Spring Fling at Connie Can Crop-Day 1

Today is the start of Connie Can Crop’s Spring Fling.  I’ve mentioned it before; but if you missed it, Connie is having a week-long cyber crop with games and challenges and lots of chances to win prizes.  All you need to do is visit Connie Can Crop each day for the newest game or challenge and follow the instructions she’s provided.
Connie already has a game posted and she also has a challenge to create a project that has something jumping off the page. (Example: Action wobble, Foam Tape, Pop Dots, 3D Fold). 
I’m entering this book fold card which was made for a teacher’s birthday.  What teacher wouldn’t love a card tailor-made, right?  Here’s the front…an old-fashioned report card; a print and cut file from the Silhouette store.  I matted it on white card stock from which I also cut the A+.  I wrapped the bottom with ribbon and finished it off with a bow (which probably took me longer to tie than it did to make the rest of the card).
What a great birthday card for a teacher!
But the inside is where all the action is.  It’s a pop-up book fold, aptly named as it looks just like a book.  I took advantage of the fold and made an actual “book” out of it. 
As cute as the front of the card is, the business end of this card is inside!
I created the book fold piece in my Silhouette design screen following a tutorial I found here on Splitcoast Stampers, my go to spot for tutorials.  Before I cut it, I “filled” it (and the mat on the front) with digital patterned paper from the Teacher’s Pet Kit by Heather Roselli and Tracey Howard.   I attached it to a card base of Early Espresso card stock.  I also print and cut the school-house, bus, backpack and student crossing pieces from the kit.  These pieces were placed with dimensionals on a border I created by simply welding ovals and circles.
Although the Teacher’s Pet kit included “notebook” paper, I opted to use another from Pacific Coast Dreams by Debbie Knorr.  Using the Aerial font, I typed the alphabet and numbers on page one.  On page two, I incorporated school subjects in what I hoped would be clever ways.
Inside has all the elements necessary to wish any teacher the best birthday!
Page three is a continuation of the sentiment; wrapping up on page four with a bookmark of the same ribbon used on the front!
And this wraps up the book...complete with bookmark!
So now it’s your turn to enter Connie’s challenge for today…and check back with her tomorrow for more games and challenges.

8 Responses to “Spring Fling at Connie Can Crop-Day 1”

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  1. Sue says:

    This is SO CREATIVE!!! Wonderful card!!


  2. Connie says:

    This is such a great card for a teacher!

  3. Denise Sayers says:

    Love this. As usual, your cards are so creative and having the inside be the best part is so fun. I will have to rethink digital paper because I really like that notebook paper.

  4. Lynn McAuley says:

    What could be more perfect for a school themed card!! Awesome details, as usual, right down to the bookmark! Sensational creation, Kim!

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