Monday, August 8, 2011

Enjoy Your First Day Back to School

 Happy Monday!
Even though my boys are way past the back to school age, I have noticed all the school supplies and clothing store specials and kiddos getting back to school haircuts and of course all the TV advertisements, so I decided to create a back to school card for the occasion.  It's for sale in my Etsy shop if you're interested. {SOLD}
I used a Peggy Loves Vintage image from believe it or not, one of her Santa collections.  This little girl is just adorable and when I saw her I immediately thought of using her in a back to school card. 
 I've been having fun using old book pages and this time I've created some really simple little flowers.  I cut strips of paper about an 1 1/2" wide and 4 1/2" long, crumpled them up length wise and then rolled and wrapped using hot glue till I got to the end.
This is a sentiment from one of The Cutting Cafe's sets called School Days.  There are several images and sentiments in this set. I've used mine several times now.
As you can see I used more of the book pages to create a background for the image.  The possibilities are endless when it comes to old book pages. They are so much fun!  If you haven't tried using old book pages on your cards yet, you just gotta getcha some to play with!

That's my back to school card for today. Thanks for dropping by to visit me.  Please come again, but until then, have a lovely day!  HUGS!

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28 comments:

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh how CUTE!!! Love that you used an image from a Christmas CD and those flowers are FANTASTIC!! Love it all, DeeDee!!! The papers are perfect, and the layout is awesome! Adorable!!!
hugs, Sharon

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, this is precious, DeeDeE! Just was thinkking today that I need to look for some old books besides my Dad's that I'm too emotionally attached to to rip up! The flowers are amazing and so is this whole vintage vibe. LOVE this. xxD

Kelly said...

It was been WAY to long since I have stopped by, I can't believe all that I have missed. This card is precious. I especially love what you did with the flowers. So creative!

Esther said...

Such a super sweet "back to school" card. I love theyour use of the old book pages, especially the roses you made with them!
Thanks for playing with us at CTO!

Jayne said...

What a super card.Love the image and the paper flowers you made.Thanks for joing us at CTO.
Jayne

Lori said...

This is adorable! Love that image and those wonderful flowers!

Mary said...

Great technique with the book pages, I'm going to have to try it. beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at CTO.

Yvonne said...

Super cute card!!! and it sold so quickly - AWESOME!!!

girlia said...

Beautiful!

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

I am in LOVE with this card- it is amazing! I am not even kidding- the layout, the colors, the images, the flowers, it is perfect and it took my breath away. Thanks for sharing it on CTO- Paper Panther http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

GiGi said...

What a beautiful card! I love the paper roses and girl image. Thanks for playing at CTO!

Laurie said...

So cute! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Cute card! That little girl is darling and I loved the rolled paper flowers. Good job!

Bunny Jean said...

That is just too cute for words. I have to go take a look around if you don't mind ;)

I host a party on Wednesdays that is a showcase for bloggers with less than 500 followers.... and I would like to invite you! (the linky is open now)

xoxo BunnyJean @ BunnyJean's Decor and More!
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Jessica said...

I'm totally in love with your card! The flowers are gorgeous, and the little girl is just perfect. She reminds me of the "See Jane Run" primers. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at CTO this week!

Jessica
CTO DT
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Jenni said...

Your card is so adorable!! I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!
Hugs, Jenni
http://mylollipopgarden.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Very pretty, love your flowers, they just flow right into the background paper, very nicely done, thanks for joining CTO!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love your sweet image with your fun sentiment and your embellishments are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love your card. Thanks for playing along at CTO
Sylvia
CTO DT

Regina Easter said...

hey deedee my love, this is so STINKIN cute...your the best..when are ya coming back to the cafe...I miss you.....I hope one of these years....(hugs)

Charlotte said...

Wow!! This is just an adorable card. I love the little girl. She is so cute. I like to use old books in different projects. This is fabulous.. I am going to make some of those flowers. The a beautiful.
Charlotte

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

Great card.. thanks for playing with us at CTO..

Ivette_DT

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

This is so cute! I found your blog at a blog party and am so happy to have found you. I would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

I look forward to blogging with you!

Crafting Misfit said...

Oh this is beautiful. I love the paper roses!

Thanks for joining us at CTO!
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
Celebrate the Occasion DTM
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Amy said...

Beautiful card!! I love your 'book-page' flowers and that precious image!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Celebrate The Occasion DTM

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is super adorable, DeeDee! I love everything about it :) Thanks for linking up to Point of View. I featured your card on my blog today...

http://www.gwennypenny.com/2011/09/point-of-view-features-and-theme-for.html

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi DeeDee. Just lovin' this card. It's so, so cute! I saw you over at gwennypenny. I'm your newest follower and subsciber.

Thanks for sharing the cuteness.
Hugs...Tracy :)

CSI girl said...

This is so cute! I hope you will link this up to The CSI Project starting tomorrow night. The challenge this week is Back to School. every week is a new challenge and winners! Also a great giveaway!
Come on over and see the tutorials.
www.thecsiproject.com

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