Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Fall Kick-Off for the Duelers!

A fall kick-off theme.....not specifically football, but anything that would start the fall season.

Terry chose to put together a school themed kit for us to work with!

The kit included:
Image: Stampabilities: House Mouse "Smarty Pants" stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Recollections: "Back to School" paper pack
Bakers Twine: Target dollar spot
Candi Dots: Craftworks
Ribbon: Michaels

I made my card using a Joy Fold! Hadn't done one in a while and it seemed like a great way to use all the fun papers! I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers, punched a hole and put the ribbon through, keeping the knot in front, added the twine bow and set it all off with the candi dots!

Make sure to check out the rest of the Duelers - their blogs are in my side bar!

Thanks for stopping by!


Judy McMullen said...

Yay! I get to be the first to comment on your darling card, April! That image is so darn cute and your coloring is superb!! Love the joy fold and what a great way to showcase all those perfect school themed papers! The ribbon, twine and brad elements are just the right touch! Great DDD card!!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! April, there is so much to look at on your card. I love the fold you used that allowed you to feature so many of the great papers! And what fun with the baker's twine and ribbon thing going on. Love that!

Very pretty!

Terry Ladwig said...

Love the card April! Great use of the papers and I love how you colored your books!!

The fold is awesome and really shows off more of the papers and you even added the "writing" paper in a great spot to leave a note!!

Great job ☺

Barb said...

April--what a great card and fold to showcase the wonderful paper that Terry sent. I really like that cute image too!

I am so glad you are a part of this great group of ladies--the challenges each month are a blast!

Melina said...

Oh I love the fold and the way you were able to use all the papers from the kit! This is great April! I'm glad I get to duel with you! :)

kadie said...

ooooooh, I bet you wish you were on the Diva side this round!!! Did you see our immie? :) Okay, I admit your kit from Terry was super cool too. And I LOVE that layout and how you used all the papers in such a fun way. Great card, my friend! HUGS

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

April this is amazing! Love how much of the patterned paper you used!


MiamiKel said...

Awesome card, my friend - even awesomer fold! Woot!

So glad you are a Dueling Darlings!

marsha said...

Wow April, I love your card! Your mouse is adorable and love the fold you used!

Carol W said...

Oh April this card is so cute. I love the fold and the use of all the cute dsp paper.I love how you colored your image...Great job on this challenge...

Anonymous said...

This is so adorable, April, inside and out! Those House Mouse stamp are super sweet, aren't they? I used to collect them once upon a time. Great Fall card!

dweatter said...

April I love the fold and all the pieces of the designer paper you used. The fold is perfect for showing off all the DP. Spectacular card!

Gael said...

I bet this pile of books is lighter than what your guy is carrying around for real! I hope he has a wonderful school year!

I love what you did with your kit!

Darlene said...

What a great way to show off all of those fun papers! It looks so good April. Love your style!