An Autumn Card in Wisteria

Falling in Love with Non-Traditional Colors 

When we think of fall colors, we tend to lean towards the burnt orange, toffee, and deep olive tones, but I have this one friend who happens to love “all things purple”.  Thinking about her made me wonder, “What about fall in a shade of purple??”  We have this beautiful New Wisteria color that is being ignored this season, so I decided that it was time to start creating Autumn in Wisteria.


So what do you think? Autumn in shades of Wisteria, Eggplant, Julip, and Evergreen with a touch of plaid.  That Mix-In paper reminds me of soft flannel and I felt it was the perfect addition to this card. Not your traditional fall array, but perfect for the Double Trouble Mad For Plaid challenge.

This week, Double Trouble is teaming up with Use Your Stuff, so I just hopped over there and added my creation to that blog, too. Hey, why not? People need to see that Purple is a great color for fall. 


I hope you were inspired by today’s creation and that you take the time to stop by each of these challenge blogs this week. You will be inspired to create something new and, hopefully, join the challenges.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


Hawthorn—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Hawthorn Scrapbooking Stamp+Thin Cut
X9007Mix In Paper Packet 1385
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock
X603212 x 12 Wisteria Cardstock S1909: Random Act of Cardness, set of 17
Random Acts of Cardness SOTM

Wisteria Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Wisteria Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Julep  Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadJulip Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Evergreen Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadEvergreen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Sage Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadSage Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Eggplant Exclusive Inks™ Stamp PadEggplant Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Stitched Circles Embossing Folder
Stitched Circle Embossing Folder
Silver Embellishing Thread

Stitched Rectangle Frames

Silver Glitter Gem
Every Little Thing Vellum Die-Cuts
Ice Grey Marker
Liquid Glass Fine Tip Applicator
Liquid Glass
White Card & Envelope Value Pack
Dull Green TriBlend Marker


You Are Loved ~ A Weekly Challenge Card

I have decided to finish of my week of crafting by creating a card for a few online paper crafting challenges. I enjoy how these online challenges require me to try something new and create a project I might not otherwise make, like this You Are Loved card. MissCarriesCreations-LovedBloomedCardI began my search for adventure at the Heart2Heart I Heart Us challenge where we were to use the I Heart Us paper pack or photos that show how much love we have for those people in them. On my card, I decided to use the Heart pattern from the I Heart Us paper pack and pair it with the “You Are Loved” sentiment. This card will be one I give to someone who I truly care about.

My next stop was the Double Trouble challenge – one I have been meaning to enter. This week they are teaming up with the Use Your Stuff challenge, requiring us to choose elements on a Tic-Tac-Toe board and produce✨something magical.✨

I decided to include silver, a sentiment, and a die on my card. The silver is very subtle with a bit of Silver Embellishing Thread, Silver Gems and some Silver Shimmer added to my rose and butterfly images.


I love how that little butterfly from the Butterfly Friendship set is tucked under the rose image – making it appear almost ✨magical✨ as it starts to fly off the card. This stamp set has a delightful watercolor background for each image and a matching die set that makes cutting out the images a breeze.

Joining these challenges is simple and fun. I would love to see some of your creations this month. You can choose to join the Heart2Heart, Double Trouble, or Color My Heart Dare challenges and be inspired to try something new.

I can’t wait to see what you create!


12 Days of Christmas Creations ~ Gifts of Warm Cocoa with a Double Trouble Challenge

As we continue with 12 Days of Christmas Creations, I wanted to inspire you to give some sweet treats of Warm Cocoa (with sprinkles) to your neighbors, co-workers, friends,  and family this holiday season.  This adorable little box can be filled with your favorite cocoa (or coffee), some marshmallows (or coffee beans), and a chocolate spoon (with sprinkles).


I found inspiration from a few other similar projects on Pinterest, and I decided to give it my own twist. I enjoyed it so much that I decided to enter it into the weekly Double Trouble Challenge where we were asked to make a sweet treat for the Fall/Winter holidays using a mood board to motivate our mojo and it needed to include sprinkles on top.


The box was created with my Explore Air 2 in Cricut Design Space™ using a Rectangle shape, Score Lines, and Cut Lines. Later this week, I will be showing a short video in my VIP Facebook Group demonstrating how to create your own box.


Once the box was assembled, I decorated it with ‘Tis the Season paper, a cute Sentiment stamped in Charcoal on cardstock circles cut from our Thin Cuts metal dies, and a stamped Poinsettia. To create the layered Poinsettia, I stamped the two images (one with New England Ivy, one with Candy Apple), cut them out and layered them using a Foam Dot. It’s hard to see, but there is a little sparkle on that Poinsettia.


The little bag of marshmallows was even more fun to create.  I used our Fancy Tags Thin Cuts metal dies to cut out the topper, decorated it with a stamped snowflake image and Thin Cut circles, and added a little New England Ivy Ribbon that I divided into individual threads.

This little gift of Warm Cocoa (or coffee) is simple to create and would make a great gift to give. (Especially when you need a few last minute gifts).  Each of the supplies I used can be purchased from my website. I am blessed by each one of you who take the time to shop my website and support my home business.

Make sure to come back tomorrow for my next 12 Days of Christmas Creation. I can’t wait to see what you create! 


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