Autumn Thanks

Even though we’ve still been having temperatures in the 90s here in southern California, my mind always turns to Autumn when it’s September. Today I used Stampin’ Up!® products to create this fun Autumn-themed thank you card.

Mel's Card Corner | Autumn Thanks

I started by stamping the large leaf from the Gather Together stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I wasn’t thinking and stamped the leaf on Whisper White. If I were doing it again, I would stamp it on Very Vanilla to match the sentiment panel. Once the ink was dry, I colored the leaf with Stampin’ Blends markers in Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, and Mango Melody. I cut it out using the coordinate die from the Gathered Leaves Dies.

Mel's Card Corner | Autumn Thanks

Next, I created the background panel for the sentiment. I stamped the Birch background stamp on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Sahara Sand ink. I cut out a piece of the stamped panel using the largest stitched square from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Mel's Card Corner | Autumn Thanks

While I had my Big Shot out, I created some other elements for my card using the Well Written Dies. I cut out three of the Thanks word die and one of the leafy stems from Soft Suede cardstock. I also cut out two of the floral flourishs from Vellum cardstock.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from Sahara Sand cardstock then embossed the front of the card using the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. I adhered the leafy stem and vellum flourishes to the back of the die cut square using liquid glue then adhered that square to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the three thanks word dies stacked together then adhered it to the square using liquid glue. I adhered the maple leaf to the card using a combination of liquid glue for the portion overlapping the square and the rest with Stampin’ Dimensional. For a final bit of embellishment, I added a coat of clear Wink of Stella over the colored leaf and that completed the card.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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Supply List

Gather Together Bundle
Birch Cling Stamp
Well Written Dies
Stitched Shapes Dies
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Mango Melody Combo Pack Stampin' Blends
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Simply Shammy
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Simply Scored
Bone Folder

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