Autumn Greetings with Taylored Expressions

Greetings! Today we are featuring cards made with beautiful products from Taylored Expressions. I’m sharing two cards that are sure to get you in the Autumn spirit. Let’s get started! The first card is a festive greeting made in traditional colors of Fall.

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To make this pumpkin card I started with an A2 card base cut from cream cardstock. Then I had lots of fun stamping out the new Taylored Expressions Peek a Boo Pumpkins stamps in different shades of orange and green using SSS hybrid inks. (Tip: If you use the small SSS ink cubes it’s easy to get your ink colors in the little spaces like the leaves). I die cut the pumpkins out using the matching Peek a Boo Pumpkin dies. I embossed a piece of brown cardstock using the pretty Leafy Vine Embossing Folder and cut that into a strip for an accent piece.

I layered patterned paper with fall color solids to form my card layout. I cut out three Postage Stamp Stacklets Dies from cream paper, and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink. You can also see I inked some brown speckles using the TH Spritzer tool and a Corduroy Distress Marker. This just gives a nice shabby chic look. I die cut the Little Bits Leaves Dies and inked them using the same ink colors as my pumpkins to bring the colors together on the card. Lastly I assembled everything and stamped my sentiment in crisp black SSS ink. This would make a great Thanksgiving card! So many reasons to be thankful right now!

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The next card is a bright and cheerful Apple card. I am in love with the new Block Party Dies!

 

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This new Block Party Die is just so fun for making clean and simple card designs. And the C’mon Get Happy Stamp Set is the perfect partner for happy and cheerful creations! For this card I made an A2 card base with Kraft cardstock. then I die cut the Happy word die at an angle across the front. Next,  I lined the inside of the card with pretty polka dot paper, so that the pattern would show through the cut out. I used the Apple Stacklets dies to make a cute Autumn apple and put it all together. I placed a tiny twine bow and an enamel dot on the apple for some interest and texture. I mounted the apple to the card with foam tape. I used nice rich black ink to stamp the ‘everything’ word on the bottom of the card front and then finished with a couple more enamel dots. This is a super quick and easy project – great for Fall greetings or teacher gifts!

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Please be sure to leave a comment below for the chance to win some Simon Says Stamp Blog Candy! Tell us – what is your favorite Fall item to craft?

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  1. I made a fall banner last year for my kitchen, and I was thrilled to bring it back out this year. I think it’s going to remain one of my favorite fall craft decorations!

  2. My favorite fall item would be a cute banner to go across my entertainment center. I also love to decorate pumpkins, the fake ones so they last for years and years!

  3. I haven’t made much Fall decor so I guess I would have to say, Autumn cards. Love the two cards you shared with us today, so fun.

  4. I have some wooden fall decorations that I cut and painted. It’s what I did before I discovered paper crafts! LOL

  5. Wonderful cards! This blog always has so much great inspiration. My favorite fall craft is Thanksgiving cards. A great time to let folks know they are appreciated.

  6. These cards are wonderful.
    I sign up each year for our local harvest craft fair and my DIL and I make wooden fall & Christmas items to take. So much fun.

  7. I love making cards all the time and enjoy creating Halloween cards for grandchildren along with decorations in the house!!

  8. Happy everything is cute, really like the brown kraft cardstock, really like the stamp matting of the give thanks card

  9. I love everything about fall, especially Halloween! I love making cards, carving pumpkins, & roasting the seeds. I even miss the days of dressing up & trick or treating!

  10. Cards, of course! I used to love to play with floral arrangements, but they took up too much room to store in the off season. Now I use the space for papercrafting fun stuff!

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