How to make an Autumn inspired inchie sampler

I've fallen in love! Before you worry about a 40 something married woman with 4 young children having lost her marbles I should clarify ... I've fallen in love .. with inchie samplers ;) 

Here's another one I made to herald the beginning of the new school term in just 10 days time :(

Using naturals ivory as my background card, I ran the woodgrain embossing folder through my bigshot to get a tree trunk effect for the inchies to rest on. Then using a variety of autumn colours - cajun craze, baked brown sugar, early espresso, daffodil delight, tangerine tango & pumpkin pie I used the scallop square punch for the card layers and coordinated paper stacks for the squares

The morning post alphabet stamp was used for the lettering in the same colourways and the the Bigz Autumn Accents die for the dark brown leaves, the owl punch and a couple of stamped feathers completed the bottom layer of squares.

1" Square punch  124094 £14.25 & Postage stamp punch 122344 £14.25 

Fine feathers w 132578 £14.95, c 126517 £11.95 & Woodgrain emboss folder 127821 £7.50

Owl builder punch 118074 £15.50 & Autumn Accents bigz die 127812 £18.95

Morning post alphabet stamps w 132042 £41.95 c 126592 £33.95

There's quite a few back to school challenges online at present so I'm giving them a go with this project - Cute Card Thursday & Papercrafting journey - anything goes 3 week challenge.

So another week commences tomorrow .. pop by and see what I have in store for you!