Are you in the mood to make a back to school card set? I am!
When I think of my childhood school days, two images immediately come to mind – riding my bicycle to school, and chalkboards. Anyone else? I don’t think chalkboards are even a thing in schools anymore, but I sure can’t think of my school days without them! Either way, I looked into my most recent favorite collection, “Girl Squad” and found two perfect pieces to use for a set of “back to school” themed cards – this awesome patterned paper with bikes, and the black “You Got This” 3×4 card. Doesn’t that remind you of a chalkboard?!?
Here’s a step-by-step look at how I made this card.
I started with a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the bicycle paper, and one of the pink chevron-ish papers. I cut the pink paper in half diagonally. And I cut two small strips from the black patterned paper as well.
I layered the two papers as shown below:
Next, I placed the strips on the card front as shown.
I used my scissors to trim off the excess black paper:
The next step was to mount the “chalkboard” piece on white cardstock – easy peasy.
I used one of my small punches to create little notches for stabilizing the twine bow:
Finally, I added the chalkboard to the front of the card.
I wanted to add dimension to this fun little bicycle sticker, so I used foam squares on the back:
And I placed some coordinating enamel dots in the center of each wheel:
Add the entire thing to a white card base, and Ta-da! That’s all there was to it – a quick and easy back to school card:
As a matter of fact, it was so easy, I made a second card since I already had the pink chevron paper cut to size!
Perfect to tuck in your child’s backpack, or even deliver to a teacher friend! ‘Tis the season – welcome back to school, friends!
Enjoy your Day!