Challenges

A Garden of Thanks (#GDP027)

Happy Monday!

It's been a hectic couple of weeks ending with three stamp club meetings over the weekend.  Now it's time for the paperwork and the clean up.  The nice thing about that is while I'm cleaning up I can focus in on the fun stuff that happened during the meetings and it makes the process a whole lot more fun.

A tropical look is always a favorite with me considering where I live and the abundant color surrounding me year round.  My favorite tropical plants are plumeria (frangipani) and hibiscus in all their color varieties.  So when I saw the Botanical Gardens Bundle in the Occasions Catalog, it was the very first thing on my Wish List.  Today's post features one of the projects I designed for the weekend's stamp club meetings using the Botanical Gardens Bundle and a coordinating item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack.  (You saw the other two projects in this post and this post last week.)  This project also fits the Theme Challenge at Global Design Project (GDP027) for a Thank You project.

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This card begins with a card base of Mossy Meadow cardstock.  A piece of vellum from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack was cut to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" to cover the card front and attached with a strip of adhesive placed approximately 1/2" from the left edge of the card front.  A piece of Cajun Craze cardstock was placed vertically near the left edge of the vellum with the left edge of the cardstock approximately 1/8" from the left edge of the vellum.  A strip of Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper was adhered at the center of the Cajun Craze cardstock.  Note that the top and bottom edges of the Designer Series Paper and Cajun Craze cardstock are flush with the top and bottom edges of the card front and vellum.

Scraps of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive cardstock were stamped with the three largest leaf vein images from the Botanical Blooms stamp set using the ink color for that piece of cardstock and die cut with the Big Shot using the corresponding framelit from the Botanical Builder Framelits.  A scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock was used to die cut the fern thinlit (using the Precision Base Plate along with the Magnetic Platform).  The leaves were adhered near the lower left corner of the card front using Mini Glue Dots at the stems of the smaller leaves and an additional Mini Glue Dot under the largest leaf.  Since my largest leaf extends over the vellum, I lifted the vellum up and placed a Mini Glue Dot in between the vellum and the card front under that leaf to keep the vellum from flapping too much from the weight of the items that would be adhered to the card front.

Scraps of Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, and Hello Honey cardstock were used to die cut the three flowers.  The Cajun Craze and Mint Macaron were die cut with the large and small five petal flower framelits and the Hello Honey was die cut with the double five-petal thinlit (using the Precision Base Plate with the Magnetic Platform).  Cajun Craze ink was used to add flower centers to the three flowers and all of the flower petals were gently curled with the bone folder.  The three flowers were adhered to the card front over the leaves using Mini Glue Dots.  

A final scrap of Hello Honey cardstock was stamped with the "thanks For Being You" sentiment from the Suite Sayings stamp set using Cajun Craze ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the Tags & Labels Framelits.  The greeting was adhered near the upper right corner of the vellum using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A Mini Glue Dot was placed between the vellum and the card front underneath the greeting to help keep the vellum from flapping with the weight of the greeting.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  It's very difficult (impossible) to see in this photo, but there's a piece of Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum adhered across the bottom 1-1/4" of the liner.  This time, the adhesive used was Xyron making the strip of vellum a sticker.  This was done because a strip of adhesive or Mini Glue Dot would be visible through the vellum; however, covering the entire back of the vellum with Xyron adhesive (I used the "X" Xyron dispenser) solves the problem of how to hide the adhesive.  A strip of Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper covers the top edge of the vellum and brings all the vivid color from the card front to the inside.

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The border stamp from Botanical Blooms was inked with Old Olive ink and stamped along the left front edge of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  Three Hello Honey flowers were added near the lower left corner by stamping off the ink on a scrap of paper before stamping the smallest five petal flower on the front of the envelope.  The flower centers were stamped with Cajun Craze ink.  The solid leaf images were stamped on a scrap piece of paper before stamping on the front of the envelope and then the leaf veins were stamped over the solid leaves using "full strength" Old Olive ink.

My stamp club members were a bit hesitant when they saw this card thinking that it was going to be a difficult project.  They were certainly pleased to find out that the Big Shot did the lion's share of the work and they got to have the fun of figuring out how they were going to place their flowers on their card front.  I just love it when a plan comes together.

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Botanical Blooms, Suite Sayings; Inks:  Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive; Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive; Designer Series Paper:  Botanical Gardens, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Xyron "X" (non-Stampin' Up!); Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Botanical Builder Framelits, Tags & Labels Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

 


You're So Lovely -- A Pretty Note Card (FMS223)

Hi there!

In my last post, I presented the You're So Lovely Project Kit with the coordinating You're So Lovely stamp set.  I was really pleased with how quickly and easily the 16 cards with envelopes and 12 treat bags with tags went together.  Today's post features a pretty note card made with some of the left over items from the kit.

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The left over pieces used for this card are the die cut butterfly and the Basic Black/White Baker's Twine.  The die cut started out as white but it was used as a stencil for the insides of the cards and to decorate the envelopes for the cards I made in the kit.  So why not take advantage of the pretty Mint Macaron color of the butterfly and use it as a focal point?  You can see that the Mint Macaron on the butterfly is darker than the Mint Macaron card base, but that's because there are a whole lot of layers of ink on that butterfly after using it as a stencil multiple times.  I even used it a couple more times as a stencil for this card!  The first time, it was placed at the upper left corner of the Whisper White cardstock liner for the inside sentiment area of this card.  The Mint Macaron ink was applied to the cardstock using a stipple brush.  [You can use a sponge, but I have better success with the stipple brush because I don't have to worry about pressing too hard with the sponge and leaving a blotchy mark.]  The second time, it was placed at the upper center of the back of the Medium Whisper White envelope.  The Mint Macaron ink was applied in the same manner as used for the liner.  If you're using the die cut for the focal point of the card, you need to complete these steps before you make the card front.

The card begins with a Mint Macaron card base.  A piece of Whisper White cardstock was embossed with the Big Shot using the Fluttering Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the embossed cardstock were sponged with Mint Macaron ink and the inked sponge was rubbed lightly over the butterflies to bring them into higher relief.  The Basic Black/White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the upper center of the Whisper White cardstock with the ends of the Baker's Twine adhered at the back of the cardstock.  Then the Whisper White cardstock was adhered at the center of the card front.

A small piece of Gold Metallic Thread was bent in half with the fold adhered to a Mini Glue Dot placed behind the head of the butterfly die cut.  Stampin' Dimensionals were cut into smaller pieces and placed along the back of the butterfly body and then the butterfly was adhered at the upper center of the Whisper White cardstock over the Basic Black/White Baker's Twine.  The "You're Lovely" part of the "trust me You're Lovely" sentiment from the You're So Lovely stamp set was inked with the brush tip of the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Then the banner image from the You're So Lovely stamp set was inked with Mint Macaron ink and stamped over the "You're Lovely" sentiment centering the sentiment inside the banner.  The banner was die cut with the Big Shot using the banner framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits.  The banner was adhered over the lower part of the die cut butterfly using Mini Glue Dots.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  You can see that the butterfly die cut was used to stencil a butterfly at the top left corner of the liner prior to completing the card front.  The bottom 1-1/2" of the liner was embossed with the Big Shot using the Fluttering Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Mint Macaron ink and the inked sponge was rubbed lightly over the embossed butterflies.  A piece of Basic Black/White Baker's Twine was wrapped around the liner with the ends of the Baker's Twine adhered at the back of the liner.  A bow was tied with a piece of the Baker's Twine and adhered at the right side of the wrapped Baker's Twine using a rolled up Mini Glue Dot.  The "trust me" part of the "trust me You're Lovely" sentiment was inked with the brush tip of a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The banner image was inked with Mint Macaron ink and stamped over the "trust me" sentiment centering the sentiment inside the banner.  The banner was die cut with the Big Shot using the banner framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits.  The banner was adhered near the upper center of the liner with the left edge of the banner over the lower right side of the butterfly making the banner slightly off center to the right.  Finally, the liner was adhered at the center of the inside of the card.

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You can see where the butterfly die cut was used to stencil a butterfly at the back upper center of the Medium Whisper White Envelope using Mint Macaron ink and the stipple brush.

So today I'm scrolling through my Facebook posts and noticed a lovely card made by Jen Timko using the current sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS223).  

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I looked at my card and realized that this card uses the sketch design!  How about that for serendipity??!!??  So I decided, "What the heck!" and am submitting my card for their challenge.  I'm so jazzed that it worked out this way.

Hope you are liking the updated look for the blog.  I contracted with Patsy Waggoner at Blogs by Patsy to update the look of the blog and make it more friendly with social media and all the electronic devices that folks use.  I'd love to hear your feedback on the updates.  Do they work for you?

Talk to you soon--

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  You're So Lovely; Inks:  Mint Macaron; Stampin' Write Marker:  Basic Black; Cardstock:  Mint Macaron, Whisper White; Embellishments:  You're So Lovely Project Kit (left over pieces), Gold Metallic Thread;  Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi Purpose Platform, Fluttering Textured Impressions embossing folder, Magnetic Platform, Large Numbers Framelits; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope; Non-Stampin' Up!:  Stipple Brush


Have a Jolly Christmas -- GDP011

Hi there!

I was cleaning off my work table to begin cutting paper for this weekend's Christmas card class when I came across a leftover gift bag tag (you can see that project here).  Since I had used up all the large pieces of the coordinating Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper for this tag I couldn't make another gift bag, so I dug through the scraps to figure out what to do with this lonely tag.  Fortunately, I found enough pieces of the paper to make a card.  AND since this week's theme for the Global Design Project is Christmas, I realized I had stumbled onto a serendipitous moment -- might as well take advantage of it!  So here's the card.

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This card begins with a card base of Real Red cardstock.  A piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock mats a slightly smaller piece of Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I just love those Santas!  The Mossy Meadow/Designer Series Paper were adhered to the card front.

The tag features the reverse side of the Santas paper from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper die cut with the Big Shot using the Deco Labels Collection Framelits.  A piece of Real Red cardstock was also die cut with the Big Shot the same size as the Designer Series Paper.  The Real Red and Designer Series Paper were adhered together.  A frame for the die cut pieces was created from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the same size Framelit used to die cut the Real Red/Designer Series Paper with the next smaller size framelit placed centered inside the larger framelit.  Then the cardstock and framelits were rolled through the Big Shot and the frame removed from the framelits.  You can see more detail about making the frame here.  The frame was adhered to the die cut Designer Series Paper using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Two holes were punched near the top edge of the tag using the Crop-A-Dile 1/8" hole punch (too many layers for the 1/8" handheld circle punch) and a length of Real Red 1/8" Striped ribbon was threaded through the holes and tied in a bow.  The tag was adhered to the card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock was punched with the 2-1/2" circle punch and covered with the stars image from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set using Crushed Curry ink.  The sentiments "Have a" and "Christmas" (also from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set) were stamped at the top and bottom edges of the circle, respectively, using Early Espresso ink.  The "jolly" sentiment was die cut from Red Foil Sheets with the Big Shot using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and adhered across the center of the circle using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  A small Mossy Meadow dot from the Home for Christmas Enamel Dots was used to dot the "j".  The circle was adhered at the center of the tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  A strip of the Santas paper was adhered along the left side of the liner.  Christmas greetings from the Versatile Christmas stamp set were stamped near the upper center of the liner using Mossy Meadow and Real Red inks.

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The flap of a Medium Very Vanilla envelope was covered with a piece of the Santas paper and trimmed along the edges of the envelop flap using Paper Snips.  And that pretty much used up all the remaining pieces of the Santa paper!

Thanks for stopping by to visit!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card --

Stamps:  Holly Jolly Greetings, Versatile Christmas; Inks:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Real Red; Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Red Foil Sheets; Designer Series Paper:  Home for Christmas; Embellishments:  Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Real Red 1/8" Striped ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue Pen; Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Crop-A-Dile (Retired Stampin' Up!), 2-1/2" circle punch, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Magnetic Platform, Deco Labels Collection Framelits; Other:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope


Tag Talk for Baby -- GDP003

Happy Wednesday!

Taking time out from finishing up my projects for the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop to post this cute card I designed for this week's Global Design Project challenge (GDP003) which is a Baby Theme.  

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This card begins with a card base of Bermuda Bay.  A piece of Pool Party cardstock was stamped with the Brushstrokes background stamp using Versamark ink.  The edges of the cardstock were sponged with Pool Party ink.  A piece of Tear & Tape Adhesive was placed approximately 1-1/4" above the bottom edge of the Pool Party cardstock.  The top edge of Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim was finger pleated along the adhesive with the ends of the ribbon folded to the back of the cardstock and adhered.  A piece of paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack was adhered to the Pool Party cardstock using Stampin' Dimensionals.  A piece of Whisper White Seam Binding Ribbon was wrapped around the cardstock and Designer Series Paper and knotted on the left side.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was stamped with the striped background from the Tag Talk stamp set and punched using the Label Bracket punch.  The label was adhered at the right side of the piece of paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I moved the orientation of the label so that the stripes followed the vertical pattern of the Brushstrokes stamped image.

The Welcome Baby image from the Tag Talk stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock using Pool Party ink and punched with the 1" circle punch.  The stamp was cleaned and stamped again on Whisper White cardstock using Watermelon Wonder ink.  The "B" at the center of the image was punched out using the 1/2" circle punch.  The "B" was adhered to the center of the Welcome Baby using a Stampin' Dimensional and the Welcome Baby was adhered to the center of the Bermuda Bay striped label using Stampin' Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment area was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock with a piece of paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  The "welcome, baby" sentiment from the Petite Pairs stamp set was stamped near the upper center of the liner using Watermelon Wonder ink.  The "so glad you're here" sentiment was stamped below the previous sentiment using Pool Party ink.

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A piece of paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack was adhered to the envelope flap of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.

The great thing about this card is that all the Designer Series Paper pieces used for this card come from a single sheet of paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  There were even a few pieces left over that can be used for punches later.  I really love that Stampin' Up! went to the 6" x 6" size for their paper stacks.  It's a much more versatile size.

Be sure to check out all the other submissions for this challenge at the Global Design Project.  You'll see some really adorable ideas for baby-themed projects.

Don't forget to come back on Friday for the Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop!

Have a great day!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Brushstrokes, Tag Talk, Petite Pairs; Inks:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Versamark; Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper Stack:  Cherry on Top; Embellishments:  Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim, Whisper White Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  Fast Fuse, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive; Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Label Bracket punch, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

 


Fall Thanks

Hello there!  Happy Saturday!

We finally had some sun today and it felt wonderful!  Now the afternoon rainshower is here and it's become steamy.  I prefer to remember that there was sun today!  Woohoo!  I can take just about anything as long as the sun is shining.

Today's post is a Fall thank you card.  I seem to make a lot of thank you cards as they seem to be the category of card I use most.  In today's world, writing a thank you note seems to be something that folks just don't seem to feel is necessary.  I think it's necessary for a whole lot of reasons.  The most important to express my gratefulness for the actions of another on my behalf.  It could be for a gift, an act of kindness, or just to remind someone that I'm grateful that they are such a good friend.  These are things that most likely come from the folks who are most important in your life and it's always good to remind them that you are paying attention.  But what about the folks that are always there in your life that you may be taking for granted?  The bus driver, the postal delivery clerk, the person who rings up your groceries week after week, the server at your favorite restaurant, the receptionist at the doctor's office, and of course, the school teachers, ministers, and public safety personnel who take such good care of us at our worst moments.  There are so many of these people in our lives who would be so tickled to receive a thank you for their somewhat thankless jobs.  Make a few thank you cards and stick them in your bag to surprise these folks the next time you stop by their place of employment.  Just think what a boost this will give them!  (You'll be surprised what a boost it will give you, too!)  

Along these lines, I'd like to point you to a blogger that is making a point of encouraging people make a point of recognizing those in their life for whom they are grateful through her Thanksgiving Crusade:  Susan Raihala.  She is currently asking folks, especially as we are approaching the busiest time of the year for holidays, to remember that Thanksgiving is a part of those holidays and a time to think about those things in our life for which we should be grateful.  AND to express that gratefulness.  She is running a challenge through Thanksgiving for card makers to share their creations that express thankfulness and gratefulness.  You can see her blog post here and instructions for sharing your creation(s).  I hope you will join in!

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This card begins with a Soft Suede background embossed with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions embossing folder.  The edges of the cardstock are sponged with Soft Suede ink and the inked sponge rubbed lightly over the raised embossing to bring it into higher relief.  

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Half of a Gold Metallic Foil Doily was adhered near the upper left corner of the woodgrain with a Mini Glue Dot.  A piece of Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (the edges sponged with Soft Suede ink) was adhered across the woodgrain and covers the bottom edge of the doily.  A piece of Tangelo Twist 5/8" Striped Cotton ribbon was placed across the center of the paper strip and adhered at the back of the woodgrain using Tear & Tape adhesive.  The woodgrain was then adhered to the front of the Mossy Meadow card base, the edges of the card front sponged with Mossy Meadow ink, using Tombow Multi Adhesive.

Note:  You are going to see a pattern here of sponging (because the edges of EVERYTHING on this card are sponged) and using Mini Glue Dots or Tear & Tape adhesive or Tombow Multi Adhesive with the woodgrain embossed cardstock (because there's not enough flat surface within the embossing for rolled adhesives (like SNAIL or Fast Fuse) to adhere other flat cardstock, ribbon, or paper surfaces to the embossed cardstock).

Using images from the Vintage Leaves stamp set, the longest leaf was stamped on Soft Suede cardstock using Soft Suede ink and die cut with the Big Shot using the coordinating Leaflets Framelits.  The edges of the die cut leaf were sponged with Soft Suede ink.  The same process was used for the next largest leaf with Crushed Curry cardstock and Hello Honey ink.  And the long narrow leaf with Early Espresso cardstock and Early Espresso ink.  And, finally, the third from smallest leaf with Tangelo Twist cardstock and Tangelo Twist ink.  The leaves were adhered to the woodgrain and the paper band/ribbon with Mini Glue Dots beginning with the Soft Suede leaf, then the Crushed Curry leaf, then the Tangelo Twist leaf, and finally the Early Espresso leaf.  Note that the stems of the leaves are crossed as the leaves are placed to give the impression that they are bundled together.  A small bow made of Gold 1/8" ribbon was adhered to the top of the leaf bunch at the point where the stem meets the leaf of the Early Espresso leaf to give the impression that they are indeed bundled.

The "Thanks" wooden embellishment, from the Expressions Natural Elements, was very lightly traced with Tombow Multi Adhesive along the back of the embellishment and pressed into place near the upper right corner of the woodgrain embossed cardstock.

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The liner for the inside sentiment area of the card is a piece of Whisper White cardstock with a piece of Into the Woods Designer Series Paper adhered across the top edge of the liner.  The edges of the liner were sponged with Mossy Meadow ink and adhered inside the card.  The second smallest leaf was stamped near the lower right corner using Tangelo Twist ink and the smallest leaf was stamped near the lower right corner using Hello Honey ink.

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I repeated the two smallest leaves at the lower left front of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.

For those of you who live in areas where leaves actually fall off trees in the Fall, it may seem strange to you that I have absolutely no idea what leaves are represented in this stamp set.  But it's true.  I'm clueless.  The closest I've come to identifying the leaves is that the Crushed Curry leaf is most likely a maple leaf.  And I'm only guessing that it's a maple leaf because it resembles the leaf on the Canadian flag.  Don't get me wrong, leaves fall off trees in East Central Florida, but you're more likely to see pine needles, water oak leaves, and palm fronds where I live.  Oh, and the plumeria leaves when the weather cools to the low 60's at night.

Please take the time to make a few cards to thank those in your life that bring you joy, who provide a service with care and professionalism, and those who quietly make a difference every single day.  Your random act of kindness will make all the difference in their world.

Have a great weekend!

Robertssiggy

Supplies I used for this card -- 

Stamps:  Vintage Leaves; Inks:  Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist; Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White; Designer Series Paper:  Into the Woods; Embellishments:  Expressions Natural Elements, Tangelo Twist 5/8" Striped Cotton ribbon, Metallic Foil Doilies, Gold 1/8" ribbon; Adhesives:  Tear & Tape, Fast Fuse, Tombow Multi Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Sponge, Big Shot w/Standard Cutting Plates, Multi-Purpose Platform, Magnetic Platform, Leaflets Framelits, Woodgrain Textured Impressions embossing folder; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope