Well, my husband shares one important connection with Johnny Appleseed-his birthday!!! Yup, same birthday-September 26, but don't be fooled, my husband is not Johnny Appleseed!!! lol Although he sometimes looks like he has a tin pan on his head when I get swinging!!! lol Just kidding!!!!
So Steve (that's my husband-altho I tend to call him Sam more often than not-long story!!) is very hard to please with cards! He's not the "touchy-feely" kind of guy. He tolerates my habit, I mean job, and thinks the cards are pretty & all. But he can't figure out why I don't just go to Hallmark!!! Ick!!! I tell him because it's so much nicer & is like a special gift from my heart to him! He just says, "Oh, that's nice!" lol I don't think I'm telling any story that's different from most other husbands, but it does get challenging as to how to make him smile!
Well, this year I decided to go with the "fall" theme!!! Now he's had Noble Deer cards, (remember that stamp set), I've done Loads of Love (remember that one too?), & just about anything else I have that isn't flowers or "kiddie" like!!!
So I decided I was just gonna make a pretty card & hope he loves it!! If nothing else, it'd be nice on my blog!!!
He actually liked it! He said, "Wow, this is really nice this year!!!" I think that was a compliment, but I think the past years' were kinda nice too! Hey, can't please them all the time!!! lol
So here's the card!
I mean how can he not like the bling?? Really??
Ok, so here are the deets:
Stamp sets-Falling Leaves,
Cardstock-Lucky Limeade, Glitter, Early Espresso Coredinations, Natural Ivory
Accessories- Framelits, Gold, Copper & Wild Wasabi Emboss Powders, Lucky Limeade ribbon (leftover from Sale-A-Bration), Linen Thread, XL Oval Punch
Inks-Lucky Limeade, Cajun Craze, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark
I hand cut the leaves & tops of the acorns on the inside. I heat embossed the leaves.
I love this 2-step set. It's one I'm pretty sure I'll keep long after it's retirement! I sure hope they carry it over to the new big catalog in May! It's such a versatile set for fall!
For the inside, I just used left overs from cutting the front as a border! Didn't wanna waste a scrap!!!
So I really love the way it came out!!! Hope you like it too!!! I can't wait to make more cards with this stamp set!!!! As always, if you'd like details on how it was assembled, please don't hesitate to ask! I'm happy to share!!!