Friday, 19 October 2018

Buffalo Check Tip on Conserving Cardstock

Happy Friday! Hope you are all excited that the weekend is almost here. I certainly am. Today I've got a couple cards to share with you using the Buffalo Check background stamp from Stampin' Up! and some tips and tricks on how to use it.

You'll notice that both cards have the same basic layout. I love it when I come across a layout that it easy can be used over and over to create a variety of cards!

This first one is the card I created for my mother in law for her birthday this weekend. I love creating fall birthday cards.

And then of course I had to create something Christmasy as well. Because it is that season after all.

Be sure to watch the video where I share some tips on using the buffalo check background stamp.

Have a creative weekend!

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Buffalo Check Thank You Card

I'm all about quick and easy but I'm not willing to compromise on looks. So when I come up with a design I love I will use it for something that I need lots of. Today's card is just that - quick, easy and still lovely. And you know what - it was made using pieces that were sitting on my desk! Even better!

I've been playing around with the  Buffalo Check background stamp and had a few stamped backgrounds sitting on my desk. The leaf was a leftover punched piece from a previous project and the ribbon was even cut. The only thing I had to cut was the 'Thank You'. Imagine how many different colours you could make this in!

I will be sharing a couple other creations and tips on using the Buffalo Check on Facebook Live on Friday (at 11am MT) if you'd like to join me.

Have a creative day!


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Monday, 15 October 2018

Buffalo Check Merry Christmas Card

Buffalo plaid is so incredibly trendy right now. So when I saw the buffalo check background, I knew I had to get it! This was the first card that I created with it back in August and it's still my favourite!

·     Basic Black Card Stock:     8 1/2” x 5 1/2” (scored at 4 ¼”) and 1 ¼” x 4”
·     Real Red Card Stock:         4” x 5 ¼” , scrap
·     Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5 ¼” (for inside)                       
1.    Ink buffalo check background stamp using memento black ink and stamp it onto the real red cardstock. Note: I find it easiest to ink the stamp while it’s upside down, place the cardstock on top then carefully place a scrap piece of paper over top and apply pressure all over the surface of the stamp. This helps ensure that you get an even impression. You can also use your Stamparatus.
2.    Add the red cardstock to the card front.
3.    Use the embossing buddy to remove any static from the black strip of cardstock.
4.    Ink up the word Christmas with Versa Mark and stamp it onto the black cardstock.
5.    Sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set.
6.    Cut the left end of the cardstock to create the look of a tag. Add it to the card front, lining it up with the right side of the red cardstock.
7.    Tie a bow from the real red ribbon. You’ll need about 8”. Add it to the tag with a mini glue dot.
8.    Feed a 6” piece of white twine through the button and tie a bow. Add it on top of the red ribbon using a mini glue dot.
9.    Stamp the word ‘merry’ with black ink onto a scrap of real red cardstock and trim around the word.
10.    Using dimensionals add it to the card front.
11.    Add the white cardstock to the inside of the card.

Have a creative day!


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