August 7, 2011

Recess! {PP#58 School Daze theme challenge}

Hi there everyone.  Today's post is for the Paper Players theme challenge #58 -  "School Daze" using the SU stamp set "Recess".  One of my favorite things to do on Sunday morning is to sit with my coffee and view what the new challenge will be on Paper Players blog. This worked out perfectly for me since I JUST made this card last night to send a little somethin' to help with my grandkid's school supplies. This card did not photograph as colorful as it is in person but here is my card.
I used a calypso coral cs base and stamped the a-b-c & hop-scotch background with Versamark then rounded the corners. However, until this very moment I didn't realize the hop-scotch was stamped upside down!  Oops {well I'm only in kindergarten!} 
The front has a strip of daffodil delight from the "Just Add Cake" DSP. The focal point is stamped on whisper white cs and colored with markers. The sentiment is from "Fabulous Phrase", then mounted on a wild wasabi scalloped circle which I dotted with a white gel pen then popped up with dimensionals. 
The inside BG is also stamped with "Recess" in Versamark (also upside down). The sentiment is stamped on another scallop circle and matted with wild wasabi then glued to the card. I also added a little hand written note on the reverse of the "Just Add Cake" DSP, then punch the edge with the Spiral punch {retired} and mounted to the opposite inside panel. I really wish this punch was still available because it fits perfect with the new 'school' themed stamp sets.
I finished the envelope with another of the images from "Recess".
Ding, Dong..... Done!
I'm pretty sure my granddaughters will like this card... but mom will like the check!
Hootie says " Hoot Hoot Hooray...Thanks for stopping by today!
Please leave a comment with your thoughts; I hope you will stop by again!"


Christy Q said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the interior, especially. Your attention to detail always floors me, Diane!

Nancy said...

So cute Di, sweet happiness indeed! I really like the scallop frame around the focal point & the addition of the gel dots to make it stand out. The inside is adorable as well, love the little note with the A+ stamp. Definitely fills the Paper Players theme challenge, good luck!

Lauri said...

How sweet!! What a wonderful gift for your granddaughter and her mom! I agree about that spiral punch too. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Pam~ said...

This is so cute! Can't believe it is already time for the kiddos to head back to school. This will bring a much needed smile to your grandchildren's faces. I'm sure they are not ready to head back to the books.

Nance said...

Cute card Diane! Love the colors and the Recess stamp--doesn't it make just say "WHEEEEE!" Love the background stamping too and the inside just as cute as the front. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Just adorable and perfect for a special note come the start of school. Thanks for sharing your creation with The Paper Players this week.

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Too cute, Di! I'm sure your granddaughter's will love it! I love it when I make a card and then find out that it fits a challenge perfectly :) Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Oh so cute, Diane! This set works perfectly with this theme! I LOVE the spiral edged note on the inside! You did a fabulous job with the theme I selected. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Karen said...

This is so cute Diane. I love the inside as much as the front of the card. I love the coral and the wasabi together...great colour combination. I am sure that your granddaughter will love the card as she heads back to school.

LeAnne said...

I wouldn't have noticed about the hopscotch, because this card is SO cute! Inside & out, just adorable!

Always Playing with Paper said...

I agree with LeAnne...I wouldn't have noticed either because it is just so darn cute! I have my new computer now and I can see your blog!!! Hooray!!! Thank you so much for joining us at the Paper Players Diane.

Anne Marie said...

Oh Diane!! This is so stinkin' FUN! What a fun card, so perfect for back to school! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week! Hugs! :)

Traci D said...

Hi, Diane! Cute, cute card!! I found your blog via a comment thread on Stampin' Connection. I am now following you. Just launched my first blog this week. Please visit me at:

Thank you!!


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