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Monday, August 26, 2013

Girls Back to School...

This is the 2nd Back to School card I made... this one with Office Supplies for the new Craft Your Passion Challenge.

Craft Your Passion's Challenge is "Office Supplies" and will run today thru Sunday 9/1.  The prize sponsors this go around are  from Melonheadz and The Robin's Nest.  Check out the other projects from the Design Team if your mojo needs a boost!


I started with a Melonheadz image and scraps from the Basic Grey "Soleil" collection for the background.  I love that soft lavender and blue - and I used that color scheme for my focal image.  Around the edge of each of the DP panels I hand drew a frame on one and faux stitching on the other with a Micron pen.  I colored her with Copics, fussy cut her and rounded her with a large ball tool from the back.  I added the office supplies of the sticky note, 2 colored staples and two paperclips with a purple "flag" attached and mounted my image with foam tape to maintain the dimension.  
Layered effect of image


This card should be eligible for the following
613 Ave C #34 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Make it Girly 
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wed. - Back to School
Crafty Ribbon #58 -  Anything Goes with Ribbon (ribbon thru the paperclip)
Fussy and Fancy #96 - Back to School
Basic Grey #101 - Back to School
Paper Pretties - Girly-girl
Totally Papercrafts #181 - Tags and Hearts (tag with heart on paperclip)
One Sweet Challenge - Favorite Technique (sculpted & fussy cut images/3-D)
Pile It On #34 - use DP
Robyn's Fetish # 174 - Rectangle Cards

IMAGES:  The focal image is by Jaime from Melonheadz 
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP is from scraps of the  "Soleil" collection by  Basic Grey; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: All office supplies from stash.
INKS: A Micron pen was used to sketch in the frame and the stitching; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. Super cute - love the added clips too! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

  2. Cute card Ginny but I'm sorry to tell you that this card is inelligible for consideration as the OSAAT challenge you have entered it in closed on Saturday night. This weeks challenge #178 is "Anything Goes - with a Twist" where the rules for the challenge specify the use of a digital image from the Stitchy Bears Online shop
    There is some good news though, the StitchyBear shop has a 40% sale running until 2nd Sept amd it would be lovely to see you re-enter our challenge with your cute work. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

    1. Oh my - I got my challenges mixed - thank you so much for letting me know! gg

  3. An adorable card, lovely colouring of the sweet image and fabulous details!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  4. Lovely card sweetie. Great layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Totally Papercrafts.

    Cathy DT

  5. Adorable this little girl with her big book.
    I like the way you coloured it.
    xxx Michelle

  6. I love the addition of the paperclips! Great image and card!Thank you so much for sharing your talent with TTCRD.

  7. This is just darling, and I LOVE how you've decorated the inside as well as the outside of your card. What a fantastic idea, and thanks SO MUCH for sharing this great idea. I would just LOVE to have you stop by and link up to our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. We're always Anything Goes (family friendly/G-rated) and we have great prizes every week. This week has an AMAZING prize to be won! I really hope you will stop by and play along with us. Your art is so creative and sweet.
    God's blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Very gorgeous card. I love papers and image. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  9. I am a fan of your work and I love this project! Great composition. The eye never loses interest in this design and it is fun to discover all the hidden little design elements! Beautifully executed and presented! Thanks for stopping by 613 Avenue Create! We love it when you visit!
    Chana, Owner

    1. Chana - you always make me feel so good!! Thank you for your comments! gg

  10. Cute card.

    Thanks for sharing it at Totally Papercrafts and Crafty Sentiments this week.

    Susan x

  11. A very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
    Hugs, Tracey (DT)

  12. Really pretty card, I love the cute little girlie image.
    Thanks for joining in with us for our ‘Initials’ challenge at Top Tip Tuesday but other than your link on our challenge, I can't see that you've mentioned us in your post or what your initials are? Am I missing it?
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    As You Like It Challenge,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  13. Sweet sweet card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  14. love your coloring and the image is adorable.
    Thank you for joining us at One Sweet Challenge
    susan s
    Sweet Pea Stamps


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