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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!

Upcoming NEWS… 

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A fun promotion from Stampin’ Up! arrives in time for World Card Making Day on Saturday, October 1st -5th.

Click HERE to see the products you can save and stock up on.  It’s one NOT to miss.

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Going Global-Stampin’ Up!

Going Global-Stampin’ Up!

Holy Moly! Today the UPS man dropped an awesome package on my doorstep and I couldn’t wait to tear into the box.  It was filled with Stampin’ Up! products that are being released in January.  This is one of the greatest perks of being a demonstrator- getting my hands on things first.

Going Global stamp set, Stampin' Up!

The reality is I have FOMO disease- Fear of Missing Out!


It’s the truth.  This little disease plays a roll in so many things I do. Even when I was a school girl I had this disease.  I would rarely miss a day of school for fear of missing out on something great happening.  Years and years later I’m still in deep with this same issue.


The first stamp set I wanted to play with from the new Occasions Catalog was the Going Global stamp set.  I was able to stamp with the Going Global stamp set at the recent OnStage event.  This set had more meaning to me after the recent attacks in Paris.  I can’t imagine the depth of fear the people in Paris had at that time.  It also made me think of our demonstrators in that area.  Stampin’ Up! is a global company and during these attacks our demonstrators in Europe were gathered for their OnStage event.  What a scary time for everyone.


Going Global stamp set, Stampin' Up!

The Inspiration

Tonight when I started to stamp with this stamp set my first thought was, “Love makes the world go around!” While you and I see so much hate around the world, we know there is good and we know there is love.  This was my inspiration for this card.


I also added another fun set to this card that is also new called Timeless Textures.  You are going to LOVE this stamp set.  This stamp set will give Gorgeous Grunge a run for it’s money.  Beautiful textures that you could use on ANY card.  Go ahead and add that to your wish list.  You are going to fall in love.


Going Global stamp set, Stampin' Up!


See the grid looking image across the Kraft cardstock above? That image is from the Timeless Textures.  It’s just enough texture to make me grin from ear to ear.

Tips & Tricks- 

I wanted to stick with neutrals for the most part with this card so I used Soft Sky, Whisper White and Kraft cardstock.  I added a little bit more color by using Soft Suede Ink on the Kraft cardstock.

I spritzed the doily with water and Mint Macaron re-inker.  I added little more spritz using an Aqua Painter and Delightful Dijon re-inker.  This was done VERY sparingly.  Once this was dry I stamped on the doily using the grid texture stamp from Timeless Textures using Soft Suede Ink.

Another little helper- the sequins I used come from the Hello December Project Life Kit.  I love these sequins. They are bigger than our catalog sequins and have a cutely design on them.

Teaser- do you see the texture embossing… it’s a beauty.


Going Global

I would definitely consider this set on  your wish list for the upcoming catalog.  It’s going to be a set that many will fall in love with.

I realize none of these sets can be purchased right now, but you can still get your hands on them.  All demonstrators will have the opportunity to pre-order stamp sets and other products from this new catalog starting December 3rd.  It’s a great time to become a demonstrator and get your hands on this new catalogs products AND the Sale-a-Bration products too.  You have no obligation to do anything else.  You get to pick all of your products in your starter kit.  Truly a win win.  Click HERE to see more information on starting your journey with Stampin’ Up!  and become a part of one of the best stamping communities around.


Before I Go-

I wanted to share a Fall card with you today.  This card uses the Vintage Leaves stamp set on page 88 in the catalog.

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I used a sponge dauber on the leaves with Pool Party, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze inks.  Once I sponged all over the leaves with the three colors I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock and die cut them using the Leaflets Framelits.  Next I dipped the leaves into my VersaMark pad and then added a little Gold Embossing Powder.  Heat them up and you will never get the same look twice.  Such a fun technique and beautiful result.

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Tips & Tricks- 

You can see a small circle burlap piece beneath the button.  I die cut the burlap ribbon using one of my circles framelits.  I loved how rustic this makes the card look.  Just that small element.

Vintage Leaves stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Don’t Forget!

Retiring list is now available  for the Holiday catalog.  Get your products while supplies last.  Once they are gone, they are G O N E.  Click HERE to download the Retiring List.

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Grateful- TGIF Challenge

Be Grateful!


If I had to list all the things I’m grateful for I would have a list that was a mile long.

I bet you feel the same way?

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I might think in my head how grateful I am about something but then outwardly it doesn’t appear that way.

This came to my mind the other day when talking to a friend. I’m incredibly grateful for her friendship but I’m pretty sure she doesn’t realize it or how much. I just assume that due to my high maintenance over the last year she already knows how much I love her and I’m grateful for her.

This is one of those “sit up in bed from a dead sleep moments!” When all of a sudden I think to myself… does she REALLY know? I never outwardly tell her.

Friends, we are coming up on the beginning of the annual “tell your 30 days of gratitude” on Facebook starting November 1st. Honestly, it’s not my favorite Facebook time.

I know I’m sounding ungrateful but hear me out.

We should be grateful all the time. Every single day. More importantly we should spread the gratefulness outwardly by telling others exactly why we are so grateful. Those kind words go a long way. It could be the very thing that makes someones day from icky to happy. Right?

I’m not one to do the 30 days of grateful on my FB account for a few reasons but I will vow to outwardly share my gratitude to my friends and family personally. This could mean sending them a card, picking up my phone (I’m TERRIBLE at this) or looking them square in their eyes and telling them exactly why I’m grateful.

My goal is to make a bunch of grateful and thank you cards to have on hand and randomly pass out as well. Again, these types of things are not normal anymore. They use to be the norm, but the internet changed much of this. Don’t get me wrong, of course it’s okay to thank someone or tell them your grateful in an email or on social media. BUT- doesn’t it make a bigger impact face to face? OR, when they get that card in the mail they know you spent time on them.


And I know you might be thinking… “what if I do post 30 days of grateful on my FB.”  I will love you and I won’t judge you.  I promise.

I have a two fold challenge for you today. I hope you will join me.

TGIF Challenge, Stampin' Up!


This weeks challenge is “Thankful!”  Pretty open ended.  That means anything goes, just make it a “thankful” card.  Or, in my case “Grateful For You” card.

Grateful, Vintage Leaves Stamp Set, Stampin' up!

I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set for this card along with the Leaf Thinlits to die cut.  I started by die cutting directly on my Whisper White card base and then put the same size behind it and placed Washi tape to show through the die cut image.  I love this technique because it’s simple enough yet a WOW.

Grateful, Vintage Leaves Stamp Set, Stampin' up!

These Bohemian colors are delicious together.  I am NOT a purple lover at all.  In fact I dare not tell my friend Dawn Griffith about my non purple obsession or she may come after me.  <hee hee>  In all honesty, purple has been growing on me lately.  I especially love the bold impact it makes with Island Indigo and Delightful Dijon next to it.  Of course the purple I’m using is Blackberry Bliss.  It’s so crisp.

Grateful, Vintage Leaves Stamp Set, Stampin' up!

Are You Ready? 


The challenges are easy!  Check out what our designers for TGIF have created and join in the challenge.  Click HERE to see what others have created.

Second, join me in attempt to share outwardly the gratitude and kindness.

What does this all mean?

It’s simple…. Be inspired and uplift and inspire others.  It’s a game changer I promise.  You will get that warm sensation all over when you do and your day will be brighter knowing that YOU have made someone else’s day brighter.  Just like the Stampin’ Up! mission statement- …together we make a difference! 

Are you in? Post a comment and let me know.

PS- Today is the LAST day of the 15% off Stamp sale.  Click HERE to take advantage.


TGIF- Is It Your Birthday?

TGIF, Challenges, Stampin' Up!





TGIF Birthday



Let’s get our birthday celebration on.  Is it YOUR birthday?

Happy Birthday, Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, TGIF

I love these beautiful leaves and planning to make a fun wreath if time permits.  It’s great to have the framelits for these leaves making your crafting so much easier.

Happy Birthday, Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, TGIF

I added a few gold flecks of glitter to make it sparkle because who doesn’t love a birthday with a bit of sparkle??

Happy Birthday, Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, TGIF


The Gold Thread just made it even more sparkly.  I’m loving the Blackberry Bliss as a Fall color choice.  Oh Yummy!

Happy Birthday, Vintage Leaves, Stampin' Up!, TGIF

You can see here I just popped that label up with dimensionals to give it some added depth.

This Could Be In Your Mailbox!

Now, if it’s your birthday this month make sure to comment below.  Someone needs to get this card, don’t you agree?  I’ll pick a random entry on Monday, September 21st.


It’s also a challenge day so make sure to play along in our TGIF challenge.  Head over to the blog and see what fun the other designers have created.  AND… don’t forget to play along.  It’s fun and easy and we want to see your paper creations.


Fringe Scissors are on sale.  Check out the Weekly Deals this week.  They are AWESOME.

Paper Pumpkin has a FUN new promotion going on until October 10th.  Don’t miss this -OR- your PINK box in the mail in October.  Read more about the BCRF Foundation HERE.  My subscribers get about 12 Tutorials every month using the stamp set they receive for Paper Pumpkin.  Become a subscriber today and see why we love it so much.  Click HERE to subscribe.

Paper Pumpkin October Promotion




Have a GREAT weekend.  Make sure to follow on Facebook or Instagram as I’m whoopin it up in St. George for Founders Circle.


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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.


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