Tuesday, September 4, 2012

top of the class (CFC, DYSU)

I really didn't think I'd play along with the "Back to School" challenges.  DS and DD  absolutely dread the day that school starts up and need no reminder of it.  But two years ago I had the pleasure of teaching English to 9th and 10th graders at our high school when a teacher was on prolonged maternity leave.  She is heading back to the classroom this year so I figured I had a card candidate.

Remember the joy of bringing home a paper with a gold star on it?  And maybe an "A+"?  I was one of those kids who was just made for school.  I loved it and it loved me.  Lucky, I know.  I have a couple of kids who didn't get those genes...

Anyhoo,  here's what I made.

Debossed white CS, rounded corners and mounted to card base.  Die cut gold star from recycled packaging.  Stamped circle to look like that paper we used when learning to print - remember?  Added an "A+" by hand and some letter stickers and there she is.

Entering CASual Fridays CFC68 and Do You Stack Up's Back-to-School challenge.

Supplies UR A+:
Paper: card base Buttinette, CS Neenah
Stamps: KellyPanacci
Ink: Jenny Bowlin
Tools:  die Sizzix, embossing folder Cuttlebug, corner rounder EKS
Other:  recycled packaging, dimensional adhesive, colored pencil


  1. Brilliant clean and simple card - I love it!!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  2. OHHHH! I love the white on white and the embossing! LOVE that gold star:) FAB!

    ps...thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! You made my day! <3

  3. What a great gold star - the message of this card comes across loud and clear! The A+ is such a great supporting element and the dry embossing really is oh-so-elegant!

  4. Maria this is fabulous! I stopped over from your flickr stream and I have had the *best* time trolling all over your blog! You just gained a follower lady!

  5. This is lovely!!Love the placement of the star and embossed background! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. ooh, love all of your layers, and great sentiment! Fun card, Maria!

  7. Great card!! Love the polka dotted embossed background! The gold star is very striking! Thanks for playing along with us at CASual Fridays this week!

  8. Love this!! A gold star, what teacher and school perfection!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. That big gold star is such a great idea! Love the pops of red and polka dot embossing, too. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  10. Maria - what a cute card, and I love the embossed dots! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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