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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Challenge #84 with Dies R Us!

Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to our newest challenge at Dies R US! Our challenge today is to create anything Fall themed. You could use fall colors, fall activities or fall favorites! So anything you want to create, any style... just show us your fall projects! 

So here is the card that I created for today's challenge.

Sorry for the poor lighting. 
It was very hard to get a good shot.

So is this not the cutest little snow globe???!!!! I absolutely love how this card turned out! I used the Sue Wilson Designs- Festive Collection- Snow Globe Dies for my card base. I just cut the base out twice and scored one of them to create the closure. I took my distress oxide inks in peeled paint, fossilized amber & spiced marmalade and covered the top layer of the globe to bring in those rich fall colors. On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the leaves, pumpkin, scarecrow, cornstalks and crow in black momento ink. I got these images by pulling the Lawn Fawn- Happy Harvest Stamps out. I colored in my images using my zig clean color real markers in fall tones, except for the leaves and then cut them out using the Lawn Fawn- Happy Harvest Dies. For the leaves, I inked up the same three color distress inks and added in fired brick and then I cut them out last. 

Next, I took a piece of white cardstock and inked up some walnut stain and vintage photo distress oxide inks and blended them together well. Then I took the Precious Marieke-Milk Churn & Barrel Dies and cut them out of it. I knew I wanted the pumpkin from the stamp set to sit on top of that barrel. I then took some more of the fossilized amber and spiced marmalade inks and blended them well on some white cardstock and then took the Sue Wilson Designes-Configurations-Trellis Edger Die and cut that out. Once all my images and pieces were colored and cut out, I spritzed some water on them and then blotted them to dry. Now it was time to assemble! I wanted the leaves to look like they were falling and being swept up by the wind... and I knew that I wanted the Sue Wilson Designes-Configurations-Trellis Edger Die to go behind the scarecrow. So I placed that down first and then started to build up the leaves and my little scene. The crow and the barrel are popped up on foam tape. I added in some white gel pen hightlights and added some little lined patches & stripes on the hat and overalls. I also added sparkle with the Spectrum Noir Clear sparkle pen to the scarecrow's hat and to the pumpkin. To finish off the card, I added the "warmest wishes" sentiment that I cut out using the Sue Wilson Designs-Festive Collection- Warmest Wishes Die. For some reason the leaves all look the same color and they aren't. They are in beautiful fall colors and I'm upset that for some reason, my camera wouldn't capture the colors and that the lighting was off. I tried for nearly 20 minutes to get lighting. Trust me, this is such a beautiful card in all of the fall colors.


  And that completes my card! All of the dies that I used are highlighted in the links above and can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE

Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you! Thanks again for stopping by!

Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Jo this is just the cutest card ever! Love the snow globe and the cute scarecrow in it, now I think I 'need' this die (because I don't have enough..right? teehee)!!

  2. OMG! What a fun fall card! Clever design! Love the scene you've created inside the snow globe! Great thinking! Have a great day! We are headed to Michigan for a few days then my craft show is Saturday! Busy Busy lol

  3. Cute card!! Love the shape and how you designed it!

  4. This is SO cute! What a fun fall card!

  5. This is so adorable, Jo!! I love the scarecrow!! It's so cute!! The details you added are perfect and I love that it's inside a snow globe!! So beautiful, my friend!! I love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Cutest fall card ever, Jo. I love the shaped card and how you combined stamped images and die cuts. The little scarecrow is perfect framed with the leaves corn shucks and barrel. Great idea to use this as a shaped card.

  7. our festive snow globe turned out AMAZING! Your scarecrow is so stinken adorable Jo! The warmest wishes die is beautiful and I actually am pretty sure I even have that die in my stash. I love the font of it! Such a fantastic job on this my friend!
    Hope you have a wonderful evening,
    Sherrie K

  8. Love It Jo!! Warm Card ... Love Fall Time One Of My Favorite Times Of The Year... Awesome Dies...
    Sherry Lynn

  9. WOW! It looks Amazing Jo! I LOVE the scarecrow and your coloring is wonderful! I also like that it's a shaped card - they are always so fun to make! I hope you're feeling okay... haven't seen you around much... I hope all is well with you & your family! Big HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  10. It's SUPER DUPER cute my friend!!The scarecrow is adorable,wonderful coloring, love the card design and fun leaves too!
    Amazing job!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting With Creative M


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