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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves

Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The theme this week is LEAVES – and interpret that however we like – so… here goes! Be sure to follow along to see all the wonderful projects.

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Gorgeous Leaves Bundle.1

My goodness, did I have fun with this card. See that stunning color on the inside of the rectangle? Love, love. And it was created with several colors… but I get ahead of myself just a bit. Begin with a panel of Very Vanilla card stock and using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, die cut and remove the center. With Blending Brushes create this gorgeousness: begin with Crushed Curry, then Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and finally Cherry Cobbler inks. Beginning with the lightest of colors and continuing to add each layer, this beauty was created. The next step was to use a Water Painter and flick water droplets, which takes some of the color away. I actually did this process twice so I could die cut leaves from the second piece. That second leaf above is cut from the additional creation. Before die cutting it though, I stamped it with Soft Suede ink using the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, stamped off once, then die cut with Intricate Leaves Dies. The top leaf is also die cut with one of the Intricate Leaves Dies – and from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty 6×6 paper. I then colored it with Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends and accented it with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends. I added a bit of Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends to the stem and into a bit of the vein on this leaf. My next die cut was the tiny leaf from Gold Foil. I adhered these to the frame of the Very Vanilla with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink using a sentiment from Forever Blossoms stamp set. I put dimensionals on the back of this Very Vanilla panel but did not attach it yet. First I placed the panel on the card base, then laid the gorgeous colored rectangle on the Very vanilla card front & adhered it with liquid glue. I then adhered the front panel so it was ‘square’ with the inner piece.

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle.2

Here is another of the die cut leaves using the Intricate Leaves Dies, cut from the additional colored panel. Once I adhered the leaf with liquid glue, I flicked Soft Suede ink of the Very Vanilla panel, but not all over, just in places. I then stamped the sentiment (from Party Puffins stamp set) in Pumpkin Pie ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card – and bingo, the card was done!

Gorgeous Leaves Bundle.3

For the envelope I stamped this fun leaf (I think it’s a maple leaf) from Gorgeous Leaves stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink and sponged daubed on the edges Cherry Cobbler ink. The front leaf is full strength. The leaves on the flap were 2nd & 3rd generation stamping. You can see the Blending Brushes used here in this photo – and the beautiful detail of the Intricate Leaves Die to create the top leaf.

For this card in particular, I kept wanting to add something, metallic adhesive-backed gems or linen thread or doodles along the right. But I stopped. The look is clean.

Below is a list of the products used…

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Here is a list of participants this week:

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright – you are here

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SU! Celebtate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles

Helllooooo… today is what I’m calling Terrific Tuesday. Why? Just because 😁 Here is a card created for sunshine and fall using Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP.

Celebrate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles

Is this sunflower gorgeous or what!!! How did I do that? The stamp itself does most of the work, I simply added a variety of inks.

  • Inks used for this stunning sunflower… Mango Melody, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Cajun Craze. The Cinnamon Cider is mostly around the inside rim, with the Cajun Craze in the very center. The other colors are randomly daubed on with… a sponge dauber.
  • With the Sunflowers Dies, I die cut the overlay from Mango Melody card stock and layered it on the inked flower with dimensionals. This gives it a wonderful 3-D effect.
  • I cut a panel of Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and adhered it to a slightly larger panel of Early Espresso with liquid glue.
  • With the Whisper White panel, I ran it through the die cutting machine  with a die from the Stitched Leaves Dies that does not cut, but embosses these straight lines. It creates wonderful texture. hmmmm – can’t see it in the above photo…
  • I adhered this white panel to a card base of Mango Melody with liquid glue
  • I die cut three leaves using dies from Stitched Leaves dies – out of Granny Apple Green card stock
  • I had lying on my desk a wheat sheaf cut from the Sunflowers Dies – cut from  Crumb Cake card stock and lightly colored with Cajun Craze ink using a sponge dauber.
  • Assembly… the white panel is already on the Mango Melody card base. Adhere the Plaid Tidings 6×6 / Early Espresso panel with liquid glue. Attach the sunflower with dimensionals, then add the two lower leaves with liquid glue, then the third with dimensionals, slipping them under the flower. Add the wheat sheaf with liquid glue. Add the bow (using Gingham Ribbon in Bumblebee) with a glue dot.
  • The last step is the sentiment panel… I stamped the sentiment from Stitched Leaves stamp set in Early Espresso ink, then punched it out using the Rectangular Postage Punch. I adhered it to the card front with dimensionals. To give it some glam, I added several 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the card front was done.

Texture, glam, dimension – wow! Love this card!

The inside was super easy –

  • I stamped a leaf from the Sunflower Dies using the same process as the sunflower… using a sponge dauber and various inksGarden Green along the stem line, then Cajun Craze and Bumblebee. I used the outline die to cut it out.
  • I adhered a strip of adhesive sheet to the back of Mango Melody card stock then used a leaf die to die cut. Because it had adhesive on the back, I simply removed the backing and covered the already stamped leaf. This is the upper leaf.
  • With a scrap of Granny Apple Green card stock, I die cut another leaf from the Stitched Leaves Dies. This leaf has both embossing and is die cut! The same leaf that is on the front of the card.
  • Adhere both leaves with liquid glue to a panel of Whisper White and adhere this to the inside of the card with liquid glue.

    Celebrate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles

    Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Supply List

Thanks for stopping by.
May you have a beautiful day.
Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.
Card Cuts for today’s project
  • Mango Melody 8 1/2 x 4 scored at 3 1/2, 3 1/2 square for intricate sunflower die + scrap for inside intricate leaf die
  • Whisper White 8 3/8 x 3 3/8 (front), 1 1/2 x 2 (sentiment), 3 x 8 (inside), 3 1/2 square for sunflower, scrap for inside leaf
  • Granny Apple Green 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 – four leaves

    Celebrate Sunflowers + Love of Leaves Bundles

SU! Sep. Team Projects

Hi Everyone – it’s Saturday! It’s amazing what cool weather can do…this is that in-between season, before the leaves turn and fall – cool temps, absolutely perfect for sleeping, not quite cool enough for a fire in the fireplace though. We live in a ‘shore community’ and have lots of folks visit due to the many beaches. By now though, the beaches are OURS again….😁

Today I want to share a couple of team projects we created virtually ‘together’ last Sunday. We had been sent pictures and dimensions and instructions via email, but then created them via ZOOM. What a great tool ZOOM has become! Anyhoo – these are fun projects and primarily use the Celebration Tidings Bundle. The stamp set has stamps for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND Valentines!  Here are three of the projects…

Celebration Tidings Bundle and Poinsettia Petals


Isn’t this beautiful? Yep – the bag is empty – I had no candy to fill it, but the Celebrations Labels Dies create the ‘fold-over’ and background for the Poinsettia Dies. Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP was used for the ‘label’, Shaded Spruce for the leaves, a bit of Brushed Metallic for the berries, Cherry Cobbler for the poinsettia and the gorgeous Beaded Pearls to accent the center of the poinsettia. . The cello bag pictured here is a retired commodity (unfortunately)n but SU! has Mosaic Gusseted Cello Bags that are very versatile.



celebrations Tidings Bundle
Project #2


Project #2 is a Christmas card… Celebration Tidings Bundle, Stitched Rectangles Dies and Winter Snow 
Embossing Folder were the primary SU! items used. Another pattern from Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP was a major focus and I love how the Celebration Dies were used for a fold-over flap for a surprise addition. It was my personal addition of the Linen Thread bow and Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the card front. Let me share inside the flap and the card inside as well.


Celebration Tidings Bundle, inside flap

It was my decision to add the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP to the top inside of the die cut. And here’s my reasoning… When using the Blends to color, the stamping element, their is some bleeding through and I didn’t like the way that looked. I simply used the smallest die to cut a piece of DSP to cover the bleeding through. It makes it look more complete and professional to me. Now for the inside…

Celebration Tidings C’mas card inside
Project #2



I chose to do no coloring for the inside – I liked the simplicity, and no additional sentiment needed – lots of room for sharing a friendly update!






Project #3 is a fall card, again using the Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP and the Celebration Tidings Bundle.

Celebration Tidings Bundle, Fall
Project #3

Celebration Tidings Bundle, Fall
Project #3












Another gorgeous project! Plaid Tidings 6×6 DSP takes center stage again, but the stamped Celebration Die holds its own for sure. Colors here are Cinnamon Cider, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stocks. Blends used for coloring are Pumpkin Pie, Shaded Spruce. Markers used are Early Espresso and Bumblebee.

Thanks for letting me share our team projects! They are beautiful and it’s fun to gather, even if virtually, to encourage and learn from one another. Want to be able to do this? Join my team!

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  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock 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 card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock 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.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.
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  • Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.



SU! Beautiful Autumn Bundle

It’s Friday already – where did this week go? How was it – did you have a good week? We had lots of meetings this week, mostly virtual – and that’s OK. Being able to accomplish the goals is what matters. Ok – idle chatter… let’s get on with it shall we?

Today’s card is another fall one – a masculine birthday card. And it’s the DSP that really takes center stage, although… the Autumn Punch pack from the Beautiful Autumn bundle shows itself pretty well too. This is a CASE of a card I saw by another demo: Dawn Olchefske. Thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle

Let’s take a peek at how we made this card.

  • cut a rectangle with Stitched Rectangle Dies from  a 2 x 4 piece of Pumpkin Pie cs. SAVE the outside trim!
  • Using the wonderful Autumn Punch Pack, punch the leaves and acorn. And quick tip… align the right side of the punch with the paper and punch, then move to the left side and align the left sign and punch, then punch the center. And if it helps even more, lightly draw a center line that can be erased after punching.
  • Slip a DSP scrap behind it and adhere with liquid glue. There are so many possibilities in this Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP pack, but I definitely wanted masculine and this check fit that perfectly.
  • Mat on a layer of Early Espresso cs with dimensionals. But wait – some texture… I played around with several things, paper, various ribbons, even other DSP, but settled on this from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack. Layer and adhere with Stampin Seal then place on the Early Espresso cs.
  • Adhere another panel of Gilded Autumn DSP to the Early Espresso card base with liquid glue. (What I would do differently here… adhere DSP to Very Vanilla OR Pumpkin Pie layer, then to the card stock base.)
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment from the Best Year stamp set with Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla cs. Die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies.
  • Adhere both the sentiment panel and the Autumn Punch panel to the card using liquid glue.
  • For a bit of ‘glam’ and added texture – add the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the sentiment panel.

For the inside… and I really like how this turned out!

Beautiful Autumn Bundle – inside

  • Adhere the saved ‘trim’ from the Stitched Rectangle onto a panel of Very Vanilla cs, using liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set in Early Espresso ink.
  • Adhere the punched out leaves/ acorn (from the card front) with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the Very Vanilla panel to the card base – and voila – the card is complete.

For the envelope..

Beautiful Autumn

Beautiful Autumn Bundle

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May you have a beautiful day.
Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.
Card cuts:
  • Early Espresso 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 1 7/8 x 4
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 2 1/4 x is 6, scrap
  • Pumpkin Pie 2 x 4
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4, scrap 2 1/2 x 1 1/2

SU! Lots of Leaves Bundle

Hello again! The weather here in NJ is beginning to turn cool – and that means leavers are gonna fall…. and we have LOTS of trees on our property… which means raking, raking, raking. Before this sounds as though I’m in the complaint department – let’s look at today’s card – it’s an elegant fall card and it features the fabulous Love of Leaves bundle. Why a bundle? When purchasing a coordinating die set with a stamp set it’s 10% LESS when bought together – a great deal.

Love of Leaves Bundle #1

I started by choosing my paper – Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP. This guided me to Very Vanilla for a coordinating card stock (versus Whisper White). Thick Very Vanilla for the card base, Brushed Metallic 12 x 12 card stock to coordinate with the gold in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and Very Vanilla – that’s it for papers. I wanted the Brushed Metallic paper to create a bit of shadow for my leaf, so I die cut this gorgeous leaf from the center of the panel I had cut. This ‘hole’ is covered by both the Very Vanilla card base and the Specialty DSP on top – so no one knows (but you and me!). Here’s a picture of how it looks from the back side.

Love of Leaves – die cut from Brushed metallic

I die cut a rectangle using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and the 3rd smallest die from Very Vanilla cs and also die cut this gorgeous leaf from Very Vanilla at the same time. One of the special things about this bundle is how the leaves have an embossing portion that creates these wonderful impressions. OK… adhere the Very Vanilla leaf to the Brushed Metallic leaf using Stampin Seal. Adhere the leaf to the stitched rectangle with dimensionals. Then adhere this to the center of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP with liquid glue, and this to the Brushed Metallic and then onto the card base. Now all it needs is a double length of Linen Thread tied into a bow and attached with a glue dot.

Love of Leaves

For the inside, because this particular sheet of Specialty DSP coordinates with Mint Macaron, I added a panel as a layer to the card base. The Very Vanilla got special treatment along the left edge with one of the embossing dies in this die set. Then I stamped the sentiment in Mint Macaron ink. Adhere this panel to the mint Macaron and the card is complete.

Love of Leaves inside

For the envelope I used a strip of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to adhere to the envelope flap. For the card front I ’embossed’ a portion of one of the leaves from the die set. Elegant!

Love of Leaves Bundle #5

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Such a beautiful card and so EASY to do with this gorgeous bundle. One of the items that makes this card so simple to do is the new Metallic Plate that can be used with the new Cut & Emboss machine. Because the plate is metallic all over, once the die is placed on it, it doesn’t move!!! No need to hold it down with a sticky note or anything. It’s the best ever. So I’m going to show it on the product list, along with the die cutting machine, cuz these are ‘must haves’. Remember, when you shop with me and your order is over $50, you will receive a SU! item of your choice worth $10.

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SU! Autumn Greetings Bundle

The other day I participated in a blog hop and the theme was Fall Frenzy – cute name for our theme! I was ‘on a roll’ and made another fall-themed card – here ’tis…

Autumn Greetings Bundle

It is made using the Autumn Greetings stamp set with coordinating dies, Autumn Essential Dies. Aren’t these wheat stalks perfect? And the pumpkins…. Here’s the deets:

Begin with Thick Very Vanilla for your card base; add a layer of Cajun Craze cs with liquid glue. Die cut several wheat fronds with the Autumn Essential Dies out of Crumb Cake cs and sponge dauber them with either Crumb Cake or Cajun Craze inks. Die cut the pumpkins: for the larger one I used Mango Melody cs for the outline die and Pumpkin Pie cs for the detail die; for the smaller I used Pumpkin Pie cs for the outline and Cajun Craze cs for the detail. Once I glued the detail die cut to the outline die cuts with liquid glue, I used a sponge dauber and sponged them with Crumb Cake ink to give them that aged look, as if they have just come from the pumpkin patch. 🙂  I also die cut a circle from Cajun Craze and another from Early Espresso. The Early Espresso piece I ran through the Forever Greenery embossing folder for some added texture.

Autumn Greetings Bundle

Now to begin the layering… Adhere a strip of Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP to a strip of Cajun Craze and adhere to regular Very Vanilla panel with liquid glue. Adhere the circles with liquid glue to this strip.  Stamp the sentiment from the Autumn Greetings stamp set in Cajun Craze ink. Don’t you love this font? So fresh! Adhere the wheat fronds with liquid glue. I then took a short length of Braided Linen Thread and gently stretched it, pulling the threads almost apart. I attached this with a dab of liquid glue and placed the larger pumpkin over it that had dimensionals on the back. The smaller pumpkin also got dimesnionals. For the final touch I added several fun Artistry Blooms Adhesive- Backed Sequins.

Fun, fun… love all the texture and layers. And this can so easily be a masculine card if you need it to be. I often find it difficult to create a masculine card and I think this one fits that masculine category.

Autumn Greetings Bundle

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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

Card cuts for today’s card…

  • Thick Very Vanilla 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Regular Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4
  • Cajun Craze 4 1/8 x 5 3/8; 1 3/4 x 4; 2 3/8 circle
  • Early Espresso 2 12/4 circle
  • DSP 1 1/2 x 4

SU! Fall Frenzy Amy’s Inkin Krew Blog Hop – Aug ’20

Here we are for the “Fall Frenzy” of the awesome Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop… wait till you see the wonderful creations everyone has posted

Stitched Leaves Dies

We begin with Shimmer White card stock and do a watercolor wash with Soft Sea Foam using the new Water Painters. Set it aside to dry and do the die cuts: Crumb Cake for the largest leaf in the Stitched Leaves Dies, Soft Suede for the medium leaf from the StitchedLeaves Dies and Soft Sea Foam for the third and smallest leaf – this time from the Gathered Leaves Dies. The berries are die cut both from Whisper White and Shimmer White card stock using the Poinsettia Dies. I used my bone folder and the Stampin’ Pierce mat to follow along the main veins on each of the leaves to encourage ‘curling’ or ‘creasing’ to give them dimension.

Now that the wash is dry, let’s begin the layering… the two larger leaves go on first… I used glue dot in the center to hold them together then rolled glue dots to put one on a fold of the two side leaves. This holds them in place so they don’t flop. I added the smallest leaf also with a glue dot, then added the berry die cuts with liquid glue. When necessary I shorted stems to make them fit nicely. I stamped the sentiment from the Love of Leaves stamp set. Finally I added several; Elegant Faceted Gems to give the card a bit of sparkle. This panel was adhered to a Soft Sea Foam then dimesnionals added to the back. This was adhered to the Shimmery White card base.

Stitched Leaves Dies #2

For the inside I stamped the leaves in Soft Suede from the Forever Fern stamp set on a Whisper White panel. The sentiment comes from the Love of Leaves stamp set and is also in Soft Suede. This was adhered to another piece Soft Sea Foam then mounted to the card base. Voila! card is complete and gorgeous. I love the soft colors and the layering.

Stitched Leaves card (inside panel)

The stamps and dies for today’s card are mostly from the new Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, pages 49-50. Gathering Leaves is a returning stamp set and may be found in the Annual catalog. Need help locating these? Here is a link to the Mini Catalog:  20200804_AD_en_US


Card Cuts for today’s card:

  • Shimmery White 3 3/4 x 5 (front panel) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 cored at 4 1/4 + scraps for berries
  • Soft Sea Foam 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (front) 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside)
  • Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 (inside)
  • Scraps of Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Soft Sea Foam for leaves

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Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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SU! Love of Leaves Bundle

Fall is such a great time of year… and this card says ‘Fall’ all over it. This stamp/ die set is just so lovely – can be used for masculine cards for sure, which I sometimes have a hard time making. But this was so easy peasy and I love how it turned out.

Love of Leaves bundle #1

I kept the look really simple and clean, using the Stitched Leaves Dies as the main focus. Aren’t they stunning? What I especially like about them is the way they have a stitched border around the leaf die cut and the leaf embossing with another die. With one roll through that die cutting machine  I was able to cut the square with the Square Dies AND one set of leaves in Very Vanilla cs! The border color is one of the new In Colors – Cinnamon Cider – a gorgeous shade of golden brown. That was cut with a Square Scalloped Die. The rectangle for the largest leaf was die cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, again in Very Vanilla.

I adhered the Very Vanilla square with the leaf ‘hole’ to the Cinnamon Cider with liquid glue. The leaf itself I adhered with dimensionals. I set those aside While I worked on the Very Vanilla background. First I located where the leaf squares would be, then laid the sentiment from Love Of Leaves stamp set in place. I moved the squares off the piece and stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider ink. Then I ran it through the Tasteful Textures. embossing folder. This panel I adhered to a piece of Cinnamon Cider. I laid the leaf dies back on the textured Very Vanilla panel, glued on the squares and the rectangle with liquid glue. Then in the opening, I placed the leaves which had dimensionals on the back.

I put dimesionals on the back of the Cinnamon Cider panel and adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla card base.

Love of Leaves bundle

For the inside i stamped another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, stamping off twice, onto Very Vanilla cs in Cinnamon Cider. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in full strength in Cinnamon Cider. I should probably stamped the sentiment again ass the word ‘changes’ gets a bit lost in the leaf.. ugh.

Love of Leaves bundle #3


Using yet another leaf from the Love of Leaves stamp set, I stamped both the envelope flap and the front as well – in Cinnamon Cider.

This bundle can be found in the new Aug-Dec Mini 2020 catalog that goes live to customers Tue Aug 4. And when purchased as a bundle in lieu of individually, you save 10% I strongly encourage you to. put this on your wish list.

Bonus days are coming to an end soon – now through 3 Aug, just 3 days. That $5 coupon (s) should be eating a hole in your pocket… to use in Aug.


Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.

And when you order from me, please use my Aug host code to receive a SU! item worth $10 when your purchase is $50-$150. Sounds like another good deal, right?! It is…

August Host Code 


Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card made with love.

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Thick Very Vanilla – 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4 for the front; 3 3/4 x 5 for the inside + scraps for the die cuts
  • Cinnamon Cider – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 for the card front; 4 x 5 1/4 for the inside layer

SU! Gilded Autumn Suite

Hi Everyone – so excited to share today’s card. It is hot as blazes here on the East coast and just thinking fall makes me feel cooler… so here ya go…

Autumn Greetings stamp set
Autumn Punch Pack

SU! does such a great job of coordinating and this product line is no exception. The Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP is gorgeous AND there are a couple of papers in that pack that have these fun images of leaves and acorns. I used the Autumn Punch Pack to punch out a bunch of them. I also used a die set from last years catalog that is still available called Gathered Leaves Dies. They were used to die cut three leaves out of Mint Macaron that forms the beginning point of my wreath.

I’ll back up just a bit… Whisper White cs 4 x 5 1/4; die cut a circle with the Circle framelits (I used second to largest). This is your basis for the wreath! While I didn’t do it this time, I would suggest running this panel through the Subtle embossing folder to create a wonderful textured background. Then simply begin layering, beginning with those three die cut leaves. I used liquid glue to adhere all these, curling each one a bit as I went along. Once I completed the wreath, I made a fun bow with Linen Thread and attached that very sweet Acorn Trinket from the suite.  Next I took a piece of the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and cut it to fit behind the open circle. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso using the Autumn Greeting stamp set and adhered that panel with liquid glue. This was glued to a piece of Early espresso 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, then adhered to the Terracotta Tile card front (4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2). I adhered two Early Espresso strips to the card front and trimmed the ends. These were simply in my stash.

For the inside, I took a 3 3/4 x 5 panel of Whisper White and Mint Macaron ink to stamp the sweet leaves from the Autumn Greetings stamp set. This was adhered to another panel of Early Espresso cs 4 x 5 1/4 and glued in place to complete the card.

Autumn Greetings stamp set

The envelope got the same treatment of leaves for the card front and the flap got special detail. I ran the Early Espresso 2 1/4 x 6 through the Greenery embossing folder, glued in place on the flap and trimmed it to fit. Voila! Obviously I’m not mailing this one just yet… out of season. But it’s ready to send to someone special.

Autumn Greetings stamp set
Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP
Autumn Punch Pack

That’s it for today… remember it’s SU! Bonus Days during the month of July. For every $50 spent  in product,  receive a $5 coupon via email from SU! to spend in August. And when you purchase be sure to use my host code for Jul to receive a free SU! $10 item from me when you spend $50-$150. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use the host code (you’ll still receive my free gift though). SU! offers rewards toward products when your purchase is over $150.Bonus Days. Earn in July, spend in August.


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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


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