Feels Like Fall!

Wow!  It sure feels like Fall has arrived this weekend!  I don't mind.  It's my favorite season!  Can you believe that last week my front yard looked like this:

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Raking in AUGUST?!  I think it is my birch tree saying it's severely thirsty, but still!  I wasn't mentally prepared to deal with a yard full of leaves!  Guess it's time to pull out the jeans and sweatshirts, and lawn bags, again!

In honor of the change in the air, I used the cool Embedded Impressions technique to create a couple of autumn pretties!

Embedded leaves - v   Embedded leaves - h

Leaves die I113459F I used the Leaves #2 Big Shot Die to create the leaves in Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Early Expresso.  After adhering them to the Old Olive card stock, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Lattice Impressions Folder.  I'm still so "impressed" with this technique…makes it look just like a solid sheet of decorative paper!  I'm thinking I need to try it with Snowflakes, but let's wait a bit before we push into winter, shall we?!

For the sentiment, I stamped a phrase from the Word Play stamp set, then embossed it with the Lattice Folder to match.  You'll notice that I only embossed the edges of the white piece on the second card; the words are not embossed.  I liked the look of that!

This simple card is accented with the 1/8" Expresso Taffeta Ribbon and Olive Bright Buttons.  This time, I cut a skinny edge off of retired Mustard grosgrain ribbon for my button ties.

Too Late—You know when you're finished with a card, and you immediately know what you shoulda done to make it better?  Well, my Shoulda Moment revealed that the leaves would have looked cooler if I had spritzed them with some Smooch Spritz, or at the very least, stamped on the leaves or background.  It's a little too plain for my taste.  What would you have done to jazz it up a bit?

Now, I'm off to select a winner of the Two Cool Cards Contest! 

Have a great Labor Day holiday weekend!


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