Before I go any further, I have a confession to make...I AM A PAPER HOARDER!! I know, shocking, right??!! The reason I am telling you this, is because normally when we get these kits each month, I sit down and make at least 5 or 6 cards or more, and this month I only have 3 cards and a bookmark. Not because I didn't have time or any mojo...but because I just couldn't bring myself to use the DSP Birgit included in the kit! It's from Carta Bella and called Fall Market, and is the sweetest paper ever!! I made 2 smaller cards (3 1/2 x 5 1/2) and a bookmark (because I am a bookworm and really do LOVE to read!!) because I could get away without using too much of the DSP, and then one A2 size card that didn't use any of the DSP! All definite signs of a paper hoarder, NO??!! Ok, confession time over and let's get to the cards I did make! I channeled my inner Melissa Phillips with the 2 smaller cards that also have a nod to Birgit who loves all things vintage!
I did use 3 pieces of the DSP for this card, but all smaller pieces so I still have lots left! I distressed everything with Walnut Stain DI to give it the vintage vibe, including the sweet die cuts Birgit included in her kit. Isn't that little deer sitting amongst the pumpkins and mushrooms just the sweetest?! I love the little Friendship Farms label that Birgit included in the kit too...it totally ties everything in together!!
Where the 1st card featured pumpkins, this 2nd card focuses on apples. Is this DSP not just the cutest?! I love the trucks carrying the apples, and the die cut basket filled with apples totally made me smile! This card has a lot of distressing too like the 1st card...the DSP just screams vintage country to me!
Sweet Birgit had sent me the twig heart a while back and I hadn't had a chance to use it yet, and it seemed the perfect time to add the colorful leaf die cuts Birgit included in the kit, and also that adorable little bunny too! My background is from another sweet friend (thanks Michele!!) and is Altenew's Dotted Swirls cover plate die. My sentiment is one I use often every Fall and is from Clearly Besotted's Autumn Flowers.
Back to vintage again with this bookmark where I used PTI's Basic Bookmark #2 to die cut from another piece of the DSP. More distressing and finished it with a small piece of gingham ribbon and twine, and also a small copper acorn from SU!. As I mentioned before, I love to read so this bookmark is already being used!
Here are all 4 together. I can't wait to see what the rest of the DT did with this FABULOUS DSP and die cuts, and whether they're hoarding like me or used it all up!! You can check it all out HERE to see what the rest of the team came up with. Thank you, thank you Birgit for such a lovely kit and such special DSP...I loved every minute spent playing with this amazing kit!! :0)
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