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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Grateful Card

Created this card w/ Autumn colors, Leaf & Pumpkin theme.
Inspired by Melanie of Courtney Lane Designs. You can see Melanie's creation by clicking here.

Cut a Leaf out of orange carstock layer using Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. Embossed a strip of  maroon cardstock using Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl. Used Stamp N Plus Ritzy chalk on embossed maroon cardstock strip. Placed the embossed chalked maroon cardstock strip behind the orange cardstock layer to peek thru where Leaf was cut out. Used grungeboard & Tim Holtz Mini Pumpkin die. Embossed the pumpkin w/ Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl. Used TH Distress Paints & Crackle Paint on the pumpkin. Stamped studio g sentiment. Added ribbon & 2 metal glitter Leaf brads.

Supplies List 

brads: 2 glitter leaf
chalk: Stamp N Plus Ritzy
Cricut cartridge: Close To My Heart Art Philosophy
embossing:  Cuttlebug D'vine swirl embossing folder
ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia
paper:  cardstock - maroon, orange
ribbon: Harvest Home Collections
stamp: studio g sentiment
Tim Holtz: Crackle paint - rock candy, die - Mini Pumpkin, Distress Inks, grungeboard

Entering this into the following challenges:

10/9 Cute Card Thurs Ch32 Signs of Distress unlim 10/3

10/11 2 Sisters Ch164 Fall Fun unlim 10/5

10/12 Digi Darlas DDC#83 Fall Themed 3E(#1) 10/7

10/12 Pile It On Ch40 Fav Color as Main Color unlim orange 10/6

10/13 Bitten By The Bug 2 Fall Leaves Are Falling unlim 10/7
10/13 Craft Your Passion Ch83 Heavy Metal 3E(#1) 10/7
10/13 Kaboodle Doodle Ch192 Pumpkins 3E(#1) 10/7

10/14 Paper Take Wkly Two By Two Use 2 of Something 5E(#4) 2 Glitter Leaf Brads 10/8
10/14 Party Time Tues PTT141 Pumkpins 3E(#1) 10/8

10/15 Crafters Cafe Ch32 Fav Craft Item 2E(#1) Fav Craft Item embossing folders 10/9
10/15 Perfect Sentiments PSC95 Layered Thanksgiving 3E(#1) 10/9
10/15 Simon Says Stamp Wed Use a Rubber or Clear Stamp 5E(#1) used Clear stamp 10/9
10/15 Sisterhood of Crafters Anything Goes 3E(#1) 10/9
10/15 Word Art Wed Ch101 Anything Goes 5E(#1) 10/9

10/18 Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe Ch46 Embossing w/ Chalk 3E(#3) 10/6

10/31 DLART Thankful Thurs Oct Linky Ch unlim 10/3
10/31 Just B Creative Oct Just Because Linky Party Anything Goes 1 link per day 10/1
10/31 Ribbon Carousel RCC86 Fall & Halloween unlim 10/1

10/31  YNS Challenges Oct Fun Fri Ch unlim 10/4

Here is our October Inspirational Photo...

 You can use any component in the photo for your inspiration...shapes, colors...anything!


  1. Hi Melissa. Thanks for entering our challenge over at Simon Says Stamp this week, unfortunately, entries have to be made AFTER the challenge is posted to count in the draw! We hope you will make some new entries for this challenge in order for a chance to win :)

  2. Great autumn card Melissa. We are so blessed to see this beautiful work of art and are thankful you post your creations in our challenge.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday
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  3. I love how the swirled leaf peeks through! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  4. Great job on the embossing. Love your leaf cutout. The ribbon is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  5. Fabulous card the image is simply gorgeous. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at The Perfect Sentiment. We look forward to seeing you again.

  6. What a great use of negative space! Your embossing adds the perfect touch. Thanks so much for faithfully sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  7. Great job scraplifting Melanie's card! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!

  8. What a clever idea Melissa!
    Sorry about the hassle over at The Sisterhood ... that was my fault, I had 'clicked where I shouldn't have' ... grrrr. It's fixed now and if you'd like to put this adorable card in the Inlinkz that would be great. Don't want to miss anyone when it's time to draw the winner.
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. Great card Melissa!! Thank you for joining our 'Fall Leaf' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  10. A LOVELY card. Love the ribbon.
    Would love for you to join us ta 2 Creative Chicks.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  11. nice card. yes i love how Melanie and you both used that technique. I have to try it. thanks for posting at bbtb2


  12. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog.

  13. What a great card , I love all of the orange ! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !

    Mayra DTM

  14. Love this technique for the cut out leaf! Glad you joined us at BBTB2 this week!

  15. You've got some creative things going on there Melissa! Thank you for sharing your project in the “Heavy Metal” Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
    Design Team - Craft Your Passion
    RubberMAD at

  16. Such a pretty card. Love the embossed leaf and pumpkin. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  17. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining our 'Favourite color' challenge at Pile It On Challenge and please come back next week.

  18. Love the pumpkin. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

  19. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiments. Good luck and please join us again soon.

  20. Lovely autumn card!! Thank you for playing along with YNS for this month's challenge!! :) :)

  21. Fab card, gorgeous and warm. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe.
    Fiona x