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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Gorgeous Leaves for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - September 2021 | Pick a Season


By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards
Autumn with Gorgeous Leaves

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Happy Thursday, y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop as we share inspiration for Pick a Season projects! There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water, or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

Yesterday was the first day of Autumn here in the Northern Hemisphere... a weather front with lots of rain brought cooler temperatures to NW Ohio like perfect timing to say Autumn is here indeed!  This is one of my favorites times of the year as the days get cooler with rich hues coloring the outdoors.  The shorter days coincide with the need for added layers for warmth both inside and outside.

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

As my norm lately, I just can't stop at one when it comes to creating.  Sharing my creative process with you is always fun...  one idea lead to another and as I had a few leftover leaves from previous projects, along with some custom-colored pearls, well, I just had to use as many of them as I could, of course!  


Project Details

The creativity began with five previously die-cut Intricate Leaves with a common neutral hue... including two which had been created with the Baby Wipe technique.  Always arranging in odd numbers, the two oddball leaves worked perfectly with a Crumb Cake and two Cajun Craze leaves - one was off-stamped.  And then I found the other Cajun Craze leaves... hmmm.  What next?  

Then I remembered an idea from Brian King that he calls "overstamping"...  then the stamping began for the Soft Suede cardbase card.

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

The large splatter image was stamped in Cajun Craze ink repeatedly onto Very Vanilla cardstock until the cardstock layer was completely covered.  The three maple leaves (1-Crumb Cake, 1-Soft Suede and 1-off-stamped Cajun Craze) were arranged with the two remaining Baby Technique leaves (click here for the details creating these leaves).

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

The Heartfelt Wishes sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and layered up two times creating a layered sentiment strip.  A piece of Crumb Cake Baker's Twine was double wrapped and tie-off with bow.  The sentiment panel was adhered over the Baker's Twine.  The stamped layer was adhered to a Very Vanilla Timber embossed cardstock layer.  Three pearls colored with a Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends were the finishing touch to the card front. 

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecardsBy Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

No card is complete until the inside is complete.  The layers and overstamping were replicated to compliment the card front.  The Timber embossed layers were embossed only along the ends allowing for a smooth surface underneath the top layer.  The Very Vanilla overstamped layers allow plenty of room to correspond to the recipient.  

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

Stamping the envelope front and flap provides a delightful sneak peek for the recipient as to what is inside!

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

Wanting to use more of the remaining die-cut leaves, two additional cards were created to provide two different recipient based cards - one more masculine in nature than the other.  The leaves used as photograph crops were used to create a feminine wreath card.leaves were adhered with Mini Glue Dots.  A Pretty Pumpkins fussy cut sentiment adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals was added to the center.  The edges were roughened with scissors and the corners curled with a Bone Folder.   Custom colored pearls were the finishing touch.

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

The last card consisted of three leaves, a scored layer and a Soft Suede card layer creating a clean and simple card.  

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

The insides of these cards were left blank as they were created for a customer to correspond to recipients for any occasion.  Don't forget to stamp the envelope to compliment the cards to give the recipient a sneak peek of what's inside.

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

More Inspiration

I hope these projects have inspired you and brightened your day.  You are currently visiting Angie McKenzie at #14.  Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects.  You don't want to miss any!  

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the world!

Have a blessed day!

By Angie McKenzie Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle (includes the Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set and Intricate Leaves Dies), the Heartfelf Wishes Cling Stamp Set and the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog by Stampin' Up!®; #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards

You Can Make This!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...

BASICS

  • Clear Blocks C, D, H, I; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots; Bone Folder

STAMPS

  • Gorgeous Leaves Cling Stamp Set (part of the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle); Heartfelt Wishes; Pretty Pumpkins Cling Stamp Set

INK

  • Cajun Craze, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pads;  Soft Suede and Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo Packs

 PAPER

  • Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstocks; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes

OTHER 

  • Intricate Leaves Dies (part of the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle); Timber 3D Embossing Folder; Baker's Twine Essentials Pack; Pearl Basic Jewels 

    You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

    Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

    PAPER CUTS

    • Very Vanilla - 5" x 3-1/4" (x3); 4-1/2" x 3-3/4" (x3 for stamping); 3/4" x 4-1/2" (x1 for sentiment, x2 scraps for layering up); 1/2" x 4-1/2 (scrap for sentiment layering up over baker's twine);  3-3/4" x 3-3/4" (x2 for scoring layer and roughened layer); 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" (for layering up roughened layer) 
    • Very Vanilla Thick - 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" scored in half at 4-1/4" (card base) (x2)
    • Soft Suede - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base); 3-7/8" x 3-7/8"

     

    #gorgeousleaves #intricateleaves  #anyoccasioncards #autumncards #justanote #thankyoucards #stampinupcolorcoordination #simplestamping #inkandinspirationbloghop #stampingtechniques #simplelayers #papercrafts #diecutting #cleanandsimple #overstampingtechnique #naturesinkspirations #juldec2021minicatalog #bloghops #iibh #stampinup #handmadecards 

    10 comments

    1. Gorgeous cards! Love the overstepping!

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    2. Loving these gorgeous projects Angie, this is such a great stamp set x

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    3. Great projects. Thanks for sharing

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    4. the square feminine leaves card is spectacular! i love square and rarely make them... hmmm i need to rethink that : ) tfs and inspiring

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    5. What a great way to use those leaves. Fantastic cards.

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    6. Great Cards Angie. Love this stamp set and love your instructions too x

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    7. I love all three cards. Very elegant

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    8. Love these - leaves and scuffed edges right up my street!

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