A Day To Sparkle!

A Day To Sparkle!

Each month, a couple of my friends – Lorraine & Christy – and I head to a local assisted living facility for a craft day. Here’s the project we’re doing this month.

Paper Pumpkin, Big Shot

I think the ladies will love this frame. It has magnets on the back, so it can hang on their refrigerators or on the doors to their apartments. The frame itself is a Bigz die by Sizzix, but it’s not a Stampin’ Up! exclusive one. Sandy, another of my stamping friends, has a friend who is downsizing, and she brought a LOT of Sizzix products to Sandy to get rid of distribute for her. I asked Sandy if I could take some of the dies to Spring Arbor. They have a Big Shot, and they use it for a lot of projects. This is one of the dies she gave them.

Here are the deets. I cut the frame from Cucumber Crush, Pacific Point, and Melon Mambo Cardstock. Then I clipped the Pacific Point rectangle from the frame and glued it to the “vine.” I also clipped flowers from the Melon Mambo frame, but they just didn’t look right. For the project tomorrow, I decided to simplify.

For the final project, we’re die-cutting the frame from green cardstock. (It’s all different colors of green – Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, and Old Olive.) Then, instead of cutting the frame again from a blue cardstock, I just cut a piece of blue cardstock to fit. Again, it’s a variety of blues – Pool Party, Soft Sky,and Coastal Cabana.

The flowers just didn’t look right when I cut and layered them, and I thought it was a HUGE waste of paper to die-cut the entire frame for just four flowers. I decided to use the Petite Petals Punch with Melon Mambo Cardstock and glue the punched flowers over the originals. I love the way it turned out!

I used various Paper Pumpkin products for the stamped insert. And because it needed a little more sparkle, I added some Metallics and Bermuda Bay sequins and Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.

And now – my sad, sad confession. Today is my dear friend Susan’s day to sparkle. It’s her birthday. And it’s a BIG birthday. Early in August, I thought, “I have to mail Susan’s card!!!” But it was too early, so I waited. And then life happened, and although I remembered her birthday, I forgot she lives at least two mail days away and there was a weekend involved. UGH! So – HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUSAN!!!! Hope your day is a sparkly one! You’d probably have a heart attack or something if my card actually arrived on time, so maybe it’s a good thing it’s going to be late. Again. Just know that I was thinking about you all month.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. If you have a minute, leave a comment on Susan’s blog today and wish her a very, very happy birthday! 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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3 Responses to A Day To Sparkle!

  1. Mom says:

    What a great project for the Spring Arbor residents ! I predict they will love it! And Happy Birthday, Susan!! (We were a part of “life happens” for Buffy! She and her sister-in-law worked ‘way too hard on our anniversary celebration. Like everything they do, it was a perfect day in every way – truly a “sparkle”-type day.)


  2. Susan Horr says:

    Thanks, Buffy & Mom! No worries about the card. It is not really late. My birthday is at the end of the month so I actually get two months to celebrate! As long as you get it to me by the end of September, you are not late!


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