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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Falling For You

Hello all,

It's the middle Sunday of October and time for another Paper Players Challenge. Nance is our hostess this week with another fun challenge, fitting for the season.

This is a Clean and Simple challenge and I just know we are going to see some awesome cards in our gallery. I can't wait!

My card was inspired by something I saw recently while looking through quilting pictures on Pinterest. Check out this awesome little fall, felt mug rug.

Here's how I turned it into a card for today's challenge:

The leaf and acorn dies, as well as the sentiment stamp are from Taylored Expressions "Falling For You" stamp and die sets. I cut each of the leaves from two different Lawn Fawn Fall plaid patterned papers. I cut three acorns from the same papers and placed them around the Die-namics Wonky Stitched circle. This is the largest circle in the die set. After I was satisfied with the placement, I removed them all so I could stamp the sentiment in the center. I repositioned the leaves and acorns and glued them down. The acorns are popped up with Dimensionals. The card base is the Spellbinders Large Scalloped Circle die cut from SU Bermuda Bay. I tied some tiny bows with SU linen thread and glued them to the leaf clusters for embellishment. It's one of those cards that took hardly any time to do and looks pretty cool (if I do say so myself, LOL).

My photo of the inside isn't very good, but I'll share anyway. The tree and bird are stamps from the same TE set and both are stamped on Lawn Fawn Plaid paper and fussy cut.

Here are the links to the rest of the DT's blogs. They have some awesome cards for your inspiration.

The Paper Players Design Team
Hannelie Bester

I'm looking forward to seeing all of your Clean and Simple Leaf cards! 

Thanks for coming by today,

Stamps: Falling for You set by Taylored Expressions
Paper: SU Bermuda Bay and Confetti White card stock, Lawn Fawn Fall Plaid patterned paper
Ink: SU Bermuda Bay
Other: Spellbinders Large Scalloped circle, Die-namics Wonky Circle and TE Falling For You dies, SU linen thread, the Big Shot, Dimensionals


  1. Sweet, fresh and beautiful Colleen!

  2. This is very cute. Nice and simple too!

  3. Love the colors and the plaids! Adorable card!

  4. This is so sweet Colleen - love the acorns amongst the leaves and all those wonderful plaid designs.

  5. What a great idea...love the fun shape!

  6. This is a sweet as can be, Colleen! The inspiration piece is beautiful but your bright and happy colors make it shine...love it!

  7. Colleen, your card is beautiful, inside and out! I love the plaid leaves, and what fun to see the image that inspired you.

  8. Colleen, you card is a perfect representation of your inspiration. I love the colors - the addition of the blue really lifts the autumn colors. Fabulous


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