Cards - Halloween & Fall

Beautiful Friendship Fall Birthday Card

The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is one of my very favorites! I used it to make a birthday card with fall colors. I also used one of the Heirloom Frames embossing folders:


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It is so sweet and feminine!

Here is the card recipe:


CARDSTOCK - Pretty Peacock for card base, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4".  5 1/4 x 4" Terracotta Tile for mat on the front. 5 x 3" Very Vanilla cardstock for embossing and stamping on the front.

STAMP SETS - Beautiful Friendship, Wonderful Moments (sentiment).

INK - Pretty Peacock, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz

TOOLS - Heirloom Frames embossing folder, multipurpose liquid glue or snail adhesive, Paper Trimmer, 

EMBELLISHMENTS - Pretty Peacock Scallop Linen Ribbon, Gingham Gala Sequins


Emboss Very Vanilla Piece with oval Heirloom Frame embossing folder.  Stamp flowers and leaves.  Stamp sentiment.

Wrap linen ribbon around the Terracotta Tile piece and adhere. Adhere T Tile piece to card base.  Adhere Very Vanilla piece on top. Add sequins and enjoy!! 

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Easy Card With Let it Ride!

This was one of the cards at a class in Binghamton this last weekend.  The Let it Ride stamp set is one that can be used for many occasions. I love images of the beautiful horses in this stamp set!  The NIght of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's twine goes so well with the Wood grain and Cherry Cobbler Papers.  Supplies and DIrections are below.

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Card base - Cherry Cobbler, 4 1/4 x 11" scored at 5 1/2" ; Whisper White for mat piece, 5 3/8 x 4 1/8"; Wood grain pattern from Pressed Petals specialty DSP; NIght of Navy for inside mat - 5 1/4 x 4"; Whisper White for inside sentiment - 5 x 3 3/4"' Whisper White scrap pieces for die cut pieces on front, Cherry Cobbler DSP for front, 1 1/2 x 4 1/4"


Let it Ride (page 154, Annual Catalog), Nature's Beauty


Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Night of Navy


Stampin' Trimmer, Die cut machine, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, multipurpose liquid glue, dimensionals, Light Crumb Cake Stampin' Blend Pen, mini glue dots.


Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.


Cut cardstock, DSP and Die cut pieces.  

Stamp Horse image in Soft Suede.  Stamp Tree (from Nature's Beauty) in Crumb Cake.  Stamp sentiment for front in NIght of Navy.

Adhere Whisper White mat piece, wood grain piece and Cherry Cobbler DSP to front.  Wrap baker's twine around twice and tie a bow.  Stabilize with glue dot.

Add dimensionals to back of die cut pieces (horse image and sentiment) and adhere to front.

For inside, adhere Night of Navy mat piece and then Whisper White piece.


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Pretty Card With Rooted in Nature

I love the versatility of this stamp set.  It is great to use this time of year on a card with Fall colors.  But, it's also wonderful for any time of year and used for anything from birthdays to sympathy cards.  

This card was made with soft colors, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede:

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Here's the stamp set (2 cases):

Rooted in nature stamp set

And the dies are fantastic too:

Natures roots dies


PAPER: 8 1/2 X 5 1/2" Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron scored at 4 1/4"; Crumb Cake, 5 3/8 x 4 1/8" for mat piece; Very Vanilla 5 1/8 x 3 7/8" for front and 5 1/4 x 4 for inside.

INK: Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride.

STAMP SET: Rooted in Nature.

TOOLS: Nature's Roots dies, Snail adhesive, Liquid glue, Mini glue dots, Die cutting machine.

EMBELLISHMENTS: Linen Thread, Gold Faceted Gems



Die cut Mint Macron leaves.  Stamp set of three leaves with Blushing Bride and die cut.  Stamp wood piece on card with Mint Macaron.  Stamp sentiment and leaves with Crumb Cake.  Wrap Linen Thread around front piece, and tie bow.  Add glue dot to stabilize.  Layer leaves and adhere to card.  Add Gem to center. Stamp inside piece and adhere to card. 


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3 Panel Z-Fold Card with Gather Together

This card is CASEd from Rachel Tessman.  It is so fun to make and so pretty!  

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And here is the inside, isn't it pretty with all the panels displayed?


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You get a full view of 6 inches of designer series paper! 

Here's what you need:


Card stock Pretty Peacock - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" scored at 1 1/2" and 4 1/4"

Card stock - Whisper White 1 13/16" (or just over 1 3/4") x 5 1/4" 

Card stock - scrap Sahara Sand for sentiment on front and Merry Merlot for behind sentiment.

scrap pieces for leaves.

Designer Series Paper - 6 " x 5 1/4" - cut into 3 sections of 2 3/4", 1 1/8", and 2 1/8"

Stamp Set:

Gather Together


Pretty Peacock, Merry Merlot


Linen Thread,


Snail adhesive, Multipurpose glue, mini glue dots, Gathered Leaves dies, Pretty Label punch


Adhere DSP on panels.  The largest piece (on the front) will not fit on the front fold. Only adhere it on the left side.  When the card is open and lying flat it will lay flat over the inside.

Stamp sentiment on white panel piece and adhere to card.

Stamp sentiment and punch out with Punch out two more pieces using Merry Merlot and layer behind stamped label piece.

Stamp largest leaf in Merry Merlot on Merry Merlot paper. Layer smaller leaves onto large leaf and adhere together.  Glue to card and add linen thread.





Silver and Blue Card With Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper

This card combines the simplicity of the punched pine trees with the beautiful photographic Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper. The paper is gorgeous and adds so much to the card!

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It's hard to tell in this picture, but the frame and solid color tree are made of silver foil.  here's what you need to make this card:


Card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" Seaside Spray card stock scored at 4 1/4"

Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4" for mat, 1 x 3 1/2" for sentiment;  5 1/4 x 4" for inside sentiment; scrap piece for stamped tree

Silver foil - 5 x 3 3/4"

Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, 4 3/4 x 3"



Feels Like Plaid


Night of Navy


Seaside Spray metallic ribbon

Holiday Rhinestones


Multipurpose glue, Snail adhesive, dimensionals

PIne Tree Punch


Adhere Whisper White mat to card base.  Punch out silver foil tree from foil where it won't show with the DSP over it.  Adhere DSP on silver foil piece.  Adhere ribbon around this piece and then glue onto Whisper White mat.  

Stamp plaid tree and then punch out.  Adhere trees to front.  Use dimensionals on silver foil tree.  

Stamp sentiment on 1 x 3 1/2" Whisper White piece.  Flag end and add dark blue rhinestones.  Pop up on card front with dimensionals.

Stamp inside Whisper White piece.

Here are a couple of more cards that are similar.  On these I've used the reverse side of the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper for the silver.

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Fall Card With Nature's Beauty Stamp Set

I love the Nature's Beauty stamp set.  Not only does it have detailed wildlife and plants and trees, but it's so versatile!  Use it for fall cards, or Christmas cards - even baby cards with that cute bunny!  This is a set you will want to purchase.  On top of it being a great stamp set, Stampin' Up! donates $3.00 of every sale toward Mental Health Organizations.

I've stamped the beautiful deer on an oval piece of Crumb Cake card stock and made it the focus of the card.  The sentiment is from Gather Together stamp set and the paper is Come to Gather Designer Series Paper.  Both are part of the Gather Together bundle featured on page 47 of the 2019 Holiday Catalog.


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Nature's Beauty, Gather Together.


Soft Suede card stock for card base - 4 1/4 x 11" scored at 5 1/2"; Crumb Cake for front image; floral Pretty Peacock DSP from Come to Gather DSP,  3 5/8 x 4 7/8"; Wood grain DSP from Come to Gather DSP, 2 7/8 x 4 3/8"; gingham DSP from Come to Gather, 1 1/2 x 4"; Crushed Curry card stock for sentiment, 2 3/8 x 5/8"; Scraps of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze for leaves; 5 x 3 3/4" Whisper White for inside of card.


Soft Suede.


  Oval Stitched Shape die; Gathered Leaves Dies; Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose glue, Dimensionals, Mini Glue dot.


Linen Thread, Crushed Curry thread.


Stamp deer on Crumb Cake card stock.  Cut out oval with Stitched Shape die.  Make a "V" cut in wood grain paper by snipping in the middle and cutting up to the upper point from both sides of end of paper.  Adhere DSP papers to front and then oval piece with deer.  Adhere leaves on with glue dots, as well as bow.  Stamp sentiment on Crushed Curry.  Adhere to top of card with dimensionals.


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Fall Hydrangeas With Simple Stamping

I've used the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper to make this pretty card.  I picked Pretty Peacock card stock and ink with Crushed Curry ribbon since it's almost fall.  I think the colors complement each other.

The birds are fussy cut from the DSP and layered on a small piece of Pretty Peacock card stock cut with a small Nested Label die.  The butterfly paper is from the Come to Gather DSP.  

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Here's what you need to make this card:


Thick Very Vanilla card stock for base, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"; Very Vanilla piece to stamp on, 5 x 3 3/4"

Pretty Peacock for mat piece on base - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8"; small piece to cut with Nested Label Die.

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (cut birds from)

Come to Gather Designer Series Paper (punch butterfly from)


Pretty Peacock, Granny Apple Green.


Nested Labels Dies, Butterfly Duet Punch, Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dot, Dimensionals (to adhere label birds are on), Paper snips.


Crushed Curry Crinkled Seam Binding, Scalloped Linen Ribbon in Pretty Peacock, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots.

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Finally...the 2019 Holiday Catalog is here! 

2019 Holiday Catalog


If you haven't seen it, you can download it by clicking on the Holiday Catalog icon on the right.  

There are so many beautiful products!  Creating cards for your friends and family with these beautiful products will be a treat!

If you don't have a catalog, and don't have a demonstrator, I would be glad to send you one.  Click on "Contact" in the bar above my blog.  Enjoy browsing through the Holiday Catalog!

Wedding Card With Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

Wedding bells are ringing in our family - time to make a card! 

I have been hanging onto this beautiful laser-cut specialty paper!  It's soooo pretty!  But, I decided, I need to use it.  It is Petal Pink on one side and White on the other.  Delicate and so appropriate for a beautiful wedding card.  There are 8 sheets, 4 each of 2 designs, and it's retiring!  It is guaranteed available until June 3rd.  Grab it while you can!

I also used two stamp sets for this card - the lovely Butterfly Gala stamp set and Butterfly Duet Punch, and the Stitched All Around stamp set for the sentiment on the front, and accompanying Stitched Labels Dies.  

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Very Vanilla card stock for base - 10 x 7", scored at 5" ; 4 x 4 piece for front sentiment; scrap pieces to stamp and punch out butterflies.

Petal Pink card stock 2 1/2 x 7" for edge on front to be cut with Delicate Lace Die.

Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, 7 x 5"

Petal Pink stampin' pad

Butterfly Duet Punch

Butterfly Gala stamp set

Stitched all Around stamp set

Stitched Labels Dies

Stamping Sponges

Fine Tip Glue Pen


Snail Adhesive



Adhere Laser-cut paper to Very Vanilla card stock base using Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Let dry and lightly sponge Petal Pink ink over some of the Very Vanilla card stock.  Stamp butterflies with Butterfly Gala stamp set using Petal Pink ink.  Punch out Butterflies with Butterfly Duet Punch.  Die cut Petal Pink strip with Delicate Lace die.  Adhere to front of card.  Run ribbon to cover seam where adhered.  Stamp sentiment and cut out with Stitched Label Die.  Adhere to front with dimensionals.  Adhere butterflies with fine tip glue pen.  Add decorative rhinestones to butterflies and adhere to card.  Finish inside of card as desired.