You're A Star * Stampin' Celebration August

August is here and that means many of us are gearing up for back-to-school.  Say, what?!!  I'm not ready!  Ok, a small part of me is ready to have a quiet house for a few hours, but I do dearly love the relaxed schedule of summer and extra time with my boys.  My friends in CA will be sending there kids off to school in the next couple of weeks, so I suppose it is time to start creating cards for teachers, helpers and our kiddos lunchboxes.

Stampin' Celebration is going to help us get in the back to school mode with this fun photo challenge.  In honor of the bright yellow school bus and primary school colors I have made this card that I think any child would love to find in his or her backpack.

The background was created using Stampin' UP!'s new hearts and stars stencil and white embossing paste.  I set it aside to dry, which didn't take long in the hot garage, and then sponged over the entire piece with Daffodil Delight ink.

The star die cut was actually leftover from another project.  It was too cute to throw away.  The sentiment panel was cut from the same background piece I had created for the star.  Again, a scrap I couldn't throw away.  It's ok to save your scraps and use them later.  Just give yourself a deadline to use it and then throw it away.  (For me that deadline is when my scrapbox gets too full to put any more scraps in.)

Stamping Supplies
Stamps: Pictogram Punches (SU)
Ink: Daffodil Delight (SU), Calypso Coral
Paper: Whisper White, Maritime DSP
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine (SU), Dreamweavers White Embossing Paste, Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks (SU), Tag Topper Scallop Punch (SU)

Pictogram Punches Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Pictogram Punches

Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks
Tag Topper Scalloped Punch
Tag Topper Scallop Punch
Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine


rebekah weckerly said...

Too cute!! Awesome job with the embossing paste! Looks so smooth!!!

Sally said...

Wouldn't know where to begin with that embossing past, and it just makes this card. Great job!