Tom and I like to take a "color tour" in the autumn, since we live in the beautiful state of Michigan. We drive north after work on a Friday evening and stop when we get tired - this first leg of the trip is closer to home, and we don't feel the need to drive it in daylight. Saturday morning we head north again, and eventually over to one of the coasts, and meander home sometime Sunday. Sometimes it's hard to judge which weekend will provide peak color, and a lot of times we accidentally run into homecoming weekend (when it's hard to find a hotel room) in one college town or another. This year we couldn't fit the "tour" into our schedule, but it's been a fabulous and long-lasting season and we've enjoyed the beautiful autumn colors on all the little trips we've taken close to home, even just running errands.
In honor of Firework Night (a/k/a Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night, or Guy Fawkes Day) Mandi and Chrissie at Less is More have asked for clean and simple cards featuring red and orange. I got rather naturally "stuck" on autumn colors and looked through my leaf and tree stamp sets for some time. While I was thinking, I remembered that I needed cards to include with Stampin' Up!® orders for customers. I specifically wanted 3"x6" cards so I could easily tuck in the $1-$2 they over paid on shipping & handling, and I also wanted to feature our Well Worn designer series paper:
Then suddenly, out of nowhere, I just decided maybe I've done enough autumn for now, and out came my new stamp set Floral Fillers, and this card nearly made itself: