Homework. It's a part of our lives every weeknight. There have been several times over the years where the kids bring something home, usually from art class or creative time, and I think, "wow, that's cool - I should lift that idea for scrapbooking someday!" I've had those thoughts plenty, but have yet to act upon my ideas.
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The best part - family interaction! Have your family solve the puzzle as a team – ensuring the puzzle includes hints that everyone can answer.
A few addtional close ups of details in this layout. I had a perfect matching 2.5" wide sheer ribbon in aqua that I really wanted to use. I knew it would be difficult, not to mention bulky, to thread all that ribbon through button-holes, so I used a scissors to cut about a 1/4" strip to thread through and knot.
Persuasion: Cardstock Patterned Paper - "My Sweet' Blooms (pink), Dot (green), Stripe (cream), Love Notes (red); Happily Ever After Rub-on; Love Is All Cardstock Sticker, Flowers, SWAK iCandy Brads; Buttons & Bling
Dot Cardstock: Coffee, Blush; Double Dot Ribbon: Wild Berry; Chunky Chipboard Alpha Blush; Chunky Chipboard Swirls & Brackets Wildberry
Ribbon - Michaels aqua sheet
Pearls: Hero Arts
Paint: Scribbles Iridiscent Blush by Duncan (on blush chip alpha)
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inks, Staz-on by Tsukineko in Olive Green, Timber Brown, Black Cherry Red
Stamped Alpha: Circa 18pt by ProvoCraft (dial a letter)
Glitters: Sparkle Mod Podge (frame), Stickles (red) by Ranger on heart cut-outs