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10.17.2010

Waltzingmouse Blog Hop :: Give Thanks



Hey Everyone! I hope you're enjoying your Sunday. I've been busy reorganizing my studio. I've organized my ribbon and buttons and added a wall mounted cabinet above my counter top workstation. I'm really excited about it and have yet to fill it up because I had to make this card! I know, really funny! Anyway, I'm really thankful for the studio space that I have and for McArthur for helping me organize my space and building the furniture and installing it! He was a real IKEA trooper yesterday and I appreciate that! I now have a full space and he's moved up to my old studio to have his own 'private' office! I'm going to miss him on the computer with me, but having an extra work table is also exciting. So, my day yesterday inspired the creation of this card to give thanks for my life.

Here's a detailed photograph showcasing the felt leaf die cut that I stitched to create the veins.


Instructions
  1. Trim cream cardstock to 4" x 5.25" and stamp leaves and text background.
  2. Adhere vintage trim, felt border, and green twill tape ribbon.
  3. Die cut label, ink the edges, and adhere to cardstock with foam adhesive.
  4. Die cut leaf from felt, ad stitching, then adhere to label with foam adhesive.
  5. Stamp sentiment on cardstock strip and adhere with foam adhesive.
  6. Ink the edges of the cardstock and adhere to an A2 card base, then ink those edges as well.
Supplies

Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - blessed by you, teeny trees; Papertrey Ink - text background
Ink :: Close to My Heart - bamboo, autumn terracotta, garden green; Ranger - antique linen, vintage photo; Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip
Cardstock :: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream, rustic cream
Embellishments :: Heather Bailey - felt; Websters Pages - vintage trim; Papertey Ink - ripe avocado twill tape
Tools :: Spellbinders - S4-301 labels sixteen, S4-228 nested maple leaves, wizard; Janome - sewing machine

Thanks so much for hopping by! I'm really thankful for my readers and all of your support! Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

42 comments:

Debgem said...

What a wonderfully textured card. I love how you've made the leaf.

Lee said...

Just looking at your card makes me feel warm and cosy. Love all the texture.

Antje said...

Wonderful warm autumn colours and that lace ist sooooo yummy!

Joanne Gilch said...

Wonderful! Love the lace trim.

Susie said...

Beautiful card - love that gorgeous brown lace.

Kelly S. said...

So gorgeous, the colors just SAY Autumn! Love the lace, the stitched leaf, and the beautiful background you stamped!

Kristie said...

beautiful card, love the trim!!

Pat said...

The patterned paper you created is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful for fall! this is gorgeous - love these fabulous colours!

Laurel said...

What a gorgeous card!

Karen B. said...

Very innovative idea to use stitching for the veins, and the lace is gorgeous.

Iolanthe said...

Scrummy colours, love the lace

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, love the chocolate lace, so pretty.

carole said...

Fabulous card, the felt leave is a great idea and the lace is co class.

carole
http://www/.lescartesdecarole.fr

Anita said...

This card is sooooo pretty! Love it! :)

Belinda said...

Fun stitching on the leaf! Super pretty stamped bg as well!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the felt leaf and all of the trimmings are so pretty! Your studio story with your husband's help is so wonderful - I am so thankful for my hubby's help building shelves for all of my supplies. The are troopers! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful fall card Ashley! Love the stamped BG & felt leaf! Thanks for joining along with the WM Waltz :)

Claire Brennan said...

Ansolutely gorgeous Ashley, beautiful detailing, thank you for waltzing with us!

www.injoystampin.com said...

Gorgeous card, I love all of the texture and the webster's pages lace. Simply beautiful. :c)

Meredith said...

This is STUNNING. I love how you created your DP, it's just gorgeous!!!

Laurie Marmon said...

The leaf and the lace are just great! Thanks for sharing.

Rose Ann said...

Such a gorgeous fall-themed card, Ashley!!

Cassie_lu said...

love how you did the felt leaf and the background you created is beautiful

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful colors on you bg leaves Ashley! love that stitched felt leaf as well!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! That lace is such a beautiful touch. Outstanding project!!

Monique said...

Stunning.. So warm and festive.. The lace is so pretty and love the sewing on your leaf!!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your felt leaf is just beautiful . . . in fact, your whole card is just beautiful. I love the vintage trim, the use of felt and stitching--just an amazing card!

Chris L.

Maureen said...

Just gorgeous! Love the felt leaf with the stitching and your stamped background is fab!

Viola Mahr said...

Ashley! My favorite of all your cards are those that have a shabby soft feel! This is exceptionally beautiful. Who can resist a lovely fall colored card in all it's shabby-chicness? :)

Heather P. said...

This is soooooooo pretty!! And a big ole WOOHOOOOOO for Ikea! Can't wait to see your finished space! :)

Sue D said...

Great autumn card--love the stitch felt leaf.

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Just beautiful Ashley!

Gabby said...

This is a wonderful fall card! Your details, including the leaf and felt strip are great. Thank you! :)

Jill W. said...

Just so beautiful! the texture and warmth!

Janet said...

Love the leaf and the lace. Awesome

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I adore your stamped background Ashley. Well done! And stitching on the felt... brilliant! A truly beautiful card.

I'm so envious of getting more organized in your craft room. That is something I have on my to-do list... a big clean-out and some new shelving!

Helen F. said...

Ashley this is so gorgeous...love the felt leaf and the beautiful lace trim.
PS: Hope you are planning on showing us your new Craft Space :o)

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, I love the sewing on the leaf and the lace bordered edge. Beautiful card.

Ren-Yi said...

wow ashley! the felt leaf is quite stunning. love how you added a lil felt strip and the lace is the perfect card topper. beautiful as usual :)

Glenda said...

Stunning! Love the colours and the leaf is fabulous!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful! Loving that lace trim you used here! ♥♥♥

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