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Fall Fun Blog Hop


Fall is truly one of my favourite times of year. I love the chilly breezes, the changing colours, the rustling leaves. Snuggling up with a warm quilt and a cup of hot tea is truly my idea of paradise, and fall comfort food? Oh yeah – stews and soups and casseroles abound in the Blissful kitchen! Living in the prairies, our fall is brief and really just a fleeting harbinger of the cold winter to come. Some day I hope to end up somewhere with a real fall season, but until then, I have to enjoy it while I can!

I was wasting time on Twitter a couple days ago, and my lovely crafty pal Chelle tweeted about an upcoming fall-themed blog hop. I’m in desperate need of cardmaking inspiration, so I decided to get in on the fun! I don’t normally make seasonal cards “just because”, I’m in the rather uninspiring habit of making cards for particular occasions. I thought this would be a good challenge, to get me thinking outside of the usual birthday-baby-christmas cards that I usually make. I’ve been sitting on these two stamp sets for a while, and sinceI feel they’re really just perfect for fall it’s time to bust them out!

Autumn Leaves
Cardstock & Paper: Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink & Markers: Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Trendy Trees
Other: Sheer brown ribbon, modern label punch, word window punch, Cuttlebug Forest Branches embossing folder

Simple Shrooms
Cardstock & Paper: Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink & Markers: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Close to Cocoa
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Funky Four, Trendy Trees
Other: Brown satin ribbon

To keep on going on this blog hop, click on over to Cindy at The Crafty Frugalista to check out what inspires her about fall!

And here’s a list of all the bloggy participants, in order!

1. Lydia 13. Dana 25. Cathy 37. Eva
2. Libby 14. Joan 26. Mary 38. Kerri
3. Kim 15. Maren 27. Julia 39. Cheryl
4. Michelle 16. Teresa 28. Bridget 40. Neva
5. Lee 17. Hannah 29. Alison 41. Marianne
6. Sara 18. Dina 30. Leslie 42. Samantha (Me!)
7. Yapha 19. Wanda 31. Sue 43. Cindy
8. Lisa 20. Korin 32. Michelle
9. Jimmi 21. Taylor 33. Misti
10. Jeanne 22. Monika 34. Judy
11. Bev 23. Harriet 35. Jenna
12. Shannon 24. Kim 36. Tammy

Birthday Card Duo

So far, this blog has been all about food, so I think it’s time to change it up a little bit. While the vast majority of my day is spent in the kitchen or wrangling the kidlets, every so often I’m able to escape to my craft space in the basement, and have a little bit of time to myself to create. One of my dear friends got me into cardmaking with her annual christmas card workshops, and since then I’ve amassed a pretty impressive selection of tools, gadgets and supplies for cardmaking and scrapbooking. My husband rolls his eyes every time a package appears on our doorstep, because it’s almost always crafty stuff for me.

One of my ongoing goals is to stop buying cards and keep up with making them. I have grand goals to amass a stash of cards for various occasions, but that hasn’t happened yet. Instead, I make as I need them. These two cards were made for daughters of a friend, whose birthdays were earlier this year. I found the photos during a memory card dump, I had completely forgotten about them! Both of these cards are perfect for scraps of cardstock and patterned paper that you have sitting around.

When I’m posting my cards (and other crafts), I will share underneath the materials and techniques used and links to tutorials and inspiration, if applicable. Most of my cards are fairly straightforward, but if you want more detail about something, drop me a line and I’d be happy to answer any questions.

Blooming Birthday
Cardstock & Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum (discontinued), Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Ink: Stampin’ Up Basic Black
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Birthday Whimsy
Other: Miscellaneous buttons, 5-Petal Flower punch (leaves), Circle punches (1 3/8″, 1 1/4″, 1″, 3/4″), Modern Label punch, Designer Label punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder

Heart Bunting
Cardstock & Paper: Kraft brown, miscellaneous patterned paper scraps
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Happy Everything
Other: Heart-To-Heart punch, The Twinery Maraschino twine

 

 

 

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