Fall Cards 2023: Welcome Fall + Bonus Card

Fall 2023: Welcome Fall + Bonus Card

Hey my friends! Today is the last day of July of 2023, I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by and Autumn is coming up soon. When I was crafting last night, my mind was far, far from Fall. I’m not really ready for it but apparently my cardmaking session was because I made 2 cards + a bonus card that I’ll share at the end of this post.

It’s always good to save extras

Some elements I used had been in my stash for quite awhile and I didn’t know what I’d do with them. I think it’s good to save diecuts, sentiments, other embellishments or extras from previous projects cause you never know how or when they’ll come in handy.

The elements I was holding onto are leaves from Honey Bee Stamps “Hello Fall” die set. I also have the stamp set. Apparently, I die cut these leaves in all kinds of colors and for some reason never used them in a card project! And, “Hello Fall” will be the theme of my Fall season of cardmaking.

I also had die cut and ink blended some strawberries from Lawn Fawn “How you Bean” Strawberries Add-on die set (this set coordinates with Lawn Fawn’s “How You Bean” collection) and the baskets are from Concord & 9th’s “Freshly Picked” collection. I LOVE this set and had a ball die cutting and inking my baskets. I’ve used this set before in my June Monthly Challenge, “Use what’s in your Stash“.

For my ink blending, I used Distress Traditional “Vintage Photo” ink, it is my absolute favorite distress ink for creating a rustic look. I used this on my baskets, on the edges and around my card panels and even into the pattern papers, Stamperia “House of Roses”. I was going for a vignette feel and I love the final look. For my strawberries, I used Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Ink “Cherry”. I also added some details with my white gelly roll pen.

The sentiment is from Waffle Flower Crafts “Fall Greetings”, I stamped it again with the cherry ink and die cut it out. That was all I did for these 2 cards and boy did I have fun!

Bonus Card

For my bonus card, I shopped at Dollar Tree last year sometime and found these beautiful, colorful 3D Fall leaves. They have a little bit of glitter on them and they are fantastic! Dollar Tree has some of the most pretty stickers sheets in their craft section. I am a big fan of stickers and making them my own. Check out this post to see how I used an entire sheet of Dollar Tree Stickers to make Easel cards!

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For this card, I used Honey Bee Stamps “Autumn” stamp and die set. The cardstock is from Simon Says Stamp and again I used the cherry ink to stamp my secondary sentiment.

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These cards make me so happy with all the colors of Fall. I’m also coming up with my monthly challenge for August so I’ll talk about that in a future post soon. Thanks for reading!

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