I feel a bit like a squirrel lately storing up food for the winter. Over the weekend I canned spaghetti and pizza sauce, salsa and jam. And yesterday, we froze 32 dozen ears of corn. Yikes, that's a lot of work! Anyway, all that canning and freezing reminded me of the squirrel from the Fable Friends stamp set. I made my old things look new again by putting together a card with the Colorful Season stamp sets and Seasonal Layers dies along with the Fable Friends stamp set. Then I layered the whole collage onto the gorgeous Pressed Petals Designer Paper for a rustic autumn look.
3 Card Design Tips
- Decide on a color combo. I used colors from the Pressed Petals Designer paper. Choosing color combos is a cinch if you take your cue from your paper. I love that Stampin' Up! lists the colors in the paper. In the end, I chose Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow.
- Next, create possible card elements. For example, I stamped, colored and fussy cut my squirrel. Then, I cut various shapes with my Stitched Shapes and Seasonal Layers Dies. And finally, I tied a cheerful Crushed Curry crinkled bow. Learn how to make great bows every time with this Double Bow Tutorial.
- And finally, move around your card elements to make a pleasing design.
Did you earn Bonus Coupons in July?
Speaking of squirrels, don't squirrel away your Bonus Coupons earned in July too long. Bonus Coupons expire August 31, so place your order now before they expire.
Have a fabulous day!