Back To School

I am honored to be a Guest Designer today over at Use it Tuesday! The challenge theme this week is All About School.  You are encouraged to use up your stash in their challenges.  I dug out some really oldies as well as an upcoming Stamp of the Month for my card.  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Retro Sketches.  Here is the original sketch-

The really old items from my stash are the printed ribbon and the argyle embossing folder.  The ribbon was retired many years ago by Close To My Heart, I felt it was a perfect fit for my school based card.  Not sure how long the argyle embossing folder has been hanging around gathering dust.  I am sure ever since Provocraft released it!  One of those things you think you have to have……but there is sat, still in its original packaging.  A clean and simple card with a pop of red.  The stamp set is the only “new” item on my card.  The stamp is part of the upcoming December Stamp of the Month. I layered the apple and banner to give a little more dimension to my card.  Hard to tell from the pic, but I added a bit of twine string for the stem of the apple.  Many of your regulars will guess where that bit of twine came from……………my burlap of course!  I never throw any of it away!  The little bits are great for threading buttons and adding embellishments to  your creations.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

S1212 Year Round Cheer

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

1272 Cranberry Cardstock

Z2502 Enchantment Pigment Inks

Z2105 Black Ink

Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Retired Red Ribbon

Argyle Embossing Folder-Provocraft

Circle Stax Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges: 


Catch The Bug – Picture inspiration 



– Back to School 

Anything Goes 

Creek Digitals
Back to School 

The Pink ElephantBack to School  

She Goes
Back to School

Thanks for stopping by!

29 thoughts on “Back To School”

  1. LOVE all that gorgeous, textured white, Allisa! Wow! That alphabet ribbon really caught my eye too! Beautiful CAS card! 🙂 Thanks for joining us again at CASology!

  2. Simply Beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps Challenge! Please Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,

  3. So pretty, crisp, and clean. The bits of red really pop off the card. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

  4. Your card is awesome. Love the simplicity of the card…thank you for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

    Carolyn PCD DT

  5. What an absolutely fantastic card– wonderful take on the sketch! I am so glad you joined us at Eureka Stamps for our challenge!

  6. Alissa I love the texture of your background, fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  7. That embossed layer is fantastic and I love the little alphabet strip across the top! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

  8. Very cute card, love the clean and simple just awesome! thanks for playing along with us At Catch the Bug hope you will be joining us again very soon!

  9. I love how clean and simple and totally cute this is!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps.
    We hope you'll join us again for today's new challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!


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