Piece of Cake Birthday Card Idea

I have been stamping and coloring these fun Piece of Cake images with my Stampin’ Blends markers and creating such fun cards with them!  The Stampin’ UP! Note Cards are the perfect size for these little cake images! Find the Piece of Cake Bundle #150579 (stamp set & punch) on page 18 in your Occasions catalog, or HERE in my online store.

Stampin' UP! Piece of Cake stamp set and Cake Builder punch birthday card idea with Bermuda Bay ribbon, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The cake and cake stand were stamped with Memento Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and colored with Stampin’ Blends Markers.  I punched them out with the Cake Builder punch and layered them onto Stitched Shape Oval Die cuts. The fun flourish image at the top of the cake above is from the Amazing Life stamp set. I thought it was such a fun “cake topper” 🙂  Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots finish off the card.

 

Stampin' UP! Piece of Cake bundle: stamp set and Cake Builder Punch #150579 www.MyStampOrder.com

I decided to create with an unexpected color combo for birthday cakes, but I think they turned out really cool!

Here is my Stampin’ Up! Color Combo for these Piece of Cake cards:

Stampin' UP! Color Combo Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Call me Clover and Lemon Lime Twist, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin' UP! Piece of Cake stamp set and Cake Builder punch birthday card idea with Bermuda Bay ribbon, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The Stitched Oval die cuts are layered onto Bermuda Bay and Call Me Clover Scalloped Oval die cuts, then layered onto Stampin’ UP! thick Note Cards.  I also used some Coastal Cabana designer paper from the “Brights” Designer Series Paper Stack #146964, and Bermuda Bay striped ribbon to enhance the fun, bright, color theme. 

Coloring Stampin' Up! Piece of Cake images with Stampin' Blends markers. Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I stamped the Happy Birthday Greeting with my Blue/Green Spectrum Rainbow pad and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. Click HERE to read more about that rainbow pad!

Stampin' UP! Piece of Cake stamp set and Cake Builder punch birthday card idea with Bermuda Bay ribbon, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Night of Navy Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots finish off this cute Birthday card!

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Butterfly Gala with Spectrum Rainbow Pads – Video

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Notecard idea from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin’ a rainbow of butterflies today!!  I had an idea to stamp the Butterfly Gala stamp set with Stampin’ UP! Spectrum rainbow pads and I LOVE how they turned out!  I have a FREE VIDEO TUTORIAL for you at the bottom of this post, as well as links to shop for all of these note card supplies in my online Stampin’ UP! store!

My card today was inspired by Cindee Wilkinson (see her card in the video below). This note card features a piece of the Floral Romance vellum, and 2 butterflies inked with different Rainbow Pads and punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch!  Find the Butterfly Gala bundle (at 10% off!) on pg 35 in your 2019 Occasions catalog or HERE online.

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Notecard idea from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The Butterfly Gala Bundle is only $35!!  I think it’s an amazing value for the stamp set and punch! #150599

The Spectrum Pad (#147048) comes uninked and you use your choice of Stampin’ Up! Reinkers to add color.  See the video below in this post to see how that’s done if you haven’t already made one.  I’ve included several options for you below to get your creative color combo ideas going!

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above & Below: these are the 2 Spectrum Rainbow pads I created and used on my card today.

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

For info on how I labeled the front of the pads and how I decided on my color combos, watch the video below.

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Below: this is the red/orange/yellow Spectrum pad I inked to create the “monarch butterfly” in the video below. That card will be on my blog this weekend.

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I really like the card with the 2 different colors of butterflies, as shown below, but it works equally well with just about any color butterflies!! This is so pretty!

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Notecard idea from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Did you notice the sweet Frosted Flowers with the “Share What You Love” pearls in the center?? 🙂

Stampin' UP! Spectrum Rainbow pad inked with reinkers for the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Notecard idea from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

You may like these butterfly projects:

Sponged Butterfly Gala technique

Beauty Abounds butterfly cards

 

More Spectrum Rainbow Pad Ideas:

Blues / Greens: Birthday card for Eric

Bokeh Dots Background: rainbow pad

Direct to Paper rainbow pad technique

Die Cut Butterfly with Spectrum Rainbow Pad

Guest Artist rainbow pad samples

 

How I label and store my Spectrum Rainbow pads in my Stamp-n-Storage ink pad holder. www.PattyStamps.com

I use a Brother P-Touch labeler to label the end of each Spectrum rainbow ink pad, and store them with my other ink pads in my Stamp-n-Storage organizer.

 

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How to Sponge Butterfly Gala butterflies

Watch my free video tutorial at the bottom of today’s blog post for more info about using Sponge Daubers and ink to color these Butterfly Gala punched butterfly images!

Handmade butterfly cards featuring Stampin' UP! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch bundle, and Botanical Butterfly designer paper, free gift choice during Sale-a-Bration 2019. Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I was excited to try this idea, using Sponge Daubers and Stampin’ UP! ink pads to QUICKLY and easily blend colors on these Butterfly Gala punched images!  As you’ll see in this post and the video below, it’s super easy to stamp the butterfly in black ink, then add a few colors onto the butterfly and punch out with the Butterfly Duet punch!!

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch bundle, sponged with daubers and ink pads. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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Find this great Butterfly Gala bundle in the 2019 Stampin’ UP! Occasions catalog, pg 35 and be sure to SAVE 10% by purchasing the stamp set and punch together as a bundle here: #150599.

Stampin' UP! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch bundle, sponged with daubers and ink pads. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Using Sponge Daubers to add color to the butterflies is a great way to experiment with fun color combos!

Handmade butterfly cards featuring Stampin' UP! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch bundle, and Botanical Butterfly designer paper, free gift choice during Sale-a-Bration 2019. Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: Butterfly colored with Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Poppy Parade ink.  Calypso Coral ribbon completes this color scheme.

Handmade butterfly cards featuring Stampin' UP! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch bundle, and Botanical Butterfly designer paper, free gift choice during Sale-a-Bration 2019. Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: Butterfly sponged with Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue and Blueberry Bushel ink. Lemon Lime Twist Sale-a-Bration Organdy ribbon and Balmy Blue cardstock base completes this color combo.

Tip 1:

Experiment with several different color combos!

 

Tip 2:

Layer Frosted Flower embellishments and Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots for a cute addition to your project!

Crafting Tip! Combine Stampin' Up! Frosted Flower embellishments with enamel dots for a cute card embellishment! by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Tip 3:

Don’t forget about Washi Tape.. It adds a fun pop to your project very quickly and easily!

Stampin' UP! Pick a Pattern Washi Tape - great embellishment for handmade cards. www.PattyStamps.com

Tip 4:

Coordinate the Gingham paper, Stampin’ UP! cardstock, and free Organdy Sale-a-Bration ribbon on your project for the perfect color combos!  Below: Balmy Blue cardstock, Gingham Gala paper and Sale-a-Bration Organdy ribbon!

Handmade butterfly cards featuring Stampin' UP! Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet punch bundle, and Botanical Butterfly designer paper, free gift choice during Sale-a-Bration 2019. Cards by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

All of the designer paper used on these cards is from the 2019 Sale-a-Bration Botanical Butterfly pack, or the Gingham Gala 6×6 stack.  Find all of these supplies in my online store at the links below in this post! 

Don’t miss the FREE gifts during Sale-a-Bration! Click for Sale-a-Bration info!

 

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Happiness Blooms Card Idea – Occasions catalog sneak peek

How about a little Happiness Blooms springtime fun today!?  You will find this sneak peek suite of products in the 2019 Stampin’ UP! Occasions catalog!!  If you are one of my regular customers, you’ll be seeing the Occasions catalog in your mailbox very soon!  Need a catalog? Click here to request one!

Card Idea featuring Happiness Blooms suite - 2019 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog floral stamp set, designer paper and accessories. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

New 2019 Occasions Catalog Products Used:

  • Happiness Blooms designer paper #148795
  • Calypso Coral 3/8″ satin ribbon #148804
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots #148805
  • Happiness Blooms cardstock #148802
  • Bloom by Bloom Bundle (stamp set and 4 punches!) #150598
  • Beauty Abounds set (hello) #148726

 

Stampin’ UP! Color Combo:

The colors in this Happiness Blooms suite of products are: Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy, Pineapple Punch and Whisper White. You can see I’ve used a few of the colors in today’s project!

Color Combo for the Card Idea featuring Happiness Blooms suite - 2019 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog floral stamp set, designer paper and accessories. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

3 Helpful Crafting Tips!

  1. Use paper snips to cut out designs from the printed designer paper to enhance your creations
  2. Use the Bitty Blooms punches to punch out tiny images from the printed designer paper to add to your creations with a Glue Dot
  3. Make your own beautiful doily by die cutting the Window Box thinlit with Whisper White cardstock, then use the Layering Circles framelits to make a scalloped edge!

 

Use paper snips to cut out printed floral images in the Happiness Blooms designer paper pack from Stampin' UP!. www.PattyStamps.com

Tip for the Bitty Blooms Punch pack & Card Idea featuring Happiness Blooms suite - 2019 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog floral stamp set, designer paper and accessories. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Make your own pretty paper doily with the Window Box thinlit from Stampin' UP!. Use scalloped circle framelit for scalloped edge. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Are you excited to order these beautiful new Happiness Blooms products? You have 2 choices..

  1. Place your order as a customer beginning Jan. 3, 2019 here in my online store
  2. Join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator on my team, and order them now!  You can even order them as part of your starter kit!  Read more here, or click to join with your Starter Kit here.

Card Idea featuring Happiness Blooms suite - 2019 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog floral stamp set, designer paper and accessories. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

And Lastly.. don’t forget when using a darker color cardstock for your card base, add some lighter colored paper or cardstock to the inside and dress it up with some stamping or an extra strip of designer paper!

Card Idea featuring Happiness Blooms suite - 2019 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog floral stamp set, designer paper and accessories. by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

3 Handmade Christmas Cards – today I’m sharing more ideas from the September Craft Your Christmas Retreat I attended!

Candy Cane Builder Punch Christmas Card idea featuring Gold Faceted Gems colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers. www.PattyStamps.com

I love the Candy Cane Builder Punch!  I especially love the bow because I can use that year round! 

Candy Cane Card Design Details:

  • Gold Faceted Gems are colored with the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends Marker… how cute!
  • Background is embossed with the Swirls & Curls embossing folder
  • Candy cane and bow are stamped then punched with the Candy Cane Builder Punch

 

Candy Cane Builder Punch Christmas Card idea featuring Gold Faceted Gems colored with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends markers. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below: gorgeous card featuring the Stampin’ Up! Wishing You Well stamp set turned in to a gorgeous Christmas card, by Leticia Hernandez. The color combo of Tranquil Tide, Merry Merlot and Sahara Sand is just stunning!!

Wishing You Well dried flower arrangement Christmas card idea featuring Stampin' Up! card making supplies. Card by Leticia Hernandez

 

Below:  This was one of my very favorite swap cards from the Craft Your Christmas retreat weekend.  It is created by Sharlie Gros.  I love the layered die cut Christmas Tree from the In the Woods framelits combined with the Hometown Greetings “village” die cut.  The color combo of Real Red,  Garden Green, Whisper White and Smoky Slate are stunning!

All Stampin’ Up! Supplies for these Christmas cards are available in my online store at the bottom of this post. Just click any product photo to go right to that item in my online store.

In the Woods Christmas Tree card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Hometown Greetings thinlit dies. www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Wreath Card idea for Christmas with Peaceful Noel set

 

Would you believe me if I told you this card intimidated me!? 

I was afraid to try this "random stamped wreath" Christmas card idea featuring the Stampin' UP! Peaceful Noel stamp set.   It was one of the projects I made at Kurstan's BINGO event last month.. it's it amazing!!  AND it was super easy and I LOVE how it turned out!

 

Christmas Wreath card idea stamped with the Stampin UP! Peaceful Noel stamp set. www.PattyStamps.com

 Step 1:

Trace an oval or circle onto your Whisper White cardstock paper as a guide for stamping.

Use the pine sprigs and other leaf images in the Peaceful Noel set (pg 29 in the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog, or HERE online) and stamp randomly around the circle or oval. We used Tranquil Tide, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink.  Stamp berry image in Merry Merlot ink randomly around the wreath.

 

Christmas Wreath stamped with the Stampin UP! Peaceful Noel stamp set. www.PattyStamps.com

 Step 2:

Add a 4" strip of the Merry Merlot & Copper reversible ribbon across the wreath, then add a piece of Joyous Noel designer paper on top of the ribbon.

Tuck punched sprigs under the ribbon.  They are punched with the Sprig punch and the Joyous Noel Tranquil Tide glimmer paper.

(All of these supplies are available in my online store – order anytime by clicking on any of the product images at the bottom of this post)

 

Christmas Wreath stamped with the Stampin UP! Peaceful Noel stamp set. www.PattyStamps.com

Step 3:

Layer the whisper white stamped cardstock onto a piece of Merry Merlot cardstock and onto a folded Crumb Cake card base.

Stamp the greeting in Merry Merlot ink onto a stitched shape framelit oval and add to card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

TIP!  buy the stamp set and sprig punch in a money-saving 10% off bundle!  See it HERE.

Step 4:

Don't forget to "gussy up" (as my grandma would have said) the envelope, too!

 

Christmas Wreath card idea stamped with the Stampin UP! Peaceful Noel stamp set. www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stampin' Up! paper crafting supplies to make this Peaceful Noel wreath card, and other card supplies available below in my online store!

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