Stampin' Up! cards & projects

Hearts Come Home Christmas Card

 The Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog 2017 is simply amazing!  One of the amazing money-saving 10% off bundles in the catalog is on page 39, and it's called Hearts Come Home.  It features the stamp set of the same name and the framelits called Hometown Greetings.  Cindee and I created this clean and simple Christmas card together featuring this bundle and neutral colors! 

 

Hearts Come Home Christmas card featuring Whisper White die cut village houses and Santa and his reindeer in the sky with Silver Enamel Metallic stars.

 

After die cutting the houses in Whisper White cardstock on the Big Shot, we layered them onto a top fold Crumb Cake card.  Really simple!!  We did sponge just a touch of Crumb Cake ink on the white cardstock for just a little contrast.

 

Hearts come home christmas card village houses stampin up pattystamps embossing paste idea holidayClean and Simple not your thing? 

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Metallic Enamel Shape Silver Stars are the perfect touch for the sky!

Crafting Tip: use the tip of your paper piercer to pick up and place small embellishments onto your crafting project.

We added Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals under the 2 layers of the White die cut houses to give this card a little added dimension.  We stamped Santa in the sky with Soft Suede ink.

 

Hearts Come Home Christmas card featuring Whisper White die cut village houses and Santa and his reindeer in the sky with Silver Enamel Metallic stars.

 

 

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October Paper Pumpkin Video

Attention October Paper Pumpkin Subscribers:

You will find this Stampin' Up! video so helpful when assembling your October Shaker Christmas card kit!

 

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Isn't the box adorable this month??

  October paper pumpkin stampin up pattystamps

 

If you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, watch for refill kits to become available soon HERE.

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  • Try out new techniques, accessories and products in your kits
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Halloween Treat Ideas

 

Last Minute Halloween Inspiration!!

And I just have to say... I wonder how many years it would take to eat this whole barrel of candy corn spotted at our local Sprouts Market!! LOL :)

Candy Corn Halloween Treats at Sprouts Market, Pinole, CA

I'm reposting these Halloween Treat ideas in case you missed them in September. 

Enjoy!

YouTube-1 I am excited to share all of these fun Halloween Treat ideas with you ... you can WATCH THE VIDEO here for more info, and click the links below to see each project on my blog:

 

Halloween trick or treat ideas featuring Stampin' UP! Spooky Night paper, Spooky cat stamp set and punch, mini pizza boxes and treat bags by Patty Bennett

More Halloween Treat Project Posts:

click to view Halloween Cello Bag Treats

click to view Halloween Spooky Night Mini Treat Bags

click to view Trick or Treat Window Box

click to view Happy Halloween owl mini pizza box treat

click to view Happy Halloween Test Tube Treat

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Painted Autumn Very Vanilla Fall Note Cards

 

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Paper Sale - Painted Autumn Paper from Stampin' Up!

 

Painted Autumn Designer Paper Fall Note Card Ideas - Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set and Gourd Goodness stamp set.  Holiday catalog 2017.

 

Just in case you haven't seen the beautiful Painted Autumn designer paper for yourself, here are 3 more fall note card ideas for you featuring this great paper.  And even better, it's part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Sale this month!

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Painted Autumn Designer Paper Fall Note Card Ideas - Stampin' Up! Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch.  Holiday catalog 2017.

 

The Thankful notecard above also features the Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch (it's a BUNDLE!  save 10%!) - see page 49 of the Holiday catalog, or, the shopping links at the bottom of this post.

All cards in this post use the Very Vanilla Thick Note Cards/Envelopes from Stampin' UP!

The 2 leaf cards below feature the Gourd Goodness stamp set, pg 50 of the Holiday catalog.

 

Painted Autumn Designer Paper Fall Note Card Ideas - Stampin' Up! Gourd Goodness stamp set.  Holiday catalog 2017.

 

We created these cards on the Stamp and Paper cruise last month, but I decided to stamp my leaves in lots of different combos with the Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green ink... fun combos!

These note cards also feature the Very Vanilla Stitched Shape Ovals and Old Olive striped baker's twine.

 

Painted Autumn Designer Paper Fall Note Card Ideas - Stampin' Up! Gourd Goodness stamp set.  Holiday catalog 2017.

 

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Petal Garden Paper Pack Sale

 

I love stocking up on a GREAT Deal, like the Buy 3 - Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale from Stampin' Up!

This month-long sale includes 13 different paper packs to select from, and today I am featuring the Petal Garden paper stack and the Delightful Daisy paper pack, so you can see 2 note card ideas you might create with either one of these paper packs!

 

Petal Garden and Delightful Daisy Stampin' UP! designer paper flower note card ideas by Patty Bennett.  Make your own "doily" by die cutting the Window Box framelit die and then using the Scallop from the Layering Circle die!

 

Both note cards are basically the same design, but I've featured different designer paper and different ribbon on each one. Each card features the Stampin' Up! thick Whisper White Note cards and a piece of designer paper from the Petal Garden Paper Stack or the Delightful Daisy paper pack.

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Petal Garden Stampin' UP! designer paper flower note card idea by Patty Bennett.  Make your own "doily" by die cutting the Window Box framelit die and then using the Scallop from the Layering Circle die!

 

ABOVE:  This note card features beautiful Rich Razzleberry colored roses from the Petal Garden paper stack.  I added a piece of Fresh Fig 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon.

ABOVE & BELOW: I made my own "doily" by cutting out the hexagon image from the Window Box thinlit die with Whisper White cardstock, and then using my scallop circle to die cut it into a round "doily".  I also added a stamped greeting to each card using the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Pool Party ink, die cut with the Stitched Shape Framelits.  Both cards also feature some Glitter Enamel Dots for colorful accents.

BELOW: This note card features a delicate floral design from the Delightful Daisy paper pack, which is also a part of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free sale!  I added Peekaboo Peach 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon to this soft, delicate card.

 

Delightful Daisy Stampin' UP! designer paper flower note card idea by Patty Bennett.  Make your own "doily" by die cutting the Window Box framelit die and then using the Scallop from the Layering Circle die!

 

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Petal Garden Stampin' UP! designer paper flower note card idea by Patty Bennett.  Make your own "doily" by die cutting the Window Box framelit die and then using the Scallop from the Layering Circle die!

 

Do you have a preference?  Bold or delicate?

 

Delightful Daisy Stampin' UP! designer paper flower note card idea by Patty Bennett.  Make your own "doily" by die cutting the Window Box framelit die and then using the Scallop from the Layering Circle die!

 

I hope you enjoyed my flower note cards today!

 

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Ribbon of Courage Note Cards

Thank you so much for your kind comments and overwhelming response to my Ribbon of Courage project kit offer yesterday!! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed all of the ideas!

Today I am sharing the 4 note cards from the kit with you in case you didn't get a kit but would like to create them yourself.

 

Stampin' UP! Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Support Ribbon framelit dies encouragement note card idea by Patty Bennett

Above:

  • Whisper White note card base with 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" Flirty Flamingo mat
  • 3" x 4-1/2" piece of patterned paper from the Merry Little Christmas package (#144621)
  • Whisper White Stitched Shape Circle
  • Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo die cut flowers (from Support Ribbon framelits)
  • Stamped flower centers in Flirty Flamingo and punched with 1/2" circle punch
  • faith greeting (from Ribbon of Courage) stamped in Memento Black ink 

 All Stampin' UP! supplies are available in my online store.. scroll to the bottom of this post for all the online shopping links.

 

Stampin' UP! Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Support Ribbon framelit dies encouragement note card idea featuring Ruffled embossing folder by Patty Bennett

Above:

  • Whisper White note card base with 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" Flirty Flamingo mat embossed with Ruffled folder
  • 1-1/2"" x 4-3/4" piece of patterned paper from the Merry Little Christmas package (#144621)
  • Whisper White die cut heart from Sweet & Sassy heart framelits
  • Flirty Flamingo die cut heart (from Support Ribbon framelits)
  • Flirty Flamingo striped ribbon
  • Stamped flower in Flirty Flamingo from Ribbon of Courage set
  • Love and Hugs greeting (from Ribbon of Courage) stamped in Memento Black ink 

 

Stampin' UP! Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Support Ribbon framelit dies encouragement note card idea featuring Layered Leaves embossing folder by Patty Bennett

Above:

  • Whisper White note card base with 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" Blushing Bride cardstock mat embossed with Layered Leaves embossing folder
  • Whisper White die cut Oval from Layering Ovals framelits
  • Support Ribbon stamped in Blushing Bride from Ribbon of Courage set
  • faith greeting (from Ribbon of Courage) stamped in Memento Black ink 
  • White / Silver Edge ribbon around cardstock layer

 

Stampin' UP! Ribbon of Courage stamp set and Support Ribbon framelit dies encouragement note card idea by Patty Bennett

Above:

  • Whisper White note card base
  • Hearts stamped in background with Blushing Bride ink (from Ribbon of Courage)
  • Whisper White Stitched Shape Circle on top of Silver Foil Snowflake
  • Support ribbon stamped in Blushing Bride and die cut using Support Ribbon framelits
  • courage greeting (from Ribbon of Courage) stamped in Blushing Bride on Duet Banner punch piece

 

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Ribbon of Courage Project Kit for Sale

 

October is often associated with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and I am excited to remind you about the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and coordinating Support Ribbon framelit die bundle that I helped design in 2015 during my million dollar achiever visit to Stampin' UP!

October Fundraiser: I have designed a project kit featuring a HOPE banner and 4 note cards to coordinate with the Ribbon of Courage bundle! I will be donating money from the profits of this Limited-Time Offer kit... read on for more info...

 

Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage Breast Cancer awareness month:  HOPE banner and 4 note card kit - limited time offer from Patty Bennett

I have a limited number of kits to sell, and you can buy one by clicking the link below.

 SOLD OUT

 Cost per kit is $36.00 + $4.00 shipping.

 I ship to U.S. addresses only.

 

3:00pm Pacific Time 10/13/17 UPDATE:

kits are more than 1/2 gone... don't delay if you want one!

 

  • each kit contains all of the consumable items you'll need to make the projects shown above
  • see the VIDEO BELOW in this post for more info about included items
  • the cost is $36.00 per kit + $4.00 shipping (first class bubble mailer)
  • this kit requires the separate purchase of the Ribbon of Courage bundle and additional Stampin' UP! supplies, scroll down for online store links to see the additional items required to complete the projects in this kit
  • stamped images are NOT included per Stampin' Up! policy, you will need to purchase the Ribbon of Courage bundle to complete the kit projects
  • kits mailed within 2 business days of completed purchase through PayPal

A portion of each kit sold will be donated to: TEAM HOPE of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer annual walk!

 

RIBBON OF COURAGE BUNDLE:

If you have not purchased the Ribbon of Courage bundle yet (clear mount or wood mount available),  click an image below to purchase it through my online store.  You will need it to complete your kit projects.

Scroll down to see the other products you will also need to complete the stamping and assembly of your kit.


Watch the VIDEO BELOW for all the details about the projects in this kit and for instructions for assembling your Ribbon of Courage project kit projects!

 

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  Stampin' Up! Ribbon of Courage Breast Cancer awareness month:  HOPE banner and 4 note card kit - limited time offer from Patty Bennett

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Painted Autumn Sunflower Note Cards

 

I think this was one of my favorite cards that we created on the Stamp & Scrap cruise last month!   It was designed by Jessica Hill.  I love this sunflower card featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch bundle!!

 

Sunflower Note Card featuring Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch bundle with Stitched Shape Square frame accent.

 

The thing that I feel makes this card super special is the "frame" die cut with the Layering Square framelits and the Stitched Shape Framelits!!  Isn't it cool!?  If you are unfamiliar with those framelits, CLICK HERE to watch my video.

 

Sunflower Note Card featuring Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch bundle with Stitched Shape Square frame accent.

 

After stamping the Sunflower in So Saffron and Crushed Curry ink (Early Espresso for the center) on Very Vanilla cardstock, we cut them out with Paper Snips and then added Clear Wink Of Stella to them... soooooooo pretty!!  The leaves were punched with Old Olive cardstock and Vellum.  I added them to the back of the flower and then put it onto my card.

 

Sunflower Note Card featuring Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch bundle with Stitched Shape Square frame accent and clear Wink of Stella accent.

 

Don't you think that stitched shape square frame is just amazing? What a GREAT design element!

 

Sunflower Note Card featuring Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch bundle with Stitched Shape Square frame accent.

 

Oh, and if you make a boo-boo while stamping your greeting on the note card...  ahem.. just grab a Very Vanilla scrap, stamp it again, and punch it out with the Everyday Label Punch (pg 10 of the 2017 Holiday Catalog from Stampin' UP!).

 

Sunflower Note Card featuring Stampin' UP! Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch bundle with Stitched Shape Square frame accent.

 For tips on stamping the Sunflower, please watch the VIDEO BELOW:

 

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Fall "Gourd Goodness" Stampin' Up! Note Cards

 

I know that Fall is a favorite time of year for many of my friends, and why not take this opportunity to send a little thinking of you or thankful for you card to your friends!?

Enjoy these fall note card ideas featuring the Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla Note cards, Painted Autumn paper, and the Gourd Goodness stamp set, found on page 50 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog!

 

  Gourd Goodness pumpkin fall note card idea and Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn sunflower card. Perfect Fall or Thanksgiving note cards.

 

These cards were a couple of the many amazing cards I stamped on the Scrap & Paper cruise in September!

The card on the left features the very popular Painted Autumn designer paper with the sunflower design and the card on the right was stamped with the Gourd Goodness pumpkin images on Very Vanilla cardstock.  Both card bases are the Very Vanilla Note Cards featuring thick Very Vanilla cardstock.

 

Gourd Goodness pumpkin fall note card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn Paper. Perfect Fall or Thanksgiving note card.

The 2 step pumpkin stamp image was stamped with Peekaboo Peach and Tangerine Tango. I would not have thought to combine those 2 colors for the pumpkins but it works great!!  The stems are stamped with Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.

 

Stampin' Up! Painted Autumn sunflower card. Perfect Fall or Thanksgiving note card idea..

 We used our Paper Snips to cut out the sunflowers from the Painted Autumn printed paper.

 

Don't forget, this beautiful paper is part of the Buy 3 - Get 1 FREE Sale going on now!

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Stampin' Blend Markers - Video Review

Hi friends! I'm so excited to be sharing my first thoughts and coloring projects featuring the

brand new Stampin' Blend markers!! 

I just received mine (UPS came at 9:47pm Saturday!!!) and I opened the box and started to play!

These new alcohol markers are a dream! They color like butter and blend beautifully!

Watch my Live Video below - posted from my Facebook Business Page to see more info!

 

 

Hope you found the video above helpful as a first look into these great new alcohol markers! 

As mentioned in my video,  CLICK HERE for the link to purchase your Stampin' Blend marker holder from Stamp-n-Storage.  Use coupon code BLENDIT17 to SAVE 20% through October 20, 2017.

Stampin UP! Stampin' Blends markers - demonstrator only purchase Oct. 1 - 15. Available to customers sometime later in 2017.

The Stampin' Blend markers are available to DEMONSTRATORS ONLY right now, Oct. 1 -15.

The Stampin' Blend markers will be available to customers sometime later this year, with no firm release date as of right now.

So, if you want to purchase them NOW, you need to be a demonstrator.  If you are not yet a demonstrator and would like to join my nation-wide Luv 2 Stamp Group, CLICK HERE for more info and CLICK HERE to join.  You can add the Stampin' Blend markers as part of the items in your starter kit!!

 You may select any Stampin' Up! products valued at $125 or less in your starter kit and you pay $99.  You could order the whole Stampin' Blend set (#147475 $121.50) in your starter kit, or, order other products in your starter kit and order your Stampin' Blend markers in your first demonstrator order with your 20% discount! Click here to join and order your starter kit!

 
  Stampin Up! Stampin' Blends markers - demonstrator preorder Oct. 1 - 15, 2017.  Available to customers later this year.
 
 

*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark
**Also available in French

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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Creative Pizza Box Birthday Gift for my dad's 85th birthday

 

 

Jim Burns 85th birthday cake, celebration Sept. 2017We recently had the amazing pleasure of celebrating both of our dads 85th birthdays!

We celebrated with Eric's dad a few weeks early when they came up to the Bay Area to visit, and we celebrated with my dad in So. Cal. in September. Eric's dad also had a big family celebration while we were gone on our cruise last week.

We are So blessed to have both dads turning 85 in the same month!

I will be sharing the card/gift I made Eric's dad in a future post, but today I am sharing a fun gift I made for my dad!

Our family gathered at a restaurant in Sierra Madre in early September to celebrate my dad, Jim Burns (yes, he's the artist). 

I wanted to do something with $85 since it was his 85th birthday, so I came up with the idea of putting 85  $1 bills into mini pizza boxes from Stampin' Up! and I came up with this fun way to package it.  I hope it gives you some fun ideas for doing something similar!

 

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box stack - special 85th birthday gift with photos and $85 inside by Patty Bennett

 

I stacked 4 Mini Pizza Boxes, and decorated the top one with the Happy Birthday framelit die cut in Island Indigo cardstock,  as well as with pieces of the Year of Cheer paper and some gold and silver edged ribbons. 

In the top box, I made an accordion fold out of a bunch of 3x3 photos... and die cut 85 with the large numbers framelits and silver foil paper.

 

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box stack - special 85th birthday gift with 3x3 photos and $85 inside by Patty Bennett

 

Celebrating Jim Burns 85th birthday - September 2017

 

And in the bottom 3 boxes, I folded all the dollar bills.

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box stack - special 85th birthday gift with photos and $85 inside by Patty Bennett

 

I think he enjoyed the treat! :)

 

Celebrating Jim Burns 85th birthday - September 2017

 

Each Mini Pizza Box top was decorated with Year of Cheer paper and photos, too!

 

Stampin' UP! mini pizza box stack - special 85th birthday gift with photos and $85 inside by Patty Bennett

 

Below is a photo of my dad and I with my brother and my brothers 3rd grandbaby, Tucker James.  My dad has 3 great-grandkids.. such a blessing!!

 

Celebrating Jim Burns 85th birthday - September 2017

 

And here is the whole Burns gang... my dad and his wife, her daughter, my brother and his whole family, and Eric, Jason and I. 

 

Burns / Bennett families Celebrating Jim Burns 85th birthday - September 2017

Happy 85th, again, Dad!! We all love you so much!!

 

Make your own Mini Pizza Box stack!!!

Here are the supplies you'll need to order:

 

Price: $110.00

 


Counting My Blessings Card

 

I hope you enjoy this beautiful fall card idea, featuring the Stampin' UP! "Count My Blessings" stamp set, Leaf Punch, Layered Leaves embossing folder and lovely fall color palette including Gold Foil Paper.

 

Count My Blessings thankful card idea featuring Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog products.  Leaf Punch and Layering Leaves embossing folder are a great duo!

 

I received a very similar card from one of my Luv 2 Stamp Group teammates, Melanie Hockin, and I decided to use the idea to create swap cards for the stamping / crafting cruise we went on last week!!  Thank you Melanie for the great idea!

  

Stamp, paper, scrap cruise 2017 Royal Caribbean, Liberty of the Seas card swap

 

There were over a dozen different swaps we could participate in on the cruise and I participated in 2 of them.  Most swaps had 16 participants.  Jenn, our hostess,  had it down to a science and lined us up and we swapped really quickly!

 If you would like to create these cards, you'll find all the Stampin' UP! product supply links to my online store at the bottom of this blog post.

 

Count My Blessings thankful card idea featuring Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog products and Gold Foil paper.  Leaf Punch and Layering Leaves embossing folder are a great duo!

 

Above: you can see 2 different versions of this card - one with Gold Glimmer paper leaves and one with Gold Foil leaves. Ultimately a I went with the Gold Foil leaves for my swap.

TIP! I actually cut the Gold Foil squares, then punched the 2 leaves from the middle of the foil from square :) to maximize my supplies :)

The greeting from Count My Blessings (pg 50 of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog) was stamped in Island Indigo on Very Vanilla cardstock that I die cut with the Stitched Shape framelits.  I also stamped the acorn image from the same set in Crumb Cake ink over the greeting, and added a gold enamel shape heart to each card.  It's layered onto the Gold foil paper.

 

Stamping supplies for Count My Blessings thankful card idea featuring Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog products.  Leaf Punch and Layering Leaves embossing folder are a great duo!

 

The background is embossed with the Layered Leaves embossing folder and Very Vanilla cardstock, layered onto Crumb Cake and Island Indigo.  The last color I used was Cajun Craze for some of the punched leaves.

 

Count My Blessings thankful card idea featuring Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog products.  Leaf Punch and Layering Leaves embossing folder are a great duo!

 

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Hearts Come Home bundle from Stampin' Up!

 

I am super excited to share this gorgeous Christmas / Holiday card idea with you today, featuring the Stampin' Up! Hearts Come Home bundle (Hometown Greetings Framelits - pg 39 of the 2017 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog) and Swirly Snowflake thinlits, pg 35.  I have some fun tips for you including how to make embossing paste "snow" and an idea for making the windows look like stained glass!

 

  Stampin' UP! Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings Christmas card idea featuring embossing paste and "stained glass windows" effect.  Supplies available in the 2017 Holiday catalog, click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I created this card one day when stamping with Cindee, and I know we saw the basic idea somewhere and I can't remember who originated this card idea.. but we did add a few twists of our own like the large snowflakes in the sky, the colors behind the houses, and the "stained glass" in the church.  We die cut the buildings using the Hearts Come Home framelit dies and Whisper White paper, then added "embossing past snow".  Read on for all the tips and details.

 

Sponging tip for Stampin' UP! Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings Christmas card idea featuring embossing paste and "stained glass windows" effect.  Supplies available in the 2017 Holiday catalog, click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Tip #1:  Sponge the Dapper Denim card base with more Dapper Denim ink to give it some night sky drama!

Tip #2:  Die cut the Swirly Snowflake thinlits and then cut the snowflakes apart and place them on the card for high contrast in the deep blue night sky.

 

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Click HERE to purchase your Hometown Greetings Framelits

or click HERE to purchase your Hearts Come Home bundle in wood mount stamps

or click HERE to purchase your Hearts Come Home bundle in clear mount stamps

 

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Tip #3:  to create beautiful textured, glittery snow, sponge light blue ink on your cardstock first (we used Pool Party) then mix a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the Embossing paste, then trowel it on with the Palette knife!!  So pretty!

 

How to make embossing paste "snow" for the Stampin' UP! Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings Christmas card idea featuring embossing paste and "stained glass windows" effect.  Supplies available in the 2017 Holiday catalog, click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Tip #4:  I wanted the church to look like it had stained glass windows, so, I searched for a small colorful patterned paper and discovered that the small leaf pattern in the Painted Autumn package was perfect!!  Then, we needed to have colored windows in all the houses, so we cut up little scraps of cardstock as shown below and glued them behind each house!! I love it!  REMINDER!!  Buy 3 - Get 1 FREE offer is valid all month (Oct. 2017) so you can take advantage of this special offer when ordering your Painted Autumn paper!

 

How to create "stained glass windows" for the Stampin' UP! Hearts Come Home / Hometown Greetings Christmas card idea featuring embossing paste and "stained glass windows" effect.  Supplies available in the 2017 Holiday catalog, click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

What do you think? 

Would you create this and give it to someone special this year?

If you have not used embossing paste before, WATCH MY VIDEO HERE.

 

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Autumn Patterned Pumpkin Fall Note Cards

 

Happy Autumn, Happy Fall! 

Create and send a sweet note card to a friend using the Stampin' UP! Spooky Night designer paper and die cut pumpkins from the Patterned Pumpkin thinlit dies!

 

Spooky Night pumpkins die cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits on Autumn Greeting Note cards, by Patty Bennett

 

I was so happy when I realized that I could die cut the pumpkins using the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits instead of fussy cutting them all by hand, because I made about 50 of these cards!!

 

Spooky Night pumpkins die cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits on Autumn Greeting Note cards, by Patty Bennett

 

Each thick Very Vanilla note card was sponged with Tangerine Tango ink, then I added a strip of Color Theory paper to the top of the note card and also sponged some ink on that as well. 

Each card is embellished with some Black Rhinestone jewels.  Autumn Greetings is found in the Seasonal Lantern stamp set and is stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink.

 

Spooky Night pumpkins die cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits on Autumn Greeting Note cards, by Patty Bennett

 

The inspiration for these cards came from my friend Cindee.. I loved how she used the leaf punch behind the pumpkins, so I borrowed her idea for these cards.  I stamped them in Pear Pizzazz ink on Pear Pizzazz cardstock then punched them with the new leaf punch.  The image and punch are in a bundle called Painted Harvest, found on pg 49 in the 2017 Holiday catalog or HERE in my online store.

 

Spooky Night pumpkins die cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits on Autumn Greeting Note cards, by Patty Bennett

 

I used a variety of Baker's Twine and ribbon on all the cards I made.  Below is the black and white Baker's twine. You can see and purchase all of these supplies in my online store by clicking any product photo at the bottom of this post.

 

Spooky Night pumpkins die cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits on Autumn Greeting Note cards, by Patty Bennett

 

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Embossing Paste Fall Leaf Cards

 

As we are officially heading into Fall now, I thought I'd share these Seasonal Layers fall leaf cards that I made many months ago, but saved for the fall.  These cards feature Stampin' Up! embossing paste colored with reinkers, and die cut with the Seasonal Layers leaf thinlit dies on my Big Shot.

 

Seasonal Layers fall leaf cards featuring Stampin' UP! embossing paste and brick wall mask from the Pattern Party mask set. by Patty Bennett

 

I die cut my own mask with a Window Sheet, Seasonal Layers leaves and the Big Shot.

I used that mask to create beautiful embossing paste leaves in fall colors!

 

Make your own leaf stencil with a window sheet and Seasonal Layers leaf thinlits, then use with Stampin' UP! embossing paste.

1 youtubeWould you like to see more info about this technique? 

Watch my Embossing Paste video HERE!

 

Make your own leaf mask for embossing paste with Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers thinlits.

 

The colors of Stampin' UP! reinkers I used with the embossing paste are:  Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Old Olive.
 

The Brick Backgrounds were created with embossing paste and the Pattern Party Decorative masks.

 

Stampin' UP! brick embossing paste background ideas.

 

Tip! When using embossing paste, use Washi Tape to hold your mask in place!

Craft Tip!  Use Washi Tape to hold down your mask / stencil when using Embossing Paste

 

After I created the leaves on the pieces of Color Theory paper, I decided to die cut them and use some of them on these cards.

 

Seasonal Layers fall leaf cards featuring Stampin' UP! embossing paste and brick wall mask from the Pattern Party mask set. by Patty Bennett

 

The Seasonal Layers thinlits are one of the best investments in the Stampin' UP! catalog... I love these leaves!!

 

Seasonal Layers fall leaf cards featuring Stampin' UP! embossing paste and brick wall mask from the Pattern Party mask set. by Patty Bennett

 

The Crisp and Cool circle was punched out of one of the Color Theory Memories & More cards, found on page 193 in the Stampin' Up! catalog.  I used the Starburst punch, then added some 1/4" copper trim behind it.

 

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