Susan Simpson - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Stampin' Up Colorful Seasons - SBTD 9/2017

Hello, welcome to the second Stampers by the Dozen Blog Hop!



Our theme this month is trees - I decided to use one of the most versatile bundles in the Annual Catalogue - Colorful Seasons.  This particular bundle covers all four seasons and is excellent value for money with 24 stamps and 17 dies to choose from!

If you have a look at one of my posts from earlier this week you will see I got a little bit carried away making lots of lovely leaves.


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I needed a card recently for two lovely people who have just bought the most amazing house so I thought I would use some of the leaves.

My card started with the sentiment - not how I usually start a card but this particular sentiment seemed so apt.  

I embossed it with some Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder.  


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Then I started to think about how the leaves in my garden have started to fall and I had an idea!

Step 1
I die cut two leaves from the Whisper White card layer and adhered to my WW card base using some Foam Adhesive Strips.

Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Step 2
Using Tombow, I carefully placed the leaves through the aperture and adhered to the card base.  If you stopped at this point you would have a really quick and simple card.

Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Step 3
I added another three leaves to the top of my panel, overlapping the apertures slightly to add depth and dimension.  


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Step 4
Again, I could have left the card at this point and I would have been happy with it but I decided it needed a little something extra.

I used another die from this bundle of a skeleton leaf and some of the gorgeous Copper Foil Sheets.



I pressed the leaves against the palm of my hand with my fingers to add some dimension.


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Step 5
I placed the copper leaves at an angle so that you could still see the gorgeous colours on the leaves underneath. I used a mini glue dot behind the part of the leaf where the stalk joins - hopefully you can see the dimension and the shadows this helps to create?


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

I decorated the inside of the card with some leaves too (I made lots).


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

My card will have to go in the post as I am unable to hand deliver it so I added just one of the leaf on the back of the envelope, leaving the stalk unattached for ease of opening.


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,

Here is the completed card and envelope.


Colorful Seasons, Craftyduckydoodah!, SBTD Blog Hop, Stampin' Up! UK Independent  Demonstrator Susan Simpson, Supplies available 24/7 from my online store,


As I mentioned above, this card is for two lovely people called Rod and Noreen. They have just moved into a former Lock Keepers cottage at Five Rise Locks in Bingley (West Yorkshire, UK).  I used to visit the locks at Bingley when my children were younger, especially at this time of year when the leaves start to fall - you are never too old for a swish amongst the leaves!  I hope they will be very, very happy in their new home.

I still had lots of leaves left so I decided to make use of them, come back soon to see what I made!

Details of the products I used for this project can be found below.

I hope you enjoyed this project - it was great fun to make my own pile of leaves even though I can't swish through them!

Next in the hop is Tricia who has a great project to share with you.



If you get lost along the way here is a list of participants in the hop.

Susan Simpson - you are here!


Thank you so much for looking at my Blog today, if you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator I would love to be yours!  If you don't have a brand new 2017 - 2018 or the Autumn / Winter catalogue and you would like one, please let me know and I will send one to you straight away.

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16 comments:

  1. The way you have built the layers makes the card so stand out and memorable

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  2. Beautiful card - I'm sure your friends will be thrilled to receive it.

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  3. I really love the cut out look of your card - I may have to case you!

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    1. Thank you Rachel - no idea what the technique is called, CASE away!!

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  4. Beautiful card, can't wait to experiment more with this bundle x

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    1. Thank you Vicky - love a great value for money bundle with loads of potential. xx

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  5. This card is absolutly gorgeous! love all the layers. Stunning. I may have to CAS this. TFS

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    1. Thanks Sharleen. CAS with my pleasure. xx

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  6. Great job, Susan. Love the inlaid leaves. The colors are awesome.

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    1. Thanks Tashana, they were great fun to make!

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  7. This is great thank you - my Stamp Club ladies would love this.

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    1. Thanks Courtenay - I think my crafty ladies my like this too!

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  8. Love your watercolor leaves and the copper leaves look amazing.

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    1. Thanks Tricia - I have another post next week sharing what I did with the rest of the leaves I made!

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