Sunday, August 5, 2012

School's Cool! Cricut Cardz Challenge

I made this card for the Cricut Cardz Challenge called "School's Cool".

I used my Gypsy to design this card and I had actually created
one similar to it at the beginning of summer for my
Daughter in law and my BFF.
When I put the card together though the first time, I felt the pencil
was a little too big.  At first it was sized at 4 inches and
 I felt that was a bit overpowering for an A2 card. 
 This time I changed it to
3.5 inches and I wished I had gone to 3.75.  Now you probably
wonder why I'm telling you all this.  Ha ha!
It's my commercial for the Gypsy!  With a couple of clicks
I can completely resize this pencil back to 3.75 for my next card.

I used a summer sun yellow cardstock for my A2 base. 
 The black layer is cut at 5.25 x 4 inches and then
 run through the Cuttlebug.
The folder is new, but I don't know the name. 
 It's larger than Swiss Dots,  but that would work.  
  I cut another strip of summer
 sun at 2.5 x 5.25 and then
used one of my favorite Martha Stewart punches
for the bottom border.  I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress
 ink to ink around all edges.  I used a Sizzix embossing
 on the pencil and did some highlighting
with my gel pen.  I love this black and white checked
ribbon and I use it alot!  I get it from
Really Reasonable Ribbon
 and I have almost all colors.  I had to add the tiny
black buttons - gosh I love these
little guys and I find them at Joann Fabric.  I tied
some black and white twine around the pencil
and used one thickness of foam tape to pop up the
pencil.  The sentiment on the outside and inside of the card
comes from My Creative Time.

I will be sending this card to my oldest grandson as he starts
back to school in about a month.

Thanks for looking!



  1. Super cute card. I love the paper you used for the pencil and your blue background paper that you embossed. Thanks for playing along at CCC.

  2. Such a great card - love the colours and the embossing. TFS

  3. Love this card, Had to do a back to school theme for our card exchange . Could not get my head around it. Wish I had seen this one first, before I finished mine, to inspire me. Love my gypsy too.

  4. What a Super Duper Cute card!!!TFS

  5. This card is fabulous! Great colors! Love the embossing too!

  6. very awesome card!! great colors..TFS..:)

  7. Love your card! It is so elegant. I agree, I just adore my Gypsy girl - i rarely craft without her. Thanks for playing with us this week at Cricut Cardz Challenge by Cardz TV. Hope to see you again soon :)



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