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Friday, November 6, 2015

You're the Apple of My Pie Fall Card

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a great first week of November. Of course I'm still in the Fall mood so I thought I'd play with my Simon Says Stamp November card kit. It has the cutest little sentiments. I had this idea of a hot apple pie sitting on a kitchen window and thought I'd see if I could recreate it in card form. Here's what I came up with:

So I fought a little bit with this card construction but I think it turned out close to what I had envisioned. I started with a piece of cream card stock. I used a brick embossing folder to give a wall texture to the front of the card. Next, I die cut the window twice from white card stock and did some ink blending with distress ink to give it some depth and dimension. I needed two, one for the inside and one for the outside. I used a rectangle die to cut out a space on the card front where my window would go. I adhered some acetate to the back of one of the windows and then applied that to the front of the card.

For the inside, I had a little boo boo and got some brown ink on the card. To help hide this I decided to rub more distress ink on the embossed area to give the inside wall a bit a color. It actually worked and differentiated the inside wall from the outside wall. A happy little accident! I then attached the second window so it seamlessly fit with the front window.

For my "scene" I choose some patterned paper to mimic wall paper and added a strip of kraft card stock for the counter. I also put a little strip of yellow paper to act as a border. I stamped the pie and apple images on Copic friendly paper and colored them with my Copics. I then fussy cut the images and used a black brush tip marker to ensure there wasn't any white edges. The apple was adhered with some liquid glue and I used a piece of foam tape to pop up the pie. Lastly, I added some Sprinkled Sugar stickles to the top of the pie to give it a more realistic texture.

I wasn't sure how I was going to incorporate the sentiment. My window looked a bit bare without anything on the top portion of the wall paper so I decided to try the sentiment on a banner. It was exactly what I needed to finish off the scene. I also liked how there was just a hint of the sentiment when looking through the front window. Here's a close up of the inside:

I felt that the front was still missing something. This is fall afterall! So I grabbed a little leaf punch and four different colors of card stock. I wanted it to look like the fall leaves were just cascading down the house and into a little pile under the window sill. Once I had glued them all on I took my clear Wink of Stella glitter pen and gave them all a little shimmer. I think it ended up being a really fun card! I like the little peek of the house scene you get through the front of the card.

I'm entering this card into a couple of challenges: The Paper Players - "Let Us Give Thanks" and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - "Thanks/Thanksgiving." Be sure to check out all of the Thanksgiving inspiration on both blogs. I just love getting inspired by such creative crafters! Have a wonderful weekend! Until next time!


  1. VERY cute little scene you've got going here....clever idea and I love your falling leaves...that's what it looks like outside my window today! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Paper Players!

  2. Jenny, this is adorable! I absolutely love the falling leaves and the scene you created! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  3. Wow, Jenny - all the beautiful Fall details make your card SING thankfulness for all things Autumn! LOVE IT! Thanks for joining us with your amazing creative talent at The Paper Players this week!

  4. This is beautiful! I love it! Warm and cozy! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!