It's been a long time since I've made a 10 minute card. The kind of card that comes together instantly - and I love it. This is one of those rare cards. For this challenge, I knew right away that I had to use the Concord & 9th Give Thanks leaf set. I must have been really lucky with this one because I have read on many, many blogs about people spending a long time on waiting lists for this set. I naively ordered it one day, apparently the very hour it came out before it totally sold out, but it's been sitting in my not-yet-used stash. So...today's the day!!
Then, to add to my excitement - I just opened a package from Papertrey Ink that included the Choose Joy stamp set. I have absolutely no idea when this came out but somehow I didn't notice it until I saw Leigh Penner's absolutely stunning card. (Funny...I didn't notice until I was linking it that she paired it with a Concord & 9th stamp set too!!) The sentiments in it are amazing and unlike anything else in my stash - and all in simple, trendy fonts. When I saw the sentiment with the "heart" and the background to the leaf is a heart - my own heart sang!!!
I did two versions, sort of by accident. This is the intended version - I wanted it to be fall, but a very soft fall - so I decided to pair PTI's Summer Sunrise with Melon Berry.