Gorgeous Leaves

Stampin Up Gorgeous Leaves

A few weeks back Buffy, Jackie and I had a Stamp Off Challenge called the Colors Of Fall.  I had made three different Fall cards for that challenge.  The first two I posted here and here.  This is the third card I made for that challenge.

This time I used a set of Stampin’ Up!® dies called Intricate Leaves.  These dies coordinate with the stamp set called Gorgeous Leaves (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle).  The only stamping I did on this card was the sentiment.

To make this card, I first used the background die called Stitched Greenery.  I love this die because it makes a beautiful background of stitched leaves.  I used it with a piece of Gray Granite card stock.  I adhered that to a Cajun Craze card base.

After that, I cut out the leaves using the Intricate Leaves Dies in Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Cajun Craze card stock.  I fanned them out and adhered them using Multipurpose Glue.  I stamped the sentiment from the Many Messages stamp in Garden Green Ink.  This stamp is one big, huge stamp that has nineteen different sentiments on it and a few tiny shapes.  It has a coordinating die (yes one die) that cuts out all the sentiments at once.  When I first got this stamp set, I stamped a whole bunch of sentiments in different ink colors and cut them all out at once.  Now I have a little container full of sentiments for when I need them.  I popped that up on my card using a couple of Dimensionals.

Rob and I had our first Halloween in our new house.  We didn’t really know what to expect so I bought a bunch of candy and waited.  No one was knocking on our door.  I looked out the window and there were some children out there with parents but none of them were coming by our house (yes, I did have my lights on).  Finally, I looked across the street and the woman who lives there was outside sitting in a chair.  Apparently in this neighborhood (or maybe it is because of Covid), if you aren’t outside they won’t come to your door.   Rob and I sat outside after that but we only ended up with a few trick or treaters.  I think we missed most of them.  I had a lot of candy left so I put them in a bucket next to the front door with a note for the delivery people (USPS, UPS, FedEx or Amazon) to help themselves.  Most did but some were looking at their little handheld computers and didn’t see the bucket.  Next year, we will sit outside! 

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2 thoughts on “Gorgeous Leaves

  1. Susan this is so beautiful!!. I love that leave die background, with the lovely leaves. It is a straight-forward, yet elegant card. I would not have thought to use a gray background, yet it is the perfect color


  2. This card is gorgeous, Susan! I love the leaves and that stitched background is so perfect with them! Feel free to send any left-over candy this way. (I don’t think it expires, though, so you could save it for next year…) Remind me to tell you the story of the Oatmeal Halloween. (Well, not really a story. I wouldn’t let Mike do it because I really didn’t want to clean egg off my house!)


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