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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! 

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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

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

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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Swirly Scribbles Gold Glitter Note Card

 

This Clean and Simple Stampin' UP! card shares a different twist on using the Swirly Scribbles framelit dies.. this is a more elegant yet still playful use of the swirls, in Gold Gimmer paper, Basic Black and Melon Mambo! Such a crisp and clean card!

 

Clean and Simple CAS Swirly Scribbles Stampin' UP! note card featuring gold glimmer, basic black and Melon Mambo color combo.

 

I knew right away when I first saw this amazing new Stampin' Up! catalog that these would be my favorite thinlits/framelits and so far they are!! So much fun, so many possibilities!  Find the Swirly Scribbles dies on page 194 in the new catalog or click the image below to see them in my online store.

 

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The Gold Glimmer paper and the rhinestones give this card a pop of glamor, and the Melon Mambo gives it a pop of WOW!

 

Clean and Simple CAS Swirly Scribbles Stampin' UP! note card featuring gold glimmer, basic black and Melon Mambo color combo.

 

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Patriotic Baby Bear Card - Stampin' Up!

 

Thinking ahead to the 4th of July, I thought I'd share my version of a patriotic Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Card with you!  I dressed up Baby Bear with a top hat from the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends framelit dies and used the Bow from the Baby Bear set as a bow tie!

Baby Bear is a hugely popular new stamp set, found on pg 61 in the new catalog.

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper and ink. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I am so tickled that Stampin' Up! now offers gorgeous Real Red ribbon.. it's the perfect touch to pair with the Dapper Denim Rouched ribbon on my card, don't you think?  You'll find all the fantastic new ribbons on pages 178 and 179 in the new catalog.  Online Store shopping links are at the bottom of this post in the product image section.

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper, ink and In Color Dapper Denim enamel shapes. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The other perfect touch for my red, white and blue Baby Bear card was the Dapper Denim stars from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes package!!  Just the right pop of color and shine! You'll find those on page 177 in our new Stampin' UP! catalog.

In case you are wondering, here is the 3-color combo I used to stamp Baby Bear.  You can experiment with any 3 colors.  Just be sure you stamp the most solid image  in the lightest color.  I used:  Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

 

Baby Bear color combo suggestion.  Handmade card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper and ink. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

TIP for stamping Baby Bear - stamp dark to light:  I found it So Much Easier to stamp the darkest image first, then line up the bottom outline of the bear with the next stamp in the middle color and then use the most solid image in the lightest color last.   I tried 3 times the "other" way (light to dark) before I discovered stamping it this way and then it came out great each time! yay!

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper and ink. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I drew (dashed) stitching lines around my piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Dapper Denim Stampin' Write marker and my drafting triangle (available at Staples).

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper and ink. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

The background papers on my card are both from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  Real Red and Pacific Point.  The folded  card is Dapper Denim.  I think these colors worked well together!

 

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Petal Burst Embossing Folder - new from Stampin' UP!

 

Have you used the new Petal Burst embossing folder yet?  It's my favorite NEW embossing folder in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog!  You will find it on pg 195 in the new catalog, or here in my online store.

For this note card, I embossed just the front of the Stampin' Up! Whisper White note card, and then added a 1-1/2" wide strip of designer paper from the Fruit Stand package on the left side, then added the stamped tag for customer Thank You Cards.

 

Petal Burst embossing folder note cards featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Stand paper, Falling Flowers stamp set and Stampin' UP! In Colors.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I used the bright colors in the Fruit Stand paper pack as my guide for stamping the Falling Flower images.  You can see that stamp set on page 127 in the new Stampin' UP! catalog or below in the product image photos.

 

Petal Burst embossing folder note cards featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Stand paper, Falling Flowers stamp set and Stampin' UP! In Colors.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

You can view all of the products used in this card at the bottom of my blog post.

 

Stampin Up! Petal Burst embossing folder, Fruit Stand paper and Falling Flowers stamp set

 

The tags are really easy to make.  Cut your Thick Whisper White cardstock to 2" wide and punch the top with the Scalloped tag topper punch (page 186, or HERE online).

Stamp the tags with the Falling Flowers stamp set in Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach. Simple, cute, colorful and perfect!

Add some Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon to the top with the handheld stapler, and a Thanks punched banner and you are done!

 

Petal Burst embossing folder note cards featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Stand paper, Falling Flowers stamp set and Stampin' UP! In Colors.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I stamped thanks onto the punched out Duet Banner pieces.. super easy!  The Duet Banner punch is new.. it's on pg 186.

 

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Father's Day Painter's Palette Cards

 

I made fun Father's Day Cards for my dad and my hubby using the Stampin' UP! Painter's Palette stamp set!!  As some of you know, my daddy is an amazing artist, so I knew he'd love this idea!!  I cut out the center of the artist's easel and added photos to the cards!

 

Painters Palette Father's Day card idea with Stampin' UP! stamps and ink. Add a photo to personalize the card!

 

The card on the left is for my daddy, and on the right for my hubby.  Isn't that a cutie photo of our little Jason about 24 years ago!?  :)  eeks, I could just kiss those little cheeks!!

 

Below are the stamp images in the Painter's Palette stamp set, and the Layering Square framlelit dies that nicely cut out the center of the easel area.  Find the Painter's Palette stamp set on page 119 of the new 2016 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog, and the square framelits in pg 193.

Stampin' Up! Painter's Palette stamp set and Layering Squares framelit dies pair perfectly together

See the Painter's Palette stamp set here online

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Stampin' Up! Painter's Palette stamp set and Layering Squares framelits pair perfectly together

 

I printed a few photos and then decided which ones to use.  I cut them out with the square framlits since it was really easy to see which portion of the photo I wanted to use that way.

Painters Palette Father's Day card idea with Stampin' UP! stamps and ink. Add a photo to personalize the card!

Painters Palette Father's Day card idea with Stampin' UP! stamps and ink. Add a photo to personalize the card!

 

BELOW: Isn't that a cute saying: Love you, Papa Bear, day after day, year after year!  I combined stamps from 2 sets to create that saying on my punched out banner.  I used the Bear Hugs stamp set (pg 107 in the 2016 annual Stampin' UP! catalog) and the In the Meadow stamp set (pg 129 annual catalog).

 

Painters Palette Father's Day card idea with Stampin' UP! stamps and ink. Add a photo to personalize the card!

 

Make a pocket for a gift card!!  just add adhesive around 3 sides of a piece of cardstock or paper and it will create a pocket!

 

Create a gift card holder inside the Painters Palette Father's Day card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps and ink. Add a photo to personalize the card!

Create a gift card holder inside the Painters Palette Father's Day card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps and ink. Add a photo to personalize the card!

Painters Palette Father's Day card idea with Stampin' UP! stamps and ink. Add a photo to personalize the card!

 

The Happy Father's Day greeting was from my May Paper Pumpkin kit

My color combo was Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim.  Speaking of Curry... go Warriors tonight! :)

Painters Palette Father's day card by pattystamps featuring Stampin' U!p color combo of Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim

 

Below.. this was a photo taken of my daddy and I a week ago .. he had just painted a new painting for me of the Hotel del Coronado.. I love it!! I get to pick it up in August when I am there again!!

Watercolors by Jim Burns, with Patty Bennett

 

 Below is part of his studio and a few of his paintings..  we are so blessed to have a few dozen of them in our home.. now I just need a bigger home with more walls! :)

 

Jim Burns watercolors studio and paintings, Pasadena CA

Happy Father's Day Dad, and to my hubby, Eric!!  I am so thankful for both of you!!

 

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Floral Boutique Stampin' Up! Note Cards

 

Oh my goodness.. the beauty of this Night of Navy Blue and White paper from Stampin' UP! is stunning.. you will find this beautiful Floral Boutique Designer Series paper on page 76/77 and on pg 172 in your new 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog!  Need a new catalog? If you do not have a demonstrator to send you one, Let me know!

 

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I created dozens of these pretty note cards for Customer Thank You cards in June and heard back from many customers that they loved them!  yay!!  :)  I cut the Floral Boutique paper strips to 5" wide to perfectly fit the Stampin' UP! Whisper White note cards then cut them at different heights (1-1/2", 3/4", 1/2") and mixed and matched the pieces on the cards.  I stamped the "Special Note of Thanks" and the other little border stamp in Night of Navy ink onto the note card.  The floral image is stamped on Thick Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and punched out with the 2" circle punch, and mounted to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Floral Boutique Navy and White note cards from Patty Bennett.  All stamping supplies from Stampin' Up!

 

The coordinating stamp set, Floral Phrases, also on pg 77, has a watercolor look to the images.. so the "irregularity" is done on purpose.. it looks so pretty in person.. and I love it paired with the various patterns of the designer paper!

 

Floral Boutique suite of stamping and crafting products from the 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog

 

I'm so happy I ordered multiple packages of this paper so that I don't hoard it.. if I only have one pack I feel like I can't use it... what's up with that!?

 

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Above: Floral Boutique Designer Paper, pg 172 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog, #141663 (here online)

COORDINATING COLORS: Night of Navy, Whisper White

 

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Swirly Bird Happy Hello Sailboat Card

 

Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles are such a fun stamp set and framelit die bundle - new from Stampin' UP! this summer!! I hope you enjoyed my fun card yesterday (here) with these fun products, and now you can see another fun idea featuring the sailboat stamp images from the stamp set, and the fun "wave" framelit image!

 

Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles happy hello sailboat card featuring Dapper Denim cardstock - new from Stampin Up!

 

This is such a quick and easy card, especially when you use the versatile Whisper White Note Cards and the Tin of Cards greeting set!

 

Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles happy hello sailboat card featuring Dapper Denim cardstock - new from Stampin Up!

 

I die cut the "wave" with Dapper Denim carstock and then glued it with Multipurpose glue to a piece of Marina Mist cardstock, cut to the same wave shape at the top with my Paper Snips. 

Yes, I know my sailboat is kind of floating... not sure what I was thinking... maybe it's skipping along the waves  :)

 

Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles happy hello sailboat card featuring Dapper Denim cardstock - new from Stampin Up!. Use Wink of Stella glimmer pen on the waves!

 

I highlighted the Dapper Denim "waves" with Clear Wink of Stella to make them glimmer!

The sails, greeting and sun are stamped with Real Red and Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin' Up!.

The stamp set and framelit die set (for your Big Shot) are available separately or as a bundle.  Purchase the money saving bundle at 10% off here.

 

Must Have: New from Stampin' UP!: Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles bundle creates cute cards and craft projects!  Sailboat card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

This is a fun, quick and easy card.. change up the greeting for any occasion.  I stamped A Happy Hello from the Tin of Cards stamp set... wow.. is that a versatile set or what!?  See below for product images, pricing and all info. Click any product photo to go to my online store.

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Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Note Cards

 

Who Knew?  This fun Swirly Bird stamp set was SO popular during the Stampin' UP! Demonstrator Preorder for the new catalog, that it sold out!!  I loved it and immediately saw the fun potential in this set as soon as I saw it!

Stay tuned tomorrow for another fun Swirly Bird stamped card!

 

Swirly Scribbles flower note Cards with Swirly Bird and Perfectly Wrapped stamp sets, new from Stampin' Up! In Color combo: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo

The Swirly Bird stamp set can be found on page 152 in the new annual Stampin' UP! catalog and it has a coordinating set of thinlit dies called Swirly Scribbles (find them on pg 194).  Bundle these 2 products together and save 10% - use ordering code #142353 for the bundle price!

 I created these cards using the Stampin' Up! Whisper White note cards and stamped the cute swirly flower images in some In Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, and Cucumber Crush.

 

Swirly Scribbles flower note Cards with Swirly Bird and Perfectly Wrapped stamp sets, new from Stampin' Up! In Color combo: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo

 

The tiny circle swirlies are stamped and punched out with a 1/2" circle punch.. there is a die in the framelit set to die cut with your Big Shot, but I made 40 of these and needed to be quick, so I punched them and added them to the card to look like little flowers.

 

On the closeup of the card above you can see how I layered the swirly die cut on top of the flower (I used Multipurpose glue for that), and then on the 3 cards below, you will notice that I actually created 3 different versions of this card.  2 of them have a swirly die cut and one has a stamped swirl.

 

Swirly Scribbles flower note Cards with Swirly Bird and Perfectly Wrapped stamp sets, new from Stampin' Up! In Color combo: Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo

 

 Do you love this fun fresh color combo? I do!! :)

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Elegant Butterfly and Swirly Scribbles Card

 

 Oh look at this lovely butterfly card!! I love all of these gorgeous layers featuring the Swirly Scribbles gold glimmer swirl die cut under the double layer butterfly!!  So pretty! 

Affectionately Yours floral greeting card with die cut Butterfly thinlit and Swirly Scribbles gold glimmer accent.

 

I am loving this pretty yet subtle color combo of Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, Gold and the touch of vellum! 

The beautiful piece of floral printed paper is from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series paper pack. 

The Sending A Smile greeting is from the new Love & Affection stamp set and it coordinates with the Affectionately Yours paper.. check out the stamp set on pg 45.  You can also see the paper on that page as well, and also on pg 172.

 

Affectionately Yours floral greeting card with die cut Butterfly thinlit and Swirly Scribbles gold glimmer accent.

I love these pretty layers:

  • Swirly Scribbles circle layer die cut in Gold Glimmer paper
  • Butterfly Thinlit die butterfly die cut with Night of Navy cardstock
  • Butterfly Thinlit die small butterfly die cut with Vellum
  • Pearl accents on top

Wow.. love!

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I Spy a Flirty Flamingo!

 

Have you noticed lately that Flamingos and Pineapples are everywhere in the stores!?   They are so popular!  I love this flamingo stamp in the Pop of Paradise stamp set - NEW from Stampin' UP!  Find it on pg 85 in the new 2016 Annual Catalog.

 

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I've been noticing Flamingos and Pineapples everywhere lately, so last weekend I started taking a few photos of them!!  Too funny!  Have you been seeing them too!?  Trendy!! :)

Flamingos and pineapples

I made this card when I was stamping with my friend Cindee, and we decided to do a "color block" background using 3 Stampin' UP! In Colors:  Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder.  Aren't they fun together?  We stamped the pineapple from the Pop of Paradise stamp set in the same color on each piece of colored cardstock (1-1/2" x 3-3/4") and added it to your 4"x5-1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock.

 

Color Blocking with Stampin Up! In Colors: Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder

 

I layered the Whisper White panel onto a top fold Flirty Flamingo card.  Before adhering it to the folded card, I added a piece of Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon.

 

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The flamingo was inked in (what else) Flirty Flamingo ink, and we used the Basic Black marker to draw on the rubber on his legs and beak, then stamped it on a 2" wide piece of Whisper White cardstock that we punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.

The Thank You banner is from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set and matching Duet Banner Punch (bundle and save 10% when you buy them together!).  It's stamped in Cucumber Crush and punched out with the Duet Banner punch. 

To carry over the Cucumber Crush color, we stamped leaves from the Pop of Paradise set in Cucumber Crush and cut them out, then tucked them behind the tag. 

Cindee suggested a pop of gold.. so we used a Gold Metallic doily behind the tag and flicked some specks of gold Wink of Stella pen onto the finished card!

I love stamping with Cindee.. we come up with some pretty cool cards! :)

 

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Flourishing Phrases Birthday Card for Christine

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower cards featuring new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Vanilla Lace Trim by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The brand new Flourishing Phrases floral stamp set and Flourish Thinlit flower dies are an amazing combo!  Look at these pretty cards - I created the one on the left for Christine's birthday!!  The flower set and Bundle (at 10% off) are found on pg 49  and you can see the full set of dies on pg 194, or see them at the bottom of this post in the product photos.

I used several new 2016 In Colors on these cards for a nice spring/summer feel.   The flower is "stamped off" before stamping in the background with Peekaboo Peach ink on Whisper White cardstock. I die cut the flowers, leaves and border with Pool Party, Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo cardstock and the Flourish thinlit dies and my Big Shot.  After adding them to my card I layered that whisper white piece onto Flirty Flamingo, then onto a Thick Whisper White folded card (left) and a Very Vanilla folded card (right).

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower birthday card featuring new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Flourish Thinlit flowers by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I added all of the die cuts using the Multipurpose glue (sparingly).. I found that to be the best adhesive for intricate die cut pieces.  What do you like to use?

 

Don't worry if you are getting confused with all the names of the new flower sets and dies in the new Stampin' Up! catalog, because you know what.. for the most part they all coordinate together no matter what you try!!  yay!!

I have to tell you what an amazing difference it makes to use the new Big Shot platform (#142802, pg 190).. you truly are going to love this platform when die cutting any design that has intricate openings like these flowers..

New big shot platform from Stampin Up!  click shop online and order #142802 at www.pattystamps

Really, I'm not kidding.. . run your die back and forth through the Big Shot with the new Big Shot platform and you'll be amazed at the results!! It's so worth the investment!

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower birthday card featuring Flourish Big Shot Thinlits, new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Flourish Thinlit flowers by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Above: New Enamel Shape in the 2016-2016 In Colors accents the flower centers.

Below: New Flirty Flamingo ribbon accents the card.  Happy Birthday greeting is stamped in Watercolor Wonder ink and is found in the new Better Together greeting set on pg 83 of the new catalog.

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower birthday card featuring new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

This fabulous new greeting set has me smiling.. did you see it on pg 83?  It's my new favorite all occasion rubber stamp set!

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower card featuring Flourish Thinlit flowers, new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Vanilla Lace Trim by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I created this Wish You.. card on a Very Vanilla folded card base to tie in the Vanilla Lace ribbon. It's sooo pretty, and soft and easy to tie.  It has such a soft and warm feel, don't you think?

 

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases flower card featuring Flourish Thinlit flowers, new 2016 In Colors, Flirty Flamingo ribbon, and new Vanilla Lace Trim by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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How to Make a Shaker Card - Video Tutorial

 

Shaker Cards.. it's one of those projects I've been putting off because I thought they were too complicated.. well, guess what.. I just watched the Stampin' UP! Video tutorial and wow.. they show us how it can be so easy!!  I'll be making these now!!!

 

How to Make a Stampin Up! shaker card with Foam Adhesive Strips and the Sprinkles Punch - Video Tutorial

As shown in the photo above, you'll definitely want the new Foam Adhesive Strips to make your shaker cards go together quickly and easily.  To fill your shaker card, you can add sequins, glitter, punched pieces, or any little goodies that you want to put in your fun cards!

 

Watch the Stampin' UP! Video below for tips and ideas to create your own Shaker Card!

  

 

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Customize a card with Marquee Messages

 

Marquee Messages is a fun new stamp Stampin' UP! set we received at the OnStage convention event in April! I had fun customizing "Awesome" cards for my Luv 2 Stamp Group to celebrate the top in sales in April!  I used the stamps from this set to create these "You are Awesome" cards, because they are!

Find this new stamp set on pg 111 in the 2016 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.

 

  Marquee Messages - new stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Create custom message cards like this You Are Awesome congrats card by Patty Bennett

I incorporated lots of layers of cardstock and designer paper, and some paper piecing, as well as Washi Tape, rhinestones and some new Layering Squares scalloped framelits!

 

  Marquee Messages - new stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Create custom message cards like this You Are Awesome congrats card by Patty Bennett

 

This stamp set includes several images so that you can customize the Marquee and create a birthday card, a congrats card, an invitation, or a thank you card!

 

Marquee Messages - new stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Create custom message cards like this You Are Awesome congrats card by Patty Bennett

 

I love the new Foam Adhesive Strips (pg 182).. they are meant to make Shaker Cards really easily, but, I put 2 strips behind each arrow to raise the arrow up off the card.. it was quicker than using several Stampin' Dimensionals.  I made 20 of these so I appreciated the time saver!!

Crafting tip for Foam Adhesive Strips by Patty Bennett

Stampin' UP! supplies I used to make these cards:

  • Folded Calypso Coral card
  • 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White panel
  • 3-3/4" x 4" yellow polkadot designer paper
  • 3x3 Layering squares scalloped square - Calypso Coral
  • 2-3/4" x 1-1/2" black and white striped piece
  • approx. 3-1/2" x 4" Pool Party cardstock, stamped with Marquee
  • Affectionately Yours striped Washi Tape
  • scrap of Calypso Coral stamped with arrow and cut out

 

Stampin' UP! Supplies used for Marquee Messages You Are Awesome card by Patty Bennett

 

Below: Cindee taught me this great tip.. when you are putting Washi Tape across your card or project, put your Craft Silicone Sheet under your project.. then your Washi Tape won't stick to the grid sheet below!!  :)  Hello! Brilliant!

 

Crafting Tip: Use Silicone Craft sheet under your project when applying Washi Tape

Marquee Messages - new stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Create custom message cards like this You Are Awesome congrats card by Patty Bennett

I am excited about the new scalloped squares, circles and oval framelits in this new catalog! yay! Fun new stuff to play with!

 

Marquee Messages - new stamp set from Stampin' UP!  Create custom message cards like this You Are Awesome congrats card by Patty Bennett

 

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Stampin' UP! NEW Tin of Cards!

 

Create 16 handmade cards with this Super Awesome new Tin of Cards kit from Stampin' Up!  Check it out on page 160 of your new Stampin' UP! catalog!

 

Stampin UP! Tin of Cards kit creates 16 handmade cards tht store easily in a beautiful striped tin!  click shop online at www.pattystamps.com and enter item #141651

 

Check out this great kit on pg 160 of the new 2016 Stampin' UP! annual catalog, and the coordinating stamp set on pg 161!

Create 4 of each of these 4 card designs with your kit, then store them in the handy tin with the dividers ready for sending cards for all occasions!

 

Stampin UP! Tin of Cards kit creates 16 handmade cards tht store easily in a beautiful striped tin!  click shop online at www.pattystamps.com and enter item #141651

 

Order your Tin of Cards Kit HERE online today!!   You will also want to have ink, adhesive and a stamp set on hand.  Here is what's recommended to go with your Tin of  Cards kit:

  • Tin of cards Kit #141561
  • Designer Tin of Cards stamp set #141739
  • Fast Fuse Adhesive #129026, Glue Dots #103683 and Dimensionals #104430
  • Ink pads:  Crushed Curry #131173, Tip Top Taupe #138325, Cucumber Crush #138324, Emerald Envy #141396 and Dapper Denim #141394
  • Clear Blocks B (#117147) and C (#118486)
  • Paper Snips #103579

You can click on any of the product photos at the bottom of this post to order these supplies.

 

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Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder Punch video

 

 I am just so in love with these adorable little creatures I created with the Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating Fox Builder Punch!  When Stampin' UP! gave me this set in December I knew it would be a huge hit.. it's so cute!! Who wouldn't want an adorable card made with this fun set!?

Here are 9 ideas for you using this fun new set and punch!!  And don't forget, the Woodlands Embossing folder is now back in stock, so you can add that to your order too!! :)

 

Versatile Foxy Friends and Fox Builder punch bundle is perfect for creating forest animals, dogs, cats, and more!  New from Stampin' UP! 2016 catalog!

 

Bundle and Save 10%!!  Order the stamp set and punch in a bundle (#142326) and save 10%

I have previously shared a few of these cute cards above.. you can see more info in the posts below:

  • happy hello fox blog post here
  • Woodland Embossing folder fox and racoon cards here
  • happy birthday kitty card here

 

 

Watch the Stampin' UP!  VIDEO below to see fun tips about this Foxy Friends set, the Fox Builder punch and a great tip for stamping your images to align in the punch!

 

 

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 You can find Foxy Friends and the companion Fox Builder punch on pgs 56 and 57 in the new Stampin' UP! annual Catalog.  The 2 page spread looks like this:

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