This is my first fall living in Texas. I am just beginning to see what fall looks like here. But, I have found in Dallas it means the Texas State Fair. And, the fair means lots of fried food. Aaron and I split pretty much everything so it wasn’t too overloading from moment to moment, but I was beyond full at the end of the day. My favorite food of the day was chicken fried bacon. I fully expected it to be gross since I’m not a fan of crispy bacon, but I loved it!
So far I been having a lot of fun with my holiday mini sets. And, there are lots of great options for fall, halloween, and thanksgiving in the mini. Here’s a mini basket I made to celebrate the season.
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Stamp Set: Happy Blessings
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Other: Stampin Dimensional, Crop-a-dile, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon, paper crimper, big shot scallop envelop die, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch
This little box was so much fun to make. The scallop envelop big shot die doesn’t just make a cute envelope. It also makes a very adorable little box. I cut out four envelopes, and adhered them together. I then cut two strips of Bella Rose DSP, and put them around the box. Then I used sticky tape to hold the scallop edge down. I then cut out the pumpkin and layered it with Always Artichoke using the two circle punches. Then I punched a hole in each side of the box using my crop-a-dile, and threaded through a strip of the two ribbons. Instead of using two strips of chocolate chip ribbon I cut one in half. I then braided the ribbons, and used sticky tape to attach it back to the box. I loved the texture and color difference that it created. Finally, I cut strips of Pumpkin Pie cardstock, and put it through my paper crimper. I then sponged the crimped strips with Riding Hood Red ink, and placed them in the box. And, of course I added the gift my hostess will receive this weekend.