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I know I used this stamp just recently on the old blogaroo but last time I used it I was thinking that it would be fun to paper-piece the stamp instead of colouring it.

I also used some papers from my March Card Kit (SSS) and added googly eyes to make the image more juvenile.

I only had a small piece of the blue paper left after paper-piecing the elephant but I really wanted to tie it in so the matting is a little different than I’d normally do it.

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I was super tempted to use my tracing wheel on the papers but I wanted the stitching on the journal card to stand out so I kept everything clean and simple.  Some black and white twine and a few black rhinestones help ground the card (I think!) and I did a computer generated sentiment (again, because I didn’t have the requested sentiment in my stash).

I’m hoping to spend a little time in my craft room this week – if only to do a little Spring cleaning – time to purge some older stuff as I’m finding the clutter an impediment to my creativity.