I had so much fun making the card I’m sharing with you today. I made it for my college friend who is a middle school teacher in my hometown ( she actually teaches at the middle school I attended). I can’t even imagine how hard it is to return to school after the summer we’ve had, and I know a lot of people are struggling to adjust. This card is a just a reminder that she’s amazing (she is, and that’s a fact). Here’s my card:
My card was created with two challenges in mind – this week’s sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch and this week’s theme at the Global Design Project. Here’s the sketch that inspired my card:
- Harvest Hellos. Fall is the best time of the year for pumpkins and apples. Who doesn’t love a freshly-harvested pumpkin or apple? Who doesn’t love a warm apple or pumpkin pie this time of year? The BRILLIANT thing about the design of the Harvest Hello stamp set – the same shape works for apples AND pumpkins. The Apple Builder Punch is a perfect accompaniment to this stamp set. Love that! Here’s a look at the Harvest Hellos stamp set.Little known fact. See the little sprig between the apple shape and the pumpkin shape? There’s a section of the Apple Builder Punch that crops that out. Yay! With the wide part of the stem up (as shown), the stem pis perfect for an apple, but when flip the stem upside down so that the thin part of the stem is up, it’s perfect for a pumpkin. Smart!
- You’re Amazing. While I love the sentiments in the Harvest Hellos stamp set, I wanted something really special for this card. Since the teacher I’m sending this card to is also a friend, I wanted to make sure the sentiment was a little more personalized. As a friend, she’s amazing. As a science teacher, she appreciates facts. Together, this sentiment from Strong & Beautiful is perfect! Here’s a look at all the great sentiments in the Strong & Beautiful stamp set:I searched and searched for the right rectangle or label die to cut out the sentiment, but I was at a loss. Instead of packing it up and looking for another sentiment, I looked for another die option. That’s when I came across the word balloon in the Special Day Dies – my sentiment fit perfectly in there. I simply snipped off the little triangle pop-out that makes it a word bubble. So easy! Glad to have that set of dies! Here’s a look at the Special Day Dies:
- Primaries. From the start, I knew I wanted to showcase bold, primary colors on my card. While yellow, blue and red are a focal point on this card (the two panels and apple), the green (a mix of blue and yell0w) provides the base. I love these bright, bold colors and think they’re perfect for a school-themed card. Don’t you? If you like this mix of Daffodil Delight, Just Jade, Pacific Point and Real Red as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Harvest Hellos, Strong & Beautiful Papers: Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight), Real Red, Crumb Cake, Just Jade, Basic Black Inks: Tuxedo Black Memento, Versamark Pad Accessories: Apple Builder Punch, Special Day Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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