Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Autumn

Today is the first day of Fall. I love Fall, it is my favorite time of year. That crispness in the air...opening the windows and doors to air out the house...the lower electric bill! lol

This weekend I was going to take the day off from soaping and just make cards, so I made my Fall cards. Oh trust me...there was still some soap made...just cant help myself I guess. But we will save the soapy posts for later in the week, today is all about Fall...and today it is gusting in and saying hello in a big way here in Arizona. Funny to be 100 degrees yesterday, and today it is 75 and very windy. Gotta love it.

I looked online in search of a Fall card to CASE, but I couldn't find anything I could work with. There were some I liked...but I cannot believe I don't have one single leaf stamp...going to have to remedy that. So I put my creative hat on and went to work and here is what I came up with.

I made a card and matching post it note holder. I still have to get the mini pens to complete the set, but the hard part is done.

All products used today are Stampin' Up...To make the card I first sponged around the edges of Whisper White with Early Espresso ink. Then I ran a 1-1/2 inch wide strip of Crumb Cake colored paper through my Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder and then I sponged Early Espresso ink on it to bring the wood grain to life.

I stamped a tree branch from the Out on a Limb stamp set and punched Fall colored leaves using the Bird Punch. The owl on the limb is lifted up with dimensionals.

The owls were made with the Owl Punch and DSP for their chests.

For the eyes the upper left owl has jewels, and the lower right owl has the medium sized eyes from the Owl Punch punched out with Crumb Cake colored paper and the pupils were markered in by hand.

I adhered the tree trunk on and then punched a 1-1/14 inch circle through the card...

...and I added the owl on the inside of the card to "peek-a-boo" through to the front.

Next up were the post it notes. I watched the tutorial video over at Dawn's Stamping Studio...Dawn makes it so easy to follow...I made 10 of them so fast.

I used the same owl as the card, using orange jewels I found at Walmart for the eyes. The paper is Pumpkin Pie topped with Crumb Cake paper that was run through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain embossing folder.

Here is an inside view of the post it note holder.

I love these so much, and I hope my recipients love them as well.


Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

Oh, my gosh - most of what you described went right over my head but the final product is to-die-for fun and totally fall.

You had me laughing about lower electric bill! We woke up this morning to a very cold and moist house - lot's of rain and blowy weather. Ours is going nowhere but up!!

Cee Gee said...

Aw, those are so cute...I love the little owl peeking out from the tree! Lucky card recipients! :)

Christina said...

Super cute card Stacie. Love the Owls.