Felted Fall

Well, hello there cozies, you’re back.

Last year, around Thanksgiving, I gave my Big Shot and the Gourd-Jus dies a workout.

This was the result:

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Fast forward, oh about 9 months, to the birth of this little beauty made for Pin-Sights Challenge DT Call.

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Gourd-Jus and Many Thanks meet Layering Leaves and Tree Ring, with a little Memory Box, Pink Paislee, cherry woodgrain, EBE 100# Wood embossed papers, and Basic Grey thrown in for good measure (and some poor lighting thanks to a shifting sun & late photo session… sigh.)  I am using the Faceted Die here, but MFT has a very similar one that can also be used to the same effect.

 

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The new Concord and 9th Layering Leaves work so beautifully with the Tree Ring and all the woodsy/floral dies from Julie Ebersole’s sets– the long leaves featured here remind me of wheat stalks.  Heat embossed Delicata gold on vellum is always a good idea.

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Felt and cherry woodgrain paper add wonderful textures, and play off the glossy gold and wood embossed cardstock.

While I was at it, I decided to create some gift packaging as well.  Using an upcycled Anthropologie felt bag, I added the Gourd-jus brooch, attached with some earrings, and adorned with a feather tag cut from EBE Wood Embossed stock, and stamped with Paper Smooches Fun and Flirty sentiment heat embossed in, of course, gold.

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For show, I’ve tucked one of my handmade cuffs and beautiful, complementary enamel earrings inside.

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How do you upcycle or recycle your packaging and scraps?

If you’d like to see how I upcycled some Anthro paper bags, see this post!

If you missed my other entry into Pin-Sights, check it out here.

So are you feeling fall-ish yet?

 

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