Fancy Flora Mystery Pieces

Fancy Flora Mystery Pieces

Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I hope you had a fabulous weekend! Mine sure was, because, again, part of it was spent with family. Mom has three younger sisters (and three younger brothers, although one recently passed away). The middle younger sister had a birthday last week, so we celebrated Sunday. I got to hang out with Mom and my niece, my older son Jon, two of the three aunts and several cousins (and second cousins. Not sure about how they’re removed, or even if they’re “removed,” but they’re the kids of my cousins). Here in the South, we just say they’re cousins. Even if they’re not related, they’re cousins! And next weekend we’re celebrating Jon’s birthday, so more family stories coming up next week.

Our Mystery Pieces team has been working on February’s pieces. We took January off for a little break after Christmas; here are the pieces for February.

These pieces are from me. You can tell because I used colors on the lavender/purple side of the color wheel (Fresh Freesia, Orchid Oasis).  And, of course, the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper (DSP). I LOVE that paper from the January-April Mini Catalog. The other element is the White Frayed Ribbon. I have to be honest, I’m not a huge ribbon user. It adds bulk (and more postage) to a card, and I just don’t think about it a lot of the time. So everyone got this piece of ribbon so I wouldn’t feel guilty when it retires and I haven’t used it. (Does this make me an awful person? Yes, probably.)

Here’s Christy’s card.

I love that she used the Medium Daisy Punch and sequins with this. And the ribbon adds a gorgeous extra layer!

This card is from Nadine.

I LOVE the folded DSP behind the sentiment layer! And the addition of the Two=Tone Flora Stamp Set (and die) pulls out the best of the DSP colors.

Here’s my card.

Fancy Flora, Two-Tone Flora, Stampin' Up!, Go-to Greetings

This photo is a bit wonky, but like Nadine. I used the Two-Tone Flora Bundle for the flowers. I stamped them in Fresh Freesia and Orchid Oasis to match the DSP. The leaves are stamped in Soft Succulent. I die-cut the DSP with the large Two-Tone Flora Die, but realized I needed a little bit more on the front of the card. I dyed the ribbon with some Orchid Oasis Ink Refill and rubbing alcohol, then used it as another layer under the flowers. The sentiment is one of the stamps in the Go-To Greetings Stamp Set in Orchid Oasis on Basic White Cardstock. While I usually sell my retired stamps as soon as I can to make room for more new ones, this is a set I will keep for a long time. These sayings are perfect for so many occasions, and the fonts are beautiful. I don’t know what’s retiring from the current Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog, but you need to get these stamps while you can! They are so versatile. They are definitely my “go-to”s.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a lovely day and a wonderful day!

Product List

Fancy Flora, Stampin' Up!, Go-To Greetings, Two-Tone Flora


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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5 Responses to Fancy Flora Mystery Pieces

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Mystery pieces are so much fun! All the cards are gorgeous!


  2. Lots of beautiful cards! I like how you dyed the ribbon 🙂


  3. Pingback: Something Fancy with Favored Flowers | Stamping with Buffy

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