Monday, October 10, 2011

Falling for Autumn

This Fall card was inspired by some acorns my son collected in a park behind our house.  He just had a ball picking them up and throwing them into a lake.  We even took some home for hours a more fun with a dump truck.

With the acorn inspiration in hand, I was off to create this card.  Here is the recipe:
Acorn; 2.75" from "B is for Boy"
Leaves; 2" & 1.75" from "B is for Boy"
Autumn; 3.5" from "Stretch Your Imagination"
Frame Base; 3.5" x 1.25" (sized using Gypsy) from "Gypsy Wanderings"
Frame Outline; 3.5" x 1.25" (sized using Gypsy) from "Gypsy Wanderings"
Cuttlebug; "Distressed Stripes" 
Kraft Brown Card Stock (11"x4.25" folded in half)
Kraft Brown Card Stock
Brown Card Stocks
Yellow / Orange Card Stock (3.75" x 3.5")
Orange Paper
Green Pattern Paper (4" x 5.25")
Yellow poka dot ribbon
Stampin Up Chocolate Brown Ink

Cut the list of cuts above in desired card stock and assemble pieces.  Fold 11"x4.25" card base in half.  Cut a 4" x 5.25  piece of pattern paper and 3.75" x 3.5" of  orange / yellow card stock.  This last piece will need to be embossed with "Distressed Stripes", rip the bottom off and then crumpled into a ball for additional texture.  Adhere these layers together and tie ribbon towards the top of  the card.  Adhere this to the card base and now it time to start layering all the elements.  The acorn and the Autumn frame edges were inked.  The acorn was popped up with foam adhesive.  Lastly, I place the bow over where the leaves connect.  Voila, a cute Autumn card!

I hope you enjoyed this card, it is one of my Fall  favorites.  I am entering this into the My Craft Spot Design Team search.  Clink the link to check it out or even audition yourself.
Have a great week,


  1. Great card. Best of luck. I'm trying too. Keeping our fingers crossed ;)

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. What a lovely card - and perfect for this time of year!
    Good luck with the My Craft Spot Design Team call!
    Small Bits of Paper

  3. cute card Melanie - I love your color choices!!

  4. Beautiful card! I love the fall colors you picked and your pretty acorn and leaves!

    My Craft Spot

  5. Beautiful fall card! I love the color combo you used. The distressing technique added just the right touch. Great job! :)


  6. This ca is super cute -- I love the color combo! Good luck on the DT Call!