Nov 13 2009

Bloggers Challenge – Fall Y’all

I love saying Happy Fall Y'all!  Today's Bloggers Challenge is to create a fall card!  I used the acorn designed by Ellen Kemper from Stampin' Up!'s  Ornament Punch, but came up with a new card design to use it on for my Punch Class last month!  I've now shown my punch class members two ways to use that Ornament Punch other than with the Delightful Decorations ornament stamp set…if they haven't bought it by now…they'd better get it soon!  lol!  I have a cute Valentine/Anniversary idea that I'm SURE they would love!

For this card, I started with a base of Soft Suede cardstock.  The Sahara Sand layer I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate to get the grid look.  I added a strip of stripe paper from Autumn Traditions Designer Paper.  I used the Modern Tag Punch with More Mustard cardstock and the Happy Thanksgiving greeting from Teeny, Tiny Wishes.  For the acorn, I used the Ornament Punch from Sahara Sand, the Wide Oval punch and Large Oval punch from Soft Suede, the free-hand cut a piece of Soft Suede for the stem.  I used the Sanded Background in Soft Suede on the acorn cap for some dimension and sponged around the acorn body with Soft Suede ink.

I mounted the Acorn with dimensionals on the More Mustard cardstock and layered it on Ruby Red.  As a final touch, I added a bit of Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, folded in half, in the upper right corner, placed under the layers.  A very simple card, but easy to duplicate for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  Looking forward to the Ohio State/Iowa game on Saturday!  Go Bucks!



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17 People have left comments on this post

Nov 13, 2009 - 10:11:21
Lisa said:

Love it!  So cute!  Off to make one for myself! 

Nov 13, 2009 - 10:11:17

Very Pretty Connie!  Love the acorn with the punches!  so clever.

Nov 13, 2009 - 11:11:07

Connie- this is sooo sweet. I love the ribbon tab!

Nov 13, 2009 - 12:11:55

Cute Acron, great way to get dual use out of the punches.

Nov 13, 2009 - 12:11:58

So cute – what a great idea!

Nov 13, 2009 - 01:11:26
Patti Chesky said:

What a fabulous idea!!!!  You are so clever!!!!  Beautiful card, as always!!

Nov 13, 2009 - 01:11:14
kim howard said:

Very cute card, love the acorn.

Nov 13, 2009 - 02:11:22
Ida said:

How fun and clever.  I would not have thought to use that punch for an Acorn but it's really cute.

Nov 13, 2009 - 02:11:53
Pat Huntoon said:

Adorable Acorn!

Nov 13, 2009 - 02:11:38

well how ingenious….Connie .  I love this and saved for punch ideas..  love the  colors and sketch also.
connie paxman

Nov 13, 2009 - 06:11:17

Very clever!  I'll have to remember this one!

Nov 13, 2009 - 08:11:53
Shelly Schmidt said:

What a great idea- I love the acorn and love the striped DSP- it adds alot to the card!  TFS

Nov 13, 2009 - 08:11:13

I keep wanting to make one of  these but never get around to it.  Great job.

Nov 14, 2009 - 09:11:50
Lisa Bohler said:

Such a clever idea!  Way to make a great punch even more versatile!  Wonderful card!

Nov 14, 2009 - 05:11:29
tiffany said:

I just love this acorn!!! Too stinkin' cute!!

Nov 14, 2009 - 06:11:27
Nikki said:

Very cute!   Love it Connie!  {SMILES}

Nov 14, 2009 - 07:11:07

Very pretty Connie!  Love the embossed background!  đŸ˜€