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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!

 

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.  Cards created by Patty Bennett, www.PattyStamps.com

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).

 

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

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!

 

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

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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Make a Handy Notepad Holder for 2016

Happy New Year!!  Can you believe it's 2016!?  Wow!

I love to carry a handy dandy notepad in my car.. I am always thinking of something to jot down while I'm out and about.  How perfect is this notepad case for 2016?  I used the Large Numbers Framelits dies (NEW from Stampin' UP!) - they are on page 10 of the upcoming 2016 Occasions Catalog, to decorate the front cover of a clear stamp case!

Make your own 2016 Notepad holder project - great for keeping lists, coupons, and notes handy and safe in your car, purse, backpack or at your desk!  Stampin UP Supplies from the 2016 Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration brochure. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I used some of the new Sale a Bration "Wildflower Fields" Designer Paper for my little notepad holder project!  You can select this pretty paper as one of your free Sale a Bration items starting on Jan. 5, 2016 when you purchase $50 or more in my online store!  Need a catalog to see the 11 FREE items available? Let me know! I'm happy to mail them to you!

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I die cut the 2016 numbers from the Wildflowers designer paper and also wrapped a scrap of the Wildflowers paper around the top of the little legal pad for the inside of the case.

The case is a Stampin' UP! clear standard stamp case, and comes in a pack of 4 for only $6.00! I love these for so many organizing and storage purposes.  Find them in my online store here!

Make your own 2016 Notepad holder project - great for keeping lists, coupons, and notes handy and safe in your car, purse, backpack or at your desk!  Stampin UP Supplies from the 2016 Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration brochure. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

When adhering the notepad into the clear case, and also when applying the strip of Designer Paper over the top of the notepad, I highly recommend using Tear & Tape.. it works perfectly for a strong hold!

Make your own 2016 Notepad holder project - great for keeping lists, coupons, and notes handy and safe in your car, purse, backpack or at your desk!  Stampin UP Supplies from the 2016 Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration brochure. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I just had to add some extra flowers to the project, so I used more of the patterns in the Sale a Bration Wildflowers paper pack and my new Blossom Bunch Punch!  It's a new item on pg 22 of the 2016 Occasions catalog.

Make your own 2016 Notepad holder project - great for keeping lists, coupons, and notes handy and safe in your car, purse, backpack or at your desk!  Stampin UP Number of Years framelits, Blossom Bouquet punch and Wildflower Fields products from the 2016 Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration brochure. by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

I used so many different adhesives on this project!!!

Whew! I love keeping all these adhesives on hand!!

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Happy New Year!!!

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Pop Up Card in a Box - Stampin' UP! Penguins!

 

My sweet Luv 2 Stamp Group knows that I love penguins, and at a recent Luv 2 Stamp Group stamp day, Shelley gave me this adorable pop up card made with the Snow Friends penguin stamp!!

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She decorated the outside of the box with some Winter Wonderland paper and vellum.. so pretty!!

Thick Whisper White cardstock, the Simply Scored board and tear & tape make this project pretty easy!

Isn't this red bow just adorable on this card!? It's the sweet little bow builder punch!

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Check this out.. the BEST part about these cards in a box is that they fold flat and go zipping right through the mail in a standard size medium envelope!!  I know.. gasp, right!?

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Thank you Shelley for this adorable card and for thinking of me!! You are so sweet!

 

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Hot Chocolate Cup of Cheer Gift Idea

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Need a quick Holiday gift idea? Enjoy this quick Holiday Gift Idea for a hot chocolatey treat for your co-workers, neighbors, friends, and it makes a great teacher gift, too!

Snow Place Snowman cup of cheer hot chocolate DIY gift packet for the Holidays.  Stampin' UP! stamps, framelit dies, bag and paper.  Project by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I used a Stampin' UP! Tag a Bag Kraft bag folded in 1/2 and decorated with stamped images to dress up this Hot Chocolate treat pouch!  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE to see how to make this cute pouch that also doubles as a gift card holder pouch!

These are the 2 stamp sets and cute little bags I used for this project:

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  • Snow Place stamp set - save 15% on the Bundle which includes the framelit dies!
  • Kraft Tag  a Bag gift bags
  • Cup of Cheer stamp set (wood or clear mount)

See the ordering info at the bottom of this post for more info on these products

Snow Place Snowman cup of cheer hot chocolate DIY gift packet for the Holidays.  Stampin' UP! stamps, framelit dies, bag and paper.  Project by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

After folding the Kraft bag, I wrapped a 10-1/2" x 2" piece of striped Color Me Irresistible paper around the bag. I love the already embossed striped on it.. so pretty!  Then I punched a piece of the polkadot pattern Color Me Irresistible paper (brayered with Real Red) using my 2-3/8" scalloped circle punch, and a 2" circle of striped paper from the Season of Cheer paper pack and added those on the left side.  I stamped and die cut the snowman and his scarf and hat using the Snow Friends / Snow Place bundle.  The cut mug was stamped with the Cup of Cheer set in Real Red on Thick Whisper White and cut out with my Paper Snips.  Add 3 randomly placed rhinestones and you are done!

Slip in a hot cocoa packet, chocolate dipped spoon, candy cane, gift card, love note, photo... :)

Check out these other cute projects with the Cup of Cheer set by Stampin UP!

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Sneak Peek Sunday - Birthday Cards

 

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I hope you are enjoying my series of Sneak Peek Sunday posts.. I'm highlighting a different NEW stamp set, paper and accessory each Sunday this month! 

Today's Sneak Peek is the super fun Birthday Suite of products called It's My Party, from pages 4, 5 and 6 of the upcoming 2016 Occasions Catalog from Stampin' UP!.

Stampin' UP! birthday card featuring Party Wishes stamp set, It's My Party paper, Party Punch Pack and new Baker's Twine! Cute cupcakes, balloon and candle punches are darling!  Cards by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Stampin' UP! birthday card featuring Party Wishes stamp set, It's My Party paper, Party Punch Pack and new Baker's Twine! Cute cupcakes, balloon and candle punches are darling!  Cards by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

Need a 2016 Occasions catalog and Sale a Bration brochure?  If you have placed your $50 or more order with me in the last 6 months, I have already ordered catalogs to be mailed to you through Stampin' UP!.  If you have not ordered from me, email me so I can get you on the list (pattystamps@comcast.net).

Stampin' UP! birthday card featuring Party Wishes stamp set, It's My Party paper, Party Punch Pack and new Baker's Twine! Cute cupcakes, balloon and candle punches are darling!  Cards by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

I am really loving this new twine.. I love the black accent in the twine and how it really coordinates with the great designer paper in the "It's My Party" designer paper pack!!

You will be able to order these new 2016 products on January 5, 2016!

  • Party Wishes stamp set
  • Party Punch Pack
  • or, save 15% and buy the set and punches in a bundle!
  • It's My Party designer series paper pack
  • Baker's Twine Combo Pack

 

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Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek - Birthday Blooms set

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I am excited to share another Sneak Peek Sunday project with you, showcasing some upcoming products in the 2016 Stampin' UP! Occasions Catalog!! (see the info at the bottom of this post for receiving this new catalog!)

These are some of the cards that I swapped in San Diego at the OnStage event earlier this month, and they feature a Sneak Peek of a new stamp set and new floral paper - we  received these in September at the 2015 Founder's Circle event.

Stampin Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set and Birthday Bouquet designer paper NEW from the Occasions 2016 catalog.  I made these cards for our OnStage event in San Diego. Birthday, friend and for you greetings included in the stamp set.

  • New Stamp Set: Birthday Blossoms, pg 9 Occasions catalog (used it to stamp the background, and the greetings)
  • New Paper: Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper, pg 9 Occasions catalog (punched circle in the center of the metallic foil doily)

This gives you a little sneak peek of the new set and Birthday Bouquet designer paper (punched with the 2" circle punch)... they may as well have just named it the Patty Bennett Flower Garden paper... I am in LOVE with it!  :)

 

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Grab your pretty Sharpie Markers and color the Iced Rhinestones.. so pretty!

I just colored the centers so that the ring of rhinestones around the center stone are still clear and very sparkly!

Stamping Tip:  Color the centers of your Iced Rhinestones from Stampin' Up! with Sharpie markers for a custom colored embellishment on your handstamped card or handcrafted project.

I think the Banner Triple punch is one of my stampin' best friends.. I use it so often!  I love the birthday banner on this card!

Stampin Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set and Birthday Bouquet designer paper NEW from the Occasions 2016 catalog.  I made these cards for our OnStage event in San Diego. Birthday, friend and for you greetings included in the stamp set.

I made 4 different versions of this card.. the card below uses 2 different sizes of doilies from the Metallic Foil Doilies package.. both in Silver.. I love the pop and the way it works with the rhinestones!

Stampin Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set and Birthday Bouquet designer paper NEW from the Occasions 2016 catalog.  I made these cards for our OnStage event in San Diego. Birthday, friend and for you greetings included in the stamp set.

I shared 2 of the versions of this card at the top of my blog post, and here are the other 2 versions:

Stampin Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set and Birthday Bouquet designer paper NEW from the Occasions 2016 catalog.  I made these cards for our OnStage event in San Diego. Birthday, friend and for you greetings included in the stamp set.

All 4 cards had a piece of the In Color Lace on them.. I used Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder lace and cardstock on these cards.  I would not have thought to put them together but they are both featured in the designer paper pack, so I used them!! Cool combo, don't you think?

 

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  • #140655 Birthday Blossoms Stamp set

 

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It's a Penguin Christmas!

SNOW FRIENDS CARD SERIES - DAY 2

 Welcome to day 2 of a 3 part series featuring these adorable Snow Place / Snow Friends stamps and dies from the Stampin' UP! 2015 Holiday  catalog!

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Did you read my blog post from yesterday? You'll know how much I love penguins if you did :) 

How cute are these penguin stamps from the Snow Place stamp set!? And they are so easily die cut with the Snow Friends framelits!!!! whohooo!  All of the pieces are stamped and then die cut in the Big Shot.

 

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These happy penguins are peeking out from 2 different circles, punched with the 2" circle punch in a piece of Season of Cheer designer paper.  I stamped the snowflakes onto the striped paper.

I Love the fonts in the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life stamp set, and used them for the Merry Christmas sentiment on the punched out tag.

Merry Christmas greeting hand stamped from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life set from Stampin' UP!.  Perfect stamped accent to this cute Penguin Christmas card featuring the Snow Place / Snow Friends bundle.

Stampin' UP! offers a 15% discount when you purchase this cute stamp set and framelit bundle together!

Snow Place / Snow Friends penguin and snowman stamp and framelit bundle from Stampin' UP!. #140844. click shop online at pattystamps.com

It's kind of like paper dolls for grown ups.. right!?

 

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Tri-Fold Snowflake Card

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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The Story of Pink Box Friday - Punch Art Donuts!

 

Eb pb 1987<<< Let me take you back... way back.. to the mid-1980's when Eric and I worked together at a Structural Engineering firm in Lafayette, CA.  We worked together for 7 years - every day - it was amazing... I loved every single day!!!

Back then, the big treat of the week was PINK BOX FRIDAY!  You know.. the wonderful, sugary treats from the bakery that the boss brings in ... always in the Pink Box!  I think they were from The Cake Box... best danishes and treats you've ever tasted!

Have you ever worked in an office with the Pink Box Friday tradition?

Now, 30 years later, Eric is carrying on that tradition in his current Engineering office, and he picks up donuts every Friday to bring to the office... in the Pink Box no less! :)

About a week ago, the office celebrated the 2 co-owners birthdays (since they are only a day apart!) with birthday lunch out, special treats and Gabe (one of the owners) got his OWN box of a dozen  cake donuts with chocolate frosting and peanuts!  Those are his faves, so he got his own box!

I made him a special birthday greeting to put on his special box with my punch art version of peanut covered chocolate donuts! 

I made the other co-owner, Justen, a shaker birthday card with a punch art donut.

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These cards feature the really festive and fun "Cherry on Top" paper stack with fun printed party designs!  I also created my own punch art donuts... the instructions are here for you below:

 

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You only need 2 punches and scissors to create the donuts really easily.. use any paper, any color, any pattern to create a variety of "flavors" of donuts!

On the donut below, I stamped "sprinkles" from the Celebrate Today stamp set (pg 102 annual catalog), but you could use any number of "sprinkle" images, dots, etc.

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So what do you think... gold sequins for peanuts?  Too silly?

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I knew that Eric was getting a box of a dozen chocolate covered peanut donuts for Gabe.. so I did my best to create chocolate covered peanut donuts with the Stampin' Up! supplies at my desk :)

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Yep, I put each individual sequin on with a dot of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen.... I decided right then and there I could probably never be one of those people who hand-beads or sequins a ball gown... know what I mean!?  :)   Click to view 3 TIPS for USING the FINE TIP GLUE PEN.

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I created the shaker card by filling the opening with Stampin' Up! Metallic Sequins and Brights Sequins (pg 160 of the annual catalog). A window sheet seals all the fun inside!

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Glimmery Gold Acorns

 

 You might remember the Christmas Gift Card pocket cards I shared with you in September... (see them here)... I thought it would be fun to create a fall version and use them for customer thank you cards, so this is what I came up with.. I added a couple pretty touches of gold and glimmer and the Acorn Builder Punch to dress them up for fall!

 

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I love the Stampin' Up! Kraft Bags - don't you think they are the perfect touch for fall!? Especially when paired up with some gold accents?

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I added a 2" x 10-1/2" strip of paper from the Into the Woods pack (pg 43 Holiday catalog), a gold metallic foil doily, a glitzy acorn, and a decorated card insert!

Watch my VIDEO HERE to see how to make these pocket cards out of a gift bag.  The video shows a Christmas Gift Card Holder version of this fall pocket card.

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You'll find the Gold Glimmer Paper and the Corrugated paper in the annual catalog, pg 148 and 149.

The Acorn punch is new, in the Holiday catalog, pg 45.  Need a catalog? let me know!

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I found it easiest to stamp several of these greetings on a strip of Thick Whisper White paper then punch them all out at once with the 2" circle punch.   I stamped them with images from the very fun "A Little Something" stamp set, found on pg 41 in the Holiday Catalog.

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After stamping and punching, simply layer your circle onto a Metallic Foil Doily.. such a pretty gold accent touch for the fall!

As you can see below, I used 3 different paper patterns from the "Into the Woods" paper package.  There are 12 patterns in the pack to select from!

OH, and did you notice how well the new Curvy Corner Trio punch coordinates with the Metallic Foil Doilies!?

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Punch Art Sunflowers from Leftover Halloween paper

 

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I am done creating projects for Halloween, but I still had some Happy Haunting Halloween paper left over in my Stampin' Up! stash.. So I created some Sunflower Punch Art Cards to use it up!

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I used some of the Happy Haunting Paper, some of the Into the Woods paper and some Farmers Market paper to create my note cards!!  I thought they were kinda cute and peppy!!

Here are the Stampin' UP! punch supplies I used:

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I know you've seen me use these great Whisper White Note Cards quite often.. I just love the size and they were the perfect fit for the 2 sizes of punch art sunflowers!

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I sponged the edges of these flowers with Crushed Curry ink, so that they are a little bolder.  It's kind of a fun mix of patterns on this card.. don't you think?

I had quite a few thank you notes to make this weekend, so here is my stack going out to my dear customers for orders at the end of the 15% off sale.. thank you!!!

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Christmas Cutie Pie Box and Tags

 

Did you see the cute projects I shared with you (here and here) from Susan and Janet?  I loved all of the adorable DIY Christmas ideas in Susan's craft room!!!

Today I'm sharing a couple more adorable projects they had on display!!

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Above: use the Cutie Pie thinlits "piece of pie" die cut to create this cute slice of pie box!! How cute! Find it on pg 171 of the annual catalog (#138273)

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Above:  Create these sweet Christmas tags using Very Vanilla cardstock, Home for Christmas paper and the Curvy Trio Corner punch!  For tips on using the Corner Trio punch, watch my video here.

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Thank you for stopping by today.. hope you enjoyed those adorable projects from Susan and Janet's displays!!  :)
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Cutest Little Witches Hat Ever!

 

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You probably remember my recent trip to St. George, UT for the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle trip... well, while I was there I was thrilled to be invited to stamp with Susan Adams and Janet Baker at Susan's home!  It was so much fun!  Here is a photo of us stamping up a storm!  It was super fun to spend the day with several of my demonstrator friends!!

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They had 4 super fabulous projects for us to make while we were there (click to see one of them) and today I'm sharing the 2nd project with you.. a darling pumpkin with a witches hat! The pumpkin is easily made with the Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake box die, and the hat is made up of only 3 different punches with Black Glimmer Paper!

 

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After punching and die cutting the pieces shown above, you'll need to stamp your Pumpkin Pie Curvy Keepsake box pieces with a fun background stamp.. I used the Chalk Lines image shown above.  Then stamp a face on your pumpkin - the one above is from the Sparkly Seasons set on pg 40 in the Holiday catalog.

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The had it so simple yet just BEYOND adorable!!  It uses the 2-1/2" circle punch, and the Tree punch (using the Black Glimmer Paper) and the Word Window punch punched in the center of the circle.  It's decorated with a Bow Builder punch.

Watch Janet's fabulous video tutorial here!

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Just cut a slit in the center of the Spider Web Doily and it will slip right over the handles of the Curvy Keepsake box.. umm.. how CLEVER is that!?  Thank you, Janet for an adorable project!

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 Are you going to make these for Halloween!?  They are SO CUTE and really pretty easy!

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Thankful Fall Cards with Stampin' Write Markers

 

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One of the very first stamping "techniques" I learned 25-ish years ago was using my markers to color onto the rubber of a stamp - called "direct to rubber".  I thought it was completely magical to be able to alter the colors on your stamp with markers!! 

Today's Thankful for You fall card features that technique!  I used the Stampin' UP! Stampin' Write Markers to color onto the stamp, then stamped it onto my Whisper White Paper and die cut the images.  It's so pretty!!!

The card above also features a little peek of gold foil doily sticking out above and below the die cut image. (cut the doily in 1/2 so you don't have to use 2) :)

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My Thankful for You cards feature the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set (pg 43 in the 2015 Holiday Catalog) and the beautiful (and I mean BEAUTIFUL) Into the Woods designer paper on the same page.  

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Each card has a piece of the woodgrain paper as the background, then a banner (punched with the Banner Triple Punch) in one of the other beautiful prints from that same Into the Woods package. 

Click to watch the video: For tips on using the Triple Banner Punch.

I couldn't decide which cardstock color to use for the folded part of the card.. so I used several!  Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip.

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The Stampin' Write Marker colors I used to color onto the stamp are:
Hello Honey
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip

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After stamping a page of greetings onto the thick Whisper White cardstock, I die cut them using the Deco Labels Collection Framelit set and the Lots of Labels Framelits and my Big Shot.  The magnetic platform is perfect for holding your dies in place!  Both framelit sets work really well with this stamp image!

 

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