Fall is in the Air

How many of you are ready for Fall?!  It's been cold in Minnesota and we actually had snow earlier in the week – I sure don't like that!  But, I do like the following card that I wanted to share with you from another demonstrator friend – Lisa Bowell – from Knapp, Wisconsin.  I hope you enjoy it as much as my September club gals did – enjoy!


Here is a list of Supplies Needed for this card:

  • Days of Gratitude stamp set – Holiday Mini Catalog – page 12
  • Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Square Lattice – page 214 – IB&C
  • Big Shot – page 204 – IB&C
  • Early espresso classic ink pad – page 169 – IB&C
  • Cajun craze classic ink pad – page 169 – IB&C
  • More mustard Classic stamp pad – page 168 – IB&C
  • Early espresso card stock – page 169 – IB&C
  • Cajun craze card stock – page 168 – IB&C
  • Very Vanilla card stock – page 169 – IB&C
  • Stampin' dimensionals – page 197 – IB&C
  • 5/8" early espresso grosgrain ribbon – page 191 – IB&C

Step by Step Directions:

  1. Cut the Early espresso card stock at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for base of card.
  2. Using the Cajun craze ink pad – stamp the cluster of flowers from the Days of Gratitude stamp set onto the top right corner of the very vanilla (4" x 5 1/4") card stock.
  3. Put half of the very vanilla card stock (4" x 5 1/4") into the square lattice embossing folder and put through the Big Shot to impress the image into it.
  4. Take a 6 1/2" piece of early espresso ribbon and adhere the ends of the ribbon on the back side of the very vanilla card stock using snail adhesive – just below the square lattice impression.
  5. Attach to the early espresso – base of card.
  6. Take a smaller piece of early espresso ribbon and wrap around the right side of the ribbon and tie into a faux bow/knot.
  7. Stamp "Thank You" in the bottom right corner of the card using Cajun craze ink.
  8. Cut out a piece of cajun card stock at 2 1/4" x 3 1/2". 
  9. Cut out a very vanilla card at 2" x 3 1/4".  Stamp a random pattern of the leaves in 3 different inks – one at a time – using more mustard first, cajun craze second, and early espresso last – see picture.
  10. Attach #8 and #9 together using snail adhesive.
  11. Put a dimensonal on the back of #10 from above in each of the 4 corners.  Remove paper backing and attach to the left side of the card and over the top of the early espresso ribbon.
  12. Your card is finished!



Leave me your comments on how you like this card and your name will be entered into a FREE drawing for Stampin' Up! product.  Comment deadline is Friday, November 5th!


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7 Responses to Fall is in the Air

  1. Donna Voye says:

    Shari, beautiful card!  Love it!  dv

  2. Betty Enlund says:

    Your card is beautiful, you have such great ideas. I love all the cards..thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Pam Fredrick says:

    This card is a classic, elegant 'Shari' card! Very beautiful with great visual and textural elements. Pam

  4. Audrey Degler says:

    Love, love, love this card!  Great for any "event" from Birthday to Sympathy!

    –Audrey D.

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