Love Sparkles Valentine with Window Box Heart die cut

 

Thank you for your kind comments about this Valentine card idea in my previous video (see it here), featuring the Window Box thinlit die as an accent piece!  I wanted to share a few more details about this card today.

 

Valentine card idea stamped with Stampin' Up! Love Sparkles stamp set, and die cut with heart image from the Window Box thinlit die set. Red and White patterned paper from Sending Love paper stack.  by Patty Bennett

 

As you can see from the little heart piece I'm holding above, I used that part of the Window Box thinlit die set to die cut the border of the Whisper White cardstock and then layered it over Real Red to reveal the die cut heart border!  I placed it in the center of the Whisper white strip first, and die cut it in the Big Shot, then moved it left, then right then to the edges. So 5 total die cuts.

 

142762 Stampin Up! Window box thinlit die, click order online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

You'll find this die set on page 43 of the 2017 Occasions catalog, or HERE in my online store.

 

Truly, isn't this the most versatile thinlit set you've seen in a long time!?  wow!!!  Not only can you make amazing boxes with this but you can use all the other pieces to create other intricate die cut images on other crafting projects!

 

Valentine card idea stamped with Stampin' Up! Love Sparkles stamp set, and die cut with heart image from the Window Box thinlit die set. Red and White patterned paper from Sending Love paper stack.  by Patty Bennett

 

This Valentine card idea starts with the folded Real Red cardbase, then 2 layers of red and white designer paper from the Sending Love paper stack.   The white printed layer is scalloped with the Best Badge punch.  If you don't know how to do that, check out this blog post.

I finished off this card with LOVE stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White and die cut with the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits and the Love Sparkles stamp set (pg 53 in the Occasions catalog).  I added some silver metallic hearts and 2 layers of ribbon.  The Red ribbon is from the Sending Love 2 pack in the Occasions catalog and the pretty silver and white ribbon is one of your FREE product choices in the Sale a Bration catalog (see it here).

 

Valentine card idea stamped with Stampin' Up! Love Sparkles stamp set, and die cut with heart image from the Window Box thinlit die set. Red and White patterned paper from Sending Love paper stack.  by Patty Bennett

 

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January Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin Video

 

If you are one of my Paper Pumpkin Customers and you occasionally forget to go look at the Stampin' UP! monthly Paper Pumpkin video, I thought I'd post it here for you.

This is a great kit for making treat bags, especially for Valentine's day!!

 

Watch the video below, or click here to see it on YouTube.

 

 

January 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit supplies and projects:

 

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Happy Celebrations Card Video Tutorial

 

Create a debossed image of Celebrate or Happy with the new Celebrations Duo embossing folder 2-pack from Stampin' Up!  You can see these new embossing folders on page 40 in the 2017 Occasions catalog or, watch them in action in my free video tutorial below!!  Watch as I create these celebrate cards and some happy birthday cards!

 

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

My cards above also feature patterned paper from both the Succulent Garden designer series paper pack and the Party Animal Designer Series paper pack.

 

Watch my Free Video Tutorial Below!

 

 

If you are reading this in an email, please CLICK HERE to watch the video on YouTube.

  Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

These unique "debossing" embossing folders also have a wonderful coordinating stamp set called Happy Celebrations.  You can see it in my photo above.  My video above also shows you how to make the Happy birthday card shown here.  It's so amazing to stamp over the debossed images and watch the word appear!!

 

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

I created the celebrate cards to recognize the top sellers in my Luv 2 Stamp group, and will be sending those off with gifts for the top 15 in sales last month.  I hope their day is just perfect as the stamp says!!  I found that stamp in the Suite Sentiments stamp set on page 54 in the Occasions catalog. If you are looking for a great "all around" greeting set, that's your set!  I stamped it in Dapper Denim ink onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut it with the Stitched Shape framelit circle.  Adding some Dapper Denim star enamel embellishments was the perfect finishing touch.

 

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE and HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

When you watch my video above in this post, you'll see exactly how I created both stamped versions below.. with and without the embossing folder image!  I used Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim and Watermelon Wonder - all Stampin' Up! In Colors.

 

Color combo for debossed image Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders. HAPPY birthday cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

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And remember.. you receive a FREE Sale-a-Bration item of your choice with each $50 you purchase, AND record your order on my Free Stamps with Patty customer rewards program sheet too!!!!

 

Create debossed images with the new Stampin' Up! Celebrations duo embossing folders.  CELEBRATE your perfect day cards stamped by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

 

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How to Quickly Color the Inside the Lines Sale-a-Bration paper

 

Today's secret weapon:  Stampin' Spritzers!

Quickly color the 12x12 sheet of black and white "Inside the Lines" Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration paper to use on your crafting creations!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards by Patty Bennett

 

This unique and fun, FREE Sale a Bration "Inside the Lines" paper is amazing, and especially appealing to those who LOVE to color like me, but, if you want an alternative to hours of coloring, try this spritzing method!

 

I filled my Stampin' Spritzers with rubbing alcohol and drops of reinker, and spritzed the paper super quickly!!  Read on for all the details:

 

You will find this fun paper on page 11 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration brochure.  Here is what the "Inside the Lines" (free Sale a Bration 2017) paper looks like in this package when you open it... 12 sheets of black and white printed designs:

 

Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

If you want to grab your markers, colored pencils, paint brush, etc., that's a GREAT way to color the intricate designs, but if you need to color lots of this paper FAST, grab some Stampin' Spritzers, fill with rubbing alcohol (or water) and several drops of Stampin' Up! ink refill in each one, and spritz away!

As you can see below, I put my 12x12 paper in a recycled Stampin' UP! shipping box so that I wouldn't "overspray" in my craft room.

 

Use Stampin Spritzers to quickly color your Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

I started by spritzing most of the paper with Daffodil Delight, then added spritzes of Watermelon Wonder and Calypso Coral.  It looks splotchy at first, but dries to a lovely finish.

 

Use Stampin Spritzers to quickly color the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

I like to use rubbing alcohol in my spritzers so that it dries quickly, and doesn't warp like water will.  Add as many or as few drops of reinker as you wish.. I do about 10 drops per filled spritzer.

 

Before and after using Stampin' Spritzers on the Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

Then it's easy to cut the dry 12x12 piece into whatever sizes you need for your project.  I used them on 3-1/2"x5" Stampin' Up! Note Cards.

I die cut the So Detailed thinlit in So Saffron cardstock, wrapped each one around the Inside the Lines DSP piece and added it to each Note Card. 

I stamped lots of thank you images in Stitched Shape die cut circles, and layered them on scalloped circles from the Layering Circles framelit pack and Calypso Coral cardstock.  The amazing Stitched Shape framelits are NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN HERE in my online store!!  Click here for my video to see how well the Stitched Shape framelits work with the Layering Circles framelits!

 

Stampin' Up! Inside the Lines coloring designer paper from Sale-a-Bration 2017 colored with Stampin' Spritzers on Thank You Note Cards featuring Stitched Shape framelits by Patty Bennett

 

 I added my favorite new accessory, the Lace Doilies, behind the scalloped circle as well.

Click here to see another idea using the Sale-a-Bration free gift option "Inside the Lines" paper.

 

Remember, this Inside the Lines paper is one of a dozen FREE items you can select from during Sale a Bration 2017!

 
 
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Here are some ideas from Stampin' Up! for using this amazing Inside the Lines paper:

Stampin Up! Inside the Lines "coloring book paper" - free gift choice with $50 purchase in my online store through March 30, 2017, www.pattystamps.com

 

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Valentine Glassine Goodie Bag

 

You know how I treasure those fun stamping days with the amazing Cindee Wilkinson and I always love to see what she comes up  :) ... so, last time we stamped together, she went above and beyond and created this project that just blew me away! Check out this great Valentine goodie bag she had prepared for us to make!!!  It features several of the Sending Love Suite products from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, pgs 14 and 15.

 

DIY Stampin' Up! Sending Love Valentine Glassine Goodie Bag created with Occasions Catalog stamps, paper, ink and embellishments.

 

We made the bag with new Stampin' UP! Sending Love Glassine sheets and the Mini Treat Bag thinlit die.

Then we added 6 layers of FUN die cuts, doilies and embellishments plus ribbon and sequins!! 

 

Suppplies for DIY Stampin' Up! Sending Love Valentine Glassine Goodie Bag created with Occasions Catalog stamps, paper, ink and embellishments.

 

Stampin' UP! Sending Love (Occasions Catalog) Supplies we used:

  • Sealed with Love Stamp set, pg 15
  • Love Notes Framelits, pg 14
  • Sending Love paper stack, pg 15
  • Sending Love Glassine Sheets, pg 14
  • Sending Love embellishments, pg 15
  • Real Red, Whisper White and Pool Party cardstock and ink
  • Lace Doilies, pg 51
  • Gold Binder Clips (annual catalog) pg 177

 

Using the Sealed with Love bundle stamps and dies makes it easy to create tiny love notes and envelopes as shown on the bag front!!!

 

You'll also want to grab your Sponge Brayer and a Stampin' Sponge and some ink... because you'll be able to change the color on your Sending Love paper and the Lace Doilies!!!

 

Amazing Stampin' Tip for Stampin' Up! Sending Love red and white paper: use a sponge brayer to change the color combo of this paper!

 

ABOVE: Check out that AMAZING TIP!  Just grab your Sponge Brayer and an ink pad and roll color right on to the red and white Sending Love paper to create a whole new look!!! 

AMAZING!

 

BELOW: a closer look at the red and white patterns in the Sending Love paper stack, available HERE in my online store.

 

142733 Stampin' UP! Sending Love paper stack perfect red and white paper for DIY Valentines and other crafting projects

 

And here is amazing tip #2... color the new Lace Doilies ANY COLOR to coordinate with your theme, holiday or color palette!!!  Be gentle, they ARE doilies afterall, but just sponge by dabbing color straight up and down to add layers of color.

 

Amazing Stampin' Tip for Stampin' Up! Lace Doilies: use a sponge and ink to change the color of these gorgeous Lace doilies!

 

If you enjoy my Stanpin' Tips, you may want to visit my Stamping and Crafting TIP PINTEREST BOARD here for 291 other crafty tips!

 

All of the fun elements like the die cut envelope and love note, the heart, doily, and banner were glued together then just clipped to the bag, so that the recipient can get their treat from the bag without destroying the pretty packaging.

After brayering color onto the red and white striped paper, we punched the banner end with the Banner Triple punch.  We only needed 1/2 a doily, so those go twice as far! 

 

DIY Stampin' Up! Sending Love Valentine Glassine Goodie Bag created with Occasions Catalog stamps, paper, ink and embellishments.

 

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