Apple Picking Fun

Autumn is always a favorite time of the year with the changing of the Season: cooler temps, pretty colors and being able to go out enjoy all of nature with it’s bounty and beauty.  There’s also nothing better than freshly picked apples from the orchid too!  It’s something that I love to do with my husband every year at our local orchid.  

So when Lawn Fawn came out with this adorable set along with a free craft-a-long class, I knew I wanted to participate!

This is the first card we created using the LF Apple-solutely Awesome stamp set and dies.  For the class, we actually stamped, colored and cut out all of the images that we would be using for both of these cards.  I think the fun thing about this set is arranging the images to figure out where you want to place them for your scene.  Since it was a class and I didn’t have to think too much, I decided to just follow along with what I had and just enjoy the process.

I didn’t have the stencil set that they used for the class, so I had this Pink & Main Leafy Stencil that I thought would work out fine and I just blended different colors with some Oxide inks.  The white panel was cut with the LF Small Stitched Rectangle dies, popped up over the stenciled leaf panel and the sentiment was stamped at the bottom before attaching the images.

  • I’ve already sent this card to someone that gifted us some homemade applesauce…YUM!  (Already gone!)

And here’s the second card we created for the class using the same stamp set and stitched rectangle dies.  I had fun with that “cider jug” and adding a bit of sparkle to the contents inside with my glitter brush pen.

For the sentiment, I die cut it out with some LF Woodgrain Cardstock and ink blended some brown Oxide ink at the bottom of the die cut.  I used some foam strips to pop it up over the panel.  The white panel was done the same as the above card.  I used the same stencil as the above card as well but only kept the yellow tones for this one as it seemed too busy with all that was going on with the card.

So although this was a class that I mainly followed along with except for a few minor changes, I had fun making these while getting into the Fall spirit!  I hope you’ve enjoyed them as well!  Thanks for stopping in!

Challenges:

  1. Four Seasons – Anything Goes Fall
  2. Crafty Friends – Use More Than One Die
  3. Happy Little Stampers Stencils – Anything Goes + stencil
  4. Stamping Sensations – All Things Autumn
  5. We Love Stamping – Autumn Colors
  6. Addicted to Stamps & More – Die Cuts & Stencils

25 thoughts on “Apple Picking Fun

  1. Lovely cards with the autumn theme, Vicky. The mice are so cute being busy gathering the apples. Nice to know you and your hubby will do the same.
    xxx Margreet

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  2. BOTH are so cute and fun. Sadly, we don’t have any apple orchards around here but looks like it’d be fun to do. Love your cards Vicki!
    Lynn

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  3. love both of your cards -you simply can’t go wrong with Lawn Fawn. Love the words die cut out of the wood grain – perfect for this time of the year. We used to have an apple orchard close and we would take the grandkids apple picking. But….they plowed it under graded and “tried” to see lots for a subdivision – never did happen. Miss the orchard. Have a great Sunday.

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  4. Absolutely adorable cards, Vicki, and I especially love the little mice! Of course, if they’re to scale, they’re HUGE mice, bigger than the ripe apples. lol Great job stenciling those backgrounds and your coloring is wonderful.

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  5. That is just adorable Vicki! Beautifully coloured and the little scene you have created is charming. I love that cute sentiment too! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.
    Pinky

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  6. Oh, how super cute and adorable are these little mice Vicki, love the tree and apples and super colouring two fabulous Autumn/Fall cards, love the stamped backgrounds too, just gorgeous..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. I’m jealous, homemade applesauce really, my favorite this time of year! Both these cards are just so cute! The background “leaves” worked great for both cards. So many things of interest to look at. Love them!

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  8. A sweet image and colourful Autumnal card, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our Autumn theme at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

    B x

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  9. Aww, what a perfect pair of autumn cards! I just love the crisp taste of apples during this time of year! Love those little mice harvesting their apples and the big sentiment on the 2nd card is beautiful too! Time to make some applesauce cake me thinks 🙂 Happy Fall Y’all!

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  10. What a fun pair of cards that are so cute and perfect for this time of year. Great colouring and I love the punny sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  11. I love both of these cards. I love that great stencil for the base, love the colors and your scene is just too cute with these Lawn Fawn images. And the Fall die cut with the wood texture is fantastic. Two wonderful cards.

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  12. Thanks for entering your lovely card into our ‘more than 1 die’ challenge. Great sentiment too. Good luck and hope you can join us again next month.
    Diane Louise (Team leader at Crafty Friends) xx

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  13. Super cute apple picking scene you’ve created. Liking your choice of the leafy background colored with an ombre feel. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers ~ Stencil Challenge.

    sue n.

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  14. These Lawn Fawn critters are so much fun to create with! What a great card, they are having such a good time! And now, I’m wanting an apple! Love this!

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  15. Such a beautiful card! Your apple design is perfect for Fall 😊. I bet your friend loved it too. We have lots of apples this year from the trees in our garden, the eating apples are perfect for my spiced apple cake – so yummy! Happy wishes! Hugs Jo x

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