Monday, September 26, 2011

Watch for Falling Leaves!

As I went to make my card for this week's Fantabulous Cricut "Leaves are Falling" challenge, I realized that I don't have any paper packs specific to fall.  I've got a few loose bits of patterned paper but the pieces didn't really go well with each other.  I decided that the dull tones in my DCWV Bella Cafe stack seemed to fit the job and used them.  I'm glad I did!  The little trim at the bottom is actually part of the paper and I think it looks like a leaf-covered road.
I cut the tree from Create a Critter.  I hid the contours of all the little leaves and then cut them separately from a piece of coordinating paper.  The foliage portion of the tree is popped and I also popped each of the little leaves.  (I had to layer the tree a bit differently than it is "supposed" to be, in order to do the popping I wanted to do.)  The mat and shadow are from George and Basic Shapes.  The little squirrel is from Car Decals, cut once as a brown silhouette and then again with all but the outer contour hidden. I put the patterned image behind the silhouette.  I finished things off with a wonderful sentiment from My Craft Spot's Happy Fall set. 
I know that a lot of you have been busy making your own fall projects - so this is a perfect time to link up at FCCB.  Be sure to check out the creations made by the rest of the design team, too!  I'm always delighted to see the projects each week!

28 comments:

Diane Hodrick said...

lol...such a cute sentiment with that adorable squirrel...and I love the papers! They are perfect for this. So cute!

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Kate this is so cute!! Love the colours!!
Kristan

Amy said...

Adorable!!! I just love that little squirrel! Great card for the challenge :)Amy

Rhonda Emery said...

what an adorable fall card. love it.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Awww look at the little squirrel. Super cute card. :)

MiamiKel said...

Oh Kate! This is incredibly beautiful and very creative - totally get the Fall feel from your card! Love the lil squirrel! Big hugs to you! x0x0

Sarah said...

Cute--that little squirrel turned out fab! I have to dig out that cartridge and learn how to use it :)

Tanya said...

Kate this is just lovely! The colors and prints you chose turned out just beautiful and very fall like! And that little squirrel is cute as can be!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Beautiful card Kate!! I love the cute little squirrel!

Kimberly

Tara said...

Those papers look fabulous and I just love that litte squirrel!
Tara

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

You did a great job with the paper you had. Your card is beautiful. Love the tree and who would have thought to look for such a cute squirrel on Car Decals.

Scrapper69 said...

What a wonderful card Kate! I LOVE the squirrel... and the paper is PERFECT! I realized I didn't have much fall paper either... So I bought some recently just to add to my stash... Of course that's my excuse for buying more paper really... LOL Don't tell the hubby I said that! tehehe

Jamie said...

A beautiful fall card. I love the papers you used. So pretty!!!

Sabrina said...

This card is adorable Kate! The tree and cute little squirrel along with the paper work perfectly together! Sabrina :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So sweet Kate! Great pattern papers and love the cutie squirrel!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Jani said...

Love you Fall leaves and squirrel. Great patterned papers.

Jani
paperompulsions.blogspot.com

Beckie said...

I absolutely love this card. It is so cute. Love the paper and the cuts.

Be Blessed, Beckie

Judy said...

Your card is so nice. I love that cute squirrel, tree and beautiful paper.

Trail of Treasures said...

Hi Kate! Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog! I am a fellow Canadian Crafter, and I absolutely adore your fall cards. Now a new follower!

Hugs,
Tracey
www.trailoftreasures.com

Linda Kaiser said...

I love your card! The leaves are so cute!

Great idea!

April said...

This is soooo cute and the colors are great! I also love your card below. Great job!

Sheila... said...

Love this!!!

~Tammy~ said...

These papers are terrific! I want to get my hands on some and so perfect for fall! Love this fall card Kate!

GreenScrap said...

That card is the cutest!! I love that little squirrel!! Great card!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Jayne said...

Love your card Kate.The squirrel is too cute.
Jayne x

Besthobbyeva said...

Such an adorable fall card, I just love it. The paper is perfect!

Laurie

Sherrie K. said...

Awesome card! Love the big tree and adorable squirrel:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

The papers you chose turned out perfect. I'm loving that sweet little squirrel. :)