Saturday, August 20, 2011

Back to School, primarily

So have you heard yet about the upcoming blog hop and party at Feline Playful? Let me tell you, it's gonna be amazing. I save so much time being able to consult their challenge lists, and am always finding new blogs. Someone pointed out that expecting sponsors & followers is nothing but vanity, which may well be true but I'm not quite sure what part of participating in challenges isn't a soft form of vanity, so put your makeup on & fix your hair up pretty [ref.] and meet me & the fantastic group there on September 21.

Anyhoo, I have a huge list of cards I should be working on, but I wanted to make a back-to-school card for our teenaged nieces. 
For the images, I pulled out some of my favorite digis from Tiddly Inks and Just Some Lines. I was especially pleased to see that the current challenge at Just Some Lines is Embossing: I love me some embossing, any kind! The chair was printed on yellow cardstock and dry-embossed with my Sizzix. The sentiment frame is heat-embossed in ruby.
I paper-pieced the book image with matching papers. Love Graphics 45!

Just Some Lines Challenge: Embossing
Fairy Tale Challenge #22: Back to School
Delightful Challenges: Back to School/Primary Colors

Stamps: Schoolgirl set by Tiddly Inks, Amber Reads by Just Some Lines, Let It Shine set by Verve Stamps, the Paper Studio
Paper: Graphics 45, Hammermill, Recollections
Tools: Fiskars papercutter, Martha Stewart scissors & border punch, HP printer & ink, Adobe InDesign, Marvy heat tool, Sizzix Texture Boutique, Tim Holtz embossing folder
Other: ZipDry glue, Scotch foam tape, Versamark & Memento inks, Recollections embossing powder, Copic markers, Sakura gel pen


  1. Wonderful card and the colors too! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. =)

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  2. What a delightful card you have made and the inside is just as lovely...
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

  3. Hello a very beautiful card and a great design.

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.

  4. Oh my gosh - this is absolutely AMAZING. LOVE IT!!!!! The combination of the TI and JSL images just go so perfectly together (2 of my favorite digi image companies!). :) Thank you for joining our embossing challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

  5. What a lovely idea! I love the comfi sofa and how you have used the digis! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  6. Wish I'd had an auntie like you...ha!
    Simply cute and adorable....I had to scroll back up 'cos I thought the inside was the front of another card, lol!
    You are such a show-off....and vain....expectin' me to leave comments all the time....ha!

  7. Hi, gorgeous card!
    I love the chair!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  8. cg, what fun! I love how you've done that book theme!

  9. This is a lovely card you have made for your Nieces x

    Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

    hugs sally x

  10. Fantastic, I love how you made the bookside of the card. Great job.
    Thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  11. I´m sure your nieces will LOVE the card! :) The didi´s are soo cute and I love how you matched that scene! Great work!

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy tale Challenge!


  12. Great creation Christi! I love how you used the 2 images. Thanks so much for playing in our embossing challenge at JUST SOME LINES:)

  13. What a fantastic work. Great style.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra


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