Do you Give Gift Cards at the Holidays?

 

Gift Cards… do you give Gift Cards? We probably all do, right?  Family, Friends, Mailman, UPS guy, co-workers, teachers, grandkids, etc.

Well, here is a creative way to present an otherwise boring gift card!

Merry Tags Gift Card Holders featuring Stampin' Up! bags, paper and embellishments by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

All I did was to fold a bag in half, in this case I used the Glassine Gift Bags, but you can use the Kraft Gift bags, too, as shown in the video below.  Purchase either of these bag options in my online store and find on page 176 in the 2016 annual Stampin’ Up! catalog.  See all of the supplies used for these projects listed at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Watch my video below from last year.. different supplies, same concept:

 

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Click here to see more ideas using this design idea.

Or, maybe you just want to tuck in other goodies like candy, family photos, a note, theater tickets, etc., .. fill the 2 pockets with whatever you’d like!

Each of these gift card holders was embellished with the “This Christmas” designer paper and die cut images from the Merry Tags framelit dies.

 

Merry Tags Gift Card Holders featuring Stampin' Up! bags, paper and embellishments by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

As you’ll see in the video, simply wrap a 10″ to 12″ piece of designer paper around the folded bag and decorate.. could not be any simpler!! 🙂

The bag itself creates 2 pockets for you to fill!

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Stunning Black and White Floral Card

 

Wow.. do you need a great idea for a handmade wedding card? This is it!  The Botanical Builder flower framelits from Stampin' UP! die cut all in Whisper White cardstock and layered onto a Basic Black Card!

 

Black and White Stampin UP! Botanical Gardens flower card with Elegant Dots embossed die cut.

 

My friend Joy saw this flower card idea on Pinterest and taught me how to make this!! 

She die cut Whisper White cardstock using the Lots of Labels framelits, and embossed it with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  After adding that to the folded Basic Black card, we added lots of die cut flowers.  The flowers and leaves are all die cut with the Big Shot using the Botanical Builder framelit set, shown below and available HERE online.

 

Black and White Stampin UP! Botanical Gardens framelits flower card with Elegant Dots embossed die cut.

 

Did you notice that we stamped some of the leaves with Sahara Sand ink with the coordinating Botanical Blooms stamp set?  That added just the perfect amount of contrast!! It's a photopolymer set, so seeing through it and stamping the leaves is really easy!

I love all the layering.. some flowers are adhered with Snail adhesive, some with Glue Dots and some with Stampin' Dimensionals.. that's a great way to get lots of depth!

For a POP of glimmer, we punched 1/8" circles of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for the flower centers.. so pretty!  You could also use Wink of Stella. 

 

Black and White Stampin UP! Botanical Gardens framelits flower card with Elegant Dots embossed die cut.

You could try this on a Gold card, Cherry Cobbler Card, Pink Card.. gosh.. most any color! It would be stunning no matter what!

Ours is a top folding 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock so that we could tie the ribbon around the card easily.

 

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Fun Tri-Fold Birthday Card!

 

Check out this adorable Tri-Fold card I made at a fun class taught by Susan and Janet!!  How fun would this be to receive a card like this in the mail for your birthday!!?  It features the Stampin' Up! It's My Party paper, balloon punch and the Party Pop-up thinlit dies!!! 

They are EASY to make.. I have a link to my video tutorial below!

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

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If you need directions for making these easy Tri Fold cards,

WATCH MY VIDEO HERE for instructions 🙂

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

 

I love this color combo from the It's My Party designer series paper stack!

Color combo its my party

 

You can make 4 of these cards from one 12×12 piece of black cardstock!

Scroll down for all the info!

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

 

The front of this card features a die cut from the Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies cut in Mint Macaron cardstock, and all of the balloons are easily punched out of the It's My Party paper stack using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  This is a GREAT way to use up your scraps!

 

Easily make 4 of these cards from one sheet of 12×12 cardstock!

Cut your 12×12 per the diagram below (or per THIS VIDEO)

 

How to make 4 Tri Fold Cards out of one 12x12 piece of cardstock. Tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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Happy Birthday to Shannon!

 

Many of you have probably seen this #imbringingbirthdaysback hashtag on Facebook over the past several months, and today we are celebrating Shannon's birthday, the creator of this movement to Bring Birthdays Back!!  Shannon felt that wishing people happy birthday on facebook was not allowing us the opportunity to do what we do best… create and send cards!

So, Shannon, thank you for encouraging all of us to Bring Birthdays back by sending a special birthday card in the mail, and here's to your special day and to a year filled with many blessings!

 

Best Thoughts hostess set from Stampin' UP! - birthday card for Shannon West created by Patty Bennett #imbringingbirthdaysback

 

I mailed this stamped card to Shannon last week and I hope she received it in time to help celebrate her special day!

I used the beautiful hostess stamp set called "Best Thoughts".  You'll find it on pg 180 of the current annual catalog.  Did you know you can purchase this set with $10 of your hostess dollars?  And that you earn hostess dollars to spend on anything you want when your Stampin' UP! order is $150 or more!?  Well, now you know 🙂

 

Best Thoughts hostess set from Stampin' UP! - birthday card for Shannon West created by Patty Bennett #imbringingbirthdaysback

 

Shannon stamps her #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp on the envelope of all the birthday cards she mails out to hundreds of people!  So, I did the same 🙂

I think I may have overdone it on her card.. at the last minute I stamped the swirly border around the piece of whisper white cardstock… but I hope she still likes it!  The swirly border is from the fabulous Tin of Cards stamp set (see it here).

This is the beautiful Shannon West in a recent photo, doing what else but addressing more birthday cards!

 

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Botanical Gardens Card Samples

 

As you have probably guessed, this Botanical Gardens Suite is truly one of my all time most favorite suite of Stampin' UP! products!! I love the design, the colors, the graphic bold feel and all the detail!!

Several months ago I asked one of my Luv 2 Stamp group members for some help catching up with Thank You cards for my customers.  I sent products and ideas/instructions, and was so grateful to Jason L. for helping me with these cards!  I love all the designs and perfect execution of the cards!! Thank you J!

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

If you would like to see an overview of this Botanical Gardens Suite, Please watch the video I made with Sara Douglass HERE!  You'll also get to see the instructions for another fabulous project idea with these Botanical Garden suite products!

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

I just love how all of the pretty layers of all the flowers and leaves create such a gorgeous lush feeling on each card!

For information on the greeting stamp sets used, the ink and cardstock colors, and other products, please see the product photos at the bottom of this post.

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

One of my favorite pieces in this suite is the innovative leaf framelit border.. how creative to cut off the corner of the Crumb Cake Note Card at a diagonal with this border die!

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

The Botanical stamp set and dies will carry over into the new 2016-2017 catalog, but the paper will not.. so you will need to order that soon if you want it!   The 15% savings on the bundle will not be available either, in the new catalog – so plan your purchase accordingly if you want to save $$.

 

This Botanical Gardens Suite of products is so fantastic, and I'm just praying that the designer paper doesn't sell out before you get a chance to read this blog post!!  You can see the products here:

  • Botanical Blooms stamp set #140757
  • Botanical Builder Framelit dies #140625
  • Botanical Gardens Designer Paper #140583
  • or, save 15% and get the above items in THIS BUNDLE #140819
  • Botanical Gardens Washi Tape #140586

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

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3×3 Sampler – Occasions catalog flowers

 

 Today I'm excited to share details for the beautiful squares my Luv 2 Stamp Group made for our 3×3 Occasions Catalog Floral Swap several weeks ago!

I hope you remember this pretty frame I shared from this post, and I wanted to be sure to share all of the details with you for each of the beautiful squares from the Luv 2 Stamp group for  that swap!!

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

The frame is a 12×12 white wood frame from a craft store, and the 12×12 paper in the background is from the Brights Color Collections paper stack (Daffodil Delight), and a 10"x10" square of Mint Macaron paper from the 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack.  Each square is 3"x3" and could also be used on a card, on a box, a gift bag, in Project Life or any other crafting or home decor project you'd like to make. 

I took the glass out of the frame because of the 3-d embellishments.  TIP: store your glass behind your project inside the frame so that it doesn't get lost or broken.

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Birthday Blooms stamp set & Birthday Bouquet paper square by Cindee

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Lynne Ernst

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: retired Sale a Bration flower square by Gloria Plunkett

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Faith Wedemeyer

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & retired Sale a Bration paper square by Sue Tapia

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Birthday Bouquet paper square by Patti Baugh

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Grateful Bunch stamp set and Blossom Punch square by Kim Wong

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Joy Perryman

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Rose Garden thinlit flower square by Becky Bakley

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Birthday Bouquet paper & Elegant Butterfly punch square by Churie Johnson

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

  ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Deanna B

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Rose Garden thinlit flower square by Janice Christiansen

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Lynne Ernst

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & retired vellum paper square by Pam Allen

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Helping me Grow flower stamp set square by Patty Bennett

 

Thanks for celebrating my wonderful Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrators today with this pretty project featuring their amazing crafty artwork!!!

 

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