I recently got my inky fingers on the "Celebrate Fall Combo" stamp set so I had to use it for today's challenge. With chevron designs appearing everywhere it's nice that the dress and bowl in the stamp have chevron designs on them. I picked them up in the patterned paper which was a gift from Heather (the queen of all things Paper Pretties) but I know you all can find those chevrons in punches, die cuts and embossing folders too. OH, those little flags at the top of the card. Sometimes I get lazy and don't feel like bothering to die cut things (I know, that's really lazy, but hey, I am what I am), I just cut them out with scissors. It's not difficult so if you're on a budget that's a pretty easy way to decorate your cards using scraps. If you can't see it, the leaf charm says "give thanks".
Every now and then someone asks me where I get the charms. I look all over for them and will pick them up any place I see something I like. However I don't like to spend a lot of money on them and in many instances they are expensive so I pass them by. I like a bargain, and I've found that you can get some good deals on charms at Oriental Trading but you will be getting several of the same thing so you may want to go in on them with a friend. Don't just look for them in the charms category, look under bracelets or jewelry. Sometimes you'll find the same charms for less money.
Here's the deets"
stamp - Paper Pretties "Celebrate Fall Combo" clear
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black"
paper - Xpress Blending card stock; Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" patterned paper; Bazzill "Apricot" and "Hillary" card stock
miscellaneous - copics; Stampin' Up Subtle Candy Dots, corner punch; ribbon; waxed twine, leaf charm
Here's the challenges:
Paper Pretties PWC322 - Thank You Cards
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #47 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
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