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Craft Room Organizing Tip for Card Makers

 I love sharing craft room organizing tips with you!! I love finding new ways to organize my stamping and crafting supplies.  When I find something that really works well for me, I love sharing that idea with you.  If it works for you, great!   If you have another system in place, great - leave me a comment and tell me all about it! :)

 I know you don't come here to see the "mess" so I'll just share the "after" photos of my newly organized box for storing parts and pieces that were all over my desk!  I bought this container at The Container Store (info below) and LOVE the sections of this container AND that it's wide enough to fit a card front or folded card/envelope!

 Organization tips for Card Makers:

Organizing Tips for Crafters and Card Makers featuring a 4 section Linus Packet Organizer from the Container Store.

I have 2 of these 4-section Linus Packet Organizers shown above (details below).

LEFT:  this one holds all of my essentials like Stampin' Dimensionals, pearls, doilies, gems, glitter dots, rhinestones, etc.

RIGHT: this one holds all the miscellaneous pieces that were scattered in containers all around my desk.  I have a section for pieces that will be used on a card, a section for partially completed cards, a section for card ideas, and in back, a section of stamped images ready to color.

I used my DYMO labeler to label dividers.  You can see file folder supplies from Staples that I used for the DIVIDERS IN THIS POST.

 

Craft room and card maker tip: create a container with dividers for all those unfinished card pieces!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: the labeled sections I used in my container.  Do what works for you!

Amazing Linus Packet Organizer from the Container Store is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making essentials!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

This is the 4 section Linus Packet Organizer I found at the Container Store... LOVE this!

Amazing Linus Packet Organizer from the Container Store is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making essentials!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 Die Cut Storing Tip:

 Below:  This is another great time saver/organizer I have in my craft room.  I also got this container at the Container store (this one was from a few years ago), and I was storing my essentials like dimensionals, pearls, rhinestones, etc., in it.. but I found it works so well for my stash of die cut pieces!!!!!!!

  Multi Section Organizer is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making die cut pieces!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

You may be asking why do I have so many die cuts?  I make 50 to 70 of each card design for customer thank you cards several times a month, so having this stash of die cuts is a huge time saver!  I do have a wonderful neighbor that helps me by doing some bulk die cutting, and it works out well for both of us!!

Multi Section Organizer is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making die cut pieces!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 Last Tip:

I have a little container for all the tiny extra die cut pieces that end up on my table.. then I go through it often to add that little extra special touch to a project!  This is just a Dollar Store plastic dish.. it doesn't have to be anything fancy, but I do find that "see through" is helpful for me.

Dollar Store plastic dish is perfect for storing paper crafting and card making die cut pieces!!  Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

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How I store my Stampin' UP! framelit dies

 

Each time I share a video, someone always asks about the awesome storage solution I've found for my Stampin' UP! framelits!!

I use the Stamp-n-Storage Magnet Cards, and Avery Elle plastic pockets!

Awesome craft room storage solution for Stampin' Up! framelit dies featuring Stamp-n-Storage magnet cards, Wafer Die Storage totes, and Avery Elle plastic sleeves. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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Watch the video HERE showing how I store the magnet sheets in the Avery Elle plastic sleeves.

 

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 I store my framelits on the magnet cards in the Stamp-n-Storage Wafer Die Storage Totes. I have all 3 sizes, but use the medium size the most. (as shown above).  

Here are the Stamp-n-Storage supplies I used to organize my framelits, thinlits and edgelits:

Organize your Stampin' UP! Big Shot Framelits and Thinlits with boxes and magnet sheets by Stamp n Storage.  Watch the video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Organization Supplies:

 

Below: the Avery Elle pockets I bought on Amazon. They are also perfect for your 6x6 Paper Stacks, and for keeping all the loose 6x6 sheets and scraps together!

  Craft Room StorageTip for organizing 6x6 paper stacks with Avery Elle plastic sleeves, by Patty Bennett

You can see more info about how I store and organize my Stampin' UP! products here..

 

Hope you found this tip helpful! Let me know if you have any questions!

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Final Reminder: Sign up Now - Holiday Catalog Paper Share

 

Final Reminder!! 

(SNEAK PEEK video below!)

Paypal Invoices went out this week for everyone who has joined my Holiday Catalog paper share!

If you signed up and did not get a paypal invoice from me this week, please comment below or email me at pattystamps@comcast.net

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New 2018-2019 Catalog Paper Share Includes:

84 Pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper from 7 new packs of designer paper from the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog

Cost: $26 per paper share + $6.50 Priority Shipping

84 6x6 sheets include:

  • All is Bright paper = 12 sheets
  • Festive Farmhouse paper = 12 sheets
  • Santa's Workshop Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Joyous Noel Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Frosted Floral Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Country Lane paper = 12 sheets
  • Toil & Trouble paper = 12 sheets

 

How To Reserve your New Catalog Paper Share:

 email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net with the following info:

  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal*
  • subject line: 2018 HOLIDAY catalog paper share

I will put you on the reservation list and send a Paypal invoice on 8/29/18

Deadline to reserve your share and pay is 9/4/18.

U.S. addresses only

Schedule:

August 29, 2018: I will email PayPal invoices to everyone who has reserved a share, as each group of 4 fills up.

Sept. 5, 2018: I will place a Stampin' UP! order for all the paper for everyone who has Paid their invoice.

Sept. 12 - 19, 2017: I will cut, sort, label and repackage all of the paper for you.

Beginning  Sept. 20th: I will print Paypal labels, and Paper Shares will be mailed back out, if there are no backorders.

 

Cost:

$26 for 84 pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper

+ $6.50 shipping: Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking

* if you don't have Paypal, you can pay the Paypal invoice with your credit or debit card
 

What is a paper share?

When you reserve a paper share with me, I will order the new 12x12 packs of designer paper from the new Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog and cut them up, package and label them and mail each person a sample of ALL of the new sheets listed above in this post!!  This usually costs you about 1/4 the price of buying all the new papers. Then you have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!

Questions? please email me: pattystamps@comcast.net

Thank you!! Many of you have been participating in these shares for over 5 years now! I appreciate your business!

Take a closer look at the Holiday catalog papers!!! 

 

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Final Days to Earn $5 Bonus Days Coupons!

 

Reminder!!

Bonus Days Coupons are coming to an end!

Offer Expires 8/31/18!

 

Final Reminder!! only a few days left to earn $5 coupons from Stampin' UP! to spend on your papercrafting products in Sept.!! Expires 8/31/18. shop with Patty www.MyStampOrder.com

Enjoy a $5 Coupon from Stampin' Up! when you order $50 or more in August!!  (NO LIMIT!!)

Redeem the $5 coupons when you order in September!!

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2 Broadway Bound Birthday Card Ideas

 

60th birthdays are special!! I loved celebrating my hubby's birthday for a couple of weeks in July!!  Eric's actual birthday was 7-29, and as you can see by the card below, I cut numbers out of the Broadway Bound designer paper to personalize his 60th birthday card!

 

60th birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Broadway Bound specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used 2 different patterns from the Broadway Bound specialty designer paper pack for this card, plus the sheet with the numbers.  I mounted it all onto a side fold Lemon Lime Twist card.  The green dots between the numbers are from the Glitter Enamel Dots pack.

Below.. check it out.. I even put 60 inside :)

 

60th birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Broadway Bound specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

You may remember I have already shared a few other cards I made for him.. I wanted to be sure to celebrate with lots of special Stampin' UP! birthday cards, so I made MANY!!  The one below is a gold and black theme, and I used the retired large number framelit dies to die cut the 60.  (seriously, Stampin' UP!... the number dies should NOT have retired) :)  The patterned papers are also from the Broadway Bound specialty paper pack (available here).

 

Black and gold 60th birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Broadway Bound specialty paper, by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

The card also features Gold Foil paper and a top fold Thick Whisper White card base.  I tied it up with elegant 1/2" Satin Ribbon.  The circle is die cut using the Stitched Shape framelits and gold foil paper.

 

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Praise & Gratitude Inspiration Books available

 It's amazing what happens when you clean out your office...  I recently found a stash of these Gratitude & Praise swatchbooks that I had printed a few years ago when Stampin' UP! used to sell My Digital Studio products.  I created them in My Digital Studio with photos from my garden, and had them professionally printed. 

 I would love to share them with you for a nominal cost.  Please use the paypal button below to order yours today.  I will ship them within 2 business days.

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Gratitude & Praise Inspirational Swatchbook from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 I have combined the photos I take in my garden with scripture verses from the Bible, and other inspirational quotes so that you have 26 different beautiful pages to flip through for inspiration each month! Great for Christmas Gift Giving as well!

 Each Swatchbook is professionally printed by the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio print service and comes bound with a rivet in the corner, so you can easily flip through the book.

  Gratitude & Praise Inspirational Swatchbook from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Here are close up photos of a few of my favorite pages:

Gratitude & Praise Inspirational Swatchbook from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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Waterfront stamp set with Brusho - video tutorial

 

I was feeling kind of "artsy" and I took inspiration from some of my dad's watercolor paintings when I was creating these cards featuring Brusho Crystal Colour and the Stampin' UP! set called Waterfront.

 

Create a mountain scene with the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up! and this direct to rubber Brusho Crystal Colour technique! Cards by Patty Bennett  www.PattyStamps.com

 

I have a FREE VIDEO TUTORIAL for you at the bottom of this blog post so you can see how I made these cards.

In a nutshell, you sprinkle the Brusho directly onto the rubber (photopolymer) stamp and spritz with water, then stamp onto watercolor paper!!!!!

 

Create a mountain scene with the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up! and this direct to rubber Brusho Crystal Colour technique! Cards by Patty Bennett  www.PattyStamps.com

 

I hope you will give this fun technique a try!! Let me know what stamp set you use!! I can't wait to hear about it!

 

Create a mountain scene with the Waterfront stamp set from Stampin' Up! and this direct to rubber Brusho Crystal Colour technique! Cards by Patty Bennett  www.PattyStamps.com

 

Enjoy the free VIDEO TUTORIAL below!

 

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Floral Frames Note Card with Stampin' Blends

  

Grab your favorite coloring medium and join me to make this fun note card featuring the Stampin' Up! Floral Frames bundle!! My favorite coloring medium, hands down, is my collection of Stampin' Blends markers, so that's what I used to color these little flowers and the small leaves!

 

Stampin' UP! Floral Frames note card colored with Stampin' Blends makers, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The Floral Frames bundle is found on pg 135 in your 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' UP! catalog, or HERE online.

Floral Frames is available in clear mount or wood mount, and also in a 10% off money-saving bundle!! 

TIPS:

  • Stamp the 3 images as shown below with black ink (Memento ink if using Stampin' Blends) on Whisper White cardstock
  • Color images with your favorite coloring tool
  • Cut the frame image into a rectangle with your Stampin' Trimmer
  • Die cut the extra flowers with the Big Shot die cutting machine (shown below right)
  • Die cut extra leaves from the Floral Frames framelits (Granny Apple Green cardstock)
  • When assembling the card, use Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the extra flowers over the larger stamped image, and add the extra die cut leaves with glue dots for added color and texture

 

Stampin' UP! Floral Frames note card colored with Stampin' Blends makers, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

The Stampin' Blends markers I used on this project are:

Poppy Parade dark and light (combo pack)

Dark Pumpkin Pie

Light Calypso Coral

Call me Clover dark and light (combo pack)

Granny Apple Green light

Mango Melody dark (coming in Holiday catalog, Sept. 5, 2018)

Stampin' UP! Floral Frames note card colored with Stampin' Blends makers, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 The die cut leaves I added are all Granny Apple Green cardstock.  I stamped the greeting from the Floral Frames stamp set in Poppy Parade ink.  I was nervous to stamp it in the center of this image after my card was all done (eeek!) so I stamped it onto a die cut circle from the Stitched Label framelits.

Stampin' UP! Floral Frames note card colored with Stampin' Blends makers, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I used a Whisper White Note Card for the base of my card, and added a 3-1/2" x 5" piece of polkadot Lemon Lime Twist designer paper from the 2017-2019 In Color 6x6 DSP stack to the front of the note card.

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Seasonal Wreath Christmas Card with Shimmer Paint

 

Do you have a favorite Embossing Folder in the current Stampin' Up! catalog?  Find them all on pages 222-223 in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog, or HERE online.   I used 2 embossing folders on my Christmas card today: Seasonal Wreath (#146833) and Striped Scallops (#147188).

Seasonal Wreath embossing folder Christmas Card idea. Stampin' UP! crafting products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

I embossed the wreath on a piece of Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock, then used Sponge Daubers to add 3 colors of ink (Lemon Lime Twist, Granny Apple Green, and Call me Clover).  I used my paper snips to cut out the wreath, and then curved it to give it dimension. After cutting it out I sponged Champagne Mist Shimmer paint all over it and added Santa's Workshop red enamel dots!!

This card was inspired by Twila Davis.

Seasonal Wreath and Striped Scallops embossing folder Christmas Card idea. Stampin' UP! crafting products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

The card base is Real Red cardstock (11"x4-1/4" folded in 1/2), and the white panel on top is embossed with the Striped Scallops embossing folder. 

Here are a few visuals and tips for you when sponging, creating and assembling this card:

Crafting Tips for creating and sponging the Seasonal Wreath embossing folder Christmas Card. Stampin' UP! crafting products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Crafting Tips for creating the Seasonal Wreath embossing folder Christmas Card idea. Stampin' UP! crafting products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

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 I stamped the greeting from the Timeless Tidings stamp set (new in the 2018 Holiday catalog, pg 33) onto Whisper White and punched it out with the 1-3/4" circle punch.  I used the Layering circles framelit dies to die cut a piece of Real Red cardstock to put behind the greeting.  Add the greeting to your card, then place the wreath over it.

 

Seasonal Wreath embossing folder Christmas Card idea. Stampin' UP! crafting products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

The amazingly clear/glossy look of these Santa's Workshop enamel shapes are just gorgeous.. I loved adding them as the "berries" to this wreath!

Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes, perfect accent for my Seasonal Wreath embossing folder Christmas Card idea. Stampin' UP! crafting products available at www.MyStampOrder.com

 

Above: can you see the shimmer on the wreath?  That's the beautiful effect you get when you sponge Champagne Mist shimmer paint onto the wreath with a sponge dauber!!!  Shimmer paint is available in 4 colors starting Sept. 5, 2018 in the new Holiday catalog!

 

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I finished off this card with a Red 3/8" cotton ribbon bow. 

 

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Blended Season flower card with Swirls & Curls embossing folder

 

Sneak Peek!!  Swirls & Curls embossing folder coming on Sept. 5, 2018 in the Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog!!  (don't miss it on pg 5, #147923!!).  I paired it up with the limited-time Blended Season bundle floral stamp, stitched die cut, and Watercolor pencil assortment #2 pack!

 

Blended Season flower image from Stampin' UP! colored with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella glimmer pen.  Swirls & Curls embossing folder background.  Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Did you see my recent post (here) about coloring with your watercolor pencils, then blending the color with the Wink of Stella pen?  It works great and gives you such beautiful shimmer while blending your coloring!!  I used that technique on the flower image above.

Below:  I colored on the Petal Pink rhinestones (#146914) with my Stampin' Blends markers to better coordinate the colors with my project.  Thanks to my team member Gloria for this great idea!

 

Tip! color the pink rhinestones with any Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends marker to alter the color and match your card or craft project!!  tip from Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I embossed the Swirls & Curls embossing folder image with Granny Apple Green cardstock, layered it onto Pineapple Punch cardstock and onto a Thick Whisper White folded card base. 

Add this Swirls & Curls Embossing folder to your HOLIDAY CATALOG WISH LIST!

The greeting is found in the Botanical Bliss stamp set, pg 20 in the Annual catalog, #146612.

 

Blended Season flower image from Stampin' UP! colored with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella glimmer pen.  Swirls & Curls embossing folder background.  Card by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Rooted in Nature Watercolor Paper Technique Video

 

I love everything about this card!  I love the watercolor-look tree image, the layered ovals, the sponged edges, the stamped background, and the simple embellishments! I stamped this card one day when I was crafting at Cindee's house. We took some inspiration from Pinterest, but ended up making it pretty much our own :)  Isn't that was crafters do? :)

I used the Stampin' Up! Rooted in Nature stamp set and framelit dies (get them in a bundle at a discount!), and the Handwritten background stamp!

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I posted a  video a few days ago showing how to stamp this watercolor-look tree. I'm including it in my post below. 

Design Notes:

  • Die cut a watercolor paper oval with the Stitched Shape framelits for the tree image
  • Sponge the edges of the oval and the background image with Soft Suede ink for a beautiful soft touch
  • Stamp the Handwritten background stamp in Soft Suede ink on a piece of Nature's Poem Designer Paper
  • Stamp and die cut leaves with the Rooted in Nature bundle
  • Add a Linen Thread bow to the card for one last "natural" looking embellishment
  • Watch the video below for details on coloring and spritzing the tree image for the watercolor look

 

Please enjoy this video tutorial with tips for creating the watercolor tree image on  watercolor paper!

 

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Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature stamp set / framelit die bundle card idea, featuring Handwritten background stamp and watercolor technique with a Stampin' Spritzer, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Color Your Season Bundle - limited time offering

 Don't miss this Limited-Time offering!! Color Your Season bundle & New Watercolor Pencils!

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 This beautiful Blended Seasons stamp set is available for a limited time, either by itself or as a bundle with the Stitched Season framelit dies!  You can also purchase the new Watercolor Pencil* collection this month!! 

All of these new products are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST or until Aug. 31, 2018, whichever comes first.

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*breaking news... Stampin' UP! says to get these watercolor pencils now because they won't be available again!! oh my!!

 

Wink of Stella Watercoloring Tip!

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above & Below:   I stamped the flower images with StazOn black ink on Whisper White cardstock, added color with the Watercolor Pencils, then blended the color with my Wink of Stella!  I didn't use water or anything else.  It creates such a gorgeous shimmer and blends the colors perfectly!!

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above & Below: I used Embossing paste and masks to create the backgrounds of these cards. WATCH THE VIDEO here if you have not used embossing paste yet.

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Above: I stamped the leaves using my Memento Black pad on Whisper White cardstock, and used my Stampin' Blends to color the leaves in the stamped image above, then die cut several leaves with the Stitched Season framelit dies to add to my card.  The beautiful shape on this card and the blue flower card is from the Stitched Season framelit dies.

 

CLICK HERE to see the stamp set and dies!  Don't miss the 10% off bundle!

 

The sparkly black ribbon is NEW in the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog (available starting Sept. 5, 2018).

 

Color Your Season Stampin' Up! card ideas with watercolor pencils and Wink of Stella by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Rooted in Nature Watercolor Technique

 

I am sharing 2 versions of this lovely card with you today, featuring the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Wood Textures designer paper, Woodland embossing folder, and a super easy watercolor technique!!

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To create this tree image, I colored with my Early Espresso and my Mossy Meadow Stampin' Write markers right onto the rubber, then spritzed the rubber with water before stamping onto the Wood Textures designer paper.

The beautiful tree on these cards is spritzed with water before stamping, and as you can see by the photo below, depending on how much water you spritz on the stamp, you can achieve different "watercolor" looks!

 

Watercolor spritzer technique: Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I created 2 different styles of this card, and it just happened to work out that it creates 3 cards because of the way I cut the 6x6 Wood Textures paper.  I cut off a 2" wide strip first, then cut the 4" x 6" piece into two 3" x 4" pieces.  I was able to use all 3 pieces to make 3 cards!

Dimensions for cutting the 6x6 paper stack to create 3 Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature cards, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Wood Textures 6x6 designer paper stack includes several different wood grain patterns in different wood tones.  I used most of the lighter ones in the cards I created.   You can stamp right onto it like I did with the tree image.

I also stamped the leaf trio stamp from the Rooted in Nature set with Mossy Meadow ink onto Old Olive cardstock and die cut them for accents on these cards.  Rooted in Nature is from the 2018-2019 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, pg 143 and may be purchased just as a stamp set, or in a 10% off money-saving bundle with the matching framelit dies.

The "wonderful" greeting is found in the Rooted in Nature set and stamped in Mossy Meadow ink, and the "grateful" greeting is found in a set called A Big Thank You from the 2018-2018 Annual catalog, pg 132 (#147377) and is stamped in Shaded Spruce ink.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Grateful greeting is stamped onto a die cut from the Stitched Label framelit dies (#146828).

The background of each card is a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock embossed with the Woodland embossing folder.

The card base is Mossy Meadow, cut to 5-1/2" x 11" and folded in half at the top.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Each card has some Linen Thread, either tied around it or in a bow.  I thought it added a nice "natural" touch.

 I sure hope you enjoyed these cards today!!!  You can shop for all of the supplies at the bottom of this blog post. Click any product photo to go right to my online Stampin' Up! store.

 

Stampin' UP! Rooted in Nature card idea, featuring Wood Textures designer paper and Woodland embossing folder background. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Enjoy this video tutorial with more info about creating this card!

 

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Holiday Catalog 2018 Paper Share

 

Thank you to everyone who has been inquiring about the amazing new 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin' UP! and my upcoming Designer Series Paper Share!

YES!! I am doing a Holiday Catalog Paper Share!

Reserve yours today!!

Reserve your Holiday Catalog paper share today, and receive 84 pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper from the Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday catalog. Offer valid through 9-4-18 with Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

New 2018-2019 Catalog Paper Share Includes:

84 Pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper from 7 new packs of designer paper from the 2018 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog

Cost: $26 per paper share + $6.50 Priority Shipping

84 6x6 sheets include:

  • All is Bright paper = 12 sheets
  • Festive Farmhouse paper = 12 sheets
  • Santa's Workshop Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Joyous Noel Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Frosted Floral Specialty paper = 12 sheets
  • Country Lane paper = 12 sheets
  • Toil & Trouble paper = 12 sheets

 

How To Reserve your New Catalog Paper Share:

 email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net with the following info:

  • your name
  • your address and phone #
  • the email address you use for PayPal*
  • subject line: 2018 HOLIDAY catalog paper share

I will put you on the reservation list and send a Paypal invoice on 8/29/18

Deadline to reserve your share and pay is 9/4/18.

U.S. addresses only

Schedule:

August 29, 2018: I will email PayPal invoices to everyone who has reserved a share, as each group of 4 fills up.

Sept. 5, 2018: I will place a Stampin' UP! order for all the paper for everyone who has Paid their invoice.

Sept. 12 - 19, 2017: I will cut, sort, label and repackage all of the paper for you.

Beginning  Sept. 20th: I will print Paypal labels, and Paper Shares will be mailed back out, if there are no backorders.

 

Cost:

$26 for 84 pieces of 6x6 Designer Paper

+ $6.50 shipping: Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking

* if you don't have Paypal, you can pay the Paypal invoice with your credit or debit card
 

What is a paper share?

When you reserve a paper share with me, I will order the new 12x12 packs of designer paper from the new Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog and cut them up, package and label them and mail each person a sample of ALL of the new sheets listed above in this post!!  This usually costs you about 1/4 the price of buying all the new papers. Then you have a sample of everything and can purchase your favorites from the new catalog!

Questions? please email me: pattystamps@comcast.net

Thank you!! Many of you have been participating in these shares for over 5 years now! I appreciate your business!

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