I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Starting School

It's time for another 3D project challenge with Cardz TV. The theme for this challenge is School.

If you follow along with my blog, you know that I have three nephews on my brother's side. This is year, the eldest is going to first grade, and the middle is going to preschool. These are exciting times folks! Having already made a card for my eldest, it was time to make something for the middle nephew going to preschool. 

Oh this little guy. He is such a sweetheart and has these amazingly soft hands that you just want to kiss. I made this tri-fold-shutter card with his hands in mind. On each of the layers of the card, I used popped and puffy embellishments that he can poke or touch, and he can recognize everything. I know he will just love the bits of glitter everywhere. 

I left plenty of "white space" so that he doesn't get overwhelmed at each level, and there is a lot of places where we can "collect" signatures from the family. 

Finally, I added Skittles to each layer in alternating in the coordinating colors: citrus, watermelon, and denim. Then, used the Cardz TV sentiment from the Garden Greetings set. 

Party Time Tuesday: Back to School
Crafty Card Makers: Fancy Folds
Lawnscaping: School


  1. Your card is so awesome and OMG love the paper, all our embellishment ideas and the CARDZ TV stamp set you chose super outstanding creative job. Thanks for sharing your precious story about your nephew gave me the warm fuzzies. YOU ROCK!!

  2. You did an awesome on this card, perfect colors!!! :)

  3. LOVE your card, especially the color choices! Your nephew is going to LOVE it!!! :)

  4. I saw this on Mary's CARDZ TV blog and loved it. So glad you linked it up! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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  5. What a wonderful creation! I love the sentiment you chose. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE For Kids Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
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  6. Love this card Faith!! All of the elements are just perfect for a preschooler. He is sure to love his card. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Kids' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  7. Such a happy and fun card! Perfect for back to school!
    Lena’s Creations

  8. Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us in our fancy folds challenge.

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