Day THREE of Back to School with ….

August 29, 2012 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

Petaloo and Sweet Stamp Shop!

We have a fun week for you this week! We have teamed up with Petaloo and Sweet Stamp shop for some FUN! If you love flowers make sure you buy Petaloo flowers that core’dinate with our cardstock PERFECTLY!  No worrying about matching them yourself, we did that for you.

Don’t forget to head over to Petaloo blog and the Sweet Stamp Shop blog to check things out. I heard some rumors there are goodies up for grabs over there, too! (Keep  in mind SSS is PST time so they be up a bit later).

We will be giving away some goodies here on the blog for commenting ALL WEEK long (make sure to comment on every post here for more chances to win).

Today is our first day of school in Pennsylvania…we got a bit of a late start here due to some construction but it is always a fun day…alarms…a bit of scrambling….what to wear…pictures…pencils…

AND head over to our Facebook page, too! Leave a comment over there about what the first day of school is like in your house!  I know it is a crazy day here!!! And if you don’t have kids in school then share a found memory you have about your first day of school.  We want to here it…we are gearing up for 8000 likes over there and can’t wait!

How about some Cut & Emboss cards? If you haven’t seen our Cut & Emboss specialty packs then you must! Just the perfect pack to have in your scrap supplies, especially if you are a carddmaker.

Today we have Design Team Member Andrea Amu with a fabulously layered card…here is a little bit about her project…

The Sweet Stamp Shop set that I got to work with was the “School’s Out”.  I used the apple border stamp to create an “all over” pattern on a piece of the turquoise Cut & Emboss 4.25 x 5.5 cardstock whichI layered onto a black Kraft 6″ square card base.  I used paper Petaloo flowers to coordinate along with the Core and the chevron May Arts ribbon.  My die cuts were created using Cricut’s Country Life cartridge.

And a close up..again…LOVING how our team thinks outside the box and uses the black in on the colored cardstock. And don’t be afraid to layer those Petaloo flowers!

And we have another card Design Team Member Lydia Jackson.  Nothing beats a thank you card for that perfect teacher. We all need to keep these on for sure. And, again, Lydia used some cardstock from the Darks Cut & Emboss cardstock pack. PERFECT for cardmakers! And see that cute little apple? Lydia cut the petals of her flower and used them for the apple leaves. Brilliant!


77 Responses to “Day THREE of Back to School with ….”
  1. Shawn Wenrich says:

    Love today’s post, oh so creative!

  2. {vicki} says:

    what teacher wouldn’t like receiving these cards

  3. Brenda B says:

    Wow, these are impressive projects. I love all the inspiration!

  4. Any teacher would LOVE getting these special cards. Enjoying the projects this week.

  5. Miriam Prantner says:

    Wonderful cards, I especially like the first one with the tag elements!

  6. Meechelle says:

    Oh, these are cute! I love the back to school theme, and those colors are perfect.

  7. Emily D says:

    Great card designs. Love the notebook edge and pencil!

  8. Sue D says:

    Very cute for back to school!

  9. Carla Hundley says:

    Very nice looking card. Loving all the ideas you are sharing.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Cindi says:

    The color combinations are marvelous and I love the Coredinations
    Papers’ look aged!
    Thanks, Cindi

  11. Dorina D says:

    WOW! This paper is amazing and the DT really rocks with their projects. Love the embossing and the use of the stamps and flowers. Great job. THanks for sharing the fun!

  12. DebbieC. says:

    Beautiful. Such great paper and colour choices for these cards

  13. Kristen says:

    Great Cards Andrea! Love the details you put into them.

  14. Becky D says:

    Love these cards! The distressed embossing is so much fun and I love the stamps! My favorite is the first one with all those sweet apples 🙂

  15. Keren says:

    Cute cards. Lovely cards for teachers – great details!

  16. Jill Rugg says:

    Great teacher cards-I know I would love to get one!

  17. Caryn S. says:

    Really clever projects!

  18. Donna W says:

    Love the cards. My son’s first day of school – he cried cause he didn’t want to go and I cried right along with him as I put him on the bus. We had checked out the school before and he was anxious but when the day came – not so much. He made lots of friends the first day and never shed another tear about going to school.

  19. Cheryl Cohen says:

    These two cards would make any teacher happy! What sweet and thoughtful projects!

  20. Tona says:

    What great teacher cards!

  21. DIANA L. says:

    Super projects. I love the sanded dots.

  22. So cute! I love the stamped apples on the first one. And those embossed polka dots on the second one back a perfect background for that sweet card. I LOVE Core embossed.

  23. karenladd says:

    I just love the way the embossed cardstock base looks with these cards!! Wonderful designs!

  24. Linda Johnson says:

    Love these cards! I am going to use some of the ideas on the elementary scrapbook I am making!

  25. Mary-Anne V. says:

    wow these cards look awesome with the cardstock…love the embossed dots on the last. jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com

  26. Cynthia B. says:

    Great cards! I especially like Lydia’s primary-colored one. Love those embossed dots.

  27. Joy says:

    Love the texture of the first card’s letters. The second gets an A+++ for the bright, happy colors!

  28. Kim H says:

    Love the colors, so autumn. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

  29. Jackie Q H says:

    Where were these cards when I had school children! I use to make crochet pins for every holiday when my children were in grade school. I always got the nices thank you!

  30. sharon gullikson says:

    The first day of school was SO exciting! What to wear mostly!!

  31. Chelsea says:

    Great projects. I especially like the apple tag. How fun. It would cute on little gifts of apple butter, apple pie filling, or even apple muffins.

  32. Your cards are great. Thanks for sharing

  33. shartl says:

    These cards are great and I love the way you embossed and sanded the backgrounds!

  34. wow gorgeous cards!!! I love the way stamping looks on your textured cardstock! First day of school will be next tuesday here and I will have my first preschooler, ahhhh!!! so I don’t know how it goes, but I think I’ll be the only one with tears hehehehe!

  35. Alice Carman says:

    What an adorable project!!!!

  36. Christina says:

    Nice card, love the cute apple.

  37. Adorable cards! I just LOVE the colors! TFS

  38. Lisa P says:

    Very cool. Love the Fresh Picked. so cute.

  39. Beautiful cards! I love the diecutting and embossing!

  40. Julie Shearer says:

    These are so great ! I love Core’ ! TFS.

  41. maida says:

    Great job with all the cool details.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  42. Rebecca W says:

    Awesome cards- I love the layers of texture on the thank you card.

  43. Linda R. says:

    REally love that thank you card! Thanks for sharing!

  44. corrie wagner says:

    Love the colors you used great job

  45. DebL says:

    Great cards. Brilliant to cut up the flowers to make leaves!

  46. Barbara H says:

    Great cards, favorite for me is the “fresh picked.”

  47. Denise Bryant says:

    Such fun ideas! I love the look of all that great Core texture!

  48. Your article has some of the best content I’ve read on this topic lately. You’re viewpoints are really right on in my opinion. Thank you. Keep up the good writing.


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