Whew!  The banner is a little larger than normal today! 

When I’m making cards, I don’t enjoy using a lot of layers (though other people’s multi-layered cards are amazing!) as I’m not the most patient person in the world.  I like to make things as nice as possible without a lot of fuss and I generally try to keep the focus on the stamped image. 

One thing I DO like to do is to make a unique embellishment – it’s my way of making up for an otherwise boring layout.  Sometimes I am actually successful and today (IMHO) is one of those days!  I suppose I can show you the card and let you be the judge but I think I rocked the embellie this time around:

This card uses Teacher Anya from The Greeting Farm.  I have a handful of these images and I like them because they are fun to colour and they don’t have a lot of fussy lines to them which also makes it easier for paper piecing and cutting out the entire image.  More stamps should be like this!

One thing I don’t have is a lot of school-related paper but there was some suitable paper in my Cosmo Cricket “The Boyfriend” pack that I actually got as a Christmas gift last year.  I cut out a few pieces of like-themed paper and inked them up and crumpled them a bit.  Then I used my neglected spiral punch on the notebook paper to give the card a little more interest.

The embellishment is an ancient spiral clip, some gingham ribbon, a red button, and twine.  To ensure that you, my faithful readers, will gaze in awe at my little creation, I added the sentiment underneath it. 

Now, scroll back up and look at my embellishment again…then leave me some love!  😉