One of my very favoritest things in the new 2012 Holiday Catalog is the Orchard Harvest Designer Series paper collection. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I just love the colors, so we were bound to hit it off when we met, even before I'd seen the adorable patterns. There's ginghams, stripes, corn, apples, pears, and even cross-stitching in this pack--super cute!
I used the new Core'dinations cardstock in Early Espresso to make my sunflower middles, embossing them with the Perfect Polka Dots folder on the Big Shot. I also used my Big Shot and the Tasteful Trims die to add Very Vanilla rick-rack between some of the strips of patterned papers. It adds a lot of texture and visual interest and, along with the "ruffles," helps counteract the vertical-ness of the page (the photos will help when they are added, too).
Can't believe we have only a few days left in August, and this fun blog series will be at an end! I just adore autumn so I am not sorry to see September 1st arrive each year. I cannot wait to decorate my home and front door with my fall stuff. I probably have twice the number of fall decorations as any other season, including Christmas! So I leave them up from September first all the way through November. No short-cutting Thanksgiving for me!!
See you tomorrow for the 27th straight day of scrapbooking inspiration. So much fun you can't stand it!