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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Back to School

This week's Paper A La Mode challenge at the Outlawz is "Back to School." I have created a card that is full of "handmade" elements.

The card base is Kraft paper. The ruler paper layer is digital paper I bought on Etsy. The letter DP is from DCWV Art Type. The recess bingo card was made on my computer using Microsoft Publisher. The Back to School ticket was also made on the computer using Microsoft Publisher and was adhered with staples. I glued a button with twine bow to the "free" space on the bingo card. The "My Summer" essay is also hand made. I took a piece of notebook paper and aged it with homemade tea glimmer mist and random spritzes for Crushed Shells glimmer mist from Tattered Angels. I wrote the essay left handed. I'm telling you, it's harder than I thought it would be, but I think it turned out great. The bow is a paper bow made from scrap paper.

To be entered into the following challenge(s):
  1. Exploring Cricut: Back to School
  2. 613 Avenue Create: Anything Goes

This was a really fun card to make. Hope you like it. Have a great day.



  1. I love your card! Kudos for making some of your elements-I LOL over writing left handed!

  2. Nice card, please include what Cricut cartridge you used for your project at Exploring Cricut.

  3. Hi, Miranda! Wow, you surely know how to put together an amazing creation. So many details to look at!
    Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at 613 Avenue Create. We appreciate your participation and love seeing your art! Regards and "Hugs", Renata (DT)