Happiness is.... Autumn Leaves!!!!


Autumn Leaves??...you say. It's the middle of winter for pete's sake, Kim!! What's wrong with you? Well, I'll tell ya! Al took me to the scrapbooking store in London yesterday......the expensive one!! And since I don't go there very often, they had a bunch of new stuff since I was there last!! One of the new things was the line of Autumn Leaves clear stamps. I chose the Build a Flower set and decided to play with it tonight.

Ever have one of those days where you just didn't feel creative?? I can hear you all **gasp**!! Well, today was my day. It didn't matter what I did, I just didn't like it! Each step just seemed to make it worse. Then close to the end, I started thinking 'Hey, that's not bad!' and this is what came of my hemming and hawing. And I kinda like it now!

I made a longer card base which fits in the legal sized envelopes, cutting my cardstock to 9" long and 8" wide, folding it in half at 4". Then I decorated the top half with some of the smaller stamps in cool caribbean, pretty in pink and chocolate chip. I used some of the Loves Me patterned paper from SU and used my slit punch to make the scalloped edge for the pink piece. Then I added the chocolate polka dot ribbon and pop dotted the main flower image after doodling around the edges (of course) and gluing some clear beads in the center.

I know some of you will be wondering how to do that scalloped edge thing with the slit punch, so here is a quick shot of how to do it!!



Cut a strip of paper, turn your slit punch upside down so you can see what you're doing! Then, pushing your slit punch as far up the paper as you can, punch the very left hand side and then making sure to overlap the edge of the last punch, punch again! Keep punching until you reach the other side and you will have a pretty scalloped edge!! Super easy and it makes such a pretty addition to your card!! Give it a whirl! I'd love to see any cards or scrapbook pages you make using this technique!!

11 comments:

Cindy Keery said...

What a cute card! I am a new Autumn Leaves fan.... such nice stamps! Even though I don't normally do UM, I couldn't resist their gorgeous images.

Cindy
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Shadowcatcher said...

Lovely card. I'm so jealous of your Autumn Leaves stamp set. I love Autumn Leaves and can't find this set anywhere around here. Guess I'll be ordering it online soon! Love these fun colors and designs!

Darcy said...

It is so cute Kimmie! I like that you did the longer type card. You are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Awesome job!! Love the scalloped edge! Thanks for sharing another fantastic creation! You have no idea how much you inpire me!

Melanie said...

Pretty card. I'd be happy if I could stamp as well as you do on your "off day". :)

Linda D. said...

Kim, this card is great. I love it. I don't know where you get your ideas. Which store were you at, the one on Hamilton St? I was just there and overspent (as usual). For those out there reading this, Kim is one of my Card Class Teachers. Her enthusiasm caught me first. Every time she picks up a card to explain what we will be doing, she says "Now this is my newest favorite (stamp, colour, you fill in the blank)..." She's great. Anyways Kim, I love the scalloped edge and will trying that out soon. See ya. God bless.

Linda D. said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmie, great card. I am getting tired of always doing the same size cards, will have to try some this size. Love your design!

Cindy Lou Who said...

Love it!! I love the scalloped edge too...my SU Punch is broke tho =(
I will jus have to admire yours.
(((hugs)))

Donna (sapphire1968 on scs) said...

What a cute card and I can't wait to try the scalloped edging with the slit punch! Super cool, thanks!

Beate said...

This is a beautiful card!

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