Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Handmade Fall Cards

Every fall I love to send my grandchildren gift baskets and I always include a special handmade fall card made just for them. 

My first card I made for my oldest grandson Atticus.  I thought the little boy resembled Atticus so much.

To make this card I used a vintage stamp set from a retired company called "Crafty Secrets".  I managed to buy a lot of their stamp sets before the company went out of business knowing how hard these vintage images are to find.  

I created a scene by stamping grass on to plain white card stock.  The boy, the pumpkins, and the wagon are all popped up on dimensionals.  I stamped them, colored them in, then cut them out.  The sentiment, frog, and leaves are stamped directly on the card stock.

My next card went to my youngest grandson, Elisha.  For this one, I just glued a fall print onto brown card stock and adhered it to a white card base.  I cut a scalloped circle of brown card stock and a coordinating fall print using circle dies and a Cuttlebug machine.  The turkey was made with a stamp from the Dollar Bin at a fabric and craft store.

I cut a piece of tan solid card stock and stamped the sentiment onto that and glued it to the card.

I added google eyes to the turkey because I thought Elisha would get a kick out of that, then I added some fall leaves for embellishment.

My final card was made for my granddaughter, Alethea.  This image was found on the Internet and I simply printed it onto white card stock and colored it in.  You can find so many cute images on the Internet for free, that one really doesn't need to purchase stamps anymore.

Because this card was made for a girl, I used brown sparkle card stock as a border.  The sentiment was from another stamp set.  I stamped that onto separate card stock, used a corner edger to get creative corners, then glued it to a piece of sparkly gold card stock.

 I hope you enjoyed my fall cards!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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  1. Three wonderful cards Amy! The images are so cute and perfect for each child.

  2. Love Atticus' card. It makes me think of my "littles"!

  3. Your cards are always so pretty, I like them. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 135. Pinned.

  4. These are all so cute! They are going to love them.

  5. These cards are beautiful! I love that squirrel one. So cute!

  6. Visiting again to say thanks so much for linking up at #IMadeItMondayLinkParty 29. Pinned again.

  7. oh my goodness, that first card just grabbed my heart for so many reasons. your creativity is a joy to behold, Amy. i leave here inspired.

  8. Oh so cute cards
    The first one was my favorite

  9. Amy, CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #IMadeItMondayLinkParty 30.

  10. Cute cards. Anyone would be tickled to receive them. Happy Halloween!

  11. CONGRATS Amy! Your post is FEATURED at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 136!

  12. These are so darling. I love the hand-colored look and the 3-D elements. So sweet. Thank you for sharing these cards at the Will Blog for Comments #13 linkup. Hope to see you next week, too.

  13. Amy, your cards are so pretty. You do such lovely work.
    Visiting today from SSPS #50&180

  14. Amy, your card creations are so adorable! I really love how they all turned out. I think it is so sweet that you create gift baskets for your grandchildren, and also include these lovely handmade cards. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Crazy Little Love Birds link party. I hope you will join us again this Friday. I'm going to pin your post! :)

  15. These are beautiful cards! Amazing work.

  16. Did some Bible journaling this week and thought of you. Ordered some napkins, too, and they arrived yesterday. Hope to incorporate them in my journaling.

    Your cards are true keepsakes. Your coloring/markering looks like velvet...so smooth. Love that you used a bit of glitter for Althea's. The turkey and his googly eye made me smile. And that little toddler with the wagon...reminds me of the Campbell's soup boy. I like the shadow created by popping the images up off the page.

    1. I can't wait to see your Bible Journaling pages. You noticed so much detail in my cards! Thanks so much!


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