First Day of School... already!

Riley and Austin went back to school today. It seems like their summer vacation went by so fast. Both of them were really excited to see some of their classmates again. It was really quiet at home and for the first couple of hours I was kind of lonesome without them. But… I was able to finish up on a couple projects today.

Here’s one card to share. Isn’t the corner accent cute? The Close to My Heart catalogs always have some great tips and techniques to share and this was one of them “Creating Cute Corner Accents”.

Step 1: Fold a 2x2 piece of paper/cardstock in half twice, creating quarters. Unfold the paper.

Step 2: Fold the corners in toward the middle of the fold. This creates the corner that will show.

Step 3: Attach a concho to the two corner folds. Thread ribbon through the concho holes and tie for a finished look.

Instead of conchos I used red eyelets. You can also use a smaller piece of paper/cardstock for smaller corners. Don’t be surprised to see more of these corner accents on my cards… I really like the look of them and it's a quick and easy embellishment! Thanks for visiting.

Stamps: Garden Gossip (Penny Black) ~ Ink: Noir (Palette) ~ Paper: Buttercup, Cranberry, Garden Green (all CTMH), White, Let’s Get Together patterned paper (CTMH) ~ Other: Real Red Eyelets (SU), Grosgrain Ribbon (SU), Chalk, Glossy Accent’s, Pop Dots, Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsol, Sand Paper


  1. This card is adorable. Thanks for the tip on the corner accent!

  2. Hey, I'm happy to see you back in your 'studio'! You wild woman, you. Love the corner treatment - may have to try that myself.


  3. Wow beautiful card! And that corner accent is great,thanks for the tutorial!

  4. I just wrapped up a blog banner creation for a CTMH demonstrator and the first card on her blog today has this corner treatment! I loved it there, and I love it here. It's super cute.

  5. What a cute, cute card. I'm a subscriber and love all your work Jovita! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm quite honored that you do.

  6. What a great card Jovi. I can't believe school is starting for you already. We still have a week and a half to go. Fun stuff!!

  7. What a great idea and another cute hedgie!