I started with four 3" x 3" squares of kraft cardstock, then lightly marked them into a 1" square grid, so each square contained three rows of three 1" squares, for nine total. For each leaf, I cut five 1" squares of patterned paper, leaving three whole and cutting two of those diagonally to make four triangle pieces. The triangles and squares were then adhered to the 3" kraft background square, with a 1/4" strip of brown cardstock added to one corner for the leaf stem. I added pen stitching with a fine point black pen. The four kraft squares were arranged on an 8"x8" piece of cream cardstock and then placed in an 8"x8" square frame (found at Michaels). I used rubons for "happy" and cork alphabet stickers for "FALL" and applied those to the outside of the frame, along with some wooden leaf buttons and a twine bow.
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