Stunning Idea for the Beautiful Autumn Bundle

Who loves to go on a craft retreat?? ME!! I am sure that I am not alone when I say-we all need time away to recharge-especially now! We always take advantage of the long Labor Day Weekend and go on a craft retreat! This time we chose our favorite, Southern Chic Retreat in Historic Downtown McKinney, Texas! The owners are just as sweet as can be and the retreat is just adorable!

I was inspired by a few cards I saw on Pinterest when I created this card! It uses the Beautiful Autumn Bundle (part of the Gilded Autumn Suite). I love when Stampin’ Up! creates these suites with all the coordinating pieces right at your fingertips!

To create this card you will need the following:

  1. Crumb Cake cardstock for the base cut to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″

2. Soft Suede cardstock cut to 4 1/4″x 3 1/4″;

3. Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: the Cajun Craze design cut to 1 1/2″ x 4″ & the Metallic Acorn design cut to 3″x 4″;

4. a scrap piece of Very Vanilla for your sentiment and die cut out. (I used the Tasteful Labels)

5. Gather your ink pads: Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Dark Soft Suede Blends marker.

First I folded my Crumb Cake cardstock in half and creased it with my Bone Folder. Next, I took my Dark Soft Suede Blend and used the brush tip side. I tapped it against my Bone Folder onto the Crumb Cake to create the speckled background! Then I adhered the acorn design DSP to the Soft Suede mat and adhered that to the card base using Dimensionals. To create some visual interest, I adhered the Cajun Craze DSP strip on top of the prior piece.

To create the autumn shapes for your sentiment: I stamped Cajun Craze ink onto Cajun Craze cardstock and punched it out with the Autumn Punch pack. The other shapes I stamped the outline images with Early Espresso and followed with stamped off color using the coordinating solid stamp.

To finish off the card, I used the Basket Weave & Metallic ribbon combo to make a bow and cut a strip of the Mint Macaron ribbon.

There are 8 days left to join Stampin’ Up! with the Get & Go Starter Kit Promotion!! I am telling you-I wish I could sign back up for this one! All the tools are included for your first event!! Our team and I are here to cheer you on and help you support your hobby or turn it into part-time extra income! I included a video from the home office that shows you how simple the cards are to put together! If you rather sign and just be a hobby demonstrator, that is fine too!

This is what you get ON TOP of the regular $99 starter kit!
  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 new demonstrators choose $125 worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut cardstock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut cardstock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

Blessings! Laura

Product List
Gilded Autumn Suite Collection (English)
Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper
Beautiful Autumn Bundle (English)
Autumn Punch Pack
Beautiful Autumn Photopolymer Stamp Set
Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack
Early Espresso 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Suede 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Tasteful Labels Dies
Mini Glue Dots
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
Cute cards · Kits · Promotions · simple cards · Thank you

Bring on Fall

I am so ready for fall!  This is the fifth card that I have made with the Blended Seasons bundle!  I used the cut out from my previous card to create this simple fall card!  We are making it tonight at my Sweet & Simple card class!

To create this beauty:

  1. Stamp the leaves with Early Espresso ink randomly on Soft Suede cardstock.
  2. Stamp thank you on a Crumb Cake piece and run it through the Big Shot with the smallest of the Stitched Seasons label die.  (I centered the sentiment more towards the top to leave room for the embellishments)
  3. On a scrap of Very Vanilla, use the Watercolor Assortment #2 and color with Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Granny Apple Green.
  4. Cut out 2 leaves and use Wink of Stella to blend the watercolors.
  5. Tie a bow with 2 pieces of Linen Thread.
  6. Dimensionals were used to pop up the sentiment piece and glue dots for the leaves & Gold Glimmer paper.


August 22nd is the LAST day to get your FREE Card Kit & Creative Class to Go!! Click on the blue link to read on how to get yours today! And it’s Bonus Days too! You will get a $5 coupon from Stampin’ Up! to spend in September for every $50 increment you spend!

Happy Stamping!!

Aug 2018 FREE Card Kit


Holiday · Promotions · Thank you

Colorful Seasons-Fall


During the month of August, you can purchase this versatile Blended Seasons bundle!  The stamp set covers fall, Christmas, wedding, and floral images great for any occasion!  Plus, the Stitched Seasons Framelits are a must have for cutting out sentiments or adding that extra dimension to your project!  To sweeten this deal, Stampin’ Up! added NEW Watercolor Pencil colors too! This whole offering is great for scrapbooking too!

There are 3 different sizes of stitched labels that nestle inside one another.  The best part is that the die cuts a stitched outline on both the cut out and the negative!  This alone doubles your value creating a frame to tuck in an image or a sentiment.  That is what I wanted to showcase with my card today!

My inspiration came from a sample that Stampin’ Up! posted for this bundle.  I first off set the smallest of the label framelits and cut out a section of Crumb Cake for the card base. (and kept the cut out for another card).  Then, I stamped the leaves in a random pattern using Early Espresso ink.  Next, I used various colors from both Watercolor Pencils (assortments 1 & 2) to make fall color leaves. (Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Old Olive) I used a Blender Pen to blend the colors together for a more natural look.  I LOVE these watercolor pencils!  They blend so easily with blender pens or water.  Plus, they look great with out using any blending tools!


I cut out 2 Copper Foil leaves and used a bow of Copper Trim.  The sentiment was stamped with Early Espresso as well!

So, go to Laura’s Stampin’ Up! website to order yours today!  Use hostess code XJHF9WKS at check out!  If you are a new customer, I will send you a thank you gift separate!

August Hostess CodeAnd here are a few other samples that Stampin Up! shared when they rolled out this bundle!0718_FLYER_COLORYOURSEASON_US-page-0

Lastly, don’t forget about Bonus Days! Your purchase of these products will help you earn at least one $5 coupon to spend in September!

Happy Stampin’~