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An Autumn Themed Card

Today, we have a very special guest post for you!  Andrea Walford over at over at Paper Crafter’s Library was kind enough to create this lovely card for us.  Now if you haven’t heard of this fabulous site yet, here’s a little bit about them:
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelmingAfter spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
And now for her project:

Every year at this time, when my kids are just days away from starting school, I find myself thinking less and less about summer and more and more about fall.  There is something about fall that is magical for me – the colors, the tastes, the textures…  As I was admiring my collection of May Arts Ribbons, trying to decide which of the gorgeous colors and patterns I wanted to use, I was drawn towards the yellows, oranges and reds because they remind me of fall.  Of course polka dots just happen to be one of my favorite patterns as well, which is why I ended up choosing the 5/8″ Grosgrain/Dots (DD14, DD28 and DD57). From there, every other element for my card was chosen because they tied in with the fall theme.

With fall comes Thanksgiving, a time of year when we reflect on all that we are grateful for, which is why I chose a Thank You greeting. I let the colors of the ribbon set the tone for the card, creating a gradient of color in the background.  I chose complementary colors of ink to stamp my leaves and acorns, and a dry embossed wood grain pattern to give the feel of a tree.  


You can see a full supply list below:

  • Stamps: Day of Gratitude, From My Heart (Stampin’ Up!), Leaf Prints (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit Classic inks, Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker (Stampin’ Up!)
  • Paper:  Kraft Card Stock, Java Card Stock (Bazzill)
  • Accessories: 5/8″ Grosgrain/Dots Ribbon (DD14, DD28, DD57 – May Arts), 3D Foam Squares (Thermoweb), Big Shot (Sizzix), Woodgrain Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!)
I hope this card inspires you to use your May Arts ribbons as inspiration for your projects.  Thank you to May Arts for inviting me as a guest blogger!
  1. Ruth G

    Lovely! I love fall and your beautiful card really brings it home for me (now if only the weather would cool down a bit…) Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous! Love the woodgrain texture and the pretty colors for the leaves and ribbons! Fall is my favorite season, and I am ready for all the color!

  3. Linda R.

    Beautiful card….love those polka dot ribbons.

  4. Donna Sue

    Love the colors and the woodgrain!

  5. Linda Grady

    Love the layout of this card and how you tied in the colors of the ribbons and the images together.  Great fall card!

  6. Melinda Wilson

    Wow! Gorgeous card!

  7. Charlotte Zweigoron

    I love the wood grain embossing and the beautiful colors of ribbon!!

  8. Dawn C.

    Love the color combination! I also love polka dots! It is a beautiful card! Its also good to learn what you are doing to help paper crafters.

  9. Kathy P

    Love this card, especially the woodgrain embossing and those fun bright leaves! The different colors of ribbon really make it!

  10. sue wisniewski

    great card! making cards is my passion.
    stamping sue

  11. Monika/buzsy

    Oh, how pretty. Love the gorgeous colors. The ribbons and cut out images are just lovely. Very elegant look.

  12. Jaq

    I love leaves and the ribbon makes this card full of fall life. Thanx for such a great card that I would love to get. Fall is my favorite time of year so now is my time to get a jump on it.thanx

  13. Jaq

    I love leaves and the ribbon makes this card full of fall life. Thanx for such a great card that I would love to get but

  14. Ashley G

    Such a beautiful card! And I love the ribbon used!

  15. rush

    wonderful fall card.  not sure if i am done with summer yet!

  16. Kim H

    beautiful card, love the wood grain backround and colors.  Thank you for sharing it.

  17. Kristie Maynard

    What a fab card!  I love how you did the ribbon in different colors, very creative and it looks amazing!  Thanks!!!

  18. sharon gullikson

    There is something wonderful about acorns and oak leaves. And the colors! AHHHH

  19. Charlene

    Love the wood grain bg with that beautiful MA ribbon!

  20. Gini Cagle

    What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  21. Nikki C

    This is just so pretty love the colours used

  22. Lucy

    I can always count on Andrea for a truly wonderful card.  She has great style and color sense.  Fall is my favorite time of year, too, so this really resonated with me.  Love the colors!

  23. Anita A

    Amazing card! I love the ribbon.

  24. adele

    Love the fall colors of ribbon in the background!

  25. Cheryl wage

    This is such a beautiful card it really makes me want to get the fall colors going.

  26. Sue McRae

    Beautiful autumn card!

  27. Anita Braddock

    Beautiful love the Fall and the colors a re perfect. thanks for sharing.
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  28. Virginia Fynes

    Beauty. Makes me want to kick the heat and jump into fall decorating!

  29. Sue D

    Very pretty fall card–Love the polka dot ribbon.

  30. Gloria Westerman

    Oh this is lovely!!!!! Love how you layer all those beautiful ribbons….and the sentement is pretty!!!! Awesome job…

  31. MONICA

    Beautiful card – the ribbons bring out the colors

  32. Jingle

    Absolutely beautiful card!


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