Friday, October 29, 2010

Falling Leaves Keeper Card Set ~

Hey all!  Here's the card set I said I would post today.  This uses the semi-new PTI set Leaf Prints.  Oh, how I love this set!  It's gorgeous!  My inspiration came from the current Embellish Vintage Color Challenge - not sure if this ended up qualifying for the challenge, but what they hay...I'll enter it anyway! 
I began this by stamping a 6x6" piece of white cardstock with the larger leaf prints in various ink colors...really any autumnal looking colors I have!  LOL  Just look at the supplies list - it's ridiculous!  I cut it into quarters, sponged the edges, matted them on chocolate paper and adhered them to the 4.25" square card fronts.  During the stamping time, I set up the Cricut to cut out the Label Frames 2 frames for the sentiments.
The sentiments are all from the Autumn Abundance set.  I wrapped some polished hemp twine around the card fronts 3 times and tied a knot through a button of the same color as the card base.  Each little button is snuggled into the curve of the label and the label is up on dimensional foam tape.
Once these were finished, I thought they needed a little something for the presentation.  I used the It's a Keeper template - I love this template because once you're finished with the card set, it still makes a nice focal point on your desk to keep things in.  I keep stamped images to be colored in another one that I've made.

All the decorative panels were stamped, sponged and adhered before assembly.  The base of the Keeper is wrapped with dark brown polished hemp twine (jewelry crafting section at WalMart) with various buttons strung along it.  The last thing I decided to add is the coordinating envelopes using the A2 Envelope Liner file.  Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!  :o) lyss
SUPPLIES ~
STAMPS: PaperTrey Ink Autumn Abundance & Leaf Prints
INK: Colorbox Chalk Dark Brown; PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy & Scarlet Jewel; Ranger Distress Ink Wild Honey & Spiced Marmalade; Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Really Rust; Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves
PAPER: PaperTrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Kraft, Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado & Scarlet Jewel & white A2 envelopes; Georgia Pacific white cardstock; Stampin' Up! So Saffron
OTHER: Fashion Cord Natural & Brown Polished Hemp twine; PaperTrey Ink Vintage Buttons in Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Ripe Avocado & Scarlet Jewel; Perfect Presentation SVG cut files It's a Keeper, Label Frames 2 & A2 Envelope Liner; Stampin' Up! dimensional foam stickers; Ranger Glossy Accents; 1/4" Scor-tape; Martha Stewart twig punch

14 comments:

Kristii said...

Love this stamp set and you used gthem beautifully!!!!! Absolutely awesome!!

MacKenzie said...

Oh my gosh girl! Your leaves are AH-MAZING - they look so real! Beautiful job.

Kerri said...

Ack!!! Seriously girl, this is pure gorgeousness!!! Nobody stamps their own dp like you can! LOVE IT!!! I was trying to stay away from that set too...

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love what you did with these projects! Very pretty design. Thanks so much for joining the Embellish Vintage Color Challenge.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love this gift set. Love all those fabulous leaves and that lovely fall color combo.

Chris said...

these are gorgeous!! such great fall colors, makes me want to get the rake out...lol

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are beautiful Alyssa!! I so love your leaves, colors and design with the buttons and hemp. Gorgeous!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

This is uber gorgeous! WOW!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Wow, these are stunning! What a perfect set of cards! Shall I give you my address so that you know where to send them...LOL! ;D

Jen Carter said...

Wow! These are all gorgeous!! Love the leaves! Very pretty!

Monica K. said...

What a gorgeous project! Perfect for fall! :)

Monika Reeck said...

woow what an adorable PROJECT love your color combination...and great take on the Embellish Color Challenge,I just join the challenge too and my card is number 82, would you like to see my blog?Many thanks before :) Hugs, Monika

Maile Belles said...

What a gorgeous line up of cards! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge. Can't wait to see our cover in person!

Julie E said...

So crisp and realistic! These are just beautiful. From the twine, to the button and the colors - I like it all :>)