Welcome to Make My Monday card challenge # 182!  Our host, Dawn, chose a back 2 school theme for this time around.  When you are finished here, I hope you will visit the challenge website and see what the rest of the design team members created.  I can’t wait to see your interpretation of our challenge, especially since mine needs some explaining!

Here’s my card:


Here’s my explanation on why this card goes with back 2 school:

Two years ago, during the summer of COVID, my daughter moved to Northern California in wine country to teach there.  About a month ago, she moved from gorgeous wine country to San Francisco to start a new teaching position there.  She’s always loved that city, and is thrilled with this new adventure.  I created this card for her to celebrate her start of a new school year in a new city.  So, you see, this card is for her own back 2 school.


Easy Peasy Card:

  • It took me longer to decide which colors to use than it did to create this clean-and-simple card. I simply let the DSP (designer series paper) do all the work. I didn’t even add any bling because I wanted the card to be all about the DSP.
  • The Merry Merlot base measures 4-1/4 by 11 inches, scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • I used this stunning piece of DSP, which I trimmed down to 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a coordinating piece of the DSP to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Then, I punched a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal, which I ran through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
  • I trimmed the white cardstock for the inside of the card to 5-1/4 by 4 inches and used a scrap piece for the sentiment banner.
  • Both sentiments come from the Color and Contour photopolymer stamp set, as does the floral spray I used for the inside and the front of the envelope. I stamped the sentiments and outlines for the floral sprays using Merry Merlot ink. Then, I stamped the flowers using Polished Pink ink.
  • After cropping the front sentiment using the smallest deckled rectangle die, I added mini-dimensionals on the underside of it. I wanted to have the sentiment rectangle stand out from the white parts of the background. Therefore, I outlined it using my Granny Apple Green Stamping Write Marker.
  • I wrapped a length of Polished Pink open-weave ribbon around the DSP and tie it in a bow.
  • Then, I adhered the sentiment over the ribbon.
  • Finally, I adhered the front and inside panels of the card using multipurpose liquid adhesive.
  • With that, I’d finished this quick and easy, clean and simple coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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