Happy November!

I decided to make a warm and cozy card today since today is the first day of November, and it is finally below 80 degrees here! I created the label by laying some MixTape down on card stock and then die-cutting it. Afterwards I stamped the Many Thanks sentiment in StazOn (since the tape was a bit slick), but I made sure the stamp didn't ink that well to give it a worn, shabby look. I also stamped Schoolhouse Backdrops on a strip of Sunflower card stock and distressed it. It is so nice to create my own strips of patterned paper when I don't have the right thing to match!
I had a lot of fun creating a card out of my normal style, and it was really fun to take cute stamps and make them a little more shabby with inking techniques and patterned papers!

(Also, this is one of those cards that was just impossible to photograph. The colors are much prettier in real life! Don't you hate when that happens?)
Card stock: Neenah, American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Lily Bee, Pebbles, Basic Grey
Stamps: Lawn Fawn (Many Thanks, Schoolhouse Backdrops)
Ink: StazOn, Distress
Etc: American Crafts MixTape, Sassafras chipboard butterflies, KaiserCraft gem, Fiskars border punch, Spellbinders die, brown pen, foam ink blending tool
Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,


  1. Beautiful card! I know what you mean about hard to photograph, makes me crazy when that happens. I think you did great though! :-)

  2. love the layers at the bottom ... super cute card!

  3. such great inspiration on your blog, I have collected your free blinkie and posted it on my blog, thank you for sharing.


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  4. I love this - very fall!!! I've been collecting Washi & paper Tape for a while - I think you've inspired me to get some out and stamp on it!!

    It got past 80 degrees here (in S. FL) just last weekend. It was a welcome change :).

  5. Beautiful Card! I was looking for ideas on how to use my SC kit! Thanks!

  6. love your card with all of the layers of pp and stamping!

  7. So pretty! Love those patterns together.

  8. I need to bust that set out! It's snowing here in Denver! Here comes winter!

  9. This is really gorgeous! Lovely color combos and the layering is perfect!


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