Friday, August 4, 2023

Global Stamping Friends August Blog Hop School Days

Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends August Blog Hop as we celebrate School Days. It's hard to believe that Summer is almost over and it's time to get ready to go back to school. This year is the first year in a long time that I will not have to worry about this routine and I must admit, it feels very strange. Now that all my kids have graduated, I have a new perspective and for me, a feeling of nostalgia as I remember the days of buying school supplies and preparing for that first day of school. 
For my card design, I focused on some of my favorite things when I think of going back to school. I loved getting new books and school supplies, so I couldn't wait to use the new Bird's Eye View stamp set as it has a wonderful set of books and I thought the little bird would look adorable wearing the big round glasses, like he is ready for school. The background is one of the designs from the Inked Botanicals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper and it reminded me of the school uniforms that I used to wear as a kid growing up in Australia. I used one of my favorite color combinations of Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock and Basic White and added some pops of color using Stampin' Blends Markers to color the images.
Products Used:
Bird's Eye View stamp set (item #161436)
Next Destination stamp set (item #161427)
Countryside Corners Dies (item #161471)
Inked Botanicals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #161157)
Lost Lagoon Cardstock (item #133679)
Pretty Peacock Cardstock (item #150550)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (item #132708)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154882)
Pecan Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #161674)
Wild Wheat Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #161661)
Balmy Blue Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #154830)
Lost Lagoon Stampin' Blends Combo Pack (item #161680)
Loose Frosted Dots (item #161153)
Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430)
Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Sentiment Label die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies 
Pretty Peacock Cardstock
Frame die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies
Basic White Cardstock 
Focal Layer die cut with the Countryside Corners Dies 
Owl and books stamped and fussy cut
Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper
Card Front - 5 1/4" x 4"
Have you ever looked at a stamp set and thought that it wasn't for you and you just didn't need it? That was me when I first saw the Bird's Eye View stamp set. When I saw it in the catalog, it just didn't catch my attention and I moved on to other products that were more my style. So what changed? I saw so many cute projects and ideas shared by other Demonstrators and I just couldn't resist getting it during the stamp sale last month. I am so glad I did, because it was perfect for this month's theme. The images in this stamp set are easy to color and fussy cut if you want to add some dimension to your projects and the fact that there are no sentiments means you can combine it with any of your favorite sentiment stamp sets. I used the Countryside Corners Dies to create the frame and the focal layer for my card design and I fell in love with this particular design in the Inked Botanicals Designer Series Paper and just knew I had to use it for my card. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Next Destination stamp set using Gold embossing powder onto a Lost Lagoon label and I thought it worked well for a back to school card design. To finish off the card, I added some Loose Frosted Dots, which are part of the Online Exclusives, as they added the perfect touch of bling for this design. I love how this card turned out and I can't wait to play with the Bird's Eye View stamp set more to see what I can come up with. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own wonderful projects to celebrate this special time of the year. Make sure to keep an eye out for the hidden gems in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog to help you create projects for all occasions. 
Now it's time to visit Kimberley's blog and see what she has created this month. Just click on the Next button below to visit her blog. I hope that you will leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects.

Roll Call List
1. Kimberley Morris 
2. Tricia Butts

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Tricia Butts
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  1. Love this card - great color combo, and I love the "nerd birds" stamp set! Thanks for sharing :-D

    1. Thanks Kimberley. It really is an adorable stamp set. Love the oversized glasses.