Back To School

I am honored to be a Guest Designer today over at Use it Tuesday! The challenge theme this week is All About School.  You are encouraged to use up your stash in their challenges.  I dug out some really oldies as well as an upcoming Stamp of the Month for my card.  My card is based on the sketch challenge this week at Retro Sketches.  Here is the original sketch-


The really old items from my stash are the printed ribbon and the argyle embossing folder.  The ribbon was retired many years ago by Close To My Heart, I felt it was a perfect fit for my school based card.  Not sure how long the argyle embossing folder has been hanging around gathering dust.  I am sure ever since Provocraft released it!  One of those things you think you have to have......but there is sat, still in its original packaging.  A clean and simple card with a pop of red.  The stamp set is the only "new" item on my card.  The stamp is part of the upcoming December Stamp of the Month. I layered the apple and banner to give a little more dimension to my card.  Hard to tell from the pic, but I added a bit of twine string for the stem of the apple.  Many of your regulars will guess where that bit of twine came from...............my burlap of course!  I never throw any of it away!  The little bits are great for threading buttons and adding embellishments to  your creations.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:



S1212 Year Round Cheer
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
Z2502 Enchantment Pigment Inks
Z2105 Black Ink
Z1760 Burlap Ribbon
Retired Red Ribbon
Argyle Embossing Folder-Provocraft
Circle Stax Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges: 
CASology-School 
Catch The Bug - Picture inspiration 
Catered Crop - White 
Creative Mondays -Food 
Eureka StampsBack to School 
Paper Pretties -Anything Goes 
Platypus Creek Digitals -Back to School 
The Pink Elephant -Back to School  
There She Goes -Back to School


Thanks for stopping by!

29 comments

  1. You were right to enter this card in so many challenges. It's a real winner! :-)

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  2. Fun layout for this CAS card! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  3. Allis! I want to hit lovelovelove for this!

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  4. LOVE all that gorgeous, textured white, Allisa! Wow! That alphabet ribbon really caught my eye too! Beautiful CAS card! :) Thanks for joining us again at CASology!

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  5. Simply Beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps Challenge! Please Come back and play with us again really soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  6. So pretty, crisp, and clean. The bits of red really pop off the card. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug!

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  7. Just adorable! I love, love, love that background! Thanks for playing along with us at our first Eureka challenge!!

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  8. Wow is this CUTE! thanks for playing this week with Eureka!

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  9. Your card is awesome. Love the simplicity of the card...thank you for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

    Carolyn PCD DT

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  10. Awesome take on the challenge, Allisa, and so timely right now!!

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  11. Red and white are always a striking combo and when your throw in the great embossing you've got one awesome card. :) Hugs!

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  12. Absolutely love your card! Thanks for joining us in the Eureka! Stamps Challenge! Good luck!

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  13. What an absolutely fantastic card-- wonderful take on the sketch! I am so glad you joined us at Eureka Stamps for our challenge!

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  14. I love this card! It's so simply cute! Thanks for guest designing at Use It Tuesday!

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  15. This is stunning, I love it! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps;)

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  16. Alissa I love the texture of your background, fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  17. Great school-themed card, and I love the red and white colour scheme.

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  18. I love this card! So CAS and the embossing folder is perfect for this! :)

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  19. Love the argyle embossing folder! Your card is simple yet amazing!

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  20. great texture! love you fun card:)

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  21. That embossed layer is fantastic and I love the little alphabet strip across the top! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  22. Lovely card, so simple yet so stunning. Katie - DT Member for Eureka Stamps

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  23. Very cute card, love the clean and simple just awesome! thanks for playing along with us At Catch the Bug hope you will be joining us again very soon!

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  24. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Photo Inspiration Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
    TFS
    Paul
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

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  25. Allisa this is just perfect for the sketch! I love that argyle background! Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches!

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  26. I love how clean and simple and totally cute this is!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps.
    We hope you'll join us again for today's new challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min

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  27. Great interpretation of the theme - I hope you'll link up with 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/08/52-card-pickup-week-33.html

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  28. Great CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Platypus Creek Digitals.

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