Friday, September 2, 2011

September 2011 Release Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of our September release. If you are just joining us, be sure to check out day 1 here. Today we are continuing to focus on Class Act and Design Basics: Classroom Backgrounds. Yesterday's projects showed how great these sets were for your school themed projects. Today, I wanted to show you how easily they can go beyond school for everyday use.

This first card pairs the ice cream cones from Pile It On and the matching Pile It On Die with our featured sets. Class Act comes with several options for building custom journaling cards. Here, I've used just the border. Quick Tip: I started with a 2 3/8" x 3 3/8" rectangle. I then used a 1/4" corner rounder on the corners. The journaling card images fit nicely without any extra fuss.

This is a great starting point for creating flash cards. Which is the direction I took for a 3rd birthday card.

The label and sentiment was added using A Pocketful which I will introduce to you tomorrow. ;o) (Side Note: The boys always pick out their favorite projects, and this one happened to be Carter's favorite.)

Now, lets take it off in another direction entirely! Up next, my husband's favorite. I figured it was time that I started incorporating some warmer fall colors into my projects. And though I'm not usually a fan of the fall hues, I quite like it when you add a little blue to it.

Yesterday, I mentioned that Class Act included options for a vertical or horizontally oriented journaling card. I showed you the horizontal version yesterday, now here is one option for the vertical. Again, I started by stamping just the border.

Then I added the vertical numbered list. All that was left now, was to add my title, I chose "My Favorites" for this card.

I stamped "You" from Spring Post as my favorite, and added some foliage and a bird, both from Love Birds. I layered this over an envelope cut from paper from For The Record (Echo Park) using the Vintage Envelope Die and wrapped the bundle with twine.

Would you like to win Class Act and Design Basics: Classroom Backgrounds? Leave me a comment by 11:59 PM EST September 2nd to enter for a chance. I will select one random winner from all comments from Sept. 1st-2nd. Winners will be posted here.

Don't forget, the Design Team will be joining in with more inspiration using these sets starting on the 5th! Thanks for joining me today, and be sure to stop in again tomorrow for a look at another new set and matching die, as well as more chances to win!

Project Supplies

Sweet Birthday Girl
Stamps: Class Act, Design Basics: Classroom Backgrounds, A Pocketful, Pile It On
Ink: Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Purely Pomegranite (Stampin' Up!); Fresh Snow, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: White, Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: A Walk in the Park (Echo Park)
Other: Pile It On Die (Wplus9); Cricket; Corner Chomper; Scalloped Border punch (Stampin' Up!); button and twine (Papertrey Ink)

My Favorites
Stamps: Class Act, Spring Post, Love Birds (Wplus9)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Dusty Durango, Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up!); Tea Dye, Antique Line (Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger)
Cardstock: Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Mischievous (My Mind's Eye); For The Record (Echo park)
Other: Doily (Wilton); Vintage Envelope Die (Wplus9); buttons and twine (Papertrey Ink)


30 comments:

  1. This whole flash card craze is so fun! What a great set(s) to use! I love your ice cream card Dawn!

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  2. What a great set, it makes me realize how many OTHER sets I need...

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  3. Love both of your cards. Class Act and Design Basics: Classroom Backgrounds is so versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. Would like??? I would LOVE!!!! They look awesome and soo useful - thanks so much for the chance!

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  5. Beautiful cards and I just love the new release. I love that you can stamp the journaling cards vertical or horizontal.

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  6. You are just rocking these stamps! I love your samples today and "My Favorites" card is surely my favorite. I love to own this awesome set :)

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  7. I love the journaling card idea and how much it adds to the design of the card!

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  8. Oh...I can't wait to see the whole flash card set...super fun!

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  9. *Totally* love those DIY journaling cards ;)
    Thanks for the inspiration, and chance to win, Rx

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  10. I love the flash card idea! It's perfect for kids b-day's, an area that I am lacking!!!

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  11. I love the idea of a flashcard stamp...so cool!

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  12. I love how you show the versatility of the sets - more ideas for your money which is all good!

    Penny

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  13. Fabulous! I can't decide which card I like the best!

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  14. SO cute! I love the idea of mixing and matching elements for journaling cards! I just love the My Favorites card you created with the envelope and bird. Love these elements together all tied up with string. These are fantastic projects Dawn!

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  15. I LOVE the idea of making my own journaling cards! So perfect for focal images on cards as well as scrapbooking. It's great to see your school-themed sets are so versatile for other occasions. I especially love your second card with all of the beautiful layers!

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  16. Oh Dawn, these projects are FABULOUS, just fabulous! I love the colors and that flashcard idea.

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  17. Love both of your cards!! That die and stamp are so cutE!!

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  18. This is a very nice and elegant set for journaling and so much more. Well done.

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  19. Love the variety of styles you used for your lovely cards--the border and numbered list can be use in so many ways! Flash cards are always so fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. I am really excited about this stamp set. I have steered clear of School theme paper and stamps because I started home schooling and felt that I would have no need to do Thank you cards for tachers and such but now that I started scrapbooking I have realized that I need school theme stamps at least to have more fun documenting about our school and past school first days of school, back to school and all that. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  21. Love the ice cream! And can you believe I don't own any kind of ice cream set? This would be fab to win. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Great cards--thanks for showing how to use this set for non school theme projects.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  23. LOVE these, and the way you've coordinated them so perfectly with past stamps sets is absolutely fabulous!

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  24. LOVE the projects and stamps!!

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  25. GORGEOUS projects, Dawn!!! This set looks AMAZING and SO versatile!!!!

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  26. These are gorgeous samples, Dawn! Love them!!

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  27. Looking forward to the design team projects!

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  28. This is brilliant!! AND something I am definitely lacking in my collection! Can't wait!!
    Robin

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  29. Dear Dawn,
    I Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, do I love your art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind. You make so wonderful and lovely works! I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!!
    Many warm Hugs from Marina from Germany
    I invited you gently to visit my creative Website: Bettyscardsandpaperdesign.com

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