August Mystery Pieces
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy, my crafty friends! I am so excited to show you my team’s latest “Mystery Pieces” projects. Each month, one of us shares card stock, designer series paper (DSP), and embellishments or ribbon (and sometimes both), and we each create a project with them. It’s similar to the TV show Chopped, where contestants get a basket of ingredients and have to use each in a dish. As with the show, you don’t have to use all of each piece, but you need to use at least some of it (if you get four embellishments, you don’t need to use all four, but you must use at least one), and you can add to the “ingredients” or modify them if you want.
Here are the pieces Sandy gave us for August.
You can see we were given Early Espresso, Sweet Sorbet, and Basic White Cardstock, the (sadly retired) Rings of Love DSP from Sale-a-bration in July and August 2022, some Brushed Metallic Dots in Copper, a Brushed Brass Butterfly, and some Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack. Here’s what we came up with.
This is Christy’s project.
At first glance, it looks like a cute 3″ x 3″ note card, right? But no – it’s…
…a Post-it holder! how cute is that? And I love the way the paper and pen coordinate, don’t you?
This is Carol’s card.
I love how Carol let the DSP do most of the work – and the tone-on-tone stamped Early Espresso Stitched Rectangle background for the sentiment adds so much interest and helps the sentiment layer stand out.
This is Nadine’s card.
That embossed Early Espresso layer is fabulous, and I really love the way she added the DSP fussy cut pieces and the twine through the tag and around the card. So fun!
This is Sandy’s.
Oh, my goodness – I so love that little gnome, even though he looks so stressed out. But his little mushroom home among the mushrooms in the DSP is so cute.
Here’s Chris’s card.
Again, Chris let the DSP to the work, but I love the sentiment and her use of the twine with the embellishments. Who wouldn’t love to get this for a birthday?
This is Liz’s card.
Apparently, we all love this side of the DSP design! And who wouldn’t? It’s so bright and colorful! Liz added one of the Leaf Labels from the July-December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog and embossed her sentiment on it. Clever, Liz!
And, finally, here’s my card.
I used the Picture This Dies with the Early Espresso Cardstock. Then I die-cut pieces of the DSP with the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the Sentiment from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set in Early Espresso on the opposite side of the DSP that we all loved so much. Like Liz, I added one of the Leaf Labels after I embossed it with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. To bring out the embossed pattern, I added a little Cajun Craze ink with a Blending Brush, then added the Baker’s Twine bow. I did add a little more twine to make it a little more full.
Oh – if you’re wondering where the Basic White Cardstock is, it’s inside the card. The Sweet Sorbet is the card base, so I added the Basic White Cardstock, another sentiment in Early espresso, and two more embossed leaves inside.
As always, I am so proud of my team! They are so creative and original.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!
You have a very talented group of ladies. Every card is gorgeous!
Thank you, Susan! Yes, they are very talented. Very proud of them!!
Wow – everyone did an amazing job! Such creativity is wonderful to see. I love the die cut circles on your card – you can see the lovely colours & pattern, but it doesn’t overwhelm.
Thanks, Deborah! Yes, they each did a beautiful job!
Thank you, Jackie! I love the Picture This Dies! So fun.