Tuesday, November 20, 2012

SOS #78 - Leafing It Up To You

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week's theme is I'm Leafing it up to You, and we ask you to incorporate leaves into your creation. Images with leaves are fine too: plants, trees, etc., or dimensional leaves: punches, die cuts, prima-esque, etc. LOTS of options.

Here's my card:

I used an old, neglected leaf punch and punched out a bunch of leaves from some Basic Grey Ambrosia scraps. No virgin patterned paper was used. I drew a circle by tracing one of my Nestabilities circle dies, then attached the leaves around the circle using tiny dots of Glossy Accents.

For effect, and because I could, I also added three single leaves (gratuitous detail shot):

Now it's YOUR turn. Go into your stash and find something leafy. Got any hoarded silk leaves? Neglected punches or dies? Grab them, use them, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products used but not linked below: leaf punch, SU orange taffeta ribbon, clearbags.com linen card base, Basic Grey ambrosia 6x6 paper pack.


  1. I find this card to be outstanding. I love the way you came about making it and I love the papers used for it. the three falling leave is a brilliant touch. It will have to be my favorite "leaf" card this year. Happy thanksgiving.

  2. Very pretty! I like the orange bow on the side and the falling leaves are perfect.

  3. All I can say is YUM! Love that BG collection for autumn cards...especially this one!

  4. Gratuitous detail shot...that made me laugh right out loud :) I love those trailing leaves - and all the patterns together make a huge impact! Love the bow on the side too.

  5. WOW!!! So creative and pretty! Love all the little leaves in a circle and the three "falling" out are PERFECTION!!

  6. Hi Leslie, everyone has already said it so well--your card is AMAZING! So beautiful!! I may try CASEing your idea & I might try shades of green for a holiday leafwreath! You are so funny, and so talented.

  7. too cute- great minds think alike! Love the patterned paper leaves!

  8. Leslie - Love this! I have the same neglected leaf punch. Now you have given me a great idea!!

  9. this is one of my fave cards of THE WHOLE YEAR, by anyone! brilliant and clever... so simple and yet va-va-voom! and like pretty much the PERFECT sos card: uses only scraps and a neglected punch?! dude! you win the SOS oscar this week!!!!!!! ♥♥♥!


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