I'm on the HOME STRETCH! If you read my blog last May, you would have found that I have eight, YES, eight sister-in-laws; therefore, eight birthday cards to be sure I make...and don't forget anyone or be late! My first card in May was for my only brother's wife, Diane. The other seven are either for my husband's sisters (4) or his brother's wives (3)! My last two sister-in-law birthday cards are the two in early October! So, as I say, I'm on the HOME STRETCH!
The card I chose to make is for June, one of my husband's four sisters. As her birthday is in the fall, I am able to make a fall card, which is so exciting! I love fall colors and an excuse to make a card using the wonderful oranges, red-oranges, yellows, reds, burgundies, cinnamons, etc. that we see in nature's color palette as trees change colors and drop their leaves. I cased the following card layout from a card my sister (Heidi Gonzales: My Lil Scrap Corner blogspot) taught in a Stampin' Up class a year ago. I tried the layout of the leaves and acorns about three times last year and could never get them arranged evenly, so I gave up, deciding to bring it home and try it later. Well, I was determined and I finally succeed on this fourth try. . .don't know why I was having such a time with it! I changed the sentiment and its punched design so that I could use it as a birthday card. I hope my sister-in-law likes her card and its fall colors as much as I do.
Recipe: Stampin' Up Products: Papers-Cherry Cobbler cs, Natural White cs. Stamps-Day of Gratitude (retired). Inks: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard (retired), Bravo Burgundy (retired), Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar (distressing). Punch: Ex. Lrg. Oval. Framelit die: Apothecary Accents. 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta ribbon. Sentiment: computer-made.