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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #131: Anything Goes with option of Fall Colors/Thankful...

Our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create is just in time to inspire all of you who make Fall or Thanksgiving cards. But we don't want to exclude anyone, so we always have an overriding theme of "Anything Goes."

As a member of the Design Team, I chose to get started on my Thanksgiving cards in creating some inspiration for you. As I said in my last post, I don't make too many--just enough for family members. But I have a pretty big family, so I usually make around 20 of them. That means I keep them pretty simple, as there are so many other things going on at this time of year.

For this card I die-cut a four-part frame out of black cardstock. This frame die is unbranded, but my leaves were cut using some very old Cuttlebug dies. I love the size of these leaf dies and use them often. They were cut out of some multi-shaded (mostly reds and oranges) cardstock.

After cutting my leaves, I inked the edges, drew in some veins with a brown colored pencil and then liberally added some Wink of Stella. They're actually much prettier IRL!

I used my frame die to cut the longer space out of white cardstock, which I stamped with an old Thanksgiving stamp I've had forever. I may have purchased it used or from the dollar bin at Michael's. Three pretty sequins finished the front of my card.

On the inside of my card I added a computer-generated sentiment and a small leaf, made with a Martha Stewart punch and glamorized (he he) the same way as the leaves on the front.

Now it's your turn to join in on the fun at Let's Craft and Create. We'd LOVE to see your creation, whether it fits in the Fall Colors/Thankful category or Anything Goes.

To make this even more fun, there will be a prize for the winner. You can check out last month's fantastic prize here.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Hannelie said...

Wow! Those leaves...Stunning!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a wonderful design Cheryl! LOVE those fabulous leaves, they look so realistic! Just great! Have a wonderful Sunday! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Love the shimmery leaves and the fancy sequins! The sentiment on the inside is wonderful! Hope you have a great day!

designbydonna said...

Cheryl, Your card is so pretty. I really like the frame. Your leaves look real. I thought I was done with Thanksgiving cards but someone called and asked me to do some for her so I have to get the fall stuff out again.

Darnell said...

Those leaves really ARE glamorous, Cheryl! I love your design and the awesome poem on the inside!! Hugs, Darnell

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card.

Glittered Paws said...

Absolutely beautiful- love love love the leaves, look so real.

Lynne in NI said...

Lovin your fab sparkly leaves Cheryl! Unfortunately we've had so much rain here recently all ours are a soggy slippy mess!