Card Concept #18: Back to School


Welcome to the Card Concept Challenge #18, a theme challenge this week and very timely for the first week of September.  Back to School is our theme and as my daughter is a brand new first time teacher this year, I knew my card would be something I can give to her to cheer her on and encourage her as she begins her teaching career.  Here's the picture we had to work with along with the Back to School theme:
I loved the traditional "apples for my teacher" and overall colors in the photo.  I actually have very few stamps or dies that fit for a school theme, but I do have a Silhouette and there were a ton of cut files that fit this week's theme.  Here's my card for the very special teacher at my house:

Isn't that the cutest little pencil?  I used a large alphabet embossing folder and a clipboard cut file along with a traditional apple and paperclip.  The notebook paper is a die cut from Papertrey Ink as is the cute sentiment from Vintage Picnic.  I am going to tuck this card into her plan book she brings home every night and hope that she doesn't find it until she opens it up at work.  It makes me so proud to see her accomplish the goal she worked so hard to achieve.

Ready to make a school themed card of your own?  You have two weeks to play along with the Card Concept...the contest ends on Monday, September 18th at noon, PST.  I hope to see your card in our gallery very soon!

11 comments:

Lynn said...

Congratulations to your daughter Cathy. This is an absolutely adorable card. I love all the die cuts and the touch of texture in the embossing.

Deepti said...

This is so lovely, the dimension of pencil is amazing and congrats to ur daughter!!

Mary Marsh said...

First off let me send congratulations to your daughter-and the clipboard card you created for her is so perfect-your take on the freestyle collage is awesome-Love it!!

Lisa said...

YAY congrats to your daughter!! Your card is just darling, the clipboard idea is so fun!

Joyce said...

This is adorable and just perfect for your daughter. I know she will do great at her job, especially if she has you cheering her on from the sidelines. To me, the cutest part of the card is how you made the clipboard, although that pencil is a close second.

Marybeth said...

This is darling and I LOVE that pencil ! What a sweet card for your daughter to treasure. That embossed background is a beautiful layer to your freestyle card Cathy!

Cathy, this is just so fun and I love all of your wonderful school details, just adorable.

Sharron said...

Precious card! Love all the adorable elements. That pencil is perfect! Best of luck to your daughter as she starts her exciting career.

I love this cute cute card! So many fun details! (and that photo background paper is to die for!)

Wow!! Congrats to your daughter! Your card seems to be real school board! so lovely apple and pencil die cuts!!

Jeanne J said...

This is so sweet Cathy! You captured something wonderful here - it gives me a sense of nostalgia and makes me smile for the good old days - I know this will brighten Carly's day - you can always use a hug from Mom - and wow this is wonderful!

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