When making the printables for this I wanted them to be useful in as many ways as possible. I tried and abandoned many versions, because they seemed too limited. In the end I opted for very basic word circles in black and brown, thinking they offered the most flexibility. Look back to Wednesday to download the files.
There is COLOUR and COLOR, and I use both Autumn and Fall. Just use what you like.
The leaf shape is just one I like, the G from the dingbat Entypo. You could use leaf punches or dies just as well, but this one is really simple to hand cut!
You should be able to do a lot with the circles:
You can print them on patterned paper (lighter colours, not too busy or distinct a pattern) and punch with a 2 inch circle punch – or a scallop circle punch. Or cut them with scalloped or spikey circle Nesties. Cut them into a square or use a bracket Nestie. You can punch a 1 inch circle from patterned paper or coloured cardstock, a scallop punch or plain circle, to cover the middle. You can layer smaller circles, add brads or gems, really anything, to the middle. You could punch out the middle, leaving a thick ring, and use the punched out middle as another element. Just play around with them. They are simple but I hope you can embellish them in enough ways to make them interesting!
Here are some quotes that I found that I plan on using for mine. You should be able to copy and paste them into your word processing program and change the size, the font, the colour, whatever suits your project!
I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as Autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, and leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand … (George Cooper)
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. (Albert Camus)
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. (Elizabeth Lawrence)
By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer (Helen Hunt Jackson)
Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun
bring more happiness than the daffodils. (Cyril Connolly)