Framed Graceful Garden

Framed Graceful Garden

We have quite a few Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators in our area. Most are on my team, but there are a few who have moved here and have uplines in other states, or who joined online under a demonstrator who lives far away. We meet each month, and all area demonstrators are welcome. We discuss business tips and Stampin’ Up! news and updates, have snacks, a make & take, and a challenge to work on for the next month’s meeting. After we “show & tell” our challenge projects, we randomly draw a winner to receive a cool prize.

In May, our challenge for the June meeting was a Color Challenge. Since several of our members were making the Color Coach, we decided to use colors on the Pineapple Punch page of the Color Coach. We made a tic tac toe board, and everyone made a card using at least three of the colors.

All of the cards were gorgeous, but, once again, I forgot to take pictures. I posted my card last week, and you can see it here. I used all the colors, because I realized when I was almost finished that I only needed one or two more to hit them all. So I’m not an overachiever, I’m obsessive! We made a modified version of this card at classes in June.

Christy gives me her challenge card each month, and they always “wow” me. I post them often, especially when I’ve had a busy week and haven’t had time to make something spectacular to post. So this is her challenge card.

How gorgeous is that card? I love the Graceful Garden set, and Christy did a wonderful job in showcasing it. I think she used Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers and leaves. What’s that? We can’t order Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends yet? You’re right, but Christy attended OnStage Local in Hartford in April. Like me, she chose the Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blends from the Make & Take box at the end of the event. Fortunately we were seated at different tables so we didn’t have to fight over these.

Don’t you love the oval frame? One of the other products we used for Make & Takes (and the leftovers were up for grabs in the Make & Take box) was the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper. One of Christy’s sidelines got that paper at our table, so, again, she didn’t have to fight anyone for it. Not that she would, of course. Christy is one of the most giving people I know. But back to the card… It’s so easy to create a beautiful frame using this paper. You can’t appreciate the gorgeousness from the catalog pictures. Check out this video from Stampin’ Up! to see the paper live.

Has it gone on your wish list yet? It’s on mine! I’m slowly working my way through. Each month a few more post-it flags come off my catalog!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!

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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4 Responses to Framed Graceful Garden

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    Wow very nice- I do love the watercolor note cards!

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  2. debsmart says:

    Such a beautiful card! I can’t wait to get the new Blends colours when they’re available. (budget? what budget??)

    Liked by 1 person

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