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Autumn Splendour Tour

I've always wanted to take the train somewhere.  Anywhere, really.  I just love the thought of looking out the windows and watching the countryside go by.  Since I live in Michigan, the ultimate for me would be to take the fall color tour.  Yep, that's definitely on my bucket list!  Here's a quick card I made to celebrate the wonderful colors of fall using an absolutely beautiful collage sheet from Altered Pages.

 
 

The instant photo frame here happens to be a stamp from my collection, but you can make a die cut frame quite easily.  Or better yet, take an old blurry instant photo and pop the original picture out and use the frame!


Products used:
Colors in New England collage sheet
Train Travel Days collage sheet
Fall Splendor collage sheet
Mailbox Muse Orient Express train stamp


And a bonus project!  I made this card for my husband, who is a big car guy!  I used images from the Route 66 collage sheet.


A little Washi tape, a single metal gear and some buttons from my stash were the perfect embellishments for this wonderful collage.


This quick and easy pirate card uses two collage sheets.  The first is the Ancient Map, cut down to panel size.  The remaining four images are from the Ahoy Matey collage sheet.  Two little coin embellishments from my collection give it a little shine.

Stop by again real soon and see what projects the Design Team have been working on to share with you!  Happy crafting.

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