Learn how to make beautiful handmade fall cards using Stampin Up’s Vintage Leaves Stamp Set and matching dies. They’re quick and easy!!
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 handmade card idea 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…
Vintage Leaves Handmade Fall Cards Supplies Needed:
Vintage Leaves Stamp SetLeaflets Framelits DiesBanner Triple PunchPinewood Plank Embossing FolderStampin’ TrimmerSponge DaubersInk Pads in Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, and Pumpkin PieCardstock in Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Whisper White
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.
Cut the Soft Suede cardstock to 5.25″ x 4″ for the card front.
Cut a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock to 3″ x 1.5″. Use the Banner Triple Punch on one of the ends to create your banner.
Use the Woodgrain embossing folder to add texture to your card front. Update: The Woodgrain embossing folder has since been retired, but the Pinewood Planks embossing folder works really well for this card also!
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 Soft Suede ink, stamp the sentiment of your choice on the banner. Pictured above is the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. However, you can use any sentiment of your choosing.
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.
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
Change it up!
- Use a different embossing folder for the card front.
- Use a stamped leaf background instead of the embossed layer.
- 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.
Pin this Handmade Fall Cards Tutorial for later
For more ideas for projects to make this fall, be sure to check out the rest of the Autumn crafts and recipes.
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?