Sunday, October 5, 2014

Maple Leaves Cutout Card

Jenn Mason shared on Scrapbook Soup TV which aired Friday how she makes these amazing cards with shapes cutout. She generously shared her template along with instructions. Check out episode 401 for instructions and the template on the web. I did some playing around with the template and now have a ton of leaves. LOL! As I had a difficult time getting the right placement. As it is I had one sheet of card stock down the wrong side  on the cutting mat so the front ended up being a little different from what I had planned. I wanted the smaller leaves on  one side of the front instead of having twin large leaves.

I don't have 12 x 12 double sided cardstock. So I ended up using a couple of letter size pieces.  I did use a scrap of a different pattern cardstock for inside. Once I got my maple leaves where I thought I wanted them and Cameron cut out the pieces I went to work putting things together.  I decided to go with brown ribbon for a contrast. I think next time I will leave off the ribbon and have the front close with a loop on one side and a button on the other.

Since I have  lots of cut out leaves to play with I went and played with my new toy, Yes, I bought myself an early Christmas present an airbrush which just came in the mail yesterday. I used orange and yellow markers on the leaves. Of course I had so much fun that now I'm going to have to go and buy more colors.I did find out that the Crayola Markers will work so that is a cheaper alternative for me to get more colors. I can't believe how nicely the airbrush works with stencils. I was playing with some dollar store tissue paper and stencils.

Thanks for stopping by and do come back and sit a spell. The tea kettle is always on and there is always a cup of coffee available if that is more to your liking. Right now I'm drinking an Autumn Blend of coffee with spices in it including of course cinnamon. Then it is off to play!

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Love, love, love it.
    Too bad I can't get that here.
    Glad you are enjoying your new toy.
    Suppose I could cut out a leaf and wing it. LOL

  2. So, Crayola markers work well. That's a good thing to know. Frugality is what it's all about, eh? Love this bright orange card.


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