Simon Says Back to School

Hello! I am here today with a card that I have created as a guest designer for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!




This week’s theme is “Back to School”, and for my card, I have chosen to create this fun, “nerdy” card, which would be great to give to a favorite high school or college student!


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I started off by doing some masking and stamping onto white cardstock, using the Taylored Expressions Smarty Pants stamp set and create the owl sitting on top of the pile of books. I also stamped a second set of books, as well as a pencil and some crumpled paper, both from the Mama Elephant Three Amigos stamp set. All of my images are colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out.

To create the black board, I did some partial die cutting with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle dies to create the “wood” frame, and layered some black cardstock behind the frame. Some patterned paper was attached to the bottom of the chalkboard.


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For some details, I embossed my sentiment from the Talk Nerdy to Me stamp set (also by Taylored Expressions), added some chalk writing with a white pencil, and some woodgrain texture with my Copics.

I adhered all my fussy cut images to the chalkboard scene and added a bit of ground to the card base to help finish it all off.

There is a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp online store for the lucky winner of this challenge, so I hope you’ll be joining in on the fun… I cannot wait to see your “back to school” projects! Thanks for stopping by! :)



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10 Responses

  1. Mandy says:

    I love your card Nina-Marie, It’s sooooo cute

  2. This is such a cute and fun design! Love the blackboard and those crumbled papers! I absolutely love it!

  3. rica369 says:

    A fabulous card Nina-Marie, a super design and I love the chalkboard cute ‘teacher’!!

    Heather xx

  4. Jenna says:

    FAB card, Nina-Marie!!!

  5. Ellen H. says:


  6. lorraine says:

    Fabulous card Nina-Marie :-) I love the little nerdy owl, he’s super cute and I love how you made the blackboard too, very clever :-)

    Lols x x x

  7. Yuki says:

    This card is just too cute!! Absolutely love how you created the chalkboard and the owl is adorable!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Absolutely adorable card, Nina-Marie! The sentiment definitely made me smile :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  9. melissab1872 says:

    Fabulous card Nina-Marie! Such a fun design! Love this!!


  10. HAHAHAHAHHA!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE This!! Such an AWESOME Blackboard Design!! I LOVE all the Details!! Those Crumpled Paper Balls are just FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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