Welcome back, my friends! Can you believe 2022 is almost at an end? This is (probably) my last post for the year. The next one will be just days before the launch of the January-April Mini Catalog – and Sale-a-bration! You’re going to love the new mini. I am ready to dive in and start creating more spring projects with you!
I used to keep meticulous address records for friends and family, but somewhere along the way, I got a bit derailed. I think cards were coming in faster than I could keep up, and I ended up just sticking envelopes in my address book. Now when I want to find an address, it’s a chore to rummage through all the envelopes. I have, of course, started adding them to my phone contacts, but I’m not quite finished yet. This week, while I was looking for an address for a thank you card, I found this.
This was a birthday card from Susan from several years ago. (I think I see Purple Posy, so there’s a clue about its age.) I loved the multicolored background Susan created with one of our masks (aka “stencils”). Susan is a “Mask Master!” I decided this would be a fun card to CASE (copy and share everything).
I used the Stampin’ Up!® Cottage Rose and Charming Sentiments Bundles from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on my card. Sadly, my masks keep retiring and I don’t think I have current ones, so I decided to use a new die and make my own. My background is the large die from the Two Tone Flora Dies that will be available on January 5, 2023. I simply die-cut it from a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Basic White Cardstock, then laid it over another piece the same size. I used Orchid Oasis, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay Ink with Blending Brushes for the background. How much do you love these colors together?
I trimmed the stenciled piece to 4″ x 5-1/4″, then layered it to a slightly larger piece of Pacific Point Cardstock, then to a Basic White Cardstock base. Next, I stamped the rose from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set in Orchid Oasis Ink and colored it with Orchid Oasis, Flirty Flamingo, Fresh Freesia, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut it with the coordinating die in the Cottage Flowers Dies (which, of course, I bundled with the stamps to save 10%) and added it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the Charming Sentiments Bundle (Charming Sentiments Stamp Set and Sentiment Silhouettes Dies). I stamped it in Pacific Point Ink on Basic White Cardstock. After I die-cut it, I added it over a piece of Orchid Oasis 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I was so excited about how the stenciling looked, I forgot to add embellishments. It needs a bit of glam, I think, so I’ll add a few sparkly embellishments before I give it away in a couple of weeks.
If you don’t have the Charming Sentiments or Cottage Rose Bundles, do order them before the Annual Catalog retires in May. That’s not as far off as you’d think, and when the “Last Chance” orders start, retiring products are while supplies last. Of course, I’m crossing my fingers that these products do not retire, but while Stampin’ Up!® sometimes carries bundle prices over to a new catalog, that’s not guaranteed, so save now!
Thanks, Susan, for the timeless inspiration! And thank you for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!