So, patterned paper and I do not exactly get along. I find that I don't really use it all that much. I am always trying to be so match-matchy, so when I found out that this challenge involved using 3 different patterned papers, I was a little worried. I decided that I wanted to do a fall type of card. The weather's starting to cool off in my neck of the woods, so a fall card felt appropriate. Next, I decided to do a pumpkin on my card and that's when it hit me! I would do the oval punch art pumpkin using the different patterned papers! Problem solved. Then, a new problem arose. I discovered that I only owned 1 oval punch, and it is tiny! That meant a trip to the craft store.....oh, darn! LOL. I went to JoAnn's and they only had one oval punch and it was scalloped. At first I thought I was back to the drawing board, but I thought "what the heck?" let's give it a shot! I also found a super-cute stamp set that I will use to make Halloween cards for my mom and two sisters, but that's for another post. I started stressing on my way home because my day was half over and I needed to get my project turned in to Mary at http://www.papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/ ! I decided that I would make a 3 x 3 notecard set. That would be fairly easy to get done and would be cute, so that's what I ended up making. Now that I look at it, though, I realize that these would make perfect gift tags for homemade pumpkin bread for my friends, so that's what I will be doing with these in the weeks to come!
Debbie Mumm "Harvest & Holiday" patterned paper stack
Orange and yellow plaid ribbon from Michael's
Fiskars scalloped oval punch
MS leaf corner punch
Cuttlebug "distressed stripes" embossing folder
Sizzix Texture Boutique embossing machine
I cut the card bases at 3 x 6 and folded in half. I cut the card fronts at 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 and embossed them with the "distressed stripes" folder, then inked them with black. I cut out the ovals from the designer paper and glued them together with my Zig pen. I punched out the leaves and inked the edges and hand cut the stems of the pumpkins and inked those edges, as well. I will use a hole punch to put a hole in the corners of these to thread some twine or ribbon through when I get ready to use them as gift tags.
That's it! Be sure to come and play along with us at http://www.papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/