October 25, 2012


Two of the most recent additions to the Stampin' Up! product line thrilled me from the moment I "met" them! They are the stamp, Tweet Leaves, and the newest Bigz die, Autumn Accents. Sigh. Both can be found in the Holiday Catalog.

So, I decided to combine the two into one beautiful fall card, and this is what I came up with:

To recreate this card, here is how to do it:

Tweet Leaves stamp 
Itty Bitty Banners stamp set

Whisper White card stock
Early Espresso card stock
More Mustard card stock

Early Espresso ink
More Mustard ink

Regals Brads
Stamping Sponge
Big Shot
Autumn Accents Bigz Die
Paper Piercing Tool
Piercing Mat
Houndstooth Embossing Folder
Bitty Banner Framelits

Fold 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of More Mustard card stock in half, creasing well with bone folder.

Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock through the Big Shot inside the Houndstooth Embossing Folder. Adhere this to the card front.

Stamp the bird image in the center of a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock in Early Espresso ink. Let this dry momentarily so the brown ink doesn't smear too much. 

Use the Autumn Accents Bigz Die to cut a "stencil" of the maple leaf from a scrap of card stock. Lay the stencil of the leaf over the bird image, and secure in place with removable tape. Sponge More Mustard ink through the stencil in a circular motion until you are happy with the darkness of the ink. Carefully remove the taped stencil and set aside.

Sponge the edges of the finished white piece with More Mustard ink. Adhere this to a 3 1/2" x 
3 1/2" piece of More Mustard card stock, then to card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp Thank You in Early Espresso ink. At the Big Shot, place the appropriate Bitty Banner Framelits die over the sentiment, holding it in place with a piece of sticky note, and run through the Big Shot.

Sponge the edges of the banner in More Mustard ink. Adhere the banner to a 3/4" X 2" piece of Early Espresso card stock. With the piercing tool over the piercing mat, create two holes in the brown, and insert a More Mustard Brad into each hole. Adhere this to the card front.

As always, I would love for you to order your Stampin' Up! supplies naming me as your Demonstrator. 



  1. What an elegant card! I am a first time visitor to your site and have been looking around. You have some really beautiful cards.

    Michele @ Better Organized Living

    1. Thank you so much, Michele, for your kind words. I am so pleased you like my cards. :>)

  2. What a beautiful card. I really enjoy all the art you share with us!!

    1. Thanks Christina. I am so lucky to have you as a fan. Love it!

  3. Hello Linda!
    How nice to meet you! Thank you so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday...
    Your card is so pretty...those stamp sets from SU are so amazing aren't they? I have collected them and loved them for years, but got away from scrapping a few years ago. I never did let go of my stamp sets or paper though......lots invested in them and I know me...I'll come back around to it!
    Thanks so much for visiting!

    1. Thanks, Doni! And thanks also for letting me join you on Pearls and Lace Thursday! :>)

  4. Cute! I bet this card would look nice in a little frame on a desk.

    1. Hey, thanks, Lamb! What a cool idea -- I looked at it again after you said that, and I agree that it would look cute in a little frame. :>)

  5. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success