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Autumn Accents for Paper Players #212


Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our challenge at the Paper Players this week and she has a seasonal challenge for us.


I decided I would bring out my Autumn Accents Bigz Die as it NEVER gets any love!  I had this great idea of masking out the cutout leaves and then using really bold colors: Cajun Craze, Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow.   I inked over the masked leaves and they looked fabulous.

Then I had the brilliant idea to add some perfect pearls.  All seemed great.... UNTIL..... I went back to my finished creation this morning and found that the Perfect Pearls had totally muted the colors to the point where they looked like camoflage.  However, it was way, too late to do anything about it.  So, here is my very much muted tag :-)

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I used some wood veneer for the base and ran it through my Big Shot with a Lil Inker Stiched rectangle die.  I took the masked leaves and used them as decoration on top of my tag and curled up the edges.  I adhered a wooden element acorn to the corner to anchor the leaves and the sentiment.  All that was left to do was to add a little ribbon from my stash for the tag.

The design team have some amazing creations for your inspiration again this week.  Don't forget to check out their blogs and then come and play along with us this week.

On a personal note:

I have a few photos to share with you today.   I took this one this afternoon whilst I was on the deck.  I was so surprised to see that our Black Eyed Susan's from our prairie last year had spread out into the wetland.  Check out the spots of yellow.... thousands of black eyed susans.  They look so pretty!

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It's been a while since we had a look at what is visiting the feeders, so I thought it would be a good idea to share a photo tonight.

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Niles and Daphne have definitely departed.  They haven't been seen in almost two weeks.  "Our" Orioles have left, but we have been visited by Orioles migrating south who have been taking advantage of the jelly and sugar water to help them on their way.  If you live in the middle states of the US, now would be a really good time to put out sugar water, jelly, oranges and other seeds as the migrating birds desperately need something to help them get to their final destinations!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Cards for a Cause update and another project.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a lift tonight.  Special prayers for Beth. 



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Very Vanilla.  Early Espresso
  • Inks:  Cajun Craze.  Tangelo.  Early Espresso.  Crumb Cake
  • Tools:  Autumn Accents Bigz Die.   Tag die:  PTI


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I love the camouflage look! And I love the tag!


Those masked leaves look amazing, Jaydee! It reminds me of that photo paper, where you leave objects on top and set it in the sun to create an image. Do you know what I mean? Any way, great card. The wood veneer is gorgeous too!


I thought the camouflage was on purpose - I really like it. Would be a wonderful card for a military person and/or family.

Andrea W

I agree with Mike, the camouflage looks awesome. I love your use of wood, it adds such nice texture and the sentiment is perfect. Terrific fall card!


Very cool effect, Jaydee! Love it!

Joanne James

I love the camouflage too Jaydee - this card has so much texture, it's great for a fall card. Your card has a real natural feel.


I thought the camouflage was on purpose too, it looks so awesome! All the texture on your card is fun to look at, great card!

Sandy M

Starting from the bottom up, wow! Those bird feeders are popular! What a wonderful collection of beautiful birds and you always photograph them so well, Jaydee. What you did to the leaves on your card is awesome! I couldn't wait to read through to see how you acheived this. The wood is awesome too, perfect autumnal creation.

Claire Broadwater

It is such a perfect reflection of Fall. Gorgeous! Your photos are stunning. You certainly live in a beautiful area! Love the black-eyed Susans in the meadow! XX


You know, sometimes those "Oh No" moments turn out to be not so "oh no" after all. Sure, the colors aren't as intense, but camo and autumn go together like Fred and George. :o)

How utterly thrilling your Black Eyed Susans spread! They look gorgeous! :o) And your birds--thank you so much for taking a moment to share what you were seeing. I think my hummers have finally flown off. My goldfinches are starting to turn and even though the temps don't show it, fall seems to be on its way in.


P.S. Howdy Lou!

Nance Leedy

I think it is fabulous just as it is! I love the camouflage look and all the rustic wooden accents are perfect!

Nance Leedy

I think it is fabulous just as it is! I love the camouflage look and all the wooden accents are perfect!

Margaret Shadden

I am new to your blog,I would like to send cards to you for Cards For A CAUSE,IF YOU WOULD SEND ME THE INFORMATION . I am Margaret Shadden @[email protected],really enjoy your nature pictures .Thanks Margaret

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