Handmade Fall Card

handmade fall cards   

Today I am sharing one of my favorite handmade fall cards from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog using the Country Home stamp set.  This card uses the Country Lane Designer series paper which has some great fall colors in it.  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso is one of my favorite color combinations for fall!

The Country Lane  DSP has a beautiful combination of Crushed Curry, greens, purple and brown shades.  Perfect for fall.  I was thinking perfect for making a Thanksgiving table come together with napkin rings and little favor ideas.

   What I love about the Country Home Stamp set is the variety of 
images and the way that they layer together to make a beautiful focal point for a card.  

Let’s move onto the details for this card.

The base of this card is a 11″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Crushed Curry cardstock scored at 5 1/2″.  The next layer is a 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock. 

The next layer is made up of two pieces, a 3″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and a 3 3/4″ x 2″ piece of the Country Lane DSP with the Cotton Flower pattern.  The cajun craze cardstock has been embossed with the Tin Tile embossing folder.  As a person who has lived most of her life in antique houses, I love this folder..  My farmhouse had a Tin Ceiling in the kitchen.  

The center piece is a 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Whisper white cardstock layered onto a 2 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ piece of Early Espresso cardstock.  I stamped the milk jug on an extra piece of Whisper White cardstock with Black Momento ink.  I added the flower arrangement on top and colored the flowers and the milk jug with Stampin’ Up!’s Blends markers.   Next I cut out the milk jug and flowers very carefully and then added them to the center piece of the card.  I used dimensionals to make this piece pop!  Then I used the light Pool Party Blend marker to color behind the flowers and milk jug to give it  a little depth.  Then I added a couple of the Silver Faceted Gems to the bottom right side of the card.

On the inside of the card, I added a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the flower arrangement.  I also colored those with the Stampin’ Up! Blends markers.  I think this does a lot to finish off this card!.

This is why the Country Home Suite is my favorite fall stamp set and DSP combination from the Holiday catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Vintage Leaves card

Vintage Leaves

Today I have a handmade card made with the Vintage Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up! to share.  What a great quick and simple card that says Fall.  Perfect for a birthday or thank you.  This was one of the cards that I made with members of my Stamper’s Club for the month of October.  Our technique for the month was learning how to make a shaker card.  Wouldn’t you love to have projects and a technique directly in your inbox each month?  Consider joining my Stamper’s Club!

So the details on this card:
Stamp set:  Vintage Leaves with matching framelits
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow and Garden Green

Each of the leaves is stamped on  cardstock with a mix of inks that represent fall colors..  They are then cut out using the matching framelit set.  Did you know that these Leaflets framelit dies match this Vintage Leaves stamp set (in the big book) and the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (pg. 44 139712).  So whether you have a taste for vintage style leaves or whisical style leaves, these framelits will work for you!

Once I have punched out the leaves, I have used a couple of glue dots to make a bundle with the leaves.  I have added a piece of Gold Sequin trim and finished it off with a small piece of Early Espresso Seam binding.

so for the card base to attach these beautiful leaves to…  The card base is a piece of very vanilla cardstock cut in half at 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″ to make the card.  I embossed the front of the card with the Brick Wall embossing folder.  Then used the Decorative Label punch to make a window in the bottom right of the card.  I stamped a “Thanks so Much” from the BYOP stamp set which is a great greeting set!  I then added a stray leaf to the top of the window with a dimensional.
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Handmade Autumn Card

DSC_6436w Today’s handmade autumn card is made with the Stampin’ Up! stamp set Truly Grateful and Color Me Autumn Designer paper.  This is my favorite fall stamp set.

This card uses the colors Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Chocolate chip.

DSC_6437e-cuCajun Craze cardstock is cut to   5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ to form the card base.  It is layered with a piece of cajun colored designer paper from the color me Autumn pack. 

The wood background is stamped with cajun craze ink on very vanilla cardstock.  The log and acorn are stamped with chocolate chip ink and cut out to layer on the card for embellishments.  The wheat is stamped with crushed curry which matches the washi tape.  I did put the washi tape on a piece of very vanilla so the design did not get lost on the background of the designer papers. 

The card is finished off with a bow made from linen thread and a banner stamped with Truly Grateful stamp.

The inspiration for this card is today’s Mojo Monday sketch.  Need supplies?  See the list below and Click here to go to my Online STORE.
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Handmade Center Step Card

DSCN0484cuwToday I have a handmade Fall card that I have made using the Center Step technique for one of my October designs for Stamping New England.  This technique make a beautiful 3D card perfect to display on a desk for that special someone. This card uses Cajun Craze for the card base, Crushed Curry for the layers and Fun with Autumn designer papers.  The stamp set is the Fall Fest stamp set with the matching framelits.  Don’t forget to purchase the bundle (137628) for an extra 15% off the framelits!   Card Instructions: This card is a little different froDSCN0474edm your regular card.  The card base is 5 1/2″ x 11″  so you can only get one card from a regular sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.  But it is worth that little extra cardstock for the investment. 1.  Cut the card base at 5 1/2″ x 11″.   For this next step you will use the clear ruler on the top of your cutter.  Start at the 1″ mark and cut up to the 6 1/2″ mark. 2.  Flip the paper over and do the same on the other side.  But make sure that you are starting 1″ from the same end as the previous cut. DSCN0476_edScoring 3.  Score the two side panels at 1″, 2″ and 6 1/2″. 4.  Score the center panel at 5 1/2″. 5.  Carefully fold up at the 1″ score line on the side panels and down at the 2″ mark to make a mountain fold.  Fold up again at the 6 1/2′ mark. 6.  Carefully fold the center panel up at the 5 1/2″ mark to make the center piece of the card. That’s it!! You have made your base for a Center Step card. Now it is time to decorate it!  I stamped pumpkins in tangerine tango and used black staz-on to stamp the faces.  The pumpkins and leaves are all cut out using the Fun Fest framelits.  The center panel is a 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of crushed curry cardstock with a 3″ x 5″ piece of leafy designer paper.  The side panels are 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ pieces of designer paper. This card was designed as one of my October projects for Stamping New England, the design team that I am part of.  Members of my Stamper’s club receive 5-6 designs from our Stamping New England design team each month.  You can check it out HERE.   Happy Stamping, signature line-003              

Handmade Fall Card

Today I have a fall card that I Fall Wonderous Wreath cardmade with the new Stampin’ Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set using fall colors; Cajun Craze, old Olive and Crushed Curry. This new wreath set is a 3 part stamp.  Which means that there are 3 stamps that make up the wreath and you can ink them in different colors to add color to the wreath.  DSCN0468 So you would ink up the first stamp on the left with the primary color for your wreath (for the fall wreath I used crushed curry) and then I used the stamp on the right for the cajun layer.  The stamp in the center would be used for a third color such as berries on a winter wreath. So the details on my Wreath:   Cardstocks:Fall Wonderous Wreath
  • Cajun Craze cardstock
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
  • Old Olive cardstock
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Color Me Autumn Designer Paper
One of the things that I love about the Wonderous Wreath Stamp set is the matching Big Shot framelits that Stampin’ Up! designs to coordinate with the stamp sets.  It makes papercrafting very quick and easy when stamp sets and framelits match up!   So do you like this card fall wreath card?  This was a Bonus Card that I shared with my Stamper’s Club yesterday.  As members of my Stamper’s Club they receive a monthly set of step-by-step instructions for a select set of 5-6 cards.  Here is a collage of vintage cards designed with the Newsprint designer paper and the Traveler stamp set.  Yesterday at our monthly meeting we made two of these vintage cards and then this fall Wreath card. Check out more information HERE on my Stamper’s Club! Traveler Collage