Celebrate School

It’s Friday again and, after receiving some school papers in the mail for the upcoming school year, I couldn’t help but think of school things!  I made a school themed card, knowing how excited kids get during the days leading up to the beginning of a new school year.  At least, the elementary aged ones I know usually feel this way about it!

Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Smarty Pants – bus & stars, Market Fresh – dashed line, Salutations – sentiment)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), SU (Daffodil Delight)
Die:  Paper Smooches (Notebook)
Extras:  Wink of Stella Brush Marker, Copic Markers, black rhinestones (wheels)

I created my card using supplies from i{heart}papers.  I first die cut a notebook shaped panel of white cardstock using a Paper Smooches die.  I then stamped the dashed line and one word sentiment.  The bus was stamped, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut before being popped up using foam dots.  I stamped a trio of yellow stars and added a little sparkle to them using a Wink of Stella Brush Marker.  For a little extra touch of fun, I added two small black rhinestones to the wheels for some extra dimension.  I adhered the entire main panel to the card base using foam dots.

I am joining in the current Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge as well as linking up with the current RUN challenge over at CASology because school bus drivers will soon be doing test RUNS of their bus routes in preparation for the new school year!


The family and I are actually on vacation as I’m typing this today.  DD is taking a nap after having a no nap kind of day yesterday.  It’s good when a baby gets at least one nap per day…for everyone involved!  I’m enjoying the quiet along with a free cup of coffee & the guys are off climbing sand dunes and making more sand castles (or something of that sort…DH decided to replicate the Hoover Dam yesterday…).  We’re enjoying Michigan beaches and blueberries straight from the bush.  This is what our family looks forward to every summer!  DD will enjoy it more next year.  This time, she is eating her fill of blueberries…and sand.

Have a great weekend!



  • Lisa Posted Friday, 07/25/2014 10:56 pm

    Super cute Melissa! Enjoy your vacation, we love the shores of Michigan too!!

  • Judy1223 Posted Saturday, 07/26/2014 12:44 am

    I hope DD doesn't eat too much sand! 😉 That made me laugh…I remember those days (nothing worse than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a hint of crunchy sand in it!). Your school-inspired card is precious…love that white space! Enjoy vacation!

  • Joyce Posted Saturday, 07/26/2014 12:45 am

    Very cute card, and I hope you have a wonderful vacation. Your story about blueberries reminded me of my all time favorite kids book–Blueberries for Sal. The only one we had to buy in hardcover twice because it was loved to pieces.

  • wienerhoneymooners Posted Saturday, 07/26/2014 4:03 am

    SO Cute!!!! I love the wee stars!!!

  • ~amy~ Posted Saturday, 07/26/2014 11:44 am

    super CUTE

  • Cornelia W Posted Saturday, 07/26/2014 1:30 pm

    Cute card! Enjoy your rest -it won't last long! My son ate a ton of dirt when he was little, somehow he liked it…..

  • Happy Dance Posted Sunday, 07/27/2014 12:50 am

    Sweet card, Melissa. Sounds like you're enjoying your vacation too. Yes, next year the little miss will try to chase after her big brothers and do everything they do. It will make for more lovely memories. My mom used to say that you had to eat a pound of dirt (or sand in dd's case) before you get old! Bev

  • Julene Matthews Posted Sunday, 07/27/2014 11:55 pm

    A perfect card for Casology.

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