Thursday, October 20, 2016

A Card for Fall

I made this card to send to my Dad.   He was here visiting me and left yesterday but I thought I would send him a Fall card to tell him how much I enjoyed his visit.   I'll mail this yet today and then later next week mail his Halloween card.   At the age of 93 he likes getting happy mail.

I started with a kraft card base and then just stamped some orange and green ink on it in a random pattern.    The I used  two different patterned papers, matted in chocolate brown and a green diecut leaf.

I'm entering this card into two challenges.    I started with a sketch challenge.   Sketch #374 at
"TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES"      This challenge closes 10-23-16.    The prize is 13 small steel dies and a Spellbinders embossing folder.    
Here is the sketch........

Next I was inspired to use the challenge #317 - Clean & Simple with the theme being  "Leaves"
at   "THE PAPER PLAYERS"    You have until tomorrow, Friday Oct 21st at Noon PST.
This is the perfect time of year for this them,  I have leaves on my cross piece of patterned paper and also a diecut leaf.

Click on the challenge names above to get all the details and see what the design teams did to inspire you.


  1. Hey, I'm a ways away from 93, and I enjoy getting happy mail (smile). You've used the sketch nicely. Thank you for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  2. Lovely happy mail! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. What a great card for you dad, and that's so sweet that you send him happy mail!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  4. Your Dad will love this fabulous card! Love the shades of fall and the simplicity! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  5. I'm sure your Dad will love his happy mail - such a lovely thought to share these lovely fall leaves. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  6. Your dad is going to love it, good for you not wasting a chance to make him feel special! It's a very peaceful and nice yet masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)