Here is a card for this week's Curtain Call Color Challenge, #67, on Stacey's Stamping Stage. I did not love these colors at first. But, after I made the card, I love, love, LOVE them together! When Stampin' Up introduced Cajun Craze, I really didn't like it much at all. My mind has been changed.
The flower is made with eight layers of white tissue paper that I punched all at once and then stamped individually with a small damask image on each petal. Afterward I cut between each petal toward the center to provide a little more fullness. Love the soft, pretty look. (You can probably see it better in the photo below.) The flower center was punched from cardstock and stamped with an image from Simply Stationery (Papertrey Ink).
The ribbon was tied into a bow and then I just snipped the loops to give it a different sort of look.
AND TELL: stamps are from Papertrey Ink (Damask Designs, Simply Stationery, Fillable Frames #4, Communique Curves Sentiments); cardstock is PTI (white) and Stampin' Up (Chocolate Chip, Almost Amethyst); ink is SU (Cajun Craze, Almost Amethyst); ribbon is from Michael's; brad is from my stash; tissue paper is from a PTI order; also used SU punches (Boho Blossoms, Fancy Flower) and PTI dies (Fillable Frames #4, Banner Borders).
So — I was giving a preschool tour today and ended up in the music room when the 3 year old classes were doing a parachute activity. Then, of course, I had to go back with the camera when the 4 year olds were in there.
The circus is in town and they had been talking about it. So, after a few other activities that had to do with the circus tent and the circus parade and the circus performers, they had to talk about the circus food — namely popcorn. The highlight for the kids was "popping popcorn" (giant cotton balls) with the parachute.
So, what do you think I had for a snack when I got home? Why, popcorn, of course! I know. It's all about the power of suggestion with me. So glad they weren't baking cupcakes. Those just don't work well with my "lose 10 pounds before the wedding" plan. :)
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