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Autumn Splendor on Paper

Those of us who live in the beautiful Southwest can only dream of leaves changing colors in the fall.  Since my Mom was originally from Massachusettes, I have visited family many times in the fall and delighted in the splendor of gold, red and orange leaves.  Recently as I was blog surfing, I saw a card Sharon Harnist made and posted on her blog "Paperfections" and decided to duplicate it.  As an aside, many of my customers apologize for "copying" a card design as if it makes their creation less of an accomplishment.  I can tell you it is not true!  I copied Sharon's design but there were lots of challenges along the way!  I am pleased with the final card and I hope it will inspire you to make some beautiful fall leaves ... if only on paper!

Window-outside-lg  This card starts with one of the gorgeous paper collections designed by Dave Brethauer of Memory Box.  This one is called Tiggy.  The card is 5 1/2" wide and 6" tall and it is "built" on a piece of brown Bazzill cardstock.  The leaves are die cut and embossed using the Spellbinders Assorted Leaves die and various sheets of Twiggy paper.  The square opening is cut with a Spellbinders Square Nestability die, and the oval tag and mat are cut with a Spellbinders Petite Ovals dies.  The verse in the square opening is from Serendipity and the verse on the oval tag is from Peddler's Pack.

Window-inside-lg If you look inside you see more leaves and more Twiggy paper.  Thanks Sharon for the inspiration and for a beautiful card!




Tree-lg  This Saturday's class has attracted quite an audience but I still have room if you're interested.  Or if you can't attend but would love to learn the technique, you have two options.  One, you can buy just the written instructions with photos for $10; or two, buy instructions, a set-up for each card plus the 11 Memento inks (dew drop size) and 6 jumbo daubers needed to make the cards for $50.  If you are interesed just send me an email at hellopolly@aol.com.


January-lg  Don't forget the wonderful Perpetual Desk Calendar we are making Sunday, November 2 for Spa Day.  Spa Day is an excuse for us to all get together and much, craft and much some more!  We will start at 10am with warm pumpkin apple bread (homemade from my apple tree!) and the coffee, tea or hot cocoa of your choice.  Then we will work a little on the calendar.  Lunch will be one of my favorites Green Chili Stew cornbread and mango salad.  Desert will be pumpkin cheescake!  In the afternoon we will finish our calendars munching on spice cookies and pumpkin fluff -- can you tell I am a fan of pumpkin!  Throught out the day we will have give aways and quick make and takes and everyone will go home with their project as well as a goody bag (retail value $20).  Don't miss the fun, the goodies and the muchies.  Register now for a great relaxing day with stamping friends!

Have a great weekend and stop in soon for inspiration and thousands of stamps, papers, and inks!

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