Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour! This month's theme is Happy Fall, Ya'll. Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. As I was driving around today, I noticed that a few of the leaves are already starting to turn. It won't be long until the Fall colors are everywhere! If you started at the beginning of the tour, you just visited the very talented, LeeAnn Greff. She always has amazing ideas and I find her so inspiring!
Last week, I was talking with one of my patients that works in the mental health field. She told me that the month of September is really stressful for many people, and that often those with psychiatric problems get worse this time of year. I don't think I'm crazy or anything (yet), but this month has really thrown some curve balls in my direction. So today, I'm sharing a few low stress, simple cards for (F)all occasions…..just in case you've had a crazy month, too!
For the base of each card, I used Very Vanilla card stock then added some Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper. The stamping is very minimal~just a sentiment stamp or a die-cut for the greeting. The Stylized Birthday stamp is my new "go-to" for birthday cards. Boy, do I have a bunch for this month: both of my kids, several of my besties, my mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law, and probably some others that I've neglected. Fortunately, I can whip up a bunch of these in no time.
This photo is a little wonky, but it was the only way I could prevent the glare from the shiny Copper Foil Paper and the beautifully Copper-embossed Navy Designer Paper. To keep the card simple, I die-cut the "Thanks" from the Copper Dot paper for the sentiment. "Thanks" was also die-cut out of the navy paper, then both sides were popped up with dimensionals.
This card is perfect as a sympathy or get well card. Bad stuff happens and it's nice to be prepared. This sentiment is from the Suite Seasons stamp set in the Holiday catalog and it includes greetings for all your (F)all occasions and beyond.
You'll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the web! I hope you've enjoyed my sanity-saving simple cards. Don't forget to visit Kelly Acheson to continue on the blog tour.