Crafting Forever

Crafting Forever

At Stampin’ Up! OnStage in April, we all received the new Crafting Forever stamp set. It’s perfect for crafters, with images of paper snips, an eraser, pens, a twine-wrapped wooden clothespin, and a container of brushes and other tools. The sentiments are also very versatile – and there’s a copyright stamp, so it fulfills the Angel Policy.

Crafting Forever, Stampin' Up!

You can see that I’m loving the 1/4″ Copper Trim. Wait! One quarter inch? Where?? The trim is 1/4″ when it’s on the spool, and it’s wonderful as a trim or to use to tie something. But you can also pull it apart and it becomes this gorgeous ribbon. So fun!

I stamped the image in Basic Black Archival Ink, then water colored with lots of Stampin’ Write Markers and an Aqua Painter. You can’t see it in the photo, but I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the X-acto Knife, Paper Piercing Tool, and the metal parts of the paint brushes.

Another wonderful product from the Stampin’ Up! 2017-18 Annual Catalog is the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. Isn’t that paper gorgeous? Ok – “gorgeous” might not be a word you’d use. To me, it’s beautiful, but others might say, “ummmm, it’s a picture of weathered wood.” And that’s why I love it. Distressing is one of my favorite techniques – sanding, sponging, ripping, crumpling; I love making things look vintage. But I didn’t have to do anything for this paper except cut it to size.

After adhering the DSP to the Crumb Cake card, I simply added the stamped image and the trim. Super easy! Inside, I used the sentiment, “Do something creative every day.” I also stamped some of the clothespins tied with twine. They’re really cute – but I feel like I should turn them loose, because they remind me a little of a hostage situation. I watch too much NCIS, I think.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for our Stamp-Off Friday Challenge! It’s a fun one. I can’t wait to see what Jackie & Susan did!

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 Crafting Forever

  1. Susan Horr says:

    I keep looking at this set and trying to ignore it but I think your card made me definitely want it! You are such an enabler!

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    • buffycooper says:

      It’s really versatile. We got it at Center Stage, I think. And it works with the angel policy. I think people will like it, because it’s JUST the copyright, so you can add other images with it if you want. Like my “hand-carved” piano. (Didn’t you hand carve a stamp once? I seem to remember….Oh, right! My favorite stamp!)

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  3. Jackie says:

    Buffy this is a stunning card. Love your watercoloring, the sponging around the oval layer, and of course the copper trim. Love the combination of products that are so beautifully integrated on this card.

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