When I saw TGIF challenge #69 - Back to School, all I could think about was to use the Home Sweet Home Thinlits to create a school. I wasn't sure how to go about it, so there was a Google search for images and a lot of fidgeting involved. I have to raise my hat to the Lorri Heiling and Erica Cerwin of the world, who are masters of well-crafted 3D projects. That, I am not. I guess practice would make better. Anyway, here are few details to point out about the project:
- I used our burlap ribbon to create a little mat in front of the school door.
- See those little bricks? They're the leftover pieces you get when you take the "windows" out of the rectangle window. I had this idea when I made my haunted house. Couldn't make the bricks work on that house, but I had made a mental note to use that idea on a project later.
- I wanted to add a little bell to my belltower, so I used one of our mini jingle bells (back in the 2016 Holidays Catalogue).
- I stamped "school" in the banner from the Sweet Home stamp set using the Labeler Alphabet - perfect size! On a side note, as I stamped this word I discovered that the set includes all the little accents we need for the French letters! So cool! We usually don't get those and I always have to add them with a matching marker, but getting them in the right font and format is awesome. I was already in love with this alphabet set and this just made me love it more!
- The "grass" was cut out of a piece of Under the Tree Specialty Designer Paper (from last year) with the Layering Squares Framelits.
Stampin' Up! Supplies
Stamps: Labeler Alphabet, Doux foyer (Sweet Home)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Under the Tree
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Mini Jingle Bell, Burlap Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals,
Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Neutrals Candy Dots, Home Sweet Home Thinlits