CAN YOU CASE IT? #135 Back To School


The challenge this week from CYCI? is all about going back to school.  Last week I didn’t have a pet stamp and had to think outside the box a bit with my Lil Monster pet.  This week I don’t have any “school” stamps, so once again I had to put on my thinking cap. I love the card I came up with!

CYCI 135

This is the first year of my retirement from teaching, but I’ll still be a Trenton High School Tiger at Heart..    School colors are Orange and Black, thus the colors for my card.  My favorite part of this card is the embossed star.  I’ll explain how that was done later.  The stamp set I used is Party Girls (SS-0283).  I used this little party girl, with her megaphone, because she reminded me of a cheerleader.

Come one come all

Come one come all

I used FSJ’s Journey Color Splash watercolor pencils(JM-0078), to color the image.  They are so smooth and vibrant!! I used the Orange Rave Silk to put the drops of orange on the card. I tied a small bow with the Black Licorice Journey Twine and attached with an orange paperclip.  The sentiment “Don’t Let Your Dreams Be Dreams” is from our July Bloom Box. I used Orange Creamcicle (CS-0024), Black Licorice (CS-0003), and Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstocks.

My favorite part of this card is the embossed star.  I hope you can see the star behind the party girl.


cheer close

The pictures below show the steps on how to emboss with cutting dies.  I love this technique!!!!

First *Place dies so that the cutting blades are down.  Nest the dies you want to use, making sure they are spaced evenly.

*I use washi tape on the flat side of die to secure the dies so that they stay spaced the way I want.

spaced and taped

spaced and taped

*Layers for this technique are: Magnetic Platform, Rubber Mat, Card Stock, Star Die(cutting side down), and Cutting Plate.  Run that through the machine and it will come out with an embossed star.  See picture.

Emboss Layers

Emboss Layers

I hope you liked my Back to School card. Let me know what you think.

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It’s easy and fun to play along……Here’s how:  create your card, ave to your computer, post to a public board like pinterest if you don’t have a blog.  Go to CYCI?,  scroll all the way to the bottom of the post and click on link your image. Fill in the blanks, upload your card, and that’s it. EASY PEASY!!    🙂    Don’t forget to link your card back to the CYCI? page.

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Happy Stamping,


15 Responses to “CAN YOU CASE IT? #135 Back To School”

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  1. I NEED to try this embossing technique!!!!! Genius! Your cheerleader is great, Char!

  2. Eva Bussom says:

    WOw… adorable! Love how you did the layers of fun!

  3. Rose Packer says:

    Great idea – embossing with dies. Love the detail it gives for the background. Lovely card Char.

  4. kimlamos says:

    Char, I agree with you. My favorite part of your card is the embossed stars. Thanks for sharing.

  5. dystinee24 says:

    I love this card! The image is great, and the sentiment is even better! But I agree that my favorite part is the embossed star! I will definitely have to try that technique!

  6. Wynne says:

    Char…love it! and those layers are awesome! 🙂 Wynne

  7. Crystal says:

    Love it! I love the way you made the image pop over the embossed stars! Great idea!

  8. Jessie Knight Rone says:

    This is super fun! Love your cheerleader!

  9. Carol says:

    Just letting you know I’m checking you out. Ha I enjoy every visit

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