Stampin' Up! Convention 2009 Make & Take projects
TUTORIAL for Altered Stampin' Up! File Folder Note Pad holder

Control Freaks BLOG TOUR!!!!

Dinnblogtour Whooohoooo!!  It's that time again... the 20th of the month, where my fellow Control Freak Swappers and I bring you a FABULOUS BLog Tour!!!

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Valerie favor box xmas

PATTY BENNETT'S PROJECT #1 - ABOVE:  I LOVE the Fancy Favor Die box (item 115965, pg 200) and decided to start making some Christmas samples.. here is a Fancy Favor Die box (made with the Big Shot) and our fun retro looking HOLIDAY LOUNGE Designer Paper (item 115676 on pg 162).  I punched a circle with the 1-3/4" circle punch and added a square of dotted window sheet behind it. (Dotted window sheets from the "Clearly Thanks" package, item 115122, pg 169).

Valerie cottage wall card

PATTY BENNETT'S PROJECT #2 - ABOVE & BELOW: this is a card we made at Valerie's Stampin' Up! workshop last weekend... the cardstock is Rich Razzleberry, the designer paper is Cottage Wall (item 115671, pg 160) and it's embellished with a strip of Old Olive that has been textured with the Finial Press Embossing Folder (item 115963, pg 195) and the Big Shot.  The scallop embellishment is a piece I cut with the Scallop #2 die/Big Shot and our On Board Chipboard sheets, then covered with Rich Razzleberry DSP and a stamped center and added a Jumbo Brad.

Valerie cottage wall close up

File folder legal pad 2

PATTY BENNETT'S PROJECT #3 - ABOVE & BELOW:  Notepad cover using the Thoroughly Modern File Folders (item 115692, pg 169).  These are so fun.. and I love these File Folders!!!  I'll have some instructions typed up in a few days.. so please check back.

File folder legal pad

These are the file folders before they are altered (item 115692, pg 169):

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Signature hybiscus



Barb Mullikin

Freaks Rule!! I love these projects, you did an AWESOME job. I love being part of this group :-)


Mary Brown

I just love that little holdiday lounge idea...gotta case that one!

debi engle

Love all the projects....


debi engle

Cindy Major

Well, aren't you clever!! Love the use of the file folders - so clever!!


Julie A.

Beautiful work!!! I love that card. I think I might just have to add that Cottage Wall DSP to my wish list now:) Thanks so much for sharing!


Very cool projects, Patty! I especially love that Fancy Favor bag!

carol marbach (udi)

great projects patty. love the christmas bag.


Ellie Augustin

OHH LOVE those File Folders wouldn't I be the coolest mom if I made one each for the boys teacher the first day of school??? HA..Thanks you Patty! lol.. (Now to order them so I can have them for when you post the intructions! :) )


Love all the projects!!!


Great project...thanks for sharing your talent!


ADORABLE! Can't wait to get my hands on those Thoroughly Modern file folders to make some of those covers. Great job!

Jenn D

Those note pads are Awesome! I am going to have to try that out because I've been looking at those file folders for a long time wondering where I'd use them. I love your treat bag and card too.

Dianna Cooper

I can't wait to see the directions on those folders! :) I couldn't grasp what the last SS Magazine was really showing when they altered the folders - thanks!!!

Melanie Schulenberg

What a variety of projects. They're all wonderful. Great ideas.

carolyn s

Love these projects, Patty, I can't wait to see the tutorial for the file folders. thanks so much for sharing.

Nan Goerlitz

Patty, I always love your work, but you have outdone yourself with those notepad/folders! I'm anxiously awaiting more details on those. I just sent my oldest to college last week, & I know she would love these!

Judy Elting

Oh My Gosh!! Words escape me, believe it or not!! Beautiful designs, unbelievable ideas! Thank you for sharing once again!

Brooke S

How cute are your note pad covers!!! LOVE them!

Lori Jane Mittlestadt

Your samples this month are FAB. You never seem to be without the FLAIR for great projects. File folders are going on my order TODAY. I can't wait to view the details. lorijane

Barbara Welch

Patty as always your projects are awesome. Love the notepad idea with the folders. It was so nice to see you at convention. Thanks for sharing.

Alicia Christian

I've been looking for something fabulous and usual to do with those folders! Thanks!

Lucia Kaiser

Now I know how to use those things. Leave it to you to help us out as usual. These look fantastic, and what great gifts they would make. Thank you; you are the best.

Lucia Kaiser
Cape Cod, MA

Wendy W.

Once again, my friend, you amaze me with your creativity!! Those file folders are so much fun . . . as are your card and your treat bag (I think you are going to be costing me some $$$!!)! :)


Amazing projects! Can't wait for the instructions on the file folders...I love those folders! Have to get the bag sizzix!!

Elaine Moore

You never fail to inspire us with your great ideas - thx for sharing
Elaine Moore -

nancy littrell

I love all 3 of your projects. I will be gone the month of Sept., but my girls still wanted a hostess party so I made up 2 projects and they are going to host and demo their own party. They can't wait to see and order from the new holiday mini. Sure hope it gets sent out soon. Happy Stamping, Nancy

Gladys Rienks


I love your projects. Can't wait to see your instructions for the altered file folders. So Cool. Thanks for sharing.

Grand Rapids, MI

mary jo

Great projects! Looking forward to the tutorial and wishing I could grab one of the chocolate covered peppermints!! Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo

Shona Watson

Patty, those note pad covers are genius!! All your projects are awesome!

Marisol Gutierrez

GREAT JOB! I love following your are definately an inspiration...I so have to buy that cottage wall DSP!
Marisol Gutierrez
A Touch of Sol

Kim Innis

Great projects, Patty!! Love the folders! Kim Innis,,


Really love this idea!
thank you so much for sharing - really enjoy your blog!
Job well Done Patty!

Gretchen Barron

Hi Patty -- love, love, love the file folder idea! Great to be on the tour with you again! Blessings, Gretchen --

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