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Happy Thursday peeps! How is it going so far this week? Mine is not too bad, lots going on but that’s the norm no?!?! First I have another birthday wish to send out to my friend Danielle, Happy Birthday Danielle! I know you are on vacation but I miss you and will glad when you are back!!

Today is the Catherine & Cathy Create Blog Hop for August. This month features Back to School projects. I’m hoping that you have arrived from Tiz Barnes blog, didn’t she have some amazing goodies to share?! I was a little stumped as to what to make. I just did a card a little while ago that used the only set that I have that is school related. I was on the phone with my friend Brian, you know him as Stamp with Brian, and he said look at it from a different perspective. So I thought about it for a while and then I remembered that Staples commercial from a few years ago, the one where they are playing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and the parents are gleefully dancing through the aisles as they fill up the shopping card to with school supplies. I laughed and thought maybe I should make a different kind of Back to School card so here it is!

CCC Blog Hop

The base of my card is So Saffron Card Stock. The background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Dictionary ย Background Stamp in Pistachio Pudding and mounted it on a piece of Baked Brown Sugar. In the center is another piece of Baked Brown Sugar that I cut out with the Deco Labels Framelits Collection Dies. On it are two champagne glasses that are from the Embellished Events Stamp Set and are stamped in So Saffron and cut out with my Paper Snips. I used some Basic Jewels Rhinestones for the bubbles and a little bling. The greeting at the top is from the Sketched Birthday Stamp Set and is cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits Dies. For the back to school I used the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set and flagged the ends. So there you have it! My Back to School card for all of the parents that get some time in their day back. All of the moms that can now maybe craft a little more with the kids at school. LOL! Thanks for hopping by to see my project for the Catherine & Cathy Create Blog Tour. I hope that you got a little smile out of the card. Now you are off to see Christine Wells, she has some cool projects for you so off you go! ๐Ÿ™‚


Of course with every hop Catherine and Cathy Create are offering a PRIZE! ย 
Up for grabs is the Label Love stamp set in the new Stampin’ Up catalog!
Label Love
Inย order to win you must do the following:
1. You must be a follower ofย Catherine and Cathy Create. Please follow via email, Google or BlogLovin’!
2. Leave a comment on each of our designers page by August 11th at 11:59 EST. For every comment you make you will get one entry.
The winner will be announcement on August 14th along with our Tag Challenge.If you missed any or want to start at the top, hit next – if you missed some, see the list of hoppers below.
Here’s the order of the hop:
Justin Kriegerย – you are here!
Make sure you check out our three monthly challenges as well, link up by August 31st!:
Tags Challenge: To be released on August 14th

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White

Ink: Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Sketched Birthday, Embellished Events and Dictionary Background Clear Mount and Designer Typeset Photopolymer

Framelits: Deco Labels and Bitty Banners

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Sketched Birthday CM

Embellished Events CM

Dictionary Background CM

Designer Typeset PP

Deco Labels Collection Framelits

Bitty Banners Framelits

Basic Rhinestones

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59 responses »

  1. Hilarious, you guys rock. Genius!

  2. Justin – I love the way this turned out. Even if I squint my eyes to the point that I can’t read the words, I would have guessed this was a Back to School card. It was nice of you to see “back to school” from someone else’s perspective. It shows that you are a thoughtful and empathetic soul. Or that you are completely nuts. Have a great day!

    • Ha ha! Thanks Brian! Thank you for pointing me in the humorous direction! I would definitely go with completely nuts! LOL! You have a great day too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. love it!!!

  4. Haha your card made me laugh this morning Justin! Love it, love that Staples commercial too!

  5. Barb Pritchett

    great idea! haha, never thought of it that way, but those Staples commercial are awesome you’re right! Could also be used to celebrate someone older returning to school too. thanks for sharing.

  6. I think l laughed out loud..:0) Love it!

  7. Fab card Justin !! Can you believe I was going for the SAME drinks idea at first !! Though I was gonna make a teacher card and a “drown their sorrows” type thing … hahaha … Love your idea !! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at CCC xoxox

    • Thank you Catherine! I’m glad you like the card! I wasn’t sure at first but I do think that a lot of parents welcome the kids going back to school for a little peace and quiet! That funny that you were thinking the same thing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Yeah! An adult themed back to school card!

  9. Bahahahahha. I do love the staples commercials. But most of all – I adore the card!! I don’t know why I don’t have this set. I thought about it yesterday but my order was large enough! I still had the power bill to pay. LOL

    • Thanks Cathy! So happy you like the card! I have used the champagne glasses a lot it’s a great set! Those damn bills always take away from the fun! LOL!

  10. Great idea for a BTS card ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. too funny Justin! baahaa…what a great idea for a back to school card! Most of us secretly feel like this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Love it!!! I always have a glass of wine when my kids go back to School!!! LOL

  13. That Staples commercial always made me smile and your card did too!

  14. OMG! This card is Awesome! I’m gonna have CASE it for hubby!

  15. Yessss! I adore my children, I do. But man it’s been a really crummy summer weather-wise.They have spent way too many days indoors and it’s time for them to go away so I can miss them! Love the card and love the idea of getting some bubbly to celebrate back to school!

  16. Oh my goodness, this one made me literally LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚ You are too clever. And I love the color combo.

  17. That is just awesome, Justin! *Smiling*
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  18. Hahahaha – that’s the card for Mom and Dad. Woo hoo. Love it.

  19. What a cool take on back to school! Love it!

  20. This was funny and great all at the same time!
    “I’ll drink to that!”

  21. I like the soft colour combo! -Brenda

  22. Hilarious! And so truthful! Ha! Thanks for shring your inspiration.

  23. What a great out-of-the-box card, Justin! I know some friends who are parents who would like this card. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Haha, so creative! Maybe I should make a version for us homeschoolers. I can use the Toil & Trouble stamp set.

  25. Hilarious!!! This card made me smile! Great job!

  26. lol this card is awesome, great job! It’s not just funny, it’s beautiful, love the bling!!

  27. Great idea!! Made me smile.

  28. Charlene Hancott Gillingham

    This did make me smile! LOVE IT!! A whole new twist on the “Back to School” theme cards!

  29. Simply too funny Justin! My husband and I have always got a giggle or two out of that add, and actually find ourselves humming that tune as school time approaches. We don’t have any kids but it’s like yeah now we have the camp sites and the roads to ourselves (senior moments). Oh well. Love the card. It’s really cool and those two clinking glasses are perfect! TFS the card and your wonderful sense of humour!


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