I'm not sure about your part of the country, but I can tell you that Autumn has arrived in a cool, crisp fashion here in southcentral WI.
We are hitting highs in the low 60's this week with overnight temperatures in the 40's. That is the start of it!
I've even seen the green leaves on the trees start to turn goldenrod, cherry red, and blaze orange JUST THIS WEEK!
It seems like we went from summer to fall in just a matter of days!
I got to gather with a couple of special friends to work on fall decor items.
Aren't these scarecrow heads adorable?
My friend Diane goes to her Mom's senior living facility every Sunday and brings a craft project for them to create.
She follows a few different crafters and gathers up ideas for projects, then she and her Mom spend an afternoon making the crafts.
I'm thrilled they allowed me to tag along on their recent Mom and Me craft day.
I love that she shares ideas with me!
Because I love it when someone shares with me, I figured you like it when I share with you!
Sharing is so fun!
I designed this card for a recent Card Kit in the Mail.
The technique on this card is very easy and it all comes together by using patterned paper to provide a little autumn color for the background.
Fall colors for an All-Occasional card idea
The paper on this card is from the amazing Beauty of the Earth paper pack.
I love this paper pack with it's variety of tree and plant patterns.
The 12"x12" paper sheets run the gamut from Spring to Autumn and even a sheet or two of winter scenes.
It's one of those paper packs that you might want to have a couple of packs on hand to be able to make multiples of the cards when you sit down to craft.
I've mentioned this before, but it's worth mentioning again - Stampin' Up! paper packs give you a list a coordinating colors so you'll never be at a loss of color combinations to try!
The Beauty of the Earth paper pack coordinates with:
- Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock 
- Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Merry Merlot 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad 
Cut a letter size sheet of cardstock in half to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" for TWO card bases. Might as well make two at a time!
Fold it in half for a top hinge card front.
There are two paper patterns used on the background.
The top piece is 5 1/4" wide x 3 1/2" high (abstract fall trees pattern).
The bottom piece is 5 1/4" wide x 3/4" high (wood grain pattern).
I cut the silhouette trees using the Inspiring Canopy dies, but do yourself a favor and save 10% off the individual prices.
They run the full range of greetings and will be your most often used greeting set once it's in your stash!
We are in the final 7 days of this second round of freebies!
Some things are sold out already, but all the good stuff will be gone for good after September 30!
More tips for the inspiration card!
Assemble the card similar to the photo.
The papers and the trees are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue but you can use your favorite adhesive to attach them together.
Choose a greeting and stamp it on neutral cardstock (Basic White).
They are very versatile for all your projects and are on my MUST HAVE list of supplies!
The greeting layer was cut using my Paper Trimmer to be just slightly smaller than the chosen stitched rectangle shape.
After attaching the stamped greeting to the accent layer, then pop up the greeting label using Stampin' Dimensionals!
I say it often, but it's so true!
Make the card! Send the card!
You will truly make someone's day with your thoughtfulness!