Smarty Pants Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Smarty Pants Blog Hop




Thank you for joining us with a blog hop dedicated to all the smart kids out there starting school and the amazing people who teach them! Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop. This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these amazing crafters.

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What do you need to do to win? Easy… become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.Winner will be announced on Wednesday 9/14/16 at Connie Can Crop.Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Let’s head on it to the classroom to see what I’ve brought you!

My first card uses the Bears with Backpack Sitting CF from our sponsor, Paper Crafting World.  I paired it with a Backpack Gift Box I made using a cut file by Megan Hardy.  The set makes for a nice way to celebrate “back to school”.

Back to School wm 1

I picked my patterned paper first, Retro from SEI and let that dictate the other colors I used.  The blue on the backpack is the flip side of the paper.  I used the left over paper to cut the backpack on the card.  The bear was cut from scraps as well.  The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler.  The shimmery red paper has been in my stash forever, but I don’t know where I got it.  Before I attached it, I embossed it with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.

Next up a card for a teacher…heck, they have a first day back at school, too.  I made this cute card using a cut file from My Scrap Chick.  Again I used some ancient patterned paper as well as some buttons and ribbon sitting for at least 10 years.

Teachers Rule 2

I wanted to share another picture of this card because you can’t really tell the apple is made from Red Foil paper.  The card base and leaf are from a green metallic paper I got from Marco’s Papers.

Teachers Rule 3

This card  would be perfect for the first day of school.  A bit of encouragement in the form of a card made with a cut file from the School Days Kit by SVGCuts.  In addition to this cute note card, the kit has a 3D pencil box and school-house box, another card, a layout and a folder full of extras.

Smarty Pants wm 1

I was able to cut this entire card from scraps, mostly Stampin’ Up.  The button and bakers twine are also from Stampin’ Up…my go to for mostly everything.

Finally, I want to share a layout of my student, Katy!   This was her graduation from Puppy Obedience.


Grab your hall pass, because now you’re off the my talented friend, Christi’s, blog.  I know she’s got something amazing for you because I got a sneak peek!

And don’t forget to check out the this month’s challenge at Connie Can Crop!! Connie Can Crop Challenge #50


projects are due 11:59 P.M. Friday, September 30th (Pacific Time)

Here’s the full line up today, just in case you get lost:



24 Responses to “Smarty Pants Blog Hop”

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  1. way to use up some old stash! all the projects are great, the backpacks are too cute! and the layout! always awesome!

  2. Kelli Smith says:

    Wow, wow, wow & wow… Your layout is gorgeous & so spunky. All 3 cards are down right awesome, love how you replicated the backpack on the card, too cute. What a great idea to use foil on the apple to add some simmer to it & I just want to grab those pencils from your third card & starting writing with them, they look so real. Great job on all your projects,

  3. Christi says:

    You just blow me away away Kim!! Your projects are AWESOME!

  4. Kim, Your cards and layout are so adorable! Tell Katy that she is so cute and I am proud she graduated. I enjoy hopping with you too.

  5. Tovar, Vicky says:

    Great great cards. Love the layout, you got an amazing dog :-))
    TFS and have fun in the hop. Best luck

  6. Connie says:

    Fabulous cards!! Love the teacher card! And Katy’s layout is adorable!! Always happy to have you in the hops!

  7. Miranda says:

    Your projects are AMAZING as usual!!!

  8. nclights7 says:

    Great job on your layout and cards!

  9. Lynn McAuley says:

    These are so fabulous, Kim, but Katy gets the “Best of Show”! Such remarkable designs!

  10. Everything came out so good Kim! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Ashley W says:

    I LOVE all of your projects! Gorgeous cards! Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

  12. charligirl88 says:

    Wow!!! Your “people” are just super duper lucky! I mean… HECK! (really I would totally use a different word there…) They get awesome cards year-round! Lucky duckies! (again… I’d totally use a different word… lmao!) Great hopping with you! You’re such a smarty-pants! and sorry for the late comment. (Internet difficulties… ugh!)

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