Halloween Party Ensemble

Halloween Party Ensemble

Capture the spirit of Halloween with this party ensemble. It has everything you need to get ready for a spooky Halloween party that is totally delightful and not at all frightful!  Remember, if you don’t celebrate Halloween, this project can be easily customizable for any occasion by simply changing the designer series paper and the stamp sets.

Stampin' Up!, Craft Project Central, Spooky Fun

This project was designed by Liz for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to September, or select one of the 3- or discounted 6- or 12-month packages.

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Stamp-Off Friday – Autumn Is in the Air

Stamp-Off Friday – Autumn Is in the Air

It’s another Stamp-Off Friday with Susan, Jackie and me! I love this one, because it’s a fall challenge. Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors, the smells, the weather, the clothes…I love pretty much everything about it.

Here’s the banner for this week’s challenge.


Maybe the leaves were stuck in my subconsious. Or maybe I just think about falling leaves when I think “autumn.” Or maybe, just maybe, I hadn’t used my Vintage Leaves set for awhile, and I wanted to take them for a spin.

Whatever the reason, here’s my card for this week. And, at the risk of sounding a little immodest, I love it!

Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!

I stamped the leaves in Tip Top Taupe, then sponged “fallish” colors over them – Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crushed Curry…There may be more. Once I start sponging, I go crazy and just keep layering colors until I’m happy.

I die-cut the leaves with the Leaflets Framlits dies, then tied them together with some “strizzles” of left over Burlap Ribbon.

The card grunge is from Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge. These are two of my favorites – and Touches of Texture and Ghoulish Grunge are right up there with them. They’re wonderful for adding a little texture to your projects. I kept it simple and only used two colors for my background – Cajun Craze and Tip Top Taupe. After adding the textures and backgrounds, I sponged the edges with more Tip Top Taupe ink.

This had to be a birthday card (from Birthday Blossoms), because today is my sweetie’s birthday!! (Happy birthday, Love!!) This isn’t Mike’s official card. His card has a big (and I mean really big) number on it, because I made it months ago with the Number of Years bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalog. Ah, well…maybe this will be his birthday card after all, because I’m not sure where the original is. *sigh* Hope I know someone else turning that big, huge number after I find it! (Oh, wait…my brother will be seeing those numbers next year! If I find it in time, I can send it to him next June.) And, just in case you’re wondering, I’m thinking he qualifies for almost every senior discount now! But, of course, they keep raising the bar. I thought the discounts started at 50. When I hit 50, they moved them to 55. Then they got upped to 60. They’ll probably by 65 or even 90 by the time I get as old as Mike. It is, however, quite lovely to be carded when you ask for a discount. Just sayin’! When I was about 27,  I got carded for buying carbonated grape juice that looked like wine. I smiled and thanked the cashier for asking, whipped out my ID, and then said, “you know…this isn’t alcoholic.” She apologized, but I assured her it was totally fine. I love it when people think I’m younger than I am, because I know that won’t last forever! One day, my hair will be more gray than brown, and my laugh lines will be more like craters. But, hopefully, even then I’ll still feel a lot younger than my years!

Now – enough of my blabbering. Check out what amazing things Susan and Jackie did with this project.

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

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Have We Got a Deal for You!

Have We Got a Deal for You!

There are a lot of fantastic deals at Stampin’ Up! right now. First – there are new special offers this week.

Special Offers, Stampin' Up!
Special Offers, Stmapin' Up!

You don’t want to miss these amazing deals, and they’re only available while supplies last, so order now!

Next up – Exclusive photopolymer stamps.

Exclusive Photopolymer Stamps, Stampin' Up!

When Stampin’ Up! first began offering photopolymer stamps, a new set was released each month. Now that photopolymers are a regular addition to the catalogs, the originals are on the clearance rack at 50% off! Again they’re while supplies last, so don’t wait. These are some of my favorite sets, and I know you’ll love them as well!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

And, of course, the Paper Pumpkin “Buy One, Get One” offer is still available. New subscribers who sign up for Paper Pumpkin by October 10 will get the October kit for $19.95 – and the November kit will be FREE! If you like kits and surprises and everything in one box, this is for you. Here’s the Fine Print:

  • Offer is invalid if the subscription is canceled or put on hold during the first two months
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95/month. But remember – you can put your subscription on hold or cancel at any time.
  • Open to new subscribers only
  • No valid on pre-paid subscriptions
  • Offer ends October 10, so sign up now to take advantage of this offer.

You can sign up here. You can also manage your subscription through this link.

In other news -I have three spots left for the Tin of Cards class on October 1. The class fee is $35 (includes the kit). It will be a super fun World Card Making Day event, I think. And what a wonderful way to stock up on birthday, thinking of you, thank you cards and more!

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


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Spooky Fun Party Ensemble

Spooky Fun Party Ensemble

Bats and witches and things that go “bump” in the night – it’s time for Halloween. Create spooky fun party favors and decorations with the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. The gatefold card can be used as a greeting card or as a party invitation. If you decide not to host a party, the luminaries can light the way for trick-or-treaters and the favors can be your treats for goblins and ghosts at your door. The best thing about this project is that you can substitute another bundle and turn it into an ensemble for any holiday or celebration.

Spooky Fun Party Ensemble SP

This is my project for September for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to September or select one of the 3- or discounted 6- or 12-month packages.

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

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Painter’s Palette Birthday

Painter’s Palette Birthday

This is one of our cards from September classes. I copied the sketch from a card Christy made.

Painter's Palette, Stampin' Up!

It’s a “Z-fold” card, which is super simple to create. Cut an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of cardstock (I used Sweet Sugarplum) to 4-1/4″ x 11. Then score the long side in half at 5-1/2″, then score the front half at 2-3/4″. Easy! Here’s how it looks more open.

Painter's Palette, Stampin' Up!

You actually have to look at it from the bottom to see the “Z,” but, trust me, it’s there. I cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ piece of designer series paper from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack (DSP) and layered it to the front panel. The Whisper White layer is stamped with images and a sentiment from the Painter’s Palette set in Basic Black, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum. The idea was to mimic the design in the DSP. I layered the stamped piece to a slightly larger Basic Black layer, adhered it to the card, and – DONE!

This was such a fun and simple card. When I started offering five cards at classes, I designed five different cards. Then I decided to do two each of two, plus one different card. This, however, used a lot of cardstock in one or two colors, and I didn’t always have enough for 20 or more cards. So I went back to five different cards. It’s fun – and it gives the opportunity to use more options for a stamp set. I was able to show how to use one stamp set for two totally different cards.

So – I’m off to bed. It’s after 11 p.m., and I only got about two to three hours sleep last night. I’m not sure why; I think my brain just wouldn’t turn off! Hopefully tonight, I’ll get a few more hours of zzzzzzzs!

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

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Vintage Leaves

Vintage Leaves

Have you ever had one of those months when you think you’ll never get everything done? Of course, you have. We all have. I’ve been having them for about six months now! But, of course, everything does eventually get checked off. YAY!

One of my favorite things is designing cards for my stamping classes. Here’s one that we did for September classes. This was one of those, “Oh, no, I need one more design for class tomorrow!” cards. And although this card is fairly simple, I think it’s very elegant. I CASE*d the design from Ronda Wade. (*Copy and Share Everything)

Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!

I used the awesome Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves set and Leaflits Framelits for the leaves. For class, we stamped the background leaves a little closer to the left side. (Sometimes things don’t always turn out like you think they will!)

The designer series paper banner is hand cut from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). This paper is so lovely. The colors – Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla – are amazing. Two sheets also have Copper Foil on them. I love that foil. I die-cut one of the Leaflits from the foil; the other is stamped on Very Vanilla with Delightful Dijon.

I always forget to use ribbon on my projects – so this one uses three! I tied the leaves with Linen Thread. The ribbon around the stamped banner is the gorgeous gold Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack. It’s so lovely – and sparkly! I also used a strip of the new 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon over the DSP.

Finally – the sentiment. It’s from a beautiful new set from the Holiday Catalog – Basket of Wishes. It’s a very versatile set; I’m going to use it a lot!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy!

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Paisley Party Ensemble

Paisley Party Ensemble

Do you love to entertain?  Whether it’s a small gathering or a formal meal, this tutorial has a few special touches for you to make.  This ensemble provides those little things that you can turn to time and time again whether you’re having friends over for nibbles and drinks or for a celebratory meal. There’s even some packaging included so that your guests don’t go home empty handed.

Stampin' Up!, Craft Project Central, Paisleys & Posies

This project was designed by Sara for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions for this project, simply subscribe to September, or select one of the 3-month or discounted 6- or 12-month discounted packages.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a wonderful day!


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