Friday, October 3, 2014

A Doodlebug Happy Harvest Fall Leaves Card

Hello there my sweet friends! Today I have an autumn themed card to share using Doodlebug's Happy Harvest collection from last year.  I just adore the rich colors of this line!

I decided the darling leaves from the icon sticker sheet would make the perfect bouquet.  To achieve this I cut a thin sliver from a brown piece of cardstock and then cut it into short 1" to 2" lengths and extended the center vein in each leaf.

For the stitched border around my mat, I punched two rows of holes using a paper piercer and a ruler (spacing each hole 1/8" apart).  Then using 4 different colors of floss I did a cross stitch pattern alternating coordinating colors.  To do this there's no need to stop and start with each individual color.  I just went through and did all the yellows and all the reds, etc.  It looks like a mess on the back, but it's so much quicker.  ;)

This card and so many other fun fall projects can be seen in the Fall 2014 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.  You can view the entire magazine online for free HERE or subscribe to their printed issues HERE.  I am a huge fan & I treasure having a hard copy so I'm actually a subscriber.  They always have so many cute & inspiring designs and I LOVE their nice thick pages.  I find myself hoarding their old issues and turning to them again and again.  ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend with some sunny weather in your neck of the woods!  :)


  1. This card is fantastic! I just adore the fall and these beautifully colored fall leaves are a gorgeous bouquet! AND your stitching really makes this card pop! Nicely done!

  2. I love this card - it is so beautiful and the cross stitched border is incredible - the colors match so unbelievably well!! I am so proud of you and the way your creations always have something that makes them Shine!! You are the rainbow that colors my world - you make the world a better, cuter, funner place!! Thanks for being awesome!!

    1. Thank you Taunya! I gotta say YOU color my world!!! Thank you for always making me feel special. :)


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