What a great thing to take me into the holiday season!
I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Mine was SO great, but I have to say it was everything BUT relaxing. We had from 2-4 house guests all week, and THIRTEEN for dinner on Thursday, as well as more dinners tucked in here and there. Wow, it was fun and really delicious, but I sure needed a NAP by Sunday afternoon!
This week, I wanted to share this card set that I made for my sister, Lisa. This will probably be the last of the leaves that you'll get from me this season, unless they're Holly or something....
I made this--
Anyway, a while back I won ('cause my mom says I'm a winner!) a card class from My Little Craft Blog where I learned how do do these leaves with sponge daubers and clear embossing powder, as well as the gold and folder embossed pieces that you see on the bottoms of the cards. My design is different overall, but I REALLY like this leaf technique, and will use it a lot!
I particularly like the box. I will make many of those, I'm sure. It is roomy and sturdy. Because I won the class, I can't give you too much info on how to create all of these things, but I believe the class is still available for purchase, and it is really fun and informative. I don't be stealin' from nobody's stuff, so don' ask!
Speaking of leaves, you may remember my rant about having to deal with my forest full of leaves in THIS post. Well, the other day, Charlie and I returned home from a day out to find that our yard had been mowed and EVERY LEAF WAS GONE! GONE, I tell you, GONE!
Turns out, my neighbors Chris (across the street) and Eric (behind us) had been out with their tractors, and after they did their own leaves, got to chatting and decided to make a contest of "who-could-get-up-our-leaves-fastest." Are these guys the best, or what??? Well, I baked them cookies, and, of course, made them cards.
They look like this--
The sentiment is from 7Gypsies, and the leaf stamps are from Studio112. I used the same leaf technique for the card stock leaves, as I'm sure you can tell.
Anyway--Chris has been back 4 times(!) to get more leaves, and I could not be more grateful. He has gotten a thank you care package to supplement his cookies, btw...
SO, That's about it. I have some close-ups of this card set to show you...
Here they are--Please forgive the blur on some of them.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Card set and box--card stock, GinaKDesigns; Inks, Stampin' Up!, Ink it Up, Memento; papers, Stampin Up!, Buttons, Joann's: Embossing powder, Ranger; twine, Ranger; leaf punches, EKSuccess and Fiskars.
Thank You cards--Card stock, papers, and inks all Stampin' Up!; sentiment, 7Gypsies; leaf stamps, Studio112; buttons, Joann's; twine, Ranger; leaf punches, EKSuccess and Fiskars.