Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Use It Tuesday #37: All About School

The challenge over at Use It Tuesday is All About School!

It took me awhile to think about this one as I never gave or received any back to school cards before...but I got thinking and I'm sure there were teachers who have given cards to me.

Wouldn't this be a sweet card to get on the first day of kindergarten? I think I'll be saving this one for another 2 years and give it to my daughter :)

A few weeks ago, I finally got the quilling tool but I haven't used it till now. For the past year, I've been quilling with a toothpick and boy, what a difference this tool makes! If you're interested in getting into quilling, check out this wonderful tutorial from the talented quiller, Sandy Diaz. Other hoarded items include: black cardstock, coloured paper I bought for cutting into strips and quilling, Copic marker, even the lined paper (had it since I was a kid!)

Then I thought my best memory about going back to school is always the 
back to school 

Just a fun way to slip in some $ for a little shopping :)

Everything on this card is hoarded. One hoarded item is the Copic markers that I got a few months ago but never use enough of. Since I don't have too many stamps and certainly not a backpack stamp, away I went with drawing out the backpack and still learning how to use these markers.

To help keep the money inside the backpack, I made a little pocket out of an old envelope.

From the corner of the envelope, I cut it into a rounded shape to fit behind the backpack and taped together the open end of the envelope (would be left side of envelope in the picture).

 Then I glued the envelope behind the backpack and then to the card (sorry forgot to photograph last step!) Hope that makes sense. I would also like to enter the backpack card into the Fun with Envelopes Challenge over at Lessology.

Whew, and that ends my lengthy post. Come play along with us at Use It Tuesday and dig up some of those crafty stash! Don't forget to mention the hoarded items in your creation. I can't wait to see what you create! Challenge ends August 24th


yyam said...

Ooooh...these are cute! I love the clever way you used the envelope for the money in the backpack! :)

Thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

Shahrul Niza said...

LOVE your clever backpack envelope!!. Thank you for joining us @ LESSology :).

Marjolaine said...

Awesome backpack and I love the quilling too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome project, thanks for sharing it with us at LESSology!

Cathy Clouston said...

Love these cards! The back pack is such a cute idea and the sentiment is perfect! I also love your quilled apple. So cute!

Stephanie U said...

Love the money holder part! And the quilling - Amazing!

misty said...

very clever!

Danielle said...

Very creative! Love that apple with the worm :-)

Heather B said...

Great cards, Victoria!! I love the blackboard one, but I thought the money holder was so unique. Great ideas, especially to reuse an old envelope like that.

Katy said...

So cute! Love your quilled apple!

cotts said...

I love this - its is very cute and different!

cotts said...

Gorgeous project!