Sunday, August 28, 2011

Challenges Entry: Top of the Class Card

I've been having a lot of fun lately with The Creative Pointe's new SVG file set called "School Set".  Cindy's put together a great collection of back-to-school images that you can purchase from either Cut and Create or TKO Scraps

One thing that I want to point out on the "School Set" images above...
Because this is an SVG file set and not a cutter cartrige, well, number one, it's a heck of a lot CHEAPER!!  But, my real point is that you can actually use just the pencil or just the "Back to School" wording, or use them together as shown.  Also, if you want a long, thin pencil, you can do that too!  SVG (scalable vector graphic) files are just that versatile!

A Few Details:
  • On my Top of the Class card, I've again combined my "School Girl" digital stamp with a cut image (using the CP School Set, Sure-Cuts-A-Lot and my Cricut).  This time, I've stood her on a stack of school books.  I love that the spines have been left open so that you can write your own subjects or sentiment, like I did here. 
  • I embossed the background with the Tim Holtz notebook texture fade, brought out the embossing with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and distressed the edges even more with Aged Mahogany Distress Stain. 
  •  A strip of primitive alphabet pattern paper (a new sheet!...I cut into a new sheet!), some Papertrey Ink button twine, and of course, a button, finish things off. 

The Challenges:

: SU! cardstock ‘Ruby Red’, ‘Basic Black’; Be Inspired; Daisy D’s; PTI cardstock ‘Kraft’
Image: ‘School Girl’ digital stamp by Paper Squirrel
SVG: ‘School Set’ by The Creative Pointe
Inks: DI ‘Vintage Photo’, ‘Old Paper’; Distress Stain ‘Aged Mahogany’; Martha Stewart craft markers; Le Pen ‘Brown’; Glaze Pen ‘White’
Embellishments: PTI rustic button twine; button; TH Texture Fade ‘Notebook’

Tools: scallop scissors; 3M foam tape;  glue dots; Texture Boutique; SCAL; Cricut Expression; ink jet printer; foam ink blending tool


  1. Very cool card. Love with the embossing.

  2. Love the embossed background and the way the girl is on "top" of her books!
    I'm so glad you joined us at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,

  3. I really really love this ! I am a big SVG gal myself, never bought even one cartridge, just the George that came with my Cricut. I have looked at that TH folder, now I want it !! Great card. We are so glad you played along this week at Papercraft Star - hope to see more of your talent !

  4. Great card! I love the books. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

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


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