Hello friends!! Tuesday has rolled around and that means time for a brand new CASology challenge!! In some parts of the US school has already started, but here in my area of Western Washington school starts on Wednesday, September 4th. So with school in full swing our cue word this week is appropriately... apple! And our guest designer this week is the very talented Sandie!! All the details can be found here on the CASology blog.
After my little break last week I was ready to dive right into this week's challenge and knew exactly what I was going to be making. I really like it when that happens because honestly I often struggle with the cue words! Anywhoo... I have this lovely teacher themed set from Verve called "Teachers Count". The set also has a cute little set of coordinating apple dies. I die cut the apples and then stamped them with the corresponding apple and leaf images. The little banner was die cut using another Verve die from the "Flag It" set and stamped with the sentiment. Before arranging all the pieces on the card stock piece I ran the cardstock through my Big Shot with a piece of burlap to create the texture. I know that a certain stamp company came out with a burlap coverplate recently, but honestly if you have a piece of burlap you can create a nice subtle texture on your cardstock for a lot less! All the pieces were attached and then little bits of twine were tied in bows and adhered to the apples. A very simple, but classic CAS layout. I'm going to pop this card into the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Back to School.
Thanks for stopping by...I cannot wait to see what fun "apple" ideas all you super talented paper crafters come up with for this challenge!! In the meantime make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the design team: Melissa, Judy, Meghan, Ardyth, Gillian, Maureen, Kimberly, Jen and Tracey and our guest designer, Sandie