Coming Soon… Fall

The First Day of Fall is rapidly approaching and frankly, it can’t come soon enough. I much prefer cooler temperatures to the sweaty 100′ heat we had today. I pulled out my Fall Wreath today hoping I could convince Mother Nature to give us a little break on the heat.

I have a lot of seasonal decor that I’ve made through the years and this Fall Wreath is one of my favorites. I actually made this last Fall, but I haven’t had a chance to share this here yet. The Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflits Framelit dies are still current along with most of the colors that I used. The one retired color is Hello Honey. That was such an awesome color. The ribbon and patterned paper is retired as well.

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Here is a close up shot of the all the leaves. To make this wreath, you will want to stamp a bunch of leaves. I can’t even guess how many I ended up die-cutting. But I know it was dozens. To get all the different looks, I stamped some leaves on colored card stock and some on vanilla card stock. I die cut all them. Plus I also die cut a couple dozen of just card stock leaves with no stamping. Then every leaf was crinkled and inked individually.  This is a good project for when your bored, or in front of the tv, or stuck on a soccer sideline most of the weekend. 🙂

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Placement of the leaves does take some planning and sorting. Once everything was stamped and die cut, I sorted each type of leaf into it’s own pile. By the time I was finished sorting, my glue gun was heated and ready to go.

I started by wrapping the burlap ribbon around the wreath. Then I picked a spot for the bow in the bottom center. Then I placed each leaf individually with the hot glue gun. Since I had all the different colors and styles in different piles, it made it easier to pick and choose which leaf would go where. I worked out from the middle going in both directions at the same time. Add a couple on the left, then add a couple on the right, then more on the left and more on the right. Keep going until you have the desired look. After I was happy with the leaves, I realized the top half was a little bare so I filled it in with the Fall tags.

In making this project I ended up with dozens of leaves. Literally. Dozens. I still have pile of leaves left over from this project. I do have a plan to use up the rest of them this year. I might swap out the Hello Honey leaves for ones in Delightful Dijon. But then again, I might just go ahead and use the Honey leaves. I do love that color.

What are you doing to encourage Fall weather to come a little faster? Have you dug your sweaters and jackets out the back of the closet yet? Have you started planning your pumpkin decorating yet?

Just a couple reminders… If you’re placing an online order, please use the Host Code on the right side for orders less than $150. If your order is more than $150, do not use the Host Code. Instead it will prompt you to collect your own Host Rewards before you finish your order. By using the Host Code, you are eligible to collect on the 24-7 Ink Rewards Program. Please see the link at the top to read to rules for this Program.

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The Paper Pumpkin BOGO special is available only through October 10th. You pay for the first month and the second month is free when you sign up for an ongoing subscription. If you sign up now, your first kit will be October’s, and you will get November free. Just click the link on the left and it will take you to my Paper Pumpkin website to register for your subscription.

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Here are the current Special Offers for this week. The Special Offers changed Thursday morning at 12:01 AM MT. Remember to place your order by next Wednesday evening if you want to get any of these items. Again, these are some pretty good deals and this is the last round of Special Offers for now. Note that some of these specify the “French” version. I don’t have clarification yet on whether that means only the French version is on sale or if both the English and French versions are on sale. Be sure to look closely if you decide to order any of those items.

Item #

Product Name

Retail Price

Discounted Price

141706

Layering Ovals Framelits Dies

$35.00

$26.25

141666

Good Vibes Project Life Card Collection

$16.00

$12.00

142684

Good Vibes Project Life Accessory Pack

$18.00

$13.50

142686

Ondes positives Project Life Accessory Pack (French)

$18.00

$13.50

141668

Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection

$16.00

$12.00

142687

Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack

$18.00

$13.50

142689

Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack (French)

$18.00

$13.50

142690

All Year Long Project Life Accessory Pack

$18.00

$13.50

142692

Toute l’année Project Life Accessory Pack (French)

$18.00

$13.50

140564

Oh Happy Day Card Kit (French)

$35.00

$26.25

The Clearance Rack has been updated too, and those items are only while supplies last. Get it before’s it’s gone for good!

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