Friday, August 23, 2019

Back to School Bus

Happy Friday everyone!  It's Jeanne posting today with a card that celebrates that most wonderful time of the year - back to school! This card is perfect to commemorate the first day of school.  I used the sentiment "ABC, 123" but you can also swap that out for "1st Day".  Since I don't know any wee ones who were having a "never-been-to-school-before" first day, I chose the more general sentiment.
 I used the Party Animal Bus from the new birthday release and cut out the pieces in various shades of browns and grays - a great way to use up scraps.  I used a dark yellow and a silver for the bus.
Using a fine tip multi-liner pen, I completed the eyes and noses on the critters and glued them together.
I cut the numbers and letters from primary color card stock using the Stitched Letters and Stitched Numbers dies.
This card is a little larger than usual.  It's an A6 - 4.5 x 6 inches.  I stared with a piece of black cut to 9 x 6 and then scored it in the middle for my top-fold card base.  Using wood look paper, I cut four strips .5 x 6 inches (the paper was 6 x 6 inch paper).
I glued two strips to the sides and snipped off the ends (so I didn't have to measure!)
Then I glued on the top and bottom strips, forming my school slate.
The bus went on next with all the animals.
Finally I added the ABC, 123, the bow and enamel dots in all four corners as nails or rivets.  I used foam dots to adhere the fenders over the wheels and wheel wells.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a fun, creative weekend!

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Mary Marsh said...

This is such a creative idea Jeanne. So perfect for a back to school teacher card or photo that parents take of their kiddos- I love this

Sukie said...

I love how you used the Party Bus for a back to school card! This is such a creative use of the die! Wonderful card!

Pam MacKay said...

That little bus full of critters is so perfect for back to school! Adorable card!

Janja said...

Wonderful card!