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School Daze

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  We really enjoyed having an extra day off this week for Labor Day. 

Today is my daughter’s first day of school.  I can’t believe she is in 5th grade!  It seems like yesterday when I was sending her off to Kindergarten.   In the spirit of sending her off to her first day of middle school, I made this card for her using Bitty Love from Paper and Such.


2012-09-04 PSS Apple WM

Once again I was trying to do a bit more of a CAS card than my usual style.  I had to go back and layer the apples to give it a bit of dimension because I just couldn’t leave it as it.   I have to admit I originally envisioned a single layer card but that was just too much outside my comfort zone.  I love when other people make single layer cards but I just can’t do it myself.  

Julie made a big announcement on the Paper and Such blog last night.   She has made the difficult decision to close the store.  Of course she is going to have a big sale!  Right now, you can get 30% off everything in stock. 


While you are here, don’t forget to check out my blog candy!

 Cheryl's {belated} birthday blog candy


Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Bitty Love from Paper and Such
  • Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, October Afternoon Schoolhouse & Detours papers
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder, Close To My Heart corner punch, Stampin Up edge punch, Fiskars edge punch
  • Embellishments:  October Afternoon Report Card sticks, Tim Holtz paper clip, Twinery Charcoal baker’s twine (available at Paper & Such), misc. button, Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dauber, Zig Pure Red pen, Copic black multiliner, Copic markers & colorless blender



dr.jaya said…
This is beautiful!! I love those apple embellies!! Amazing creation!
Alina said…
Your card is adorable! Love the vintage look of it! Great choice of layout and papers!
Ciska said…
I think it's just lovely and perfect for your daugther :) I have trouble making 'real' CAS cards as well, so you're not the only one!
Kathy said…
So sweet! Love the apples and sweet sentiment. Fun card for your DD. Hope her first day went well.
Jenn Borjeson said…
This is gorgeous, love those apples! Thanks for joining us at DICC and at Just Some Lines. :)
whoistracy said…
What a sweet card! Hope your daughter enjoys the 5th grade. Just the thought brings back happy memories for me!
Karin said…
Darling! I love all the school themed elements and the collage like look :) Hope she has a great first day back.
Julia said…
I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #13, #53, # 117, #118 and #119.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Lori said…
AWESOME card Cheryl! I love many cute elements! Thanks so much for playing along with the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again.
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
cheiron said…
Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! Cheiron
Kimberly said…
So cute with the vintage look and those adorable apple embellishments! hugs, Kimberly
Lisa said…
What a beautiful card!! I love all the vintage elements you used!! The design is fabulous!!

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Theresa said…
Cheryl, this is gorgeous. I totally love this card. Everything about it is just awesome.
KER said…
a perfect card to mark this dgs started jr. high school today...they grow up way too quickly
Renee said…
Awe Cheryl this is adorable! I love those apples!
Hugs, Renee
Annette said…
how cute...i love those apples and the added twine...such a fun card..
Christy Designs said…
This is so beautiful!! I love those apples. Great choice of layout and papers! Thanks for joining us at Fashionista Challenge
Shelby said…
This is a great back to school card and just love the retro elements!

Penny said…
Cheryl, this card is adorable! I am sure your daughter loved it! I certainly do! Love all your layers, embossing, stitching, and embellishments! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at TTCRD! I hope to see you again soon! :^)
Amber said…
Very cute, love all the fun embellishments you added! Thanks for sharing!
Mary J said…
Such a fab card, Cheryl!
Marjorie said…
This is just precious hunnie, I love it...I'm sure your daughter is going to treasure this...Thank you for sharing such a lovely card with us this week at Make it Monday...
Just love those little apples..they look good enough to eat lol!! xxx
KraftyKoolKat said…
Wow Cheryl this looks good enough to eat. A fab card with fantastic layout.

Soma said…
This is absolutely gorgeous and cute....................Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at Just some lines........... Great job!!!!!

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Audrey Pettit said…
Hope your daughter's first day went well! Your card is just gorgeous! I'm sure this really brightened her day. SO love the embossed kraft and love what you did with the journaling card. Those apples are absolutely amazing!
Anita said…
Beautiful card Cheryl. I love your layout and that little paperclip is so perfect. Really like the layered apples too. Hope your daughter has a great first day!
Tracy said…
I love the layout on this card Cheryl. :-) It's crisp and clean and those layered apples were just the thing to finish it off. Hugs!
Who cares if you can't do one-layer cards! We love the cards you do!

This is such a fab Back To School card! I'm sure Liz loved it!!

Love those apples!!!!!!
cotnob said…
Fab card Cheryl, great layout and I love the little dimensional apples.
Margaret said…
What a fabulous card. Love all your layers and textures. Great colors. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment. Hope to see you back again.
Vickie ODell said…
You have such a nice combination of elements on this card. Thanks for sharing it at the Perfect Sentiment Challenge.
Davi said…
Im with you Cheryl those single layers are really out of the comfort zone :) You card is fabulous Love those apples. Very fun to celebrate your daughters first day of school ;)
Fantastic back to school card I love the layout. Thanks for sharing at Natalie and Amy's challenge xxx Pascale
NancyD said…
This is such a great card! I love th popped up apples. Thanks for playing along with us at the Love to Create Challenge. NancyD
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card, lovin all the borders!
Stephanie said…
Fantastic card, thanks for playing along this week at Catch The Bug.
Sue VanDeVusse said…
This is so cute! I love your composition and those apples made with the graff paper are darling.
Anonymous said…
Another flipping AWESOME creation and I love those apples too! hugs me xx
Vick said…
Hi There Cheryl,

I just wanted to thankyou for entering your project into our challenge this month, hugs hun, Vick xx
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Vicky said…
Fantastic card, I love that sentiment and your use of embellishments is great. Thanks for joining us at paper Crafting Journey

hugs Vicky xxx
Pat K said…
Wonderful the layout with those cute apples. Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge. hugs, Pat K.x
Sheryl said…
Gorgeous first day card - I hope your daughter enjoyed it!
Thanks for taking part at INCY WINCY this week - great to see you there.
Good luck Sheryl xx
Rina said…
This is very creative.... I did a BTS card and its not an easy challenge! You rocked it!
Thanks for joining us at Fashionista this time... top 5 will be posted Monday, please be sure to check if you are selected and VOTE!

Rina Fashionista
Stine said…
Thanks for joining us at ASC.
Hugs Stine
Lisa aka Myran said…
I love how this card turned out (lots of layers or not)! Just perfect!
Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)
Hugs Lisa
Pat (mspfd) said…
Oh Cheryl, this is gorgeous. Love all the details and your fabulous design. You are such a good mom!
Tammy said…
Oh this is so cute Cheryl! AWESOME design and details!!
Tammy x
Jackiekg said…
Lovely card! Love the way you
added dimension to the apples.
Thanks for joining us at The
Doodle Garden.
Cat said…
What an adorable card! LOVE the apples! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!
Ik vind dit een hele mooie kaart,mooi gedaan met de appels.
Gr Elly

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