Sunday, September 1, 2013

Paper Players 161

Hi peeps!  I have missed all of you!  I am still on my bloggin' vacation, but I did have a card for the Paper Players today, because it was just too good to miss!  Our sweet Sandy is the hostess today, filling in for Jaydee, and here is her theme:


That should be an easy one....there are so many beautiful fall images out there, the difficult part is choosing which one to use!   I used Magnificent Maple again, this time embossing it in Gold Glory EP on vellum:


I colored the leaf with markers of various fall shades, then I mounted it on a circle of Sweater Weather with a mat of Brushed Gold cardstock.  I added a strip of stamped "gingham" and some embossed stitching on either side using the Needlepointrder EF.  Now, a few of you may be scratching your heads, wondering how I managed to get the embossing down the length of the card like this, because if you've tried to use the folder oriented this way, it is too wide to fit the Big Shot.  Well, don't tell anyone, but I just cut the bottom edge of the folder off right by the last little stitch, and now it fits!  Technically, it is not supposed to go into the Big Shot at that angle; it is meant to go in lengthwise, so do this at your own risk!  I cannot imagine what they think might happen to the Big Shot putting in through that way, but again, they made them long for a reason.  I just wanted to be a rebel and wanted my embossing to go down the length of my card!!!  So just be forewarned!  I added a sentiment and mailed this on its way.

So I hope you will be able to come up with your own spin on this challenge!  We can't wait to see your fall creations; make sure you check out what the other designers made at the Paper Players blog!  And (fingers crossed), I'll see you tomorrow!







16 comments:

  1. Oh you are a rebel for sure! Necessity is the mother of invention I say! Beautiful fall card - loved the last one as well! And oh I wish I were on vacation! No time to breath it seems these days in Emmaville!

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  2. Super sweet fall card my rebel friend :-) Enjoy the rest of your week off ~ have a wonderful time with your family ~ blessings to you LeAnne!

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  3. Fab card--love the single falling leaf.

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  4. Good Morning:
    It was fun to get up today and see your post - was missing what Cassidy was up to - I love your cards and the talent you have but have gotten to know Cassidy along the way - so when you don't blog it is like missing a friend.
    Marcie

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  5. Cassidy's picture is adorable!
    Love the the card. I am so happy it is just about fall. It has been so hot here.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Beautiful! Love that dimensional leaf!

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  7. This is a gorgeous leaf, LeAnne! I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

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  8. WOW this is so simple but so beautiful!! Cassidy looks comfy ;)

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  9. I love so many things about this card! Now I HAVE to get the gingham wheel. Love the leaf mounted on the circles! ...and the border of embossed stitching. A win win all the way around. Just might have to CASE this. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Wow that leaf looks stunning embossed in gold! I've always been afraid to heat emboss on vellum, I'm afraid I'll melt it! Love the gingham border too. Can you tell I like gingham?

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  11. Fabulous card, LeAnne! I have to tell you that I cut the end off several of my EFs too! The new ones just don't fit in the big shot horizontally. Anyway, we're rebels together! Love the embossing on vellum so soft and pretty. A perfect card! Hope you had a great break!! ((Hugs))

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  12. What a perfect clean and simple fall card. You rebel, you! Now I am off to cut my embossing folder. lol

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  13. Such a wonderful CAS card with lots of interest and fresh design. Your daughter is darling!

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  14. You are a Big Sot "rebel WITH a cause" !! Haha! Love the embossed detail! Such a stunning fall card! :)

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