Holiday Projects & Ideas

Adorable Christmas Ornament card - Carols of Christmas Bundle

 

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Carols of Christmas Bundle - pre-release from Stampin' UP!, August 2017!

 

Carols of Christmas Stampin' Up! bundle card idea with hanging ornaments, softly falling embossing folder, and die cut branch from the Seasonal Layers framelits. By Patty Bennett

 

 I wish you could all enjoy this Carols of Christmas card in person, because everyone I've shown it to so far says "Oh my gosh, this is SOOOO cute!!!" :)   This fun stamp set is an early release purchase opportunity, one month prior to the release of the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  The bundle will be in the Holiday catalog but you can get it early starting today!

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Purchase the Wood Mount Carols of Christmas bundle here #146036

Purchase the Clear Mount Carols of Christmas bundle here #146037

 

Crafting tip .. color your rhinestones with Sharpie markers.. so perfect for a little bling in the center of each stamped ornament!!

 

Craft Tip! Color Stampin' UP! rhinestones with Sharpie markers to match your card or DIY Crafting project!

Cindee and I created this card together a couple weeks ago and I think there are several elements that just make this card so much fun:

  • Softly Falling embossing folder background (#139672)
  • die cut branch from the Seasonal Layers framelits (#143751)
  • colored rhinestones - use a Sharpie Marker!
  • stamped and die cut ornaments and holly, both from the Carols of Christmas bundle (wood mount #146036 / clear mount #146037)

 

Carols of Christmas Stampin' Up! bundle card idea with hanging ornaments, softly falling embossing folder, and die cut branch from the Seasonal Layers framelits. By Patty Bennett

 

A couple of tips when creating this Christmas Card:

  • stamp the hanging ornaments first
  • emboss the background next
  • stamp colored ornaments on a scrap and die cut, then add over the stamped ornaments with glue dots or fine-tip glue pen
  • add the die cut branch and holly with fine tip glue

  

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Carols of Christmas - New Bundle! card idea

Starting Tomorrow, August 1st, you can order this fun Carols of Christmas bundle - an early pre-release purchase opportunity one month ahead of the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog release!  I am sharing a pretty card and fun embossing paste & glitter "snow" technique with you today!  I made this card when I stamped with Cindee a couple weeks ago!!! So fun!

 

  Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 

You might be asking... #1, how did you get that amazing fun glittery snow?? (read on in this post for the secret using Embossing Paste!) and #2, how did you get 3 colors on your Peace on Earth stamp!?  For that trick, we inked the top 1/2 of the stamp on a Dapper Denim pad, then the bottom 1/2 on a Tranquil Tide pad, and then used a black Stampin' Write marker to go over the center... then stamped on Whisper White die cut with a Stitched Shape framelit.

This is what the stamp set and framelit die bundle looks like... order #146036 for wood mount and #146037 for clear mount rubber here in my online Stampin' UP! store.

 

Carols of Christmas bundle - Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog. Click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com



Now, on to the secret of the snowy, glittery hillside and trees!  Spread Embossing Paste onto cardstock with your palette knife, making it somewhat uneven to resemble a snowy blown wintery hillside, then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter while the paste is still wet!!!! (yes!! I actually used glitter!!!)

 

Embossing Paste "snow" technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

I did the same thing with the die cut trees from the Carols of Christmas bundle (Card Front Builder framelits) ... so cool!!! 

Embossing Paste snow technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

Embossing Paste and Glitter Snow Technique for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 And when you add those trees to your project, don't forget that the mini Dimensionals are perfect for the "tree tops".

Amazing Mini Stampin' Dimensionals are perfect for smaller spots or little punches or die cuts!!  #144108 from Stampin' UP!. Click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

You might have see my Facebook Live video where I gave this card away!!  The winner was Tricia Butts from Colorado and I have mailed this fun card to her!  (missed that video?  CLICK HERE).

Oh, and here is another tip!!  Use the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper behind the moon and stars die cut in the night sky!! So pretty!!!  Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper is found on page 194 in the Stampin' Up! catalog, or here online #135315

 

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper tip for the Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett
 

Special Thanks to Holly Stene for her inspiration for this card!!

A few more details about this wonderful card:

  • Top fold Tranquil Tide 4-1/4" x 11" card
  • Die cut panel is 4" x 5-1/4" in Dapper Denim
  • Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Die Cut trees: Tranquil Tide cardstock

All supplies are available at the bottom of this blog post, just click any of the product photos to go to my online store to shop anytime!

  Carols of Christmas Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog Peace on Earth pine tree card featuring embossing paste and glitter snowy trees by Patty Bennett

 

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Remember, you can purchase the awesome Carols of Christmas bundle beginning August 1st.  Other products I used that you might want to get now to have on hand:

 

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Sneak Peek Carols of Christmas Bundle in August!

 

You are going to want to use the $5 coupons you are earning in July on this great "early release" Christmas bundle coming out on August 1st!!  Need more info about earning $5 coupons this month? click here!

Customers will be able to purchase the brand new Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and dies, either separately or in a bundle as part of the early release in August!!! Remember, bundles are priced at a money-saving 10% off!  (check out ALL of our 10% OFF bundles in my online store HERE).  If you have been accumulating $5 coupons with your orders in July, you can use them toward the purchase of this bundle or ANY Stampin' Up! catalog products in August!

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

 I think this would be a great card to use anytime during the winter months.  I started with a Crumb Cake folded card base, then cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and die cut it with the new "Card Front Builder" frame (in the Carols of Christmas bundle).  On top of the Cherry Cobbler layer, I added a piece of Wood Textures paper, and then some die cut Tranquil Tide pine trees from the same new framelit set! 

What do you think about the Tranquil Tide trees?  I like them... they are a great compliment to Cherry Cobbler!

I combined some of the great new dies and stamps with the Wood Textures paper stack and the Seasonal Layers adirondak chair framelits to create this fun preview card!

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

The Carols of Christmas bundle is available in Wood Mount (shown below) or clear mount.  See page 3 in the current catalog for more information about clear mount and wood mount stamp options as well as photopolymer.

Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday Catalog is COMING!

 This set and bundle will also be in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog... I will be mailing them to all of my regular customers, so if you have ordered at least $50 or more from me this year, you will be receiving one next month!

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

Have you had the fun opportunity to use the mini Stampin' Dimensionals yet!?  Oh they were perfect for these pine trees!

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The supplies I cut and used for my Peace on Earth card:

Crafting supplies for Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

Don't forget how cute these adirondak chairs are when you die cut them with the Wood Textures paper stack!

See THIS CARD for another idea with this technique.

Die cut the adirondak chair from the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies with the Wood Textures paper pack from Stampin Up!

 

You will find all of these Stampin' UP! craft supplies conveniently listed at the bottom of this blog post for your shopping convenience.  The Carols of Christmas bundle will be available on Aug. 1, 2017.

 

Stampin Up! Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder framelits bundle - early release purchase opportunity August 1, 2017.

 

 

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Merry Christmas from the Bennetts - Paper Pumpkin Style

 

Wishing all of our friends, family, fellow crafters, customers and those new to my blog, a VERY Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family!! 

While I wish I could send EVERYONE I come in contact with all year a card and gift every year, it is just not possible, so I hope you will enjoy seeing the Paper Pumpkin Christmas cards I sent out this year as well as some cute frames / ornaments I created using the November Paper Pumpkin refill kits!

 

Bennett Family Christmas Cards and ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I purchased these pretty little frames at Michaels craft store before Christmas and knew they'd be perfect for the die cut trees and houses in the Paper Pumpkin refill kit!!

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

The NEW Stampin' Up! 3/8" Metallic Ribbon from the 2017 Sale a Bration brochure is the perfect touch to tie at the top of the frames!!  You can hang them on your tree, a package or a wine bottle!

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

You can give these pretty frames as gifts, hang them on the tree for ornaments, put them on a package, or hang them over a bottle of wine!

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames for wine bottles featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Order your November Paper Pumpkin refill kits HERE and set them aside for holiday crafting next year!  Refill kits are only available to Paper Pumpkin Subscribers.  See Subscription options HERE.

 

Bennett Family Christmas ornaments or frames featuring the Stampin' Up! November 2016 Paper Pumpkin crafting kits by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Below is our Christmas newsletter that went out with the Paper Pumpkin Christmas cards I made this year.  I REALLY cannot believe that I forgot to include a bit about celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary in 2016... geesh!!!  That IS kinda a big deal.. I'm sorry I missed including that milestone!

 

Bennett family Christmas newsletter 2016

 

Thank you once again for another year of your friendship, love, support, and kind comments!!

Blessings to you and your family, from the Bennett Family!

 

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Sneak Peek - Custom Tee Occasions Catalog stamp set Christmas Tags

 

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Each month I package up 15 little gifts for the top sellers in my Luv 2 Stamp Group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  To celebrate the November top sellers, I bought them some Christmas ribbon and twine and packaged it up in a cello bag with a fun "Mrs. Santa Stamper" tee shirt tag! 

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

The bags are tied up with the fabulous 3/4" Real Red stitched edge ribbon from page 5 of the 2016 Holiday catalog.

The tags were created with 2 new stamp sets:

Custom Tee from the upcoming 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog (page 30),

and Delicate Details from the upcoming 2017 Sale a Bration catalog (a free item you can select with your $50 order starting Jan. 4, 2017) (page 9).

 

I also used the Jolly Hat Builder punch with Red and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for a Santa hat!

They are layered onto an oval die cut using the Fancy Frost designer paper, and red/white striped paper from the Designer paper stack, then on Real Red Cardstock.

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

If you are one of my regular customers, you should see these 2 catalogs coming to your mailbox any day now! 

If you are not a regular customer, but need catalogs, please let me know.  If you have a demonstrator, please ask him/her for a copy.

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Crafting Tip!

You can curve your photopolymer stamps on the clear blocks to create custom images... do you see how I curved the lace to match the bottom of the tee shirt?

 

Craft Tip: curve or reshape your photopolymer stamps to create custom stamped designs like the T-Shirts on these Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

To create the T-shirts:

  • die cut the t-shirt with the matching T-shirt Builder Framelit Dies
  • stamp the t-shirt outline image onto the die cut
  • (or reverse the order above.. both ways work)
  • curve the lace stamp (per above) and stamp it along the bottom of the shirt in Cherry Cobbler
  • die cut a white collar using the die in the T-Shirt builder framelit dies - adhere to shirt with 2 glue dots
  • Stamp happy Stamper onto the shirt using black ink and the stamp in the Custom Tee stamp set

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

 

Punch out the Santa hat with the Jolly Hat builder punch and red glimmer paper and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

 

Stampin' Up! Custom Tee t-shirt stamps and framelits Santa hat tags for Luv 2 Stamp Group top seller gifts from Patty Bennett

I sponged just a touch of real red ink onto the collar so that it would stand out against the white.

Aren't these fun!?

Remember: the NEW Occasions catalog products will be available to customers on Jan. 4, 2017. 

 

If you'd like to join my team of demonstrators, you can purchase the Occasions catalog products NOW, and be a part of my Luv 2 Stamp group team, enjoy the discount on your purchases, and enjoy the daily ideas, tips, prizes, challenges and more on our exclusive Facebook group!

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Holly Berry Happiness Christmas Note Cards

 

Simple Christmas Note Cards can be used for Christmas greetings or Thank You notes after Christmas!

These cards feature the Holly Berry Happiness Stampin' Up! stamp set and thick Whisper White note cards.

 

Simple Christmas cards featuring Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and punch by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

I kept the color palette very simple.. Garden Green, Mint Macaron and Cherry Cobbler, with the flash of Gold Foil paper to top it all off!

 

Crafting supplies for Simple Christmas cards featuring Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and punch by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

In this stamp set, you'll see that you get TONS of images to use on your Holiday craft projects.  The Holly, Berries and Bow also have a matching punch (shown above) which I LOVE!! It's called the Holly Berry Builder punch.

Money Saving Bundle!!

order the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and matching punch and save 10%! #143505 here in my online store, or see them on page 27 in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  REMEMBER>>> Bundle Pricing is only valid through 1/3/17.

Christmas stamp set from Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness - click shop online at  www.PattyStamps.com and order #142061 or save 10% and order the bundle with matching punch #143505

 Your choice... stamp it either way, with the solid holly leaves and the outline, or just the outline! Check out my photo below... You'll see what I mean.  I stamped the outline in Garden Green and the solid portion with Mint Macaron.  I stamped the berry stamp in Cherry Cobbler.

 

Simple Christmas cards featuring Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and punch by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stampin' Up! Product Supply Notes:

  • The VERY versatile Merry Tags Framelits were used for the "ornament" in Gold Foil paper.  Find these framelits on page 21 in the Holiday catalog, and find the Gold Foil Sheets on pg 175 in the Annual catalog #132622 or in the Money Saving Bundle at 10% off with the coordinating stamp set, #143520 or #143519
  • Note Cards: the thick Whisper White Note cards are just the perfect size for a short greeting or simple holiday wish - find them on page 176 in the annual catalog #131572 in the online store
  • Stamped greeting is found on page 28 in the Holiday catalog in the Wonderful Year stamp set #142155 (wood mount) and #142158 (clear mount)

 

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Holiday Gift Giving Ideas!

 

Are you already making your gift list for friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, and fellow crafters this holiday season?  (Because you know... it's November already!!  how did THAT happen!?)

The Fantastic Video below, from Stampin' Up!, should help you with ideas not only for gifts but great DIY gift packaging ideas!!

 

DIY Holiday Gift Packaging ideas featuring Stampin' Up! 6"x17" cello bags! click order online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Watch as Stampin' Up! shares super creative ways to wrap up great holiday gifts in the new 6" x 17" Gusseted Cello Bags!

WATCH THE VIDEO below (or click over to my blog if you are reading this in a email)

 

 

 

So just grab these supplies, and you'll be ready to wrap up fantastic, quick and easy gifts for everyone!

  •  6"x17" Gusseted Cello Bags, #142001, pg 39 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Tin of Tags kit, #142011, pg 33 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Tin of Tags stamp set, #142180, pg 33 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Cheerful Tags framelits, #141838, pg 39 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Here's to Cheers stamp set, #142098, pg 39 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Mica Flakes (so clever to add them to the bag), #141998, pg 41 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Real Red 3/4" stitched ribbon, #141984, pg 5 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • 3/8" Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy ribbon, #141989, pg 20 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Merry Tags Framelit dies, #141835, pg 21 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • 3/8" Glitter ribbon, #142015, pg 37 Holiday catalog, HERE online

Need a smaller gift packaging option?

Check out these gift wrapping products:

  •  White Gift Boxes, #142000, pg 7 Holiday catalog, HERE online
  • Clear Treat Boxes, #141699, pg 176 Annual catalog, HERE online
  • Petite Cafe Bags, #135826, pg 176 Annual catalog, HERE online
  • Kraft Bags, #138315, pg 176 Annual catalog, HERE online
  • Glassine Bags, #141700, pg 176 Annual catalog, HERE online
  • 3"x6" Gusseted bags, #141704, pg 176 Annual catalog, HERE online
  • 2"x8" Gusseted bags, #141703, pg 176 Annual catalog, HERE online
  • 6"x8" Cello bags, #102210, pg 176 Annual catalog, HERE online

 

 

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Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog Bundle Videos

 

I'm still working on creating and sharing lots of fun new Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog projects with you, but since I have not had time to play with EVERYTHING yet, I wanted to share some fun Stampin' Up! videos with you, highlighting some of the new bundles!

 

Watch the VIDEO below showcasing the Home Sweet Home Bundle! 

Save 10% when you order the Home Sweet Home bundle HERE online #143516

you can also view it on page 40 of the Holiday catalog.

 

 

I was thinking how cute this gingerbread house would be for Christmas crafting, or create a cute house for your home decor for any time of year!

 

Stampin UP! holiday catalog Home Sweet Home samples. click shop online at www.pattystamps.com #143516

 

If you give food or drinks as holiday gifts, you are really going to want the

Here's to Cheers Bundle!!  see it on pg 39 in the Holiday catalog or HERE online for the Wood bundle or HERE online for the Clear Mount Bundle!

 

 

 

Stampin Up Holiday catalog Here's to Cheers tags for DIY gift packaging.  Order #143528 (wood) or #143529 (clear mount) for the stamp and big shot framelit die bundle at www.PattyStamps.com

 

When you give a home made loaf of bread, Christmas cookies, or treats, isn't it nice to dress up the packaging with a hand made tag? The Here's to Cheers bundle is PERFECT for this!

 

Stampin Up Holiday catalog Here's to Cheers tags for DIY gift packaging.  Order #143528 (wood) or #143529 (clear mount) for the stamp and big shot framelit die bundle at www.PattyStamps.com

Stampin Up Holiday catalog Here's to Cheers tags for DIY gift packaging.  Order #143528 (wood) or #143529 (clear mount) for the stamp and big shot framelit die bundle at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I hope you are enjoying your Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  If you need one, let me know.  If you need a Wish List to go with your Holiday catalog you can Download 2016 Holiday Catalog Wish List

 

 

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Copper Christmas Card and Enamel Dots

 

Copper is such a hot metallic accent for the fall and holidays, so I wanted to incorporate it into my Star of Light Christmas card idea for you today!

 

Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas card featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I die cut Island Indigo and Copper foil stars for this beautiful card, and layered them over the stamped "stardust swoosh" background stamp in a random pattern, and I love how it looks!

I stamped the little stardust swoosh stamp in Marina Mist right onto the embossed paper from the Fancy Frost package.  Isn't it the perfect marriage?? I love it! The stars in the background with the Star of Light set and dies!

 

Star of Light die cut pieces in copper and Island Indigo from Stampin Up by Patty Bennett at  pattystamps.com

 

I used all these die cut pieces in my Star of Light Christmas card.. it seems easiest to use glue dots to attach each layer.

This pre-embossed Fancy Frost paper is GORGEOUS!!!  look at all the gorgeous patterns you get in the 12x12 package!

See it on pg 37 in the 2016 Holiday catalog or HERE in my online store.

I cut it at 4" x 5-1/4" and layered it onto a top fold standard size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Island Indigo card.

 

142014 Fancy Frost Paper - Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog

 

The Star of Light stamp set and framelit dies may be purchased in a 10% money-saving bundle. You can find them on page 9 in the Holiday catalog. 

 

143508 Star of Light bundle from Stampin Up - great for Christmas and holiday cards

 

Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Above & Below:  did you notice the many ways to layer the die cut pieces, add stars, add enamel shapes, add copper thread, etc., to create just slightly different looks?

 

Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

2 Great Crafting Tips!

 1.  Grab your Copper Sharpie marker and color the gold or silver enamel shapes (ON SALE THIS WEEK!) to create really neat matching copper accents!

2.  When you have little punch out or die cut pieces, keep them handy by putting them right onto the dots on a mini glue dot roll.  They'll be ready to use and won't go flying off your crafting table!

 

Create Copper enamel shape accents with a metallic Sharpie marker for your Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

Craft Tip for the Star of Light Stampin' Up! Christmas cards featuring copper paper and metallic enamel shapes by Patty Bennett. click shop online at www.PattyStamps.com

 

As I mentioned above, the enamel shapes are on sale THIS WEEK, through Wed., Sept. 7th!   See all the fun products on sale below or HERE online.

Special Offers Stampin Up Sept 1 to 7 pattystamps enamel shapes

 

 

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Patriotic Baby Bear Card - Stampin' Up!

 

Thinking ahead to the 4th of July, I thought I'd share my version of a patriotic Stampin' Up! Baby Bear Card with you!  I dressed up Baby Bear with a top hat from the Snow Place stamp set and matching Snow Friends framelit dies and used the Bow from the Baby Bear set as a bow tie!

Baby Bear is a hugely popular new stamp set, found on pg 61 in the new catalog.

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper and ink. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I am so tickled that Stampin' Up! now offers gorgeous Real Red ribbon.. it's the perfect touch to pair with the Dapper Denim Rouched ribbon on my card, don't you think?  You'll find all the fantastic new ribbons on pages 178 and 179 in the new catalog.  Online Store shopping links are at the bottom of this post in the product image section.

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper, ink and In Color Dapper Denim enamel shapes. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The other perfect touch for my red, white and blue Baby Bear card was the Dapper Denim stars from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes package!!  Just the right pop of color and shine! You'll find those on page 177 in our new Stampin' UP! catalog.

In case you are wondering, here is the 3-color combo I used to stamp Baby Bear.  You can experiment with any 3 colors.  Just be sure you stamp the most solid image  in the lightest color.  I used:  Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede.

 

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TIP for stamping Baby Bear - stamp dark to light:  I found it So Much Easier to stamp the darkest image first, then line up the bottom outline of the bear with the next stamp in the middle color and then use the most solid image in the lightest color last.   I tried 3 times the "other" way (light to dark) before I discovered stamping it this way and then it came out great each time! yay!

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper and ink. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

I drew (dashed) stitching lines around my piece of Whisper White cardstock using the Dapper Denim Stampin' Write marker and my drafting triangle (available at Staples).

 

Patriotic Baby Bear red, white and blue card featuring Stampin' UP! stamps, paper and ink. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

The background papers on my card are both from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  Real Red and Pacific Point.  The folded  card is Dapper Denim.  I think these colors worked well together!

 

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Fabulous Holiday Card Ideas

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Quick and Easy Christmas Card Ideas

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Today's post is brought to you by our amazing Luv 2 Stamp Group.. here are a dozen great ideas for you from our recent Luv 2 Stamp Group Stamp a Rama event!!

Enjoy!

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Above card by Cindee Wilkinson

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Above card by Lynne Earnst

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Above card by Lori Goble

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Above card by Ali Leon

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Above card by Alisha

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Above card by Laura Vogt

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Above card by Carol Carriveau

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Above card by Collette Fearneyhough

 

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Above card by Joy Perryman

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Above cards by (left) Heidi Johnson, and (right) Missy Sorg

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Above card by Ellen McCarthy

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Above card by Pat Poudrier

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Gift Box Punch Board Christmas Boxes

 

Have you tried out the Gift Box Punch Board from Stampin' Up!?  It was introduced in the Holiday Catalog a few months ago. You can find it on page 5 or HERE in my online store. I love that you can make so many different sizes and shapes of boxes with it!!  

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My best tip is.. get the Under the Tree heavy weight designer paper for your boxes (pg 5 of the Holiday Catalog) .. it works great for scoring and folding these boxes.

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Here is a green box I made when I was stamping one day at Cindee's house.. we made boxes and then created tags.. I used the Santa Stache stamp set to create a nutcracker tag on the Kraft paper (pg 192 in the annual catalog). I colored it with Blendabilities.. I would say that Blendabilities probably look nicer on Whisper White cardstock, but, I do love how this turned out!

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Here is a tip for you about using paper with a pattern in the Gift Box Punch Board:

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 I used the Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blendabilities markers to color in the stamped Nutcracker.  I stamped the mustache a 2nd time and die cut it with the Mustache framelit and added it to the tag with Stampin' Dimensionals.

 

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Stampin Up! Christmas Tag Ideas

 

True Confession...

I don't know about you, but in addition to being a Gift Wrap-a-holic I am also a Gift Tag-a-holic... I LOVE to make gift tags, buy gift tags, collect gift tags, store gift tags... yep, I even still have Hallmark gift tags from 20+ years ago before I made them!!  whew! :)

So, in that spirit, I thought I better share a few that I've made this year featuring the Cheerful Tags stamp set (pg 5 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog) and the Note Tag Punch from pg 13 of the Holiday catalog (all available for easy online ordering in my online store... click on any of the product photos at the bottom of this post)

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I combined the Cheerful Tag set with the Christmas Bliss set for these fun tags.  I also came up with an idea to create a custom shaped oval tag... stamp the Merry & Bright image in Real Red ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut around part of it with your Paper Snips, then slip it into the oval punch as shown and punch... fun!!

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This is such a quick and easy way to make tags!! Just stamp the striped background on Whisper White cardstock, then stamp the trees over the stripes and punch out with the Note Tag Punch! The Trees are stamped in Mossy Meadow (green) but they are looking kind of black in this photo.. rest assured, they are green.

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You can also add tags to cards.. I had 2 left over packets of card supplies from our Stamp a Rama event in Oct., so I just added tags to the embossed card fronts!

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I embellished this Scalloped Tag Topper Punch with some die cut stars!  Trim the Tree Paper was used on the tag and Under the Tree paper was used for the Stars.

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Both cards were embossed with the amazingly versatile Decorative Dots embossing folder... isn't it just perfectly festive for the holidays!?

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Making Spirits Bright - a Toast to the Holidays

 

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Let's toast to a happy holiday season!! Grab your glass with your drink of choice and let's do a virtual "cheers" to a lovely holiday ahead!

{clink} Cheers!

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I love these 2 stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog... Making Spirits Bright from page 48 (available in Wood Mount or Clear Mount) and Holiday Invitation from page 49 (photopolymer set).. so fun!! Don't they make cute Holiday Cards!?

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I die cut Whisper White cardstock with the Apothecary Accents framelits in my Big Shot, and then stamped on those.  I also added pretty ribbons, Silver Glimmer paper and colored with Blendabilities markers after stamping with the Memento Black ink pad.. .all supplies are shown below and can be ordered online by clicking on each item.

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Happy Holidays everyone!

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Quick and Easy Double Pocket Cards for Christmas

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You can create these Quick and Easy Double Pocket Card Christmas Cards, featuring Nordic Noel Christmas paper from Stampin' Up! and the Simply Scored Board in just a matter of minutes!

If you haven't seen the "HOW TO VIDEOS" for my double pocket cards, you can view them on my blog:

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I love that you can see both sides of the paper on these cards... since every pattern is really pretty, this is a great way to showcase them!!

I used Project Life by Stampin' Up! cards for the inserts in the pockets.. how fun is that!? see supply list at the bottom of this post for all ordering info online.

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Below are some more designs I created using the Color Me Autumn paper and the All Is Calm paper and the Nordic Noel paper, all from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  See links at the bottom of this post for EASY online ordering!

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