Happy Thanksgiving!!! I love autumn so I always have mixed feelings on Thanksgiving day. At my house, it's a wonderful, old-fashioned day full of a little football, a lot of family games (we are currently passionate about Sequence), and way too much food. I truly realize how many blessings I have in my life (plus my husband does the cooking)! But as a crafter, I mourn the loss of the rich, fall colors. This is the last card of the season.
I have been thrilled to be a guest at Taylored Expressions this month and I thank them for the chance to play with their products! I posted a sneak peek of this project yesterday. Hopefully you went over to their blog to get all of the details on this project. If so, this post is redundant, but I wanted to share these fun stamps and dies on my blog also.
If you didn't head over to Taylored Expressions, be sure to head over now because simply by leaving a comment you have a chance to win the Falling for You set that I have used on these cards!
My favorite time to craft is autumn. I love fall colors and themes - there is nothing better than a richly colored fall leaf and if there's an acorn, it's even better! My crafting budget is heavily skewed toward fall stamps, but this also means that I need to use my fall sets throughout the year. The set Falling for Youmakes this really easy. I have created a fall card, but then shown how the same set and the same layout can be used for a springtime thank you and for a teacher thank you. (FYI - the sentiments on all of these cards come from Big Bold Thanks.)
My favorite style or layout for crafting is to create small scenes. I love clusters of images with the sentiment tucked in in some creative way. Besides the stamps and coordinating dies, I used two Taylored Expressions products to accomplish this. I love the Banner Stacklets 2 dies - they are a unique shape and really catch the eye. I also used the Hexagon Cutting Plate, but in order to focus on my little scene, I trimmed it down to fit in one corner.
Here is the same layout and stamp sets, but with images and colors converted to a spring theme!
And a little closer view of the spring themed card. On both of these cards, I have used one of Taylored Expressions newer products - sequins! These sequins come from the Double the Fun Girl collection.
I was having so much fun with these stamps and the layout that I made a teacher thank you card. Wouldn't this be great for a foreign language teacher? (FYI - All stamp sets and dies are the same as the previous cards, but the sequins come from the Double the Fun Boy collection.)