For my card, I used an embossed schoolhouse image I found in my stash. It's from "embossable designs" and I bought it years ago from qvc.
I stamped the welcome sentiment on the tree. It's from the "warm words" set by SU.
My card base is early espresso and I layered it with riding hood red cardstock and the striped dsp is from SU's story time" collection.
I added some ruler ribbon and used a MS border punch to complete my card.
This one is going off to my daughter-in-law in San Francisco who is a school teacher. I packed a box of goodies today and put the card in before I took a photo. So I had to remove tape to open it back up again to get the card (lol).
I am also adding this to the August fan Club gallery-central theme of "in the neighborhood" challenge. We have a high school in our neighborhood- although it's not a 1 room schoolhouse-but a rather pricey $90 million building.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 17503
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 2:17 PM
What a darling school card!! Your DIL will be honored to receive this card reminding her how special teachers are. I had to laugh about the package and having it sealed before including the card...lol! Had that happen :) I like the fun border treatments with the tape measure and the red punched edge.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11827
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 2:28 PM
Wonderful card Mary! Don't you just love it when you find things in your stash that are perfect for a challenge! That school house is so cute! Cool that it is embossed too! Great background papers and I love the ruler going up the side of your card! Super cute and Fantastic card for your daughter in law!
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Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Posts: 38634
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 6:10 PM
Oh Mary, this is about as sweet as a card can get! Love the twill, and the primary colors! So fun! Hugs....
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"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 16964
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 6:21 PM
super cute card you made for the challenge... My first school was a one room building housing grades 1 throught 8, so I can really appreciate this card... love the layout and the beautiful bg paper and the border punch... well done....