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.
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
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 LeavesPAPER: 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