Poinsettia Petals in Eden

Poinsettia Petals in Eden

Hello, my friends! I know this is a late post. I was having so much fun with our Demonstrator Technique Night, I forgot to schedule anything. We created a super cute coffee mug treat holder with Christy.

I’ll post some of my little mugs later, but here’s a card inspired by Annette Elliott. I didn’t change much from her card; it was so gorgeous! Take a look.

Poinsettia Petals, Ever Eden, Stampin' Up!

I absolutely love the Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). It has lovely patterns and many shades of green with a little gold splashed in. If you want it, though, you need to order it now, because it is a limited time offering. It’s only available through January 3, 2022.

For my card, I stamped the three poinsettia layers from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set in Versamark on Basic White Cardstock, then embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I die-cut the berries and flower center from Gold Foil Sheets. I wanted the petals to be a little less bold, so I sponged some Soft Seafoam in over them with a Sponge Dauber, starting at the center and moving out to the tip of the petal.

Next, I stamped the leaves on Soft Seafoam Cardstock, again using Versamark so I could emboss with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I sponged them with Evening Evergreen.

Finally, it was time to put it all together. I added two patterns of the Ever Eden DSP to a Soft Succulent card base, then I added the gold berries and leaves. I stacked the poinsettia layers using Stampin’ Dimensionals, then added the center, also with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I really didn’t want to use a tag for the sentiment (from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set), so I stamped it directly on the DSP with Evening Evergreen Ink. To make it extra dark, I stamped it three times, using my Stamparatus for perfect placement.

One more Christmas card done! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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Love of Leaves

Love of Leaves

Welcome back, my friends! I had to laugh when I saw my friend Jackie’s post the other day. It was so very like a card I designed for my November classes. I hadn’t seen Jackie’s card when I designed mine, and I know she didn’t see mine, because I hadn’t posted it yet. Great minds, right? She and Susan are forever using the same stamp set or idea for our challenges, so it was fun to be on the same wave length for once!

Here’s the card I designed for classes. Actually, it’s two cards.

Jackie and I used the same Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the same dies for our cards. You can see her card here.

For my first card, I die-cut the leaf from Poppy Parade Carstock using the Stitched Leaves Dies. I cut three 1-1/4″ x 5″ strips of the Pattern Party DSP (FREE with a $150 order/party) and added them to a Basic White Thick Cardstock card base. I stamped the sentiment from the coordinating Love of Leaves Stamp Set using Misty Moonlight Classic Ink on the bottom piece of DSP, then added the negative die-cut to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling. Easy!

The second card is exactly like the first, except I used the actual die-cut instead of the negative. I left a space between the three pieces of DSP on the first card, but I really like the second, where there is no space between the DSP pieces.

Except for the use of dies, this is a very simple stamping card, and it’s great for beginners. It’s also a nice quick card for more advanced stampers too.

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

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More Amazing Silhouettes

More Amazing Silhouettes

Happy Monday, my friends! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We sure did! It was lovely having all of the family together for dinner. Mike and I headed out of town after for some R&R and our anniversary. We went to Colonial Williamsburg (CW) did some shopping, and went out for dinner at our favorite seafood restaurant on the way home.

We realized that we are old. We spent a lot of time napping and reading (I’ll leave you to guess who read and who napped), and we enjoyed every second. It was a lovely trip!

Here’s another card using the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set that will be available January 3 in the new January-June Mini Catalog. We got this set free as a gift for attending Stampin’ Up!® OnStage a couple of weeks ago.

Stampin' Up!, Amazing Silhouettes, Frendly Hello

The stamps in this set are so fun. The way they’re cut, the image is the color of your card stock or paper. It’s the background that picks up the color. For this card, I used Balmy Blue to stamp the tree, then ripped and sponged the edges of the Basic White Cardstock layer using Old Olive. I think I didn’t know what paper I’d be putting under it, because Granny Apple Green Ink would have looked much better.

Here are a few more sneak peeks. The Stamp Set that the sentiment is from and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) are called Friendly Hello. During Sale-a-bration in January and February, you can get them both free with a $100 order.

The ribbon is also a product from the upcoming Mini Catalog – White 3/4″ Frayed Ribbon. It’s so fun to work with, and very soft. Instead of tying it, I zig-zagged it under the stamped image so the card wouldn’t be so bulky.

I knew I wanted to use the Hello, Friend sentiment, but didn’t want to cover up the stamped image. So I stamped it on Vellum Cardstock using Old Olive Classic Ink. It takes ink a little longer to dry on Vellum than on card stock, so I quickly used Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to clear emboss the sentiment. Of course, if you’re using card stock, you can get the same effect by stamping a second time over the dry classic ink with VersaMark. Using your Stamparatus will help you stamp in the exact same spot, so your embossing will be perfect!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day. (I won’t post a product list this time, because most of the products aren’t available yet.)

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Blessings of Home

Blessings of Home

Hi, Crafters! If you’re in the US, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a lovely time with family, and now Mike & I are in Williamsburg, VA, celebrating our 39th anniversary.  So, welcome to another Friday Stamp Off with Jackie, Susan, and me! This week, we’re using Stampin’ Blends. I cannot wait to see Susan’s and Jackie’s posts, because they are so talented with these alcohol markers!

I decided to show a project that’s not a card. I’ve been making little gifts for “stocking stuffers” at Christmas. Sadly, I can never wait to give the gifts, so I’ve already given them away. Fortunately, I was at my mom’s today, so I took a quick photo of her gift – a refrigerator magnet.

This image is from the Blessings of Home Stamp Set. It’s a beautiful set, and, of course, has dies that coordinate with the floral images as well as dies that are “stand alone” images. It will be available in the January-June Mini Catalog, but Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators who registered for OnStage could order it early, because it was the set used for the “Stamp and Share” experience that weekend. Of course, I had to order it, and I’m so glad I did!

I stamped this image using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White Cardstock. Then I colored with my Stampin’ Blends. I knew I was going to give this to Mom, so I wanted it to be extra gorgeous. I used Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends to color it.

After it was colored, I used the coordinating Flowers of Home Dies to die-cut the image. Then I die-cut a few more (without stamping or coloring; I just cut the outline) from Basic White Cardstock, and at least two from a light cardboard. I always save the cardboard backing from Designer Series Paper (DSP), and that’s what I used for two of the layers.

I stacked all the layers, using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere them together. The bottom layer was Basic White Cardstock and the DSP cardboard was mixed into the middle of the stack. The stamped/colored image was on top. I pressed the top of the stack (the stamped image) into VersaMark ink, making sure it was entirely covered, then embosssed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. When it cooled, I added three magnets to the back. No matter how hard Mom tries to keep her refrigerator door neat, she always has pictures of family and friends to stick to it, so I wanted to be sure it would hold her memories to the fridge. I added three magnets to the back. That may have been overkill; two probably would have worked. You could also add a pin backing to it, or punch a hole with a Crop-a-dile or other strong punch and make it a tree ornament or tag for a gift.

Please stop by Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs today to see how they have used their Stampin’ Blends. They both are so amazing and do such creative things!

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

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Gilded Strong of Heart

Gilded Strong of Heart

Welcome back, my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a lovely week! I got to craft with a friend on Monday, then spend some time with my dad’s sister on Tuesday. She’s been organizing old family pictures, and we went through a lot of them. It was so fun to put faces with my dad’s aunts and uncles that I had heard of but never met. It was also very much fun to see pictures of my dad as a little boy.

One of the cards we made at classes this month used the Strong of Heart Stamp Set. This is a “Make a Difference” set from Stampin’ Up!®. For each set purchased, Stampin’ Up!® will donate $3 to support heart health. Heart health is very important to me as many of my family members have had to deal with heart issues. Here’s the card.

Stampin' Up!, Strong of Heart, Gilded Leaving

I wanted to play with the Ever Eden Cotton Paper, so I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece and crumpled it into a ball. Then I flattened it out, leaving a lot of wrinkles and adhered it to a Blackberry Bliss card base. I used a sponge wedge on a clip with the Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue to dab glue on the back of the cotton paper, then adhere it to the card base. Usually, if the layer is crooked, you can move it around a bit with the liquid glue, but I was afraid I’d rip my cotton paper, so I just left it a little crooked. You can achieve this same effect by running the paper through the Cut & Emboss Machine with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, but crumpling it into a tight ball was more fun for me.

Next, I squirted some Multipurpose Liquid Glue into a plastic cup and added just enough water to make the glue “Splatterable.” (Yes, I made that word up.) I used a small paint brush to pick up the glue/water, then tapped the bush with a finger from the hand not holding the brush to splatter the mixture over the Cotton Paper (and a little over the card base). I placed the card face down in my box of Gilded Leafing, then used a Stamping Sponge to wipe off the excess. I made several of these cards; some had a very light splatter of glue, so the leafing was more of a hint of gold. For this one, I added a bit more glue water and I even painted a bit over the top and bottom. Just remember – you can always add more, so start on the light side.

Finally, I stamped the heart from the Strong of Heart Stamp Set using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink. I colored the flowers and leaves with Blackberry Bliss and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends. I used the Detailed Trio Punch to round the edges of the Very Vanilla Cardstock layer, stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink, added an Opal Round and attached the stamped layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This card can go to so many people, because I am always amazed (in a good way!) by my friends and family.

Just a reminder – the Eden’s Garden Bundle (Eden’s Garden Stamp Set and Eden Dies) are sneak peeks from the January – June Mini Catalog and will be available through the J-J Mini Catalog Sales Period. The Ever Eden Specialty Designer Paper, Ever Eden Cotton Paper, and the Garden Gems will only be available through January 3, 2022 or while supplies last. Order now so you won’t be disappointed! And you only have a few more days to join my team of demonstrators for $75 plus tax. Select $125 in Stampin’ Up! product, and receive business supplies (catalogs, order forms, and more) for only $75. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to own your own business!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day and a very happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to stop by Friday for Stampin’ Blend projects from Susan, Jackie, and me!

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Sailing Home Make & Take

Sailing Home Make & Take

Every month at our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Gathering, demonstrators take turns bringing a Make & Take. This month was Nadine’s turn, and her card was beautiful! We all had fun creating it.

Sailing Home

To be honest, this isn’t a fair representation of the Make & Take. I tend to spend more time talking than crafting, so my card isn’t exactly like Nadine’s original. I think there should be another sailboat and more birds. I stamped two sailboats, but the die slipped on the other one and it cut a little wonky. Probably, if I didn’t point it out, only the most discerning would notice, but it was such a pretty card, I couldn’t put a weirdly cut boat on it.

This card uses the lovely Sailing Home Stamp Set. It’s very versatile, but it’s especially perfect for cards for men, especially seafaring men. It has a coordinating set of dies – Smooth Sailing – and you can find both the stamps and the dies in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

We stamped the birds in Night of Navy Ink on the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Basic White layer, then added the strip of Balmy Blue Cardstock that we embossed with the Timber Embossing Folder from the July-December Mini Catalog.. It such a perfect way to add waves!

Next, we stamped the sailboat and sentiment on Basic White Cardstock scraps. The sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy, and the sailboat in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. We colored the boat and sails with Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends, then die-cut it with the Smooth Sailing Dies. The sentiment was cut with Paper Snips and added toward the bottom of the card with the Sahara Sand die-cut wheel. I love this little wheel die, because it cuts and embosses at the same time.

Finally, we wrapped a little Night of Navy and White Baker’s Twine around the card stock layer, then added it to a Night of Navy layer and then to the Sahara Sand card base. It’s hard to see in the photo, but we also added some Clear Wink of Stella to the “waves.”

I brought my card home to put together, so I didn’t use the Rhinestones Nadine had brought. I added a few Iridescent Rhinestones (these will be available in the January-June Mini Catalog) to mine because my basic rhinestones were packed for a class.

Thanks, Nadine, for such a lovely Make & Take. She always goes above and beyond with her cards. My jaw drops every time I see one.

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

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Angels of Peace

Angels of Peace

Happy Friday, Stampers! I just realized Thanksgiving is next week. Eeek! I need to defrost some poultry and start getting ready for the holiday! Meanwhile, I’ve been having a lovely time playing in my craft room – which is why my poultry is still frozen. In case you’re wondering, I left Mike in charge of shopping, so my poultry is a duck. We also have a turkey, but Mom found a great deal on turkeys at her favorite grocery store, so she’s going to roast the turkey this year. We get to cook the duck. And by “we” I mean the man who bought the duck. (Totally unrelated to stamping – if you have a great duck recipe, Mike would love it if you’d like to share it!)

One of the sets I absolutely loved in the Stampin’ Up!® July-December Mini Catalog was Angels of Peace. I loved the images – which reminded me of one of the first Stampin’ Up!® Christmas Stamp Sets I ever ordered. The sentiments in the set work well for Christmas, of course, but they also can be used year round. I didn’t use any of them for this card, by the way.

Angels of Peace, For Unto Us, Stampin' Up!

For this card, I started with the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ Gorgeous Grape Cardstock layer. First, I die-cut the window using the Layering Circles Dies. Then I embossed it with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder.

Next, I laid the Gorgeous Grape panel over the Basic White Thick Cardstock card base and stamped the angel through the window using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored the image with the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2, then smoothed out the colors with a Blender Pen. I also added a tiny bit of Wink of Stella over the wings and the angel’s gown.

Next, I used the Gorgeous Grape die-cut from the “window” to stamp the sentiment from the For Unto Us Stamp Set. I adhered the embossed Gorgeous Grape Cardstock layer and the sentiment layer over the card base and added a little more Wink of Stella to the star in the sentiment.

For a little fun – and because I thought the card front needed just a little more “something” – I punched some stars from the Silver Foil Specialty Pack using the Starlit Punch and added one to the top of the card.

The fact that this adorable little angel reminds me of my granddaughter has nothing at all to do with how much I love this card and the Angels of Peace stamp set. Oh- and both the Angels of Peace and the For Unto Us Stamp Sets will be retiring January 3, so order  them now!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!

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Amazing Silhouettes

Amazing Silhouettes

One of the fun things about Stampin’ Up!® events is Prize Patrol. This year at OnStage we got three new products from the upcoming January-June Mini Catalog free – including the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set.

My order from OnStage came today so I played a little this afternoon.

Amazing Silhouettes, Stampin' Up!, Friendly Hello

I inked the butterfly stamp from the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set using Pale Papaya Classic Ink. Then I used a Sponge Dauber to add a little Fresh Freesia ink  around the Pale Papaya, then stamped on Basic White Cardstock. I love the mottled look!

I decided to create a note card, so cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of Fresh Freesia Cardstock, then scored at 3-1/2″ to create the card base. I cut a 3″ x 4-1/2″ piece of the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP), then stamped the sentiment using Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink. I love stamping sentiments right on the DSP. This sentiment is from the Friendly Hello Stamp Set that you’ll be able to earn during Sale-a-bration in January/February 2022. I added the DSP to the front of the card then added the ribbon. I laid a piece of Highland Heather Grosgrain Ribbon across the side of the card, then a piece of Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon over it.

After I cut the stamped image with Paper Snips, I added it to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals then placed a few of the new Irridescent Rhinestones to the front of the card. The rhinestones are another new product that will be in the January-June Mini Catalog.

This was such a fun and simple card to create. If you use the Stamparatus, you can create multiple cards to have on hand. This image can work with any sentiment, so you can simply change the sentiment and colors and have cards for any occasion. A set of 4-8 would make a wonderful gift as well. You could simplify the process even more by creating the cards using the Gift Cards and Envelopes.

Do take advantage of the Seasonal Sale that started Tuesday. The sale runs through tomorrow, so order today! It’s a great time to stock up on card stock, ink, and dies!

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

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Snow Wonder with Peaceful Place

Snow Wonder with Peaceful Place

Welcome back, my friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I did, for sure! Stampin’ Up!® OnStage was Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and it was so much fun. I learned a lot, picked up quite a few new ideas, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. On Saturday, one of the activities was a “Stamp & Share” event. I posted the cards I made on my Facebook Page. Head over there to see them, and feel free to follow me if you aren’t already!

One of the things I love about Stampin’ Up!® is the product coordination. Stamp sets often have a punch or a set of dies that coordinate, or even designer series paper (DSP) or an embossing folder. And, of course, the ink, paper, ribbon, and embellishment colors coordinate as well. I tend to stay in one suite of products, but today, I ventured outside my little box.

Snow Wonder, Stampin' Up!, Peaceful Place

The DSP on this card is from the Peaceful Place Suite in the July-December Mini Catalog. I love that suite, particularly the DSP and the Peaceful Cabin Bundle. The paper reminds me of the trees at my grandparents’ home, and I love the touches of silver in the gray and black paper. But look how well the DSP coordinates with the Snow Wonder Stamp Set and Snow Time Dies. It just adds to the vintage feel of the scene.

I love how the snowman adds few splashes of color to this snowy scene. I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored the scarf, hat, and greenery with Night of Navy, Fresh Freesia, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, and Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends. I also colored over his stick arms with a Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and added a bit of Balmy Blue to give the snow a bit of depth. Then I die-cut the snowman, added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and added a sentiment. Easy!

This is another example of letting the DSP do most of the work. And, honestly, I think I could have left off the snowman and still had a beautiful card.

Save More in November

Don’t forget the Stampin’ Up!® Seasonal Sale starts tomorrow. It’s the perfect time to fill in any holes in your stamp pad collection, stock up on card stock, and treat yourself to that set of dies (or three!) that have been on your shopping list. Card stock will be 10% off, Classic Stampin’ Pads 15% off, and dies (from the Annual Catalog only) 20% off. But it’s only for three days, so shop early Tuesday so you don’t miss it.

Join my team by November 30 and you can select $125 in Stampin’ Up!® product for only $75! That’s a huge deal, and, of course, being a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator is super fun. My 20th anniversary with Stampin’ Up!® is next October, so you know I enjoy it!

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

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Starring: Designer Series Paper

Starring: Designer Series Paper

Welcome back for another Stamp Off! with Susan, Jackie, and me. This week, we’re making Stampin’ Up!® Designer Series Paper (DSP) the star of our projects. Stampin’ Up!® has such lovely papers, and it was hard to decide which one I wanted to use. I chose the Sweet Stockings DSP for my card.

Stampin' Up!, Sweet Little Stockings

Using the DSP makes it really simple to create a quick card. I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the Sweet Stockings DSP and layered it to a Pool Party Cardstock base. Then I cut out the dog and the mouse images with Paper Snips and added them to the Pool Party tag. This is a die-cut from the Stocking Dies, and the sentiment is from the Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set. The Sweet Little Stockings Stamp Set and Stocking Dies can be bundled to save 10%. And of course, they coordinate with the Sweet Stockings DSP.

The image of the Golden Retriever wrapped in Christmas lights makes me smile. My parents had a beautiful Golden that smiled just like the dog in this image.

Seasonal Sale November 16-18

Just a reminder for you -Stampin’ Up!® is having a Seasonal Sale November 16-18. Cardstock, Classic Stampin’ Pads, and Dies from the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog will be discounted. Products from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog are not included; only products from the Annual Catalog are discounted. Card stock is 10% off, Ink Pads (excluding bundles and third-party pads – like Versamark and Memento) are 15% off, and dies are 20% off. Start making your wish list now so you’ll be ready when the sale starts!

Join My Team

Here’s more good news – If you join my Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Team during the Seasonal Sale, you not only get $125 in product of your choice for only $75, but if you order card stock, ink, or dies from the Annual Catalog, they will be discounted, so you can add even more to your starter kit. (Of course, you can take advantage of the discounted starter kit any time before November 30, but you’ll get extra discounts on card stock, ink, and dies during the Seasonal Sale.)

Before you head out for the day, please stop by Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see how they used DSP this week.

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

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