Monday, September 17, 2018

Two Rustic Birthdays

Happy Monday, everyone!  I've got a couple rustic-themed birthday cards for you today!  My birthday card stash is pretty slim, and these are actually going out in the mail today, so I need to get busy!  My first card uses the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch:

and it is for a horse-loving friend of mine!  The papers come from a line from Authentique called Frontier; I stamped a horse from PTI's On The Farm and embellished it with some punched stars:

I added some Candy Dot "brads":

I used the same paper as the stars for my sentiment, and die-cut it with a stitched tag from Pretty Pink Posh:

And on the inside, I stamped sentiments from Country Road, along with a border from the PTI set:

The next one uses the sketch from TGIF:

Same line of papers, but this time I used an image from SU's Countryside, stamped in Early Espresso  on Crumb Cake and colored with blends; I stamped the Crumb Cake card base with the woodgrain image from Gallery Grunge:

I just love that little bird!  

The sentiment is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit:

And again, I stamped the inside with Country Road:

It was fun to stamp with warm country colors and images...I am getting itchy to stamp some pumpkins, so be on the watch for them!!

Speaking of itching, at church yesterday, Cassidy sat with our new preacher's family; they have a three-year-old little girl and Cassidy was just beside herself trying to be a babysitter to her:

Blessedly, the preacher's wife was very gracious and gently "helped" Cassidy be a little less motherly!  All was well!  Thanks for popping in today...enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Gallery Grunge, Country Road, On the Farm (Papertrey), Countryside (ret), Paper Pumpkin
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Vry Vanilla, Early Espresso, Frontier DSP (Authentique)
 Ink Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Accessories Candy Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Banner Dies (Nestabilities), SU Blends, Star Punch (ret)


Dawn Tidd said...

Sweet cards! Those DSPs are so cute. The one with the horses is awesome for a horse lover! All those lovely layers on the second one feel so fallish...making me wish we'd cool down so I could actually think about fall!

Kampin' Karen said...

I would love to see a photo of your craft supplies...there seems to be no end to what you bring out! It's nice to have a young couple in your midst, isn't it? Cassidy, undoubtedly, will be called to babysit one day.

Wei said...

Lovely cards, LeAnne! Love how you've used the brads for decorating. Stunning take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

I Card Everyone said...

What fun papers you've used, LeAnne! I remember receiving those PTI images with one of the 12 Kits of Occasions years ago... how fun both of your cards are! and I love that little Scarlet Tanager you've added!

stampwithsandy said...

Two beautiful masculine cards. I'm always short on those! Cute pic of Cassidy, too :)

JoAnn said...

Love both of your cards LeAnne, especially the one with the horse paper. I have several in my family that are horse lovers.
Cute photo of Cassidy. She will be a great babysitter. TFS

Patricia Hays said...

Two nice rustic cards here! I like how you've popped up the stars on the first one to give some dimension to the card. Thanks for making CC&S part of your crafting time! :)

Lisa Elton said...

The paper with all of those little horses is so cute! A terrific pair of cards LeAnne!

Aimeslee W. said...

Awesome cards with that paper, LeAnne! You rocked it xoxo

samantha's cards said...

Great cards, the horse card is darling. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

brrenwick said...

What great cards! I love the warm country colors and fun images in the DSP! Thank you for joining us at TGIF Challenges!