One very popular, if not the most popular item in the Stampin’ Up! September to December 2023 Mini Catalogue has been the All About Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP). It seems like no matter how much they buy, we’re snatching it off the shelves. Mind you can they blame us? The 6” x 6” pack of paper has the most gorgeous autumn images that really need no embellishment. And on the reverse are sumptuous designs complete with copper foil accents. The in-house designers definitely knocked this one out the park.
I actually designed this card as part of my “24 cards in 24 hours” personal challenge for World Card Making Day. By the time I got to this one I’d already completed 21 cards but was fast running out of time. So its really did have to be quick and easy.
First I cut and scored some Early Espresso Card for my A2 card base. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharped the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next, from the All About Autumn DSP pack I found the sheet with the trees lining a pathway. There was so much of the sheet I loved I really didn’t want to chop it up too much, So I simply cut 1″ off the left-hand side and 3/4″ off the right-hand side. Then I trimmed the top off the 4-1/4″ wide piece to make it 5-1/2″ high. With that done I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to attach the DSP to the front of the card base.
Turning back to the narrow strips of DSP I trimmed the 3/4″ wide piece to 5-1/4″ long. Then I glued it to the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Finally I glued the assembled layer inside the card base. The last piece of DSP I simply set aside to use another day.
GROWTH TAKES TIME
All I wanted now was an appropriate sentiment and for that I pulled out the Growth Takes Time Stamp Set. Using Copper Clay ink I stamped “be patient, your time will come” onto a scrap of Thick Very Vanilla Card.
To cut out the sentiment I chose the #3 square die from the Stylish Shapes Dies (counting from the smallest up). Then I added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Finally I decided to decorate the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope very simply. So going back to the Growth Takes Time Stamp Set I found the small image of three separate leaves. Using Copper Clay ink once more I stamped the leaves onto the flap of the envelope. To finish I used a Blender Pen to draw some of the stamped ink into the centre of the leaves. With that my project was complete.
I love how this turned out and glad that I could make the most of this amazing paper. Hopefully your patience has been rewarded and you’ve bagged some for yourself too.