Summer Blog Hop


June Hop, Llamas, Summer, Stampin' Up!Welcome to the first Summer Blog Hop!  I’m so excited about our projects, and don’t you love the buttons this time?  Stephanie Osgood designed them again using MDS – and she’s amazing!  If you’re hopping in order, you’ll arrive at her blog in two more stops.  You can move around the hop using the “Previous” “Next” and “Home” buttons below, or you can click on the Blog Hop Header to return to the home page.

If you got here from Jackie Susnik’s blog, you’ve already seen some fabulous projects.  Jackie’s clean and classic style always “Wow!”s me.

When I was setting up my tables with retired items from the 2012-13 catalog, my Stephee (Wes’s girlfriend) helped – and she had the brilliant idea to decorate the empty accessory storage boxes.  I Accessory storage containers, Stampin' Up!, Gihgham Gardenimmediately grabbed my framelits, punches and washi tape and got to work.  I used the new Pansy punch and the  1-1/4″  scallop circle punch, Circles Collection framelits, Gingham Garden washi tape and Gingham Garden designer series paper to decorate these.  And – thanks to my fabulous downline Ruth Burris – I found out that the smaller of the two boxes holds both clay molds perfectly.

I haven’t made a really vintage card for awhile, so I decided to create a card with Blushing Bride roses.  Simply Pressed Clay, vintage, Stampin' Up!, Blushing BrideAfter kneading a little ink refill into the Simply Pressed clay, I created a few roses and rosebuds.  (Thanks, Susan Horr, for the tutorial!!)  Basically, you just pull off a small chunk of clay, color it with ink refill, then separate it into about 7-9 pieces.  Flatten each one out.  For the first, roll it into a bud, then wrap each petal around it until you get the rose you like.  Super easy!  I stuck mine in the freezer for a few minutes so I could snip off the bottom and make another rosebud.

Other products used for this card are the Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Soho Subway designer series paper, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Music Notes wheel, and the Scallop Oval punch.  I accidentally used a retired oval for the sentiment, but the large oval punch will work much better.  I also used Petite Pairs – one of the Grab Your Greetings sets that is on sale through June 30 – and Gorgeous Grunge.

Another technique I haven’t done for awhile is watercoloring.  When you click the “Next” button, you’ll be at Kath Ricks’ blog.  She is the absolute best at watercoloring!

Watercoloring, Fabulous Florets, Stampin' Up! I used the Fabulous Florets stamp set.  It’s a long time favorite that I’ve been neglecting.  I stamped the large leaf in Pear Pizzazz on the Gingham Garden designer series paper, and stamped the smaller leaves and flowers on Whisper White in Jet Black StazOn.  After watercoloring (Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz), I cut them out and added them over the stamped leaf.  The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.  And I used a couple of the new “Candy Dots” (in Garden Green) on the punched layer.

So that’s it for me!  The next stop is Kath Ricks’s “All That Scrap,” and I know her projects will be beyond amazing!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy – and have a wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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18 Responses to Summer Blog Hop

  1. jlfstudio says:

    Super Projects Miss Buffy. Love that container idea and the cute clay roses on your Vintage card are the bomb! Thanks for ushering in Summer with a bang!


  2. Jackie says:

    Amazing projects Buffy! The rose, the rose, oh my!


  3. buffycooper says:

    Thanks, Jean & Jackie! The roses are so fun and so easy. Susan’s instructions took all the work out of them.


  4. Beautiful projects, Buffy! And I agree with the others – your rose is gorgeous! I will have to try it.


  5. trish ricktrish says:

    I needed this smile- I just went to a church meeting forum a week late…… wondered why all the doors were locked—– this is worse than loosing keys…. ya think??? Thanks Buffy- some day I might get a blog….. but I’m not holding my breath — actually I am holding my breath and feeling like we are under water but am coming up for a snorkel full of fresh air to be greeted by this lovely blog. blessings- t.k. Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:27:51 +0000 To:


  6. Terri says:

    That’s awesome that the containers fit the new molds. Would be great for both storage as well as gifting them too. 🙂


  7. Linda says:

    Now I’m ashamed of my DD’s tooth fairy box! Made from the same container, but nowhere near as pretty as yours! Lovely everything, as usual!


  8. Stephanie O. says:

    Wow Buffy. I am totally in love with all of your projects. The containers are a small way to keep those molds from running away. Your roses are beautiful, think I am going to have to break out some more clay and practice those. Your watercoloring is just divine. I love the combination of the flowers and the leaf background.


  9. Love those roses, I saw them on Susan’s blog and thought wow! Thanks for inspiring me always.


  10. Christine Giuda says:

    Love, love, love the vintage card. I like all the projects, but that vintage card…


  11. Diane Oliver says:

    Buffy LOVE LOVE LOVE your projects! Your little containers are adorable. I always make table favors and use these too… so I’m going to LOVE the washi tape for the sides. Your cards are GORGEOUS… I especially like the tea stain doily on the vintage one!
    PS: I’m a little late as I’m with my grandkids too! 3 week summer visit! Hugs


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