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Thank you for your kind comments about my previous monthly blog recaps!  It feels like this month just whizzed by!!! .. where did the month of September go!?

I thought I'd do a quick recap of just some of the Stampin' UP! projects I shared with you in September, and ask you if you had a favorite!?  Leave me  a comment, I'd love to hear YOUR favorite!

If you missed any of the info for my August PattyStamps blog projects, click the links below this collage. 

 

  September stamped project review from PattyStamps.com - vote for your favorite stampin' Up! project!

 

Click any of the links below to see more info about each of these 18 projects!

  1. Jar of Haunts pumpkin card (yes, actually posted in Aug., but not on August review)
  2. Cable Knit embossing folder Christmas card
  3. Cookie Cutter Halloween Scarecrow card
  4. Star of Light Copper Christmas Card
  5. Blooms & Bliss flower card for Color Fuser Blog Hop
  6. Petals & Paisleys Fall scarecrow cards
  7. Halloween Night DSP Halloween Treat bags, part 1
  8. Oh Happy Day Irresistibly Floral Cards
  9. Penned & Painted floral cards
  10. Halloween Treats, part 2
  11. Cutest Halloween mummy card ever!
  12. Decorative Mask background scarecrow card
  13. Detailed Santa Shaker card
  14. Project Life greeting cards
  15. 2x8 cello Halloween Treat bags, part 3
  16. Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrow fall cards
  17. Repurposed Sephora Gift bag and card - blog candy giveaway post
  18. Watercolor background fall cards

 

 

September stamped project review from PattyStamps.com - vote for your favorite stampin' Up! project!

 

 To purchase the supplies for any of these projects, click on the project link in the list (between the 2 collage photos) and each blog post will guide you to the Stampin' Up! products I used. 

Please be sure to ask if you have any questions, and please leave a comment below and tell me your favorite September  PattyStamps blog project!

 

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Fall Leaf Watercolor Wash Background Video Tutorial

 

I am super excited to share a video tutorial with you today, so that you can create these gorgeous fall leaves and make these fun fall cards using your Stampin' UP! watercolor paper, reinkers, an Aquapainter and a Gold Wink of Stella pen!

 

Stampin UP! fall leaf cards featuring watercolor wash background and the Leaflet framelits.  Watch the video tutorial for all the details from pattystamps.com

 

I couldn't stop making these cards with the Leaflets framelits! I made about 30 cards.. it's so fun to watercolor these pretty backgrounds and die cut these beautiful leaves! 

All of the cards feature the Woodland embossing folder in the background and the pretty leaves are attached on top of the folder background.  Watch the video below for all the details and tips for adding the leaves! :)

 

Stampin UP! fall leaf cards featuring watercolor wash background and the Leaflet framelits.  Watch the video tutorial for all the details from pattystamps.com

 

The Give Thanks greeting is new, from the 2016 Holiday catalog, page 43, in the Suite Seasons stamp set.  I stamped it in Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock, and punched the left end with the Banner Triple Punch.

The ribbon is 2 layers: 5/8" burlap ribbon and 1/4" natural trim gold ribbon, both on pg 178 in the annual catalog.  I find the burlap kind of bulky for knots or bows, so I just put a strip of it on the card.. you'll see that in the video. Then I tied the gold natural ribbon around this top-fold card.

 

Stampin UP! fall leaf cards featuring watercolor wash background and the Leaflet framelits.  Watch the video tutorial for all the details from pattystamps.com

 

One thing you'll notice as you make these, every one of these cards turns out different.  I just love them!  Watch the video below to see how I created the waterecolor backgrounds and also a tip for die cutting the watercolor paper and the Pumpkin Pie glimmer paper.

 

Stampin UP! fall leaf cards featuring watercolor wash background and the Leaflet framelits.  Watch the video tutorial for all the details from pattystamps.com

 

Watch the VIDEO below to see how I made these beautiful fall leaf cards with the Stampin Up! Leaflets framelits.

 

 

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Watercolor Wash Background Leaves:

  • wet both sides of the watercolor paper
  • apply ink in drops or dabs to one side
  • splatter more ink to the same side
  • when dry, splatter Gold Wink of Stella onto the watercolored paper
  • die cut with Leaflet Framelits and Botanical Builder leaf framelits
  • apply to card or crafting project

 

Find all the details in the video above in this blog post.

 

You'll find all of the Stampin' Up! supplies you'll need for this project at the bottom of this blog post. 

I hope you will give these a try, and if you need any of these supplies, just click on any of the product photos to go to my online store.

 Don't you just love how they all come out different?  I made over 30 of these and each one is totally different!

Watercolor Wash Fall Leaf cards by pattystamps

 

 

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September Paper Pumpkin refill kits available

 

I have had more requests for the September Paper Pumpkin Kit refill than any other kit so far.. and NOW it's available!!

CLICK HERE to order the refill kits if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber (add #143411 to your order!)!!

If you are not already a Paper Pumpkin kit subscriber, you can JOIN HERE and get your November kit for free! You'll pay full price (only $19.95 which includes shipping!) for the Oct. kit and get a BOGO (buy one get one) free kit in November!!  Use BOGO at check out in the promo code box!

 

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This kit makes the cutest little Halloween treats!!  Fill them up for the kids, co-workers, friends, neighbors... so much fun!

 

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Only Subscribers can buy refill kits... see them all HERE!

 

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Gentle Peace Christmas set on Clearance Sale

 

I was cleaning out some boxes of old cards to donate for a Cancer Center charity sale, and came across these 2 cards I had made several years ago.. this was one of my favorite stamp sets that year (2014).. it's called Gentle Peace.

I noticed it was on the Clearance Rack for ONLY $7.98 so I thought perhaps this would be a good deal to pass along!

 

Stained Glass look Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace stamp set by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

You can purchase this set in my online store HERE!

It is available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

 

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ABOVE: The card on the left was colored on Cardstock Vellum, with markers - I colored on the BACK of the vellum.  It's a soft stained glass look!!

The card on the right was colored with alcohol markers on the BACK of a Window Sheet.. and again, a pretty stained glass look is achieved with this technique!

  Stained Glass look Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace stamp set by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Stained Glass look Christmas card featuring Stampin' Up! Gentle Peace stamp set by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I die cut the opening in the folded Whisper White folded card using a big shot die no longer available, but the Lots of Labels framelits (#138281) would be a great substitute.

 

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Patty's Top Picks for Fall Crafting

 

At first glance, I was sad that I was not finding more new Stampin' UP! products for Fall crafting, cards, decor, etc., but, when I really started to look closely I came up with a ton of Stampin' Up! products perfect for fall crafting!!!

 

Look at all of these lovely products I found in the Annual catalog and 2016 Holiday Catalog perfect for Fall crafting!

 

The clickable links to my store are below at the bottom of this post.. this is just an overview of products I thought were awesome for Fall Crafting!

 Note: the Vintage leaves photopolymer bundle is no longer available at the discount price, but the stamp set and dies are still available as separate purchases.

  Fall DIY crafting project supplies - Patty's Top Picks for 2016, available at www.pattystamps.com

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 Below: Fun Fall cards featuring the Totally Trees stamp set from page 48 of the Holiday catalog.

 

Totally trees stampin up fall cards

 

Below:  beautiful fall Thanksgiving basket featuring the Basket of Wishes stamp set on page 49 in the Holiday catalog.

 

Basket of wishes stampin up fall thankgiving card

 

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Cute repurposed Gift Bag and Blog Candy Giveaway!

 

Weekend Blog Candy Giveaway from Patty Bennett!!

Stampin' Up! products in a cute repurposed gift bag will be yours if you win!  Watch the video below to see all of the fun things included in this giveaway!!

To Enter To Win: Leave a comment in the comment section below (you need to be on my blog to do this).  Tell me your favorite current Stampin' Up! Designer Paper!  click HERE to see all of the designer paper.

 

Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

This Gift Bag Blog Candy offering includes 3 stamp sets, 1 pack of Stampin' Up! Stationery, enamel dots, metallic doilies, wooden elements, September Paper Pumpkin stamp set and ink spot, watercolor note card sampler, gift bag and card!

 

I did a fun live video on Facebook yesterday about this giveaway.. click the video below to view it on my business Facebook page!  You'll see exactly how I made this fun bag!

 

Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

You can watch the video from my facebook business page HERE!

 

  Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

As you saw in the video above, I had this cute striped bag from Sephora and I didn't want to toss it in the recycle bin, so I just covered the store logo with these cute "Pop of Pink" gifts!! 

 I cut some Pop of Pink paper (page 172 annual catalog, #141648) into 2" squares and 2" x 2-1/2" pieces and those were the "gift boxes" then used the Sunshine Wishes "flower" framelit die cut as the bow (page 194, #141489)!  Color palette: black, white, Melon Mambo, and gold.  The Gold Foil Sheets (pg 175, #132622) are an amazing compliment to the gold printed patterns in the Pop of Pink Paper Pack!!!

 

Supplies I used for my Stampin Up! Blog Candy Giveaway - repurposed Sephora bag decorated with Pop of Pink "gifts" with bows, by Patty Bennett. www.PattyStamps.com

 

I recreated the look of the gift bag with a card.  I folded a Melon Mambo 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece of cardstock in 1/2 and then added the black and white striped piece from the Pop of Pink designer series paper pack, then added the "gifts" and bows just like I did on the bag!  (see the video for all the details).

 

Stampin Up! card featuring Pop of Pink designer paper - gifts and bows created with squares of paper and the Sunshine Wishes framelit dies, by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

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Comment between now and midnight, Sept. 26, 2016.

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Fall Scarecrow Card Ideas

 

I did a quick tally and the #1 best seller from my Stampin' Up! Customer Orders so far this month is definitely the Cookie Cutter Christmas bundle and the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, so I thought you might like to see a couple more ideas featuring my cute little Cookie Cutter Halloween Scarecrows!

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Each of my fun fall note cards features a colored and punched out scarecrow from the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set in the 2016 Holiday Catalog!

Stampin' Tip:  always stamp your image first, then turn the punch upside down to punch out the image!

 

Stampin' Tip: Always stamp your image first, then turn your punch upside down to punch out the image!  Stampin UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow image. Tip from Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

 

See THIS POST for more info about stamping, coloring and punching the scarecrows.

 

You'll find these new Holiday Catalog products on the following pages:

  • Halloween Night designer paper, #142022, page 51
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, #142252 or #142255, page 53
  • Cookie Cutter Builder Punch #140396, page 6
  • Suite Seasons (give thanks), #142206 or #142209, page 43

and from the Annual Catalog:

  • 2015-2017 In Color Doilies #141674, page 175
  • Whisper White Note Cards, #131527, page 176
  • Crumb Cake Note Cards, #133766, page 176
  • Badges & Banners set (a little hello), #141605 or #141610, page 89
  • Duet Banner Punch, # 141483, page 186

 

142022 Halloween Night designer paper Stampin Up

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I started with a Whisper White or Crumb Cake note card for all of these cards, and added pieces of the Halloween Night designer paper to them.   I also added some 2015-2017 In Color Doilies to most of the cards.. the colors went really well!! 

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I didn't really want to make Halloween cards quite yet, so I created cards that can be used all fall and autumn, and for giving thanks.  I love the Give Thanks sentiment in the Suite Seasons set, and also the fun happy hello banner - quick and easy to stamp and punch out!

 

Halloween Night Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 I hope these give you some inspiration for fall cards this year!

 

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Creative Halloween Treat Bag Ideas - Part 3

 

We just bought some Halloween Candy at Sam's Club... do you do this too?  Pick out the kind that you will eat "just in case" we don't have a lot of trick or treaters??  Well, we did.. LOL  :) 

Today I have some more ideas for you to package up those fun Halloween candy treats for someone special, and today's post features the skinny 2" x 8" cello treat bags from Stampin' Up!.

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 This is part 3 in a 3 part series.. I hope you've enjoyed the ideas for fancying up your Halloween treats!

After filling the bags with candy, I die cut a different topper for each one and tied it onto the bag.

You'll find the supplies for these bags here:

  •  2" x 8" cello bags, pg 176 annual catalog #141703
  • Halloween Night paper, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142022
  • Halloween Night baker's twine, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142027
  • Halloween Night Washi tape, pg 51 Holiday catalog, #142026
  • Jar of Haunts stamp set, pg 55 Holiday catalog, #142247
  • Cheerful Tags Framlits, pg 39 Holiday catalog, #141838
  • Merry Tags framliets, pg 21 Holiday catalog, #141835

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

For the tag on the bag on the left, I die cut a tag using the Merry Tags framelits and the Halloween Night designer paper.  I punched a 2" circle in Pumpkin Pie to put behind it, and a 1-1/4" circle for the Happy Halloween stamped sentiment.

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper:  Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

After creating the tag, I tied it to the bag with the Halloween Night baker's twine.  Simple, and cute, but with a little wow factor, don't you think?

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Cheerful Tag Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Above and Below:  for the other tag in today's project, I die cut a piece of Halloween Night paper with the Cheerful Tags framliet and then decorated it with a stamped pumpkin and some Halloween Night washi tape.

The pumpkin is stamped in Archival Black ink onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and cut out with Paper Snips.  I love the pumpkin in the Jar of Haunts stamp set because you can stamp it with or without the face.. so you can either create fall pumpkins, or jack-o-lanterns! 

 

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Topper: Cheerful Tag Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I love this fun 2" x 8" size cello.. just lends itself to some fun treats and doesn't cost a fortune to fill the bag!
 

If you missed the previous posts in this Halloween Treat Bag series:

Click here to see Halloween Treat Bags Part 1

Click here to see Halloween Treat Bags Part 2

Stampin UP! DIY Halloween Treat Bags featuring Jar of Haunts stamp set and Halloween Night paper.  Tag Toppers: Cheerful Tag Framelits and Merry Tags Framelits.  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

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Hello Lovely Project Life greeting cards

 

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These great Stampin' UP! Project Life cards are on sale but only through Wed., Sept. 21, 2016!!

Get them NOW while you can enjoy the discount!  Click here to order the Project Life Card Collection in my online store.  Only $12 through 9/21/16!!

 

I created 20 greeting cards using this fabulous card collection!!

I love these patterns, colors, and beautiful sentiments preprinted on the cards!

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I created 20 cards and I used just a few colors of cardstock (most are in the Subtle collection here), 3 colors of ribbon, and very few stamps to embellish my cards.. everything else was in the Hello Lovely Card Collection!!  Scroll to the bottom of this post to see all of the products I used, and to order them in my online store.

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  I stamped the greetings using Archival Black ink and the Layering Love stamp set (pg 71, annual catalog #141962 or 141965).  I also added Peekaboo Peach ribbon (pg 178 #141427) and Very Vanilla ribbon (pg 178, #141694).

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  I stamped Enjoy the Little things and Our Friendship is a Work of Art die cut with the Layering Squares framelits.  Oh What Fun is already printed on one of the cards.  Enjoy the Little Things is stamped using Archival Black ink and the Layering Love stamp set (pg 71, annual catalog #141962 or 141965).  I also added Peekaboo Peach ribbon (pg 178 #141427).

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: all of the supplies are from the Project Life Hello Lovely card collection.  I die cut the printed greetings using the Layering Ovals dies (also ON SALE through 9/21/16!), pg 193, #141706.  The Life is Beautiful cards also feature Blushing Bride ribbon from pg 178, #141692.

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below: these are the cardstock colors I used for my card bases, plus Whisper White.   Several of these colors are in the Subtles cardstock collection #131193.

Cardstock used for Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above:  all of the supplies and embellishments were in the Hello Lovely card collection.  I only added Whisper White card bases.

 

Hello Lovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection - turn Project Life cards into Greeting cards!  By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

Above: I stamped and punched the Hello greeting using the Badges & Banners stamp set (pg 89), and the Duet Banner Punch (pg 186, #141483).   I also added Very Vanilla ribbon (pg 178, #141694).

 

Of course you'll want a pack of the AMAZING smooth and yummy Whisper White Stampin' UP! medium envelopes (find them on page 176, #107301.

 

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How to Use the Seasonal Decorative Masks - video tutorial

 

Have you tried out the Decorative Masks from Stampin' UP! to create custom backgrounds?

Watch my VIDEO TUTORIAL below in this post to see how easy it is!

 

Seasonal Decorative mask background card featuring Stampin' Up! Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow!  by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The background I created with the Seasonal Decorative masks for my Cookie Cutter Scarecrow card is Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry Cardstock. I like using the whole Stampin' Sponge as you will see in the video below.

Seasonal Decorative mask background video tutorial by Patty Bennett at www.pattystamps.com

These masks (or stencils as I called them in my earlier crafting days... long long ago.. ) are really versatile because they let you create any color background image on any color cardstock!! 

PROBLEM SOLVED!

Need 20 sheets of red/white candy cane stripes?  No problem!

Need 100 sheets of polkadots?  No problem!

With regular printed patterned paper, you'd run out of the pattern you need, or you'd need to buy tons of packs, but with masks, you can keep creating forever in exactly the colors and patterns you need!

 

Stampin' UP! Seasonal Decorative masks for creating custom backgrounds for your stamping projects!

 

Thank you for always leaving me such kind comments when I provide a free video tutorial for you .. today I have another quick video with all the info you'll need to use these Seasonal Decorative Masks PLUS A BONUS TIP!

Watch the PattyStamps Video Tutorial Below!

 

  

 

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After creating the cute swirly backgrounds for my Cookie Cutter Scarecrow cards, I embellished the note cards a bit with some scalloped circles die cut from the Warmth & Cheer paper stack (pg 13 Holiday catalog, #141991), a scalloped piece of cardstock using the Best Badge punch, (pg 186 in the annual catalog) - watch the BONUS TIP at the end of the video above to see how I did the scalloped border!,  and a little hello banner stamped and punched with the Badges and Banners stamp set (pg 89) and the Best Badge punch (pg 186).

 

Layering Circles Framelits from Stampin' UP!  - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com and order #141705

141191 Warmth and Cheer designer paper Stampin Up

 

Bonus Tip!

Watch the video above for all the details to make a great scalloped edge with your Best Badge Punch!  Thanks Cindee for teaching me how to do this! It was one of those priceless AH HA moments!

 

Creative Stampin Tip; Use the Best Badge punch to create a pretty scalloped edge on your Stampin' UP! card!

 

 

For details to color the Scarecrow, read THIS BLOG POST.

The houndstooth patterned paper is found in the Petals & Paisleys paper pack, pg 47 in the Holiday catalog.  I used the Thick Whisper White Note Cards from Stampin' UP!... my favorites!!

 

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Cutest Halloween Card EVER!

 

Trick or Treat!!!

Today I'm excited to share the Cutest Stampin' Up! Halloween Card ever, and a great MUMMY tip!! :)

 

Halloween Trick or Treat card featuring Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy, dracula and skeleton.  Halloween Scenes die cut background tree and fence create the perfect backdrop. by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

When I stamped with my friend Cindee a couple weeks ago, I brought the "fixins" for this card and we both made it.. it's SOOOO cute and super easy with the Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies for the tree and fence, and the Cookie Cutter Halloween guys for the rest of the card!

Patty's Halloween Card Tips:

  • Little Dracula: be sure your black pad is well inked for this image.. I used my Archival Black ink pad and then colored in the vest and shirt with Stampin' Write markers
  • Mummy:  see my tip below for adding subtle coloring/shading to the mummy using the "wash" stamp from the Perpetual Birthday set
  • Fence:  the fence die cut is not quite long enough to go across a 5-1/4" card, so I matched it up in the big shot and cut it twice
  • Moon:  sponge some Calypso Coral, or Pumpkin Pie ink onto Daffodil Delight yellow cardstock then punch with your circle punch for a perfect moon!
  • Punch them!  Never fear.. you don't need to fussy cut the cute little characters.. just use the Cookie Cutter Builder punch found on page 6 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog.

 

Shading Tip for Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy - stamp edges with a "wash" image stamp like this one from the Perpetual Birthday calendar set!  by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Always stamp first, then turn your punch over and punch out your image for perfect placement!

Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy punch tip: always stamp your image first, then flip the punch over to punch out a perfectly aligned image.

 

Tip to make your fence longer for a wider card:

Halloween Scenes fence die cutting tip: Cut image once, then realign the die and cut again to extend the fence for a wider card.

 

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Halloween Trick or Treat card featuring Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween mummy, dracula and skeleton.  Halloween Scenes die cut background tree and fence create the perfect backdrop. by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin' UP! colors used on my Halloween Card:

  • Tree and tombstones: Basic Gray
  • Fence: Cajun Craze
  • Moon: Daffodil Delight sponged with Calypso Coral ink
  • Stamped images: Basic Black Archival ink pad
  • Folded card: Crushed Curry
  • Background dotted paper: Halloween Night specialty paper

 

And on the inside... we added the cute Skeleton from the Cookie Cutter Halloween set along with a greeting from the Spooky Fun stamp set!

Stampin UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween skeleton and Spooky Fun stamp images inside this fun Halloween card by Patty Bennett

 

 

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Penned and Painted Flower Cards

 

 Yes, I know it's fall, and the weather is changing and all that jazz, but you know me.. I HAVE to stamp with flowers all year long!! :)  I am super excited to share this "one sheet wonder" Penned & Painted flower card idea with you!

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

 Aren't these so pretty!?  I used a Bright color combo of black, white, Melon Mambo and Cucumber Crush for these cards.

I started out by stamping a full 8-1/2" x 11" sheet of Whisper White with these pretty flowers and then cutting the sheet into 4x4 pieces and 4x3 pieces until my sheet was used up.   Each sheet will yield 6 pieces for 6 cards as shown in these photos.

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Your Choice!

Use this stamp set with our without the outline image ... I selected black for the outline but you could also create a more subtle look with a different outline color, OR don't use the outline at all!

 Which one do you like best?  I love them both!

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Look at all the pieces in this set!  You can use it in so many different ways.  I used 6 of the pieces for the flowers and leaves, plus the dot on the HOPE card below.

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One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

The striking black accents above are White Perfect Accents (#138416) colored with a black Sharpie marker!!

I mounted my stamped flower pieces onto folded Melon Mambo and Whisper White cards, and accented them with black and white or Cucumber Crush and white Designer papers from the big paper stacks on page 174 in the annual catalog. 

Instead of stamped sentiments, I added die cut greetings from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit set (#141489).  Each one was die cut with Melon Mambo cardstock and added to the card with Multipurpose glue.

In keeping with the color scheme, I added either 1/8" Melon Mambo ribbon, or the 5/8" Cucumber Crush ribbon to each card.

 

One Sheet Wonder note cards featuring Stampin' Up! Penned & Painted stamp set, by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I wanted my sunshine die cut to stand out on this card so I put it on top of a piece of vellum!  What a neat touch.. it turned out perfect!

 

 

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How to Color Irresistibly Floral Paper - Video Tutorial

 

Video Tutorial Today!!

I have been wanting to shoot this video for 2 months!!!! Where does the time go!?  Sorry it took so long!!  Today I will show you how I colored the Irresistibly Floral paper from Stampin' Up! QUICKLY with Stampin' Sponges!!  Then I cut up the 12x12 sheet to make 6 cards!

 

Video Tutorial for Irresistibly Floral Happy Day cards by Patty Bennett. Learn how to color this great emboss resist paper! www.pattystamps.com

 

I absolutely LOVE this paper and all the floral patterns in the package.  There are 6 patterns in the pack, 2 of each, so you get 12 of the 12x12 sheets in the pack #141644.

My favorite new FAST way to color the paper is with the whole Stampin' Sponge! Watch the video tutorial below to see how QUICK it is to color the entire sheet!  Then cut it up per my directions at the bottom of this post to create 6 quick card fronts!

 

Video tutorial for Irresistibly Floral paper - how to color it with Stampin Up sponges!

 

Watch the VIDEO TUTORIAL BELOW to see how I colored this paper!

 

 

 

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Video Tutorial for Irresistibly Floral Happy Day cards by Patty Bennett. Learn how to color this great emboss resist paper! www.pattystamps.com

 

I mounted each of the pieces onto a top-fold Daffodil Delight card, and then added some Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon and the Oh Happy Day stamped piece. 

 

Video Tutorial for Irresistibly Floral Happy Day cards by Patty Bennett. Learn how to color this great emboss resist paper! www.pattystamps.com

 

Oh Happy Day is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink on Whisper White cardstock and die cut with the Layering Circles framelits.  The same framelit package also has the scalloped circles, so I die cut the scallops in Flirty Flamingo paper for a nice contrast. 

The butterflies are both punched out of Stampin' Up! Watermelon Wonder cardstock and the little left over 1-1/2"x4" pieces of the colored Irresistibly Floral paper.

 

Video Tutorial for Irresistibly Floral Happy Day cards by Patty Bennett. Learn how to color this great emboss resist paper! www.pattystamps.com

 

Use the cutting guide below to cut your 12x12 finished piece into smaller pieces for 6 card fronts.

 

cutting guide for 12x12 paper  into 6 card fronts, featuring Irresistibly Floral paper from Stampin' Up!, by Patty Bennett

 

Truly, the photo does NOT do this paper justice.. be sure you watch the video above to see how pretty this white on white patterned paper truly is!

 

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 Also shown in the video above... lots of lovely variations for coloring on this paper!

Irresistibly Floral paper colored with sponge brayer, sponges, daubers and spritzers!

Stampin' UP! Irresistibly Floral paper cards by Patty Bennett

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Creative Halloween Treat Bag Ideas - Part 1

 

Here's the deal... I stopped in Walgreen's and found myself in the Halloween Candy Aisle.. and I couldn't resist.. so I picked up an armful of all different cute candy to wrap up and share ideas for Halloween Candy Treat Bags!

I'll have 3 posts over the coming week or so to share with you .. this is PART 1, featuring Halloween Night designer paper, Baker's Twine, Enamel Dots, Washi Tape, and the Spooky Fun stamp set and framelit bundle!!  You'll find those items on pages 51 and 52 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.  I also added some Pumpkin Pie Glimmer paper and the ADORABLE mini tassels from page 55!

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bags - Russel Stover candies in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Both of these fun Russell Stover candies are placed inside a 3"x6" Gusseted Cello bag (page 176 annual catalog) and then decorated with Halloween Night paper and some of the accessories listed above.

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Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with mini tassel and Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I wrapped a strip of the Halloween Night paper around the cello bag after slipping the candy inside, then wrapped the Halloween Baker's twine around that.  The excess part of the bag is just folded over and secured in the back. 

Before tying the bow, I added the mini tassel!  :)

The Pumpkin Pie Glimmer bats are die cut with the Halloween Scenes Edgelit dies (page 52 Holiday Catalog).

Excuse me.. but these tassels are WAY Too fun!!  Don't they just add the cutest touch to this package!?  It really shows that you care about someone when you take a moment to add a little extra somethin' to their Halloween Treat!

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with mini tassel and Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The 3x6 cello bag below has a 2-7/8"x7" piece of Halloween Night paper slipped inside along with the candy, then the top 1" of the paper is folded forward and stapled.

 

Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

To decorate this fun Halloween candy treat, I die cut the pumpkins and fence pieces from the Halloween Scenes Edgelit die pack and added them to a "flag" and onto the bag topper.  I also die cut a black bat, and added a little stamped banner with Halloween Night enamel shapes.

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Stampin Up! Halloween Night Treat Bag - in 3x6 gusseted cello bags, decorated with Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes edgelit dies by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

If you want a closer look at the Halloween Night designer paper found on page 51 in the 2016 Holiday catalog, just check it out below.. I tried to give you a better look at all the fun pieces!  Add #142022 to your shopping list to grab this in time for Halloween treat making!

 

142022 Halloween Night designer paper Stampin Up

 

Do you dress up your Halloween candy treats before handing them out?  I hope this gave you 2 new ideas.. and I'll have more ideas in part 2 and part 3 of my creative Halloween Treat post coming up in the next few days!

 

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Stampin' UP! Fall Cards with Petals & Paisleys

 

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Truth be Told... I want to start playing with Christmas products from the 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog right now BECAUSE they are all so amazing!!! ... but I challenged myself to make 72 Fall cards over the holiday weekend and I did it!!!  We have plenty of months to celebrate Fall.. so I hope you enjoy these card ideas as we ring in the Fall season!

 

Petals and Paisleys Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows and August 2016 Paper Pumpkin refill kit supplies. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

In addition to these cards above I made TONS more fall card designs.. check back again later this week for more fall card ideas!

For the cards I'm sharing with you today, I have combined several different products, here is a shopping list for you:

  • Petals & Paisleys designer paper, page 47 Holiday Catalog, #142017
  • Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, page 53, #142252 or 142255
  • In Color Doilies, pg 175 Annual catalog, #141674
  • Whisper White Note Cards, pg 176 Annual Catalog, #131527
  • "Give Thanks" from the Suite Seasons stamp set, pg 43 Holiday catalog, #142206 or 142209
  • August Paper Pumpkin kit, refills available online HERE to current subscribers
  • 3/8" Ribbon pack, pg 47 Holiday catalog #142021
  • "Hello" from the Jar of Love stamp set, pg 75 Annual catalog #141587

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Petals and Paisleys Fall Card ideas featuring Stampin' Up! Halloween Cookie Cutter Scarecrows and August 2016 Paper Pumpkin refill kit supplies. By Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Delightful Dijon ribbon is such a beautiful touch for these cards!!! Find that in the 3-pack on page 47 in your Holiday catalog.  Need a catalog? let me know!

I layered a 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" piece of Petals & Paisleys paper onto the little note cards in the August Paper Pumpkin kit, and also onto Whisper White note cards.

 

142017 Stampin Up Petals and Paisleys paper

Petals and Paisleys Stampin' UP! color combo:

Cajun Craze, Copper Foil, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

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I stamped and colored 72 little scarecrows for my weekend stamping project, and then created tons of different cards with them.  The cards I'm sharing today are great fall cards to send anytime this fall season.

In Color Doilies... I  was excited to see how nicely the In Color Doilies coordinated with my cards!

SCARECROWS: I stamped 72 little scarecrows from the fun Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, using Archival Black ink, then I colored them with Stampin' Write markers and my Aquapainter.

 

How to color and punch the Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow stamped images from Stampin' Up! by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

After coloring, I punched them out with the matching Cookie Cutter Builder punch. So easy!!

This cute punch is found on page 6 in the new 2016 Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog.   You can purchase it as a money-saving bundle with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set! :) 

Details for coloring the Halloween Scarecrows:

  • face is colored with an Aquapainter and the Sahara Sand ink (drops of ink from the ink refill)
  • pants are colored with the Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker
  • hat is colored with a Cajun Craze Stampin' Write marker
  • patch & heart colored with a Real Red Stampin' Write marker
  • shirt is colored with an Aquapainter and some Cajun Craze ink (drops from the ink refill)
  • "straw" is colored with a Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
     

 

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