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Monday, November 8, 2010

Fall Leaf Shape Card -using Doodlecharms

Hi crafting friends,

I'm Robin from Robin's Creative Cottage and creator of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog. I'm so excited that Joy asking me back as a guest designer for Everyday Cricut this week, I had a blast in June when I go to share a few Summer and Father's day projects. This week I have a few Fall, Thanksgiving and then Christmas/Winter projects. I hope you'll join us all week long and gather some awesome inspiration for your crafting projects.

I love Fall, it's a gorgeous time of year, I love to see the beautiful colored leaves on the trees, although most are now covering the ground ready to be raked into a huge pile and then jumped into by smiling faces, young and old. :)

My first inspirational project this week is a lovely leaf shaped fall card, I added a birthday sentiment, but it surely could be used for any type of greeting.
I grabbed one of my "oldies but goodies" cartridges to make this fun shape card, one of my favorites... Doodlecharms! The leaf I used is on page 115 of the cartridge booklet, I used my design studio to get my sizing and to weld two leaves together for the base of the card.
I have a simple "cut file" available on my blog so you can create your own leaf shape card.

Below is a photo of all that cuts that I used for my card, obviously they are different colors then the above photo, and that's because I'll will be making another card using different colors and this time I'll make a video of the step by step process and that will be coming soon to my blog, keep a watch out for it.

The tag that reads "Birthday Wishes" I've printed out using my computer, then cut it out in a rectangle leaving extra spacing on the left to punch a hole so I could make this into a tag.

I Scored the base of the card, adhere layer 1, then used foam tape (I like to use scotch mounting tape) to add layer 3 for a dimensional look.

Next I took the patterned paper and the three smaller leaves and crumpled them up in my hand (one at a time), and while the paper is still crumpled I rubbed a brown cat's eye ink pad on the bent edges. I then smoothed each back out flat (I very lightly crumpled the tag). Then again used the ink on the edges of each leaf, the tag and layer 2 that is adhered already on the card.

To make the tag decoration, I used my 1/4" small hole punch and made a small hole in each of the three leaf stems and the tag, added an eyelet then a bit of string and used a large glue dot to adhere this to the leaf card.

I hope you liked this leaf card and got inspired to create your next project... remember to get the leaf card Design Studio cut file on my blog, come on over and say "Hi".
Robin's Creative Cottage -robinscreativecottage.blogspot.com

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Brigitte said...

I love it!!! Great idea for the crumpling. Keep it up, can't wait to see your other projects this week.

Nancy said...

Great card

Suzanne said...

Lovely card!! Perfect for this time of year!

Suzanne
suzkis@gmail.com

Tammy D said...

This is an amazing card. I love it!

Sherri said...

Such a simple project with a big impact! Love it!

gmaJ said...

Robin your leaf card is very pretty! I, too, love fall and this will be a great card for many fall occasions! Thanks for sharing!

GiGi said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!!! I really like how you "aged" this card and the wrinkled effect! TOO CUTE!

Jean said...

Amazing job! This is so clever.

Joann said...

Awesome card. Welcome back. Looking forward to the week! Thank you for sharing

Joann
joannmarch

- - Sheryl - - said...

I love Doodlecharms! And your card is fabulous.

Josie0602 said...

What a fabulous card!

Debbi said...

Gorgeous card! I love the shape and colors!!
*smiles*
debbi

Gloria said...

I just love how you did this shape card! The crumpling on the sentiment is a great added effect!

blueskygirl said...

I never thought of welding two shapes together to make a card. Thanks for showcasing an older cart, I actually have that one!

chignon said...

Beautiful card. I am inspired to try making a shape card and fall leaves would be a wonderful way to start.

Cheri said...

I love this card. I really need to check out this cart. I have it and didn't realize it had the leaf shape! Thank you for the insiration.

Georgei said...

wow like this leaf
and Robin like alot what you have did very pretty a nice fall card

Betty Fox said...

I love this! Very simply, yet very elegant!!!

Shelby Goolsby said...

So cute, I love the shape cards and can't wait to get my Cricut for Christmas.

Megan H. said...

Great card. I love the feel of fall.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Vanessa said...

What a beautiful card! Crumpling the leaves and tag was so clever! TFS

KidzNkritters said...

Love this imaginative card! Fantastic!

Tammy said...

Robin~as always a beautiful creation. Love the leaf!
smiles...Tammy

Mrs.Debbie said...

Love this card very very nice TFS

Cindylu2u said...

Fantastic card, love the crumpled look too!! Thanks!

JANLYNN said...

Beautiful leaves. This card would be perfect for a coworker that has a birthday later this month. I am off to you blog now. TFS.

Bonita said...

Very unique card. The crumpled effect is perfect for fall leaves. Thanks.

Mom2Fiveplus3 said...

I love it. Who knew crumpling could be so cool.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute and perfect for this time of year. Thanks for the great cards/projects! Kepp them coming.
Bridget Willis
bridget22868@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Very pretty card, thank you for the great idea.
mhalford6 @aol. com

Nancy said...

Welcome back. I love your card. The crumbling and inking gives it a really nice textured look. Thanks for sharing!

Carolee said...

Love this card and heading to Robin's blog for more inspiration. Looking forward to seeing more projects this week.

Diane said...

Darling card.....need to get busy and make some paper crafts...thanks for the inspiration!!

GreenScrap said...

I love the texture on the card!! So cute!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Karen Wilson said...

Oh wow! Isn't this fun and creative! Love it!

Sandy said...

Love this cute card-would be great for fall also

The Kansas Stephens said...

cool project, loved how you labeled everything so I could replicate the project.

sandyh50 said...

What a beautiful card! I love the layers and the more masculine colors.

sandyh502001 at yahoo dot com

Jamie said...

Robin this card is fabulous! I love all the little details.

Katie said...

What a beautiful card! I love what you did with the crumpling and ink. It's a great effect!

Amy said...

This is beautiful! I love the vintage, earthy feel of this card.

Kimberli said...

I love fall so this card is right up my alley - its great!

Ryansmaama said...

Love this card. Forget about Doodlecharms. Will have to break it out, and rethink it. Can't wait to see what else you have for us this week.-Ryansmaama
gkburrow@cmaaccess.com

Anonymous said...

Robin this is really a neat idea..I love the Fall leaves and in Michingan we have lots...Thanks for using an oldie but goodie...you are so talented.




Joan smith

Teresa said...

Beautiful card. Good ole Doodle Charms. Always a winner. Thanks for the ideas.
tbeard

motherloves3 said...

beautiful card.
motherloves3@hotmail.com

Kath said...

Those are great leaves!

Donna said...

Really great card. love the colors. TFS. Look forward to the rest of the week.

Donna C.
goCricutgo

sherrie k. said...

Nice card!! Love how you aged it/distressed it. What a girl for thinking of such a little thing to do with the card but yet get such a great look! Great touch!!!
Sherrie K.
jskoning@msn.com

Helen said...

Love your card! And I really love how you showed all your cuts--I'm so visual :)

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

gr8 card! love different shaped cards!

AShu93 said...

Such a great fall card!

Kraftychick said...

What a great idea for the Fall!!!
TFS!
jackie

JenE said...

beautiful card! love the crumbled and inked leaves!

Bobbi said...

What a great card. Love the aged look.

jules p said...

I love this. I am going to use this idea for place cards for our table.

love2create said...

Super cute card! Love shaped cards so much - they are great fun to make and everyone enjoys receiving them too!
JeanH

Erin said...

Always love the ideas to help bring inspiration!

StefanieH said...

great card, beautiful leaf. we don't have any leaves left on our trees here. maybe we can cut some out and tape them to the trees. lol

Susan said...

Simply beautiful!
SusanJ in Atlanta

IRW Dana said...

Love this card, and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration. papermemories4u at yahoo dot com

The Cropping Canuck said...

Beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh I just love this, I have a cricut create and I am new to all of this so I am heading to the blog to see if I would be able to do this type of thing on my machine!

AprilsL8 said...

What a simple cute card!

Kaye said...

What a great fall card. I love shaped cards. Love the colors. It would be a wonderful guy's fall birthday card - which is always helpful.

4kids4 said...

Pretty card...love the effect the inking gives. TFS!

~Sharon C.

Liza Henderson said...

AMAZING!!! I love this!! Thank you for using an old cart and giving it an awesome look!!

Liza
lizahenderson814@yahoo.com

Deanna said...

Love your leaf card. It turned out great. I have a fall birthday I need to make a card for, I just may give this one a try. TFS.

Annette S said...

Very pretty! I love the card! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

That card is gorgeous!

Crafty Sue said...

Great looking card! I must try that crinkle effect. TFS

rita winmill said...

wow!!!! absolutely beautiful. I am going to follow you from now on!!!

Anonymous said...

I love shape cards. So different than what I expect with doodlecharms.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

Sue Boyd said...

LUV this card. Think I'll try it without the Gypsy (don't have). It's worth experimenting with!

galvananahs said...

VERY NICE CARD. LOVE THE FALL COLORS.

Suz said...

I love the card, and always appreciate ideas for getting lots of use from my Gypsy!
Can't wait to see what else you have to offer after checking out your blog ; )

Laurieinaz said...

Very nice

Shelly said...

Great card! I love the idea!

luvglitztoo said...

I love this idea. I still have time to get this idea out before Thanksgiving.

cdaily28 said...

Love the leaf card!

Carrie T said...

Really cute card! I love it! I need to revisit my Doodlecharms cartrdige now! :)

The Johnson's said...

Wow, that is truly lovely! I love the texture you get from crumpling the paper up! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Kel said...

WOW.. I really love tha.. I am going to have to try and re-create it. TFS. I've crumpled before , but so brilliant to think of doing it to leaf shapes...

Laurie's Sunny Studio said...

I like cards which are unusual shapes and this leaf card is so nice for this season.

adisaac said...

great card, I love fall leaves

Becca said...

absolulety love this card!!!!!!

Lynn B said...

Love the card! The crumpling works very well. This works so well for this time of year.

Jen said...

WOW this is wonderful!!!! I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing this with all of us.
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com

MommaMcVic said...

Cute this would also look good as a placecard for Thanksgiving dinner! TFS and the idea!
Kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

The Hendrys said...

That is so pretty. I loved the little crumpled leaves as accents!

debbie susee said...

Love the crinkling and inking!

Anonymous said...

Love your card! Fall is such a great time of the year.

Thanks, can't wait to see what else you will be sharing this week.

Roxanna
bswinch at aol dot com

Gwen said...

This is a great card! I love it.

Anne said...

Great card. Thanks for the info about crumbling and inking.

Anne

aelem @ aol dot com

BikerGranny said...

How creative! This is an adorable card; TFS!

SHELLEE said...

Very pretty card Robin and welcome back! This card is almost as much fun as the blanket of leaves in my back yard!
Shellee

Miranda said...

Awesome Card! Can't wait to see what other creations you have for us! BTW I love your blog!

mlenclade at gmail dot com

www.nanasscrapspot.blogspot.com/

Em'smom said...

Love the card! it really shows fall! thanks,
Lori

Denise said...

Love your leaf card! All you gals have such wonderful ideas. I've noticed I am using my cricut more and more lately. It has to be because of this site.

ScrappyMama said...

Great card...thanks for offering to share the cut file!! Looking forward to all your projects this week.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

AWESOME card. I love that leaf shape. I use it all the time for fall projects
Thanks for sharing
Susan

TeresaK said...

Love that cute card and so glad to see some old cartridges revisited! Thanks and welcome back!

Tabitha said...

Love this leaf card. This would be great as Thanksgiving invits too. Beautiful.
Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the rest of the week.
tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

*Star said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and the way you crumpled the leaves.
Tfs and have a great day.:)

Carrie K said...

I love that card. I am off to your blog now!!

Celeste B. said...

That is a beautiful card!!! I've been wanting that cart for a while. TFS! :)

Jingle said...

This is SO cute!

Sharon said...

Oh Gosh I love this card!!! Great idea to crumple and then ink! :)

Scrapper69 said...

Wonderful Card! I Like how the leaf turned out and the colors are perfect for this time of year! :o)

mary said...

Shaped cards are so unique. You don't find them in a store. Do You? I never go into card stores anymore, so I don't know what they offer. Great idea for a card. My son-in-law's birthday is coming up. I might use this idea. TFS!
scgma

Just A Pac Rat said...

This is a really cute card! Look forward to more projects from you this week!

Joy said...

Oh I love this ! Love the distressing and Doodlecharms is still one of my go to, carts !!

cfine said...

Love the shaped card! I also love the distressed look and how easily it can be done! Thanks for sharing!

Laney said...

A very nice card, thanks for sharing

nicole m said...

Very nice. Fall is my fave season too! I just got my gypsy as a birthday present, so I am playing with lots of cartridges that I hadn't pulled out in a while. Nice to see which ones you guys like too.

nmceachern at shaw dot ca

pcrusberg said...

Thanks Robin! I was just thinking how I'd like to actually make Thanksgiving invitations this year and these would fit the bill perfectly! I don't have that cart, but I'm sure I can find a leaf somewhere on my 30+ carts! Thanks again, Pam

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just so gorgeous! I love fall and all that goes with it!

Betsy said...

Very nice fall card. Would be nice for Thanksgiving invitation.

Betsy
agp@vom.com

Monica said...

I like your style Robin! I went over to your blog and loved what I saw there too!

Debra said...

beautiful card. I love the muted colors.

R said...

Gorgeous card! A must try!!!

rhondah*

ShoppingTamii said...

oh, this is so cute!

Donna said...

This is a great Thanksgiving note card. Makes me think of Fall even though our weather isn't making up it's mind what season it is! Thanks for sharing another creation with us!
Blessings, Donna

Jamie said...

what a beautiful card I love the papers and colors tfs!
-jamie

Vicki said...

Oh how cute. I'm going to try this one. TFS

Linda said...

What a fun card I love the leaf shape.
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Liz said...

how cute

Angie said...

Great job! It sure does put me in the fall mood!

Jessica said...

Welcome back! I love this card.I have a young mans birthday coming up. I may use the idea for his card. He's such a talented young man, it's hard to decide. Thanks for the inspiration!

Karen said...

This is a very cute card. I will try the idea of crumpling and inking, very unique idea. You gave very detailed instructions that will be very easy to follow. Thank you for sharing.

KTbirdiegirl said...

Wonderful card...I love the look of a shaped card. Thanks for your inspiration.
Kathryn

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous fall card. I love the crumpling tech. TFS.
Marcie

Kris in Alaska said...

Great card! TFS!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

mommanj said...

Great card. I love the shaped cards. TFS the cut file and look forward to a fun week of great projects!

Jessica Wekenman said...

Lovely card!

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card! Great for all fall occasions.

deelepage@hotmail.com

SherriC. said...

this is great !!!! I love making shape cards!!!

Kate said...

I just love the tones on this card - and the distressed look is just perfect!! Great job, Robin!!

Court said...

Fantastic!!!

scrappymama said...

Gorgeous card! Love everything about it!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card! I also have this cartridge and will have to give this idea a try. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Lauren R said...

I would love a chance to win the Once Upon a Princess cartrige. The shapes are all so cute and I would have plenty of way to use this cartridge. Thank you!

Wendy said...

Very nice! Thank you for the tutorial!

Fleur-de-lis and Flourishes said...

So pretty - love the muted tones, but then I love fall!

Wendy said...

Very nice! Thank you for the tutorial!

Crhiga said...

Lovely leaf card!! TFS!!!

Carol

Niemor said...

I simply love what you do. Papermagic =)

jodi said...

Love the leaf card! Thanks for sharing!

jodi said...
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Megan R. said...

Thank you for using one of the older cartridges, I do not have a lot of them but this is one I have and I love it when a project is completed with a cartridge I have so I can try it.

Megan R.
mtschaggeny@hotmail.com

Syd said...

Great idea for a Thanksgiving Day place card!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous card!! Love it

Megan B said...

What a neat idea. I too have that cart. and had never thought of using the shapes as a card base! Thanks for the idea!
Megan

Manhattan Mandie said...

What a fabulous card! So pretty!!! I'm really going to have to figure out my Gypsy so I can make this fun card too :)

ashley said...

SO CUTE. I love the Fall stuff. Cannot get enough of it here in the desert! We need it!

Windy said...

I really like this idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

xxsquigglesxx said...

Love this card! I wish I had design studio so I could make all of the different shaped cards.

Elaine said...

Oooh Robin, this is just a delightful card!! I love how it came out. Looking forward to all of your projects.

Kayla said...

Great card...love the shape.

kim.mom said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I'm going to have to try that one!

grammy deed said...

Would love to win the Princess cart. since I have three little grand daughters. Lots of pink at Grammy's house.
The Fall leaf card was a great idea. guy1065@aol

grammy deed said...

Would love the Princess cart. since I have three little princess grand daughters. The fall card was a great idea.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I LOVE shaped card. This one is so cute
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Great card! Thanks for sharing.

coupondenise at live dot com

njgramma said...

This is one of the nicest cards I've seen in a long time !
And the crumpling and inking is such a great touch! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Nancy S said...

Just love the fall cards that have been posted on this and other sites this year.

Nancy S
seedstlc@distributel.net

craftaholic said...

TFS!!! and love my dc cart! So many things you can do with it!! Love your leaf card!! Thanks' again!!
http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Kelly Massman said...

Great idea!

Mary Ellen said...

I love the look of this card! You're right, it would be a great card for any occasion!

Cathy H. said...

What a unique card! Love it!

Maria said...

Great card! It's perfect for the fall season. TFS

Orlie said...

I love this card. Fall is one of the greatest time for color and leaves. Keep them coming please.
brians@tds.net

Anonymous said...

Love the card.
Erin K.
ekell77 at hotmail dot com

BrendaB said...

Beautiful card, Robin!

The Gov. said...

Beautiful card! TFS such a creative idea :)

nanapuddin said...

Lovely! Great idea to crumple it! TFS!

crafty queen said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing.
gdobberteen@yahoo.com

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful idea! So perfect for fall. TFS!

jamme Linda said...

Love the leaf card. I forgot about crumpling up the paper and inking. Thanks for the reminder.

sucor said...

Your leaf card is very pretty! I would never have thought to use this cut as a card. Thank you!

StephanieR said...

I love this idea!!

Just Me said...

That would make a nice Thanksgiving card. I like it. I have this cart. so am going to give this card a try.
TFS

cal8007 said...

Great card!! Love the details on the smaller leaves.

TFS

Carmen

cal8007 at aol dot com

Luria said...

I love this card vrey cute. This is one that I can make for Thanksgiving using oranges and browns. TFS

Luria,
riad2004@bellsouth.net

Cathy said...

Love using the older carts! Thanks for the inspiration.

Charlene said...

Hello Robin! Love your leaf card today. I've been busy, busy busy making some fall cards. I love the colors and all the wonderful options we have for fall themed cards, so this leaf will be a fun one to do.

sleigh said...

Great card for this time of year :)

*kbcraftcorner* said...

Love the colors and how you crumpled the paper and then inked! Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love the idea. As a new cricut owner I really enjoy the site and the ideas.

ellen s. said...

oooh gorgeous gorgeous card!

Jenn said...

What a great card!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Love your project, Robin!

Kochika said...

Great design! I like the creativity in the card design..way to think outside the box! =)

Jolie
jolie at kochika dot com

Minta's Creations said...

I Love Doodle charms. I Love your leaf card. It's adorable. TFS.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

jennydecuir said...

Wonderful card! And I've been looking for a good leaf from a cart I already have.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

What a great card idea! I love that it's masculine. I'm always looking for a masculine card.

alearly said...

I love this card. great job and thank you

Stephanie said...

This is a very cute card! It would make a great card for any occasion!! I love the idea that you crumpled your paper. Thanks so much for sharing and look forward to more all week long!!
Hugs,
Stephanie

Tara Westpfahl said...

The leaf card is very cute. I would love to when the cart this week as I have a little princess at home that needs more girly pages!

littleeifwife said...

So very cute and simple!! Those are the cards I love the best. You have to have that particular cart to be able to use your cut file...correct?

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