Good morning! Today's Make it Monday video tutorial was brought to you by Erin Lincoln - always trying to give you more bang for your buck!
I watched the video and then put together an easel card with a back to school theme.
I die cut my card base with the Papertrey Ink Gift Card Die, by using the long end of the die to make my cut - so very simple.
Using the Background Basics Text Style and Classic Kraft ink - I stamped my background and then swiped the edges with Fresh Snow ink.
I made a little frame for my "chalkboard" with Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle Dies - so happy I still have them - using Pure Poppy and Lemon Tart cardstock and a piece of Bitty Dot patterned paper.
I cut a square from Smokey Shadow cardstock and rounded the corners . I stamped with It's Official - using the notebook lines stamp and Fresh Snow ink. Smudging the ink is mandatory (and fun!) when doing this chalkboard look.
The sentiment is from "The Cutting Garden" and I thought it was a great choice - since the word "record" was included - it's the little things right? :)
I die cut the letters from the Block Alphabet Die collection and adhered them to the "blackboard". I also diecut and stamped a little apple from the $5 mini set - Fruit Fusion: Apple and popped it up onto my main panel.
A little bit of twine, tied in a bow - brings it all together - don't you think?