Falling leaves greeting card

Falling leaves greeting card

Falling leaves greeting card 550 825 Consie Sindet

My girlfriend’s favorite time of year is fall so for her birthday in August I made her a card that reflected that love. I decided to share it with you now because it is the perfect card to send for Thanksgiving or for a November birthday.
Falling Leaves Greeting Card for Autumn • Atop Serenity HillThis project uses one of my favorite free sources of colored paper…paint chips! (You can check out my other paint chip card here.) Add that to a leaf paper punch and you are all set!
Autumn greeting card • AtopSerenityHill.comI picked these paint chips so that I could have the same color in different values.
Falling Leaves Greeting Card for Autumn • Atop Serenity HillAs you can see, I was able to get two leaves from every color block. That is a ton of leaves! You would be able to make a few different cards with them or even use the leaves for Thanksgiving place cards on the table.
Falling Leaves Greeting Card for Autumn • Atop Serenity HillUsing a extra-fine tip Sharpie, I added a doodled tree to my white cardstock. If you are not super comfortable with free hand sketching, find a clip art tree that you can copy. I am a huge fan of clip art and use it quite a bit.
Falling Leaves Greeting Card for Autumn • Atop Serenity HillThe leaves on the card were randomly added with a hot glue gun. I love the look…the leaves are not totally flat to the paper and give the feeling of gently moving in the wind! Since the envelope would get more abuse, I used a glue stick to add those leaves, making sure they were very flat and secure.
Falling Leaves Greeting Card for Autumn • Atop Serenity HillWhat would you make with these fall leaves? Do you send Thanksgiving cards or use place cards on your holiday table? Let me know below!!

 

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39 comments
  • MA November 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Ummmmmm Etsy…..
    Love, MA

  • Barb November 6, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I am in love with things you can do with paint chips! Your card takes it to another level – those leaves are fantastic. Visiting via ‘lovelyladies’ linkup from over at http://www.ritewhileucan.com where I drool over anything paper and the lost art of letter writing. Thanks for sharing your creative idea.

  • Elise November 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Wow! So pretty!

  • Leslie November 7, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Ha! Super cute! What a great idea. Things like this are the reasons I love paint chips. I made myself a dry erase calendar with them. I’m stopping by from the blog hop.

  • Aida @ TheCraftingFoodie November 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    What a beautiful card! I love that you used the paint cards to cut out your leaves. All of the different colors and shades are so lovely.

  • Steph November 9, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    This is SO pretty and amazing. If it’s okay I’m going to feature it on my favorite things next Saturday!

    • Consie Sindet November 15, 2013 at 9:17 am

      Hi Steph, Somehow I missed this message! So sorry! You are more than welcome to feature my card. I would love that! Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Jessi @ Practically Functional November 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Love this card! Pinning, and thanks so much for sharing at my link party!

  • Cathy November 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Very cute! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. Your post will be featured at the TGIF Link Party this week and was pinned to the TGIF Party Board! I can’t wait to see what you link up this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

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  • Tanya November 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

    I love this idea. I have a bunch of paint chips i didn’t know what to do with. I love making cards too! Visiting from Sits.

  • Adrian November 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Some of my favorite cards that I’ve made over the years were with paint chips, although I stamped directly on them. I never thought about punching them out. Now that I’m no longer stamping,I do miss the creativity of it, but I’m on to other hobbies now. I’ve discovered that I can draw a little bit, so I’ve been having fun with Zentangles – kind of a structured doodling that’s very easy to do. Here is my Pinterest board for it – http://www.pinterest.com/adrianscrazylif/zentangles-are-the-new-black/ if you want to see what it’s all about. #SITSSharefest

    • Consie Sindet November 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

      I am going to doodle on some paint chips to make bookmarks. I love that I will have a color background as opposed to just white. Started following your board because, well, you can never have too much inspiration! Also, loved your min payments post!! I will be trying that trick.

  • Embracing The Good Life November 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    This is great! My drawing might be rough but the tree would look nice in water color. Thanks for sharing.

  • Adrian November 17, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Then I clicked over to see that AMAZING cabinet you decorated. That is so unique and gorgeous! Obviously, you are a talented artist. Don’t be surprised if you see that one on my Zentangles board. I would SO purchase something like that.

  • Andrea @ This Pug Life November 17, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I’m not much of a card maker myself, but my friend is and I’m sending her this idea! It’s lovely.

  • Michelle @ Life on the Horizon November 18, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    This is by far the cutest and most original thing I’ve ever seen. Love it!

  • Gosia November 18, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    It is gorgeous! I love the colors, looks so warm and bright! Pinned.
    Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  • Sarah November 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Completely gorgeous! Love the idea of using the paint chips cards. Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties Soiree!

  • Elena November 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

    This is simply adorable! I just pinned and tweeted it :o) Thanks so much for sharing at The PINcentive Blog Hop! Hope you’re having a fabulous week and happy Friday!

    croppedstories@gmail.com

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  • Jelly November 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for the great idea.. This is the perfect thanksgiving card to send to our family since we can’t come home this thanksgiving holiday

  • Jelly November 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for the great idea.. This is the perfect thanksgiving card to send to our family since we can’t come home this thanksgiving holiday

  • Lynne Liddle September 6, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    This card jumped off the screen at me – so simple in many ways yet so very effective! I’m trying to teach myself how to draw and realised that this is a perfect way to combine it with card-making – a few ‘strategically placed’ leaves could hide a multitude of errors! Thank you for inspiring me to have a go at making a lovely Birthday card for my friend!

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