Flu 1; Buffy 0

Flu 1; Buffy 0

I don’t know what virus or flu bug ran into me Sunday (ran over, more like!), but it won. I spent most of two days in bed, but I’m feeling much better.

Since I didn’t have anything to post today, I asked my friend Peggy if I could borrow one of her creations. She posted a “Double Time” card yesterday, and it was gorgeous! She agreed to let me post it today.

Stampin' Up!, Painted Seasons

How gorgeous is this card? Peggy showed that you’re not restricted to rectangles. With any set of graduated dies, you can have lots of shapes for your Double (or Triple) Time cards! I love that she used the new Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. You can earn the paper free with a $50 order during Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-bration, or you can select the paper and coordinating Painted Seasons Stamp Set with a $100 order. But you only have through March 31, so don’t delay. There is also a set of Four Seasons Framelits Dies that are available to purchase through March 31 as a Sale-a-bration Coordination item. These dies coordinate with the Painted Seasons Stamp Set.

Peggy’s dies take her card to a whole new level of gorgeous! I’m so glad she shared it. I wasn’t surprised when I saw her beautiful card, though. I was in a swap group with Peggy and every card she sent was just lovely.

Thanks, Peggy, for bailing me out today! And thanks to all of you for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!



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Easy Double Time Stamping

Easy Double Time Stamping

Happy Monday, Stamping Friends! I have a video for you today. It’s another older technique that I’ve simplified a bit.

There’s a technique called Triple Time Stamping. Basically, you cut three pieces of card stock (graduated in size), stamp on all three at the same time, then mat with a coordinating card stock. It makes a lovely background. Here’s a card I did with that technique many years ago.

Triple Time
Instead of stamping the background, I used a piece of the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper (DSP). Today’s card is Double Time, not Triple, and it uses less paper. Here’s a look at the card.

Stampin' Up!, Well Written, More than Words

Details & Measurements

I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of the Needlepoint Nook DSP. Then I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut a 1-3/4″ x 3″ piece from the center. I had planned to cut a 2-3/4″ x 4″ piece as well, but I decided to keep it a little simpler.

Cutting the centers from the larger piece of DSP lets you use less paper and have less bulk. It’s a win/win!

Next, it was time for the Night of Navy Cardstock layers. I started with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of card stock. Instead of using my Stampin’ Trimmer, I had a great idea! Why not use the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies? I used a framelit a little larger than my smaller DSP layer and diecut the rectangle from the center of the Night of Navy Cardstock. Easy! Mine shifted a bit in the Big Shot, but that’s ok; it’s going to be covered up.

Using the Story Label Punch, I punched a label from Whisper White Cardstock. I put the negative back into my Stamparatus (and if you watch the video, please be assured that I do know the difference between a Stamparatus and a Big Shot), then added the label back in. I placed my stamp from the More than Words Stamp Set where I wanted it on the label, closed the plate to adhere the stamp and inked with Balmy Blue Classic Ink. I stamped it several times to get it a little darker. By the way, the More than Words Stamp Set and Story Label Punch are both Sale-a-bration Coordination products that you can order through March 31.

I already had a Night of Navy thanks die-cut from the Well-Written Framelits Dies, so I added that over the sentiment. (The inside sentiment is when I have a friend as amazing as you.)

I punched an extra Night of Navy Story Label, then cut it in half lengthwise (not like I did in the video. I changed my mind about that), then added it to the back of the stamped label, stretching it a bit to create a background layer for the punch.

After I adhered everything together, I added it to a Balmy Blue Card Base.

Here’s the video, if you’d like visuals.

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All Adorned in Merlot & Gray

Adorned in Merlot & Gray

Hi, Stampers! I hope you’ve had a lovely week. I can’t believe it’s Friday already!

I was stamping some card for classes this week and I decided to use the Stampin’ Up!® All Adorned Stamp Set from the Sale-a-bration Second Release. Check this out –

All Adorned, Artisan Textures, Stampin' Up!I wanted to use Merry Merlot and Gray Granite, so I created these cards. I asked Mike which he liked better, and he hesitated. “They both look the same,” he finally said. I had to point out that I stamped the two stamps differently. They’re both stamped in Merry Merlot and Gray Granite on Whisper White Cardstock,  but I stamped one stamp in Merry Merlot on one card, but on the second I stamped the same stamp in Gray Granite. Do you see the difference? It’s very subtle, But I like the card on the right better. (If you’re coming to classes in March, this is the one we’re making!)

I stamped the more round image in Merry Merlot, then the angular image in Gray Granite. Then I stamped the striped image from the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Textures Stamp Set in Smoky Slate (I stamped off one time, then stamped in “second generation” and “third generation”, then repeated one more time). Finally I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray Classic Ink.

For the card on the left, I stamped the more angular image in Merry Merlot, then stamped the rounder image in Gray Granite. (The rest of the card is the same.) Although they look very similar, I like the image on the right a lot more. What do you think?

I stamped the sentiment (also from the Stampin’ Up! All Adorned Stamp Set) in Basic Gray Classic Ink on the bottom left, then added the Whisper White Layer to a Merry Merlot card base.

I love this design, don’t you? You can change the sentiment to make this card perfect for almost any occasion and for anybody (male, female, child…). And the best thing is one of the stamps is free with a $50 order! This is a perfect card for beginner stampers, because it’s a #simplestamping card. But more advanced stampers can add layers and ribbon and embellishments! Stampin’ Up!® has products for everyone.

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Pineapple, Clover, and Painted Seasons

Pineapple, Clover, and Painted Seasons

Welcome back, Stamping friends! I don’t want to raise false hopes, but according to my weather app, Spring may be finally on the way! The temperatures look lovely, but we may have snow showers one day. I think the temperatures on the days around that day are warm enough that it will be more like rain than snow. (That’s such good news. The mud in our yard was starting to dry out; I’m so glad it will be re-hydrated! Yes, I’m kidding. I think we’ve had mud – as well as a little lake – in our yard for over a year.)

To celebrate spring, here’s a fresh, bright card for you.

Itty Bitty Wishes, Stampin' Up!

I needed to use the Stitched Label I cut from the free Stampin’ Up! Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) in yesterday’s card (you can see it here), so that was the basis for today. You can earn this paper free with a $50 order during Sale-a-bration.

I embossed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pineapple Punch Cardstock using the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and layered it to a Whisper White card base. Then I cut a 2-1/2″ square of Call Me Clover Designer Series Paper from the 2018-2020 In Color DSP Stack, then cut it diagonally in half and added it to the corners of the card.

I used the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies again to die-cut two small labels. The sentiments are from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set, and they’re stamped in Call Me Clover Classic Ink.

After I added the die-cut label to the center of the card, I adhered the sentiment labels. The final touch is a little piece of Pineapple Punch 1/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon. I tied it in a knot, then adhered it to the label with a Glue Dot.

Even though I think this is the “fall” paper from the Painted Seasons DSP, I love the bright colors. It’s really perfect for any season or occasion. I have discovered that I’m needing more Get Well cards lately. The need drives the sentiment for me these days.

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

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Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

Happy Wednesday, Stamping Friends! First, I want to apologize for Monday’s video. If you haven’t seen it, it was sideways. Hope no one has a stiff neck today. Today I downloaded several apps (then discarded most of them), discovered you can’t rotate videos with the YouTube editing button any more, and edited the video with another app that let me launch it to YouTube. Yay! – right? Um…no. It launched, but apparently not to my channel. I can’t find it anywhere, so the original is still out there, sideways and weird.

I have too much of my mother (and father!) in me to quit. I am determined to conquer this video thing. I will keep learning and (hopefully) one day will amaze and inspire! In the meantime…

I’m loving the Stampin’ Up!® Painted Seasons Bundle from the Sale-a-bration Second Release. There are so many fun color combinations in the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP), and the stamp set is amazing. (It coordinates really well with the March Paper Pumpkin kit!) Oh – and the bundle (Painted Seasons Stamp Set and DSP) is free with a $100 order. You can also earn just the DSP with a $50 order. And you’re definitely going to want this DSP, so go ahead and create an order now.

I created this card today. It’s a CASE of one from Sue Andrews Bernier. I changed a few things, but the layout and design is Sue’s.

Sale-a-bration, Stampin' Up!, Painted Seasons, More Than Words

How fun are those succulents? I inked them with Call Me Clover Classic Ink, then used a Sponge Dauber to add Early Espresso ink to the centers of the flowers before stamping on Whisper White Cardstock. Then I diecut them with the Four Seasons Framelits Dies – which are a Sale-a-bration Coordination item that you can purchase through March 31 or while supplies last.

I used one of the Stitched Framelits Dies to diecut the center of a piece of the Painted Seasons DSP and adhered it to a Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from More Than Words – another Sale-a-bration Coordination product that you can purchase this month – in the center of the frame negative using Poppy Parade Classic Ink, then added the flowers back in.

I love how the succulents are all different even though I used the same inks, stamp, and technique. And I have a little stitched frame to use on another card.

Just a quick reminder – if there are products you love and don’t think you can live without, you should order today. Many of the original Sale-a-bration items are already gone (the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack, Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, Butterfly Elements, and Precious Parcel Card Kit) and the Call Me Cupcake and Hop Around Framelits Dies from the Sale-a-bration Coordination products are also sold out. You can order online or send me your order (but if it’s under $69.50, it won’t be entered until this weekend. Don’t miss out!

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

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“Watercolor Spread” Technique

“Watercolor Spread” Technique

I can’t believe it’s Monday already! This weekend flew by (maybe because we lost an hour).

I got my laptop to talk to my phone this week. YAY! It took a long time to finally get this all working, so even with Daylight Savings Time, it got dark before I filmed. There are some shadows in the video, but you can still see what I’m doing. Sorry! I will get better at this!

Here’s the card that I created with the technique.

Stampin' Up!, Beautiful Day

I used the Beautiful Day Stamp Set from the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. This technique is not new; I learned about it in 2009 from Sharon Rogers, a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Maine.

This is a perfect technique if you’re not a fan of watercoloring. It’s fun and super easy. For this card, I stamped the flower in VersaMark and embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, but you can use any powder. I did one in silver (loved it!), and the one in the video is inked with Stampin’ Write Markers then embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. (Love that Stamparatus!)

Best of all, after you have your image embossed, you only need a few supplies – Aqua Painters, Stampin’ Spritzer, and Ink Refills. As you’ll see in the video, I use my Classic Stampin’ Pads as palettes, because then I don’t waste ink if I don’t use it all.

Here’s the video.

Hope you enjoyed it – even with the silly shadows. I’m learning!

Don’t forget there are only a couple more weeks of Sale-a-bration! Lots of products are already gone; I think we only have stampers from the first release products. The second release items are still available, and, of course, the third release items are catalog products! (Pizza boxes, embellishments, paper, and more!) Here they are.
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If you order online, be sure you use the numbers in the flier above if you want the catalog items. If you enter catalog numbers, you’ll be charged, and we don’t want that.

And here are the second release products.

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Note that you can earn the Painted Seasons Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper (DSP) together as a bundle with a $100 order, or you can earn the DSP separately with a $50 order. You’ll love the paper so much (and it coordinates with the Painted Seasons Stamp Set as well as sets in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual and Occasions Catalogs!) you’ll want a second pack.

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

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Stamp Off Drinking Challenge

Stamp Off Drinking Challenge

Welcome to another Friday Stamp Off with Susan, Jackie, and me. This week, it’s Time To Start Drinking!

It didn’t occur to me until tonight that it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, so green beer would have been fun. But I’m not Irish, so I feel like a fraud if I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (well, I may be just a tinch Irish, but my dad always said, “That last time you cut your knee all the Irish blood drained out.”)

Instead of green beer, I have a green teapot!

Tea Together, Stampin' Up!

I doubt that there’s green tea in the teapot. I know it’s good for you, but it’s not my thing. We used to have a really fun tea room in town and they had pages and pages of tea choices on the menu. I like tea like I like coffee – plain with no flavors – so I ordered plain black tea. I’m very boring when it comes to my drinks.

This teapot – from the Stampin’ Up!® Tea Together Stamp Set, however, looks a lot like the coffee pot my mom used to use when guests came over, and we had the fancy little cups and saucers as well. So we can pretend this is coffee, because that is definitely my drink of choice.

How To

Here are the details for the card. Although I could have stamped the image on Soft Seafoam Cardstock, I decided to use Whisper White Cardstock instead. There were parts (like the inside of the cup and teapot spout) that I wanted to stay white.

I die-cut the teapot, cup, and flowers using the Tea Time Framelits Dies. You can earn these dies FREE with a $100 order during Sale-a-bration. Using the Stamparatus, I stamped the images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the diecuts. (You can read more about that technique here.) Then I colored the teapot and cup with Light and Dark Soft Seafoam Stampin’ Blends. I love the way it gave it a little mottled look. The flowers are colored in Mint Macaron and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.

I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a Soft Seafoam card base. I cut a Pearlized Doily in half, trimmed it a bit, then added the two halves under the teapot and cup.

The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog. I stamped the banner images and sentiment on Soft Seafoam Cardstock using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink, then punched with the Duet Banner Punch.

The last touch was to add a Pearl Basic Jewel to the top of the teapot lid.

This card makes me feel happy. I think it’s because it evokes memories from childhood – and it uses Calypso Coral, one of my favorite colors!

Want more happy? Check out what Susan and Jackie are drinking! Coffee? Tea? Wine? Beer? Or maybe just water? Oh, the suspense. I can’t wait!

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

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