This is a Back To School card with an apple for the teacher.  Except teachers probably deserve an entire basket full!


Stampin' Up!, Cheerful Basket, Charming Sentiments, Sentiment Silhouette, Gingham Cottage, Jackie Beers


This card is for the Make My Monday Blog Challenge.  Please click on the link and see what the other design team members have made for their version of Back To School.  And you can submit your own card to the challenge also.



Two weeks ago the InKing Royalty Blog Hop’s theme was Back to School.  It took some mixing and matching to make a card that fit the title.  Now here is another challenge for the same type card!  This one I came out a little easier on.  The wonderful Cheerful Basket stamp set came to the rescue.  There are a variety of fillings for this sweet little basket.  And the apples seemed to fit the bill.  However, I will admit to getting the idea from that last hop where someone used apples!

The basket is stamped using Soft Suede Ink and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  While the apples are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Real Red and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends.  For the sentiment, I went with the wonderful Charming Sentiments Bundle.  It is a stamp set of fun sentiments with matching Dies.  The Dies cut just around the sentiments so it appears as if you fussy cut it.

Paper and Colors

Of course the apples are the starring role of this card so it makes sense to do Real Red for the card.  The gorgeous Gingham pattern is from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series paper.  This piece has larger red and white check on the back side.  But I thought this piece was perfect with the two shades of red.  By adding the layer of White between the DSP and card base it helps to make the DSP pop. The old olive ribbon helps to pull the leaves out a bit as they are small and somewhat hidden.  Plus it breaks up all of the red.

Card layout

This card would qualify as a Fun Fold.  It has an offset gate fold look.  Doing the Fun Fold was a way to break up the DSP and add some more depth to the card.  Here is a look at the open card.



It may not show well, but the top section is quite a bit larger than the bottom.  And this card could be made as a portrait layout using the same measurements.  The card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 1 1/2 and 5 3/4.  For the White layers, the bottom section is cut 1 1/4 X 5 1/4 and the top is cut to 2 1/2 X 5 1/4.  The DSP layers are 1 X 5 and 2 1/4 X 5.

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