Path of Petals

Path of Petals

September is just around the corner, and it’s a huge birthday month for our family. Mike & I have three nieces, a nephew, a sister, and many cousins all having birthdays in September. His mother and grandfather and a couple of my uncles were also born in September – and so were Mike & I.

Since we have so many birthdays to celebrate (and most are females), I wanted to get a jump on the card making.

Stampin' Up!, Path of Petals, Beautiful Friendship

I absolutely love the Path of Petals Stamp Set. The blossoms are so delicate, and since the blossoms and stems/leaves are different stamps, it’s simple to create with multiple colors.

For this card, I used Just Jade Classic Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock for the leaves. Then I added the flowers in Highland Heather. I stamped he sentiment, from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set (another gorgeous flower set), in Gorgeous Grape.

The 3-3/4″ x 5″ Very Vanilla panel is layered to a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Just Jade Cardstock. I wrapped the top layers with some 3/8″ Tricolor Ribbon, then added it to a Mint Macaron card base.

This is a very simple, quick card, and it’s perfect for beginner stampers. While I used colors from the 2020-2022 In Color, Subtles, Brights, and Basics Collections, you could easily use all Subtles colors (Highland Heather, Pear Pizazz, Soft Seafoam) with the Very Vanilla Cardstock. And the sentiments in the Path of Petals Stamp Set are lovely and can be used for several occasions.

Tomorrow is a very special August birthday. Miss Amelia will be six years old tomorrow, and today she started first grade. I can’t believe how fast the past six years have flown. She has been out of school physically since March because of the virus, and we spent a lot of the summer swimming. I’m going to miss her visits! She and her dad came over for a last swim before school yesterday, and she set up a little “play corner” for her birthday.

She set all of this up by herself. All I did was add the banner and hang her poster.

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

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Coming Home

Coming Home

Since Mike is a Real Estate Broker, any time Stampin’ Up!® releases a new stamp set or bundle with houses, I have to order it. They make fun cards to add to our “thanks for working with Cornerstone” gift bags at closing, as well as Christmas and thinking of you cards.

I love the Coming Home Bundle in the August-December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. It has such cute images. Here’s a card I made for a recent swap.

Coming Home, Home Together, Stampin' Up!, Christmas

I almost didn’t post this, because the way 2020 has been so far, I didn’t want to risk being neck-deep in snow all winter! But I like this card, as well as the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) don’t you? The paper is so beautiful with the copper accents. It’s another returning favorite from last year’s Holiday Mini Catalog.

For this card, I stamped the house on Whisper White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I colored with Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider, and Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I just realized that if I had added black shutters and a big front porch, this could be our house – without the snow, of course!

To die-cut the house and snow drifts, I used the Home Together Dies which are part of the Coming Home Bundle. You can purchase the dies and stamps separately, but if you bundle them, you save 10%. Next I sponged a bit of Balmy Blue Ink along the edges of the snow so it wouldn’t be so flat.

This design is a little different from the ones I mailed out. One of my drifts slipped a little, so I added a tiny bit of Shaded Spruce on the trees so they’d stand out a little more.

Finally, I added the snow, house, and DSP to a Balmy Blue card base.

For our “in person” classes this month, we made little treat boxes using the Home Together Dies, Brightly Gleaming Specialty DSP, card stock, and Copper Foil Sheets.

Coming Home, Home Together, Stampin' Up!

These were so simple. First, we cut card stock to coordinate with the DSP colors – Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, or Pretty Peacock. This one, of course, is Night of Navy. The paper is 3″ x 3″, which creates a 1″ cube when finished. Score all four sides at 1″, then snip on two opposite sides from the edge to the score line to create tabs.  Fold the edges up, tucking the tabs behind the front and back.

Next, die-cut the house front and back from the same color card stock as the box. Adhere a piece of Copper Foil to the front of the box, then add the house die-cut over it so the copper star peeks out. Add the plain house die-cut to the other end of the box and two 1″ squares of DSP to the sides. Easy! This box holds a few small candies. We were able to add three “fruit chews” to the box, but they were wedged very tightly. These will be fun treats to give out to clients, or for fun table favors at holiday dinners.

If you want a larger box, simply adjust the measurements (3″ x 3-1/2″ for a 1″ x 1-1/2″ box, for example).

Remember, you have less than a week to redeem your Bonus Days Coupons! Don’t miss out on the savings.

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

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Gather Together and Give Thanks

Gather Together and Give Thanks

Happy Monday, Everyone! Although it may be Tuesday…I totally forgot that Sunday was, well, Sunday, and forgot to schedule Monday’s post. Oops! I can’t keep track these days.

Anyway – today’s card looks very similar to one I posted a few weeks ago. You can see that one, using the Stampin’ Up!® Love of Leaves Bundle, here.

For my card today, I used the Gather Together Bundle. It’s a beautiful set, and the coordinating Gathered Leaves Dies have three leaf dies that cut and emboss at the same time. So fun! Take a look.

Gather Together, Stampin' Up!, Well Written

You may remember this set from last year’s Holiday Catalog. It was a favorite of many, so Stampin’ Up!® brought it back in this year’s August-December Mini. They’ve never done this before, so if you love some of the returning favorites and didn’t order them last year, be sure to snatch them up this year! The best part – they brought back the bundle discount for many of the returning faves as well. So bundle the stamps and coordinating dies and save 10%!

For this thanks card, I used a strip of Magic in this Night Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s Halloween paper, but many of the designs can be used for other types of cards/projects – and it’s beautiful!

I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and embossed it with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder. I layered it to a Cinnamon Cider card base, then added the DSP.  The smaller leaves are cut from Gold Foil Sheets. For the larger leaf, I stamped the image in Soft Suede Ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock, then die-cut it. I wanted it mottled looking, like it had been in the woods for awhile, so I used lots of Stampin’ Blends – Blackberry Bliss, Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, and Mellow Moss. There may have been more. I just kept coloring until I liked it.

The thanks sentiment is die-cut from Cinnamon Cider Cardstock using the Well Written Dies. These dies are a must in my world!

The card is one of the designs I’m making for Mike. You’ve probably heard me whine about painting the condo we’re “flipping.” It was in sad shape when we got it – one cabinet in the kitchen was rotten, some of the wiring was done wrong, it needed some serious paint, and new flooring – just to start. We’re also installing a new HVAC unit, a new backsplash behind the kitchen sink, and dressing up the counter tops. It’s coming along very well, and it’s going to be gorgeous when we finish next Sunday.

Mike and Jon have done most of the technical work, but I agreed to paint. In doing all the renovations, we’ve made quite a bit of noise with saws and sanders and hammers. The neighbors in the other units have been awesome, so we want to send them a “thank you for your patience” card along with a gift card to our favorite barbeque place. This will be one of the cards. They have truly been so gracious, they deserve a treat!

Oh – and speaking of die-cutting and embossing – the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available for purchase on September 1. Since I’m a demonstrator, I got to order one this month, and I love it. It’s very smooth and easy to crank. There’s also a special for those who join the Stampin’ Up!® team in September, so you can get the machine (or another $125 in product), plus two extra stamp sets, a kit, and business supplies for only $99 plus tax. Shipping is free! I’ll share more information closer to September.

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

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Sparkle & Shine Challenge with For Unto Us

Sparkle & Shine Challenge with For Unto Us

Here we are at the end of another week, and I’m thinking, “Seriously? It’s Friday already?” This week has gone so fast. I cut paper for classes on Monday, then painted at the condo we’re flipping on Tuesday. I had a class on Wednesday, then visited my parents. Thursday was errands day, then more painting on Friday. But, honestly, I can’t believe this week is over already.

Today is a Stamping Off! Friday challenge post. This week’s challenge is Sparkle & Shine. I was so excited when I saw this challenge, because I love sparkle and shine. Mostly, I just love glitter. So here’s a story for you.

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that Wesley had to have an emergency appendectomy. Last week, he had his post-surgery check-up, so I spend a couple of hours with Amelia while he was at his appointment.

Miss Amelia decided we would make Play-Doh Ice Cream. She dove into her closet to retrieve the ice cream making machine, and while she was there, she found a dress I had bought her. It was a “Frozen” dress featuring Anna and Elsa, and there was glitter on the tulle overskirt.

“Seesa! Can you take this dress home with you? Dad won’t let me wear it here, because of the glitter. And Mom doesn’t want it at her house either. But you love glitter! Can you take it so I can wear it at your house?” (Well, that explained why it was in the bottom of her closet instead of hanging up.) And what could I say?

Me: “Of course!”

Amelia: “Oh – but Mike doesn’t like glitter either. Will that be a problem?”

Me: “No. Mike is resigned to glitter. And besides, we outnumber him!”

So, of course, I have the dress at my house. And she will wear it any time she wants, and Mike won’t complain because she is our granddaughter. Grandkids can do anything.

But there’s a problem with this week’s challenge. Here’s the description for the challenge:

“Use anything metallic – embossing, foil, embellishments, etc.”

Oops. I didn’t use anything metallic or foil. Or embossing, for that matter. I did use some sparkly embellishments, though. Take a look.

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Oh, goodness. You can’t see that much sparkly or shiny in this photo. But, trust me, you can in person.

For the sparkle, I used the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. And for shine, I used Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Apparently I love the Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP), because I used it for the last Friday Challenge as well. But it’s so gorgeous! You really need to add it to your Shopping List! The colors are amazing, and the designs can be used for so much besides Christmas and winter projects. I added a piece of it over a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Purple Posy Cardstock, then added a 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ strip of the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper over the seam. Then I layered it all over a Pacific Point card base.

For the sentiment layer, I die-cut a Stitched Labels Die from Whisper White Cardstock, then stamped a sentiment from the For Unto Us Stamp Set using Pacific Point Classic Ink.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card for a little more sparkle.

So now, I’m so excited to see what Susan and Jackie have done for the Sparkle & Shine Challenge. You can see Jackie’s project here, and Susan’s here. I know you’ll love what they have for you, so please leave a comment on their blogs. (You can also leave a birthday greeting for Susan; she’s adding another year on Sunday! Happy Birthday, Susan!!)

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

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The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

Happy Wednesday, my friends! Is it just me, or is everyone else just about finished with summer around the middle of August? I love the warm weather, but in August, it’s just a little too warm for me (even though it has been a bit cooler this year).

I always thought the “dog days of summer” meant it was hot and everyone wanted to be like dogs and just lie around and sleep. But Donna, our “Challenge Hostess” for our August local demonstrator gethering, gave us the Dog Days of Summer as our challenge, and she told us the origins.

The phrase is actually a reference to the fact that, during this time, the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth and part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. Typically, this is from about the early part of July until early August or September (depending on who you ask).

I love that we not only were given a great challenge, but also got a little education as well! Here are some of the challenge entries from the meeting. There are more, but they were from Zoom participants, so I don’t have pictures yet.

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This is Donna’s entry. She went with the “dog” idea as well as summer. I love her card. The stamp set retired, but the punch is still available. If you don’t have the set, it is so easy to draw around the outline, add a nose, an eye, and some fur using the writing tip of a Stampin’ Write Marker, or even a Stampin’ Blend. I love how the little dog is looking at the flowers. (Confession – I thought these were fireworks. But flowers make more sense.)

Donna is not only a spectacular artist, but she is also a fabulous cookie baker. She often brings cookies or other baked goodies to our meetings that coordinate with her challenge card. This month, her sunflower cookies were a huge hit!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!, Sending Sunshine

Christy used the Sending Sunshine Paper Pumpkin Kit for her cards. These just make me want to smile! Such a fun kit, and gorgeous colors.

Timeless Tropical, Locking Gatefold, Stampin' Up!And this is my card. I used the “locking gatefold” idea with the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set and In the Tropics Dies. (You can see the instructions for the lock in this post.)

I love how all of us used “hot” colors – like yellows and oranges. When I get the rest of the challenge cards, I’ll post the others.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have an amazing day! (Bet you want a cookie now, don’t you? I do!)

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Snowflake Splendor Suite

Snowflake Splendor Suite

Welcome to a new week! 2020 has been a crazy year so far, so I’m expecting a wild winter in a few months. Why not, right? We’ve had fairly mild winters for the past few years, but if the first 2/3 of 2020 is any indication of things to come, I’m thinking we may experience some fun snow! (I seriously hope I’m wrong, but if I plan for it, maybe I’ll be happily wrong!)

Whatever the weather, the Snowflake Splendor Suite from Stampin’ Up!® will make your day happy. Seriously, I can be snowbound for days with this suite! There are so many amazing products in this suite, and you’re going to want them all. Plus, Stampin’ Up!® has made it easy for you. You can order all the products – the beautiful Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper (DSP), the Snowflake Wishes Bundle, Winter Snow Embossing Folder, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, Blue Adhesive Backed Gems, and the Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ Ribbon with just one number. You can also order the products separately, but, honestly, you’re going to want all the products.

Our local Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators meet monthly to share ideas and tips, and this is the make & take Chris Nelson brought for this month.

Snowflake Splendor, Snowflake Wishes, Stampin' Up!

This picture does not do it justice! The card is absolutely gorgeous. Chris used the Winter Snow Embossing Folder to emboss a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Coastal Cabana Cardstock. Then we added strips of the Snowflaks Splendor DSP to the embossed layer and tied a bit of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to it. Honestly, I overlooked this ribbon in the catalog, but when I saw it in person – LOVE! It’s on my next order, as well as several of the other products in the suite. (I already have a lot of them.)

We added two of the die-cut snowflakes from the So Many Snowflakes Dies (if you want the stamps and dies, bundle the So Many Snowflakes Dies with the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set to save 10%) and added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centers. How gorgeous is that card? And the Banners Pick a Punch makes it so easy to create the banners from the DSP. We added the Coastal Cabana layer to a Coastal Cabana card base. I love the “tone on tone” look, don’t you?

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up!® to introduce all the products in the Snowflake Splendor Suite.

Click on any of the products below to add them to your next order!

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

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Winter Woods in Gold Foil

Winter Woods on Gold Foil

This has been the fastest week ever, I think! I cannot believe it’s Friday already, can you? (Of course, they say time goes faster when you get older.)

Today, I have a Black Ice card for you. I got this idea from Sharon Armstrong, another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Winter Woods, Stampin' Up!, Black Ice

Black Ice is a scary thing where I live. In the winter, when we get icy weather, it usually melts during the day when temperatures are a little higher and the sun is shining. While the ice and snow are gone, the roads are still a little wet, so if temperatures drop at night, the wet roads freeze. But you can’t see the ice; often it looks just like a dry road until you start spinning and sliding. So while I hate black ice when it refers to weather or road conditions, I love the technique.

For this card, I stamped the evergreen from the Winter Woods Stamp Set on a small piece of Gold Foil using Jet Black StazOn Ink. I heat set the ink, then dragged a Jet Black StazOn Pad over the foil from top to bottom and heat set again.

I’ve done the next step two ways. One way is to cover the entire piece of foil with VersaMark Ink. For this card, though, I dragged the side of the pad over the foil, much like I did with the StazOn. Then I sprinkled Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder over the panel and melted it with my heat tool. (I think I prefer the “cover the entire panel with VersaMark” method.)

Isn’t that technique simple? I mounted to foil to a slightly larger layer of Basic Black Cardstock. The card base is Cherry Cobbler, but I wanted to mimic the ice, so I embossed the front with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder before adding the other layers.

It’s a fairly safe bet that this will be a Christmas card, but I don’t have a sentiment yet. I’ll leave that for another day.

I used my new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to emboss the front of this card. (Demonstrators can preorder the machine now, but it will be available for everyone September 1.) I made my sandwich exactly like the directions on the plates – plate 1, card stock in embossing folder (hinge first), plate 4. I was shocked that the sandwich wouldn’t go through the machine, and I know not to force it. I read the directions three times before finally just using plate 3 instead of 4. And then it hit me.

My Subtle folder is an old one (“dynamic textured impressions embossing folder”), and the sandwich for those is to use plates 1 and 3, because the old folders are a little thicker. So – be sure when you’re embossing that you use the correct plate if you have older 3D folders. If they have more than just Stampin’ Up!® printed on them, you’ll need to use plate three. If they only say Stampin’ Up!®, plate 4 is fine. And never force your machine. If it gives you some resistance, step back and take a minute to see what the problem is!

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

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Prized Peony Anniversary Card

Prized Peony Anniversary Card

Hi, Crafters! I hope your week is going well. Mine has been busy so far, but I have a couple quiet days coming up (yay!). Since Mike is so busy with real estate and the electrical contracting company, I’ve taken over the yard work. UGH! I love the exercise, but when I finish mowing, I feel every minute of my 60+ years. We didn’t plant a garden this year, but some cucumbers and tomatoes sprang up anyway. And then there’s the pool, although I’ve always been the caretaker of the pool. Of course, we’re still painting, but I can see daylight at the end of the “condo flip tunnel,” so that’s a very good thing.

Tomorrow is my parents’ 64th wedding anniversary. My parents are truly an inspiration. They’ve been through some very tough times, but they have always worked together to make it through.

Prized Peony, Stampin' Up!, So Sentimental

This is their anniversary card. It was created for their anniversary, but it can also be used for so many other occasions – birthday, graduation, or any “yay you!” event. I chose the Stampin’ Up!® Prized Peony Stamp Set/Bundle for their anniversary card for a reason, of course. When I was growing up, we had a peony garden in the back yard. It was gorgeous with white and light and dark pink peonies. We always had flowers in our house.

I got the inspiration for this card from Julie Davidson, another Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator. Her layout was a bit different, but I changed the measurements to fit this one.

First, I started with a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Whisper White card base. Then I added a 4″ x 5-1/4″ Basic Black Cardstock layer.

Next, I cut a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Granny Apple Green, a 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Whisper White, and a 1-3/4″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Magenta Madness In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP). I stamped the sentiment from the So Sentimental Stamp Set on the Whisper White layer using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I filled in the confetti letters using a Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blend,  then added the Whisper White and DSP layers to the Basic Black Cardstock. On the right, I adhered a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Granny Apple Green Cardstock.

I stamped the peony on a small piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Calypso Coral Classic Ink. Then I colored it using Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut the image using the Peony Dies (and, yes, you can bundle the Prize Peony Stamp Set and Peony Dies to save 10%), and adhered it to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This was actually very quick to create. I hope it brings fond memories to Mom and Dad.

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

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Birds & Branches

Birds & Branches

Hi, Crafters! I have another card for you using a bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. My friend Jackie has posted some amazing projects with the Birds & Branches bundle, so I was excited when mine arrived and I could play with it.

Birds & Branches, Love of Leaves, Stampin' Up!

Not only did I play with the new Birds & Branches Bundle with this card, but my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine also got here last week, so I got to try it out as well. Oh, my goodness! I love it. It is so smooth and easy to crank. Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators can preorder it this month; it will be available to everyone on September 1.

To create my card, I cut the circle/branch from the center of a Crumb Cake Cardstock layer using the Birds & More Dies, then embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. Next, I added some 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (DSP) in Bumblebee behind the cut out area.

I cut the border using the Birds & More Dies, first from the Crumb Cake Cardstock, then from a piece of Misty Moonlight Cardstock. I added the Misty Moonlight into the negative space on the Crumb Cake Cardstock.

Using the Birds & More Dies one more time, I die-cut the bird from Misty Moonlight and the nest from Soft Suede. Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the nest detail from the Birds & Branches stamp set onto the die-cut in Early Espresso Classic Ink. The bird really looked like he should be saying something, so I stamped hello from the Love of Leaves Stamp Set (in the August-December Mini Catalog) in Early Espresso Ink on a little scrap of Bumblebee Cardstock. I fussy cut it to kind of look like a word bubble.

All that was left was to add everything to a Merry Merlot card base. The bird needed an eye, so I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

You can, of course, order the Birds & Branches Stamp Set and the Branches and More Dies separately, but if you bundle them, you’ll save 10%, so you should do that. Because, trust me, if you don’t buy the dies, you’ll want them later. And then you’ll have to pay full price and you’ll be upset with yourself. So save the angst and go ahead and order the bundle.

Don’t forget to redeem the Bonus Days coupons you earned last month. And today (August 10) is the last day to sign up for the August “World’s Greatest” Paper Pumpkin Kit. You can subscribe month to month here, or purchase a 1-, 3-, 6-, or 12-month subscription in my online store.

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

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Sailing Home Sketch Challenge

Sailing Home Sketch Challenge

Happy Friday, Crafting Friends! First, thank you so much for all of your well-wishes to my Wesley. He’s recovering very well. He’s still a bit sore, but much better every day. He (and Amelia) get a little bored, because they’re used to being on the go, and Wes can’t drive yet. Happily, I’ve had some free time, so I’ve been able to chauffeur them. Today, we went to lunch, and as we were getting ready to leave, Miss Amelia said, “Oh! I need makeup!” And, of course, before I went home after lunch, she had to put a little on me as well. I have to say, she’s getting very good at it. She’s loving the make-up kit we bought yesterday.

Today is another StampOff with Jackie, Susan, and me. This week, we have a sketch challenge. Here’s the sketch.

Today is National Lighthouse Day, so I decided to use the Lighthouse from the Sailing Home Stamp Set.

Stampin' Up!, Sailing Home, Path of Petals

I stamped the lighthouse on Whisper White Cardstock using Basic Gray Classic Ink, then colored with Night of Navy, Seaside Spray, Gray Granite, and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. I die-cut it with the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies.

Next, I needed to find some Designer Series Paper (DSP). I went with the beautiful Snowflake Splendor DSP from the August-December Mini Catalog. I love the colors, and it reminds me of a stormy night sky.

For the two center layers, I used Highland Heather and Misty Moonlight. If I had planned the card ahead of creating it, I would have used Misty Moonlight Blends instead of Night of Navy – but it still looks ok.

I cut the card base and the Painted Labels Die from Seaside Spray Cardstock. And finally, I stamped the sentiment from the Path of Petals Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape Classic Ink on a 1″ wide piece of Purple Posy Cardstock. Then I punched the end with the Banners Pick a Punch, also from the August-December Mini Catalog. You can create three different widths of banners and two different styles. So fun!

I may make a few more of these cards. I love the colors and the images, and I need to have some sympathy cards make ahead of when they’re needed.

Now – head over to Jackie’s and Susan’s blogs to see how they interpreted the sketch. I can’t wait to see! It’s always my Friday “WOW!”

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

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