Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Happy First Day of School!



Today is the day students and teachers have been dreading all summer...the first day of the new school year. My baby boy is starting grade THREE today!



It seems like only yesterday he was heading to Kindergarten. Of course I had to make something special to tuck into his lunchbox today...

First-day-of-school card featuring the School House DSP, Hello You Thinlits and the (long-retired) First Day stamp set
For this project I cracked open my sadly neglected package of School House DSP...I'm ashamed to admit that it has been sitting untouched since my new catalogue order came in mid-June! Let me tell you, it is going to see some major attention in the next little while...I LOVE it! For this project I chose four patterns, making sure to cut a piece that featured the number three prominently so I could highlight it as part of my design.

The word "happy" is die cut twice using the Hello You Thinlits, once from Tangerine Tango and once from Daffodil Delight card stock. I layered them, offsetting the top layer slightly to create a shadow effect.  I adhered them with the new Fine Tip Glue Pen...where has that thing been all my life?!? I created a little flag for my sentiment using the Banners Framelits and a toothpick. The sentiment is from a long-retired set called First Day...so glad I held onto that one! To highlight the number three I punched a 3/4" circle and then punched around the hole with the 1" circle punch...easy and quick frame!  I added a bit of 1/8" Striped Ribbon in Garden Green from the Holiday Catalogue...it's not just for Christmas!

Inside view with sentiments from the Words of Truth stamp set.
In the inside of the card I stamped several sentiments from the Words of Truth stamp set in Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Basic Gray and Garden Green inks.

I know Max will love this little surprise.  He is my biggest fan! I love being able to make special little things for him...knowing he appreciates them makes my heart happy :)

In addition to the fact that today is the first day of school, it is also Tuesday, which means new Weekly Deals.  Be sure to check them out in the top right sidebar of this page.

In case you missed my big announcement yesterday, I am offering a special this week...


And now, here is the list of products I used to make today's project:


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1 comment:

  1. I love how you highlighted the "3"...hope your little guy has a great year in school.

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