Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CHACB - Challenge #17 - Happy Fall, Y'all

Whoopee!!! I get to play along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous' challenge this week.

Since I usually buy my supplies on sale after the holidays, my items get used the following year. This is true of the three cards I made for this challenge, except for the IO Squirrel Dies (just released), and I could NOT wait to use them!
Don't you just LOVE the dies they have these days. More and more I'm creating cards just made with die-cuts. The adorable squirrels are sized just right to pair with  IO's pumpkin die. That fabulous swirl tree die can be a bit difficult  to remove from the paper from which it's cut. I used a trick from my favorite paper store, Absolutely Everything, and used wax paper between the die and the paper being cut. The waxy lubricant on the cut edges makes a HUGE difference. 

 Here's another pairing of those two great die sets. At first I thought the yellow, white, and daisies were more like a "spring" card, but it's growing on me. (The copic shading on the pumpkins hardly shows in person, but I just couldn't get this picture to look right. Have you been having a lot of grey days lately?)

This last card is made with IO's Halloween Hill Die. At first I thought this die might be limited in its use, but there are so many things you can do with it. This is just one of several cards I made with it, and I was pleased with the way the Indian glittered paper worked as a starry sky. To see this die, cut into pieces, and used on a different kind of card, click here and scroll down to the "Scared Girl with Cat".

Thanks for visiting and looking at all three cards. (They are so simple, I figured they should be shown in one post.) I can hardly wait to comment on your creations. It seems this challenge really floated everyone's boats.
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