Thursday, August 21, 2014

Starting School Encouragement Card

This card was Featured on Facebook from PDE
Thank you Janis!
Created this card for the student that is not that fond of school

White Cardstock for base of card
Designer Fabric Cardstock for front of card
Sizzix Album Die using Kraft Cardstock
Sizzix Magnet Die using scrap of white cardstock
Paper Smooches Stamp - Group Hugs sentiment
Hero Arts Apple Stamp
StazOn Red Ink
Yellow Scissor Button
Red & White Twine
Washi Ruler Tape
EK Success Punch
Spectrum Noir Dark Brown Marker to distress around Easel

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  1. A wonderful Back to School card Gail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, Susan x

  2. A lovely card Gail, a great design and such fabulous stamps and elements!!!

    A lovely card - a fabulous design and colours....... I love the apples and twine - that is a great sentiment!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  3. Great message. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured in our Thursday entries album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  4. Like the scissor button. Our minds are on the same track; I'm getting ready to post a Back to School card also.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  5. This is a wonderful project !!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend !!

  6. Thanks for playing with us this week at Delightful Challenges School Daze challenge! This is such a fun & inspirational creation!! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Karen C

  7. What an absolutely great idea to make an encouragement card for back to school! I taught secondary school for several years and know exactly those "not too fond of school" kids that you're talking about. I bet they would've had a better time if they would've gotten a card like this! I really like all the school-related elements you included like the ruler and scissors. It is just perfect and I appreciate the inspiration. Thank you for sharing this with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  8. Fabulous, love that little easel!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  9. Such a great card and message. I hope the student enjoys their year. Thanks for joining our 'back to school' challenge at Melonheadz Friends

  10. Such a great sentiment for back to school! This is very cute! Thank you for playing along with the Back To School Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  11. Such a clever design and use of dies to create the easel shape.Great embellishments too.What a lovely,encouraging sentiment too,Gail.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x (GDT)

  12. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 49 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  13. Love the ruler ribbon and scissor charm. Thanks for sharing on the Delightful Challenge of School Daze.

  14. How pretty and so encouraging :)

    Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas!!

  15. Love your CAS design and the neutral colors you used. So glad you joined us at last week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again this week and inspire us and our followers with your creativity and earn the chance to win wonderful prizes. Leaving you with God's Word in Romans 15:13 which says, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Hugs and blessings!

    JO ANN

  16. What a great card!! Thanks for playing along with Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!!
    Cathy DT

  17. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper August challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  18. Love this - thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge, good luck xx

  19. Love this - thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Challenge, good luck xx

  20. Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges.

    Helen x

  21. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


It is always and honor & blessing to have you stop by - may your day be filled with Joy & Happiness - God Bless you today & Always - ~ Gail ~