Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back To School

Cool Edwin is heading back to school, just like my kids!

I couldn't let the occasion of my son starting High School pass without creating a card for him.  As I started my quest to make something that a 15 year old boy would approve of, I came to realize that I have a true lack of 'back to school' stamps!  Then 'Cool Edwin' came to the rescue.  Not too cutesy or over the top... perfect for a 15 year old boy!

I did the sentiment on Word, using my 'Century' font and lined it up on this matching paper very carefully.  I used a nesties label to cut out the sentiment after printing.

Good luck in High School, Matt!  Your amazing work ethic and attitude will take you far!  :)

7 Kids College Fund - Back To School
Paper Play Challenges - Back to School
Tip Top Tuesday - masculine
Challenge up Your Life - For a man
Outlawz Challenge - Paper A La Mode - photo inspiration (colour, masculine)
Papertake Weekly - Dies to die for (Nesties label for sentiment)
Fussy and Fancy Celebration Challenge - First day of high school!
Stamp Something - back to school
Allsorts - back to school


You know you're Canadian if...

You find -40C a little chilly.


Sandy said...

Very cute back to school card - I need to make some back to school cards for my grand kids. Too Cool For School - I love it!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is a grand card for a 15 year old! They are almost impossible to please. Love the background stamp you found for Edwin. Coloring and colors are "way cool".

Wishcraft said...

What a great card! Love the image and perfect papers. Fab colouring as always :o) Lisa x

PS Thanks for joining in at Stamp Something!

Jean said...

Christine this is just way too cute for a teen boy to go back too school.. love your color scheme and the pp you used, a great card and a wonderful quote for him!! Good luck to you, you will need it!
Hugs, Jean

Eve said...

luv the background and you colored this Edwin Very handsome!!:-) I can already tell that your son will do well in high school, getting this card from his mom :)

Fleur said...

A fab card, the layout is great and Edwin is coloured to perfection.
Thank you so much for entering my “back to school” challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Elaine Stark said...

Top marks for this card it is fab. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Only By His Grace said...

This is a lovely card for a boy of that age. I love the background and your coloring is really nicely done.
Hugs Maz

Anonymous said...

This is just Gorgeous! Love the background and your Edwin is coloured beautifully.Wonderful card
Hugs Julie P

Chris said...

This is fabulous! I love the a,b,c background paper. I especially love your Edwin. He is colored perfectly. The card is warm and perfect for a young man! Great job!

Chris Christensen

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. TFS.

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is really fantastic.

martina's kaartjes said...

lovely card ! great colors and your coloring is fab
greetings, martina

Cordine said...

So cute! Love it!

♥ anusch ♥ said...

Superschöne Karte.
Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei CUYL.
Liebe Grüße Doreen

Linda said...

What a super adorable card!!!! The papers you chose are fantastic!!!!! Great job!!!!!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Woow what a cool card!
Bye Mascha

Elle said...

It is a perfect card/image for your 15 year old son! I'm sure he will appreciate it.

Caroljenks said...

Amazing card - your colouring of Edwin is perfetion and the colours you've used are fab!

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our Masculine Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when linking :)
Have you made a note on your calendar so as you don't miss our Birthday Bash week after next? £100's of prizes!!!

Carol x

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Christine, this card is FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE the colors you used and the papers are just perfect! Your coloring is amazing! Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at Papertake Weekly and hope you enjoy us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Sharon Caudle said...

Well I'm back again! LOL! Thanks so much for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges and hope to see you back again soon!
hugs, Sharon

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card love the colours and the font is perfect,I have that one and think ill be using it much more often after seeing it on your card!!

Thanks so much for joining in this week at Allsorts with our back to school theme....

Emma xxx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you so much for joining TTT in Masculine Card challenge this week.

Lovely creation. :)


Flutterby Trina said...

Fab card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at top Tip Tuesday with our masculine challenge! Good luck xxx

Sazzle said...

Good old Edwin and just right for a 15 year old too :-)

Thanks for sharing this card with us at Fussy and Fancy and helping us celebrate our 1000th follower - good luck with the challenge.

xx Happy crafting and glittery hugs xx


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