Happy Tuesday, crafty friends! Today, Blog Team Designer Julia Stainton has crafted a lovely card that celebrates a craft that is near and dear to her heart (and it isn’t cardmaking!) Check out how she combines her two crafting loves…

Plus, to help you design a project featuring something you love, we’re giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to the TE Store! Keep reading for details…

And now, let’s hear from Julia about her project…

There’s something about Fall that beckons crafters back to creating
beautiful things. With the cooler weather, holidays, and
Christmas ahead, it’s definitely the time to get busy. Paper crafting is
my passion, but I love curling up on the couch in the fall and winter
evenings with some knitting or crochet. I’m pretty sure a lot of you are
the same way!

Today’s card is all about creating, and it was
inspired by the beautiful Cable Knit Embossing Folder. I just adore the
texture of this folder and it brings back a lot of memories of knitting
beautiful projects. While it’s really great for warm and cozy fall
projects, it pairs up so well with the A Life She Loved stamp set. In my book, Yarn +
Knitting = Sweet.

I’ve been addicted to watercolors
lately and find they are such a beautiful way to color in images. The
stamps in this set are simply gorgeous and lend themselves to other
coloring mediums just as well. Copics or colored pencils would look
equally as stunning. To paint my images I stamped them onto watercolor
paper and then watercolored them using watercolor
markers.

Once the images were dry, I cut them out by hand using
fine scissors. One of the images is popped up using 3D foam squares to add
dimension to the design.

Do you have favorite crafts besides paper crafting? What inspires you?

Thanks so much, Julia, for sharing this beautiful card with us today! Be sure to check out Julia’s blog, Belle Papier to see more of her lovely projects. Have a joyful day!

Would you like to create something that combines your favorite craft (besides paper crafting?) We’d like to help you with a giveaway!

How to Enter: Leave
a comment below telling us about what kind of crafting you enjoy (other than cardmaking) by Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 11:59 pm PST.
We’ll choose one lucky winner at random to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the TE Store! We’ll announce the winner next week here on the TE Blog.