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MFT Baby Shark for Inspire Create Challenge #126

Botanicuts Toadstool for Paper Players #610

Happy Sunday

It's my pleasure to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's sketch week.  I don't know why, but I decided this card needed a little something and pulled out the Botanicuts Toadstool Garden from the Greetery.  I have such fun inking up these fun toadstools.  Here's a sneak peek:

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I love the texture on these little toadstools and added more by placing them onto a woodgrain card base.  Even though the fall colors haven't arrived here yet, I am hoping they will soon!

This card was relatively easy to put together.  I die-cut and inked the toadstools, die-cut the sentiment layer and popped up some of the toadstools and adhered the others to the sentiment layer.  I also added a couple of leaves from the Botanicuts Mighty Oak at the base of the toadstools. The sentiment was stamped in two colors to give a ribbon-shadow effect and the card was ready to go.

Here's my full card:

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I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge.  We would love to see what you create with this sketch.  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

Fall has certainly arrived here and the temps have dropped dramatically.  The little hummingbirds and others have been waiting for some good strong northerly winds to begin their migration.  We have had some of those this last couple of days and I haven't seen any hummers at the feeder.  We will keep them out a couple more days, just in case there are any stragglers still making their way from up north.  So, those of you south of us, should keep your eyes open and your feeders filled with sugar water.  All they need is a quarter cup of sugar mixed with 1 cup of boiled water.  Stir will and leave to cool.  Not much investment for so many happy hours of watching them flit back and forth! :-)

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers fr those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe

  • Stamps:  Bittersweet Bouquet - The Greetery
  • Dies:  Botanicuts Mighty Oak, Botanicuts Toadstool Garden, Crimped Rectangles.  All from The Greetery
  • Card stock:  Woodgrain - Altenew


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Anne Marie Hile

Jaydee, I adore this card! Who knew fungi could be so beautiful! The colors are so rich and really pop on your card!

Christy Stanford

Gorgeous card, Jaydee, I love the two-tone effect on the sentiment!

LeAnne Pugliese

What a fun little array of toadstool, Jaydee! They're so reminiscent of a fairy tale forest, I love them! Fun sketch too!

Jeanne H

Jaydee, I really love your card. Headed to get the toadstools stamps and dies. Thanks for enabling. P.S. I love Fall here.

Joanne James

I absolutely LOVE this card Jaydee! There is a real richness and depth to the colours you've used and the layering of your dies, along with the ribbon ink effect makes for a stunning card!

Kris Markham

Jaydee, that card is so darn cute. Your coloring is amazing. Have a great week. Leaves will turn soon in Minesota. Down here in Iowa they are turning and dropping.

Jennie Maier

Jaydee, I love this sketch! And you card is just darling! Have a great week!

Marina . . . from far Africa!!!

Thanks for the formula for the sugared water for the birds. I know it is not the right time, but I found some ideas for decorating the garden with clay pots and pieces of wood for making scare crows. I will have fun painting . . . not beautiful cards but decorations for the garden!!! My son will have lots of things to talk about!!!


Maria, thank you so much. So glad you liked the card. Isn't it wonderful having trees in the backyard - so many wonderful places for birds - and toadstools:-)


thank you. So glad you liked it. Oh, how lucky is your son! I be the photos were fabulous. I miss going to the game reserves I used to g twice a year at least. Sadly, its just too far nowadays!


Ann, thank you! I have to give all credit to those gorgeous dies! Even the details on the leaves are amazing - I do love myself a little Greetery goodies :-)


Samantha, thank you! I was inspired by a photo of the fall colors in the NE - I love the rich reds and oranges together. Our trees are still green, but I must admit, I'm a sucker for fall colors :-)


Tracy, thank you. So glad you like it! Aren't those crimped dies everything! She has rectangles, squares, circles and slimline! I love them. I folded and bought the circles a couple of weeks ago!


thank you! So glad you liked it. I love the detail that Betsy puts into the dies from The Greetery. Just the simple things like the detailing under the shrooms and on the stems!

Stephanie Lanzalotto

I soooooo love this, jaydee. So much fabulous detail, especially in the undersides of those shrooms! Fabulous card.

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