Thursday, August 30, 2012

Make it Monday: Garlands - Back to School card

I got started on this week's Make it Monday challenge on Monday... but finally finished it today! LOL! Since my kids don't go back to school until next Tuesday, I thought maybe I would finally get some "back to school" cards completed for their teachers this year. One down, one to go!

I used several school-themed PTI sets: Teacher's Apple with the brand new die; School Time; and Tag-its #6. I also used the medium scallop border die.

My color scheme is Harvest Gold and Blueberry Sky (our school colors - blue and gold), and Pure Poppy for the apples. I used a strip of paper from the Blueberry Sky pattern paper pack. I made the garland with just a single layer, taped the baker's twine across the back with my ATG gun, and then attached a couple of small pieces of foam adhesive to the back of each apple, and attached them into place. I tied the ends to a brad in each corner of the panel.


I also finished the inside of the card, using a sentiment from Signature Greetings that was just perfect for the card!


Now I need to make one more card for the other boy's teacher. I'm so glad to have finally given Teacher's Apple some love - I've had the set for a while and always liked it, but not used it very much!

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Joyce said...

Super fun back to school card.

Rhonda said...

Great card Debbie. Love the color selection.

Kim said...

Too darn cute!!! I love your background paper and the fun apples, so wonderful for going back to school.

Tracey McNeely said...

Debby you always create such fantastic cards. Love these colours and that awesome banner!

Luanne said...

I just love coming to your blog! This is so cute!! You rocked this challenge!

Leigh said...

Wonderful card, Debbie! And that sentiment on the inside is so perfect!

LEG Studios said...

What a great back-to-school card. I don't see how that wouldn't put a big smile on any teacher's face!