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How to cut the Petal Promenade & Delightfully Detailed paper to make cards

I have a FREE Video Tutorial for you today to show you how to make these beautiful cards that combine the Petal Promenade paper and the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper, both from Stampin UP!.  I got the original idea from my friend and Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrator Gloria Plunkett, then I just kept designing more cards until I had dozens of them. You'll see most of them in the video below :)

 

Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

 All of my cards today feature the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and coordinating framelit dies (available as a 10% off money-saving bundle!), and Stampin' UP! ink and cardstock.   All supplies are available in my online Stampin' UP! store by clicking any of the product photos at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper with Ribbon of Courage greetings, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 Above: I layered the Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper onto the floral frame paper from the Petal Promenade pack shown below.  See all the details and step by step "how to" in the video below in this post.

 

 Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper #146913 www.MyStampOrder.com

Watch the video below to see my tips for cutting this Petal Promenade and the Delightfully Detailed paper!

 

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  Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

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I really like this greeting (below).. wishing you a lifetime of love & happiness.. it would make a terrific wedding or anniversary card!! Or even a greeting on a bridal shower card, right?  It's found on page 118 in the current 2018-2019 catalog, in the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.

Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper with greeting from Dandelion Wishes set, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The large flower is stamped using the Beautiful Promenade set, and die cut with the coordinating Beautiful Layers thinlit dies (sold in a 10% off bundle! #148389, or see it on pg 107).  The leaves are also die cut from the same thinlit die set.

 

Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper with greeting from Ribbon of Courage set, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

All of my card bases are Petal Pink cardstock, and the mat layer is Flirty Flamingo cardstock.

The greetings are all stamped on a Stitched Shape Framelit oval with Flirty Flamingo ink.

Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

The greeting below, and the "live every moment" greeting are both found in the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.

Flower card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Petal Promenade designer paper and Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Over 425 Crafting and Stamping Tips from Patty Bennett

 

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Get Inky! Ink your own Spectrum Rainbow Pad!

 Have you discovered the fun of inking your own Spectrum (rainbow) pad yet?  You can purchase an uninked Stampin' UP! Spectrum pad (here) and use your ink refills to create your own rainbow, or, your own choice of color spectrum!!! 

Today I am sharing a couple of my own Spectrum Rainbow Ink Pad card samples, and several tips with you!

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

My cards today all feature the same rainbow pad that I inked with Stampin' Up! ink refills (see below for color combo).  I used the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, the Beautiful Day stamp set, and the Springtime Impressions butterfly die cut on my colorful cards!  For the card above, I layered my stamped piece onto Gorgeous Grape and Pineapple Punch cardstock!

I have a challenge for my Luv 2 Stamp Group this coming month to create projects using their own inked rainbow pad, to earn fun prizes, so I thought I would play along and give them some examples to jump start their creativity!!  Thinking about joining my team?  click here to read more - and don't forget about the 10 free ink pad offer in July when you join!

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

To create the rainbow butterfly die cut, I tapped the rainbow pad across my Whisper White cardstock, then spritzed it with water... after it was dry, I die cut the butterfly in my Big Shot.

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Hearts & flowers from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, and butterfly die cut from the Springtime Impressions thinlits. Butterfly stamp from Beautiful Day set. Details at www.PattyStamps.com

Some TIPS for creating your own rainbow pad...

  • think about a color combo you'd like to use
  • do you want a true "ROYGBIV" rainbow? or a monochromatic pad with different shades of all one color?
  • get out your Stampin' Write markers and test out your idea on cardstock first
  • get out your ink refills and fill your Spectrum pad!

 

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For this Spectrum rainbow pad, I used this color combo:

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Tips for Inking your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

When inking a larger stamp such as the butterfly below (from the Beautiful Day stamp set) or the Thank You stamp from the Thankful Thoughts set, you can get almost all, if not all, of the colors on your pad.  When using smaller images like the heart from the Ribbon of Courage set (1st card in this post), you can just capture a couple of the colors! 

Click here to watch a fun Spectrum pad video by Sara Douglass, Stampin' UP! CEO

 

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Tip:  I stamped this butterfly once on the card and again on a scrap, cut it out and then added it as a 2nd layer to the card.. I love the extra dimension! I also added some Glitter Enamel dots and did a little splattering with my Stampin' Write marker!

 The top fold card base is Mango Melody cardstock.

Ink your own Stampin' UP! spectrum ink pad with a rainbow of ink refills!  Details at www.PattyStamps.com

 I hope you enjoyed these ideas!  Think of all the different color combos you can create with your own uninked pad and all 50 of your Stampin' Up! reinkers!!  Find them ALL in the product snapshots below.. click on any one to go to my online store.

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Double Easel Fancy Fold card and Die Cutting Tips

 

Thank you to everyone who joined me live on Facebook on Tuesday at 2pm to see how to create these beautiful Tropical Chic double easel cards!!  If you missed it, I've posted the video below in this blog post so you can see my inspiration for these cards and how to create them!

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

The card above features the special day greeting from the Stitched All Around bundle, stamped onto a Stitched Shape Whisper White oval, and then layered onto a Stitched all around label die cut with the Tropical Chic 6x6 paper stack.

To create your own Tropical Chic card gather these supplies:

  • 2 pieces of cardstock
  • 2 6x6 sheets of Tropical Chic paper
  • Whisper White cardstock for stamping
  • ink pad colors of your choice
  • Tropical Chic bundle
  • Stitched Label die cut and Stitched oval die cut
  • trimmer and Big Shot
  • adhesive and bone folder

 All supplies are available in my online store.. scroll to the bottom of this post for clickable links.

Watch the video below in this post for step by step "how to's" :)

  Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

One thing I love about this card design is that it folds flat for mailing, and then pops up easily into this gorgeous easel display when the recipient takes it out of the envelope!

 

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 Learn how easy it is to create the 2-tone leaves and flowers with an ink pad and sponge dauber! Watch the video tutorial at the bottom of this post! :)

 I love the greetings in the Treat Time stamp set (pg 35) so I used one on the card above/below.

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 Be sure to pin or print out the cutting and scoring dimensions below so that you can make this card!!  Mix and match the cardstock colors and designer paper patterns to suite your taste.  I took my color palette from the Tropical Chic 6x6 designer paper stack colors. :)

Cutting and scoring dimensions for the Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 As I was creating this project, I thought about 4 things that I do when die cutting that might help you!!

  1.  If you know you are doing to do a lot of die cutting with a particular set, it's helpful to buy a 2nd set of dies, if that's within your budget
  2. Store your dies on a magnet sheet so they don't get lost - I use these from Stamp-n-Storage and I prefer the 6x7 size
  3. I use a Post-It "tab" sticky note to hold dies in place that seem like they want to shift around as they go through the Big Shot
  4. As I am die cutting, I put all the little pieces into a little container next to my Big Shot so they don't get lost.

 

4 Die Cutting tips when using your Big Shot and framelit dies!

 

Color Combo Tip!

As you are working on your project, take a photo of the colors you are using.  If you want to share the idea, or recreate the project later, you'll know exactly which colors you used!

Summer Color Combo for the Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

 

The card below features a greeting found in the Rooted in Nature stamp set.

Tropical Chic Double Easel (or Z Fold) card idea featuring Stampin' UP! paper stack, stamp set and framelit dies, by Patty Bennett. Supplies available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

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Graceful Glass Vellum coloring tutorial / video

 Today we are going to chat about coloring tips and other great tips for creating handmade cards featuring the Stampin' UP! Graceful Glass vellum, and Stampin' Blends markers!  The vellum has all the designs already printed on the sheets, and I've colored them with the Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. (watch the video below in this post for more info).

The card below also featured the Garden Trellis embossing folder background on Gorgeous Grape cardstock!

Graceful Glass vellum card colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, mounted on Gorgeous Grape card base embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Stained Glass card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Please enjoy this VIDEO TUTORIAL with lots of vellum tips!

 

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 As I mentioned in the video above.. did you see the amazing difference between placing a colored piece of cardstock or a white piece of cardstock behind the colored vellum!?  Wow!! 

Below Left: Whisper White cardstock behind colored Graceful Glass vellum

Below Right: Balmy Blue cardstock behind colored Graceful Glass vellum

 

Graceful Glass vellum card colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, mounted on Gorgeous Grape card base embossed with the Garden Trellis embossing folder.  Stained Glass card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I know I've mentioned this before, but it's worth repeating... to adhere your vellum to the cardstock without any glue lines or spots showing, simply dab some Multipurpose glue with a Stampin' Sponge onto the cardstock piece, then lay the vellum down... press, and voila... perfect seal and no "glue lines" :)

Multipurpose glue tip for adhering vellum to cardstock without any glue lines showing!!!

 

There are 12 different patterns preprinted on the Graceful Glass vellum. I am showcasing one of them today!

Below: check out the very different looks you can achieve with the Graceful Glass vellum, depending on your color choices with the Stampin' Blends markers and also the color of cardstock you place behind the vellum!!

 

Stampin' UP! Graceful Glass vellum colored with Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett

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This card just makes me smile... I love the colors, the cheeriness and the cute die cut butterfly from the Painted Glass bundle!!

Graceful Glass vellum card colored with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers, mounted on Grapefruit Grove card base embossed with the Detailed Floral framelit and embossing mat.  Stained Glass card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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

 Thank you for joining me!! I hope you will enjoy coloring the Graceful Glass vellum!!

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Easy way to use the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper

 

Looking for an easy way to use the beautiful Laser-Cut paper from Stampin' UP!?  The Delightfully Detailed paper is gorgeous, delicate and so detailed, but can also be a challenge when you want to adhere it to your project, so here is a "cheater way" to use this paper!

Delightfully Detailed laser-cut paper card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Nature's Poem designer paper and Leaves Trinkets. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Tips, and How To!

  • cut the full sheet of laser-cut paper into about 4" squares - I recommend scissors
  • die cut a square in a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of designer paper from Nature's Poem
  • put adhesive around the square opening (back side) and attach the laser paper square to the back of the opening, then add that to your folded Grapefruit Grove card base  (no need for adhesive on the actual laser paper!)

Tip for creating Delightfully Detailed laser-cut paper card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Nature's Poem designer paper and Leaves Trinkets. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Die cut a square in your 4" x 5-1/4" piece of designer paper (mine is from Nature's Poem).

Tips for creating Delightfully Detailed laser-cut paper card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Nature's Poem designer paper and Leaves Trinkets. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Layer your pieces together, see notes above in this post.

Tips for creating Delightfully Detailed laser-cut paper card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Nature's Poem designer paper and Leaves Trinkets. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

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Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper, pg 189, here online

 

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Nature's Poem 12x12 designer paper & coordinating cardstock, pg 189, here online

 

Delightfully Detailed laser-cut paper card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Nature's Poem designer paper and Leaves Trinkets. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Above: to decorate your card front, you can either stamp leaves or cut them out of the preprinted Nature's Poem designer paper.  I just cut them out since I was doing this for a swap and needed several and was short on time!  Add a copper Leaves Trinket to the top of the leaves with a Glue Dot. Finish off the card with Polka Dot Tulle ribbon

 

Below: Optional design includes making a frame of cardstock for an addition layer, using the Layering Square framelits.

Tips for creating Delightfully Detailed laser-cut paper card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Nature's Poem designer paper and Leaves Trinkets. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Delightfully Detailed laser-cut paper card ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Nature's Poem designer paper and Leaves Trinkets. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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How to emboss with your Big Shot Thinlit Dies

 

Did you know you can emboss with your Big Shot dies from Stampin' UP!?  That's right!  Not only do they cut out images, but by using the Embossing Mats (pg 221 in your new catalog, or here online), you can also create gorgeous embossed impressions on your handmade cards!!!

Check out my Video Tutorial below in today's post for more info!

 

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 Click on the photos above and below to enlarge them and you will be able to see the gorgeous detail of the embossed die image on my cards!

Learn how to emboss with your Stampin' Up! Springtime Impressions and Detailed Floral thinlits, your Big Shot and the Embossing Mats!  Stampin' UP! card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Watch the video tutorial below in this post to see how to layer your Big Shot Sandwich with the Embossing Mats to create the gorgeous embossed look with this Springtime Impressions thinlit and the Detailed Floral thinlit!!

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 BELOW:  How gorgeous is this Springtime Impressions thinlit die embossed in the Grapefruit Grove cardstock!?  I love this gorgeous background and a way to double the use of my dies!!

 

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Reinkers on Glossy Paper Technique

Time to go grab your Glossy cardstock and some reinkers and have fun!

Be sure to grab your Adhesive Sheets, too, because you are going to need those!

Reinker on glossy cardstock technique die cut embellishments from Sunshine Wishes, Support Ribbon and Happy Birthday thinlit dies by Stampin' UP!

 To create these really pretty multicolor die cut images, you'll need to add reinker drops to your glossy paper, spritz it with water, let dry and then add the adhesive sheet before you die cut the images.

I've created a photo tutorial for you below with those steps, and I also added the Wink of Stella step.. it's fun to amp up the glossy factor with some Wink of Stella sparkle!

 

Step by Step, how to create Reinker on glossy cardstock technique then die cut embellishments from Sunshine Wishes, Support Ribbon and Happy Birthday thinlit dies by Stampin' UP!

 

Like I said above, the key to this is having the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (here) stuck to the back of the colored glossy paper before you die cut... then you are creating super easy to use "stickers"!!!

Card sample featuring Reinker on glossy cardstock technique die cut embellishments from Sunshine Wishes and Support Ribbon hinlit dies by Stampin' UP!

Card Above: Sunshine Wishes & Support Ribbon thinlits, on embossing paste background - Lemon Lime Twist cardstock

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Handmade congrats card idea featuring Reinker on glossy cardstock technique die cut embellishments from Sunshine Wishes and Support Ribbon thinlit dies by Stampin' UP!

Card Above: Sunshine Wishes & Support Ribbon thinlits, on embossing paste background - Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock

 

Handmade Happy Birthday card featuring embossing paste background and Reinker on glossy cardstock technique die cut embellishments from Sunshine Wishes and Happy Birthday thinlit dies by Stampin' UP!

Card Above: Happy Birthday & Sunshine wishes thinlits, on embossing paste background - Flirty Flamingo cardstock

 

Handmade card idea featuring embossing paste background and Reinker on glossy cardstock technique die cut embellishments from Sunshine Wishes thinlit dies by Stampin' UP!

Card Above: Sunshine Wishes thinlits, on embossing paste background - Basic Black and Berry Burst cardstock

 

Ribbon of Courage hope card featuring Reinker on glossy cardstock technique die cut embellishments from Support Ribbon thinlit dies by Stampin' UP!

Card Above:  Support Ribbon thinlits - use the full sheet of colored glossy cardstock as your background!

 

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Beautiful Day Butterfly & Flower Brusho Cards

 Create bold and colorful images using Brusho Crystal Colour pigments!!  I used the Stampin' UP! Beautiful Day stamp set, with its big, bold images, to highlight the Brusho coloring on these handmade cards today!

 

Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I sprinkled Brilliant Red, Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho onto a scrap of watercolor paper, spritzed it with water, and when it was all dry, I stamped the butterfly image with Archival Black ink to the watercolor image.  I used my Stamparatus to do this... read on to see why! :)

 

Step by Step instructions for Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolored butterfly, by Patty Bennett

So you may ask, WHY did you use the Stamparatus to stamp the butterfly? 

1.  because I'm stamping on watercolor paper, which is bumpy and porous

2.  because it's a pretty bold outline image

3.  because I knew I'd need to reink and restamp this this a few times to get it really solid black and the Stamparatus is the perfect way to ensure that it gets stamped in the right place!

 

  Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

I mounted the butterfly image with Stampin' Dimensionals onto my card.  The card base is Daffodil Delight, and I used 2 patterns from the Petal Passion black and white designer paper pack.  The gold accents are from the Painted with Love gold vinyl sticker collection.

 

Beautiful Day flower image, heat embossed with clear embossing powder over versamark ink, and watercolored with Brusho Crystal Colour pigment and Aqua Painter

 

Above & Below:  I stamped the flower image from the Beautiful Day stamp set with Versamark ink onto watercolor paper and heat embossed it with my heat tool.  When I painted it with the Brusho Crystal Colour pigments, the stamped outline resists the ink.  Quite magical!

 

Beautiful Day Stamp Set & Brusho Crystal Colour watercolor cards featuring Stampin' Up! Petal Passion designer paper, by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Shimmery White Embossing Paste Snow

 Have you tried out the Stampin' Up! Shimmery White embossing paste yet?  I found that it makes beautiful SNOW!

Mountain and Tree scene card created by stamping the Waterfront stamp set and adding Shimmery White embossing paste for "snow"! by Patty Bennett

 

Yes, I know some of you may be "over" the snow this winter.. but just wanted to pass along this tip for this gorgeous technique or creating snow for your handstamped cards!!!

I stamped the Narrow White Note Card with the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' UP!, added a piece of torn Whisper White cardstock to the bottom 1/4 of the card, then applied the Shimmery White Embossing paste to the trees and "torn snow" layer with an old toothbrush!

 

Mountain and Tree scene card created by stamping the Stampin' UP! Waterfront stamp set and adding Shimmery White embossing paste for "snow" with a toothbrush! by Patty Bennett

In addition to dabbing the shimmery paste onto the trees, I "brushed" it back and forth on the torn white cardstock that looks like snow at the bottom of this card!

Sponge some Pool Party ink at the top of the card for the sky, and stamp the trees in Tranquil Tide and the hills in Soft Suede ink.

Find the Waterfront Stamp set HERE in my online Stampin' UP! store.

146386 Stampin' Up! Waterfront stamp set.  Order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

 

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We Must Celebrate Jason's Birthday!

 

I am excited about how fun this birthday card turned out that I made for our son Jason!

He loves to feed the backyard animals at our house, so I thought this was kind of a perfect stamp image for him and a fun card!!  The stamp set is called We Must Celebrate, and it's found on pg 39 of the 2018 Occasions catalog.

  We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

Tips for creating this card:

  • Stamp the We Must Celebrate image with Memento Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock
  • Trim around the top portion of the animals with Paper Snips
  • Color the animals and color  in between the animals with the Pool Party Stampin Blends (I used the Dark one)
  • Layer onto the cloud design from the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Paper
  • Add die cut grass from the Picnic Basket Builder framelits

 

Tips for creating the We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

 

Coloring Note:  I did use my Stampin' Blends to color this cute card.. and while they are backordered until late May 2018, you can also color these cute critters with colored pencils or other markers.

 

Tips for coloring the We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

Find this adorable We Must Celebrate stamp set on page 39 of the 2018 Occasions Stampin' UP! catalog!!

Or here online:

Wood Mount: #145895

Clear Mount: #145898

145898 We Must Celebrate stamp set from Stampin Up! order online: www.MyStampOrder.com

I had a vision for this card.. the cute little animals outside in the sun with a sky filled with puffy white clouds and fun green grass beneath their feet... I used the cloud design in the Myths & Magic designer paper pack (pg 37 Occasions catalog, #145600 online) and the Picnic Basket Builder framelits (pg 6 in the Occasions catalog) to die cut Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive grass (#145658 online).

 

We Must Celebrate fun animal card colored with Stampin' Blends markers. Stampin' UP! Myths & Magic cloud design paper and Picnic Basket grass die.  Card by Patty Bennett

Make it!!

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Happy 27th birthday jason

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

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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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Watch my Sale-a-Bration video here!

 Need more info about coloring with Stampin' Blends?

Watch my Stampin' Blends video series HERE.

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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How I solved my "issue" with the Ombre Ribbon

Did you catch my Facebook Live video last week?  I explained how I enhanced the color of the Stampin' Up! Ombre Ribbon with my Stampin' Blends!

As you know, Stampin' Blends markers are great for coloring a variety of crafting projects... and now, check out the fun way you can alter ombre ribbon!

 

Use Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to color ombre ribbon from Stampin' UP!

 

Enjoy my video below... I'll share the story about the Ombre Ribbon...

 

 Below:  this is how the Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends marker looks on the Island Indigo Ombre ribbon.  For birthday candle card details, click HERE

 

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 Below:  this is how the Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends marker looks on the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon.  For the Ribbon of Courage heart card details, click HERE

 

Use Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to color ombre ribbon from Stampin' UP!  Ribbon of Courage heart card idea by Patty Bennett, created with the Stamparatus

You can find these Ombre ribbon choices on pg 198 of the current annual Stampin' UP! catalog,

or click any of the product photos at the bottom of this post to purchase them online!

Use Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to color ombre ribbon from Stampin' UP!

 

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5 Tips for using the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus

 

Learn 5 tips for using your Stamparatus in my video tutorial below!!!

The Stampin' UP! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool can save you time, it can make special techniques easy to do, and best of all, it can eliminate that dreaded "ooops, it didn't stamp right" problem!

  Learn 5 amazing tips for using your Stampin' UP! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, video tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video tutorial below and enjoy learning so many fun features and benefits of using the Stamparatus, including a time-saving template tip, stamping in rainbow colors with Stampin' Spots, and WHY you want to have a stamp set case handy!

 


 

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RESOURCES:

Clear Mount Stamp cases available here.

Empty / uninked Stampin' Spots available here.

Ink Refills available here.

See products at the bottom of this post for all product / shopping link info.

If you did not already reserve a Stamparatus for delivery this spring, you will be able to order one in June 2018 from the new Stampin' UP! annual catalog.

View my previous Stamparatus video HERE.

View the Stampin' Up! Stamparatus video HERE.

Absorber Cleaning Cloth info HERE.

Details on the cards shown in this video HERE

 

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you are inspired to color some ribbon to match your projects!!

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Custom Colored Ribbon with Stampin' Blends

Funny Story... I was helping my customer, Kim, with an issue with her online order, and I happened to ask her why she was ordering so many rolls of white and vanilla ribbon?  She mentioned this great technique to me and then I understood why she is stocking up! She is CUSTOM COLORING the ribbon with her Stampin' Blends markers!!!! It's SOOOO pretty!

Custom Colored Stampin' Up! Metallic Edge ribbon with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Painted with Love celebrate amazing you card idea by Patty Bennett

So of course I HAD to try it immediately!!  I colored the 3/8" Gold Metallic edge vanilla ribbon with my Light Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends marker and OH MY GOSH.. how pretty!!  The vanilla based ribbon will sightly alter the color since it's not like coloring on White, but I love how it turned out!

 The card above/below features the Painted with Love designer paper (pg 19 Occasions catalog #145580), Gold Foil Paper #132622, and the Sale-a-Bration Celebrate Amazing You thinlits (a free gift choice with your $100 order through March 31, 2018 - see more about Sale-a-Bration here).

 

Custom Colored Stampin' Up! Metallic Edge ribbon with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Painted with Love celebrate amazing you card idea by Patty Bennett

 

It's so easy, too!  Just protect your work surface with scratch paper or a Stampin' UP! Grid Sheet, and color the ribbon with long broad strokes and your Stampin' Blends marker!  It will bleed through to the other side, so no need to color both sides!

 

Custom Colored Stampin' Up! Metallic Edge ribbon with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

 

And then I couldn't stop.. I needed to try more colors.. Look how gorgeous the Light Night of Navy Stampin' Blends looks on the Metallic Edge Silver / White ribbon!!!!

Custom Colored Stampin' Up! Metallic Edge ribbon with Light Night of Navy Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

 Will you try this!?  I hope so!  You will LOVE the results!

Custom Colored Stampin' Up! Metallic Edge ribbon with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Painted with Love celebrate amazing you card idea by Patty Bennett

 

I shared this one with you before but it's another option when you are trying this technique ... this is the 1/4" Whisper White Organza ribbon (pg 23 Occasions catalog), #145590, colored with the Light Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Marker. (more details click here)

Custom Colored Stampin' Up! 1/4" Organza ribbon with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.

 

After Kim shared this idea with me, then she sent me the photo below... isn't this just STUNNING!?  This is the Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends on the Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon!  OH MY GOSH I just love this card she created with the Painted with Love designer paper and the beautiful Gold Glitter Flakes (pg 19, #146816).

Custom Colored Stampin' Up! Metallic Edge ribbon with Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. Painted with Love card idea by Kim T.

 

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you are inspired to color some ribbon to match your projects!!

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