Thursday, November 3, 2016

Warm & Cozy

Hello everyone!  A warm and cozy welcome to you and November! 

As we move from the glory days of fall into the darkening winter, I am hoping to warm up your week with a couple of transitional cards that feature not one, not two, but three of the wonderful paper offerings Tonya has in the store!

One card has it's foot in the waning days of fall, the other firmly planted in the festive reds and greens of the winter to come.  You may also note the inspiration in each from our latest challenge that just started anew on Wednesday.

Apologies for the overexposed and blue-grey nature of the photos, as I have new editing software and do everything on the tiny screen of my phone, which often looks okay in small format and with a good screen resolution.  On my 6-year-old laptop, however, (which has terrible resolution), the colors look awful!  I hope they look good on your shiny new-ish device!


For my fall thinking of you card, I made a collage atop the Concord and 9th Tree Ring, stamped and heat-embossed with Delicata Gold Ink on vellum (hasn't gotten old yet!)--both available in the store!  

You can find the Layering Leaves and the new Gina Marie Fern leaves dies in the shop.  The tall leaves are cut from woodgrain paper, and little frond is from the Warm and Cozy paper.  The three layered pattern papers are from (bottom to top) Warm and Cozy, Bloom, and Autumn by Carta Bella. These Carta Bella papers are the best--thick, textured and just great patterns.

I have been making my own flair with epoxy buttons measuring 1".  The little sentiments in the Warm and Cozy pack are just perfect for cutting with a 1" punch and making into buttons.

The font of the sentiment also matched the Hero Arts Dare to Dream sentiment on the inside well!

Next up a holiday thank you featuring the awesome squirrel paper from Carta Bella's Autumn set, the leaves and knit papers from Warm and Cozy, and the bottom layer embossed with the Richard Garay knit folder.  Tonya also carries the Autumn collection's Leaves embossing folder that would work great as a base layer here.

I used the Jen Hadfield Warm and Cozy ephemera for the deer head; the sprig and star though are from Take a Bough, by Concord and 9th!  Tonya has some stag head dies and wooden embellishments in the store, though! 

Bohemian Wooden Shapes - The Heart DesiresSplendid Stags Die Set

I've cut another flair for the sentiment, and then finished the inside with a sentiment from Concord and 9th's set Brushed Blossom which also works well with the font!

I think you're delightful for stopping by and checking out my work!  Hope you found some inspiration!  You can't go wrong when combining these paper sets and other fabulous products here!

Now that Halloween is behind us, here's to the next two months of festivities! Make sure to check back often for new products and inspiration to make your holidays and handmade goods delightful!


  1. Kate, you blow my mind with all of this. Flair should be your middle name! Gaaah! so unbelievable the way you pull it all together! [may I add that it is fantastic 'being on the team' with you girls this month? xx

    1. Michele, you are too sweet! SOOOOOOOO glad you are with us this month upping the ante! Love your challenge inspiration!! ♡♡♡

  2. Kate! Such beautiful work, as always!


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