Friday, September 6, 2013


Back to school what a great theme to design around. There are new members on the CF design team with some pretty amazing and inspiring examples, so be sure to pop over and check them out. Then play's your home work:)


Ellen Hutson is the sponsor this week...offering a $25.00 gift certificate to her on-line store. Woot Woot ! I sure would have a difficult time making choices... but what fun that would be.

For what ever reason plaids remind me of school... so naturally I chose one for the background. Not having very many sentiment stamps I used the computer to print this black board message, then I smeared some chalk to make it look real. 

I framed the black board with kraft card stock and added "chalk"...oops it looks like it's unrolling. 

The little apple punch is 3 layers glued together then coated with glossy accents for some shine. The design was looking a bit dull until I added the star. And there is my assignment complete and turned in early...

Come join the fun at CAS-ual FRIDAY maybe you'll win! That's all for now. 
Be well and craft on! ~ Carole


  1. Carole, this is super duper adorable! I sooo love this card!
    Wow..soooo clever how you created the chalkboard and all the lovely details!!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Sylvia xx

  2. Fantastic design, Carole! That chalkboard seems almost real :D

  3. This is very clever and very cute. Yes, for some reason the plaid reminds me of school too. Maybe since so many elementary students now have to wear plaid uniforms. Clever way to do the chalkboard itself, by the way. PS...going to write you a personal note .

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  5. No more pencils. No more books. Just this chalkboard, a laptop and a Kindle - just kidding. This is a very nice card with ALL the RIGHT STUFF!

  6. Love the back to school look on ur card, specially the little apple :) thank you for visiting my blog

  7. Plaid reminds me of school too and I love your creative card. Thant blackboard is fabulous - it even has a chalk ledge! Great job.

  8. I just want to snatch that chalkboard and apple for myself! it's so lifelike and well perfect! glad you played CFC!

  9. this is so cute! love the little blackboard! awesome card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  10. Plaid reminds me of school and fall, too. I love the background paper, and the chalkboard is SUPER cute! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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