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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - October 2020 | The World Around Us

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Slim Line Fun-Fold Card; #stampinup #funfolds #cardmaking #loveofleavesbundle #loveofleavesstampset #stitchedleavesdies #playfulalphabetdies #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder #naturesinkspirations #sponging #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #augdec2020minicatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #happyfallyall #leaves #planksign #slimlinecards #slimleansigncard

Welcome to the June 2020 edition of the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  Twenty-two of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across thirteen different time zones.  We enjoy sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on the second Wednesday of each month and hope that you are being inspired and feeling the warmth of our hug.

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We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share some projects related to the world around us.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Fall in NW Ohio, USA | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie Fall in NW Ohio, USA | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I love taking daily walks along the metropark bike trail behind our property.

I am in awe of the beauty along each walk.  I usually post pictures taken in the mornings along our route; however, the above pictures where taken just last week when we had a schedule change and walked in the evening as it had rained all day!

Have you gotten one of the Welcome Lean Signs that are being populated on front porches everywhere?!?  Well, I haven't, yet... it's one of those things that I have spotted and thought "family project!" - nothing like having a son and hubby that like to build things.  Today's project is totally inspired by these wooden signs and the colorful leaves around us.

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Slim Line Fun-Fold Card; #stampinup #funfolds #cardmaking #loveofleavesbundle #loveofleavesstampset #stitchedleavesdies #playfulalphabetdies #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder #naturesinkspirations #sponging #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #augdec2020minicatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #happyfallyall #leaves #planksign #slimlinecards #slimleansigncard

Having made several slim line cards, opening like books... it was time to play with a top folding slim line which is actually a slim line easel which I have been calling a slim lean card.  

The top folding 3-5/8" x 8-1/2" cardbase was created with two sheets of Crumb Cake cardstock.  One piece was cut to 3-5/8" x 8-3/4", scored at 1/4" at the top.  A second piece was cut to 3-5/8" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4".  Tear & Tape Adhesive was used to adhere the two pieces to create the card base.  A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut to 3-1/8" x 8" and embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder twice. due to the extended length.  

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Slim Line Fun-Fold Card; #stampinup #funfolds #cardmaking #loveofleavesbundle #loveofleavesstampset #stitchedleavesdies #playfulalphabetdies #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder #naturesinkspirations #sponging #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #augdec2020minicatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #happyfallyall #leaves #planksign #slimlinecards #slimleansigncard

The Love of Leaves Bundle was used to create the colorful leaves.  Soft Sea Foam was the base color for the green leaves sponging with Mint Macaron and Balmy Blue.  The remaining leaves were stamped in So Saffron and Crushed Curry while sponging with Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Cinnamon Cider.  The Playful Alphabet Dies were used for the letters... TIP:  The letter dies were taped with retired washi tape allowing for equal vertical spacing in hopes that the negatives can be used for other projects.  Linen thread was frayed, wrapped around the embossed layer twice and tied off with a bow. 

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Slim Line Fun-Fold Card; #stampinup #funfolds #cardmaking #loveofleavesbundle #loveofleavesstampset #stitchedleavesdies #playfulalphabetdies #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder #naturesinkspirations #sponging #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #augdec2020minicatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #happyfallyall #leaves #planksign #slimlinecards #slimleansigncard

For the inside, the layers were repeated.  A 3/4" x 3-3/8" Crumb Cake panel was topped with an embossed Whisper White panel and leaf.  The layers were adhered with liquid glue once the angle of the "lean sign" was to my liking (around the 6" mark).  With plenty of white space for a note or a homemade notepad, wouldn't this make the perfect gift and/or home decor item?!  For gifting and mailing, the card fits perfectly in a #10 Business Size Envelope that you can purchase at local stores.  For a special touch, use the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to cut a coordinating liner for the envelope. 

By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Slim Line Fun-Fold Card; #stampinup #funfolds #cardmaking #loveofleavesbundle #loveofleavesstampset #stitchedleavesdies #playfulalphabetdies #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder #naturesinkspirations #sponging #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #augdec2020minicatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #happyfallyall #leaves #planksign #slimlinecards #slimleansigncard


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I hope this fall project representing what the world currently looks like in my corner of the world has inspired you to think of ways that you can create similar projects.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to Mary’s blog to see what has inspired her, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 

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By Angie McKenzie for Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Playful Alphabet Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Slim Line Fun-Fold Card; #stampinup #funfolds #cardmaking #loveofleavesbundle #loveofleavesstampset #stitchedleavesdies #playfulalphabetdies #pinewoodplanksembossingfolder #naturesinkspirations #sponging #handmadecards #20202021annualcatalog #augdec2020minicatalog #stampinupinks #cardtechniques #stampingtechniques #awowbloghop #aroundtheworldonwednesdaybloghop #happyfallyall #leaves #planksign #slimlinecards #slimleansigncard 

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jolly gingerbread by paper pumpkin

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  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
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  • Project size: 2-1/4" x 4"
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4" x 4-3/8"
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

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14 comments

  1. What a delightfully different card design Angie! I love the changing colours of Autumn Leaves. xx

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  2. What a brilliant project, Angie! You've inspired me to make a framed project using your layout! And what a beautiful area you live in!

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  3. Gorgeous project, Angie - I LOVE easel cards and this one is awesome! TFS

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  4. I NEED one of those signs too Angie!! and refuse to buy!! Someday I will get out my paints and make it happen!!! Love that you changed up the slimline!! May have to steal that awesome idea!!

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  5. What a beautiful double purposed project! Thank you for organising such a fun blog hop, Angie.

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  6. I don't think I could love this card more, Angie! Wow! And a "slim lean" card? Just genius. Thank you for the wonderful creative inspiration!

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  7. what a fabulous project Angie! I love the colours and the photos from your neck of the woods look amazing.

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  8. What a fun and fabulous card! Love the design and the inspiration. This was a fun theme. I have loved seeing everyone's world!

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  9. Gorgeous card Angie and stunning inspiration! Thanks so much for everything you do x

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  10. Love your card, and your walking trail, Angie! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Beautiful slimline card design. I love your color combination and the wonderful textures in your design.

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  12. Happy Fall to you too... Love how you made your card

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