9/6 Stampin' Up! Word Play and Back to School

Today is the first official day of school for public schools in Minnesota. My girls actually started back last week and I was inspired to make a card to celebrate that day. I used a pack of designer series paper called Timeless Portrait as my starting point. To my surprise, I had a great sentiment that went with the whole theme of the card. My challenge was to figure out a way to incorporate it onto the front of the card without losing the theme . . . the words are big! I decided to bring out the Big Shot Machine and use the Top Note Die as the right size element for the sentiment. The Lace Ribbon Border Punch accents each side of the card and seems to work with the whole flow of this card.

Of course, I couldn't resist sharing a picture of my girls on their first day of school. Kari is a Junior, Kasey is a Freshmen and Karel is a Senior. Karel has a later start than the other two which is why she was barefoot; she was still getting ready! But, I wanted a picture of all three of them and Kari and Kasey were about to leave! Then . . . bad mom that I am . . . I didn't get another picture of Karel when she was totally ready! Oh well, this picture tells it like it is!! lol!

Stampin' Up! Supplies for the Back to School Card:

Stamps: Word Play (WM 120308, CM 120651)
Paper: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730), Timeless Portrait DSP (122352)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Top Note Die (113463), Lace Ribbon Border Punch (122362)
Accessories: 1/2" Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon (124145)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (110755), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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