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Holiday Blog Blitz Day 4: Winter Tree Frame in Autumn
by Anne Thompson

Welcome to another Blog Blitz day!  What fun we're having with the new 2019 Holiday release from Memory Box!  You can find a link to the entire release here--great stamps and dies for fall and winter to celebrate the holidays and every day.  There are new idea books as well, one for Halloween and one for Christmas, and they are full of inspiration for creating your own cards.  The Design Team members are showing you some of their new samples each day this week Monday the 26th through Sunday  the 1st and offering up prizes in exchange for comments.  Join the fun!

How about using the Winter Tree Frame to make an autumn card?!  Combined with some stamps from the Grateful Autumn clear stamps set, this makes a great card for my favorite season of the year.


I started with a white notecard, a pile of Distress Inks in fall colors--Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Crushed Olive, and Gathered Twigs--and a round foam padded ink blending tool to create a soft background.  You can see in the picture how I started my blending tool on the scrap paper before moving it to the cardstock using a circular motion.


I die cut the WINTER TREE FRAME 94303 from dark brown cardstock.


I used 1/8" Scor-Tape to secure the large frame to the top two thirds of the notecard.  I used more of that tape to then add the smaller tree frame inside, bringing it close to the left lower corner of the larger frame.  (The color really changed in this photograph with different lighting.)


I wanted a bit more color on the bottom third of the card so I chose two small maple leaves from the GRATEFUL
AUTUMN Clear Stamps Set CL5243 and inked them up with Wild Honey Distress ink and stamped them randomly in the open space.  I chose "autumn" from the same stamp set, inked it with VersaFine Clair Pinecone ink, and nestled it among the leaves.


I added squash dot papers to the inside of the card and lined an envelope with it.


That's it!


This will be a great card to replicate for fall in other colors like reds and oranges with maple leaves or in browns and golds with oak leaves.  And because there's so much space in the square frames, other background techniques and decorative papers will be fun to try.  Perhaps I'll even make it into a winter/holiday card!

Want a chance to win the Winter Tree Frame?  Just leave me a comment on this post any time before Sunday, Sept. 1 at 11:59 PM.  One comment will be selected at random to win it!  All contest winners for the week will be announced on the Outside the Box blog on Monday, Sept. 2 at 6 PM EST.  Good luck!  


Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


94303              CL5243


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Beautiful card...the die looks wonderful against the colourful background you created.

Lovely card Anne, beautiful Autumnal hues : )

Lovely colors for this versatile die. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

Oh I love love Fall and your luscious card as well! TFS us your art and cuts - have a blessed week!

Love how ink blending a background could totally change this card's feel from autumnal to winter... beautiful. Adorable patterned paper envelope, too!

Oh my! Love your card and also thinking of all the possibilities for this new die

Anne your card is autumn lovely right down to the envelope!

I love autumn cards! and thanks for reminding me to line the envelopes.

Wonderful card!! Fall cards are my favorite to make! Love the Winter Tree Frame die!!!

So beautiful with autumn feel!

This die makes a gorgeous fall card! And would make a great Xmas card with minor

This die is so beautiful! I can see using it for all the seasons! Lovely for fall!

Splendid card. I can see what you are saying about creating different backgrounds to show off this wonderful die. It would be fun to play with.

How beautiful!! This die is just perfect for Fall.

What a lovely card and autumn die.

I am so ready for fall & your card is the epitome of autumn! Thanks for sharing!

Very pretty card, Anne! Great coloring and a beautiful die.

Very nice card from a very versatile die!

Pretty card!!!!

Beautiful frame.

Very pretty with the ink blended background and the leaves.

This die has so many possibilities. I love your autumn colors on this card!

Love your color choice and you are right. This is a very versatile die. Thanks for sharing!

Beautiful card, fabulous colours and love this die set, it's very versatile!

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