Sunday, September 24, 2023

Autumn Leaves, Thanksgiving or Thank You Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a card using the "Autumn Leaves" bundle. I found a similar card on Pinterest. What I liked about it was the die used on the Basic White piece and how the pieces were filled in. You can see the original card here. Please read on to see how I made the card.

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Cajun Craze card stock. It opens on the right and the fold is on the left.

I cut a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White card stock for the inside and another for the outside. I taped one of them to the inside.

Next I took the die from the "Split Card Textured" die set and lined it up on the left and top. I had saved some of the pieces and colored them with my Cajun Craze marker. I was going to be clever. Very clever since the color was supposed to be Crushed Curry. So after some other issued I ended up die cutting a scrap piece of Crushed Curry so I had enough for my needs. After cutting the Basic White piece, I stamped the words from the "Autumn Leaves" set using Cajun Craze ink. Then I taped the solid part of the white and I used glue on the die cut part. I had started using tape on my silicone mat and made a mess. I had a lot of tape removal to tend to before I could go any further.  I glued the top part by spreading some glue on a piece of "paper" that had once held my Dimensionals. I use those as a mat sometimes. I spread the glue around and then pressed the die cut part into it. Then I set the piece in place on the front of the card.

The leaf was stamped and die cut next. I used Crushed Curry ink and then took my Cajun Craze cube and touched around the edges to give them a bit more color. I stamped the leaf veins using Pecan Pie ink and then I die cut the leaf. 

The smaller leaves were stamped using Garden Green ink and then die cut. They are one piece so I cut them apart. I set the larger leaf in place using Dimensionals and I glued the smaller leaves on.

I took a little bit of glue and added the Crushed Curry pieces in the grid and the card was done.

This was a fun and fairly quick card to make. If I were to make another one I would use a double-sided sticky sheet and make the piece a sticker to avoid the mess of taping and gluing.

Thank you SO much for taking your time to stop in and see today's Thanksgiving/Thank You card,


  1. I am in LOVE with this layout.
    I especially love the Crushed Curry squares you added around your card.

  2. Love that die and you created such a beautiful Fall card. Very clever to save some of the little pieces, color them and insert them back into the die cut!