For a few years now I have been wanting to mail my Grandma some fall foliage… since she lives in San Diego and doesn’t experience autumn quite the same. Although I would take living in San Diego over watercolored leaves once a year in a heart beat. And I mean a hummingbird or baby in your tummy heartbeat.
When I was in college I lived out there and went to school for a semester. I don’t know why I ever came back. I really think I am meant to live in that direction. But the mountains pull me home every time. Either that or Cafe Rio… but California has those now too so they definitely win.
Well, this year we were determined to send Grandma Charlotte some autumn happiness… Avery drew a map and called it our leaf adventure and we walked the streets finding the brightest colored leaves. Tossing the meh and only keeping the colorful ones that made us ooh & ahhh. Apparently we’ve become leaf snobs.
We took our collection home and flattened them in a book overnight. Then designed the cards.
For the first card I used some of my favorite paper from the last Crate release. I’m obsessed.
Next, I attached a little bag, washi tape, heart sticker, Dear Lizzy glitter ribbon and epoxy brad. I filled it with some tiny colorful leaves and stamped with my favorite Dear Lizzy arrow stamp.
For the next card I started with kraft cardstock and folded into 3 sections. Then I punched a hole through the top section. I added a sticker from my recent Dear Lizzy sticker book and a Dear Lizzy fabric brad. If you have the sticker book you will notice that I punched a whole in the center of the round sticker with a 1 1/4″ punch so I could use it as a frame.
For this card, I diecut the words using my Silhouette Cameo. I loved how the leaves could show through to the front adding some color. I taped the leaves with washi tape inside and added a veneer wood leaf to the front. Keeping this design super simple… I promise it’s not just cause I’m lazy.
Some more pics of our adventure: