Hi there, stamping friend!

Welcome back to another weekly challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

This week we have a colour challenge for  you – have a look:


These are the perfect fall colours, don’t you think?  My initial instinct was to go with leaves for my card, but a quick look at what the rest of the design team had done (I was running behind, so I could see what some of the others had already created) made me re-think; they’re cards are fabulous of course, but there were a lot of leaf themed cards already!  So here’s what I came up with;


Yes, still leaves, but in a different format! 😉

I like to hang a wreath on my front door, and sometimes on the inside of the kitchen door, so that’s how I thought of this.

I created the ‘door’ by stamping a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Crumb Cake cardstock with the Hardwood background stamp, in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped another piece the same, then used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the ‘panels’; the 2 top sections are each 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, and the 2 bottom panels are each 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.  I used a Sponge Dauber and Crumb Cake ink to sponge around the edges of all of the panels, as well as the ‘door’.

I used the Wondrous Wreath stamp set, and stamped the bottom leaves in Pumpkin Pie ink.  The next layer of leaves are in Cajun Craze ink.  I then stamped the ribbon and bow in both Daffodil Delight and Cajun Craze, then die cut all the pieces using the Big Shot and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits dies.  I also used this die set to cut out the ‘Joy’ in both Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight cardstock.

I then layered all of the pieces on top of the door; for effect, I offset the 2 colours of the ‘joy’ and the ribbon/bow, using the new Thin Tipped Glue Pen.  The door was then layered onto the card base of Very Vanilla cardstock.

That was it – a nice, quick card that has a bit of ‘punch’ with the extra layers and dimensions.

Now I hope you’ll head over to the Paper Craft Crew page, and see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration!  Then I hope you’ll be inspired to join us in this challenge – you just may be one of the next design team top picks!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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