I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Challenge #16: Fall with a Die Cut and Stamp

It's time for another challenge at ScrapbookerPhD, and I am super excited about the theme. I have finally finished all of my Halloween cards for my friends and family including my 3 nephews and niece, and am ready to start Thanksgiving cards. My inspiration for this card was watching the leaves around my area changing colors (and falling to the ground). Here, I started with this fabulous leaf paper from Close to My Heart, the Pathfinding collection. Buy it HERE Because the leaf pattern was subtle, I went ahead and embossed the paper with another, but bolder, leaf pattern. 

Next, I used my Sizzix nested circle die cuts to cut a circle just big enough for the sentiment from the CardzTV set Going in Circles. Last, I added a bit of ribbon. 

Challenges Entered
Cards and More: Leaves
Cuttlebug Mania: Leaf
Everybody Art: Leaves
{PIN}spirational: Photo 
Cards in Envy: Autumn
Use Your Stuff: Photo
AAA Cards: Autumn Colors
CAS on Sunday: Emboss It


  1. Hey Faith - I love the Darice folder for this time of year. You've made a perfect card for the Cards in Envy Fall Leaves Challenge. Great work. We hope to see you again soon.

  2. Beautiful card! Your embossing is just stunning! Thank your for sharing this with us at Cards in Envy!

  3. lovely card!
    I'm very happy that you take part at the Cards and More Challenge. To participate in the draw of the prize and the Top 3, you have to follow the challenge rules. Unfortunately, you have linked more than 5 challenges and can not take part in the draw this time. I am so sorry. I would be delighted if you join in again next time :-)


  4. what a stylish card, so lovely, thanks for joining us at Cards und More and good luck, hugs, Marion

  5. WOW - that is one amazing embossing folder! I love the rich, elegant look it gives your card. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at Cards in Envy! :)

  6. Beautiful background and wonderful fall colors. Thanks for joining in with AAA Cards this week.

  7. Love the simple elegance of this, Faith; it caught my eye immediately at AAA Cards. The dry embossing is stunning; I love it yet have gotten away from it. Need to start using the embossing folders again!

  8. What a fun background. So glad you were able to play along at AAA Cards

  9. Wonderfully elegant with embossing and autumn colors Faith! Thanks for joining AAA Cards this week!

  10. Love this embossing folder!!! I want!!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

    Cuttlebugs & Hugs

  11. this is soooo gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy! :)

  12. Very nice creation - I like it! Thanks for joining EAC.

  13. So pretty! Lovely embossing! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

  14. Wow great embossing. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday

  15. So pretty, love the embossing

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time and hope to see you again soon x

  16. Beautiful cards!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  17. I love this card! It stood out to me in the Cuttlebug Mania gallery.


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