Rustic Harvest leaf card!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is another Joy Fold Card featuring the Hello Harvest Bundle and the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper! This time I used two sheets of the Rustic Harvest DSP to create six festive cards for Fall or Thanksgiving! This doesn’t quite use up all the DSP, you will have a 1 ½” x 12” strip leftover, but that can be used for another card. For the front of the card sentiment, I decided to use one of the Leaf Label’s from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack, which are great for stamping with craft ink and adding some color with sponge daubers, and since there are 25 of them, you still have plenty left-over for other crafts and cards!

The base layers for this card are Mossy Meadow cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 8 ¼” and scored at 5 ½”, and Early Espresso cardstock, cut at 3 ¾” x 7 ½” and scored at 3 ¾”. Since you can get two bases from each color, I cut the 8 ½” x 11” Mossy Meadow cardstock at 8 ¼” along the 11” side, scored at 5 ½” along that same side, and then cut in half (4 ¼”) along the 8 ½”. I cut the Early Espresso 8 ½” x 11” down to a 7 ½” x 7 ½”, scored at 3 ¾”, and then cut in half:

For the DSP, I chose these two designs from the Rustic Harvest DSP, first cutting a 1 ½” strip off the gourds and pumpkin design, then cutting into six 4 “ x 5 ¼” bases and for the other design, cutting into six 4” x 6” pieces, cutting at 2 ½” on the 6” side (using the opposite side design), and cutting a ½” strip off the remaining 4” side, which the ½” strip will be used for the inside of the card:

For the rest of the card, you will need:

1. I used White Craft ink to stamp the sentiment and the accent stamp from Hello Harvest on the Leaf Label, used sponge daubers with Early Espresso and Cajun Craze inks along the edges of the leaf, and placed a 4mm Rustic Metallic Dot over the pre-punched hole.

2. Use two of the vine dies to die-cut one of each from Gold Foil.

3. Use the sentiment coordinating die to die-cut one each of Early Espresso and Cajun Craze cardstocks, these will be layered together.

I first adhered the 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of DSP to the front of the Early Espresso base (make sure that the opening is on the left side), adhere the layered die-cuts to the middle as shown, adhere the leaf over the die-cuts, and the die-cut vines to the opposite corners as shown:

You will then adhere the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of DSP to the inside of the Mossy Meadow cardstock base layer, the 2 ½” x 4” piece of DSP to the front flap, and then adhere the 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” Early Espresso cardstock base layer to the middle of the inside DSP:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 ½” x 3 ½”, stamp the sentiment from Through It Together in Early Espresso ink, and adhere the ½” x 3 ½” strip of DSP along the bottom:

For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I used the leaf stamp from Hello Harvest that I first inked in Crushed Curry ink and used the sponge daubers with Early Espresso and Cajun Craze inks to add color to the edges of the stamp, which I stamped three times in the bottom corner:

Rustic leaf fun fold card!

What a great Fall or Thanksgiving card to make! I really like the different elements of the DSP that it brings to the card, they each coordinate but are completely different designs. I wasn’t sure at first if the accent stamp I used with the sentiment for the card front would line up correctly, but it was easy to line up each time on the top and the bottom. Even if they are slightly off, that’s ok because that is all a part of the handmade process!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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