Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Cards and Calendars

The Fall colors are pure joy to craft and create with.

These leaves are die cuts using Sizzix Thinlit Die set, Leaf Fragments, by Tim Holtz.

I started with a scrapbook paper that was mostly yellow for the orange leaves and a green for the green leaves.  I used the dipping method to add more color to the paper using stamp pads and spritzing with water.

After cutting the leaves, I embossed them to give them veins.  I then used Distress Crayons to give them more color and depth.

I then used the leaves to make cards.

With two different sets of leaf dies I made the following card.

For this last card I used Distress Mica Stains on black cardstock.  The Mica Stains create a shiny or glittery appearance.  What fun they are to create with!  They are a limited supply item.  It is my hope that someday they will be reproduced as a regularly available item.


And to catch up with my calendar journal....


  1. You used these die cuts leaves so well Annie. Your cards are beautiful. I really like that die (I also have it). Have a great Thanksgiving and week ahead. Hugs-Erika

  2. Those dies are amazing. I love how you used the leaves in your cards. They are beautiful. I really LOVE how you paired each leaf, too.

    I am in awe of your calendar pages. I so love yoour handwriting and how many places you go and things you accomplish. Sounds like you got a new kitchen and some new and wonderful furniture, too.

    I hope you have a fantastic, safe, and healthy Thanksgiving, dear.

  3. Fabulous art Annie, love those beautiful evening leaves. Your calendar pages are great.Have a great day! Valerie

  4. Beautiful cards, Annie! The calendar pages are always fun. Hope you have a wonderful Thanks giving with family and friends...and lots of food. :)

  5. Wonderful ✂️ leaves, and beautiful cards.
    Happy weekend 🧑

  6. Great cards Annie - always makes me want to get my cards and paints out! xx

  7. Oh Annie, those leaves cards are absolutely gorgeous!πŸ‚πŸ The techniques are amazing! There is nothing better than handmade cards! As usual, I love your calendars and they always inspire me. I don't know how you fit everything you do into those small squares! 😝

  8. Oh these are so beautiful! I love working with fall colors too;)

  9. Those leaves are awesome. Love the cards. Love your calendars too. Looks like you've been busy. Have we seen the trees quilt? Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!


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