Category Archives: Fall

How to Change a Card Sketch Layout

Card sketches are great tools to use when planning and creating handmade cards.  Today I’d like to talk about how to change a card sketch layout and I’ve got two cards to share as an illustration. If you’ve been a reader of my blog for awhile, you’ll know that in the past I’ve done many blog posts on using card sketches.  They are a go-to tool in my card making tool box. … Read More »

How to Layer Elements on Handmade Cards

Do you struggle with knowing how to layer elements on your card projects?  Well, today I’m going to share some tips about how to layer elements on handmade cards.  The card projects I’m sharing use the Pick A Pumpkin Bundle (Wood 146024, Clear 146025) from the current Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  This is a great bundle to use for fall themed cards…Halloween, Thanksgiving, thinking of you, birthdays…you get the idea. How to… Read More »

Handmade Sunflower Greeting Cards with Painted Harvest

Fall is here…and when I think of fall, I think of sunflowers. I have two handmade sunflower greeting cards with painted harvest stamp set (144783) from Stampin’ Up!  You can find this fun to use stamp set in the new 2017 Holiday catalog. It’s easy to make handmade sunflower greeting cards with painted harvest stamp set.  This is a two-step stamp set, which means you create the stamped images with two different stamps.… Read More »

Easy Fall Card Creativity

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! It’s always fun to participate in card swaps with other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators.  Recently I participated in an awesome swap and there were two fall themed cards I received that I’d like to share with you.  Both cards use stamped images that aren’t limited to fall cards, but are great ones to use when you want to create a fall theme. The first card uses the good old… Read More »

Spooky Fun for Halloween

I’m really not much of a Halloween project maker, but there was one product in the Holiday Catalog that spoke “fun” to me that I had to have….Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies (141842).  I LOVED the tree and fence cut-outs, and saw uses for those far beyond Halloween themed cards. And, as long as I was purchasing the dies, I might as well get the coordinating Spooky Fun stamp set (142236).  Purchasing… Read More »

Fall Themed Cards Don’t Have to Have Leaves

Fall themed cards don’t have to have leaves on them to be a fall card.  The colors used on projects can also convey the feeling of fall, as you will see on the cards I’m sharing today.  Make sure to check out the simple technique I used on my second card. On my first card I used the color Cajun Craze to make the flower image seem fall-like. Project Notes:… Read More »

More Fall Card Making Inspiration, Part 2

Last week I shared some fall themed cards I made using  the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802, Photopolymer) and the coordinating Leaflets Framelits (138283). Well, today I have two more projects I’d like to share. I only used the framelits on these.   Here’s the first one.  This card uses non-traditional colors.  The color combination was inspired by two of the colors found in the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper… Read More »

More Fall Card Making Inspiration, Part 1

Today I have more fall themed creative card inspiration.  The cards in today’s blog post all use either the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802, Photopolymer) and/or the coordinating Leaflets Framelits (138283). I LOVE using these products when creating fall themed handmade cards.   Here’s the first card I made.   Project Notes: The leaves on this card are stamped with the Vintage Leaves stamp set, then cut out with the coordinating Leaflets… Read More »

Basket of Wishes Fall Themed Greeting Cards

When I first saw the 2016 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, there was one stamp set I knew I’d have to get right away…the Basket of Wishes stamp set (142200, Photopolymer).  I liked the sayings that the set contained, as well as the baskets and images.  The cards I have to share today all use this stamp set. Here’s the first card…simple but elegant. Project Notes: I used Copper Embossing Powder… Read More »

Fall Inspired Handmade Greeting Cards

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love all the rich colors found in nature this time of year!  There is one image in the Fabulous Flora Hostess exclusive stamp set that speaks “fall” to me.  I remember my mom having some artificial fall branches that she used in her fall decorating that were similar to the look of this image.  They had the “bulbs” on them.  Anyway, that’s… Read More »

More Swirly Bird Inspiration

On Monday I shared some cards that had been made by a demonstrator friend using the Swirly Bird stamp set (141749) and coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies (141497).  (You can find that post here.)  Well, I borrowed the stamp set and thinlits from her in order to create some of my own cards and I’m sharing them today. Here’s the first card….simple and sweet. Project Notes: The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits were what… Read More »

Fall Card Making Inspiration

Fall is a wonderful time of year.  I love the rich fall colors found in nature.  They provide such great inspiration for making cards.  In this blog post, I have some fall-themed handmade cards I’m excited to be sharing.   My first fall card was inspired by a layout I saw using a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set.  I modified my card so I could use a current Stampin’ Up! stamp… Read More »

Vintage Leaves Joy Fold Easel Card

Today’s Vintage Leaves card is the last one I have to share with you this month.  It was made by friend (and fellow demonstrator) Brenda Cardinal and is made exactly the same as the butterfly easel card that I shared on my blog last month.  (You can see the butterfly card here.) Project Notes: Brenda used the Vintage Leaves stamp set (138802) and the Leaflets Framelits Die (138283) to create… Read More »

Merry Everything Fall Card

The fall themed card I’m sharing today isn’t one that I created, but one that I received in a swap last July at the Stampin’ Up! Convention.  It was created by Brenda Sprenger and is absolutely gorgeous!!  I love all the texture and the fall like colors she used.  It’s really an elegant card!! Although I didn’t create this card, I’ve made a list of the Stampin’ Up! products that… Read More »