Back to School Cards with Petaloo

August 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Petaloo

This week we are hanging with our friends from Petaloo with Back To School projects. And you know there are prizes up for grabs during these fun weeks!
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Winners will be announced on the blog Monday August 18th.
Mary Pat Siehl here and I love Back to School time and I love making nice little cards for my son’s teachers just to say “hi” and ” here’s to a great year!”  … Core’dinations and Petaloo are the perfect partners for these cards.
First up I have a CAS card using the Spotted Core and lightly sanded it to expose the ColorCore cardstock.  I then added a fun die cut using the 110 lb. Smooth Cardstock that was stamped.  I then added the wonderful flowers from Petaloo for my embellishments.
Supply list:
For my second card I used the Brand New Chalk Core Note Cards.  Can I tell you that these note cards are AMAZING! The make cardmaking so easy!  I simply scored my card, sanded it and then added a Core Tag with my sentiment and then my Petaloo flowers and I was done!  So CAS and so much fun!

Supply list:
  • Cardstock- Chalk Core 
  • Core Tags
  • The Twinery
  • Stamps- Paper Trey Ink
  • Ink- Hero Arts, Jenni Bowlin
  • Score Board
  • Sand It
  • Dust Buddy
I have a video for you that takes a look at these amazing Note Cards:



44 Responses to “Back to School Cards with Petaloo”
  1. Carol Douglass says:

    All of the projects have been amazing, thanks for sharing. I love the tutorials as well, nothing like some step by step instructions for the crafty challenged!

  2. TracyM #6773 says:

    FABULOUS cards Mary Pat!!!
    LOVE the Spotted FUN of your 1st card 🙂
    REALLY LOVE the scored ELEGANCE of your 2nd card and appreciate your tutorial showing how quick & easy it can be putting one together with a tag and some pretty flowers!!! I’m SO EXCITED about the Chalk Core Card Bases too – A5 is one of my favorite sizes too – AWESOME!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

  3. Jean Marmo says:

    Awesome projects and tutorials! Love the card bases! Wonderful inspiration all week.

  4. Amy Cooley says:

    I love these school card ideas. I’ve enjoyed this week and all the wonderful ideas!

  5. Shari Czerwinski says:

    Great cards and thanks for the video!

  6. barbara macaskill says:

    WOW! Love both of these cards! Especially the second one! LOVE the flowers against the chalkboard paper!! TFS!

  7. barbara macaskill says:

    Forgot to say that I left you and Petaloo some love on FB and I commented on their blog also!!. Pinning these now! Thanks for having me along on this awesome hop!

  8. Lynda says:

    Fabulous back to school cards!!!

  9. Carla Hundley says:

    Message left on
    Petaloo blog.
    Carla from Utah

  10. Carla Hundley says:

    Dropped in on your
    FB page and left a
    message also.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Carla Hundley says:

    Couple of cute cards
    and that’s nice of you
    to do for the new
    Carla from Utah

  12. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I just love the notebook paper look for a school project. I need to get some. I have always loved notebook paper, even when I was a kiddo.

  13. Heather Thompson says:

    very awesome cards today. been a great week hopping

  14. Ann says:

    Lovely cards using Coredinations and Petaloo. I always love seeing the Core distressed.

  15. Cool cards! Great going!

  16. Lovely CAS cards – the colorful flowers really add to them. BTW great video!

  17. Nancy Carroll says:

    LOVE all the inspiration!!! THANKS, wonderful complimentary projects.

  18. Victoria Reeve says:

    Oh my love the look of the chalk cardstock!

  19. Dorina D says:

    what a cute card. Love the clean lines and how quick it is to make. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Love finding new Core products I haven’t tried yet. Thanks.

  20. D L Denton says:

    Love these cards. The kindergarten card is adorable and the tutorial for your CAS Card was fabulous. Love the simplicity in making the card and how nice it looks. Great work. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B says:

    Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Robin Buchholz says:

    Gorgeous cards, love the colors and flowers!

  23. Janis in ID says:

    Chalk core is beyond awesome!!! LOVE your cards!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  24. Jackie QH says:

    Very creative cards!

  25. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome back to school cards! Bound to make a good impression on the teachers!

  26. Denise Luscan says:

    Really cute cards & lovely tutorial!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Laura Cox says:

    Love the clean and simple look!!! These are adorable!!

  28. Denise Sullivan says:

    This has been such a great blog hop week. Thank you for all these amazing projects. Thank you for sharing. I pinned the card at

  29. marylouh says:

    the card with the white and orange flowers is really pretty.
    Great idea to make cards to say thanks and
    “have a good year” to the new teacher.

  30. Blue Rose says:

    Great cards Mary Pat. Thank you for the video…how easy to put together…love it.

  31. Sue says:

    would love to try this out! Looks like fun.

  32. Carmen M. says:

    Wow such beautiful cards. Gotta get some of that blackboard paper. Amazing.

  33. Julie A. Shearer says:

    Love this new Cardstock!! Core’dinations always is right on trend with great products!

  34. Madelyn says:

    What cute ideas! I love that flowers can be used on nearly every type of layout or card. They are a go-to embellishment.

  35. What fun cards!! Love the different ways Core’dinations can be changed just by embossing and sanding them! Gotta love Petaloo flowers just adding that special touch!!

  36. Janet Cobb says:

    Working so I have to do this quickly! Love the card! and the blog hop!

  37. Karen Critcher says:

    I love the simplicity of this card. Because I lack a lot of supplies this card stock and the score board are something I could afford and maybe it will spark my creativity. I dream to be a full time card artist!

  38. Linnea J says:

    always glad for some inspiration!! :)love the “magic” of coredination

  39. c davis says:

    Once more Core’dinations brings such creativity to their products. Will definitely have to try the techniques shown in the video. Thanks for sharing.

  40. Katie B. says:

    Great cards! Love the sanded score lines, I will have to try this. And the flowers placed along them. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  41. I’m thankful that you do all the step by steps cuz if you didn’t i’d be lost.I’m learning so much.They’re all just wonderful.Such vibrant colors. 🙂

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