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this+that: autumn

I’m feeling like autumn is on its way! Finally our temps are back to where they should be–low 80s vs. the abnormal mid + upper 90s of last week or so. Ugh. I’m enjoying having the windows open, a little less AC, having to pull the sheet up during the night because of the slight chill….ahhhh….

All signs autumn is coming.

And here’s another! ;)

Here’s a few tips about the kit:

First, you might want to choose a lighter shade of grey than what I chose. I should have known better. ;)
Second, there are several leaves for various parts of the sections. Make sure you use the right ones in the right section. The very large maple leaf goes on the Farm Bingo card. The largest two leaves (green + orange) are on their own at the bottom. The medium two leaves (orange + yellow) are on the “Leaves” section. The next size down…those two (yellow + green) go on the “rake” and then the rest of the tiny leaves go on the tree.
And third, some of the titles need a little special care, so just be aware of that. The chunky titles are deceiving…there are some narrow spaces that may not like giving up their space. :)
From the Kitchen.
Adhere the “pie” part and the pan part so that the edges are flush. Place the crust over the seam of the two pieces.
Barn + Receipt.
Adhere in this order: receipt, silo, barn, sunflower, sunflower center, tag. 
Enjoy Autumn Today.
Adhere definition at the bottom of the background first. Then adhere Today. Lay down Enjoy + Autumn so that you can see where Enjoy should be and then adhere that one first. The “t” in Autumn goes over the top of Enjoy (as shown).
Finding Fall.
I liked putting the windmill behind the A. I adhered those two together and then placed out the rest of the title before adhering everything down.
Leaves.
Adhere the two leaves as shown. Wrap white string around the bottom and tie in a bow. (I actually wrapped the string and secured it behind the background and then tied a bow and attached it with a glue dot.)
Scale with Pears.
Adhere the tiny black piece to the top of the large red background. Adhere the red dimensional accent piece at the bottom. Adhere scale face and outer ring. Adhere to bottom of background, tucking the grey “scale” piece under the entire scale. Make sure it’s fairly close to the red scale so that there is room for the pear to sit on top.
Adhere cream pear piece onto the green pear background. If I were to use this pear shape as a larger piece elsewhere, I would cut the seeds as black. But since we were dealing with something so small, I thought it would be easier to not deal with the black pieces…the stems are a joy enough as it is. ;)
Note: On the individual scale file there will be an arrow that you can use on top of scale face. It was just too small of *ehem* scale here (bah ha!) to do that.
Sweet Corn.
Adhere corn and leaves as shown–making sure the side with the cut “corn” pieces are at the top. Adhere cornstalk to side of background.
Grown Here.
Adhere white hand background to brown arm/hand piece. Tie a string around the pointy finger and adhere to background. Adhere stem and apple just below finger. Adhere both title pieces as shown.
Gather ‘Round The  Table.
Adhere Gather at the top and Table at the bottom of the background–just inside the brown border. Adhere ‘Round in between. Adhere “the” last.
Sunflower.
Adhere in this order: sunflower, brown circle, sunflower title, and price tag. Add staple, if desired.
Files will go out to preorders this evening!
{dawn} - September 6, 2011 - 1:51 pm

So many things to love about this tray kit – the leaves, the rooster, the barn, that cute pear, and the COLORS! Just gorgeous!
Wonderful job, Kerri!

Michelle L. - September 6, 2011 - 2:32 pm

It’s here! And semi-compulsive my blog-stalking to check whether it’s here can officially end. Thanks for that, and great work on the new designs!

Michelle L. - September 6, 2011 - 2:33 pm

….oops: I meant “my semi-obsessive blog-stalking” :)

Sandra K. - September 6, 2011 - 3:01 pm

You have outdone yourself, Kerri! Love it.
I can relate to your story. In the Netherlands it looks like fall came early this year. Since mid juli it is only raining over here. Now the leaves are falling, it’s getting chilli and it looks like mother nature is confused!! But never the less I love fall.

Sandra

Dolly/scrapthat - September 6, 2011 - 3:05 pm

GORGEOUS!! Every time I see these I wish I had been on the bandwagon from the get go! So beautiful Kerri…TFS!

Renee - September 6, 2011 - 3:32 pm

So excited to see it, it is so awesome! I have been waiting, and glad that it is now here. I will be ordering this one! Love the colors and items used, so fallish.

Rhadonda - September 6, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Totally love it. As usual you have outdone yourself. Thanks! Love fall, currently have the windows open, sunshine, hammock ready for me to crash in it maybe with a blanket! Could use some rain though but not as dry as poor Texas. Thanks again.

Issy Scotland - September 6, 2011 - 3:58 pm

Hah! I laughed out loud at Michelle’s comments! I have to confess to blog stalking all day (Compulsive AND Obsessive!) LOL! So, as I’m going to bed now, HERE, in Bonnie Scotland, I had to compulsively and obsessively try one more time to see if your new This and That was up yet! YEAH…WOOHOO…Yippee!
Thanks Kerri for another super kit…now I can go to bed..Night, night from Scotland xo

Kerri - September 6, 2011 - 4:08 pm

You guys are all awesome! Sorry it was later than usual this month. Lots of obstacles were in my way this time. Breathing a sigh of relief myself now that it’s done. :)

Christi - September 6, 2011 - 5:46 pm

Kerri, what colors of cardstock are used in this kit? I’m placing an order for American Crafts and want to make sure the packs I pick have these shades.

Kristin Burge - September 6, 2011 - 7:15 pm

Love it!!! Here in Minnesota – we are in the 70s this week, school started for the kiddos today – I am totally in an autumn mood!
QUESTION – is this kit going to be offered in a cut only kit as well?
Thanks Kerri!
-Kristin B.

Amy Rohl - September 7, 2011 - 7:02 am

AAaaack!!! This is exactly what I wanted…you are such a giver!Ü

Thinking about adapting this for my son George’s bedroom…sah-weet!

Kerri - September 7, 2011 - 8:36 am

Christi,
It’s really difficult for me to say what cardstock colors to use for two reasons. One, every printer prints differently, so there’s no way to truly match the colors with how it prints for me compared to someone else’s printer. And two, I have a cardstock ‘stash’ and have no clue as to what the color names are. :) I think I pretty much used all Bazzill this time though. I just have to go with what matches on these things and there’s been an occasion where I used the “B” side to a patterned paper.

Kristin,
The ‘shapes only’ kit will be up today. :)

Amy,
You better share whatever you do with your son’s room! :)

Christi - September 7, 2011 - 2:51 pm

Kerri, your “break it down” post answered my question. I just couldn’t tell from the photos what the cut file colors were. I should have known you’d post the details later. Thanks for answering my question directly though. :)

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