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Painter's Palette Z Fold Card

 

Thank you for the amazing response to my Floral Boutique Z Fold card blog post and video tutorial (here).  I thought you'd enjoy another version of this card featuring the Stampin' Up! Painter's Palette stamp set!  This card was designed by Jason Loucks for our Luv 2 Stamp Group July online meeting! 

 

Painter's Palette and Playful Palette Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Supplies

 

This Z fold is so unique and EASY yet it packs a punch as a true WOW card!!

 

See the Z card VIDEO TUTORIAL and folding/scoring dimensions HERE.

 

This fun card features the Playful Palette Designers Series paper stack in addition to the Painter's Palette stamp set.  They are a great bold pair!

 

Painter's Palette and Playful Palette Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Supplies

 

Click here to purchase the Painter's Palette stamp set in Wood Mount #141907

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Click here to purchase the Playful Palette Designer series paper stack #141657

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The simple color palette and bold images are perfect on this card.  Basic Black, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Whisper White! Check out the great In Colors in the Playful Palette paper stack below!

 

Playful Palette paper stack from Stampin UP! - 12 designs out of 24 shown here

Playful Palette paper stack from Stampin UP! - 12 designs out of 24 shown here

 

See all of the Annual Catalog Designer Paper packs "up close" HERE

DOWNLOAD your FREE Designer Series Paper Chart Sampler

Download 2016 DSP Stampin' UP! Sampler

 

(see the new Holiday catalog paper packs here)

 

Painter's Palette and Playful Palette Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Supplies

 

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Penned and Painted Appreciation Cards

Last week Stampin' UP! demonstrators made an effort to shower our home office Demonstrator Support Staff in the Riverton, UT, call center with cards, goodies, candy, treats, flowers, cookies, balloons, popcorn, pizzas, you name it.. it was our week to show our appreciation for this hard-working, dedicated staff that is always there to help us fix any problems we might have!  My Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrators also participated along with demonstrators from all over the world!

When I call in, I am blessed to chat with one of 4 amazing ladies, Danyel, Carrie, Chris and Yessica.  I wanted them to know how much I appreciate them so I sent them each a card and a little box of goodies.  They are a blessing to me!!

 

  Penned & Painted Stampin' UP! floral cards with tiny treat gift boxes for the Stampin' UP! demo support staff in Riverton, UT.  #weloveDS

 

I created these flower cards featuring the Penned & Painted stamp set from Stampin' Up! (page 143 in the 2016 annual catalog or HERE #141938 in my online store).  Hands down this is one of my top 5 stamp sets because it's so easy to use and it creates such a gorgeous watercolor look with virtually no watercolor experience needed!! :)

For more info on the cute Tiny Treat Boxes previously posted, CLICK HERE.

 

Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted Just for You cards by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

My inspiration for these cards came from Artisan stamper Connie Collins.  I used her great color combo of Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight!

I stamped Just for You in Archival black ink (from Watercolor Words) onto a circle of Whisper White and layered it onto a scalloped circle, die cut with the Layering Circles framelits.  The scalloped circle is in Watermelon Wonder cardstock.

 

Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted Just for You card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

2 Finishing Touches:

  • finishing touch #1 was to add Daffodil Delight Enamel Shapes, either onto the tiny stamped flower (from the Biggest Birthday Ever stamp set), or just onto the circle.  I love those fun enamel shapes!
  • finishing touch #2 was stamping speckles from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set randomly onto each card front.. it helps fill the negative white space perfectly!

 

I couldn't decide which color cardstock I liked best for the folded card, so I just made a bunch :) with Daffodil Delight, Watermelon Wonder and Pear Pizzazz.

 The carstock base is 4-1/4" x 11", folded in 1/2.

 

Stampin' UP! Penned & Painted Just for You card by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

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You've Got a Friend in Me!

 

If I could live on a cruise ship (or a mega yacht) on the ocean, I'd be a happy camper!! I love the ocean, the shore, the waves, the fish, the tide pools, etc.   So when I saw the Seaside Shore "fishy" stamp set in the Stampin' UP! catalog, I knew I wanted it!

I created a Porthole scene for these fishies.. they are swimming by to say hello!

 

Seaside Shore Fishy porthole card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com featuring Stampin' UP! paper, stamps, ink and accessories.

 

The porthole is easy to create with the Layering Circles Framelits!! Just die cut 2 concentric circles and you have a perfect ring!  I added the Metallic Enamel Silver circles around the ring to make it look even more like a porthole.

 

Seaside Shore Fishy porthole card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com featuring Stampin' UP! paper, stamps, ink and accessories.

 

I used a 2" x 4" piece of the Irresistibly Floral paper (with the white embossed circles) for the background and I stamped the bubbles in Dapper Denim ink onto the paper.  The bubbles are from the new "Playful Background" stamp set, on page 121 in the 2016 Catalog, #141290.  After stamping the bubbles, I used a Sponge Brayer (page 180, #141714) and applied a light layer of Marina Mist ink on the paper, then wiped off the excess with a paper towel.

 

The fish were stamped in Dapper Denim or Calpyso ink onto Whisper White cardstock, and after they were completely dry, I added some color with my Stampin' Write Markers in Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Peekaboo Peach and Soft Sky.  I also colored over them with the Clear Wink of Stella pen.  Never hurts to add a little shimmer to your stamped card :)

 I cut the fish out with my paper snips and adhered them to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This 4-1/4" square Watermelon Wonder card is super colorful and also features patterns from the By the Shore designer paper package (pg 173, #141640).

"You've got a friend in me" is from the adorable Bella & Friends stamp set. So cute!!

 

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Thoughtful Branches Apple Tree Card

 

Thoughtful Branches Bundle last call... this limited-time stamp set and framelit bundle offering is only available until the end of August or while supplies last.. so if you have not yet ordered yours, now is your chance!

Order the Thoughtful Branches bundle HERE in my online store anytime, and you then you can create this fun apple tree card, too!

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Sprinkles of Life set. By Patty Bennett

 

Cindee and I created this card together, combining the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Thoughtful Branches bundle!  I think the combo is really sweet together!!

The Thoughtful Branches bundle is not in the catalog, (only available online here) but the Sprinkles of Life set can be found on page 106 of the current 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog or HERE in my online store.

Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and then die cut it with the Thoughtful Branches dies to create this tone on tone effect.

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Sprinkles of Life set. By Patty Bennett

 

To create the great 3-d effect of the leaves on the tree, after you die cut the tree trunk/branches and the leaves, put very small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals under the leaf diecut and layer it over the branch die cut.   Use glue dots to add the die cut apples to the tree.  Use Multipurpose glue to add the trunk to the card.

I stamped a 2nd version of this card (below) and added a punched out sun (after sponging Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink onto whisper white cardstock and using a 1" circle punch to punch it out), and the little hello greeting punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Badges & Banners stamp set and Banner Duet punch. By Patty Bennett

 

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Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card

 

Building flowers with the Bunch of Blossoms flower stamp set from Stampin' Up! is great fun!!

You can create any size flowers you wish with any number of petals!

 

Handstamped Bunch of Blossoms flower card with Stampin' Up! In Color combo, stamps, punch and cardstock. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Bunch of Blossoms stamp set (page 69 in the Stampin' UP! catalog or #141573 online), has 2 different size blossom petals, and 2 different sizes of leaves, plus flower centers, greetings and a stem.  It's a set of 26 stamps!!! 

The Blossom Builder punch also coordinates with this stamp set, although on this card, I stamped on the Whisper White cardstock for the flower images and only used the punch for the centers.

Save 10% when you order the stamp set and punch as a bundle!!  #142345 in my online store.

 

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Cindee and I stamped this card together and used the In Color combo of Peekabook Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy, then added Early Espresso as the neutral color.

 

After stamping the flowers with Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum ink, I masked them with a post it note and then stamped the leaves in Emerald Envy ink.

Tips for stamping the Bunch of Blossoms flower stamp and leaves with a Post-it note mask.

 

Handstamped Bunch of Blossoms flower card with Stampin' Up! In Color combo, stamps, punch and cardstock. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The flower centers are punched with the Blossom builder punch.  The 5 pointed centers are punched from Early Espresso cardstock and the little centers are stamped and punched out.

 

The greeting is from the gorgeous Thoughtful Branches stamp set, and the speckles are from Gorgeous Grunge found on page 123. 

Layers of Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock complete this eye-catching card.

 

 

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Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2016 - Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of the August Color Fusers Design Team Blog Hop, featuring 3 wonderful Stampin' Up!  Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate and Watermelon Wonder!  We are so glad you have joined us on this blog hop and hope you enjoy all of the cards and projects we have to share with you!  Please be sure to click on all of the links at the bottom of this post to visit all of the wonderful Stampin' UP! blogs!

Today's card features one of my favorite stamp sets (and BIG surprise, it's a flower set!), and it's called Penned & Painted. 

 

Penned and Painted handstamped card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, ink and paper and the Color Fusers August Color combo, by Patty Bennett at PattyStamps.com

 

I think these colors work really nicely together on this card! 

This Penned and Painted stamp set is just awesome!!  You can use it in so many different ways, combining all or part of the 3 step stamps for each image!!  Penned & Painted is one of my favorite Stampin' UP! stamp sets right  now..  and you can find it on pg 143 in the 2016 catalog, or #141938 in my online store.

These images give a neat, soft, watercolor look when stamped!

 

Penned and Painted handstamped card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, ink and paper and the Wink of Stella pen, and the Color Fusers August Color combo, by Patty Bennett at PattyStamps.com

 

I used some Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for my Congrats die cut and then added Clear Wink of Stella to the die cut before adhering it to the vellum strip with Multipurpose glue.  The Congrats die cut is found in the Sunshine Wishes thinlit set on pg 194 in the 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog (#141489).

Another finishing touch was to add the 3 Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes in the center of the flower.  All of the Enamel Shapes are found on pg 177, and the Regal package with Cherry Cobbler is #141681

The 1/8" silver ribbon adds another pretty touch to this card, bringing in the Smoky Slate color.  Find all of the Stampin' UP! ribbons on pages 178 and 179 in the annual catalog.  Find the Silver ribbon here in my online store #132137

 

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If you missed the other 2 cards with this amazing color combo, check them out in Part 1 of our August Color Fuser Blog Hop HERE.

 

Penned and Painted handstamped card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, ink and paper and the Color Fusers August Color combo, by Patty Bennett at PattyStamps.com

 

Thank you for stopping by my PattyStamps blog today! I hope you enjoyed this fun color combo!  Please visit the other Color Fuse Blog Hop team members listed below for more color inspiration!

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A Funny Thing Happened at the Hotel...

 

So... this funny thing happened when we were in So. California last weekend for our niece's wedding...  I had packed up my Tin of Cards kit and some basic stamping supplies for the trip, because I knew I'd have about 90 minutes of free time in the hotel room before the wedding... well...

Card Kit: Stampin' Up! Tin of Cards kit creates 16 cards - complete with so many fun embellishments!  order #141651 - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

Card Kit: Stampin' Up! Tin of Cards kit creates 16 cards - complete with so many fun embellishments!  order #141651 - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Yep, I forgot the ink pads!!! ack!!!!

So, I assembled this amazing Tin of Cards kit in the hotel, and just left the stamping for later when I got home!

 

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The Stampin' UP! Tin of Cards kits comes in a lovely blue and white striped tin (shown below) complete with dividers, so that you can store your finished cards for appropriate occasions!  The coordinating stamp set has all the little occasions greetings you will need!

The kit includes full color instructions, the paper supplies and embellishments to create 16 cards, plus the tin and dividers as mentioned above and shown below.

 

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Find the Tin of Cards kit on page 160 in the 2016 Stampin' Up! annual catalog, (#141651 HERE online), and the coordinating stamp set on page 161, (#141739 HERE online).  Recommended ink pads for this project are listed in the catalog on page 160.  I used: Dapper Denim, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight.

You'll also need paper snips and adhesive.

 

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Below are the 16 cards I created with my Tin of Cards Kit.

 

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If you want a quick and easy (and FUN) stamping day together, order this Tin of Cards kit, have each person bring a couple ink pad colors and their own adhesive, and create these cards together!!  Order yours today!

 

Card Kit: Stampin' Up! Tin of Cards kit creates 16 cards - complete with so many fun embellishments!  order #141651 - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

Card Kit: Stampin' Up! Tin of Cards kit creates 16 cards - complete with so many fun embellishments!  order #141651 - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

Oh, and yes, the wedding was amazing, magical, beautiful and perfect!!  It was at Las Lomas Ranch in Silverado, CA, near Irvine.

Wishing Jenny and Justin all the happiness in the world and a life-long adventure of fun filled with God's blessings!

Jenny & Justin's wedding collage Las Lomas Ranch, Silverado, CA

 

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Thoughtful Branches Halloween Treat Box

 

Wow, what a great response to the August release of the Thoughtful Branches bundle!! Thank you to everyone who has purchased it in my online Stampin' Up! store!

I know it's early but I really wanted to show you more versatility using the Thoughtful Branches bundle, so, let's chat about this cute little 2" square clear Halloween Treat Box!!!!

 

Thoughtful branches Tiny Clear Treat Box for Halloween from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

 

After stamping a 2" x 10" strip of Whisper White cardstock with the trees from the Thoughtful Branches set using Memento black ink, I brayered the paper with some Smoky Slate ink and the Sponge brayer.  I added the stamped pumpkin from the Every Occasion stamp set found on page 110 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog.  I thought it needed a spooky little moon, so I sponged Daffodil Delight ink on a scrap and punched out a 1" circle to add to the box.

 

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Thoughtful branches Tiny Clear Treat Box for Halloween from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett

 

The tag is a scrap of Whisper White with just the top die cut with the Layering Ovals dies (a scallop), and stamped with For You from the Thoughtful Branches set, and then more pumpkins added and a strip of smoky slate striped paper from the Neutrals Designer Paper Stack (pg 174, #138435). 

I tied a piece of Cucumber Crush striped ribbon just around the lid and through the punched hole in the tag.  The recipient can get the treats out without untying it! :) yay!

 

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Creative Birthday Envelopes!

 

Did you enjoy the Birthday Fiesta Card I shared with you a few days ago?  I thought you might also enjoy the customized birthday card ENVELOPE ideas, too!

 

Create your own custom birthday card envelopes with the Stylized Birthday stamp and enamel shapes from Stampin UP!

(for details and shopping info for the Fiesta card, CLICK HERE)

 

I loved stamping Eric's birthday card envelope with the Stylized Birthday stamp and then decorating it with some Brights Enamel Shapes!  You'll find the Stylized Birthday stamp on page 16 in our 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog, or HERE in my online store.

Create a custom Happy Birthday to You envelope for your next birthday card!  Stampin' UP! Supplies.  Project by Patty Bennett

 

And on this envelope above,  I stamped the Happy Birthday to You stamp 4 times, but as you can see on the 3rd one, I eliminated the "to you" and wrote "dear Eric" using the Stampin' Write Real Red marker!

The sweet little Happy Birthday stamp is in the Sunburst Sayings stamp set, pg 99 in the Annual Catalog. It's available in wood mount or clear mount, your choice.

Do you fancy up your envelopes, too?  I know it brings a smile to the recipient! :)

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Remarkable You Flower Note Cards

 

Stampin' Up! Whisper White Note Cards to the rescue!! I love note cards!  If you enjoy coloring, grab the Remarkable You stamp set and stamp the flowers in black and color away with the coloring tools of your choice!  I used Copic markers here. 

 

Remarkable You note cards colored with Copic Markers by Patty Bennett.  Images from Stampin' UP!

 

 I colored these images with my copic markers MONTHS ago and had them sitting on my stamping table all this time, so I decided to die cut them with the new Stampin' UP! Layering Ovals and Layering Circle framelits, then I mounted them to Whisper White Note Cards.   I truly love how they came out!! 

 

Remarkable You note card colored with Copic Markers  by Patty Bennett.  Images from Stampin' UP!

 

I really Punched Up the color on this note card by sponging the doily in Melon Mambo ink and a sponge dauber, and adding Cucumber Crush striped designer paper and striped ribbon!

 

Crafting tip: make custom colored doilies by sponging ink onto them with a Stampin' UP! Sponge Dauber!

 

Tip: create custom  colored doilies by gently adding color with a sponge dauber and Stampin' UP! Classic ink!

 

Remarkable You note card colored with Copic Markers by Patty Bennett.  Images and Festive Embossing folder from Stampin' UP!

 

 For the note card above, I went with a little bit softer look but still pops of color with my Copic marker coloring.  The background was created with the Festive Embossing folder (pg 11 in the annual Stampin' UP! catalog, #141471).  I used the same Cucumber Crush striped ribbon on this card as the other card in this post.  I like that ribbon a LOT!

 

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Ombre Ink Pad Background Floral Cards

 

These beautiful Ombre Watercolor backgrounds might look familiar.. I shared a video with you a month or so ago with the instructions to make them (I've shared it at the end of this post as well).  I made more of these beautiful backgrounds featuring the Detailed Floral Thinlit dies and decorated the cards with the Falling Flowers stamp set, also stamped with the Ombre ink pads!

 

 

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. Card and tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

After creating the ombre watercolor backgrounds, I stamped the flowers with the Ombre ink pads, die cut them, and added them to the cards.  I love how the color theme carries through.

The flowers are stamped with the Falling Flowers stamp set (pg 127 Annual Stampin' UP! catalog), and the Ombre Ink pads (pg 180).  The May Flowers framelits perfectly die cut the flowers!!! They are on pg 194 and you can also purchase them in a money saving bundle in wood mount or clear mount.

 

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The green petals are also from the May Flowers Framelit dies, die cut in Emerald Envy cardstock.

 

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I love the trio of Enamel Shapes as the flower center in each of the flowers below.  You can find those on the embellishment page, #177.

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For more information about creating these pretty backgrounds, please watch the video below this photo.

 

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In case you missed it.. below is the video I created to show you how to create the Ombre Ink Pad watercolor backgrounds and how to cut the Detailed Floral Thinlit dies.

 

  

 

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 And one more sample for you featuring the Friendly Wishes stamp set greeting, die cut with the Layering Ovals framelits, and perfectly accented with the Enamel Shape heart!

 

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Beautiful Hydrangea Gift Bag

 

Thoughtful Branches Bundle:

  • If you already own it, here is a gorgeous gift bag idea for you
  • If you don't already own it... here is one more try to show you how amazing this bundle is :)

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Thoughtful Branches gift bag with Sweet Sugarplum ink and Blooms & Bliss paper from Stampin' UP!. Great DIY gift bag for crafters!

 

Cindee and I created this gorgeous project together after Cindee saw the creative way Georgia at stampingeorgia.com used the Thoughtful Branches hydrangea die cut!!  She cut it apart into 3 pieces and made it look like 3 separate flowers!!  See below for a photo of how to cut yours apart to make it look like this.   I think it kind of looks like a hollyhock or a stock flower.  At any rate, I love it and am so glad Georgia was so clever to think of this!

I love the perfect touch of layering the stem and flowers over an oval die cut!! The Layering Ovals framelits were perfect for this!  We used a white oval and a Rich Razzleberry scalloped oval.   All of the layering framelits are great for cutting a circle, square or oval and layering it onto another one of the same shape, or onto a scalloped shape!!

 

Thoughtful Branches gift bag with Sweet Sugarplum ink and Blooms & Bliss paper from Stampin' UP!. Hydrangea flowers accented with Wink of Stella glimmer pen. Great DIY gift bag for crafters!

 

Cindee and I had challenged ourselves to use the Blooms & Bliss paper on pg 173 in the annual Stampin' Up! catalog (#141654), and to make a 3-d project, so Cindee came up with this design to fold a strip of the Blooms & Bliss paper over the top of the Petite Cafe Gift Bag (#135826) and also add a strip of vellum over the patterned paper.  I think it came out great!

The flowers are stamped with Sweet Sugarplum ink onto Sweet Sugarplum cardstock, then die cut with the matching framelits.  The stem is Pear Pizzazz cardstock. 

We added touches of gold:

  • Gold Foil Scalloped circle behind the "for you"
  • Gold Binder Clip at the top of the bag
  • 1/8" Gold ribbon and 1/4" Gold Natural trim tied on the gold clip

and we added a touch of shimmer with the Clear Wink of Stella pen on the flower "petals".

 

Thoughtful branches hydrangea hollyhock gift bag stampin up dimensionals

 

So.. you are asking.. why is Patty showing 3 Stampin' Dimensionals on this gold foil scalloped circle?  Well, I was curious... I always use 3 or 4 dimensionals under something like this... but I know lots of people only use 1 in the middle... what do you do?

 

Supplies for Thoughtful Branches gift bag with Sweet Sugarplum ink and Blooms & Bliss paper from Stampin' UP!. Great DIY gift bag for crafters!

 

The Sweet Sugarplum flower paper strip (from Blooms & Bliss) is 12" x 2-1/2"

The vellum strip is 11" x 2"

Both are notched at the end on the front of the bag to look like a banner end.

 

This wonderful Thoughtful Branches bundle is a limited time offer.. click the photo below to buy yours now in my online store.

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4 Seasons with Thoughtful Branches from Stampin' UP!

 

I hope you have been enjoying all of the amazing Thoughtful Branches samples you've probably been seeing all over the internet!!  This is a special limited-time offer bundle from Stampin' Up!!!! 

I was excited to show you how VERSATILE this stamp set and bundle is.. and wanted to share a 4 season sampler with you!

 

Create handmade cards for 4 seasons with the Thoughtful Branches bundle from Stampin' Up!.  Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter cards by Patty Bennett

 

SPRING: Hydrangea Window Card - click here for info

SUMMER:  Apple Tree card - details coming soon on my blog

FALL:  Watercolor Falling Leaves card - click here for video instructions from Sara

WINTER:  Snowy Tree Christmas Card - details coming soon on my blog

 

Isn't this set amazing!? To think you can cover a whole years worth of stamping projects with this one set!!! wow!!

 

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It's a Birthday Fiesta Card!!

 

You may have seen me mention Eric's birthday last week on Facebook.. we celebrated all weekend long and I thought you'd enjoy one of the cards I gave him!! I love this happy Fiesta Birthday card featuring stamps and paper from the Stampin' UP! catalog!

 

Festive birthday card with stamped cactus from the Birtthday Fiesta stamp set, and Festive Birthday designer paper.

Stampin' Up! featured products from my online store:

  • Festive Birthday Designer Paper, pg 173 #141630
  • Birthday Fiesta stamp set, pg 11, #141500
  • {Googlie eyes from the craft store}

 

The idea came from my friend Leonie!  I found THIS CARD when I was scouting Pinterest, and loved it!

I stamped the cactus stamp 3 times, and the streamers several times in various colors, then matted it onto Tempting Turquoise and then onto a Crushed Curry folded card that was covered with one of the Festive Birthday designer paper patterns.

I was thinking ... where did she find those cute sombreros, guitars and pinata??  Well.. it's pretty clever.. she cut them out of the Festive Birthday paper package on pg 173 !!  whohooo!

See my tip below and be sure to pin it to your stamping tips board!

 

Use paper snips to cut out cute images for your Festive birthday card with stamped cactus from the Birtthday Fiesta stamp set, and Festive Birthday designer paper.

Did you notice the cute streamers above the mariachi cactus guys??  That stamp is also in the Birthday Fiesta stamp set (pg 11) and since it's photo polymer, you can bend it to create any shape!

The grass is from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set.

On the inside of the card I added some strips of paper from the Festive Birthday paper pack and a stamped image from the Badges & Banners set (pg 89) punched out with the matching Best Badge punch (pg 186, #140633).

 

Birthday Card inside greeting with stamped Badges & Banners set from Stampin UP!

 

Here is the birthday boy with some of his cards!  Thank you Wendy and Cindee for the handstamped cards, and dad for the watercolor masterpiece card, and to everyone else for remembering his special day!

Eric - the birthday boy with handstamped cards!

 

I love the bright zippy Stampin' Up! color combo for this great Festive Birthday designer paper:

 

Festive birthday fiesta color combo from Stampin' UP!

 

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Thoughtful Branches bundle starts Today!

 

This LIMITED TIME OFFER special Thoughtful Brances bundle will only be available for the month of August, or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so my suggestion is to grab it now!

 

The Thoughtful Branches stamp set, or the Beautiful Branches Thinlit dies are brand new and available for a limited time only!!  Want them both!?  Be sure to order the BUNDLE at a 10% discount!

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  Thoughtful Branches Bundle Thank You Tree card by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! Layering Circles framelit dies. 4x4 card supplies available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

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I created this sweet 4x4 card when I was stamping one day with Cindee.  We cut the Real Red cardstock to 4x8 and folded it in 1/2 to create a 4x4 card, and then embossed the Whisper White layer with the polkadot folder which, SURPRISE! I guess we used a retired one.. but you could use the Softly Falling folder if you don't have this one. 

We die cut the scalloped circle first with the Layering Circle framelits, THEN embossed the white piece.  If you die cut the circle out of that piece, too, you aren't wasting much!! :)

 

 

  Thoughtful Branches Bundle Thank You Tree card by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! Layering Circles framelit dies. 4x4 card supplies available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stamp the grass, tree trunk and leaves on your die cut circle, then add the greeting and the die cut birdies.  Simple and sweet!

When you layer the circle back onto the Real Red card, use Stampin' Dimensionals so that it pops up and is the true focal point of the card.

 

And in OTHER NEWS!!  Also available for the first time today, is this great 16 piece stamp set that will allow you to "leave your mark" on your handstamped craft projects! 

 

Need more info?  Click the link to: Download I stamped this set flyer

 

This is a great set to use to stamp the back of your cards, or a tag when presenting a handmade gift to someone!!

Do you bake?  Do you knit?  Do you craft?  Do you Quilt? Do you give your creations to family, friends and neighbors?  Then you need this set!

 

Order your I Stamped this Set in Wood here: #137049

Order your I Stamped this Set in Clear mount here: #144274

 

 

Leave your mark on your handstamped cards, your baked goodies, your quilts, or hand knit items with this great new Stamp Set from Stampin Up! called I Stamped This, available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

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