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Glossy Background Daisy Card

 

I recently learned how to make this GORGEOUS Glossy Paper background, created with Stampin' UP! reinkers, Stampin' Spritzer, and a Wink of Stella pen!! Cindee taught me how to make this fun background, and we created 2 similar cards with this technique, both of them featuring the amazing Daisy Delight stamp and Daisy punch!  (save 10% and buy them together in a bundle from Stampin' Up!)

 

Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch.

 

These are the 2 cards we created with the glossy paper background technique.  The one on the right also features the same technique for the daisy and the Garden Trellis embossing folder on the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  The one on the left features a sponged daisy and the Oh My Stars embossing folder on the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.

 

Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch and Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon.

 

 Both cards are finished off with the beautiful Lemon Lime Twist ombre ribbon, and clear Faceted Gems.

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Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch and Oh My Stars embossing folder.

 Sponge Daubers are the key to creating the beautiful blended color on the daisy punch above!

I loved creating these cards with Cindee!! When she blogged these cards, she included a video tutorial. You can watch it here if you'd like to see how she created this background and the daisy. 

 

To create the glossy paper background, you'll need glossy paper, reinkers (ink refills), Stampin' Spritzer or small spray bottle with water, and a Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Read below for the instructions:

How to make the Glossy Background with reinker technique for card backgrounds featuring Stampin' Up! supplies.

 

How to make the glossy paper / reinker background with Stampin' UP! supplies.

 

 It's really so easy and you can create these backgrounds in ANY color combo. 

For these cards we used Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim Stampin' UP! ink refills, the Stampin' Spritzer and Clear Wink of Stella pen.

 

Below: all in one tutorial you can pin or print to save this technique for later!

Tutorial: how to create a glossy paper & reinker background for your cards or diy crafting projects with Stampin' UP! supplies.

 

Stampin' UP! Daisy Delight stamped on glossy paper / reinker background - punch with Daisy punch for card embellishment.

 

After I cut up my piece of glossy background paper, and used part of it on a card, I used the other part to stamp the Daisy Delight image in Memento Black ink, then punched them out with the daisy punch. SO pretty!

 

Stamp and punch Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight daisy and punch with Daisy Punch from glossy paper / reinker background paper.

 

 Be sure to slightly curl the petals of your daisy using your bone folder for a lovely dimensional look!

Glossy Paper / reinker background technique card idea featuring the Daisy Delight stamp set and Daisy punch and Garden Trellis embossing folder.

 

 I wanted the daisy to really stand out on this card, so I layered it onto a Whisper White circle that had been embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.. really a fun touch!

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Glossy Paper "Faux Torn Edge" cards

 

I've created more Faux Torn Edge cards on Glossy Paper to share with you! I used Glossy paper and Classic (dye) ink pads from Stampin' UP! to create several fun cards, and I hope you enjoy them!  They feature the Lovely Friends stamp set, So Many Shells stamp set, Ribbon of Courage stamp set, Detailed Dragonfly thinlit dies, die cut in Copper Foil paper, and also some fun peaches that I cut out of the Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper pack with my Paper Snips!!

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

I actually shared a very similar faux torn edge idea a couple weeks ago in my adirondak chair, beach scene card and video HERE.  After I created that beach chair card, I just kept creating and made these fun cards using different Stampin' Up! color combinations!

 

1 youtubeTo view this "faux torn edge" technique idea on Glossy paper... please WATCH THIS VIDEO.  My video tutorial shows a different card but it's the same idea!

 

 The concept is pretty simple.. tear a scrap paper, lay it on your Glossy cardstock and drag the ink pad directly onto the glossy paper right over the torn edge.... then repeat several times.  I used 3 different Stampin' Up! ink pads on each card.

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

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What do you think!? Easy! Right!?  Find the glossy paper on page 194 in the 2017 catalog!!  #144240 online.

 

  Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads and Lovely Friends stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

The card above was created with Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Flirty Flamingo, and stamped with the Lovely Friends stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink.  It's all on a Top Fold Fresh Fig cardstock folded card base.

 

Faux torn edge glossy paper Stampin Up color combo.

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads and Whole Lot of Lovely peaches pattern paper.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

The peaches card above was created with Calpyso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight ink dragged on the glossy paper, and the peaches were cut out of the Whole Love of Lovely Designer Paper.  I used a top fold Calypso Coral card for my base, and stamped Thanks a Lot from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Archival Black ink.

 

Faux torn edge glossy paper Stampin Up color combo.

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads and peaches from the Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper packet.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

Find the Whole Love of Lovely designer paper on page 188 in the 2017 Stampin' UP! catalog, or here in my online store #144110

The cards below feature the same color combo for the faux torn edge background and I added die cut dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit set, #142749 die cut from Copper Foil paper #142020

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads with Copper Foil die cut dragonfly and So Many Shells stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

The Miracles Happen greeting above is found in the So Many Shells stamp set.  The card base is a Thick Whisper White top fold card.  It's embellished with Glitter Enamel Dots.

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads with Copper Foil die cut dragonfly and Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

The Dragonfly card above features a greeting from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Glitter Enamel dots.

 

Quick tip for using Stampin' UP! Mini Dimensionals for the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit die cuts on your cards and crafty diy projects.

The amazing new Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are TERRIFIC for adding the dragonfly to your card!

 

Faux Torn Edge featuring glossy paper and Stampin' Up! ink pads with Copper Foil die cut dragonfly and So Many Shells stamp set.  Card ideas and "how to" tutorial by Patty Bennett

 

The greeting above is found in the So Many Shells stamp set.

The Stampin' Up! color combo used on the blue faux torn edge background is Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Soft Sky.

 

Faux torn edge glossy paper Stampin Up color combo.

 

Sorry... is your mind on overload now!?  Lots of great ideas.. right!?  Hope you try out the Faux Torn Edge technique with Glossy Paper and ink pads!!!

 

Faux Torn Edge card ideas featuring glossy paper and ink pads from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

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Carols of Christmas - New Bundle! card idea

Starting Tomorrow, August 1st, you can order this fun Carols of Christmas bundle - an early pre-release purchase opportunity one month ahead of the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog release!  I am sharing a pretty card and fun embossing paste & glitter "snow" technique with you today!  I made this card when I stamped with Cindee a couple weeks ago!!! So fun!

 

  Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 

You might be asking... #1, how did you get that amazing fun glittery snow?? (read on in this post for the secret using Embossing Paste!) and #2, how did you get 3 colors on your Peace on Earth stamp!?  For that trick, we inked the top 1/2 of the stamp on a Dapper Denim pad, then the bottom 1/2 on a Tranquil Tide pad, and then used a black Stampin' Write marker to go over the center... then stamped on Whisper White die cut with a Stitched Shape framelit.

This is what the stamp set and framelit die bundle looks like... order #146036 for wood mount and #146037 for clear mount rubber here in my online Stampin' UP! store.

 

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Now, on to the secret of the snowy, glittery hillside and trees!  Spread Embossing Paste onto cardstock with your palette knife, making it somewhat uneven to resemble a snowy blown wintery hillside, then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter while the paste is still wet!!!! (yes!! I actually used glitter!!!)

 

Embossing Paste "snow" technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

I did the same thing with the die cut trees from the Carols of Christmas bundle (Card Front Builder framelits) ... so cool!!! 

Embossing Paste snow technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

Embossing Paste and Glitter Snow Technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 And when you add those trees to your project, don't forget that the mini Dimensionals are perfect for the "tree tops".

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You might have see my Facebook Live video where I gave this card away!!  The winner was Tricia Butts from Colorado and I have mailed this fun card to her!  (missed that video?  CLICK HERE).

Oh, and here is another tip!!  Use the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper behind the moon and stars die cut in the night sky!! So pretty!!!  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper is found on page 194 in the Stampin' Up! catalog, or here online #135315

 

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper tip for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett
 

Special Thanks to Holly Stene for her inspiration for this card!!

A few more details about this wonderful card:

  • Top fold Tranquil Tide 4-1/4" x 11" card
  • Die cut panel is 4" x 5-1/4" in Dapper Denim
  • Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Die Cut trees: Tranquil Tide cardstock

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  Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 

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Video tutorial for Stamping on Glossy Paper - Adirondak Chair Beach Card

 

I was super excited to see Glossy paper come back to the Stampin' Up! catalog this year! (missed it? it's on pg 194, #144240).  I started stamping on glossy paper about 30 years ago.. it was such a hot trend with bold stamps and Marvy Markers, it's come and gone over the years as a trend, and now it's fun to explore the many uses for it in my craft room once again!

Today I am sharing a video tutorial to show you how to create this beach scene card with glossy paper, Stampin' UP! ink pads, stamps and accessories!

 

Glossy paper beach chair card featuring the Stampin' UP! adirondak chair framelit die from the Seasonal Layers framelits.  Watch the free video tutorial on my blog to make this card. By Patty Bennett, Stampin' UP! demonstrator.

 

Enjoy the VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW, and create one of these cards with me!

 

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Glossy paper beach chair card featuring the Stampin' UP! adirondak chair framelit die from the Seasonal Layers framelitsm and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set..  Watch the free video tutorial on my blog to make this card. By Patty Bennett, Stampin' UP! demonstrator.

 

The darling red beach chair is die cut from the Seasonal Layers framelits. This adirondak chair framelit die is so popular, and I can see why!!  I stamped the palms and grass using the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set, and the little red flowers are from the Hello Friend set.  All of these supplies as well as the glossy paper, ink pads, stamps and accessories are available in my online Stampin' Up! store.  Click any of the product links at the bottom of this blog post to go directly to my store online. Please leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.

 As shown in the video, here is the Stampin' Up! Color combo I used for this project:

 

Stampin' UP! color combo for the Glossy paper beach chair card featuring the Stampin' UP! adirondak chair framelit die from the Seasonal Layers framelitsm and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set..  Watch the free video tutorial on my blog to make this card. By Patty Bennett, Stampin' UP! demonstrator.

 

If you watched the video above, you'll see how easy this card really is.  Here is a visual reminder of the steps I demonstrated in the video:

Step by Step, how to make the Glossy paper beach chair card featuring the Stampin' UP! adirondak chair framelit die from the Seasonal Layers framelitsm and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set..  Watch the free video tutorial on my blog to make this card. By Patty Bennett, Stampin' UP! demonstrator.

 

 As usual, I could not decide on just one greeting for this card, so I made several and used 3 different greetings. 

Live Laugh Love and Enjoy the Little Things are both found in the Layering Love stamp set (pg 46 in the current catalog) and the Hello Friend stamp is found in the Hello Friend stamp set, pg 17.

Each greeting is stamped with Island Indigo ink to coordinate with the Island Indigo card bases.

 

Glossy paper beach chair cards featuring the Stampin' UP! adirondak chair framelit die from the Seasonal Layers framelitsm and Fabulous Flamingo stamp set..  Watch the free video tutorial on my blog to make this card. By Patty Bennett, Stampin' UP! demonstrator.

 

 I hope you enjoyed this fun video tutorial for glossy paper!!  I appreciate your order in my online Stampin' Up! store if you would like to purchase supplies to make some of these cards.

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Craft Room Storage Tip for Accessories & Embellishments Video

 

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I have a fun tip that I hope will give you ideas for storing and organizing your crafting embellishments and accessories!

I recently brought all of the new Stampin' Up! embellishments and accessories to a demonstrator meeting for the display table, and rather than just put the packages on the table, I put all the darling products in sweet little white bowls from the Daiso Japan store!  They were only $1.50 each and made everything look so cute!

 

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Please enjoy this quick 5 minute video with a fun tip for organizing (and hopefully USING) your crafting embellishments and accessories! 

 

 
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We had lots of display tables at the meeting.. here are a couple photos of the tables as they filled up with products and projects;

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

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When I came home from this demonstrator meeting, I decided to leave all of the products in the cute bowls, gather them all into a tray (from the Container Store) and keep them at my stamping desk!!

  1. I thought this should help keep them organized
  2. I hope it will encourage me to grab them and USE THEM!
  3. I can see at a glance what is running low

 

One tip I shared in the video above was to go ahead and take all of the wood embellishment pieces out of the wood sheets.. this way I KNOW I will grab them and use them.. and in fact I already have!

Stars & Hearts Elements #144215, pg 198

Touches of Nature Elements #144216, pg 196

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 I hope you enjoyed that idea for organizing in your craft room, and I hope you will enjoy some photos from our fun Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrator meeting last month!!

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Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

Luv 2 Group Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting June 2017 with Patty Bennett & Gina Cardera

 

 As you can see we had a wonderful time!!  I'll be sharing more about this meeting soon, and you can see the embossing paste projects I shared HERE.

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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

 

You may have noticed the Sale a Bration glimmer paper in the cards above.. remember.. this amazing 6x6 pack of glimmer paper is available only while supplies last with your $50 order. 

CLICK HERE to view the brochure with the 3 new releases, including the glimmer paper!

 

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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 You will see all of the great free products when you look inside!

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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

 

NOW!! More NEW Sale a Bration items to select from through March 31!

Select 1 free gift with each $50 order online here! (or contact me with your order!)

Stampin UP! sale a bration glimmer paper, reverse words and make a medallion stamp set available as your free item Feb. 21 to March 31, 2017

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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

143006 Stampin' Up! High Tide lighthouse stamp set. Click shop online at www.pattystamps.com and order #143006

 

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

 

Thank you for joining me today.. I hope you enjoyed these cards and the tips I shared with you in the video tutorial!

 

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