When I was a kid, we had a great dog, Josephine. When I went off to school, especially after a long, lazy summer, she seemed genuinely sad. I thought of that when I was making this card and pulled out the Bella and Friends stamp set.

Bella and Friends stamp set, #GDP155, back to school, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I guess the “Oh happy day” is just a tad sarcastic.

Over at Global Design Project, the theme this week is School Days. I’m thinking this card goes along with that challenge. Just click on the banner to go to the website.

#GDP155, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Design Notes for School Days with Bella and Friends Card:

I just sort of pieced pieces of paper together till I got a look I liked for the school house. i did emboss the Cherry Cobbler paper with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. Do you know how I made the school bell? It’s the flower from the Vases Builder Punch, turned upside down.

I stamped Bella with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then used Watercolor Pencils to color her in. I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the color before I snipped her out with my Paper Snips.


Supply List for School Days with Bella and Friends Card:


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Hope you are having a good day and staying safe and dry.