A Little Sneak Peek

A Little Sneak Peek

The 2017 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog sales period is almost over. You still have almost three weeks left, but Holiday Catalog products that are retiring at the end of the sales period are available only while supplies last – and some supplies haven’t. Lasted, that is! So be sure to order your favorites now. Of course, you can add other items to the order; it doesn’t have to just be Holiday catalog products.

The good news is that on January 3, 2018, the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog sales period begins. It’s packed with great new products that are perfect for spring! Here’s a little sneak peek of a couple new products.

Waterfront, High Tide, Brusho, Stampin' Up!

Stampin’ Up! has added Brusho Crystal Colour to the coloring line-up. I used a very simple technique on this card, partly because I had a little helper.

First, I think it works best on Watercolor Paper. For this card, I spritzed water on the paper, then sprinkled Gamboge (orange) and Prussian Blue powder over and let it run a bit. Finally, I dried it with a heat gun.

When it was dry, I thought it looked a little like the sea at sunset, so I simply added some sea birds from the High Tide Stamp Set. The sentiment is from a new set in the Occasions Catalog, Waterfront. The stamps in this set have a very artsy, watercolor look. I know this is going to be one of my favorite sets.

That’s all there is to that card, and it took about five minutes to complete. You’re definitely going to want to add Brusho to your first order from the Occasions Catalog!

I added the stamped layer to Dapper Denim Cardstock and then to a Pumpkin Pie card base. Just a reminder – Dapper Denim is one of the 2016-18 In Colors that will be retiring at the end of the 2017-18 Annual Catalog. Retiring In Colors usually sell out very quickly, so order the cardstock, ink, markers, and embellishments early to avoid disappointment.

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

Product List (please note: The Waterfront Stamp Set and Brush Crystal Colour will not be available until January 3, unless you’re a demonstrator. Want to get it early? Join my team and add Occasions products to your starter kit!)

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Climbing Orchid Ensemble

Climbing Orchid Ensemble

Using the Climbing Orchid Bundle and the Color Theory Designer Series Paper, you will be making three cards with versatile sentiments like thinking of you, hello, and Enjoy today to be used for sympathy, birthday, wedding, or keeping in touch. You will box up your ensemble in a decorated acetate card box. The layout of the cards allows for an economical use of the Designer Series Paper and a replicable design to make more cards with other stamp sets.

Climbing Orchid, Stampin' Up!, Craft Project Central

This beautiful ensemble was designed by Cindy for Craft Project Central. To get the instructions, simply subscribe to December, or select a 3-, 6-, or 12-month package that includes December.

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

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Lifetime of Sunshine

Lifetime of Sunshine

Before I talk about today’s card – Don’t forget to place your Stampin’ Up! orders today, because you can enjoy free shipping from midnight to 11:59 p.m. MT. That’s a 10% discount on your order! Stock up on Holiday catalog favorites (and retiring products), Annual Catalog Products, Clearance Rack items and other online products. If you’re attending classes in December, you can use the free shipping event to place your minimum class order. Just go to my web site, place your order, then enter the hostess code – YU4NNE2B at checkout. Easy! (You do need to add the hostess code for your order to qualify for your class order.)

Now…I’m continuing my week of Sunshine Sayings posts. I noticed the negative of last Wednesday’s post on my stamping table, and knew I had to use it in some way. So I added a few punches and some stamping, and I created this.

The background was created by dragging Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pads across Glossy White Cardstock. You can use Whisper White Cardstock for this, but it looks better when you use Glossy White. lt just blends better, I think. I had already die-cut the sunshine saying for last week’s post, so it was ready to go. However, the chads from the “s”es and “e” were thrown away (aaarrrrgh!), so I just added them back in on the Lemon Lime Twist background cardstock with a Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Marker.

I added some stamped flowers from the Birthday Blossom Stamp Set in Basic Gray Archival Ink, then stamped wishing you from a new Sell-a-bration stamp, Happy Wishes (you can earn this free during Sellabration, beginning in January, with a $100 order). I used Basic Black Archival Ink for the sentiment. “A Lifetime of” is from the Sunshine Sayings set.

The flowers from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set are stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink on Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock, then punched with the Pansy Stamp. It needed a little something, so I added Clear Faceted Gems to the centers of the flowers. All it needed was a Bermuda Bay Cardstock card base. Done!

This card is totally out of my comfort zone, but I’m really pleased with it.

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

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Free Shipping

Free Shipping

Free Shipping, Stampin' Up!

Surprise! Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders Monday, December 11 from midnight until 11:59 p.m. MT. That’s huge! Two free shipping events in one month? Yay!

You can order online any time during the event on Monday. If you’d like to use the free shipping opportunity to qualify for class purchases next week, that fine. Simply enter your order through my web site on Monday. You must use the hostess code YU4NNE2B for your order to qualify for the class purchase. Simply enter the code at checkout. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to order any retiring or carry-over favorites from the Holiday Catalog, or to stock up on supplies from the Annual catalog. You can also order anything from the Clearance Rack, Pre-paid Paper Pumpkin kits, or any online only items.

Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity! Place your order Monday!

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

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Coffee Café Birthday

Coffee Café Birthday

Everyone who knows me knows that if they need to buy me a gift, coffee is always an excellent choice (dark, non-flavored). Gift cards for coffee are also an option that will be appreciated. I once had someone say it was difficult to buy for me, because how many times can you buy coffee. (Answer: Ummmmm, every gift-giving event. I don’t need people to be original.)

Stampin’ Up! has a wonderful set in the current Annual Catalog – Coffee Café. It’s such a fun set, with a coffee “take-out” cup, lids, coffee beans, and more. There’s also a “companion” set, Merry Café, in the 2017 Holiday Catalog. Take a look.

Coffee Cafe, Stampin; Up! Merry Café, Stampin' Up!

Both of these sets coordinate with the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, and, of course, there’s the beautiful Coffee Break Designer Series Paper (DSP).

I was in a coffee mood tonight, so I made this.

Coffee Cafe, Thoughtful Banners, Stampin' Up!

I stamped the coffee cup in Basic Black Archival Ink on Garden Green Cardstock, and the sleeve in Basic Black Archival Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock and die-cut them with the Coffee Cups Framelits. There are two dies for the sleeve; one simply cuts out, the other cuts and embosses. I didn’t stamp the lid; I simply die-cut it from Basic Black Cardstock. The little stopper thingy they put in the drinking hole to keep it from spilling is also not stamped, just die-cut from Garden Green. (Question – Is that why they put it in there? To keep the drink from spilling? Free gift to the first person who comments with an answer!)

I die-cut the oval tag first, then stamped with celebrate from Thoughtful Banners. On the larger Whisper White layer, I stamped the coffee beans in Early Espresso (kind of a no-brainer there!) and the sentiment (also from Thoughtful Banners) in Basic Black.

To pull in the paper, I added a strip of the coffee ring DSP to a strip of Early Espresso Cardstock, then layered it all together. This makes a fun birthday card, and it can be used for anyone. Or, at least, anyone old enough to drink from a to-go cup without a sippy lid.

I’ve gotten some absolutely gorgeous Christmas cards this year. I’ll show them to you next week!

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

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You’ve Been Tagged

You’ve Been Tagged

How many times have you needed a gift tag or a bookmark or a quick embellishment for a card? Here’s your answer! With this tutorial, you’ll use the Oh So Eclectic Bundle and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper to create a box full of tags – twelve, to be exact. You can add the tags to a gift box or bag, a card, a bottle of your favorite libation, or even use a tag as bookmark for those people who still read “real” books. This would make a fun stamp camp or product-based class.

 Oh So Eclectic, Stampin' Up!, Craft Project Central

This project was designed by me for Craft Project Central for December. To get the tutorial, simply subscribe to December, or select a 3-, 6-, or 12-month package that includes December.

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

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Sunshine Birthday

Sunshine Birthday

On Monday, I posted a card using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. These thinlits and the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! catalog are products that I haven’t used a lot, so I decided to make a few cards with them. You can see Monday’s congrats card here.

Here’s the card I made for today. It uses to of my very favorite colors – Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay – and a fun technique.

Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Wishes, Stampin' Up!

The only stamping on the card is the happy birthday sentiment from the Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set; all of the other elements are die-cuts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. The butterflies are Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, and the flower is Melon Mambo. Because it was so large and tried to overwhelm the sentiment, I lopped off the stem. Just pretend it was plucked by a 3 year old. Miss Amelia loves to pick flowers, but she hasn’t figured out yet that they need a stem for the water. But picking them and giving them away makes her happy, so I just float them in water.

To create the color on the sunshine layer, I used Glossy White Cardstock. I simply dragged a Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad over the cardstock, leaving some white space. Then I did it again with a Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad, filling in the white spaces and covering some of the Lemon Lime Twist. Last, I die-cut with the sunshine thinlit.

There is a dot over the in the die-cut, but it got lost somewhere. I decided to use a Clear Faceted Gem instead, and I love the extra sparkle. I also had to add a comma after the Melon Mambo happy birthday using a Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker.

I mounted the die-cuts to the Whisper White Cardstock layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The sunshine die-cut is added with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. The entire Whisper White layer is on a Melon Mambo card base.

My plan is to start showing how versatile Stampin’ Up! products are by creating a sampler of several different cards using the same set. Look for more Sunshine Wishes/Sunshine Sayings cards this week!

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

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