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Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Frenzy Blog Hop




Hello stamping friends!!  We are so excited about Fall arriving
soon that we've decided to celebrate the season with a 
Fall Frenzy Blog Hop & Virtual Stamp Day!




The Design Divas have created some fabulous eye candy for you featuring our wonderful selection of Fall stamps so we hope you'll hop along with us today!

Be sure not to miss a single stop along the way because we'll be drawing one lucky commenter from a random DT blog to win a $25 credit to the store!!

Here's the list of blogs participating in today's hop: 
Cathy McCauley <--- You are Here!
Korin Sutherland

Here's what I've created for you today!


Creative Nugget:  For my first project, I decided to cover a note pad I found in the dollar bin at Michael's.  Since the note pad had fall leaves printed on the pages, I reached for the Fall Time Cocoa Clear Stamp Set to make the cover.  The pattern for the cover can be found HERE on Nichole Heady's blog.  The measurements were changed to fit the note pad.  The base of the cover was made with Kraft card stock.  Layers of Dark Chocolate card stock and patterned papers were stitched to the base.  Cocoa was stamped on Neenah Solar White and colored with Copic Markers.  The leaf was paper pieced using matching papers from the Forever Fall Collection by Bo Bunny.  A belly band was made to keep the cover closed.  The sentiment was stamped on the belly band and jute, beads, and leaves cut from the Season of Change Leaf Die Set were added.  Here is the inside of the cover.


For my second project I used the fun clear stamp set, Gobble, Gobble. This set is perfect for Thanksgiving cards.  I just love the little Pilgrim turkey and fun sentiments that come with the set!




Creative Nugget:  The directions for this fun Swing Card, sometimes called a Flip Flop Card, can be found in the tutorials at Splitcoaststampers.  I added some paper by Lilybee Designs to decorate the panels along with some leaves from the Leaf Silhouettes Clear Stamp Set.  Some dew drops were added to each of the leaves.



On one side of the flip flop panel, clouds were sponged on a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock. Hills made from Lilybee Designs paper were stitched to the panel which was then embossed with the Canvas Impression Plate.  The turkey was colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut, and popped up on the hills. The Fence Die from the Fence and Grass Die Set was added to the front of the panel.


Clouds were also sponged on another piece of Neenah Solar White card stock for the other side of the flip flop panel.  The sentiment was stamped, die cut, and mounted to the swing panel.  Some Baker's Twine was added for balance.

Are you getting excited for Fall yet?  I hope you've been inspired by my projects, but there's a lot more goodness to come.  Your next stop for more Fall Frenzy is Mary!

When you're done hopping be sure to join us for a fun day of challenges over in our Splitcoaststampers forum.  We're giving away some fun prizes, too, so don't miss it! We look forward to seeing your fabulous Fall creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous Friday!

Hugs,
Cathymac

30 comments:

Jingle said...

These are both absolutely fabulous!!!

Kim S said...

Both projects are WONDERFUL! I love the details on the notebook - the rich colors, the beautiful leaves with the beads and, of course, charming little Cocoa! The flip card is so sweet - the turkey is beautifully colored!

Carol L said...

The projects you've created today are just amazing! The notebook is so beautiful, and of course my favorite mouse steals the spotlight :) The flip card is just incredible with beautiful stitching and colors! WOW!

Kathy D said...

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous work! The depth of color is amazing! Hate to admit it but the green eyed monster has me, you have a special talent!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Cathy, you outdid yourself on these projects!!! The notepad is just perfectly done. I always love having something pretty to write notes on! And the second card is amazing! I love your focal image and the adorable little white fence with the cute turkey and rolling hills. WONDERFUL!!

merrymstamper said...

Love the paper pieced leaf on Cocoa Mouse, I will have to check out this notepad project! TFS.
Your turkey card is adorable.

Victoria H. said...

What fantastic projects! Love those flip cards, they are so fun. The note set is wonderful, adore the inside pocket and wonderful color scheme.

Giovana said...

Both projects are fantastic!! Love the turkey one :) Adorable!

Cynthia said...

Wow, fabulous projects Cathy! Such a great idea for the $1 note pad. Hmmm.. I have a couple of those lying around as well! LOVE the Thanksgiving swing card. It looks so intricate!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Cathy, these are amazing! Beautiful work!

Jess said...

wonderful projects! i love the colors!

yo sam (shelly) said...

What a fantastic idea to cover a note pad! Your flip flop card is so adorable too!

Marlena M. said...

WOW, amazing notebook and card!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Love the piecing and coloring!

Jennie said...

Wowzers...LOVE your flip flop card. Definitely something I want to try and super cute notebook pad cover.

Mary Kruschke said...

Wow, Cathy, you've been busy. These are darling and just what we needed to get excited about fall. So, so cute, thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Very pretty fall notepad and swing turkey card is adorable.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card and notepad Cathy! Love the pretty papers, the lovely images... paper-pieced Cocoa and the beads look great on the notepad. Your turkey card is so neat! Great folds!

Penny Walker said...

Love your projects, the notepad is my fav.

buggin2stamp said...

How cool that notepad goes so well with your fall stamps. Perfect! And your swing card is awesome. I love your choice of papers and the bright colors.

Janice M said...

Oh i love that card/notepad alot!!! Too cute!!

Imaginative Jewelry said...

Both awesome creations.

Lori said...

Oh, my goodness, these are gorgeous!!! I can't wait to try the flip card. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Pati said...

Very nice note pad cover! lovely papers & colors. What a fun Tday card too!

Maria V. said...

I love the turkey card with the beautiful sentiment on the other side. I usually do not make Thanksgiving card but I might just make a few this year. Lovely card!!!
Maria V.

Rosy Newlun said...

Incredibly done cards -- that mouse is adorable and the 2nd card is superb!!!

Indy said...

Great fall cards!

christi said...

gorgeous notepad and i love the turkey card.

mauiquilter said...

I will be back to see more of your work - these are downright terrific!

Jessica said...

Oh what a beautiful set of cards, Cathy! I love them both - you are so creative!