Monday, August 25, 2014

FCCB 225 - Back To School

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #225 Back to School

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Winner will receive a stamp set of their choice.
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Back to School
Create a back to school project

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

For my project this week I repurposed a clipboard that I picked up at a garage sale this summer.  It was already painted green, and I added the notebook paper from a CTMH pack that I had. I stamped the centre with a Graphic 45 alphabet stamp in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then started to Mod Podge on my diecuts from the Cursive 101 Cricut cartridge and other images.

I made this so that my beautiful daughter, Amie, (her quote :) could clip up her school work and art that she brings home from school.  I welded the letters together with the Gypsy and after gluing them to the background I used a brown Distress Marker and a wet paintbrush to create a shadow around the edges and then traced around with a black Distress Marker to create an outline.

I used the little apple stamps from Pretty Cute Stamps new release - Bushels Of Fun to add an apple to my books and notepage diecuts. I'm so glad I got to use the fun school themed cuts on this cartridge.  I love the font on it and use it quite a lot.

 A+ for Amie!

I just love the Prima Paper Doll stamps! Amie picked out this girl to match her - long curly hair - and she picked out the paper for the paper pieced clothing, headband and shoes. We added a flower cut from some ribbon to her headband.  I love involving her in projects like this - she is so creative!

Please hop over to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog to check out all the fun Back To School projects the Design Team has come up with - and enter your own for a chance to win!!

I hope you all have a lovely week coming up! We have one more week before school starts, so we need to enjoy every minute :) 

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  1. Love how you decorated the clipboard great idea!

  2. What a fun clipboard, I love the images you chose for it and the vintage style it has!

  3. So cute! I love the cuts you chose for this project!

  4. Karla - I LOVE this! Beautiful! ~Laura