Sunday, August 26, 2012

Back to School! With a Ton of Techniques!

This card was for sure a labor of love! I used so many techniques it took me hours! I am super happy with how it came out!

Thank you to Frosted Design That posted this chipboard tutorial HERE that I used on my chipboard. I used some stamps from Docerela Creations and KI Memories, heat embossed and covered with Distress Crackle Paint rock candy and walnut stain distressed ink: 

I needed a quick tag so I used the back of the packaging that some school stickers came in, I finished it off with some Tim Holtz Reinforcements, walnut stain and The Twinery Cappuccino:

Once again I dug deep into my stash and went old school with some fun alphabet paper. DCWV Spring Stack 2009
Apple cut has hoarded from a swap back in 2010. I covered it in UTEE and added Martha Stewart Snow Glitter
Recess arrow, fussy cut, sanded and inked
Book worm from April showers, used my Gypsy to hide the face
Peachy Keen PK 754 Critter Faces. Glossy accents for the glasses
Lime Green Stickles
Border number sticker from TPC Studios
Apple Button

Entering into:
Scrappy Moms: Back to School

Crafty Creations: Gems and Twine

Cardz TV: Cutie Critters

Divas by Design: Anything Goes

Cute card Thursday: Bling it up

Crop Stop: Back to School

Frosted Design: Chipboard

Little Scrap Pieces: Make it Sparkle

Cricut Chirp: Labor of Love

Our Creative Corner: Recycle it + Green

Stampin' Sister in Christ: Punches, Dies or shapes

Creative Inspirations Paint: Back to School

DL Art: Link Party

I am behind on visiting, My Mom was in the hospital all week and thankfully was released Friday Night. I am slowly getting caught up and will be by to visit soon!
Happy Crafting!

Head Soloist at Cricut Chirp!

Cricut Chirp


  1. Wow! This is one of those cards that I have to look at for about 15 minutes just to see all the work that went into it! Just wonderful. Hope your mom is better soon!



  2. Oh I pray your mom is doing ok... I can see the love you put into this project - simple beautiful..hugs

  3. Beautiful!!! Gorgeous!!! Awesome!!! I love the technique you used on your chipboard! Thank you for sharing the link!

    Precious Hugs

  4. I hope you mom is well! That card is so lovely and beautiful!

  5. Fabulous card! Lots of technique and layers. Thanks for joining our CropStop Challenge!

  6. Wow this is a beautiful and fun card. Love that cute little worm. You can see all the labor that went into the card but like having a baby it is well worth it.

    Hugs Nana
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  7. Carri, just love all the details on this card! The apple button with the twine and the google eyes the worm adorable! then the vingage feel of the papers and the circle outstanding. Thanks so much for joining the LSP Challenge this week. Karen

  8. really love your card carrie so much details tfs

  9. I LOVE this card. The distressing that you did looks awesome. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at

  10. Sounds like you had lots of fun with this all the elements and work.I really love the glitter on apple.I will have to try some of these techniques some day.TFS

  11. So lovely Carrie! All your detailing on this card worked out perfectly...
    great and cute images.... love it!

  12. Your project looks great and good job on all those challenges!!

    Thanks for joining CCC

  13. What a cute little bookworm! thanks for playing with us at Creative INspirations Paints this week!

  14. Such a lovely card! I love all the recycled materials you have used on your card, the packaging, old school paper, recess arrow. Glad you got to use them. The Distress Crackle Paint technique looks fantastic. Thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner this week!

  15. Hi my dear friend! This is just a lovely school creation! We made it throughthenstorm .,. lOTS ofmwind and even more rain but overall we are quite blessed! Hugs to you!!

  16. So glad you enjoyed my tutorial at Frosted Designs! Your crackle chip board element came out great!
    Really cute card!

  17. This project gets an A from me! So many cute elements...LOVE your wee bookworm! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

  18. I hope your mom is doing much better, Carri. This is so awesome!! I love all the techniques you used and the bookworm is too cute!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  19. All your effort was well worth it, Carri! This card is FANTASTIC!!!

  20. Loving all the techniques that you used. I haven't used crackle before, but I should give it a try. Recyling for the tag...neat idea, but we need to use all the supplies we have bought lately. Looking to start doing some challenges with you again very soon.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  21. Wow, incredible!! Sometimes it's fun to spend forevery on one thing.....I love all the distressing & the glitter!!

  22. The hours you spent were not in vain this came out totally awesome.
    Keeping your mom in prayer - You to.

  23. Awesome card! Love every single detail.


  24. This is totally ADORABLE!!! I love love love love the apples and little worm!!!


  25. All the techniques and hours you put in are so well worth the outcome!!! This is absolutely amazing!!!

    Sending up "knee-mails" for your mom a speedy recovery!

  26. Love your card thanks for joining in at Divas By Design

  27. You go girl! GREAT technique on that chipboard! It looks FABULOUS!

  28. So wonderful! Love the distressing and great job on the tag and circle chipboard!

  29. If the intention when designing the card was to tell a story then you have succeeded, and I hope the recipient appreciates all the work that has gone into it. You have made a lovely unique card that should be kept, it is delightful.
    Thank you for joining us at OCC this week.

  30. This is just so charming. I really like your use of techniques-they really make it pop. Off to see more my sweet friend.
    So excited to be here, get caught up and in the process get some much needed inspiration.

  31. I love how your card came out, too! lol It's uber adorable! I love all your elements and that little bookwork is adorable! Love this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

  32. Great distressed embellies!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

  33. WOW! This turned out great! I am glad the tutorial at Frosted Designs was helpful! I hope you don't mind but I shared your card on the Frosted Designs Facebook Page!


  34. Oh Wow! What a fabulous card! I love all the techniques you used! I'm so glad your mom is out of the hospital too! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!

  35. Oh Wow! What a fabulous card! I love all the techniques you used! I'm so glad your mom is out of the hospital too! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!

  36. Super cute card! Love that apple and worm....adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  37. Adorable card. Thank you for joining the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge this week.

  38. Great card. The little bookworm is too cute. I would love to invite you to join us at The Lollipop Ladies if you are looking for a new challenge blog -

  39. So cute!! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)