The kids have been wearing jackets when they go out to catch the school bus and the relentless heat and humidity of summer is starting to give way. You know what that means? Fall is almost here! I am so excited, it’s my favorite time of year. I love seeing the leaves change colors and take on the rich vibrant hues of autumn. Today’s project is inspired by that.
I used the gorgeous Vintage Leaves stamp set and matching dies to make this card. I love the details on the leaves and the fact that the matching dies mean I don’t have to spend a lot of time fussy cutting out the shapes. This is a great stamp set to add to your collection as it can be used for so many things.
Want to make some Vintage Leaves Handmade Fall Cards for yourself? Let’s get started…
Start by cutting the cardstock. I used Crushed Curry for the card base. Its golden yellow color is just perfect for a fall card! You need to cut a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock down to 5.5″ x 8.5″. Use the scoring blade on your Stampin Trimmer to create a fold line at 4.25″. Fold your card in half.
I used Crumb Cake for the card front. (The example at the beginning of this post uses Soft Suede, which I ended up liking better since it’s a darker color.) Cut the card front to 5.25″ x 4″.
Use the Woodgrain embossing folder to add texture to your card front.
Adhere your card front to the card base, making sure the crushed curry border is even on all sides.
Using Crumb Cake ink, stamp the leaves on a piece of white cardstock.
Using sponge daubers, add color to the leaves. I used 2 colors per leaf. The ink pads I used were Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry.
Use the Leaflets Framelits die set and your die cut machine to make quick work of cutting out the leaves.
Stamp the “Hello Fall” sentiment on a scrap of Very Vanilla cardstock, using Chocolate Chip Ink. This stamp is part of the For All Things stamp set which is another good one to have on hand for fall crafts.
Use the Banners Framelits die set to cut out the sentiment.
Adhere the leaves to your card as shown. I recommend putting the leaves and banner down on your card and playing with the placement before you add any adhesive. That way you can be sure you will be happy with the finished look before you stick anything down to the card.
Adhere the banner in the lower right corner over the leaves. And that’s all there is to it! Sit back and admire your beautiful card
- Use a different embossing folder for the card front.
- Use a different sentiment – Thank You , Thinking of you, etc.
- Use a different shape to cut out your sentiment.
- Play around with the placement of the leaves.
Want to make some of these cards? Here’s a complete list of everything you will need to make these. I know the list looks long, but keep in mind you may have a lot of it already on hand, like a paper trimmer, stamps, and ink.
If you make any of these Vintage Leaves handmade fall cards, you will have to let me know how they turn out. So tell me… Have you been doing any fall crafting lately? What have you been making?