This idea for handmade fall die cut cards is easier to make than it looks and it’s SO sweet!
We card makers love all kinds of card making ideas, including beautifully detailed handmade Fall die cut cards like this one. It’s loaded with the sweet apples that are one of the gifts of the season! And when you look at this card from Kittie, you might think it is involved, takes forever, is too difficult….. just look at those fabulous details! Right?
But when you break it down – as Kittie does for us in her original apple basket card post – you see that it’s really not that hard at all to make this card. In fact, you can make a few in not much more time than making one thanks to the use of lots and lots of the little apples that add that feeling of bountifulness to the scene.
Let’s take a look at why this card is easier to make than it looks and how you can use a couple of easy tricks to get all this fabulousness with a few simple cuts.
First, Kittie used her classic white on white framing technique which creates a lovely “container” for your scene, adds some texture and because she used two frames together, creates a great slightly smaller area to decorate and focus on.
Also, Kittie cut the tree and apple baskets from wood grain card stock, instantly adding detail with no extra embossing or effort and helping to create that visual cohesion.
Because Kittie used snippets of the ivy leaves and little sprigs of grass she could just cut her shapes from scraps of green card stock and snip-and-glue as she went – no fuss, no lining things up just so. Honestly, the only “fussy” part of this project is assembling the apple cart and since it’s only three parts, it’s super easy!
And last, using scraps of red card stock to cut piles of apples – and her cardinal – and then just literally “piling” them in her baskets means, again, no fuss, no having to be persnickity about placement and no additional detailing needed. Of course, if you want you can use a marker to add the brown stems to the apples that show at the tops.
Take another look at this card. Do you see how when you break it down, see the easy elements and appreciate that it’s a lot of one die cut that make all the impact it isn’t really that intimidating?
We’ve got lots more ideas for handmade Fall die cut cards coming next month, too, along with a few surprises so make sure you first, try this card out and then come bacl for more tempting inspiration!