A Tale of Two Cards

By | September 17, 2016

Every card has a story and these two are no exception:


There are distinct similarities between these two cards, although Ann and I didn’t make them together. Her Harvest Moon card was part of the summer swap that we both worked on in August. My Blessed Maple Leaf card was just made today, the result of starting with one element from the “mosh pit,” (or let’s call it the “bone pile” since it’s fall and we are getting close to Halloween!) Even though I wasn’t thinking of Ann’s card when I made mine, I ended up using a couple of the same colors of cardstock, the burlap ribbon and the “Blessed”greeting from the Paisleys & Posies set (I told you that was going to come up again and again this season!)



The colors that we have in common are Cajun Craze, which Ann used as her background, and Crushed Curry, used for the big full harvest moon. She textured it with the Seaside embossing folder, and the vertical 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon also provides a nice textural and neutral color element. The die cut tree from the Beautiful Branches Thinlits has been a familiar image over the past month or so.



My card has Crushed Curry for a background and the leaf die cut is Cajun Craze, embossed with the Boho Chic folder. In my case, the card started with the leaf from the Leaflets Framelits – I had made another card yesterday that utilized negative space, so I had an extra leaf cut-out in the “bone pile” which I picked up and used as a point of inspiration. I have also used the neutral colored 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon, this time on the horizontal with a banner cut end. Ann and I both double matted our cards and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to provide even more depth to our focal images. Along with the greeting from the Paisleys & Posies set, I also used one of the paisley designs and matching die cutters to decorate the leaf.

Here are the colors used on both of our cards:

Click on any swatch to see all products that Stampin’ Up! carries in these coordinating fall colors!

These are the products that were used to make both Ann’s Harvest Moon card and my Blessed Maple Leaf card. Click on any picture to see a bigger view, read more or to order:

Price: $110.00

Supply List

 You may notice that I’ve put Tear & Tape into the list of supplies – it is a great item for adhering the Burlap ribbon onto the card front, or if you need to stick on an embossed piece such as the textured Harvest Moon on Ann’s card. It is super sticky and will keep your elements in place! It works for attaching flat panels to card fronts too, of course. But my very favorite adhesive is Stampin’ Dimensionals (foam dots.) Love those things! What’s yours?



3 thoughts on “A Tale of Two Cards

  1. PaperPuff

    Super seasonal colours. I like how you have both used the embossing detail in unusual places too.

    1. ValoryDegree Post author

      Thanks! I’m getting into an autumn attitude here; we don’t experience a dramatic change of foliage colors in California but we will be going home to New England for a visit soon and we expect mid to peak color while we’re there!

      1. PaperPuff

        Yes, I have seen some amazing pictures of autumn in New England. It looks so spectacular – probably the time of year I would choose to visit too!!


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