Fiesta Llama

Fiesta Llama

I participated in a virtual pj party last weekend. The best part of the party – you didn’t have to wear pjs! I don’t think I have any real pjs. I wear athletic shorts and t’s to bed all year long. (You have to love those “personal summers” in winter, right?)

Anyway – during the party, we were given challenges all weekend. One of them was a “Chopped” challenge. Like the Food Network show with Ted Allen, we got a basket (envelope) of ingredients (paper and embellishments) that we had to use on a paper crafting project.

The supplies I got (and I think everyone had the same) were – Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum designer series paper with Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine,  and 2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes (mine were Sweet Sugarplum).

Hmmmmmm. The more I looked at these, the more I thought they’d go with the Creating Pretty Cards sketch challenge at Craft Project Central.

Here’s the CPC banner.

Craft Project Central, Stampin' Up!

And here’s my card.

Birthday Fiesta, Stampin' Up!

I love the little smile on this llama’s face. He just looks like he’s ready for a piece of cake, don’t you think? This is the Birthday Fiesta Bundle with the amazing stamps and die-cuts. You can order the Birthday Fiesta stamp set and the Fiesta Time framelits separately, but if you bundle them, you’ll get a 10% discount!

I used the Basic Black Baker’s Twine as the fringe under the Sweet Sugarplum blanket on the llama. The other pieces of DSP and some of the washi tape are layered under the llama.

The Sweet Sugarplum Enamel Shapes stumped me for a minute. This is not a Sweet Sugarplum card. This is a much bolder card. As my dear Amelia (my much loved granddaughter) would say, “Hmmmmmmm.”

And then it hit me. Stamp the little flowers in Peekaboo Peach and add those crazy Sugarplum shapes as flower centers. WOOT! It worked.

For a final touch, I stamped the Fiesta stamp in Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach and layered it over another piece of the Washi tape. I used my handy dandy Paper Snips to create a banner.

What a fun challenge! Thanks, Christy!

And now for the other challenge – create a card using the CPC sketch and upload it to the Craft Project Central site here. For every 10 entries, one is chosen to win a free subscription to Craft Project Central. That’s 10 tutorials, with about 3 projects each. So really – 25-30 tutorials FREE! Why are you still sitting here? You should be working on a card using the sketch! The tutorials have instructions for  amazing projects for everyday use, but they’re also awesome class projects for demonstrators. We’ve done the work; all you have to do is reap the rewards. So upload your project now and get a chance to win a free subscription!

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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5 Responses to Fiesta Llama

  1. Emilie Boyd says:

    Love the card and the designer series papers are great in the new catalogue.

    Liked by 1 person

    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Emilie! Christy Tobin brought a sampling of all the papers (and washi tape, ribbon and other products) to our demo meeting last night. After seeing the paper in person, I want almost every single pack. They’re GORGEOUS!


  2. debsmart says:

    I keep thinking that I don’t ‘need’ this bundle – but then I see fabulous cards like yours, Buffy – and back it goes on my list! I agree – I think that Llama is waiting for his piece of cake 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Monika/buzsy says:

    So festive and cute Buffy. Love the sweet little flowers and that lamaa in the spotlight! Thank you for using the CPC June sketch.


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