Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fall Faith Card

Right now there are a lot of fall-themed card challenges going on, and it's wonderful to see all the lovely cards with dark reds, oranges, greens and browns. When I see the beauty of this season, I can't help but feel grateful that the Lord loves us so much He lavishes beauty all around us. He didn't have to cause the leaves to change color in the fall. He did that to show His glory and how much He loves to create beautiful things for people to enjoy.
I found this pretty autumn cardstock at a craft store this week and just loved the colors. I decided to make a larger card than usual with it, so I cut the 12x12 cardstock in half width-wise and then cut each piece to be 8 inches long after making a flap on the front piece to adhere the back piece onto.
Here's the front of the card once I adhered the back to it.
Here's the finished card:
I was following the 3rd sketch of the month over at the Viva La Verve challenge, so I cut a banner freehand using some of the paper scraps left over after cutting my card.
Then I cut a square using Spellbinders Adorning Squares. I used my Fiskar's Fuse leaf die set to cut the two large leaves and a die from the Our Daily Bread leaves set for the small one. I used a Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles die to cut out the sentiment which I had stamped onto another scrap of the leftover cardstock. The verse is from Verve Stamps. I love their clear Scripture stamps. Scriptures make the best sentiments on cards!
I tied some twine on the top in keeping with the sort of rustic, country feel of the cardstock.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Verve Inspiration Challenge: Fall Lovelies
Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W2)fabulous fall colours 
Fantasy Stampers Challenge Blog 2W,E3 (W2) No digi  autumn leaves  - see below 
Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E freestyle 
Outlawz Challenges  W Must belong to enter autumn
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
Speedy  Fox and Friends W banners 
Sweet Stampin W, 2E, emboss it 
613 Avenue Create - W - #141 Anything Goes with optional "Love Me Do"
AAA - 2W, 3E, CAS - #48 Autumn Colors with optional twist fabric (W1 of 2)
Fashionable Stamping - M, 2nd Sunday, 3E, no digi allowed - #103 Words...please remember words must be stamped
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 2) At least 2 patterned papers
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - Autumn Color Inspiration*
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft M, P1, 3E, Must Stamp, does not have to be vintage - (September) Tic Tac Toe* ( I have twine, vintage tones and people)
Cardz 4 Guyz W, 3E - #87 embossing (large leaves are embossed)
Cuttlebug Mania W3E - Anything Goes (Week 2) (I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the Fiskar's Fuse leaf die cut, the Our Daily Bread die cut and the Spellbinders die cuts)
Clear It Out 2W, 3E, Must use stash item - Challenge Theme: Autumn  Stash: Leaves, Foliage (week 1) I hope my leaf die counts as something I have in my stash
Creative Card Crew 2W - #96 Fall (week 1)
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #110 Layering It Up (Week 1 of 2 )
Crafty Gals Corner -  W, E2 - #37 Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #76 Anything Goes/Use A Sentiment (Week 22 of 2)
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #51 Always Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - W, 5E - Die Crazy

WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #201 - Anything Goes

House That Stamps Built - W, SIO, 4 challenges at the same time starting each Wednesday weeks  - Photo Inspiration
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E  Photo Inspiration  (Week 2 of 2)
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #103 Use Dies
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps (M, P1, E3, SIO) The Colours of Fall
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
One Crazy Stamper (M,P1,E5) Christmas/Halloween/Fall (no digital images allowed)
Our Creative Corner (M,P1,3E) Shades of Autumn
Sassy Studio Designs - W, SIO: #299 Banners

Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.41 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – W, 4E, SIO  No. 157 - Three is a Crowd (I used 3 leaves)
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - No.66 -  (W2 of 2) - Banners
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W2) - something beginning with B (Bible verse)
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #103 Use Dies
Your Scrapbook Place (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes 


  1. Your card is beautiful. I love all the colors and the die cuts. Thank you for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends.

  2. Lovely fall colors and a very creative use of the paper you found Carrie! So glad you are sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C – thank you!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C : [#141 – ATG / Twist Love Me Do]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  3. What a gorgeous card I am happy you shared with us at MFP SFF.................Lis

  4. Beautiful card; love the designer paper and colors you used. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge.

  5. beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us in the HIMCR challenge,
    Cathy DT member

  6. Thanks for getting us in the fall mood. TFS! kReN, MFP DT

  7. Just stunning! These papers are gorgeous and I love that scripture you chose. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck. Hugs, Robin

  8. Beautiful creation and great design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL PHOTO INSPIRATION’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  9. I love these papers from Graphic45 and they make a very decorative background for your beautiful looking leaves.

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. I love Graphic 45 papers, these Thanksgiving ones are wonderful. So nice to see a larger card too. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  12. Such a gorgeous Fall card!!
    Thank you for entering the #61 I love To Scrap Challenge Blog and best of luck with this great entry.
    DT Member

  13. Your card is stunning! Thanks for joining us at MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge!!
    MFP DT

  14. Wonderful papers. Amazing card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  15. Fabulous and wonderful card Carrie thank you for joining us over on Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog
    Dianne x

  16. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  17. Great card here with lots of details to it.
    Thanks sooo much for joining the challenge here at Card and Scrap.

  18. Lovely card, Carrie. Beautiful layout and I especially love the sentiment. That is one of my favorite verses. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Autumn Colors Challenge. Melissa - DT

  19. Love the G45 papers and the lovely sentiment

    Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz thus week


  20. Beautiful card with wonderful background and great colors. Thanks for sharing at Crafting for all Seasons, hope to see you again. Barb

  21. Carrie, Gorgeous fall card and beautiful colors and love all the layers of papers, the dies cuts used and the beautiful sentiment. I #20 follower, you must be just starting out. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat♥.

    1. Thank you so much! I just began my blog in July and am so grateful for new followers!

  22. Lovely thanksgiving card

    Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x

  23. Love your papers, colors and design. Thanks for joining us QKR Stampede this week, Hugs, Pirjo DT

  24. Your card is Awesome!! I love the layers rich colors and the Scripture!! So glad you joined us at SF& F!!

  25. You really have captured the warm and vibrant colours of Autumn in your lovely creation Carrie.

    Many thanks for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenge this month.

    B x

  26. Fabulous fall card. Love the patterns and textures you used. Thanks for joining us at SSD DTBST.

  27. Just a beautiful card!!! Every element is wonderful!!!
    Thanks for joining us at MFP/SR&F challenges.

  28. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

  29. So pretty! Love those sweet papers and fabulous leaves.

  30. Stunning card! Love the fall colors and the papers are perfect with the leaves! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

  31. Beautiful!! I LOVE leaves so this card is a hit for me! : ) Love the die cut you layered them on and such a beautiful verse. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  32. Carrie, this is a gorgeous card and the verse is on of my favorites. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

  33. Love your beautiful autumn card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  34. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Your Passion#279.Good luck.

  35. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  36. What a stunning card, love your design and the colours... Thank you for joining us at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog plus good luck in draw...Hugs Lozzy xx

  37. Great card for Di's Digis "Fabulous Fall Colours" challenge. Thanks for joining us I hope you get a chance to join in next time too Donna ☺

  38. Beautiful card. I love the leaves. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  39. Great colours.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  40. Super autumn card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  41. Super autumn card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

  42. A very autumnal and pretty card - I love fall colours together.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  43. Gorgeous colors!! Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  44. so very beautiful! Loving the colors. THanks so much for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place card challenge this month

  45. Great card and fabulous Autumn colours used too. Thanks for joining in the Ching-Chou Kuik Challenge this month. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Ching-Chou Kuik DT

  46. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Julia x

  47. Hi there and thanks so much for entering our very first challenge at Our Crafty Corner. I love your card. Good luck and thanks for entering, I hope you enter many more with us in the future :)
    Caro (co-owner)

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  49. Love those papers everything looks gorgeous.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  50. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.