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Fall Handmade Cards

Fall Handmade Cards

If you love stamping fall handmade cards I have a quick and simple card to share today.


Vintage Leaves

One of my favorite stamps to use for fall handmade cards is Vintage Leaves.

The images in this simple leaf set look authentic and the added value is the coordinating framelits, Leaflets Framelits.


Fall Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!


The Many Colors of Fall

One of the things we love about creating fall handmade cards is color.

When thinking of fall instantly we can think of the beautiful colors associated with the leaves changing.   That gorgeous color pop of yellows, oranges and deep reds paints a beautiful picture of fall.

One color that is perfect in addition to the golden tones of fall is blue.  Dapper Denim is a perfect deep blue for fall.

Fall Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!


Dapper Denim and Delightful Dijon color combination is eye catching!  Moroccan Designer Washi Tape was added to pull more blue and a bit of Early Espresso for additional color pop.

In addition, Gold Glimmer Paper was the perfect to add a little sparkle to this card.


Tips & Tricks 

  • A sponge dauber was used to create the background for this card.  Simply add the color in a circular motion with the sponge dauber.
  • Create splatter using the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, and Aqua Painter. Tap the brushes with your bone folder over the card.
  • The greeting for this card comes from the Suite Seasons stamp set.  Suite Seasons has a variety of sayings for all of the upcoming holidays.

Click HERE to download the instructions to create this card.

Fall Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!


Get Started 

While our fall season is rather short, now is the perfect time to get started on creating fall handmade cards.

Most noteworthy of the fall stamps from Stampin’ Up! are the following:

  • Vintage Leaves
  • Paisleys & Posies
  • Totally Trees
  • Basket of Wishes
  • Lovely As a Tree

Each of these stamp sets have trees, baskets, leaves and greetings perfect for your fall handmade cards. Links to purchase at the bottom of the post.

Fall Handmade Cards, Stampin' Up!

Don’t forget to check the links at the end of the post to order your fall stamp sets.

Start creating beautiful fall themed cards today!

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Stamps in the Mail, Stampin' Up!

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Creation Station- Something New!

Creation Station- Something New!

Creation Station…something new I’ve dipped my hands into and I think you will love the creative sparks that come from it.

Creation Station, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


You know I’m always up for something new and exciting.  I was asked to be a part of the Creation Station- a Global once a month blog hop team and thought, WHY NOT?

November, Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

First, Happy November!  This is my favorite month.  It’s my birthday month, thanksgiving AND my bestie is coming into town to craft like a manic with me.  OH MY WORD… hang on to your pants.  It’s going to be FUN!



This month for the Creation Station the theme is “thankful” and we’re using the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and Washi Tape.  I didn’t feel the sting of the challenge until they said Washi.


WHAT? You want me to use my beloved, hoarded WASHI Tape? Oh dear…

Do you hoard Washi Tape like I do? This could possibly be worse than my Designer Paper hoarding issue.  I have baskets, drawers and this cool looking ring thing-a-ma-bob that holds my Washi Tape.  I have a Washi problem.  Here is the bigger problem… sometimes I am stuck because I’m not sure how to use it.

You might remember last Friday I did a cool trick with my Washi Tape for THIS card…

That’s really once in a blue moon that I come up with a cool idea using the Washi.  Otherwise, I’m pretty BORING with my Washi Tape.

For instance… let’s talk about todays card.

Creation Station, Lighthearted Leaves, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

I knew when I started to design this card I wanted to use Vellum and Gold.  I love that combination.  The tricky part about Vellum is getting it to stick and not seeing the adhesive.  I took the easy way out (not unusual for this lazy stamper) and did a quick straight stitch down the center of the leaves.  You can see I added a bit of color to make the leaves stand out a little more.

Creation Station, Lighthearted Leaves, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


I wanted to use a different “thanks” so I used the Cottage Greetings stamp set for this greeting.

Creation Station, Lighthearted Leaves, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

You can see how I laid three different pieces of the Washi Tape behind the leaves.  Simple Dimple and gives the card  dimension and a great background.

You can find all the supplies for this card at the end of this post.

Now get ready to take a tour and see what the other team created using this stamp set and Washi.  I’ll bring my notepad to take notes on this hop.  I’m sure I’m going to learn a thing or two about Washi Tape.

Creation Station, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Creation Station, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

TGIFC#15- Color Challenge

TGIF#15- Color Challenge

TGIF, Color Challenge,


This week’s color challenge for TGIF is certainly going to be a favorite.

Color Challenge, TGIFC15



I love the touch of gray in this color challenge!


TGIFC15, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!, Vintages Leaves


WHOA.  The Vintage Leaves stamp set is now at the top of my FAVORITE list.  The matching Leaflets Framelits are PERFECTO!!  The stamp set is a photopolymer set that stamps SO crisp.  Oh how I love, love, love.

There are a few fun NEW products from our upcoming Holiday catalog  you are SURE to love.  To name a few…

  1. See the adorable wooden acorn element? This comes in a set of 30 pieces that include acorns, a leaf and a cute little wooden banner.  They are dainty and perfect for cards or scrapbooking.
  2. The sentiment for this set comes from a darling stamp set called Cheer All Year.  This set is going to be a fan pleaser.
  3. Lastly, if you look at the Basic Gray cardstock closely you will notice the textured embossing on it.  This embossing folder is called Woodland Textured Impressions.  It’s FAB!


TGIFC15, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!, Vintages Leaves


You may notice a little glam on this card… here is a fun TIP:

It’s a little Multipurpose Glue mixed with water and then I used an old Aqua Painter (or old paint brush) and tapped it over my card.  Sprinkle some Gold Glitter over the splatter glue mixture and BAM… a nice card with glitz.


TGIFC15, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!, Vintages Leaves


This card puts a big ole smile on my face even though it talks about Autumn.  I’m not quite ready for Fall yet but I do know I love creating with Holiday products.  Total delight.

Okay, it’s your turn to create using these fun colors.  First check out the creative muse from our TGIF design team.  They can get your creative juices flowing quickly.  Click HERE to view.  Make sure to play along and join the challenge.


See all the supplies I used below.


Supply List

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Pumpkin Spice Bread- Spice it Up!

Pumpkin Spice Bread- Spice it Up!

This weekend I became a little Betty Crocker.  This is a rare occurrence in our house as I don’t normally have time to bake.  

Yesterday we were meeting with a family at the church before evening service.  They have three very small kids and Russ and I were grateful they could take the time to go over the small group we will be leading together.   

To show our gratitude I baked 2 loaves of Pumpkin Spice bread. One for them and of course one for Russ.  He loves anything pumpkin. 

I wanted to spice up the packaging for my bread so I headed to the computer and created a fun Bread Cover using My Digital Studio.  

This was so quick and easy.  

Bread Cover, Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio

I started creating this like a card in My Digital Studio.  Once created I copied and pasted to get 4 onto an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock and  then printed. 

Here is a printable that you can use if you would like.  Click HERE.

Bread Cover, Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio

To embellish the cover I die cut some leaves and stamped the Gorgeous Grunge stamp over them.  I sponged around the edges with the coordinating color to make the leaves pop a little more.  I also added the Autumn Wooden Elements and Gold Twine.  

I was so excited to give my friend this pretty bread….

As we are tootling down the road halfway to the church, I remembered my BREAD!!!  I left it sitting on the table at home.   Ahhhh!! I wanted to cry.  

Have you ever done this?? Where is my BRAIN??

You can see all the supplies to create this project below.  

Product List