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Fall is Here Chipboard Sign

fall is here sign

This is a sign that it’s Fall…literally.  LOL!

I had a good ‘ole time making this sign for my house.  It’s perfect for a door, wall or wherever you need a little welcome to fall.  I find that if I don’t welcome fall, it acts all pitiful and slinks around pouting.  No one needs to deal with that.  To keep fall happy, you can make a sweet sign using these files from the Silhouette store, if you’re using a Silhouette3 Thanksgiving Icons, 4 Fall Icons, Fall is Here, and Vintage Banners Seals.  If you’re using a machine other than the Silhouette, you can also find these files in Lori Whitlock’s shop.

Sizzix Eclips how I love thee…

 The sign I made uses a few images from each of the files I linked to above.  To make your own creation or even this exact one, it is simply about welding the images.  To give dimension, cut several of the individual pieces and layer them.  You can do it!  I’m using the Sizzix Eclips today.  It did a great job of cutting out the back of my sign and some individual pieces using chipboard.  Don’t have chipboard?  Use cereal boxes!

Embossing folders make texture so easy!

 I’m using the Houndstoothand D’vine Swirl embossing folders.  See the pumpkin before?  The after is even better!

Pumpkin After Embossing

I layered and pop dotted the pumpkins, the banner they sit on, the hat and the leaves.

Layering, Faux Stitching, Stickles…Oh My!

To the right you can see the chipboard back that I cut out.  To the left is the paper part of it.  I’m using an Ultra Fine Point Sharpie to create faux stitching.  I was so freaked out that I would mess up and drop my pen on the project or draw crazy lines.  I was completely amazed when it turned out fine.  My faux stitches aren’t perfect but I decided that was ok.  When you craft, remind yourself that not being perfect is it’s own kind of perfection.

A few fabric touches.

 What? Fabri-Tac in 2 posts back to back?  Dude.  I know.  I love that stuff.  If you need to glue fabric, it’s your BFF.  I used it to glue the burlap down.  I also used it to attach the jute (thick twine) holder to the back of this sign.  It’s awesome!  BTW, it’s not glued down in this photo so don’t think I covered the “s”.  LOL!

Happy to hang this in my house!
Look closely at the hat buckle.

Can you believe that little piece actually goes through the buckle?  Lori, you amaze me with the precision of your files!  I added a little glitter from gold Stickles to bling the buckle.

Those pumpkins turned out great!

Check back here tomorrow to see something else I made using one of Lori’s cool files!  I did something unexpected with a card file.  Hmmm…a mystery!

 

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24 Comments

  1. SnippetsByMendi says:

    This turned out so cute Joy! Love all the texture you added with the burlap peeking from behind and the dry embossing you did! 🙂

  2. I *love* the banner at the bottom, the embossed hat and pumpkins, and the doodle stitching 🙂

  3. margievisnick says:

    Love this! Fabulous wall hanger!!

  4. Oooh I absolutely LOVE this Joy!!
    Fabulous, I love it!!

  5. what a GREAT project Joy! thanks for all the pictures!! Turned out awesome!
    TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

  6. Lovely Fall decor–I like the embossing.

  7. mom2molly says:

    I’m SO stealing the idea to use the swirl embossing folder for the pumpkins! Love it!!

  8. Joy~ Love the banner. All the little extras just make it that much more fun. Great job!
    Thanks the inspiration!

  9. meredeEnA says:

    I love the colors, patterns and texture of this (burlap is super!!!) TFS!

    1. Thank you all for the kind comments! I’ve really enjoyed hearing what you thought of this project. 🙂
      Super Hugs to you all!
      ~Joy~

  10. Joydee1963 says:

    Joy,Great project.love the burlap,Too!Joy

  11. Ooops I made an error on my blog :

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  12. christineousley@mac.com says:

    Wow, Joy, what a beautiful sign. I love all of the little extras like the dry embossing and burlap. The multiple pattern papers behind the words are beautiful and really give it that extra “WoW” factor!! You’ve got such talent!!
    xoxo, Christine

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