Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Autum Blessings and Acorns

Hi folks! It's still been much quieter than I'd like on the blog, but happily the next several days will have a lot of activity as a bunch of new stamps and dies from CAS-ual Fridays will be released! Today's featured set has so many possibilities for Fall with different leaves (including veins and outlines), acorns and sentiments. And there's even a Fri-die set to go with it!

This adorable acorn has a wood grain cap and a nut that corrals a repeated sentiment. Some shading and a gold thread bow finish this little guy. The sentiments in this set are mostly separate so you can mix and match words, AND easily make parts of the sentiment a different color, like the orange "blessings" here. In this case if the whole sentiment was dark brown, you'd miss out on tying the sentiment in with the plaid (red, blue or orange would tie in the plaid).

Don't forget the inside. Damask, or any other tightly repeated pattern, would work nicely against the harvest plaid.

The different ways these solid leaf stamps can be used are numerous. Here I've stamped them on burlap before stamping on the card. The texture that's created from the burlap is easier to see on the brown leaves.

The sentiments in the set are all autumn-themed, but remember, "Thanksgiving" can always be turned into "Thanks" by not inking the rest of the word. The Pretty Pink Posh sequins in different sizes and colors add to the random nature of a fallen leaves pile.

I have to admit, there are many other ideas I had for this set. Stay tuned tomorrow for more new cards, stamps and dies!

Thanks for looking!


  1. That leaf card... yup. Love that super duper lots!

  2. Kelly! Love your pretty fall cards designed in your classic awesome patterned papers!! The last one? be still my heart!

  3. Gorgeous cards, I'm so taken with the mix of patterns on the first one!

  4. Both cards are so awesome. Love the plaid on the first one, and the leaves on the second. Wonderful.

  5. Super cute cards, Kelly!! Love your plaid and stamped sentiments inside the acorn!!

  6. Such unique looking
    cards. Terrific paper
    Carla from Utah

  7. Awesome ! Great choice of patterned papers :)

  8. These are so pretty Kelly! I like the leaves all piled up like that!!

  9. OMG, this leaf card is gorgeous! love the repetition of the sentiment and the placement of the leaves! Been cruising your blog - I've missed a lot - great to see all of your wonderful creations at once and get a Kelly 'fill-up'!


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