Sneak Peek Season of Friendship

Stampin up season of friendship

I hope you enjoyed my past few days of sneak peeks.  I appreciate all the sweet comments!  Check out all my Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini samples by clicking here.  How about another new set and designer paper?

I'm confident this set will be hot, hot, hot.  It's Season of Friendship . . . a very cool, modern looking tree with four options for the branches (or otherwise).  You get to play with a bird, flower, snowflake or the leaves I used on today's post.  TIP: These little guys could easily be placed directly on the tree using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  However, I saw this simple punch idea in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini (available for customer order October 1).  So keep reading.

The Sage Shadow card base is 5.5 x 4.25", scored at the top.  It's topped with a brand new Designer Series Paper (also from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini) called Autumn Vine (key colors:  Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Sage Shadow). 

Stampin up season of friendship leaves
I stamped the tree in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  Using my Stampin' Up! Markers, I directly colored each leaf of the stamp a different color (left to right:  More Mustard, Really Rust, Sage Shadow).  TIP:  Just before stamping, "huff" lightly to get the stamp uniformly moist for transfer of the marker ink.  Works like a champ.

TIP:  My 3/4" Circle Punch saved the day.  I popped out each of the leaf elements and mounted them on Stampin' Dimensionals.  The sentiment was inked in Chocolate Chip and stamped on Really Rust card stock.  I clipped the left side with a Corner Rounder Punch and added More Mustard Brads on the right.  The sentiment is attached with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The tree was matted on Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip. 

I'm ready for fall and baking some delicious apple crisp.  How about you?

Hugs and Pretties . . . . Mary

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Stamp Set:  Season of Friendship
Paper:  Autumn Vine Designer Series, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Really Rust
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up! Markers:  More Mustard, Really Rust, Sage Shadow
Cool Tools:  3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
The Perfect Touch:  More Mustard Brads (Earth Elements Collection)


  1. GORGEOUS! This is at the top of my list of “must haves”.

  2. Hey girl – thanks for the inspiration – I posted a copycat on my blog! 🙂

  3. Another fabulous card! Great colors. That is very cute, I love the design.

  4. Very cute – love the tree and it can be used so many different ways. Thanks for sharing!

  5. OMG!!!! I LOOOOOOVE it!!!

  6. I LOVE this card! You could even personalize this card by substituting 2 of the leaves circles with a picture of you and the friend you are giving the card to. Thanks for the inspiration! I’m definately going to have to order this set!

    Hi Susan . . . you have me thinking . . . just think about a grandmother with a cute mug of a grandchild on every branch. Thanks for the idea! M

  7. Grace Lange-Way

    What a fantastic card Mary. I’ve been off line for a while and need to catch up on your posts in my e-mail box. Can’t wait to see what else is new in SU land. Again, I love this card!

  8. Love this, Mary! I just can’t buy another set – I’ve been my own best customer recently – but this makes me want to do this as a camp project. TFS – I think. 😉

  9. Gorgeous autumn card! I like how you made the leaves three different colors. I just bought this set last week and it should be arriving soon. Can’t wait!!!

  10. I knew there was a reason I’m getting this set!!! Thanks for the GORGEOUS example!

  11. I’ve been enjoying ALL the sneak peeks and this one is especially wonderful! What a clever way to do the leaves. I’m not a cut little teeny tiny things out kind of person, so this appeals to me a lot. Oct 1st can’t come too soon – except all of this anticipating is making my life flash by much too quickly. Thanks for more terrific ideas.

  12. oh, love it!! i’m working on my preorder order now…and yes, this set is on my list!! paper=super cool!! love!!

  13. It looks wonderful! I love how it’s simply but still full of interest. The punched leaves look wonderful! (And I love those colours together.)

    Cindy 🙂

  14. RATS!!!! this set was not even on my list. OR the paper. what a naughty little enabler you are. just LOVE the card you made. and the DP!!! i am an autumn kind of person anyway … so everything is doubly tempting. RATS!!! (oh, did i already say that???)

  15. Colleen Kramer

    I LOVE this set! This one goes to the top of the list! And more gorgeous DP? My head is spinning!

  16. Mary, You did an awesome job! I love the card and everything you did with it. I am so looking forward to the new mini sampler.

  17. It’s so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  18. This is Gorgeous! I’m so happy I went ahead and pre-ordered it. I think it’s going to be a Trees Three type of set.

  19. WOW! this is over the top wonderful!
    Love your color combo, it makes the stamp set perfect!

  20. Oh, this is SO pretty! I’m trying to resist this set, and you are not helping…

  21. I want to be Mary when I grow up! Mary, you are so talented and I love your style- I think it is very unique and so very inspiring. I adore this card! Thanks so much for sharing!

  22. ooooh! This is so fun!! My preorder just shipped and I can’t wait to play with this set. Love the card!

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