Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Papercraft Star 59


Papercraft Star has a back-to-school challenge theme this week.  Here is the picture for some inspiration - as always, you can use it if you choose, but I went a different route.  (and shame on me, since I chose the picture !!)

Normally I would jump at the chance to use all these gorgeous colors, and who doesn't look at a box of many crayons and think of the possibilities !  (you Copic people, you know EXACTLY what I mean !!)  But this is what I did instead...

I made a little "notebook", even found a paper ruler to stick into it.  I have saved those stickers for about a year and a half, just for this card, and even bought the paper in May, in Reno, anticipating a back-to-school challenge.  The Tim Holtz die, and the paper punch, all bought just for this card.  All the little detail paper from theHouseAcrosstheBay fit just perfectly.  So, I am guessing the total cost was about $30 for the card, lol.   It was so much fun to make !!  (I will make up for that price, right ??  right ??)

This week we are introducing our new design team members !  Jennifer of Ferrellgraph-x, and Anitra, of Stamping While They Sleep.  We are really excited to be expanding our little Papercraft Star Team.  We think you are going to like what you see !!

I am also entering this into the following challenges:
Craft your Passion - Snarky remarks (Yup Yup, mine is !)
The Crazy Challenge - Back to school
Snap Creations - Back to school
Party Time Tuesdays - Back to school
Use it Tuesday - Back to school, hoarded supplies
Die Cuttin Divas - Special teacher, die cuts (get out of bed is for teachers too !!)

Tags and background - theHouseAcrosstheBay
Cardstock - Reflections
Design Paper - Bo Bunny, TPC
Ink - Ranger Distress
Stickers - MAMBI
Clips - Tim Holtz
Die Cuts - Tim Holtz
Punch - EK Success 

Link up between now and Monday 6 am Eastern US at Papercraft Star - prizes AND fun !!  See you there. 



  1. Brilliant card Jan, love the lines! Would be perfect for some men, too, by the way :-) Love the hidden surprises in your card, super duper!

  2. I love the alphbet card series images. I should have used that for my own card. Now I'm jealous! hee hee! Great job, as usual. I am sure Rilly is sitting proud!

  3. Ahhh the queen of pockets has returned! :-) I agree with Ira, all the fun hidden stuff is great! Hinge clips, rulers, paper edges, and math (shiver)-----VERY schoolish. Great card!!

  4. What a super cute notebook! I would say it was money well spent!!!

  5. I am blown away by your card! Completely fabulous! I was nudging Parker out of bed this morning for school with the same sentiment ;)
    Kindest regards,

  6. And usually earlier than the students. Great card. I love the DP. Thanks for joining us at DCD. -Yvette

  7. What a cute project...glad you joined us at Use It Tuesday this week!

  8. What a stunning project. Love Tim Holtz. Thanks for joining us in DCD.


  9. Very unique card. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday- Haven UIT DT

  10. What a FUN card! Thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  11. Very cute, lots of detail! Thanks for playing along with Craft Your Passion this week!

  12. This is fabulous! I know what I'll be saying tomorrow morning as my boys go back to school. LOL! Thank you for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday. :)

  13. This notebook is gorgeous Jan! I love all the elements that you used on it. Wonderful work, thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  14. Fabulous card. Thanks so much for playing in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Back to school challenge!

  15. This is TOOOOO Cool!!! I just love your project.... You did such an amazing job..Thank you so much for sharing it with us this week at DCD!!!

    Die Cuttin Diva

  16. What a great notebook! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!!