Sunday, October 13, 2013

Orange you glad it's Autumn?

This week at Pile It On, we want to see your sense of humor. We're sponsored by Hambo Stamps, so I designed this "piano-hinge card" around their perfectly-silly Orange/Yam Kids digi stamp set:
If you follow this blog, you may remember my recent Autumn Door card. I used the same basic design, as well as more of the great digital papers from Doodle Pantry's Autumn Star digi stamp pack.

There's a good tutorial for a piano-hinge binding at Making Mini Scrapbooks, and I added front and back covers as well.
Update: Rachel left a lovely comment on this post, and described this as a Star Card. I guess it is, isn't it?! LOL I totally did that by mistake! I come from a book design background, so I just thought of it in terms of the binding. I probably would have added a few more pages to make the "star" open fully, and I'll definitely have to try that!

Here's the card, page by page:
The door is made with a Core'dinations cardstock, and lightly sanded with sandpaper. The die cuts are from Memory Box's Small Madison Window die. The "knob" is a hitch fastener from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. The leaves were cut with Tim Holtz/Alterations' Fall Garland die.

 The "punchline" sentiments came with Hambo's Orange/Yam Kids digi stamp set, so I used the font Century Old Style Bold for the first page of the joke.

The images with cut out with Deckle scissors and colored with Copics. The fruit costumes were printed onto Core'dintions tone-toned cardstocks. I sanded the orange a little bit to add dimension. For the yam, I crumpled up the piece and then sanded it.

I made a little message section for the final page.

I used regular wooden kitchen skewers for the binding. Since I notched the pages, I colored the skewers with a Gold Leaf pen first.

  1. Bloggers: Fall Leaves
  2. Brown Sugar: Anything Goes
  3. Challenges and Candies #18: The Colors of Autumn
  4. Creative Moments: Autumn/Anything goes
  5. Eureka Stamps: Anything Goes
  6. Hambo Hoedown: Vellum (on the window on the front door; I know it's only a bit, but for me it really makes the door.)
  7. My Craft Creations: Anything Goes
  8. My Craft Spot: Trick or Treat
  9. Parade Your Crafts: Fall
  10. Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge #15: Dies or Punches
  11. The Sisterhood of Crafters: Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, and hope you'll join us this week at Pile It On,


  1. I love your star card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

  2. I love your star card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

  3. Superb creation ! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !

  4. Oh.. This is such a great idea. I love it!! Well done. Thank you for joining in our challenge @ Parade Your Crafts.
    Amy - PYC DT

  5. WOW what a fun Fall creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  6. Wowza!!! Ah-may-zing!!!! Love love love it all. Totally awesome. Thank you for joining in the hoedown challenge, hope to see you there again. :)

  7. OMG, this is stunning, brilliant project hun xxx

  8. WOW! What a stunning work of art! I love all the details you put on your card. Thanks so much for playing along on the Hambo Hoedown!

  9. This is fabulous!! How creative!

    Judy/DT Coordinator

  10. What a great idea. Great work.
    Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiŇ°i.

    Hugs, Keti (DT)


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