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Spellbinders – October 2018 Large Die of the Month

Hello everyone! It’s October, and that means a new Spellbinders Large Die of the Month! This kit is adorable; it’s called Truckin’ Through the Seasons and features 25 dies that are perfect for creating & embellishing a cute truck for the four seasons. I love that it includes generic sentiment dies, such as “Thanks”, “For you”, “Hooray”, as well as cute, versatile images to add to your truck.

I had a lot of fun creating these cards:

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the October 2018 Large Die of the Month. #spellbinders #christmas #fall #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecards #cards

For the first one, I went with a Christmas theme. I used the new, gorgeous Merry Days collection by Crate Paper.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the October 2018 Large Die of the Month. #spellbinders #christmas #fall #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecards #cards

I doubled all the die cuts with 110lbs cardstock to make them thicker and dimensional. I also used foam adhesive to pop everything up. I love how it turned out!

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the October 2018 Large Die of the Month. #spellbinders #christmas #fall #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecards #cards

The second card features the Auburn Lane collection by Pink Paislee. I went with a Fall theme here.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the October 2018 Large Die of the Month. #spellbinders #christmas #fall #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecards #cards

The small leaves and pumpkins are just too cute!

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the October 2018 Large Die of the Month. #spellbinders #christmas #fall #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecards #cards

This kit is a must have! Spellbinders offers several monthly memberships: one for small dies, one for large ones, and the card kit. They are worth checking out, as you get not only the products but also project inspiration, discounts and gifts!

Have a wonderful day!

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Pink Paislee – Everyday Fall Cards

Hello PP friends! Today I’m sharing a new set of cards created for Pink Paislee with the gorgeous Auburn Lane collection. The fall season is upon us, so why not start making everyday cards to send to family and friends?

The color scheme for my cards today includes greens and pinks with pops of gold.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

The first card combines several layers. I started by creating a leaf frame with a craft die from my stash then backed the middle opening with a floral patterned paper from the 6×8 Paper Pad, while for the outer portion I used a pink grid patterned paper.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

I then die cut several leaves in different shapes and sizes. I love the gold details in the papers from the 6×8 Paper Pad; they just add the right amount of shine without being overwhelming. I arranged two fabric flowers from the collection in the top left portion of the card panel and layered the leaves all around it to form a cluster.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

For the sentiment, I used a die cut from the Ephemera Pack and to give it dimension I foam-mounted it and added gold thread behind it before adhering it down. The gold thread just brings it all together.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

The second card is simpler. I still combined several layers, but didn’t use any die cuts or cut files.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

First, I trimmed my card panel to measure 4×5.25” and for that I used the same pink grid patterned paper I used on the first card. Next, I built some layers behind the sentiment card, which I cut from the cut-apart sheet, and added fussy-cut leaves from the Vellum Specialty Paper on the left side. A paper clip and yellow ribbon completed the look.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

I finished the card panel with rub-on flowers that I arranged on the same side of the vellum fussy-cut leaves. I like the contrast they create and the added layer of texture they bring. Lastly, I adhered the panel to the card base for which I used a green patterned paper with gold accents from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

Everyday fall cards by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using the Auburn Lane collection. #pinkpaislee #ppauburnlane #cardmaking #cards #fall #fallcards

I hope you enjoyed these examples and will feel inspired to start creating your set of cards for the upcoming fall season.

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Pink Paislee – Home Sweet Home Layout

Hello there crafty friends! I know we are in the middle of summer, but I couldn’t resist making a fall layout. My kids start school in a couple of weeks and that for me officially marks the beginning of the new season. I came across this photo from last September while working on another project and I had to use it for my page today.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

The gorgeous Auburn Lane collection is so perfect and really makes you feel those fall, cozy vibes. I started by cutting the Home Sweet Home cut file by Paige Evans from white cardstock and backed it with different patterned papers. Before adhering it down, I fussy-cut many flowers and leaves from Paper 03 and just arranged them here and there below the cut file, making sure to have some of them come through the letters.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

I then used the beautiful fabric flowers to add more interest and dimension to the layout. I LOVE these flowers! I would buy a million of them! They instantly bring a feminine, delicate touch to your projects.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

Next, the photo. I layered it with patterned papers and tabs before embellishing it with die cuts and sentiment. To give it dimension, I adhered it down with foam adhesive and also added more of the fabric flowers at the bottom left corner. Repeating elements brings the layout together and makes it cohesive.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

Lastly, I glued a strip of paper at the very bottom of the page, distressed the edge a bit, and tucked two houses underneath it.

Fall layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee using #ppAuburnLane. #scrapbooking #falllayout #fall

I’m very pleased with the way this layout turned out. Are you ready for fall? I certainly am. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day!