Thankful for FMS446

I love a good challenge. As soon as I saw Linda’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge to make a long, slender card, I knew I wanted to play along. I also knew I wanted to build a long word with my super-cool Playful Alphabet Dies and accent the word with some fun, new products. Here’s my 8-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ card:

Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FMS446Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Thankful. I absolutely adore the Playful Alphabet Dies. We’ve has several alphabet dies over the years, but these are the best! They are designed with a great font and the perfect size for cards and scrapbook pages. Some of the letters are even doubled-up to save you a little time. Yay! Here’s a look at the Playful Alphabet Dies: Playful Alphabet Dies, Stampin Up! 152706I cropped the letters on my card with Soft Suede cardstock and then again with the Foam Adhesive Sheets. I peeled back the top layer of the cropped Adhesive Sheet and carefully placed the cardstock letter on top. The Foam Adhesive Sheets are amazing!
  • Beautiful Autumn. My popped-up sentiment is adorned with leaves and acorns from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and coordinating Autumn Punch Pack. The leaves and acorns build out from the top, left corner and the bottom, right corner. Here’s a closer look: Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThe three punches that come with the bundle are adorable (they aren’t itty bitty punches – each is a comparable size to the Small Bloom punch from this year’s Sale-a-Bration event). Here’s a look at this bundle from Stampin’ Up!’s August – December 2020 Mini Catalog:   Beautiful Autumn Bundle, Stampin Up! 155189I showcased one of the sentiments from the Beautiful Autumn stamp set on the project I shared with you yesterday – I hope you’ll check it out if you missed it yesterday.
  • Fall Color Combination. I love Fall colors – and I really enjoyed playing with the colors on my card today. I incorporate d two In Colors and two neutrals that blended together beautifully. If you like this mix of Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile and Soft Suede, I hope you’ll save this off for future reference:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration - Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile, Soft Suede

Bundles: Beautiful Autumn Bundle  Stamp Sets: Beautiful Autumn  Papers: Terracotta Tile, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla  Inks: Bumblebee, Terracotta Tile, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede  Accessories: Playful Alphabet Dies, Autumn Punch Pack, Foam Adhesive Sheets, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Well I am thankful for friends who make beautiful fall cards! Those punched leaves and acorns are as sweet as can be! And the bold sentiment is wonderful on this!

  2. This color combination is amazing! I’m thankful for you and your incredible talent! Thank you for sharing it.

  3. Makes a bold statement of gratitude and autumn style!

  4. Simply beautiful, love the border of leaves.

  5. Here’s another beautiful fall card. I love using adhesive foam sheets. The itty bitty punches for the leaves and acorn make great corner decorations on the card. Enjoy your day!

  6. So perfect…love the corner acorn action!

  7. I absolutely LOVE the way you used the foam sheets under the letters. Also, I’d love to make one of these slim cards. I take it I cut the cardstock at 8-1/2″ X 7″ ? This bundle is a MUST HAVE for fall & Thanksgiving cards for sure. Love it.

  8. WOW……Nice looking card…..And the size is AWESOME.

  9. Love everything about this card! Your color selection is perfect for a fall card. Terracotta Tile is one of my favorite colors and I forget to use it. I definitely need to CASE this one! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  10. Love this slim card and so happy I purchased the adhesive sheets! Need to order more very soon. Do you know if postage is extra for the 8.5 x 3.5 card…would love to use this size for Christmas…

    • Sandra, It should fit in a standard business envelope. Can’t imagine it would cost more unless you really added a lot of elements to the card. β™₯

  11. Love love love this slimline card, Brian! Your kerning on the Thankful is so perfect; it looks like a professional type set! The playful alphabet set is so awesome; it’s a staple in my stash. You really have inspired me on what I can do for my cards this year: I will be making a Thanksgiving card for the first time. Figured now more than ever we should express gratitude for what we have.

  12. Stunning design, Brian! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

  13. This card is stunning. Can’t wait to get the suite. Sadly the dies are backordered. πŸ™

  14. This card is just gorgeous Brian! All of my favourites rolled into one! Leaves, fall colours and being thankful! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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