Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to School

Hi Friends! Just a quick post. I'm playing along with this week's Create challenge--back to school cards. I'm proud to say I cut into my new Amy Tangerine papers and came up with this CAS card:

This card is very small (3 3/4" x 3 3/4"), but it's perfect for a lunchbox. I used one of Kristina Werner's sketches for the design. The entire grided paper is popped up, and I layered strips of paper on the cardstock. Then, I die-cut the apple to create the window. I went round and round about a sentiment (this one is actually #3), and I decided to make up my own punny sentiment.  Here's a close-up of the apple:


For the strips, I used the selvage ends that are always on the edges of American Crafts papers. I've never used those little strips before, but now that I have, I think I'll be using them more.

On a personal note, I took a picture of my daughter right before we left for school on the first day. Doesn't she look happy?

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my little blog in blog world! Don't forget, I'll be giving away blog candy on September 3rd. See this post for details. Thanks again!

Here are the deets:
Patterned Paper: (various Amy Tangerine papers) American Crafts
Cardstock: (Ripe Avocado) PTI
Die: (apple) PTI
Buttons: (green and terracotta) PTI; (violet) my stash
Twine: (natural) May Arts

27 comments:

  1. cute back to school card. The color matches your little girl's dress!

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  2. Oh Jocelyn - she is absolutely adorable!!!! Looks super excited!!!! I love this card - so much fun going on, and the buttons are a great addition!!!!!

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  3. aww your little girl does look very happy and adorable.
    Love your card.. I like how you did the buttons. awesome idea..

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  4. she's a cutie!! Love the card.. so clever!
    Robin

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  5. OMG Jocelyn your card is awesome! I am so fond of negative space at the moment and you have done it perfectly! Love your papers, I may have to search Oz for some myself. Your daughter looks sooo happy heading off to school, she looks adorable!

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  6. Love your punny sentiment! Love it! Great card too, and a fine tip on using the ends of the papers. Your girl does look happy, hope she had a great day at school.

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  7. CUTE! Both the sweet card and your ready-for-school daughter in her perfect dress. :)

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  8. Love the punny sentiment and fully intend to steal it from you! And your little girl is gorgeous! Love that big grin and that awesome dress! :)

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  9. Adorable card, Jocelyn! I'm a sucker for apple motifs and cutting into your Amy Tangerine papers definitely takes some courage. When I get mine I will probably hoard them for way too long. Haha And your little girl is too cute! She looks so happy!

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  10. i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sweet little mini card. What a great cut out and the pp you used. awesome!

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  11. Eeek, Jocelyn, this is so cute! I LOVE the negative apple with the bikes. Yummy papers! And the sentiment is awesome. Your daughter is adorable! Love her sweet little dress, too.

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  12. Oh my gosh, your daughter is Adorable! With a big fat capital A!

    Such a brilliant idea to use those strips!!!

    Perfect sentiment!!!

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  13. Mini's are so great! Love the apple and sentiment, Your daughter is just a little sweetie

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  14. Lovely card and lovely daughter!!

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  15. So happy and so cute!

    LOVE your card! That apple looks so fab as a cut out with that fabulously fun paper. The buttons are the perfect accent. :)

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  16. So fun and cute! Love the papers and the die cut apple!

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  17. GREAT card!! LOVE the sentiment and cute apple!!! (=
    Very CUTE pic of your daughter! Can't believe my kids will be heading back to school soon. The summer just flew by!!!

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  18. Adorable card! I love those buttons and your sentiment is too cute:) So is your daughter!!

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  19. She is adorable first off! So cute on her first day! Your card is adorable too! :) I love that apple cut out and the paper behind it! So fun!

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  20. Ooh, what an awesome use of those selvedge edges -- I love it! Of course, I love the papers themselves, too ;)

    Your daughter is just adorable. She looks quite core-ageous indeed!

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  21. Saw your card being featured in CREATE Blog (over Facebook)!! I love love the idea of the bike inside an apple!! SO creative you aare! Love your sweet darling photo of your little princess! Happy Back-to-school!

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  22. Love this cute card! Those little strips look awesome! And the colors kinda match your sweet daughter's dress! :)

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  23. Oh My Jocelyn... I missed a lot!!! Love your card... its so cute!!! Your girl does look happy, hope she had a great day... hugs...xoxo

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  24. Love this card. The DP, button, and that apple is so clever.

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  25. Love the paper and how you cored out the apple, that is so cute.

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  26. Jocelyn, she is darling! ;)

    I love your punny sentiment-so creative! The strips of paper are so much fun. ;)

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  27. Omgosh your daughter is adorable! And look at her sweet first-day-of-school dress :) Awww.
    Love your sweet card - what a great pick-me-up for a friend. And I love the punny sentiment - they're always my favourite :)

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