Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Gilded Autumn with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Jaydee’s got a cool sketch challenge for us this week.  It’s a good one –  that I know will give your creative mojo a bump!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I used one of my favorite bundles of all time – the Gather Together stamp set with its gorgeous Gathered Leaves dies!  And I also brought out some In Good Taste and Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our Paper Players badge – I hope you’ll come and play along! 🙂


The color palette is from this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge!

And I also played along with the Global Design Project theme challenge.

I started with some barnwood paper from the In Good Taste DSP (on sale now – but only thru the end of the month!) that I matted on Cajun Craze for the card front.

Next up – I cut three Stitched Rectangle Die cuts from two different foil-embossed patterns in the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Tip:  adhere the middle rectangle first – then add the other two equi-distant on either side of the first one.

Using all three of the awesome cutting and embossing leaf dies from the Gathered Leaves Dies, I cut one of each from two different shades of Brushed Metallic Card stock.

I also cut a few Very Vanilla berries using the die from my berry-go-to set…the Poinsettia Dies.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the large leaf from Gather Together in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake.  Then I added a sentiment in Cajun Craze and cut it out with the matching Gathered Leaves die.

I built the collage with the metallic leaves and Very Vanilla berries – all with a Gold Hoop Embellishment as a focal piece.  I used Liquid Glue for all the leaves and a couple of Glue Dots for the hoop.  Tip:  You can see that some of the leaves are on top of the hoop and some under.  That’s a fun way to add some depth and interest to your collages!

Finally, I added the sentiment leaf with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I adhered a final Brushed Metallic card stock leaf to the sentiment.  I ran two lengths of Linen Thread thru the top of an Acorn Trinket and tied a bow.  Then I adhered it with a Glue Dot.

A few Gold Metallic Pearls nestled here and there finished off the card front.

On the inside. I added a stamped-off-TWICE Crumb Cake leaf in the middle of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I stamped a second sentiment in Cajun Craze over the top.  I added a single gold Metallic Pearl to finish it off.  Who says embellishments can’t be on the INside?? 😉

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

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Crumb Cake leaf on the front…

…and a little more pumpkin-strewn Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila!  Really.  Is it any wonder this Gather Together set – with the wunnermus Gathered Leaves dies – is one of my favorites….EVER??  I mean – it’s like Stampin’ Up! made this just for me!  And…for you!  Cuz you NEED this bundle (and it IS bundled – for a savings of 10%.  I hope it keeps going into the next Annual Catalog – but even if it does – I am betting it won’t be bundled!!).

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

The Paper Players Design Team







Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details. The October Tutorial features the Poinsettia Petals Bundle!

Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Special – Ends Soon!

I’m offering an ordering special for Stampin’ Up! orders of $50 or greater placed through me between now and Tuesday, 27 October!  You get to choose a free pack of Stampin Up! Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Acetate Card Boxes and bags, Memories & More goodies, Treat Bags or Treat boxes with your order of $50 or more this week!

How to get your free Envelopes, Note Cards & Envelopes, Card Boxes or Treat Packaging:

All you’ve got to do is place your $50 or greater order and then email me your selection!  I’ll order everyone’s goodies when I place my Host Order on 1 November and then send them out (along with your thank you gift) to you just as quick as I can!

Click right here to see my original Blog Post with all the details and a full list of the items you can select from for your special gift!

Designer Series Paper Sale!

One Week Left!


We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you’ll get a 15% discount on select papers from our current catalogs! Now’s a great time to stock up and save on some of our most popular paper designs!

Here’s the deets:

  • Sale prices will be in effect until 31 October 2020 at 11:50 pm (MT)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount

Here are the papers you can pick up at this great savings!

Coming on 3 November!

The Curvy Celebrations Variety Bundle!

Celebrate with curvy stamps, dies, and more! Designed for a variety of special occasions, the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle includes everything you need to create one-of-a-kind crafts.

Don’t let stress steal your spirit—get ahead and order this exclusive bundle for a festive and frenzy-free season!

The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle is available right now for demonstrators – just one of the perks of being a Demonstrator! The customer sales period runs 3 November 2020–4 January 2021.

This flyer gives you the info you need!  The Curvy Christmas stamp set and Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP will only be available during the promotion period (3 Nov – 4 Jan) – which means you’ll want to get it earlier rather than later.  The Quite Curvy Bundle is actually an awesome sneak peek from the Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog – so it’ll be available thru that catalog! Yeah!


Jolly Gingerbread – November’s YUMMY Paper Pumpkin Kit

Get Yours Ordered Now!

November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

Check out our fun little promotional video to sneak a peek at the Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Here’s the deets….

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition ginger-bread-themed box!
    Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
    Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

And – to get THIS kit, you MUST be signed up by 10 November.  Sign up on the 11th ….and you’ll get the DECEMBER kit.  Which is probably awesome – but…it’s not THIS one!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.  So if you want it….best be getting after it!

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, but would like to give it a try, you can either sign up for a subscription where you’re billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store.  For more info and to get signed up for the monthly kit – click here.  Or, see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store here. 

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

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

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner): Poinsettia Dies die cut berries; Gathered Leaves large die cut leaf (sentiment)

Brushed Metallic Card Stock: Gathered Leaves small die cut leaves

In Good Taste DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP: 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle Die cuts (x3 – on front);  envelope flap

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix 

It happened.

The worst.

It WASN’T all about pony spa days.

There was an agenda.  A hidden one.

An….EVIL one!

Yes.  We rode the ponies on Saturday.

For like…15 minutes.

Longest.  Fifteen.  Minutes. Of their LIVES!

The horror.

Finn was safely in the house so he wouldn’t inadvertently cause any….unexpectedness!  😉



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Gather Together Gilded Autumn with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

  1. Your girls are so beautiful…so is your card!

  2. Love this card Mary! The fall colors are perfect, fantastic layering under your sentiment too! The poor girls…you were awfully mean to them. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      We were. We really really were! Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Paula Poindexter

    The girls will forgive you.
    Finn might not.
    The girls are beautiful.
    So is your card.
    Finn is the most handsome Aussie I’ve never met.
    Always enjoy your posts Mary, even if I dont say so.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Fiona!! Peppermints go a LONG way in garnering forgiveness – from the girls AND from Finn! 😉

  4. Faith Simpson

    well, it goes without saying that this card is on top with the most gorgeous ones ever!! Loved watching you create it.
    Question: do the ponies really hate the saddles? Hate being ridden?? I want them to love it. In stories, the faithful horse just lives to take the master somewhere….is that just a story? Hope they got some peppermints!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Faith! Appreciate it! No – they don’t HATE the saddles or being ridden. They love attention (and peppermints!). I was being a little facetious! But…if they could get loved on and pepperminted without having to actually do any WORK – they wouldn’t turn it down. 😉

  5. bhholcombe

    Your card is beautiful, Mary! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  6. Beautiful!! I LOVE the blooms!

  7. Wow, Mary, what a stunning card! I am always in awe of your collage building skills, they always look so perfectly designed with all sorts of beautiful details! Thanks for sharing the photo of your horses, they are just too beautiful!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Stef – I think they’re pretty gorgeous myself! I think it’s all that blonde hair! 🙂 Appreciate the kind words on my card, too! 🙂

  8. Ann Schach

    Absolutely stunning, Mary! Your cards are always the BEST!

  9. Joanne James

    That cluster of layered leaves looks great with the metallic pumpkin paper background panels – a card full of autumnal goodness Mary!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Joanne! Appreciate you coming by with such a nice comment! 🙂

  10. Fab fall card, Mary! This is one of my favorite fall sets and you showcased it beautifully. Love the metallic detail.

  11. Such a gorgeous fall card. I so love the ponies! I have not ridden in ages, I am sure my horses would be in shock to even see a saddle headed their direction!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah – they weren’t overly excited!! 🙂 Thanks, Allisa! 🙂

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