Friday, November 15, 2019


This card features Stampin' Up! Products.

The bottom mat for this A2 size card made  was cut from Cajun Craze CS.

The top mat was cut from Crushed Curry CS and embossed using the Quilted Top Embossing Folder.

The 3 sprigs were cut from Pumpkin Pie CS using the Sprig Punch.

I had some leaves from last year's fall Paper Pumpkin Kit - Layered Leaves - so I stamped them all with the Leaf Stamp from that kit, using Cajun Craze Ink, and then used a Sponge Dauber to color the leaves using Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango Inks.   I used the leaf die from Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the leaf shape.

The sentiment is from the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit "The Gift of Fall" and was stamped with Cajun Craze Ink on a scrap of Whisper White CS and then cut using one of the Smooth Sailing Dies.  It was popped up with Dimensionals.

The leaves and sprigs were tucked under the sentiment after applying Tape Runner on the backs..  But the tips of the leaves were also popped up with Dimensionals.

The bow was made from leftover ribbon from the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit "The Gift of Fall" and attached with Glue Dots.

The layers were attached together and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

These two A2 size cards feature the Gathered Leaves Dies from Stampin' Up!

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For this 1st card the bottom mat was cut from Granny Apple Green CS and the top mat was cut from Cajun Craze CS and then embossed using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

The leaves were cut from Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Peekaboo Peach and Terracotta Tile CS using the 3 dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies.  The edges were colored with Sponge Daubers using Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze Inks.

The sentiment is from the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit "The Gift of Fall" and stamped in Cajun Craze Ink on a scrap of Whisper White CS and then cut out using one of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.  It was popped up with Dimensionals.

I cut a thin circle out of scrap paper using two of the Layering Circles Framelits and popped it up with Dimensionals to use as a guide in laying out the leaves, which were attached to the circle using Tape Runner and Glue Dots.

I added a bow made with Lemon Lime Organza Ribbon.

The mats were attached to each other with Tape Runner and then to a White Card Base.


For this 2nd card the bottom mat was cut from Cajun Craze CS and the top mat was cut from a Crumb Cake card base in my stash from the July 2019 "On My Mind" Paper Pumpkin Kit.

The leaves were cut from Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green and Cajun Craze CS.

The bow was made using the ribbon from the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

The Crumb Cake Card Base was also from my stash, leftover from the "To You & Yours" Paper Pumpkin Kit.

This card was assembled the same as the card above.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

This card was inspired by the August Paper Pumpkin Kit "The Gift of Fall" from Stampin' Up!.

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The bottom mat was cut from Pretty Peacock CS.
The top mat was cut from Crumb Cake CS.
The rectangle piece was cut from Pretty Peacock CS using the Stitched Rectangle Framelits.
The reddish circle die and the transparent "berry" vellum pieces were from the Paper Pumpkin Kit.

The leaves were cut from Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, and Crushed Curry CS using the Gathered Leaves Dies and then sponged with coordinating inks along the outside edges.

Using the Sprig Punch I cut one each from Island Indigo, Cherry Cobble, and Crushed Curry CS.

The sentiment is from the Paper Pumpkin Kit and was stamped in Merry Merlot Ink on Whisper White CS and the circle was cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits.

Assemble as show onto a White Card Base.  The tips of the leaves and the sentiment circle were popped up with Dimensionals the other pieces were attached with Tape Runner.

I added a few self-adhesive Gold Sequins on the front that also came in the PP Kit.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

This card was inspired by the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit - The Gift of Fall - from Stampin' Up! and feature the multicolored tag piece from the kit and leaves cut using the Gathered Leaves Dies.

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For this card a standard size bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4") was cut from Crushed Curry CS.

The top mat was cut at 5-1/4" x 3-3/4"  from Mossy Meadow CS and then embossed using the Corrugated Embossing Folder.  (When using this embossing folder on a top mat you need to adjust the length of your cardstock by an extra 1/4"to 1/2" - the resulting piece can than be trimmed to the typical 5" length)

The multicolor tag piece from the kit was attached to the top mat with Tombow Glue as shown.

The leaves were cut from Pretty Peacock, Rose Red, and Daffodil Delight CS using the Gathered Leaves Dies and then I used a Sponge Dauber to darken the edges using  Pretty Peacock, Merry Merlot, and Crushed Curry inks.

The sentiment is from the PP Kit and was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White CS using Crushed Curry Ink.  The ends were flag cut using the Triple Banner Punch..

The sentiment was popped up with Dimensionals.

For the leaves I used one Dimensional on the tip of each leaf and then applied Tape Runner on the stem ends of the leaf and inserted them under the sentiment.

I added a piece of Crush Curry Stitched Satin Ribbon down the end side of the Top Mat and then attached the top mat to the bottom mat using Tombow Glue.

The finished piece was attached to a White Card Base with Tape Runner.

Lastly I added some adhesive backed Yellow Enamel Shapes to the banner.

Friday, November 8, 2019

These 2 cards were inspired by the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit - The Gift of Fall - from Stampin' Up! and feature the multicolored tag piece from the kit and leaves cut using the Gathered Leaves Dies.


For this first card a standard size bottom mat was cut from Blackberry Bliss CS and then embossed using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  

The multicolor tag piece from the kit was attached to the bottom mat with Tape Runner as shown.

I cut a circle out of Whisper White CS using one of the scalloped dies from Layering Circles Framelits and embossed it using the Subtles Embossing Folder.

The leaf was cut from Island Indigo CS using one of the Gathered Leaves Dies and I applied some Pretty Peacock Ink with a Sponge Dauber to darken the edges.

The sentiment is from the PP Kit and was stamped on a scrap of Crushed Curry CS using Blackberry Bliss Ink.  The ends were flag cut using the Triple Banner Punch..

I applied one of the vellum die cuts from the kit to the circle using glue dots.  Then popped up the Leaf with Dimensionals.

The sentiment was attached with Tombow Glue.

The finished piece was attached to a White Card Base with Tape Runner.

Lastly I added some adhesive backed Gold Sequins that came with the kit.

This card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest by Kelly Acheson.


On this similar second card the bottom mat was cut from Pretty Peacock CS and embossed like the card above.  

The leaf was cut from Merry Merlot CS and the edges daubed with Merry Merlot Ink and popped up with Dimensionals.

The sentiment was stamped in Pretty Peacock Ink on a Crumb Cake Label that came with the kit and was popped up with Dimensionals.  The edges were daubed with the same color ink.

The circle was cut from a piece of leftover corrugated white paper that came in the Sentimental Rose Paper Pumpkin Kit and was popped up with Dimensionals.

I attached a white bow with gold edging and several adhesive backed Gold Sequins.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

These 2 cards were inspired by the August 2019 Paper Pumpkin Kit - The Gift of Fall - from Stampin' Up! and feature the multicolored tag piece from the kit and leaves cut using the Gathered Leaves Dies.

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For this first card the standard size top mat was cut from Merry Merlot CS and then embossed using the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.  The standard size bottom mat was cut from Old Olive CS.

The leaves were cut from Island Indigo, Merry Merlot and Crushed Curry CS.  The 2 sprigs were cut from Old Olive CS using the Sprig Punch.

The multicolor tag piece from the kit and the sprigs were attached to the top mat with Tape Runner.

The sentiment is from the PP Kit and was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White CS and cut using one of the Smooth Sailing Dies.

The sentiment and the leaves were popped up with Dimensionals as shown.

I added a Twine bow to the bottom of the top mat.

The top mat was attached to the bottom mat, and then the finished piece was attached to a White Card Base with Tape Runner.

On this second card the top mat was cut from Island Indigo CS.  The bottom mat from Old Olive CS.

The leaves were cut from Rose Red, Island Indigo, and Old Olive CS.

The sentiment was stamped in Rose Red Ink.

The leaf clusters were from the kit - but I flipped them over and colored the backs of them with Crushed Curry Ink.

Lastly I attached 3 of the adhesive back Gold Sequins from the kit in the corners of the card.


Wednesday, November 6, 2019

This card is an quick and easy alternative that I made inspired by the August Paper Pumpkin - The Gift of Fall & Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle from Stampin' Up!


For the top mat for this card I trimmed one of the Cards from the Add-On Bundle as shown.  The standard size bottom mat is cut from Merry Merlot CS.

I stamped the top mat with the berry stamp from the PP Kit in Merry Merlot Ink as shown.

The 2 green leaf branches are leftover pieces from The Sept. 2017 Layered Leaves PP Kit and were attached with Tape Runner as shown.  One of my favorite things about the Paper Pumpkin Kits is that there are generally lots of leftover bits and pieces that can be saved for other projects such as this one.

The 2 leaves were cut from Daffodil Delight CS using the Gathered Leaves Die Set.  I used a Sponge Dauber with Pumpkin Pie Ink to shade the leaves & edges. They were partially attached with Tape Runner.   I didn't put any adhesive on the tips so that I could slightly lift the leaves for some added dimension.

The sentiment is from the PP Kit and was stamped  on a scrap piece of Whisper White CS and cut with one of the label dies from the Smooth Sailing Die Set.  It was popped up with Dimensionals.

The completed top piece was attached to the bottom mat and then to a White Card Base with Tape Runner.

Lastly I added a couple of Gold Sequins from the PP Kit.



Monday, November 4, 2019

This card is an alternative that I made inspired by the August Paper Pumpkin Kit - The Gift of Fall - by Stampin' Up!

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I cut a standard top mat for this card from Whisper White CS.  The standard bottom mat was cut from Cajun Craze CS.

I started stamping by using the wheat cluster stamp from the Gather Together Stamp Set using Cajun Craze Ink.

Then I stamped the leaf cluster from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set in Sahara Sand Ink.

Next I stamped the berry stamp from the Gift of Fall PP Kit in Pretty Peacock Ink and colored the berries using the Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends Set.

For the dots on the background I used the Dotted stamp from Gather Together in Pretty Peacock Ink.

The sentiment is from the Gift of Fall PP Kit and was stamped on Whisper White CS and cut out with one of the scalloped dies from the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I cut a larger scalloped oval from the same die set using Pretty Peacock CS and attached the 2 pieces together with Tombow Glue.  It was popped up in the corner as shown using Dimensionals.

The leaves were from a stash I made in various colors.  I explained the process for the Orange leaf in my post yesterday.

The Pretty Peacock leaves were made cut with one of the Gathered Leaves Dies using Pretty Peacock CS and a Sponge Dauber to shade the edges with Pretty Peacock Ink.

I attached a Dimensional to the end tips of the 3 leaves, applied Tape Runner to the stem end and arranged them as shown.

For the bow I used a scrap of ribbon left from the Hugs from Shelli PP Kit.

I attached the top mat to the bottom mat and then to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

These two cards are alternatives that I made using pieces and the sentiment stamp from the August Paper Pumpkin, The Gift of Fall, from Stampin' Up!, supplemented with other items from my stash.  These 2 cards feature the White Tag, the Berry Branch Stamp, and Sentiments from the kit.

The standard top mat for this card was cut from Cajun Craze CS, the standard bottom mat was cut from Peekaboo Peach CS.

I stamped the White Tag from the kit with the Berry Branch Stamp from the kit using Cajun Craze Ink and then colored the berries with the Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Set.

Next I cut a 2 inch strip from Peekaboo Peach CS, ran it thru the Big Shot using the branch folder from the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Set and flag cut the end using the Triple Banner Punch.  I used a Sponge Dauber to lightly color the raised portions with Cajun Craze Ink.

I had some leaves from last year's fall Paper Pumpkin Kit - Layered Leaves - so I stamped them all with the Leaf Stamp from that kit, using Cajun Craze Ink, and then used a Sponge Dauber to color the leaves using Cajun Craze and Tangerine Tango Inks.   I used the leaf die from Seasonal Layers Thinlits to cut the leaf shape.

The sentiment is from The Gift of Fall kit and was stamped on Whisper White CS using Cajun Craze Ink and the ends were flag cut.

The 2 flagged pieces were attached to the Top Mat as shown using Tape Runner.

The 3 leaves and sentiment were popped up as shown with Dimensionals.

The Top Mat was attached to the Bottom Mat and then the completed card front was attached to a White Card Base using Tape Runner.



This 2nd card is very similar to the first with the following changes:

The standard bottom mat was cut from Merry Merlot CS.  I did not use a top mat.

I stamped the White Tag from the kit with Merry Merlot Ink and colored the berries with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.  

The embossed tab was cut from So Saffron CS.

I used my Sprig Punch to cut 2 sprigs each from scraps of Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler CS.

The leaves were cut using the Gathered Leaves Dies from Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobble CS and then I used a Sponge Dauber to darken the edges  with Crushed Curry and Cherry Cobbler Inks.

The sentiment is from the Gift of Fall PP Kit and was stamped with Crushed Curry Ink and then cut out with a die from the Smooth Sailing Die Set.  The edges were shaded using a Sponge Dauber and Crushed Curry Ink.

I attached the 2 flagged pieces to the mat first with Tape Runner.

Then the Sentiment was popped up with Dimensionals.

I attached a Dimensional to the tip of each of the leaves and used Tape Runner on the stem end and arranged the leaves as shown.

The sprigs were attached with Tape Runner.

Friday, November 1, 2019

I have spent quite a bit of time working on fall cards this past month.  These two cards are alternatives that I made using pieces and the sentiment stamp from the August Paper Pumpkin, The Gift of Fall, from Stampin' Up!, supplemented with other items from my stash.  These 2 cards feature the Yellow Wreath Die Cut, the Thanksgiving Stamp, and Ribbon from the kit.

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For this first card I started by using one of the scalloped circle dies from the Layering Circle Framelits to cut the edge on the yellow circle in the kit.

Next I stamped a standard top mat (5" x 3-3/4") of Crushed Curry CS with the Hardwood Stamp using Crushed Curry Ink.

I used my Sprig Punch to cut 3 sprigs from Merry Merlot CS.

I popped up the yellow circle onto the stamped top mat using Dimensionals, and then tucked the sprigs underneath the circle as shown, using Tombow Glue.

The sentiment is from the Paper Pumpkin Kit and was stamped in Crushed Curry Ink on a scrap of Whisper White CS, then I flag cut the ends using the Triple Banner Punch, and popped it up with Dimensionals.

I added a bow made with the ribbon that came in the kit.  And lastly added a couple of Gold Rhinestones from the kit.

The finished top mat was attached to a standard bottom mat (5-1/4" x 4"), cut from Merry Merlot CS,  and then attached to White Card Base, using Tape Runner.



This second card is very similar, except I used Whisper White CS for the top mat.

The 2 sprigs were cut from So Saffron CS.

And the bow was made using Crushed Curry Stitched Satin Ribbon.