Sunday, September 19, 2021

Gorgeous Leaves for PP559

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire is hosting a Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge.
If you have visited me before, you know that Clean-and-Simple week is always a challenge for me. For this “Fall Fun” challenge I was determined to get it right. I decided to use the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set along with the Intricate Leaves Dies to create my card. I also decided to use the Welcoming Woods stamp set for the sentiment because I just love the beautiful mix of fonts. Both stamp sets and the dies are available in the Stampin’ Up!® August - December Mini Catalog.   

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
I decided to use an all white background for my card to really help make the leaves the star of the show. I started with a Thick Basic White card base, then added one more layer of Basic white with some texture using the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder. I felt like the texture really worked with the leaves but still kept the overall design clean. I added a popped-up die cut rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies as the background for the leaves. I just love how the dotted border adds subtle detail. These dies have quickly become one of my favorite sets! 

To add depth of color on the leaves, I started by inking up the entire leaf image in Bumblebee ink. Then, using Sponge Daubers, I added in some Pumpkin Pie ink just around the center of the leaves, then some Cajun Craze ink around the outer edges of the image. It added a nice gradient in color which made the leaves look a little more realistic.  

Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Thick Basic White Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, embossed using the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut the scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment from the Welcoming Woods Stamp set in Soft Suede ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp and die cut three leaves using the Gorgeous eaves Bundle
  • Champagne Rhinestones and Simply Elegant Trim
I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and Simple (CAS) “Fall Fun" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 24th, 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.

I also want to remind you about the Maker’s Mojo Creative Escape coming up on October 2nd. This is an all day virtual event loaded with creative inspiration and I’d love to have you join us. You can get all of the details about the event HERE. Early-registration is going on now through 9/22 and the final day to register is 9/30. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

Product List


  1. I know that CAS is a challenge for you but you NAILED this's fabulous! The colored leaves are gorgeous against that textured/diecut background! Beautiful!

  2. Love all the white...the leaves really pop! Awesome fall card!

  3. I love those pretty leaves surrounded by all of that crisp white! Marvelous card, Anne Marie!

  4. This is my favorite card this week! Awesome job! Take care!

  5. So pretty! Those multi-colored leaves are definitely the star of the show! Beautiful colors and the CAS texture and scalloped details are perfect complements! Have a great week!

  6. Absolutely stunning, Anne Marie! This is my idea of a Clean and Simply Fabulous card!!!

  7. OK... as THE queen of layers - I stopped in my tracks. This is CAS perfection, my friend!!! Gorgeous card. The rust of those leaves, the font style of the sentiment and the added texture in the background is STUNNING!

  8. Well you knocked CAS out of the park this week Anne Marie - your trio of burnished falling fall leaves is fabulous and I love the textured background too! A beautiful card.

  9. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card so much! Those beautiful leaves are gorgeous on that scalloped panel. Oh, this is CAS perfection! THANK YOU for making my challenge shine! Hugs!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie