I have been MIA for a little while. Sorry about that. It has been crazy busy around here lately. Today I needed to get a card made for my Grandmother since she just sent me a nice long letter. I thought she would enjoy a Fall card. I figured time was of the essence so I combined as many challenges as I could on this one. I used real stitches for the stitch challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges blog(http://crazy4challenges.blogspot.com/2009/10/crazy-4-challenges-week-5-sew-happy.html). I also used the theme of the earth rejoicing(autumn leaves) for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog(http://stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2009/10/challenge-7.html). Also sketch 36 by Laura over at 2 Sketches 4 You blog(http://2sketches4you.blogspot.com/2009/10/lauras-sketch-36.html). And last, but not least, I used the theme of Harvest(the trees are harvesting their gorgeous leaves) from the Gingersnap Creations blog challenge(http://gingersnapcreations.blogspot.com/2009/10/gc25-chestnut-challenge-harvest.html).
To create this card, I used designer paper from K & Company mat pad called Fall Harvest. I cut the pieces a little smaller than the card so that the brown card would show as a mat. I edged all the outer sides with brown ink. I then punched holes along the middle paper strip, using my piercing kit from Timeless Touches. I then made large cross stitching using fiber from a fiber pack from Trimtex purchased from Hobby Lobby. I trimmed the bottom of the designer paper with "Clouds" Paper Edgers scissors from Fiskars. I then made photo corners at the top with my square punch from Creative Memories and a pair of paper edgers(scallop). I punched the sentiment circle using my Creative Memories circles punch(larger circle). I edged it with the brown ink. I then stamped the sentiment on it(TAC). I punched two small holes and added the leaf brads(Target) as shown. I mounted the sentiment circle with Dimensionals adhesive from Stampin' Up. And that is it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening.
Designer Paper: K & Company Fall Harvest Mat Pad
Stamps: TAC (The Angel Company)
Brads: Target Dollar Spot
Tools: Paper Piercing kit from Timeless Touches; Paper Edgers from Fiskars; Punches from Creative Memories;