Happy New Year, my crafty friends! I’m looking forward to the possibilities of a new year, and I’ve made a few goals for 2023, so I’m excited to see what happens in the next 12 months!
I’m not sure why, but whenever I decide to create something using “older” products, I always end up using new ones that aren’t quite available yet. Jackie, Susan, and I had this conversation several days ago. Why post projects using products no one (except Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators) can order?
Why indeed? Perhaps it’s because some of us can’t wait to share new things. The same “us” that can’t shop early for Christmas or birthday gifts because as soon as we buy them we want to give them away. My boys (sadly) inherited Mike’s, “Oh, I can wait until Christmas/my birthday/anniversary/any other big event to open my present,” mindset. Seriously? When I buy a Christmas present in, oh, say, June, I want whoever I bought it for to get it in June! I am not good at waiting, and it drives me crazy when they say, “Oh, I can wait until my birthday/Christmas/our anniversary.” If I find out Mike bought a Christmas present for me, I want it right then. Like I said, I am not good at waiting.
I realized I hadn’t used my Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set and Daffodil Dies for awhile, so that was my plan for today’s post. And I did use it, but…
When I looked on my stamp desk, I also saw the December Mystery Pieces. Oh!!! What if…. Well, here’s what happened.
You see? I used the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set for the flowers and the Daffodil Dies to cut them out. I also used the Floral Gallery Dies for the sentiment. Here’s how it all came together.
First, here are the Mystery Card Pieces for December.
It’s Rich Razzleberry and Starry Sky Cardstock, Gold Adhesive Backed Swirls (from the Fitting Florets Promotion, which are, sadly, gone now), and the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the upcoming 2023 Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-bration.
I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Rich Razzleberry to the Starry Sky card base. Then I added a cut piece of the DSP in the Mystery Pieces pack (the opposite side from the flowers in the photo) to the corner.
I stamped the daffodils in Old Olive Ink on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock, then colored them with Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut them with the Daffodils dies.
I die-cut the sentiment using the Floral Gallery Dies and Daffodil Delight Cardstock, then used the embellishments for the ellipsis. The inside of the card says, “I’m thinking of you.” And this can go to many of my stampers this year, because it’s been crazy for many of them!
Here are a couple other cards from our Mystery Pieces Challenge.
This is Christy’s card.
It’s a fun fold card using both sides of the DSP. Here’s the inside of her card.
And here’s Nadine’s card.
How fun is that with the Forever Flourishing Die-Cut? So pretty!
I love how Christy & Nadine both used dies with stamped sentiments and embellishments and ribbon to make their cards stand out.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day! And get ready for the new mini and Sale-a-bration!
Tee Hee, I don’t understand any kind of rule or suggestion that one waits for an appointed date to open a gift. You got it, you open it! I love the diagonal background on this card, which really adds interest
I am pretty patient and can wait. All the cards are lovely!
I am patient and can wait. It must be old age. All the cards are lovely!
Thanks, Susan. I envy your patience!!