Saturday, August 1, 2015

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Orchard

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Orchard!

We are starting to come back around to my favorite time of year - autumn!  I love the colors, I love the smell of autumn air, I love apples and pumpkins, I love crisp, cool mornings - I love it all!!  This apple orchard says "autumn" to me.  Since we're still in the heat of August, I couldn't quite bring myself to stamp fall-colored leaves on my card - but I definitely embraced the orchard!

CC Apple Orchard

I pulled out an older set by Papertrey Ink - Falling Leaves.  I love the fresh and open look of this set so pull it out quite regularly.  If you like it, I hope you own it already, because as I was creating the supply list for this post - I realized it was in their "vault" which makes it twice as expensive (sorry!)

The sentiment was quite long for a vertical card, so I solved it by cutting down the card front to less than 4 1/4" and letting the sentiment go off the side.  The card still fits into a regular envelope.

I hope to see you playing along with your "Orchard" card!


The red polka dot is from Stampin' Up before they changed the patterns in their basic pads.  The woodgrain was in my scrap bin.


  1. Love the wood panel along the bottom and your apple trees are adorable!

  2. Perfect colors for the challenge! The woodgrain paper is the perfect touch!

  3. What a sweet card Kim. Love those trees with the apples. The wood grain paper looks awesome on the bottom.

  4. What a beautiful card! Love the wood on the bottom and your color combo is great!

  5. Love the layout and rustic feel with the designer paper! Fantastic card!

  6. So very pretty!
    I love the fresh red and green!

  7. Love your stick trees with the little apples and the great woodgrain piece!

  8. Kim, your card evokes a desire to head to the orchards near to my mother-in-law's home, where I'm sure the apples are ready for picking. Your trees and apples are lovely...simply lovely!

  9. Beautiful card, Kim! Love the trees and great woodgrain piece!


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