Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Fall Gratitude - September Make and Take 2

Here is the next card that we made at the Make and Take. This one is a fall/thanksgiving card.
This card was inspired by a card created by Dawn Olchefske. You can view her card and her blog here. Here is the card we made:

Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Ink: Old Olive, Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze
DSP: Autumn Spice
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon, Paper Snips

The card base is Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was cut to 4" x 5 1/4". In the center and to the left side the leaves from Day of Gratitude were stamped in Old Olive and Peach Parfait ink. A 1 1/4" x 3 3/4" piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock was adhered at the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock. A 1 1/2" x 4" piece of Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper was adhered to the Very Vanilla cardstock just barely on top of the small piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. A piece of 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta ribbon was added around the bottom edge of the Autumn Spice DSP and adhered to the back of the Very Vanilla cardstock.

These layers were adhered to the card front. The greeting from Day of Gratitude was stamped in Cajun Craze ink on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. The greeting was thne punched out with the Decorative Label Punch (brand new from the Holiday Mini Catalog). Another decorative label was punched from a scrap of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. This label was cut down the middle length wise and the points that were in the middle of the short sides were snipped off. This allows you to adhere the halves of the decorative label to the back of the Very Vanilla label creating a kind of mat for your greeting. This was adhered to the card front.

This card was super simple, but really great looking. Everyone else loved it too! Thanks Dawn for the wonderful card to case. I hope everyone has a wonderful fall day today! Here it is cool and beatutiful and the leaves are just starting to change colors. I'm going to enjoy this nice weather while it lasts! Have fun stamping!