I love when a fall collection includes the color blue (although, my pictures here make it look a little more mint green?). So many of our Fall photos include the warm colors of gold, orange, and red. Using blue can offset all the warmth and really help your photos pop and look their best!
I included two 4″x3″ photos on this page in a grid pattern of six blocks. In between the photos in the left column I added this adorable map die cut (Ephemera
) of the fall colors in the United States. A trio of blue enamel dots
gives the die cut a bit of dimension.
The remaining blocks in the right column were all cut from papers of the 6×6 paper pad
. I added my journaling to the top block, and then used the center block for my title. The bottom block is a more colorful pattern, so I left it plain, without any embellishing, to let the viewer take in all of the cute fall images.
I used die cuts from the Ephemera pack
(the “Beautiful” word piece and the “F-A-L-L” banner pieces) together to create the title. Next, I accented the title block with the blue and white pumpkin images from this collection. I love these non-traditional pumpkin colors! They are so on trend and have a serene feeling about them … just like a beautiful, crisp fall day!
Underneath the right edge of the grid block I added several die cut leaves using Natural White Felt Designer Cardstock
and the Harvest Branches Die Set
. If I had die cut them from colored cardstock, they would have competed with the patterns I had going on in the rest of the design. The tone-on-tone texture of the die cuts is a fun way to add more interest (and more fall flair) to the overall layout.
Thanks for coming by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing my page!
Fall paper collections always put me in the mood for homebaked treats and connecting with neighbors. Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper blog with an apple barrel basket, created with the new Celebrate Autumn collection
, that would be perfect for taking to a dear friend. Inside I have tucked a couple of dishtowels, a set of ceramic measuring spoons, a paper acorn box filled with treats, and a jar of honey.
I painted the brown cardstock flower centers with THIS gold glitter water brush pen by Art-C
to make them shimmer and sparkle. (I couldn’t quite capture these on camera … I sooo wish you could see them in person! They are AWESOME!)
A peek inside the basket beckons the recipient to investigate!
Inside they will find the cutest acorn-shaped box filled with chocolates! (If you’d like to make your own acorn shaped box you can find the file HERE
. It is from the Acorn Autumn SVG Set by SVGCuts.com
A coordinating card is the perfect place to write a greeting! Be sure to tell your loved one how thankful you are for them in your life!
Can you think of someone in your life who deserves to know how grateful you are for all that they do for you? They would love this basket of goodies!
Apple Barrel Basket Cut File: Fall Harvest by SVGCuts.com
Acorn Box Cut File: Acorn Autumn by SVGCuts.com
Sunflower Cut File: Sunflowers & Bumble Bees by MyScrapChick.com
Do you enjoy adding homemade touches to your seasonal or home decor? Greet your guests as they arrive to your home for Thanksgiving dinner this year with a beautiful Fall wreath hanging on your front door. Or try hanging it across a mirror or mantle.
You will need a package of Fall Leaf Die Cut Shapes (34115) by American Crafts, an old dictionary, a wreath form, and your hot glue gun. Let’s get creating!
I purchased an old dictionary at my local donation center for just a few dollars. I used a pair of scissors to cut several simple leaf shapes out of the book pages.
Next, I used a glue gun to add the leaves to a grapevine wreath form. First, I lightly rolled/folded the Fall Leaf Die Cut Shapes into a cone and adhered them to the wreath form, making sure I distributed the colors evenly. Then, I filled in the spaces in between the colorful leaves with the neutral bookpaper leaves.
I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut several branch shapes from 12×12 Chocolate Textured Cardstock (71047) and adhered them here-and-there around the wreath to add a bit of variety.
The final step was to top my creation off with a burlap ribbon bow. I love the way it turned out! I will be hanging this in my hallway across the front of a mirror for a bit of fall flair!
Fall Die Cut Shapes (34115) by American Crafts
Hot Glue Gun
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