Catherine & Cathy Create Back to School Blog Hop


Happy Thursday peeps! How is it going so far this week? Mine is not too bad, lots going on but that’s the norm no?!?! First I have another birthday wish to send out to my friend Danielle, Happy Birthday Danielle! I know you are on vacation but I miss you and will glad when you are back!!

Today is the Catherine & Cathy Create Blog Hop for August. This month features Back to School projects. I’m hoping that you have arrived from Tiz Barnes blog, didn’t she have some amazing goodies to share?! I was a little stumped as to what to make. I just did a card a little while ago that used the only set that I have that is school related. I was on the phone with my friend Brian, you know him as Stamp with Brian, and he said look at it from a different perspective. So I thought about it for a while and then I remembered that Staples commercial from a few years ago, the one where they are playing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the parents are gleefully dancing through the aisles as they fill up the shopping card to with school supplies. I laughed and thought maybe I should make a different kind of Back to School card so here it is!

CCC Blog Hop

The base of my card is So Saffron Card Stock. The background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Dictionary  Background Stamp in Pistachio Pudding and mounted it on a piece of Baked Brown Sugar. In the center is another piece of Baked Brown Sugar that I cut out with the Deco Labels Framelits Collection Dies. On it are two champagne glasses that are from the Embellished Events Stamp Set and are stamped in So Saffron and cut out with my Paper Snips. I used some Basic Jewels Rhinestones for the bubbles and a little bling. The greeting at the top is from the Sketched Birthday Stamp Set and is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. For the back to school I used the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set and flagged the ends. So there you have it! My Back to School card for all of the parents that get some time in their day back. All of the moms that can now maybe craft a little more with the kids at school. LOL! Thanks for hopping by to see my project for the Catherine & Cathy Create Blog Tour. I hope that you got a little smile out of the card. Now you are off to see Christine Wells, she has some cool projects for you so off you go! 🙂


Of course with every hop Catherine and Cathy Create are offering a PRIZE!  
Up for grabs is the Label Love stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up catalog!
Label Love
In order to win you must do the following:
1. You must be a follower of Catherine and Cathy Create. Please follow via email, Google or BlogLovin’!
2. Leave a comment on each of our designers page by August 11th at 11:59 EST. For every comment you make you will get one entry.
The winner will be announcement on August 14th along with our Tag Challenge.If you missed any or want to start at the top, hit next – if you missed some, see the list of hoppers below.
Here’s the order of the hop:
Justin Krieger – you are here!
Make sure you check out our three monthly challenges as well, link up by August 31st!:
Tags Challenge: To be released on August 14th

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday, Embellished Events and Dictionary Background Clear Mount and Designer Typeset Photopolymer

Framelits: Deco Labels and Bitty Banners

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Sketched Birthday CM

Embellished Events CM

Dictionary Background CM

Designer Typeset PP

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Bitty Banners Framelits

Basic Rhinestones

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