Hello, Friends! Are you getting ready to go back to school? Already back in school? Either way, I have a super fun Back to School Ensemble to share with you today using fabulous Petaloo flowers and Graphic 45's ABC Primer Classic Edition.
This trio of vintage goodness includes a card, a mini album and a fun cork board to help you keep track of all those important dates.
I picked up this cork board some time ago at a yard sale. No one wanted it because it was sooooo ugly! It's amazing how a coat of black chalkboard paint, some fun papers and gorgeous Red Petaloo blooms can transform a cast off, isn't it? I doubled the thickness of the cork panels so that the cute little push pins would stay in. These Chantilly Petaloo Blossoms in Burgundy and Red match the ABC Primer papers so well. And I love the touch of vintage goodness that the Velvet Hydrangeas add, don't you? And do you spy that sweet little Darjeeling mini butterfly? Here are some close up shots so you can catch all the details.
Does your school have a teacher appreciation day? If so, why not make your child's teacher a pretty card as a way to break the ice?
I love to make easel cards because they display nicely on a desk.
Easel cards are simple to make. Build your card base to whatever size you choose. This one measures 4.25" x 5.5". Score the card front half way up; for this card, that would be at 2.75". Then crease along the score line, folding the bottom of the card front in toward the interior of the card base. Cut a second piece of cardstock to match the size of your card front. For this card, you would want it to measure 4.25" wide by 5.5" tall. Build your card design on this base, and then glue it to the bottom half of your scored and folded base. Adding a stopper on the interior of the card means that the card can stand on it's own.
Since I already had all my papers scattered all over the place, I decided to make a matching mini album. This is my own design, and it uses just 2 sheets of 8.5x11 cardstock. Although it only measures 4.25" x 6.25", it's loaded with pockets, pull outs, fold outs and even has a waterfall folio inside. It's the perfect spot to save photos from the upcoming school year.
Once again, I love the way these Petaloo flowers complement the papers.
Would you like to take a peek inside?
I created a short video tour of the album in case you want to see all the details.
Thanks so much for joining me here today! I hope you all have the best school year ever! Cherish the moments, write stuff down, take lots of pictures because the years fly by so fast!
Product Used in these Projects
Mini Butterflies x 8 Teastained Red SKU: 1486-101
Chantilly-Mixed Blooms x 6 Red/Burg. SKU: 1279-192
Chantilly-Velvet Hydrangeas Red SKU: 1272-192
Graphic 45 ABC Primer, Deluxe Collector's Edition
Graphic 45 Alpha Tags, ATC Alpha Tags
Black Plaid Ribbon
Red Burlap Striing
Novelty Buttons, Paper Clips