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!
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!
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!
- Stamperia International House of Roses 8×8 Paper Pack
- Honey Bee Stamps “Hello Fall” Die Set here, “Hello Fall” Stamp Set here
- Waffle Flower Crafts “Fall Greetings” Stamp/Die Combo, stamp set here, die set here
- Honey Bee Stamps “Autumn” Die Set (retiring as of this post, hurry and grab it!)
- Honey Bee Stamps “Autumn” Stamp Set (no longer available :(, I’m so sorry)
- Concord & 9th Freshly Picked Bundle
- Lawn Fawn “How you Bean” Strawberries Add-on die set
- Simon Says Stamp Assorted Cardstock (100 lb.), you can also buy it in A2 size for a lot less at Simon here.
- Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting/Embossing Machine here or here
- Gemini Jr. Embossing & Die Cutter here or here, get the new Gemini here
- Stamp Positioner: Misti here, here, here or here
- Distress Traditional Inks or browse all the Distress lnks here
- Blending Brushes, large size here, tiny size here
- Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks
- Paper Trimmer: Tim Holtz here (Ranger), here (Scrapbook.com) or here (AZ)
- Accents 100 lb. White Cardstock
- Bearly Art Glue
- White #10 Gelly Roll Pen
- Glassboard Craft Mat → Use my Code → KIMCARDS20 at checkout
- Craft Reverse Tweezers by EK Tools (great for picking up die cut pieces)
- White double-sided foam squares