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Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to School Charlotte Reads a Book Card

Created this Back to School Card using a digi, Charlotte reads a book, I selected from winning a challenge at Milk Coffee Cards. My Daughter that is a Junior in college studying Art Animation & Illustration likes to read so I'll be
sending the card to her.

Printed the digi on flesh colored cardstock & golden yellow cardstock. Cut the golden yellow part of the digi that was the hair and paper pieced it over the flesh cardstock. Colored the digi using Crayola Pencil Colors (Yellow) and Sharpie markers (red & green). Added white enamel accents (lace of dress).

Used white cardstock as base of card and red gingham scrapbbok paper as border. Added school theme ribbon. 

Used Fancy Frames Cricut cartridge that I found wonderful for matting frames. I did have to try some different sizes before I got it to fit what mine. The interior part is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and the matting frame I cut was 5 3/4"

Photographed the card with a book that my Daughter put on her Christmas/Birthday Wish List.

Before framing:

After framing:

Crayola pencil colors: yellow
Cricut cartridge: Fancy Frames 5 3/4" Fram2Lr
digi: Milk Coffee Charlotte reads a book
enamel accents: white (dress lace)
5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Base white cardstock
the Paper Studio Red Gingham
the Paper Company cardstock - flesh (skin) & golden yellow (hair)
Sharpie markers: green, red
ribbon: the Paper Studio school
stamp: Mark's Finest Papers Lesson Learned  - sentiment - TEACH LEARN

Entering this into the following challenges: 

Card Makin Mamas Ch Hearts my Hearts are on the ribbon & digi in her hair 8/31-9/13
Crafting for All Seasons Ch35 School Days/For a Child lim3 1st 9/5-17
Crafty Creations Ch186 Back to School lim2 1st 9/5-11
Dis Digi Designs Ch Back to School lim3 1st 8/31-9/14
Friends of Speedy TV Ch36 Back to School 9/3-9
Hiding in My Craftroom HIMCR61 Color Ch: More Mustard, Cajun Craze & Garden Green unlim 9/1-7
Jellypark Ch All About the Children lim2 1st 9/7-19
Little Red Wagon Back to School 9/5
Love to Create Ch31 Back to School 9/3
Milk Coffee Ch Back to School lim3 2nd 8/30-9/11
One Stitch At A Time Ch129 Use a Digi lim3nonSBDS 1stnonSBDS 9/2-8 
Pan Pastel Ch34 All About Stripes my stripes are the red gingham 9/2-7
Papercraft Star Ch111 Something girly 9/5-9
Paper Playtime Ch83 Gingham + Die Cut or Punch 9/3-14
Party Time Tues PTT84 Teacher Insp Cards & Gifts unlim 9/4-11
Reasonable Ribbon RRRCh55 Back to School & Ribbon unlim 9/1-12
Simon Says Stamp Put a Stamp on it unlim the sentiment is not a digi 9/5-12  
Stamped Blessings Amusing Ch Markers 9/2-9
Tues Alchemy Ch30 Anything Goes unlim 9/4-10
Tues Throwdown TT114 Back to Books 9/4-10
Twisted Tues 2TC22 Labor of Love Make something w/ one you love in mind + lots of color lim3 3rd 9/4-9 


  1. Great card. I like the paper,image and ribbon used. Have a great weekend:)

    1. Judy,
      I'm not able to comment n your blog. Blogger is being slow at loading & other things. Like your fans you creted for your daughter's party.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Very cute little image of the girl reading. Pretty card.

  3. cute card and image and I love that ribbon-thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week
    Carol DT x

  4. Such a lovely card Melissa.

    Just letting you know that you are one of the freatured artists from my last anything goes challenge :),

  5. Such a lovely card, Melissa, so sweet! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Papercraft Star for the "something girly" challenge.

  6. Darling card Melissa. Love the sweet bow next too the cute image. Magnificent job!
    Jessica S
    I sent you an email regarding Chriss's birthday hop!

  7. Awww...This is so sweet! Lovely image and sweet details!Thanks for joining us over at Tuesday Alchemy This week! Good luck!Hugs and sunshine!

  8. Very cute.Your daughter will treasure this forever.Love the ribbon and the colors.Thanks for joining us at Milkcoffee stamps back to school challenge.

  9. Lovely work here ... so sweet . Very pretty indeed. Thanks for joining us in the PanPastel challenge xx

  10. Awesome cards! I like the ribbon used. Thanks for sharing and joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  11. This is adorable ... such a sweet card ... many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star

  12. SuzARTe, I'm not able to access your site and not able to reply on your comment either.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  13. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel uk this week it's a really pretty make.

    Kerry DT Leader

  14. This is a super sweet card Melissa! I'll bet your daughter will adore it!

  15. Really cute card! Thanks for entering the RRR challenge!

  16. This is great, thanks for playing along at CFAS xx Jan

  17. Love you card. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  18. Great 'back to school' card, Melissa. I always love gingham paper and your ribbom is just the ticket. Thanks for playing with FOSTV this week.

  19. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

  20. Awww, that's darling. I love the ribbon. Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

  21. I love it. Reading is so fun. I bet she's really enjoying that book. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  22. What a sweet card!

    Thank you for joining the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

  23. How sweet, love the ribbon. It looks awesome framed! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

  24. I love the look you got with those deep, rich colors! Thanks for playing at Party Time Tuesdays!

  25. Oh what a wonderful card, love the stamp you've used.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.>

  26. Darling project - love the cute image and LOVE your fab trim! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations CHallenges! bx

  27. Cute card :) thanks for joining MilkCoffee challenges this time.
    hugs Ria

  28. Adorable creation, thanks so much for playing at MILKCOFFEE and DI'S DIGIS this time:)

  29. Great card love the ribbon x
    Thanks for playing along with us at Jellypark this week & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  30. Adorable! Thanks for playing along with CMM!