Fall Apples and Pumpkins

Good Saturday morning.  I am so happy for the weekend.  I have plans for lots of crafting projects playing with several new dies I’ve received recently.  So many dies….so Little time.  LOL!

Before I get started with my post I wanted to draw your attention to the 10% off sale at Stamp-n-Storage going on until September 21.  Use the discount code Fall10% in your shopping cart and save on almost EVERYTHING in the store.  I've been promising myself I would post some good pictures of how I am using my die storage and just haven't gotten around to it.  


My project today was made with the newly released Impression Obsession Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames, Bushel of Apples, Picket Fence, Pumpkin Patch, foliage and bare branches made using pieces of the Reading Tree and Wide Tree, Grass Border, Small Grass Border, Leaves and Stems and Bird set.  Whew!  That’s lots of different dies packed into one card front.

First I have to say this little scene almost got away with me.  It started out being much more clean and simple and I just couldn’t help myself as I kept adding different elements.  I knew I wanted to have the bushel of apples and a few pumpkins sitting in some grass in front of the picket fence but it just looked a little too plain.  I had extra cut tree pieces from the Reading Tree and Wide Tree on my work desk from past projects so I cut the branches apart and tucked them into the scene to fill in and add a few more elements of interest.

KC Bushel of Apples 1 left

I attached the picket fence to the plain white card base with mounting tapeNote:  This fence is a mini version of the Large Fence and is half the size in height and is long enough to fit across a whole card front. I assembled the bushel basket pieces, sponged it lightly with brown ink and assembled and attached the apples with glossy accents. I cut a few tiny leaves and tucked in among the apples with glossy accents. 

KC Impression Obsession Bushel of aApplles 1 center

I cut the frames and attached the two largest sections together from the back with strips of mounting tape.  I attached the small grass border directly to the frame and attached the larger grass border directly to the fence. I attached the fence background base to the card base and then popped the frame up over top of it. I tucked the bushel of apples and pumpkins in the grass and then tucked pieces of the trees in the scene to fill in.  I finished by adding the three red birds to add one more element of red to the project. I left the background of the scene all white as I love how it makes the red, green and orange pop.

KC Impression Obsession Bushel of Apples 1 right

By the way…..if you haven’t had the chance to check out the new Impression Obsession release you definitely need to.  It is packed full of wonderful fall and holiday dies.

Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

10 thoughts on “Fall Apples and Pumpkins”

  1. Well Kittie, you did it again…. how cute is this card…. I loved all the apples and pumpkins….. And what a cool frame that is…. thank you for sharing your creativity….

  2. Love the scene. I knew you were going to use these dies somehow when I saw them- same with the truck. Thanks for giving us such great ideas and directions. I am hoping you do something soon with the rake and leaves. I agree – IO out-did themselves this time with the dies. Now, they just need to have a sale!! Happy weekend!

  3. Good Afternoon, Kittie, I am sorry to have not commented for the past few days. things around here have been hopping with painting cabinets, and remodeling. These are absolutely gorgeous. I love these new dies. I am die nut. And they are so useful. I love little children , reading, and the fall scenes, so well done and so inspiring. My wish list has grown. Always inspired. Have a good week-end.

  4. Kittie – this card is just darling. How do you come up with these ideas? Do you look at magazines? Books? Or do they just pop into your head? Amazing. I can’t wait to see what you create for the holidays. Always look forward to your posts. Your creations always make me smile and wish I had your talents. Have a great Sunday.

  5. Your card makes me want to bake apple and pumpkin pie and have some cider. The card is amazing and I LOVE all the wonderful memories and inspiration your work evokes. TFS.


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