Sunday, August 7, 2011


Another interesting challenge from Paper Players Challenge, this time a theme.

Well I don't have anyone in my household returning to school, those days are long gone. However, I do have an adorable granddaughter who I will be seeing next week (along with my daughter). As a matter of fact she and I will spend the entire week together at, what she calls "Nana Camp", we even have t-shirts that say "Nana Camp".

Anyhow she will be entering first grade this fall and I know she is very excited to return to school and see all of her friends and teachers, so I'm sure this card will come in handy very soon.

Unfortunately I do not have any stamps pertaining to school or anything even like that so I had to improvise, but then that's what a challenge is all about, I guess.

My card base as you can see is black card stock with a polka-dot layer. Since I didn't have any stamps to use I went to the computer and typed the phrase "*BACK TO SCHOOL* many times, printed it on white card stock and framed it in black. The ABC letters were die cut in red, ran through the Xyron machine to make them sticky and added them to the base layer. I die cut a piece of adhesive cork to which I added 3 little kids (using my Digital software-wow how easy was that) colored them, trimmed them up and added to the cork die piece.
I was thinking it looked a little bare so I added the year with a little star. Who knows maybe this will go in her scrapbook eventually and the date will already be there!

So here's my little treasure...also a peek at the inside (notice I gave myself an A+)

Thanks for checking out my little school kids!

Supplies: Crushed Curry polka-dot paper, black & white card stock
Digital images from School Days Cricut die cut alphabet letters from Plantin SchoolBook
Adhesive corkstock from Canvas Corp.

Die cut cork piece from Papertrey Ink's 2 1/2" circles


Lauri said...

This is so cute! Nana camp sounds so fun! Love all your details....definitely an a+ card! Enjoy camp and thanks for joining the paper players this week!

Nance said...

Darling card Mom! Arden will love it. Great use of your digital software and clever way to make your own paper. Love those kids on the cork--great mix of textures! So glad you played along with us at The Paper Players! Look forward to seeing you next weekend!!

Diane - said...

Nancy this is ADORABLE! Way to go girlfriend! Great School theme card and I LOVE your cork piece. How clever to use your digital software to make your card.... Love the inside too and for sure an A+ result! You are going to have too much fun at Nana camp.

Carrie Gaskin said...

So very cute! So many wonderful things going on here with texture and colour. Great job! Thanks for sharing your creation with The Paper Players this week.

Sandra said...

This looks fantastic, Nancy! I love how you printed out your own background ... very clever! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

LeAnne said...

I am QUITE impressed, Nana! You can give me a camp any day---I don't have any MDS at all! You do deserve an A+!!! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Adorable! Your granddaughter will love it I am sure!! Nana Camp hey? Sounds delightful!!! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players Nancy!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Nancy! This is just adorable! You did a fabulous job using your digital software to improvise! I know your granddaughter will LOVE this! Nana Camp sounds fun! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Nancy this is soooo fun! Love that little trio of kiddos and the cork board accent, Nana camp sounds like it's going to be a good time, too. That A+ was well-deserved on this one. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)