Monday, September 30, 2013

Parade Your Crafts Challenge # 5 - Fall

Hello my crafty friends,
Here we are again with another challenge 
from Parade Your Crafts.

Can you believe we are already on Challenge #5??
Me neither.  Time sure does fly, doesn't it?

Well lets get this party started then.....

The Challenge Theme this time is...FALL

Fall is a Beautiful time of the year and my favorite.
All those leaves changing from red to orange and yellow.
It is just a Beautiful time to be inspired.
The first project I made is a card.  I used 
Reminisce -Autumn Harvest collection.

This is a beautiful collection of papers and works so well with Fall colors. 
I layered a couple of the pretty papers turning one to give it a cute look.  I then took a stamp "Jump Rope" from Unity and colored it with red, orange and yellow ink.  I took another piece of white card stock and colored it up with oil pastels rubbing with my finger to blend the color together. Oil pastels are really fun to play with. I used my Fiskars  Punch Fiskars Large Squeeze Punch - Leafin Around  
You can find it at this link 
I punched out 3 leaves and backed them with bright yellow paper. 

Here is a close-up

For my 2nd project I decided to make a tag to go with my card. 

Using the same paper collection, again used my Fiskars punches, oil pastels to find the vibrant colors of fall and I also wrapped my leaf this time with silver wire.
Here is a closer pic to see the wire...
I also distressed my edges a little with brown ink to pull your eye to the middle. 
I hope I inspired you to join in and make something of your own for fall.  Join in our Challenge at:
It will be fun and there are prizes to be won. 
 We all like Prizes right??? 

Make sure you stop by The Paper Parade for all your crafty supply needs too.  There is always Great prices and savings.

supplies used: 
Reminisce - Autumn Harvest - Autumn PumpkinsReminisce - Autumn Harvest - Autumn PlaidReminisce - Autumn Harvest - Colors of AutumnFiskars Large Squeeze Punch - Leafin AroundFiskars Large Squeeze Punch - Loves Mes, Loves Me Not

Thank you so much for visiting.  


  1. what a great card and tag , you totally rocked the Fall theme , love those papers you got to use ,the oil pastels are so cool and I love the look you created , totally inspired thx for sharing : )

  2. Both the card and the tag are beautiful!! Perfect for the Fall theme!!
    I am your follower now.. :)
    Ayushi xx

  3. These are lovely. They really depict fall. :)

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  5. Amy: I have hopped on from Parade Your Crafts!! What a cute card and tag!! What I loved the most is the use of red, orange and yellow ink, which makes it look so beautiful.


  6. Amy, I love you beautiful fall foliage card, and tag set! Love that you added your own oil painted background piece and stamped too! Am off to see what I can create!! :)
    Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Hello Amy,
    Your card is super fantastic and so is your tag. Lovely autumn creations. Would love to invite you to my blog whenever you get the chance, thank you :)

  8. Beautiful autumn creations. Love the design paper.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}


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