Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves & Pines for the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop


Mornin’, y’all – welcome to another Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop. We’re doing a Theme Hop and today celebrates the arrival of Fall and Halloween!  That kind of leaves things wide open, so I’m betting you’ll see all sorts of projects today.   Do take the time to check them all out when you’re done here! 🙂

My ode to Fall has fall leaves – courtesy of Vintage Leaves and the matching Leaflets Framelits – and pine boughs and cones from Christmas Pines and the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlits.  It gave me a card that really represents Fall at my house!  We’ve got pine trees and oaks and poplars and maples – so we have a good mix of green and fall colors when everything starts to change.  Take a look-see:

I based my design on the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.  Sketch #465:

You can see I flipped the sketch upside down…

I started by embossing a Crumb Cake panel in the Woodgrain TIEF and SNAILing it to a Crushed Curry mat.  Over that is a Crumb Cake rectangle embossed in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Before I ran it thru the Big Shot, I inked up the embossing side of the folder with Versamark and then laid my card stock in, and embossed it.  When I pulled it out, I sprinkled Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder over it and heated it up.  That put Copper in all the spaces between the embossed petals!

I rounded the corners with my Project Life Corner Punch and then matted it on a Crushed Curry mat – which had been rounded with the Envelope Punch Board.  I SNAILd that to the card front.

I then wrapped a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, a length of Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Ribbon from the Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalog.  Finally, I wrapped some Gold Baker’s Twine around three times – securing it all in the back with scotch tape.

Next came pine boughs, cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  I cut some from Old Olive and some from Always Artichoke, and adhered them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I made three Vintage Leaves – stamping them in Versamark Ink on Very Vanilla.  Then I sprinkled the two oak leaves with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and the maple with Gold.  After I heat embossed them, I sponged them with Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry and Rich Razzelberry inks.  Then I cut them with their matching Leaflets Framelits!  I gathered their stems together, adhering them into the shape I wanted with Liquid Glue and then adhering them over the pine boughs.

I cut a “ribbon” from Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhered it to the top of the leaf cluster.  Then I cut a Pretty Pines pine cone from Copper Foil and added that.  Next came a Mini Pinecone embellishment and a double bow of Gold Baker’s Twine – both adhered with Glue Dots.

Finally, I made a sentiment leaf.  I first stamped the leaf in Tangerine Tango (stamped off once) on Very Vanilla and sponged it with some Crushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry.  The sentiment, from Endless Thanks, is stamped in Early Espresso.  I cut it with the matching Leaflets, and nestled it into the leaves with Liquid Glue.

I added three Rich Razzleberry small round Enamel Shapes to the side of the card front, and it was done!


On the inside. I stamped the same Vintage Leaves leaf that I’d used for the sentiment in stamped off TWICE Tangerine Tango in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  I quickly made a sticky note mask and masked the leaf, then I stamped a pine bough cluster from Christmas Pines – the first image is in stamped off TWICE Always Artichoke and the second is in stamped off TWICE Old Olive.  Then I added a second Endless Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso.

I cut another – smaller – Pretty Pines ribbon from Rich Razzleberry and adhered it to the panel.  Then I SNAILd it to a Crushed Curry mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done! 🙂

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I repeated the stamped off twice leaf and pine boughs – re-using my sticky note mask! – on the front of the envelope, in the exact way I’d done it for the inner liner…

…and on the envelope flap, I used the card stock from which I’d cut the Pretty Pines boughs as stencils, and added some Old Olive and Always Artichoke boughs with my Stampin’ Sponges!

Et Voila!  This one marries up a couple of my very favoritest bundles – Vintage Leaves and Leaflets and Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines!  Hope you like! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself!

Now that you’ve seen my card, please take a little time to visit all the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blogs today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Linda Geiger’s page. Click Previous Blog to go back to Beth’s page. Or – you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Jaime Babarczy
Jari Francis
Beth Hooper
Mary Deatherage – You are Here!
Linda Geiger
Amy Koenders


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Have fun on the Hop and I’ll see y’all tomorrow!




Glue Dots



Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for card front);  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 5/8″ (mat for front embossed panel)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (Petal Burst front panel)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner panel); Vintage Leaves die cuts

Copper Foil: Pretty Pines pine cone

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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Vintage Leaves & Pines for the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop

  1. Gorgeous fall leaves, Mary. Love the sentiment leaf and the inside, too. Wow!

  2. lwgeiger2015

    What a wonderful use of Vintage Leaves stamp set. Lovely!

  3. Wow, wow, wow!! That is stunning Mary! I love the Copper and Gold embossing and the colors are so perfect for fall. Beautiful!! 🙂

  4. Sibylle

    Your card is gorgeous. Love it!

  5. Mom

    You got me! Outstanding! If you never made another card, you hit it with this one.

  6. Thanks, Mom! It’s the pine cones…. 😉

  7. So, so pretty Mary! I love the different hues on the leaves. The leaves and pines are just so pretty!!

  8. Thanks, Jaime! 🙂

  9. Another stunning card from this blog hop! Already pinned!!

  10. Thanks so much, Katy!! 🙂

  11. Stella

    Love, love, this card.

  12. Thanks so much, Stella! 🙂

  13. Susan K

    Oh my! How gorgeous! Those leaves are stunning.

  14. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Mary, this is gorgeous! I love your colors and the way you put them all together!

  15. Thanks much, Beth! 🙂

  16. Bette S

    I’ve seen other cards using these two stamps, but none as beautiful as this one!! I did not plan on getting either stamp set, but now…..I think I have changed my mind! This is a GORGEOUS card and I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thanks, Bette -I’m so tickled with how the two sets worked together on this card. I hope the pines bundle sticks around – and that Vintage Leaves never retires!! Go for it! 🙂

  17. WOW Mary what a gorgeous card! I have been on the fence about the Vintage Leaves bundle for ever! Your card made my mind up for sure, have to have it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Thank you, Sue – yep. Can’t go wrong with Vintage Leaves!! Getcha some! 🙂

  19. Kathy H

    Awesome card, Mary! Just beautiful.

  20. Thanks much, Kathy! 🙂

  21. Vintage leaves is my FAVORITE stamp set. Use it all the time. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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