Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Fall

Happy Wednesday evening my friends.

Hope your week is going well so far. It seems to be going by pretty fast for me. And have you noticed the time change? It's starting to get darker a little earlier here in the South. That's the part of fall and winter I wish we didn't have to have. But I do love the cooler weather and snuggling up by the fire and all the pretty leaves. So with Fall in mind I decided to play along with My Craft Spot Challenge this week. Their challenge is all about Fall leaves. I am also entering this card in the Cooking with Cricut Challenge #52 - The Colors of Autumn.

Since I seem to feel sleepier in late fall I picked one of my favorite characters to help me with this fun challenge.

Now who doesn't love Sleepy? I thought he was perfect for my fall leaves challenge. What do you think?


This card took a little bit of work but it was well worth the results.

I cut Sleepy at 4" from the Happily Ever After cartridge. Then I used my Doodle Charms cart to cut a leaf at 1" and 3/4" out of different colors of solid and pattern card stock from my scraps.

I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in frayed burlap and inked all of the edges of all of my leaves. I think I cut around 20 of the 1" and around 40 of the 3/4". Whew! That was a lot of inking! I added a line in the center of the leaves with my zig pen then I curled the edges of all the leaves.

And finally I placed foam tape behind sleepy and positioned him on my card base. Then I started placing my leaves one by one around sleepy using pop dots.

Sleepy was cut using recollections solid card stock and his P. J.'s are also from Recollection card stock called Autumn which was in an 8x8 pad.

I used the sentiment - Happy Fall from the Mixed Holiday stamp set from My Creative Time and I also used the fancy frame stamp and die set to create the tag.

The ribbon was from my stash which I believe I bought from the dollar bin at Hobby Lobby a while back. I put foam tape behind my tag too.

Tada! My card is finished and I love how it turned out.

BLOG HOP ALERT!!!!
I won't be posting another project until this weekend for our Disney Pixar Blog hop. You won't want to miss this so mark your calendars for THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. We are going to have some amazing projects to share and some great candy.

Hope to see you hopping on Saturday and Sunday. Until then keep on crafting.

21 Bunny Hugs:

VICTORIA said...

Awesome card and yes it was worth it cutting all those leafs. Wonderful card. I don't know if i would have had the courage to do that. Great job girl!!!!!

Cricut Couple said...

This is so amazing! I love it!

Scrapper69 said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card! It's sooo CUTE and I just LOVE all the leaves... That had to take you some time to put together! If so, it looks like it was well worth it! :O)

Theresa

Jen said...

Super CUTE card! We're having a Fall Colors challenge at Cooking With Cricut this week -- link it up, you could be our "Top Chef!" www.cookingwithcricut.com

~ Jen

angie ashuk said...

Great card. Disney fan, so I love it. I have a link to your blog on mine :)

Southernbelle said...

Oh my! This is the cutest! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!

Aymee

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute! All of your leaves are fantastic! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great card! Perfect cut for the leaves!

Joy said...

So adorable...all the leaves look great !! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, at My Craft Spot !
Joy

Jen said...

Yay! So glad you linked up to Cooking With Cricut -- this card is too cute!

~ Jen, CWC Design Team
www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

Melin said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous card! What detail! Thank you so much for playing along with us at CookingWithCricut.com

Melin
Blog: CookingWithCricut.com
Shop: PaperCraftingWorld.com

- said...

Wow!! You did an awesome job with your card. I love how he is sleeping on the leaves. I am now a new follower. Stop by my blog if you get a chance. I love visitors.
(:(:Smiles:):)

Robin
thecricutscrapper.blogspot.com

jennyplace2 said...

O.K. this is just to stinkin cute! I love Sleepy...reminds me of myself. Looking forward to the blog hop this weekend, I am also in it. See you then! Thanks for joining the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

This card was well worth the time & effort you put into it. There are a couple other challenges you can enter this card into: Tuesday Throwdown Ch#67: Fall & More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday Ch#52 - Fall theme. My fav of the 7 Dwarfs is Bashful. Thru high shcool & college I worked for the Mouse as in Disney World, FL and for a test to be hired you had to memorize & name the 7 Dwarfs.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Janis said...

First of all - LOVE this card! You have more patience than I'll ever have to cut that many leaves and then ink around them all. Oh my gosh! But it sure does look amazing! You need to frame that! Second, I added your button to my home page right sidebar and on the page tab for cool blogs to visit. Third - find me on facebook and friend me! I need to keep up with the hops you are in. Thank you so much for commenting on my blog today telling me about the Disney hop this weekend. I am sooooo there. :) Big Hugs!! :) Janis
http://www.facebook.com/janis.lewis1

ChatterScene.com said...

Super cute!

CrazyCardCreator said...

That is just so darn cute!!

Creative Cutter Room said...

This is just beautiful! Wonderful concept-it made me smile. Thanks for sharing such a cut project. Hugs Cathie

RLS Innovations said...

I love your Sleepy project.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

RLS Innovations said...

I love your tags folio. It looks like it was a lot of work but I like it better than a mini album. It would be a great gift especially to a new mother. I am a new follower and love your projects.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

FieryPixieDust said...

The detail on this card is GORGEOUS! Wonderful job!