Saturday, October 12, 2013


Last night was deemed "family movie night", so I sat down with my boys (two teens and husband) to watch "Olympus Has Fallen".  Wow.  Never have I had such a visceral reaction to a movie; I couldn't watch it beyond about the 15-minute mark. 

Once I'd settled my sobbing, I retreated to my craft room - and shut the door!  To take my mind off what was happening just on the other side of that door, I made a card for this week's "Seize the Birthday" challenge.  This challenge is to make any type of birthday card, but with the optional task of using "fall" colours.

I delved into my stash of retired Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers, to find Autumn Spice DSP - just perfect for this challenge.  Here's what I made:

Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Card: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory
DSP: Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper (retired)
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Soft Suede stampin' pad
Other: Early Espresso stampin' emboss powder, Honeycomb embossing folder, Hexagon punch, Brushed Bronze designer button, Natural Trim ribbon, Linen Thread, sponge dauber, glue dots


  1. Christine, this is a great fall birthday card! The colors are perfect as are the designer papers! the button adds a nice touch too. thank you for playing with us at Seize the Birthday. Have a great day!

  2. Christine, That is an other great male card, Love the colours and textures that you have created on this card.

  3. Fabulous fall colours! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!