How Sweet It Is Birthday Card Ideas

These special 4×4 Birthday Cards featuring the Stampin’ UP! How Sweet It Is designer paper and the Jar of Sweets framelit dies, also have a fun surprise.. the card base is actually the Lovely Lipstick Sale-a-Bration foil sheets!!  You can get 4 cards out of any 12×12 sheet!! Did you select this as your free gift?  As I was typing this blog post (on the 15th) these foil sheets actually sold out!! oh my!  But you can use ANY 12×12 cardstock or other foil sheets.

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

These cute cards featuring Stampin’ UP! Occasions catalog products are full of colorful surprises!! I die cut the adorable candy pieces from the Jar of Sweets framelits, and also used the same coordinating colors of Glitter Enamel Dots to dress up the cards.  Each card is tied up with some Gorgeous Grape 1/4″ Mini Striped ribbon.

I layered a Gorgeous Grape or Melon Mambo scalloped circle with a How Sweet It Is designer paper die cut circle on each card, using the Layering Circle framelits.  As always, you can shop in my online Stampin’ UP! Store for these papercrafting supplies anytime, earn free Sale-a-Bration gifts for each $50 you purchase AND record your $50 or more orders on your Free Stamps with Patty form! 🙂

 

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Cutting Pattern for 4×4 Cards

You can cut any 12×12 sheet into 4″x8″ pieces to create 4 card bases.  See my graphic below. . . simply cut a 4″ strip off the 12×12 (cut #1), then cut the remaining larger piece at 4″ (cut #2) and at 4″ again (cut #3).  Cut a 4″ piece off of the first piece you cut (cut #4) and score/fold all 4 pieces in 1/2!

How to cut a 12x12 into four 4x4 card bases. Pattern by Patty

I always get asked if I use square envelopes. While you could make one with the Envelope Punch Board, or purchase a square envelope, they do cost more to mail in the US Mail, so I use the regular Medium Whisper White Envelopes from Stampin’ UP!.

Some of these cute cards also feature the Detailed Birthday cupcake edgelit dies – you can see more about those in THIS Sweet Cups post.  Be sure to use your Adhesive Sheets with the detailed cupcake dies!

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

For embellishments, I used both the Glitter Enamel Dots, and I also colored some clear epoxy hearts with my Stampin’ Blends markers.

 

Stampin’ Up! Color Combo

 

Color Combo for Stampin' UP! How Sweet It Is designer paper, #148568 Occasions catalog. Available online www.MyStampOrder.com

Stampin' UP! Birthday How Sweet it Is designer paper Shop Online with Patty Bennett www.MyStampOrder.com #148568

Above: How Sweet It Is 12×12 designer paper available online here #148568

Below; the Sweetest Thing stamp set and framelits bundle available online here #150568

 

Stampin' UP! Sweetest Thing Bundle. Shop Online with Patty Bennett www.MyStampOrder.com #150568

How Sweet It Is Birthday Card idea - Stampin' Up! supplies available from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I stamped this cute greeting from the upcoming “More than Words” stamp set (available in March 2019) onto Whisper White cardstock with Gorgeous Grape ink, and punched them out with the new Story Label punch (also coming in March).

How Sweet It Is Suite of papercrafting products from Stampin' Up! Perfect for birthday cards and treats! www.PattyStamps.com

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Sale-a-Bration 4 Seasons Painted Seasons Bundle cards

Whohoooo! Today is the day that the Second Release of Sale-a-Bration starts!!  More free gifts to select from!

Select from 3 new gift options during Sale-a-Bration Feb. 15 to March 31, 2019

My Favorite new gift offering is the Painted Season Bundle and I hope you enjoy this set of 4 cards representing the 4 seasons featuring the Painted Seasons designer paper and Painted Season stamp set (bundle).

Stampin' Up! Painted Season Sale-a-Bration Second Release bundle gift - 4 seasons card ideas from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

If you are new to Stampin’ UP! or our annual Sale-a-Bration promotion and the free gift offers with your online Stampin’ UP! purchase, you can READ MORE here. You are welcome to leave me a comment or contact me here if you have questions. 

You can Download the new brochure here, and see the Sale-a-Bration gifts online here.

Stampin' Up! Painted Season Sale-a-Bration Second Release bundle gift - 4 seasons card ideas from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

All 4 of my cards measure 4-1/4″ square and are Thick Whisper White cardstock bases.  Each one features patterns from the Painted Season designer paper pack and stamped images from the Painted Seasons stamp set. 

Spring:

Above: my “spring” card version features Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Grapefruit Grove and Granny Apple Green ink. I’ve added the sentiment from my Ribbon of Courage stamp set punched with the new Story Label punch coming on March 1st.  I have a 3×3 square of Lemon Lime Twist Gingham Gala paper and 2 small Frosted Flower embellishments.

Summer:

Below: my “summer” card version features Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove ink. I’ve added the sentiment from my Ribbon of Courage stamp set punched with the new Story Label punch coming on March 1st.  I added some Calypso Coral satin ribbon and some Basic Sequins.

Stampin' Up! Painted Season Sale-a-Bration Second Release bundle gift - 4 seasons card ideas from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

For Tips on Shading these flowers, using Sponge Daubers, WATCH my video here.

In that video, you’ll also learn about the availability of these new products, like the Four Seasons framelits and Story Label punch, coming on March 1, 2019.

Stampin' Up! Painted Season Sale-a-Bration Second Release bundle gift - 4 seasons card ideas from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Fall:

Above: my “fall” card version features Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Mango Melody and Calypso Coral ink. I’ve added the sentiment from my Ribbon of Courage stamp set punched with the new Story Label punch coming on March 1st.  I have a 3×3 square embossed Mango Melody cardstock featuring the Country Floral embossing folder (also a new free gift available today!). Gold Faceted Gems complete the card.

Winter:

Below: my “winter/Christmas” card version features Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Soft Suede and Early Espresso ink. I’ve added the sentiment from the “More than Words” stamp set, coming on March 1st.  I added some White/Silver Edge ribbon that I colored with my Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin' Up! Painted Season Sale-a-Bration Second Release bundle gift - 4 seasons card ideas from Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Craft Tip! Color your white satin ribbon from Stampin' UP! with any color Stampin' Blends marker and create custom colored ribbon to go with your papercrafting project! Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

As I mentioned above, you can create any custom colored ribbon with the Stampin’ UP! 3/8″ Metallic Edge ribbon and your Stampin’ Blends marker!!  I needed a pretty red ribbon to go with my card so I used my Lovely LIpstick Stampin’ Blend marker!

 

Stampin' Up! Painted Season Sale-a-Bration Second Release bundle gift -Stamp set and designer paper bundle. Shop with Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Select this bundle as your free Sale-a-Bration gift with your $100 order online here!

I’m super tickled with the way these 4 Seasons cards turned out! I hope you enjoy them! They’d make a perfect gift packaged with Medium Envelopes in an Acetate Card Box!

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Painted Seasons Bundle Coming Soon!

Stampin’ UP! is offering 3 new gift choices for Sale-a-Bration this year starting on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019!!  One of the items in the new offering is the Painted Seasons Designer paper.. it is AAAAAAAAAMAZING!!! 

 

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Sale-a-Bration Second Release Brochure

Click to download your brochure featuring the 3 new Sale-a-Bration gift offerings!

Sale-a-Bration Second Release starts Friday, Feb. 15, 2019 and products are available as your free gift choice while supplies last.

  • All Adorned Stamp set – gift choice with $50 order
  • Country Floral Embossing Folder – gift choice with $50 order (see card idea here)
  • Painted Season Bundle – stamp set and Designer Paper – gift choice with $100 order

 

Watch the Stampin’ Up! Video below to see the amazing products in this bundle!

 

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Repurpose Stampin’ UP! Framelit Package video

Sneak Peek!  Sale-a-Bration Second Release Painted Season Bundle!  Use the beautiful new Painted Season Designer Paper and Painted Season stamp set to repurpose a Stampin’ UP! framelit package!!  This set and designer paper bundle is a free gift choice with your $100 Stampin’ UP! order starting on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019!

Painted Seasons Bundle - Limited time Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift offering from Stampin' UP!. Repurpose Big Shot framelit die package for paper crafting gift idea. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I hope you will enjoy the video below in this post – I will share all the details of how to repurpose the Stampin’ UP! framelit packaging and decorate it with the Painted Seasons bundle from Stampin’ UP!

Painted Seasons Bundle - Limited time Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift offering from Stampin' UP!. Repurpose Big Shot framelit die package for paper crafting gift idea. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I store my Stampin’ UP! framelits on magnet sheets (see this post), so I have lots of left over plastic framelit packages and I have been decorating them and repuposing them to fill with embellishments and give as gifts.  The 3 framelit pouches I decorated with the Painted Seasons bundle in this post are for my Luv 2 Stamp group.  They are prizes for an extra creative challenge for the month of February.  (See This Post for my previous framlelit gift packaging idea for my team)

Painted Seasons Bundle - Limited time Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift offering from Stampin' UP!. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I stamped and die cut the Painted Seasons flowers and leaves, and spritzed them with Champagne Mist shimmer spray.  (Mix rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist shimmer paint in a Stampin’ Spritzer, shake well and spray).  The Painted Seasons Framelits will be available for purchase starting March 1, 2019.

Painted Seasons Bundle - Limited time Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift offering from Stampin' UP!. Shimmer with Champagne Mist shimmer spray. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

To decorate the framelit package flap, I used Tear & Tape, and added the Painted  Season designer paper to the flap, then I die cut a Be Mine Stitched Heart with the Grapefruit Grove Sale-a-Bration foil and embossed that with the Country Floral Embossing Folder (also a free Sale-a-Bration gift choice coming on Feb. 15). I layered the flowers and leaves onto the flap with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the heart.  I tied it all up with some Petal Pink Variegated Ribbon.

 

Painted Seasons Bundle - Limited time Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift offering from Stampin' UP!. Repurpose Big Shot framelit die package for paper crafting gift idea. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Below: the inside flap.

Painted Seasons Bundle - Limited time Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift offering from Stampin' UP!. Repurpose Big Shot framelit die package for paper crafting gift idea. By Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Below: Painted Seasons Bundle – your Sale-a-Bration gift choice with a $100 order starting on 2-15-19.  See the entire new Second Release Brochure here!!  (See all of the current Sale-a-Bration gifts here)

Painted Seasons Bundle - Limited time Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift offering from Stampin' UP!. Available starting Feb. 15, 2019 with your $100 online order. While Supplies last. www.PattyStamps.com

Enjoy this close up view of the Painted Season designer paper.. I LOVE IT!

Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration Second Release Painted Seasons designer paper offering! Check it out www.PattyStamps.com

Please enjoy my Facebook Live video tutorial replay below!! You’ll see all the tips for decorating the Framelit package, plus a few extra tips AND all the Sneak Peek items for Sale-a-Bration release 2 AND the new products available starting March 1.

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New Country Floral Embossing Folder!

Sneak Peek! Coming Soon!  Sale-a-Bration Release Part 2: Country Floral Embossing Folder!

Stampin' UP! Card Idea featuring Country Floral Embossing Folder - limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift with purchase online! www.PattyStamps.com

I used the new Country Floral Embossing Folder on the 3-1/4″ square of Highland Heather cardstock as the perfect background for my Botanical Butterfly!  I layered it onto a 4″ square of Botanical Butterfly Highland Heather printed paper, then onto a 4-1/8″ square of Gorgeous Grape cardstock.  The base card is a 4-1/4″ square Thick Whisper White folded card. 

 

Stampin' UP! Card Idea featuring Botanical Butterfly designer paper and Country Floral Embossing Folder - limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift with purchase online! www.PattyStamps.com

 

Sale-a-Bration Second Release starts on Feb. 15

The Second release runs through March 31, 2019, but products may run out toward the end of the period, so shop early!  For each $50 you spend here in my online store, you will select a level 1 Sale-a-Bration gift (see them here).  If you spend $100, you can select TWO of the level 1 gifts, or a level 2 gift (see those here).

The NEW Second Release gifts will be added to the online store on 2-15-19.  CLICK HERE to see the flyer!

 

Cut out butterflies from the Botanical Butterfly Designer paper from Stampin' UP! www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I fussy cut the butterflies out of the Botanical Butterfly designer paper (free gift during Sale-a-Bration see it here) with my Paper Snips and added them with Stampin’ Dimensionals to my cards.

Stampin' UP! Botanical Butterfly designer paper - free gift choice with $50 purchase during 2019 Sale-a-Bration promotion. www.PattyStamps.com

Botanical Butterfly designer paper available as a FREE GIFT CHOICE during Sale-a-Bration with your $50 order. Click HERE.

Below: I stamped “with faith all things are possible” from my Ribbon of Courage set onto a “Sweet Pins & Tags” tag in Gorgeous Grape ink. I added the Gingham Gala sequins as a fun embellishment and little touch of bling!  I love that they are already self adhesive on the back!

Stampin' UP! Card Idea featuring Botanical Butterfly designer paper, Gingham Gala sequins and Country Floral Embossing Folder - limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift with purchase online! www.PattyStamps.com

My finishing touch as the Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon.. yet another wonderful free gift choice during Sale-a-Bration.   See it HERE.

 

Stampin' UP! Card Idea featuring Country Floral Embossing Folder - limited time offer Sale-a-Bration 2019 gift with purchase online! www.PattyStamps.com

 

Coming Soon!

Select this Country Floral Embossing Folder as your free Sale-a-Bration gift with your $50 order beginning on Feb. 15, 2019

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Needle & Thread Stampin’ UP! Card Idea

I have fond memories of learning just about every embroidery stitch, tip and trick when I was young, spending countless hours with my needle & thread with my mom and grandma.  I think that’s why I love this Stampin’ Up! Needlepoint Nook suite of products so much!!  The detail is amazing in the stamps and the designer paper pack and really looks like totally real embroidery stitching!

Stampin' UP! card idea featuring Needle & Thread bundle and Needlepoint Nook designer paper by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

You will find the Needlepoint Nook Suite of products in your 2019 Occasions catalog from Stampin’ Up!, on pages 38 and 39, or HERE in my online store.

I used the Needle & Thread stamp set and matching Needlepoint Elements framelit dies (available at a 10% Bundle Discount #150626) and I also used the Needlepoint Nook designer paper #148807, the Old Olive Linen Thread #148811 and Needlepoint Nook Mini Buttons #148810 on my card today.

Stampin' UP! card idea featuring Needle & Thread bundle and Needlepoint Nook designer paper by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Above: the Needle & Thread Bundle. Shop the Stampin’ UP! Bundles for a 10% savings!  See them all here!

Below is my Stampin’ UP! Color Combo for this card.  Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Powder Pink and Berry Burst.  I took the color idea from the Needlepoint Nook designer paper pack.

Color Combo for Stampin' UP! card idea featuring Needle & Thread bundle and Needlepoint Nook designer paper by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Needlepoint Nook Designer Paper from Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog 2019 #148807 available online at www.MyStampOrder.com from Patty Bennett

Click to View the 12×12 Needlepoint Nook paper in my online store.

Stampin' UP! card idea featuring Needle & Thread bundle and Needlepoint Nook designer paper by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

The large die cut floral piece behind the die cut flowers is from the Stitched Labels Framelits die #146828, on pg 220 in the Annual catalog.  I die cut the Needlepoint Nook Designer Paper with the big label die in that set and I love how it looks!  Each flower and leaf image is stamped on Whisper White and and die cut with the matching framelits in the bundle.

I know it’s difficult to see, but the 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ piece of Petal Pink cardstock is embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder.  It gives the cardstock a bit of a “fabric” feel. 

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