Sweet Shoppe Alphabet for RRCB 70 Back to School

It’s that time again!  First, there is a new RRCB challenge that starts today.  Secondly, the children are either back in school (at least here in the South) or soon to be back to school after the Labor Day holiday.  I must admit I had a difficult time with this challenge.  Not having children, I don’t have much in my stash that relates to “Back to School.”  But I do have “older than one year” alphabet and number stamps.  The alphabet images are from the Sweet Shoppe Alphabet (lower and upper in 2 sets) introduced by Stampin’ Up! in the 2010 annual catalog.   The number images are from Morning Post Numbers which was released in the 2012 annual catalog by Stampin’ Up!  I also have retired designer series papers called Schoolhouse. Perfect, so I thought!

Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Lower & Upper, Morning Post Numbers, Simply Celebrate, Stampin' Up!, Back to School, Large Numbers Framelit Dies, Large Letters Framelit Dies

I coordinated my ink colors to the colors in the Schoolhouse designer paper.  It included Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green and Gray.  The sentiment shown in the inside is from Simply Celebrate, introduced in Stampin’ Up!’s 2014 Occasions catalog.  I did use a stampamajig to help align the letters and numbers.  However, you will notice my alignment isn’t perfect!  Oh well, back to school for me!  The designer paper with the bicycles reminded me of my bicycling days to Elementary and Junior High Schools.

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Guidelines for a Retro Rubber Challenge Blog challenge entry…
  • One of your stamps must be at least one year old.
  • You must tell us how long you have had the stamp or its age.
  • Do not link your new project to more than 9 additional challenges.

Remember, the primary purpose for this blog challenge is to use and breathe life into our older stash of stamp sets. Many of these are retired and unavailable for purchase except through individuals who wish to sell their retired stamp sets. These stamps were purchased originally because there was something in the set that spoke to our heart. You can give them a chance to speak once again.

RRCB # 70 sketch challenge starts today and ends on September 8th.  Have you been by the challenge blog to see my teammates inspiration projects?  Come on by! We are so looking forward to seeing you in our gallery.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun stamping,


5 thoughts on “Sweet Shoppe Alphabet for RRCB 70 Back to School

  1. Debbie Mageed

    Katy, you definitely channeled a beautifully put-together back to school card! I love your choice of colors and the use of the alphabet and numbers was just perfect!! I know the perfectionist in you has a problem with the alignment but no one getting this card would ever care much less even notice it. If you need someone to send it to, I know a niece who would love it! 😉

  2. janclothier

    I love the co-ordination of both colour and theme that you’ve got going on in this card. I think that if I’d tried to imagine the perfect school themed card it would look something like this, but… I wouldn’t have any of the stuff to make it! Great work.

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