Creating a Card Full of My Favorite Fall Things

For the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog

Coffee, colorful leaves, & sweater weather. All things I love about fall.🍂 This week, at the Color My Heart Dare blog, we are asking you to join another challenge using the Hawthorn color palette. You can chose any row, column, diagonal, or a combination of colors in your creation.

I chose to use Sangria, Charcoal, Saffron and Toffee on my Fall Favorites card today. Many of the products I used are retiring at the end of this month – I especially LOVE these Layered Leaves Thin Cuts.

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I have also gotten quite a bit of use out of the Perk Up set. This coffee lover can’t resist a good set of coffee loving stamps.I just went to town on this card using up all of my Hawthorn scraps. After creating the background with the Build a Plaid set, I began adding layer after layer until I felt the card was complete. I even threw in a few Vellum die-cuts for fun.

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I hope that this card has inspired you to join the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. If you have a few minutes, stop by and check out the other current challenges.
I can’t wait to see what you create!

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FALL-ing For Julep with H2H

Normally, you would not think of Julep as a color for fall crafting, but, recently, I have found this shade of green one that can create some beautiful autumn projects. It is an odd mix of green apple and juniper with a little splash of evergreen and it coordinates with with almost any color in our collection. For this week’s Heart2Heart Challenge, we are featuring our color of the year – Julep68760081_10156810073463089_2999619358688280576_o.jpg

As I said, the color Julep has been a great color to use for fall.  I recently used it when creating “Autumn in Wisteria” and, today, I am using it to create this adorable Falling for Julep card. Isn’t it adorable? I just love those little pumpkins and leaf shapes.MissCarriesCreations-FallinJulipH2H

Here are a few of the Julep products I used to create my card:

This card was super simple to make.  After cutting the pieces using the Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts dies, I layered them onto the card base, and added a few Vellum Cut-Outs.  MissCarriesCreations-FallinJulipH2H-Detail.jpg

I hope that you have been inspired to create something using our Color of the Year and that you plan to share your Julep creation with us at Heart2Heart. This challenge lasts through the month of October. Check back each week to see what other challenges you can join.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Special Gift to Celebrate National Coffee Day

Did you know that there is a National Coffee Day?!(Like I need an excuse to drink more coffee.)  Officially, National Coffee Day is is celebrated on September 29th, but, today, I am celebrating a little early. Not only have I created a quick and easy set of Thanks A Latte cards, I am gifting you with a supply list, cutting instructions, and a quick how-to video so that you can create a set of your own.  MissCarriesCreations-QuickCoffeeCards.jpg

By creating multiple sets of these simple cards, I was able to quickly replenish my stash of Thank Yous.  I, of course, had to use the Perk Up Stamp set for these. After all, this girl doesn’t go a day without a cup or two (or three) of steaming hot coffee – even when it’s 100º out.  If you are one of my coffee loving friends, then you will enjoy creating a set of these cards for your collection.

Let’s Start off with the Supplies Needed:MissCarriesCreations-PerkItUp

And the Paper You will Need:

♥ And one last National Coffee Day Gift: A short HOW-To

I hope you enjoyed these cards as much as I enjoy my cups of coffee sitting at my desk throughout the day.  Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.  Have a glorious National Coffee Day!!

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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