Do you remember those old manuscript tablets that we learned to write our letters on? I'm not sure if they even use those any more, but it made a cute background for my little apple eater. I added a strip of cardstock to the edge of the manuscript image so it would look more like it was torn from a notebook. There's a Grungy tag with an A+ for the teacher and some fun Scrabble tiles that I made by layering three pieces of chipboard and using some cute Scrabble tile images that you can find at Lisa Gregory's blog, What a Beautiful Mess. I cut them out and covered them with a little Triple Thick. Mr. Worm and the ribbon tag were both colored with Copics.
The bottom of the card was a happy accident. I printed the background image for a different sized card so I was about to cut off the excess when I got the idea to make it look like a ruler. I thought it was a fun little extra touch.
The first week of school always means you make new friends and that's what we're doing at Papercraft Star. This week we're introducing you to two new friends, our brand new design team members, Anitra Tovar and Jennifer Ferrell. These two ladies have some mucho crafty talent to share with you. :-) You'll get to see that next week when their DT work will debut with the next challenge. I've linked their blogs with their names so you can go check out their work and see why we're so glad to have them join our little family.
Sooo........get your projects linked up by 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday for your shot at first and second place prizes from our sponsor THATB. Rilly has added some terrific new digis to the store. YAY!
Don't forget we have a little side challenge going to for anyone who uses one of the Tuesday freebies on a project. Check out Jan's Tuesday winner post at the Papercraft Star blog for the details.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Going Grey with Scrap Creations--back to school
Partytime Tuesdays--back to school
Crazy Challenge--back to school
Creative Stamp Friends--school
Creative Inspirations--back to school
Fairy Tale--back to school
Papers: Recollections, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic X-Press It blending card, Kodak Photo paper, Kraft Outlet Chipboard
Digital image: The House Across the Bay Card Makers Series "Text Writing Backgrounds (141)"
Stamp: Meljens Designs "Little Apple Worm" and "I Love My Teacher"
Ink: Marvy Uchida white gel pen, Vintage Photo Distress ink
Copics: E21, E25, E27, E29. E47, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y08, YG93, YG97, YG99
Tools: My Favorite Things Die-Namics Notebook Edge die, Nestabilities Ribbon Tag Trio Two (S4-234)
Miscellaneous: Celebrate It ribbon, Kraft Outlet Grungy Prim Tag, Triple Thick