Friday, October 9, 2015

It’s Fall Y’all

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015


I love this time of year. The leaves are turning a multitude of colors as it’s beginning to cool off a bit here in Southeastern Arizona. This is a great time to start thinking about Thanksgiving and/or Christmas cards. Today’s card would be wonderful for either holiday… just change the colors for Christmas.

I have a lot of Thanksgiving cards to send out so I had better get busy…….smile

Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • Microwave , heat tool or a sunny window
  • GM H 6031 Pine Cone casting mold
  • Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of off white and tan paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Spice in a brown color (great way to use up those outdated spices and it smells good too!)
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ Adhesive
  • Scraps of olive green handmade paper
  • Envelopes to fit cards (or make your own with the AG envelope template)
  • Scor-palTM (love the new 1/8version!)
  • SpellbindersTM  Grand Calibur
  • Die: CheeryLynnTM  B146 Pine Branches

Instructions:

  1. Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create a pinecone castings. (I always make extra! And did you know that you can save the slurry? Place it in a strainer and let it dry. Pop the dried slurry out of the strainer and store for future use.)
  2. Dry the casting.
  3. Make more slurry and create a sheet of heavy weight handmade paper (create more sheets if you are going to make numerous cards….. one sheet will make 2 cards.)
  4. Sprinkle the spice onto the damp paper.
  5. When the paper is dry, fold and tear it to make two pieces 5 ½ x 8 ½”.
  6. Score and fold to create two 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards.
  7. Die cut the pine greenery from the olive green scraps.
  8. Attach 3 pine pieces to the lower right and 2 pine pieces to the upper left of the casting.
  9. Attach the casting to the front center of the card with the QuickGrip™ adhesive.

4 comments:

  1. I love that you added spices, and it is a great way to use up those outdated spices and to make your paper smell great!

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    1. The spices really do add a wonderful smell to the project.
      Love and light,
      michele

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