Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Belli Challenge #76 - Leaves for Fall & Thanksgiving

This week's Belli Challenge is all about leaves for Fall and Thanksgiving with Creative Cuts and More die cuts. Creative Cuts and More is generously sponsoring the Belli Challenge this week, and our Belli Girls have all kinds of different projects to show you.

I chose to do a card using the A2 Four Pane Window die cut and a Peek a View box filled with yummy chocolate nuggets.

For this window card, I stamped the fall trees scene and colored it with copic markers, and then cut it down to fit inside the card. To give the sky that warm autumn glow, I sponged on several layers of color. I made sure it was centered so you could see the fall colors on the trees. Then I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with an oval nestability, and sponged the same colors that I used in the sky inside the window. To give the sentiment a little oomph, I added a couple of punched leaves and a button in the center.

This Peek a View box is the easiest one to put together. All I had to do was fold, apply some Killer Red Tacky Tape to the tabs, and then press the edges together. I asked Terry, the owner of Creative Cuts and More, to send me some of the Mini Leaves #03 set in four different colors. I love these leaves! All I did was sponge some color on the edges of each one, and then I simply glued the leaves down on the top and bottom of this Peek a View box. So quick and easy and fun!

Check out what the other Belli Girls have created over on the Belli Challenge blog and leave them some love. Please go check out our sponsor's website, Creative Cuts and More, and see all the different die cuts that they have to offer. You can purchase cardstock (the metallic & shimmery cardstocks are divine!!!), die cut shapes, die cut cards, and die cut bags and boxes for all your crafting needs.

Now it's time for you to create your own Belli project. Just create a card or project with a Fall or Thanksgiving theme AND with at least one leaf on there, and post your link on the Belli Challenge blog's Mr. Linky. Our sponsor is giving away a special prize to a lucky someone who plays along with our Belli Challenge - a Halloween Castle Kit!!! Extra points go to those of you who use die cuts from Creative Cuts and More! :-)

Details for the card:
Die cut: A2 Four Pane Window card using an artichoke cardstock
Stamps: Scenic Sentiment Sheet #1 & Autumn Bank (Right) from Stampscapes
Ink: Mustard, Rust, Pumpkin, Walnut Stain distress ink, Memento Rich Cocoa
CS: White, Rust, Artichoke
Other: sponge, copic markers, linen thread, button, Martha Stewart leaf punch, nestabilities

Details for the box:
Die Cut: Peek A View box using a cocoa cardstock & clear acetate; Mini Leaves #03 set using mustard, rust, olive, and ruby red cardstocks
Stamps: none
Ink: Mustard, Rust, Olive, Ruby Red
CS: Mustard, Rust, Olive, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Other: sponge, twill tape, Killer Red Tacky Tape, kraft shredded paper, chocolate nugget candies


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Two great projects, Holly. Love the sentiment on your card and that box with the candy is terrific! Great job!

mustangkayla said...

What a beautiful card! Love that peek a veiw box!

Fern said...

Holly, you scene is beautiful... Great job on coloring it.. Love the colors you used on this beautiful Autumn card. And your Peek a View Bix is wonderful.. Love the die cut leaves and the chocolate pieces are my favorite!! You can mail it I love both projects, Holly... :o)

Steph Zerbe said...

Beautiful card. So soothing! And that box is dynomite! Very cool with the little die cut leaves!

jdmommy said...

what wonderful projects, Holly! I love the scene of trees through the window, and the clear box filled with candy and decorated withleaves....well, that could come to my house any time!! LOL! Great job!!

jdmommy said...

Well, dopey me....I must be asleep!! The window is Fern's. DUH!!

jdmommy said...

can you tell I was up all night???My last responsse....and I love YOUR window card!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Holly, I LOVE the scene you created through the window...sooo pretty and I love how you foo fooed up the sentiment...that's my girl!!!! Your little fall box is beautiful, too....great idea to add all the leaves and the it!!!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

GORGEOUS Holly! LOVE LOVE LOVE that box you created...gorgeous!

Chrissy D said...

MMMMmmmm - STUNNING PROJECTS - mY fav is the window scene though. What a beauty!