Fall Fancy Diva Inspirations Challenge Hop

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Hi friends!  It's the 5th of the month and that means its time for another Diva Inspirations Challenge Hop.  I'm the first stop on the hop, so settle in and let's head out on an eye candy excursion to see what the team has created with this month's theme... Fall Fancy! The full hop list and other hopping, prize and challenge info can be found at the bottom of this post.  Ready to hop?


Verve just released some brand new sets yesterday, but for this hop I pulled out some Verve faves from autumns past and made one of my favorite things... a card and treat box set.


I still had these papers on my desk from making my Viva la Verve challenge card, so continued on with the yellow + ocean blue + orange VLV color challenge.  I came across this Open Basket tutorial using the envelope punch board and thought it would be perfect to hold some chocolates.  I loved that the box only takes one 6x6 sheet of paper.  After creating the box, I wanted some stamping, so added a little tag, stamping the vintage oval frame from Die Sidekicks on patterned paper and cutting with the coordinating Vintage Oval Die .  The solo pumpkin from Tall Oaks is stamped directly onto the tag, then I stamped it again on hello honey paper and added some orange Stampin' Pastels to achieve the orange color and paper pieced over the image.  The Give Thanks sentiment (also from Tall Oaks) is stamped onto designer paper, then I finished things off with some seam binding from the Autumn Elements Ribbon Collection.


For the matching card, I did the letterpress technique again with the leaves embossing folder and vintage photo ink, then lightly colored in the raised parts with Stampin' Pastels.  The pumpkin trio is from the Tall Oaks set.  I embossed it in gold on vellum, then colored the back side with chalks.  The effect wasn't quite dark enough when I layered the panels, so I stamped the pumpkins again on hello honey, then glued behind the vellum to make the pumpkins stand out a bit more.  I added some more of the Autumn Elements Ribbon to tie in with the treat box, then added the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment from Tall Oaks embossed in gold on a banner down the side.  Finished card size is 4.25" square.

I've shown you mine, now I'd love to see your Fall Fancy creations!
Link them up to the October challenge linky for a chance to win some shiny new Verve!

Need a little inspiration? Check out the blogs linked below to see what the other Divas did with the challenge! It's sure to be a treat, and speaking of treats, we've also got a prize for one lucky commenter along the hop! Check out the Verve Blog today for all the prize info and deadlines!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Next up on the hop is the oh-so-talented Amy Kolling!

1. Julee7. Sarah
2. Amy8. Sony
3. Anya9. Maureen
4. Betty10. Marisa
5. Karen11. Jen
6. Sankari



Enabler's List
Treat Box
Stamps: Die SidekicksTall Oaks (Verve Stamps)
Paper: hello honey (SU!), Harvest (WRMK)
Ink: early espresso, Stampin' Pastels (SU!)
Accessories:  Vintage Oval Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), Autumn Elements Ribbon Collection (Verve), circle punch, clear detail embossing powder, envelope punch board (WRMK)

Card
Stamps: Tall Oaks (Verve Stamps)
Paper: hello honey, crumb cake, vellum (SU!), Harvest (WRMK)
Ink: early espresso, Stampin' Pastels (SU!), Vintage Photo distress ink (Ranger), Versamark
Accessories:  Autumn Elements Ribbon Collection (Verve), gold detail embossing powder, leaves embossing folder (Darice), corner rounder

41 comments

  1. gorgeous, love it. Fall is definitely my favorite season!

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  2. So pretty. Love the gold embossed pumpkins on the vellum. Your little treat bag is adorable.

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  3. LOVE your WONDERFUL treat box and card set. The gold really makes your pumpkins pop. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  4. Wow, that is so pretty, I love the embossing and the gold. Excellent.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Fall/Autumn projects. The papers are beautiful and distressed so perfectly.
    The embossing of the pumpkins is a really classy idea and works so well. xxx

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  6. Pretty technique you used! I love the papers! Wonderfully inspiring.

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  7. Exquisite work. You have really captured the feeling of Fall in these lovely creations.

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  8. Oh my! The colors of the papers are so amazing. I've seen the open basket tut but yours is so gorgeous, I am really tempted to get our my Verve stamps and try one. Love all the layers on the card. Lots to love here! Thanks for the inspiration!
    kren dot kurts at gmail dot com
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  9. Loving the faux letterpress technique and the gorgeous colors you used!

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  10. Like the words running on a diagonal and the lovely vintage feel. A nice set!

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  11. Perfect fall colors and I like the gold embossing.

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  12. Love the colors. Looks very vintage.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

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  13. These are so pretty! I love the rustic feel.

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  14. Wow...Lots of work went into this Julee! The gold embossing was a nice elegant touch! Really beautiful job!

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  15. Gorguss rustic design, Love the Autumn tones

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  16. Great projects! Love the gold embossed pumpkin.

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  17. Gorgeous card and treat box.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  18. What a sweet treat box and card. The paper you've used is gorgeous and so it the gold embossing. I love the piece you created using the letterpress technique - so pretty.

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  19. Oh these are stunning <3 love your letterpress it is just the most impressive technique

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  20. I always love these pumpkins from Tall Oaks. I just think they are so adorable and they look fabulous here on your gift combo. Great papers, too. Perfect for Fall.

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  21. Your card is so gorgous. I love the gold embossing around the pumkins. The treat box makes a very cute set.

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  22. What beautiful cards! I love the vellum pumpkins!

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  23. Beautiful card and treat box! Love the rich fall colors and those cute pumpkins! Love the gold embossing!

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  24. Love the box! Also love the color scheme! I'm going to try this box for my daughters sipoftball team treats!

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  25. Those gold embossed pumpkins are AWESOME!!!

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  26. Really pretty. Like the pumpkin outlining

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  27. What a great card to start things off on the hop. Love your background and those embossed pumpkins are fab.
    Sue

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  28. Love love love the stamping on the vellum. Such a great effect!

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  29. very cute I think I will use this for thanksgiving place holder gifts!

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  30. Gorgeous! Beautiful colors and papers and fun design.

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  31. Gorgeous! I love the letterpress technique, it looks so rich and vintage and love the gold on vellum embossing.

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  32. Gold looks so elegant on this card and works so well with the warm colours of fall.

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  33. Such a stunning card & awesome treat holders!

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  34. Stunning!! Admire the details on this card and how you created this look...it's awesome

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  35. i love those gold embossed pumpkins

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  36. So pretty! Just love the treat box with the matching card.

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  37. Love those rich colors! Fabulous designs :)

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  38. oh so beautiful...just like it is out my window today...way to capture the gorgeous fall colors!!

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