Sunday, 21 February 2016

Crazy Crafters February Blog Hop - Inspired by Patty Bennett

Well Hello! Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for February! This month we are absolutely thrilled to have a guest stamper with us, none other than the very talented Patty Bennett!! She has been such a great influence in my crafting with all the beautiful projects she has made and with all the tips and tricks that she shares. We hope you find great inspiration from all the beautiful projects we have all made!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Nicole Spicer - or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup at the end will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Nicole Spicer.

Here is the card I made!


My first thought when I sat down to create this project was, "How am I going to create just ONE project of Patty's to use as my inspiration?" It was such a tough decision! But, I did finally chose one. It was a card she had made recently with a YouTube tutorial. It is a FUN FOLD! I love fun fold cards! This just really jumped out at me! This is her card!

Patty made a few different cards based on this design! I loved them all!

Tips and Tricks:
To make two of these cards out of 1 sheet of A4 cardstock, I cut the cardstock in half vertically, so it ends up 10.5cm x 29.7cm (approx).
Score along the longest side at 10.7cm and 22.8cm (4-1/4" and 9").
Use the 2" circle punch to create a circle on the 22.8cm score line.
I used my scallop punch to create a border in Bermuda Bay cardstock to adhere on the straight edge on the front of my card. I then stuck rhinestones onto scallop. Can you ever have enough bling?
The sentiment I used was from 2016 Sale-a-bration catalogue, which was free with a $90 order. However, this stamp set (along with a couple of other items) is now finished. But you could certainly use any other sentiment that suits.  Silly me! I made my card earlier this month and didn't give it a second thought that it wouldn't be available anymore when this blog hop went live!
I used white embossing powder to give my sentiment some real shine. I just love embossed sentiments! Plus I think it is so striking against the Bermuda Bay cardstock.
To make my heart, I created a mask from a post-it note and my heart punch. I then sponged around the mask with Pool Party ink. Using the other half of the post-it note, I then stamped the large heart from the stamp set Bloomin' Love in Melon Mambo ink. I really love how it turned out! Of course I had to add another rhinestone to the middle of the flower!

Well I hope you have enjoyed my card, inspired by Patty Bennett!

Below is the blog hop lineup. At the moment you are visiting Nicole Spicer.

Thank you for joining us on our blog hog today! Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you thought of my card!

Hope to see you again soon!
Nicole x


  1. Love those hearts, great colour combo. Beautiful project Nicole

  2. I also fell for this card of Patty's! Love what you've done with it!

  3. Great colours and card how bright and happy it is

  4. Absolutely love this Nicole! Love the DSP & the sneaky little Blooming Love stamp inside the Sweetheart punch! So cute!! x

  5. So bright, happy and pretty. We are so spoilt with such beautiful DSP and Cardstock. I saw this tutorial and I would love to give this card a go. Will have to wait until I get the Circle Punch or Circle Dies. Beautifully finished

  6. Awesome case Nic! Love the bright happy colours too!

  7. wow! this looks fantastic Nicole. Love the colours. Very pretty

  8. Too Too Too cute!! Love all the hearts!!!! :)