Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop for August. This month is the beginning of a new school year across the States and we are excited to show off our creations related to "Back To School". Man, that was hard typing those words. Where did the summer months fly off to? We hope you find great inspiration from the projects....there are 17 hops to fill your inspiration pool.
You may just be starting the blog hop or you may have come from Kim Smith's Blog, number 7 on the OSAT Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.
First thing I think of every year when it is "back to school" time is the dreaded yellow bus that I had to ride every morning....and every night after school was over for the day. I grew up on a farm, so the only means of transportation was the school bus. Over the years, I had 3 devoted bus drivers that drove this particular route, but I would have to say that my first bus driver, Wally, was my favorite. He laid down the law as far as discipline, but he was a really nice man to visit with when I would sit in the front seat waiting to be the last one dropped off. Lots of fun conversations. Ahhhh, the good old days!
I love the color of Hello Honey, a member of the 2014-2016 In Color family, and it is the perfect color for a school bus. I started out with a 6" x 6-1/2" piece and folded it so that the card measures 3" x 6-1/2". Once I added the wheels, created by a variety of Stampin' Up! Circle punches, the final card measures 3-1/2" x 6-1/2". I'll use my Envelope Punch Board to create a custom envelope.
I think the windows turned out pretty cool. I took some Silver Foil Paper and Vellum Cardstock and used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to glue them together. You can see the dried glue around the edges, but to me, it looks like windows that are a little dirty around the edges. Haha
The traditional school bus stop sign is created by cutting some Real Red cardstock with the Hexagon Hives Thinlits die. I stamped one of the sentiments from the Banner Banter stamp set using White ink and heat embossing with Whisper White embossing powder. I wanted to make sure that it was bold enough to read on the darker cardstock.
Of course, if I were giving the school bus card to a driver, I would have to give him (or her) a little treat, too. I created the little box using a strip of Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper and followed the instructions I found through Pinterest (Spotty Magnet Bag Tutorial). Love that place! I filled it with some Nebraska Meltaway Chocolates. YUM!
The next stop is Megan Thompson, number 9 on the OSAT Blog Hop! Thank you so much for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s One Stamp At a Time Hop!
Enjoy the day....have fun hopping around and checking out all of the awesome creations done up by some very talented paper crafters. I hope that you will hop back again to see me! Please feel free to email me or leave a comment....enjoy the hop!
- James Weber
- Holly Stene
- Ginger Pelfrey
- Elizabeth Jeanne
- Wynne Grob
- Marisa Gunn
- Kim Smith
- Lori Mueller (You Are HERE)
- Megan Thompson
- Tina Riddle
- Andrea Pancrazio
- Andrea Tracy-Tucker
- Martie Pollard
- Diane Squires
- Maggie Mata
- Eva Bussom
- Justin Krieger
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