Paper Sweeties November 2015 Inspiration Challenge

Sunday, November 1, 2015

I hope everyone had a scary-fun Halloween yesterday! Now, it's time to gear up for Thanksgiving, and what better way to get started than with an Autumn/Thanksgiving Inspiration Challenge from Paper Sweeties! Whatever theme you decide to go with, the warm color palette is sure to inspire you to create something fabulous! I hope you'll play along with us.
I colored sweet Abigail and dressed her in an Indian maiden costume from the Give Thanks stamp set, for a Thanksgiving card. I paper pieced her dress from a scrap that reminded me of leather and dressed it up a bit by stamping the headband design as a belt, which I colored with Spica pens. The pumpkin image and sentiment are both from the same stamp set. And, since every card needs a little sparkle, I added a few Paper Sweeties Black Cherry sequins and filled each of them with Lime Green Stickles. 

Whenever I add patterned or embossed paper to a sentiment panel, I like to adhere it to the white cardstock before die cutting. I like the look of the embossed edge extending over the entire piece. I only had a tiny bit of the dotted paper left, so I slipped it just under the edge of the sentiment layer die cut to add some color and to give the front and the inside more cohesion. 

I've already taken a peek at some of the cards from the DT, and they are beautiful. You won't want to miss a single one:
Cheryl Lea - That's Me!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties
November Guest Designer:  Michele Henderson

Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Throwback (I chose the July 2015 We're Going Dotty challenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room #262: Colors and Patterns
613 Avenue Create #148: Anything Goes
Sugar Pea Designs SPD21: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #236: Autumn Splendor
Oddball Art Stamps Challenge: Halloween (or Harvest)
TCP Tuesday 302 (TCPTUES302): Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks 4CC #270: Anything Goes (Crazy Egg Challenge)


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Lisa said...

Cheryl, this is so beautiful....the colors are so rich. Gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Abigail is dressed sweet as can be in her Indian outfit ... and I love how you decorated the inside of the card too, Cheryl!!!

Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl what a wonderful card! I love how you dressed Abigail with her belt and headband! And the inside of the card with the patterned papers adds so much to the card. This is so beautifully designed!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just STUNNING! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Sweet card with Abigail dressed in her Indian outfit! Love the beautiful fall paper you used! Your card is fabulous inside and out!!!

Michelle said...

Love Abigails head-dress!!!! So cute Cheryl!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Another gorgeous creation, Cheryl! Love the colors and papers!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is really a gorgeous card! I love the rich, deep oranges and browns. It really feels like fall!
Take care!

Tracey said...

Abigail looks so pretty in her Indian dress. Great design...fabulous card! Thanks for joining us in The shabby Tea Room!

Michelle said...

Darling card! I love that you've decorated in the inside also. Such a treat! Thank you for sharing your work with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

artful-notions said...

Cheryl, love the warm autumn colors, and darling Abby in her Indian dress! Beautiful!

4Him said...

I love all the different elements and textures to this card.

Mynn xx said...

Cheryl, I LOVE the beautiful colors and textures you've added here! Your Native American princess is just darling! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Brenda said...

Cheryl, this is gorgeous. Definitely makes me think Autumn and Thanksgiving! I love also that you decorated the inside, what a nice surprise! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TCP Tuesday Challenge! Brenda

Tamie said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card. It is a wonderful rich colors. Thank you so much for playing and share your amazing creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

Tamie DT

AndreaNorris said...

Beautiful Autumn colours, love that spotty background papers and your leave look fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art, we hope to see you again soon
Andrea x

Nancy Thomas said...

A beautiful autumn card. Thank you for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.

Jo said... the warm, rich Autumn colours & the inside is just as gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at Oddball Art this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x