Sweater Weather Box Card

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Sweater Weather Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Prima Pumpkin and Spice Sweater Weather Box Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s a crisp, cool morning here in North Carolina….the perfect day to share this Prima Pumpkin and Spice Sweater Weather Box Card with you.   This 6″ x 7″ folio is all about texture and layers and cozy fall images. I find I am really loving the soft fall color palette in Prima’s Pumpkin and Spice collection.  Using pink and aqua in a fall collection is totally unexpected…but delightful! Come for a little stroll for me this morning as we talk about the details in this pretty folio.

Can you hear the leaves crunching under those pink wellies?  And smell the spices in the air? Autumn wreaths hang on every front door.  Squirrels chatter from the treetops as they frantically stash away acorns to get them through the cold winter months ahead.  A few brave fall blooms cling to rosebushes while vibrant leaves flutter down to the ground.  Oh, it’s a grand morning to be out for a walk!

Sweater Weather Inspiration

Naturally, the pink wellies were the inspiration for this card.  Don’t you want a pair?  I know I do!  First trim out the image from a 4″ x 6″ journal card. Then back it with foam dimensionals to make it pop off the page.

Now fussy cut the wreath from a 12×12 image page.  Use a craft knife to cut out the white center.  Then back it with clear cardstock and foam dimensionals to make a shaker element.  Fill it with Pumpkin and Spice Glitter Leaves and adhere it to the folio front.

Now comes the fun part: adding all the flowers, foliage and extra goodies.  These flowers are from Reneabouquets.  To give them the look of a fading fall bloom, brush the edges with a bit of Antique Gold Metallic Wax.  Brush this on the acorn and the star anise as well.  Sprinkle in some Prills to add extra texture.

Tuck a chipboard element up in the corner.  Then tie a loopy bow with Peach Seam Binding Ribbon.

TIP:  Add a touch of grunge to the ribbon by tapping it with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink before you tie the bow.

A Peek Inside

Add some pockets and punched borders inside the card, just for fun. This sunflower pocket is the perfect spot to tuck in a dressed up teabag.

The box pocket on the bottom has loads of room for all kinds of goodies.

I felt inspired to create a little vintage style magnet for this card.  Stitch on some crochet lace and add metal corners to amp up the vintage vibe.

I always feel like fall is over too soon. Our summers here in NC are long.  Fall is greatly anticipated and welcomed with open arms.  The cool, crisp weather is such a relief after so many weeks of heat and humidity.  I try to savor fall as long as possible, and making fall cards and folios is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it.  This card makes me want to cozy up in a big ole sweater and enjoy a cup of chai.  How about you?

Here’s a link to another Prima Pumpkin and Spice Folio that you might enjoy.

I hope I shared some tips, ideas and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



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10 thoughts on “Sweater Weather Box Card

  1. Sara Barker

    A wonderful fall card and great post to go along with it! I actually felt like I was taking a walk with you and observing the colors, smells and sounds along with you! Love these sweet papers and how you’ve incorporated them with your pretty flowers, ribbons and other stash. Autumn is my favorite season, hands down, except for the shorter days. Aren’t our days short enough? Big warm hugs to you this morning, Kathy!

  2. Helen Budz

    This folio is delightful…love those boots! Autumn is in it’s glory here so your card is just right for these days. Living near several parks, I enjoy getting out for a walk this time of year…and then back home for that cup of tea :). When I see your card, I know that there can never be too many layers and embellishments–at least not at this time of year. tfs-stay well. Hugs.

  3. Susan Steele

    Oh my my …I absolutely adore this box card! Cause I adore sweater weather and I also adore those pink gum boots with roses …ohhh ….would so luv to have a pair of them! This card is so Kathy!!! Luv all your details …soooo autumn! And that floppy bow is my favorite ….can you teach us how to make one of those? Luv every single detail of the inside too! That border punch really sets off the pockets. And luv that cute little vintage magnet too!!! Everything about this card is special …and sunflowers too! Ohhh …Hugs, Suzy Q

  4. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, you are the “embellishment Queen”! OMG this is such a gorgeous card. I love the Fall colors and all of those beautiful flowers and bow. The the one thing that immediately caught my eye , other than those cute boots, is that star anise! It is my favorite spice! I love the scent and the shape of it. It’s so cool looking tucked in among the leaves and acorn. The inside is gorgeous and full of wonderful surprises as usual! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

  5. Claire Gagne

    Love this Box card Kathy! Hope you’re getting my comments. I have received the Button Farm kit too & love it. TY, be safe & TYFS

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hooray! I’m so glad you got your card kit! Have fun, Claire! I am having some trouble with my comments right now, but I’m working on getting it fixed.

  6. Vickie Rupprecht

    I love all your designs. I bought the Year in a Box October, November & December Folio kit.
    I have tried repeatedly to use the link to get into the tutorial but it keeps saying not available.
    Can you send me the link so I start the project.

  7. Priscilla Hughs

    Fun to open this on a cold Winter morning in Wyoming- 11 degrees! A cup of coffee and loved reading through this delightful post! Those boots steal the show! And the black and white pocket w the sunflower, I love! Enjoy your fall.. ours was short lived! Happy crafting, you make my day!

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