Make It Monday #178: Back to School Easel Card

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello there! This week I am participating in Papertrey Ink's MIM #178: Back to School Easel Card. I think this idea is so creative and fun. It was my first time die cutting both the front and back of a card. I got it a little off center but in an effort to not waste my better card stock I decided to not worry about it.

I started out with chocolate brown card stock for my card base and ran it through my Big Shot twice to get the cuts for the easel. I then cut a square out of dark grey card stock for the chalk board. I ran a white pigment ink pad around each side and smoothed it out with my finger. 

For the center of the chalkboard I die cut a small circle and stamped lines and my sentiment. Above that I adhered a larger circle with an alphabet border. For the apple I used the same ink I used around the chalkboard. To get it the way I wanted it I stamped it twice on a spare sheet of card stock before stamping it on the chalkboard. I tied a piece of red and white twine around the card to finish it off. 

Thank you for coming by! I had so much fun with this week's MIM!

My Supplies:
Stamps: PTI Tag-Its #6
Dies: Sizzix circle dies, Sizzix frame die
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, PTI Smokey Shadow
Ink: Color Box White Pigment Ink, PTI Pure Poppy, PTI True Black


  1. Love the die cut Jenelle! So striking with the red/white accents.

  2. Your card is great! Love the bulls eye focal point.

  3. Very cute! I really like the baker's twine. It just gives your card that extra special touch.


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