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

Sketch Saturday

Word Art Wednesday: ATG

Scrapper's Delight: ATG

Speedy Fox and Friends: use baker's twine

Sweet Stampin': ATG

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

Brown Sugar: ATG

Crafting with Friends: ATG

Jo's Scrap Shack: ATG

Morgan's Art World: 3 of something

Pattie's Creations: ATG

QKR Stampede: ATG

Simply Create Too: ATG

Sister Act Card Challenge: ATG

4 Crafty Chicks: Back to School

Crafting with an Attitude: ATG

DL Art Monthly Challenge: ATG

Sassy Studio Designs: ATG

Addicted to Stamps and More: ATG

Fab N Funky: no patterned papers

Inspiration Destination: ATG

The Paper Shelter: punches or dies

Scrapy Land: ATG plus a die sold in their store

Simon says Stamp: ATG

Clear it Out: ATG with an item from your stash (I used baker's twine)

Digi Choosday: Embellish It

Robyn's Fetish: Use Kraft paper

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: ATG

Great Impressions: Add a sentiment

Glitter n Sparkle: ATG

Scrapbook Blessings Club: ATG

Doodle Pantry: ATG

Papertake Weekly: ATG

Through the Craft Room Door: ATG

Crafting from the Heart: ATG

Craft Your Passion: ATG

Not Just Cards:ATG

Paper Nest Dolls Challenge: ATG

Use Your Stuff: ATG with something from your stash

2 Creative Chicks: ATG

Oddball Art Stamps: Die cuts

Paper Creator's Crafts: dies or punches

Petal Lu: ATG

Paradise of Stamps: ATG

The Sisters of Craft: ATG

Your Scrapbook Place: ATG

Crafting When We Can: Ribbon, twine or washi tape

V's Sweet Ideas


Imagine That Digis Embellishment Challenge

Crafting for all Seasons: Bright

Silhouette Challenge: ATG


  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!
    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


    I hope you will join us!

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

  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.

  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.

  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}

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

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

  19. Lovely.Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps.
    Naz xx

  20. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

  27. 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}

  28. 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

  29. 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)

  30. 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.

  31. 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

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

  33. 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!

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

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

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

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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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*


  41. 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!

  42. 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

  43. 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

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

  45. 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)

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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

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

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