Saturday, August 22, 2009

Back to School....

I have noticed alot of people having been posting some really cute back to
school cards on their blogs so I thought I would try to make some as well!

I actually have made a card and a notepad to match it! I took a 9x6 pad that
I bought at the dollar store and then went to a printing company and had them
cut it half. I then took the kraft stock paper from papertrey and cut the paper
to 9 x 6 1/2". Then I just scored it at 3" and at 3 1/2". Then glue the entire
bottom of the pad to the right hand side of the scored kraft paper. Then just embellish
it any way that you like! You could even do this at Christmas time for gifts...that
way people can have a Things to Do: list.

Above is my card that I made to match the note pad. I used the Papertrey stamp set
Vintage Picnic. Oh my is so versatile, as it comes with all sorts of seasons.

I took a picture of the inside as well for you so you would have a little bit
of an idea of what I did. I hope this all makes sense.
Have a fantastic weekend..I'm off to our end of season soccer tournament!


Jules said...

Hi Christine

These are really sweet - and as you say perfect for little gifts at Christmas etc.

They are so neat and look really well made.

The papers are great and your image.

Hope you enjoyed your soccer tournament.

Love Jules xx

Juls said...

gorgeous, clever combination of apples and text paper, perfect for schools!!!

Riet said...

What beautiful Christine,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Christine this set is wonderful,i think you have used this stamp before,its just fab! xx jo xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a clever girl you are. These look great. Love the colours. Papertrey seems to have some great images. Shame we can't get them here in England. Marianne x

LINDA said...

These are just awesome..Love how you did the note pad to match. Great job..
Hugs, Linda

Tanya said...

Very nice Christine. I love that picnic basket stamp.

Nilla said...

Totally fantastic, Christine! Thanks for sharing, will sure give it a try! Your coloring is stunning and the matching is superb! Hugs Nilla

Alison said...

These are both great, I'm very tempted to give the note pad a try, and that picnic basket stamp is simply gorgeous.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Yummy! Those apples look delicious. Gorgeous project.

Annacarin said...

It's a realy good idea Christine!
And so handsome..
Hugs Annacarin

brenda said...

Hi Christine

What fresh crip looking cards, really like them and super DP's.

How's the heatwave going ? Even been warm in the Uk today for a change.

B x

Carolyn said...

Back to normal!! Me that is, lol. I love this set. It's adorable.

Liza said...

This is such a gorgeous set, I adore the stamp and the simple layout is so effective and stylish.

Liza x

Nannieflash said...

Wow Christine, those will be extremely useful and so beautifully created. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

This turned out so cute, and you are so clever. Thank you for sharing that super idea - I'll have to try it. :)

MarikaGabez said...

Love how you did the note pad to match. And very nice paper.