Back to School for Maddie

Hey Girl !st day of School for Maddie


Tuesday was my granddaughter’s first day back to school.  The report from my daughter-in-law when she got the kids up, was that Maddie exclaimed “this is ridiculous – it’s still dark out”!  I don’t blame her – I don’t like to get up when it is still dark out either!

I sent a card to both of my grandchildren and included a little treat for them.  This is the card for Maddie; you will have to wait to see Jack’s card, because it is also the design I am doing for an upcoming swap and don’t want to spoil the surprise.

Card Recipe

Stamp Set – Hey, Girl
Cardstock – Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink – Archival Basic Black, Rose Red, Soft Suede
Accessories – Aqua Painter, Washi Label and Word Window Punches, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Paper Snips Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

You might be wondering where I used the Rose Red cardstock….I stamped the girl’s head on Rose Red and cut out the bow for her hair.  Then it was adhered to the card – paper piecing!  I also paper pieced the girl’s dress using Perfect Plum cardstock.  Her hair was colored in with the Aqua Painter and Soft Suede ink.  (My granddaughter is brown haired and loves purple so I incorporated those things into her card.)

Back to School treats for Jack & MaddieThe treat bags were filled with trail mix and I made quick tags using a retired stamp set – All in the Family.  I want to point out that the treat bags are a Stampin’ Up! item – I think they often get overlooked in the catalog.

These Cellophane Bags are 4″ X 6″ and you get a pack of 50 for only $4.50!  You can find these bags, along with other packaging materials like boxes, and both paper and muslin gift bags on page 151 of the Annual Catalog.


One more thing….tomorrow, September 10th is the last day for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers to get 1/2 off their first two month’s of the monthly craft subscription.  Check it out now.  Skip a month or cancel at any time.   Paper Pumpkin is a complete craft kit ready for you – no planning or prep!  Just grab your scissors and glue so you can craft in the comfort of your home, when the time is right for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!


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