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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sparkle N Sprinkle "Autumn Inspirations" Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the Autumn Inspirations Blog Hop.  Autumn is my favorite season - the sights, the sounds, the smells!  I'm so glad you're here!  If you've arrived here from  Jill's awesome blog; you're in the right place.  If not, you may want to go back to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog to start from the beginning & find out about all the great prizes for this hop.  Plus, that way you won't miss any of the great "Autumn Inspirations" we have for you!

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For my card today I chose to do a general card instead of one specifically for the season, but instead used all those beautiful fall colors as it's focus.  Perfect for a special friend, family member, spouse- anyone close to your heart.  And for a little extra fun; I did it as a waterfall card - these are so much fun to receive and play with.  I wish you could hold it in your hands - it's so much more fun to see "in action" than in photos.  But alas, I just haven't gotten into making videos just yet; so you're going to have to accept plain old photo's for now.

While there was a lot of stamps & pieces to this card; it was so much fun to create (sensing a trend here?!)  It was a blast mixing & matching all the great Sparkle N Sprinkle stamps & sets.  And three of the sets are from the newest releases which makes them even more fun to design with!  The main element that ties everything together are the beautiful Copper embossed frames that surround every image.  These are from the new Thoughtful Frames - Set 436.  They make such a perfect accent for so many different things & there's two more great frames on this set as well as a bunch of lovely sayings as well.  A really useful & versatile set to own.
(click on any colored word(s) in the posts for links to more information)

Of course, the really fun thing about a waterfall card is the movement.  If you've never done one of these cards before; give yourself a treat & make one or two or three!  (Full instructions for this card can be found here in the art gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle).  In order to flip through all the great "pages" of the waterfall, you pull on the pretty "pull tab" made with ribbon & a Spellbinders Parisian Accent die.  While doing that, you'll flip through fun sayings & images from the new Bird Swirl - Set 432,





new Fancy Butterflies - Set 437Thoughtful Frames - Set 436,






and many other favorite sets such as Nikki's Romance - Set 400 , Love Is Sweet - Set 401, and Solid Butterfly - Set 391It's so much fun to pull together all these different images & sayings to make a really special card for that special someone in your life.  As a matter of fact, this card was so much fun that I already have ideas for a bunch more waterfall cards from all the great stamp sets at Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Hopefully I'll have some more of those to share with you in the coming months; so be sure to stay tuned for those.  In the meantime, don't forget to check out the SNS Art Gallery for the full instructions to this card.  

Well, I sure hope you've enjoyed this card & I look forward to hearing your comments.  It's time to hop on over to the next stop on this hop - the Glitterific Patti!  Remember to leave a comment on each stop to qualify for all the great prizes!  And thanks a bunch for joining us on this warm & colorful autumn adventure!


Autumn has a beauty & color & warmth that lingers in our senses the whole year through.  Embrace it!
 Until next time, 
**Julie**

 PS - Don't forget, I'm still building this new blog; so if you like what you see consider becoming a follower so you can see the great things I'll be adding as this blog builds & grows.  Come along with me on my adventures in creativity & life!

Supplies:
Stamps - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Embossing Powders - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Die - Spellbinders Parisian Accents
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Ribbon - Michaels
 





















36 comments:

Karin said...

How creative of you to use the frames for a waterfall card! Great idea and this is so pretty all done in fall colors!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

I absolutely love this card...everyone in the store loves it too (Margaret especially)!! They all want a class on it:)

Donna said...

Such a darling card, Julie, using many of the sweetest, most smiling sentiments in Fall Colors! Who wouldn't love opening this surprise cards full of thoughts, which make one smile. Thanks for sharing the write up and cool card!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a cute waterfall card!!!It's a great way to show off 4 different images. You did a great job.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh my, I had totally forgotten about the waterfall card! What a fantastic idea to incorporate all the sayings with the fall colors. Just super!

pjw said...

This is adorable. I haven't done a card like this in a whil. Thanks for the reminder of how cute these are.

pjw said...

oops ~ that should be "while" I have a slow "e" on my computer :)

Linda said...

I've never made a waterfall card - thanks for the inspiration!

creativearts said...

Such a great waterfall card! I love this frame and you have really done it justice.

Linda Loew said...

Julie, Julie, Julie, what a unique card. I love the colors, the stamps and most of all the design...a waterfall card. Bravo!

NWFlamingo said...

I love waterfall cards. They are oldies but goodies.

Sharon from FL said...

Love the waterfall card with all the fall colors and the sentiments.

Anonymous said...

what a cute little card! Brenda S.

Anonymous said...

Love your card very cute job!

Denise B.

Beth T said...

I've never seen a waterfall card. So very cute. Can't wait to try it.

NanaConnie said...

Julie, I love the way you used the new "Frames" and you've inspired me to try a waterfall card for the first time! Great fall colors.

Joni said...

Great cards. Love the waterfall.

Anonymous said...

First time I've heard of or seen a waterfall card, how creative. This would make a great masculine card, with the appropriate sayings of course. Barb P.

Anita Braddock said...

I love your waterfall card love the fall colors and the sentiments are perfect. I loved the stamps you used for the border. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some cool prizes.
abbraddock@msn.com

McStamper said...

What a very cute card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful waterfall card using such lovely sentiments and beautiful fall colors.

April said...

Great waterfall card! Pretty frames and sayings. You did a great job!

Dianne Potter said...

I love your waterfall card. What a wonderful way of sending thoughts and feelings to someone special. Thank you.

Linda said...

Using the waterfall card with the autumn colors is a great idea. The various frames added a lot to the card.

Dawn said...

I love the waterfall card. the frames are the perfect touch to the squares!

Anonymous said...

I hadn't seen the frames before. I love them. I must see what else is in the set. They really set off the waterfall card nicely. Thank you!
Jan Hobbs
janhobbs@bryrus.net

Lisa said...

I haven't done a waterfall card in a long time. They are so cool and fun to do and I love how you used the frames. Love it!

carrie said...

What a great card! I have never made a "Waterfall" card .......... but this really makes me want to try this technique.

slbela59 said...

Oh wow!! I totally adore this card! I am going to have to give it a go. thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Your rendition of the Waterfall card is really nice. Color combination great.
Pat

Kathy Vogel said...

Your waterfall card is rather intriguing. I'll have to try it myself.

Jean Thomas said...

very clever!

Kelly said...

The waterfall card in fall colors was such a beautiful touch. It's such a great idea to be able to use the colors of fall for any occasion!

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful card, love the frames on the waterfall pieces. I'm a new follower.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

E. Marie said...

Those waterfall cards really are fun!! Love how you used the border stamp and great fall colors for this card.

Frann said...

Waterfall cards are so much fun to make and receive. Your card is beautiful with great use of color and stamps.