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Back to School Mini Cards


Hi crafty friends! Jenn here with my first post and I am so excited and grateful to be part of the BRI Design Team this term! 

When I think of fall, the first thing I think about is back to school. I can't help it--I was a high school teacher so the end of summer signaled excitement about the new year (and to be honest, a slight sense of dread, am I right teacher friends out there?!😆). With everything going on and all of the changes happening in schools, I have even more respect and appreciation for teachers, and that is what inspired this set of mini cards I am sharing with you today.


I stamped out these super cute images from the School Rules set by Mama Elephant with MFT black ink and colored them with Copic markers (I will list the colors I used at the very end of this post). Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The sentiments on the chalkboards were heat embossed with white embossing powder.


To create the background, I used a brick stencil and festive berries Distress Oxide ink. I also splattered some fired brick Distress ink to add some interest. The ground was stamped with the woodgrain backdrops stamp from Lawn Fawn and walnut ink by Lawn Fawn on kraft cardstock. I lightly inked the edges of the ground with vintage photo Distress Ink. To get dimension without the thickness of foam squares, I die cut a few blank images and layered them with my colored images. 


To assemble the cards, I glued everything together onto a mini card base (3.75" x 5", scored at 2.5"). I used the mini post envelope die by Concord & 9th to make mini envelopes and decorated them with images from various Mama Elephant sets (Page Huggers, Little Signage Agenda, and Unicorns and Rainbows) and Lawn Fawn inks (carrot, jalapeno, chili pepper, forget-me-not, and sunflower).

Thanks for joining me today! And a special thanks to all the teachers out there! Stay safe and happy crafting!

Copic markers used:
Fox: YR21, YR24, YR27, W1, R30, R0000
Bunny with globe: E50, E51, E53, E000, R30, R0000, G12, B41, N2
Bunny at desk: E50, E51, E53, R30, G12, G14, B41, B45, YR02, G05, E31, E34, E37
Chalkboard: YG67, E34, E37
Books: R27, R24, R82, BV00, BV01, B41, Y11, Y13, YR02

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