Monday, February 20, 2017

BSS IDEA - Split Color Card Design


I was watching some youtube videos by Jennifer Mcguire (love her)
this week and stumbled across this split  So I thought
I would try it.

Here is a Link to her video.

I used red and white cardstock
Red and white embossing powder
Sentiment Stamp -My Favorite Things - Encouraging Words (C5-77)
Flower Stamps - Penny Black - Delicate Florals (40-103
Red and white sequins
Two white 41/4 x 5 1/2 tent folded cards

I used the Misti so that The stamping was done in
exactly the same place on both the white and red pieces of card stock.

I loved how these turned out, and with the Misti, the process is
really easy.  Watch the video, then  make yourself a couple of
beautiful cards.

S0, I got to thinking, and tried the same principle, with
a die cut.

Royal Blue and White card stock (cut at 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches)
Royal Blue and White glitter paper
Thanks die - Memory Box - Script Thanks (98240)
Star die - Spellbinders Nestabilities
We are memory keepers embossing folder
2- 4 1/4x5 1/2 inch white cards

I Cut the thanks die out with white and blue card stock.
I used the Misti, just to measure where it needed to be on
each piece of card stock. ( In exactly the same place)
Adhere the die cut (thanks)  where you want it on your card
(here I placed it about three quarters down on the paper)
the white die cut on the blue
and the blue die cut on the white.
I then cut each piece in half through the middle of the word.
Then just adhere a blue panel and a white panel to
a white card front.
I ran the card stock through the emobossing folder
before cutting it.
Added the stars

Then I got to thinking.........

Butterfly Die - Memory Box - Lnette Butterfly(98745)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Gingham and Dots
I centered the butterfly die onto the green and white card stock
and cut it out.  By cutting them both at the same time, you know
they are going to be in exactly the same place on the card stock.
Then cut out two butterflies, one on white card stock and
one on a colored card stock.
I cut the green and white panels (each 5 1/2 x 4 1/4) in half.
On the colored card stock you will need to adhere another piece
of the same color card stock behind it.  Now adhere the pieces
of card stock to your card one white and one colored.
.  Drop each butterfly into the opening
and mark where it needs to be cut lightly with a pencil.
Adhere to your card.  I ran the completed card front
through a Cuttlebug Dots Embossing Folder. 
Made "flight" marks with gel pens.

Using the Misti with a stamp is the easiest, but the die cuts
work great using the method I used for the green and white card.

Love the look of this card, hope you do too.

Thanks for stopping by today.
  Have a great week.   

Sue Drees

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday Newbies

We are really excited about some changes going on here at BSS. Sharon and Jess are working on creating a new web page presence for the store. We are hoping to have our new web page up for the March-April class cycle. We also have Spring Stamp Camp coming up in March. Check our emails and the web page as we have some changes this time around. 

I've some photos I didn't get a chance to post last week along with some new stuff. Aren't these cute? I think Debbie will like them.

Art Impressions has new small square images along with their larger sets with fun images and sentiments. 

New space images, great for your favorite little astronaut!


Heartfelt has new Lacey border dies. 

Don't d you watch the dog show? Rumor had it! 
Waffle Flowervv
Easter Cottage Cutz
I'll be posting again with more new product tomorrow! 

Monday, February 13, 2017


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Have you finished your Valentines?  One more day.  I made
lots of them, and some candy treat bags for my daughters
kindergarten class too.

Here is one more Valentine.
Happy Heart Day Everyone.

Stamp - Penny Black - Purr-fectly Sweet ( 30-398)
Paper - Gray base card, designer paper Core-dinations Gray small dots,
and Gray Stripe
Red Mirror small hearts from a punch and mat
Ribbon from my stash
Red Sparkley Stickles
Spellbinders deckle edge rectangle die
card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Colored with Copics

Thanks for stopping by today.
  Have a great week.

Sue Drees

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The shelves they are a-changing Thursday...

New arrivals from CHA are starting to roll on in. That's the good news. The bad news is where do we put it all! A familiar refrain here. We're also changing for the seasons and holidays. Out with winter (please 😜) and in with pre-spring. We're moving St Patrick's Day and Easter forward and we're re-arranging our multi-media and paint area. I've got a hodgepodge of photos so let's get to them! 

Our Daily Bread and North Coast Creations fresh out of the box!

New Cottage Cruz STAMP & DIE sets! Check these out if you are a floral person. 

I'm not Irish, but St. Patrick's Day is just about a month away.

Mona loves Darcie's Tin Pins - Puppies and Bunnies, Oh My!i


Easter Paper!
Gotta go back to work. See you next week!

Monday, February 6, 2017


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hi Stamping friends.  Attended the "Super Bowl Party" at the store
yesterday, and what fun we had, making cards, laughing and making
new friends, and eating all the delicious snacks everyone brought
and the Pizza and Chicken Bites that Sharon provided.  Always
a fun time, thanks Sharon and Debbie for all the work involved in 
putting this together.

While shopping after the party, I came across the stamp I
used  on the card for today, and it answers the age old question
of what day to start a diet.

Close up of image.

closed Z-Fold Card

Stamp-Stampingbella-Edna Loves Ice Cream (eb359)
from the Edna the Fairy Godmother Collection
Sentiment included
Papers - White card stock base, Authentique Sweetness Collection
6x6 Pad
Circle dies are Spellbinders
Border on inside of card Martha Stewart punch Vintage Floral
Crystal Glitter Ritz transparent Ultra fine Glitter on Whipped
Cream and her wings, hard to see in the photo.
Stampendous Fran-tage Pink Embossing Enamel on insde
sentiment circle
Glossy accents on her glasses
Colored with Copics

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a great week

Sue Drees

Friday, February 3, 2017

Creativation Thursday...

A short post as I'm doing double duty at the store  today (which has now turned into Friday). I finally had a chance to watch some YouTube videos about the recent CHA show, renamed "Creativation". A couple of things occurred to me. The biggest was the apparent trend of adapting multi media techniques and products into both scrapbook pages and cards. A number of designers have added to their lines paints, glazes and stencils among other things. The other trend appeared to be an increase in planner/journal products. There were a lot of  new planners, planner papers and accessories from a number of established companies. 

We've gotten in one new stamp company, Sunny Studio. Here are two photos. 


I also have a preview of a beautiful new paper from Germany. You're gonna love these images!

My photo does not do these papers justice. These are watercolor images, beautifully drawn and painted. I cannot wait to see these! 

That's it for this week. I apologize for the brevity and hopefully I'll have more for you next week. See you then. 

Monday, January 30, 2017

BSS IDEA - On The Wings Of A Dove

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.

Hi stamping friends.  Hope you're keeping warm and cozy. A little snow and cold temps this weekend made for a craft room marathon.  Caught up with some cards and some organizing.

I bought this week's stamp on my last visit to the store, and when I was looking it
over to purchase, I thought it would be perfect to make a card for a friend
who is going through some serious health issues right now.  It was colored up
in pink and reds in the store with the Valentines.  I love stamps that can be used
for multiple purposes, don't you.

So, here is what I did with this stamp.

The finished card.

Stamp - Pink Ink, Wings of Love (7101G)
Paper -Brown, White, and Dark Green Card stock
Designer Paper Kaiser Craft, Always and Forever Collection
Admire P2093
WOW Clear Sparkle Emobssing Glitter (WS 15R)
Green Twine Bow
Colored with Copic Markers

I colored the stamped image with colors that matched
the designer paper I chose.
I cute the colored image out,stamped with a clear ink pad
all over, then added WOW clear, sparkle Embossing
Glitter and heated for all over sparkle.

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