Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Fall Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop for August! Today we are sharing “Fall Frenzy” projects. You will find links at the bottom of my post to hop you along the way to the other projects. Be sure to visit them all to see how each team member interpreted the theme. I hope you will enjoy what I made for you!

I used the Beauty of Friendship Bundle from the 2021 -2022 Annual Catalog (page 11) to make this Fall Thinking of You card.  When I think of Fall, I imagine red, yellow, orange and brown leaves like the ones on this printed sheet of Beauty of Friendship 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper. So pretty! I hope you enjoy the pops of metallic in the design and the tips included below.

The Paper Cuts

  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) and 3 1/2″ x 1″ (land at base of tree)
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel) and the thin label die from Beautiful Trees Dies
  • Early Expresso Cardstock: large tree die cut from Beautiful Trees Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside layer)
  • Beauty of Friendship DSP (Misty Forest Pattern): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front layer) and 4″ x 3/4″ (inside strip)
  • Beauty of Friendship DSP (Fall Leaf Pattern): 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope) & the large open tree top die cut from Beautiful Trees Dies
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock (Bronze): large open tree top die cut

The Creating

I began by stamping the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink on the Cajun Craze label, sprinkling on White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (shaking off the excess) and melting it with the Heat Tool. I stamped the “You Truly Inspire Me” sentiment on the Basic White inside panel with Cajun Craze Ink.

Next, I ran the Crumb Cake strip through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the 3 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die along the bottom edge. Then I ran the piece through again to die cut the top edge with the bottom edge of the large open tree top die. I cut the Brushed Metallic die cut in half vertically with my Paper Trimmer (it doesn’t have to be perfect) and with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the halves (slightly askew to show on the outside) to the back of the leaves DSP die cut. We do it with labels, so why not bigger shaped dies? Love it!

Now for the assembly…I adhered the cardstock and DSP panels with Multipurpose Liquid glue, trimming off the extra around the envelope flap. I applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Crumb Cake die cut and the tree (a thin slice cut from the edge works great for the trunk). The sentiment label has liquid adhesive where it touches the Crumb Cake die and a slice of dimensional sheet along the bottom edge to keep it level. I added three Bronze Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (from the new July to Dec 2021 Mini Catalog) to embellish the card front.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koenders‘s project or the Previous Blog button to skip back to see what Karen Ksenzakovic  created for today.

  1. Jaimie Babarczy 
  2. Tara Carpenter
  3. Karen Finkle 
  4. Mary Deatherage 
  5. Jillian Good 
  6. Akiko Sudano 
  7. Karen Ksenzakovic 
  8. Donna Leonard => YOU ARE HERE
  9. Amy Koenders

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Fall Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. Deborah Miller August 16, 2021 / 2:31 pm

    I love this card…just beautiful.


  2. Julie Johnston August 10, 2021 / 9:57 pm

    Wonderful use of DSPs, both for the tree and the ‘forest’ in which it grew. Beautiful. May have to try this one.


    • Donna Leonard August 16, 2021 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you, Julie! I don’t know how I missed you nice comment on posting day. So glad you did and I hope you give it a try!


  3. stampwithamyk August 10, 2021 / 10:12 am

    Such a pretty fall card Donna! The gold touches are perfect, love your design! 🙂

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  4. floridaperson August 10, 2021 / 7:17 am

    Love, love, love this! CASEing. You did a wonderful job with your creativity.


    • Donna Leonard August 10, 2021 / 8:00 am

      So glad, Karen! I wish you much fun! Thank you so much for the kind words.


  5. ksenzak1 August 10, 2021 / 7:13 am

    This is just beautiful Donna 🙂 Love how you used the DSP for the leaves


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