As Close As I'll get to Canning Fruit!

 

Stamping this fun card with the Jar of Love set and the Fruit Stand designer paper from Stampin' Up! is about as close to canning fruits or veggies that I will ever get!  My grandma used to can EVERYTHING and I have fond memories of watching her.. but I guess I'm just not that domestic.. It's not on my bucket list.. but I LOVE stamping with this fun stamp set!

 

Jar of Love canning jars stamped card by Patty Bennett featuring Fruit Stand paper, and Serene Scenery background paper. Supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

The fun magic about this card is the window sheet die cut jars that I placed on top of the "fruit" jars!! It really makes them seem like glass canning jars!!  Oh, and the red lids.. cute touch!! :)

The fruit in the jars are pieces of the Fruit Stand designer series paper die cut with the Everyday Jars framelits!! How easy is that!?

 

Die Cut window sheets with the Everyday Jars framelits for this Jar of Love canning jars stamped card by Patty Bennett featuring Fruit Stand paper, and Serene Scenery background paper. Supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Find this fun stamp set and matching framelit set on page 75 of your new 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog, or HERE in my online store!  Money Saving Bundle priced at 10% off!

 

Stampin UP! Jar of Love and Everyday Jars bundle, available online. Click Shop Online at www.PattyStamps.com and order #142342

 

I stamped the jars right over the fruit in this Fruit Stand paper.. .so fun!  Find it on page 173 of your new 2016 Stampin' Up! catalog!

 

Stampin' UP! Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper Pack great for card making and crafting projects, shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Above: Fruit Stand Designer Paper, pg 173 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog, #141660 (here online)

Coordinating Cardstock pack: #141661 (here online)

COORDINATING COLORS: Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

 

I wasn't sure what sentiment to add to this card, then I decided to ink just parts of one of the greetings from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set, using my Early Espresso Stampin' Write marker, and created my own saying "You're the sweetest" and I finished it off with a little Real Red Enamel Shape heart.  The tag is die cut from the Popcorn Box framelit set, and stamped with the "burlap" stamp in the Jar of Love set, but just very lightly and then sponged around the edges.

 

Jar of Love canning jars stamped card by Patty Bennett featuring Fruit Stand paper, and Serene Scenery background paper. Supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I stamped the jars on the window sheets with StazOn ink.

I combined 2 very different background papers on my card.  A woodgrain paper from the Serene Scenery paper stack, and the red polkadots from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  I added just 1/2 of a doily for that homey touch.

 

Window Sheet Jars over Jar of Love canning jars stamped card by Patty Bennett featuring Fruit Stand paper, and Serene Scenery background paper. Supplies available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Do you like it?  I've shown this card to a few friends and they all loved it!  I hope you do too!

 

The woodgrain paper in the background is from this Serene Scenery pack (found on pg 174 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog)

Stampin' UP! Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Pack great for card making and crafting projects, shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Above & Below: Serene Scenery Designer Paper Stack, pg 174 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog, #141642 (here online)

Coordinating Cardstock pack #141643 (here online)

COORDINATING COLORS: Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Island Indigo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Whisper White

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Foxy Friends Kitty Card - Love to You!

 

I had fun creating this stamped kitty note card for a recent Luv 2 Stamp Group / Luvly Stampers group swap!  I used my sweet Foxy Friends stamp set and the lovely Affectionately Yours designer paper. 

 

Foxy Friends Kitty Note Card featuring Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours designer paper, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

One thing that is so striking about this Affectionately Yours paper is the copper foil accents on 2 of the sheets.  Do you see the pretty shimmery copper embossing on the lower 1/2 of the card?

 

Foxy Friends Kitty Note Card featuring Stampin' Up! Affectionately Yours designer paper, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I combined images from the Thoughtful Banners and Perfectly Wrapped stamp sets to stamp "love to you" and used the Heart Border punch to punch out Watermelon Wonder hearts.  They are easily applied to the card with Multipurpose glue or the Fine Tip glue pen.

 

The final accent on my Crumb Cake Note Card is the Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon.. so pretty!  And it ties knots and bows like a dream!

 This fun Foxy Friends stamp set can create so many different animals!!  Fox, Racoon, Kitty, Skunk, Reindeer.. what else do you see?

Stamp set from Stampin' UP! 141549 Foxy Friends photopolymer pattystamps

 

On my recent Blog Candy give away where I asked for your favorite new designer paper, I believe this Affectionately Yours paper was the 2nd favorite (behind Floral Boutique). 

 

Stampin' UP! Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper Pack great for card making and crafting projects, shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Above: Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, pg 172 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog, #141632 (here online)

Coordinating Cardstock pack: #141633 (here online)

COORDINATING COLORS: Crumb Cake, Copper, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder

 

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Wow! Happy 30 Year Anniversary to Us!

 

Can it be? I married my sweetheart 30 years ago!?  Wow!!! 

Happy Anniversary to my sweet hubby.. thanks for putting up with me all these years! :)

 

Eric and Patty 30 year wedding anniversary

 

Cheers to 30 more... I can't wait to see what adventures await us Mr. Bennett!

Here is the card I made for Eric.. I was excited to create this for him!  I've been thinking about what to make him for several months.  When I saw the new Large Letter framelit dies in the new Stampin' Up! catalog, I knew this is what I wanted to make!

I die cut "30 YEARS" with the Stampin' UP! large letter and large number framelits and my Big Shot, and put a collage of photos behind the cut out openings.  I hope he'll like it!!

 

30th anniversary card featuring Stampin' UP! large letter and large number framelits, die cut with my Big Shot. Stamped with First Sight stamp set, by Patty Bennett

 

I stamped around the die cut numbers and letters with my favorite swirly image, and a heart image from the First Sight stamp set. You'll find them on page 46 of the current Stampin' UP! catalog or online in the product photos below.

I stamped the heart image with Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock, punched it out with the Sweetheart punch, then die cut Real Read hearts with the Sweet & Sassy heart framelits to perfectly frame the hearts!! :)

I did just a little embellishing with the new enamel shapes - Real Red from the Brights package and Pool Party from the Subtles package.

Here is the inside of the anniversary card:

 

30th anniversary card for Eric, inside.

 

Cheers to our 30th wedding anniversary!  Eric & Patty Bennett

 

You may be wondering... how are we celebrating this special occasion!?  Well, since Tuesday nights are bowling league nights for Eric and Jason, they have bowling league tonight... soooooooo, I will be meeting them for dinner before bowling and then I'll tag along and cheer them on during their games tonight :)  

Ya... romantic... right?  :)  LOL

Well, doesn't matter how we celebrate, just being together is the best and that's what counts! 

 

30th anniversary card featuring Stampin' UP! large letter and large number framelits, die cut with my Big Shot.  by Patty Bennett

 

This is a large 6" x 9" card.  I love that crafters can create a custom greeting or card with these large number and large letter framelits!! They are available in my online store by clicking any of the product photos below..

 

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Easiest Ever Watercolor Background - Video Tutorial

 

I am super excited about this beautiful card!!!  I tried out the new Stampin' UP! Ombre Ink Pads as a way to apply color to the background of this card and I love it!!  It is the easiest way to make a watercolor wash background!

Watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL below in this post for all the details about how to stamp with the Ombre Pads and how to make this easy watercolor wash background!

 

Ombre ink pads from Stampin' Up! - video tutorial: How to create an easy watercolor wash background for your card!  Layer with Detailed Floral Thinlit big shot dies and Sunshine Wishes thinlits. Card and tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The background is created on watercolor paper from Stampin' UP! and then the die cut Detailed Floral Thinlit piece is glued on top.  You will learn all the steps to create this card and some bonus tips in my video today!

Watch the Video Below, or, if you are reading this in an email, click to see it on my blog, or click to see it on YouTube.

 

 

 

 To decorate these pretty watercolor wash backgrounds, I added die cut pieces from:

  • Detailed Floral Thinlits, pg 194, #141482
  • Sunshine Wishes, pg 194, #141489

To dress up the love die cut, I used Clear Wink of Stella over it, and it glimmers so nicely!!

All die cuts were added using Multipurpose glue - see the video above for tips!

 

Ombre ink pads from Stampin' Up! - video tutorial: How to create an easy watercolor wash background for your card!  Layer with Detailed Floral Thinlit big shot dies and Sunshine Wishes thinlits and Wink of Stella. Card and tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Which color combo do you like best? 

Rich Razzleberry / Bermuda Bay, or, Calypso Coral / Rich Razzleberry

 

Ombre ink pads from Stampin' Up! - video tutorial: How to create an easy watercolor wash background for your card!  Layer with Detailed Floral Thinlit big shot dies and Sunshine Wishes thinlits. Card and tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I hope you'll try this amazingly easy technique! 

Shop Online: You can shop for any of these Stampin' UP! supplies in my online store here, or make shopping easy and click any of the product photos at the bottom of this post!

 

Want more Watercolor Background ideas? 

Watch these PattyStamps video tutorials:

 

Ombre ink pads from Stampin' Up! - video tutorial: How to create an easy watercolor wash background for your card!  Layer with Detailed Floral Thinlit big shot dies and Sunshine Wishes thinlits. Card and tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

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Stampin' Up! Ombre Ink Pads, Left to Right:

Bermuda Bay #141608, Rich Razzleberry #141609, Calypso Coral #141611

all found on page 180 of the new 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog

 

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Blog Candy Winners!

Whohooo!  We did some celebrating this past week, for my 21st anniversary as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!!  I gave away 2 Blog Candy prizes... you can see them below!  Today I am announcing the WINNERS!! YAY!!

 

Thank you for OVER 500 comments combined on the 2 days!! Wow!!  :)

 

What was your favorite paper out of over 375 votes?

If you are curious, Floral Boutique was hands down the favorite out of everyone who left a comment .. you can see it in THIS CARD HERE, and see all of the Stampin' UP! Designer Series paper HERE!

 

And be sure to get your FREE sampler: Download 2016 DSP Stampin' UP! Sampler

 

The winner of the Anniversary Celebration Blog Candy Give Away prize shown below is:  Valerie Linn!  She shared that her favorite Designer Series paper from the new 2016 Stampin' Up! catalog is Floral Boutique, and Pop of Pink was a close 2nd!  Valerie, please email me with your mailing address so I can get this prize in the mail to you!!    (pattystamps@comcast.net)

 

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And, the winner of the June Blog Candy Give Away Paper Pumpkin Kit is Donna Schnees!!!  Please email me with your mailing address so I can get your prize in the mail to you!!  (email: pattystamps@comcast.net)

 

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 Thank you again to everyone who left a kind comment, words of encouragement and celebration, and who voted for your favorite Stampin' UP! Designer Series Paper!

 

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