Sunday, September 2, 2018

Autumn Patchwork and Feathers

     When I first saw this Autumn paper, my eyes went straight to the feathers. I immediately ordered various feathers to put on this card. 

    I popped the "Golden Days" ephemera and popped a fussy cut collage of flowers and a pumpkin. I tucked the feathers behind the fussy cut items.  The "Thankful" and "harvest" tags are one from the patterned paper and one from a sticker. 

     This is the easiest patchwork background. it is composed of 1 1/2 inch squares spaced 1/8 inch apart. I used 6 different patterned papers.

     Originally this card was 6 x 6, but when I completed it, there was too much extra space. I took it apart and trimmed 1 inch from the left side and put it back together again. When I started working on the inside of the card that 1-inch piece of patchwork was just laying there on the table looking perfect, most because it was already completed. When I taught this in my class, we actually made the 6 x 6 patchwork and trimmed the inch off, reserving it for the inside. Why change a working procedure! 
     I added a piece of ephemera. This one leaves a nice place to write a note and sign the card.

     I will be making 16 cards and 4 calendars with this Graphic 45 Seasons Paper. All of these SEASON cards can be made using:

  • one sheet of each of the patterned paper 
  • one sheet of each of  Prints and Solids
In order to make All Seasons cards and calendars, you only need purchase the following items once:
  • Tags and Pockets
  • Chip Board
  • Ephemera
  • Stickers
  • Season's Patterns and Solids 
Stay tuned for more cards this year.


Winter Birdhouse
Winter Cozy Snow Day
Winter Pop Up Gift Card Holder
Winter Box on Card 
Winter Calendar 
     Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 - Seasons (Autumn)
                                                 Patterns and Solids
     Card Stock: My Colors - Ecru
                                        Brown Eyes
     Ink: Distress - Frayed Burlap
     Embellies: 5/8 Ivory Seambinding
                     Various Feathers


Allsorts Challenge - Things with Wings - #29 - Winner!

Crafter's Castle - Fall/Halloween - #7 - *
Dream Valley Challenges - Autumn Colours - #25 - *
Library Challenge - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - #16 - *
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - 334 - #6 - *
Sisterhood of Crafters - Blooming' Flowers - #64 - *


  1. Beautiful Autumnal colours and a delightful creation for our 'Things with Wings' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  2. Just beautiful Sharon!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Bloomin’ Flowers’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  3. So gorgeous with those wonderful papers and all those layers. A perfect Autumn card.

  4. Love the rich colours and vintage style images - put together beautifully. Thanks for joining The Library.

  5. Beautifully created and so those feathers!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT{Nellies Nest}

  6. Great card and how clever to add those feathers! I adore your homemade patchwork background too Sharon - fabulous!


    Di xx

  7. Lovely card, beautiful papers.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Things With Wings' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  8. It's absolutely wonderful, I love the vibrant colours! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

  9. Beautiful Fall card!!! I love it!!! The patchwork, the colors, the all came together perfectly! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle