Stampin’ Up! Back to School Ridiculously Awesome Card

This year we’ve decided to homeschool our kids.  Lots went into this decision, but we’re pretty excited for the year ahead!

Each year for the kids’ first day of school I always put a handmade card in their lunch box.  I like to think it’s a surprise, but I’ve done it for so long, I don’t think they’re very surprised anymore.

Although this year I didn’t put their card in a lunch box, I did put it next to their school books.  When they went to grab their books this morning for our first day of school, I think, for the first time in a long time, they were surprised.

Maybe they thought because we were homeschooling, they wouldn’t get a card, but this mama wouldn’t skip a year, not even if it’s at home.

Their three cards all used the same layout, but different colors.
For my girl who loves blue…

My card starts off with Misty Moonlight cardstock which I embossed using the Dainty Diamonds Embossing Folder.

I stamped the sentiment and lines from the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink.  I cut this out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies and matted it on Coastal Cabana cardstock.

I used the Stitched Stars Dies to cut out starburst from Coastal Cabana cardstock and two stars from a Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper pattern.  To make the starburst fit the entire width of the card, I snipped it and hid the seam behind the sentiment.

I then used the same layout, but used Coastal Cabana and Poppy Parade for my girl who loves red…

And for my boy, I used Poppy Parade and Misty Moonlight…

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Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Sunday Stamps Challenge.


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5 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Back to School Ridiculously Awesome Card

  1. You are the best mama! I wish I could be one of your kids 🙂 Love all three of your creations and glad they were surprised. Happy home schooling and good luck in the challenge.

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  2. Wow, great way to kick off the school start – good luck with the home-schooling! Love your take on our sketch, and your bold colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  3. Great that you made cards for your kiddos. I did the same thing too- and wasn’t sure if they really enjoyed them as much as me giving them. lol I hope your kiddos are doing well, and of course you too! Hugs to you and thanks for playing at Sunday Stamps! Jaimie!

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