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My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Back to School Card

Hi Everyone! 

I'm popping in today with a back to school card that I made for my niece's college care package.  I mention that it will be going in the box itself, that way you won't be wondering what kind of envelope this will fit in.  It is an A2 card, but the pencils that I attached completely throw off the dimensions.  Alas, no worries since it will be packaged up with some goodies.  
 
I used a sheet of digital paper from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff for the background of this card.  It comes in the set School Papers and it really makes the whole card in my opinion.

I love the elementary school like printing on it. Remember trying to print your letters, struggling to get them to look like this? So nostalgic.  Here is a look at the entire group of papers:

The pencils were attached with some sticky tape and the ribbon was ruffled across and adhered with the same thing.  The apples are a traditional stamp, and fit with the back to school/fall theme. 

You might want to grab these papers now, because they, along with everything else is on sale at


Another bit of happy news to share....We have an new member to the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff design team joining us today.  Welcome Laurel!! We are excited to have her as part of our group, so drop by her blog and give her a warm welcome.  Then stop by and visit Lindsay (Don't miss getting your freebie on her blog too!) and the rest of the design team to see what cool things they have been making.



Thanks for visiting today!

Challenges this card is linked to are as follows:
Fairy Fun-Punch it
For Fun-Ribbon
Frosted Designs-Back to School
Incy Wincy Designs-Buttons & Bows (well, my twine is a knot!)
Let's Ink it Up-Yellow on your project (my pencils!)
Little Red Wagon-Back to school
Paper Cutz-Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun-Card for a Girl (It's for my niece)
Details not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Stamps: Stampin' Up, Nesties, Punches: EK Success, Ink: Stampin' Up, button and ribbon from my supplies.

33 comments:

TannyP said...

That is just way too cute, Karin! I love your pencil addition =) Perfect papers and colors!

Micki said...

oh Karin this is awesome, I love it...... sigh, I had not creative mojo in me this week. Definitely LOVE love love this card. big hugs

Cheryl said...

This is so cute! I love the pencils as embellishments! You are so creative.

Laurel said...

Love this, love that paper!

Rhonda said...

This is fantastic! The pencils are very clever. I am sure your niece will love it!!

1CardCreator said...

Awesome card Karin! Love the lay out and the pencils make a great embellishment. You always design such clever cards. ~Diane

Primitive Paper said...

Great card and so perfect for the back to school season!

Tamara Bennett said...

Very cute! Those apples look great with the paper!

Lindsay Weirich said...

what a gret clean look, wonderful, the pencils are a perfect embelishment!

Claire said...

Fab card, really inventive, I love that you used the pencils for your yellow twist lol
Thanks for joining us at Let's ink it up and good luck
Claire xx

Angie said...

Hi! Karin

Very Cute!! I love your idea.

Cindi said...

wonderful card!! I love teh pencils on there..very clever
:)

SuzanneK said...

Great card, adding the pencils is a very clever touch. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up for our first challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

Samantha said...

Fab card, love the idea of adding pencils. Thanks for playing along at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs
Sam xx

otomys said...

Lovely card, Karin, the pencils are so cute. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at For Fun Challenges this week.
Amelia x

Mary Ski said...

Darling idea! Never enough pencils in the classroom. Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges

pinky said...

Oh very clever card Karin, love those papers and what a great gift box this is turning out to be.
can't wait to see what you have for us tomorrow lol.
Pinky

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Very creative wow!!!! Awesome card and sketch!!! Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up!

Hugzzzz
Tammy

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Awww, how cute is that? Love the primary school writing lesson that you used for the background - wonderful for a school theme! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Prairie Fun Friday!

Mrs. Fence said...

I love this paper! It reminds me of trying to print my letters when I was young. The pencils are a fun and useful touch! Great card.

jonim52 said...

Love your card, but back to school means back to work for me!

ljurecek said...

The background paper looks awesome but those pencils are the perfect touch! Great idea!

Cor* said...

Very, very neat for sure. Love the pencil embellies!! Great idea. Thanks for playing with the fairies this week at FFF. Tune in tomorrow for our NEW RELEASE blog hop.

Avril Tanner said...

So adorable! Thanks for playing along with Little Red Wagon!

Jenny said...

Wonderful card, so pretty :D

Kim E said...

Very cute card...love the pencils. Thanks for playing with us this week at Incy Wincy...Hugs, Kim

CraftinGranny said...

Adding the pencils is a great touch to the card. Super paper and layout. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week. "Hugs" Carol

ona_i_ja said...

Your Card is stunning.
Great Job!!!

Thank you for playing with us on the LET'S INK IT UP challenge. Good Luck!

Hugs,
Agnieszka

Margie said...

Love your card, beautiful and creative!

Kendra said...

Very cute back to school card. Thanks for playing in our first challenge at Let's Ink It Up!

Peppermintpatty said...
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Karin said...

LOVE the name of your blog!!!! (-:
And the things you make are absolutely amazing!
Love Karin

Gingersnap Stampers said...

This is adorable! Thanks for taking the Gingersnaps Color Challenge!

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