Friday, September 21, 2012

Nuts 4 Fall

Welcome to the Nuts 4 Fall Blog Hop.  Today we are celebrating all things fall. We have an amazing lineup for this hop.

For my project today, I made a card ... well I made 2 cards.  I made the first one and wasn't exactly happy with it so I altered it and made a second one.  Here's the first one:

I used what I consider "fall" colors like Olive, Autumn Terracotta, and Goldrush to make this card.  I used our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge to cut the card shape.  You can find the shape on page 56, D6, Shift, Card, < Leaf4 > cut at 4" x 5 1/4" using the Fit to Length key.  For the leaves I used a stamp set called "Fall Harvest".  I stamped them in Chocolate ink and then colored them in with Olive and Autumn Terracotta markers.  I stamped the sentiment and edged the outside of the card using Goldrush ink.

I kind of liked this card but felt that it needed something more, sooooo ... I made this one next:

Can you see the difference between the two?  Yes I did move the leaves to the center and I inked the sentiment using New England Ivy ink.  The biggest difference is that I used the same stamped leaf image for the background.  I random stamped the leaf with second generation stamping.  That just means that I inked up the leaf image and stamped it first on a scrap piece of paper and then a second time on the card itself for a lighter image.

What do you think?  Do you like the first one or the second more?

Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (Z1686) 
Fall Harvest stamp set (C1504)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2111)
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2123)
New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2424)
Olive Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2425)
Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2427)

For blog candy, our hostess Lisa is offering as a grand prize a free fall file of choice to each hopper from her store at Scrapping With Lisa Designs.  What a great deal!  To get this file, all you need to do is choose which file you would like and then email her by clicking here with your file choice and she will send it right over.  If you request to join her fanpage at Scrapping With Lisa Designs, you can also request 2 more bonus files.  

So join her fanpage and you can pick 3 files of your choice!  If you are already a fan on the fanpage, you can let her know and she will still grant you the two bonus files. Now aren't you glad you stopped by?  Everyone is a winner for this hop, you get a free file AND get to see the awesome projects that were made.

Now onto the next crafter for their great project.  Here is the lineup:

1. Lisa - Handmade with Love YOU CAME FROM HERE
2. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create  YOU ARE HERE
3. Mickie ~ Little Scrap Corner  YOUR NEXT STOP
4. Linda - Linda's Creativity

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Your cards are beautiful, love the second one - fall is one of my favorite seasons. Great job.


  2. Love your card, beautiful job!
    <3 Pam

    I cant pick
    I Love them BOTH!!

  4. Your work is always beautiful Lucy, and these are no different. I always enjoy stopping by your blog.


  5. Pretty card!! LOVE the leaves!!

  6. Great projects!!!
    I "liked" you on Facebook and I am a new follower of your blog.

    I hope you'll stop by my blog sometime

  7. Love your card!!
    New follower
    Gaby B

  8. i love your elegant. Thanks for sharing!



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