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It’s Beginning to Look Like Fall!

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I can’t remember if I have mentioned it before, but autumn is my favorite time of the year. The fresh, crisp breeze, the fall colors, the sky which is a color of blue you don’t see any other time of the year, the pumpkins and apples, hay rides, bonfires… I could go on and on. While I was feeling inspired by the season, I decided to make a card using Acorns Pumpkin Teddy. Doesn’t he just epitomize the spirit of the season?

After coloring Teddy, I decided I didn’t like any of the papers I had on had so I ran to my LSS to pick up some new papers. I added some cork and dyed seam binding that I had on hand. The border was die cut from a Starbucks coffee sleeve and colored using Maya mist. I know it is hard to tell in the picture but it is brown with a metallic gold gleam.

Did you see Mabelle’s exciting announcement last week? She is going to start selling some of her images as rubber stamps through her Etsy store. I know some of you will really love this! You can see the announcement on the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog.

Thank you for stopping by! Please stop by the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog and check out some of the lovely creations from the rest of the DT.


  • Stamps: Acorns Pumpkin Teddy (digital stamp) from Whimsy Stars & Stamps Studio
  • Inks: None
  • Papers: Neenah Crest CS, Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, American Crafts Night Fall DP
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Papertrey edge die, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Latte Metallic Maya Mist, distressed Hug Snug seam binding, Papertrey button twine, Starbucks coffee sleeve, cork, misc. button



Chelsea said…
Lovely card. Love the fall patterned paper with this image. Great ribbon/bow!
Anita said…
Cheryl, I love this card! That image is so cute and your coloring is amazing. The papers and embellishments are spot on. This is the perfect autumn card!
I love Fall too! Everything pumpkin! It matches my Nutella obsession!!

Love this little guy with his acorn hat!!! How great you used a Starbucks sleve!!!!

Hope you have a nice day :)
Annette said…
very cute that bear image and that paper is perfect... Great card..
Kathy and Lucky said…
What great fall card, while we sit here at day 71 of 100 degree days, I am thinking your card is my fall :) This little teddy is adorable with his acorn hat. Love the paper and using the S'bux coffee sleeve.
Janette said…
Hi Cheryl, Your card is so cute and sweet, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx
Marjo said…
Adorable card, love the fall colors. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.

xoxo Marjo
Anonymous said…
Super cute bear image. Love that he's all dressed up for fall. Your coloring technique always amazes me. The background papers are beautifully coordinated. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Danni said…
What a stunning card! Just so sweet and adorable but yet so pretty! wonderful texture and colors!
downrightcrafty said…
beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)
Lovely fall card! Stunning even! Thanks for joining us at CropStop!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”
Doreen said…
Such a beautiful card Cheryl,I love the backing
Dawn said…
Such a cute little card! I love that acorn hat!
Thanks for playing in the Goodbye Summer challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
mforquer said…
Oh my gosh Cheryl - this is SO stinkin' cute!!! What an adorable little bear!
Victoria said…
This a very cute card! Just lovely! And an adorable stamp. Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.
Victoria Lavender
Cute, cute, cute!!! Beautiful coloring on this teddy. Love that punch ~jeni :)
Vicki said…
Gorgeous card and beautiful coloring! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Spellbinder Challenge.
jackid said…
Adorable thanks for joining us at CRITTERS this time
Jacki xx
Anonymous said…
Hi Cheryl
Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Mami Doodles! Sure hope you join us again soon!
Elizabeth Hart said…
What a cutie with the little acorn on his head. Just love it - Thanks for sharing your creativity at Pile it On this week.
Karen B. said…
Fall in WI is my favorite too. Beautiful cards.
Marlene said…
This is so adorable, Cheryl. I am always in awe of your perfect stitching, too.
inkedx2 said…
This is an adorable card! Love the image. That patterned paper really makes the card. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

That Teddy is darling and I love fall too...the colors, the crispness in the air, etc.
Tracy said…
So cute Cheryl! I love the softness of your coloring on that little teddy and the card design is just beautiful. You captured the spirit of fall perfectly. :-)
Michele said…
this is really cute. and it does make me think of the best of autumn. thank you for joining the the "let's reuse" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo
scrap joanny said…
Cheryl - your card is so great :-)) I love all things - colors, image and ribbon !!!! Thank for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna
Hi Cheryl
A gorgeous card love the cute image and colour's are beautiful thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)
Karin said…
So cute! I love his little acorn hat and I think fall is one of the best seasons too :)
Vicki Romaine said…
What an adorable card. I love what you did with the Starbuck sleeve. Thanks for joining "Let's Reuse" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.
Maria said…
This is really sweet! I love the colors and the little bear.
Thanks for playing in he Goodbye Summer challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Jodi said…
Very cute - and so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles - hope to see more of your work soon.
Linda McClain said…
Oh, I am so ready for Fall. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop, and don' forget to come back and vote.
Love your fuzzy little bear with the Fall colors, really adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)
ike said…
Oh, how delightful. Beautiful Autumn card. Thank you for joining us at Delicious Doodles Challenges.
Ike xx
What a sweet little image. The colors are very fall and I love all the fun DSP's. Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments!
Georgia Ehrmann said…
So adorable! I love your image and your colors...Fall is my favorite season too! Thank you for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week!
Claireliz said…
Lovely card, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
aqualeiga said…
Hi Cheryl, OMG your card is GORGEOUS! How cute is that image, and those DPs...I'm in LURVE!!!! Great to see you join THE CRAFTY PAD challenge, thanks so much!

Hugs, Ali x
This is GORGEOUS! I feel like I could reach out and grab that pumpkin! Beautiful job, thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week:)
Emma H said…
This is a really gorgeous fall card! Thanks for joining our 'F' challenge at Craft Your Passion this week!
Ruth said…
Really cute. Great image and colours! Ruth,Crafty Calendar Challenge
OMG, another STUNNING entry. You AMAZE me!! Love that cork too! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Scrappy Scatty said…
What a lovely card
thank you for joining us at DS4J this fortnight Love Jan
Krista said…
Cheryl....he is so cute! I love all of the different layers and textures in this card. Way to think out of the box, too, with the starbucks coffee sleeve. So clever!! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Shannon said…
Cheryl, love the DSP and the addition of the cork! Adorable image and great coloring too. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped sentiments this week.
~Michelle~ said…
How Sa-WEET is this?! LOVE the seam binding/twine combo...cute card!!

Thanks for playing the Digital Tuesday Challenge! :)
Anne Marie said…
Awww, it sure is beginning to look like fall with this adorable card, Cheryl! Your colring is so pretty and I love that ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments! :)
Jen Leeflang said…
I love the colours and the image you used. Thanks for joining us on the Digistamps 4 Joy "Colours of fall" challenge.
luv n huggz
Hannah Clark said…
Oh my goodness! What an adorable image! Very cute card! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!
Oh Cheryl ... this is so adorable!! Love the design and ribbon/button treatment!
Thanks so much for joining our 'Fall' challenge at Penny's. Hope to see you again next challenge.

Leaf background is marvelous. That Leaf on its head is gorgeous. It looks real and beautiful. I noticed that you stitched on background or its each and every layers, is gratifying work.
safety gas can said…
beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your gratifying work at the Emerald Faerie Garden.

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