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Kelly Klapstein

Back to School Card for Teacher

Hi Everyone!  It’s Kelly Klapstein here to celebrate my kids returning to school!  YAY! Ok, I admit we had a wonderful summer, and I love the relaxing schedule, but sometimes routines (and early bedtimes) are a good thing.

Here is a card I made for a teacher:

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I wanted to create a vintage “old school” design with a bulletin board and thumbtack note. So I used 3D Foam Frames, 3D Foam Stars and Dodz Adhesive Dots in Small, Medium and 3D.


I adhered the first layer of paper to my card with Dodz Adhesive Dtos 3D. This gives that layer subtle dimension without the bulk.


Then I designed the bulletin board with cork paper and a 3D Foam Frame, which I embossed with copper embossing powder, so it looks like a metal frame around the cork board.



After heating the 3D Foam Frame to set the embossing powder, I cut out the cork board and stuck it onto my card base.

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After stamping a “Welcome Back” note onto a small piece of paper, I adhered it to the cork board with Dodz™ Medium.

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To create the vintage metal thumbtack, I placed a Small Dodz™ on the note, added copper embossing powder and heat set it.  I love this effect!


Did you know that Adhesive Dots can be used as an embellishment? This adhesive can be heat embossed!

I finished off the cork board with a few glittered 3D Foam Stars.


Sometimes old school can be cool…at least that’s what I tell my kids!

Happy Crafting!
Kelly Klapstein

ADHESIVES:  3D Foam Stars, 3D Foam Frames, Dodz™ Small, Dodz™ Medium, Dodz™ 3D.

SUPPLIES:  DCWV papers, Clearsnap Ink and glitter, Graphic 45 stamps


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