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Petal Burst Embossing Folder - new from Stampin' UP!

 

Have you used the new Petal Burst embossing folder yet?  It's my favorite NEW embossing folder in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Catalog!  You will find it on pg 195 in the new catalog, or here in my online store.

For this note card, I embossed just the front of the Stampin' Up! Whisper White note card, and then added a 1-1/2" wide strip of designer paper from the Fruit Stand package on the left side, then added the stamped tag for customer Thank You Cards.

 

Petal Burst embossing folder note cards featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Stand paper, Falling Flowers stamp set and Stampin' UP! In Colors.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I used the bright colors in the Fruit Stand paper pack as my guide for stamping the Falling Flower images.  You can see that stamp set on page 127 in the new Stampin' UP! catalog or below in the product image photos.

 

Petal Burst embossing folder note cards featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Stand paper, Falling Flowers stamp set and Stampin' UP! In Colors.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

You can view all of the products used in this card at the bottom of my blog post.

 

Stampin Up! Petal Burst embossing folder, Fruit Stand paper and Falling Flowers stamp set

 

The tags are really easy to make.  Cut your Thick Whisper White cardstock to 2" wide and punch the top with the Scalloped tag topper punch (page 186, or HERE online).

Stamp the tags with the Falling Flowers stamp set in Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach. Simple, cute, colorful and perfect!

Add some Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon to the top with the handheld stapler, and a Thanks punched banner and you are done!

 

Petal Burst embossing folder note cards featuring Stampin' UP! Fruit Stand paper, Falling Flowers stamp set and Stampin' UP! In Colors.  by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I stamped thanks onto the punched out Duet Banner pieces.. super easy!  The Duet Banner punch is new.. it's on pg 186.

 

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Woodland Embossing Folder is Coming Back!

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 


 

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Baby Card for the Twins!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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


 

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Stunning Black and White Floral Card

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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Stamping on Embossed Images Video tutorial

 

I had the best time making these pretty little gift bags with the Stampin' UP! Fluttering Embossing Folder, and I thought I would share this quick and easy technique with you!  I have a VIDEO tutorial for you today, be sure to scroll down to see it!  I will show you how I made these and how I stamped on the Fluttering embossing folder image!

 

Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

These gift treat bags were mailed to the top sellers in my Luv 2 Stamp group last month!  I hope they liked them! 

 

Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Be sure to watch the video to see how easy it is to stamp on the embossed image to achieve this pretty result, and to see how I die cut the butterflies out of the Birthday Bouquet paper!

Watch the Video Below, or, click HERE to see it on YouTube.

 

 

 

Video tutorial for Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

As noted in the video, these are the supplies I used:

  • Sketched Polkadot Bags #138316
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies #129399
  • Fluttering Embossing Folder #139304
  • Birthday Bouquet paper #140557
  • Butterflies Thinlits #137360

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Gift Packaging idea featuring Stampin' Up! Butterfly thinlits and Fluttering butterfly embossed tags! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Isn't that cool... die cutting a butterfly out of printed paper!?  Use a fairly small pattern and you'll see such pretty colorful results on your die cut!!  Be sure to use your Precision Base Plate and the Die Brush with these intricate designs for best results (see supply photo list at the bottom of this post for all ordering info - just click the product photos to see more info on each product in my online Stampin' UP! store).

 

Stamping Tip: Die cut the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlit from a delicate patterned paper like the Birthday Bouquet paper for a beautiful look!  By Patty Bennett

 

As mentioned in the video above, I was using up some supplies from my March Paper Pumpkin kit, and I also made these cards with some of the supplies and the same fluttering embossing folder and the Birthday Bouquet paper die cut butterflies.

 

Birthday Bouquet and Butterfly Thinlit cards - alternate idea for the March 2016 Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin kit by Patty Bennett

Hope you enjoyed that fun "stamping on embossing folder" technique.. have you done that before?

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Lovely Lace Embossing Folder Background Cards

 

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I've chatted about this before... but it's been awhile.. do you have one of those little "catch all" containers on your crafting desk where you put extra left-over pieces to be used later?

Well, I do, and I created both of these cards using up pieces from my left-overs bin!

 

Lovely Lace embossing folder background card and Dotty Angles hello card - both using up "left over" pieces to create happy, fun bright greeting cards!

 

The fun dots on the card on the left are stamped in Calypso Coral with my Dotty Angles stamp set.. one of my faves!

The card on the right features the Lovely Lace embossing folder for its background.

 

I guess you could call it a "use it later" bin, if left-overs is too weird. :)  

 

Lovely Lace embossing folder background card and Dotty Angles hello card - both using up "left over" pieces to create happy, fun bright greeting cards!

 

I love this color combo.. I used it a lot... Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Basic Black. STUNNING!

 

Lovely Lace embossing folder background card and Dotty Angles hello card - both using up "left over" pieces to create happy, fun bright greeting cards!

 

I created several fun cards all with the same color scheme simply by using up little pieces in my "use it later" bin, like doilies, die cut butterflies, embossed pieces, and punched or stamped pieces, and just layering them onto folded Whisper White cards!! :)  Easy Peasy!

 

My bin is filling up again.. I should probably go through it and make some more left-overs cards!

 

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Do you want a Free Stamp Set?

 

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Stampin' Up! Announced that in celebration of the 3 year "birthday" of Paper Pumpkin, and ALSO in celebration of sending out over ONE MILLION KITS, they are giving all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers an extra FREE stamp set in their April Kit!

That's in addition to the stamp set that comes in every kit!

How can you get one?  Be sure you are a current subscriber, with either an ongoing subscription (get that here), or, that you have purchased a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month subscription (get those here).  Deadline to sign up is 4/10/16 to receive the EXTRA free set in your April kit!  If you are already a subscriber, it will be in your April box!

 

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ALTERNATE DESIGN IDEAS FOR the

MARCH 2016 PAPER PUMPKIN KIT:

 I love to create the projects as they are intended in the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits, but I also love to come up with slightly altered ideas!!

Which do you like best?  Do you make the kits "as is" or do you alter them?

Here are some ideas for altering your March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit:

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

As you can see, I added the flower from the "What I Love" stamp set - a free Sale a Bration item only available until 3/31/16!, and the beautiful swirly flourish image from the "First Sight" stamp set.

See more Alternate Paper Pumpkin kit design ideas brought to you by the Luv 2 Stamp Group HERE.

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

It was so funny.. I thought this stamp said Happy Birthday.. then I saw it said Happy Happy after I stamped it... LOL

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with What I Love Sale a Bration flower image, by Patty Bennett

 

Above:  I love the 3 step floral image in the "What I Love" Sale a Bration set, and here I used only 1 of the 3 layers of this stamp, then cut it out and mounted it with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I added the pretty pearls from the Paper Pumpkin kit to the center of the flower.  You can also see that I added some script design paper from the 2015-2017 In Color designer paper stack - it's Mint Macaron.

Wondering about the beautiful color combo in this kit?  It reminds me of the beautiful Caribbean sea colors on our Stampin' Up! cruises!!

 

March 2016 color combo paper pumpkin

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

Have you tried this technique yet??

I don't even know if it has a name.. but you simply emboss your cardstock (in this case with the FLUTTERING embossing folder) and then ink a stamp like this swirly flourish stamp from the First Sight set, and keep stamping VERY LIGHTLY over and over and over all over the raised embossed image! Voila.. what a cool way to accent the raised embossed area!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

You really should try this.. it's such a cool way to accent the raised portion of any embossed cardstock!

Watch the Video Tutorial HERE!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

The little pocket and mini card on the front of the Happy Happy card are both in the Paper Pumpkin Kit.  The square card below is also in the kit, as is the pretty patterned paper.  I added the gorgeous Pool Party Glitter ribbon to the card below.. such a perfect accent color for this Paper Pumpkin kit!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea with Fluttering Embossing folder by Patty Bennett

 

Stamping Tip!  Sponge it!

 

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design idea - TIP: sponge cardstock edges instead of layering it onto another piece of cardstock -  by Patty Bennett

Stampin' UP! March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit alternate card design ideas by Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video below for more info about the FREE set called All About Everything!

 

 

If you'd like to see the projects before they were altered, check out the video below:

 

 

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Honeycomb Happiness Chickie Easter Card

 

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Easter is so early this year!! I remember the year my son Jason was born, Easter was a couple days after his birthday, and it's the same this year! Can you believe our son will be 25 on Friday!? WHAT!?  I know!! crazy!

I made a few of these sweet chickie cards to mail out for Easter and customer thank you cards.. hope you enjoy the idea!

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

I love how the Confetti embossing folder creates the perfect frame, and the "blank" space to stamp in!  The Easter greeting is from the Suite Sayings stamp set, stamped in Archival Black Ink.

 

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

After embossing the 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White cardstock with the Confetti folder, I stamped the chickie onto the white card and also stamped the Easter greeting. Then stamped the chickie onto the yellow polkadot paper (see THIS post for that info) and colored the beak and feet with my Tangerine Tango marker.

 

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Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

Do you see how the feet are actually stamped on the card, so that you don't have to cut out the feet on the polkadot paper!? :)

 

To finish off the cards, I punched some flowers using my favorite little Petite Petals punch and the subtle polkadot paper from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper pack (#140557).  I was going to punch bright colored flowers, but then I really liked the subtle look of the nearly white on white.

I finished off the center of each flower with a Candy Dot.

 

Honeycomb Happiness Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale a Bration set Easter card with polkdot chickie and Confetti embossing folder, by Patty Bennett

 

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Pyramid Pals Penquin I Love You card

 

I do love you .. yes, I do! This was one of the cards I made for our son Jason for Valentine's day.. he and I both share a love for penguins, so I thought this would made him smile and it did!

Pyramid Pals / Playful Pals stamp set and matching framelit dies from Stampin' UP! - such a cute penguin "I Love You" card - great for Valentines Day!!  I dressed up the Penguin with the Snow Friends scarf and top hat! :)   card by Patty Bennett

 

I used the adorable Pyramid Pals Thinlit dies and the coordinating Playful Pals stamp set (these are on pgs 44/45 of the 2016 Occasions catalog).  I dressed up my penguin with a scarf and top hat from the Snow Friends framelit dies (carried over from the Holiday catalog - see all the carry over bundles on pg 48 of the Occasions catalog - and see all products used for this card at the bottom of this post). 

In the background of my Valentine card, you'll notice I embossed the Whisper White piece with the Happy Heart embossing folder, and layered part of a Project Life card onto the background as well.  I also embellished it with a die cut heart from the Cups and Kettles framelit set!  I layered it all onto a folded Real Red card.

Cindee created the cute animals below, and gave me the penguin, so I used it as inspiration for my card above!

 

Playful Pals / Pyramid Pals bundle from Stampin' Up! creates cute 3-d paper animals for party favors, decorations, candy treat holders, and more!

 

This bundle will let you create great little 3-d boxes for classroom treats, party favors, co-worker gifties or decorations for parties! 

Did you see all the fun animals you can make with this bundle (watch the video below)?  Of course don't let your imagination be limited to just animals.. look at these cuties by Nicole!

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WATCH the Stampin' Up! video below for more info on this great bundle!

 

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Pyramid Pals / Playful Pals stamp set and matching framelit dies from Stampin' UP! - such a cute penguin "I Love You" card - great for Valentines Day!!  I dressed up the Penguin with the Snow Friends scarf and top hat! :)   card by Patty Bennett

Because You're So Awesome.... do you know where to find that stamp??  It's actually from one of the FREE Sale a Bration gift choices .. it's in the Botanicals for you set (pg 4, 2016 Sale a Bration brochure).  Isn't it perfect for this card!? Thanks again Cindee for the great idea!!

 

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Embossing Folder Give Away - Blog Candy Time!

 

One of the Great Things about cleaning out your craft room is that you find things you didn't know you had!!  Can you relate to that?  I finally cleaned out my box of Stampin' UP! embossing folders and I'm ready to give away my retired folders!

Enter to win retired Stampin' UP! embossing folders - Blog Candy from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I am going to select 2 random winners and split my retired embossing folders between 2 people... so if you'd like to enter to win my retired folders...

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  • To enter to win: Leave me a comment on this blog post and tell me your favorite Stampin' Up! embossing folder of all time!  Be sure to include your name and your state so I can verify the winners.
  • Be sure to comment by Midnight, Jan. 11, 2016
  • 2 Winners will be announced here on Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016
  • Winners will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address to claim their prize
  • Winners must be in the U.S.

 

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Sneak Peek Sunday - Going Global

 

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Did you know that Stampin' UP! is a "global company"?  We have demonstrators and customers in all of these countries:

U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, and Japan!

In celebration of being a global company, Stampin' UP! has a great new suite of products called Going Places on pgs 38 and 39 in the new 2016 Occasions Catalog!

 

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This is a card we made at the November OnStage event using these fun new supplies: Going Global stamp set, Going Global paper, and the World Traveler embossing folder.  I came home and embellished my card with some candy dots, washi label punch and some Lost Lagoon striped ribbon.

 

If you want to get a sampling of this great new designer paper plus all of the other paper in the new Occasions catalog, please be sure to JOIN MY PAPER SHARE! :)

Hand stamped card featuring Going Global and Going Places stamp set and paper pack NEW from Stampin UP!, available Jan. 5, 2016.  World Traveler map embossing folder background. Card by Patty Bennett

Hand stamped card featuring Going Global and Going Places stamp set and paper pack NEW from Stampin UP!, available Jan. 5, 2016.  World Traveler map embossing folder background. Card by Patty Bennett

We used the Crumb Cake ink pad and added ink directly to the embossing folder, then just pressed it down on our cardstock (we did not run it through the Big Shot).. it gave this really neat impression of the globe in the background!

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Tri-Fold Snowflake Card

 

Do you remember the cute Christmas Tree "Home for Christmas" Tri-fold cards I shared with you a couple weeks ago?  Well, this Snowflake card is the one that inspired those cards.  I made this card at my friend Susan's house in September. It features the BEAUTIFUL Flurry of Wishes stamp set and matching snowflake punch! (links available at the bottom of this post).

Flurry of Wishes Tri-fold card from 12x12 cardstock. Punch snowflakes with the Snow Flurry and Flower Medallion punches from Stampin UP! for a quick and easy card!

Tri-Fold Card HOW TO: SEE THE VIDEO in this post for instructions to make a tri-fold card.

Flurry of Wishes Tri-fold card from 12x12 cardstock. Punch snowflakes with the Snow Flurry and Flower Medallion punches from Stampin UP! for a quick and easy card!

I just love the gorgeous soft colors in this card: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate.  Each punched snowflake has a rhinestone in the center.. the larger ones are new from the Holiday catalog and are called Iced Rhinestones, and the smaller ones are the regular rhinestones from the large Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

Flurry of Wishes Tri-fold card from 12x12 cardstock. Punch snowflakes with the Snow Flurry and Flower Medallion punches from Stampin UP! for a quick and easy card!  Add Iced Rhinestone embellishments to the center of each snowflake!

How to cut and score 2 tri-fold cards from one 12x12 piece of cardstock by Patty Bennett

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Flurry of Wishes Tri-fold card from 12x12 cardstock. Punch snowflakes with the Snow Flurry and Flower Medallion punches from Stampin UP! for a quick and easy card!

One thing that makes this card SO EASY is that 3 of the snowflakes in the stamp set just punch right out with Stampin' Up! punches.. um.. hello.. YES!!!  Love that!

The Flower Medallion punch is shown on the left and the Snow Flurry punch is on the right.

Flurry of Wishes snowflake stamp set paired with Iced Rhinestones from Stampin' Up! create a gorgeous holiday card. Tri-fold card stamped by Patty Bennett

Flurry of Wishes Tri-fold card from 12x12 cardstock. Punch snowflakes with the Snow Flurry and Flower Medallion punches from Stampin UP! for a quick and easy card!

The white cardstock background is embossed with the Softly Falling embossing folder.. isn't that just the perfect touch for this card!?  I think so!!

What do you think... pretty pretty pretty.. right!?  Thank you Susan for this amazing idea!  (see the video tutorial for the tri-fold card here, with tips for making this card at the end of the video).

 

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Softly Falling Embossing Folder "Snow"

 

Can you see the "snow"?

After stamping my card with the trees from the Stampin' UP! Wonderland set, I put it into the Softly Falling Embossing folder (see it here) and ran it through the Big Shot to give it some snowy texture!

Create a pretty snowfall effect on your Wonderland Tree Card with the Softly Falling Embossing folder from Stampin' UP!. Card by Patty Bennett

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Softly Falling Embossing folder, available here in my online store!

And, did you see what else I added to the card!?  I splattered my Wink of Stella pen onto the finished card to create some pretty sparkly snow!!  Stampin' Up! gave us this pen at Founder's Circle and it will be in the new 2016 Occasions Catalog!  Wow.. did I say 2016 Occasions catalog!?  Eeek!!!  Are you on my list to receive one free in your mailbox?  If you have placed a $50 or more order with me (in a single order) in the last 3 months, you can expect to find one in your mailbox in December!

Create an easy and beautiful snow splatter by flicking your Wink of Stella pen onto your handmade card, by Patty Bennett

The snowy hill was created by cutting a curvy line out of a piece of Winter Wonderland paper that has some small gold speckles on it.  EASY way to create a snowy hill!

WATCH MY VIDEO HERE for tips on creating this card as well as another similar snowy hill card (this card is shown at the end of the video).

Wonderland Tree card featuring Softly Falling Embossing Folder from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog 2015. Card by Patty Bennett

I created the moon by punching out a 1-1/4" dia. circle from white cardstock and adhering it to the card before embossing it with the Softly Falling embossing folder.

I think this card would be great for Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You, Get Well or a holiday card in December! What do you think?

 

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Do you have enough Thankful Cards on hand?

 

You can never say thank you too many times... Do you have enough "Thank You" cards on hand for this time of year when we want to be sure to remember to count our blessings?

I thought I'd share some beautiful ideas with you from the Founder's Circle Retreat I attended in September in St. George, UT.  These cards are from the top 100 demonstrators in the US and top demos in Canada! Enjoy!  I'll be sharing them over the next couple of days... enjoy!

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Cards above by:  Glenda Travelstead (left) and Kelly Acheson (right)

Supplies to create these cards available here:

 

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Cards above by:  Cindee Wilkinson (left) (not from Founder's) and Erica Cerwin (right)

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Easy Poinsettia Holiday Card

 

Do you want to look like you are an expert watercolor artist!? I have a little secret for you! AND I have a VIDEO TUTORIAL for this card!! See below....

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I used my Stampin' UP! Paper snips to cut out the beautiful Season of Cheer paper pretty watercolored poinsettia!!  HOW EASY is THAT!?  :) whohooo!!

We are making this Holiday Card at 2 events this weekend.. my Luv 2 Stamp Group stamping day gathering on Saturday, and at a Stampin' Up! workshop for Rita and friends on Sunday!

Other pretty little touches on my card:

  • Iced Rhinestone in the flower center
  • Embossed frame with the Boughs & Berries folder
  • Embossed banner flag with the Softly Falling folder
  • Extra pretty touch inside with Curvy Corner Trio punched white cardstock!

Watch the video below to see how I used all of those supplies!

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So, are you curious about the steps to create this card?  CLICK on the video below to view the instructions, or, you can view it here on youtube!

 

 

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I love the Iced Rhinestone in the center of this pretty poinsettia!

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