Paradise Palms with Bottled Happiness

Paradise Palms with Bottled Happiness

I think I need a big dose of Vitamin SEA, because the Paradise Palms Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog has been one of my go-to sets lately. I resisted buying this bundle (and why not buy the bundle when you know you will want the dies to coordinate with the stamp set – and you can save 10%?) because I had one that was very similar. But Jackie & Susan (aka “my favorite little enablers”) had created so many beautify, cute, amazing, and wow! cards with it. I held out a long time, but then I found out it was carrying over to the Stampin’ Up!® 2022-2023 Annual Catalog, so I had to buy it, especially when I realized that the bundle was not carrying over. Let me explain.

When Stampin’ Up!® bundles a product – usually a stamp set with a set of dies or a punch – if you use the number for the bundle when you order, you’ll save 10% over the individual product price. This bundle number/price doesn’t last forever. Usually it’s for one catalog, although that may be extended, depending on the popularity of the product. So ordering the Paradise Palms Bundle before the end of June is a LOT smarter fiscally than ordering the stamp set and Palms Dies after June 30 when the bundle price retires. Ok, I don’t know if it’s a lot smarter, but it’s 10% smarter, and that $6 will get you at least a gallon of gas these days.

Mike & I love going to the beach, as do many of our family and friends, so I know I’ll get a lot of use out of this bundle. For today’s card, I paired it with the Vintage Bottle Punch (which, of course, I bundled with the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set) to create this.

Stampin' Up!, Paradise Palms, Bottled Happiness

For this card, I first measured the bottle and palms for placement so I wouldn’t have the bottle poking into the palm trees. Then I stamped the palms (in Old Olive Classic Ink) and trunks (in Soft Suede Classic Ink) on Basic White Cardstock. I added some sand in Sahara Sand Ink and grass using Shaded Spruce Classic Ink. And then I stamped the sentiment in Shaded Spruce Classic Ink.

Next, I punched the bottle from the Basic White Cardstock using the Vintage Bottle Punch. I also stamped the cork using Crumb Cake Classic Ink on a Crumb Cake Cardstock scrap, then fussy cut the cork image. I cut a Coastal Cabana Cardstock image a little bigger than the bottle.

I filled a Vintage Bottle Shaker Done with Effervescent Elements, then removed the backing from the adhesive on the front of the bottle. I placed the stamped layer upside down over the bottle, then added the cork to the top. After I removed the adhesive from the back of the Bottle Shaker Dome, I adhered the Coastal Cabana Cardstock over it to seal in the Effervescent Elements.

All that was left was to adhere the stamped layer to a 4″ x -5-1/2″ layer to Coastal Cabana Cardstock, and then to a Bermuda Bay card base.

I have to say, I LOVE the way the Effervescent Elements look in the bottle. It’s not quite like a “jar of dirt,” but it’s a jar of something magical, don’t you think? (Maybe I’ve watched too many of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.)

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Splendid Day

Splendid Day

There are some days that you can definitely say are absolutely splendid. For me this week, those days were Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. (And this is why you didn’t see a blog on Wednesday.) On Tuesday, I went to lunch with my dad’s sister, my daughter-in-law Katelyn, and my granddaughter Amelia. It was so much fun! Of course, any time I spend with Amelia is so much fun! And Katelyn and my aunt too, of course. We had lunch, and then my aunt suggested we visit the Dollar Tree. Amelia (no surprise) said yes to this. She loves to go to the Dollar Tree (now the mostly $1.25 Tree) with my aunt, because Aunt Ruth encourages her to buy things (which she pays for), and tells her that once it’s in the cart, it can’t come out.

I was aware of how quickly Amelia is growing up during this trip. She usually throws everything that looks fun in the cart. This time, she only wanted four things. It ended up being a few more than four, but it included make-up, notebooks, and other “grown up” things. There were very few toys. We all had a fun time, and then I got to have a sleep over with Miss Amelia. Now that she’s in school and has other activities and friends, we don’t get as many sleep overs, so I was thrilled.

We stopped at the grocery store for crab legs, then swam a bit in the pool until my fingers started going numb. When it was time for dinner, she was a crab leg maniac! We ate (and by “we” I mean mostly she) about three pounds of crab legs! It was so fun to watch her enjoy them!

On Wednesday, the fun continued until she had to go home. Then on Thursday, I spent a wonderful time with my mom. My mom is so amazing. She is so active and fun, and I hope that never changes! I enjoy every minute I spend with her.

Last Saturday, Stampin’ Up!® had an online event called “Creativity Now.” It showcased the Splendid Day Suite Collection from the July-December Mini Catalog. It was scheduled from 4-8 p.m. MT, which is 6-10 p.m. here on the East Coast. Since I was still getting ready for a Father’s Day event with the kids, I got to enjoy it later. Fortunately, it’s available online through the middle of July, but I did get to start watching today. Here’s the first card we made.

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The Splendid Day Suite Collection includes the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set and Splendid Stems Dies (which are bundled to include the 10% discount), Open Leaf Trinkets, Soft Sea Foam 3/8″ Seam Binding Ribbon, and Splendid Day 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). It was the DSP that sold me on this event. It’s so gorgeous, and one side of each paper is a beautiful foil

Here’s how we created this card. On the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ Basic White Cardstock layer, we scribbled on the top half with a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker. On the bottom half, we scribbled with a Light Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends Marker. Then we scribbled over the bottom half of the Pool Party and the top half of the Fresh Freesia with the dark marker of the appropriate color. What a fun background!

We stamped bees from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set two times in Pool Party and two times in Fresh Freesia. Then we die-cut two of the open greenery from Soft Seafoam Cardstock.

On a Basic White Scrap, we stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia Ink. I used a different sentiment, because I wanted to coordinate with my celebration with family days. My sentiment was a tiny bit smaller than the suggested one, so I trimmed my card stock to fit, then notched the ends with Paper Snips.

The 8″ of Soft Sea Foam Seam Binding Ribbon was folded in half, then adhered to the back of the sentiment tag with Stampin’ Seal. The greenery die-cuts were added to the back of the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals. We added the tag to the stamped Basic White Layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The DSP piece was supposed to be the other side, but the foil layer was too gorgeous to hide, so I adhered the beautiful foil DSP piece to the Soft Seafoam card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added the stamped layer(s) with Seal.

This was a super fun card to create, and I can’t wait to make the other four projects! All of the products used in this card (except ink, card stock, and adhesive) will be available in the July-December Mini Catalog. If you don’t have one, let me know and I will get one to you!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

Product List (note: the products in the Splendid Day Product Suite are not included in this list since they’re not available until July.)

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One Day Only

One Day Only

Free Shipping, Stampin' Up!

Tomorrow, June 21, 2022, Stampin’ Up!® will be offering Free Shipping on all orders subtotaling $75 US/$100 CAD and more. You can stock up on paper and ink or splurge on your favorite new stamp sets from the 2022 Annual Catalog. Or grab those last products that will be retiring from the January-June Mini Catalog on June 30. And, of course, the Stampin’ Up! Kits (excluding month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions) and prepaid Paper Pumpkin Kits also qualify.  

Simply shop my online store tomorrow and save shipping costs! Once your order subtotal (before tax) reaches $75 US, your shipping will be free. Here are some ideas to get your started.

It’s easy to order Product Suites from the Annual Catalog. Simply enter one product number and all the products in the suite will be added to your order.  Each suite includes a stamp set and coordinating dies or punch (and you’ll get the 10% discount price for ordering them together), coordinating Designer Series Paper and more. Take a look. (Click on any of the pictures to see the suite in the store.)

LOVELY IN LINEN, 158656, $57.25


Create timeless designs with the Lovely in Linen Suite Collection! Each piece is carefully designed to work with and complement one another, from the rustic floral designs on the paper to the coordinating elegant everyday stamp sentiments. Show the special people in your life just how much you care with handmade cards from this fabulous suite collection! Also available in French.

BUTTERFLY KISSES, 159124, $67.50


There’s a burst of butterflies in the Butterfly Kisses Suite Collection, ready to adorn all your crafting projects! The products in this collection are designed to make cardmaking quick and fun. Butterflies, flowers, and eye-catching patterns—this suite has them all. Stamp images in the colors you want, then use the dies to cut them out in seconds. The paper coordinates perfectly with the stamp images—no guesswork! Finish off your projects with fun resin shapes. Also available in French.

ABIGAIL ROSE, 159052, $73.50


Enchant and inspire with handmade projects all year long using the Abigail Rose Suite Collection. Build off the warm, vintage neutrals paper with dies and stamps that coordinate perfectly and radiate positivity and joy. Celebrate those you love with versatile sentiments in all sizes. Create simple designs with a solitary blossom, or layer dies and stamps for full bouquets. Tie everything together with a natural, earthy, soft ribbon for breathtaking botanical cards, notes, and more. Also available in French.

AWASH IN BEAUTY, 158988, $78.75


Create your own floral masterpiece with the Awash in Beauty Suite Collection. Each piece is carefully designed to work with and complement the others, from the realistic watercolor floral images on the paper to the coordinating watercolor images created by the stamps. In a hurry? Stunning watercolor images in gorgeous hues are ready to be quickly die cut from the paper and added to your project. Or take your time and create a layered, floral masterpiece that’s sure to impress! The stamped sentiments are short and sweet and brimming with love and support. Show the special people in your life just how much you care with handmade cards from this fabulous suite collection! Also available in French.

HAPPY FOREST FRIENDS, 158956, $68.50


Spread happiness and joy in your paper crafting with the Happy Forest Friends Suite Collection. Ideal for cardmaking, the soft watercolor scenes in the Designer Series Paper can be cut down to make various card front moments. The darling forest animal images are perfect for baby and kid cards and scrapbook spreads. Use the stamp set and dies together to make your own little forest vignette. Also available in French.

HE’S THE MAN, 159083, $68.00


Vintage style gets a fresh look with the wonderful images in the He’s the Man Suite Collection. The greetings in the stamp set have the look of vintage signs, and they are paired with bold images designed for cards and tags for the people in your life. But that’s not all—the labels, banners, and other shapes in the dies make this collection even more versatile. You’ll love using these shapes on projects throughout the year! Also available in French.

SUN PRINTS, 158805, $76.75


Create unique, organic-feel papercrafting projects with the Sun Prints Suite Collection. Each piece is designed to work with and complement one another, from the mix of organic and botanical imagery included in the stamp set to the eclectic selection of colored patterns and greenery designs on the paper. The cyanotype style of the paper is sure to impress when included in your papercrafting projects. Mix and match elements from this suite to create your own stunning organic masterpiece! Also available in French.

TEXTURE CHIC, 158819, $77.50


Get ready for all-season fun with the Texture Chic Suite Collection. You’ll get fun seasonal images, such as flowers, leaves, shells, and snowflakes. But that’s not all! This collection also includes a variety of versatile patterns such as polka dots, grids, woodgrain, and more. Bring in some glimmer paper to give your projects extra shimmer. It’s never been easier to make cards and scrapbook pages. Also available in French.


There are two other beautiful suites in the catalog, Tea Boutique and Hues of Happiness. While the stamps and other products in these suites are available, the dies are currently out of stock, but they’ll be back in soon!

Start making your list now and get ready to shop Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Have a lovely day, and thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.

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Kits by Stampin’ Up!®

Kits by Stampin’ Up!®

Stampin' Up!, BOGO kits

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. Summer is the perfect time to stock up on kits. They’re perfect for creative and fun times with kids or adult friends. They are beautiful, yet simple to put together, and the easy-to-follow instructions also have a link to an instructional video. Of course, as I tell my stampers, you don’t have to make it exactly like the samples. You can put your own creative spin on them or create them exactly like the directions.

Everything you need is in the box – a block, ink, patterened paper, embellishments, and more! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here. There are card kits, crafting kits, and a new memory keeping kit. So fun!

Through the month of June 2022, the kits are “Buy one, get one 1/2 off,” and the best news is your more expensive kit is the one that’s discounted. How cool is that?

I love having kits on hand for those times when I need a card quickly but don’t have much time or am not feeling particularly creative at the moment. Everything is in the box and ready to go! There are birthday cards, thank you cards, holiday cards, and “encouragement cards.” There’s a beautiful magnet board to help you keep track of dates and special occasions, and “pillow” treat boxes for parties or to hold a special surprise in a lunch box or on a bedside table.

Here are a few things to remember:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale.
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout.
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.

These are just a few of my favorites. You can shop and see all the kits here.

















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Paradise Palms

Paradise Palms

Here’s another fun card I copied from the Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Web Site. It’s so fun and so easy to create. And you only need one ink pad, Basic White and Basic Black Cardstock, and some scraps!

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How fun is that? First, I want a beach umbrella in those gorgeous colors. I deviated just a bit from the card on the site, but it’s still pretty close to the original. Here’s how to make it.

Cut strips of Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight. This is a great way to use up scraps! I used 1/2″ x 3″ strips, but, of course, the strips at the top and bottom of the circle don’t have to be 3″.

Adhere the strips to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of copy paper. You can use card stock, but it makes the card a little more bulky. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue with the Silicone Craft Sheet. And did you know that once any stray glue on your craft sheet has dried, you can easily clean it off with a lint brush (actually tape on a roller) from the dollar store? It’s a super easy clean up. My craft sheets are so clean now that my friend Nadine shared that trick with me. Once the glue is dry, cut a circle with the Layering Circles Dies. Set this aside for a few minutes.

You’ll need a Basic White Cardstock card base. You can use Thick Basic White if you want, but I almost always use Basic White. You also need a 3-3/4″ x 5″ Basic White layer. I used the Simply Scored tool to add the grid lines every 1/2″. You can also use a ruler and the Take Your Pick tool.

Use the Layering Circles Dies again to die-cut a circle in the center of the scored layer. Lay the scored/die-cut layer over the card base, but don’t glue it yet. Make sure it’s straight and exactly where you want it, then glue the die-cut/card stock striped circle into the negative circle through the Basic White Layer.

Die-cut the large palm tree from Basic Black Cardstock using the Palms Dies. These dies are currently part of the Paradise Palms Bundle (Paradise Palms Stamp Set/Palms Dies). But after June 30, the bundle will no longer be available. You can purchase the products, but you’ll have to purchase them individually (i.e. not save 10%), so you’ll want to order the bundle before June 30!

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the top of the tree to the Basic White scored layer. The trunk of the tree will go through the circle, then adhere to the back of the scored layer. Adhere the Basic White layer to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. making sure the paper pieced circle is behind the die-cut circle on the Basic White layer. (Tip: You can make this easier by die-cutting the paper pieced circle a little larger than the die you use for the “window” on the Basic White Layer.)

Use the Embossing Buddy on a scrap of Mango Melody Cardstock. What’s that? We don’t have an Embossing Buddy? Hmmmm – wait until you see the July-December Mini Catalog! Embossing has never been this fun! Stamp the sentiment in Versamark Ink on the Mango Melody Cardstock, then emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Punch with the Label Me Fancy Punch and add to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

After making this card, I am so ready for the beach, aren’t you?

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Let’s Set Sail!

Let’s Set Sail!

Happy Monday, my friends! While I was planning some projects for upcoming classes, I remembered a program Stampin’ Up!® offers to demonstrators. Each month they select a current bundle – either stamps and dies or stamps and a coordinating punch – and create several projects using that bundle. You can imagine how happy I was that two of the bundles I wanted to use for class were represented in the Bundle Focus program!

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Except for forgetting the embellishments (which I’ll add later), I followed the instructions fairly closely. I may change a few things when we have class.

First, cut two 3-7/8″ x 1-1/2″ pieces and one 3-7/8″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock. Ink the texture image in Pool Party Classic Ink, then stamp off one time and stamp on the Basic White Cardstock pieces.

Next, stamp the birds in Basic Gray Ink on the larger and one of the smaller strips. On the third strip stamp the reflection of the sails and the sentiment in Basic Gray Ink.

Adhere the stamped Basic White Cardstock pieces to the front of a Daffodil Delight card base.

On Basic White Cardstock scraps, Stamp the sails in Real Red Ink and the boat in Soft Suede. Here’s how I do it to avoid waste when punching. First, punch a pattern from card stock. I usually use some of my retired that’s sitting around so I don’t waste good card stock.

Next, place that pattern over the Basic White scrap in the Stamparatus. Place the stamps in the open areas in the pattern, close the Stamparatus plate to adhere the stamps, and then stamp the boat and sails. Your stamped images are perfectly lined up and ready to be punched with the Sailboat Builder Punch!

Adhere the punched pieces to the card above the stamped reflection. Add a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and you’re finished!

This card is perfect for a fun Father’s Day card.  And – good news! The Let’s Set Sail! Stamp Set and Sailboat Builder Punch were first available in the January-June Mini Catalog. Not only did the individual products carry over, but the bundle did as well! So when you use the bundle number (157906) to order the stamps and punch, you’ll save 10%.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day.

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Amazing Thanks

Amazing Thanks

When Stampin’ Up!® introduced the Amazing Thanks Dies in the January-June Mini Catalog, I almost missed them! Because I attended a virtual event, I got the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set as a gift. I didn’t even notice the coordinating dies until I saw my friend Susan use them.

These dies are easy to miss. First, they are words and the stamp set is all images, so they don’t catch your eye right away. These stamps and dies are bundled, and the bundle is still current through June 30. Both the dies and stamp set carried over to the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. However, if you want both, your best bet is to order them before the end of June so you can save 10%. Once the mini is over, so is the bundled price!

Once the January-June Mini expires, the dies can be found way back on page 169 of the Annual Catalog. The stamp set is on page 72.

I was playing around with different background ideas the other day, and I loved a diagonally striped pattern. It was easy to turn it into a card using the Amazing Thanks dies.

Amazing Thanks Dies, Stampin' Up!

How happy are those colors? I used 1″ x 8″ strips of (top to center) Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point, Parakeet Party, Mango Mel0dy, and Poppy Parade Cardstock. I adhered them to a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of card stock (no one will see it, so it doesn’t really matter what color), then trimmed the excess from the strips. I embossed the entire card front with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder, then I adhered that to a Basic Black card base.

I die-cut the thank you using the Amazing Thanks Dies and Daffodil Delight and Basic Black Cardstock. The dies actually die-cut the word thanks. I trimmed the s off thanks so I could have thank you, which – depending on who’s receiving the card – can be a little more appropriate. (Thanks for this idea, Susan!) I had glued the sentiment and silhouette together before I trimmed it, and it just looked weird to me. That was the only part of the sentiment that didn’t have the silhouette. Stampin’ Blends to the rescue. I used the Dark Basic Black to color the bottom of the k. Unless you’re really looking, you won’t notice. I added the words to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For a little glitz, I added some of the Brushed Brass Butterflies to the front of the card. I love these! They’re cute and shiny, but they don’t add a lot of bulk to the card.

Thank you for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

**Last minute edit: Apologies to musicians and music lovers everywhere. I couldn’t see a clef on the embossed layer, so I think I may have put the card front on upside down. Oops! I must see an electrician about more light in my craft room!**

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Charming Happiness

Charming Happiness

Welcome to Stamping with Buffy! I loved a card my friend Jackie posted a few days ago, and I had to give the idea a try. (You can see Jackie’s post here.) My card shows off several new bundles, embellishments, and Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

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I started with a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White Cardstock and embossed it with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I used my paper trimmer to cut a 2″ slit about 1-1/2″ from the left edge. Then I tore the white card stock away, leaving about a 2-1/4″ square torn from the center. I cut just a little of the torn paper, then rolled the rest and glued it to the card stock. This way, there was a little less bulk if I mail the card.

Next, I sponged some Fresh Freesia and Tahitian Tide around the edges of the card stock with Blending Brushes. I backed the opening with a piece of the lovely Hues of Happiness DSP. One nice thing about this card design is you don’t need a big piece of DSP; all you need is just enough to cover the opening. Mine is 2-1/2″ square.

I wanted to send some flowers, so I stamped the bottle detail from the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set in Orchid Oasis on Highland Heather Cardstock and punched it with the Vintage Bottle Punch. Did you know that you can bundle stamp sets and punches as well as stamp sets and dies? Simply select the bundle order number and save 10%!

The flowers are from the Happiness Abounds Bundle. I stamped them in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, and Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends. Then I stamped some leaves in Parakeet Party and colored them with Parakeet Party Stampin’ Blends as well. I die-cut the leaves and flowers with the Blossoming Happiness Dies (included in the bundle), and layered them behind the bottle.

The sentiment is from the Charming Sentiments Bundle. I stamped in Orchid Oasis ink two times, then die-cut with the Sentiment Silhouettes dies. I added it to the opening with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added a few Glossy Dots in Gorgeous Grape and Daffodil Delight. The card base is Highland Heather.

This was so fun to create, and it came together very quickly. Thanks, Jackie, for the inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Wisteria Wishes

Wisteria Wishes

Welcome to a new week with Stamping with Buffy! I had such fun playing with my new Wisteria Wishes Stamp Set and Wisteria Dies the other day. Of course, I used the “bundle” number instead of purchasing the products separately so I could save 10%.

Wisteria Wishes, Stampin' Up!

When Mike and Jon were remodeling my bathroom a few months ago, Mike bought a wall hanging he thought I’d like. It’s a board background with an inspirational saying printed on it. That was my inspiration for this card.

First, I inked just the stems and the branch with an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped on Basic White Cardstock. I did this two times using my Stamparatus, because I know water-based markers don’t work as well on photopolymer stamps. Then I cleaned the stamp and re-inked it using Parakeet Party Classic Ink. I stamped the flowers using Fresh Freesia ink, then stamped again, using the smaller and more detailed stamp with Orchid Oasis Ink.

I die-cut the stamped images using the Wisteria Dies, and adhered the leaves to a piece of the Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the January-June Mini Catalog. Before I adhered the die-cut flowers, I used the flower stamp to add some color to the background. Again, I used my Stamparatus. I inked the flowers, spritzed them with water, then stamped directly onto the DSP. I also used a Blending Brush to add a little more color behind the flowers.

After the DSP was dry, I added the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the sentiment in Basic Gray Ink. I adhered the DSP to an Orchid Oasis card base and added some Glossy Dots.

Don’t forget that through June 30, when you buy one of the beautiful kits from the Kits Collection, you can select a second kit for half price! If you order on my web site, whichever is the more expensive set will be discounted. When you have a minute, take a look at all the lovely kits we have – and more are coming!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Mystery Pieces Challenge

Mystery Pieces Challenge

Welcome back, friends! I wanted to show you one of our latest “Mystery Pieces” challenges. The products we received for this one were from Chris Nelson. They are so gorgeous!

We were given Basic White Cardstock, a piece of the gorgeous Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper (DSP), ribbon, gems, and a card base. What fun! I love this paper and will continue to use it even though it’s retired. It’s so beautiful.

Here’s the card Chris made.

I absolutely love the sunset she created and the way she used the DSP for the water. And I love the seabird!

The next card is from Nadine.

I LOVE the wave she added. I can almost hear the sounds of the ocean with this one! Nadine used the opposite side of the DSP, so it’s very tropical. And I love the texture on the clouds and the die-cut birds.

This is Christy’s card. I love how she moved away from the beach and used the DSP as the “negative” for the die-cut butterfly as well as the background.

Sometimes, we need more of a paper in the kit, and we’ve decided it’s ok to add to the packet we receive. In this case, Christy used the Basic White Cardstock as a top layer and a middle layer between the DSP and card base. Many of us would cut an extra piece of Basic White. Knowing Christy, I’ll bet she cut the top white layer from the middle of the larger piece. (So there’s a tip for you! Cut smaller pieces from inside layers that won’t be seen and save paper.)

This is Carol’s card. Carol used both sides of the DSP, alternating strips. She added a label with the sentiment, but didn’t take away from the beauty of the paper.

Here is Sandy’s card. Sandy went “under the sea” with this little octopus. So cute! And I love the sentiment she used.

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This is my card. I had the same idea as Nadine, but I wish I had given my wave more layers like she did; it would have made it much better. Or I could have left the wave off altogether, because that section of the DSP is awesome on its own. I used Stampin’ Blends on the ribbon to give it some color. I cut my wave and the tag from the Basic White Cardstock, then blended Coastal Cabana on them with Blending Brushes.

I hope you enjoyed our creations and got some inspiration from them. I’ll post our most recent challenge soon!

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