Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: Back to School

Kimberly C Color Groovin with the Go to Gals: Back to School

Kimberly Crawford

It’s back to school time. Time for pencils, notebooks, erasers, and chalkboards.  Okay, so everyone has a white board or smart board these days, but there is something about the nostalgia of a chalkboard that always sets my heart aflutter. I blame it on being a teacher, who was raised by a teacher, who was also raised by a teacher.

Luckily for me, the chalkboard trend is going strong in the paper-crafting industry these days. Imagine my excitement when I saw these awesome new chalk products from Fancy Pants Designs! Chalk tape?! No way!

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The chalk tape comes in 3 different widths, ½”, ¾”, and 1”.  I used the ½” width on these projects. There is a backing on the tape which allows you be creative with it. And of course I had to try all sorts of ideas!

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pin it button Groovin with the Go to Gals: Back to SchoolI started experimenting with a shaped hole punch. It worked like a charm! The tape punched easily.

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pin it button Groovin with the Go to Gals: Back to SchoolThe chalkboard/star tape held the frame on this card perfectly. I made it for my son who started second grade this year. I can’t wait to slip this into his backpack one morning!

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pin it button Groovin with the Go to Gals: Back to SchoolThen my experimenting moved to stamping. The chalk tape takes ink brilliantly. Heat embossing with white powder worked, along with handwriting with a white gel pen. So many possibilities!

Do you love chalkboards? Have you used it in any of your projects lately? Would you like to give it a try? Fancy Pants Designs has a fun prize package to give away to one lucky reader! Leave a comment on this post telling your favorite back-to-school memory and I will draw one winner. You have until Friday, September 6th at 5 pm MDT.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly Crawford, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal


P.S.  Looking for more chalkboard inspiration and some fun ideas for Fancy Pants Designs shaped cork? Stop on over to my blog For the Love of Paper!

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137 Responses to Groovin’ with the Go-to Gals: Back to School

  1. Brandy S says:

    Oh wow! I can think of a ton of things to do with these!

  2. Helen Lebrett says:

    I haven’t tried the chalkboard look yet, but I love it!! Thanks for the chance to win some: I’d certainly try it if I won!! :-P

  3. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Hmmm, I’d say going with my school to Europe for 5 weeks.

  4. Natasha Poteraj says:

    My favorite school memory is going to dances with my friends.

  5. Ange B says:

    I always enjoyed going back to school to see my friends as my holidays were spent either with my Dad or at a holiday program. Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Jayne says:

    In a small country town, the biggest thing about going back to school was the one new dress I got to pick out from Sears catalog AND getting to go to the only store that carried the school supplies. It was on Main Street and meant we had to go to town. LOVED that! So much excitement.

  7. Lisa P says:

    Favorite back to school memory was back to school night which always happened the week before school started. The parents all went in to listen to and meet the teachers and the kids all played and got to see each other after a summer away. I went to a small, private school so it was like family.

  8. lynda veazie says:

    My favorite memory of going back to school is seeing all my friends again. And Home Ec. I loved cooking and sewing. Boy looking back those were the good old days. I would love to turn back time.

  9. Karla Farrington says:

    My favorite back to school memory was getting the new text books, I still get a pang from the smell of fresh paper and ink. What can I say I am a book nerd.

  10. Sandy Meyers says:

    When I was little, the start of school would always make me have dreams of running in the schoolyard. As the wind would come up, it would blow my long coat around and eventually I would be flying over the school and my house with all my girlfriends. As I got older I would dream of missing classes, or not remember my locker combination, or forgetting to study for tests. I definitely need some blog candy to calm all this stress!

  11. Cindy Z says:

    I always enjoyed the first day of school every year.

  12. My Favorite back to school memory was when I started school!! We lived in the country about 20 miles from school and the bus picked us up first at 7:00 am. I wasn’t afraid, but the parents were allowed to ride the bus to school with their kids for the first day and beings I was the first child my mom rode with me to school!! ;) I’ll never forget how sad she was to see me go, I was all excited, but knew I’d miss my mom and my siblings!!

  13. Raquel Mason says:

    I never wanted to leave my mom to go to school & now my son is just the same. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Janet L. says:

    Getting new school supplies, especially crayons, was a wonderful memory along with seeing my friends at school.

  15. Abbie Bryant says:

    My favorite childhood school memory was that every year in elementary school my mom would make me a new dress for the 1st day of school. I loved those dresses! I also loved going school supply shopping, something about new crayons and pencils and such and getting a new backpack, it always was so exciting to me. Now as a mom I still love to go shopping for school supplies with my kids and getting to see their excitement!

  16. Kathy Mc says:

    Hmmm, that was SO many years ago. I guess I’d say getting new school clothes and seeing my friends again. I’ll always remember teachers writing so neatly on the chalkboard and wondering how they kept it so straight. Without lines, I’m all over the place. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies from Fancy Pants Designs!

  17. mimi says:

    Chalkboard tape…OMG…. i must find these in the stores today!

  18. Diana Enns says:

    If I can remember that far back, hehe, I think I just enjoyed school and all the activities.
    This tape does look like great fun…will look for it soon.

  19. Tracy says:

    Performing with the band at halftime!

  20. Cynthia X. says:

    My favorite back to school memory was when I was on the drill team (2-1/2 years). We had to be at school by 6:30 a.m. We practiced marching with the band on the streets around the high school. Our school did competitions in parades so we needed to practice marching on asphalt. Early mornings were so much fun. Everyone chatting, the birds cherping, the crisp air, the drumers counting out the beat . . . oh the good old days.

  21. Jamia says:

    First day of high school! I still remember what I was wearing and that the guy I liked had enrolled . I married that guy!

  22. Carmen says:

    I always loved coming home after the first day of school and talking my mother’s ear off telling her all about the exciting happenings of the day.

  23. Judy B says:

    My favorite back to school memory is starting jr. high school. We had a brand new school that just opened that year, and of course you always think you’re cool when you finally leave 6th grade. lol I haven’t tried the chalkboard look yet, but would love to win these. Thanks for the chance.

  24. Peggy B says:

    I am liking this chalkboard trend – and it does bring back fond memories of doing many projects on the blackboards in elementary school. Thanks for sharing!

  25. mk derr says:

    Fondest memory every year was going school clothes shopping with my sisters. Chalk tape- fab idea!

  26. Niki says:

    Whoa, how fun would it be to play with chalkboard tape! Soooo cool!!!

  27. Niki says:

    My favorite back to school memory is school supply shopping…til today I still LOVE going with my kids!

  28. Celeste B. says:

    My favorite memory is going shopping for new school clothes.

  29. katie brooks says:

    awesome use of the tape! I can’t think of a memory at the moment, I can only think of the tape!!!!

  30. Monika/buzsy says:

    I love chalkpaper and other items… this is the first time I’ve seen the tape. It’s awesome! Love it.

  31. I really like the idea of the chalk tape…. looks like it would be fun to play with. :)

  32. Thienly says:

    I always loved back to school because that meant my dad would take me on an annual shopping spree to buy my fave office supplies. I always chose lots of pens and paper in variety of colors and patterns. I guess I’ve always appreciated the craftiness side of things! I would LOVE to win those – they look so fun to play with!

  33. Mary Mac says:

    I love using chalkboard on cards for the grandkids.

  34. Lucy Schmidt says:

    Oh, what fun these would be to play and create with. Thanks for letting us play along.

  35. Loly Borda says:

    Wow you can do so many thing with this! Thanks for the chance!

  36. Katie B. says:

    Awesome cards! I love how the stars were punched! I would love to try this product. :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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