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Monday, October 21, 2013

I'm Falling For You. . .



This is my second post of the day (yes, I am on a roll!) so if you are looking for the most recent Happy Halloween card I've made, please scroll down (but, before you go, please consider taking a look at this card & leaving me some blog love ~ thanks!)

Fall is in the air! Autumn is my favorite time of year and I love all the colors that surround me.

I have made versions of this card before as I made a HUGE pile of punch out leaves, in fall colors,  years ago using a McGill Creativity punch of a maple leaf.  It was so long ago that I made these leaves that I can’t even remember why I made so many of them.  But I did, and so I am using them when I can.  The card base is another pre-made card I got and it is a deep red.  The first thing I did was make the sentiment “I’m falling for You” in Microsoft Publisher – in the past I have used tiny alphabet stamps for the words, but this time I wanted to make a quick card and using the computer is MUCH quicker for me than trying to ensure all those letters stamp out correctly (all the alphabet stamps I have are old – red rubber on cushion mounted to wood, so there is no seeing where they land).  So I made my letters to form the sentiment in a few fonts, printed them out on vanilla cardstock and chose the one I liked the best.  I just hand cut the letters & words out because I wanted it to look wonky and flawed (which is much easier than perfect!) I didn’t have to worry about crooked lines.  After the letters were cut, the first thing I did was practice where I wanted them – to me, in regards to this card, the “falling” was the most important part as the letters had to be placed like they were literally falling.  After I glued the letters to the base, I began to sort out where I want the leaves.  Next, I chose a few of the leaves to pop out and I used pop-up stickers on those.  Then I glued down the rest of the leaves, again in no particular order, only paying attention to the colors as I didn’t want 2 of the same color next to each other. 






Another fun, easy to make card, and it’s perfect to send to someone as a secret admirer or someone you love.  I also think this is easy enough (if you place the letters) for the kids to help with (but as much as I try, I can’t get the furbabies to help, they only want to play! Just as well, I can’t imagine cleaning glue off their paws).  Hope you enjoyed the card & have a sparkling day ~

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Use Your Stuff - Color Challenge (use orange, brown & green) 
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Fall/Autumn 
Crafting With Dragonflies - Nature/Leaves/Trees
Redd & Rosie's Challenge Blog - Shades of Autumn


How did I find all these awesome challenges to enter?? Just take a look at Challenges for Days, where you can find a challenge to enter for almost any type of paper craft!

25 comments:

  1. Pretty card ! I love to read how you made it.

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    1. Thank you Isbaha - I'm glad you enjoyed my post :)

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  2. I love the punchie leaves. Thanbk you for creating with us at UYS.

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  3. Great fall card and perfect for our challenge, thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

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  4. Such a pretty card Christi and I just love the autumnal colours, love the card in the previous post too! Thanks so much for your visit and lovely comment on my box, really do appreciate it! Hugs, Anne x

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    1. Thank you Anne - means the world to me to have an artist I admire comment on my creations :)

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  5. Oh, those leaves are lovely, and such great colours. Thank you for joining in at Crafting with Dragonflies.
    Sammy-x

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  6. Well done Christi. I enjoyed that you are indeed using up your stuff.How wonderful to include your children. My furry girls have had many crafty products on them! Thank you for joining in at Use Your Stuff this challenge.

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    1. Thanks Julie! And, as I am sure you know, nothing is complete without a furbaby hair stuck to it :)

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  7. Fab card, you've linked the wrong one to our blog Hun! You linked the Halloween one and not this one, Zoe DT Rhedd and Rosie's challenge xx

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    2. Thank you SO much Zoe for letting me know - that's what I get for trying to do too much at the same time - I think I am all set now :) I just found the Rhedd & Rosie's blog and I will be back :)

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  8. Wonderful project super colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafting Withe Dragonflies with our Nature/leaves and Trees challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

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    1. Thank YOU Taniaj for the sweet comments :)

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  9. Love your leaves! what a good idea and the sentiment is so appropriate. Thanks for sharing with us at CWD in our current challenge - trees/nature/leaves.

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  10. Lovely card! Great description of how you created it! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff!

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  11. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  12. Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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    1. Thank you - I think Rhedd & Rosies is gonna be seeing a lot of me :)

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  13. This has made me feel all soft and warm! Love it. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosies challenge.
    Hugs
    Fiona x

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    1. Aww Fiona!! Your comment made ME feel all warm & fuzzy!! Thanks!! :)

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