Please enjoy the fun Myths & Magic Castle Video Tutorial today!
I saw this fun idea created by Barbara Smith, Stampin' Up! demonstrator in Australia, and asked her if I could make a video and share my version of her project with you!
These darling castles feature the Stampin' Up! Myths & Magic designer paper (I cut out the dragons, knights and mermaid princesses), the Brick Wall embossing folder, some sponging and a fun idea for the castle door. You can also stamp, color and die cut images from the Magical Day bundle! Watch the video below for all the details.
Enjoy the VIDEO TUTORIAL below to see how fun and easy it is to make these cute castles!
If you are unable to see the video, click the video or, click HERE to watch.
Did you love the tip in my video about using the Classic Label punch to make the notches at the top of the castle!? I thought it was so clever and easy if I do say so myself :)
Don't forget to sponge the brick wall and add the fun hinges from the Sliding Door (barn door) framelit dies for just those little extra touches that make this project super special.
Did you catch this tip in the video? Color around the images in the Myths & Magic designer paper before cutting them out, then they will blend into the castle a little better than the white border. I used my Light Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends marker.
Below is the fun Myths & Magic paper that I fussy cut with my Paper Snips. I used the Knights, Dragons and Mermaids on my castle card. You can also stamp, color and die cut images from the Magical Day bundle! Find the Myths & Magic suite on pages 36 and 37 in your 2018 Occasions catalog or HERE online. You can also click on any of the product photos at the bottom of this post to go right to my online store to shop anytime.
Learn 5 tips for using your Stamparatus in my video tutorial below!!!
The Stampin' UP! Stamparatus stamp positioning tool can save you time, it can make special techniques easy to do, and best of all, it can eliminate that dreaded "ooops, it didn't stamp right" problem!
Watch the video tutorial below and enjoy learning so many fun features and benefits of using the Stamparatus, including a time-saving template tip, stamping in rainbow colors with Stampin' Spots, and WHY you want to have a stamp set case handy!
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Believe it or not, these Petal Pair embossing folder Narrow Note cards were inspired by a tissue box... yep, seriously! These cards were inspired by a Puffs tissue box, and you can watch the story in my video below in this post! :)
I embossed each Narrow Note Card about 2/3 of the way with the Petal Pair embossing folder, then added different flowers to each one!
ABOVE: I colored flowers and the butterfly with Stampin' Blends markers and the Just Add Color designer paper and added them to the notecard. The Pear Pizzazz leaves are punched from the Fox Builder Punch.
BELOW: I added flowers from the Petal Passion stamp set (pg 23, Occasions catalog) with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends and cut the finished stamp image apart to add to the card below. The sentiment is from the same stamp set.
BELOW: I stamped the flowers with Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist In Color Markers, and the Perennial Birthday stamp set and added them to the embossed card.
ABOVE: the Life is Beautiful sentiment is from the A Mother's Flair stamp set (pg 46 Occasions catalog), stamped on a "tag" die cut from the Bottles & Bubbles framelit die set (pg 32 Occasions catalog).
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW from a previous Facebook Live on my Business page and enjoy the story of the Puffs tissue box inspiration for these cards! :)
Watch my FREE Video Tutorial below and learn 4 fun ways to color the Stampin' UP! Petal Passion designer paper, using Stampin' Blends marker, Ink Pads and a Sponge Dauber or Sponge Brayer, and a Stampin' Spritzer. Find this amazing paper for a limited time only in the 2018 Stampin' UP! Occasions catalog on page 23, or HERE in my online Stampin' UP! store.
As I mentioned in my video tutorial above, I colored the background of one card with my Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends marker. It just lends a completely different feel to this Petal Passion designer paper!
Below: I colored the background of the other card with my Light Pool Party Stampin' Blends Marker.
Below: one design note of interest.. I colored the 1/4" Whisper White Organza ribbon with my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends marker so that it would coordinate with my card (on the right). Have you tried creating custom colored ribbon?
Thank you for joining me today! Are you going to try coloring on Petal Passion Paper?
Please enjoy the Waterfront Video Tutorial below!!
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To view the other Waterfront cards mentioned in the video above, see this blog post.
I just love the "wooden" adirondak chair on these cards. I die cut it with the Wood Textures paper stack and the Seasonal Layers thinlit dies. See THIS POST for more info and another card idea!
Top card: I love the blue glimmer paper from the Myths & Magic suite collection on page 37 in the 2018 Occasions catalog.. I think it lends a special touch to this card! The ribbon on the glimmer paper card is the Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.
Bottom card: the strip of designer paper on this note card is from the Eastern Palace specialty dsp pack and I added some Bermuda Bay ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Shimmery ribbon pack.
The Stampin' UP! ink pad colors mentioned in the video above that I used for these cards are: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Lemon Lime Twist, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo. You can purchase them in my online Stampin' UP! store.. just scroll to the bottom of this post and click any product image.
Well, there you have it... I DO hope your day is as wonderful as you are!! (greeting from the Mother's Flair stamp set, pg 46 Occasions catalog).
I decorated the card fronts with Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Memories and More preprinted cards that I colored with Brusho, and also a stamped / embossed butterfly from the Beautiful Day stamp set. All supplies are in the 2018 Occasions catalog, and can be found at the bottom of this blog post - just click any product image to shop for that item in my online store.
The cards also have some pieces of Tutti-Frutti designer paper for added color accents.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined me for my Facebook Live video yesterday! I shared tips on how I am using the new Stamparatus stamp positioning tool from Stampin' Up! (Missed it? You can watch it below). As I mentioned in the video, the DEADLINE to RESERVE your Stamparatus for spring delivery is Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, so don't miss out! Scroll down for all the reservation details! If you miss the deadline, you'll need to wait to order yours on June 1st, 2018, from the new catalog.
Watch the video below if you missed it live yesterday!
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BELOW: Stamped birthday card projects I was making in the video with my Stamparatus! Watch the video above for all the details and the fun BONUS TIP about coloring the back of your Metallic doilies with Stampin' Blends markers to create custom colored doilies!
NEW products from the 2018 Occasions and Sale a Bration catalogs shown above:
Whisper White Narrow Note Cards, Occasions catalog, pg 19, #145583
Picture Perfect Party 6x6 Designer Paper stack, Occasions catalog, pg 4, #145559
The Stamparatus will be ordered differently than your other online orders.
Beginning December 5, 2017 at 2pm MT, it will be released for reservation.
Beginning Dec. 5, at 2pm MT CLICK HERE, then click the banner ad for the Stamparatus and follow the instructions per the graphic below.
After receiving your reservation, Stampin' Up! will place an order with the manufacturer and your Stamparatus will be shipped, with delivery beginningapprox. March 19, 2018. The products will ship in the order they were reserved, so if you want yours to ship with the first batch, reserve right away! "First come, first served".
You will provide your credit card info now with your reservation, but it will not be charged until your Stamparatus is ready to ship.
You will receive an email from Stampin' Up! confirming your reservation, and another email in March letting you know when to log back in to your online account to finalize your order.
You can ADD other Stampin' Up! products to your order AT THAT TIME if you'd like to receive Sale a Bration benefits if you finalize your order before March 30, 2018.
Watercolor Pencil coloring tips by Patty Bennett - Video Tutorial!
Featuring the Petal Palette stamp set (new, pg 23 in the 2018 Occasions catalog from Stampin' Up!) and the Stampin' UP! Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painters! All supplies available in my online store! (Petal Palette stamp set available after 1-3-18). Stamp with the Archival Basic Black ink for best results!
If you missed the Facebook Live video tutorialI posted with tips for coloring the flowers above, watch the video below!
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This amazing Petal Palette stamp set will be available on Jan. 3, 2018 in the new Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.
I kind of went crazy stamping and coloring with this set... I LOVE this set!
When die cutting smaller images like the birdie, use Washi Tape to hold the die in place while you run it through the Big Shot:
ABOVE LEFT: I created this card with the flower image and greeting from the Petal Palette stamp set. I die cut the finished colored flower with the matching Petals & More thinlit dies (available in a 10% money saving bundle!), then added it to a Whisper White thick notecard. I used the Petal Passion Designer paper on the note card and added some new Whisper White 1/4" Organza ribbon. You'll find all of these fun supplies on page 23 of the NEW 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog!
ABOVE RIGHT: I created this "Berry Burst" card with the Petal Passion Memories & More card flower image that I colored with watercolor pencils and cut out with Paper Snips. I added it to a Whisper White thick notecard. I used the Petal Passion Designer paper on the note card and added some new Berry Burst 3/8" metallic-edge ribbon. You'll find all of these fun supplies on pages 13 and 23 of the NEW 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog!
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will enjoy watercoloring and creating your own handmade cards!
I'm totally enjoying coloring with the new Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions catalog products, like the new Brusho Crystal Color, the Lots of Happy Card kit, and the Petal Passion Memories & More cards! All of these products will be available to my Stampin' Up! customers on Jan. 3, 2018 in the new catalog! Need a catalog? let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Above Left: new Beautiful Day stamp set, pg 26 Occasions catalog, #145912 (wood mount), #145915 (clear mount), stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954, on watercolor paper #122959.
Above Right: new Petal Passion Memories & More cards pg 24, #145592, colored with Brusho #144101, pg 26 and Aqua painters #103954
If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the samples above with the new Brusho Crystal Color product.. it's amazing and makes you feel like a super cool watercolor artist when you blend it with color from your color spritzer or your Aqua painter!!
Watch the video below for more info!
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Above: new Lots of Happy card kit, pg 15, #146388, colored with Watercolor Pencils #141709, Blender Pens #102845 and Stampin' Blends Markers #147475
If you missed it, below is a REPLAY of my Facebook live video showing how I colored the Lots of Happy card kit samples above with watercolor pencils, blender pens and the new Stampin' Blends markers!!
Watch the video below for more info!
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2 Options for the Lots of Happy Card Kit!
1. purchase the entire kit which includes the stamp set, ink spot, 4 watercolor pencils, ribbon, dimensionals, and all the paper goods to create 20 cards (#146388, pg 15 Occasions catalog)
2. purchase the refill kit which includes the consumable products to create 20 more cards! (#145605, pg 15 Occasions catalog)
The Lots of Happy card kit comes with 4 Watercolor Pencils, but I also grabbed my box of pencils and tried out different color combos with other pencils and my Blender Pens.
Thank you for joining me today! I hope you will create some of these great watercolor cards!
Are you a quilter? Or, are you like me... you'd love to take up quilting but can't fit it in right now? How about creating fun paper quilt squares instead? I loved playing with the Quilted Christmas paper and stamp set to create quilt squares! Check out the Quilted Christmas Suite on pages 4 and 5 in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog! (see it HERE online)
These beautiful quilted paper squares were created by the Luv 2 Stamp Group!
Isn't the variety amazing!? All the same basic supplies, yet what a variety of designs!
BELOW: This is the square I created for our Quilt Square Swap!
Once you start playing with the Christmas Quilt stamp set and Quilt Builder framelit dies in the Christmas Quilt bundle it becomes really fun and it's amazing what you can create with this bundle and the Quilted Christmas 6x6 paper stack! (see the bottom of this post for links to these supplies!)
I stamped the stitched outline first in Basic Gray ink, then filled in the "pieces" with Real Red, Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink, on Whisper White cardstock (above).
I die cut them with the outline die in the Quilt Builder framelit (below).
I embossed the 2-3/4" Whisper White square with the Quilt Top embossing folder, layered the die cut quilt pieces on top of it, and then layered them all onto Real Red or Lemon Lime Twist scalloped squares (from the Layering Squares framelits) and then onto 3-1/4" cardstock squares. I added White Perfect accents to the center of some of the squares.
Please enjoy my VIDEO BELOW featuring these quilt squares as well as some card ideas!