Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Back to School!

Yay! Finally I can say it's back to school time!
It seems like everyone else started weeks ago, but my kiddos finally went back today. And regardless if they say they didn't want too...they are both sooo excited. :) Especially my oldest, since it's his first day of Junior High School.

This morning, I just want to share a quick card I made for my youngest son's 5th grade teacher. He is my only baby left in elementary school, so he'll be the only one I get to make treats for! Time goes by WAY to fast!
I created my card base in the Silhouette Studio Designer Edition by using the actual Blackboard file and the external offset feature. Once you have that base shape, then it's super simple to create a shaped card by duplicating, flipping and welding. :) The card measures just at the standard A2 size.
I embossed the writing on the blackboard to make it look a little bit more realistic. And then used some white chalk on the edges of the eraser and on the blackboard itself.
The apple cut is from the Pretty Paper Graphics Back To School Cutting Files, I just didn't chose to cut the (totally adorable) face on mine. ;)
PaperTrey Ink White cardstock
Pretty Paper Graphics Blackboard Cut File
Pretty Paper Graphics Back to School Cutting Files
Pretty Paper Graphics School Days Chalkboards Digital Paper
Pretty Paper Graphics School Days Pattern Pack Digital Paper
My Creative Time My Teacher Rocks
My Creative Time Anyday Bingo and Crossword
Versamark Ink pad
Stampin' Up White embossing powder

And don't forget to head on over to My Creative Time today and check out some fabulous new techniques. Emma and the DT are showcasing new techniques every Tuesday and you don't want to miss anything!


Crafting Katie said...

Adorable card, Jeanne! I love that cut, and the touches of chalk you added make it so realistic! I hope your son has a great first day!

Lisa said...

This is awesome, Jeanne! I love the way that digi paper turned out on there. Great job, as always!!! :)

Kim H said...

jeanne ~ OMG! you know i am going to say this ~ BUT dang ~ I LOVE that cut! I actually had to look twice to see if that chalk was real!!!! Well the stamps, the cuts , the little smudge of chalk and that shape is just PERFECTION!!! then the inside ~ LOVE that too!!! AWE ~ CONGRATS for having a middle school kiddo and on no the last in elementary! I hope they have a WONDERFUL day!!!

snappy scrappy said...

I totally love this one...really cute! Lee-Ann :)

Glora said...

You ROCK! This is awesome. How perfect to add some chalk to make the chalk board look real. I LOVE this whole idea and I'm looking forward to some shape cards using this technique when I get me a Silhouette. Hugs- Glora

Kate said...

Super Cute Card. Absolutely love this.

Cindy said...

This is such a great Back To School card Jeanne!:)

Ester said...


I love your card. I own a Cameo as well and trying to learn it as well. Would you consider doing a tutorial on a step by step I need help with "offset" deal lol. Thank you!

esterperez73@yahoo dot com

quilt4fun2 said...

You are awesome using your Cameo :D Great job on your beautiful card. I am sure the teacher will love it!
quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

Jeanne said...

I think I might be able to help with a tutorial. I'll see what I can come up with! Thank you!

Rosie said...

love it