  Easy Peasy.

 

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

147244 Bubbles & Fizz Stampin' Up! designer paper - free Sale-a-Bration gift exp. 3/31/18

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Last week of Sale-a-Bration 2018 with Stampin' UP!!!

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

 The finishing touch on my customer Thank You cards was some Tutti Frutti Sequins.  I love them! They look like little bubbles coming up from the bottles!!

  Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

 

I performed Stamp Surgery on one of my stamps from the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  The stamp says "Thank You for Caring", but I just wanted one that says Thank You.. so I grabbed my Xacto knife and cut out the "for caring" part!!  :)

After stamping with my Bermuda Bay ink pad onto Whisper White cardstock, I punched them out with the 1-3/8" scalloped circle punch. Perfect!

Stamp Surgery with my Xacto knife on the Stampin' Up! Label Me Pretty stamp set - needed a Thank You stamp!

Bubbles & Fizz soda pop bottle cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper and Tutti Frutti cards & envelopes, by Patty Bennett

Have a great day!  Thanks for joining me.. hope you enjoyed this fun card idea!

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Party Hat birthday card ideas

Hip Hip Hooray, it's a birthday celebration, with these festive Berry Burst party hat birthday cards! I took my color combo idea from the Tutti Frutti self adhesive sequins for these cards and created a pretty, and bright rainbow of birthday cards!  Each card features a piece of Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper in the background on a card base of folded Thick Whisper White cardstock.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins, by Patty Bennett

You might remember my Chocolate, Vanilla & Strawberry birthday cake cards featuring the Celebrate You stamp set from Stampin' UP! (in this blog post)... those cards were created with the same stamp set.  You'll find Celebrate You in the current 2017-2018 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog on pg 72.

 Looking for those fun Tutti Frutti sequins?  Find them on pg 29 in the 2018 Occasions catalog, or #145609 here online.

Birthday Card Idea featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Springtime Foil background paper, by Patty Bennett

 

Above: I sponged Bermuda Bay ink on the Springtime Foils paper in the background.. love this fun color combo!

Each card features bright, fun Stampin' Up! colors, and the party hats were each stamped in 2 colors, and I cut out the "pom pom" topper to add to the hat with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins, by Patty Bennett

 

I also used a Stitched Shape Whisper White oval and scalloped oval die cut on each card, either behind the hat, or for the stamped greeting.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins and Polka Dot embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

The card above has a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock embossed with the Polka Dots basic embossing folder for a pop of fun!

Some of the cards feature the Berry Burst metallic edge ribbon and Tutti Frutti sequins. 

The card below was sponged with ink on the Springtime Foils paper.. see more info HERE for that technique.

 

Birthday Card Ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Celebrate You stamp set and Tutti Frutti sequins and sponged Springtime Foils background, by Patty Bennett

Peter and Patty I hope you are inspired to create a handstamped birthday card for someone you love!! 

Last week was my little brother's birthday, so Happy Birthday, Peter!!  I can only call him "little" because he's 3 years younger... he's a LOT taller than I am.

He's also really awesome :)

 

 

 

 

 

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Uh Oh! Get your Stampin' Blends Now!

Yesterday while I was coloring these cute doggies and kitties from Bella & Friends and the Pretty Kitty stamp sets, with my Stampin' Blends markers, Stampin' UP! announced that since these markers are SO POPULAR and the demand is so high, and the backorders are continuing to increase with the popularity of the product, Stampin' UP! has decided to turn off the ordering for all Stampin' Blends markers on Friday, March 23, at Noon MT.  They will become available to order again toward the end of May when the supplier can catch up with the demand.

SO!!! Order them NOW if you want to take advantage of receiving Sale-a-Bration gifts with your order and get on the list to receive them when they come back in stock!  See them all HERE in my online store.

Coloring the kitties from the Stampin' Up! Pretty Kitty set with Stampin' Blends markers

 

If you have already ordered your Stampin' Blends and are waiting for them on backorder, they are expected in stock again in May and June (estimated time). 

The Stampin' Blends markers are available to order in a complete set, or in combo packs of light and dark, or individually.  You can see all of the Stampin' Blends markers below in this post. Each photo goes directly to my online store for your shopping convenience.

Be sure you are stamping with the Memento Black Ink Pad on Whisper White cardstock for best results.

 

Coloring the Bella & Friends doggies with Stampin' UP! Stampin' Blends markers

I had fun coloring these little cuties.. I plan to turn them in to cards soon! :)

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Copper Dragonfly - Springtime Foils metallic cards

 

I had a lovely stack of Copper Foil Dragonfly die cuts on my desk, and decided they looked amazing with the Sale-a-Bration Springtime Foils paper, so these are the cards I came up with!  Did you know you can get a pack of this 12x12 Springtime Foils paper as your free gift with $50 online order!? Wow! hurry!! expires 3/31/18!

Copper Dragonfly die cut Springtime Foils cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring.

Each card base is a 4-1/4" x 11" Thick Whisper White card, scored at 5-1/2" and then 2 various sized pieces of Springtime Foils paper (3 of the 4 patterns) on the base.  I tied some Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon around each one and then added the Copper Foil paper dragonfly die cut with mini Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Easy!

 

Springtime Foils Paper from Stampin' Up!, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring by Patty Bennett

After I colored the Springtime Foils paper with my Stampin' Blends markers, as shown above, I cut it up into 3"x4" pieces so that I could "spread the love" and include it on several cards, not just 1 or 2 :)

 

Copper Dragonfly die cut Springtime Foils cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring.

  

This card is equally as beautiful without the colored Springtime foils paper... see below! So pretty!

 

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Tips & Resources:

  •  I die cut a vellum circle to place behind each dragonfly, using the Stitched Shape Framelits.  This just gives a little bit of focus to the dragonfly against the printed background.

  • Use the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals behind the body of the dragonfly.. perfect size!
  • See more info about the Springtime Foils paper HERE

 

Copper Dragonfly die cut Springtime Foils cards by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' Blends coloring.

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Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration cards

 

3, count them.. 3 Sale-a-Bration gifts combined on these Best Wishes Cards!!  :)

 

Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Cards feature Tutti-Frutti card bases and Petal Passion paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I have used the Tutti-Frutti cards & envelopes free Sale-a-Bration gift, the Shimmer Ribbon free Sale-a-Bration gift and the Happy Wishes stamp set - all free Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' Up! for 2018 to create these handmade cards!

I stamped the Best Wishes greetings with Flirty Flamingo ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and die cut them with the Stitched Shape framelits, then die cut 3 different cardstock colors with the Layering Ovals scalloped die to tuck behind the white oval.  (Calypso Coral, Powder Pink and Flirty Flamingo).

1 youtube Each card base is a Tutti-Frutti card, layered with a 4"x5-1/4" piece of Petal Passion paper.  I colored some of the black and white paper with sponging and with Stampin' Blends for just a little touch of color.  Click HERE to watch my video with tips for coloring the Petal Passion paper.

 

Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Cards feature Tutti-Frutti card bases and Petal Passion paper, by Patty Bennett

Embellishment Tip:

I used the Subtles Enamel Shapes in the centers of each stamped flower.  The stamped flowers are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set (#143662).

If you have not yet seen the 30 free Sale-a-Bration gift choices, you can view them HERE online.  Some gifts are free for your $50 order and some are free for your $100 order... no limit... the more crafting and stamping supplies you order, the more free gifts you earn... AND.. you earn Hostess rewards on all orders over $150.

Don't forget to fill in your $50+ orders on your Free Stamps with Patty form!

  

Happy Wishes Sale-a-Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!. Cards feature Tutti-Frutti card bases and Petal Passion paper, by Patty Bennett

Thanks for joining me today!  I hope you are enjoying all of the amazing Sale-a-Bration gift choices!

 

Reminder:

Sale-a-Bration 2018 ENDS March 31, 2018

 

Resources:

Happy Wishes Stamp set:

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Happy Wishes Stampin' UP! video:

 

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Only 2 Weeks Left! Springtime Foil Specialty Paper offer!

There is still time to enjoy all 30

of the amazing free Sale-a-Bration gift offerings!!

 

All Sale-a-Bration gifts available with your online orders of $50 or more through 3-31-18!

You can view them all hereMy personal favorite?  The Springtime Foils paper!!  I have paired the paper with the Southern Serenade stamp set and used my Stampin' Blends markers to color the floral images of these beautiful handmade cards!  Wouldn't these make great Easter cards?

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

When you select this pack of 12x12 designer paper as your free gift during Sale-a-Bration, you get 12 sheets of this gorgeous heavy-weight foiled paper!!  3 each of all 4 of these designs! Be Still My Heart! This is gorgeous!

 

147193 Springtime Foils Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration paper gift with purchase through 3/31/18

 

I stamped the flower image from the Southern Serenade stamp set (pg 49 in your 2018 Occasions catalog) in Memento Black ink onto Whisper White die cut Lots of Labels framelits (pg 214 in the current annual Stampin' Up! catalog), then colored them with my Stampin' Blends markers.  I decided to create one image with each pair of light and dark Stampin' Blends. 

To my surprise, I REALLY loved the Rich Razzleberry image.. it surprised me because I am not a pink/purple person.. but this is so lovely!!

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

Tips! 

  • Stamp the Southern Serenade flower image in Memento Black ink, and color with Stampin' Blends. 
  • Stamp the lace image from Southern Serenade in Crumb Cake ink .. stamp off first if you want a lighter image.
  • If you don't have a ribbon to match your card, color it with Stampin' Blends - SEE THIS POST.
  • Color each of the flowers with both the light and dark Stampin' Blends, and color the leaves with the light and dark Old Olive Stampin' Blends.

  

Tips for creating a Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I created the actual card base from the striped piece of Springtime Foils paper, but you could also just put a piece of Springtime Foils paper on top of a folded Thick Whisper White card base.  I also added a piece of a contrasting Springtime Foils paper to the bottom 1/3 of the card, then added coordinating ribbon to each card.

You can make these too!  All the Stampin' UP! supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post.. click on any product image to go right to my online store!

 

Handmade floral cards featuring Stampin' UP! Southern Serenade stamp set, Springtime Foils paper and Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  Cards by Patty Bennett

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Epic Celebrations birthday card idea

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 One thing I hear from my stamping and crafting friends all the time is, "I'm stuck for an idea for a guy card"... so I hope that today's Epic Celebrations birthday card is a helpful idea for you!!  I have stamped the images with Dapper Denim ink onto Whisper White cardstock, die cut with the square Stitched Shape framelit, and "blended" the colors with my Blender Pen.  It's a pretty easy card!!

Epic Celebrations birthday card idea featuring free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) stamp set and Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes, by Patty Bennett. Great guy / masculine card idea!

I cut the square of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock to 3-1/2" square and layered that onto a 3-3/4" square Whisper White square, then put that onto the Sale-a-Bration Tutti Frutti blue card base. 

Epic Celebrations birthday card idea featuring free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) stamp set and Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes, by Patty Bennett. Great guy / masculine card idea!

 

 The Epic Celebrations set is a FREE GIFT OFFER from Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration 2018 with your $50 online order here in my Stampin' Up! store.

 

Color combo for Epic Celebrations birthday card idea featuring free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) stamp set and Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes, by Patty Bennett. Great guy / masculine card idea!

As I mentioned, my color combo was Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist.. it's a great combo!!  I used my Blender Pen to blend the Dapper Denim ink on the stamped images.

 

Enamel Shapes are great accents on the Epic Celebrations birthday card idea featuring free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) stamp set and Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes, by Patty Bennett. Great guy / masculine card idea!

Enamel Shapes are a great way to give that final touch to your card or craft project!

Craft Tip! Use the Tailored Tag Punch to add a "flag" end to your banner greeting!

TIP!

Above: I love this tip.. grab your Tailored Tag punch to punch a flag end like I did here on my stamped birthday greeting.  The stamps I used are in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set, pg 77 in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog or HERE online.

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Amazing Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes - Free Gift offering from Stampin' UP! during Salea-a-Bration 2018

 

Above: the card base I used comes from the Sale-a-Bration Tutti-Frutti cards & envelopes pack. This is another great FREE GIFT CHOICE during Sale-a-Bration 2018.  Find them on page 14 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure and WATCH THE VIDEO here!

Sale-a-Bration Free Gift Offers END on 3/31/18!!

 

Epic Celebrations birthday card idea featuring free Sale-a-Bration (SAB) stamp set and Tutti-Frutti cards and envelopes, by Patty Bennett. Great guy / masculine card idea!

 

 

 

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Easter Treat Box or Baby Shower Favor!

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 I started this project thinking I was going to make Easter Candy Treat Boxes, but as I was creating them and grabbing pink and blue ink and cardstock, I thought, wow, these would make adorable Baby Shower favors or Gender Reveal party treats! What do you think?

Easter Treat Boxes or Gender Reveal party favors??? You decide! :) Pink and Blue bunny treat boxes featuring Stampin' UP! A Good Day stamp set, by Patty Bennett

The adorable bunny is found in the Stampin' UP! set called A Good Day.

The Clear Tiny Treat Boxes are from Stampin' Up! and assemble in 10 seconds or less. So easy to create cute little acetate box treats with these!  Find them on pg 195 of the current annual catalog, or, here online. You don't even need adhesive to assemble the boxes!

141699 Clear Tiny Treat Boxes from Stampin Up! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

I stuffed some Sweet Soiree Shreddie in each box, then filled with Easter Candy treats.

 

Easter Treat Box - bunny treat box featuring Stampin' UP! A Good Day stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

Above: I stamped the bunny from "A Good Day" stamp set in Marina Mist Stampin' UP! ink on Whisper White and punched it with the 1-1/4" circle punch.  Then I punched a piece of Marina Mist cardstock with the 1-3/8" scallop circle punch and then layered them both onto a silver metallic doily!  The box is tied up with 3/8" Silver Metallic edge white ribbon.

Below: I stamped the bunny from "A Good Day" stamp set in Marina Mist Stampin' UP! ink on Whisper White and punched it with the 1" circle punch.  Then I punched a piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock with the 1-1/4" scallop circle punch.  I stamped another image from A Good Day in Marina Mist, and punched it with the 1-3/8" scallop circle punch and layered them all together with Snail adhesive.  I layered all of those onto a Pink Pirouette banner piece die cut from the Petals and More framelits!  The box is tied up with 1/2" Powder Pink ribbon.

 

Easter Treat Box - bunny treat box featuring Stampin' UP! A Good Day stamp set, by Patty Bennett

145873 A Good Day stamp set from Stampin' Up! available at www.MyStampOrder.com

A Good Day stamp set is very versatile and so fun to layer with circle punches and scalloped circle punches!

See it on page 17 of the 2018 Occasions catalog, and HERE online.

Easter Treat Box - bunny treat box featuring Stampin' UP! A Good Day stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed this versatile idea for Easter or Baby Shower treat ideas!

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Chocolate, Vanilla or Strawberry Cake birthday cards

 I recently challenged my Luv 2 Stamp Group team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators to create a project with a stamp set or product they had not used in awhile, so I grabbed the Celebrate You stamp set and created birthday cards featuring the Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper for the background of my Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry cards!  I had not used this set in awhile but I love it! 

 

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

To create the fun backgrounds I used a Stampin' Sponge and added color to the Springtime Foil paper.  From Left to Right, I used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Flirty Flamingo.  This amazing Springtime Foil paper is a FREE GIFT CHOICE during Sale-a-Bration 2018.. don't miss it! You will be SO happy that you have a pack of this amazing 12x12 paper!!  Select #147193 at checkout as your free gift with purchase!

Find the Celebrate You stamp set on page 72 of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalog, and the candles in the Picture Perfect Birthday set, pg 5 of the Occasions catalog.  You'll also find all of these products so you can make your own birthday cards, at the bottom of this blog post. After stamping the cake and the candles, I cut them out with my Paper Snips and added them to my cards. The Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are perfect behind the candles!

 

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

 

The ribbon on the above "chocolate cake" card is also a free Sale-a-Bration choice.. find it on pg 9 of your Sale-a-Bration brochure: Shimmery Ribbon 3 pack #147243.  I stamped the chocolate cake using Early Espresso ink (ya, it's a dark chocolate cake) :)

 

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

The vanilla cake was stamped with Daffodil Delight ink, and the ribbon is from one of my past paper pumpkin kits.

143775 Celebrate You stamp set from Stampin' UP! - great for handstamped birthday cards

Celebrate You stamp set from Stampin' UP!

Wood Mount #143775

Clear Mount #143778

Celebrate You Stampin' UP! Birthday Card idea featuring cake and candles on sponged Springtime Foils paper background, by Patty Bennett

The "strawberry cake" card was created using Flirty Flamingo ink for the cake and the card base.  I stamped the candles in Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay ink to punch up the color a bit, and used Lemon Lime Twist striped ribbon on this card.

 

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Easter Treat Cello Bag Idea

 Did you notice the adorable bunny image in the We Must Celebrate Stampin' Up! stamp set?  It's on page 39 in the 2018 Occasions Catalog and I think he's pretty cute!! (or here online).  I inked only the bunny and colored him with Stampin' Blends to make tags for my Easter Treat cello bags!

Easter Treat Cello Bag idea featuring Stampin' Up! We Must Celebrate bunny stamp and Stampin' Blends markers, by Patty Bennett

 

I filled 3x6 gusseted cello bags with various Easter Candy, then made tags for them with the bunny stamp.  I think they are so cute!

You can make these! All of these Stampin' Up! Supplies are available in my online store.. click any product photo link at the bottom of this post.  You'll need to shop for your own candy though.. and warning.. you might need to sample it before filling the bags... just sayin'. Cuz, that's what I did.

 

Easter Treat Cello Bag idea featuring Stampin' Up! We Must Celebrate bunny stamp and Stampin' Blends markers, by Patty Bennett

On the tag above, I also die cut grass with the Picnic Basket Builder framelits and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, then die cut it with the Layering Ovals framelits.  To finish off the tag, I just added a hint of color with the Light and Dark Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends and then added some self-adhesive Tutti-Frutti sequins!  I tied up the bag with 3/8" metallic edge Berry Burst ribbon.

 

Easter Treat Cello Bag idea featuring Stampin' Up! We Must Celebrate bunny stamp and Stampin' Blends markers, by Patty Bennett

 

For the bunny tag above, I colored him with a touch of Light Crumb Cake and some Ivory Stampin' Blends and just a touch of Dark Pink Pirouette, then die cut him with the scalloped oval /Layering Ovals framelits. The middle layer is Flirty Flamingo, and  I had a polkadot oval on my desk from THIS PROJECT, so I just used it as my final layer.

The ribbon is the FREE Sale-a-Bration shimmer ribbon in Calypso Coral (yours free with a $50 order through 3/31/18).

The Cello Bags are 3"x6" with gusseted sides so you can fit quite a bit of candy in them if you want to.  They are on page 195 in the current Annual catalog, or HERE online. I'm sure it's not easy to see in the photo but I also filled the bag above with the Sweet Soiree Shreddie.

 

Easter Treat Cello Bag idea featuring Stampin' Up! We Must Celebrate bunny stamp and Stampin' Blends markers, by Patty Bennett

 Thanks for joining me! Are you making Easter Treats this year?

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Easter Bunny Candy Treat - Stampin' UP! Lots of Love Box

Make a quick and easy Easter Treat Box with the Lots to Love box framelits!  They are so EASY to put together! Just 2 die cut pieces and 2 strips of adhesive are all you need!  I created this cute Easter / Spring Candy Box treat with the Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and the cute "A Good Day" stamp set all found in the Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog.

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Above: the treat box is die cut with the Painted with Love designer paper and it's the perfect weight for these boxes!  I put some Berry Burst Shreddie (pg 13 Occasions catalog #145562) into the box along with cute Easter Bunny candy.  I used Berry Burst 3/8" metallic edge ribbon to tie around the box!  The greeting is from the Badges & Banners set, and punched with the Duet Banner punch.

Below: I love all the fun layering possibilities using the "A Good Day" stamp set (pg 17 in the 2018 Occasions catalog) and the coordinating 1-1/8" and 1-3/8" Scallop circle punches!  I love stamping several images, punching them out and layering them, like I did on the bunny stamped scalloped circle below!

 

Easter Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

I stamped the bunny with Memento black ink on Whisper White cardstock so I could color it with the Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers.  In addition to the scalloped circle punches, I ended up layering the bunny onto a Berry Burst scalloped circle die cut from the Layering Circle framelits.  I added it to the box with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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A Good Day stamp set, pg 17 in the 2018 Occasions catalog

145870 Wood Mount

145873 Clear Mount

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

After Die cutting the 2 pieces for the box, I die cut an oval in one of the pieces, then cut a piece of Window Sheet to fit behind the oval cut out.  This is optional but allows the recipient to see what's in the box!  I highly recommend using the Tear & Tape to adhere the 2 halves of the box together! Easy to use and holds great!

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Painted with Love Stampin' Up! designer series paper #145580

Painted with Love Designer paper, pg 19 Occasions catalog, here online.

 

145653 Lots to Love framelits featuring treat box die cut, hearts and banner

 Lots to Love Box Framelits #145653, pg 19 Occasions catalog

 

Did you notice the cute little Easter Grass I added to the box?  I used the Picnic Basket framelit set to die cut 2 layers of grass.  One is Old Olive Cardstock and the other layer is Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The Picnic Basket framelits are available on page 6 of the current 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog, or by clicking on any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Easter Candy Treat box idea featuring Stampin' UP! Lots to Love box framelits, Painted with Love designer paper and cute bunny stamp from the "A Good Day" stamp set, by Patty Bennett

Picnic Basket framelits #145658

As I was typing this blog post.. I had to go in the kitchen and sneak one of my Easter Eggs from See's Candy.  This has been a fave since I was a little girl...  I figure about 1 a week for a treat shouldn't be too bad, even though I don't really eat much chocolate. 

Patty's favorite See's candy chocolate butter eggs

 

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Only 3 Weeks Left - Sale-a-Bration 2018

 

Don't miss your chance to receive free

Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' Up! this year!

Stop by my online Stampin' UP! store, make a $50 or more purchase (by 3/31/18) and select one of the free Sale-a-Bration gifts shown below PLUS record your order on my Free Stamps with Patty form to be on your way to earning $40 in free product of your choice!

Sale-a-Bration gifts from Stampin' UP! 2018 - free with $50 and $100 purchase in my online store: shop with Patty www.MyStampOrder.com

 

And I'm sure you know my FAVORITE Sale-a-Bration item.... Springtime Foils paper!

This is a quick and easy card featuring the Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper, just color in 1 flower with Stampin' Blends markers and add some ribbon and cardstock!

 

Springtime Foils flower card colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

 

What is Sale-a-Bration?

dates: Jan. 3 - March 31, 2018

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3 Parts to Sale-a-Bration:

  • Earn a free gift from the Sale-a-Bration rewards brochure with each $50 you spend
  • Earn an extra $25 in hostess benefits on any orders or parties over $250
  • Earn an extra 2 FREE Stamp Sets of your choice when you join Stampin' Up! and the Luv 2 Stamp Group as a demonstrator (click for info)

 

Q&A:

  • Do I need to shop only in the Occasions catalog to earn free product?  No, you can purchase from the annual catalog, Occasions catalog, online store and Clearance Rack to receive credit for your order and earn free gifts (see them all here)
  • Do I only need to purchase $50 at a time?   No, you can order as much as you'd like on your order, and you earn a free gift for each increment of $50 (net product total)
  • Can I select one of the $100 gift choices with my $100 order?  Yes! (see them here)
  • Can I select two of the $50 gift choices with my $100 order?  Yes!  (see them here)
  • Do I still earn Free Stamps with Patty during this time?  YES!  (click here)
  • Can I view the Sale-a-Bration products online?   Yes!  (click here)
  • Can I have catalogs so I can see these great products in person?  Yes!  Email me: pattystamps@comcast.net
  • Can I see some videos of these Sale-a-Bration product?  Yes!  Click HERE and HERE

 

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Please take special note of the 2 $100 level Sale-a-Bration items on pages 17 and 19!!  You can select one of those with your $100 order instead of two $50 level items!

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Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts Flower Wagon Card Idea

 I love this cute flower cart stamp image in the Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts stamp set!  I stamped it with Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and colored it with a combination of Stampin' Blends markers and a couple of regular Stampin' Write markers, since I also wanted Real Red and Lemon Lime Twist and they are not available in Stampin' Blends.  (HOPING to see them in the next catalog.. wouldn't that be awesome to have MORE colors!!!)  :)

 

Flower Cart Card created with Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts stamp set and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' UP!, by Patty Bennett. Embossing Paste background and White ribbon colored with Stampin' Blends.

This totally adorable, springy stamp set called Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts is on page 34 of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, or HERE online for Clear Mount and HERE online for Wood Mount.  I also added the stamped bunny and greeting from the stamp set called "A Good Day", found on pg 17 in the Occasions catalog (see all products used to create this card at the bottom of this  blog post - click any product photo to shop in my online store).

 

Flower Cart Card created with Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts stamp set and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' UP!, by Patty Bennett. Embossing Paste background and White ribbon colored with Stampin' Blends.

As I was finishing up this card, I was trying to decide which ribbon I wanted to use.. the WOW, it hit me.. color some of the white metallic edge ribbon with the Dark Pool Party Stampin' Blends marker!! What a great match!

 

Flower Cart Card created with Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts stamp set and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' UP!, by Patty Bennett. Embossing Paste background and White ribbon colored with Stampin' Blends.

Above: the Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write markers I used to color this flower cart and bunny.

Flower Cart Card created with Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts stamp set and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' UP!, by Patty Bennett. Embossing Paste background and White ribbon colored with Stampin' Blends.

Above:  notice how the awning on the flower cart is raised?  I stamped the flower cart twice, then colored and cut out the awning and added it with Stampin' Dimensionals over the stamped image on the card.  I also cut out some of the extra flowers and leaves and added them to the card as well.  I colored with a Blender Pen and Lemon Lime Twist ink in between the flowers/leaves so that it wouldn't just be stark white.  The last little sweet addition to the card was to put a pearl in the center of each flower :) :)

 

Flower Cart Card created with Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts stamp set and Stampin' Blends from Stampin' UP!, by Patty Bennett. Embossing Paste background and White ribbon colored with Stampin' Blends.

The greeting from "A Good Day" stamp set is stamped in Bermuda Bay ink and punched out with the "Classic Label" punch. The Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are the perfect size for raising this punched image!

 

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Embossing folder backgrounds - Sweet Soiree card ideas

Sometimes I forget to use my embossing folders, but I should use them more often! They add great texture and interest to handmade cards and crafts!  I decided to get out 3 of them, Garden Trellis, Simple Stripes, and Polka Dot Basics, and I embossed a piece of Berry Burst Cardstock with each of them.   Then, I added a cut out piece from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack (a free Sale-a-Bration 2018 item!) and created cards with them!

  

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! embossing folders, by Patty Bennett

 

Each of these card bases is created with a piece of the Sweet Soiree Designer paper, cut to 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in half (side fold card).  Since this designer paper is pretty thick, it stands up to being a card base all by itself!  Then I added the floral pieces I cut out from the Sweet Soiree Memories & More pack, and a couple elements from the Sweet Soiree embellishment kit... done!

 

Sweet Soiree Memories & More birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Polka Dot Basic embossing folder and Perennial Birthday stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

I added a stamped birthday greeting from the Perennial Birthday stamp set on the card above.  I know the polka dot background is hard to see in the photo, but it's cute in person!

 

Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit Washi Tape from  Stampin' UP!. Card by Patty Bennett

 

Since I was using the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit for these cards, I decided to use the washi tape from that kit inside the cards, as well as the 1" strip I cut off from the 12x12 to make the card bases!!  I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock to the inside as well, since the paper has patterns on both sides and it would be hard to write on the inside!

 

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There are only 3 weeks left to get this 72 piece Memories and More card pack FREE!  See page 11 of the Sale-a-Bration brochure for more details and ideas!  Select it as your free item when you place a $50 or more order in my online store here.

 

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack - 2018 Sale-a-Bration gift from Stampin' UP!

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack - great preprinted designs for memory keeping or card making!

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Garden Trellis embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

ABOVE: the Garden Trellis embossing folder background

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BELOW: the Simple Stripes embossing folder background

Sweet Soiree Memories & More card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Simple Stripes embossing folder and Hello Friend stamp set, by Patty Bennett

After I stamped the hello greeting from the Hello Friend stamp set, I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to "shadow" the left and bottom side of each letter... that takes me back about 45 years to doing that same thing in Jr. High.. anyone else remember doing that? 

 

145578 Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit from Stampin' UP!

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BELOW:  click to view the Sweet Soiree designer paper online

Sweet Soiree designer paper from Stampin' Up! #145564

 

 

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Springtime Foils Stampin' Blends fun fold card

 Have you noticed I can't stop playing with the Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils Sale-a-Bration paper!?  IT is SOOO gorgeous and I've been sharing on Instagram, FB, YouTube and here on my blog each time I've been working with it!! 

Enjoy a 12x12 pack of the Springtime Foils paper as your free Sale-a-Bration gift with $50 online purchase through 3/31/18!

 

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

 

Today's handmade card idea features Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, and layered with Copper Foil paper and Soft Suede cardstock.  The pretty little stamped flower accent is from the Petal Palette stamp set and also colored with Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin' Blends markers.

I created this card one day last month when I was stamping with Cindee... she designed this gorgeous card and had all the parts ready to go and I loved creating it!!  I have all the dimensions for this Fun Fold card listed in the photos below for you.

 

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

TIP!

Before die cutting the pretty lattice piece, adhere some Multipurpose Adhesive to your cardstock, THEN run it with the Petals & More thinlit die through the Big Shot, and then just peel off the paper backing and it's ready to stick to your project! Super easy!  It's like having a gorgeous decorative paper sticker!

Adhesive Sheet Tip for Die Cutting the Petal Palette / Petals & More thinlit dies from Stampin' UP!

TIP!

After adhering the die cut to the strip of Soft Suede cardstock, insert the end of the Soft Suede cardstock piece into the Pretty Label punch as shown and then punch the end.. look at the great scalloped end result!!  This is how it looks with a 1" wide piece of cardstock, but you can try it with other widths as well.

Papercrafting tip for the Pretty Label Punch to create a beautiful scalloped end on your strip of cardstock

Springtime Foil specialty paper available as your free gift with purchase during Sale-a-Bration 2018 from Stampin' Up!. order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

 12 sheets in a pack - 12x12 specialty foil paper!

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Stampin' Blends markers (see them all here) are an amazing way to add color to this paper, or, leave it with the Rose Gold and white images.. either way.. it's gorgeous!

Stampin' UP! Springtime Foils paper colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers - fun fold card featuring Petal Palette bundle.

As I've mentioned in my Stampin' Blends videos, I like to add yellow (Daffodil Delight) to my leaves before adding Old Olive.  I think it helps to lighten the leaves, add a little bit of "sun kissed" effect, and also helps tie in with the colors of the flowers.

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