Saturday, August 25, 2012

August Papertrey Blog Hop

Yeah, it's been forever...again. But there's a breeze in the air that says fall is on the way and nothing makes me feel crafty like fall! Everything's better in fall, really. Just a few more days until Starbucks kicks over to fall beverages and I will be drinking salted caramel and pretending it's cool outside and all will be right with the world. PTI's August release was the perfect kickstart for fall crafting. I could not resist those pumpkins. I mean, really, so cute.

The very first of fall is all about apples here, though, not pumpkins. I trimmed the pumpkin cut into more of an apple shape and ran it through the houndstooth embossing folder then sponged it to give it some depth. The stem is impressed with the woodgrain plate and I used the Sending You leaf die with some A Muse green felt. The only thing I don't like about this die right now is there isn't a lot of room on the back to attach the stem. I used mini glue dots, but it still feels tight. The new Think Big label pairs well with this Rosh haShanah greeting from Mazel Tov. The label is impressed with the linen side of the Linen and Canvas impression plate. I used my fingernail to distress all the edges. And now I am ahead one holiday card!;) I didn't really follow the blog hop photo so much as the idea of fall textures and textiles.

Check out all the other blog hop cards on Nichole's blog. Thanks for looking!

Supplies - Stamps: PTI Think Big 19, Mazel Tov
Ink: A Muse Espresso; SU Riding Hood Red; Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Paper: SU Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Other: PTI Shape Up Pumpkin die, Marvy Mega Circle punch, Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder, PTI Woodgrain and Linen & Canvas impression plates, A Muse Studio green felt, PTI Sending You die, mini glue dots, pop dots


  1. Nice! Yup...fall and apples. So cool you used the pumpkin die to create your apple! Do I need the pumpkin die? LOL.

  2. I love your embossed apple! Great take on the challenge!

  3. I love the apple. Makes that die so much more versatile.

  4. WOW, what a clever use of the pumpkin die! I love your creativity and the texture on this beauty! Beautifully done!

  5. Okay my daughter works at Starbucks and I think it is hysterical that you know when they switch over to their Fall drinks . . . I sense a caffeine fan here! Great job with the apple, love what you did!

  6. Wow, how beautiful and fun! How creative with the die!