Stamping with a Toddler
I’ve been posting a lot of challenge cards lately. Today I had my most challenging challenge ever. Miss Amelia was here, and shortly before lunch she decided she wanted to play downstairs. My craft room is downstairs, and I needed to design some cards for August classes, so this sounded like a win/win.
If you’re new to my blog, Amelia (who will now only answer to “Buttercup”) is my almost 3 year-old granddaughter. She is the light of my life and brightens every day. She’s beautiful, sweet, kind, funny, and brilliant. (I’m a grandma; what do you expect me to say? But, in this case, it’s true.)
When my boys were in their teens, Mike & I never knew how many kids would be here when we woke up in the morning. Especially on Saturdays, we’d wake up to boys sprawled everywhere. We had a couch in the living room, one in the basement, one in the family room, plus two love seats and a large chair with an ottoman that someone could sleep on. Most of the boys were too long for the love seats (and sometimes there were more kids than couches, beds, and even love seats), so Mike bought some thick mats. They’re about four inches thick and two feet wide and much more comfortable than the floor or a love seat. They also fold up and velcro together, so they don’t take up a lot of room. These, pizza, and pancake mix got us through the 2000’s.
Miss Amelia found one of the mats. She dragged it into my stamp room and used it as a nap mat and a place to watch her “shows” while I stamped. Then she realized it folded up and could give her an extra foot in height. So the first thing she did today was head to the mat and say, “Seesa, look out,” as she pushed it toward my stamp table.
With that extra height, Miss Amelia could reach everything she wanted. And, oh, did she want. “What’s this? What’s this? I need this!” In spite of all her help (and moving all the Paper Snips, Paper Piercing Tools, and Xacto Knives out of the way), I got this card made (and one other!). It’s a version of the tag I posted here.
Of course, it’s a card instead of a tag, and I used the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (DSP) instead of cardstock. And, instead of ribbon, I used the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and coordinating Daisy Punch (bundle these and save 10%). I’m crossing my fingers and holding my breath that the Daisy Delight Bundle is still available in a couple of weeks. Ever since the 2017-18 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog went live, I’ve been planning classes with the Daisy Delight Bundle. And each month, it’s been unorderable because the punch is so popular. It’s so popular that even though it’s been unavailable most of the sales period so far, Daisy Delight is still one of the top selling bundles. Pretty cool, don’t you think? So – yeah, you need to order it now!
I stamped some of the images from the Timeless Textures stamp set (in Old Olive and Soft Suede) on the DSP. Then I stamped the sentiment from Just Add Text on the bottom – also in Soft Suede.
I stamped the Daisy Delight daisy two times in Tangerine Tango (Amelia’s choice) on Daffodil Delight, then sponged more Tangerine Tango ink on the daisy centers. After layering the flowers, I stamped the center in Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive on Pear Pizzazz Cardstock. It needs some glitter, I think, so I’ll add a glitter alternative for class.
For classes, I’ll have some extra cardstock just in case there’s a smudge or incomplete stamp with the sentiment. I love stamping in DSP, but there’s always an “Oops!” factor.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!