Wednesday, September 7, 2016

You're the best

Hi everyone! Hope the month of September is off to a fabulous start for you! Today is my mom's and little brother's birthday and even though they are both in heaven, I'm thinking of them today with a smile in my heart. The lovely Barbara Campbell and I are co-hosting once again over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog and we have a fun challenge in store for you this week! Our theme is Color Inspiration - Fall Colors and Barbara came up with this photo inspiration:

What a gorgeous color palette! So we want to see these bright Fall colors, along with any neutral, on your project! We're being sponsored again this time by Gina K Designs and One Happy Cut so come play with us!

I created a CAS thank you card featuring the inlaid die cut technique using the gorgeous Blushing Flower Branch from One Happy Cut. The front and inside sentiments are from the WPlus9 Hand Lettered Thanks stamp set.

I used kraft layered on black as my netural base colors and incorporated all five of the colors in the inspiration photo. I used some of my favorite stitched dies and can you believe it... no ribbon or bows... just a few flat-back pearls! LOVE how this turned out! :D

I actually cut the flower branch in all five colors and used 'pieces and parts' to put back into the negative space on the front, then cut four of the flowers off and used them on the inside along with the stamped sentiment.

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Marco's Brown Bag cardstock, GKD Dark Chocolate cardstock; GKD Cherry Red, Tomato Soup, Wild Dandelion, Fresh Asparagus and Jelly Bean green cardstock scraps
  • Stamps: WPlus9 Hand-Lettered Thanks stamp set
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Dies/Punches: Memory Box Blushing Flower Branch die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die
  • Accessories: Doodlebug Design Mini Pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our color inspiration challenge this week! Be sure to visit our sponsor sites - Gina K Designs and One Happy Cut! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Great Kraft card and love how it sets the flower colors off! Thanks for playing with us at Come and Get It!
    Carolyn DT

  2. I love your CAS card Leslie ! The colors of your inlaid die flowers are popping up thanks to the neutral kraft and black background ! It is as gorgeous outside as inside ! Thanks for sharing and for your sweet comment on my blog. Izzy Scrap

  3. Leslie, I just love the stitching element! Such a wonderful way to bring depth. Thanks for another fun and inspirational submission. Your submissions help brighten our street each week! Thanks for Rocking out our front porch at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  4. Your CAS design is beautiful. Less is definitely more :) Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  5. What a beautiful design.Love the colours and you've used this technique wonderfully here.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  6. I love the way the colours pop for this CAS design!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Aud Sentiments,
    Hugz Tinz

  7. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT xx

  8. This CAS card has such depth and dimension thanks to the faux stitching. Another great card.
    Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  9. A fabulous CAS card. Love the colours and the use of Kraft. Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week.

  10. Hi Leslie, nice to see you back with us. Fabulous CAS card, love the colours and the image is superbThank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and hopefully we will see you again in our next challenge. Jennifer DT member xx

  11. So pretty. Thank you for linking up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~DT Janis

  12. Lovely CAS card. What a fantastic technique! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.

  13. I like the way you created the card with all the layer and than added your inspiration colors. Very nice. Thanks for sharing it with us at Scrapper's Delights. DT - Dee

  14. Beautiful card Leslie. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky, Pat K x

  15. Lovely card, beautiful colours, thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

  16. A pretty CAS card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  17. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy. Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT


  18. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  19. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  20. Gorgeous CAS card! Fabulous design with the die-cut puzzle :o)

  21. I love your CAS card Leslie !

    and Thank for your always encouraging me

  22. This is simply pretty! Thank you for linking your project with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you come back to join us again. Have a blessed week.

    JO ANN


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