Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I Love Fall!

Anyone who knows me knows that Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the cool, crisp air, the beautiful colored leaves, the rich autumn colors to decorate with and my favorite holiday of all: Thanksgiving!

Today I want to share some of the cards and stamping projects that I made during September and October.  This card is my favorite (although I love them all!).  I love the colors, the leaves and the simple saying.  There is so much to be thankful for in our lives and I try to have a grateful heart!  :)  I got the idea from Mary Ann Grimmer.

I love the colors and the papers that are used in these projects.  I had fun making the card with the pumpkins.  One of the pumpkins is 3-D but it's hard to tell in the photo.  Can you pick out which one?

The little mini coffee mug is the cutest little favor!  Right?  It has some caramel candies in it, although you could put a multitude of other candies or drink samples in it!  (Think tea, coffee, Keurig cups, drink mixes, etc.)  You could change it up for any holiday or occasion.  This idea came from my friend, Deb Valder.  She has instructions on how to make it and where to order the cups from on her blog:

The other little favor has a Ghiradelli candy square tucked in it!  Yes, they are my favorite candies, especially the mint ones.  This idea came from Tamara Bertram.

Okay, isn't this turkey card so adorable?  He is made from an owl punch!  That owl does a great job transforming into different characters for each holiday!  I saw the idea for this on Pinterest made by Nancy Young.

I have to admit that I have a LOT of die cut shapes!  I love this idea to use the negative space from the die cut to stamp in and then add some color.  It's just another way to use the die cuts.  There is some copper embossing on this card that really makes it just stand out.  This idea is from Deb Valder, also.

Here is another example of using the die cut shapes.  One leaf is the positive shape and the other leaf is the negative shape.  This idea is from a demonstrator with the initials of PS.  I'm not sure of her name.  If you know who she is, please let me know so that I can give her the credit.

Die cuts, inking, stamping, punching, cutting, sponging, embossing and now watercolor!  This goose card is made on watercolor paper.  We sprayed the paper with a mist of water and then loosely painted on some color.  Idea from Maureen Albert.

I love making fall projects.  Whether it's stamping, sewing, crocheting or using some other medium, (and trust me, I have them all!) it's a great season to celebrate!

What sort of fun things are you making this fall?  Feel free to leave a comment!

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