Stampin' Up! cards & projects

Have a Cuppa Hot Cocoa!

 

I am in love with the adorable Cups & Kettles / Have a Cuppa Suite on pages 34 and 35 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog!! The tea cups, coffee / cocoa mug and all the cute accessories in this stamp set are too cute!!

 

Hot cocoa mug Valentine cards, thank you cards, all occasions cards featuring Cups & Kettles framelit dies from Stampin UP!.  Love Blossoms paper, a silver spoon and a doily finish off these sweet cards by Patty Bennett

 

I saw this cute Hot Cocoa mug idea on Cindee's blog and just needed to make some of these!!  I combined the Love Blossoms paper stack designs (pg 17 Occasions catalog from Stampin' UP!), with the Cups & Kettles framelit dies (pg 34) to create some sweet customer Thank You cards and Valentine greetings!

 

Hot cocoa mug Valentine cards, thank you cards, all occasions cards featuring Cups & Kettles framelit dies from Stampin UP!.  Love Blossoms paper, a silver spoon and a doily finish off these sweet cards by Patty Bennett

 

I am totally in love with the sweet heart die cut in this set, because it looks like the heart I use here on my PattyStamps blog :)

Tip: use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the heart to the mug.. SEE THIS VIDEO for tips on using your Fine Tip Glue Pen.

 

Hot cocoa mug Valentine cards, thank you cards, all occasions cards featuring Cups & Kettles framelit dies from Stampin UP!.  Love Blossoms paper, a silver spoon and a doily finish off these sweet cards by Patty Bennett

 

 Ok the spoon.. can we just talk about this adorable spoon!?  I die cut the spoon with the Silver Foil sheet paper on pg 148 of the annual catalog and the little spoon die in the framelit set... WHAT!?  I know.. too cute!  Again, I found the Fine Tip Glue pen to be the best adhesive for this.

I sponged the mugs with Soft Suede ink and a Sponge Dauber.. just to give them a little dimension.

 

  Stampin' Up! Cups & Kettles framelit dies - so cute! Fork, Knife and Spoon, tea cups, tea pot and cocoa / coffee mug! Set also includes adorable heart die!

 

And thanks to Cindee for this tip.. I used the top portion of the Tree Builder Punch to create the fluffy whipped cream on the top of the Hot Cocoa!!  You could pretend it's foam or marshmallows or whatever your preferred Hot Cocoa topping is!

 

Use the Tree Builder Punch from Stampin' Up! to create some "whipped cream", marshmallows or foam on your Hot Cocoa mug or coffee cup!

 

Hot cocoa mug Valentine cards, thank you cards, all occasions cards featuring Cups & Kettles framelit dies from Stampin UP!.  Love Blossoms paper, a silver spoon and a doily finish off these sweet cards by Patty Bennett

 

I cut the Love Blossoms paper to 4-3/4" x 3" so that I could get 2 out of each 6x6 sheet, and added it to the Crumb Cake Note Card (#133766) with my Snail adhesive.  The extra little space on the card was an opportunity for a pop of Real Red cardstock and a ribbon! Some cards were embellished with the Venetian Crochet Trim and others have the Blushing Bride 1/4" Cotton Ribbon.  All cards got 1/2 of a doily added to them as well.

 

Hot cocoa mug Valentine cards, thank you cards, all occasions cards featuring Cups & Kettles framelit dies from Stampin UP!.  Love Blossoms paper, a silver spoon and a doily finish off these sweet cards by Patty Bennett

 

I used 4 different patterns from the Love Blossoms paper stack for these cards.  I have a BAD HABIT of hoarding my designer paper and was REALLY proud of myself for using all this paper! :)  I made a few of these sweet cards.. and mailed them out yesterday for Customer Thank You cards.. I sure appreciate my sweet customers!! Thank you for your orders in my online store!

 

Hot cocoa mug Valentine cards, thank you cards, all occasions cards featuring Cups & Kettles framelit dies from Stampin UP!.  Love Blossoms paper, a silver spoon and a doily finish off these sweet cards by Patty Bennett

 

Have a Cuppa Stampin' Up! product suite including paper, charms, framelit die cut, stamps, and ribbon. Perfect for Tea Party invitations!

 

View the Have a Cuppa Suite in my online store.. click HERE then click Have a Cuppa

 

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Customer Thank You Treats!

 

Customer Appreciation Gifties!

Every so often I send treats or a coupon for a free item with your Stampin' UP! order... just a little love in the mail to show my appreciation to my wonderful customers!

  Customer Appreciation gift bags featuring Stampin' UP! Tag a Bag Sketched Dot polkadot bags, and Tag Accessory kit.  Metallic foil doily gift from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

These are the gifts I've been sending out this week for online Stampin' Up! orders.

If you have placed your order with me and not received a thank you email, and a thank you card in the mail, you may have clicked the "no contact option".  :(   If you think that might be you, please email me so we can get that corrected!

I created these sweet little gifties with the Tag a Bag Sketched Dot polkadot gift bags and the Tag a Bag accessory kit!  I love the sweet doilies, the beautiful tags and the accessories that come in the kit!

Customer Appreciation gift bags featuring Stampin' UP! Tag a Bag Sketched Dot polkadot bags, and Tag Accessory kit.  Metallic foil doily gift from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

As you can see, I have provided a variety of Metallic Foil Doilies in each bag, as a thank you for placing an order with me!  I really enjoy adding these metallic doilies to lots of my projects!!  You can find them on pg 148 in the Annual catalog, and you'll find the gift bags and tags on pg 151 in the Annual catalog.
 

So, if you have not received a thank you card or an email from me, you may have clicked that "no contact" box thinking you were opting out of spam emails... and I don't blame you one bit!!  The truth is, when you click the box for no contact from your Stampin' UP! demonstrator, it means YOU ARE COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS TO ME!!  (insert very sad face here). 

When you order from me, I want to send you:

  • a thank you email right away
  • a handstamped thank you card within a week
  • offers for free catalogs
  • your very own Free Stamps with Patty form (to earn free products with me) and a Wish List!

 

If you are not getting those, please contact me so we can get that corrected! (pattystamps@comcast.net)

 

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Thank you to my faithful customers, I truly appreciate your orders! 

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Occasions Catalog 3x3 Sampler Frame

 

Please enjoy my Spring Heart & Flower Framed Collage!! 

This fun project was a "swap" I did with my Luv 2 Stamp Group - about a dozen of us each made 9 "squares" measuring 3"x3" and everyone sent them to me.  I "swapped" them and sent each person back 9 squares.  Kind of fun, because everyone got 9 different squares! :)

 

Framed Collage featuring 3x3 squares stamped with 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog stamps, punches, big shot dies and accessories by the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

I created a fun spring home decor collage frame with my squares!

Our Instructions for the swap:  All squares needed to use either a heart/Valentine or flower theme from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  Each square needed to measure 3x3 and needed to be on Blushing Bride cardstock.  This ensures that they all look great in a collage.

 

Framed Collage featuring 3x3 squares stamped with 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog stamps, punches, big shot dies and accessories by the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

 

I used a 12"x 12" white frame from a craft store, and I tried out my framed collage sampler on 3 different backgrounds.. all of the paper backgrounds are from the Birthday Bouquet designer paper pack.. which one do you like best?

 

Framed Collage featuring 3x3 squares stamped with 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog stamps, punches, big shot dies and accessories by the Luv 2 Stamp Group.

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See all of the designs in the Birthday Bouquet paper pack by clicking the online store photo below!

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I hope you will tune in Monday for close up photos of all the squares!

2 Questions:

  • can you guess which square is mine?
  • which background do you like best?

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Hello Sunburst card

Hello Sunshine!!  Hello February!!

I love this bold greeting from the Limited-Time offer Sale a Bration stamp set from Stampin' Up!  This fun set called Hello is found on pg 19 of the Sale a Bration Brochure but DON'T MISS OUT>> this set is ONLY Available until Feb. 15, 2016 with your $50 purchase!

Hello Sunshine Sunburst Thinlit die card featuring Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration products. Card by Patty Bennett blogging at pattystamps.com

 

Hello Sunshine is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink on a die cut Whisper White Banner.  This is such a simple card but wow, it really makes a fun statement!!

As you will see in my Step by Step tutorial below, the Sunburst thinlit die is used to cut out 2 layers of paper for this card. I die cut both the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and the Daffodil Delight paper with this die, and layered it onto the Color Me Irresistible Watermelon Wonder cardstock.

 

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Cindee and I made this card together.. we liked the stamped banner both at the top and the bottom of the card.. which way do you like it?  See both options in my Step by Step card instructions below...

 

Step by Step tutorial for Hello Sunshine Sunburst Thinlit die card featuring Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration products. Card by Patty Bennett blogging at pattystamps.com

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Have you tried the fun Color Me Irresistible Designer Paper from Stampin' UP!?  It's found on pg 142 of the annual catalog which expires on May 31, 2016.  I love the fun bold In Colors and patterns in this paper!  I hope you give it a try!  There are 12 sheets in the pack.. 6 of them are white on white (you can color them any color or leave them white) and 6 of them are already colored.  CLICK HERE to see this paper in one of my videos.

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The Sky Is The Limit - but only for 2 more weeks!

 Limited Time Only 2016 Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration products shown below in my 2 stamped cards:

Sky is the Limit stamp set and Perfectly Artistic paper!

 

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit Sale a Bration stamp set creates great cards for guys, for Valentines, for celebrations, birthdays and more.  Paired with the Perfectly Artistic paper in the background and the Cupcake Builder punch for clouds.  Cards created by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

This delightful "Sky is the Limit" stamp set from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration brochure is retiring in just 2 short weeks!!  Can you believe that!? 

The Perfectly Artistic 12x12 paper pack is also retiring on February 15, 2016!

If you have had your eye on these 2 free Sale a Bration gifts, don't delay.. get them soon!  Each one is a free gift choice with your $50 Stampin' UP! order!

 

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit Sale a Bration stamp set creates great cards for guys, for Valentines, for celebrations, birthdays and more.  Paired with the Perfectly Artistic paper in the background.  Cards created by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

I think this would make a fun Valentine... isn't that a cute saying.. You Send Me Soaring! :)

The blue swirly paper in the background of both of my samples today is from the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series paper pack, found on pg 19 of the 2016 Sale a Bration Brochure.  I thought it was a great background for the airplane image in this stamp set! I used  a heart from the January Paper Pumpkin refill kit (available to subscribers here).

 

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit Sale a Bration stamp set creates great cards for guys, for Valentines, for celebrations, birthdays and more.  Paired with the Perfectly Artistic paper in the background and the Cupcake Builder punch for clouds.  Cards created by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

And this great card could be used for a congrats card, a birthday card, or almost any occasion.  The greeting stamps in this stamp set are SO versatile!

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The Sky is the Limit stamp set IS LIMITED.. yes! Limited time offering.. it retires after 2/15/16!

Get it now as one of your FREE gift choices with your $50 online order here!

 

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit Sale a Bration stamp set creates great cards for guys, for Valentines, for celebrations, birthdays and more.  Paired with the Perfectly Artistic paper in the background and the Cupcake Builder punch for clouds.  Cards created by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

All of the supplies used to create these cards are shown in the photos at the bottom of the post.  Click any photo to go right to my online store and purchase your crafting supplies there.  Some of the fun accessories I used in these cards are:

  • Cupcake Builder punch to make the clouds out of the corrugated paper
  • Wink of Stella glimmer pen to highlight the swirling propeller and the clouds
  • Real Red and Smoky Slate Stampin' Write markers to color and highlight the airplane
  • Banner Triple Punch for the greeting banners
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to draw border around heart card
  • Striped heart from the Cute Conversations Paper Pumpkin refill kit

I know it's really hard to "capture on film" but the Wink of Stella glimmer pen is the perfect fun touch to this airplane propeller and the clouds!

 

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Thank  you for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed these 2 card ideas!

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Paper Pumpkin Special and January Alternate Designs

 

I am always so excited to open my monthly Paper Pumpkin crafting kit from Stampin' Up!

Don't you love that day when it arrives in your mailbox!? Fun Mail!

Create a fun banner or other crafty projects with your January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!  Get subscription info at www.PattyStamps.com

When I opened my January kit and saw the hearts I was in love!!  I didn't really need a banner because I just don't decorate our home for the seasons throughout the year (I was better at that when Jason was little!)... so, I decided to make cards out of the supplies in the kit, and I added my own cardstock and designer paper!

 

Create cute heart cards for Valentine's day or any occasion with the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit or refill!  Hello stamp is free but ONLY available until Feb. 15, 2016! Get it soon! Sale a Bration promotion details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I made about 30 cards using the hearts and banners in the kit, and they were all different.. this gives you a taste of some of the fun combinations I came up with!

 

Create cute heart cards for Valentine's day or any occasion with the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit or refill!  Hello stamp is free but ONLY available until Feb. 15, 2016! Get it soon! Sale a Bration promotion details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I used the hello stamp from the FREE Sale a Bration set you can select with your $50 order, but ONLY UNTIL FEB. 15, 2016!!!  It's on pg 19 of your Sale a Bration brochure and it's just the cutest set ever!! 

"You're Sweet" is from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

The large hearts and banners are from the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit:

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I added the Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron cardstock cut to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and folded in 1/2, and Birthday Bouquet Designer paper cut to 4" x 5-1/4", and punched hearts from the scraps:

 

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Once you have your cardstock cut and folded and your designer paper cut, use these tips below to assemble your fun heart cards!

Create cute heart cards for Valentine's day or any occasion with the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit or refill!  Hello stamp is free but ONLY available until Feb. 15, 2016! Get it soon! Sale a Bration promotion details at www.PattyStamps.com

I hope my Stampin' Up! customers love these cards when they get them in their mailbox!!  I mailed 30 of them yesterday and have another batch to send soon!

 

Create cute heart cards for Valentine's day or any occasion with the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit or refill!  Hello stamp is free but ONLY available until Feb. 15, 2016! Get it soon! Sale a Bration promotion details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I did all of the stamping with the new Basic Black Archival ink pad.. it's such a wonderful true rich black ink!

I love these fun patterns from the Birthday Bouquet paper pack.. I'm going to try some of the hearts on some of the It's My Party paper next!

 

Create cute heart cards for Valentine's day or any occasion with the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit or refill!  Hello stamp is free but ONLY available until Feb. 15, 2016! Get it soon! Sale a Bration promotion details at www.PattyStamps.com

Small pink heart above was punched from the Love Blossoms paper stack (pg 17, Occasions catalog).

I added a Mint Macaron enamel dot to each card too... did you spot that?

Create cute heart cards for Valentine's day or any occasion with the January 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit or refill!  Hello stamp is free but ONLY available until Feb. 15, 2016! Get it soon! Sale a Bration promotion details at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Alrighty.. so now that you know what cute cards you can make.. are you inspired!?

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you can order EXTRA January refill kits HERE. Or order ANY OF THESE PAST KITS.

 

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If you are NOT yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber,

let me invite you to try it out for 3 months. 

Your kits will start arriving in your mailbox in February, and you will have the luxury of ordering ANY OF THESE KITS/REFILLS once you have subscribed!

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Thanks to Patricia Allison for her inspiration on this design!

Use your imagination with the Paper Pumpkin kits like I did, or make the kit exactly as the step by step instructions indicate.. the choice is yours!

Above: my alternate design

Below: the Stampin' Up! video with the banner version of this kit

  

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 What? Retiring on February 15th!?

Yes, the Hello Sale a Bration set and 2 other FREE Sale a Bration gifts are retiring soon!  Watch this video for all the info or read all about it on pg 2 of your Sale a Bration brochure!

 

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Botanicals Card set in a Box with Patty & Sara - Video!

I am excited to share another part of my recent Million Dollar Achievers trip to the Stampin' Up! home office with you!! 

About a week before our trip to Stampin' UP!, I requested that the Concept Artists design a project using my Favorite Botanical Gardens Suite (pgs 26 and 27 in the 2016 Occasions catalog) for Sara and I to make when we were crafting in Shelli's stamp room! {yes, you read that right.. crafting in SHELLI'S STAMP ROOM!}  :)

The beautiful card set in a box (shown below and in the video below) is what they came up with .. wow.. they truly went above and beyond!!  Ben shot a video of Sara and I describing the project and the Botanical Gardens Suite and the 2 free Sale a Bration gifts that coordinate with this suite.. WATCH our fun video below for the details and how to make this fun box and cards and find all shopping info at the bottom of this post.

 

 If you cannot see the video above, CLICK HERE to watch it on my Youtube channel.

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens Suite Gift Card Set in a Box!  Botanical Builder framelit dies create gorgeous flowers and leaves for embellishing your project.  Created by Concept Art for Patty Bennett and Sara Douglass for Patty's million dollar achievers trip!

 

To create this gorgeous note card set in a box that is perfect for gift giving, you'll need the products Sara and I show in the video above. See the entire Botanical Gardens Suite (stamp set, framelit dies, Designer Paper, Washi Tape, cardstock and Garden Jewels), on pgs 26 and 27 in the 2016 Occasions catalog, or HERE online, then click Botanical Gardens suite.

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens Suite Gift Card Set in a Box!  Botanical Builder framelit dies create gorgeous flowers and leaves for embellishing your project.  Created by Concept Art for Patty Bennett and Sara Douglass for Patty's million dollar achievers trip!

Watch the VIDEO above in this post for all the details on assembling your box and cards!

I love all the layers of die cut Botanical Builder framelit flowers and leaves the artists put on the box and the cards!! They are stamped with the coordinating Botanical Blooms stamp set to really bring them to life!

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As Sara and I mention in the video above, the stamp set and the beautiful printed vellum are both FREE selections in the Sale a Bration brochure... they are offered only through the end of March 2016, so be sure to select those with each $50 online order so you can make this great project!

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens Suite Gift Card Set in a Box!  Botanical Builder framelit dies create gorgeous flowers and leaves for embellishing your project.  Created by Concept Art for Patty Bennett and Sara Douglass for Patty's million dollar achievers trip!

I love how each card features a different pattern from the Botanical Garden Designer Paper pack and a different piece of the Free Sale a Bration Botanical Gardens vellum stack!

Thank you SO much to the amazing Concept Artists for creating this fabulous project for Sara and I!

Patty Bennett and Sara Douglass share a box with note cards featuring the Stampin' UP! Botanical Suite of products from the Occasions 2016 catalog!  Video tutorial at pattystamps.com

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Thank you to Dirk for photographing the project for me!! That was also part of my trip experience.. I got to spend time in the photo studio at Stampin' UP! and Dirk explained the process for photographing samples and products.. it was AMAZING!!!  I could have spent 3 days in there learning all the tips and tricks!

Stampin' Up! Photo Studio with Dirk and Sara - photographing the Botanical Gardens gift card set in a box! Amazing day on my million dollar achievers trip!

Yep, that's Sara Douglass helping with our photo shoot.. what a dream day it was.. Thank you again Sara for everything, and Dirk for all the photography tips and the fun photo shoot of our projects!

 

Below is the cutting and scoring info for creating the box using the 12x12 Kraft cardstock, #133674 and your Simply Scored board, #122334

 

DIY pattern for Botanical Gardens Gift Box. Fits 3 to 4 cards plus envelopes. Video tutorial with complete instructions by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

If you want to see MORE of our fun crafting day in Shelli's stamp room WATCH THE VIDEO here!

Anne-Marie made another smaller version to accommodate the Stampin' Up! Note Cards.. see her post HERE!

 

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Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Valentine Card

DIY Bloomin' Heart Valentine card featuring Stampin' Up! thinlit, Botanicals vellum (from Sale a Bration), and the Bloomin' Love stamp set heart and banner. Love Blossoms Embellishment kit is the perfect touch for adding a vintage touch to this card by Patty Bennett, pattystamps.com

The amazing and gorgeous Stampin' Up! Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die is so pretty and so versatile!  You can either cut it out and layer it onto your project (see THIS POST) or you can try the technique from my card above... die cut it but leave it in the piece of paper you put through the Big Shot and only push out the little inside detail pieces! (do that with your Big Shot Die Brush).

Find this Bloomin' Heart die on pg 16 in the new 2016 Occasions Catalog, and find the Big Shot Die Brush on page 19.  You can also click on the photos of each product at the bottom of this post to see them online and purchase in my online store.

I think you could use this for a Valentine or an I Love You card.. maybe an anniversary or wedding.. just change out the Friend Greeting to something else!

 

DIY Bloomin' Heart Valentine card featuring Stampin' Up! thinlit, Botanicals vellum (from Sale a Bration), and the Bloomin' Love stamp set heart and banner. Love Blossoms Embellishment kit is the perfect touch for adding a vintage touch to this card by Patty Bennett, pattystamps.com

Save 15% when you purchase both the Bloomin' Heart thinlit die and the Bloomin' Love stamp set! See it in my online store:  CLICK HERE!

To embellish this pretty heart card, I used some accessories from the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit #140551, on pg 17 of the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  The pretty glimmery enamel dot flower centers and the pearls are from the kit.

DIY Bloomin' Heart Valentine card featuring Stampin' Up! thinlit, Botanicals vellum (from Sale a Bration), and the Bloomin' Love stamp set heart and banner. Love Blossoms Embellishment kit is the perfect touch for adding a vintage touch to this card by Patty Bennett, pattystamps.com

More noteable design features of this card:

  • die cut the small flowers using printed vellum from the Botanicals vellum stack (FREE Sale a Bration item on pg 4 of the 2016 Sale a Bration brochure) using the small flower dies in the Bloomin' Heart Thinlit die set
  • use a piece of the Botanical Vellum as an overlay to your base card
  • Stamp the heart image from Bloomin' Love (pg 17 of the 2016 Occasions catalog) then punch it out with the Sweetheart punch!
  • banner image is stamped with the banner from Bloomin' Love and FRIEND from the Helping Me Grow set, then die cut using the banner die in the Large Numbers framelit die set
  • Fun In Color combo of Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder

 

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Patty's Project Life Album pages

 

This is Part 2 of my Project Life post - if you missed ALL THE FUN Sara and I had at Shelli's house creating this Project Life album SEE THIS POST and VIDEO yesterday!

As I mentioned in my blog post yesterday, after we created all the Project Life pages documenting "day 1" of my visit to the Stampin' UP! home office in Riverton, UT, celebrating my Million $$ in sales achievement, we went back to the home office and Dirk took me to the photography studio where he showed me how they shoot all the samples and product photos for the catalogs, publications, blog posts, Pinterest photos, etc!

 

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

I never knew how much time and effort go in to the photography at Stampin' Up! and it was very fun to spend time with Dirk learning all about their techniques and learning great lighting tips!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

This is the Project Life by Stampin' Up! album Sara and I created on "day 2" of my visit.  Watch the Video here if you missed it yesterday to see all the details.

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

There had been a huge snowstorm during the night, so everything was WHITE and like a Winter Wonderland!! Perfect for the Christmas theme of my visit!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

Documenting my million $$ visit to Stampin' UP! with Project Life! Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

You cannot imagine the feeling, walking into the beautiful, huge atrium at Stampin' Up! and seeing every employee lined up all around the balconies... my heart was SO FULL - it took my breath away!

Patty Bennett's million dollar achiever trip to the Stampin' Up! home office in Riverton, UT with Sara Douglass

It meant the world to me to have my husband and son with me for this trip.. they have shared every moment of my 20+ year journey with Stampin' Up! and I am blessed to have them by my side!

Eric, Patty and Jason Bennett at the Stampin' UP! home office in Riverton, UT celebrating my million dollar sales achievement!

 

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

The Attention to Detail was amazing!  I had asked that they have Pepsi and Diet Pepsi for Eric and Jason, and they had that at every stop along our way!!  So sweet!  And check out the darling personalized hot cocoa cups they had for everyone!

Home office party at Stampin' UP!, celebrating Patty Bennett's million dollar achievement. Custom hot chocolate cups with the Wondrous Wreath image just for me!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

In between our visit to the Distribution Center (above) and the Demo Support Dept (below), we also had lunch with product specialists Darcy and Andrea, we met with Spencer to see sneak peeks from the upcoming catalog (!!!!), we met with the super talented Artist Kathy who will be drawing up my idea for my stamp set, we chatted with all of the Concept Artists, Eric and Jason got a sneak peek of the December Paper Pumpkin kit (see THIS POST), and I got to go stamp a card in the Concept Art Dept (see THIS POST).  We ended day 1 with dinner with the corporate team - fun conversation, great food and a wonderful time!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

Did you see Sara's Project Life presentation at the Brussels OnStage event last November? She showed a great tip to get MORE photos into one layout by doing a "pull-up" photo spread.. check this out.. the photos are on Project Life cards that were washi taped together, and they pull up with a tab!!!  I asked her to teach me how to do that, so we did it!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

Patty's Project Life by Stampin' UP! album documenting memories from my Million Dollar Achiever's trip to Stampin' UP!

Thank you again, Dirk, for the amazing experience in the photography studio and for explaining all of the amazing steps for getting the lighting just right!!  Thank you for all the photos of my Project Life album!

Stampin' UP! photography studio photo shoot of Patty's Million dollar achiever trip and my Project Life album with Dirk!

 Here is my check list for photos I still need to put in my album:

 

  • Dinner, night 1
  • our amazing hotel room at the Grand America
  • Temple Square the day we arrived
  • Day 2 at Shelli's with Sara
  • Dinner, night 2
  • My gorgeous and amazing "pillow gifts" from Stampin' UP!

I'll be sharing those pages after I get all the photos printed and slipped into more pocket pages.

 

BELOW you will find the products we used in this album.  Click on any item to see more info or purchase it in my online store.   CLICK HERE to see a full line of Project Life supplies.  Reminder: the Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection is ONLY available as a FREE Sale a Bration item until March 31, 2016 with your $50 Stampin' Up! purchase (it's noted with a $0.00 price below).

 

 

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Patty's Million Dollar Memories - Project Life by Stampin' UP! Video with Sara Douglass

I am sooooo excited to share my "Project Life Made Easy" Video with you today!!!!!  brought to you by Patty Bennett & Sara Douglass, crafting in Shelli Gardner's stamp room!!!

When my family and I traveled to the Stampin' UP! home office in Riverton, UT in December to celebrate my million $$ in sales achievement, one of the things I requested was that Sara and I could work on a Project Life album on "day 2" of my visit, using photos taken by the Stampin' Up! photographers on "day 1".  And of course.. they made my dreams come true!!

See how easy it is to document your memories with Project Life by Stampin'  Up!, video tutorial by Patty Bennett and Sara Douglass

Seriously.. do you think we might have been having TOO much fun!?  (we did!) :)

This was an AMAZING day (ok the whole TRIP was amazing!) and I will never forget the awesome day spent with Sara (Interim CEO of Stampin' UP!) as we crafted, chatted, laughed, ate, and preserved memories in Shelli Gardner's craft room!  YES.. we were AT SHELLI'S house!! eek!! :)  I had asked Sara if we could do this at her house in her stamp room and she says, "Let's do it at my mom's house!" .... ummm OK!!! :)  Sara was the MOST gracious hostess and since Shelli could not be there, she called in with a FaceTime call!! Watch the video for all the fun we had that day!

Watch the Video below for all the details on our amazing day together and to learn all the basics you need to know to get started preserving your memories with Project Life by Stampin' UP!

 

 

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Did you catch the 3 basic steps for getting started with your Project Life album in the video? 

Here is what Sara advised:

  • Step 1: get your photos printed, sort through them to find your favorites, then put them in order for your album (this might be chronological, or might be by subject, by event, etc.)
  • Step 2:  slip your photos into the pocket pages, leaving some pockets empty for the cards (see step 3)
  • Step 3:  go through the Project Life cards and pick out the cards you want in your album, slip them into the empty pockets in your album.  Journal on some, and embellish on others.  Don't forget to embellish ON your photos as well with the accessories in the accessory pack!

We used a 6"x8" Project Life album, and of course the 6x8 pocket pages.  You also have the choice of a 12x12 album which will hold a lot more photos and cards per page than the 6x8 album.   We used the 6x8 Kraft album (shown below) with the 6x8 variety pack pocket pages, and the Memories in the Making Cards, accessory pack and stamp set, all shown below.  The overlays I refer to in the video are from the FREE Memories in the Making Sale a Bration gift pack (free with your $50 order), found on pg 8 in the Sale a Bration brochure.

The Basic Project Life by Stampin' UP! Supplies that you'll need are:

  • A Project Life 3 ring Album (click here to see them all)
  • Project Life Photo Pocket Pages for your size album (click here to see them all)
  • Project Life Cards and Accessory packs for journaling, decorating and embellishing (click here to see them all)
  • Project Life Journaling Pens for recoring your memories (click here)
  • Additional Project Life cards, accessories and stamp sets (click here to see them all)

 So at a minimum, to get started, your list would look something like this... select your album size and order the correct pocket pages to go inside, then get a pack or 2 of Project Life Cards, an accessory pack and the journaling pens!

 

TUNE IN TOMORROW for photos of all of my Project Life Pages that we created together! 

Part of this amazing experience was that after we created this Project Life album, we went back to the Stampin' Up! home office, and Dirk took me to the photography studio and we shot all of the Project Life page layouts that Sara and I created!!  Yes.. professional photos of all the layouts of this book!! They really spoiled me with my trip to the Home Office.. I am working hard to sell my next million so I can go back! :)

  Project Life by Stampin' UP! made easy with Sara Douglass and Patty Bennett, documenting memories of my Million Dollar Achievers trip to Stampin' Up!

Thank you:

  • Sara, for being the hostess with the mostest and awesome teacher, crafting partner... :)
  • Merilee, for all of your help that day!
  • Ben, for your mad skills with the video camera!!
  • Jon, for the still shots!
  • Shelli, for letting us use your lovely home!
  • Dirk, for the amazing photos of our page layouts!
  • Concept Art Artists for the beautiful Project Life Album!
  • and to my faithful customers for 20 years of ordering Stampin' Up! supplies!

 

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Flowering Fields Flower Cards with Wink of Stella Video

Flowering fields sale a bration stamp set pattystampsI was really excited to win the Flowering Fields stamp set at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event last November in San Diego!!  You know me .. if it's flowers, I love it!  Cindee and I both won the set and I've had fun creating great little 4x4 notecards with it! 

Find it on pg 12 of the Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration Brochure.

Did I say Sale a Bration!? You know what that means.. it means FREE STUFF!

Sale a Bration is our biggest promotion of the year and you can get this set (or one of 10 other gifts) FREE with your $50 purchase during Sale a Bration!

8 of the gifts in this Sale a Bration brochure are available through March 31, 2016, including this Flowering Fields Set.

LIMITED-TIME offerings:

Check out pages 16 - 19 for the 3 Limited-Time offerings during Sale a Bration.. you can only get those 3 gifts until Feb. 15, 2016! Click here for more info!

These are 3 of the sweet cards I created with the Flowering Fields stamp set and the coordinating Wildflower Fields designer paper.  Find them on pg 12 of the Sale a Bration brochure.

 

Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields notecards with Wink of Stella coloring technique by Patty Bennett. Wildflower Fields designer paper accents.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW for all the details and coloring tips with the Wink of Stella Pens.

 

 

 

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So, did you see my 3 Secret Weapons on this card?

 

All cards are 4-1/4" square and the Wildflower Fields paper is cut at 1" x 4".  The Shimmery White cardstock is cut at 4x4.

And, all 3 greetings are from the same set.. "Suite Sayings" on pg 41 of the Occasions catalog.

As I mention in my video above, be sure you are stamping with the Basic Black Archival ink pad if you are coloring in with the amazing glimmery Wink of Stella pens! :)

 

Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields notecards with Wink of Stella coloring technique by Patty Bennett. Wildflower Fields designer paper accents.

Noteable Thoughts about the card above: Calypso Coral makes this card POP.. both the cardstock and the Seam Binding ribbon!  But, don't you just love the greeting I stamped!? I love this one because there are so many people who make me smile.  Find this greeting on pg 41 in the Suite Sayings set in the Occasions catalog.

 

Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields notecards with Wink of Stella coloring technique by Patty Bennett. Wildflower Fields designer paper accents.

Noteable thoughts about the card above:  Cool it off with beautiful blues.. Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon is a super sweet glimmery addition to this already glimmery card!  It's on pg 9 of the 2016 Occasions catalog.

 

Just a Thought.. I get asked all the time what size envelopes do I use when I make my 4x4 or 4-1/4" square cards.. I just use the regular size Medium Whisper White or Very Vanilla envelopes from Stampin' UP!.  You can make a square envelope, but it does cost more to mail a square envelope.. so, I just use the regular medium envelopes.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields notecards with Wink of Stella coloring technique by Patty Bennett. Wildflower Fields designer paper accents.

Noteable thoughts about the card above:  Add a little strip of Botanical Gardens printed vellum and a strip of Botanical Gardens Washi tape instead of ribbon on this card. The vellum is a FREE Sale a Bration item, on pg 4 of the Sale a Bration brochure, and the Washi Tape is on pg 27 of the Occasions catalog.

Stampin' Up! Flowering Fields notecards with Wink of Stella coloring technique by Patty Bennett. Wildflower Fields designer paper accents.

That gorgeous glimmer is achieved with the Wink of Stella pen.. did you see how easy it is to color these images?  Watch the video in this post for all the details!

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Sending you Bear Hugs for Valentine's Day!

 

Stampin' Up! is amazing when it comes to stamp set artwork in their catalogs.. I am just amazed at every single creative stamp set, the matching/coordinating framelits or thinlits, punches, papers, and tons of accessories in the 2016 Occasions Catalog!!

And without exception, the BEAR HUGS stamp set is so creative and fun!!  Who doesn't want a BEAR HUG for Valentine's Day!? 

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Don't you love my bear holding his Valentine, peeking out the window at us?  I stamped him with Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla cardstock then used my AquaPainter to lightly go over his fur and slightly blend the ink color.  Cindee and I made this card together yesterday... we had so much fun! :)

This seriously adorable Bear Hugs stamp set and matching framelit dies are available as a bundle.. save 15% when you buy them together!! The Bundle is available in wood mount or clear mount.. see it on pg 40 of the 2016 Occasions catalog.

 

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Yes, he is even sporting a red bow tie, just for Valentine's Day!  The bow tie stamp and die are in the bundle!

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Another die that I used in this card is the Hearth & Home window thinlit.. I die cut it out of the Color Me Irresistible paper with the woodgrain pattern.. too cute!  I sponged some Soft Suede ink onto the paper and the woodgrain pattern resisted the ink for a cool effect!  It's found on pg 142 in the Annual Catalog.

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, Stampin' Write Markers and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

Coloring in all of the little flowers was quick and fun with the Stampin' Write markers.  I used Calypso Coral, Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Cucumber Crush.. basically my "go to colors" right now!

I added some yellow enamel dots to the centers of some flowers for dimension.  The dots are on pg 6 of the Occasions catalog in the It's My Party suite.

The window box is die cut from the Love Blossoms 6x6 Designer Series Paper pack and the Hearth & Home window frame die on my Big Shot.

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

138439 Stampin' UP! Color Me Irresistible In Color paper - embossed images on white and on the Stampin' UP! In Colors.  Customizable Designer Paper!

The Color Me Irresistible paper package comes with 6 sheets that are already colored in the In Colors, like the Tip Top Taupe sheet here with the woodgrain embossed resist image, and it also comes with 6 White on White sheets.. so you can custom color those 6 sheets with any color using your Aqua Painter, Spritzer, Sponge, Dauber, Brayer... endless color possibilities!

When assembling your card, I found it easiest to put the die cut bear on the Whisper White cardstock that was going behind the Window Frame die cut, then trim the excess bear image away from the white rectangle.  I layered a window sheet on top and then the window frame die so that in person it really does look like a window!

Create a cute Bear Hugs Valentine Card with Stampin' UP! Supplies including: Hearth & Home Window frame thinlit, Bear Hugs stamp set & Framelit die bundle, Color Me Irresistible woodgrain paper, and It's my Party Enamel Dots.  I Love You This Much card by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

MAKE IT:

  • Whisper White folded card: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", folded in 1/2
  • Real Red layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Color Me Irresistible woodgrain layer: 3-3/4" x 2-1/2"
  • Window Sheet (behind window frame): 2-1/2" x 3-3/4"
  • White piece (behind window): 2-1/2" x 3-3/4"

Thanks for sticking with me through this whole blog post.. I know that was a lot of info and photos, but I wanted you to have all the grizzly details... LOL.. get it? :)

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Rose Garden Thinlit die flower cards

 

Limited-Time Offer Reminder for Perfectly Artistic Sale a Bration paper!!!

On Tuesday, I reminded you about the Limited-Time offering for the Perfectly Artistic designer paper, available FREE during Sale a Bration, but ONLY through Feb. 15!!

Today I am featuring the beautifully subtle yellow patterned paper in this package.. both Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight coordinate with this paper.  I used it in the background of my Rose Garden thinlit die cards!

 

Flower cards featuring the Rose Garden thinlit big shot die from Stampin' UP! layered onto limited time only Perfectly Artistic designer paper from Sale a Bration 2016.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

If you missed that info about this paper only being available through Feb. 15, CLICK HERE to read all about it.

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Flower cards featuring the Rose Garden thinlit big shot die from Stampin' UP! layered onto limited time only Perfectly Artistic designer paper from Sale a Bration 2016.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

ABOVE: I die cut the large Rose Garden thinlit die with both Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi cardtock, then cut the leaves and the flower apart on both pieces, and layered them back together onto the card. 

MAKE IT:

  •  fold a 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" Cherry Cobbler piece of cardstock in 1/2 to make this card
  •  cut the Perfectly Artistic paper at 4" x 5-1/4" to layer on top
  •  adhere the flower onto the Perfectly Artistic paper with Tombo Multi adhesive glue (see more in THIS VIDEO for adhering the diecut to your card).

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Flower cards featuring the Rose Garden thinlit big shot die from Stampin' UP! layered onto limited time only Perfectly Artistic designer paper from Sale a Bration 2016.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

ABOVE:  this card features the smaller rose in the Rose Garden thinlit die package.  I die cut it out of Crushed Curry cardstock and before I adhered it to the Perfectly Artistic paper, I sponged lightly in a circular motion with a Sponge Dauber on the Perfectly Artistic paper with Calypso Coral ink, just to give a little dimension to the flower image.

MAKE IT:

  •  fold a 4-1/4" x 8-1/2" Calypso Coral piece of cardstock in 1/2 to make this card
  •  cut a piece of 4"x5-1/4" Crushed Curry to layer on top
  •  cut the Perfectly Artistic paper at 4" x 5-1/4" to layer on top of that.  Before adding it to the folded card, use the beautiful vine die cut piece from the Botanical Builder framelit set on the edge!! Isn't it pretty!?
  • adhere the flower and leaf onto the Perfectly Artistic paper with Tombo Multi adhesive glue (see more in THIS VIDEO for adhering the diecut to your card).
  • draw a Calypso Coral line around 3 edges of the paper to just define the card a bit, using a Stampin' Write marker and a straight edge.

The greetings on both cards were stamped in Memento Black ink, with the Rose Wonder stamp set and the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set.

If you enjoyed these cards, I hope you will make one! If you need any of the supplies, they are available in my online store, by clicking on any of the images below.

Remember, the Perfectly Artistic Paper is a FREE item, ONLY available through Feb. 15 when you place a $50 or more order in my online store.

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Stampin' UP! Sale a Bration Stamp Set Flower Card

 

Sale a Bration is in full swing - Stampin' UP!'s biggest promotion of the year! 

Select 1 Sale a Bration product FREE with each $50 you spend in my online store - through March 31, 2016!

One of the free items you can select with your $50 purchase during Sale a Bration, is the Botanicals for You stamp set, featuring this big, bold JUST FOR YOU greeting below!

Stampin' UP! Botanicals For You Sale a Bration stamp set is the focal point for this floral card featuring Birthday Bouquet designer paper and the circle framelits.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Did you check out that GORGEOUS new Watermelon Wonder ribbon!!?? WOWZA!  it's on pg 31 in the 2016 Occasions catalog.

I made this card when stamping with my friend Cindee one day, and we loved this idea that we saw on Pinterest; to put the stamped image onto a circle die cut, then layer it onto a folded card.  After stamping JUST FOR YOU on Whisper White, I put my circle on a scalloped die cut using Mossy Meadow cardstock. Cindee chose a different color.. click here to see what she did!

 We chose the colors dictated in the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series paper pack.  {Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White} are featured in the paper.. I think I've used most of them here!

Stampin' UP! Botanicals For You Sale a Bration stamp set is the focal point for this floral card featuring Birthday Bouquet designer paper and the circle framelits.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I cut out one of the flowers from the Birthday Bouquet paper pack using my Paper Snips and added it to the side of the circle.. I love that all the beautiful artwork is done for me!!  CLICK HERE to see more info about how Jen designed this paper!

 

 One thing to note as you are doing your Stampin' UP! shopping this spring in my online store, there are some Sale a Bration items that will END on Feb. 15!!!  You can see them below noted with a yellow star!  So, if you have your eye on any of those 3 products, get them quick before Feb. 15!!  You can also see more info in my video here about that! :)

 

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Celebrating a milestone birthday with a special card

 

It's so very fun to celebrate milestones, and especially special birthday milestones!

A long time family friend recently celebrated his 70th birthday (even though he doesn't seem a day over 60), and so I made him this card.  In our family, we have a tradition that my hubby is in charge of the funny/humorous/silly cards, and I'm in charge of the handmade ones.  So.. sticking with tradition, Eric gave Scott a funny card and I made this one :)

Celebrate a milestone birthday with a special card featuring the Stampin' UP! Large Numbers Framelit dies, Sunburst die and Color Me Irresistible paper. card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

The new Stampin' Up! Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers Framelits are literally flying off the shelf at Stampin' Up!, and I'm excited to see how popular they are!  I used the number framelits to die cut "70" with Daffodil Delight cardstock in the Big Shot for this birthday card.  I also die cut banners with the Banner Framlits and 2 different papers:

  • Color me Irresistible paper (pg 142 in the annual catalog)
  • Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper (pg 149 annual catalog)

I layered the banners onto a Sunburst die cut and then onto the card.  The Sunburst die is new! Did you see it on pg 25 of the Occasions catalog?

Don't overlook this fun Color Me Irresistible paper... 1/2 sheets in the pack are already colored, and 1/2 are white on white.. see how I colored it HERE for these cards.

Celebrate a milestone birthday with a special card featuring the Stampin' UP! Large Numbers Framelit dies, Sunburst die and Color Me Irresistible paper. card by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Other elements in this card:

  • Sunburst is die cut out of the Perfectly Artistic paper from pg 19 in the Sale a Bration catalog (ONLY available until Feb. 15, 2016!)
  • Stars are punched from the Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper
  • Banner is die cut from the Large Numbers framelits
  • Happy Birthday greeting is stamped in Archival Black ink onto the banner, and is from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set (pg 12 Occasions catalog)
  • I used several Stampin' Dimensional layers on this card to make it really fun and special!

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Isn't it fun to recognize lots of different milestones?  Here are a few I'm thinking of that would be ideal with the Numbers framelits:

  • birthday
  • anniversary
  • special date
  • wedding date
  • house number
  • grade in school
  • graduation year

 

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