Check You Out Back To School Card PP453

by Joanne James4. August 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of my sweet friend Claire to host this week and she has a timely theme challenge for you to work with:


Many schools in the USA have returned or are about to return to school already. Here in the UK we have another 4 weeks of summer vacation, however this week's challenge is ensuring I stay organised and on schedule so my back to school cards will be completed in good time! I paired this week's theme with the colours from Color Throwdown which I thought were perfect for a school theme and used a new stamp set - check it out (literally!): 


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Check You Out - I couldn't wait to snap up the 'Check You Out' stamp set as I knew this set would be perfect for teacher thank yous, back to school cards and lots more besides - and it has an owl, yay! My card uses just this one stamp set and each of the images has been stamped and fussy cut (except for the Crumb Cake library card wallet, which is stamped on the base layer) and then paper-pieced together to create my fun little combo. 

An Apple For The Teacher - I can't make a school-related card or teacher thank you without including an apple at least somewhere on my card. Today I created one using a 1" circle punch, that I cut a notch out of top and bottom and added some leaves courtesy of my leaf punch and a handcut stem. I stamped my sentiment onto it as it was a great way to highlight it on this fun back-to-school card.

#SimpleStamping - Today's card is a great example of #SimpleStamping: just one stamp set and inks and paper. Search the Stampin' Up! hashtag #SimpleStamping for lots of other examples that use minimal products that are great for quick and easy creative makes that are aimed at beginner and experienced crafters alike.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; mine will be a lazy one pottering round the garden and trying to get a few outdoor jobs done before the weather turns this week. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
8/4/2019 8:13:19 PM #

Such a sweet card Joanne and I agree that all school related cards should feature an apple! Love the way you made yours. Can't believe that the school chapter is over and done with in our family! x


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
8/4/2019 8:49:05 PM #

So cute, Joanne! Love the color combo and it really pops on your clean design. The green epoxy dots are the perfect accent, too. I've had this set on my list for far too long. It's just so cute! Enjoy your day! Hugs!


LaurieUnited States
8/4/2019 10:31:24 PM #

How cute! i think that bookworm is so the hat!


Amy G Rohl
Amy G RohlUnited States
8/5/2019 9:25:10 AM #

LOVE this back to school gem! Thanks for playing this week's CTD!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/5/2019 2:57:38 PM #

Such a great card using a great set, Joanne!  Great mind think alike!  I love that you used the CTD colors too, they work perfectly with your little worm, especially with his little hat perched on his head!  The way you made the apple was amazing...I thought for sure it was a die!  Great little creation!


Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
8/5/2019 3:19:31 PM #

Hi Joanne! I love your clean & simple design! The bookworm is so cute, and perfect for this "back-to-school" theme. And, I agree, teachers must have apples!


Vickie Z
Vickie ZUnited States
8/5/2019 9:33:58 PM #

Love that worm! So happy you joined us at CTD!


Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
8/6/2019 9:08:05 PM #

You paired the colors and the theme perfectly and I really like the layout to one side giving lots of clean space. Fun card!


Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
8/6/2019 10:41:19 PM #

Joanne, this is such an adorable school themed card! That bookworm totally makes me smile and the images work so well with the throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us at CTD this week!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/8/2019 5:16:46 PM #

How cute is this! That little studious bookworm is adorable. Such a great layout, Joanne!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/8/2019 9:40:16 PM #

Joanne, this is just perfect!  I love that little bookworm and all the other fun school themed items!  The color combo is just perfect for my theme!  You certainly rocked my challenge and I hope your two kiddos enjoy 4 more weeks of vacation!  XXX


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