Friday, October 10, 2014

What Did the Red Leaf Say?

Hi, everyone!

Hope the weekend is off to a good start! Our rain-free September has been replaced by a rain-filled October. Rainy days are perfect for card making, lunches with friends, ... and a little house cleaning. So, no complaints here. :)

Today's card was inspired by the current challenges at Shopping Our Stash and Cards in Envy. Both challenges involve using autumn colors, with a charge to use autumn leaves at CIE.

Distress Ink core paper
fussy-cut computer-generated sentiment on Recollections white
fussy-cut tree from a Pinterest-found-outline
Paper Smooches leaf die
adhesives: Recollections foam and Zig glue pen
tool: Staedler bendable ruller

The fall season has passed for Operation Write Home cards. (Actually, today is the OWH deadline for mailing in Christmas cards.) So, I decided to go in a totally different direction than a traditional autumn card -- choosing to make a punny, non-autumn autumn card for a child that one of our deployed troops could send home to a little one any time of the year.

I know the leaves are too large for the tree -- and that positions and colors of the leaves are probably scientifically inaccurate. But, I thought the simplicity of the design, the variety of colors, and punny riddle would appeal to a young one who would treasure a card from mommy or daddy.

 The red leaf, the yellow leaf, and the sentiment are popped on the front of the card. The inside of the card has the riddle answer... along with a few more leaves. Yes, there's a little red leaf at the top and a little yellow leaf at the bottom.  :)

Parting Thoughts

Looking forward to tomorrow's OWH sketch challenge. Last week's OWH World Card Making Day blog hop was tons of fun. Thanks to all fellow OWHers for lots and lots of inspiration.

Cards/Projects can be linked
until October 21!
Our paw-print-inspired Words 2 Scrap By challenge is still open. Stamps and original artwork by OWH's very own Sandy Allnock is up for grabs. If  you haven't already joined us, we hope you will check out our October challenge. 

Think that's it. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Beautifully done! I love the leaf riddle and I know some soldier's child will be thrilled to get this card. Thank you so much for supporting our troops and for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  2. Ah, another OWH-er. I love this card that can be sent any time of year. And those leaves and their placement? It's ART! Do what makes you happy. :)

    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  3. Great idea to make your card usable any time of year and still have autumn/fall leaves! Very cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy and thank you for making cards for the troops!

  4. I'm so glad you shared the inside of the card :-) This card is adorable and I like the leaf colors...especially the purple! Thanks for entering the Cards in Envy Challenge!

  5. Fab card Sybrina!! Thanks so much for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for the "Most Colourful Time of the Year" challenge!!

  6. fun leaves on the tree!!!Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy! :)