Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inventory Reduction #54 and October Mingle

This is the first time I've used the same card for two very different things - Inventory Reduction Challenge and the October Mingle.  I didn't have enough time to make two cards this week and still get everything else done around the house.

 The twist for the Mingle this month was to send snowflakes of any type or kind along with your card.  The snowflakes I sent were on ribbons, punched out, embossed, and stickers.  I just am not ready to think snow and winter.  So my Mingle card had a fall theme.  Taaa daaa:

This is my first attempt to make a Criss Cross Card.  I will reserve judgement until I've made a couple more.  The Inventory Challenge theme for the week was Create a Tag or Tag card or Card with a Tag.  So I guess the sentiment is on a tag.

Sweet Christmas Tilda is from the brand new Sweet Christmas Dreams collection.  She is sitting on a punched fence - Martha Stewart Garden Trellis - with the top scalloped edge cut off.  Brown felt rick rack covers the bottom edge of the card where the criss crossed edges don't meet neatly.
Tilda is sitting in front of a Lacy Square die cut with my Nesties.
The designer papers are from Stampin' Up!
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, JoAnn's and Hooked on Crafts.

The tag insert is SU Very Vanilla cardstock stamped with the Fall Background stamp and colored with Copics.  The Moon is in the upper corner.  Lap Tilda is sitting on a log by her Jack-O-Lantern, probably waiting for Edwin again.  Is that boy ever on time for anything?!?
The Jack-O-Lantern is an MS embossing punch.  Not sure if you can see the embossed lines on him or not.
This view shows how the tag goes into the pocket formed by the crossed front flaps

Now for the cutest pictures from the real punkin patch in our garden!

That little cutey in the back is my great granddaughter Dakota Jane.  The little heart breaker in the front is our neighbor's little guy Gavin.  They each got to pick out a punkin from our patch.

I hope you have enjoyed the seasonal card and pictures!

I am just not ready for the cold and snow that New York winters bring.
Be sure to stop by my team mates' blogs to see what they made for gorgeous tags.

I'm so glad you stopped by!  Leave a little love!  See you again soon!



Card Crazy said...

Lots of love, Kathy. The card is adorable, so perfect for the season, and those darling babies! What can I say? Wish I could give them a hug. Do you believe in arranged marriages?
These two are a perfect pair.
Sue S.

Sharon Caudle said...

Fantastic card, Kathy!! Love the criss-cross style and the images are fabulous and beautifully colored! Love the way you've put everything together! And oh my goodness what adorable pics of the little ones! Too cute!!!
hugs, Sharon

Francy said...

This criss cross card is stunning. And the inside is gorgeous to.

Anonymous said...

This is very cute! Love those flowers
Hugs Julie P

Patti Jo said...

Cute images to use for this criss cross card! Great job Kathy! Also cute kids in the punkin patch!!! TFS both!!!

Paper Tails said...

Hi Kathy,

Adorable card. Great job coloring.

Your granddaughter is adorable. What great pictures.


Only By His Grace said...

Lovely criss-cross card Kathy. The pull out bit looks real cute with tilda sitting on the log with the pumpkin next to her. The front is lovely with your flower arrangement and Tilda sitting on the fence.
The little cuties in the pumpkin patch are adorable.
Hugs Maz

Christina C. said...

HI Kathy! Your card is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!! What an awesome job!
I did not know you are participating this week, sooooo sorry!!!!! I thought it was just Danielle and I!
Thank you for sharing those wonderful pictures of those cuties in the pumpkin it!

Danielle said...

Hello Kathy, very pretty card, I also love this criss cross style very much, nice idea with the sentiment tag inside. Both Tildas are very cute, such a beautiful autumn bouquet. great use of punches.
Very lovely.
Have a nice day

Elle said...

Cute kiddies! I love your card. The embellishments are to die for!

Rene said...

Oh I don't know which is more darling...those gorgeous kids or your card! Both are just fabulous!!!!
Rene :D

Deeanna said...

Very nice card.. You did a good job.. Cute pictures..Thanks for sharing.

Jacque said...

Kathy, you have done a gorgeous job on this card!!! Love all of the papers and how you have combined them to make such darling scenes!!! And thank you so much for sharing the pics of those little darlings!!! Hugs..Jacque

Anonymous said...

Such sweet photos!! :) Love your fun pocket card and Fall colors!! Adorable creation! Thanks for sharing!! Smiles, Vicki

Linda said...

Wow the card is absolutely stunning and those little ones are adorable!!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Beautiful job on this card Kathy! Fabulous coloring and embellies. I love how you did the fence on the bottom of the card and the ric-rac is gorgeous. You really created and wonderful fall scene with the pumpkin and the little log and the falling leaves. This card is terrific!

Kelly Neis said...

The great granddaughter is so cute, love her sweet face and the neighbor boy, he is a darling. You card is really pretty and I love how it pulls out of the pocket. Very beautifully done.

Sandy said...

Really nice work Kathy and those two kids are precious!