149 posts categorized "Autumn"

Maple Symphony of Copper
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  Today's card features the beautiful Maple Symphony craft die, along with the Wrapped Stitched Rectangles by Open Studio.  It's a super easy and fun card to make!


I started off with the Wrapped Stitched Rectangle set.  This is such an easy way to create layers, as they are perfectly nested automatically!  Using kraft card stock, I die cut one each out of the two largest in the set.  


I then die cut the Maple Symphony onto the smaller of the two kraft pieces.  This creates the top of the card with see-through windows showing through to a copper card stock underneath.  The copper card measured 3.75" x 5" which is just large enough to show a border between the two kraft pieces.  


I could have left it here, as the copper leaves stand out against the kraft card stock, but I thought it would be neat to add a little more "bling" to the leaves themselves.  I decided to die cut the Maple Symphony out of copper colored foil card stock (see below). 


These foiled leaves add a very subtle contrast between the dull copper border and the shiny coppery leaves. I simply inlaid them by gluing them into the negative spaces.  Inlaying is one of my favorite techniques.  It's fun, and I always love the results.


To finish off the card, I glued the top to the card base, and then die cut a Wrapped Stitch Rectangle for a tone-on-tone look with dimension on the inside.  A small leaf from scraps was glued to carry the leaf theme through to the inside. 


Thank you for stopping by the blog today, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Floral Signature copy







Happy Pumpkins
by Marybeth Lopez


Hello friends! Marybeth Lopez here today , sharing this group of fun and happy pumpkins from Poppystamps. These Haunting Pumpkins.... just look kinda happy to me and make a great Halloween Card or for someone with a birthday in October, keep the face off and perfect for fall.


This was a simple card to make if you don't make a mistake (haha). Like I did.

The Happy Halloween clear stamp is also from Poppystamps called Halloween Ingredients.


After diecuttig the pumpkins I used  Oxide ink  and my blending brush to blend in the two colors.  Not sure if you can see but I added bit of two sided tape on my glass mat so that the pumpkins would stay in place, when I blended the ink. If I left inside the negative the sides would still be white. 


So, I decided to add a bit of shimmer and blended two colors. When I was all finished with my card I dropped it in the pool of shimmer ink. It was all over the back side. I ended up cutting the back off and trimming down the front of the card then just added it to a new card base. Happy Save :)


For the front of my card I used striped patterned paper from memory box called Garland Stripes and Dots.


Hope you have a happy week and wonderful Halloween .  Have you ever had a happy save?


Take care and God bless!





by Michele K. Henderson



Hello Poppystamps Friends!

If you're like me, you have some great things in your life to be thankful about. You have great people be thankful for too. So how about saying THANKS in a bold and graphic way with an easy breezy CAS card? Take a look.


This CAS card features bright, colorful leaves against a crisp white background, and it's a quick way to put a smile on someone's face too! I started with a clean, white cardstock card base, added a little border, then cut the Thanks Outline in black and white.


I used the Maple Symphony die to create a handful of brightly colored leaves and arranged them on my card front to appear as if they were tumbling down. I originally thought I would make the leaves in traditional autumn colors, but then I thought, be BOLD! Live your life in color! 


When it's finished, you'll have a bright explosion of color. Add more leaves if you like, or only add one for a dramatic look. I know just who I am sending this card to, and THAT is another reason to be thankful.


Enjoy these beautiful, colorful days of Autumn, count your blessings, and give thanks!




Spooky Party
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Poppystamps Friends!

It is spooky party time, so I created a fun little spooky invitation just for you! I used the Proper Brick House to create Spook Central with some of our super cute whittle characters. Take a look!


I started with one of my favorite background panels, the Wrapped Stitch Rectangles from Memory Box. Then I cut the Proper Brick House out of black cardstock, and added grey pieces for the bricks. The grey house is one large rectangle shape that I had to trim very precisely to fit inside the edges of the house. That was the tricky part. 


I cut the windows and door out of yellow and orange, and did a little piece work with my craft tweezers for all the tiny details.


I added tiny little details to bring the Whittle Monsters to life, like tiny pieces of cardstock for the mouth and eyes.


I love the way all these little Whittle characters came together! The Monsters fit right in to the windows and doors, and the tiny Mummy and his cat are arriving for the fun! The Whittle Clouds and Whittle Pumpkins are the perfect size too!


These spooky friends are ready for a socially distanced spooky night, whatever that looks like this year! Have a Happy Halloween and keep haunting!






Creep It Real
By Jeanne Jachna


Can you believe it's October already?  My neighborhood always goes all out for Halloween.  I think there are as many decked out homes for Halloween here as you will find dressed up for Christmas.  I'm adding a little at a time.. I've already got pumpkins and home grown gourds on the front porch.  I'm hoping the weather holds up so we can take a trip to the farm stand soon for hay bales and corn stalks. 


My favorite type of card uses a color block technique.  This is usually just a panel made of strips of colorful card stock.   This card starts with the background panel of aqua and green card stock.   I cut the Twisted Oval tree from black card stock and then adhered it to a purple card stock oval.  I trimmed the bottom portion of the purple oval before adhering it to the card base so the green "grass" strips show through the scene.  


I stamped the sentiment from Halloween Fun along the bottom edge of the card and added a Pointed Oval Frame around the Twisted Tree Oval. 


Now for the fun part.. EMBELLISHING!  I  added a Whittle Monster Mummy and Kitty, a Pile of Pumpkins and some Whittle Ghosts to finish the scene.   So spooky right?   You can customize your scene with any of the cute characters available in the Poppystamps Halloween Collection! 


I don't know if there will be trick or treating this year.  I'm making sure to send some cards with a little "green" tucked inside to my favorite little haunts!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x  5.5"


Pile of Pumpkins
by Candice Crawford


Hi there crafty friends! Today I am sharing an autumn card using the new Pile of Pumpkins die set from the Poppystamps new release.  Today's card is another one of my clean and simple designs. I paired the pumpkins with the adorable Country Garden Wheelbarrow dies to create the perfect autumn scene. 


The background of the card is made using my Distress Oxide Inks in Mustard Seed, Abandon Coral and Walnut Stain. These blend of colors make the perfect autumn sunset for a great fall theme card. 


The sentiment comes from the the Pumpkin Patch stamp set and pairs perfectly with the Pile of Pumpkins dies. I stamp the sentiment in clear Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder from Ranger. 


This card comes together rather quickly and can easily be massed produced. Whip up a few Fall cards in now time and be ready to send grateful blessings to your family and friends this Fall season. I hope you have enjoyed today's card project and found inspiration. Until next time... Happy Crafting. 

Candice Floral Signature copy