Thursday, August 13, 2015

OSAT Blog Hop - Back to School

one stamp at a time
 
Welcome to the One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop for August - Back to School!  I love this group of paper crafters that get to together for this hop every month!  If you haven't seen the previous blog hops by this group I would encourage to go back and check them out.  I hope you enjoyed the marvelous projects in the previous blog.

I cannot believe it is already back to school time!  In our area the kids actually go back to school today.  We don't have any kids in our house, so my niece & nephew going back to school inspired me this month.  I decided to make a card & project that could be used by a teacher, to give to a teacher, or even at home.


school card & large clothespin

The Stampin' Up! Whisper White craft ink was used to mimic chalk on a chalkboard on the card.  The letters are from the Larger Than Life Stampin' Up! stamp set.  They are my favorite letters to use for cards and banners.  The new & marvelous tree builder punch was used for the apples after stamping them from the new Stampin' Up! fundraising stamp set for Ronald McDonald House called Sprinkles of Life. The sentiment is from the Endless Thanks stamp set and fussy cut out to adhere to the card.  Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight were the color scheme for both the card & large clothespin project.


 Further detail of the apples in Real Red.


I have recently really had a fun time making these large clothespins.  You can find them at most any big box large craft store for just a few bucks.  They are simple to make with just a bit of mod podge to adhere the paper to the wooden clothespin.  I then put a layer of the mod podge over the paper, let it dry, and repeated to have three layers.  My idea was to make one for each of the kids in a classroom, home, etc. as these can be personalized with the Stampin' Up! alphabet rotary stamp.  These can be used to display a school photo of the child.  Enjoy my college graduation photo!  :) 


I hope you have enjoyed my back to school card & project!  I hope you have fun continuing through the rest of the blogs on our hop!  The next one up is my friend, Tina

http://www.tinascropshop.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school.html

James Weber -- http://stampinstud.blogspot.com/2015/08/OSAT-Aug.html
Holly Stene -- http://hollyshobbs.blogspot.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school.html
Ginger Pelfrey -- http://wp.me/p4rPB3-1x
Elizabeth Jeanne -- http://craftsbyhappystamper.com/2015/08/13/back-to-school-osat-blog-hop/
Wynne Grob -- http://cropsscissorspaper.blogspot.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school.html
Marisa Gunn -- http://dzinesbymeg.typepad.com/dzines_by_meg/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school-in-august.html
Kim Smith -- http://craftingbuddy.blogspot.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school.html
Lori Mueller -- http://www.stampindreams.com/my-blog/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-its-back-to-school-in-august.html
You are here ----> Megan Thompson -- http://meganttstamps.blogspot.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school.html
Tina Riddle -- http://www.tinascropshop.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school.html
Andrea Pancrazio -- http://www.andreascardshop.com/new-blog-avenue/osatbloghopbacktoschool
Andrea Tracy-Tucker -- http://onestampinmothertucker.blogspot.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hoppers-back-to-school.html
Martie Pollard -- https://martie-pollard.squarespace.com/welcome/2015/8/11/osat-back-to-school
Diane Squires -- http://stampandembellish.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school/ 

Maggie Mata -- http://www.maggiemadecards.com/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school/
Eva Bussom - http://evascardsandthings.evabussom.com/2015/08/osat-blog-hop-back-to-school.html
Justin Krieger -- http://jkcardsonline.com/


Here's more details for the card....


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Here's more details for the large clothespin project (non-SU: large clothespin, mod podge, foam brush)....


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

24 comments:

  1. Everytime I see those huge clothespins, I think I need to make one! I am going right now to search for them and order some!!! I just think they are so cute and they would make great card holders for my events!

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    1. Andrea - Thanks! They are great & it has been fun (and easy to make them)!

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  2. Love the use of the tree punch to make apples! And the chalkboard look is great!

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    1. Thanks Holly! Love that new tree punch that I just recently got from SU!

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  3. I'm like you, no young children anymore, but your project/card brought back so many memories when my son was a little boy. I absolutely love the tiny little apples.

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    1. Thanks Maggie! My brain is spinning with ideas for the apples for this fall. :)

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  4. Super Cute chalkboard card, and that clothes pin super duper cute!

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    1. Thanks Eva! These were fun to make!

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  5. I love the chalk board!!! Where do you find the jumbo clothes pin!?

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    1. Andrea - thanks! I found mine at Michaels, but I think Joann's & Hobby Lobby carries them. Good thing to pick-up when there's a % off your entire purchase.

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    1. Thanks Wynne! They were fun to make! :)

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  7. beautiful card! i love it! i need to get that set!

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  8. Very cute! I love all the projects everyone have came up with!

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  9. Two gifts that any teacher would love. The card is so cute and could easily be displayed. But the jumbo clothes pin is my favorite!

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    1. Thanks Diane...the clothespins are so fun & easy to make! I think I might have to make more. :)

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  10. Love the chalkboard card! That clothespin is super cute!

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  11. i personally have not seen the oversized clothespin before and need to case this! incorporating the chalkboard was brilliant! my favorite part are the little apples - adorable

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  12. Very cute, love those little red apples and the large clothes pin for displaying a picture!

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  13. Wow...love your chalkboard card and the photo holder! Those little tiny apples are so cute! Great job with our theme.

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