Eden’s Garden with Rings of Love
Welcome back, my friends! It’s been such a short week, don’t you think? My granddaughter Amelia started back to school Monday. She’s in third grade, and loves everything about it so far. She’s in a new school, and she gets to buy her lunch and ride the bus. There was a bit of a panic the first day. Even though she knows her bus number and the driver, she was somehow put on the wrong bus. When she didn’t get off at the bus stop, her mom was frantic, so she immediately called the school. Fortunately, the “wrong” bus hadn’t left yet, so they were able to pull her off so Stephanie could pick her up. I asked Steph if Amelia was ok. Apparently, she didn’t even know anything had happened. Of course, this is all new to her, so she wouldn’t know what “normal” was.
On Tuesday, I texted to ask if she made it home on the bus. No. What??? Apparently she was talking with a friend and missed the announcement that her bus was ready to board. Hopefully as the year progresses, she’ll recognize other kids on the bus and notice when they’re heading out. (She did make it to the bus stop on Wednesday.)
At our classes this month, I wanted to use one of the designs in the Rings of Love Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s a free choice from Stampin’ Up!® during Sale-a-bration and it coordinates with the Ringed with Nature Bundle in the July-December Mini Catalog. My favorite design is the Petal Pink/Crushed Curry background with the Parakeet Party leaves.
Isn’t that DSP so soft and pretty? One of the cards we made at class was a little involved and incorporated a couple new techniques, so this one was very simple.
First, we adhered the DSP to a Parakeet Party card base. Next, we stamped the Eden’s Garden leaves in Crumb Cake ink on Sahara Sand Cardstock. Then we created a banner by cutting from the bottom center up about an inch and then from each bottom corner diagonally to the top of the center slit.
I had already punched scalloped ovals for everyone using the Double Oval Punch, and I placed the negative into the Stamparatus. It was easy to place the oval back in the negative space and stamp the sentiment using Parakeet Party Classic Ink. Since the ovals were all in the same place in the Stamparatus, we didn’t have to move the stamp.
The die-cuts behind the oval are from the Eden Dies that coordinate with the stamp set, and they’re cut from Pale Papaya and Parakeet Party Cardstock. We found the easiest way to add them to the card was to add Seal adhesive to the back of the oval and stick the die-cuts to the adhesive. Then we added Stampin’ Dimensionals over them for a little extra hold. A few Brushed Brass Butterflies embellishments finished it off.
Oh – in case you’re wondering which die I used for the Pale Papaya pieces, I cut one of the smaller rectangles for each card and we snipped it apart. This card was inspired by the example on page 59 of the Annual Catalog.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!