Monday, August 19, 2019

School is Cool!

Challenge #36 "Round and Round" is now up on the Double Trouble Blog. The challenge runs from Monday, August 19, through Sunday, September 1, 2019. We are partnering with the ladies at Joy of Sets #008, which uses a Tic Tac Toe grid and is open through Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

For Double Trouble #36, the requirements are:
Thing 1: Include something round in your design.
Thing 2: (optional) Link your card to the Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge #008 - but check their guidelines first.
Thing 3: (optional) Include anything related to school.

For The Joy of Sets #008, I used the third column: Circle, Embossing, School. (I used the debossed side of my embossed panel.)

Here are the details. The image was stamped and colored then fussy cut. I believe there is a coordinating die set to go with the stamps but I don't have them. The stack of books were die cut and colored. A panel of cardstock was adhered to the card base. A smaller white panel was texturized to look like brick using an embossing folder then trimmed with a scalloped edge taken from scrap ephemera. This was also adhered. Next, I added the focal image directly to the card while the book stack was placed using foam tape for dimension. The sentiment was stamped onto die cut circles. The inside was lined with white cardstock and a bit more ephemera.

The Design Teams are eager to see your creations at both challenges so be sure to visit our blogs and find out how to play along. You could win a prize from Double Trouble!    DTC#36 Blog    JOSTTT008 Blog

Stamps: Photoplay "School Days"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar; Xcel for alcohol markers
Die: Reasonable Dies "Book Stack", Gina K Stacking and Nesting Circles & Scalloped Circles
EF: Spellbinders (brick texture) debossed side
Misc.: Ephemera and foam tape from stash.


  1. What a sweet card! Love the design and your colors are perfect. :)

  2. Isn't she so sweet just devouring her huge stack of books!

  3. very cute card. love the little girl. thanks for joining us at JOSTTT

  4. What a great image - I love the whole design of your card - thanks for joining us at #JOSTTT008 this month - hope to see you again next month

  5. I love this cute card, those images are so lovely, the little girl reminds me of my daughter. It's been great joining up with you for this months challenge, thanks for playing along with our challenge at #JOSTTT008

  6. O M G that is adorable! Love the images and love your fun design!

  7. Love the little pile of books. Such a sweet card. Thanks for joining #JOSTTT008 challenge x

  8. Your coloring is impeccable! Love the embossed brick background, the paperclip and the stack of books!!! So many fun details. Thanks for participating in the #JOSTTT008 double challenge. :)