Sneak Peek: Autumn Days

Stampin up autumn days
I needed one last (last minute?) Father's Day card and this Pheasant from Autumn Days and three new In Colors (Dusty Durango, Soft Suede and Bermuda Bay) were just the ticket.  These items will be available with the arrival of the new Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog on July 1. 

Meet the new In Colors (available July 1).  Click here for my comparison of the new In Colors to current Stampin' Up! colors!
  • The pheasant was inked in Soft Suede and stamped on Very Vanilla.
  • I gave it a new dimension by snipping it out and adhering it with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Bermuda Bay rectangle of textured card stock (matted on Soft Suede).
  • Perpendicular, I added another rectangle of Dusty Durango Textured card stock, also matted on Soft Suede.
  • Three Very Vanilla Brads (Stampin' Up! Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware) complement the colorful panels. TIP:   I used a Paper Piercer and Template to measure and space the holes for the brads.  Neat and tidy that way 🙂
  • The Very Vanilla panel was textured with a tr?s cool Texturz Plate and my Big Shot.
  • The Very Vanilla card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and scored on the top.
  • Dusty Durango card stock was cut 1/4" smaller than the card base and layered on top.
  • The sentiment is from Celebrate Everything.  It's inked and stamped on matching Soft Suede card stock.
  • The Small Oval Punch reshapes the sentiment to fit below the Hodgepodge Vanilla Label Holder and Vanilla coordinating brads.
  • TIP:  I tucked a couple Stampin' Dimensionals below the sentiment to keep it in place while attaching the label holder.  This helps it fill out the holder, too.
  • TIP:  The label holder and brads were attached to the Dusty Durango card stock before adhering to the card base.  This way the brad "legs" are buried. 
  • My layout was inspired by this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge, SC233.  Find all my favorite challenges linked on my left side bar.
DON'T MISS:  June 30 is approaching fast.  Be sure to grab the following Last Chance supplies before they are officially gone.

Last Chance Accessories and Sale (many items already sold out but still some good deals)
Last Chance Stamps (Alphabetical)
Last Chance Stamps (By Catalog Page Number)


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Stamp Sets:  Autumn Days (115452), Celebrate Everything (114942)
Paper:  Very Vanilla (101650), Bermuda Bay Textured (115538), Dusty Durango Textured (115538), Soft Suede (115318)
Ink:  Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Texturz Plates Kit #4 (114531), Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit), Paper Snips (103579), Small Oval Punch (107304)
The Perfect Touch:  Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454, Label Holder and Brads), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Celebrate everything


  1. Very different. I always think its hard to make a ‘guy’ card and keep that edgy touch.

  2. This design is SO wonderful!! Have you thought about entering the clean simple design Wow contest that SU! is having this month? I think you’re a shoo-in! You should check it out…


  3. WOW!!! This card rocks!!!!

  4. Beautiful card – I think this set may make its way into my stamp room once I get the catty and see the full set. I need a fall set and this might fit the bill. The colors and layout are fantastic! I sure wish I lived out your way so I could attend your workshops and hope that your creativity rubs off on me. 🙂

  5. colleen kramer

    Love all the great texture! The color combo sends this one out of the park! Even my 14 year son, not a fashion star by any means, is drawn to shades of orange in his shirts. Wicked cool!

  6. What an awesome card. So simple yet so kick-ass. Can I say that here? A simple swap of the colors and stamp and it could be a just about any event card. How does everyone think it would work for a workshop project?

  7. Mary, loved reading the article about you in the SU! mag that was delivered yesterday — you go, girl!!

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