Teacher Thank You Cards

I posted a couple of days ago the gift that I made for my son’s Pre-school teachers. I figured today I would share the cards that I made. I LOVE the Chalk it Up paper pack and knew it was my paper pack of choice for my Teacher thank you cards.

Teacher card ~ Chalk it up ~Teacher Appreciation ~ catscrapbooking.comHow fun is this card? I am having so much fun with my teacher theme cards that I want to so some more for next year ūüôā I love showing my appreciation to teachers, I’ve already got loads of things planned for when my son is older. I’m going to introduce the teachers to gradecam, get them helpful equipment and all sorts! Anyway, for the card I used my Cricut to cut the apple and star. The star is actually just one of the basic shapes offered with the Cricut Design Space. The Apple is from my Cricut subscription. I used Chalk it Up, Lagoon, White Daisy, Flaxen and Sorbet cardstock. The ruler/tape measure image is actually from Washi Wonder D1558 (retired hostess exclusive stamp set) which was stamped in Flaxen ink and then fussy cut. I used the Teacher Appreciation stamp set D1612 to create the grid lines on the White Daisy star and to stamp the pencil. Inside the card I used the “thank you” sentiment and the “for all your dedication and effort this school year”. The Lag0on wavy strip at the bottom is from my scraps of previously cut items.

Happy Crafting!

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Teacher Appreciation

This week is Teacher Appreciation week May 4th to 8th.   This year Gavin started Preschool so it is the first year I have needed to create cards for Teacher Appreciation.  I love the stamp set Teacher Appreciation D1612


I had seen a card on Pinterest by Blythe which used a notebook style paper stamped with the ruled line which was my inspiration.  I has a lot of fun and created several versions.

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 5 ~ catscrapbooking.com

Then notebook paper is a Cricut cut from the Artbooking cartridge pg 41. I cut it at 3.25″ wide by 4.33″ high. The tab at the top comes from the Art Philosophy cartridge pg 58.¬† It was cut at 1.54″ wide by .54″ high.

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 4 ~ catscrapbooking.comI used my Shin Han markers to color in the owl.

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 3 ~ catscrapbooking.com

For this one I backed the notebook in Lagoon to help make it pop a bit more on the pattern paper.Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk it Up 2 ~ catscrapbooking.com

Teacher Appreciation ~ CTMH ~ Chalk It Up 1 ~ catscrapbooking.comI really love these cards created with the Chalk It Up paper pack.

Here is the list of all the items used to make these cards:

  • Paper Pack ~ Chalk It Up X7184B
  • Embellishments ~ Chalk It Up Assortment Z3009
  • Cricut Cartridges ~ Artbooking & Art Philosophy
  • Stamp Set ~ Teacher Appreciation D1612
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Lagoon, Black and Sorbet
  • Inks ~ Momento Black, Black, and Lagoon
  • ShinHan Markers ~ Warm Grey Z247, Light Orange Z2457, Peacock Green Z2461, Clay Z2451 and Colorless Blender Z2469

Happy Crafting!

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Combining Paper Packs

I just love the Close to My Heart color pallet and their fabulous paper packs.  It makes mixing and matching paper packs so easy and so much fun.  I do have a confession in that I have struggled with using multiple patten papers.  This seems to have changed dramatically since becoming a CTMH Consultant Рwhy is this?? Well I strongly believe it is because of the fabulous colors and wonderful designers who create such great patterns.

I have a fun single page layout for you that I designed using Hopscotch and Chalk it up paper packs.

Chalk it up, Hopscotch layout ~ Catscrapbooking.comI am really happy the way this layout turned out.  Here are the supplies I used for this layout:

  • Paper Packs ~ Chalk it up X7184B & Hopscotch X7194B
  • Cardstock ~ White Daisy, Lagoon and Flaxen
  • Emelishments ~ Chalk it Up Assortment Z3009 and Buttons from stash
  • Ribbon~ Black Striped Twill Z1988
  • Punches ~ Scalloped Border Punch Z1851 and notebook punch from stash

Happy Crafting!


Chalk It Up Page Kit

I am sorry, I really had intentions of getting this posted sooner but life has been rather busy as you probably just read with my post from yesterday.  I have been wanting to share my new kits with you as I am very excited about them!!

I will be offering this kit starting mid September (as this will give me a chance to move and get my craft room up and running ūüôā ). ¬†I will be including color photos with the cutting guides and assembly instructions.

Don‚Äôt you just love the Chalk it Up paper pack? ¬†It is definitely one of my favorites. ¬†It works wonderfully for back to school, but it is not a paper pack which can’t step out side the box. ¬†It an be used¬†¬†for ¬†just about anything. ¬†Here are three layouts I designed and if you notice only one is truly a back to school theme.

Chalk It Up Layout 1

Chalk It Up Layout 1

Layout 2

Chalk It Up Layout 2

Chalk It Up Layout 3

Chalk It Up Layout 3

I will be offering three levels for the Chalk It Up Kit.

Basic Kit $15 plus shipping **

  • ¬† ¬† Half of a Chalk It Up paper pack
  • ¬† ¬† Additional cardstock (2 Glacier, 2 Lagoon, 1 Flaxen and 1 White/Sorbet)
  • ¬† ¬† Cutting Guide with photos
  • ¬† ¬† Stamped image of ‚ÄúLife is Good‚ÄĚ

Better Kit $25 plus shipping **

  • ¬† ¬† ¬†Half of a Chalk It Up paper pack
  • ¬† ¬† ¬†Additional cardstock (2 Glacier, 2 Lagoon, 1 Flaxen and 1 White/Sorbet)
  • ¬† ¬† ¬†Cutting Guide with photos
  • ¬† ¬† ¬†Stamped image of ‚ÄúLife is Good‚ÄĚ
  • ¬† ¬† ¬†Chalk It Up Compliments (not included in basic)
  • ¬† ¬† ¬†Chalk It Up Assortment ¬†(not included in basic)
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† 9‚ÄĚ of Black Striped Twill ¬†(not included in basic)

Best Kit $40 plus shipping **

  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Chalk It Up WOTG (you will have paper left over to create other things)
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Additional cardstock (2 Glacier and1 Lagoon)
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Cutting Guide with photos
  • ¬† ¬† ¬† Chalk It Up Compliments

** if you want to team up with a friend and split shipping that will be fine

Please email me if you are interested in this kit ~ catscrapbooking@gmail.com

Happy Crafting!


Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop ~ Chalk It Up

Welcome to the Stampers with Attitude Blog Hop!! The Stampers with Attitude is the team lead by Kimberly Moss.¬† This month the Stampers with Attitude are going to be showcasing artwork with¬†the Chalk It Up paper pack. ¬†Keep in mind that a blog hop is just a big circle so if you have just come from FAWN CARRIKER’s blog, then you are in the right spot and you will find your next blog at the bottom of this post.

I really love the Chalk It Up paper pack as it can be used for so many occasions  ~ School, Family, Fun, Travel, Celebrations the list is endless as the color palette is so versatile. For my layout I chose to use some photos of my son playing with his cousins when we went to visit in 2012.

Chalk it up layout 1 with photos

Items used for this layout:

  • Paper Pack ~ Chalk It Up X7184B
  • Cardstock ~ Glacier, Sorbet, Daisy White
  • Ribbon ~ Black Striped Twill Z1988
  • Embellishments ~ Chalk It Up Assortment Z3009, Chalk It Up Compliments X7184C
  • Ink ~ Sorbet, Black
  • Stamp Set ~ Chalk It Up WOTG G1081

If you like this layout and would like to recreated it stay tuned to my blog  as this week, as I will be announcing my Chalk it Up page kit which will feature this layout and two more additional layouts.

Now hop on over to DI CRAWFORD’s blog and see what creation she has designed for you.

If you get lost along the way here is the full list of participants:

  1. Melinda Everitt ~ http://www.ifyoublingit.blogspot.com/
  2. Melissa Robinson ~ http://mlisrobinson.blogspot.com
  3. Sheila Bennett ~ http://sheila-bennett.blogspot.com
  4. Debbie Andrews ~ http://debspaperandscissors.blogspot.com
  5. Fawn Carriker~http://photofunwithFawn.wordpress.com
  6. Catherine Nowak~¬†https://catscrapbooking.com¬† ¬†<—- You are here
  7. Di Crawford ~ http://scrapwithdi.blogspot.com
  8. Barbi Kelley ~ http://barbispapercreations.blogspot.com
  9. Belinda McLane –¬†http://bbmclane.blogspot.com/
  10. Jen Patrick- http://roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com
  11. Christy Geyer ~ http://www.creativechristyg.blogspot.com
  12. Angela Garcia ~ http://angelascraftcloset.blogspot.com/
  13. Sue Latta ~ http://lattastamps.blogspot.com/
  14. Denise Elliott ~ www.inspiredbyd.blogspot.com

Happy Crafting!



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