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How to use the Stampin' Up! embossing paste - video tutorial

 

I had loads of fun yesterday demonstrating how to use the new Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste and Party Pattern Masks to create so many different types of backgrounds!! We had a Luv 2 Stamp Group (demonstrator) all-day event and learned so many wonderful new tips, ideas, techniques, and saw tons of new products! I'll have lots of blog posts coming up with more details soon!

Today, I wanted to share my Embossing Paste presentation with you!  The Pattern Party mask package comes with 4 masks, you can see them below: clouds, bricks, diamond pattern and medallion.  I made several background sample ideas with them for inspiration! You'll see those in the video!

 

Embossing Paste samples & "How To" video tutorial by Patty Bennett, featuring Stampin' UP! Pattern Party masks!

These are just a few of the examples you'll see in the VIDEO BELOW, and I'll post close up photos and details on these projects very soon! Stay tuned here to my blog for those posts!

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Display board with card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste & Pattern Party masks by Patty Bennett

Display board with card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Embossing Paste & Pattern Party masks by Patty Bennett

 

I took these display boards to the meeting and did a demonstration showing how to use the embossing paste, masks, palette knives and silicone mat, and all participants were able to create some backgrounds with the embossing paste.  I think they enjoyed learning how to use it!

 

How to use Stampin' Up! embossing paste!

 

More details of each card will be in future blog posts, but you can get ready to make these backgrounds by purchasing your embossing paste, masks and palette knives now!  Click any photo below to go right to my online store!

 

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How to use the Lovely Words Thinlits - Video Tutorial

I am so excited to share all the details for using your Lovely Words thinlit dies with you, and I have a video tutorial for you today!! yay!! You'll find these Lovely Words thinlits in the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! catalog on pg 214 #143733.  If you are a customer, you can order these on June 1st!!

 

  Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Please Watch my Video below with all the details, 3 ideas for using these thinlits, and tips for gluing your thinlits to your project!

 

 

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I used the stamp set that comes in the Soft Sayings card kit, on page 11 of the new 2017 catalog for stamping the background of the "lovely" heart card.  Below are the 4 steps I used and the 4 Stampin' Up! colors I stamped with.  You'll notice the are all new In Colors!  (see more In Color info here)

How to stamp the Soft Sayings background for the Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

hmmmm just noticed that Tranquil Tide got omitted from the 3rd photo .. but that's what I used :)

I used the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits to "frame" my friend die cut .. you can watch the video in this blog post to see how I did that.  I love all the options when layering the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits, Layering Circles, Layering Ovals and Stitched Shape framelits all together with the heart, circle and oval in the Lovely Words thinlits!

 

Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I really like the random background that the stamping created... don't you?

I used the "To my dear friend" stamp to add some text to the "lovely" heart.. watch the video above to see exactly how I did that!

 

Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

The Lovely Heart is die cut with Berry Burst cardstock, and the card base and ribbon are both Lemon Lime Twist. I "framed" the lovely heart with a Sweet & Sassy heart and also cut an additional whisper white Sweet & Sassy heart to go behind the lovely heart.  If that's confusing, just watch the video to see the details :)

 

Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I really like my Hello Friend card!!  I used the same to main colors (Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist).. they are so peppy and fresh together!!!  I stamped the beautiful flower image from Wood Words (find it on page 159 in the new 2017 catalog) on a diagonal across the 4x4 Whisper White piece, then added the Hello Friend die cut on top.  I also used the Stitched Shape framelits on this one.. watch the video above in this post for all those details.

To finish off the card, I die cut a stamped heart (also from the Wood Words set) and added a Glitter enamel dot to the heart.  I added a little strip of Lemon Lime Twist paper to the edge of the folded Berry Burst card and then added Berry Burst ribbon.  The new In Color ribbon is SUPERB this year!!  It feels wonderful and ties knots and bows perfectly!

 

Stamping with the Wood Words flower stamp for the Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

All of these tips are shown in the video in this blog post, you can see my tips for gluing the die cut using Fine Tip Glue, Silicone craft sheet, and a clear block :) 

 

Tips for using the Fine-Tip glue pen for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin Up!

 

These Glitter Enamel dots are AMAZING!!!  I love them!!  So pretty and the perfect touch for any crafting project!

Glitter Enamel dots are the perfect accent for the Card ideas for the Lovely Words thinlit dies from Stampin' Up! featuring Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist - new 2017-2019 In Colors. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

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Stampin' UP! Paper Snip Scissor Sharpener Tip

 

I have quite a collection of Stampin' Up! Paper Snips and (now retired) Craft/Ribbon Scissors.  And they ALL needed sharpening.  We found this "Work Sharp" brand Knife & Tool sharpener and it came highly recommended, so we bought one.  It is great!!  You don't need the special edition one, but that's what they had so we got it.  I'm thankful for my handyman hubby who took the time to sharpen all my scissors for me!!

 

Scissor Sharpening tip: Work Sharp knife sharpener is fabulous for my Stampin' Up! paper snips!

 

You may be wondering why I have so many pairs of paper snips and craft scissors ... at classes or other events I like to have a tool caddy with all the stamping and crafting essential tools, like Paper Snips, bone folders, paper piercer, Snail, Fast Fuse and Multipurpose Glue.  If you need any of these handy crafting supplies, you'll find product photos at the bottom of this blog post, linked to my online store.  Just click any photo to shop now!

I really wish Stampin' Up! still offered the Craft & Rubber Scissors as well as the Craft Scissors - perfect for cutting ribbon.. but they are retired now.  I still love mine!

Work Sharp brand sharpeners are available at Cabela's, on Amazon or at some hardware stores.

 

Scissor Sharpening tip: Work Sharp knife sharpener is fabulous for my Stampin' Up! paper snips!

 

Gotta love my super handy hubby.. and love my super sharp scissors!!! :)

 

Scissor Sharpening tip: Work Sharp knife sharpener is fabulous for my Stampin' Up! paper snips!

 

 
 

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How to make a Sunflower with the Eastern Palace bundle

 

I am sure you have seen all the fun ideas I've been sharing with you featuring the new Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite of products!! 

I think this Sunflower card is REALLY fun and I know you enjoyed it when you saw it on my video (here)!

 

Create a sunflower with the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Medallion thinlits and gold vinyl stickers!  by Patty Bennett

 

I created the sunflower with the Eastern Medallion thinlits and the layering circle framelits!

The leaves and the fun border at the bottom are die cut with Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and the Flourish Thinlit dies #141478.

 

Check out my free tutorial below to see how you can create your own sunflower card!

 

Tutorial to Create a sunflower with the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Medallion thinlits and gold vinyl stickers!  by Patty Bennett

 

It only takes a few Eastern Medallion die cut pieces as you can see above, a little sponging and then layering them together!  I also added the gold foil sticker from the Eastern Gold Vinyl sticker pack and a gold Metallic Enamel circle shape in the center of the flower .. I think that gave it a fun pop of glitz!

The large part of the flower is die cut with Daffodil Delight cardstock.  The center is die cut with Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso cardstock.

 

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Create a sunflower card with the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Medallion thinlits and gold vinyl stickers!  by Patty Bennett

 

I layered everything onto a thick whisper white notecard, but you could also make this a larger card if you wish.

 

 

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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:

Bisley 4-Compartment Shallow Drawer Insert Black
  • SKU#: 668070

 

 

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Pretty Pocket Birthday Cards!

 

Each month I create and mail out cards to the top 15 in sales in my Luv 2 Stamp group (team of demonstrators in my Stampin' UP! downline).  To celebrate the top in sales for the month of February, I sent these Pretty Pocket cards to my top sellers so that they would have a fun birthday card idea to recreate!! 

 

Pretty Pocket Card Kit birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2017 and Occasions catalog products by Patty Bennett

 

These quick and easy pocket cards are one of the Free Sale-a-Bration product offerings for 2017 from Stampin' Up! and I embellished them with these Stampin' Up! products:

  • Party Animal Designer Paper (candles), #142738, pg 3 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Birthday Bright stamp set, #142835, pg 13 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Tasty Treats Designer paper (ice cream) #142770, pg 33 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Glimmer Paper - free Sale a Bration item while supplies last
  • Carried Away Designer paper (orange basket weave pattern behind candles) - free Sale a Bration item while supplies last
  • Peekaboo Peach ribbon #141427, pg 169 annual catalog
  • Mini paper clips, #142766, pg 15 2017 Occasions catalog
  • Best Badge Punch, #140633, pg 186 annual catalog
  • 2016-2018 In Color and Brights Enamel shapes, pg 177 annual catalog

 

Pretty Pocket Card Kit birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2017 and Occasions catalog products by Patty Bennett

 

The insert pulls out to reveal the greeting and your hand written note.  I embellished it with fun birthday paper, accessories and stamps as noted above.

 

Pretty Pocket Card Kit birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2017 and Occasions catalog products by Patty Bennett

 

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Use my tip below and punch out a scrap of designer paper with the Best Badge Punch, then fold it over the insert for a really cute "pull-tab" topper!  I secured it with some Fast Fuse adhesive but added the mini paper clip for "cuteness" :)

 

Pretty Pocket Card Kit birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration 2017 and Occasions catalog products by Patty Bennett

I thought it was a totally cute idea to just cut out one strip of the candles from the 12x12 Party Animals designer paper piece.. so quick and easy!

 

I do believe that the Birthday Bright stamp set on page 13 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog is a hidden gem.  Since it's featured at 1/2 size in the catalog, I feel it's been overlooked.  Please take a look at this amazing and wonderful set before it's too late.. this catalog retires on May 31, 2017!

 

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How to Stamp and Layer the Medallion stamp with Glimmer Paper - Video Tutorial

  Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Have you heard about the 3 new LIMITED-TIME Sale-a-Bration 2017 gifts from Stampin' UP!  CLICK HERE to download the flyer if you don't already have one from me.  I am featuring 2 of the brand new Sale-a-Bration gifts on my blog projects and video tutorial today: Make a Medallion stamp set, and Glimmer Paper!  One free gift with each $50 purchase through 3/31/17!  No Limit to the number of free gifts per order through the end of March!! 2 gifts for a $100 order, etc.!

 

Watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW for tips on Stamping and Assembling the layers of this Make a Medallion stamp set with the beautiful Sale a Bration Glimmer paper to create these festive handstamped cards!

 

 

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  Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

I made about 35 of these fun Whisper White Note Cards over the weekend to mail out to my Luv 2 Stamp Group top achievers from January (yes, I'm a couple weeks behind).  I hope they enjoy these fun cards.. I think they turned out super cute and festive and I hope it will help make them feel special!

In addition to the Make a Medallion set and Glimmer paper, I used a 3rd Sale a Bration items on my cards, too.. the wonderful Metallic Ribbon!  I can't stop using it.. it's so beautiful and amazing.. oh, and FREE :)

These cards also feature printed designer paper from the Festive Birthday package and the Tasty Treats package from the Cool Treats Suite on pg 33 of the Occasions catalog.

 

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 Above & Below:  Stamped, punched and die cut layers create the layered Medallions with the glimmer paper and Celebrate punched greeting!  Watch the video above in this post for a SUPER COOL Layering Tip!!

 

Duet Banner punch and Birthday Bright stamp set create cute Celebrate punched images. Stampin' Up! stamps and punch.

 

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Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Below I have a few other ideas for you for layering your Medallions with the Layering Circle framelits and the Stitched Shape framelits.

 

Ideas for stamping and layering the Make a Medallion Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' UP!

 

Need a fun, quick Cinco de Mayo card idea?  Be sure to get this Make a Medallion stamp NOW - it's only available through March 31, 2017!

Layer it with the colorful "Festive Birthday" paper from Stampin' Up! as shown below!

So many possibilities!

 

  Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

Make a Medallion Festive Birthday cards created with Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration glimmer paper, layering circle and stitched shape framelits. Cards by Patty Bennett

 

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Beautiful You Watercolor Cards

 

I have been having so much fun playing with the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens and Aquapainters to color the lady images in the Beautiful You stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  I recently shared this note card idea with Cindee and showed her how I colored in the lady's dress and cut the umbrella image out of printed paper to create the "lady walking in the rain" cards below.

Today I'm sharing a Video Tutorial with you to show you how easy it is to color in the stamped dress image and create the rain with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle stamp.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

The fabulous Beautiful You stamp set AND the Watercolor pencils are both on page 24 of the current 2017 Occasions catalog. You can also find them in my online store by clicking any of the product images at the bottom of this blog post.

One secret ingredient on these cards is the printed background paper - found in the Serene Scenery paper stack!  It's perfect for these rainy day cards.

 

Please enjoy the VIDEO TUTORIAL below with a quick 1 minute tip for coloring her red dress with Watercolor Pencils.

 

 

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Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

After adding Real Red and Calpyso Coral Watercolor Pencil to the stamped image, I also added a pop of Real Red Stampin' Write marker ink to give it a bit more depth of color.  You can see all of the instructions in the video above.

Watch the video to see all the details about stamping the umbrella onto a small patterned paper scrap and adding that to the finished card.  Fun way to create a quick patterned umbrella!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

After cutting the lady out with my Paper Snips, I added her to the card with Tombow Multi Purpose glue.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

Be sure to watch all of the details in the VIDEO above in this post to see how I created raindrops on this card  with the Gorgeous Grunge speckle stamp image and a die cut oval mask!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

All of the cards in today's post are mounted onto a Whisper White or Crumb Cake Note Card.  I love these handy note cards that come cut and scored and include envelopes in the package!!

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

I used 2 of the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils to color the dress. I blended both Real Red and Calypso Coral with the Blender pen.  I also added a touch of my Real Red Stampin' Write marker for added depth and color.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

And on my last sample, I decided she needed a peppy yellow umbrella, so I colored it with the Daffodil Delight watercolor pencil AND the Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker, and blended with the Blender Pen.

 

Beautiful You "lady in the rain" note cards colored with Watercolor Pencils. Serene Scenery paper stack background and Gorgeous Grunge raindrops. By Patty Bennett

 

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Sunburst Rays for the High Tide Lighthouse Card

 

High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty BennettDo you remember these High Tide Lighthouse cards I blogged a couple weeks ago?

Well, I just realized that I had a series of photos I forgot to share with you explaining how I made the vellum "light rays" at the top of the lighthouse!! 

When I was sharing this idea with Cindee last week, she made THIS CARD, and it reminded me that I forgot to share this info with you, so, today I'm sharing the details for die cutting the vellum with the Sunburst die and coloring it with sponges to give the effect of light coming from the top of the lighthouse.

 

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

STEP 1 (above): Die cut a piece of Cardstock Vellum using the Sunburst Thinlit die

  • Sunburst thinlit die, pg 193 Annual Stampin' UP! catalog, #140617
  • Vellum cardstock, pg 175 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, #101856

 

STEP 2 (below):  Use a Stampin' Sponge and your choice of ink color to color the die cut "rays" of vellum.  I used Daffodil Delight ink

  • Daffodil Delight ink, #126944
  • Stampin' Sponge, #141337

 

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

STEP 3 (above): Use paper snips to cut apart the light rays

  • Paper Snips, #103579

 

STEP 4 (below): Attach the light rays to the card with glue dots.  I tucked the ray under the Island Indigo layer of cardstock on my finished card.

  • glue dots, #103683

 

Tutorial for creating light rays for the High Tide Lighthouse card with watercolor background and vellum light rays featuring Sunburst Thinlit die from Stampin' UP!. by Patty Bennett

 

I hope you found that helpful!  You can see the video tutorial for these cards HERE.

 

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How to die cut vellum and color to create light rays for the Stampin' UP! High Tide Lighthouse cards, featuring the Sunburst thinlit die by Patty Bennett

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How to stamp the High Tide Lighthouse and create a watercolor background - video tutorial

 

I had a vision in my head... and I'm not sure why that included a red sky.. I guess it was a dramatic sunset... but these lighthouse cards are what came out of my vision.. a dramatic watercolor wash background for my High Tide stamp set cards!

I hope you will watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below in this post to see how I made these and to hear about the tips and additional components I added to these cards!

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

Please watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below to learn how to create the beautiful watercolor wash backgrounds with a clear block and ink pads, and tips on stamping the 2-step Lighthouse stamp!

 

 

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Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Fun Tips To Note:

  • all of the watercolor wash backgrounds turn out different
  • it's fun to experiment with different colors
  • the High Tide stamp set has some GREAT sentiments/greeting images
  • grass from the Basket Builder framelits is perfect on these cards
  • vellum die cut with the Sunburst Thinlit makes great "light" for the lighthouse


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

I think you'll be amazed at the color palette I used to make these cards and how easy the watercolor background is to create with the Stampin' Up! Clear Block E, a few ink pads and watercolor paper!!  Be sure to watch the video for all the fun details.


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set featuring Sunburst thinlit die and cardstock vellum.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 I stamped the greeting/sentiment onto watercolor paper and die cut it with the Stitched Shape framelits.

For this card, I die cut cardstock vellum with the Sunburst thinlit and colored it with the Daffodil Delight ink pad and sponge daubers, then added the "rays" to the card like light from the lighthouse.  See the VIDEO above for all the details.

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and Sunburst thinlit die with cardstock vellum.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and sunburst pattern paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Above:  I loved the printed paper background addition to this card.. a piece of "sunburst" printed paper from the Cupcakes & Carousels paper stack was perfect for the background of this card!!  :)


Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and grass die cut from the Basket Builder framelit set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

Above/Below: the grass die cut piece from the Basket Builder framelit set (pg 18 Occasions catalog) was the perfect addition to some of my lighthouse cards.  I die cut it out of Crumb Cake cardstock then sponged some Old Olive and Soft Suede ink onto it. 

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set and grass die cut from the Basket Builder framelit set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

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Tip for stamping the lighthouse stamps from the High Tide Stampin' Up! set by Patty Bennett

 

For tips on stamping the lighthouse, and adding a little deeper color with your Stampin' Write marker, watch the video above in this blog post.

I found that I liked the Smoky Slate ink for the "shadow" of the lighthouse image the best.  I'm sure you will find lots of color combos you like!  It's fun to experiment! Just be sure to write them down so that you'll remember what you tried!

 

Suggested color combos for stamping the Stampin' Up! High Tide lightouse set, by Patty Bennett

 

 After stamping the lighthouse and "sand" on the separate piece of watercolor paper, I cut it out by hand and added it to the front of the card with a ton of Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

Watercolor Wash Backgrounds using clear block and ink pads for the Stampin' Up! High Tide Lighthouse set.  Cards stamped by Patty  Bennett

 

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How to Quickly Color the Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration paper

 

Today's secret weapon:  Stampin' Spritzers!

Quickly color the 12x12 sheet of black and white "Inside the Lines" Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper to use on your crafting creations!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards by Patty Bennett

 

This unique and fun, FREE Sale a Bration "Inside the Lines" paper is amazing, and especially appealing to those who LOVE to color like me, but, if you want an alternative to hours of coloring, try this spritzing method!

 

I filled my Stampin' Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and drops of reinker, and spritzed the paper super quickly!!  Read on for all the details:

 

You will find this fun paper on page 11 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Here is what the "Inside the Lines" (free Sale a Bration 2017) paper looks like in this package when you open it... 12 sheets of black and white printed designs:

 

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If you want to grab your markers, colored pencils, paint brush, etc., that's a GREAT way to color the intricate designs, but if you need to color lots of this paper FAST, grab some Stampin' Spritzers, fill with rubbing alcohol (or water) and several drops of Stampin' Up! ink refill in each one, and spritz away!

As you can see below, I put my 12x12 paper in a recycled Stampin' UP! shipping box so that I wouldn't "overspray" in my craft room.

 

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I started by spritzing most of the paper with Daffodil Delight, then added spritzes of Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral.  It looks splotchy at first, but dries to a lovely finish.

 

Use Stampin Spritzers to quickly color the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

I like to use rubbing alcohol in my spritzers so that it dries quickly, and doesn't warp like water will.  Add as many or as few drops of reinker as you wish.. I do about 10 drops per filled spritzer.

 

Before and after using Stampin' Spritzers on the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

Then it's easy to cut the dry 12x12 piece into whatever sizes you need for your project.  I used them on 3-1/2"x5" Stampin' Up! Note Cards.

I die cut the So Detailed thinlit in So Saffron cardstock, wrapped each one around the Inside the Lines DSP piece and added it to each Note Card. 

I stamped lots of thank you images in Stitched Shape die cut circles, and layered them on scalloped circles from the Layering Circles framelit pack and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The amazing Stitched Shape framelits are NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN HERE in my online store!!  Click here for my video to see how well the Stitched Shape framelits work with the Layering Circles framelits!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards featuring Stitched Shape framelits by Patty Bennett

 

 I added my favorite new accessory, the Lace Doilies, behind the scalloped circle as well.

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Easy Reindeer Christmas Card Video Tutorial

 

Today I am excited to share a video tutorial with you featuring the Stampin' UP! Santa's Sleigh framelits and 3 fun tips!  Be sure to watch the video below in this post to learn all of the tips I have for creating these cards!

 

Stamp easy Christmas cards with the Stampin' UP! Santa's Sleigh thinlits - reindeer and pine tree images used here.  Video tutorial with 3 tips by Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video below to learn 2 fun adhesive tips and how I colored the Pine Trees after die cutting them with the Presents & Pinecones designer paper.

 

 

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Stamp easy Christmas cards with the Stampin' UP! Santa's Sleigh thinlits - reindeer and pine tree images used here. Card features Fancy Frost embossed designer paper background.  Video tutorial with 3 tips by Patty Bennett

 

I really love this embossed Fancy Frost designer paper .. all the work is already done!!  You can see this paper in my video above, or on page 37 in the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog or #142014 here in my online store.

 

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As an alternate idea to the Fancy Frost embossed background, I used the blue and white polkadot pattern from the Floral Boutique paper for the card below. It's kind of like a night-time snowy background, right?

 

Stamp easy Christmas cards with the Stampin' UP! Santa's Sleigh thinlits - reindeer and pine tree images used here.  Video tutorial with 3 tips by Patty Bennett

 

Each of my cards today features a reindeer die cut from the Santa's Sleigh thinlit pack and the gorgeous Gold Foil sheets found on page 175 in our 2016 Annual catalog (#132622).  Each card also features the die cut pine tree and the Presents & Pinecones paper, then colored with a sponge dauber and a Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Watch the video above to see all the details for creating this pretty tree!

 

 

Crafting tips to create sparkly trees featuring Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh thinlits and Presents & Pinecones designer paper

 

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As an alternative to the square cards I have featured in today's blog post, here is a way to enlarge the card to a standard A2 size card by just adding a strip of designer paper and a ribbon!

 

Stamp easy Christmas cards with the Stampin' UP! Santa's Sleigh thinlits - reindeer and pine tree images used here.  Video tutorial with 3 tips by Patty Bennett

Thank you so much for joining me today!!  I appreciate that you have watched my video and I hope you enjoyed all of the tips that I shared with you!

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Cable Knit Embossing Folder Card Background

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

5 Tips!

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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Pretty Pines Holiday Card

 

I am delighted to share a pretty card with you today, designed by my friend Cindee.  We made this card when we got together to stamp a few weeks ago...  she used the gorgeous Christmas Pines / Pretty Pines bundle from page 19 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog.  You'll also recognize the pine boughs because they form the wreath on the cover of the Holiday catalog!

 

Pretty Pines / Christmas Pines Stampin' UP! Christmas card idea featuring the Brick Wall embossing folder and Copper Foil sheets.  www.PattyStamps.com

 

The background of this lovely card features the Brick Wall embossing folder (pg 195 annual catalog #138288) and then we "built" our pine bough decoration on top of the background.  See my 3 crafting tips below for an easy way to "assemble" or "build" your pine bough decoration after die cutting them with green cardstock.

 

Tips for creating Pretty Pines / Christmas Pines Stampin' UP! Christmas card idea featuring the Brick Wall embossing folder and Copper Foil sheets.  www.PattyStamps.com

 

Great tips, right!?

Below is a visual for you.. the Pretty Pines thinlit dies and the Brick Wall embossing folder we used on this project.

 

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Be sure to give your brick wall a little definition by lightly sponging some ink on the raised bricks!

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The pinecones and bows were die cut with the Copper Foil paper.. wow are they pretty in person!  A little hard to photograph, but I did my best. 

The brick background piece is on a folded Cherry Cobbler card, and the greeting was stamped in Cherry Cobbler as well, to tie in the Christmas  colors.

 

Pretty Pines / Christmas Pines Stampin' UP! Christmas card idea featuring the Brick Wall embossing folder and Copper Foil sheets.  www.PattyStamps.com

 

Thank you Cindee, as always for a fabulous crafting day and for designing this gorgeous card for us to make together!

 

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Fall Leaf Watercolor Wash Background Video Tutorial

 

I am super excited to share a video tutorial with you today, so that you can create these gorgeous fall leaves and make these fun fall cards using your Stampin' UP! watercolor paper, reinkers, an Aquapainter and a Gold Wink of Stella pen!

 

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I couldn't stop making these cards with the Leaflets framelits! I made about 30 cards.. it's so fun to watercolor these pretty backgrounds and die cut these beautiful leaves! 

All of the cards feature the Woodland embossing folder in the background and the pretty leaves are attached on top of the folder background.  Watch the video below for all the details and tips for adding the leaves! :)

 

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The Give Thanks greeting is new, from the 2016 Holiday catalog, page 43, in the Suite Seasons stamp set.  I stamped it in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, and punched the left end with the Banner Triple Punch.

The ribbon is 2 layers: 5/8" burlap ribbon and 1/4" natural trim gold ribbon, both on pg 178 in the annual catalog.  I find the burlap kind of bulky for knots or bows, so I just put a strip of it on the card.. you'll see that in the video. Then I tied the gold natural ribbon around this top-fold card.

 

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One thing you'll notice as you make these, every one of these cards turns out different.  I just love them!  Watch the video below to see how I created the waterecolor backgrounds and also a tip for die cutting the watercolor paper and the Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper.

 

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Watch the VIDEO below to see how I made these beautiful fall leaf cards with the Stampin Up! Leaflets framelits.

 

 

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Watercolor Wash Background Leaves:

  • wet both sides of the watercolor paper
  • apply ink in drops or dabs to one side
  • splatter more ink to the same side
  • when dry, splatter Gold Wink of Stella onto the watercolored paper
  • die cut with Leaflet Framelits and Botanical Builder leaf framelits
  • apply to card or crafting project

 

Find all the details in the video above in this blog post.

 

You'll find all of the Stampin' Up! supplies you'll need for this project at the bottom of this blog post. 

I hope you will give these a try, and if you need any of these supplies, just click on any of the product photos to go to my online store.

 Don't you just love how they all come out different?  I made over 30 of these and each one is totally different!

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