“Wondrous Wreath” For Fall

Fall Thinking of You

What genius first thought to use the “Wondrous Wreath” stamp set for fall? I have no idea, but I love it, and have seen at least a dozen gorgeous cards with fall wreaths, so here is my version.

I first felt inspired by the SUOchallenges blog to create a card using “autumn colors” then I headed over to Pals Paper Arts blog and found their color challenge:

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Gorgeous colors for fall, right? If you haven’t checked them out, go visit both of the blogs for beautiful design inspiration.

Here is a close up of my card:

Fall Thinking of You Close Up

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Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle

 

A Fall Card for the Paper Players

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Sometimes creativity is hard to force. Other times, a card flows naturally, even effortlessly. TODAY’S CARD WAS NOT THAT CARD! I created the wood background and then it just sat there. For days. No matter how hard I tried, I could not come with a layout or combination I liked.

It all started when I found this challenge over at one of my favorite blogs:

The paper players #212

If you have not been there, go visit thepaperplayers and see all of the GORGEOUS cards. The designers and the entrants always amaze me. Now, I’m not gonna lie, I think part of my problem with this card was I was intimidated! I had oohed and aahed my self into a place of fear.

Fear is terribly bossy. It whispers mean things. Things like: mine isn’t good enough. I’m not that creative. I can’t measure up.

I’ve been trying to stretch myself, get out of my comfort zone, and overcome fears like these. So, I stopped listening to the voice of fear, went back to the drawing board, kept trying, and finally came up with this card. Here is a close up:

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And guess what? I like it! Friends, if you are reading this, and you can relate to fear creeping in and spoiling your creativity, just know this: yours is good enough. You are creative. You measure up. Don’t let fear get in the way of your creativity today. Let go, have fun, and remember you can do it!

Happy stampin’ friends!

Michelle