As a educator-librarian, I see all kinds of kids everyday. If I could tell each of them one thing, it would be to "own" who you are. Being different is a blessing.
This card is made using "Spencer's Set" from The Project Bin. I also used the heart die from the "In My Heart" set. I threw in a little white gel pen to carry some of the white from the main heart to the rest of the page.
I really like this sentiment by Dr. Seuss. One of the things I tried to promote in the classroom was embracing one's self just as you are. (That, and "Go see the world; you can always return home!") Purple hair? Rock on! A fascination with centipedes? Just don't bring it near me! An undying regard for Disney movies. Let's play some trivia!
We all have different gifts; and that's what makes the world go 'round.
I was feeling a little nostalgic today and these papers helped take me back. I decided to pair the papers with a sentiment that also takes me back. Must be that I turned 55 not long ago.
I used The Project Bin's "Fun is Good" set for this card. I sponged the edges, added stitching, and threw on some ribbon just for the heck of it. I decided that just one more heart was in order and cut it out with the die from the "In My Heart" set.
And on that note, I need to go change my Depends and find a pair of readers just a bit stronger than these. Ay-yi-yi....old age ain't for sissies!
"In My Heart" is one of my very favorite sets from The Project Bin. Today, I used the dotted heart stamp and die that comes with the set as well as one of the awesome sentiments to make this cheery card!
I traced the outside of the die onto the patterned paper and cut it out with scissors. Next, I ran the front side of the card base and some peach paper with the die on it through my Big Shot. I mounted the patterned paper onto the card base using mounting tape to elevate it which gives the heart an embedded look.
I stamped the peach heart left from the die with the dotted heart stamp and embossed it using clear embossing powder. Then I stamped the white heart cut from the card base with the sentiment. I added adhesive onto and plugged it back into the spot left from the die, so it can be seen when the card is closed and open.
I attached the peach heart on the front of the card and added a peach-colored pearl beneath the sentiment as embellishments.
Monday means a Project Bin, and since it's Monday, Monday, I have a card and another card for you!
The Project Bin just released its newest set, "In My Heart," and it is a beauty! In addition to stamps that say just what you want to say, it comes with two metal dies - a heart and an XOXO. How fantastic is that? While definitely a set that will work for Valentine's Day, it can also be terrific to make every day notes for those you love.
I used the heart die for this card, as well as the sweetest sentiment EVER! I gave my white gel pen a work out, as well as my gold gel pen and Glossy Accents.
I continue to stockpile cards for that special someone. Just sayin', my craft room is only so big, If you know Mr. Wonderful, I'd appreciate an introduction!
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