Aug 22 2013

CCMC265 – Magnificent Maple

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And here is my card using Magnificent Maple single stamp in the Holiday Catalog.  This time I made a fall "sunflower" using the Pansy Punch.  Have I said how much I love this punch???



Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Crushed Curry, folded in half.
  2. On the 4 x 5 1/4 Very Vanilla layer, I used the Scoring Tool and embossed a line around the edges at 1/4" on all sides.  Just a little extra texture!
  3. I cut three 1 x 2 1/2 panels of Sweater Weather Designer Paper and adhere them on top.
  4. I stamped the Magnificent Maple leaf in Chocolate Chip on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and cut it out, then placed it on front.
  5. I punched the Pansy punch three times with Crushed Curry cardstock, sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie, then crumbled up the flowers and layered them together.  I punched a 7/8 Scallop Circle of Chocolate Chip cardstock for the center and adhere with a Stampin' Dimensional. 
  6. In the center of the flower, I tied Linen Thread in the small Naturals button and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.
  7. Finally, I stamped Happy Birthday from the hostess only set, Express Yourself with Chocolate Chip on a 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla, cut the flag end and curled the edges a little.

Pretty, isn't it???  I love the fall feel of it!  Putting me in the mood to see fall!  lol!  We have so many fall birthdays, it is nice to get a head start on them!


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6 People have left comments on this post

Aug 22, 2013 - 07:08:31
Lisa Martz said:

I love this!  Fall colors are my favorite and this cards is GREAT!  Could be used for any occasion!

Aug 22, 2013 - 08:08:46
Deb said:

Love how the colors pop off the vanilla background! So pretty! And what a great way to make a sunflower – my favorite!!

Aug 22, 2013 - 09:08:25
Laura said:

What a great card, Connie! I LOVE everything about it…the pretty printed papers, your stamped leaf and dimensional flower with the button and twine and center scallop, the sentiment on the paper ribbon/flag! Just a great look and it does not look terribly complicated…something up my alley, ha! Thanks for sharing! hugs, Laura

Aug 22, 2013 - 12:08:52

Your card is so bright and cheerful, as well as fall-ish!  Love the flower and the maple leaf behind it really makes it pop!  Great card for so many occasions.  Love this sketch too!

Aug 23, 2013 - 09:08:55

Love, Love, LOVE this card!  The color, the elements..just love it!

Aug 25, 2013 - 11:08:39

Gorgeous combo of the the leaf and flower! So clever!  Because of  you and Mary I now want to buy that leaf stamp!