Sunday, August 16, 2020

Notes For a Special Teacher Paper Players Challenge PP504

August 16, 2020

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

I am the hostess this week and I have a "Back to School" Clean and Simple challenge for all of you!  
I will always be a teacher at heart, so I get excited about new crayons, notebooks, pencils, etc.  I know school looks very different for many this year.  A lot of the schools in Georgia are back in session, but it is virtual  school.  Other schools are trying split sessions.  It is such a difficult time, but I know there is a teacher, student or staff member that would love a card for encouragement.  So, have fun and get creative!  


What do we mean by Clean and Simple?

Minimal layers and embellishments
Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
Simple and uncluttered

I added a strip of school buses to the side of my white card base.  I had several types of school paper in my stash and found this ABC paper.  I used the SugarPea Designs Journal Notebook dies to cut it out.  I also cut the "Notes" and the pencil from the same die set.  I couldn't find it listed on the site, so maybe it is discontinued.  The All Apples stamp from Reverse Confetti was used to stamp a red and green apple.  I used the matching die to cut the apples out. I had to stop there since it is Clean and Simple week.  You know that is hard for me, because I love embellishments!  

  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

The Paper Players Design Team
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Anne Marie Hile
Ann Schach
Allisa Steinlicht
Mary Deatherage
Stef Perry

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! 



  1. Fun card! I love the school bus paper...cute! I miss school too..the smell that first week in the halls...the new supplies...nothing quite like it!

  2. This is super cute...that school bus paper is AMAZING!! Love all the school-related items!

  3. Too cute, surely an awesome die set!

  4. Layers of cuteness Claire! I like the red and green apples!

  5. What a darling card for a teacher Claire, with iconic symbols like the apples and the ABC paper! I love that big die cut pencil too as well as the school bus paper. Super cute card!

  6. Oh my goodness is this ever CUTE, Claire! I love that school bus paper and the notebook trim. Perfect card for Back to School. Thanks for a fun challenge this week, my friend! Hugs!

  7. Oh - you rocked this challenge, Claire! I love every detail - that "notebook" page is juts perfectly perfect! Well done! :)

  8. Claire I am in LOVE with that yellow school bus DSP and those wonderful apples. We have so much to be grateful to teachers for in a normal year... this year they deserve an even bigger thank you. Teachers rock and so does this card!

  9. From the school bus paper to the note book paper, this is a fabulous card which will surely delight the teacher who receives it! Great job...and an awesome challenge, Claire!

  10. I adore your card Claire - yellow buses, handwriting, apples and a great sentiment - everything a good back to school card should have! Fabulous - great challenge this week!


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