Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Paper Players #157

Hello! Today I'm popping in to share a Fall Decor project I made  using up scraps and my Artiste Cricut Cartridge. The kids are off playing and entertaining themselves and (I'm scared to say it out loud) NOT fighting, so I'm knocking out a few computer "errands"! It only seems consistent with life's ironies that days before we go back to school, they decided to play peacefully and give Mommy peace! Could this have been the case in June and July? Well, of course not! That's just not how it works! =)

On to my project which works perfectly for this week's Paper Player's Challenge: Fall themed ABC (Anything BUT a Card).

I literally cut the leaves and the pieces for the decorative "ornaments" (I, honestly, don't know what they are called) from scrap paper, most of them being plundered Fall scrapbooking kits. I die-cut the words using the Artiste Cartridge, as well, saving the negative on my 8.5 x 11 cardstock (PaperTrey Ink's Rustic Cream). A piece of dark brown cardstock is mounted behind my accent piece before slipping into the frame. I splurged and spent a whole $3 on this document frame at Wal Mart. I wanted to keep my size 8.5 x 11 rather than trimming down to an 8x10 standard photo size. After gluing the decorative ornaments together, I wrapped twine and tied a bow around the largest one. I also die cut additional, smaller leaves and secured them onto the same ornament, along with a wood button. I stamped the word "is" using my CTMH Chocolate Alphabet using Cocoa dye ink. 

Thanks for visiting! Hope you are having a great week in the new month!

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  1. Very nice! Love your fall ornaments!

  2. Beautiful picture and ornaments-what a lovely way to decorate your home for Fall :)
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  3. What a neat fall picture! I love the saying. The ornaments are awesome! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  4. Mandy, I just love your project! What a fun idea for fall decor. The sentiment you used in the frame is perfect for fall, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players for my anything but a card challenge! :)


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