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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Seize the Birthday ~ Lots of Leaves!

Fall is in the air and so are the LEAVES!
Before we look at the card I want to welcome THREE new members to our design team...WOW are we ever excited to have these talented ladies join us with this challenge.
Please visit them and give them a big WELCOME!
Ashwini
Sandy
TaeEun
Leaves are our topping for this challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
I started out with embossing a Darice folder with "Lots of Leaves"! 
I cut out the oval using a Lil' Inkers Stitched oval die, and blended in some color for the background. I die cut the word three times using orange zest paper.
My leaves are a cluster from MFT:  Fall Foliage and PTI Color Pop:  Autumn
The bow is from PTI Tinsel & Tags Sprig stamp set.

I have several friends who have a "fall" birthday and nothing could be better than the glorious fall Northwest leaves!
I look forward to seeing your card in the gallery, I hope you will play along with our topping, but if you prefer to make any kind of birthday card, that is always fine too!
Heart Hugs, friends!



21 comments:

  1. Beautiful fall card! The embossing really pops and such a wonderful mix of fall colors! The leaves are gorgeous!
    Have an awesome day!
    Sherrie K
    Surprise Guest Designer

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  2. Oh, how beautiful, Colleen! Love the embossed background and the gorgeous leaves!

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  3. Beautiful card Colleen. Love the cluster of fall leaves and the embossed leaves on the background. I like how you sponged the color in the oval opening also.

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  4. Beautiful card Colleen. Love the cluster of fall leaves and the embossed leaves on the background. I like how you sponged the color in the oval opening also.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful card Colleen! Love the embossing and the gorgeous die cut leaves...SO pretty! But I do have to beg to differ...the Great Lake State of Michigan has the most incredibly FABULOUS leaves this Fall! God's artistry has definitely been at work here!! :0)

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  6. Gorgeous card Colleen. Love the sponged background and your spray of beautiful autumn leaves. Great design. xx

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  7. This is gorgeous Colleen! The fall colors are so fabulous and so is your blended background. Beautiful!!

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  8. So beautiful Colleen...love all your wonderful fall leaves, the colors are amazing.

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  9. Beautiful fall card! Love the warm color palette you used! Thank you so much for your warm welcome, Colleen!

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  10. Wow, really wow! The embossing and the gorgeous colors of the leaves look splendid!
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome Colleen! I am super excited to join such an amazing team!!

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  11. Gorgeous card with beautiful autumn colors. I love the embossing folder and the design of this card. This is the most beautiful time of year! Your bountiful word looks stunning with that orange zest paper. I'm loving this card my friend.

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  12. I knew that those leaves were MFT as soon as I saw them. I am a big fan. What a perfect card for this challenge and I love the cut sentiment against the ombre. Very nice Colleen.

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  13. This is gorgeous!!! The embossing folder is so perfect with those lovely leaves! SUPER job my friend!

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  14. This is gorgeous, Colleen! Love the beautiful leaves and the embossed background. So happy to be on the team with you at STB!

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  15. This is gorgeous! I love all of the colorful leaves, but also love the embossed ones. Great card!

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  16. This is beautiful, Colleen! You have captured everything that is warm and special about fall and its colors!! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. I love your card this week Colleen, that embossed background looks gorgeous and I love the sponging inside the frame.

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  18. Gorgeous cluster of autumn leaves, Colleen!

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  19. This is gorgeous! Love the colours and the layout.

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