Friday, October 18, 2013

Catered Crop: Orange

It's that time of year where everything turns up orange!  Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns and fall leaves and the Denver Broncos football team!!  The current challenge at Catered Crop is "orange" and Linda has curated a Pinterest board full of ideas - not just the typical fall cards, but she's also found cowboy boots and orange sodas and paper flowers!!

Not being quite that creative - I went for a fall leaf!  (Although I do think I deserve creativity points for the zig zags on the leaf because they weren't there to start with!)

Find Joy 2

To get the zig zags on the leaf, I first stamped the die cut leaf with the zig zag in white, then overstamped with the deep orange.  Jennifer McGuire did this on this card using a canvas background and solid leaves.  I love autumn so much that I do see the joy in every day (as compared to the summer when I am just grumpy from the heat!) so this sentiment was perfect for me and my fall leaf!

I hope you check out the Pinterest board (found here), pull out your orange and play along!
  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Thankful Leaves, Cheerful Blessings, Mod Borders
  • Paper: Papertrey Ink Terracotta, Smokey Shadow
  • Ink: Papertrey Ink Terracotta, Smokey Shadow and Soft Stone, WPlus9 white
  • Accessories: My Favorite Things Fall Leaves die, Stampin' Up Silver Cord, Neat & Tangled Festive Fall Sequin Mix


  1. LOVE the zig zags on your leaf Kim, terrific card!

  2. Gorgeous card Kim, the chevrons work so well with the leaf!

  3. So true!
    Meaningful and great layout.
    love the warm colors.


  4. The chevron on the leaf gives the card the special something! Love it!

  5. This is great! I love the bold orange. Glad you explained how you got the chevron on the leaf - looks super! I do like the sentiment too.

  6. Love the zigzag!
    I am with you - I much prefer autumn over summer.
    I always enjoy visiting your blog!


  7. Lovely card, truly lovely sentiment, Kim ... those zigzags on the leaf are a fabulous touch! Anita :)

  8. Love the chevron pattern running through the leaf, and the joy font is gorgeous!

  9. I love that sentiment, Kim! I too feel joy in the autumn and dislike the summer heat. I love the orange! It's so joyful! And such a pretty leaf and love the way you did the zig zags!

  10. Another amazing card. Love this. Wonderful colors, clean and simple, perfect zigzags, just the right bow; it's perfect. And I so agree with your sentiment. This is really lovely. Fantastic card, Kim. Bev

  11. Love how you lined up the zig zagz on the leaf with the zig zag stripe. What a beautiful Autumn card!

  12. Adding my applause to the others for this stylish chevron border+leaf combination! Stunning!

  13. A jaw-dropping autumn card, Kims! I love everything about it!! Hugs, Darnell


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