The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, September 23, 2011

{Friends with Flair} on the First Day of Fall

Yay! It's Friends with Flair day!! Check the Unity blog for blog hop details and a list of today's participants. I'm in the lineup. :)

And not only is it FWF Day, it's also the first day of Autumn. Hoo-ray!! I'm celebrating with this little fall card.

I'll admit, it's dripping with {ippity} goodness. The banners come from {ippity}'s The Best, the background that I masked into the large banner is {ippity}'s A Bit of Burlap, the sentiment comes from {ippity}'s Moon Beams & Heart Strings, and the leaves are from {ippity}'s Now & Always. Having no fall-themed stamps from Unity, it was a fun challenge using these decidedly non-autumn-y stamps to make my "Autumn-with-a-capital-A" card.

I made this fabric flower with a torn strip of quilting calico. (Click HERE for a tutorial.)

This card was inspired by these challenges:
  • {ippity} Challenge: Fall (use Ippity/Unity stamps to create a project inspired by autumn)
  • Unity Stamp Company Challenge: Falling Leaves (any project, created with Unity/Ippity stamps, with leaves on it)
  • Ribbon Carousel Challenge: #21 Add fabric, and be sure to include some type of ribbon, twine, hemp, lace....basically, anything that comes on a spool.(I used some hemp twine.)
I hope that your first day of autumn is crisp and colorful! Thanks for stopping by today to see what's making me happy. :)
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: The Best, A Bit of Burlap, Moon Beams & Heart Strings, and Now & Always--all from {ippity} by Unity Stamp Co.
Paper:
SU cherry cobbler CS, K&Co Tim Coffey Fall Pad patterned paper, misc scrap of mustard CS, kraft CS from Paper Maniac
Ink: SU crumb cake, SU dusty durango, Palette moulin rouge
Accessories: foam tape, sewing machine, rhinestones, button, felt leaf sticker from Target, hemp twine, torn strip of calico fabric
Techniques: machine stitching, handmade flowers

41 comments:

Kary said...

Hi Emily! This is a lovely, warm Fall card. Love the sewing, all the elements (they almost look like an applique) and that gorgeous fabric flower!! Love this!!

wearestampers said...

Happy Fall Emily! Love your beautiful card! Great use of all the different stamps! And what a pretty flower, love that fabric!
Pam

lydiawalker said...

wow - love that flower you have made- stunning xx

onecraftymama said...

I love the stitching & that huge banner piece - and the felt leaf, and the calico flower....now all it needs is a big turkey. I had to laugh at that comment, because I call the kids turkeys all the time, and now I keep thinking to myself "Don't let the turkeys get you down!" It's like a new mantra :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Wow look at all these fall items... must go pull out a bit of burlap :)

~Tammy~ said...

Emily, this is fabulous! I love the fall homespun feel to this card! Makes me want a cup of apple cider! :-)

Marisa said...

Great card! Love the colours and that flower is amazing! Lovely touch with the banner with the leaf and love how you cut out the word falling.

Rachel B said...

Emily! I love this fall card. It is beautiful! The rolled flower is awesome! It's been a while since I visited, so I have to say that I love the picture of you in the sidebar! You look great!

Ruby said...

I love this fall card. The flower is gorgeous.

chickadee3357 said...

Great card! Love all the fun elements: the stitching, twine, gems, button, felt leaf and handmade flower! Awesome!

StampinCathy said...

WOW Emily! This is one gorgeous card. Love the colors, details, and all the embellishments. Thanks for the inspiration my friend.

Erin said...

This is gorgeous, I love the fall themed cards. They make me want to grab a cup of hot chocolate and cuddle on the couch with a good book.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

What a delightful fall card, Em! I love your rolled fabric rose. I have been playing around with those at home, and have decided I need to invest in some of those Glubbers! LOL! Love this card. :)

Linda R. said...

This is such a pretty fall card.. I love that flower..

Hugs, Linda

Bonnie said...

Love these Fall colors! I love plaids in the Fall! Great fabric flower too.

Linda said...

I love all fall color super pretty!

Tenia Nelson said...

This is awesome!!!!

Jingle said...

Love your fabric flower! Very nice card!

jackie 4124 said...

Amazing card. Love that flower

Karen L said...

Such a warm and cozy card and I love the flower!

Angela Fehr said...

Emily, this card is detail-perfect! Love the colours and the banners and that gorgeous flower!

jennifer mitten said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and that fabric flower!

Lindsey said...

Beautiful! Definitely a capital-A Autumn card. And that fabric flower is gorgeous.

Jen said...

Super gorgeous! That flower totally rocks!!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh Emily....this card is absolutely amazing! Love your stitching, the fabric and you used these stamps fabulously! WOW...love this!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh Emily, this card is just fabulous! That flower--wow!!! I'm going to look at the tutorial in a minute :) I love the papers and stamps and how you fussy cut the sentiment. This card is perfect!

Gwen said...

Love it! Your banners are adorable and that flower....its awesome, I still haven't mastered those things!

Benzi said...

Emily, what a fabulous Fall creation. Love the plaid and that awesome calico flower. Plus, the sentiment is great.

Anne Tussing said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous! I love how you combined all the different stamp sets! The calico flower is AWESOME:)

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oooh! love the fall colors and all the fabrics and textures Emily! Great job!
~Meredith

Meg said...

Gorgeous card, Emily, and one that definitely says "autumn!" The added texture to the banners looks great, and that flower is so warm and cozy!

lisa arana said...

fabby autumn color. LOVE that banner and the great fun stitching.

Roslyn said...

That's one amazing card! I love the stitching across the top and that fabric flower is to die for!

Christine said...

Great card Emily! I linked this up on Practical Scrappers yesterday!

Aleks said...

Cute! I love that the banner has the bigger flag with the embellishment!

nwilliams6 said...

Love the flower Emily! This card is so fun. I am going to go try to make one of those flowers right now! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Tameko said...

Such a fun fall inspired card. Love your fabric flower.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is gorgeous. I just took a class not to long ago on how to make that flower. How pretty yours look. Well done.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

JenMarie said...

Oh how CUTE is this! Great card for the Ippity challenge!!

Auntie Em said...

Oh Emily, your card is so pretty! Perfect for a fall greeting. I love your flower.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Rona said...

Emily this card is over the top AMAZING!! I LOVE IT!!!!!