Celebrate Everything With Autumn Leaves For The Paper Players PP607

by Joanne James4. September 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a seasonal theme for us to work with:


I'm back following my week off last week; I've been enjoying a well-earned break in the Florida sunshine so Ann's theme this week of 'Fall Fun' brought me back down to earth with a bump! I'm not ready for pumpkins and spiced lattes just yet though; I took my inspiration from the bright autumn leaves in our challenge badge and paired them with the lovely Kim's fantastic sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches to come up with this colourful creation - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Celebrate Everything - Kim's sketch features a trio of stripes - perfect to feature a trio of designer papers. A great sketch if you have some co-ordinating scraps to use up: I paired a scrap of yellow gingham with two new papers cut from the Celebrate Everything designer series paper stack; this is a hostess reward and contains 48 sheets of 12" x 12", so is such great value for many and has a range of fabulous seasonal patterns and designs. I love the colourful autumn leaves, so used a stip of this paper in the centre and built the rest of my card around it.

Simply Fabulous - I chose a sentiment from one of my most favourite stamp sets, 'Simply Fabulous', that works perfectly for a seasonal card - I think the changing colours of the autumn leaves is one of the true beauties of nature, don't you agree?

Country Wreaths Diecut Leaves - I accented my sentiment with some matte enamel dots and a trio of diecut leaves from one of the leaves in the Country Wreaths Dies set - I thought they co-ordinated nicely with that central strip of paper. I stuck one on flat and popped the other two up on dimensionals to complete my card:

That's my card complete - a seasonal notecard for my stash.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we are getting ready for the James Juniors to return to school this week and finishing the last of the post-vacation ironing - joy! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
9/4/2022 12:46:19 PM #

What a bright and cheery card, Joanne! I love the vibrant color of the leaves, and the fun leaf patterned paper you selected. The sentiment is so inspirational, and is a favorite of mine. I'm so happy you enjoyed your well-earned Florida vacation. Thank you for creating such a perfect card for my challenge. Have an awesome week!

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
9/4/2022 2:36:25 PM #

This is too cute Joanne! I love those papers and the leaves. I have totally overlooked the leaf dies in that set. Thanks for some great inspiration! Have a great week!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/4/2022 7:08:52 PM #

This is so festive and fallish (is that a word?)!!  And I haven't used those leafy diecuts from my wreath set, so I was quite intrigued with the look they gave your card!  Love the stripes too...we think alike, right?!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/4/2022 8:17:22 PM #

Joanne, I am so happy you had a great vacation!  Nothing like beach time!  Yes, the reality of Fall is upon us.  I love this fun card.  The black outline is perfect to make all the leaves pop!   I love all the bright colors and the fun patterned paper.  Such a lovely sentiment, too!  Have a great week, My Friend!  XX

Judy Rozema
Judy RozemaUnited States
9/5/2022 1:32:27 PM #

Super sweet little leaves with such fun patterns! Thank you for joining us at FMS!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
9/5/2022 6:37:49 PM #

LOVE this Joanne!!  Love the cheerful patterns, the bold sentiment and the trio of little leaves! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
9/6/2022 7:25:56 AM #

What delightful card, Joanne! I love the happy colors and the fun mix of patterns. Thanks so much for joining in the party at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
9/6/2022 6:09:42 PM #

Joanne, how happy I am to know you vacationed in Florida! A  great place to rest and play.
I'm right there with you - not quite ready for fall yet. I see your mojo is in full swing with this great design! The striped papers are wonderful. I love how the stripes draw attention to those pretty leaves. The sentiment is perfect, I think it is so sweet and so true.

jaydeeUnited States
9/9/2022 2:22:36 PM #

Joanne, I love this clean and simple card.  The little leaves that look as though they are falling are the perfect finishing touch - and I love that sentiment!

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
9/9/2022 4:58:41 PM #

Really cute card.  I love how you matched the leaves to the patterned paper.

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
9/10/2022 2:15:40 AM #

I LOVE this!! What a festive fall card!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
9/10/2022 3:03:18 AM #

Such a stunning card, Joanne! Love the clean layout with the pop of fun color and pattern. The bold sentiment is the perfect touch!

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