Dreaming of Sand and Waves

Dreaming of Sand and Waves

Oh, how I’m loving the new Stampin’ Up! catalog! I got my order Friday, and I’ve had such fun this weekend. I decided to mix a little new with a little returning for this Thinking of You card.

Wetlands, Stampin' Up!

You may think it’s a card for a person, but you’d be wrong. It’s a card for the beach. I’ve been dreaming of sand and waves and sunshine for weeks. Usually we head out in May, but this year, we couldn’t get away. In the meantime, I’ll dream.

This card uses the Wetlands stamp set. It’s one of my favorite sets, and I’m so glad it’s returning. It’s perfect for so many occasions. The reason I chose this set? I was flipping through my new Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack , and this sea photo caught my eye. Using Wetlands was a no-brainer for this one. It’s the scene Mike & I see every day we’re in Florida.

I absolutely love the new 5/8″ burlap ribbon. It’s not as wide as the retired burlap trim, and the weave is looser, so it’s a bit more rustic. And check out the fringed ends! That was a happy accident. (Most of my brilliant moments are, actually.) I was trying to tighten the knot, and my fingers slipped off the ribbon – but kept hold of the nylon-like thread that holds the ribbon together. As it pulled out, the edges frayed beautifully!

If you haven’t gotten your 2016-17 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog yet, let me know and I’ll be sure to get one to you. And if you do have one, why are you reading this post and not planning a party with your friends? June is the perfect month, because with a $350 minimum workshop, you’ll get $35 MORE in hostess credits. And you can use the credits toward a demonstrator starter kit, if you’d like to join my team. AND you can select two extra sets FREE when you sign up in June.

So let’s get off the computer and start getting that wish list ready! Although it’s only the beginning of June, this is a shorter month, so seize the day. I’ll be happy to help you with a private class or workshop. You can even use my studio, so you won’t have to clean!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. 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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8 Responses to Dreaming of Sand and Waves

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Oh my gosh, Buffy! Those waves look so real. How did you do them? Awesome card!

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    • buffycooper says:

      I’d love to have a technique I could share, but it’s the Serene Scenery dsp stack. I just cut a piece of the dsp, stamped the birds and sentiment and glued it to the card. Done. I got the coordinating stamp set (Scenic Sayings, I think?) at OnStage, so figured I’d get the paper to go with it. It’s GORGEOUS!

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  2. Sandy says:

    This is so beautiful. I can’t wait for my paper. I’ll have to have 2 or 3 packs of that paper just to make beach scenes. Wonderful card.

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  3. debsmart says:

    Wow -that’s a DSP for the background?? How did I not see that in the catalogue? I was sure that you had done some amazing direct to paper with the ink pad, Buffy! Gorgeous card – and I’m going to be ‘CASEing’ it, as soon as I get me that paper! 🙂

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Deborah! It’s easy to miss, because the photos in the catalog are small and the “non-photorealistic” side really stands out in the picture. I wouldn’t have noticed it either, but they showed it at OnStage. It’s beautiful!

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  4. Jackie says:

    So pretty Buffy. What a delightful card.

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