Sunday, January 20, 2019

BSS IDEA - Fancy Fold Valentine/Love Card


Winter finally arrived here in the Buffalo NY area.
AND it is COLD...........brrrrr

I made a new (to me) fancyfold card for this week's idea.

This post is loaded with pictures and the directions
for you to make your own fancy fold card.

The front of the card
White card stock card is 12 x 5 inches folded on the left
The black mat is 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
The red mat is 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
The second black mat is 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches

Adhere the mats to the front of the side folded card front.

Cut a white mat 4 x5 inches
Center the dies (I used Altenew Caps Bold Alphabet Die)
on the white mat, I used removable tape to hold
them in place)
Cut a strip of red paper to go behind the letters (I used
red glitter paper) and adhere behind the word. 

Attach the die cut panel to the front of the card.

The Inside of the card

Cut two pieces of mat (I used red card stock) 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches
Attach  two pieces if designer paper 5x4 inches, attach to the first mat, then
attach to each side of the opened card

Cut a strip of white paper 12x 1 inch
Cut a strip of black paper 12 x 1/4 inch
Adhere the black strip down the middle of the white strip
Fold the strip in half, open it  back up and bring
each end of the strip to the center fold of the strip 
and crease  Your strip will now have four equal sections

The two end sections are adhered to the center
of each end of the opened card, with the
two inner sections forming a "V".  When you
adhere the two end sections, add glue to the
entire section, placing the edge on the first
mat edge, not the edge of the card.  This is
so that when the card is closed, it won't show.

 To finish the card, decorate the strip with die cuts or
small colored images.  I used Spellbinders heart nestabilities,
and scalloped heart nestabilities in red and white.  I added
some red heart gems from Queen and Co.

The Love workd die on the inside, the sentiment on the inside,
and the sentiment on the outside above the Love die cut , are
from the Hero Arts Love Stamp and Cut set (DC175)

I have told you how I made my card and what I used, but this
could be made for any occasion.  You don't have to use a word die
on the front, you could use a stamped word.  Butterflies
on a circle or small square die on the inside would be pretty.

  Hope you get to try this fun card, it
is really very simple to put together, you don't have to mat as many
times as I did.  You can make the card any size you want,
the strip will always be as long as the opened card.  So if you
make an A2 card, the strip will be 1 inch by 11 inches

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later......

Sue Drees

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

She Who Must Be Obeyed...

I'd like to think that's me, but truth be's usually my daughter. This week, however, it's Sadie! While Sharon is away, Sadie has come to my house to play! In the photo below she wasn't so sure when she realized I was taking her home with me. She's adjusting to a new house (although she has stayed with us before). I'm not sure who missed what most - Sadie missing Sharon and Mark or me missing having Sharon's craft room and Netflix to myself for a week!

Sharon is at Creativation in Phoenix, Arizona this week. She has classes lined up to take and orders ready to make! I watched a sneak peek of Wendy Vecchi's new Make Art platform and I really liked it. It's a magnetic grid metallic platform with 4 magnets - that don't bang into each other and can be placed within an inch of each other without moving! They separate easily and there are four, count'em 4 of them - great for holding down paper, stencils (no more ripped paper!), layered images and more. It also comes with a flexible magnetic ruler. I sent Sharon a note to take a look. I'm hoping to get some photos but I know she has a very busy schedule and a lot of vendors to see. Check Facebook, if she gets a chance to post photos or a video it will show up there.

Back at the ranch...We are all covering the classes scheduled for this week so check out what's available and call and reserve a spot! Stephanie is back with her first MFT class of 2019 this Saturday! Check out the photos in the class gallery on the website and Jess will be posting in the emails.

We do have a new section for St. Patrick's Day at the front of the store and here are a few photos of new Whipper Snapper stamps that are in.

Lastly, here is Miss Sadie working hard or hardly working as I type away! You all have a great week and we'll see you next week with photos of new stuff!

Monday, January 14, 2019



I'm in the process of cleaning my stamp room and is a painful process
but I have been stamping since 1996 and have collected so much stuff.
Not to mention a very large collection of stamps.  And PAPER, ugh, so much
paper and half sheets of paper..............but I am wading through everything
and when I am done, there will be a lot less.

Here is the card I made for this weeks post.

Close up of image

Stamp - Stampingbella-Dawn Loves Her Doggie (eb714)

Papers - Pink, white, dark gray card stock, designer paper is Core'dination

Colored with Copic Markers. and white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good week.

Sue Drees

Friday, January 11, 2019

Wild and Wacky Week is HERE!

It's Wild and Wacky Week here at Buffalo Stamps and Stuff and we are getting older. Hence the change in the times for our Saturday blow out sale. All this week, starting this past Sunday the entire store is 20% OFF! REGULAR EXCLUSIONS APPLY! Bag Ladies, and you must have your bag with you, get 25% OFF!  Our Sale Bin and Clearance area is also included in this sale.

On Saturday we used start at 6:30 in the morning. NO MORE! This year come in from 8:00-8:30AM and receive a coupon for 35% OFF your entire purchase! From 8:30-9:00 AM you'll receive a 30% coupon, 9:00-9:30 AM you'll receive a coupon for 25% off, and from 9:30 to closing at 5:00 everyone gets 20% off.

All coupons must be redeemed Saturday, January 12th by 5 PM and are a one-time use. All regular store exclusions apply and items will be marked. Also, please note that some manufacturers limit the amount of a discount we can offer in their selling agreements with us. In those cases we will give you the maximum allowed.

The teams aren't set yet but we are! Join us for our annual Super Bowl Party! The fun begins on Sunday, February 3rd from 12:00-4:00 PM. We will be card-making, snacking and playing games - everything you need for a good time! We'll supply the pizza & wings, drinks and prizes for some of the games. You'll bring your basic kit along with a dish to pass! The cost is $25 per person and registration is now open!

Our classes for the remainder of January and February are on the website. Dates should be posted for most of them (Adalyn's birthday party kinda took priority this weekend). If dates are not posted for the class you are interested in, check back periodically. As soon as we have confirmed instructor availability we will add dates.

Inventory is in full swing! We've been counting and burning up those calculator motors. It is amazing how much we can fit into this store, and more will be coming after Sharon goes to Creativation in Arizona next week! We are all excited to see the newest stamps, papers and embellishments. If we're lucky, we'll have some photos from the show next week!

I have a few photos for you but, most of this is excluded from the WWSale :-(

Stampingbella is so adorable. How cute would these be for someone with a new baby in the family or someone expecting?

Oddballs are really fun to color. I have one I was going to do for my daughter - if she ever comes home! (she's traveling in Europe with an open return!)

A more traditional Stampingbella look.

I've seen some of these stamps and dies use on-line. Really nice, large scripty word dies for your cards.

Some of you may recognize this sea set. Jennifer McGuire used it in her shadow card tutorial.

Great sets for stock cards - cards to keep a stock of like sympathy, get well, thanks.

Love the intricate butterflies. I almost bought the butterfly die - kinda hoping it will be gone by Saturday or it may be coming home with me!
Hope to see you at the sale!

P.S. - Sorry for the late post. Will do better next week!

Monday, January 7, 2019

BSS IDEA - Here Kitty, Kitty


Happy New Year!
Took me two days to get all the Christmas decorations down
packed away and back down to the basement.

I'm excited to get up to the stamp store, because I received a very
generous gift certificate from my hubs for Christmas.
AND, looking forward to new stamps that will be coming
in for Spring.

I had a bunch of Lavinia Stamps that I hadn't used yet, so
I made a card for this week to show you.

Inside of card

                   Stamps -All Stamps and background paper are from Lavinia.
Card stock, Black, White, Orchid Pearl
WOW Clear Sparkly Glitter.
White Liquid Pearls

That's it for me today.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.  Until later....

Thursday, January 3, 2019

It's a Clean Slate!

Happy New Year everyone! I'm starting off my first post of 2019 with - wait for it---NOTHING! I got NOTHING! How does this happen?!? I haven't gotten any texts with photos from Sharon for new product or restocks. I haven't been in the store since last Thursday so I got nothing! But it's not a bad thing.

First, everyone here had a peaceful and happy Christmas and New Year. For that I'm very grateful. I sincerely hope your Christmas was at the very least as quiet as mine. Second, we have been a little busy...Getting classes ready for the new year. I know Sharon posted new photos and a schedule through the weekend of classes and I know the mess on my crafting surface better turn into a card class real soon...or I'll be out in the cold! I also know Craftopia, CHA, winter craft show - whatever it's being called this year is on for the third weekend in January so there is exciting new stuff on the horizon.

We are welcoming Charlene Marvin (my sister from another mister) on board to teach a class now and again. Charlene is one of my favorite people (and I love you to Sharon, not Klima who I love also) and she loves doing small scrapbook styled albums and will be bringing her excellent design skills to the store this year. Janelle will be back from maternity leave with Bible Journaling and may be putting some time in working at the store. We hope to be welcoming back Janet and Dimitra very soon also. We will post updates and the rest of us will be holding down the fort and working to make your visit to Buffalo Stamps and Stuff a happy one.

Getting back to nothing. It's a good place to start. How about doing a purge of old things you are not using or those impulse buys that you had to have six months ago but still haven't opened yet. My Christmas present to myself was two part. First, I bought a hand vac. I seriously need one for the area underneath where I work (and the rest of the house, but we won't talk about that today...) Secondly I bought a bigger more heavy duty paper shredder! I have to get rid of the paid bills, notices, old statements and all the mumbo jumbo in paper that I've been holding on to for the last 14 years! I'm looking forward to burning out the motor on this baby!

But back to the crafty stuff. Start with a large rubbermaid tote and go through a drawer a day. Organize what you want to keep and USE, toss the stuff that no one would want and use the tote for things for the garage sale! Start pricing and setting stuff aside every month as you go through another drawer, shelf, closet, etc. It will make the process so much easier in the fall and you will know what you have so you don't second buy (buying something you already have!) I feel so much better with a clean, organized work surface and tool area, you will too!

So that's my 'nothing' for this week. Have a great crafty, organizing weekend and week and I'll see you soon.

P.S. - Cannot lie. I did get one product photo. Glitter Duster! No clue but I think you can use it to either pick up glitter or spray it!

Monday, December 31, 2018



All that preparation and it's over.  Going to enjoy the lights and decorations
a few more days and then will get into taking it all down and
packing it all away for another year.

I hadn't used this adorable stamp yet, so I colored it up today
and made a New Years Card with it. 

Stamp - House Mouse Design-Carrying Candy Canes-Stampendous (HMPC102)
The sentiment stamp is from and old stamp set.
Card Design is a very unique die.from StudioLight called So Spring.(SS80)
Paper, Red, blue , green and White and Gold Mirror card stock.
Yellow Stickles
Ice Stickles
Colored with Copics

Happy New Year!

Sue Drees