Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October's Party Card

I nearly choked upon seeing the last time I posted here -- my goodness!  So I'd better get on with it!

Today's card was born out of a whim to make an autumn card.

And once it was made, I decided to handwrite a poem into it. Fall, I found is a season where many poems had a melancholy tone, so I was very delighted with this poem ' October's Party ' for its simple delightful touch - and here's my card [now on its way to a friend]!

It's a simple card, but I was inspired towards it by a custom made envelope 
I had hanging around for at least a year....this one, 

spellbinder nesting dies, handcut tag, button

I glittered the bird with coppery glitter which is hard to see here but it looks
really pretty!  I encourage you to try to handwrite a poem inside your cards --
keep in mind that if you go slow and try to make consistent - looking letters, 
it will all look just fine in the end because what else matters than the 
fact you took the effort and time to make a handmade card and send it to 
the lucky recipient! 

Well, till next post, and enjoy our FALL, its such a wonderful season :)

Sizzix Bigz die [bird], Martha Stewart punch [branch]

October's Party
by George Cooper

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came—
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."

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