Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fall is coming

Happy Wednesday!!  That means it's time for another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week we have a fan favorite: Anything Goes.  It doesn't get any easier than that!
I LOVE summer.  I hate being cold and I love being able to have the windows open letting the air flow in.  But, it has been hot and pretty humid here in southern New England for the past several weeks and I am ready for a bit of Fall weather.  That and I just received some new Repeat Impressions stamps in the mail last week.  It put me in the mood to make a fall card.  Because, I also LOVE fall!  Love the leaves, the pumpkins, the apples . . . And sweaters . . . and I could go on and on, but I won't.  So, here is my inspiration card for you:
 Everything except the brown card stock is from the same paper pack, even the leaves.  I love this pack as it is fall themed, but has some great color combos that you wouldn't necessarily think of for fall. The little rafia bow was left over from something (no idea what) and is one of those things I just couldn't throw away, 'cause you might need it sometime, right?  Here's a close up of my cute little plaid pumpkin:
The sentiment is actually from a larger stamp; I masked the part I didn't want to use and ended up with "give thanks".  The entire sentiment reads "Let us Give Thanks", but I only needed a small sentiment so the masking worked out perfectly.  Remember, if you "NEED" any of the stamps I used, I have a 10% off your ENTIRE order code over there in my left sideboard.

Supplies:
Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Tall Pumpkin" and "Let us . . ."
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large" and "Teardrop Circles"; MFT leaves
Papers: Authentique "Grateful"\

Challenges:
Die Cutting Divas #281--anything goes
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #244--anything goes with snippets (only the card base and the base layer grid paper were from whole sheets.  The rest are all from snippets.)
Viva La Verve September week 2--sketch

As You Like It--favorite shaped card base (I almost always use an A2 rectangle as you can get two cards from a sheet of 8x11 card stock)
Kraftin Kimmie Stamps--vintage/distressed (my papers are kind of vintage-y and I distressed the edges with caramel ink)
Craft Dee Bow-Z--anything goes with handmade bow (It's not a ribbon bow, but I did tie a raffia bow)


12 comments:

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice fall card - I'm trying to get in the fall mood here - hate to see summer go but...love the papers.

Cheri said...

I love this card, Heather!!! I'm not ready for fall either, but just seeing this card is getting me inspired!

Patti J said...

OOOH....I love that tall pumpkin paper pieced! Will definitely be stealing that idea! Totally loving your fall card, my friend - it is beautiful! Fall is my absolute favorite season for crafting, cooking, and being outside!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is a gorgeous card for the Fall! I also love the summer and the fall... who wouldn't? :)
I love the colors and those gorgeous leaves on this card, beautiful!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Laurie Unger said...

Love this Heather - great color combo for fall.

Kathy S said...

Wowzer - this is a keeper. Love how you used the stamp to paper piece.

Di said...

Fabulous card Heather - perfect for the Fall. Wonderful colours and those leaves are beautiful!

Great to see you in the playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, I just love fall leaves. Such a beautiful card. So glad you could join us for Viva la Verve!

Melanie said...

I really love your vintage fall card...the plaid pumpkin looks fantastic! Love how you pulled all the elements together. Thanks for playing along with Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps this week!

Danielle Vincent said...

Absolutely perfect fall card! LOVE that plaid pumpkin - it makes my heart happy! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges.

Annette said...

Fabulous paper piecing and a lovely layout.
Hugs
Annette - Netty's Cards
xx
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
My Mum's Craft Shop,
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Kat W said...

Fab colours and design, and the paper pieced pumpkin is so cute!
Thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge!
Kat x