Back to School Vintage Style – Dies R Us

September has begun! And as every 1st of the month a new challenge begins at Dies R Us! Our 13th challenge is “Back to School”. I know some of you may need the inspiration to create some fun back to school cards for your kids or teachers, so I hope you can join us and play along!

As always one lucky winner 
will receive a
 $10 voucher to the store

I decided to go for a vintage styled card, using some charming alphabet cards I found on Pinterest. I also was inspired by a photo from a Dolce & Gabbana children’s catalogue for the textures, patterns and colors on my card. I admit I love this picture:

To make this project I die cut the card base with Spellbinders – Nestabilities – Timeless Rectangle. The little doilies were die cut with Spellbinders – Delicate Doilies. I used a classic combination of colors: burgundy, navy blue and light brown.

The cardstock used for the card base and layers is leather textured. The plaid patterned layer on the back and the little alphabet cards were printed on white pearl linen, the last ones were sponged with Distress Ink in Old Paper. The sentiment from Docerela’s Teacher’s Pet stamp set was heat embossed in gold on vellum. To finish the card, I couldn’t resist adding a chunky bow made of 1 1/2″ satin ribbon embellished with a large vintage button.

What I love most of this card is the sweet sequence of words on the alphabet cards: A for apple, B for boy and C for cowboy! So lovely. I know this is a card I would love to give my son when he starts elementary school. But I will have to wait a few years for that!

I hope you enjoyed my project! If you’d like to link up your Back to School creation please visit Dies R Us Challenge blog. My talented teammates have created beautiful cards for your inspiration too, so I invite you to check them out!

Before I go, I want to wish you and your kids a good and successful year. I hope all of you can accomplish your goals! May your families be blessed and guarded by the Lord as this new school year begins and may He also give you the strenght, skills and energy that it requires.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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PS: If you’d like to try out the images I used on my card please visit my Pinterest and click on the “Projects for Kids” board.

This card is participating in:
Anything Goes – 2 Cute Ink
Back to School – Craft your Passion  
Back to School + A Sentiment – Sentimental Sundays
Back to School – Milk Coffee Challenge

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10 thoughts on “Back to School Vintage Style – Dies R Us

  1. This is such an adorable card Gracie!! I just love the images you chose, they remind me of ads that you would see in vintage catalogues! The intricate frame is such a great card base and the vintage button really completes the look! love it, hugs 🙂


  2. Gracie, once again you have amazed and inspired me so! This card is just too cute…and I am going to scraplift it even though my daughter is 18years old. But since she just started her 1st year of college and her first few classes didn't meet her (or mine) expectations due to class descriptions being completely wrong, I planned on making a card or two or three or even maybe one every week to help encourage her with this new journey in her life… and this will be PERFECT for one of them. So once again, THANKS so much for the INSPIRATION!!!


  3. I love every single detail of this card from the beautiful die cuts to the lovely colour palette and the adorable image. That gorgeous bow and button are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for joining our Back To School challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I hope we see you again soon.


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