Sailing Home Sketch Challenge

Sailing Home Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday, Crafting Friends! First, thank you so much for all of your well-wishes to my Wesley. He’s recovering very well. He’s still a bit sore, but much better every day. He (and Amelia) get a little bored, because they’re used to being on the go, and Wes can’t drive yet. Happily, I’ve had some free time, so I’ve been able to chauffeur them. Today, we went to lunch, and as we were getting ready to leave, Miss Amelia said, “Oh! I need makeup!” And, of course, before I went home after lunch, she had to put a little on me as well. I have to say, she’s getting very good at it. She’s loving the make-up kit we bought yesterday.

Today is another StampOff with Jackie, Susan, and me. This week, we have a sketch challenge. Here’s the sketch.

Today is National Lighthouse Day, so I decided to use the Lighthouse from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.

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I stamped the lighthouse on Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Gray Classic Ink, then colored with Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut it with the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.

Next, I needed to find some Designer Series Paper (DSP). I went with the beautiful Snowflake Splendor DSP from the August-December Mini Catalog. I love the colors, and it reminds me of a stormy night sky.

For the two center layers, I used Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight. If I had planned the card ahead of creating it, I would have used Misty Moonlight Blends instead of Night of Navy – but it still looks ok.

I cut the card base and the Painted Labels Die from Seaside Spray Cardstock. And finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Path of Petals Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink on a 1″ wide piece of Purple Posy Cardstock. Then I punched the end with the Banners Pick a Punch, also from the August-December Mini Catalog. You can create three different widths of banners and two different styles. So fun!

I may make a few more of these cards. I love the colors and the images, and I need to have some sympathy cards make ahead of when they’re needed.

Now – head over to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see how they interpreted the sketch. I can’t wait to see! It’s always my Friday “WOW!”

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

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Poinsettia Place Suite

Poinsettia Place Suite

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope your week is going well. I have a video from George from Stampin’ Up!® for you today. He’s introducing the Poinsettia Place Suite from the new August – December Mini Catalog. This is one of my favorite suites, and I’ll be using it a lot this season.

I had planned to have a brand new project for you today using some of my new products from both the mini and annual catalogs, but…life. Following is the story of my life the past few days. You are more than welcome to scroll to the video. I’ll understand. (Actually, I won’t even know, so you can scroll on, guilt-free. But you’ll wonder what has happened…)

If you’ve read more than a few of my blogs, you know I have a beautiful, brilliant, kind, funny, and talented granddaughter named Amelia. (Yes, I am a bit biased.) She will be six this month, and she’s a treasure.

Amelia’s step-dad is a military reservist, and he had to go to Florida this week. Stephanie, Amelia’s mom, took a much-deserved vacation and went along. With the virus and impending hurricane, they decided not to take Amelia (wise decision). Between her dad and step-mom and me, we had extra child care covered. She and Katelyn had a blast together on Saturday, but Katelyn’s mom is moving next week and Katelyn had planned to help her pack on Sunday. I offered to hang out with the baby girl. And, oh, what a fun day we had. Amelia has discovered make-up, but the other women in her life don’t want to share. After watching her, I understand. We had several lessons on “flicking the brush” instead of “grinding the brush.” But she had so much fun playing. She put makeup on me (and it wasn’t too bad!) and then I did hers. And then she added a little more because I’m very light-handed with makeup. Then she picked out a prettier outfit for me as well as cuter shoes (apparently flip flops are not haute couteur) and we had to accessorize our outfits. There was also ice cream involved in the late afternoon. It was an awesome day.

My Wesley was off Monday and Tuesday this week, so I wasn’t planning on being back on call until Wednesday when he and Katelyn were both at work. Mike & I are “flipping” a house, so we’re spending all of our free time painting and doing a few upgrades to the house before it closes next week. Monday and Tuesday were going to be my “painting days,”  and then I’d have a sleepover or two with Amelia. Mike & I rehabbed a lot of houses in our early years, but after the boys were old enough to paint and do other things to help, I went into retirement. Now Wes has a job and his own family, and Jon is engaged to a lovely young woman and carrying the load of our electrical contracting company as well as being head coach for a local sports medicine facility, so I had to come out of retirement. I was going to include snippets from a phone call with my mom after my first day back in the painting business, because it made quite an impression on me, but I’ll save that for another day.

Life, however, always throws us alternate plans. If life is a bowl of cherries, my bowl broke and cherries are rolling all over the floor. I woke up Monday to texts from Wesley and Katelyn. He had severe abdominal pain. Did I have a heating pad? Did I have any meds for that? No – but I did have advice: Go to Urgent Care! Katelyn dropped Amelia off with me in the morning and, long story short, Wes was admitted to the hospital with appendicitis. After 12 excruciatingly painful hours for him, he finally got it removed. (Seriously, why do we have an appendix these days? Or tonsils, for that matter?) Since the surgery was around midnight (another long story), he had to spend the night at the hospital, so Amelia and I enjoyed a fabulous sleepover. We watched three movies, had popcorn, downloaded several books for her on my tablet, and much, much more. It was awesome, and it kept her mind off her dad being in pain.

Wesley’s hoping to feel much better so they can play the next two days. He works 12-hour shifts, so while one week is a grueling 60 hours over five days, the next is only 24 hours with five days off. Since he lost two of his days off this week (his short week), he’s hoping to make them up and play with Amelia Wednesday and Thursday since doctor’s orders are not to work and rest. I’ll still be on call, though, because I think he’ll probably need a little rest. Miss Amelia is capable of a lot of things, but she’s still only five, and, honestly, she’s not always restful. She has ideas. And her ideas mean work for someone (i.e.: whoever is the daily caregiver). I have to admit that whenever I hear, “Seesa! I have an idea,” I groan a little, especially if it’s after 5 p.m.

Even though I may not have a lot of time to craft the next few days, I will have an entry for the fun challenge Friday with Susan and Jackie. Be sure to check in Friday to see our take on the sketch we have. I love sketch challenges, because we always have a different interpretation of the challenge.

And now – here’s the Poinsettia Place video. It’s such a beautiful suite!

You can order the products now through my online store! If your order is less than $150, please use this link. It expires August 25, so order now!

Remember to use your Bonus Days Coupon Codes when you order. If you order online, you’ll need to enter the codes individually.

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Forever Fern Locking Gatefold

Forever Fern Locking Gate-fold

Welcome to a brand new week, Stamping Friends. And what a week it’s going to be! Tomorrow (Tuesday, August 4), the Stampin’ Up!® August-December Mini Catalog goes live. You’ll be able to order so many fabulous new products to create beautiful fall and winter projects. Also on Tuesday, North American Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators will have awesome new online stores. Ordering will be so much easier – and you’ll even be able to have a wish list that you can send friends and family! Gift-giving made super easy.

If you earned Bonus Coupons, don’t forget to redeem them August 4-31. And, of course, you still have time to earn a few more if you order today!

For today, I have a fun gate-fold card for you. This one has a sliding lock to hold it closed.

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This is so easy to create. Start with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Garden Green Cardstock, and score 2-1/8″ from both sides. Slice a tiny sliver (about 1/16″) from one edge so the lock will slide a little easier, then fold the flaps to the center. Cover the flaps with Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (DSP). Each piece is 1-7/8″ x 5-1/4″, but before you adhere, trim 1/16″ from the side of one so it would work better with the narrowed flap.

For the lock, you’ll need four 2-3/4″ squares of card stock. I used Old Olive, but you can use any color that coordinates with your card.  Score two of the squares down the center, at 1-3/8″. Fold, then sharpen the folds with your Bone Folder.

I use Liquid Adhesive for the next step, because I always need a little wiggle room. Add glue to the backs of the two folded squares and adhere them to one of the remaining 2-3/4″ squares with the folds together at the center. Make sure all edges are aligned and the folds can still open. Next, glue the final square on top, so the folded pieces are sandwiched between the other two squares. Decorate as you’d like with more card stock, DSP, die-cuts or punched pieces, or sentiments. I added a 2-1/2″ Garden Green square and then a 2-1/4″ square of Whisper White Cardstock that I stamped using images and a sentiment from the Forever Fern Stamp Set.

Slide the lock over the gate-fold opening. The two sides of the card front should fit inside the open folded squares in the center of the lock.

When we gave this card to a random sample of recipients to open (i.e. husbands), they simply opening the card, not realizing the lock slides off. It’s ok; it still opened, although the lock sailed through the air. This is another card you may want to hand to the recipient so you can give some simple instruction on how to open it.

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I hope you’re enjoying the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog as much as I am. It’s one of my favorites so far!

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

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Love of Leaves

Love of Leaves

Here’s another sneak peek from the Stampin’ Up!® August-December Mini Catalog. Look at these beautiful fall colors.

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Now that the boys are grown and have moved out of the house, we don’t do anything for Halloween. But I couldn’t resist buying the beautiful Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the A-D Mini Catalog. One side has spiders or bats, but the reverse side of each design is beautiful! Actually, some of the spider and bats designs are also quite pretty – but they’re spiders and bats. The colors in the DSP are Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, and Pretty Peacock. What a gorgeous combination!

I knew I wanted to play with the Love of Leaves Bundle today, and, oh, what fun that was! The Love of Leaves Stamps coordinate with the Stitched Leaves Dies (and you can bundle them for a 10% savings). The dies leave a stitched border around the negative space (where the leaves are cut out of the card stock) and there’s an insert for each leaf that creates stitched veins.

I die-cut three leaves from a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock. Then I die-cut three more leaves and veins from Blackberry Bliss, Cinnamon Cider, and Cajun Craze Cardstock and popped them up in the appropriate spaces with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next, I cut a 1-1/2″ x 4″ piece of the Magic in this Night DSP and layered it to the side of the Pretty Peacock Cardstock.  I stamped thank you in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink between the leaves and adhered the Pretty Peacock layer to a Blackberry Bliss card base.

Remember, the products from the Mini Catalog won’t be available until August 4 (unless you’re a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator).

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Don’t forget that you have through next Monday, August 3, to earn Bonus Days Coupons! For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a coupon code to spend August 4-31. The new A-D Mini Catalog goes live on the 4th, so you’ll have a little extra to shop with!

North American Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators  will also get new online stores on August 4. They will be easier to use, work well with mobile devices as well as desk-and laptops, have larger images of products, a simpler check-out process, and will let you know what will be retiring or is backordered or running low in inventory. The new store will also offer a feedback feature. Feel free to use it to let us know what you love and what could use a little tweaking!

One note – your current bookmarks and links will forward you to the new store. However, your browser will see it as a new site, so if you rely on your browser to remember your login information (email and password), it will not associate the new site with the saved information the first time you log in. You’ll need to manually add your login information the first time. If you’re like me, you may have forgotten your password. No problem! You can easily reset it using the “Forgot Password” link.

As always, if you have any problems, reach out to me and I’ll help you out!

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

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Poinsettia Petals – Christmas in July

Poinsettia Petals – Christmas in July

It’s been quite warm here the past week, so I decided to do some sneak peeks from the Stampin’ Up!® August – December Mini Catalog. Demonstrators can preorder products from the Mini Catalog now, and the products will be available to everyone on August 4.

There are so many gorgeous products in the new mini. If you haven’t gotten yours, please let me know and I’ll send you one! I think there’s something for everyone – sacred, whimsical, cute, funny, and more.

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I chose the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set for this card. I stamped the smallest and medium sized petals on Very Vanilla Cardstock using Versamark Ink. Then I embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. After I die-cut them with the Poinsettia Dies (and, you know the spiel – bundle the stamps and dies and save 10%), I sponged some Crumb Cake Classic Ink over them and added some Crushed Curry Centers.

The berries are also stamped with Versamark and embossed in gold. I used a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker to add the color, although there is a stamp you can use in the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set.

I wanted to add a little greenery, so I stamped the branches in Pretty Peacock ink and die-cut. I added a bit of Crumb Cake to the pine cones. After I layered the petals, I added all the die-cuts to one of the Ornate Layers die-cuts (also sponged with Crumb Cake Ink).

For a little more texture, I embossed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla Layer with the Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder. And, of course, I sponged it with more Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I used the For Unto Us Stamp Set from the mini for the sentiment and stamped at the top of the frame using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink. I love how the Cherry Cobbler and Pretty Peacock elements soften the starkness of the Very Vanilla.

Just for fun, and because I’m committed to stop hoarding ribbon, I added a bow using 3/8″ Scalloped Lace Trim.

I’ll be showing more sneak peeks this week. I ordered some beautiful paper in my preorder, and I can’t wait to show you that as well as some other fun new things.

Remember – Bonus Days are winding down. You only have about a week left to earn coupons to spend next month! For every $50 you spend between now and August 3, you’ll receive a coupon for $5 to spend August 4-31. Don’t wait until the last minute; shop now!

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

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Stamp Off! Color Challenge

Stamp Off! Color Challenge

Welcome back to another BS&J Stamp Off! I love these challenges, because Susan, Jackie, and I are so laid back and anything goes. This week’s challenge is a color challenge.

Well, I didn’t pick three; I used all four, of course.

I was tempted to use flowers, because these colors would make an awesome floral garden! But I have been using flowers a lot, so I went another way.

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Yep, I went to the beach! Mike & I usually visit Florida every year in May, but this year so many things happened, we didn’t get to go. Of course, the biggest was the stupid Corona Virus. I can’t be too mad; it got me out of my comfort zone and caused me to start online classes – a goal I was reaching for! But there were other reasons – we were super busy with our other businesses, family issues, and more. Still, my heart was there, so I chose the Stampin’ Up!® Seaside View Stamp Set for my card.

I stamped the images on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I colored them using Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Highland Heather, Calypso Coral, and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends.  I also added a little sky using Soft Seaspray Classic Ink and a Water Painter. And finally, I added a sentiment using Calypso Coral Classic Ink.

One color is missing – and although I have three already, I really wanted to add the fourth – Pear Pizzazz. Before I added the stamped panel to a Pear Pizzazz panel, then to a Highland Heather card base, I embossed the front of the card base with the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder.

I am so happy with the way this turned out. Usually I have an idea in my head, but this time, I just went with my heart and it worked beautifully! Maybe this means Florida (or another beautiful beach) is in my near future! I’m thinking St. Thomas for my birthday. Or St. John for our anniversary. What do you think, Mike?? Both? (I vote for both!)

Before you head out to do your Friday things, stop by Susan’s and Jackie’s posts today. You will be happy that you took the time to check out their blogs, because they are amazing artists!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have an amazing day!

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“Nothing’s Better Than” Waterfall Card

“Nothing’s Better Than” Waterfall Card

When I was a new Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, Waterfall Cards were all the rage. I decided to make one after years of neglecting the technique, and I rediscovered the fun! They’re interactive – and that makes people smile and say, “Aaaah!”

I kept this one simple; no fancy tools are needed. I used stamps, ink, paper, my Stampin’ Trimmer, and a hole punch and ribbon.

Nothing's Better Than, Stampin' Up!, Waterfall Card

When you pull the ribbon, the images flip so the next image shows, and you can view them all.

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Nothing's Better Than, Stampin' Up!, Waterfall Card

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How fun is that? You can choose what kind of day you’ll be having!

Here are the instructions and measurements.

You’ll need:
Old Olive Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″)
Very Vanilla Cardstock (4″ x 5-1/4″; 1-1/2″ x 8″, four 1-1/2″ squares)
Gold Foil – 1-1/2″ x 4″
Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) – 3-3/4″ x 5″
Ribbon (All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack – Old Olive*; Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack – Gold)
*Available August 4 in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog

Stamp images on the four 1-1/2″ squares. I used Calypso Coral Classic Ink for the sentiments, and Basic Gray and Early Espresso for the outline images. I used Old Olive for the coffee cup, Crumb Cake for the cookie, Calypso Coral for the drink with an Old Olive lime and a Calypso Coral umbrella, and Crumb Cake for the chocolate. Set these aside for a minute.

Score the 1-1/2″ x 8″ Very Vanilla strip at 1-1/2″, 2-1/4″, 3″, 3-3/4″. Use a Bone Folder or your fingernail to crease the folds so they’re very pliable. With the scored sections at the bottom, fold the strip at the top score. The front side will be about 3/4″ shorter than the back.

Layer the DSP to the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla piece. Next, lay the scored strip on the DSP so you’ll know how high you need to adhere the Gold Foil band. The shorter side of the strip will be on top of the foil and the longer side underneath. But for now, move the strip out of the way and adhere the Gold Foil band to the DSP using Seal Adhesive just on the outer two edges; the middle of the foil should be open.

Slide the long side of the scored strip back under the Gold Foil. Add Seal to the bottom edge of the front piece and layer it to the Gold Foil, matching the bottom edges.

Now add adhesive to the top edges of the stamped squares and adhere each one just under – not right on – the score line.

Punch a small hole in the bottom center of the long piece for a “pull ribbon.” You don’t have to have it, but it makes it easier to pull. You can also cut the end into a banner. Depending on who you’re sending it to, you may want to add “pull” at the bottom. Just sayin’. Some of us need more instructions than others. Adhere the layers to an Old Olive card base.

That’s it! This one is very simple, but you can also layer the square pieces onto coordinating card stock or DSP and even use die-cuts.

I’m going to make a video with instructions next week, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Be sure to check in Friday for a fun color challenge with Jackie, Susan, and me. Have a lovely day!

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Petal Pink Prized Peony

Petal Pink Prized Peony

Don’t you love alliteration? This was unintentional. When I save my photos, I like to use the name of the Stampin’ Up!® stamp set and then something extra so I remember which “Prized Peony” (or whatever) it is. In this case, I used the color of the flower – Petal Pink. And then it was too tempting to resist.

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I wanted my card to be a little softer, so instead of using black ink to stamp the peony, I used Basic Gray Classic Ink. Because our classic ink is water based, it works well with our Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.

Next, I used Petal Pink and Just Jade Stampin’ Blends to color the peony. I die-cut the flower using the Peony Dies. These dies are fabulous. Not only can you die-cut the stamped image, but there’s also a border and pieces for a 3D flower. And if you bundle the Prized Peony Stamp Set and the Peony Dies, you’ll save 10%.

I embossed a piece of Petal Pink Cardstock with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and a piece of Basic Gray with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and layered them to a Petal Pink card base.

There were a few extra Ornate Layers frames from another project in my “scraps,” so I layered one to the card, then added the die-cut flower. There was just enough room for an Itty Bitty Greetings sentiment in Basic Gray at the bottom. And, yes – aren’t you clever! Those pearls are hiding a smudge, but I think they make the sentiment stand out, so we’ll say that was on purpose. I used the Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend to color them so they’d not totally disappear on the Whisper White frame.

You only have two more weeks to enjoy the Stampin’ Up!® Bonus Days. For every $50 you spend at one time through August 3, you’ll earn a $5 coupon to spend in August. So with a $100 order, you’ll earn $10 in coupons. Think of all the fun free products you can enjoy! Or you can use the coupons to stock up on staple products, like paper or adhesives.

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

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Sweet & Simple Thanks

Sweet & Simple Thanks

Sometimes you need to make a sweet and simple card. Today was that kind of day for me. I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night, because we have cats. Max, our dog, usually sleeps next to me and doesn’t move all night long. Our newer cat, Sarge, stays in the family room, or sleeps at the foot of the bed (until he doesn’t). And then there’s Ashlynn. We usually keep the cats out of the bedroom, because they are, quite frankly, annoying to sleep with. They’re in and out of the room, they walk over us, they knock stuff on the floor, and generally disrupt sleep all night long.

Last night, the bedroom door got left open and Ashlynn hid under the bed. There’s no getting her out once she’s under there. She hid under the bed one time when we were in the mountains. We needed to go home, but she would not come out, and we couldn’t leave her there for two weeks or more. Mike got a brilliant idea. “I’m going to poke her with the broomstick, and when she runs out, you grab her.” After five minutes of uncontrolled laughter, I realized, by his questioning look, that he was serious. I politely commented that if there was any poking to be done, I would be doing it. Because, quite simply, Ashlynn can be very sweet and loving, but for the most part, she’s psychotic.

Mike finally got her wrapped in a towel and we put her in her crate. Having the towel was a good thing, because he used it to put pressure on his bleeding hand for the entire hour-long trip home.

But I digress. Ashlynn was under the bed for the night, so I left the door open in case she needed to leave. She didn’t leave, but at 4 a.m. she decided to see what we were doing. She climbed over me to see Mike. Then she nestled between us for an hour. At 5, she decided she should go for another walk over me. And then she jumped onto the dresser. And then another walk. Around 5:30, she decided to watch the sunrise. Sadly our room faces west so she missed the sunrise, but she made lots of noise climbing into the window to see it.

After missing the sunrise, she hopped back to the dresser and started knocking stuff onto the floor. I finally got my eyes open enough to kick her out of the room without too much bloodshed.

So I needed an easy card today.

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Despite my sleep deprivation, I think this turned out well. I stamped the flower in Soft Suede Classic Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock, then colored the leaves and flowers with a Whisper White Watercolor Pencil. Then I stamped the sentiment using Merry Merlot Classic Ink.  I layered the stamped panel to a Merry Merlot card base and added a little Gold Metallic Trim from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. See how simple that was?

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day – and a great night’s sleep!

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Ornate Thanks

Ornate Thanks

I am loving all of the new Stampin’ Up!® 2020-2022 In Colors! I keep thinking, “This one is my favorite,” but that changes each time I use a different color. For today’s card, I used four of the five new In Colors. The only one I didn’t use was Cinnamon Cider, and that’s not because I don’t like Cinnamon Cider; I used the colors in the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and that wasn’t one of them. Plus, I only had room for four.

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I used the “Hinge Step Technique” for this card. I positioned the Thanks at the top of the frame (die-cut from Whisper White Cardstock using the Ornate Layers Dies), closed the Stamparatus to adhere the stamp to the plate, then stamped in Magenta Madness Classic Ink. I cleaned the stamp, moved the plate down one position, then stamped again in Bumblebee Classic Ink. Again, I cleaned the stamp, then moved down one more position and stamped in Just Jade. Finally, I repeated the cleaning, moving steps one more time, then stamped in Misty Moonlight.

I had considered stamping additional sentiments between the originals. There’s room for another Thanks between each if you move the paper a bit. I also thought about stamping some of the smaller script sentiments between the Thanks sentiments, like my friend, for everything, and you’re amazing. For now, I’ve decided to keep it like it is.

The 2″ x 5-1/2″ DSP strip is one of the Flowers for all Seasons designs. I love this DSP; the designs are beautiful. By cutting 2″ strips, I can get three cards out of one sheet.

Before I adhered the DSP to the Magenta Madness card base, I stamped some of the flowers from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in Magenta Madness on the card base. You can bundle the Ornate Style Stamp Set with the Ornate Layers Dies and save 10%. The Ornate Thanks stamp set can be bundled with the Ornate Borders Dies for a 10% savings.

Remember – Bonus Days are happening now! For every $50 you spend, you’ll receive a coupon for $5 to spend beginning August 4, 2020. Think of it as free shipping in August!

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