Back To School

100_4879It seems like schools are starting earlier and earlier every year, but growing up it was tradition to wait until the day after Labor Day to begin. I suppose I’ll always think of September as “back to school” month, even though many of them begin in August now.

100_4871-horzBefore I share how I put this card together, I want to share a mini tutorial for stamping with your embossing folders. I used this technique to create the notebook page your see on the card above.

  1. Ink up the raised part of your embossing folder with your choice of ink
  2. Gently lay your cardstock overtop (be careful not to smear the ink)
  3. Close your folder and press using a brayer

Note: Remember that your image will stamp reversed from what you see – most of the time it doesn’t matter, but occasionally it may

6Here’s how I put this card together

4I’d love to see your “back to school” creations, so stop by the CURRENT CHALLENGE and link up any project that uses some products from the companies Cropstop carries in the store! I hope to see your beautiful work in the gallery this month!

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3 Responses to Back To School

  1. Love the vintage look to this. Also thank you for the link to the vintage flashcards; there are some adorable downloads on that site. This tabbed journal die is awesome and can be used on so many things. I can’t believe it’s on sale too!

  2. Gail Scott says:

    Totally adorable! May have to lift this! TFS

  3. This is so cool, I am trying to think if I ever stamped with my folder and not embossed too, such a fabulous back to school card!!

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