Double Trouble #9

“School days, school days
Dear old Golden Rule days
‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick”

It’s September, mom’s & dad’s everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief…school has started!  It also means that over at the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge we’ve got a School Days Challenge happening!  Twisted Sister (that’s me if you haven’t figured it out yet) challenges you to include a bookmark with your project and the final challenge issued by Thing 2 is to link up with this fantastic sketch from Try Stamping on Tuesday!


I kind of new what I wanted to do – even borrowed my friend Debi’s stamp sets, but when I sat down at my desk I went a completely different way, but that only means an opportunity to put together another card right?!

I started with a base card cut from Ballerina CS – don’t you love the soft pink?  The measurements are 5.5 X 10.5 – scored it at 4.25 and then I used my Tonic Perforator tool at 2 inches from the right side for the bookmark.

Tonic MINI PERFORATOR TOOL Perforation Stitch Line 806 Preview Image

I then used papers from the recently released Boutique Paper collection to put together my sketch.  I have a niece starting college this year and I wanted to drop her a note to let her know that we were thinking of her and to have a great year.

Don’t you just love this new Close to My Heart Stamp Set – My Type of Note.  I think I learned to bang out letters on a typewriter that looked really similar.

I hope you’ll consider popping over to the Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge…my teammates and I have a really fun time with this blog challenge and it would be fun to see your artwork linked up…you even get a chance to win a “bag of things” and I promise it’s not Thing 1, Thing 2 or Twisted Sister, but some really cool things!


12 thoughts on “Double Trouble #9

  1. Tracey – Love your bookmark card! I’ve never seen the Ionic performating tool, before! Definitely going to have to get one of these… it sure beats the hassle of pulling out the sewing machine to performate!!! It has been fun to partner with “Double Trouble” this week! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday! -Donna


  2. What a fun way to incorporate a bookmark – and love your colors and papers here! So soft and pretty! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!


  3. Now I’ll be humming that song all week! Beautiful colors, especially the Ballerina and your bookmark is about as clever as it gets. Wonderful card!


  4. Love your card with that attached bookmark – ooh I have a new must have tool to go search for! I’ve not come across the perforator tool before.


  5. This song is in my head already and even though “I can’t carry a tune in a basket” I can belt it out while I’m at my crafting space and checking out all the school projects. Yes, I love the soft colors of your card and your tear-off bookmark…very pretty.


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