Painted Harvest and Rooted in Nature

Hello Fall.

When there is so much out there on the internet to boggle your mind, slow yourself down and just look around you. The wonderful bounty that surrounds us in nature can be so inspiring. With that in mind, I couldn’t help taking the rich colors I see in the leaves and fall flowers and make a couple of cards with two very versatile stamp sets, ‘Painted Harvest’ and ‘Rooted in Nature.’

Here are the steps to make the floral card from the ‘Painted Harvest’ stamp set:

  • Cut an A2 (5 1/2 x 4 1/4″) base for your card out of ‘Crumbcake’ cardstock and Layer with 5 1/4″ x 4″ ‘So Saffron’ cardstock
  • On a 5 x 3 3/4″ ‘ piece of ‘Whisper White‘ cardstock, randomly stamp leaves background in ‘Pear Pizzazz’ ink and layer veins with ‘Mossy Meadow’ ink
  • Stamp with message in top right corner
  • Emboss piece with ‘Subtle 3D’ folder to give a linen look
  • Stamp three flowers on a separate piece of cardstock and fussy cut out. The flower colors used were: ‘So Saffron’ and ‘Crushed Curry,’ ‘Terracotta Tile’ and ‘Calypso Coral‘ and the third flower in ‘Grapefruit Grove’ and ‘Cajun Craze’
  • Layer and overlap flowers to top of messaged piece to make your focal point. You can pop one up for more dimension
  • Add twine of your choice to front and layer piece to card base
  • You can add some sparkle to the message with ‘Wink of Stella’ to resemble the dew of fall….OK that might be a stretch but the sparkle is fun anyway.

The “Rooted in Nature’ card with the leaves on it is so simple and quick to make:

  • From an A2 card base attach a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4″ ‘Copper Foil’ piece
  • Cut out a pice of ‘Very Vanilla’ cardstock 5 1/4 x 4″
  • Randomly stamp leaves to form a background on Vanilla cardstock. Inks used were ‘Cajun Craze’, ‘Crushed Curry’, ‘Pumpkin Pie, and ‘Cherry Cobbler’
  • With a sponge dauber or your choice of brush, lay down some ‘Soft Suede’ ink in a pattern that will surround the greeting
  • Stamp a greeting and cut out with ‘Stitched Rectangle’ dies
  • Attach Greeting with ‘Dimensionals’
  • Wrap printed piece with ‘Copper Trim’ (This trim is a weave and you can spread it out into many shapes like you see in the photo…a MUST HAVE it is so great to work with)

To jazz up the card you simply take your dauber and lightly brush color on the pumpkin colored leaves. Also brush several of the colors on the greeting tag to draw your eye to the words.

Thanks for stopping by and would love it if you shared this post. The products used are listed below. If you have questions, just leave me a message, and if you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would be thrilled to be yours. Until next post, happy crafting.

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Products used:


Cajun Craze

Crushed Curry

Pumpkin Pie

Soft Suede

So Saffron

Grapefruit Grove

Calypso Coral

Pear Pizzazz

Mosy Meadow

Momento Black


Very Vanilla

Whisper White

Copper Foil

So Saffron



Painted Harvest

Rooted in Nature ( a two part set)



Multipurpose Glue


Twine ( you can color twine with Crushed Curry Ink)

Colorful Seasons and Rooted in Nature

The maple trees out front of our house are turning rich hues of red, gold and orange and the leaves are just starting to fall off the trees. As the leaves start to pile up with acorns, twigs and morning dew it inspired me to see how you can take fall colors and shapes to make a basic card design and see how to amp it up with a few additions and color changes.

The stamps and dies used are from the ‘Colorful Seasons’ and ‘Rooted in Nature’ sets. (Look for future posts on using these sets for holiday cards and stretching your $$$.)


Start with an A2 cardstock card base in ‘Crumb Cake’ and layer a vine die cut from the ‘Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut’ specialty paper.

Stamp and fussy cut the tree round from ‘Rooted in Nature’  set and ‘Very Vanilla’ card stock. Then stamp and die cut the maple leaf from the ‘2019-2021 In-Color’ card stock pack.  Attach all pieces to card front. Add your sentiment (popped up with ‘Dimensionals’) and there you have a card easy to make and jumping into fall.


To amp up your card with a bit of shine and texture die cut the maple leaf outlines with ‘Copper’ foil paper and layer on top of the solid-colored maple leaves.

Finish with a wrap and bow using the  ‘Copper’ trim. Try playing with the base card color for a whole different look

Another option would be to emboss maple leaves and either layer under a copper leaf or attach as is.

These leaves were colored and embossed with clear powder then embossed a second time with sprinkles of ‘Gold’ Stampin’ emboss powder and melt a second time.

You could stop here but again play with color. Instead of a crumb cake base swap it out for a ‘Pretty Peacock’  A2 base and then layer the crumb cake on top if you want.  So many options… away.

This second card has layers much like the first. the more you add and pop up with dimensionals the better it looks!

There you have it.   A card design that can be as simple or detailed as you want it.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you follow my blog and share with your friends. If you have used these stamp sets please post them. Would love to see your creations.

If you have questions don’t hesitate to ask…and if you don’t have a demonstrator I would love to be yours… just leave a message.



2019-2021 In Color Sample Pack

Very Vanilla


Copper Foil


StazON Black

Pretty Peacock

 Calypso Coral


 2019-2021 In Color

Copper Trim

Multipurpose Glue