February Mystery Pieces
Happy Wednesday, my friends! I’m so excited because after my class today – and I’m always happy to see my stamping friends! – Mom, my niece, and I are going shopping. I need to pick up a few ‘accessories’ to update my bathroom, and Beth needs clothes. She’s staying with Mom until her mother gets out of rehab for a badly broken bone, and since she didn’t realize how long she’d be here, she needs some spring clothes. It’s going to be a busy day!
I love the Mystery Pieces challenges I do with my group. They do such an amazing job with products that often are way out of their comfort zones! Here are the pieces Carol gave us for February.
You can see it was a Mango Melody card base (well, maybe you can’t see that. It looks a lot like Crushed Curry in the photo. But it really is Mango Melody.), Evening Evergreen Cardstock layer, Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper (DSP), Brushed Brass Butterflies, and Evening Evergreen Windowpane Check Ribbon.
Here’s the card I made.
And here’s the card open (and without my thumb).
I scored the Mango Melody Cardstock at 4-1/4″ and 2-1/8″. Basically, I created a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card, then folded the front panel in half with a mountain fold. It’s a super easy ‘fun fold’ card.
Next, I cut the DSP and the Evening Evergreen Cardstock into two 2″ x 5-1/4″ pieces each. Since I don’t have the Tulip Fields or the Flowering Tulips bundles, I used my Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and Tulip Builder Punch for my flowers. I stamped two of the smallest tulip and one medium one on Basic White Cardstock, and I stamped the stems in Evening Evergreen Classic Ink. I think the tulips are Mango Melody and Pumpkin Pie, but it’s been over a month and many, many, MANY other cards since I made this, so I’m not 100% sure. (You’d think by now I’d write down the supplies I used on a Post-it and save it with the card. But nooooo. That would be too easy.) Since the punch doesn’t punch these images, I fussy cut them with my Paper Snips.
Before I added the tulips to the Evening Evergreen panel, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink, then embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder from the Basics Embossing Powder Pack.
I tied the ribbon into a bow and adhered it to the three tulips on the front of the card with a Mini Glue Dot. I love these – and I love that they’re now wrapped with the dots inside the roll so they don’t stick to the box if you cut too much of the “wrapping” off.
For the right side of the card, I stamped three of the large Timeless Tulips as well as the extra petal/leaf image. I punched these with the Tulips Builder Punch and added them with another butterfly to the panel.
For the center panels, I used the Amazing Thanks Dies to die-cut You are Amazing from Basic White and Evening Evergreen Cardstock. I centered amazing and scored it before I adhered the die-cuts with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This card is for Mom, and I can’t wait to give it to her. I should wait until Mother’s Day, but I can’t. She is the most amazing woman I know, and I can’t tell her that enough.
Now – here are the other cards our team made. Honestly, I think they all hit it out of the park (as always).
This is Nadine’s card.
I love how she cut the DSP into squares, embossed the front of the card, and made a gatefold – that’s held closed with the sentiment and daffodil. So cute!
This is from Liz.
Again, like Nadine, she used both sides of the DSP. So lovely – but there’s more.
It’s a gift card holder! Love that the “holder” is a heart from Evening Evergreen Cardstock with a heart die-cut from the DSP. So clever!
This is Christy’s card.
Christy also used both sides of the DSP for the triangles. Here’s a classic example of how you can use the DSP and a sentiment along with an embellishment and/or ribbon for a beautiful card.
This is from Carol.
Carol also used both sides of the DSP, but I love how the tulip strip highlights the windmill. And look how she added the ribbon to add some paddles to the windmill! So clever! (Ok, I don’t know what the windmill thingies are called, but when I said, “paddles,” you knew what I mean, right?)
This is from Sandy.
Another windmill in a field of tulips! I love how Sandy used the ribbon as an anchor for the fence and the way she used the butterflies.
And this is from Chris.
Oh, I LOVE the embossing over the DSP and the stamped image! And I always love “window cards!”
I know I’ve said this before, but I am so proud of my team. They are so creative – and I honestly cannot take credit, because they all came this way. I have learned so much from all of them.
Thanks, Carol, for the wonderful packet of supplies. And thank you for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!