heARTful stamping challenge – Back To School


This month’s theme and monthly prize

Back to School + a stamp

Aug 13 – Aug 20

Have your kids started school yet?  I’m starting to see “first day of school” photos popping up and I start next Monday!  So, why not have a Back to School theme for this week’s heARTful stamping challenge!?    Normally throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  There are weekly Top 3 winners and a random winner from all of the participants receives the monthly prize drawing.  You can also see last week’s heARTful stamping challenge which goes until Sunday night, midnight, right here.

This Week’s Inspiration

Cyndi said she wasn’t that thrilled with her card this week but I think it’s a fun and creative one.  If you look closely, you’ll spot some ideas that you can easily use in your own cardmaking.  I like how she chose to highlight just a few of the embossed words.  She, of course, did some fussy cutting of the fox from CTMH’s Some Kinda Wonderful (retired – but still available and in the Going Soon section!) stamp set.  And, I like how Cyndi wrote in “Back To School” since she didn’t have a sentiment to stamp in the speech bubble.

CTMH Some Kinda Wonderful

supplies: Some Kinda Wonderful cardmaking stamp set


One of my favorite things about CTMH is their commitment to Operation Smile – a non profit organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world.  Punny Pals is Close To My Heart’s special set where they will donate $7 from each stamp set sold.  Isn’t this little guy sweet? I had fun combining one of the little critters from that set with CTMH’s Stamp of the Month – School Year.  I used this same little owl last week right here!

CTMH Operation Smile - Punny Pals and CTMH Stamp of the Month - School Years

 supplies:  School Year STOM, Punny Pals stamp set, Daisy White cardstock, Sugar Rush paper pack (retired), other:  Copics


While I had my Punny Pals and School Year stamp sets out, I decided to make one more card.  I love to mask (did you see my other bear holding a party drink here?).  I used the broad end of my Copic marker to highlight the punny word!  I’m thinking some black doodling around the white oval might look nice – what do you think?

CTMH Operation Smile - Punny Pals and CTMH Stamp of the Month - School Year

supplies:  School Year STOM, Punny Pals stamp set, Daisy White cardstock, Sugar Rush paper pack (retired), other:  Copics

 I hope you join us!

It’s simple to play along:

  • 2 entry limit 
  • no digis please! 
  • please link back to this heARTful stamping Challenge to be eligible for the monthly prize!

One response to “heARTful stamping challenge – Back To School

  1. Especially like the embossing folder with the school words. Was not sure where the embossing folder was from & would like to know? School here in Central TX starts Mon 8/21 mostly and some the following wk Mon 8/28. Daughter is working on her Master’s in Animation at University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). She took 2 classes during Summer and has 2 classes this Fall semester. The company, GearBox that designs games for handheld devices, she started working for last yr as an intern in Quality Assurance dept that then hired her as a contractor, then she went into Art dept and became full-time salary Jun this yr. We are so proud of her!
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”