Welcome back to the Cardz 4 Guyz biweekly challenge. I want to thank all of you who played along with my stars theme for challenge #331. Our host for challenge #332, Jolanda, chose Fall Colors, especially browns, for the theme. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the challenge site to see the rest of the projects from the other design team members. As always, I’m blown away by the creativity and individuality when interpreting the challenges. We’d love to have you play along, so please upload your creations to our gallery.

I chose to use Pretty Peacock and copper from the Autumn Leaves suite and Very Vanilla, Burlap ribbon, along with Crumb Cake for my browns.

Here’s my fall card:

This absolute wonderful sentiment is the one I am using on the front of all the Thanksgiving cards I am making this year. I have a retired “Happy Thanksgiving” stamp for the inside, but this sentiment on the front reminds me that change can be a very positive thing.

What I Did:

  • The Pretty Peacock base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • After I ran the Very Vanilla. cardstock through the Cut & Emboss machine using the Falling Leaves embossing folder, I trimmed it to 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • The Very Vanilla inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches as well.
  • I used the dotted die from Autumn Leaves for the top right-hand corner of the Very Vanilla.
  • The large leaf was cropped from the specialty DSP from the Autumn Leaves suite and die set.
  • Then, I trimmed another piece of the specialty DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I punched a 1-inch circle of the Pretty Peacock DSP for the envelope seal.
  • The veins and smaller leaves were cropped from Pretty Peacock. I used one of the basics embossing folders on the smaller pair of leaves.
  • I cropped the branches from copper foil and Pretty Peacock cardstock, again using dies from Autumn Leaves.
  • The burlap ribbon is part of a two-pack of Real Red and Burlap ribbon rolls. Simply wrap a length around the Very Vanilla cardstock and adhere on the back using tear & tape.
  • The large leaf and the sentiment are adhered using dimensionals. I used multipurpose liquid glue for the rest of the elements.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the Very Vanilla cardstock and adere to the card base.
  • The final touch for the front was to add 3 speckled dots, again from the Autumn Leaves Suite.
  • I’m pretty please with the way this card turned out. I probably should’ve used more browns, but hope I got enough on the card to meet the challenge theme.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy Day!