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It's time for our October blog hop! 

If you are arriving from Amy Koenders blog I'm sure you're thrilled you're hopping with us - she does fabulous work! If you're starting here on my blog - make sure you click on the NEXT button at the bottom to continue on the hop!

The theme is GRATITUDE..and I wanted to combine that with Fall...so here's what I came up with.  I had this picture in my head to use the LARGE LETTER FRAMELITS to spell out the word FALL - because it's small enough to fit on a card front - right? And then after I stamped the TIMELESS TEXTURE stamp set elements all over the Very Vanilla layer - I die cut it...and look what I thought of! I could use the letters that pop out on another card!!! A 2 for 1!!!!




I used a COLLAGE stamping technique for this card - I just stamped several of the TIMELESS TEXTURES elements in various inks (you can see them listed down below) to make a collage background. The leaf is from the LEAFLETS FRAMELITS die set.




Here's the inside - I just decorated it up a little bit and added the THANK YOU so I would stay in line with our GRATITUDE theme.




Here's my "afterthought" card - LOL! I think it turned out pretty cute! I used an Aqua Painter and ink pads and markers to color in my scarecrow. 




And the inside - with just a touch of stamping from the TIMELESS TEXTURES stamp set: 




Here's a list of the supplies I used:

Stamps: Timeless Textures (140514-W 140517-C), Thankful Thoughts (141519-W, 141522-C), Tin of Cards (138946), Cookie Cutter Halloween (142252-W, 142255-C))

Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Old Olive (126953), Black (132708), Pumpkin Pie (126945), Crumb Cake (126975)

Big Shot & Accessories: Large Letter Framelits (141712), Leaflets Framelits (138283), Petal Burst Embossing Folder (141493), Big Shot (143263), Magnetic Platform (130658)

Other Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (140396), Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Aqua Painters (103954)


Thanks for hopping with me!

Be sure to continue on to see what Melissa Stout has in store for you!

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Amy Koenders

Awesome projects Kelly! I love that you used the die cuts on one and the negative on the other. Great designs! :)

melissa davies

What a fun idea! Love the collage the way you utilized all the paper pieces!

Cindy Elam

Love the colors and textures on your cards, and of course that scarecrow (my fave from that set)!

Mindy Backes

All that texture is just great!

Debbie Henderson

Great layering of stamped images and neat how you had that afterthought!

Melissa Stout

Amazing projects! You've got a real knack at the collage technique. I love that you were able to share a 2 in 1 with completely different looks.

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