Stampin' Up! cards & projects

Bold Card Designs with New Stampin' UP! In Colors

 

I was really tickled with the color combos I shared with you here, featuring the 5 new 2016-2018 Stampin' UP! In Colors paired up with other Stampin' UP! Colors.  I decided that those pretty sponged pieces of Color Me Irresistible paper could not go to waste, so I made them in to cards!

 

Layering Love Stamp set from Stampin' Up! with sponged background "Color Me Irresistible" paper from Stampin' Up!. Cards featuring new 2016-2018 In Colors by Patty Bennett. Swirly Scribbles framelits and Swirly Bird accents.

 

Do you remember those fun sponged pieces of Color Me Irresistible paper?

You can read all about these colors and this paper HERE.

 

Stampin Up color combos ideas with in colors by pattystamps.com

 

 I cut the pieces down to fit on the 3-1/2" x 5" Stampin' UP! Whisper White Note Cards, then stamped images from the new Layering Love greeting set and die cut them with some of the new heart and square framelits.

 The new colors, the framelits and the Layering Love set will all be available on June 1st!

 

Layering Love Stamp set from Stampin' Up! with sponged background "Color Me Irresistible" paper from Stampin' Up!. Cards featuring new 2016-2018 In Colors by Patty Bennett. Swirly Scribbles framelits and Swirly Bird accents.

 

Above color combo: Pool Party, Island Indigo and Dapper Denim sponged onto the Color me Irresistible paper and Flirty Flamingo with Watermelon Wonder accents.

I guess I'm ready for summer, because all these great bright colors are sure appealing to me now!

Did you notice the cute Swirly Scribbles framelits accents and Swirly Bird stamp images I have added to these cards!? What a FUN bundle that is.. I am really enjoying using it on so many of my new projects!

 

Layering Love Stamp set from Stampin' Up! with sponged background "Color Me Irresistible" paper from Stampin' Up!. Cards featuring new 2016-2018 In Colors by Patty Bennett. Swirly Scribbles framelits and Swirly Bird accents.

Above, left: Emerald Envy with Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay with Watermelon Wonder accents

Above, right: Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo

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That's a strip of striped Washi Tape from the new Affectionately Yours package, along the bottom of the card.

 

 Don't forget, this amazing Color me Irresistible paper is 1/2 price through Tuesday!!  Click here to see it in my online store!

 

Layering Love Stamp set from Stampin' Up! with sponged background "Color Me Irresistible" paper from Stampin' Up!. Cards featuring new 2016-2018 In Colors by Patty Bennett. Swirly Scribbles framelits and Swirly Bird accents.

Above: Blushing Bride and Perfect Plum with the new Sweet Sugarplum (new In Color available June 1, 2016)

 

Layering Love Stamp set from Stampin' Up! with sponged background "Color Me Irresistible" paper from Stampin' Up!. Cards featuring new 2016-2018 In Colors by Patty Bennett. Swirly Scribbles framelits and Swirly Bird accents.

Did you see the clever thing I did in the card above? I needed a rectangular piece and scallop, so I used the new Layering Squares framelits and just overlapped it onto itself for a 2nd pass through the Big Shot, to make a rectangle out of a square!

 

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Woodland Embossing Folder is Coming Back!

 

You asked for it!! Now the Woodland Embossing Folder is COMING BACK!

Did you check page 195 in your new 2016 Stampin' Up! catalog!? It's there!

You can order it on June 1st, 2016, Item #139673 in my online store.

Foxy Friends Stampin' Up! cards with the Woodland Embossing Folder - available beginning June 1, 2016. Cards by demonstrator Patty Bennett

 

I was having lunch with my sweet friend Cindee and we were plotting what we wanted to stamp when we got together on our next stamping day, and we decided that the new Foxy Friends stamp set and matching Fox Builder punch were the  perfect companion for this fun Woodland Embossing Folder!  So, we made these cards yesterday!

Woodland Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up! - available again on June 1, 2016 in my online store. Click Shop Online at pattystamps.com

Remember.. the Woodland Embossing Folder is going to be available again on June 1st, 2016, in my online store.

 

Foxy Friends Stampin' Up! cards with the Woodland Embossing Folder - available beginning June 1, 2016. Cards by demonstrator Patty Bennett

 

I was so blessed to receive this new Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder Punch when I visited Stampin' Up! last December to celebrate my million-dollar sales achievement.. so that's why I have it early! How cool is that!? :)  You will be able to order it on Wed., June 1st!!!! :)

 

The other adorable perfect companion to this card is this floral patterned paper from the Affectionately Yours designer series paper pack.  It's new too!!  My dear friend Joy shared the idea of making a "hill" out of this cute paper.. I just cut it freehand and it looks like Mr. Fox is sitting in a field of wildflowers in the forest!!

 

Foxy Friends Stampin' Up! cards with the Woodland Embossing Folder - available beginning June 1, 2016. Cards by demonstrator Patty Bennett

 

And then there's the matter of this cute sunshine.. it's a swirly die cut from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies (coming up on June 1st), layered onto a cut out Daffodil Delight circle.  Now how fun is that?

 

Foxy Friends Stampin' Up! cards with the Woodland Embossing Folder - available beginning June 1, 2016. Cards by demonstrator Patty Bennett

 

 We had to make a Racoon with the Foxy Friends set, too (this set makes so many cute different animals!!!!)!  (check out THIS POST for more cute Foxy Friends ideas)

You may have noticed the gorgeous blue folded card.. it's the new Dapper Denim 2016-2018 In Color ... LOVE this rich blue!

Did you see how the tree trunks in the background (the Woodland Embossing folder) are white but the background is light blue?  We used a sponge brayer to add Soft Sky Stampin' UP! classic ink to the embossing folder, then put the Whisper White paper inside the folder, closed it and put it through the Big Shot.  That will transfer ink to the background, leaving the trunks white.

 

Foxy Friends Stampin' Up! cards with the Woodland Embossing Folder - available beginning June 1, 2016. Cards by demonstrator Patty Bennett

 

The matching Fox Builder punch will punch out the head, tail, one of the body stamps and a couple other pieces.  We had to hand "fussy-cut" this body above, as it's not part of the punch.  The trees are part of the Foxy Friends stamp set, and are easy to die cut using the Perfect Pines framelits.  The tree stump is also in the stamp set, and we hand cut that as well.

Cindee had the great idea to add little flowers to this card - the tiny flowers are from the Tree Builder punch. We added the tiniest size of white pearls to the flower centers, then used a Black Sharpie marker to color 2 pearls black and put them on Mr. Racoon's eyes :)   eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek.. I'm just giddy with smiles over these cute cards!!
 

So.. for all of you who have been emailing me about the Woodland Embossing Folder... be sure to ADD IT TO YOUR Stampin' UP! order on Wed., June 1st!! 

 

As you browse your new catalog, be sure to Download Stampin Up Shopping List

You'll want to add lots of these new items (shown in the product photos below) to your list! 

 


 

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Foxy Friends Stamp set, and Fox Builder punch available June 1st as well.

SEE pg 56 / 57 in the new 2016 catalog, or add #142326 to get 10% off the set/punch bundle!

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Baby Card for the Twins!

 

You might remember me sharing a Project Life album I made for Stephanie, our friend having twin girls (see that post here).  We wanted to give them some cute clothing for the babies, too, so when we gave Stephanie and her husband the additional gift, I gave them this card for their twin baby girls!

 

Bear Hugs Baby Card idea for Twins!  Stampin' UP! In Colors, stamps and die cuts used to create this handmade baby card by Patty Bennett

 

Does this ever happen to you ... you see a card and decide to copy it.. but then when you finish, it's just about nothing like the original idea??  Well... I started out thinking I'd use the Zoo Babies card idea below, and then I totally changed it up and used the baby bears from the Bear Hugs set!!

 

Stampin' Up! Baby Card ideas featuring Zoo Babies and Bear Hugs stamps, punches, paper and dies

 I loved the cute little wagons with the baby bear die cuts, and added Basic Gray Candy Dots to the 1/2" black circles to look like wheels.  I also used my Project Life journaling marker to draw on the wagons and draw the little strings to make the wagons look like they were tied together.

 The bears and matching framelit dies are available at a 15% Discount! But only until May 31!  Click on the product bundle photos at the bottom of this post to purchase them in my online store.

 

Bear Hugs Baby Card idea for Twins!  Stampin' UP! In Colors, stamps and die cuts used to create this handmade baby card by Patty Bennett

The background is Flirty Flamingo Cardstock (new on June 1st!) embossed with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  The wagons are punched out using the Decorative Label punch in Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach cardstock (both to be released in the new In Color Collection on 6/1/16). 

I added a strip of flowered designer paper from the new Affectionately Yours pack and also some Flirty Flamingo ruched ribbon.  Customers can purchase all these new items on June 1 in the new catalog.  Do you need a catalog? Let me know.

 

Bear Hugs Baby Card idea for Twins!  Stampin' UP! In Colors, stamps and die cuts used to create this handmade baby card by Patty Bennett

 

I was going to put the little stamped/die cut bows "in their hair" but it didn't look right to me.. so I put them on the wagons and I think it's totally cute!

 

The Twins are here!  Stephanie had the twins about 6 weeks early.. just under 5 pounds each and everyone is doing fine!  I am so excited to meet Jennifer and Jessica soon!


 

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Stunning Black and White Floral Card

 

Wow.. do you need a great idea for a handmade wedding card? This is it!  The Botanical Builder flower framelits from Stampin' UP! die cut all in Whisper White cardstock and layered onto a Basic Black Card!

 

Black and White Stampin UP! Botanical Gardens flower card with Elegant Dots embossed die cut.

 

My friend Joy saw this flower card idea on Pinterest and taught me how to make this!! 

She die cut Whisper White cardstock using the Lots of Labels framelits, and embossed it with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.  After adding that to the folded Basic Black card, we added lots of die cut flowers.  The flowers and leaves are all die cut with the Big Shot using the Botanical Builder framelit set, shown below and available HERE online.

 

Black and White Stampin UP! Botanical Gardens framelits flower card with Elegant Dots embossed die cut.

 

Did you notice that we stamped some of the leaves with Sahara Sand ink with the coordinating Botanical Blooms stamp set?  That added just the perfect amount of contrast!! It's a photopolymer set, so seeing through it and stamping the leaves is really easy!

I love all the layering.. some flowers are adhered with Snail adhesive, some with Glue Dots and some with Stampin' Dimensionals.. that's a great way to get lots of depth!

For a POP of glimmer, we punched 1/8" circles of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for the flower centers.. so pretty!  You could also use Wink of Stella. 

 

Black and White Stampin UP! Botanical Gardens framelits flower card with Elegant Dots embossed die cut.

You could try this on a Gold card, Cherry Cobbler Card, Pink Card.. gosh.. most any color! It would be stunning no matter what!

Ours is a top folding 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock so that we could tie the ribbon around the card easily.

 

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Last Chance to get this Stamp Set!

 

I'm not sure if you feel this way, but sometimes I feel like the Hostess sets in the back of the Stampin' Up! catalog get overlooked.  I particularly LOVE this Best Thoughts set (probably because I love to color) and if you love to color, too, this is a great set to have in your craft room!

  Best Thoughts Stampin' UP! Hostess set - hydrangea flower colored with Wink of Stella glimmer pen and Calypso Coral ink. Card by Patty Bennett

 

I know it's hard to see in this photo, but I colored with my Wink of Stella glimmer pen and you can SEE THE VIDEO TUTORIAL here for how to do that technique.

I think you can see the Wink of Stella Glimmer a little better in this photo:

Best Thoughts Stampin' UP! Hostess set - hydrangea flower colored with Wink of Stella glimmer pen and Calypso Coral ink. Card by Patty Bennett

 

Remember my "left-overs" bin of die cuts and tags that  I shared with you here?  Well, that butterfly and greeting were in that box, so I decided to add them to this card!

 

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 I also added just a strip of paper that was left over on my desk to the left side of this card... I like it when left-overs can be repurposed!!

 

Take a look at the hostess sets below.. these are all available for any orders over $150 - you earn hostess $$ to spend on any order over $150 and you can use those hostess $$ to buy any of these items!

 

 

 

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Fun Tri-Fold Birthday Card!

 

Check out this adorable Tri-Fold card I made at a fun class taught by Susan and Janet!!  How fun would this be to receive a card like this in the mail for your birthday!!?  It features the Stampin' Up! It's My Party paper, balloon punch and the Party Pop-up thinlit dies!!! 

They are EASY to make.. I have a link to my video tutorial below!

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

This super fun It's My Party paper stack is RETIRING.. I feel like I didn't get to use it enough!  Order yours HERE online before it's sold out and gone forever!

If you need directions for making these easy Tri Fold cards,

WATCH MY VIDEO HERE for instructions :)

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

 

I love this color combo from the It's My Party designer series paper stack!

Color combo its my party

 

You can make 4 of these cards from one 12x12 piece of black cardstock!

Scroll down for all the info!

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

 

The front of this card features a die cut from the Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies cut in Mint Macaron cardstock, and all of the balloons are easily punched out of the It's My Party paper stack using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  This is a GREAT way to use up your scraps!

 

Easily make 4 of these cards from one sheet of 12x12 cardstock!

Cut your 12x12 per the diagram below (or per THIS VIDEO)

 

How to make 4 Tri Fold Cards out of one 12x12 piece of cardstock. Tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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New Stampin' UP! Sneak Peeks from OnStage Convention

 

This is an exciting time of year for Stampin' Up! demonstrators and customers...

New Catalog Time!

I mailed out catalogs last week to all of my regular customers and wanted to share some of my favorite new products with you - these are Sneak Peek samples from the OnStage Convention last month, previewing upcoming products, available on June 1st in my online store!

It's time to get your SHOPPING LIST ready for June 1st! 

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Below: Irresistibly Floral paper (pg 172) and Scenic Sayings stamp set, (pg 103), in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! annual catalog

Stampin Up Sneak Peek from OnStage Convention - Irresistibly Floral paper colored with Stampin Sponges and ink

 

Below: Bunch of Blossoms stamp set (pg 69) and Blossom Builder punch (pg 188) flower card

Stampin Up Sneak Peek from OnStage Convention - Bunch of Blossoms stamp set and matching Blossom Builder flower punch

 

Below: Sunshine Sayings stamp set (pg 97) and Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (pg 194) "Love" card

Stampin Up Sneak Peek from OnStage Convention - Sunshine Sayings stamp set and Sunshine Wishes thinlit dies "Love" card

 

Below: Serene Scenery paper (pg 174), and the Penned & Painted stamp set (pg 143)  in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! annual catalog

Stampin Up Sneak Peek from OnStage Convention - Serene Scenery paper and Penned & Painted stamp set congrats flower card

 

Below: Baby Bear stamp set, pg 61, in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! annual catalog - bride and groom wedding card TOO CUTE!

Stampin Up Sneak Peek from OnStage Convention - Baby Bear stamp set - bride and groom bear wedding card idea

 

I will have more new favorites to share soon, but just wanted to share those fun new products so you can find them in your new catalog!! 

If you do not have a demonstrator that you order from, and you'd like a catalog, please let me know so I can send one to you.  Email me: pattystamps@comcast.net

 

Get a new 2016-2017 Stampin' UP! catalog from Patty at www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Copic Marker & Wink of Stella Flower Card

 

For anyone who loves to color, this Remarkable You stamp set is perfect! The outline images in this stamp set are perfect for watercoloring, using Stampin' Write markers, colored pencils or Copic Markers.

I colored this flower note card with my Copic Markers and then added some Wink of Stella glimmer to the leaves and flower!

 

Remarkable You floral stamp set note card, colored with Copic Markers and accented with Wink of Stella.  Stampin' UP! supplies available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

139894 stamp set remarkable you from Stampin' Up!

This floral stamp set is available in both clear mount and wood mount options.. you know me, I'm a "wood stamp girl" so I have it in wood, but both are great options for your rubber stamp set collection.

 

Shop here onlineRemarkable You in Wood Mount or  Remarkable You in Clear Mount

 

I didn't pay much attention to the color..I just grabbed my copic markers and started to color.  Then I wondered what flower this actually is, so I asked my Luv 2 Stamp Group team and Cara said it's a magnolia! ack!  I thought magnolias were only white so I thought I really blew it with my coloring, but she sent me this link.. yes, there are purple magnolias! :)

Then, we had further discussions and some thought it was a type of lily .. so.. whatever it is, it is purple in my little world, and I hope you like it! :)

 

Remarkable You floral stamp set note card, colored with Copic Markers and accented with Wink of Stella.  Stampin' UP! supplies available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I accented the green and lavender colors in this card with Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding ribbon and some green printed paper from the NEW Affectionately Yours designer paper pack, coming up in the 2016 June Stampin' Up! catalog.

Everything is layered onto a Whisper White note card.

What do you think about this color combo?  I think it's pretty striking!!

 

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Happy Birthday to Shannon!

 

Many of you have probably seen this #imbringingbirthdaysback hashtag on Facebook over the past several months, and today we are celebrating Shannon's birthday, the creator of this movement to Bring Birthdays Back!!  Shannon felt that wishing people happy birthday on facebook was not allowing us the opportunity to do what we do best... create and send cards!

So, Shannon, thank you for encouraging all of us to Bring Birthdays back by sending a special birthday card in the mail, and here's to your special day and to a year filled with many blessings!

 

Best Thoughts hostess set from Stampin' UP! - birthday card for Shannon West created by Patty Bennett #imbringingbirthdaysback

 

I mailed this stamped card to Shannon last week and I hope she received it in time to help celebrate her special day!

I used the beautiful hostess stamp set called "Best Thoughts".  You'll find it on pg 180 of the current annual catalog.  Did you know you can purchase this set with $10 of your hostess dollars?  And that you earn hostess dollars to spend on anything you want when your Stampin' UP! order is $150 or more!?  Well, now you know :)

 

Best Thoughts hostess set from Stampin' UP! - birthday card for Shannon West created by Patty Bennett #imbringingbirthdaysback

 

Shannon stamps her #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp on the envelope of all the birthday cards she mails out to hundreds of people!  So, I did the same :)

I think I may have overdone it on her card.. at the last minute I stamped the swirly border around the piece of whisper white cardstock... but I hope she still likes it!  The swirly border is from the fabulous Tin of Cards stamp set (see it here).

This is the beautiful Shannon West in a recent photo, doing what else but addressing more birthday cards!

 

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And below is Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin' UP! showing off the amazing #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp - now available to everyone!!  Click to order yours!

I'm Bringing Birthday's Back - Join Stampin' Up! and send a birthday card with this great #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp to friends and family today!

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Botanical Gardens Card Samples

 

As you have probably guessed, this Botanical Gardens Suite is truly one of my all time most favorite suite of Stampin' UP! products!! I love the design, the colors, the graphic bold feel and all the detail!!

Several months ago I asked one of my Luv 2 Stamp group members for some help catching up with Thank You cards for my customers.  I sent products and ideas/instructions, and was so grateful to Jason L. for helping me with these cards!  I love all the designs and perfect execution of the cards!! Thank you J!

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

If you would like to see an overview of this Botanical Gardens Suite, Please watch the video I made with Sara Douglass HERE!  You'll also get to see the instructions for another fabulous project idea with these Botanical Garden suite products!

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

I just love how all of the pretty layers of all the flowers and leaves create such a gorgeous lush feeling on each card!

For information on the greeting stamp sets used, the ink and cardstock colors, and other products, please see the product photos at the bottom of this post.

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

One of my favorite pieces in this suite is the innovative leaf framelit border.. how creative to cut off the corner of the Crumb Cake Note Card at a diagonal with this border die!

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

The Botanical stamp set and dies will carry over into the new 2016-2017 catalog, but the paper will not.. so you will need to order that soon if you want it!   The 15% savings on the bundle will not be available either, in the new catalog - so plan your purchase accordingly if you want to save $$.

 

This Botanical Gardens Suite of products is so fantastic, and I'm just praying that the designer paper doesn't sell out before you get a chance to read this blog post!!  You can see the products here:

  • Botanical Blooms stamp set #140757
  • Botanical Builder Framelit dies #140625
  • Botanical Gardens Designer Paper #140583
  • or, save 15% and get the above items in THIS BUNDLE #140819
  • Botanical Gardens Washi Tape #140586

 

Botanical Gardens Suite Greeting Cards - Stampin' Up! stamp set, matching framelit big shot dies and coordinating Designer Series Paper

 

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Memory Keeping with Stampin' UP! Blog Hop

 

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Welcome to our International Memory Keeping with Project Life Design Team Blogshare!

 

I hope you will visit ALL of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends listed at the bottom of this blog post to see their Project Life page shares today - we are all featuring Project Life kits on the Stampin' UP! retiring list.

I started on my Stampin' UP! Caribbean Cruise 2005 Project Life album, and I elected to feature the Happy Times kit - it's on sale for only $8.00 for 100 cards!! CLICK HERE to see it!  While it's frustrating that I'm so many years behind, it is delightfully fun to go back and remember our fun trips with Stampin' Up!

 

  Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

 

These are some of the 2 page spreads I created with the Happy Times Project Life kit and our Stampin' Up! cruise memories.  Keep scrolling down to see some Project Life Tips!

 

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

 

I often get asked.. what is the best way to GET STARTED with Project Life!?  Well, there is no one correct answer (well actually there is - whatever works for you!) but for me this is how I start:

How I get started with my Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

I work well with this system... organize my photos, grab my pocket pages, then go through the Project Life cards.   If you want to learn more about this system for starting your Project Life album, CLICK HERE to watch a video I created with Sara Douglass, Stampin' UP! CEO, as she explains 3 easy steps to starting your Project Life album.

Click here for more info on how I organize my Project Life cards for easy access at my Project Life station.

If I am wondering which Project Life Card Collection I want to use, I click on the Project Life card collections in the ONLINE STORE HERE, then I click on a card collection and click the MORE button then the + sign and I scroll through all of the card designs in that pack to give me a feel for whether or not I want to use that kit in my current album.  See the tips below for seeing all the cards in a pack.

Did you know there is a pretty easy way to see a quick view of all the cards in each Project Life Card Collection?  Follow the steps below after going to my Stampin' UP! online store here.

 

Quick way to view all of the Stampin Up project life cards in the online store #PLXSU

 

Patty's Project Life Pages and Tips:

 

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

 

TIP: Above and Below:  Don't be afraid to cut some photos in 1/2.  I learned this tip when I was creating my album with Sara Douglass... sometimes it just works out really well for your page!!

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

TIP: Above and Below:  Use postcards, professional photos, and trip itinerary memorabilia in your pages to round out telling the story.   Sometimes we just don't have all the photos we need for a layout or album and need to include other items. 

 

Caribbean Cruise 2005 with Stampin' Up! - Memory Keeping with Project Life Happy Times kit by Patty Bennett #PLXSU

TIP: Embellishment tip:  Use Washi Tape and your stapler to attach photos, embellishments or memorabilia to your Project Life cards for added interest and dimension.

 

Please visit our international Project Life Design Team Blogs:

Tina Gillespie

Sandra Korten

Constanze Wirtz

Julie Kettlewell

Patty Bennett <<  you are here

Linda Dalke

Caroline van der Straaten

Delys Cram

Elizabeth Peterson

Janet Wakeland

 

If you need more tips and ideas for your Project Life albums and projects, CLICK HERE.

 

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3x3 Sampler - Occasions catalog flowers

 

 Today I'm excited to share details for the beautiful squares my Luv 2 Stamp Group made for our 3x3 Occasions Catalog Floral Swap several weeks ago!

I hope you remember this pretty frame I shared from this post, and I wanted to be sure to share all of the details with you for each of the beautiful squares from the Luv 2 Stamp group for  that swap!!

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

The frame is a 12x12 white wood frame from a craft store, and the 12x12 paper in the background is from the Brights Color Collections paper stack (Daffodil Delight), and a 10"x10" square of Mint Macaron paper from the 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack.  Each square is 3"x3" and could also be used on a card, on a box, a gift bag, in Project Life or any other crafting or home decor project you'd like to make. 

I took the glass out of the frame because of the 3-d embellishments.  TIP: store your glass behind your project inside the frame so that it doesn't get lost or broken.

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Birthday Blooms stamp set & Birthday Bouquet paper square by Cindee

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Lynne Ernst

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: retired Sale a Bration flower square by Gloria Plunkett

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Faith Wedemeyer

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & retired Sale a Bration paper square by Sue Tapia

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Birthday Bouquet paper square by Patti Baugh

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Grateful Bunch stamp set and Blossom Punch square by Kim Wong

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Joy Perryman

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Rose Garden thinlit flower square by Becky Bakley

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Birthday Bouquet paper & Elegant Butterfly punch square by Churie Johnson

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

  ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Deanna B

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

ABOVE: Rose Garden thinlit flower square by Janice Christiansen

 

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & Botanical Gardens paper square by Lynne Ernst

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Botanical Builder framelit flowers & retired vellum paper square by Pam Allen

3x3 Floral Spring Sampler home decor frame, squares by the Luv 2 Stamp Group featuring Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog products

 ABOVE: Helping me Grow flower stamp set square by Patty Bennett

 

Thanks for celebrating my wonderful Luv 2 Stamp group demonstrators today with this pretty project featuring their amazing crafty artwork!!!

 

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Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek International Blog Hop - Foxy Friends

 

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Warning! New Stampin' Up! Catalog SNEAK PEEK!!

Foxy Friends bundle!

I'm super excited to share a sneak peek of a new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! bundle with you, but if you prefer to wait and see it in your new catalog, don't scroll down :)  

I am delighted to be a part of an International Blog Hop today with fellow demonstrators from all over the world!!!  (see the list at the bottom of this blog post, and please visit them all!) You are visiting PattyStamps.com here in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA!

When I was at the Stampin' Up! home office last December celebrating my million dollar sales achievement, I got to see lots of new catalog products {squeal!!!!}, and after Spencer showed them to me, he gave me the Foxy Friends Stamp set and matching punch!!!!  Eeek!!!  You probably could have heard me squeal all the way back here in California!!!  :)

I have been creating lots of fun projects with this bundle, and today I'm sharing my kitty cat card with you!

Foxy friends stamp set birthday card featuring kitty cat image and Shine On paper from Stampin' Up!.  by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I love that this bundle is so versatile and that you can create so many different little critters with it!

This idea sheet was on display at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event last month, showing several different cuties you can create with this Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder punch!

 

Foxy friends punch art animal ideas from Stampin Up!

 

Depending on which greeting and paper you use, this card could be used for anything from a get well to a birthday, to a thank you, to a baby card!  I truly love the font used in the Tin of Cards stamp set; that is the one I used for these cards, stamped in Archival Black ink.

 

Foxy friends stamp set birthday card featuring kitty cat image and Shine On paper from Stampin' Up!.  by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

I used the Shine On Specialty DSP in the background, cut to 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" on a Crumb Cake Note Card.

The kitty is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the 2-1/2" circle punch.

 

I stamped about 60 of these Happy Hello Foxy Friend cards to swap at the OnStage event, you can see that post here.

Foxy friends stamp set and Fox Builder punch from Stampin' Up!. A happy hello card by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

If you are one of my customers, I am super excited to share this new catalog with you!!  I've been a demonstrator for 20 years and 11 months, and was a customer for about 3 years before that.. so I have seen about 25 years of new catalogs, and I can honestly tell you THIS CATALOG ROCKS MY WORLD!!  I hope you love it too!!  See this post for more info on getting your new catalog!

 

Thank you so much for visiting me today, and enjoy all of my fellow demonstrators Sneak Peek posts.. you can visit them by clicking on any of the links below!  Kylie is up next!! :)  You'll love her projects!

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MORE Sneak Peeks!

Patty Bennett << -- You Are Here!
Kylie Bertucci
Janneke de Jong
Tanja Kolar
Allison Okamitsu
Sam Hammond
Lynsay Mahon
Bruno Bertucci
Shannon Lane
Sarah Berry

 

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Quick and Easy Diagonal Slash Note Card Video Tutorial

 

I am excited to share a VIDEO TUTORIAL with you today so that you can easily and quickly create several hand crafted cards with either a 3-1/2" x 5" Stampin' UP! note card, or a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" standard size card, using this diagonal slash technique!

Create these great note cards with EITHER a 6x6 paper stack and Stampin' Up! Note Cards, or, a 12x12 sheet of designer paper and a regular 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card!  Let me show you how!! Watch the video below and see the diagrams below for cutting dimensions.

Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

I created a whole stack of these cards featuring the Pretty Petals 6x6 paper stack from Stampin Up!.  You can create them with any 6x6 paper using the dimensions and instructions I've shared at the bottom of this post.

Watch the Video Below for more info, or, watch it HERE on YouTube.

 

 

 

Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

Once you cut your paper and add it to your note card, it's loads of fun to go through your stamps and pick out a variety of greetings to fit in the space!!  I did thank you, friends, you are amazing, happy birthday, and happy blooming birthday!

I also created quick and cute card embellishments using my Stampin' UP! Pansy punch, 7/8" scalloped circle punch and the 1/2" circle punch.  I had fun punching out all different patterns of Stampin' Up! paper and creating fun and colorful card embellishments!

 

Pansy Punch flower embellishments for Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

Below: Cutting instructions for using 6x6 paper and Stampin' Up! 3-1/2" x 5" Note Cards.

Cutting Instructions for Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

As shown in the video above in this blog post, I also created these cards using 12x12 designer paper and standard size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards.  For the cards below, I used the beautiful English Garden paper and Thick Whisper White or Blushing Bride folded cards.

 

Create 9 Diagonal Slash note cards using one sheet of  12x12 paper and nine 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video above in this blog post for more info on cutting your 12x12 paper, or use the instructions below.  Create 9 cards out of each 12x12 piece of printed designer paper!!!! wow!

 

How to cut paper for 9 Diagonal Slash note cards using one sheet of  12x12 paper and nine 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

Did you enjoy this idea!?  Leave me a comment on my video on YouTube or in the comment section below on this blog post.. I love reading your comments!

 

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Don't Miss the Diagonal Scoring Plate!

 

One of my most popular videos and projects over the past several years has been my double pocket cards created with Stampin' Up! Designer paper, the Simply Scored board and the Diagonal Scoring Plate!

To create this project, you'll want the Diagonal Scoring plate to go on your Simply Scored board!

GUESS WHAT>>> It's Retiring!  AAAACK!!

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These are some of the cute pocket cards I've created with this Diagonal Scoring plate on my Simply Scored board.. don't miss out.. get your Diagonal Scoring Plate today!

 

Create Double pocket cards with the STampin' Up! Simply Scored board and the  diagonal scoring plate, by Patty Bennett

 

 

Over the past 4 years, I have shared 2 videos with 2 versions of my double pocket cards, and I'm sharing them again with you below.

If you cannot view this video here, click to see it on YouTube.

 

 

 

And below is version #2 of the double pocket card.. if you cannot see the video here, click to see it on YouTube.

 

  

 

CLICK HERE to purchase your diagonal scoring plate in my online store.

If you don't have the Simply Scored board, click here to purchase that as well.

 

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