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Cookie Cutter Halloween Scarecrow Card

 

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Fall is nearly here! I cannot believe it's September already!!  So I thought I would share a cute little fall scarecrow with you that I created with the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set (pg 53 in the new 2016 Holiday catalog from Stampin' Up!) and the matching Cookie Cutter punch (pg 6, #140396). 

 

Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set - Fall Scarecrow card featuring the Serene Scenery background paper by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

I stamped the scarecrow onto a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock in Archival Black ink, then colored him with the Stampin' Write markers shown above.  For the head, I didn't use markers.. I used the AquaPainter shown above dipped in a tiny bit of Sahara Sand ink.  I think I also dabbed some color on his shirt with the aquapainter and the Cajun Craze marker.  Colors used: Marina Mist, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry & Sahara Sand.

 

My sweet little note card is a Crumb Cake Note Card (pg 176, #133766) with a 3"x5" piece of Serene Scenery paper applied to the front to make it appear that my scarecrow is in the fields guarding the crops! :)

 

Crafting Tip: create a woodgrain look with the Stampin' UP! Timeless Texture stamp!  by Patty Bennett, www.pattystamps.com

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To make the pole that my scarecrow is on, I cut a 3/8" skinny strip of Kraft cardstock and then stamped it several times with both Early Espresso and Soft Suede ink and the Timeless Texture stamp shown above!

 

Stampin' UP! Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set - Fall Scarecrow card featuring the Serene Scenery background paper by Patty Bennett at www.PattyStamps.com

 

You might think the coloring on the shirt is kinda messy.. but that was intentional.. I wanted him to look a little tattered from being out in the weather so it's watercolored with a bit of a dabbing motion to look kind of worn.

You'll find the Delightful Dijon ribbon in a 3-pack on pg 47 of the Holiday catalog (#142021), and it's a great compliment to the fall colors on this card!

The crow is also in the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set, and is cut out by hand with Paper Snips. 

Easy card, fun to color, easy to punch out.  :) 

The Happy Hello stamp (also in Archival Black ink) is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.. one of the BEST stamp sets you can invest in!!  Click Here to see it!

 

For MORE IDEAS featuring the Serene Scenery paper stack CLICK HERE for my video tutorial!

 

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Thoughtful Branches Apple Tree Card

 

Thoughtful Branches Bundle last call... this limited-time stamp set and framelit bundle offering is only available until the end of August or while supplies last.. so if you have not yet ordered yours, now is your chance!

Order the Thoughtful Branches bundle HERE in my online store anytime, and you then you can create this fun apple tree card, too!

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Sprinkles of Life set. By Patty Bennett

 

Cindee and I created this card together, combining the Sprinkles of Life stamp set with the Thoughtful Branches bundle!  I think the combo is really sweet together!!

The Thoughtful Branches bundle is not in the catalog, (only available online here) but the Sprinkles of Life set can be found on page 106 of the current 2016 Stampin' UP! catalog or HERE in my online store.

Stamp the leaves with Old Olive ink onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and then die cut it with the Thoughtful Branches dies to create this tone on tone effect.

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Sprinkles of Life set. By Patty Bennett

 

To create the great 3-d effect of the leaves on the tree, after you die cut the tree trunk/branches and the leaves, put very small pieces of Stampin' Dimensionals under the leaf diecut and layer it over the branch die cut.   Use glue dots to add the die cut apples to the tree.  Use Multipurpose glue to add the trunk to the card.

I stamped a 2nd version of this card (below) and added a punched out sun (after sponging Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral ink onto whisper white cardstock and using a 1" circle punch to punch it out), and the little hello greeting punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.

 

Stampin Up Thoughtful Branches apple tree card featuring the Badges & Banners stamp set and Banner Duet punch. By Patty Bennett

 

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Bunch of Blossoms Flower Card

 

Building flowers with the Bunch of Blossoms flower stamp set from Stampin' Up! is great fun!!

You can create any size flowers you wish with any number of petals!

 

Handstamped Bunch of Blossoms flower card with Stampin' Up! In Color combo, stamps, punch and cardstock. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The Bunch of Blossoms stamp set (page 69 in the Stampin' UP! catalog or #141573 online), has 2 different size blossom petals, and 2 different sizes of leaves, plus flower centers, greetings and a stem.  It's a set of 26 stamps!!! 

The Blossom Builder punch also coordinates with this stamp set, although on this card, I stamped on the Whisper White cardstock for the flower images and only used the punch for the centers.

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Cindee and I stamped this card together and used the In Color combo of Peekabook Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy, then added Early Espresso as the neutral color.

 

After stamping the flowers with Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum ink, I masked them with a post it note and then stamped the leaves in Emerald Envy ink.

Tips for stamping the Bunch of Blossoms flower stamp and leaves with a Post-it note mask.

 

Handstamped Bunch of Blossoms flower card with Stampin' Up! In Color combo, stamps, punch and cardstock. Card by Patty Bennett www.PattyStamps.com

 

The flower centers are punched with the Blossom builder punch.  The 5 pointed centers are punched from Early Espresso cardstock and the little centers are stamped and punched out.

 

The greeting is from the gorgeous Thoughtful Branches stamp set, and the speckles are from Gorgeous Grunge found on page 123. 

Layers of Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock complete this eye-catching card.

 

 

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Baby Bear with Balloons Z-Fold Card

 

I am guessing you recognize this Stampin' Up! Baby Bear card from my Z Fold Video tutorial blog post last week.  I love the fun bright, cheery colors and bold polkadot patterns in this fun greeting card!  I handstamped Baby Bear and his bow, and punched out the balloons from the Balloon Bouquet punch!

 

Baby Bear Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Balloon Bouquet punch, stamp sets, ink and paper by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

The great, fun, bold polkadot patterned paper is from the big Designer Series Paper Stacks on page 174 in the current Stampin' Up! catalog.  I used both the Regals Collection and the 2015-2017 In Color Collection.  The cardstock base is Crushed Curry, and the accent mat layer is Watermelon Wonder. 

 

Find Baby Bear on page 61 in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Catalog or here in my online store

The Balloon Bouquet punch was new in the last Occasions catalog, and is also in this catalog, on page 187 or here online.

 

Baby Bear Z Fold card featuring Stampin' UP! Balloon Bouquet punch, stamp sets, ink and paper by Patty Bennett at pattystamps.com

 

Baby Bear is a 3-step stamping set.  There are 3 layers that make up the image.  I stamped the darkest image in Early Espresso and both of the other lighter images with Crumb Cake ink, stamping the lightest one off on scratch paper first.

The bow is stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, as well as the sweet greeting.  You'll find this sweet greeting in the Love & Affection stamp set, pg 45, #141545.

The adorable buttons and heart are enamel Shapes from the Brights collection package #141680.

 

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Sailboat Card with Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles

 

The Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlit dies pair up so nicely to bring you this fun sailboat card!!  I saw this idea a month or so ago online done by Marsha Pennington and loved the idea of stamping on the wavy die cut with the swirly stamps and then sponging on more color.. doesn't it create such a beautiful "wave"?

 

Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

Tips for Stamping this card:

  • Stamp the swirl image from the Swirly Bird stamp set in Night of Navy around the edge of the folded 4-1/4" x 11" whisper white card
  • Mask the 4" x 5-1/4" whisper white piece with a large post-it note and sponge the bottom 1/3 with Bermuda Bay, and lightly stamp the speckle image from Swirly Bird in Bermuda Bay
  • Switch mask and lightly sponge the top 2/3 of the card with Bermuda Bay or Pool Party (for the sky)
  • Stamp sailboat pieces from the Swirly Bird stamp set on a white scrap and cut out with paper snips
  • Punch clouds with Tree Builder punch in Whisper White cardstock
  • Stamp swirly image with Night of Navy on the wavy die cut piece, sponge Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay onto the die cut stamped piece, adhere with Multipurpose Glue

 

Crafty Tip:

Use the Tree Builder Punch to create clouds!  Just punch the "tree top" with Whisper White cardstock and add them to your sky to create clouds!  I "curved" them a little with my bone folder then put Stampin' Dimensionals only under the center to give them dimension.

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Use the Tree Builder Punch for clouds on the Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

Stamping Tip:

Use your Clear Wink of Stella Glimmer pen to add shimmer to your sailboat and water.. just the perfect touch for that illusion of sunlight on the water!

 

Enhance the waves and sailboat with the Wink of Stella Glimmer pen on the Stampin' UP! Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles Bundle Sailboat Card by Patty Bennett. Supplies available online: www.PattyStamps.com

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

I have 4 crafty tips for you today...

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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How to Make a Shaker Card - Video Tutorial

 

Shaker Cards.. it's one of those projects I've been putting off because I thought they were too complicated.. well, guess what.. I just watched the Stampin' UP! Video tutorial and wow.. they show us how it can be so easy!!  I'll be making these now!!!

 

How to Make a Stampin Up! shaker card with Foam Adhesive Strips and the Sprinkles Punch - Video Tutorial

As shown in the photo above, you'll definitely want the new Foam Adhesive Strips to make your shaker cards go together quickly and easily.  To fill your shaker card, you can add sequins, glitter, punched pieces, or any little goodies that you want to put in your fun cards!

 

Watch the Stampin' UP! Video below for tips and ideas to create your own Shaker Card!

  

 

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Foxy Friends stamp set and Fox Builder Punch video

 

 I am just so in love with these adorable little creatures I created with the Foxy Friends stamp set and coordinating Fox Builder Punch!  When Stampin' UP! gave me this set in December I knew it would be a huge hit.. it's so cute!! Who wouldn't want an adorable card made with this fun set!?

Here are 9 ideas for you using this fun new set and punch!!  And don't forget, the Woodlands Embossing folder is now back in stock, so you can add that to your order too!! :)

 

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I have previously shared a few of these cute cards above.. you can see more info in the posts below:

  • happy hello fox blog post here
  • Woodland Embossing folder fox and racoon cards here
  • happy birthday kitty card here

 

 

Watch the Stampin' UP!  VIDEO below to see fun tips about this Foxy Friends set, the Fox Builder punch and a great tip for stamping your images to align in the punch!

 

 

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 You can find Foxy Friends and the companion Fox Builder punch on pgs 56 and 57 in the new Stampin' UP! annual Catalog.  The 2 page spread looks like this:

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Woodland Embossing Folder is Coming Back!

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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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!

Color combo its my party

 

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

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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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Warning! New Stampin' Up! Catalog SNEAK PEEK!!

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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Janneke de Jong
Tanja Kolar
Allison Okamitsu
Sam Hammond
Lynsay Mahon
Bruno Bertucci
Shannon Lane
Sarah Berry

 

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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

LOVE:  stamps with matching punches

LOVE:  happy color combos

LOVE:  fun Stampin' Up! embellishments

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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