Thursday, August 30, 2012

CFC68 - Scootin' off to school

Happy Friday, everybody!  Today I'm heading up to Phoenix to go to Hobby Lobby (for the second time this week - didn't realize I needed something the first time. Duh!) and I'm going to hit up a stamp store while I'm up there, since there are no LSS/stamp stores here in Tucson.  Lame-o.  Anyway, I'm looking forward to it.  Ya know what else I'm looking forward to?  This week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge!  YAY! There are some really exciting things in the works over at the CAS-ual Fridays blog.  The first thing (and the only thing we can disclose so far) is a new Girl Friday!  Yep, the very talented Piali Biswas is joining us, starting with this week's challenge!  And here it is:
CFC68: Create a Clean and Simple back to school project

The sponsor for this week's challenge is Pretty Paper Studio.  The winner of this week's challenge will receive a gift certificate to spend in their super cute store!

Ok, so onto the challenge! I love so many of the back-to-school-themed paper collections, but they tend to be geared toward younger children.  I wanted to go a slightly different route with my card, and make one for a "kid" going off to college.  With that in mind, I created this paper yummy:

I was looking for a way to incorporate the scooter from the Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters set, and when I saw the stack of books from the Smarty Pants set, it just "clicked."  I stamped the scooter onto the graph patterned paper, colored in the lights, then stamped the stack of books onto the seat.  I stamped the apple on top of the books, then stamped the puffs of smoke and the flag coming out the back of the scooter.

I created the sentiment using the Paper Smooches Alphadot set, and stitched around the edge of the graph patterned paper:

I paper pieced the scooter, and popped the "fenders" up on dimensional tape:

Here is another view:

Are you at the top of the class?  We'd love to see your back to school project, and you have until next Thursday at noon EST to play along with this week's challenge.  And don't forget to stay tuned for the big changes coming to CAS-ual Fridays in the near future! Thanks so much for looking!

Supplies: card base: The Paper Studio; patterned papers: My Mind's Eye, Basic Grey; stamps: Paper Smooches; ink: Tsukineko; markers: Copic; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers; sewing machine: Kenmore; thread: Americana


  1. FAB card! Love how you combined the stamps...Awesome!!

  2. Ahhh...I love, love, love this! So clever to stack the books on the scooter. love all the awesome paper piecing!

  3. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely adorable! I love everything about it!

  4. Absolutely fabulous! I LOOOOVE that paper pieced scooter carrying the books!! Fab as always. :)

  5. Kimberly, this is awesome! Your pieced scooter is so adorable, but pairing it with the stack of books was brilliant. I just love it!

  6. super cute! love all the paper piecing!

  7. This is so fun! Great patterns and colours.

  8. That card has fun stamped all over it. So cute.

  9. Oh my, what a super-trendy scooter you've made ... I love it!!