Last Day of School

Last Day of School

Hi, Stamping Friends! I had such a fun time creating this afternoon! This Friday is another BS&J StampOff Challenge, and I created two cards for the challenge. I liked both of them, but saved my favorite for Friday. Here’s the alternate.

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This is a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (#380). Whenever I’m stuck for inspiration, I look for sketches to inspire me. Here’s the sketch I used for the card.

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One of the reasons I didn’t save this card for Friday’s challenge was that I didn’t totally follow the sketch. After I added the image, I didn’t have room for a sentiment. Or maybe I’ll add one at the bottom where I had to “piece” the tiles because I added wrong. I somehow went really wrong when I divided 4″ x 3. (What is 1/3″ and why don’t rulers have a mark for it?) But never fear; I’ll hide the glitch before I send it! I only left it like this to show you that all of us have moments, but you do not have to trash a creation because it’s not perfect. I’ll post my corrected card soon!

To create this card, I stamped the image from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. I used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, and Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers. Then I cut it into nine rectangles and added them to one of the Ornate Layers Dies. Of course, you can bundle the stamp set and dies and save 10% over the individual price.

Finally I backed everything to a Highland Heather card base. The hardest part of this card was deciding where to cut and then pieceing it back together!

Today was Miss Amelia’s last day of school. Technically, she is now a first grader. She had a conference call with her teacher to show her “Memory Book” from Kindergarten. She had pages of her favorite things from Kindergarten, and had to draw pictures of the favorites. I have to say, I could not draw a Pirate Ship or pictures of her teacher and friends, or of her swimming as well as she did. I was so proud of her and she has learned so much this past year.

She had to wear her dress uniform for the closing conference, and she looks so grown up.

This is her serious face, of course. I ran over to visit this morning, and by the time I got there, she was dressed as a mermaid. It was such a clever and creative outfit. This girl always amazes me!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a beautiful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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4 Responses to Last Day of School

  1. Susan Horr says:

    Your card is beautiful and I love that layout but more importantly, Amelia is adorable and so grown up! I want to see her in the mermaid costume!


    • buffycooper says:

      Thank you, Susan! Yes, she is much too grown up. But she is so much fun. Her mermaid costume was her own “design.” She has a gymnastics uniform that has a little tulle skirt. She put it on halfway and over leggings (so that the tulle was around her lower calf and the sleeves at her hips), then put on a tee shirt. It really did look like a mermaid’s tail. I love her imagination.


  2. jackie says:

    This is such a fun card Buffy! I always feel it’s a risk to cut up something so pretty, but this really works. Amelia does look very grown up and so sweet!


    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Jackie! The first cut was easy – because I only had to cut the 3″ side into three 1″ strips. Trying to divide 4″ by three was a little harder (obviously). I’ll have better measurements for the next one (or make sure both sides are divisible by 3). My new rule: Never do math on a Monday. 🙂


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