I had so much fun creating this card!  I had an idea but was having some problems getting it worked out so I looked at a few sketches and BOOM, it all came together.  For this card I am featuring the Life is Beautiful stamp set and the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I also used several items from the Gilded Autumn Suite all by Stampin Up®.


Cuts and Card Base – DSP = Designer Series Paper.
Card Base – Mint Macaron – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.
Layer 1 – Cajun Craze – 4 x 5 1/4
Layer 2 – Gilded Autumn DSP (5) different patterns 3/4 x 3 1/2
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla 4 1/2 x 5 1/2
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla 3/4 x 5 1/2
Layer 5 – Cajun Craze – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Layer 6 – Very Vanilla – 4 x 5 1/4

1.  Layer 1 – Using a ruler, turn to portrait view and draw a line with a pencil about 1/4″ from the left edge.  Then turn to horizontal view and draw a line 1/4″ from the left and right edges.

2.  Layer 2 – Using Multipurpose Liquid glue place your first strip onto Layer 1 lining up with the bottom and left pencil lines.  Then place your second strip on the right side lining up with the lines on the right and bottom edges. This will allow you to play with the center pieces.  I set them all in place then one by one adhered them in place. Once they are all adhered in place, erase the pencil lines.

3. Adhere Layer 1 to the card front.

4.  Next you will add the Metallic Ribbon from the “Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack” to Layer 2.  Because this ribbon is very thin I fold my Mini glue dots in half.  Make sure to place the Mini glue dots strategically so that the tree and sentiment strip will cover them from view.  I started in the top right corner then weaved it back and forth from top right corner to the bottom left corner using the Mini glue dots to secure it down.

5.  Layer 3 – Turn to horizontal view then stamp the tree in Crumb Cake.  Note:  you will be cutting of part of the bottom so it’s important that you get as much of the top of the tree on the sheet as you can.

6.  Then using Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie inks stamp several leaves onto the tree.

7.  Fussy cut out the tree.

8.  Measure Tree to Layer 1 and trim bottom so that the tree will fit onto Layer 1.

9.  Using Stampin Dimensionals adhere the tree to the card front.

10.  Layer 4 – Stamp sentiment on the left side in Cajun Craze ink.  I used the Stamparatus to make sure I got the sentiment placed where I wanted it. 

11.  Using a sponge dauber and Cajun Craze ink chalk around the edges of this strip.  Then using Stampin Dimensionals adhere to the card front about 1/2″ from bottom edge of Layer 1.

12.  Combining the 1 Metallic ribbon and 2 of the Linen Threads tie a bow.  Note: before you tie the knot add the Acorn Trinket to one of the Linen Threads and then tie your bow. 

13.  Adhere to the right side of the sentiment label.  I placed a glue dot then added Liquid glue to each side of the dot.  This will help with the weight of the trinket.

14.  Adhere Layer 5 into the inside of the card.

15.  Layer 6 – Stamp the sentiment from “Beautiful Autumn Bundle” stamp set, in Cajun Craze ink onto the center of this sheet.

16.  In the lower right hand corner stamp the leaves in both Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie then adhere to inside of the card.

As you can see this card has a bunch of layers, I hope you will try layering on your next card!

Don’t forget to leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!

Here’s a link to a video I did of this card and 2 others featuring the Life is Beautiful stamp set.


If you need any supplies just click on any of the photos below!  I’d love to be your Stampin Up® demonstrator.  

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