Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pilin' on the Pencils

Our theme at the Pile It On! Challenge this week is Pencils: You can use an image of pencils, color with pencils, or even use an actual pencil! We're sponsored by Jellypark, and I used their great Craft Basket digi stamp from their store:
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I colored the image with pencils, although I did use a Copic marker for the background. The ribbon elements are fussy-cut & colored with watercolor pencils. The craft box is pieced with a Graphic 45 DP and decorated with some green Sparkly Fluff.

I made the ruler embellishment with yellow paper and medical paper tape. I inked the tape with a darker yellow and stamped the ruler (from the Sew Pretty set from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine) on it with black ink.

The "Creativity Takes Courage" quote (by Henri Matisse) comes from Graphic 45's Typography collection, and is popped up with foam tape to secure the easel. The scissors are a Silhouette die cut, cut from gray paper & sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

I can't remember where I got the base card DP... if you recognize it, please let me know! I added some drywall tape that I colored with a green marker. The flowers & buttons are from my stash.

  1. Brown Sugar #110: Use Lace
  2. Crafting Musketeers #17: Use Buttons
  3. Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge #192: Digital (digi stamp)
  4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper September Challenge: Anything goes with Patterned Paper
  5. Fussy and Fancy #122: More than one fold
  6. Paper Minutes #337: Buttons
  7. Sisterhood of Crafters: Fancy Fold

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,


  1. WOW what a great back to school creation CG!! Love the design and all the wonderful school elements you've used! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FANCY FOLD’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. Very creative project. Love all the embellishments and color choices. Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood's "Fancy Fold" challenge.

  3. I am sorry to repeat Darlene's word(s) but I have to say "wow", too. I like your card so much. So many things to see and everything fits perfectly. Thanks for taking part in our Paperminutes challenge.

  4. Too, too cute - love all the school supplies; colors are perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity! ~Michele, DT

  5. Great easel card. Great image and layout. Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Challenges.


  6. fab, love it , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xx

  7. Great imagination with construction of this card.
    Good Luck & Thank you for joining us over at Crafting Musketeers Challenge blog.
    Marg B DT member for

  8. OMG this is so dern clever!!! Love that ruler--so perfect:) Great easel card:) Thanks for joining in the fun at Fussy and Fancy!! Good luck and be sure to check out our new challenge:)
    Bigg hugs


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