Tea Time Thanks
Before I show you my card for today, I just want to remind you about the Stampin’ Up!® Online Extravaganza. As I write this, you have three more days (well, 2-1/2) to enjoy a 10% savings. Today is the second and final day of the Stamp Sets and Kits sale. Tuesday, November 27 (just in time for my anniversary!) begins the Tool & Ink sale. You can see everything that’s on sale in my online store. Today will show the Stamp Sets and Kits; tomorrow will show the Tools and Inks. Don’t miss out! Sale inventory is limited, so shop early to get the best selection.
Just a note – if you see an “item is discontinued” comment, that just means the sale inventory is gone. The product will still be available after the sale is over. We’re working on getting this worded more clearly before the next big sale!
Time for Tea
I always have so much fun playing with new products from the Stampin’ Up!® seasonal catalogs. Right now, we have the Holiday Catalog, and demonstrators who attended OnStage have a few products from the Occasions Catalog to work with. But there are still tons of beautiful products in the 2018-19 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog that need some love.
I was using the Time for Tea stamp set for classes this month, and I realized I hadn’t used it as much as I would like. So while we were away, I created this as a thank you for some of my online customers.
I love Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay together, don’t you? For this card, I used the Time for Tea Bundle, which includes the Spot of Tea Framelits Dies. You can purchase these separately, but if you bundle them, you can save 10%. You can add this to your Online Extravaganza order. Bundles are not included in the online sale, because they’re already 10% off. But you can always add non-sale items to your order.
The Time for Tea Stamp Set and Spot of Tea Framelits are part of the Tea Room Suite in the Annual Catalog. One of my favorite products in the suite is the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s gorgeous and lightweight. (Hint: Don’t make boxes out of this paper and then carry them to a Stampin’ Up!® event four states away. It’s a little too lightweight for the box base, but it makes a beautiful embellishment! Ask me how I know…)
I used a Coastal Cabana card base, then added a layer of the Calypso Coral striped design from the DSP. The final DSP layer is the Coastal Cabana floral design.
The rest of the card was simple. First, I die-cut the Calypso Coral DSP frame (under the teacup), the teacup, flowers, floral spray and leaves. I put the negative from the die-cuts into my Stamparatus®, placed the appropriate stamp in the negative, then closed the Stamparatus®. I always ink the stamp and stamp into the negative first, just to be sure my stamps are lined up correctly.
After making any necessary adjustments to the stamp placement, I add the die-cuts back into the “template,” then stamp. Easy! (You can read more about this technique here.)
I used Tuxedo Black Memento for all my die-cuts, because I knew I’d be coloring with Stampin’ Blends. I used Light Bermuda Bay and Dark Pool Party on the teacup, since we don’t have Coastal Cabana Blends yet. The flowers are Calypso Coral, and the leaves are Old Olive.
The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set. This is from the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog, which you’ll be able to order from in January.
If you were (or will be) one of my Online Extravaganza shoppers, look for this card in the mail soon!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!