Category: Autumn/Fall

Love of Leaves Metallic Card

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Measurements:

Very Vanilla cardstock: 8.5” x 5.5” scored at 4.25” for card base; (1) 5″ x 3.75″; for message 3 1/8” x ½”
Brushed Metallic Cardstock: 5.25” x 4” (with leaves cut out of center)
Night of Navy Cardstsock 4 1/8” x 3 1/8”
In Good Taste Designer Series Paper: (blue/gray designs): 4” x 3”

Assembly:

  1. First, fold the Vanilla card base.
  2. Adhere the Brushed Metallic cardstock to the card front (it’s ok that it has leaves cut from it)
  3. Adhere the Vanilla cardstock rectangle to the card front.
  4. Adhere the Night of Navy cardstock to the card front
  5. Adhere the Navy or Gray designer paper on top of that Navy cs.
  6. Choose 3 leaves (you could do one of each metal color) and place them on the card front using pop dots.
  7. Use your precision scissors to cut banner edges from the Vanilla message banner.
  8. Adhere that Vanilla message to the Brushed Metallic cardstock strip and then use your scissors to cut the same edges in the backing piece. There should be a thin border all around the Vanilla cs.
  9. Add the message to the card front using pop dots.

Inspired Thoughts with Blackberry Beauty Fun Fold

Inspired Thoughts

I couldn’t wait for my order of Blackberry Beauty specialty DSP to arrive so I could use the Inspired Thoughts bundle with this paper. The gold foil in this Specialty paper looks great when used with the Inspiring Canopy dies! I love the random flecks of gold in the trees as well as the other rich colors. Read on to see how easy it is to make this card.

Inspired Thoughts
Inspired Thoughts
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Measurements:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock: 5.5″ x 9.5″, scored at 1″, 2″ and 5.75″ along 9.5″ side, 4.25″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along 8.5″ side
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 4.25″ x 3.25″ for scalloped rectangle die, 1.75″ square for circle sentiment, 4.75″ x 3.5″ for inside sentiment
  • Gold Metallic: 5.5″ x 1″ for hill die
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper: 5.5″ x 4″ piece with gold foil for tree die cut, 3.75″ x 5.25″ coordinating piece from paper pack

Preparations:

  • Make the die cuts with the paper specified above for each die: trees, scalloped rectangle, circle sentiment, & hill.
  • Stamp sentiments on Very Vanilla circle and on 4.75 x 3.5″ piece in Blackberry Bliss paper.
  • Fold the large Blackberry Bliss paper with a mountain fold using the scoreline between the two 1″ sections. This will be the front of the card.
  • Also make a mountain fold with the scoreline between the two 3.75″ sections of the large Blackberry Bliss cardstock. Your card base will look like Figure 1 when you are done. Use a bone folder to crease all the folds so that it will lay more flat when finished.
Inspired Thoughts
Figure 1: 2 Mountain folds on Blackberry Bliss 5.5″ x 9.5″ paper

Assembly:

  • Adhere the 3.75″ x 5.25″ coordinating DSP to the 3.75″ Blackberry Bliss cardstock section facing the small mountain or front of card..
  • Fold the 4.25″ x 8.5″ piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock along the scoreline. This panel will be adhered to the front and back of the card base, slightly off center towards the left hand side of the card. Adhere one side of the 4.25″ x 4.25″ panel to the back of the large piece of Blackberry Bliss. Then place about an inch of adhesive to the bottom inside edge of the other 4.25″ x 4.25 panel and adhere to the front of card base.
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla scalloped triangle to the center front of the 4.25″ x 4.25″ Blackberry Bliss cardstock.
  • Use adhesive to apply the gold metallic hill along the bottom front of the 1″ section of the Blackberry Blliss cardstock.
  • Next, adhere the trees to the front of the card and note that the trees are meant to hang over the edge of the 4.25″x 4.25″ section of Blackberry Bliss card stock and thus, will not need adhesive on the ends of the tree canopy.
  • Add circle sentiment with dimensions, only on the left side of circle and add to card.
  • Adorn with gold gems.
  • Adhere inside sentiment to card.
Inspired Thoughts

Supplies for Inspired Thoughts card:

Nature’s Harvest Fall Card

It’s fall and the set that inspires fall thoughts is Nature’s Harvest! Do you enjoy seeing all the fall wildflowers? I enjoy going for walks in Minnesota and seeing all the colors, not only on the trees but in the meadows. Even going on drives through rural areas and see the fields of wheat against the blue sky. This bundle features sillouette images which make it easy to add to cards, without having to color. Of course, you can always add color, but this card is simple in using 2 sillouette die cuts–the coneflower and wheat. If you liked the Quiet Meadow bundle, you will also enjoy this one. These 2 coordinate well together to give you both spring and fall wildflowers.

Natures Harvest
Inspired Thoughts
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Measurements:

  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along 8.5″ side
  • Misty Moonlight cardstock: 4″ x 5.25″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: 4.25″ x 3.5″ for flower and wheat die cut and label, 4″x5.25″ for inside
  • Harvest Meadow DSP: 3.75″ x 3″
  • Cork Specialty Paper: 3.75″ x 2″
  • Diamond Weave Ribbon: 5.5″

Preparation for Nature’s Harvest card:

  • Die cut flower and wheat from Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • Die cut label from Meadow dies and stamp in Soft Suede ink.
  • Stamp greeting for inside of card on Very Vanilla 4″x5.25″ piece. Example shown below.

Assembly for Nature’s Harvest card:

  • Place and adhere the Harvest Meadow DSP onto the top of he Misty Blue Cardstock so that there is 1/8″ on 3 sides.
  • Place and adhere the Cork paper at the bottom of the Misty Blue cardstock so that it butts up next to the Harvest Meadow DSP.
  • Use adhesive to mount the flower and wheat die cut to lefthand side of card front.
  • Put adhesive on one side of the Diamond Weave ribbon and place across the seam between the 2 papers. Take the ends to the back of the Misty Moonlight paper and adhere each end with scotch tape. Place and adhere this piece with adhesive on top of the Soft Suede card base. You can also use dimensionals to mount this piece to the cardbase.
  • Use dimensionals to adhere the label with the sentiment over the ribbon. Place the dimensionals near the top and bottom edges of the label so that it straddles the ribbon and card front, this way the label won’t tilt.

The Harvest Meadow Designer Series Paper has so many pretty, subtle fall colors. You can make this card in a variety of colors using this DSP. Do you have a favorite…I love them all!

Natures Harvest
Color alternatives using Harvest Meadow DSP

Supplies:

Gather Together Double Nested Leaf Card

I enjoy finding new ways to use my dies. With the Gather Together dies you can double nest the maple leaves using the large maple leaf as the outline and the embossed smaller maple leaf on the inside. This card is a softer take on fall colors, but this makes it versatile for use any time of year!

Measurements for Gather Together Double Nest Leaf

Metallic Gold cardstock: 3.5″ square
Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3″ square
Mint Macaron cardstock: Card base 5.5″ x 8.5″ scored at 4.25″ on 8.5″ side, card front 4″ x 5.25″
Very Vanilla: 4″ x 5.25″ for inside, piece for sentiment label

Directions:

Apply DSP to gold metallic cardstock using adhesive, ensuring that your adhesive does not go any further than 1/4″ onto the DSP. Tip: Use your silicon mat when adhering so the excess adhesive goes onto the mat.

To die cut the large maple leave from this piece, turn it over and center maple leaf die on the back of the gold piece. By doing this, you will ensure the small gold leaf and large maple leaf stems are going in the same direction.

Now separate the large gold leaf and large DSP leaf. You will use the large DSP leaf on the inside of the card. The large gold leaf you will use to cut and emboss the small leaf, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1. Place small maple leaf die cut on front side of large gold maple leaf.

Emboss sentiment on front of Very Vanilla label.

Now you are ready to assemble your card. Place the square DSP/Mint Macaron with cutout maple leaf on the front of the Mint Macaron card front piece using dimensionals. Place the small gold maple leaf inside the large leaf outline with a dimensional. Wrap 5″ piece of ribbon around the base of the card front piece and adhere with scotch tape on the backside. Apply Very Vanilla label on top of ribbon in the center of card using dimensionals. Now place the card front to the card base using dimensionals. Apply gold ribbon trim to the small leaf using a glue dot.

Next stamp the sentiment on the Very Vanilla inside piece with Mint Macaron and adhere the large DSP maple leaf as desired, cutting of any of the die cut that overlaps the edges of the Very Vanilla.

Enjoy and send!

Supplies:

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new recruits choose $125 USD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.

You can see more details about joining and about our team on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

It is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, September will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email smilin250@gmail.com

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Gather Together Buckle Fold Card

I’m so glad the Gather Together bundle carried over to the 2020-2021 Mini Catalog because I have so many more cards I want to make with this set. Learn this Buckle Fold card technique in this post and let your imagination run wild on what other sets can be used with this technique!

Measurements for Gather Together Buckle Fold Card

Cajun Craze: Card Base 4.25″ x 8.5″, scored at 5.5″ on the 8.5″ side, Maple Leaf 3″ square, Belt 5.5″ x 1.5″ scored at 1/2″ on the 5.5″ side, piece for 2.5″ circle
Very Vanilla inside: 4″ x 5.25″
Brushed Metallic Copper Layer: 2.75″ x 4″ (cut out your leaves from this piece (see figure 1), pieces for 2 leaves, 2 branches
Designer Series Paper (DSP) on flap: 2.5″ x 3.75, on belt 1.25″ x 5″

Figure 1: Keep the die cuts towards inside so there is enough room on edges to use as border layering piece

Directions:

To make this card, start by getting all your pieces cut, scored, and die cut. Layer the Very Vanilla Cardstock on the inside. Layer the brushed metallic copper on the front of the card flap, followed by the DSP. Use the Classic Label Punch to punch a slot centered on the front of the card. Push the front flap into the punch (see Figure 2) as far as it will go.

Figure 2: Punch slot on front of card flap.

Place Cajun Craze circle centered over the slot, apply tear & tape to left side of circle (i.e. on the part that will be to the left side of the slot) and adhere.

Apply DSP to the card belt. Slip the belt into the slot, centering top to bottom in the slot, and align the other end with the score line at the edge of the card. Place tear & tape on the 1/2″ scored piece (on the side opposite the DSP) and adhere belt to the backside of the card.

Now you’re ready to decorate your card! Place the large stamped maple leaf on top of the circle with dimensionals. Add the 2 brushed metallic copper leaves and branches as shown. Stamp sentiments and images on Very Vanilla cardstock. Stamp pumpkins with flap closed in order to center properly.

Supplies:

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new recruits choose $125 USD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.

You can see more details about joining and about our team on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

It is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, September will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email smilin250@gmail.com

  • Visit my online store here.
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Beautiful Autumn: Fall Wreath Card

The fall beautiful colors are showing now and its a great time to pull out those fall colors on our cards. This card uses the Beautiful Autumn bundle and the All-Around wreath dies on Very Vanilla card stock, which really shows of the wonderful fall colors.

Stampin Up Beautiful Autumn

Measurements for Beautiful Autumn Card

Very Vanilla cards stock: 4.25″ x 11″, scored at 5.5″ on the 11″ side, (2) 4″x5.25″
Smokey Slate card stock: 3.5″ x 3.5″ for wreath
Soft Suede card stock: piece for 4 acorns
Crushed Curry card stock: piece for 4 leaves
Terracotta Tile card stock: piece for 4 leaves

After die cutting the wreath, the assembly starts with the Very Vanilla card front that has been stamped with the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink and then embossed with the Tasteful Texture embossing folder. Place dimensionals on the backside of the embossed Very Vanilla card front and adhere to the front of the card. The wreath is adhered next to the front of the card.

Stamp the leaves using Crushed Curry, Terracotta Tile, and then the acorns in Soft Suede ink and then punch them. Next decorate the wreath with the collection of leaves, acorns and adhere with glue dots. Add the gold gilded gems. Adhere the Terracotta Tile ribbon to top of wreath.

Adhere the other Very Vanilla card stock to inside of card and decorate with additional leaves and acorns.

Stampin Up Beautiful Autumn

Supplies:

See the Beautuiful Autumn bundle on the Stampin’ Up You tube: CLICK HERE

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 1 September or after 30 September will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new recruits choose $125 USD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.

You can see more details about joining and about our team here on my blog here.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

That is such a great deal!!  If you’ve been considering joining, September will be a great time to jump in!  Drop me an email smilin250@gmail.com.

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Shop My Personal Sales here.
  • Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook. Links at top and bottom of this blog!
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