Monday, September 20, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut - Harvest Time

Happy Monday!  First of all, I'd like to welcome all my new followers.  I had such a delightful time with our Fantabulous Cricut Blog Crawl and enjoyed reading each of the comments that was left for me.  I DO have a winner for the blog hop, but I learned over the weekend that we are to announce winners on Wednesday.  My apologies regarding that (as I had noted in my post last week that I would announce them today.)
This week at Fantabulous Cricut, the theme is Harvest Time.  I'm not sure about your area, but it is certainly harvest time here in Ontario, Canada.  The days are getting shorter and much cooler, and the world is becoming a vibrant array of reds, oranges, yellows and browns.  It truly is spectacular.

In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October, so I decided to make a Thanksgiving card for the harvest theme.  At our family gatherings, we always sing the chorus of "All Good Gifts" as a blessing before eating.  (We sing the old-fashioned hymn version.  I did find an upbeat version, but it just doesn't sound "right"!)  I decided to use this chorus as the sentiment for my card.
I computer-generated the sentiment with WordArt.  I then used a Fiskars corner punch and inked the paper.  The frame and shadow were cut from Winter Frolic.  They are actually tags, but I removed the holes in Design Studio.  I ran the top layer through my Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder. The cornucopia and much of its contents were cut from Speaking of Fall, but I used Doodlecharms to cut some more apples.  Everything is inked and layered.  I felt the card needed a bit more, so I added some leaves punched with a Martha Stewart punch and added some half-beads as well.

Thanks so much for popping by!  Please join us this week at Fantabulous Cricut with your own take on our Harvest Time theme!

(I'm also entering this card at Paper Sundaes, where the theme this week is to use Fall or Hallowe'en colours.)

12 comments:

Tracey said...

A few years ago I was in Canada at this time of the year.....its just beautiful! I have so many photos of leaves. Great card Kate, I love the sentiment too!

Rhonda Emery said...

I love this I am looking at it with such amazement. beautiful work. hugs

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So festive! Love those cutie pumpkins!

Kel said...

This is gorgeous. We are surrounded by these beautiful colors this time of year here too. Btw, I corrected my post on that absolutely ADORABLE snowman card over at Serentity Scrappers.. So sorry I had the name wrong...yikes.

Kim. said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous, it has so much going on my eyes keep travelling over and over in case I miss anything lol.
Kim xXx

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

This card is lovely - such detail! Great card Kate!

MiamiKel said...

OH Kate! I'm in AWE of your card, it's like a real life cornacopia come to life in a card version! The hours you must have put into this - it's simply stunning! LOVE it!!

Michelle said...

this is beautiful! I love all the layering you did !!!
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fi's cards and crafts said...

great card and fab layering. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.

Fi

Abby said...

LOVE this card!!! Love the layering and popouts!!!! TFS

France said...

Great layering, It's really lovely !
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes !

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Love all those layers and gorgeous fall colors. I am so blown away with what you can do with a Cricut and a computer. I would have never thought to 'remove" the holes on a tag image. AND the word art for the sentiment!! Gonna have to remember to do. Thanks for the inspiration :) Oh and I'm just a tad early but....Happy Thanksgiving! :)