November 9, 2019


The other day my husband posed a great question, one that is quite thought-provoking and quite FRUSTRATING. He wondered why we get winter weather six weeks before winter actually begins, while we never get an early spring. Winter just continues to linger. Hmmm. The best answer that I could come up with was "Wisconsin?"

With that said, as long as a few leaves are lingering here and there in our neighborhood -- not many though! -- I thought I'd share with you one more autumn leaf card.

A very simple card, I think it provides exactly what the occasion calls for. Sending Prayers. As simple as that. 

To color my single maple leaf, stamped from the beautiful Colorful Seasons set (page 56), I chose a selection of autumn-flavored Stampin' Blends. Although I really must admit that I've never actually seen a true purple leaf. Oh well. It works.

After I colored in my leaf, I used the coordinating die from the Seasonal Layers dies on page 195. I also cut from Early Espresso paper the bare branch from the same set of dies.

Since Old Olive was one of the colors I used in my leaf, I matted part of the card in the same color cardstock. I do like the way the leaf falls outside the boundaries that contain the branch.

The panel that holds the branch, as well as the leaf were popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals, giving the card a modest amount of dimension.

I don't mind making sympathy cards; I just mind needing to send them out. 

If you're in the Midwest as we are, I hope you are experiencing fall weather instead of all the snow some of us are already enduring. Take care.



  1. Linda, that's a really unique card. Very nice.

    We, here in Michigan, are not getting more snow than just flurries but it is bloody cold and the predictions are for the same for this next week. I think your husband's question is a good one but I don't have an answer except---"Michigan!" Let's just all go to bed and hibernate until Spring, okay? I think the bears have the right idea!

    1. First of all, thanks for liking my card, Naomi. I love your answer, "Michigan", to the question. Neighbors. I agree with you that the bears have the right idea -- hibernating sounds wonderful!

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  3. Ah, my kids ask me the same question. For them it's winter already.
    Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party this week and sharing your beautiful card. Pinned.

  4. We lucked out on the snow front, only a dusting! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll be sharing next week. Pinning!

    1. Oh, I'm sure we have lots more snow coming. It's supposed to be snowier than usual here in Wisconsin. Thanks for letting me play along each week at Fluster Muster!

  5. Such a pretty card with the single leaf. I love the 3D aspect! Thanks for linking up with Creative Compulsions, Linda!


  6. What a fantastically creative card! I love it. As for the weather, I think, maybe, we just don't notice when Spring comes early?? Just a thought :)

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