Saturday, August 8, 2015

Back to School Card

This card is actually a little early for my kids. Up here in Michigan, we don't begin school until after Labor Day, so my 3 children who are still in school have nearly a month of vacation left. It goes by so fast, though!
This card came together quickly. I used a digi stamp from Miss Kate's Cuttables that I sized using my Silhouette Design Studio software and then printed out. I wanted to die cut it, so I used a die from the Spellbinders Opulent Ovals set and cut it out on my Cuttlebug using a metal shim. I've found the metal shim makes all the difference for detailed die cuts. I needed to use Kraft paper for a couple challenges and baker's twine for another one, so I cut my paper and chose my twine to match the colors in the image. I needed 3 of something for Morgan's Art World Challenge, so I thought 3 gold stars fit the back to school theme perfectly.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Kraft Journal Challenge: use Kraft paper and baker's twine
http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com

Sketch Saturday
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com

Word Art Wednesday: ATG
http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Scrapper's Delight: ATG
http://scrappers-delights-challenge-blog.blogspot.co.uk

Speedy Fox and Friends: use baker's twine
http://mfpstampshop.blogspot.com

Sweet Stampin': ATG
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge: ATG w/ a twist: celebration (I think back to school is a celebration for most moms, anyway!)
http://suzypantssmarty.blogspot.com

Brown Sugar: ATG
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.com

Crafting with Friends: ATG
http://crafting-with-friends.blogspot.com

Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG
http://jwscrapshack.blogspot.com/2015/08/we-did-it-ffc-100.html#comment-form

Morgan's Art World: 3 of something
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au

Pattie's Creations: ATG
http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.com

QKR Stampede: ATG
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.com

Simply Create Too: ATG
http://simplycreatetoo.blogspot.com

Sister Act Card Challenge: ATG
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com

4 Crafty Chicks: Back to School
http://4craftychicks.blogspot.com

Crafting with an Attitude: ATG
http://craftingwithanattitude.blogspot.com

DL Art Monthly Challenge: ATG
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/p/dlart-thankful-thursday-challenge-linky.html

Sassy Studio Designs: ATG
http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com

Addicted to Stamps and More: ATG
http://www.addictedtostamps-challenge.blogspot.com.au

Fab N Funky: no patterned papers
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com

Inspiration Destination: ATG
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.com

The Paper Shelter: punches or dies
http://thepapershelter.blogspot.com

Scrapy Land: ATG plus a die sold in their store
http://www.scrapyland-blog.com

Simon says Stamp: ATG
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com

Clear it Out: ATG with an item from your stash (I used baker's twine)
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com

Digi Choosday: Embellish It
http://digichoosday.blogspot.com

Robyn's Fetish: Use Kraft paper
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.com

Great Impressions: Add a sentiment
http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com

Glitter n Sparkle: ATG
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk

Scrapbook Blessings Club: ATG
http://www.scrapbookblessingsclub.com

Doodle Pantry: ATG
https://doodlepantry.com

Papertake Weekly: ATG
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com

Through the Craft Room Door: ATG
http://ttcrd.blogspot.com

Crafting from the Heart: ATG
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com

Craft Your Passion: ATG
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com

Not Just Cards:ATG
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge: ATG
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/

Use Your Stuff: ATG with something from your stash
http://www.useyourstuff.blogspot.com/

2 Creative Chicks: ATG
http://www.2creativechicks.com/2015/08/2-creative-chicks-showcase-1_8.html

Oddball Art Stamps: Die cuts
http://oddballstamps.blogspot.ca/

Paper Creator's Crafts: dies or punches
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Petal Lu: ATG
http://petalluchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Paradise of Stamps: ATG
http://paradiseofstamps.blogspot.com/2015/06/challenge-19-anything-goes-team-1.html

The Sisters of Craft: ATG
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Your Scrapbook Place: ATG
http://yourscrapbookplace.blogspot.com/

Crafting When We Can: Ribbon, twine or washi tape
http://craftingwhenwecanchallenges.blogspot.com/

V's Sweet Ideas
http://vssweetideas.blogspot.com/

CropStop
http://www.cropstop.com/blog/uncategorized/linky-party-6-anything-goes/

Imagine That Digis Embellishment Challenge
http://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.ca/2015/07/any-vendor-embellishment-contest.html

Crafting for all Seasons: Bright
http://craftingforallseasons.blogspot.com/

Silhouette Challenge: ATG
http://www.silhouettechallenges.com/2015/08/silhouette-challenges-28-new-dt.html

57 comments:

  1. A fab CAS card. Love the bakers twine. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls this challenge. I LOVE what you did for the challenge. Look forward to having you join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

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  2. Great take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs!

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  3. Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

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  4. Fab use of the digi stamp and great colours.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM, Anita x

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  5. Great take on the sketch and fab colours.
    Thanks for linking up to ATSM. :)

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  6. Great creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Patties Creations.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxx

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  7. Yes metal shims are the bomb Your card is perfect for the twine Thanks for sharing at MFP Speedy Fox and Friends.....Lis

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  8. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge, good luck!!!

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  9. Fabulous card with lovely image. Love colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion Challenge, Agnieszka DT

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  10. Hi Carrie! Your card is awesome. I especially love the lengths of baker's twine you've run up and down your card. It gives a great touch. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card in our challenge this week, and please do join us again soon!
    Blessings,
    karen
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. Here are two more fun challenges where we would LOVE to have you play along, and where your sweet cards fit just perfectly:

    V's Sweet Ideas
    www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com

    CropStop
    http://www.cropstop.com/blog/uncategorized/linky-party-6-anything-goes/

    I hope you will join us!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen! I went ahead and joined the other challenges you mentioned!

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  11. Fabulous card! Lovely CAS design and bright primary colours, perfect for a 'back to school card'! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
    x

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  12. Great card for back to school and the baker's twine is the perfect touch. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

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  13. Your back to school card is wonderful, Carrie, and perfect for the SL Challenge! Love your choice of die cuts and design elements! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

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  14. Wonderful. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

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  15. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart,

    Helen x

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  16. Cute image and card and use of twine; back to school is just around the corner! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

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  17. Cute card Carrie! I like the image and the twine; also the stars.

    I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren’t already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  18. This is such a fun card! I LOVE the fun use of twine and those stars add the perfect amount of shine! FABULOUS! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  19. Very pretty card!!!
    Thanks for joining us at MFP/SF&F.

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  20. Lovely.Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps.
    http://oddballstamps.blogspot.ca/
    Naz xx

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  21. Great CAS card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge and our theme of 'Embellish It'. Yvonne (DT)

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  22. I love the colours, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time, hugs Pops x

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  23. Superb card !
    Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Creator challenge. xx

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  24. Stunning work thank you for joining us over at Petal Lu
    Erin

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  25. Very cute back to school card! Thank you so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  26. Fabulous creation, love it! Thanks for joining us at DigiChoosday Wendy (DT).xx

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  27. AGHH! Back to school already......summer went by so quick!
    Thanks for joining in at the CropStop Linky Party

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  28. Love your card. Great colours.
    Thanks for joining The Paper Shelter.
    Hugs, Marianne

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  29. Awesome card ... and I love the 3 gold stars, something I think is a part of most childhood school memories!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door.
    Warm Regards, Cara
    Through The Craft Room Door Owner
    TTCRD Challenge Blog
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

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  30. Love your take on the sketch, Carrie. Thanks for using Sketch Saturday when designing your adorable card. Hope to see you again. Hugs, Cathy SS DT

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  31. Perfect for a back to school card and the 3 stars is a perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  32. Love your card. Back to school should definitely be celebrated. It's bigger than New Year's here. Thanks so much for participating in this week's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

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  33. Back to School time sure does come fast, doesn't it?! Seems like they just get out for summer holidays and POOF! they are going back in....awesome CAS card for our challenge over at 4 Crafty Chicks - thanks for joining us xoxoxo

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  34. Such a very sweet and simple card! Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

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  35. What a great "Back to School" card! I love that oval die you used, I think I have to buy that one!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #23!

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  36. Awesome card! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion!
    ~ Bonnie DT

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  37. Fun back to school card! Thanks for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!
    hugs
    Pam
    SF&F DT

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  38. Thanks for sharing your awesome creation in this week's 100th Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack

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  39. A great back to school card! Thanks for sharing with Crafting with an Attitude!

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  40. Your back to school project is as cute as can be- definitely gold star! :-). So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

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  41. Great card. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede.
    Karal DT

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  42. Cool!! love your design.. Thank you for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #15.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And good luck at the draw.. *mwach*

    Hugs,
    ~RoRa

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  43. Thanks so much for entering your card into the favourite embellishments contest over at Imagine That! Digis by Kris. I like the twine and stars in this one. Good luck in the draw.

    ☺Lisa D.
    DT Member for Imagine That! Digis by Kris!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles--My Personal Blog!

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  44. What a cute card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IMAGINE THAT! embellishments challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  45. Awesome and SO very full of cuteness!!! Fun card!! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too” - hope to see you next time!!

    DT-Member SCT
    Taunya Butler
    http://daisiesgirl.com

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  46. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Embellish it challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

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  47. Thanks for playing in our "ANYTHING GOES + Image" Challenge #113!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  48. Lovely creation and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for all Seasons. Barb

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  49. Cute! School starts Sept 1 here in NW WI, so we're late starters, too. Thanks for joining in on our Embellish It challenge at Digi Choosday. Julie (DT)

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  50. Great card, love the stars and the use of bakers twine. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT.

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  51. Where does the summer go? Remember as a kid it always seemed so long? Great back to school card! Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions.

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  52. Thanks for joining the challenge this month over at Scrapbook Blessings Club! Great card. I like how you used the twine and the stars. Wonderful tip about the metal shim too!
    ♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥
    Brenda, Disney Girl

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  53. Another fun card, Carrie! I really like the die that you used!
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club! :o)

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  54. Back to school is an exciting time - lovely card. Thanks for linking at Silhouette Challenges for August. :-)

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