Monday, September 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings


How is your Monday moving? It hasn't been too bad, here!

I have a card to share with you today that I made for this week's Play Date Cafe Color Challenge. A HUGE congratulations to PDCC who is celebrating their 100th challenge this week! How awesome is that!

We have another gorgeous color story this week, and one that is sure to turn your thoughts to fall!

I was so happy for this inspiration, as it gave me a chance to make a card I thought about during the Waltzingmouse release last week but didn't have enough time to make.

Fussy cutting heaven!

I started with a background stamped with the herringbone pattern from Little Box Labels. I stamped the inked up image onto scratch paper first so that the impression wasn't so dark. I love to stamp these images with just light pressure so that they are a little splotchy. I know that might not make sense, but I love the vintage country faded look they have!

The sentiment is a combination from the newly released Say It Loud: Winter Holiday. I stamped it onto cream cardstock and stitched it to my patterned base.

The leaves are from Blessed by You. I stamped a bunch and then cut them out while I watched TV. :) They were the last thing to be added to the card, and I fussed and moved them around a lot before I found an orientation I liked. I couldn't resist adding the little acorns - I don't know what it is about acorns, but I just think they are so darned cute!

Thank you for visiting me here today, please be sure to stop over to the Play Date Cafe and give them a little love and for lots of inspiration in return!

Take care!


STAMPS: Little Box Labels, Blessed by You, Say It Loud: Winter Holiday - Waltzingmouse Stamps
CARDSTOCK: Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink; Really Rust - Stampin' Up!
INK: Really Rust, Old Olive, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Sewing machine


  1. I really like this Anya! So beautiful, the arrangement of the leaves is fantastic!

  2. This is beautiful Anya, love everything about it!!!

  3. This is very pretty! I really enjoy your work! I'm a new follower!

  4. A lovely fall colors card Anya! the leaves frame the large sentiment so nicely!

  5. Beautiful fall card! Lovely way to use the colors :) Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Love your card! It is so clean but at the same time so vibrant! Gorgeous!

    HAve a nice day!

  7. Love your card!!! The stitching is fabulous and the fussy cutting of the leaves is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. This is a beautiful fall card. Those leaves and acorns are gorgeous, and I love your paper choices and stitching.

  9. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Anya! LOVE those layers and layers of colorful, fall leaves :)! Thanks so much for playing along with us, last week :), at The Play Date Cafe!


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