You Make Me Proud for GDP155

This week’s Theme Challenge at the Global Design Project takes us to school. We are celebrating school days. For those of us in the United States, it’s “back to school” time while some parts of the world have a different schedule. Either way, we are sharing projects that celebrate education and those who get one. I made a cute schoolhouse with an inspirational saying that’s perfect for your favorite student. Here’s my card:

Treehouse Adventure, Friendly Expressions, Buffalo Check, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card – the challenge goes live at 7am EST:

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  • Three Stamp Sets. My simple project is a perfect card to tuck into backpack or lunch box, don’t you think? Whether it’s the first day of school or twelfth year of school, it’s always nice to remind your loved ones how proud you are of them on their journey. My card features three stamp sets – one new set from the 2018 Holiday Catalog and two new sets from the 2018 Annual Catalog. Can you name all three? [Pause here if you are guessing because I’m jumping right into the answer.] I used the Buffalo Check background stamp to create a background panel for my focal point – I stamped it in Coastal Cabana on Whisper White. Here’s a look at Buffalo Check: Buffalo Check, Stampin' Up! 147794This Buffalo Check background stamp is one of my “Favorite Things” from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog. If you’d like to see the other items on my list, click here and here. I used Friendly Expressions and Treehouse Adventure to create build a schoolhouse that rests on a friendly sentiment. Here’s a look at those sets:Treehouse Adventure, Stampin' Up! 146468Friendly Expressions, Stampin' Up!, 146673
  • Nestled. I created this old-school schoolhouse after several members of my local stamp club picked up Treehouse Adventure to create projects for school. The image would have been complete with a tiny bell on the front of the school, but I didn’t have one. This worked for me, though. I nestled the house (stamped and snipped) on top of the flat part of the sentiment. It just felt like the perfect place for the schoolhouse, don’t you think? Treehouse Adventure, Friendly Expressions, Buffalo Check, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI don’t often crop an image or sentiment where part of it hangs off the cropped area. This “proud” was a perfect candidate for flowing over the ovals’ edge.
  • Cheery Colors. Coastal Cabana and Real Red are a gorgeous combination – I love the red-and-aqua combo. When this duo is paired with a touch of Soft Suede, I think a perfect trio is created for Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. If you like this combination of Coastal Cabana, Real Red and Soft Suede, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Soft Suede

Stamp Sets: Treehouse Adventure, Buffalo Check, Friendly Expressions  Papers: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Soft Suede, Basic Black  Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge. This challenge goes live at 7am EST.

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  1. Love, love, love that buffalo check, and what a GREAT color combo! Such a beautiful, and important, card Brian! Affirmation…one of the languages of love. <3

  2. Cute cute cute!!! I like how you turned that tree house into a school house, how clever!

  3. Love the colors and layout esp with that bit of check behind…great card!

  4. Brilliant little red school house and the color combination is perfection!

  5. Smarty pants indeed, perfect school house Brian! What a wonderful surprise to find in your lunch box

  6. You picked three great stamp sets for this card. Charming card. Any student would be happy to receive it!

  7. What a fabulous little card you made for us today! Your little school house reminds me of the drawings my girls used to bring me home from elementary school. Absolutely precious. Thanks for bringing back all those great memories Brian. Now I have a HUGE smile on my face – can you see it? LOL

    • I can see it! I can see it! Thanks so much, Grace! I’m so glad you like this card – I was stuck on a “school” idea until I remembered how my club members thought this would make a fun schoolhouse. Glad it came together. <3

  8. Your little red schoolhouse is adorable!, and I love the checks in the background!

  9. This is a great “school” card, Brian. Love the color combo and the stamped background.

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