Friday, November 16, 2012


Give Thanks Friday Mashup 85

Are you ready to see how I used the leaves that I showed you how to make yesterday? If you missed it you can find the tutorial HERE. Take a look at my card!

  • Stamps: Hand-Penned Holidays, Woodgrain, French Foliage
  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Versamark
  • Accessories: Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brads, Autumn Accents Die, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, Crop-A-Dile, leaves from yesterday’s tutorial

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge:
  1. Make a project with "Leaves".
  2. Or Make a project saying "Thank You".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Thank You project with Leaves".

I started off by cutting a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” and scored it at 4-1/4”. Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock 3-1/8” x 4-3/8”. I stamped the water spots from French Foliage onto the card stock in Crumb Cake ink. Then I stamped the greeting from Hand-Penned Holidays (retired) onto the top of the card stock in Versamark ink, covered with gold embossing powder, and heated with the heat tool until the image was shiny.

I adhered the stamped Very Vanilla card stock onto a 3-1/4” x 4-1/2” piece of Early Espresso card stock. I cut a length of Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, wrapped it around the bottom of the panel and tied it into a bow. I cut one small leaf from Champagne Glimmer Paper with the Autumn Accents die. Then I adhered my leaves together with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and adhered the leaves onto the card front with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch a hole through the bottom of the leaves and the panel. Then I took an Antique Brad and spread the prongs really wide, I placed the prongs of the brad on either side of the knot in the bow and through the hole in the card stock before spreading the prongs. Then I adhered the panel onto the card front with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The finished result… a pretty fall card. What do you think? 


  1. Beautiful! I love the 3-D leaves accenting your white space.

  2. Amanda,
    Love your blog (I am fairly new)!! Your leaves are the MOST beautiful I have seen so far using the Autumn Accents Die. Thank you so much for providing a tutorial.
    Barb E.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Amanda! Those leaves are just amazing.

  4. Love all the shimmer and sparkle on this Amanda, and that antique brad over the ribbon finishes it off beautifully!

  5. Wow, those leaves are gorgeous, great job.