Cards - Halloween & Fall

Thankful Card

In November, I designed a card for a workshop group using embossing and framelits techniques.   It was a fun event and just wanted to share this thankful card.   

Thank for You


  • Stamp Set - Painted Harvest #144783) and Colorful Seasons (#143726)
  • Card Stock - Soft Suede 4 1/4"x11" score & fold 5 1/2".   Very Vanilla 5"x3 3/4" (inside) and 3 1/2"x4 1/4" (message).  Basic Black 3"x3".  Copper Foil.   Gold Foil
  • Gold String - 15"
  • Inks - Stazon Black, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede 
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits (#143751) used the leaves
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Snail double-sided tape and Dimensionals
  • Woodland Embossing Folder 
  • Big Shot Die Cutter 
  • Directions:    The front portion of the card base is embossed with the Woodland Embossing Folder.   Stamp the front messages and die cut with the square shaped Sitched Shapes Farmelit.    Center and tape to Basic Black card stock and tie around it the gold string and make a bow.   Apply to front card base with Dimensionals.   Stamp a leaf image onto the gold foil.   Use leaf framelits to cut out 1 gold leaf and 2 copper leaves.   Apply to front of card base with Dimensionals.   On the inside stamp the very vanilla with the branch from Colorful Seasons using Soft Suede and stamp on and stamp off the maple leaves with the Cajun Craze.   Add the message from Painted Harvest or leave blank. 

Inside of card:




Vellum Fall Leaves - Workshop - September 9, 2017

I'm getting so many ideas every time I work with the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.    If you buy only one stamp set from the catalog this year - this is the one to buy.    It covers 4 Seasons and there is so much you can do all year long with it.   I brought the bundled set with stamps and framelits (#145348 $54 w/24 photopolymer stamps and 17 dies) and have made dozens of cards already from it.     This card was also a way to demonstrate the versatility of Vellum Paper.



  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Thinlits Dies - Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 8 1/2"x5 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4"; and 4 x 2 1/4.    Vellum 3"x8 1/2".   Gold Foil 4 1/4"x2 1/2".   Wild Wasabi 4 1/2"x2 3/4".   
  • Inks - Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark 
  • Textured Folder - Woodland
  • Emboss Powder - Gold or Silver
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Adhesives - SNAIL Double-sided tape, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals
  • Big Shot
  • Embossing Heat Tool and Versa Mark Embossing Ink
  • Directions - Start with the Vellum paper and add color (inks) to it using Sponge Daubers.   Take the large leaf stamp and apply VersaMark embossing ink onto Vellum.   Sprinkle with Embossing Powder and heat til shiny.   Using your Big Shot, place leaves on Magnetic Platform and Cutting Pads with the Thinlit die of the large maple leaf and cut out.  Glue the back of the leaves and place on Whisper White card stock.
  • Tape backing layers of gold foil and Wild Wasabi card stock.  On front of card base, press emboss the Woodland Textured Folder.   Apply Dimensionals on back of 3 leaf design and center on card front.  


Colorful Season (24 photopolymer stamps)   #143726 $27

Workshop - Pumpkins - October 21, 2017

For some reason I have always loved pumpkins.   I like their shape, colors, and taste.    I cook pumpkin dishes all year long.   So each October I try to make a pumpkin card.   This one I used for Halloween and Thanksgiving.   I found the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper useful for fall and Christmas.   

Stitched Pumpkins for Halloween



Stitched Pumpkins for Thanksgiving 



  • Stamp Sets - Painted Harvest and last year's Jar of Haunts
  • Card Stock - Old Olive 4"x10 1/2"score & fold 4 1/4" and some scrape paper.  Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper 3 3/4"x4 1/4" and 4"x1 3/4".   Whisper White 4"x3 1/2".  Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2".   Basic Black 5 1/2"x4 1/4".
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits - Oval
  • Leaf Punch, Big Shot for cutting framelits 
  • Ink - Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Adhesives - Doubled-sidede SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Directions:    Cut out 3 Ovals for pumpkins.  Stamp leaves on scrape Old Olive card stock and punch out a few leaves.   With SNAIL put down the Designer Series Paper and Whisper White inside message on Old Olive card base.  Place the 3 ovals to assemble pumpkins with Dimensionals and hang a little pumpkin over the right side edge.   Decorate with stamps and punched leaves.    When Old Olive card base is decorated, secure onto Basic Black card stock.   All done!   
  • 144783G

Painted Harvest   13 photopolymer stamps  #144783 $21 

Workshop November 12, 2016 - Item 1

This workshop featured packaging and gift giving ideas.   There was also a Thanksgiving card made.   One of the reasons I like the Butterly Basics Stamp Set is because it can be used for many seasons, not just late summer.   

Fall Thanks


  • Stamp Set - Butterfly Basics and Suite Seasons
  • Card Stock - Very Vanilla 8 1/2"x5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4" and 5"x3 3/4".  Cajun Craze 5 1/4"x4".  Whisper White scrap paper for butterfly
  • Inks - Cajun Crze, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Calypso Coral
  • Stampin' Up! Markers - Old Olive, Rose, Deep Yellow
  • Framelits - small butterfly outline
  • Basic Pearls - 4 on butterfly 
  • Directions:  First, use the stamp on and stamp off to stamp a lighter fern.   Ink on the flower stamp by applying the markers Rose and Deep Yellow on the flowers and Old Olive to the leaves.    Give the stamp an "AH" breath and stamp down on paper.  The "AH" technique is use to reactivate any marker ink which may of dried while you were apply the marker to the entire stamp.  For the butterfly, I mixed Rose, Old Olive and the Crumb Cake inks to give the butterfly some texture.






More Pumpkin Designs

I want to share another pumpkin design card I sent out to a few friends.   I used Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White card stock.  For the pumpkin stem I used the Dazzling Diamonds (#135315 $5) and shaded it with a permanent black marker.   Instead of stamping ink, I used black embossing powder (#109133 $5).   The background texture is the Hardwood Stamp Set (#133032 $20).   

  • Basic Black Card Stock 5 1/2x8 1/2, score 4 1/4
  • Basic Gray Card Stock 5 1/4x4
  • Whisper White 2 1/2x11, 5x4 (inside card page)
  • Dazzling Diamonds 1 1/2x 1 1/2 (cut stem shape)
  • StazOn Ink - Black and Basic Gray Ink 


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