Thursday, August 13, 2009


Good morning friends! I hope that you are doing well! We had a great night last night, it was my son's first soccer practice...cleats, shin guards(they sure make better guards than I ever had playing soccer!), tall socks, water bottle, the whole enchilada. He had SUCH a great time it was a lot of fun to witness. Yes, my presence was requested, a drop off/pick up was not optional! But when Dad is home, he will be the assistant coach, and that has my son just as excited as can be! Don't you love the beginnings of Fall! Well, speaking of FALL, I have some fun new goodies to share!

I am so excited to share my post today...I have had such a fun time playing the last few days! So, on with the show!

Ok, at first glance you will notice this FAB designer paper! It is from a new set of paper called Autumn Meadows...Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Taken with Teal, More Mustard and Very Vanilla are the colors that will beckon you! The patterns in this set=deliciousness! I'm excited for you to get a chance to enjoy...September 1!!

So, other another new tool on the scene, an Ornament punch! I've used it in a "non ornament" way, it's upside down to make the petals of my flower! But, as soon as I saw this punch, a fun flower bloomed in my head and wanted to come play! It will also be avaliable starting September 1st! Another fab. thing about the punch, yep, it has coordinating Ornament stamps and Rub-Ons! If you need a copy of the Mini, shoot me an email, or post in the comments, and I'll get one right out to you! I think really, this could be the best mini ever!!

Moving forward...My card started with the flower idea. I punched 5 ornaments with the Ornament punch and my beautiful Autumn Meadow paper. I punched a 1 3/4" circle of Really Rust cardstock (but just a scrap would be fine) to attach all of my "petals" to. Once I had them looking perfect I added my 2nd layer.

In keeping with the fun of cork...I used my cork, Big Shot and Blossom Party Originals Die to make my great bloom! It really is something exciting to watch the Big Shot in action, makes me so giddy!! I also used the Blossom Party die(which is a SU exclusive, by the way) to make the little Taken with Teal bloom that is on the cork. My button, isn't that fun! I used one of my Rhinestone Brads, from the Circle Ice collection, and inserted it into a Chocolate Chip button from the Button Latte set! Isn't that a fun one!? I have used this little brad in button method the last few days...FABULOUS! I simply attached the layers together and there you have the fun flower!

For my card base, I used a Taken with Teal card. I used a strip of Really Rust that had been torn for a bit of a "rustic" feel, as the grounding piece on the card. I used a 12 x1" strip of the Autumn Meadows paper for my little pleated strip. I simply folded the paper where it looked right, made some nice tight folds with my bone folder and went the full length of the card! I love this look...will use again for sure!

So, I put my layers all together, added my flower to my card, then moved to the last piece. The sentiment was samped with chocolate chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock. I love this thanks stamp...from the Thank you Kindly stamp set. I used my key tag punch(it is retired, but it was the perfect fit!), for the perfect home and then added it to my card!

I love fall, I love wearing sweaters, jeans, drinking hot chocolate, hot spiced cider...and this paper made me excited for all of that! I hope it got you excited too!! Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you make it a wonderful one!!


June Houck said...

I love your ornament flower; You are so creative...I would not have come up with that :) Your cork looks fab too...I bought a roll at Home Depot many years ago to put on the bottom of tumbled tiles I stamped on and made into coasters...I wonder if that would work? Great inspiraion AGAIN, Miz Jen :)

June Houck said...

oops, I meant to type "inspiration".

Maile Belles said...

Fabulous flower!!! I love all the detail and texture on this card, the torn edge, paper treatment(just like your ribbons), cork, button & brad combo, it's all great. I am excited for fall too.

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is fabulous!! That flower is awesome! Love the cork detailing too!

Nance Leedy said...

Such a great idea! I love this flower and your blog. Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration--here's my version of the ornament flower. Thanks again!