Card to Crop

I made a card recently for a color challenge and I had so much fun with it, I decided to make a scrapbook page to match! Jennifer and I got to talking about this and she decided to do the same thing and post it on her blog! You can see her "Card to Crop" here!

Here is the 6x6 scrapbook page.....

and the card I started with for the color challenge....

I got the inspiration for this from a PTI blog. I can't remember where it was but I know it was PTI! Basically, I took a 5x5 block and attached letters from the TAC Kinder-Bet set all over the block.
For the card, I stamped with Noir Palette, the red cs, matted it with black and attached it to the gray card. Added pop dots to the "Hi", with some ribbon and there you have a super easy and cute card! The for the scrapbook page....
Then I stamped the Gray CS with the Versamarked letters. I used black embossing powder and heat embossing the letters. It is such a great look on a scrapbook page and so easy to do! (I used the X-Static bag on the cardstock first! It helps all the little pieces of embossing powder not to stick! It definitley makes it look cleaner!)

I added a red strip across the middle and then used TAC's Mini-Bet for the words "School Days". I added pop dots to that just to make it stand out at the bottom. I also matted the picture with black CS and added some black saddle stitch ribbon around the middle!

Next, I used Mini-Bet again on a 2x2 block, using the same technique I did with the larger alphabet. I stamped 2 blocks of letters on white CS.

I took the Marvy flower punch and made 2 small flowers to add to the page! I also used a sponge to ink around the edges and then added a red brad for the center!

So, there you have my card to crop! I love this technique! It was so easy and I can see how different alphabets can give such different results! Great for school pages!

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to tell me what you think!


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