Nature’s Poem has beautiful fall leaves

I got this paper, but wasn’t sure I’d really like it. Yes, I do that a lot, especially when Stampin’ Up! has their designer series paper sales. It turned out, I now love this paper! This is my first card with it, but I already have several others planned with other pieces of the DSP!

This is my last card using the final supplies from my Paper Pumpkin “Layered Leaves” kit. It turns out I had way more Gold leaves that I realized so I created a card just for them. Here’s today’s card.

I added a few more leaves die cut in in Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Tranquil Tide with the new Stitched Seasons framelits from last month’s promotion (hope you got them because they are so useful!!). The saying is from the kit and stamped using the Cajun Craze ink spot. The card base is Cajun Craze and the beautiful leaf montage is from the Nature’s Poem DSP. Isn’t it gorgeous? And the center frame is actually the back side of the leaf pattern! I wrapped a piece of Tranquil Tide thick twine around the card, and I was finished! Very simple but a stunning card, at lease I think. What about you, do you like the way it turned out?

Here’s the additional supplies I used to make this kit:

Thanks for stopping by today.Tomorrow I’ll show you some of the beautiful fall things from the Stampin’ Up! catalogs that will help you create beautiful fall and Thanksgiving cards!

And I couldn’t stop myself creating with my leftover Paper Pumpkin kits! Next week, I’ll show you the cards I created with my “May Good Things Grown” kit from March-2018. Happy stamping this weekend!


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How do you make a 3×3 cards into regular fall card?

Actually very easily! The Paper Pumpkin “Layered Leaves” September-2017 kit supplies were for eight 3″x3″ cards and matching envelopes to accompany a matching gift box. But what if you didn’t need 3″x3″ cards (they don’t meet the U.S. post office minimum size for mailing..hmm)? Turn them into beautiful regular size cards! That’s what I’ve been doing for this week’s cards.

Today’s card uses the actual 3″x3″ card opened up and adhered to the front of my card.  I cut apart the matching envelope (it had a beautiful Calypso Coral wash) to make the bands on both sides of the Soft Suede card! Here’s the card:

Wait, how’d did I do that? I carefully pulled the envelope apart and then cut two strips from the center of it. The left side was about 1″ wide and the right side was about 3/4″ wide and  cut 5-1/2″ long to fit my card. These pieces were just wide enough so that the Soft Suede card would cover the edges and look like the Calypso Coral pieces went across the entire card. Since you don’t see the middle, I had enough paper from the envelope for my card.

The card base is Very Vanilla, as is the the greeting tag. I layered the tag on a Cajun Craze piece, both die cut with my Layering Circles dies. I used my Gold Wink of Stella pen to highlight the embossed design on the card. The leaf was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with Copper Emboss powder. I had some beautiful sheer organza ribbon from long, long ago (not Stampin’ Up!) that seemed to fit the card perfectly. I saw a number of cards from other crafters that used the card base for their cards so I combined several ideas into one for my CASE.

Here’s the extra Stampin’ Up! supplies I used to make this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. What do you think about this card redesign of a 3″x3″‘ card? Tomorrow’s card combines other pieces from this Paper Pumpkin kit with the beautiful Nature’s Poem DSP in the annual catalog. Stop by to see what I created!
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Wood Textures just perfect for fall cards!

I’ve had my Wood Textures DSP for quite a while, but haven’t used it yet. But fall colors and cards seemed a great way to use some of that paper. I used two different wood textures to make these full size cards using the Paper Pumpkin “Layered Leaves” from my September 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit.

I used a Very Vanilla cardbase with both cards, but a different underlay of cardstock to match the wood texture paper. The card on the left is a darker wood so I layered it over Early Expresso. The one on the right was a lighter wood so it’s layered over Chocolate Chip, although you could also use Soft Suede. The kit’s leaves are stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gold Emboss powder. The leaves and tag’s greeting were stamped with Early Espresso ink (included in the PP kit).  I added a band of burlap ribbon to each, and on the right side, I added gold metallic thread wound around it. I would have added it to the other card, but it was completely assembled before I thought of it. These would make beautiful Thanksgiving cards, but also “thank you” or fall birthday cards.

Here’s the extra supplies I used (other than my September-2017 Paper Pumpkin kit supplies):

Thanks for stopping by today. I have more cards this week using this Paper Pumpkin kit. If you haven’t used yours yet, time to pull it out and get creative! Happy stamping!


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Oh my, it’s fall already? How about a card to celebrate?

Well, yes and no. September is traditionally the beginning of fall, but not in Texas with our temperatures still in the high 80’s. And we still have to get through hurricane season…September is usually the most active month for Texas bound hurricanes. Fingers crossed that we escape them this year.

I decided to pull out my unused fall Paper Pumpkin kits (yes, I’m behind but catching up!) to get into the fall season spirit since it seems a little too early for me to do Christmas holiday cards. This week’s cards are versatile enough to work for fall birthdays, thanks you and even Thanksgiving cards by just varying the greetings.

Today’s card was inspired by the FMS352 sketch and I used the remaining pieces of my September 2017-Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit (I used all the other pieces in my cards for this week). It’s a square card which I tend not to do, but I liked the sketch and knew just what to do, just not the final colors.

I made it three ways, varying the card base color. I even asked my dear sweet hubby which one he thought was the better combination which I do occasionally. More on his suggestion later. Here are my 3 cards.

The first one used a Cajun Craze cardbase with the Mossy Meadow and a piece of the Crumb Cake card from the kit. I dry embossed it with the new Tufted TIEF.

The second one used a Very Vanilla card base with the Mossy Meadow frame under the Crumb Cake card from the kit. It was also embossed with the Tufted TIEF.

The third one used a Fresh Fig card base and the Mossy Meadow frame under the embossed Crumb Cake.


My husband’s suggestion? He liked the Crazy Cajun one best, then the Very Vanilla. He didn’t think the “purple and green go together” – LOL…he’s left brain kinda guy. But I had to agree with him, I liked the Cajun Craze card best. What about you, which is your favorite combination?

Here’s the supplies I used, many of them are retired. But there are number of new fall items in the annual and holiday catalogs you can instead to make these cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Last minute reminder for Halloween treat containers!

And don’t forget the wonderful Holiday Catalog is here – oh my, what incredible things are in store for you!


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