Monday, October 10, 2011

Harvest Happiness card made using Autumn Celebrations.

Hello, friends!

I hope you all had a great weekend. We had a wet one and I think fall might have actually arrived! Which is perfect because this week I have a TON of autumnal themed projects!

This project is made using the Autumn Celebrations cartridge. Fall is my favorite season, so this cartridge is a total must have for me. I hope that they make similar cartridges for Spring and Winter!

After I had chose the acorn cut I tried to find some paper that would compliment the cut. As much paper as I have in my stash, I could not find the perfect paper. Then I decided I would make my own using this stamp set. It is called Harvest Happiness and also coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge. Gotta love a good leaf stamp set!

I used the acorn stamp and one of the leaves to make my patterned paper. I used the flourish in the top right hand corner to make the print behind the stamped sentiment.

All supplies are from Close To My Heart.
I cut the acorn out at 2".
I used one of Emma's dies for the sentiment and added some adhesive backed pearls.

Thanks so much for dropping in today!! I will be back tomorrow with a spooky Halloween card!

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43 comments:

Joan Smith said...

What a great card love how you made your own backgrounds....I've never tried this....Think I will now...great job Mel!!

Luanne said...

very beautiful1 card.

scrapdiva said...

beautiful card!!!!

SallyP said...

Pretty card! I've tried making my own background papers but not as pretty as this!

Ann said...

Very pretty card. I just love the brown tones. Just came back from the mountains and leaves definitely starting to turn.
Mstgane
Ann

Susan said...

I love the simplicity of your card. Beautiful colors!
susanJ in Atlanta

Marilyn said...

Another awesome card...thank you!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful - love the background paper you made!

Dawn, RI said...

Cute card, Love how you made your own back paper.
the last three days its been in the 80s in the East Coast. Gotta love a good Indian summer.
Dawn RI

TracyB said...

Beautiful! Fall is my favorite time of year.

Betsy said...

Geat idea making your own paper. You are so creative!

Amy said...

Super pretty card. I love that Christmas stamp set!

The Zoo Keeper said...

Beautiful! I love all things fall!!! ESPECIALLY the beautiful colors!!!

MyCjs said...

Love the card, beautiful

snappy scrappy said...

Wow...great idea...I never think of using stamps that way. Lee-Ann :)

JenE said...

Fall is my favorite season too! Love your card..just perfect for this time of year.

Cathy said...

Thanks for showing us we CAN make our own "patterned" paper with stamps. I have just begun doing this in my scrapbook layouts and am loving it.
MCF's Mimi

Crafting Katie said...

What a gorgeous fall card, Melanie!

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty fall card, love your stamped background it goes perfectly with your main image!

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

I just ordered that stamp - never though of using it for background paper. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

jordanbev5 said...

We had tropical storm rain here in Sunny Florida. LOL! Thank for sharing your beautiful fall card to make us get in the mood for the wonderful weather still to come.

tndj said...

beautiful card. I have tried using stamps as background for my cards. I think I seem to overdo it. Yours are just right.

Northwoodszoo said...

So pretty, and thanks for the reminder that coordinating backgrounds can be made with the stamps, too.

Look around the corner said...

love it great idea

Sue Alger said...

My favorite time of the year. I've been using my stamps for years now to create backgrounds so I'm glad to see your card. Love it!!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW! Soooo Pretty! I think Fall came and went! LOL It's pretty cold around here! :o)

Theresa

Linda said...

Love the nut card. Yes fall has arrived here also. Never tried making my own backgrounds. Looks like a lot of work.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Gloria Westerman said...

So pretty!!!! What a sweet card to bring in all the fall colors...tfs

Jackie said...

Love Fall, getting close to put away Halloween and start on Novmeber projects, thanks for the nudge!

Jingle said...

Very pretty fall card!

carolyn's creations said...

Very nice card, love the acorns!!

Pam said...

Lovely card. I really need to get some stamps and start trying to make my own pretty paper. You make it look so easay!!!!!

Debra M said...

Love fall and your card is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE... this card. Never thought about making a background that way. I'm kinda new at this stuff. I really enjoy doing it though. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Again I "LOVE" it....

Cynthia B. said...

Awesome job w/ the background for your card. Fall is my favorite season too!

Cynthia B. said...

Awesome job w/ the background for your card. Fall is my favorite season too!

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RAP said...

I love how you made your own background paper to match perfectly.

Bunnyfreak said...

Adorable card.

Deneen said...

Love the handmade background paper. Great card! TFS.

salma said...

Gorgeous hand made back ground of the paper !!!Pretty card! I've tried making my own background papers but not as pretty as this!
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Judi said...

What a pretty card. I would never have thought to make my own paper. I LOVE that idea. I tent to just run to the store and buy some paper if I don't have what I want. Now, I will run to my stamp stash first and see what I can make. Thanks! :D

Nanci said...

Love the idea of making your own background paper. Thanks for sharing.

 
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