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Fun Tri-Fold Birthday Card!

 

Check out this adorable Tri-Fold card I made at a fun class taught by Susan and Janet!!  How fun would this be to receive a card like this in the mail for your birthday!!?  It features the Stampin' Up! It's My Party paper, balloon punch and the Party Pop-up thinlit dies!!! 

They are EASY to make.. I have a link to my video tutorial below!

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

This super fun It's My Party paper stack is RETIRING.. I feel like I didn't get to use it enough!  Order yours HERE online before it's sold out and gone forever!

If you need directions for making these easy Tri Fold cards,

WATCH MY VIDEO HERE for instructions :)

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

 

I love this color combo from the It's My Party designer series paper stack!

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You can make 4 of these cards from one 12x12 piece of black cardstock!

Scroll down for all the info!

 

Tri-fold birthday card idea featuring Stampin' UP! It's My Party Paper balloons, Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies and the Balloon Bouquet punch

 

The front of this card features a die cut from the Party Pop-Up Thinlit dies cut in Mint Macaron cardstock, and all of the balloons are easily punched out of the It's My Party paper stack using the Balloon Bouquet punch.  This is a GREAT way to use up your scraps!

 

Easily make 4 of these cards from one sheet of 12x12 cardstock!

Cut your 12x12 per the diagram below (or per THIS VIDEO)

 

How to make 4 Tri Fold Cards out of one 12x12 piece of cardstock. Tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

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Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek International Blog Hop - Foxy Friends

 

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Foxy Friends bundle!

I'm super excited to share a sneak peek of a new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! bundle with you, but if you prefer to wait and see it in your new catalog, don't scroll down :)  

I am delighted to be a part of an International Blog Hop today with fellow demonstrators from all over the world!!!  (see the list at the bottom of this blog post, and please visit them all!) You are visiting PattyStamps.com here in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA!

When I was at the Stampin' Up! home office last December celebrating my million dollar sales achievement, I got to see lots of new catalog products {squeal!!!!}, and after Spencer showed them to me, he gave me the Foxy Friends Stamp set and matching punch!!!!  Eeek!!!  You probably could have heard me squeal all the way back here in California!!!  :)

I have been creating lots of fun projects with this bundle, and today I'm sharing my kitty cat card with you!

Foxy friends stamp set birthday card featuring kitty cat image and Shine On paper from Stampin' Up!.  by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I love that this bundle is so versatile and that you can create so many different little critters with it!

This idea sheet was on display at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event last month, showing several different cuties you can create with this Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder punch!

 

Foxy friends punch art animal ideas from Stampin Up!

 

Depending on which greeting and paper you use, this card could be used for anything from a get well to a birthday, to a thank you, to a baby card!  I truly love the font used in the Tin of Cards stamp set; that is the one I used for these cards, stamped in Archival Black ink.

 

Foxy friends stamp set birthday card featuring kitty cat image and Shine On paper from Stampin' Up!.  by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

I used the Shine On Specialty DSP in the background, cut to 3-1/4" x 4-3/4" on a Crumb Cake Note Card.

The kitty is stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Thick Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the 2-1/2" circle punch.

 

I stamped about 60 of these Happy Hello Foxy Friend cards to swap at the OnStage event, you can see that post here.

Foxy friends stamp set and Fox Builder punch from Stampin' Up!. A happy hello card by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

If you are one of my customers, I am super excited to share this new catalog with you!!  I've been a demonstrator for 20 years and 11 months, and was a customer for about 3 years before that.. so I have seen about 25 years of new catalogs, and I can honestly tell you THIS CATALOG ROCKS MY WORLD!!  I hope you love it too!!  See this post for more info on getting your new catalog!

 

Thank you so much for visiting me today, and enjoy all of my fellow demonstrators Sneak Peek posts.. you can visit them by clicking on any of the links below!  Kylie is up next!! :)  You'll love her projects!

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Quick and Easy Diagonal Slash Note Card Video Tutorial

 

I am excited to share a VIDEO TUTORIAL with you today so that you can easily and quickly create several hand crafted cards with either a 3-1/2" x 5" Stampin' UP! note card, or a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" standard size card, using this diagonal slash technique!

Create these great note cards with EITHER a 6x6 paper stack and Stampin' Up! Note Cards, or, a 12x12 sheet of designer paper and a regular 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card!  Let me show you how!! Watch the video below and see the diagrams below for cutting dimensions.

Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

I created a whole stack of these cards featuring the Pretty Petals 6x6 paper stack from Stampin Up!.  You can create them with any 6x6 paper using the dimensions and instructions I've shared at the bottom of this post.

Watch the Video Below for more info, or, watch it HERE on YouTube.

 

 

 

Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

Once you cut your paper and add it to your note card, it's loads of fun to go through your stamps and pick out a variety of greetings to fit in the space!!  I did thank you, friends, you are amazing, happy birthday, and happy blooming birthday!

I also created quick and cute card embellishments using my Stampin' UP! Pansy punch, 7/8" scalloped circle punch and the 1/2" circle punch.  I had fun punching out all different patterns of Stampin' Up! paper and creating fun and colorful card embellishments!

 

Pansy Punch flower embellishments for Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

Below: Cutting instructions for using 6x6 paper and Stampin' Up! 3-1/2" x 5" Note Cards.

Cutting Instructions for Diagonal slash note cards featuring 6x6 paper stacks and 3-1/2" x 5" note cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

As shown in the video above in this blog post, I also created these cards using 12x12 designer paper and standard size 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards.  For the cards below, I used the beautiful English Garden paper and Thick Whisper White or Blushing Bride folded cards.

 

Create 9 Diagonal Slash note cards using one sheet of  12x12 paper and nine 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

Watch the video above in this blog post for more info on cutting your 12x12 paper, or use the instructions below.  Create 9 cards out of each 12x12 piece of printed designer paper!!!! wow!

 

How to cut paper for 9 Diagonal Slash note cards using one sheet of  12x12 paper and nine 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards from Stampin' UP! by Patty Bennett

 

Did you enjoy this idea!?  Leave me a comment on my video on YouTube or in the comment section below on this blog post.. I love reading your comments!

 

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Grateful Bunch Note Cards

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Guess what?  These sweet notecards check all those boxes! :)

 

Simple Flower Note Cards featuring Stampin' UP! Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch with It's My Party enamel dots in the center of each flower by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

You might recognize this card design from my Luv 2 Stamp Group 3x3 sampler swap.. I made lots of extra 3x3 squares so that I could turn them in to note cards!!

I used the Stampin' Up! Thick Whisper White Note Cards, the Grateful Bunch stamp set and the matching Blossom Bunch flower punch to create these quick and easy note cards!

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Simple Flower Note Cards featuring Stampin' UP! Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch with It's My Party enamel dots in the center of each flower by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

I layered the 3x3 stamped artwork piece onto the Thick Whisper White note cards then stamped different greetings at the bottom of each card.

Simple. Easy. Quick. Cute. Done.

Simple Flower Note Cards featuring Stampin' UP! Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch with It's My Party enamel dots in the center of each flower by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Find this great stamp set and flower punch bundle (save 15% when you buy them together!)  HERE or on pg 22 in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.

 

Simple Flower Note Cards featuring Stampin' UP! Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch with It's My Party enamel dots in the center of each flower by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

Pick a 3 or 4 color combo, then stamp the flowers in all of those colors on Whisper White, then punch them all out with the Blossom Punch, then layer them in all different combos!

 

Simple Flower Note Cards featuring Stampin' UP! Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch with It's My Party enamel dots in the center of each flower by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

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Be sure to put a cute It's My Party Enamel dot in the center of each flower... that really makes them POP!

 

Simple Flower Note Cards featuring Stampin' UP! Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching Blossom Bunch Punch with It's My Party enamel dots in the center of each flower by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

Layer your punched flowers with Glue Dots and/or Stampin' Dimensionals depending on how much height/dimension you want on your card.

Mix it up with different pattern paper pieces from the Birthday Bouquet designer paper pack, and different background cardstock colors like Blushing Bride and Daffodil Delight.

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Balloon Celebration Birthday Card

 

Need a fun birthday card?  Use this great design idea from my friend Cindee!! 

1.  Pick a 3 color combo of your choice from Stampin' Up!

2.  Grab the Balloon Celebration stamp set and matching balloon punch

3.  Select a birthday greeting - we used one from the Suite Sayings set

 

Balloon birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration and Suite Sayings stamp set with bright color combo

 

Cindee, Joy and I made this card together, and I was delighted with this fun new color combo that I'd never used before!

 Did you see that adorable touch of Baker's Twine cuteness!?  Such a fun little bow added with a glue dot... the perfect touch!

 

Balloon birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration and Suite Sayings stamp set with bright color combo

 

 Another fun design element is the added sparkle of some rhinestones on each balloon, over the little bit of Wink of Stella sparkle!

 

Balloon birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration and Suite Sayings stamp set with bright color combo

 

 I seriously love this fun color combo and this cheery card!! I can't wait to make more and try other color combos!

 

Balloon birthday card idea featuring Stampin' Up! Balloon Celebration and Suite Sayings stamp set with bright color combo

 

 

If you've browsed on Pinterest much lately, you have probably seen this fun design trend for cards.. adding a touch of black and white stripes to a card.. I just love that POP and ZING it gives a card!

The black and white striped border comes from the Neutrals designer series paper stack.

Cindee has a great tip for you when you stamp and punch your balloons.. CLICK HERE to see her video.

 

 Pin It to your Color Combo Pinterest Board!

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Need more color combo ideas? Check out my Color Combo Pinterest board here!

 

 

How about these 3 color combos... which one will you try for your birthday balloon card?

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Bridal Shower Invitation - stamping with friends

 Stamping with friends.. it's the best!! Recently I had the opportunity to help 2 young friends with Bridal Shower invitations for their friend!!  Here we are, each with our own task, creating the 30 invitations!

WARNING:  stamping with friends may cause spontaneous smiles and laughter!!  :)

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

They told me that the colors were red, black and white, with red roses, and that the bride-to-be also likes gold.. so.. we went to work stamping the flower from the Rose Wonder stamp set onto Whisper White notecards, then covering the front with a 3" wide panel of the Sale a Bration Botanical Garden vellum which was stamped with "celebrate today".

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

We added 2 punched black glimmer paper hearts to the front of the card.

As you can see below, we thought about adding black ribbon, but decided to go with a piece of the gold Metallic Glitter tape - one of the newest Sale a Bration items! 

Sale a Bration is ending SOON!!!!  If you don't have the beautiful Botanical Gardens vellum, or this amazing glitter tape, you have a few days left to select them as your free gifts during 2016 Sale a Bration from Stampin' Up!  One free gift with each $50 in Stampin' UP! product orders until 3/31/16.  Click to order online!

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

We added some snail adhesive under the hearts to adhere the vellum to the card, and the gold glitter tape also helps hold down the vellum.

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

The girls were thrilled with the outcome of the invitations, and they texted a photo to the bride-to-be for approval.. it was a fun and productive stamping date!! And guess what.. it only took us an hour!!

We used up some of the scraps of black glimmer paper to punch small hearts to add to the left inside of the card with "wedding wishes" stamped in black.

I think they turned out really classy!

 

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

I saw that Katina cut apart the rose and leaves from the Rose Wonder stamp and I thought that was a great idea.. it allows you to stamp the flower in one color and the leaves in another!! It was the perfect time-saver for this card!!

 

Rose Wonder stamp set cut apart to stamp rose and leaves in 2 separate colors! Stampin' UP! Tip & Time Saver!

Stampin' UP! Botanical Gardens vellum overlay on Rose Wonder bridal shower invitation cards, featuring black glimmer paper and gold Metallic Glitter tape.

 

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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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Banner Triple Punch Tag Cards

 

What to you think about this fun bold mix of colors, patterns, punches, and ribbons?

Tag Cards created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

A couple weeks ago, I stamped with Cindee and Joy to celebrate Joy's birthday, and this is one of the cards we created while we stamped together! 

You can see the 2 punches below used to create the tag on the front of the card:

  • Banner Triple Punch #138292
  • Ornate Tag Topper Punch #137416

 

Tag Cards created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

To create the tag, cut your Whisper White cardstock to 2" wide, then punch the top with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch and the bottom with the Banner Triple Punch.

To decorate the tags, I brought along several 2" wide strips of designer paper from the Cherry on Top paper stack (#138443) and we just punched whichever patterns we wanted to out of those paper strips using the Banner Triple Punch, layered the pieces, then combined them on our cards.  You can see below, that each of our cards turned out differently!

 

Tag Cards created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

To finish off the cards, we added 2 nice brightly colored ribbons:

  • Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace ribbon (#138425)
  • Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon (#140569)

We also stamped flowers using the 2016 Sale a Bration set called What I Love in Watermelon Wonder ink and Cucumber Crush ink, then cut them out with Paper Snips before adding them to our cards with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Did you know you can select that pretty flower stamp set as one of your free items with your $50 order during Sale a Bration?

All of the black and white paper patterns are found in the Neutrals Color Collection paper stack (#138435)

THANKS FOR BEING YOU  is stamped in Memento black ink and you'll find that in my favorite greeting set called Suite Sayings.

 

Tag Card created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett
 

Oh, and we also added a bit of the Sale a Bration Metallic Glitter tape, and some It's My Party Enamel Dots!

 

Tag Card created with the Stampin' UP! Banner Triple Punch and Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  Cherry on Top paper and Neutrals black and white backgrounds make the cards pop! Sale a Bration "What I Love" flower stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink by Patty Bennett

What do you think?  Kind of BOLD, I know... but I think it's fun and just what we needed to celebrate Joy's birthday!

Bold Color Combo for Patty's Tag Cards:

 

 

DID YOU KNOW??  You can click any of the colors above to see some great Stampin' UP! products available in each color!

And because may of you have asked that I provide a pinable color combo graphic for you, here you go:

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 I wasn't sure how to take a photo of all 3 of us, so I took a photo facing into the mirror :)   Oh, and Cindee is redoing parts of her amazing craft room.. you can see an update here!

 

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Grab your Party Pants!!

 

Put your Party Pants On!?!?  Doesn't that just crack you up!? :)

Festive and Fun Party Pants birthday card with balloons - Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions catalog supplies and Sale a Bration stamp set!  card by Patty Bennett

 

This is one of the fun new stamp sets now available for a limited-time during the Stampin' UP! Sale-a-Bration promotion in 2016!  See the 3 new items below.. so fun!

 And yes, that bow is TOO adorable, right!?  If you watch the video below you'll see that it's from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit, pg 17 Occasions catalog 2016.

 

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Watch a quick video HERE with more info on the above 3 new Sale a Bration products and this Party Pants Card!!

 

Party pants birthday card stamping supplies from Stampin' UP!

 

 To make this adorable Happy Birthday Party Pants card, you'll need some Stampin' UP! Supplies.  Left to Right above, I used the Balloon Bouquet punch, the "It's my Party" paper, Party Pants stamp set and the It's My Party Baker's Twine.

 You'll find links to ordering these Stampin' UP! crafting supplies in the photos at the bottom of this blog post. Click any photo to go to my online store to purchase them.  BUT.. The Party Pants set is FREE... you can only get that when you spend $50 with Stampin' UP! and select that as your free item!

 

Festive and Fun Party Pants birthday card with balloons - Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions catalog supplies and Sale a Bration stamp set!  card by Patty Bennett

 

 I used 3 patterns from the It's My Party paper stack, and the fun It's My Party Baker's Twine combo pack to really give this card some pizzazz!

Patty's Party Pants Stampin' Up! Color Combo:

 

 

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Rose Garden Birthday card with golden touches

 

Wow.. I stamped this a long time ago and never got around to sharing it!   I love the soft feel of this card!  Cindee and I created it together, and we used a card somewhere on the internet for inspiration, but as usual, we veered off course and made it our own.  Or it might have been a catalog sample.. now I don't remember!!

 

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The pretty, feminine floral Birthday Bouquet paper is found on page 9 of the Occasions catalog.  We put a 2" strip of it at the bottom of the card, then layered the tag on top of a stamped rose image.  We used the rose from the Rose Wonder stamp set on pg 18 of the 2016 Stampin UP! Occasions catalog, and just stamped it in Whisper White craft ink and let it dry on the Blushing Bride cardstock card. 

We were doing our best to use layers.. lots of different layers.. so our tag has 4 layers plus the flower embellishment! 

 

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Noteworthy Card Design Features:

  • Corrugated paper was used for the tag
  • Ornate Tag Topper punch gives the corrugated tag a fancy feel
  • Banner Framelits created the 2 smaller banners, but you could also use the Banner Triple Punch, and the Banner punch was used for the smallest banner layer (see all products at the bottom of this post)
  • the Happy Birthday Greeting was gold heat embossed for a touch of class
  • we splattered the Gold Wink of Stella Pen onto the finished card - gold splatters are a great finishing touch!
  • the hand cut flower with Enamel Dot center gives one more layer of texture to the card

 

Stampin' UP! Color Combo for this Birthday Card:

 

 

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Double Pocket Card with Wildflower Fields Sale a Bration Paper

 

I just love it when Stampin' Up! offers 12x12 designer paper as one of the free Sale a Bration gifts!!  This beautiful package of paper has such gorgeous patterns and rich colors!!  Did you notice that it features several of the RETIRING IN COLORS?

I created these fun Double Pocket Cards with the Wildflower Fields Sale a Bration paper - a free gift choice with your $50 order during Sale a Bration 2016, and my Simply Scored board and Diagonal Plate.  See link below in this post for video tutorial.

 

Create a Double Pocket Card with your Simply Scored Board and Diagonal Plate from Stampin Up!. Customer Thank You cards featuring Wildflower Fields paper - a free gift choice during Sale a Bration 2016, by Patty Bennett

 

Learn how to create this easy double pocket card!!  I created a video in 2012 for this card!

WATCH THE 2012 VIDEO tutorial here!

And if you want to see a 2nd version of this card.. I have another 2012 video for you HERE.

I created these double pocket cards for my customers who ordered during Super Bowl weekend.. they each received a free package of "It's my Party" Enamel Dots with their thank you!

 

Create a Double Pocket Card with your Simply Scored Board and Diagonal Plate from Stampin Up!. Customer Thank You cards featuring Wildflower Fields paper - a free gift choice during Sale a Bration 2016, by Patty Bennett

This card has 2 pockets!! One on the front and one on the inside.. perfect for slipping in a gift card, a note, a photo, a small gift.. I just love this fun style!  You'll need your Simply Scored Board and Diagonal Scoring plate.  Check out easy online ordering at the bottom of this blog post - just click any of the product photos to go to my online store.

 

Create a Double Pocket Card with your Simply Scored Board and Diagonal Plate from Stampin Up!. Customer Thank You cards featuring Wildflower Fields paper - a free gift choice during Sale a Bration 2016, by Patty Bennett

 

The embellishment on this card is stamped using the You're So Lovely stamp set, found on pg 32 of the 2016 Occasions catalog, and punched out with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  I also punched out a little flower using the Petite Petals flower punch and scraps from these cards. 

 

Create a Double Pocket Card with your Simply Scored Board and Diagonal Plate from Stampin Up!. Customer Thank You cards featuring You're So Lovely stamp set, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch and  Wildflower Fields paper - a free gift choice during Sale a Bration 2016, by Patty Bennett

 Again.. these are several of the Retiring In Colors.. be sure to grab yours soon before they sell out.  Click for more info on the retiring colors! And Don't Delay.. they will sell out fast!

 

Wildflower Fields In Color color combo:

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Farmer's Market Fruit Card

 

You know that Saying.. When Live Gives You Lemons....

Well, I say, MAKE A CARD!

 

Stampin' Up! Apple of my Eye thank you card with lemons and Farmer's Market paper background.  Project Life cards added for a touch of shimmery gold! card by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

Create a fun card with lemons, apples, pears, peaches, oranges, limes or cherries!! Use the cute Apple of My Eye stamp set on pg 47 of the 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog and create a whole fruit salad if you wish! ;)

 

140736 Stampin' UP! Apple of my Eye stamp set. Make cards with apples, oranges, lemons, limes, peaches, cherries and pears!

 The pretty gold frame and gold circle and Watermelon Wonder card are all from a Project Life card packet!!  This great Memories in the Making Specialty card packet can be your free gift with a $50 online Stampin' Up! purchase during Sale a Bration 2016.  Just add #141018 to your order after your subtotal reaches $50. 

For a tip on seeing the card selection in each Project Life packet, click here and watch my video tip!

 

Stampin' Up! Apple of my Eye thank you card with lemons and Farmer's Market paper background.  Project Life cards added for a touch of shimmery gold! card by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

The background piece of paper that looks like wood is from the Farmer's Market Designer Series Paper pack, #138448 on pg 143 in the 2015/2016 annual catalog. 

I used the 1-1/2" and 1-3/4" circle punches to make punching out the lemons easy peasy!

 

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Pedal Pusher Bicycle Built for Two! New for Sale a Bration!

 

What fun!! 

3 new Sale a Bration products were just introduced for 2016!! 

CLICK HERE to see the video and the 3 new products!

What is Sale a Bration?  It's the biggest promotion of the year from Stampin' Up! and allows you to select one of 11 free gifts of your choice with each $50 you spend from the Stampin' Up! catalogs or the Clearance Rack!

 

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For the fun Pedal Pusher "bicycle built for two" card above, I stamped the bicycle image onto a Project Life card, from the Let's Get Away card kit (#137907). There are lots of cute bicycles in that card kit! See it HERE online.

I decided to turn this in to a fun birthday card by stamping the birthday greeting from Suite Sayings in the label part of the card and then adding punched balloons!!    If you need more info on this card, CLICK HERE to watch the video.

I stamped the bicycle in Basic Black Archival ink and colored it with Stampin' Write Markers.

Below you can see the cute little balloon punch I used - it's in the Party Punch Pack found on pg 4 of the 2016 Occasions catalog.  I drew the balloon strings with my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  I cut the bicycle Project Life card down to about 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" and layered it onto a Calypso Coral piece of cardstock cut to 4" x 5-1/4", then onto a standard size Bermuda Bay folded card.

 

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Party Punch Pack available here online or by clicking the product photos at the bottom of this post.

Sale a Bration Benefits: Jan. 5 to March 31, 2016, you will earn one of the 11 FREE products in the Sale a Bration brochure for each $50 you spend...

  • place a $50 order, receive 1 of the 11 free gifts and record your order on 1 line of the Free Stamps with Patty form
  • place a $100 order, receive 2 of the 11 free gifts and record your order on 2 lines of the Free Stamps with Patty form
  • place a $150 order, receive 3 of the 11 free gifts and record your order on 3 lines of the Free Stamps with Patty form AND select hostess rewards (10% of your order)
  • No Limit.. keep going and earn more free rewards!
  • See page 3 of the Sale a Bration brochure.. if your order or party total is over $250, you'll enjoy an EXTRA $25 in free hostess credit to purchase products of your choice!!

For more ideas using this fun Pedal Pusher stamp set, Watch the Video below:

 

 

If you cannot view the video, please watch it HERE on YouTube.

 

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

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

Sky is the Limit stamp set and Perfectly Artistic paper!

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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Stampin' Up! Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial

 

You are going to laugh when you watch my video today.. I was seriously intimidated by this Fun Fold card, and when Cindee taught me how to make it, I just laughed because it's so seriously easy!!!  I have a VIDEO tutorial for you as well as FREE tutorials at the bottom of this post!

The photo below shows 4 versions of the Fun Fold card.. I will share details on the 2 Botanicals cards today, and then share details on the Birthday Blossoms and Tea Cup card tomorrow!

Be sure to WATCH THE VIDEO below for all the details!

Stampin Up cards - fun fold with 2" circle punch.  Botanicals stamp set, paper and framelits cards, plus Have a Cuppa tea cup card and Birthday Blooms card. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Watch the VIDEO below, or click here to see it on YouTube.

 

 

The cards below are created using the Botanicals suite of products, NEW on pages 26 and 27 in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog.  Did you notice it's the centerfold!? eek.. such a beautiful 2 page spread!! I've used the Botanical Gardens designer paper, the Botanical Blooms stamp set, the Botanical Gardens Cardstock pack, the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Botanical Gardens Washi Tape!

Stampin Up cards - fun fold with 2" circle punch.  Botanicals stamp set, paper and framelits cards. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

SAVE 15% when you buy the bundle:  Stamp set, Paper and Framelits all in 1 bundle! CLICK HERE!

 

As you begin to open this card, you can see right away how easy this card really is..

Stampin Up cards - fun fold with 2" circle punch.  Botanicals stamp set, paper and framelits cards. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

This 1/2 sheet of cardstock is just scored twice, then punched with a 2" circle punch!! How easy!

Stampin Up cards - fun fold with 2" circle punch.  Botanicals stamp set, paper and framelits cards. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I stamped the images with the Grateful Bunch stamp set, found on pg 22 of the Occasions catalog.

Isn't that a fun card! I love this quick and easy card that just really packs a lot of WOW punch!!

Below is the card I made with Cindee when I stamped at her house in December.  You can see her card here.

Stampin Up cards - fun fold with 2" circle punch.  Botanicals stamp set, paper and framelits cards. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I love the Cajun Craze Scallop under the top flap.. that's from the Cutie Pie thinlits... be sure not to overlook the extra pieces in the great framelit sets!

We also used a fun new FREE Sale a Bration product on our cards.. did you spot the pretty patterned Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum? It's on pg 4 of the Sale a Bration catalog, and you can get that FREE when you purchase the Botanical Suite Bundle I mentioned above!!  Or, select any of the other 10 free gifts in the Sale a Bration catalog with your $50 purchase!

 

Stampin Up cards - fun fold with 2" circle punch.  Botanicals stamp set, paper and framelits cards. by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I die cut a flower in the 4x4 Whisper White piece of cardstock to allow the Hello Honey cardstock to show through, then stamped one of the Botanical Blooms flower images in the center!  Such an easy touch that lends a lot to the card!

Feel free to print and save the instructions below for the Fun Fold Card.  I have 2 versions for you, mentioned in the video.  You can either make 2 cards from an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock, or make 3 cards from a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock.

How to make a fun fold card from one 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock and a 2" circle punch. Tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

As mentioned in the video above, here are the 2 variations with dimensions, cutting and scoring info. 

Above: create a Fun Fold card with an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock

Below: create 3 Fun Fold cards with a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock

How to make 3 fun fold cards from one 12" x 12" piece of cardstock and a 2" circle punch. Tutorial by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 Tune in tomorrow for all the details on my Tea Cup and Birthday Blooms rose cards!

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