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Fall Leaf Watercolor Wash Background Video Tutorial

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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Watercolor Wash Background Leaves:

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Cable Knit Embossing Folder

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Did you see the beautiful background in my Pumpkin card a few days ago?  (see it HERE).  The background was created using the new Cable Knit embossing folder from Stampin' UP!.  You'll find it on page 13 of the 2016 Holiday catalog, bottom right corner.

It's SO amazing, and I know you will love discovering lots of ways to use it!

Cable knit embossing folder background for my Christmas Card.  Stampin Up Supplies available at www.pattystamps.com

 

The folded card is Real Red cardstock, and the Whisper White layer on top is embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.  I personally found that the regular Whisper White embossed better than the Thick.  But all Big Shots are different so you can try them both and see what you think.

Wondering how I made the cute rectangular scallop for my stamped greeting?  Click Here to see my video tutorial for the Layering Squares framelits.  The sweet greeting is stamped in Real Red with the Tin of Tags stamp set.  If you need one new greeting set for Christmas this year.. THIS IS IT!! Find it on page 33 in the Holiday catalog or HERE online.
 

All of the printed papers in this card were created with the Warmth & Cheer 6x6 paper stack and the Presents & Pinecones 12x12 paper pack. (pages 13 and 18 in the Holiday catalog)

 

WATCH THE VIDEO below to see some tips from Stampin' Up! when using this great new embossing folder!

 

 

 

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Cable knit embossing folder - add color with sponge  brayer from Stampin Up by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

As shown above, the cable knit folder looks amazing when you brayer some color onto it with the Sponge Brayer!!  It's so fun to play and experiment!!  You'll find infinite combinations of colors for this embossing folder!

After my card was finished, I decided that some gold metallic shape enamel pieces would be cute on the stamped greeting layer, so I added them.. too cute, don't you think?  AND guess what!? they are ON SALE this week!! yay!!

 

Cable knit embossing folder background and Metallic Enamel Shapes from Stampin' Up!  Christmas card idea from Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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Patty's Blast from the Past Pumpkin Card

 

You may be thinking... WHAT blast from the past?  This Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin is BRAND NEW!?  Well, yes, you are right... but I got out my Prismacolor Pencils from my 1979 college art class to color them... now THAT'S a Blast from the Past, don't you think!? (contrary to popular belief, the world was not black and white back then... we did have color :)

 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin card colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett, featuring the Cable Knit embossing folder background. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I found my Prismacolor pencil set recently and thought... hmmm I really want to use these on something.. so I looked for an outline image and whohoooo! This fun new pumpkin was perfect!  It's in the Jar of Haunts stamp set, on page 55 of the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!!  You can order this beginning Sept. 1st.  #142247.  Be sure to put it on your Shopping List!  Download 2016 Holiday Catalog Wish List

 

Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin card colored with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett, featuring the Cable Knit embossing folder background. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

 

I stamped and colored 2 of the pumpkins on the Whisper White card front and left them as is, with the stamped stem/leaves on top, and the 3rd pumpkin was stamped on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut out, and I stamped the Jack o Lantern face and add it to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, and then added the Halloween greeting.

The cute polkadot paper behind the pumpkin piece is from the Halloween Night Specialty designer series paper pack, found on page 51 of the new Holiday catalog.  #142022

Did you notice the pretty background?  It's the new Cable Knit embossing folder.. Oh my.. it's gorgeous!  Did you see it in my Holiday catalog product review video??  You can CLICK HERE to see that part of the video!   After that video I discovered that it's REALLY pretty to use the new sponge brayer on the embossed cardstock.. look a the beautiful dimension... actually, it's great with or without the brayered ink!

 

Stampin' Up! Cable Knit embossing folder - add dimension with the sponge brayer and ink! by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

You'll find the Cable Knit embossing folder on page 13 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.  #143537.

TIP:  when adhering an embossed piece of cardstock, I highly recommend the Multipurpose glue.

Find the new Sponge Brayer is in the annual catalog, page 180, #141714.

I felt really rusty trying to remember how to use and blend the colored pencils.. but if you want to know how I colored the pumpkins, here is my step by step tutorial:

How to color the Stampin' Up! Jar of Haunts pumpkin with Berol Prismacolor pencils by Patty Bennett. Purchase your supplies online at www.pattystamps.com

I really loved that wash background stamp 'behind' the pumpkins.. you'll find that stamp in the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set. It's on page 134 in the annual catalog, #137167.  Before stamping it, I masked the pumpkins, and also stamped off the Cajun Craze ink so that it wouldn't be too dark.

 

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Remarkable You Flower Note Cards

 

Stampin' Up! Whisper White Note Cards to the rescue!! I love note cards!  If you enjoy coloring, grab the Remarkable You stamp set and stamp the flowers in black and color away with the coloring tools of your choice!  I used Copic markers here. 

 

Remarkable You note cards colored with Copic Markers by Patty Bennett.  Images from Stampin' UP!

 

 I colored these images with my copic markers MONTHS ago and had them sitting on my stamping table all this time, so I decided to die cut them with the new Stampin' UP! Layering Ovals and Layering Circle framelits, then I mounted them to Whisper White Note Cards.   I truly love how they came out!! 

 

Remarkable You note card colored with Copic Markers  by Patty Bennett.  Images from Stampin' UP!

 

I really Punched Up the color on this note card by sponging the doily in Melon Mambo ink and a sponge dauber, and adding Cucumber Crush striped designer paper and striped ribbon!

 

Crafting tip: make custom colored doilies by sponging ink onto them with a Stampin' UP! Sponge Dauber!

 

Tip: create custom  colored doilies by gently adding color with a sponge dauber and Stampin' UP! Classic ink!

 

Remarkable You note card colored with Copic Markers by Patty Bennett.  Images and Festive Embossing folder from Stampin' UP!

 

 For the note card above, I went with a little bit softer look but still pops of color with my Copic marker coloring.  The background was created with the Festive Embossing folder (pg 11 in the annual Stampin' UP! catalog, #141471).  I used the same Cucumber Crush striped ribbon on this card as the other card in this post.  I like that ribbon a LOT!

 

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Thoughtful Branches bundle starts Today!

 

This LIMITED TIME OFFER special Thoughtful Brances bundle will only be available for the month of August, or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so my suggestion is to grab it now!

 

The Thoughtful Branches stamp set, or the Beautiful Branches Thinlit dies are brand new and available for a limited time only!!  Want them both!?  Be sure to order the BUNDLE at a 10% discount!

Thoughtful Branches stamp set #143539

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  Thoughtful Branches Bundle Thank You Tree card by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! Layering Circles framelit dies. 4x4 card supplies available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

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I created this sweet 4x4 card when I was stamping one day with Cindee.  We cut the Real Red cardstock to 4x8 and folded it in 1/2 to create a 4x4 card, and then embossed the Whisper White layer with the polkadot folder which, SURPRISE! I guess we used a retired one.. but you could use the Softly Falling folder if you don't have this one. 

We die cut the scalloped circle first with the Layering Circle framelits, THEN embossed the white piece.  If you die cut the circle out of that piece, too, you aren't wasting much!! :)

 

 

  Thoughtful Branches Bundle Thank You Tree card by Patty Bennett featuring Stampin' UP! Layering Circles framelit dies. 4x4 card supplies available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stamp the grass, tree trunk and leaves on your die cut circle, then add the greeting and the die cut birdies.  Simple and sweet!

When you layer the circle back onto the Real Red card, use Stampin' Dimensionals so that it pops up and is the true focal point of the card.

 

And in OTHER NEWS!!  Also available for the first time today, is this great 16 piece stamp set that will allow you to "leave your mark" on your handstamped craft projects! 

 

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This is a great set to use to stamp the back of your cards, or a tag when presenting a handmade gift to someone!!

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Leave your mark on your handstamped cards, your baked goodies, your quilts, or hand knit items with this great new Stamp Set from Stampin Up! called I Stamped This, available at www.PattyStamps.com

 

 

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Floral Affection Embossing Folder Flower Card

 

Embossing Folders... I love them!! I think they are a must have product for any card maker or crafter!  Sometimes they become a background and sometimes they can be your focal point, like the Floral Affection embossed flower image on my note card today!  Find the complete selection of Stampin' UP! Embossing Folders HERE in my online store.

 

Floral Affection Embossing folder image is the focal point of this Stampin' Up! Note Card. Also featured: Floral Affection designer paper. By Patty Bennett www.pattystamps.com

 

I have used 4 of the products from the Affectionately Yours Suite on my "sending a smile your way" card.

 

The Affectionately Yours suite of products (found on pages 44 and 45 of the current 2016 catalog) includes these 9 products that coordinate so nicely together:

  • Love & Affection stamp set #141545 **
  • Copper embossing powder #141636
  • Floral Affection embossing folders #141713 **
  • Affectionately Yours washi tape #141635 
  • Affectionately Yours Specialty designer paper #141632 **
  • Metallic Copper Thread #141696
  • Affectionately Yours cardstock #141633**
  • Mint Macaron striped ribbon #141431
  • Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon #141433

** notes a product used on this project

Floral Affection product suite from Stampin' Up! - 2016 2017 annual catalog.  Products available online: click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

When you emboss your paper in the Big Shot with this flower "Floral Affection" embossing folder, you can flip the cardstock either way, so that the outline of the flower is raised, or, so that the outline of the flower is depressed like I have shown here. 

I rounded the corners on this piece of Watermelon Wonder cardstock with the Project Life corner rounder.

The base of this card is a Whisper White Note Card and I added 2 pieces of Affectionately Yours designer paper and stamped flowers on the piece at the bottom of the card from the Love & Affection stamp set.  I also set it off with some crisp white Satin Ribbon. This ribbon retired after I made the card, but you could substitute the White Organza ribbon or the Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon referenced above.

I stamped the random flowers and the "sending a smile your way" greeting on the Watermelon Wonder embossed piece with Night of Navy ink.

 

Floral Affection Embossing folder image is the focal point of this Stampin' Up! Note Card. Also featured: Floral Affection designer paper. By Patty Bennett www.pattystamps.com

 

 

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How to use the Stampin' UP! Big Shot

 

Whether you are cutting fancy shapes, basic shapes, or even just embossing, you'll need the Stampin' UP! Big Shot machine!!  I would say that I use mine almost every day!

Create projects like cards, gift packaging, treats, home decor (like banners which are so trendy right now!) and most designs coordinate with one or more Stampin' Up! stamp sets!

 

Watch the video below to learn how to use all the different types of framelits, thinlits, 3-d boxes and embossing folders!

 

For tips and more information, please WATCH THE Stampin' UP!  VIDEO below!

 

 

 

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How to Stamp and Punch Bunch of Blossoms - Stampin' UP!

 

Today I have 4 Stamping Tips for you in this Bunch of Blossoms Stampin' Up! card blog post!

As the greeting on this card says, "Today is the perfect day to be happy"... and the day I stamped this card was a happy day because I stamped it with my fabulous stamping buddy Cindee!

 

Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

 Cindee and I stamped together last week and this was one of the cards we created!  We have to give credit to Robin Merriman for the idea of stamping the Watercolor Wash background on the embossed brick wall cardstock and to Becky Roberts for the flower, flourish and dots background idea!  We combined some favorite Pinterest ideas for this card!

 

I have 4 crafty tips for you today...

  1. How to stamp and layer the blossom petals
  2. How to use your Bone Folder and Dimensionals to make the petals 3-d
  3. How to make a 'natural' embellishment with fibers from Burlap ribbon
  4. Use Wink of Stella to add a shimmer to your petals

 

How to layer Bunch of Blossoms stamped images and punch with the Blossom Builder punch.  Tutorial by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I saw that Cindee was curling each petal with her bone folder and I thought "BRILLIANT!" :) so I copied her, then we added double Stampin' Dimensionals under each petal to give it a pretty 3-d effect!

 

Crafting Tip: Curl each petal with a bone folder, then use DOUBLE Stampin' Dimensionals under each Bunch of Blossoms punched petal for dimension!

 

Below are some the supplies we used - see the bottom of this post for ALL ordering info:

  • Stampin' UP! Bunch of Blossoms stamp set / punch bundle #142345 - page 69
  • Stampin' UP! Watercolor Wash background stamp #138704 (wood) or 139538 (clear) - page 124
  • Brick Wall embossing folder #138288 - page 195

 

So here was the trick to this fun background... first cut your Whisper White cardstock to 3-3/4" x 5" and use Early Espresso ink to stamp the flourish and dots from the Timeless Textures stamp set.  Then emboss it with the Brick Wall embossing folder in the Big Shot.   Then, ink the Watercolor wash background stamp with Crumb Cake ink and stamp right over the embossed wall! 

Layer this embossed piece onto a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Peekaboo Peach, then onto a folded Calypso Coral card.

 

Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

Have you tried this before?  We pulled fibers from the Burlap Ribbon #141487 and tied it like twine around the card.  It goes perfect with the natural look of this card!

 

Use strands from Burlap Ribbon on this Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

And of course, what project is complete until you add Wink of Stella!!? :)  We added some clear Wink of Stella on the petals then "flicked" some Gold Wink of Stella onto the flower (see the tiny gold spots?).

 

Use Wink of Stella to enhance this Bunch of Blossoms flower petals and Brick embossing folder card by Patty Bennett & Cindee Wilkinson. Stamp Watercolor Wash background over the embossed brick for a unique look!

 

Whew.. that was a lot of tips!! Did you have a favorite!?

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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!

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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.

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

 

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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!

 

Patty's Stampin' Up! Color Combo:

 

 

 

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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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BONUS... for a few more days, the 3-month subscription is ON SALE for $55 and you also get to select a Sale a Bration item! CLICK HERE to purchase now! Expires 3/31/16

 

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:

 

 

 WHEW!!! If you hung in with me this long on my blog post.. THANK YOU!!  To get your EXTRA FREE STAMP SET in April, bBe 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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