Simple and Classic Fall

Fall to me is all about color.  I love the bright and then muted colors the leaves bring to the Northeast.  I so loved living in New York for seven years.  I do miss the fall foliage, but thankfully I can bring a little of it to my cards with a favorite stamp set French Foliage.  This versatile stamp set can do much more than just leaves, but for our purposes today, that was all I needed.

I started with a simple card stamped on a Whisper White card front.  I love the multiple colors of leaves, so I decided to use the rock n roll technique for this project.

  • Use a lighter shade for your main color and then add the pop to the outside.
  • Be sure to gently roll your stamp on the edges at a severe angle for our look here, otherwise you will gather too much ink on the edges and drown out your main color.
  • To get the muddy More Mustard/Gumball Green color I was shooting for, I started with More Mustard, then added just a splash of green to the middle of my leaf (small leaf).  I used the edge of the pad to get this color on my stamp.  I then stamped the whole leaf again into the More Mustard to blend the colors before edging just the slightest edge in Soft Suede.

I wanted to make a Thanksgiving card and decided to use the simple font of the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  The saying was much too small for this card, so I chose to stamp it four times in the the main colors of the leaves.

For the single panel card I went a more clean route and used our great new stamp set Made for You – three great sayings for $8.95 – it’s a classic!


  • To give the projects a finished look I decided to use Linen Thread for a natural finish.
  • I added two metallic brads to the project on the right on the upper Red Riding Hood strip to balance out the card.
  • On the inside I added a card panel and stamped leaf.

Fall is my second favorite time of year after Winter.  Yes – I’m a cold weather gal!  I love the smells in the air in the fall.  These cards remind me of colorful sceneries, apple pie and crisp in the air and a fire in the fire place.  I don’t know why, but they just do.  I hope you enjoy your fall where ever you are and have fun making these projects!

Creatively yours –


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Stamp Sets – French Foliage (121166) Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802), Made for You (126342) Paper – Whisper White (100730), Soft Suede (115318), Red Riding Hood (111348)  Ink – More Mustard (126964), Red Riding Hood (126968), Elegant Eggplant (126969), Gumball Green (126861), Soft Suede (126978). Crumb Cake (126975) Cool Tools – Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Essentials Mat Pack (126187), Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199) The Perfect Finish – Linen Thread (104199), 3/16” Metallic Brads (119741)


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