Aug 26 2012

Day 1 Preview & Wonderfall

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Our Create with Connie and Mary Holiday 2012

PREVIEW WEEK is here! 


What does that mean?   


  • BLOG CANDY – SIX free subscriptions!
  • DESIGN TEAM and GUEST DESIGNERS introductions
  • Holiday session will begin in ONE WEEK with over 30 projects!
  • Early Bird Special Price is just about over! 


Today Mary Brown is sharing her fun FALL project over on Create with Connie and Mary!  She also has BLOG CANDY!!!  So, make sure you stop over on Create with Connie and Mary and find out what you need to do to be entered!  AND…download her FREE TUTORIAL…you won't want to miss this cute project.  It will give you a taste of what our tutorials are like in our subscription service.  Here is a sneak peek of her project!




Here's my card for today!  I love the new stamp set, Wonderfall and the coordinating Leaves die!  I thought about raking leaves when I was a kid and putting them in bushel baskets…so I came up with this fun card!



It is an actual card that folds up.  The leaves are tucked under the top band on the front so they don't interfere with the opening.  The base of the card is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 More Mustard, then I cut in the sides slightly to form the barrel shape.  I was careful to keep the entire height of the card under 5 1/2 so that it fits in a regular envelope.  I used the Woodgrain Impressions Folder on the front of the card, and on the bands of Early Espresso.  I added Antique Brass brads to each of the sides of the bands for rivets. 


To fill the bushel basket, I cut and stamped (yes, in that order with this die!) the leaves and crunched them up a little for texture.  Some of them are cut in half to fit in easier.  I tucked in Champagne Glitter Paper leaves, too, for extra bling and sparkle.  At the bottom, I added a Bronze button (LOVE these accents!), tied with Linen Thread and the Give Thanks greeting from Full of Blessings stamp set cut with a flag end.


Like it?  I was thrilled with how it turned out! 


But…don't forget…go check out Create with Connie and Mary today for Mary's project and BLOG CANDY!!!  And…subscribe while you are there!

4 People have left comments on this post

Aug 26, 2012 - 05:08:34
melissa davies said:

WOW! That's a lot of work! Just stunning!

Aug 26, 2012 - 08:08:49
Vickie Steele said:

This is a cool 'fall' card! Very colorful…TFS.
I have this set and may try it.

Aug 26, 2012 - 08:08:07
Michelle Mallett said:

This card is the Bomb!  I just love it.

Aug 27, 2012 - 04:08:00
Chris R. from Iowa said:

I love this card!  When I was a kid we also raked leaves and put them in those bushel baskets!  Times change!  Anyway, I love the card and esp. those little blingy leaves  – we can say the dew is on them or something!  Thanks for sharing your card with us.