Friday, August 14

Fall Duo

I have volunteered to hostess 'Turkey Day' this year -- my first ever in my home. I already know that I will want all the details to be perfect. I want to make each guest a small greeting card for their seat at the table - a little 'welcome' to let them know how thankful we are they could join us. The NEW Autumn Splendor stamp set paired with the NEW Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper are perfect for fall projects. (Available September 1st in the Holiday Mini Catalog.)

Each card is 4" x 4" and are inspired by the picture and challenge this week at Our Creative Corner. Autumn Meadows Designer Series seemed like the perfect 'match'. This paper is luxurious and rich in Really Rust, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, and Taken with Teal. It has a shabby chic vibe and is beautifully rustic.
  • My first card is created using a More Mustard base with a layer of Taken with Teal. The corners are rounded at the opening flap.
  • A layer of graphic print from Autumn Meadows provides the background. I topped the background layer with a large leaf image trimmed from the Designer Series Paper.
  • Using my Linen Thread (I LOVE this stuff) I strung a few buttons from my favorite two collections: Button Latte and Playground Buttons. The thread is wrapped around the Taken with Teal layer - buttons 'stay put' with help from Mini Glue Dots.
  • The sentiment is from the retired set Give Thanks. It is stamped in Chocolate Chip onto More Mustard and matted with Chocolate. The entire piece is mounted on Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • My leaf from Autumn Splendor was stamped in Chocolate Chip directly onto a piece of Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper and trimmed. The images included in Autumn Splendor are extremely versatile - perfect for water coloring, paper piecing, or embossing. I popped it onto Stampin' Dimensionals and added it to the corner.
  • My second card base is Really Rust. I cut a 3.75" square piece of More Mustard and layered it with a subtle print in Taken with Teal.
  • Using my Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die I zipped a wood-grain print through the Big Shot. TIP: Wood-grain is SO sassy and a VERY big trend in crafting right now. I adhered the large scalloped circle directly onto my Taken with Teal background.
  • Chocolate Chip Striped Grosgrain wraps around the More Mustard layer.
  • The centerpiece of this little delight is made from Stampin' Up!s NEW Wood Sheets... today's sassy something. I dipped one of the leaves in StazOn ink and stamped directly onto the Wood Sheet. TIP: Try heat setting to be sure your image stays free of smudges.
  • I punched the image off center using my 1.75" Circle Punch. I mounted the image onto 2 scallop circles - Taken with Teal and Really Rust. TIP: The Scallop Circle Punch is not big enough for providing a background layer with 1.75" images. However, the Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die is perfect.
  • Three buttons are added to fill the empty space and provide a little 'bling'.
  • The 'for you' sentiment is from Great Friend and is 'popped' using Stampin Dimensionals. A few Vintage Brads are a delightful accent.
  • The entire panel of More Mustard is popped with Stampin' Dimensionals before adding it the the Really Rust card base.
Before Thanksgiving rolls around I hope to have a card made for each place setting. Of course, there will be other treats in store as well. I look forward to sharing my ideas for entertaining and crafting as the holiday season rolls around.

Need a Holiday Mini Catalog?
E-mail me - I'll pop one in the mail for you.
Before you know it you'll be dreaming up and creating
sassy holiday projects too.

Stamps: Autumn Splendor (available September 1st), Great Friend (113792), Give Thanks (retired)
Paper: Really Rust (100661), More Mustard (100946), Taken with Teal (105122), Autumn Meadows Designer Series (available September 1st)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908), StazOn (101406)
Tools: 1.75" Circle Punch (112004), Scallop Circle #2 BIgz Die (113468), 3/16" Corner Rounder (109047)
Must-Haves: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Sassy Somethings: Wood Sheets (116309), Button Latte (114333), Playground Buttons (116313), Linen Thread (104199), Vintage Brads (109109), Chocolate Chip 1.25" Striped Grosgrain (115617)


Mary Fish said...

You could have called this post the dynamic duo. Beautiful for fall. Love how you used the big, brown striped ribbon. Hugs, Mary

Patti MacLeith said...

Wow, Denise! You make me want a cup of latte (or cocoa in my case) and start seein' those leaves a'fallin!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Fabulous Denise, love the colors and the fall theme. Love the ribbon with it.

Ann Schach said...

Perfect as always! I love these colors. Two more "Dazzling Denise" cards!

Carrie said...

Wow Denise! This is gorgeous!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Absolutely stunning!

I am in love with this paper.

Gina Shaw said...

Ooooh, beautiful! If your dinner is anything like your cards, your guests are going to have a wonderful Turkey Day!!!

Melissa said...

Your cards are always so terrific! Love your ribbon - perhaps a tutorial is in the future???

I am sure your guests will be blown away!

....Linda.... said...

These are beautiful Denise - so what time is dinner???

Kim said...

You'll be hosting every year! Your guests will love the personal touch!

Tiffany said...

You are on the ball Denise! I don't even want to think of Thanksgiving right now. Hee hee.

Beautiful cards! They will be perfect for your holiday!