Stampin' Up! cards & projects

Design Inspiration from pretty Cosmetic Bags!

 

Today I have a fun Customer Thank You card project to share with you, and I was inspired to create these "Pop of Pink" Stampin' Up! cards after seeing these adorable cosmetic bags!

True Confessions: I have a slight addiction to pretty zippered cosmetic bags / pencil pouches.  I have a billion of them.. well, maybe a few dozen.  It took all my will power NOT to buy this 3 pack at Sally Beauty recently.. instead, I decided to take a photo and use it as inspiration for a stamping project! :)   I told myself: walk away..you don't need them..

 

Black and White striped, gold and floral crafting inspiration on cute cosmetic bags from Sally Beauty

 

So what do you think? I think the Stampin' Up! Pop of Pink paper with the black, white, pink and gold paper really helped to capture the feel of these bags!

 

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Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! "just for you" customer thank you cards by Patty Bennett

 

Each card is created with the Stampin' UP! Thick Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4-1/4"x11", scored in half and folded.  I added strips of Pop of Pink designer paper to the card plus the pink scalloped piece.  As mentioned below, you can get this scallop die on June 1st in the new catalog, or CLICK HERE to see how to make your own scallop with the Best Badge punch.

I mailed out these customer thank you cards cards with the 6x6 designer paper packets that I have been offering this week with customer orders.

 

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This is my card making process.. I make one or two completed cards, then I cut all the paper supplies and lay it all out on my desk, then I assemble.

 

Crafting supplies for Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! "just for you" customer thank you cards by Patty Bennett

 

I LOVE this new scallop die.. it's in a new (upcoming) set of thinlits called Seasonal Layers. You'll find it on page 216 in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog.  I used it to die cut tons of pink polkadot patterned paper from the Pop of Pink specialty designer series paper pack.

 

Seasonal layers scallop die for Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! "just for you" customer thank you cards by Patty Bennett

 

Gold Metallic Enamel shapes for Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! "just for you" customer thank you cards by Patty Bennett

 

The gold Metallic Enamel shapes (#141678) are really the perfect fun accent on these cards!

 

Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! "just for you" customer thank you cards featuring Stitched Shape framelits and Watercolor Words stamp set  by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped on a Stitched Shape framelit circle for all of the "Just for You" greetings (found in the Watercolor Words set) and then mounted the circle on a scalloped die cut (from the Layering Circles framelits) or onto one of the Eastern Palace Medallion thinlits.  I love how they all turned out!

 

Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! customer thank you cards featuring Eastern Medallion die cut shapes and Eastern Beauty stamp set by Patty Bennett

 

Above & Below:  I used the super cute greetings from the Eastern Beauty stamp set on Stitched Shape circles, and layered them on to Eastern Medallion die cuts.  These are NEW products that will be available on May 1, 2017 for an early customer ordering opportunity! 

The wonderful Eastern Palace suite bundle will be available on May 1st!! Click here for more info!

 

Pop of Pink Stampin' Up! customer thank you cards featuring Eastern Medallion die cut shapes and Eastern Beauty stamp set by Patty Bennett

 

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Star Blast Birthday Card Idea

 

Happy Birthday to you ... if it's your birthday, I hope you are having a GREAT day!

Here is a fun and easy birthday card idea you can create with Stampin' Up! supplies by die cutting the Star Blast image using Silver Foil paper sheets! 

 

Star Blast edgelit & Birthday Blast stamp set - great Stampin' Up! duo for a quick and easy birthday card.  Party Animal background paper is a perfect colorful background.

 

I used the Star Blast edgelit dies and my Big Shot to die cut the Silver Foil paper, and I layered the silver die cut onto a Thick Whisper White folded card covered with a few layers of festive and fun Party Animal designer paper!

 

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Party Animal designer paper is on sale, too!  Only $6.60!! click here to order

Birthday Blast stamp sets in wood mount or clear mount are on sale!! 

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Star Blast edgelit & Birthday Blast stamp set - great Stampin' Up! duo for a quick and easy birthday card.  Party Animal background paper is a perfect colorful background.

 

I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from the Birthday Blast stamp set right over the printed Party Animal designer paper!

A piece of Dapper Denim ribbon finishes off the card.

 

Star Blast edgelit & Birthday Blast stamp set - great Stampin' Up! duo for a quick and easy birthday card.  Party Animal background paper is a perfect colorful background.

 

 

Here is another card idea using the Birthday Blast stamp set.  It was sent to me by Stampin' Up!

Birthday Blast stamp set - great Stampin' Up! set for a quick and easy birthday or celebration card.

 

 Hope you enjoyed those fun and easy stamped birthday card ideas!

 

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Eastern Palace Medallion Sticker Card Ideas

 

Thank you so much to everyone who left such a kind comment about my Eastern Palace Video Tutorial (in this post) a few days ago!  I'm thrilled that you love all the ideas as much as I do!  I created these medallion cards with the gold foil stickers from the bundle as well as the Eastern Medallion thinlits and the matching Eastern Palace stamp set.  You probably saw them in my video tutorial, but I wanted to share some close up photos of the 3 cards I talked about in that video.

 

Eastern Palace Medallion card ideas - new from Stampin Up!  Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Customers can purchase the Eastern Palace bundle EARLY, on May 1st!!  See details below!

Watch my video HERE to see the funny story about the 3 cards shown above!

 

Eastern Palace Medallion card idea with gold foil sticker - new from Stampin Up!  Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Above: I  placed the large gold foil sticker on my Very Vanilla carstock and then die cut the 2 Eastern Medallion dies in the center.  I placed Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim cardstock behind the opening for a fun contrast.   The Very Vanilla square is on some of the lovely Eastern Palace Specialty designer paper, on a folded Dapper Denim card!

 

Eastern Palace Medallion card idea with gold foil sticker - new from Stampin Up!  Card by Patty Bennett

 

Above: I  placed the large gold foil sticker on my Very Vanilla carstock and then die cut the 2 Eastern Medallion dies in the center.  I didn't realize that the large medallion sticker had a clear center sticker area, and so the dies didn't really cut through that part (see my story about that in the video here).  But, I loved how it turned out anyway!! The Very Vanilla square is on some of the lovely Eastern Palace Specialty designer paper, on a folded Dapper Denim card!

Each card also features the 1/4" Natural gold trim ribbon, Dapper Denim cardstock and Very Vanilla cardstock.

 

Eastern Palace Medallion card idea with gold foil sticker - new from Stampin Up!  Card by Patty Bennett

 

 Above: I  placed the large gold foil sticker on my Very Vanilla carstock and then die cut a Dapper Denim "flower" Eastern Medallion die for the center.  I also stamped 2 of the images from the Eastern Palace set for the center of the die cut.   The Very Vanilla square is on some of the lovely Eastern Palace Specialty designer paper, on a folded Dapper Denim card!

 

 

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Eastern Palace Bundles available May 1 - 31, 2017. 

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Balloon Adventure Birthday card idea

 

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Ready for a fun birthday balloon card idea?  Grab your Balloon Pop-Up thinlit dies, matching Balloon Adventure stamp set  and some Party Animal patterned paper and you are all set for making this fun birthday card!

 

Balloon Adventure birthday card idea - retiring Balloon Pop-Up thinlet dies from Stampin' Up!. Card by Patty Bennett

 

Die cut the balloon pop up thinlit in Thick Whisper White cardstock and just add it to your card front!! Too cute!

 

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Party Animal designer paper is on sale, too!  Only $6.60!! click here to order

Party Animal Embellishments are on sale!!  Only $4.20 per pack!  click here to order

 

Balloon Adventure birthday card idea - retiring Balloon Pop-Up thinlet dies from Stampin' Up!. Card by Patty Bennett

 

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Balloon pop up die birthday card stampin up pattystamps jason top viewThese supplies can also be used to make a Pop Up card!! 

CLICK HERE to see the one I made for our son

Jason for his 26th birthday last month!!

 


Balloon Adventure birthday card idea - retiring Balloon Pop-Up thinlet dies from Stampin' Up!. Card by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped the balloon images in Real Red, Pacific Point and Cucumber Crush ink using the stamps in the Balloon Adventures stamp set onto the die cut Balloon Pop-Up thinlit die cut.  This would also make a DARLING shaker card!

 

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Coming Soon! Eastern Palace Bundle! Watch the Video

 

Eastern Palace Sneak Peek

New products available early to Stampin' Up! customers on May 1!

 

Eastern Palace Suite Bundle card ideas by Patty Bennett. Customer preorder May 1 - 31, 2017. Stampin' UP! new products.

 

In the video below you will see all of the products in the Eastern Palace Suite as well as lots of other new product sneak peeks, including the 5 new 2017-2019 In Colors!

I will show you how to make all of the cards shown above!

Please enjoy the VIDEO BELOW with lots of new product sneak peeks, and all the info you need to know about the Eastern Palace Bundle!

 

 

If you cannot view the video in an email feed, please CLICK HERE to watch it on my YouTube channel.

 

Card ideas for Eastern Palace suite bundle customer preorder May 1 - 31, 2017 from Stampin' UP!. Click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Eastern Palace Bundles available May 1 - 31, 2017. 

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Ribbon of Courage samples - Video tutorial

 

I have a fun video for you today!!  I am sharing my story about designing the Ribbon of Courage stamp set - one of the perks for reaching $1,000,000 in personal sales with Stampin' Up!  I hope you will have a moment to watch the video in this post to hear about the set, how the design came about, and to see several projects I created with this set!

 This is the "long version" of my 8 minute presentation at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event in San Diego, April 2017.

 

Ribbon of Courage stamp set note card samples by Patty Bennett.  Cancer awareness ribbon or encouragement cards. coming 6/1/17 from Stampin' Up!

Watch the video in this blog post for details to create each of these 4 note cards!

Ribbon of Courage stamp set note card samples by Patty Bennett.  Cancer awareness ribbon or encouragement cards. coming 6/1/17 from Stampin' Up!

 

In the video you will see several new SNEAK PEEKS of new products as well as 4 of the 5 new In Colors!

Watch the video below!

 

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See more info about this set HERE and  HERE.

New Product Sneak Peek!  Ribbon of Courage stamp set HOPE and LOVE samples by Patty Bennett.  Cancer awareness ribbon or encouragement cards. coming 6/1/17 from Stampin' Up!

 

I shared 3 different fold out projects for LOVE and HOPE in the video.  The dimensions for the cardstock and designer paper are listed below.  I used 4 envelopes stuck to each other as shown below, but you could adapt the design and cut and score cardstock, too.

 

 

Ribbon of courage HOPE fold out accordion stampin up envelopes

 

New Product Sneak Peek!  Ribbon of Courage stamp set HOPE and LOVE samples by Patty Bennett.  Cancer awareness ribbon or encouragement cards. coming 6/1/17 from Stampin' Up!

Above:  HOPE fold out project featuring the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Large Letters framelit dies, and the new Delightful Daisy designer paper coming on June 1, 2017.

 

New Product Sneak Peek!  Ribbon of Courage stamp set HOPE and LOVE samples by Patty Bennett.  Cancer awareness ribbon or encouragement cards. coming 6/1/17 from Stampin' Up!

Above:  LOVE fold out project featuring the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Large Letters framelit dies, NEW 2017-2019 In Colors, and the new Fresh Florals designer paper coming on June 1, 2017.

 

New Product Sneak Peek!  Ribbon of Courage stamp set HOPE and LOVE samples by Patty Bennett.  Cancer awareness ribbon or encouragement cards. coming 6/1/17 from Stampin' Up!

Above:  HOPE fold out project featuring the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Large Letters framelit dies, and the retiring In Color designer paper.

 

 

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Affectionately Yours Copper Foil Dragonfly cards

 

I'm excited to share this beautiful thank you card idea with you today! The copper foil floral pattern paper in the Stampin' UP! Affectionately Yours paper pack is just gorgeous on this card!!  I die cut the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit with Copper Foil paper using my Big Shot and added them to the card to bring out the beautiful richness of the copper in these thank you cards!

 

Detailed Dragonfly thinlits die cut with Copper Foil paper on the Affectionately Yours copper detailed floral paper design from Stampin' UP!. By Patty Bennett

 

These are 4-1/4" square Night of Navy cardstock top-fold cards, and the copper designer paper is 4x4.  I added a strip of Navy flower design paper and scalloped the edge (with the Best Badge punch - shown below), then added lace trim and the greeting.

 

Use the Best Badge punch to created a scalloped detailed edge for the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits die cut with Copper Foil paper on the Affectionately Yours copper detailed floral paper design from Stampin' UP!. By Patty Bennett

 

I also made another design with the Affectionately Yours paper mounted on Mint Macaron cardstock (see THIS post).

 

Affectionately Yours designer paper from Stampin' Up! - available while supplies last!

 

TIP:  use the Foam Adhesive strips and cut about a 1/2" length to place behind the dragonfly body, then add to the card. Quick and easy!

 

Detailed Dragonfly thinlits die cut with Copper Foil paper on the Affectionately Yours copper detailed floral paper design from Stampin' UP!. By Patty Bennett

 

 The greeting is stamped in Night of Navy ink on a very vanilla die cut from the Rose Garden Thinlit die package.  The greeting is found in the Flourishing Phrased stamp set.

While Supplies Last, this Affectionately Yours paper is ON SALE for $9.10 in my online store HERE!

All supplies I used to create these cards are available in my online store.. just click any of the product photos at the bottom of this post.

 

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Watch the Paper Pumpkin video - A Sara Thing April Kit

 

If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin Subscribers, you will find it VERY helpful to watch the video below. It's full of amazingly helpful tips for creating the watercolor cards in the April Paper Pumpkin kit designed by Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglass!

 

A sara thing paper pumpkin kit cards stampin up april 2017

 

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Watch the video below to learn fantastic watercoloring tips to create your April Paper Pumpkin cards, and to see the FREE GIFT that was included in this kit!

 

 

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Super Sale Deals on Stampin' UP! Designer Paper!

 

I was checking out the Stampin' Up! online store and noticed the amazing SALE prices of some of the retiring Stampin' Up! Designer Paper!!  I thought you might like a heads up!!

 

Click Here to find these GREAT DEALS in my online store!

 

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A few ideas for you featuring some of this discounted paper!

Jar of Love card featuring Stampin' Up! Fruit Stand designer paper by Patty Bennett

Fruit Stand Paper - on sale $8.80 click here to buy now

Patty's Fruit Stand/Jar of Love Card details HERE

 

 

Stampin UP! Falling Flowers stamp set and Fresh Fruit designer paper - card idea by Patty Bennett

 

Fruit Stand Paper - on sale $8.80 click here to buy now

Patty's Fruit Stand Card details HERE

 

 

Stampin' UP! Pop of Pink designer paper card with Sunshine Wishes thinlits. Card idea by Patty Bennett

Pop of Pink Paper - on sale $7.80   click here to buy now

Patty's Pop of Pink Card details HERE

 

 

Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles and Butterfly thinlit dies on Affectionately Yours designer paper card by Patty Bennett

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Organize your Ink Refills with Enamel Shapes!

 

Craft Room Organization Tip!

Organize your Stampin' UP! ink refills (re-inkers) by putting a Stampin' Up! Enamel Shape on the lid!

I organize mine in color families, and then place the Enamel Shape on the lid. This system makes it So easy to find the right color when I need to re-ink my pad!  I saw this idea online and I cannot fine the originator of this idea.. but if it was you, thank you and please comment so I can give you credit!

 

Organize your craft room!  Place Enamel Shapes on your Stampin' Up! In Refills to easily identify them!

 

I am going to try to do a better job in the coming year to remind you to always buy the ink refill when you buy the ink pad.  You will always have it on hand, and we all know that a freshly inked pad produces a much better stamped image, too!

I store mine in a 4 section drawer divider from the Container Store in my Elfa Cart drawer:

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Ribbon of Courage samples from my OnStage Presentation

 

I am so excited to share my Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set samples with you today! I did a demonstration on stage at the Stampin' UP! Local OnStage event in San Diego, California last weekend and shared these 4 cards, the set of Thank You Cards and the fold out HOPE decor piece all shown below using this new set!

This new set will be available on June 1st in the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog! (see new catalog info here)

 

Ribbon of Courage note card stamp set samples by Patty Bennett from onstage San Diego Stampin' Up! Event April 2017

 

I will be sharing ALL the details for these projects in another post and video coming up in a few days, but I wanted to share the photos of the projects with you today!

Watch the full video presentation HERE.

 

Ribbon of Courage stamp set HOPE accordion fold out sample by Patty Bennett from onstage San Diego Stampin' Up! Event April 2017

 

Below: set of thank you cards in a glassine bag - idea from Jackie Bolhuis

 

Ribbon of Courage thank you note card stamp set samples by Patty Bennett from onstage San Diego Stampin' Up! Event April 2017

 

The Ribbon of Courage set is the stamp set I got to design as part of my million $$ sales achievement with Stampin' Up!

Read the story here...

 

Patty Bennett Ribbon of Courage stamp set from Stampin Up! Available 6/1/17

 

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My "Million Dollar" Stampin' Up! Set - Ribbon of Courage

 

I am so excited to be able to finally share this wonderful new stamp set with you!!  Today I am sharing the Ribbon of Courage set that I designed with designer Kathy Pitt when I visited Stampin' Up! in Dec. 2015 for my Million Dollar Achiever trip!! (see more about that trip HERE).  If you are a demonstrator, you have access to the catalog already and can find it on page 96 of the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog with the million dollar achiever symbol, and my name below the set.

 

Patty Bennett Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up! stamp set - in honor of all cancer survivors - and for encouragement cards, fundraisers, and more! Available after 6/1/17.

 

This stamp set has a story, and I will be sharing it with you in more detail soon in a video.  I was honored to be asked to present the set and my samples at the Stampin' UP! San Diego OnStage event last weekend, but only had 8 minutes to share... and I truly wanted to share so much more with the audience, so I will redo my presentation with all the samples and share the extra backstory and more in my video.  Watch for it here soon on my blog!

For all of you expecting that I would have designed a flower set... the explanation of why it's not flowers will also be in my video. This set is dedicated to my mom and grandma who both fought the battle against breast cancer.  They are both angels in Heaven now, and I know they are smiling down on me and so happy and amazed at how my business has grown over the nearly 22 years I've been a demonstrator!

 

Patty Bennett Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up! stamp set - in honor of all cancer survivors - and for encouragement cards, fundraisers, and more! Available after 6/1/17.

 

I wanted to share a few photos with you from our time at the Stampin' UP! OnStage event in San Diego! I hope you enjoy these!

Above:  my display board and the samples I presented during my demonstration. 

Below: me on stage during rehearsal .. I don't have any photos of me during the presentation.

 

San Diego Stampin Up Onstage presentation by Patty Bennett featuring  the Ribbon of Courage stamp set

 

Watch my video presentation HERE!

 

Below: this is a portion of the room in San Diego at the Convention Center where the OnStage event was held.

Stampin' UP! San Diego OnStage convention April 2017

 

Below: Cindee, Lisa and I all won the same stamp set for Prize Patrol!!

Prize Patrol Stampin' Up! OnStage local convention San Diego April 2017

 

Below: Kim won this beautiful stamp set for Prize Patrol!

Prize Patrol Stampin' Up! OnStage local convention San Diego April 2017

If you would like to see more of these new stamp sets, I'd love to send you a new 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! catalog in May!  Please leave me a comment or click the contact me button in the left column if you do not have a demonstrator already and need a new catalog!

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Below: some of us went to San Diego a few days early to visit, network, and basically solve all the problems of the universe (well, not really, but we tried)... L to R:  me, Ruth, Cindee, Stella and Lisa.

 

San Diego lunch with friends Ruth, Cindee, Stella and Lisa

 

Below: THIS was an amazing experience.. at the end of the OnStage event, Stampin' Up! announced they were giving away the Ribbon of Courage stamp set to ALL ATTENDEES!!!!!  Oh my gosh.. everyone seemed SO excited!  Immediately a long line formed at our table and everyone asked me to sign their set!!  Never in a million years did I expect that.. it was thrilling and crazy all at the same time! I was honored, humbled and feel so blessed over the amazing reaction to my Ribbon of Courage set!!  So many demonstrators shared their cancer survivor stories with me that day.  I know this set will be a huge encouragement to so many people!!

 

Stampin Up! OnStage local convention - Patty signing the Ribbon of Courage stamp sets

 

Below:  I totally invited myself to be part of Lisa and Rich's photo.. .sorry Lisa! :)  (Rich is the president of Stampin' Up!)

 

Stampin' Up! OnStage local convention San Diego, Rich, Patty & Lisa

 

Below: I started my trip at the Oakland airport with my new Brighton Poppy rolling bag and new Brighton heart purse.. doesn't it look just like my heart logo!?  whohoo! So much fun right from the very first moment of the trip!

San diego stampin up onstage patty brighton rolling bag purse

 

And last but not least, I must share this special photo with you... My sister-in-law Tami (on the right) drove down to San Diego from Orange County just to see my presentation!  My brother was tied up with a tax appointment.. I missed him, but it was GREAT to have Tami there!   This photo of my upline, Sandy, with Tami and I is very special, because it was Tami who attended a Stampin' UP! party hosted by Sandy about 25 years ago, then mailed me the Stampin' Up! catalog and said, "you might be interested in this!"  :)   OH MY>>> that was the start of a 25 year relationship with Sandy and Stampin' Up!  I was a customer for about 3 years before joining as a demonstrator in 1995!!  Thank goodness Sandy had her contact info on the back of the catalog!!!

 

Stampin' UP! San Diego OnStage local convention. Sandy, Patty & Tami

 

Hope you enjoyed that little (ok long) story with the sneak peek of the Ribbon of Courage set!!  I promise to share all the samples and a video very soon!!!

 

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A few of my favorite retiring Stampin' UP! products

 

Don't miss these Stampin' Up! Retiring Products!

Today I am highlighting just a few of my FAVORITES on the retiring list that you may want to consider adding to your next online order! I know I am crying about them going away!!!!

 

Remember, all Stampin UP! Retiring list items are available "while supplies last" and some are discounted up to 50% off!

 

Retiring Stampin Up! Basket Bunch / Basket Builder bundle card ideas by Patty Bennett

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  Retiring Bear Hugs stamp set and framelits from Stampin' Up!, card ideas by Patty Bennett

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Retiring Stampin' UP! Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder framelits card ideas from Patty Bennett

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Retiring Stampin' Up! Custom Tee stamp set and T shirt builder dies card ideas by Patty Bennett

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Retiring Stampin' UP! Nailed it stamp set and Build it tool framelit bundle card ideas by Patty Bennett

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Retiring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set flower card ideas by Patty Bennett

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Retiring STampin' Up! Snow Friends / Snow place stamp set and framelit die bundle penguin and snowman tri-fold card idea by Patty Bennett

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Retiring Oh So Succulent Stampin' Up! bundle card idea by Patty Bennett
 

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Copper Paper Detailed Dragonfly Card Idea

 

I hope you enjoy these Stampin' Up! Detailed Dragonfly & Copper Foil paper cards as much as I enjoyed making them!!  I just mailed about 25 of these last week to customers.  I love how they turned out!!  I've been hoarding the beautiful copper detailed "Affectionately Yours" paper for about 10 months.. I finally decided I needed to use it!

 

Detailed Dragonfly Stampin' Up! card featuring "Affectionately Yours" paper, copper foil paper and Mint Macaron cardstsock and ribbon. by Patty Bennett

 

And you may be thinking... wait, Copper Foil Paper?  Where is that? Well, it's one of the products carried over from the Holiday 2016 catalog... SEE ALL the Carry Over Products HERE!

 

I used the Detailed Dragonfly framelits from the Occasions catalog, and the Affectionately Yours paper from the annual catalog.  You can see all of these products at the bottom of this blog post.. just click on any product photo to order it right from my online store!

 

Stampin' Up! "Affectionately Yours" paper, copper foil paper Detailed Dragonflies.

 

 Paper Hoarding?  Well, yes, I've been hoarding the beautiful copper detailed sheets from the Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours paper pack and decided I need to use them!!

 

TIP!  put a small strip of the Foam Adhesive strip behind the body of the dragonfly to raise it up off the card!

 

Detailed Dragonfly Stampin' Up! card featuring "Affectionately Yours" paper, copper foil paper and Mint Macaron cardstsock and ribbon. by Patty Bennett

 

Just a Note is stamped in Night of Navy on an oval Stitched Shape framelit die cut.   Just a Note is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, pg 49 of the annual catalog.

You might have noticed I used the soon to be retired Mint Macaron cardstock and ribbon.  Why does it always take me nearly 2 years to warm up to some In Colors?  Now all of a sudden I love Mint Macaron!  eeek!

I am super happy with these cards.. I think they are a great balance of bright and cheery and also classy and elegant.  The Copper Foil Paper just makes them sing!!

 

Detailed Dragonfly Stampin' Up! card featuring "Affectionately Yours" paper, copper foil paper and Mint Macaron cardstsock and ribbon. by Patty Bennett

 

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Celebrating my Title Promotion to Platinum with Stampin' UP!

 

Many of you know I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 1995... almost 22 years!!  (We'll be celebrating that in June!).  During that time, I have seen many changes within the company; new policies, new compensation plans, new career plans.. and with the most recent change in Oct. 2015, the company has new titles for demonstrators based on sales, recruiting and downline titles: Bronze, Bronze Elite, Silver, Silver Elite, Gold, Gold Elite, Platinum and Platinum Elite. 

I'm excited to say that I recently promoted to Platinum!! 

In honor of that accomplishment, my sweet friend Cindee sent me this gorgeous card, gift and a gift card to BRIGHTON!! :)

 

Detailed Dragonfly congratulations card with Falling Petals embossing folder, vellum and silver foil paper from Stampin' UP!. Gift from Cindee.

 

This card is just stunning and I'm so thankful to have such a sweet friend! 

Cindee used the Falling Petals embossing folder on Whisper White cardstock, then cut out the Dragonflies with the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits in Silver foil paper and vellum, and layered them together.  She also embellished the card with Silver Metallic Thread, Organza Ribbon and Silver Sequins.  Oh, AND lots of pearls!  It's truly a masterpiece!

 

Detailed Dragonfly congratulations card with Falling Petals embossing folder, vellum and silver foil paper from Stampin' UP!. Gift from Cindee.


Detailed Dragonfly congratulations card with Falling Petals embossing folder, vellum and silver foil paper from Stampin' UP!. Lace Doily hanging ornament with Detailed Dragonflies. Gift from Cindee.

 

In addition to the gorgeous card, she sent me a gorgeous hanging ornament created with Lace Doilies!!  You can see her blog post with instructions HERE.


Detailed Dragonfly congratulations hanging ornament with Stampin' Up! Lace Doilies. Gift from Cindee.

 

Below: my certificate from Stampin' Up! celebrating my title promotion to Platinum!

Platinum title promotion certificate from Stampin Up for Patty Bennett

 

Below: my new Fossil watch from Stampin' Up! celebrating my title promotion to Platinum!

Platinum title promotion Fossil watch from Stampin Up for Patty Bennett
Platinum title promotion Fossil watch from Stampin Up for Patty Bennett

 

Thanks to all of you who saw the announcement on facebook and already sent your congrats! I appreciate your kind words!

 

 

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