Isn’t this a cute card? Think of how perfect it would be to send along with a kid going to camp or off to college. The main image stamp is from Hero Arts and it’s called Hero Kids. I found it at a garage sale. I certainly couldn’t just leave it sitting there . . . all lonely and begging for a second chance! I got it for a quarter or 50 cents, took it home and for a long time it sat in my drawer. Definitely not lonely anymore as Hero Kids had lots and lots of stamps for company!

I was just kind of puttering around in my stamping room when I came across the Hero Kids stamp and I decided today would be the day. I stamped the image and colored it. Then I needed to figure out how to show it off. So off I went to look at my ribbon and came across this really colorful one – 2 1/2″ wide – that I picked up for next to nothing at my local thrift store. I held it up to my happy Hero Kids and it was a match!!! Now . . . what sentiment would work with this image and this ribbon??

Off to look through my book of sentiments. I went to the Friendship section and found the saying, “Wishing You Good Friends and Happy Memories” YES – is that perfect or what??? Perfect, perfect, perfect!!! And, it comes from an old retired Stampin’Up set called Holiday Hedgehogs! (This is why I never sell my old sets . . . you just never know when you’ll need them! And plus, I love stamping with all my sets . . . or else why would I have bought them in the first place, kwim??)

I punched the sentiment out with the large tag punch and then layered it onto glorious green and real red and freehand cut around the tag so it could have a layered look. My main image took it’s cue from the tag, too in that I layered it with the same colors and used the tag corner punch at the top of the image.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed reading about my creative process.

Stamps: Hero Arts Hero Kids (I think this is probably retired.), Stampin’Up retired Holiday Hedgehogs
Paper: Whisper White, Really Red, Glorious Green
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Tag Corner Punch, Large Tag Punch, Ribbon, Foam Tape, Markers to color the Hero Kids

My Tip of the Day: Do you have a sentiments book? Whenever I get a new stamp or stamp set, I stamp each sentiment into a binder under the category that I think it fits into. That way, when I need a sentiment for say a sympathy card, I just go to the Sympathy section of my Sentiment book and pick the image I want. It saves me a lot of time and it helps me remember what I have.