With the start of new school year, I am not surprised September is flying by!  Earlier this month, Stampin’ Up! released it’s holiday catalog.  Packed with A LOT of awesome products they sweetened the release by adding an EXCLUSIVE STAMP SET.  The stamp set, Merry Patterns, is only available during September and October.  In order to receive one for FREE, an event (workshop, private card class or catalog party) needs to reach $300 in the USA. The set is so versatile that I’m trying to find time to create with it more!  However, my first card with the set is NOT holiday related, I used Merry Patterns for Birthday Cards!

Merry Patterns for Birthday Cards!


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Another demonstrator, Jodi, shared her Merry Patterns Stamp Set birthday card and it inspired me to create my own version.  I love how Stampin’ Up! encourages us to Inspire.Create.Share.® with one another our creativity.  I know when I hear from people they created one of my cards, I am truly flattered.  For my cards, of course one design was not enough!  From the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, I started with the striped pattern paper.  However, I really wanted to use the gem pattern and I love how it turned out!  The combination of Lemon Lime Twist and Night of Navy, really makes the pattern pop.  As you can guess, I LOVE the NEW gingham ribbon that I paired with it.

The Striped Pattern:

There are several color combinations that compliment the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Pack.  For my first attempt, I made the card on the left.  The measurements are listed below the picture.


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Card Measurements:

  • card base cut 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • score at 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy cut 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Lemon Lime Twist 2 1/2″ x  3 3/4″”
  • Designer Series Paper cut 2 1/2 x 3 3/4″
  • Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon added where the card stock and designer series paper meet.

The card on the right, I will explain with the next picture.

Banner Triple Punch Card:

Like most of my cards, I like to see more than one design.  For the second card, I reached for my Banner Triple Punch.  Simple design but such a WOW factor!


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Card Measurements:

  • card base cut 4 1/4″ x 11″
  • score at 5 1/2″
  • Night of Navy cut 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Lemon Lime Twist or Whisper White 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Designer Series Paper cut 2″x 5″ (the triple banner punch takes approximately 1/2″ off)
  • add Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon or Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon


Merry Patterns Stamp Set:

The Merry Patterns Stamp Set, is a two step stamp set.  Most of the designs have an outline as well as filler.  For the candles, there are 2 patterns available to fill directly into them.  I love how easy it was!  Look at the candle flames, it has a stamp to fill them as well!   As I stated previously, I can not wait to create more with this cute stamp!  #bonniestamped #stampinup #merrypatterns

A Video:

The video highlights this adorable stamp set that is only available in September and October.



Limited Offer:

Yes, this particular stamp set is only available during the month of September and October.  Don’t miss out!  If you are interesting in hosting a workshop, private card class or catalog party, please contact me!  I would love to share my passion for Stampin’ Up! with you and your friends!




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