Stampin’ Up! Here For You Layered Leaves

Happy happy HAAWWWWMMMP Day!!  The week is peaking and on the downhill slide!

And – this weekend looks to be fun – we’ve got an Amy’s Inkin’ Krew “in person’ meeting – I love these and look forward to it each quarter!  And – this time…Finn has shown some interest in accompanying me!  So – he’ll get to meet part of the Inkin’ Krew and they’ll get to meet him!  

He’s not going to be making any cards, though.  No thumbs – hello?!!

So – a few days ago I saw a really cool card on Pinterest that used the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF – which I love.  It was from Monica Gale – and you can see her beautiful original right here!

I decided to CASE it for a little friendship card – and I added a nice sentiment from the Here For You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

The colors for this card come from this week’s MFT Color Challenge.

I started with a panel of Shimmery White card stock that I embossed in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.  I colored the leaves with my Dark and Light Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends.  Hint – when you do this, go easy with the Blends – and use the fine point end (not the brush end).  And, stay towards the middle of the embossed portions – trust me. 🙂

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat.  

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig and stamped the simple little sentiment from the Here For You stamp set in Pacific Point near the bottom of the front of my Whisper White card base.  Yes – it was right smack on the card base – I held my breath the whole time!  

Then I wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral 1/8″ Sheer Ribbon around the card front – securing it with a Glue Dot on the front (under where I’d planned to place my bow).

I popped the embossed and colored Layered Leaves panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots.

With a short length of the Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon, I tied a faux bow near the Glue Dot I’d used to secure the ribbon wrapped around the panel. Then I made a Billie Moan bow from Whisper White Solid Baker’s Twine and adhered it with another Glue Dot.

On the inside, I called on my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again to stamp the second sentiment from Here For You in Pacific Point ink on a Shimmery White panel.  Then I used some Liquid Glue to adhere a Pool Party leaf cut from the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlits.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pacific Point mat and then into the card base and the card was done.

On the front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added another Pool Party Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaf.

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Layered Leaves Dynamic TIEF.

Et Voila!  I think I did justice to the original card – and I hope the recipient of this one will get a smile from it.  I love how the beautiful embossing looks colored with the new Stampin’ Blends, don’t you?  Hope you like!




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Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pacific Point Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 4″ (mat for embossed panel); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Shimmery White Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ (embossed panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Pool Party Card Stock:  Patterned Pumpkin die cut leaves

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Finn Fan Fix  

Finn spent the day outside.

He coulda come in.

Didn’t want to.

Pretty day.

Chipmunks to stare down.

Birds to watch.

Dad to “help”.

Didn’t even eat his breakfast until dinner time!

Bowl empty.  Still hungry, mom!

Once he was finished, he strolled into the living room to see if he could mooch anything from me or his Dad.

And he made his way up onto the sofa.  Real casual, like.

So we took a selfie.

“We” is used loosely here. 😉



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Here For You Layered Leaves

  1. You do a great job with the Blends. You’ve inspired me once again! I’ve only used mine once, the day I first got them. I have to start practicing and get over my fear. After all, what is to fear…that I’ll waste paper…hah! I’ve got enough to keep 4 people in stock 🙂 I think I’m going to play in the sandbox and let SU know I’d like to have Christmas coloring DSP. I’m getting out Just Add Color today…I haven’t even opened it…maybe there’s Christmas items in there! Finn takes a good selfie 🙂 Your recipient will love your card no doubt. Have a wonderful day.

    • This is the SECOND version of that card front. Ask me why!! My first attempt was a hot mess – which is the reason for the “stay towards the middle” advice! Thanks much, Karen – and have fun coloring! Christmas DSP to color would be fun! 🙂

  2. Great card! So simple yet so cute! TFS!

  3. Kate

    Lovely card, Mary…and I can think of a good recipient when time.
    Busy Finn…and a trip in the offing with lots of petters at the end. Life is good in Aussie land. And who needs thumbs anyway???

    • Yes – he’s looking forward to it, I know. Or would – if he understood words like “Krew meeting”… he’ll “get” it when we get in the van, though! Thumbs are highly overrated – all you really need are staff!! 🙂

  4. Beautiful card! And, it is nice to know that not ALL of your cards came from YOUR head! I was beginning to feel intimidated!

  5. Carol Haffner

    Just beautiful. Love it!!

  6. Very pretty Mary! The colors are just perfect and so is your design. Great card! 🙂

  7. Forgot to add that I can wait to see Finn stamping on Sunday!! 😉

  8. Pat Christ

    Beautiful card, Mary. And I love Finn’s selfie. He’s such a silly dude. 🤪

  9. Susan K

    I like like like! Beautiful CASE! Make pics of Finn getting the loving at the meeting–we want to see!

    • I’ll try to get as many pics as I can while holding what I’m sure will be a leaping, twirling dervish!! Thanks much, Susan! 🙂

  10. Oh, wow, Mary, this is so pretty! What a neat idea! Love the colors 🙂

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