Happy Thursday! Welcome to the Stampin' Friends Everything Fall Blog Hop! I am excited to be a guest blogger for the September hop! I know that fellow guest blogger - Maria had an awesome card and project and I hope that I can match that awesomeness with my creations! Barbara Welch has also joined as a guest blogger this month. Be sure to check out all the great blogs for this month's hop!
Let me start by saying - Fall is my FAVORITE time of the year. This past Sunday, the temperature was definitely a little bit cooler and has me looking forward to the cooler crisp air and the variety of colors the fall change brings to the Georgia landscape.
Feeling inspired, I picked fall colors to create this outdoor scene using the new Stampin' Up "The Wilderness Awaits" stamp set. The cute little fox was stamped in Early Espresso on very vanilla card stock and was colored using blending pens and Cajun Craze ink. The background was sponged using Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie and a hint of Marina Mist. This combination helps to give the look of dusk. The grass that the fox is nested in is colored in using Mossy Meadow and a blender pen. I am hooked on the banner framelits! The background banners use Early Espresso card stock and the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper from the new Holiday Catalog. The card base uses the Cajun Craze card stock. The accent bow at the top is tied using Linen Thread. To finish off the card, I used a sentiment from the Stampin' Up "For All Things" stamp set.
My project was made to coordinate with my card. Fall makes me think of all the upcoming craft fairs and festivals. I can smell the funnel cakes and apple cider now! I can't wait! In keeping with that thought, I created an gift envelope that includes apple cider mix - for the times you can't make it to the festivals.
I used my Stampin' Up envelope punch board and created this gift container to insert the packets of apple cider mix. The belly band uses the same DSP paper and Early Espresso card stock. Using Very Vanilla I used other elements from the Stampin' Up "For All Things" stamp set to add the acorns, leaves and sentiment. These colors also are from the Early Espresso, Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon inks. The SU Scalloped Tag Topper and Mossy Meadow ribbon added the finishing touches to this gift set.
If you need a Stampin' Up demonstrator or would like a catalog, please let me know - I would be happy to assist you. I have included a link to my supply listing below for your convenience.
Be sure to check out other projects listed on my blog - there are several projects created using items from the new Stampin' Up Holiday catalog.
I have thoroughly enjoyed participating this in this month's hop and hope that you will continue along with and join Mandy with her wonderful creations! You can click the "Next" button below or click on the links provided to view the remainder of the hop participants!
Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin'!
3. Andrea T
6. Maria Willis
7. Kim Smith -> YOU ARE HERE
8. Mandy Reedyk
10. Siara Acdal
11. Andrea P
14. Lisa Altman
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