Monday, January 16, 2017

BSS IDEA - A Sympathy Card

Hello, and welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

This week, I am featuring a sympathy card.  Probably one of the hardest
cards to make, yet we all need them at one time or another.

I also wanted to show you that there is more than one way to use a stamp.

This is the stamp I used.


And this is the gate-fold sympathy card I made with it.


The inside

Stamp - Those we Love (CRR265) Stampendous
Inside Sentiment - Hero Arts (1997)
Die (inside) Spellbinders
Designer Paper inside -Graphic 45
Colored with Copic Markers

These beautiful stamps are made to cover the front of a card.
I wanted to make a Gate-Fold card, so I cut the stamped image into two
separate pieces along the left side of the words, after coloring it up.
Matted the two pieces and attached.
Small hearts are from a punch and placed on the side of the opening
alternating sides.adhering only one side of the heart, so card
is able to open freely.

Thanks for stopping by today.
  Have a great day.  
Sue Drees


Thursday, January 12, 2017

We're Still Counting Thursday...

But we're almost done! 

Inventory is almost over and Sharon heads to Phoenix and CHA next week. So what's new? I'll show you!
Valentines Day is coming in just a month! 

NEW! From Penny Black! Stamps, stamp sets and dies!

 
 

 

Just the tip of the paper stack!
 

New Valentine's stamps and dies from Taylored Expressions and others.
 

Wood backed Valentine's stamps!
 

Papers and dies 
 

Dies and stamps from Memory Box and Kaiser Kraft
 

Cute mailbox die from Lawn Fawn (but we're running low)...
 

We also have some new dies for spring and summer. 
 

Lastly, Clarity brushes are in!
 

That's about it for this week. I may do an early post next week as I'm away for a little R, R & R - Rest, Relaxation and Reunion with my high school friends in Florida - 45 years. What's up with that! See you soon, have a great week. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea - Envlope Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea

While searching for a pattern for something else online, I found
this wonderful Envelope Card.  It is easy to make, takes
about 10 minutes to make and then whatever time it takes you
to decorate it to your liking.

The one I am showing you today was made with a
10 inch square of double sided card stock.  You can make
one with any size square piece of double sided card stock.
the smaller the square, the smaller the envelope card.
I have inserted a Hershey Bar into mine for Valentines Day.

Here  is a link for a video that shows you how this goes together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny9jfp1akg8&feature=youtu.be


The front of the card.



The back of the card


The card opened


  Paper - Old sheet of My Mines Eye double sided card stock
Heart is - Memory Box Die
Back of card hearts - Martha Stewart Border Punch
Red Glitter Paper
Velcro for closure
Small white lace glued on edge on front
Slim Red Ribbon

You could easily make four of these in a half an hour, then
decorate them.  

Thanks for stopping by today.
  Have a great week.
Sue Drees

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Back at it Thursday

OK, new year, new stuff -- not quite... The good news is we are in the midst of our Wild and Wacky sale running through Saturday. Check your email for all the details but for any newbies here's what's happening 
 
Today Thursday, January 5th and tomorrow the entire store of regularly priced merchandise is 20% off! Our salebin and  sale area will be an additional 25% off their ticketed price, excluding our sale papers. 
Bag Ladies will receive 25% off their entire purchase. (Must have your BSS bag with you to receive the special discount).
On Saturday the Wild and Wacky starts. From 6:30 to 7:00 come in for coupon that is good for the rest of the day for 35% off your regular price purchase. From 7:00-8:00 get 30%, from 7:00-9:00 get 25% and from 9:00 through the rest of the day get 20% off! Regular exclusions apply to this sale. 

Otherwise, this is our goal this week - INVENTORY! 
 

So all those little colored tabs you see all around the store are our way of keeping track. The good news is if it's Wild and Wacky Week and Inventory then CHA can't be far behind! Sharon will be heading out in about two weeks for the big show and we're all anxious to see what's new. 

For now, our class descriptions are up on the website (I think...) it's all done, we've just had some website posting issues. We do have printed class calendar pages at the store for January and February if you can't access the class dates and times on line. 

Well, enough talk. Let's see if I can find something to show you!  Sale!
 

Our classes, not all but just enough and blurry enough to make you come in and take a better look!
 

We're getting ready for Valentine's Day - the new product in this display is excluded from the WWSale
 

Look what we got back in.  I know many of you were looking for our favorite sharpener. 


Lastly, some different outline stickers. 
 
That calculator is calling to me so I hope to see you this weekend and in the new year. Have a great week!

Monday, January 2, 2017

BSS IDEA - Floating Image Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Happy New Year.

Well the Christmas Season has come to an end and
now it's time to take all the decorations down
and get back to some regular stamp time,

This week, I have made a floating image card.

See how the snowflake and the butterfly
seem to be floating in the middle of the circle.


The card closed


Changed the background to try to get a better picture.



Supplies

A 5"x5 1/2" card base
An additional piece of 5"x51/2" card stock front
Circle die - Spellbinders
Snowflake die-Bianca Snowflake 98193 - Memory Box
butterfly die-Lunette Butterfly -98745 - Memory Box
Inside designer paper- Scrap from my Stash
Inside Sentiment - " A snowflake is winter's Butterfly-
Hero Arts (old)
1/2" x 5 1/2 inch piece of clear craft plastic, or if you
don't have any use a piece of plastic from packaging.

How to:

Cut the card base and the extra piece for the front.
Open the card up, place the extra piece on the card front
place on your die cut machine with circle die
centered on top of the front and the extra piece and cut.

Emboss the extra piece of card stock with the circle cut if desired
.Adhere the 1/2 inch piece of  clear plastic to the center of the
circle on the front of the card at the top and bottom.
Adhere the embossed extra front over the front of the card.
Adhere the die cut you want to add to the card onto the
piece of clear plastic.
Add designer paper to the inside and a small sentiment
either at the top or bottom of the inside so it won't show
through the cut out circle.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Have a great week 
Sue Drees

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Auld Lang Syne Thursday...

Just a quick post, the last of 2016, (a year I will not miss!)

Here at the BSS we want to thank you all for the wonderful support you've shown us over the years and especially in 2016. We celebrated several great personal milestones here including two weddings and two babies. We also welcomed Janelle into our BSS family. We had a great time and response at all of our Stamp Camps, our Garage Sale, our Wild and Wacky sales and our guest artist visits. Many times you, our customers, thank us for bringing certain designers or products or services to you but the truth is your support of our brick and mortar 
store over the internet and big box stores makes it possible for us to bring you the latest, greatest and the variety of product we stock. 

Your support of our class instructors by attending our classes, workshops and demos is as inspiring to us as we hope our cards and paper projects are to you. We're beginning 2017 with one of our favorite events - CHA and we look forward to bringing you all the wonderful new designs your favorite stamp and paper companies have developed along with scoping out new companies, trends and inspiration. We're working on our calendar for the new year and planning new and returning favorites for 2017. 

We also are venturing more into social media to keep you up to date on what's happening at the store. Blog posts, e-mail, Facebook, Instagram, and Periscope are used by us to let you know what you can look forward to and find in the store. We are exploring new formats for our website, newsletter and e-mail notifications. So as the old year ends we are looking forward to 2017 and working hard to bring you more creativity, inspiration, relaxation and fun in the new year. Happy New Year to you all from Sharon, Mark, Jessica, Dimitra, Mona, Debbie, Linda, Alison, Janelle, Donna and Sadie! 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

'Twas the Thursday Before Christmas...

...and all through the store not a die was seen cutting, not even our screen door! It's pretty quiet around here and deliveries are slow. Sharon has left for New Jersey so I don't have a lot of photos for you so I thought I'd try my hand at a little Christmas rhyme. 

On the first day of Christmas BSS sold to me a Sizzix die cutting machine. 

On the second day of Christmas BSS sold to me TWO jars of gesso and a Sizzix die cutting machine. 

On the third day of Christmas BSS sold to me THREE Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix die cutting machine.

On the fourth day of Christmas BSS sold to me FOUR Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix die cutting machine.

On the fifth day of Christmas BSS sold to me FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine.

On the sixth day of Christmas BSS sold to me SIX Copic markers(and the seventh one free), FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine.

On the seventh day of Christmas BSS sold to me SEVEN MFT Blueprints, six Copic markers(and the seventh one free), FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine.

On the eighth day of Christmas BSS sold to me EIGHT Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets, seven MFT Blueprints, six Copic markers(and the seventh one free), FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine.

On the ninth day of Christmas BSS sold to me NINE rolls of Washi tape, eight Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets, seven MFT Blueprints, six Copic markers(and the seventh one free), FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine.

On the tenth day of Christmas BSS sold to me TEN Versamark ink pads, nine rolls of Washi tape, eight Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets, seven MFT Blueprints, six Copic markers(and the seventh one free), FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine.

On the eleventh day of Christmas BSS sold to me ELEVEN Tim's tiny scissors, ten Versamark ink pads, nine rolls of Washi tape, eight Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets, seven MFT Blueprints, six Copic markers(and the seventh one free), FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine.

On the twelfth day of Christmas BSS sold to me TWELVE Pion papers, eleven Tim's tiny scissors, ten Versamark ink pads, nine rolls of Washi tape, eight Lawn Fawn stamp and die sets, seven MFT Blueprints, six Copic markers(and the seventh one free), FIVE GIFT CERTIFICATES! - four Prima doll stamps, three Christmas stencils, two jars of gesso and a Sizzix  die cutting machine! 
 

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to everyone from Buffalo Stamps and Stuff - Joy and Peace!