Happy Birthday Card for Eric!

 

My sweet hubby celebrated his birthday at the end of July, and of course I sat down to stamp a card for him.  I had this image of 2 adirondak chairs from the Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layer thinlit set in my mind... 2 chairs side by side at the beach... well, you see.. I was thinking, "what a great anniversary card"..... um  HELLO>>> it's his birthday not our anniversary!!  GEESH!!  So... luckily  before I finished the card I just grabbed the Happy Birthday stamp from the Window Shopping stamp set and made it a birthday card.. but seriously.. I don't know WHAT I was thinking!?  LOL!

 

Happy birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut.  Beach scene card features Color Theory ombre paper, by Patty Bennett

 

We had a great birthday weekend celebration complete with a trip to the Oakland A's game with fireworks, meals out and time spent with friends! We tried a new Italian place near us that was really good!

Eric birthday july 2017

 

So anyway.... a few tips for you if you want to create this card!

  • The texture image from the Stampin' Up! Touches of Texture stamp set is awesome for "sand".  I stamped Crumb Cake ink onto a torn piece of Crumb Cake cardstock for the "sand"
  • The Color Theory paper stack is great for creating a sunset sky and ocean water!!  Sponge some Pumpkin Pie ink onto the (yellow) Crushed Curry ombre paper for the sunset looking sky.
  • The Fine-Tip glue pen works great to make the sunshine and lemonade glasses "wet" and glossy
  • Die cut the adirondak chairs out of the Wood Texture paper stack for realistic looking wood chairs.
  • The palm leaves and grass are stamped using images from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.

 

  Happy birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut.  Beach scene card features Color Theory ombre paper and Touches of Texture stamp for "sand", by Patty Bennett

 

 

Happy birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut.  Beach scene card features Color Theory ombre paper, by Patty Bennett

 

Can you see that awesome "sand"?  I love it!  So glad I pulled out the Touches of Texture stamp and tried that!

I used the swirl stamp from the Swirly Bird stamp set for the sun.  After stamping it in Tangerine Tango, I added glue from the Fine-Tip glue pen over the image and let it dry to make it glossy. I did the same thing for the 2 die cut lemonade cups - added Fine-Tip glue after stamping to make them glossy!

 

Happy birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut.  Beach scene card features Color Theory ombre paper, Swirly Bird and Fabulous Flamingo stamp sets by Patty Bennett

 

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Happy birthday card featuring Stampin' Up! Seasonal Layers adirondak chair die cut.  Beach scene card features Color Theory ombre paper, by Patty Bennett



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You Move Me bundle butterfly card

 

The Stampin' UP! You Move Me bundle is quite amazing!!  If you love interactive cards, you will want to watch the video in this blog post (below) to see how you can use the You Move Me stamp set and Move Me thinlit dies to create amazing animated cards!!!

Today I have chosen to use just one stamp and the butterfly die cut image from this bundle for a "non" interactive card.  I combined them with the faith sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set and a piece of Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper to create a colorful and striking card!

You Move Me butterfly card featuring Stampin' UP! Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper and Ribbon of Courage Faith greeting, by Patty Bennett

 

You'll find info about the You Move Me bundle on page 170 of the current 2017 Stampin' Up! catalog, or view it HERE in my online store.   Like I mentioned above.. please scroll down to watch the Stampin' UP! video with more info about this amazing bundle!

 As always, enjoy a 10% discount when you purchase a Stampin' Up! bundle!!  The stamp set and thinlit dies are available together as a money-saving bundle!  #145322.

 

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This bundle is pretty amazing, if you haven't seen the "magic", watch the Stampin' Up! Video below!

 


 

I opted to use the bundle without the "magic" pull up part :)

The Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper package could very possibly by my favorite pack of designer paper in this Stampin' UP! catalog... I'm not sure though.. I have a LOT of favorites :)  And to be honest.. my favorite changes frequently... but for now.. I'm loving this pack!!

 

144110 Whole lot of Lovely Stampin Up! designer Paper color combo - click shop online at www.pattystamps.com

 

As you can see below, I stamped the solid image from the You Move Me stamp set onto the Whisper White cardstock with Daffodil Delight ink, then just added the black die cut butterfly on top with Glue Dots!

 

You Move Me butterfly card featuring Stampin' UP! Whole Lot of Lovely designer paper and Ribbon of Courage Faith greeting, by Patty Bennett

 

I finished off this card with some Peekaboo Peach crinkled seam binding ribbon and a stamped sentiment from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set stamped in Calypso Coral ink.  The card layers are Lemon Lime Twist and Calypso Coral.

 

 

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Paper Pumpkin stamp set Blog Candy Give Away!

 

Time for some Blog Candy!!!

After much thought, I've decided to "share the love" and give away my past Paper Pumpkin kit stamp sets to a loving home!  I found that I have not been using the past stamp sets, and I want someone else to enjoy them!!!

 

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I love using my Paper Pumpkin Kits when they arrive, but since I have not been good about using the stamp sets once I've used up the current kit, I thought someone else really should be enjoying these!!

 

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Painted Autumn Sunflower Note Pad Holder Sneak Peek

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PAINTED AUTUMN SUITE - STAMPIN' UP! 2017 HOLIDAY CATALOG

{Holiday catalog starts Sept. 1, 2o17}

 

Perfect gift for List Makers!  Are you looking for a quick and easy gift to give a friend, teacher, coworker, list-maker, etc.?  How about a note pad in a clear case!?  I used the Stampin' Up! Clear Stamp case, new Painted Autumn paper from the 2017 Holiday catalog, large alphabet framelit letters and a note pad to create these fun gifts!

 

Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder by Patty Bennett

 

I took one of these note pad holders as a gift to give to Cindee this week, as she hosted our monthly stamping day, and I wanted to take her a little thank you!  We love our stamping days together, and she has a HUGE stamp room, so we stamp at her house.  My stamp room is only 8' x 8' and can only seat one.  She is so kind to host me in her lovely craft room!

 

Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder by Patty Bennett

 

You will find this awesome Painted Autumn paper on page 49 of your 2017 Holiday catalog and the Painted Harvest stamp set and leaf punch is on the same page!!

Iif you are one of my regular customers and have not received a Holiday Catalog in the mail yet, you will be getting one soon!  If you are not yet a customer, or you don't have a demonstrator, please let me know so I can send you a catalog!  This catalog starts on Sept. 1, 2017.

 

OOOPS!  the clear cases are not shown in the catalog this year but they ARE available!

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Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder with Large Alphabet framelit die letters by Patty Bennett

 

I cut the new Painted Autumn paper to approx 7" x 10-1/2" to insert into the clear mount stamp case.  I added a few layers of various patterns from the same package as well as a pretty Daffodil Delight Decorative Ribbon punch trim piece.

 I also used the Large Letters Framelits (#141712) found on page 215 of the annual catalog.  I die cut them in Early Espresso cardstock and used Tombow Multipurpose glue to adhere them to my project. 

 

Tip for Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder by Patty Bennett

 

To hold the notepad inside the clear mount case, use several strips of Tear & Tape! It works like a charm!

Find all of these supplies in my online store, or or click any of the product photos at the bottom of this post to purchase your supplies.

 

Use Tear & Tape to adhere notepad in to clear mount stamp case from Stampin' UP!

 

In addition to the beautiful printed Painted Autumn paper, I also stamped the sunflower from the Painted Harvest stamp set in Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Early Espresso on Whisper White cardstock, then cut them out with my paper snips.  The leaves are stamped in Tranquil Tide and Pear Pizzazz then punched with the new leaf punch (part of a 10% discount bundle with the Painted Harvest stamp set).

 

Stamp Painted Harvest sunflower and punch leaves for Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder by Patty Bennett

 

Once the piece of designer paper is all decorated and ready, slip it into the plastic sleeve of the Clear Mount Stamp case and you have a gorgeous gift ready to give!

 

Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder by Patty Bennett

Added Note:  Mary Ann Ely asked how did I get the Designer Paper to "stay" in the case ... once you slip it in (photo above) and close the case and the paper forms the creases at the spine, it really stays.. no need to worry about it moving.  If you were worried about it moving, you could certainly put a glue dot at the top or bottom on the back side (so it won't show) and it will hold it. 

 

Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder by Patty Bennett

Above: these are the 2 variations I made with lots of Painted Autumn Designer paper patterns

Below: Painted Autumn Designer Paper coming on Sept. 1, 2017 in the Holiday catalog.

 

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Painted Autumn designer paper with sunflowers from the Stampin' UP! 2017 Holiday catalog - clear mount stamp case note pad holder by Patty Bennett

What do you think!?  I think they turned out sooo pretty!!!

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