Beauty of Friendship

Beauty of Friendship

Happy Friday, my friends! Do you have fun plans for the weekend? I have a card class on Saturday that I’m looking forward to, and I’m hoping to plant some flowers. My dad always had gladiolus flowers in his garden, and they were so lovely. When I was growing up, my job was to weed them and then cut them when they were ready. I also marked the white ones after they were cut so Dad would know which bulbs were gorgeous colors and which were beautiful white so he could mix them up in the rows the next year. I found some bulbs the other day, and they made me think of Dad – so I had to buy them to plant this year.

Today, Jackie, Susan, and I have another challenge; it’s a Thinking of You/Get Well challenge. Since I’ve been thinking of Dad and how proud he was of his lawn, woods, and garden (among other things), this card seemed fitting.

Beauty of Friendship, Stampin' Up!

This is one of my favorite techniques, because it’s so random and each card is different. I used the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. This set can be bundled with the coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies for a 10% savings. It will be available May 4, 2021. I inked one of the full tree stamps with Evening Evergreen Classic Ink, then spritzed with a little water in my Stampin’ Spritzer. (Evening Evergreen is one of the new In Colors 2021-2023.) I stamped on Basic White Cardstock several times until the stamp was clean. Then I repeated the process until I had covered the bottom 2/3-ish of the card.

Next, I inked one of the more detailed stamps and stamped without spritzing over and around the original trees. When I was happy with the results, I moved to the sky.

The sky was simple. I used a Blending Brush to add Balmy Blue Classic Ink to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen Classic Ink. Before I added the stamped layer to the Crumb Cake card base, I wrapped a little Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine (from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack) around the stamped layer.

This card reminds me a lot of the woods behind my parents’ house. It’s so peaceful, and Mom created a sweet little area for reading, relaxing, or enjoying lunch or a snack.

Before you head out for today, please stop by Susan’s and Jackie’s blogs and see what they’ve created for our challenge! And remember – the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, Baker’s Twin Essentials Pack, and Evening Evergreen Ink will be available May 4.

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

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All Dressed Up

All Dressed Up

Happy Wednesday, my friends! I have a fun and super easy card for you today. I was playing with the Suite & Tie Dies from the Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog, but I needed a Mother’s Day card. So this is what happened.

Dressed for Success, Suite & Tie

I started with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP). Next, I cut a “collar” from the DSP using two Layering Circles Dies. I used the smaller of the two circle dies to cut the opening from the DSP, then adhered the round collar to the DSP. This was all added to a Basic White card base.

I used the Suit & Tie Dies to create the opening and pocket from Basic White Cardstock and the buttons from Silver Foil Sheets. I adhered the buttons with Mini Glue Dots and the pocket with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The flower is from the Dressed To Impress Stamp Set. I stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut the flower using the All Dressed Up Dies that coordinate with the Dressed for Success Stamp Set, and adhered it to the pocket with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. So easy!!

I may go back and add a necklace using Basic Pearl Jewels. I will probably color them with Stampin’ Blends so they’ll stand out a bit. My mom loves pearls, so I feel like I should add them!

Sale-a-bration/Mini Catalog News

Now – I have a bit of news for you. I have been telling you that Stampin’ Up! is having a second Sale-a-bration (SAB) in July and August. While we are having a second SAB, it won’t be in July and August. Between Covid and the ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal, shipping has been a nightmare! Most of the products for Sale-a-bration and the July-December Mini Catalog are seriously delayed. That would make for a very sad SAB, don’t you think? So Stampin’ Up! has moved the second SAB to August and September, and the July-December Mini Catalog will also begin in August. I’m excited about this, because it will give me more time to focus on products in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, which goes live on May 4.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Be sure to come back Friday for another challenge with Susan, Jackie, & me. Have a lovely day!

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Just Want To Say…

Just Want To Say…

Welcome back, my crafty friends! I had such a lovely weekend. Mike, Jon, and I did some yard work for Mom on Saturday and I planted the onions I forgot about last Wednesday. Then Mike & I went to Wesley’s to help with the bath renovation. (I love having all my kids close by!) Well, Mike helped. I played with Amelia. We spent most of the time making a fairy house. To be honest, I had no idea how to make a fairy house, but I would never tell Amelia that. I figured we should start like all houses start – with the foundation. After we got the foundation finished, the rest was a piece of cake! We decorated with pear blossoms, flowers, wildflowers, and more. I’m sure all the local fairies will want to hang out at that house.

Sunday, Mike & I took a lovely walk, and then I cleaned the deck furniture. I had heard of this amazing cleaner, so I decided to give it a try. As soon as I opened it, I guessed the secret ingredient. It was 95% bleach. Still, our many years-old outdoor furniture will be around and looking good for another year!

Jon, my older son, and I have been having movie dates for the past few years. Every time a new Star Wars movie came out, we’d go see it together. Sadly, they’re finished for now. Still, we needed to have a date night, so we decided on Sunday night. The movie we wanted to see was full at the theater and it wasn’t streaming. Still, he, Mike, & I had a wonderful time watching another movie and enjoying nachos. I have to say, I have found another benefit of the COVID year. Movies at home are way more fun than movies in the theater for many reasons. You can pause if you need a drink refill, or rewind if you missed something. You can watch with your pets, and you can eat anything you want. And you don’t have strangers around you. I may never go to the theater again!

Last week I mentioned that my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks card for the blog challenge was the second I had made. Here’s the original one.

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The colors in this card make me happy! I used Magenta Madness, Granny Apple Green, and Mango Melody Classic Inks and a Blending Brush with one of the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks to create the background on Basic White Cardstock for this card. It was so easy!

I used the Floral Gallery Dies from the January-June Mini Catalog and the Art Gallery Stamp Set for the rest of this card. Of course, I bundled the stamps and dies to save 10%. Good news! The stamps and dies are carrying over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, but if you want to enjoy the bundle price, you need to order before June 30, because after that the products will be “unbundled.”

I die-cut just want to say and the label from Basic Black Cardstock, then stamped thank you in Versamark on the die-cut label. I embossed the sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. A few Pastel Pearls completed the card.

I added the Basic White layer to Basic Black Cardstock, then to a Granny Apple Green card base.

This card would work for so many occasions. Simply switch labels and stamp Happy Birthday for a fun birthday card, But the other sentiments are also perfect for so many occasions – Thank You, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, You Are Lovely, Best Wishes, Sorry, good luck. and I’m thinking of you! This stamp set is so versatile it covers almost every occasion.

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

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2021-2023 In Colors

2021-2023 In Colors

Welcome back, Stamping Friends! I am so excited to show you the new 2021-2023 In Colors from Stampin’ Up! I was waiting to show you until I had them “in hand.” And now I do, so take a look.

2021-2023 In Colors, Stampin Up!

 

Aren’t they gorgeous? I love Fresh Freesia and Pale Papaya, but I also really like Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen. Usually one or two of the In Colors has to “grow on me,” but this year – I like them all.

Here’s a comparison chart from my friend Susan – who also created the graphic above – (thanks, Susan!), so you can get an idea of how they look compared to other colors.

2021-2023 In Colors, Stampin' Up!

As you can see, they fill in some “holes” in our color spectrum!

Here’s another sneak peek! This card uses some of the products from the Hand Penned Suite Collection and all of the new In Colors.

Hand-Penned Petals, Stampin' Up!

I stamped the petal sets from the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set twice on Basic White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with the new In Color Stampin’ Blends. And this is huge – we have Stampin’ Blends in all five new In Colors! I totally forgot to use Fresh Freesia, though, so my flowers and leaves are Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Soft Succulent, and Evening Evergreen. I used Fresh Freesia for the card base, though, so all five colors are there.

I die-cut my flowers with the Penned Flowers Dies, then set them aside for a minute. I added a piece of the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper (DSP) to the Fresh Freesia card base, then added a 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Pale Papaya Cardstock at an angle over the DSP. (I embossed the Pale Papaya layer with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder first.)

After I embossed a 3″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Basic White Cardstock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, I added it over the Pale Papaya layer. Next, I added my flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals. And finally, I added the sentiment. I stamped thanks two times in Pale Papaya using the Stamparatus. Then I punched the sentiment and another Pale Papaya layer using the Double Oval Punch.

I have to say, the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is one of my favorites! There are so many different styles. Whatever you’re looking for – cute, classic, floral, vintage, masculine – you’ll find it! In fact, I gave my catalog and some Post-It notes to Amelia so she could mark her favorites. She filled up the catalog with Post-its! I thought she’d go for the kid stamps – pirates, mermaids, and things like that. But, no. Her wish list is as large as mine! I can’t wait for her to try the chalk pastels. She used some in her art class a month or so ago and she loved them! I may order two sets so we can each have a set.

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

Remember – the 2021-2023 In Color Products and the Hand-Penned Suite Collection Products will not be available until May 4, 2021. Here are the products you can buy now.

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Bleached Sunflower

Bleached Sunflower

Greetings, my friends! I hope you’re having a lovely week. Our weather has been so gorgeous, and I’ve gotten a lot of yard work done as well as stamping with my new products from the Stampin’ Up! 2021 Annual Catalog preorder. Demonstrators can order new products a month early so we can make samples and get ready for events after the catalogs are “live.” It’s a wonderful benefit! My preorder came yesterday, and I am already in love with the new In Colors! I have a card to show you later this month, but today I wanted to show you a fun card with products you can order now.

Celebrate Sunflowers, Stampin' Up!, Many Messages
This card uses the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle for this card. The bundle includes the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Sunflowers Dies. When bundles are offered, they cost 10% less than purchasing the individual products separately. And while the products in this bundle are carrying over to the 2021 Aunual Catalog, the bundle pricing is not – so if you want to save 10%, order by May 3.

I stamped the large sunflower image on Magenta Madness Cardstock in Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink using the Stamparatus. Before I moved the stamp, I cleaned it, then stamped it again – over the original – with VersaMark ink, then embossed with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. I repeated the stamp/clean/stamp/emboss process with the leaves, using Just Jade Cardstock and Shaded Spruce Classic Ink. If you don’t have a Stamparatus yet, you really need to order one. There are so many amazing things you can do with it!

Next was the fun part! I used bleach and an old, dried up Blender Pen to lighten the petals of the sunflower image. Simply pour some bleach in a small container (I used small, disposable drink cups), then pick it up with the Blender Pen and paint on the image.

Here’s a fun fact about bleach. When it gets old, it loses it’s “bleachiness.” I’m not sure when we bought the bleach I used, but it was definitely old. It didn’t even have much of a bleach smell. While it lightened the petals, it didn’t totally whiten them. (And – another fun fact – different colors of card stock lighten differently. Some turn white, some turn more of a yellow, so it’s fun to see how the card stock and bleach are going to interact.) To make some of my petals a little lighter, I heated them with my heat tool. This causes the bleach to act really quickly. But you have to be careful; if you heat for too long, you get a really ugly brownish yellow, which I assume is a burnt bleach look. Of course, if you’re going for a vintage look, this could be a good thing!

When I was happy with the sunflower, I bleached the leaves a little. I die-cut the leaves and sunflower, then ran the Magenta Madness Cardstock the sunflower came from through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. I added the embossed Magenta layer to a Rich Razzleberry card base, then added the sunflower back into the negative space using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added the leaves to the card using Seal Adhesive.

The sentiment is from the Many Messages Bundle from the January – June Mini Catalog. This bundle is a stamp and a die. The stamp has so many sentiments that you can stamp all at once. Then you die-cut them – again, all at once – with the Messages Die.

Although I have stamped and die-cut the images using many different inks and card stock, here’s how I did this one with my Stamparatus. First, I used a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the sentiment, then stamped on Basic White Cardstock. I used the Stamparatus just in case I needed to stamp again. Sometimes when you ink a stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers, you miss a spot or two. That may just be me, though.

Next, I used the Messages die to cut out the sentiment. I also die-cut the same shape from a small piece of Just Jade Cardstock. I cut the Just Jade shape in half horizontally, then added it behind the Basic White sentiment and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card.

The good news about this card is that all of the products are returning in the 2021 Annual Catalog!

This was such a fun card to create, and while it took many words to explain, it didn’t take much time at all to make. Give this bleach technique a try, It’s a lot of fun!

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

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Seaside View

Seaside View

Welcome back, crafting friends! I’m so excited for my UPS delivery today. My preorder from the new Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog comes this afternoon. I can’t wait to show you the new In Colors and some of the other products I bought.

In the meantime, though, here’s a card using one of my favorite retiring sets, Seaside View. This is a fun set, and it’s a good one, especially if you like to color.

Seaside View, Stampin' Up!

First, I stamped the image on Basic White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I colored it with Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends, then die-cut with the Layering Circles Dies.

I cut a frame from another piece of Basic White Cardstock using the same circle die I used for the image, and one two sizes bigger. I adhered the stamped circle to a Seaside Spray card base, and the frame over the stamped image using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the seagulls using Basic Gray Cardstock.

The sentiment is from the Many Messages Stamp Set.  There’s one stamp with lots of sentiments, and the coordinating Messages Die cuts them all at once. If you bundle the stamp and die, you can save 10%. I didn’t use the die for this card. I stamped the sentiment using Misty Moonlight Ink on Basic White Cardstock, then notched the edge with Paper Snips.

Creating this card made me even more ready for spring and warmer weather. It was quite warm a couple of weeks ago, but this past week was chilly again. We even had snow flurries all day on Thursday. I think it was God’s little April Fool joke! Still, Wesley, Amelia, and I braved the cold weather to visit one of our local attractions – Dinosaur Land. They have replicas of many types of dinos, and it’s so fun for kids. Since Miss Amelia’s newest interest is dinosaurs, it was a perfect trip to take with her. We all had so much fun.

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

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Stamp Off with Decorative Masks

Stamp Off with Decorative Masks

Stamp Off New Logo

Welcome back, Stamping Friends! Today’s Stamp Off challenge is to use the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. I had fun with this one!

I had another card made, but I wanted to do something a little “extra.” For this one, I used the polka dot mask and sponged Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive over the mask and onto Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. It was so easy (Amelia demonstrated this adhesive technique in the video in Wednesday’s post). I wanted to leave some spots blank, especially at the top and bottom. The one missing dot at the left center reinforces the “miss you” sentiment, don’t you think? This was totally on purpose, of course. (No, it really wasn’t. I had no idea what sentiment I was going to use when I started.)

After I was happy with the glue, I removed the mask and pressed the “glued” side of the card stock into Gilded Leafing. Using a Stamping Sponge, I removed the extra. So simple! Of course, if you’d rather, you can pat the mask/card stock with VersaMark, then use Heat & Stick Powder instead of adhesive. 

I created a round frame using the Stitched Shapes Dies and Basic Black Cardstock. I cut another stitched circle from Vellum, then adhered it behind the circle frame. I die-cut “miss you” from Basic Black Cardstock using the Well Written Dies. The Well Written Dies and the Stitched Shapes Dies are retiring May 3, so order now if you love them!

I lost the dot for the “i,” so I used a Champagne Rhinestone. Maybe that’s where the missing dot from the background went. I added the Cherry Cobbler layer to a Basic Black card base. 

I’ll post the other card I made next week. Now, though, please head over to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see how they’ve used the masks.

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

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Simply Succulents with Potted Succulents Background

Simply Succulents with Potted Succulents Background

Welcome back, Stamping friends! I have a fun card for you today using the Simply Succulents Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog. Here’s the card.

SpritzedBackground

First, I spritzed the background using Stampin’ Spritzers, water, and ink refills in Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Bermuda Bay. Apparently, there are my go to background colors, because I use them a lot! Here’s a fun video with Amelia showing how we did the background.

Let me say that creating with a six year-old is a lot of fun. Filming a video with a six year-old is even more fun. You do not know what they’re going to say or do. Fortunately, Miss Amelia is easy to get along with! (And don’t you love how she decorated my “For Craft Use Only” cookie sheet? Oh, goodness. That girl!)

I forgot to mention in the video that when you tape the die to the paper, you need to be sure you are not covering any of the die-cut areas with the tape. And use Painter’s Tape or washi tape or another low-tack tape. Fortunately, Miss Amelia remembered to mention wearing goggles! (That was a surprise, but she’s right. If you accidentally have the spritzer turned the wrong way, you could spritz yourself in the face and it could hurt if you get it in the eye.)

If you didn’t watch the video (and I’ll forgive you if you didn’t watch a video with a six year-old. Not everyone is into cute, adorable kids), we taped the large Potted Succulent Die to a piece of Watercolor Paper. We filled three spritzers about halfway with water, then added 6-8 drops of Granny Apple Green in one, Bermuda Bay in the second, and Gorgeous Grape in the third. Spritz, starting with the lightest color first, then continue with the other two until all the area under the die is covered. Blot lightly with a paper towel and let dry.

I stamped the succulents images in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White Cardstock, then colored with Stampin’ Blends. For the smaller two, I used Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry. For the larger one, I used Rococo Rose and Granny Apple Green. I die-cut them and the other two elements using the Potted Succulents Dies.

To finish the card, I die-cut another background die from the Pearlescent Specialized Paper from the January-June Mini Catalog, then adhered it to the background piece. You can use Adhesive Sheets or the amazing hack from Dawn Griffith that Amelia demonstrated in the video to adhere the die-cut to the background.

And just another warning – If you’re adding the die-cut to the background, be sure to add adhesive to the correct side of the die-cut. We added the adhesive sheet to the back of the die-cut – which would have been perfect if we were layering it to the background. But I thought dipping it in the Gilded Leafing would be fun. It was – and this was Amelia’s first introduction to the Gilded Leafing. Since I was going to use it as it was, the adhesive was on the back. That means the gilded leafing is on the back side of the die, so it won’t work as an overlay. But Amelia loved the way it looked on Merry Merlot Cardstock, so that will be our next project!

One more thing about Gilded Leafing – Mine is in a box, so there’s lots of room to work with it. If you’re crafting with a six year-old, be sure they know not to blow into the box. And if anyone has seasonal allergies, please be sure they know to sneeze into their elbow. not just into the air – or the box.

The final part of this card is the sentiment. I wanted extraordinary to stand out, so I inked the sentiment in Granny Apple Green, then “thumped” a Gorgeous Grape Stampin’ Write Marker over it to make extraordinary stand out a bit. It’s subtle, but it’s there.

I die-cut the sentiment with the appropriate die, then added a few Pastel Pearls to the card.

I am loving Spring Break with Amelia! After we finished the video and decided it would be ok to launch, we headed out to my mom’s house. She has a lovely rock break at the edge of her yard that is perfect for a fairy garden. We cleaned it up today, trimming some of the trees and carrying off dead twigs and branches. It was a lot of work, and we were both exhausted when we finished. We still need to make some crystals and plant some flowers after we’re sure there won’t be another frost. I bought some sodas today so we can punch butterflies, dragonflies, hearts, and flowers from the cans to hang from the trees. We are going to have all the fairies in our garden this year!

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Natural Touch Butterfly

Natural Touch Butterfly

Welcome back, stamping friends! I’m so excited for this week. Amelia is out of school for Spring Break and we have lots of fun planned. She’ll be with me Monday, Tuesday, and Friday while her mom is at work. Her dad has Wednesday and Thursday off, so they’ll be playing together those days – but we still have a fun adventure planned with some friends on Thursday. And Friday we’re celebrating what would be my dad’s 89th birthday with my mom, sister-in-law and nephew.

Miss Amelia and my nephew Nicholas have a very strong bond. Nick is autistic and non-verbal. He can talk – I’ve heard him. He just won’t. The first time Amelia met him, we were at my parents’ house and she was about two years old. After Nick was buckled into the car, my sister-in-law chatted a little more with my parents. Amelia walked over to the car and just held Nick’s hand until they were ready to leave.

This past Friday, we were having lunch at a local farm market. They have a fabulous selection of local produce, meats, dairy, deli and bakery items, as well as gift items. Amelia found several things she wanted, so I agreed that she could pick two things to buy. She chose a cow that “moo”ed, and then chose a gift for Nick. She was ready to check out, but I reminded her she had one more thing. “No, I’m giving my second thing to Nick.” I could not have been more proud of my granddaughter!

So I’m looking forward to our days together this week. Usually we only have an hour or two between school and the time she’s picked up by parents. This week, we’ll have all day together! We’re going to have an art day tomorrow, I think. I bought the Dino Days Bundle for her and it arrived Friday after she went home, so I think she’ll have fun with that. Plus, I have a fun background technique that I was going to record Sunday for a Monday video – but I get a lot more comments on videos I create with Amelia, so I’m going to let her join me in the video for Wednesday (not that I’d ever exploit my granddaughter for financial gain, of course!).

In the meantime, here is one more card option the card buffet participants enjoyed.

Stampin' Up!, Butterfly Brilliance, Butterfly Bouquet

This card is so simple – but absolutely gorgeous, don’t you think? First, I stamped the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp on Basic White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I die-cut with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Using the Blending Brushes, I added Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and Granny Apple Green ink to the butterfly. Ok, you caught me. Truthfully, I have no idea what colors I used. I made this card weeks ago and didn’t notate the colors. You could use Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie. Old Olive….I’m fairly sure Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, and Granny Apple Green are in there, because these are my favorite red, orange-ish, and green colors. But use whatever your favorite colors are, because this is a neutral card and anything will work.

Moving on (after my horrible admission), emboss the Natural Touch Specialty Paper using the Greenery Embossing Folders. Then emboss the front of the Very Vanilla card base using the – oh, goodness. I just realized the folder I used didn’t get moved to the retired section of my Embossing Folders box. I used the Country Floral 3D (apparently retired) Embossing Folder, but any of our beautiful folders will work. Make sure they cover the entire front of the card, though. What a hot mess this blog post is turning out to be!

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set in Saddle Brown StazOn Ink. The Natural Touch Specialty Paper is non-porous, so StazOn Ink works better on it.

I adhered the Natural Touch paper layer to an Early Espresso Cardstock layer, then added it all to the embossed Very Vanilla card base. Finally, I added the gorgeous butterfly using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Although the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and Brilliant Wings Dies will be available in the 2021-2022 Catalog, the Natural Touch Specialty Paper is only available through May 2, 2021, or while supplies last. And the Beauty Abounds Stamp Set and coordinating Butterfly Beauty Dies are also retiring. The stamp sets will be available through the middle of April, but the dies are while supplies last. So if you love these products, don’t wait to order! You can see all the retiring products – many of which are deeply discounted – in my store. And while you’re there, you can order other non-retiring products as well.

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

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Last Chance Products on Sale

Last Chance Products on Sale

Hi, Crafters! The 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog “Last Chance” List has been posted. Lots of products are on sale, so you’ll want to take advantage while they’re available. Retiring products tend to sell our quickly, so don’t dither!

You can see the list here, or in my online store. Please use the Host Code TRJCDNX9, and if your order if $25 or more, you’ll qualify for a free April card class. If your order is $150 or more, do not use the host code, because you’ll want to save the rewards for yourself.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Happy Shopping!

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