April Mystery Parts Card Challenge

April Mystery Parts Card Challenge

Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I hope you’re having a lovely week. Have you ordered from the 2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog yet? There are so many fun new products! And, of course, you can add an extra $25 to your Stampin’ Rewards if you host a minimum $250 party between now and June 14. (That’s a minimum of $50 in free product!) Or join my team before May 31 and add an extra $30 in products to your starter kit. That’s $155 in product for only $99 plus tax – and shipping is free. May is awesome!

My team and I are doing a “Mystery Card Parts” challenge this year. Each month, one of the team members in the challenge sends everyone “card parts.” Then we create something gorgeous with the parts. This month, Jennie send these to everyone.

Jennie did a LOT of work! She sent an embossed Basic White layer, a Night of Navy Cardstock layer, a Basic White card base, lots of die-cut flowers, Pearl Basic Jewels, Twine, and a stamped tag. This challenge is a lot like the TV show “Chopped” on the Food Network. You have to use a little bit of everything in the envelope (at least some of the flowers, the twine, the card stock layers, the pearls, the tag…), but you don’t have to use all of everything. And you can add things. The idea is to be creative and think “out of the box.”

Here’s the card Jennie made for the challenge.

So pretty, right? I love all the flowers, and her colors work so well together!

Here’s my card.

I used a little Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the bottom 1/3 of the card front. I used some of the flowers, then colored the twine with Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. And I flipped the tag over and stamped a sentiment from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set using Night of Navy Classic Ink. I also colored the pearls with Stampin’ Blends and used them in the centers of the flowers.

This is Liz’s card.

I love how she added the Hydrangea DSP tot he card! It adds a little more color and lots of interest to the blue and white color palette.

Next is Chris’s card.

She also colored the twine. And the way she layered and grouped her flowers/leaves is lovely!

Here is Sandy’s card.

Isn’t this gorgeous? I love the way she wrapped the twine around the tag, then tied it with a bow. And the way she grouped her flowers leads your eye to the sentiment.

This is Carol’s card.

Again, I love the way she grouped her flowers and the extra Night of Navy twine knotted with the mystery twine. It makes you want to open it to see…

…the inside! Carol used more flowers to frame the tag/sentiment.

And, finally, here is Christy’s card.

Christy made a gatefold card and turned the embossed layer on its side to make a fence. I love the little flower added to the sentiment tag, don’t you?

Jennie put so much work into this. Look at all those flowers – and she cut enough for seven cards! AND she embossed one layer. I love the creativity in our group. Everyone layered the flower petals differently, used the twine in creative ways, and even changed the card orientation as well as the sentiment.

Kudos to all of the challenge participants! I think they all did an amazing job, and I can’t wait for Liz’s challenge next month!

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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8 Responses to April Mystery Parts Card Challenge

  1. Jackie says:

    I absolutely love these die cut flowers. Your card, as well as the rest are stunning!


  2. applegirl7 says:

    What a LOT of creativity! I enjoyed comparing the unique differences – from each of you. Such fun!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Patty says:

    Hey Buffy,  these cards are beautiful; I love this bundle; I bought it too.  Im so excited; the UPS guy just came.


  4. Susan Horr says:

    Everyone did a great job!


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