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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  1. I love leaves in the fall. There are so many variations and colors to try.
    While I walk, I check out the possibilities.

  2. Wow! These cards are FALL-tastic! The colors and the other design elements are really eye-catching without being too much! They are both simply wonderful!

  3. Just love Wanda’s cards and her great design sense. Her color choices and vintage touch make for some beautiful creations.

  4. Oh so pretty! Just love the colors and dies you used. I love to carve intricate pumpkins but with the kids able to help with carving I tend to just help them. It’s a lot of fun to see how much better they get each year. Hugs, Robin

  5. Love both of these cards. I can see a “card lift” in my immediate future. I love to make autumn leaves for decorating at this time of year.

  6. Stunning cards, love the color combos and the stamps and dies are awesome! Love the Peek a Boo pumpkin set and the postage stamp die details on the first card. Love the graphic look of the second card with the apple and polka dots!

  7. These cards are both very cute! I love the cut out detail on the Happy everything card. I especially like the pumpkin card! Such great fall colors, and those little pumpkins are adorable! Love how you color coordinated everything! TFS your work with us today.

  8. fabolous fall projects! loved the text window on the apple card ♥ my favourite to craft? halloween themed cards! Autumn colors I actually like doing all year round, warm green, yellow, reds and browns – perfect color combos :)

  9. Love these cards. I really like how the Happy is cut out of the second one, so you can see the paper behind.. Could make a nice shaker with that one. ^_^ (yes, I love shakers.. heh)

  10. I love doing fall scrapbook pages of my grandchildren at the apple orchard, dressed in Halloween costumes and playing in the leaves.

  11. Love all the texture images for the pumpkins, Wanda! Your Apple card is fabulous with that sweet red polka dot DP on the inside!

  12. Wanda, I always love all the perfect extra details you put into your cards, always perfect!! My favorite fall craft decorating pumpkins. Like four years ago In a magazine saw these fake pumpkins decorated with gorgeous embellishments, lace, rhinestones etc. I feel in love, so I’ve been making one a year now. I love that I can take them out every year and see all my hard work displayed around the house.

  13. Love these cards. They have so much going on without looking fussy. I espeically like the use of those tiny leaves.

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