Sunday, August 11, 2013

Just Because Card ~ 2 Teach (post #1)

Today's card could be used to give to that special teacher either as a thank you card or just because.
I have been having fun paper piecing using stamped and digital images.
It has been expanding my creative mojo to imagine how I can enhance the original image designs to meet my themed card idea.
I started with this cute little digital bird image.
Next I stamped and cut out the crayons and ruler using solid cardstock scraps.
Then I stamped and cut out the chalkboard image.
I finished it off by layering it all up using cardstock and design paper also from my scraps.

*Card base 5.5 x 4.25 in.
*Card fronts 5.25 x 4 in. then cut in half diagonally.
*Birds from Clearly digi Stamps
*Chalkboard from an Inkadinkado stamp.
*Copic markers used B93, YR23, Y21, R29, and G19
*Stampin Up Real Red stamp pad for sponged edges.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad.
*Design paper scraps originally from Recollections Back To School package.

May your day always be filled with love.

Please join me and play along with these terrific challenges!
DL Art August linky challenge
Every Day is an Occasion #12 linky party
Word Art Wednesday #92 Anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #110 Super scrap Saturday
Creative Inspirations Paint Back to school
Red Carpet Studio #49 Back to school card
Craftin Desert Divas #12 Back to school
Simon Says Stamps (Wed) Triangles
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge #64 Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Animals
Clearly iStamp (Clearly digi Stamps) #4 Lift the person before you. I craft lifted the card front design from this card Donna's blog at Indiana Inking


  1. Very cute card for a teacher! Love your combination of papers and layout! Thanks for entering the ClearlyiStamp "Lift the person before you" Challenge. Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  2. Lovely card creation - thanks for joining us at ClearlyiStamp Lift the person before you challenge - enjoy your week! Gail DT

  3. Oh I love this creation, so cute and your DP is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!!

  4. Dawn, this is super cute. Love all your images and the way you used them.

  5. This is such a super cute teaching/back-to-school card! Love that darling image and the those school-themed papers! FUN! Thanks for lifting with us over at Clearly iStamp!

  6. OMGosh this is so super cute, I love the little birdie handing over the crayon, so cute. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  7. Super cute adorable images
    Thank you for joining us at Creative inspiration paints.
    CI design team member
    DIANA L.

  8. Wonderful, cute birds and love the sentiment. TFS

  9. great card and thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments

  10. Super cute and I love that senitment. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Back To School“ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  11. Adorable card! I love the sweet image and the sentiment is so cute. Fantastic job with this! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  12. so cute. Thanks for playing with us at Red Carpet Studio this week.


  13. So sweet! That is a great layout, I can see why the original card from Donna caught your eye. Love your school themed papers. Thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  14. I like how you used two large triangles as your background! Super cute card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  15. This is super cute and a great teacher card! I love how you used the CDS stamp! Great lift too! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs!-Katy DT :)

  16. Beautiful card and perfect for school. Thanks for joining us at CI Paints!!

  17. OH MY!!! I love love that you stuck a crayon in the birds mouth!! How awesome to make it a school image!! Love it!!!

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #4 - Lift the Person Before You.

    Hope you come back tomorrow for challenge #5!!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT / Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator

  18. Super DUPER cute!! Awesome job!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Back To School “ Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥


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