Stampin’ Up! Falling Leaves and Santa’s Bags for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color week challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I took a little inspiration from a sample project in the 2018 Holiday Catalog for some of the elements I used on my card today – specifically the muslin Santa’s Bags.  I used them along with the cool Falling Leaves bundle.  Take a look-see:


And here’s the color scheme we were working with this week.

I used the sketch from this week’s Fusion Challenge to inspire my layout.

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand card stock and stamping the little fern-y image from the Falling Leaves stamp set in Old Olive all over the panel.  I stamped the image twice each time, without re-inking.  Then I adhered it onto a Cajun Craze mat with Liquid Glue.

The next two elements come from a Santa’s Bag that I cut up – then frayed the edges (just pull the threads out until you get the fringe you want!).  On the natural piece (cut into a banner), I stamped another leaf image from Falling Leaves in Old Olive.  I stamped the BACK of the muslin – then when I adhered it “upside down” – the image was faint.  Like stamping off once – but easier! 🙂

The second piece of the Santa’s Bag was colored with my Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’  Blend, then stamped in Old Olive with another Falling Leaves leaf.

Both panels were adhered with Glue Dots.

I cut a solid leaf from a piece of Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP and a detailed leaf from some Sahara Sand card stock, using the Detailed Leaves Thinlits.  I lightly sponged the edge of the detailed leaf with Sahara Sand and adhered them both to the card front with Liquid Glue.

With Blackberry Bliss ink, I inked up just the final word on a sentiment image in the Falling Leaves set and stamped it on a small piece of Sahara Sand.  I flicked the edges with a sponge inked with Sahara Sand and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I made my double-loop Billie Bow by first untwisting a length of Blackberry Bliss Nature’s Twine.  I used about 5 strands to make the bow and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Falling Leaves in Blackberry Bliss on a Sahara Sand panel.  Over that, I stamped a leaf in stamped-off-once Old Olive.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another leaf – stamped twice without re-inking – in Old Olive on the front…

…and I added a little more of the Blackberry Bliss Country Lane DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how cool the Santa’s Bag looks cut into different shaped elements – they provide a very organic look, don’t you think?  And the Falling Leaves bundle plays off the muslin perfectly.  I hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!


Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 5/8″ x 1 7/8″ (sentiment); Detailed Leaves leaf die cut

Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Country Lane DSP: Detailed Leaves leaf die cut; envelope flap

Santa’s Bag elements:  2 3/4″ x 4″ (natural banner); 1 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ (Cajun Craze panel)

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Falling Leaves and Santa’s Bags for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Cool idea to cut up those those bags and use them on your card! Love your pretty fall leaf too! 🙂

  2. What a great design! The way you used the Santa’s bag is genius!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen! Glad that you like it! 🙂

  3. Wow, Mary! Your creativity knows no bounds. Who’d a thunk to take apart a bag? Not me. Love the idea though. Lovely card.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Julie – I did get some design inspiration from the SU! designers in the catalog! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Please pretend you found this card in your mailbox instead of on your crafting table…with a Colorado postmark and signed with love from your old mom out to Bailey! 🌲

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Okay – squinting my eyes and pretending. Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  5. BarbGhig

    A beautiful take on the sketch, Mary! Your autumn color palette is gorgeous and I love how you added texture to your design with muslin…WOW! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Barb! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. kristigraystamping

    Great card Mary, Love, Love, Love what you did with twine and that bow!!!!!!

  7. Very clever to use the bags! Love all the texture on the card!

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