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Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn Crafts

Autumn is my favorite season, and this year has been very busy.  My DH had knee surgery so I have been taking care of him, but oddly enough, it has afforded me a lot of extra time.  I have been taking full advantage and have accomplished several projects that I am happy to share.

First, a set of "Thank You" cards I made using Crate Paper's Farmhouse Collection paper and stickers.

Next is a masculine card I made using the Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentlemen" paper collection.  I cased this card from the May/June 2011 issue of Paper Crafts magazine.

For my halloween layout, I used paper from two different paper collections;  Teresa Collins "Haunted Hallows" paper, stickers and brads and "The Apothecary Emporium" paper and stickers from Echo Park.  I love all the papers in both collections since I am a traditional halloween color person, plus, I thought all the papers blended well together.

Another layout I created from the new Stampin' Up! paper called Spice Cake.  I love this paper collection and it also has matching fabric!  I made a pretty flower embellishment by cutting a 1 1/2" strip of the fabric and edging it with pinking shears.  I ran a quick basting stitch along one edge, pulled it tight to make the flower.  I also made a rosette from Melissa Frances crochet trim and topped it off with a large brad I made with coordinating paper.  The tiny little clothes pins are also from Stampin' Up! and the banners were cut using Papertrey Inks banner builder series dies.

Lastly I made some little treat boxes to send some goodies in.  I made a little pull tab from black grosgrain ribbon to pull it open.  I thought this might be easier for little hands.

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