Fun Fold Birthday Card for Eric!

Check out this cute Ride with Me Fun Fold card I made for Eric’s birthday!!! 

 

Birthday "Fun Fold" Card Idea featuring Stampin' Up! Ride with Me stamp set and hand drawn wood rails in the truck bed! Wink of Stella and Stampin' Blends markers also used. by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Fun Tip for the Truck!

I had this idea in my head for weeks and finally tried it out… I used a straight edge, my Stampin’ Write markers and Stampin’ Blends Soft Suede marker to draw wood rails for the back of the truck bed!!!

 

Birthday "Fun Fold" Card Idea featuring Stampin' Up! Ride with Me stamp set and hand drawn wood rails in the truck bed! Wink of Stella and Stampin' Blends markers also used. by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

What do you think!?  I think it turned out pretty amazing!!

I stamped all of the Ride with Me images in Memento Black ink and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends markers.  All of the colors are listed in the product photos at the bottom of this post. Click any photo to shop in my online store.

 

Birthday "Fun Fold" Card Idea featuring Stampin' Up! Ride with Me stamp set and Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Fun Fold Video Tutorial & Dimensions

Click HERE to see another card made with this same design, and a FREE Video Tutorial with all the dimensions and instruction!

I love that this fun fold card  folds flat to mail!

 

Birthday "Fun Fold" Card Idea Folds Flat!! Card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Ride with Me stamp set and Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Another cute alteration I made for this card was to cut out the window area and put a piece of window sheet behind it.  I love how it looks like a real glass window!

 

Use a window sheet in the window of the truck! Birthday "Fun Fold" Card Idea featuring Stampin' Up! Ride with Me stamp set and hand drawn wood rails in the truck bed! Wink of Stella and Stampin' Blends markers also used. by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Check out the Ride with me Bundle HERE in my online store!

I stamped 2 balloon bunches and colored and die cut them, and then also stamped a 3rd bunch and fussy cut 3 of the balloons to add to the bunch!  Wink of Stella adds a perfect shimmery touch to the balloons! 

Birthday "Fun Fold" Card Idea featuring Stampin' Up! Ride with Me stamp set and hand drawn wood rails in the truck bed! Wink of Stella and Stampin' Blends markers also used. by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

The base card and Nested label die are thick Whisper White cardstock.  The 2nd layer of cardstock is Coastal Cabana, and the designer paper is from the Follow Your Art pack #149489.

Birthday "Fun Fold" Card Idea featuring Stampin' Up! Ride with Me stamp set. Wink of Stella and Stampin' Blends markers by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

As I mentioned in THIS POST, we pretty much celebrated for a whole week for Eric’s birthday.  One of the fun things we did was go to the Oakland A’s game for fireworks night!  It was Pixar fireworks night, and the A’s’ won, so that was a fun bonus!  Jason caught a ball that night and we gave it to the little boy sitting next to us.  He was 4 years old… the same age Jason was when Jason got his first foul ball at an A’s game… it was pretty sweet to see how excited the little boy was!

 

Oakland A's baseball game - fireworks night for Eric's birthday - July 2019

Oakland A's baseball game - fireworks night for Eric's birthday - July 2019

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Pretty Peacock Pocket Card Idea

Pretty Peacock is a gorgeous new 2019-2021 Stampin’ Up! In Color and I used it for this fun Pocket Card Idea!! 

Stampin' Up! Pocket die paired with the Stitched Nested Label die creates a cute pocket card featuring Pretty Peacock - In Color for 2019-2021. card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I embossed some Pretty Peacock cardstock with the Subtle embossing folder, then die cut it with the Pocket die.  I saw THIS IDEA on Shelli’s blog for a pocket card with a flap and thought, how fun is that!?  So I grabbed my Stitched Nested Label die and created a “stitched” pocket flap with some of the same embossed Pretty Peacock cardstock! (there is a straight stitched piece in the set that I used for the stitching at the top of the flap).

 

Stampin' Up! Pocket die paired with the Stitched Nested Label die creates a cute pocket card featuring Pretty Peacock - In Color for 2019-2021. card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I know.. You are probably thinking.. wow.. that’s a super cool idea.. but WHY did you use “Love You” as the sentiment on this card (or of course you might not have even noticed)… well, this was my Happy Anniversary card for my hubby!  We recently celebrated 33 years!!

Eric and Patty Bennett, 33rd wedding anniversary, June 2019

 

And here is a funny story about that card.  After my hubby opened the card at the restaurant, he set it up at the end of the table. When the waiter came by to check on us, Eric told the waiter, “my wife made me that card!”.  The waiter actually took some interest in it.. looked it over, and then proclaimed, “Wow, that’s really nice! You could probably do this professionally!”  🙂  I smiled and said, “I do!”  🙂

Did you notice the fun “rivets” on the pocket flap?  Those are the new Designer Elements accessories from page 178 in the annual Stampin’ UP! catalog, or #149586 online.  If you placed an order in my online store at the end of June, you should have received a sampler pack of these elements from me in your Thank You card!

 

Stampin' Up! Pocket die paired with the Stitched Nested Label die creates a cute pocket card featuring Pretty Peacock - In Color for 2019-2021. card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Finishing Design Touches:

  • Love You (from the Enjoy Life stamp set) is stamped in Pretty Peacock ink on a small Stitched Nested Label die
  • the Crumb Cake die cut leafy things (sprigs?) are found in the Wild Rose die set
  • I frayed the ends of the 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim to add a little rusticness to the card
  • I sponged the edges of the pocket with a Sponge Dauber and Pretty Peacock ink, then drew little stitched lines with my Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write marker
  • Pretty Peacock plaid paper in the background is from the 2019-2021 In Color 6×6 DSP pack (4″ x 5-1/4″)
  • Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored / folded in 1/2

 

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Happy 33 Years to Us!

Taking a day off from blogging Stampin’ Up! projects today.  It’s our 33rd Wedding Anniversary! 

And, I totally missed it.. last Saturday was my 24 year anniversary as a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator!! Wowza!

Eric and Patty 33 year anniversary.

 

Hug the ones you love, my friends!

 

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Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family

Wishing you blessings and peace this Christmas from my family to you and yours!

Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family, 2018

May you be blessed with time to enjoy with family and friends, and to celebrate the birth of our Savior!

Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family, 2018

 

As you can see. .  . our penguins made an appearance again this year.. they come out to play at Christmas each year 🙂

Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family, 2018

 

I truly wish I could send ALL of my Stampin’ UP! friends and customers, and ALL of my extended family a Christmas greeting each year, but it would be a huge undertaking, so, I am posting our annual Christmas greeting here.  Merry Christmas!

 

Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family, 2018

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Seattle & Penguins at the Zoo – Alaska Cruise Adventure Part 1

 I am excited to share more photos of our recent Stampin' Up! Adventure!  We enjoyed a 7 day Alaska Cruise with Stampin' UP! and spent a few extra days in Seattle to explore the city and meet the penguins in person at the Woodland Park Zoo!!

I thought you might enjoy some of our hundreds of photos, condensed into a few collages, plus a quick 2 minute video about our visit with the penguins!

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Sheraton hotel. www.PattyStamps.com

We stayed at the Seattle Sheraton, and it was amazing.  A lovely property within walking distance to the waterfront, to the monorail that takes you to the Space Needle, and great views of the city!

We splurged on a suite and enjoyed the corner views, extra space, 2 bathrooms, and access to the lounge on the 32nd floor for free breakfast and evening snacks! 🙂 (or as Eric said,, it's not free… it's just "included")  🙂

Upon checking into our gorgeous suite, they delivered this tray and a special fruit and chocolate dessert for Eric, to start the 60th birthday celebration!!!  We celebrated Eric's birthday for about 2 weeks, since this really was a special milestone!!

 

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Sheraton hotel. www.PattyStamps.com

 On our last day in Seattle, my brother and his wife joined us, and also went on the cruise with us!! What a treat it was to vacation with them after about 30 years since our last vacation together!!!!

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Sheraton hotel. www.PattyStamps.com

On our first day in Seattle, the weather was amazing, so we headed straight off to the Space Needle to take advantage of the blue skies for photos!  The last time we were there we ate at the revolving restaurant at the top of the Space Needle, but it's currently closed, undergoing major renovations, so we were only able to take photos from the observation deck.

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Space Needle. www.PattyStamps.com

Adjacent to the Space Needle is the Chihuly Gardens and Glass exhibit… OH MY GOODNESS.. there are no words to describe this… if you have not seen a Chihuly exhibit, I highly recommend it! There are Chihuly glass collections all over the world.  It was AMAZING!

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Chihuly Garden & Glass exhibit. www.PattyStamps.com

Another stop on our "let's play tourist" adventure in Seattle was the Great Wheel.  It's a gigantic 175 foot tall Ferris wheel that goes out over the water and affords amazing views of the waterfront and the city!!  WELL worth it.. so much fun!! 

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Great Wheel, Ferris wheel at the waterfront. www.PattyStamps.com

THEN… the highlight of the trip … a visit to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle to take a behind the scenes adventure tour of the penguin habitat!! OH MY GOSH>>> so much fun!!  Jason actually found this online and we set up this amazing tour months in advance.  I know some people dream of swimming with dolphins or stingrays, or some other type of amazing adventure, but for me (diehard penguin lover) this was just the tops!! We learned so much about them, fed them, petted them, and created life-long memories with this visit!

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Woodland Park Zoo, Penguin Adventure. www.PattyStamps.com

Watch the VIDEO below to see more about our Penguin Adventure at the Woodland Park Zoo!

 

For more info about these behind the scenes tours at the Woodland Park zoo, click HERE.

 

Below are a few miscellaneous photos of our other adventures in Seattle at the Public Market, walking around Seattle, and dinner at The Edgewater with Peter & Tami.

 

  Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Pike's Market. www.PattyStamps.com

 
Our last Seattle adventure included a quick elevator ride up to the 76th floor of the Columbia Center (tallest building in Seattle) for photos from all 360 degrees around the top of the building.. again, amazing!! 

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Columbia Center 76th floor. www.PattyStamps.com

We also stopped at the Starbucks Reserve headquarters… WOW.. what a huge place.. fun to see and hear all about the operations there.

Bennett Family Seattle Adventure 2018 - Starbucks Reserve. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Hope you enjoyed our Seattle tour.  I'll have more photos another day of our adventures from the Explorer of the Seas Cruise Ship and the Stampin' UP! cruise!

 

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