Today’s card is a quick and easy thank you with a fun Fall theme.

There are times I sit down to make a few cards and when I least expect it, something will inspire me. We all have a personal creative process, and I’m sure you get surprises, as well. The Fall themed Designer Series Paper inspired me today. I was working on another project and when I saw this pattern, I immediately thought a Granny Smith apple would be great with it. I actually stuck a sticky note to the paper to remind me to pair it with the Apple Harvest Bundle.  The rest of the design just happened.

Today’s Card Pieces & Parts

  • I chose a Basic White top fold card base cut 11″ x 4 1/4″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • The Granny Apple Green cardstock layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ x 5″.
  • I cut the long narrow layer 1″ x 3 1/2″. This strip makes a good anchor for my focal point.
  • The small Basic White layer is 2 5/8″ x 2 1/4″.
  • I stamped the apple with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto Granny Apple Green cardstock and die cut with the matching die.
  • I stamped the diamond pattern on the layer with Crushed Curry ink.
  • This is one of the stamp images in the Apple Harvest stamp set.
  • Since I previously stamped and die cut my apple, I used it as a guide for the placement of the diamond patterned image.
  • I added color to the apple leaves with a Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend.
  • The sentiment is from the Plentiful Plants stamp set. I think the font and size of the sentiment work well with the pattern paper.

This design would work well for a Fall “Happy Birthday”, or just to say hello.

So, find that great piece of patterned paper, top it off with a Granny Smith apple, add a clean, crisp sentiment, and create something cheerful!

… the only limitation is your imagination!


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