Paper - Orange Cardstock from stash
Ink - Stampin' up Baroque Burgundy, Inkadinkadoo Black
Stamps - K. Andrew Design Stamps Positive Thoughts
Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms
MISC - Divine Twine brown sugar, double-sided tape, 1" x 8" cello bags, Fall M&Ms, make-up sponge
While standing in line at the grocery store, these awesome bags of Fall M&Ms caught my eye! I was so excited because then I wouldn't have to sort through regular M&Ms and pick out the browns, oranges and yellows...
To start, I used MyCutSearch.com to figure out which cartridges had any Fall-themed cuts. I knew I wanted to use a leaf so I keyed that in the search bar. After going through which cartridges had leaves and which cartridges I had in my own library, I decided on the Doodlecharms leaf.
Off to filling up the cello bags I went... It took me a while, only because my two-year old was desperate to help and was sneaking some of the candy. To fill the bag, I used a chopstick to get it open and press down on the M&Ms as they were dropped in to make sure they were in order. After the first couple of M&Ms, they pretty much "fall" in line perfectly.
I cut out both the shadow and black out leaves just to have a mix. They were cut out at 3."
After I had cut them all out, I inked them using a make-up wedge sponge with the Burgundy to give it a blended fall look. I have tried using the kitchen sponges, paper towels, toilet tissue, but I found that the make-up wedges blend the best. Plus, they're super cheap -- it's like $3 for a pack of 20+. (Also, I don't own a dauber.)
Next, I stamped on my Sentiment from K. Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts in black Inkadinkadoo in the center. Then, I tied the bottom off with some Brown Sugar Divine Twine, stuck the leaves on my M&M sticks with double-sided tape (because I couldn't find my pop-dots).
Have a fabulous day!