Make it Monday #80 - Making Garland

Make It Monday #80. Making a garland with Ashley Cannon Newell. Loved this challenge. It's the 1st day of classes for the kids in our area and I will start mentoring my 1st grader again soon. Don't you love the smell of a freshly sharpened #2 pencil?

My card used that #2 pencil for my garland. I just had to stamp a "2" from Fresh Alphabet on my pencil. The alpha strip is so stinking cute! I remember those across all the bulletin boards. Have a wonderful day. ~Rhonda

stamps: PTI Teach and Inspire, Fruit Fusion: Apple, Tag-its #6, Fresh Alphabet
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, New Leaf
paper: Cosmo Cricket Circe 1934 Mini deck; PTI Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise
other: PTI Fruit Fusion: Apple die, tiny tags die; brad and red string - stash


  1. Rhonda, this is so colourful!! The apple garland is perfect for this time of year and the two pencils are super fun! I love the polka dot background and letter border at the top ... totally reminds me of the blackboards in a classroom.

  2. Love, love, love this card - so perfect for back-to-school! The colors are just wonderful. I love that alpha strip too - and your pencil garland holders are just perfect! Great card!

  3. This is wonderful! Love the apple garland with the pencils! I do love the smell of pencils just sharpened, wonderful memories.

  4. Rhonda, this is so clever and a perfect back-to-school card! The pencils and apples just pop off the background.

  5. Wow! What a fantastic card. I had to look closely to see that the apples were strung as garland. Love how those yellow pencils and apples contrast with the black background.

  6. Great back to school card. Love the apple garland.

  7. What a cute card. Love the colors.

  8. Rhonda,
    thanks for the sweet comment!
    Your apple garland works perfectly strung on the #2 pencils. Great job. Love the alphabet banner, too!

  9. I love school cards, this is adorable! Love how you used the pencils to "hold" the garland. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Rhonda, this is just fabulous. I love how you have the pencils as posts for your apple banner. All those colors are great together.

  11. Cute and very clever! I love the papers you used. I remember those ABC strips across the top of the chalkboard, too. Enjoy your school year! I hope it goes well with your first grader.

  12. What an unique and adorable design and such a fabulous take on the challenge! Love it!

  13. What an unique and adorable design and such a fabulous take on the challenge! Love it!

  14. Just too darn those pencils.

  15. beautiful card! love that alphabet strip. - Irma

  16. Cute garland- perfect for a back 2 school card

  17. Cute and festive school card - great job!


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