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!