Bye Bye Button Buddies–more class samples

I really need to do this more often… hold a class (or just challenge myself) to create a set of cards using each of the stamps in a stamp set.  When I did this for my All Occasions card class focusing on Button Buddies, I was stumped on one or two stamp sets but loved the challenge of trying to do something different with each of the images (especially with trying to not do a Halloween or Thanksgiving card using the pumpkin stamp!)

This was the card most people picked as their favorite from the class:

I had fun with the bright colors and I pulled out the Striped Organdy ribbon from the spring catalog to add a little extra in the middle.

And then there was the pumpkin card…  I was a bit stuck on fall and Thanksgiving and so I kept it in theme and made it a thank you card!

We colored in the pumpkin image with markers and then stamped 3 times without reinking.  So:

  1. Color your image and stamp the center pumpkin
  2. Immediately stamp the pumpkin to the left of your center pumpkin
  3. Immediately stamp the pumpkin to the right of your center pumpkin
  4. Clean the stamp

That gives you the stamped images but slightly faded for the main image.  Then add a matching button and you get that extra pop!

So if you decide to go for the stamp set…. don’t forget to grab the matching buttons too!  They are even 40% off!

See them online:  Button Buddies stamp set  |  Brights Designer Buttons

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Stampin’ Up! Supples Used
Stamps
– Button Buddies, Delightful Dozen
Paper – Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, River Rock, Crumb Cake
Ink – Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals, Tangerine Tango marker, Gumball Green marker
Accessories – 1 3/4” Scallop Circle punch, Brights Designer Buttons, Glue Dots, Old Olive Striped organdy ribbon

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Clean and Simple Any Occasion Card for the Button Buddies Class

Since tomorrow is the last day to get in on the Early Bird pricing for my All Occasions Stamp a Stack featuring Button Buddies, I thought I would share another card we will be making next Friday.

This may be my favorite card from the set, just because of the simplicity of the card but all the pops of color keep it from being boring.

Button Buddies Clean and Simple Flower Vase card full

 

The thing I really liked about this stamp set is that it literally is made to match the designer buttons.  So this card has flower images coming out of the vase, but they are the right shape and size to be perfectly covered up by the flower designer buttons (which, I might add, I am very sad to see retiring this year.  Sure the new buttons are cute, but I like my little flowers Smile)

Button Buddies Clean and Simple Flower Vase card

So if you want to make this or want a kit to make all the cards we will be creating in the class next week, let me know asap!

Early Bird Savings ends Tomorrow!

Like I mentioned, we’ll be making 8 cards!  Yup, one for each stamp in the Button Buddies set.  And you get to make them all for only $20 if you RSVP with your prepayment by tomorrow!  After that it goes up to $25 for the class fee.  Oh, and did I mention you’ll be entered for a drawing to win a Button Buddies stamp set?!

So, don’t miss out!

Button Buddies Class Options
Early Bird – Class Spot $20.00 USDEarly Bird – Class Kit (local pickup) $20.00 USDEarly Bird – Class by Mail with priority shipping $26.00 USD

 

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Supples Used
Stamps
– Button Buddies, Petite Pairs
Paper – Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink – Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories – Brights designer buttons, Whisper White baker’s twine, Glue Dots, Paper Snips

Button Buddies Send Off Event Samples

As I was looking through the new catalog sneak peek that demonstrators got yesterday, I was excited by the changes with the designer buttons and realized this meant that all of the current designer buttons that match the color families would be retiring.  What I didn’t realize at first was that meant that my beloved Button Buddies stamp set would be retiring too!

Sob!!

I loved the cute images in this set and how they perfectly matched the different shapes of the designer buttons.  I had been planning to run a Button Buddies class but it kept slipping off my calendar but now, I HAVE to run it!

It is my last hurrah with this stamp set.  Here are two of the cards I had created for this class:

I mean, they are totally adorable images, right?!?  Smile

Join me for a Button Buddies Stamp-a-Stack Event!

Come make 8 cards, each one focusing on a different image from the Button Buddies stamp set.

For only $25, make all 8 cards that you can use throughout the year!  Plus have fun spending an evening crafting with some fabulous folks!

What:  Button Buddies Stamp-a-Stack – 8 different cards with envelopes.
Where:  Panera Bread in Redmond, WA ~or~ order a kit by mail!
When:  May 10th at 7pm
Why:  Because it will be a blast and you’ll have some great cards to use the rest of the year!

Early Bird BonusRSVP with your pre-payment by May 5th and SAVE $5 plus be entered into a drawing for a free Button Buddies stamp set which I will be drawing for at the event!

Contact me at jennifer@nwstamper.com to reserve your spot or sign up here:

Button Buddies Class Options
Early Bird – Class Spot $20.00 USDEarly Bird – Class Kit (local pickup) $20.00 USDEarly Bird – Class by Mail with priority shipping $26.00 USD

 

I’ll post more samples soon, but hope you can make it!

 

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Supples Used
Stamps
– Button Buddies, Petite Pairs
Paper – Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Basic Black
Accessories – Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scallop Edge Border, Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4” circle punch, 2 3/8” scallop circle punch, Whisper White stitched grosgrain ribbon, Real Red stitched grosgrain ribbon, Glue dots, Dazzling Details, Subtles designer buttons

Button Buddies stamp setDesigner Buttons - Subtles Collection - by Stampin' Up!

Snowman Card for this Weekend’s Stamp-a-Stack

When I was getting ready for Creating Keepsakes this year, I decided to highlight the Button Buddies stamp set and made a set of fun cards using each of the stamps in the set.  One of my favorite cards was using the snowman stamp… so much so that I decided to use it for my last Christmas Stamp-a-Stackthis coming Sunday.

 

I love cards like this that look detailed but are simple to create.  A couple punches ( 2 3/8” Scallop punch and the Scallop edge punch), an embossing folder (Perfect Polka Dots), and some stitched grosgrain ribbon.  And tada!

Oh, and it was hard to show in the picture but I outlined the Whisper White circle with Dazzling Details glitter glue to add a touch of sparkle to the card.

 

If you like this card…. did you know you can get Button Buddies for only $10.98?!  Check out some of the great deals that go great with this card and stamp set:

Online Extravaganza Deals – 20% to 50% off

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Button Buddies Stamp set

clearmount stamp set – $10.98

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Scallop Edge Border Punch

punch – $11.17

Other sale items that go great with this card or set!

Designer Buttons - Brights Collection - by Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2012

Brights Designer Buttons

72 buttons – $6.27

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More Merry Messages Stamp Set

Clearmount stamp set – $18.71

 image FREE with a $50 purchase from me between now and Nov 28th.or pick a pack of Rhinestones or Pearls as your free item(this offer only available through me and not Stampin Up!  Email me your order or place your order online and then email me to let me know what bling you want! 🙂  )

Have a wonderful holiday weekend and don’t get stuck in too many lines in the stores (like I did!) 🙂

 

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Who Doesn’t Love A Pink Pig Birthday Card?

In getting ready for the Creating Keepsakes Convention last weekend, I wanted to put together some samples from different stamp sets including Button Buddies.  So, with the help of my friend Katy, we put together a set of card including this cute little guy:

 

Love that nose!  This was a super fast card to put together and it turns out it was one of the most popular cards from the set. 🙂  The pig and my Christmas snowman card (which we’ll be making in my next Christmas card stamp-a-stack at the end of November) were the two cards that seemed to get picked up the most.

What do you think?  Does the pig make you smile too?

🙂


New Stampin’ Up! iPhone e-card app!

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Stampin’ Up! has created a fun new (and FREE!) app for the iPhone make it easy to create and share e-cards with your friends and family via email or Facebook.

They have predesigned templates but also enable you to create a card any way you want.  Its kind of like My Digital Studio for your phone!

Check it out on iTunes here

 

 

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Button Buddies Birthday Piggy Card Recipe
Stamps:
Petite Pairs, Button Buddies

Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop edge punch, 2-1/2” circle punch, 1/2” circle punch, decorative label punch, glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Subtles buttons

Button Buddies Flower Fun

I know we are in fall time and so a lot of the projects are rich colors and holiday themes, so I hope you don’t mind me going off in a completely different direction with this bright and cheery card!

This was one of my “scraps” cards.  As in, I have a terrible time throwing in my recycling bin any stamped scraps, embossed papers, or other rejects from working on one card that I just know could be used on another card later.  But then those half used papers pile up and I start to go a little bit crazy.   So, I’ve been trying to periodically make a card mostly or completely out of scraps I have left over.

So, first I had these flowers from when I was trying to pick a pink color for a different card.  Turns out they go great with a homemade glitter brad I created for a Crystal Effects class.  (That is a Cameo Coral In Color brad that has been covered in Crystal Effects and dipped in Dazzling Diamonds glitter!)

 

I had left over Wisteria Wonder cardstock that had been embossed with the stripes going the wrong way for a card I was prepping for a class one time and so it worked perfectly here.  And then I decided to break out my FAVORITE paper right now – Early Espresso Coordinations cardstock.  If this paper doesn’t stick around after the Holiday Catalog I will be (1) surprised and (2) so very very sad!

I ran a scrap through the Woodgrain embossing folder and my Big Shot and then punched out a Modern Label punch to use as a mat behind my sentiment punched out with the Word Window punch.

I really was happy with how the card turned out AND the fact that I used up a number of scraps!  It still doesn’t put too much of a dent into my scrap pile, but it’s a start!

 

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Button Buddies Flower Thank you Recipe
Stamps:
Button Buddies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Early Espresso core’dinations cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes embossing folder, Woodgrain embossing folder, Sanding block, In color printed brad, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 

Gate Fold Card with a Window

I thought I’d share another card that we created recently in my Fun Folds class.  I had first done this card style for the folks in my Cards to Go program in June but thought it would be a fun style to do in my class here this month.  So I switched up the colors and paper to make this card:

 

I often do the gate fold card when I am showing different folds option, but I liked how this card has the fun window in the middle to “peek a boo” to the inside of the card.  In this case, I just layered the two different sizes of Scallop Circle punches and the Button Buddies stamp set.

Oh, and in case you are wondering about the designer paper – it actually comes from the Twitterpated designer series paper pack!  I would never have thought to look for a pattern like this in that kit but I was flipping through and it just jumped out to me as perfect!

And if you are interested in getting project kits or instructions mailed to you each month for fun new cards

– check out my Cards to Go program!  There is still time to sign up for the August card kit!

 

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