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!