Greeting Card Kids – Off to School

The Tuesday after Labor Day was always the first day back at school when I was growing up.  So, I am celebrating…

Several challenges also have this theme: Make The Card (#62), Make My Monday (#182), If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (#172) along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch (#489).  I have also incorporated the Retro Rubber (#190) element and the colors suggested by Inspire Create (#124).

Here is the result:

GREETING CARD KIDS – MTCC62 – MMM182 – CC172 – AHSC489 – RRCB190 – ICC124


  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Color Blocking: Real Red, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie, Mint Macaron and Garden Green cardstock.
    • The cardstock was die-cut with the (1⅞” x 1⅞”) stitched square die and the larger stitched banner die trimmed to a rectangle shape from the Stylish Shapes Dies set.
  • Tag: (3⅞” x 2”) Basic White cardstock die-cut with that sized stitched tag die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies set.
    • The School Kids image from the retired Greeting Card Kids stamp set (Circa 2010) was stamped on to the tag with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
    • The image was colored with Stampin’ BlendsSkin – Light Petal Pink.  Girl: Hair – Light Daffodil Delight, Dress and Trim – Light Mint Macaron and Light Real Red, Apple – Light Real Red.  Boy: Hair – Bronze, Suspenders – Light Real Red, Shorts – mix Light Daffodil Delight, Light Balmy Blue and Dark Old Olive for Garden Green, Book and Sack – Light Pumpkin Pie.
    • The word, September, from the retired Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set (Circa 2015) was also stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Sentiment Banner: Real Red cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, Best Wishes, from the Jan-Feb SAB 2022 retired Special Moments stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder and trimmed.

All of the elements were assembled and adhered to the card base to resemble the sketch which I flipped to the horizontal position to accommodate the Tag.   A little piece of retired Poppy Parade Twine from the Country Club Combo Pack was added to dress up the Tag which was popped up with Dimensionals.

Is everyone in your household ready for School?

Thanks for spending some more of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

14 thoughts on “Greeting Card Kids – Off to School

  1. Wonderful, Jolanda – I remember these guys and how perfect for back to school! Love how they look on that snazzy tag and beautiful background! Wow! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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  2. Friend – always love your creation and this one is just awesome! Love the coloring job you did and all the elements on the card! Thank you for submitting your card at MMM

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  3. My apologies for this late comment.
    I love this sweet images, I remember this image from a long time ago and it’s a classic for a “Back to School” greeting.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
    Stay healthy and safe.

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  4. What a cute little vintage image! Love the stitched background too! Great use of the sketch.
    Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S, Design Team

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  5. Sorry this comment was a little late… getting myself back into the school vibe as a teacher myself. =)
    The stamped children are so very cute and I love the background. Thank you so much for sharing your work us at Make the Cards Challenge and we hope that you can join us again soon.
    Anna, Make the Cards Design Team

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  6. Love this, they remind me of Dick and Jane, so classic! Great card, I love it all! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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