Friday, August 31, 2012

Back-to-School with Circut Markers

Hi all

Hope everyone is having a great start to their Labor Day weekend.  We went to the pool today, probably the last time of the season due to the weather report this weekend.  It was a bunch of fun and of course I took lots of pictures to capture the last moments of summer.  (I haven't downloaded them yet of course).  So my kiddos go back to school in a week.  I am sometimes counting down the hours and sometimes hope to time goes by a little slower.  My oldest will be going everyday this year.  It is only half day so I am glad that I still get half a day with her.  I am excited to be spending some more one on one time with my little one since she will only be going two days a week.
So with school fast approaching I made my little girls some cards to stick in their lunchboxes on the first day.  Just want to make sure they know that I am thinking if them while they are away from me for a couple hours.  I went very traditional back to school with these cards.  Primary colors and common back to school motifs.  One thing I did do different is use the Cricut Markers for the first time.  I wanted to give them a test run, because I plan to use them on a really big upcoming project.  They worked beautifully as you will see in the pictures. 

Card Recipe:
  • Card base is 4" x 4"
  • Card frame is 3.5" x 3.5"
  • School frame drawn with black Cricut Marker from Stretch Your Imagination 
  • School bus from Stretch Your Imagination - Misted with Tattered Angels Mustard Seed
  • Doodlebug twine for braid
So I used the markers twice in this card.  The first was on the school frame.  The second was on the bus.  I first had the Cricut draw the bus with the markers and then I reloaded the mat and cut the bus.  I used white paper and then misted it with the mustard seed mist.  I am entering this card in two back to school challenges this week. 
Thanks for stopping by today.  I will share the other card in another post tonight.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  


  1. Very cute. Love the bus. Thanks for joining us at BTB2. Stephanie

  2. Great card!! Love that school bus!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut!!!! :)

  3. You have inspired me to try my Cricut markers. This looks so great. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2.

  4. What a sweet idea to make cards for your kids starting school. Nice job. Thanks for playing along at BBTB2.

  5. What a nice card for your school children.... thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.

  6. I love that u did the inside and the outside of the card..Cute..thanks for joining us at BBTB2..Krista

  7. Oh what a fun card, aren't those markers fun, thanks for joining in at BBTB2, hugs

  8. Really a cute card and thanks so much for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week.

  9. What a great idea and so cute.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    jayne x

  10. Great work with the markers. I have a tentency to forget about them. So cute. thanks for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

  11. Cute card! Love those SYI cuts and the use of the marker! Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  12. Great card! I love that you used the Cricut markers to make this card. I must confess that I just don't use them and I need to pull them out and give them a go! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  13. Fantastic card and great use of the markers too! I really must try mine! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  14. super card,what a great idea to use the markers....