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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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May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.

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  6. Julie Johnston –
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  8. Sue Prather –
  9. Donna Leonard –
  10. Nicole Bloxom –
  11. Amy Koenders –

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…

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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.


Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card.


Triple Fold Card

Fun fold cards are just that – FUN to create! One of the best parts of card making is creating something for a special someone. Somehow for me, it’s easier to make a card when I have a reason for that card. This card is for that woman who is struggling with some health issues, is getting better but needs encouragement. Let’s take a look.



The card was created with a 12″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Pretty Peacock. Score it on the long side at 4 1/4″, 7 1/4″ and 10 1/4″. The elegant papers used to decorate this project were taken from the Come to Gather Designer Series papers in the Holiday catalogue shown on page 48. Here are the stats for the card cuts:

  • for the front and reverse side of that fold, 1 5/8″ x 5 3/8″, cut two, using one side for the front of the card and thew other side of the card stock for the reverse side.
  • for the next two sections, 2 3/4″ x 5 3/8″, cutting two. Again use alternating sides of the DSP for each section.
  • For the last section, 4″ x 5 3/8″. What I did here is slice off 1/2″ the long side, turn that small piece to the reverse side.

Adhere all pieces to the appropriate panels. That third panel could easily be a piece of plain card stock for writing a lovely note :o) ~ just sayin’. On the last panel I have used the 2nd (on mint macaron card stock) and 3rd (on whisper white card stock) largest dies in the Stitched Nested Labels set shown on page 92 in the annual catalogue to include a sentiment. That nice saying came from the Colorful Seasons stamp set shown on page 56 in the annual catalogue. I used another of it’s sayings on the second panel, stamped on a 1 1/8″ piece of mint macaron card stock. It was originally cut as a 4″ length, then I cropped it using the banner triple punch shown on page 186 in the annual catalogue.

The belly band is 1″ x 12″. You may find when you gently wrap it around the card, that it needs to be shortened a bit.  Do that before adhering together with snail. Then decorate the belly band. I used the beautiful whisper white 5/8″ Flax Ribbon found on page 174 in the annual catalogue and adhered that also with snail. Using the Gathered Together stamp set (pages 47 & 48 in the Holiday catalogue), I stamped that gorgeous large leaf and colored it with several stamping blends: Pretty Peacock,  Granny Apple Green and just a hint of Cherry Cobbler. (see the full range of colors available in the Annual Catalogue on page 179. I then cut it with the Gathered Leaves dies (pg. 47 HC) and adhered with snail.

Notice how Stampin’ Up! products can be used in so many different ways? They coordinate like no other products out there! If you would like to place an order, please use my host code that is good until Oct 31, 2019. If your order is over $150, don’t use the host code – get your own free products SU! offers! If your orders are $50 or more, you will receive a free product from me ~ doesn’t that seem fun?

May you have a beautiful day! Make someone happy by sending them a handmade card  <:o)



Colorful Seasons

Hi Folks! Amy Koenders posted pictures on her blog yesterday of team members cards they had prepared. I’ve had several questions about mine and since I hadn’t posted info about it – it seems appropriate to do so now.

Begin with Grapefruit Grove cardstock cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.

Using the stitched squares framelits, cut 3.

The large leaf in Colorful Seasons bundle was cut from Perennial Essence DSP, then the “topper” for that leaf was cut from copper foil and adhered using Tombow glue. Easy easy and it gives a gorgeous effect! Using your fingers, gently curl the leaves, cuz leaves are never flat, right? Adhere the leaf with dimensionals. I usually use at least two for a more secure holding. The cording was from the Nature’s Twine set, which is a bundle of four. I simply took my pick it tool and separated the threads to give this frayed look. Three little Metallic pearls were added for a bit of glamor. The sentiment comes from Gather Together, a brand new stamp set/ bundle in the Holiday catalogue, and was stamped in Gray Granite.

For the inside, I kept it really simple. The leaf was again cut from the Perennial Essence paper and adhered with Tombow glue. The envelope was decorated using stamps from the Gather Together stamp set – Grapefruit Grove for the pumpkins and Gray Granite for the sheaf spray on the front.

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Aug blog hop – Fall Frenzy

This month Amy’s Inkin’ Krew is doing a blog hop titled Fall Frenzy – so a fall card was created by each team member. If you have come from the blog of the amazing Jaimie, she has done a beautiful job.

This card was definitely a work in progress and while I’m not convinced it’s my best, it was still fun to do. Sponge daubers were used to create the sun and sky: Crushed Curry, Blueberry Bushel, Pumpkin Pie, even a little Flirty Flamingo. The sky is so FULL of color in real life and the idea was the beginning of a sunset.

The tree is from the wonderful Rooted In Nature stamp set and matching dies. I applied inks directly to the stamp, again using daubers: Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze along the edges of the leaves; Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz were also used for the leaves. Trees are NEVER just one color. :o) Early Espresso was used on the trunk and highlighting the branches in the tree. (I love how the branches really do show through.) After stamping the tree, it was cut out using the matching die. The branch was cut using the Seasonal Layers dies that go with Colorful Seasons stamp set. The leaf was die cut on a piece of Perennial Essence DSP, then a coordinating die cut in copper foil was adhered to that. I curled the leaves, cuz leaves are never flat.

Before placing the tree, I tore another piece of the Perennial Essence paper to create a scene of grassy hillside. The tree was placed on dimensionals, then the branch had dimensionals just on the largest part and Tombow glue was used to adhere the branch to the tree. This creates even more dimension, the larger tree in the distance, the branch in the forefront. Then I placed the leaf.

As this card was created for a gentleman friend who has had some health challenges lately, the sentiment from Rooted In Nature was used and stamped in Blueberry Bushel. The sentiment probably should have been placed above the grassy hillside, but once it was on, well, it was on.

The inside also has a stamped leaf, again using the Perennial Essence papers and the Colorful Season stamp set. Because I want to write a special note, no sentiment was used. It’s very simple. You can also see part of the envelope and the leaf adhered. That leaf is from the Nature Roots dies that coordinate with Rooted in Nature stamp set.

If you want to see the previous blog, please use the appropriate “sign”, otherwise move on to the next blog to see what else has been created by this amazing team. Thanks for stopping by. May you create a beautiful day for someone!

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