Wednesday, September 15, 2021


This month on our New at SU Blog Hop we are featuring beauties from the August-January Mini Catalog

So much in this catalog from Fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Years to Valentines-and more!!!! lol While I'm such a summer girl & really not willing to let it go, I've been enjoying creating some fall cards! 

Here's my card:

This is a very simple card from a very simple stamp set-Welcoming Woods. But I think it's just such a lovely stamp set!!! These trees!!! I love tree cards! Now the true stamp has more variation in the actual tree trunks. I wanted a more full trunk tho.  So I filled in with my Early Espresso Stampin' Blends! Didn't really want the background showing through the middles of the tree trunks.

At first I thought I would put a ton of leaves & make it an early fall card, but I really liked how the shading came out & didn't want to cover it! lol 

Now the shading was done with my inks & Blending Brushes! I love to blend colors, but I really don't believe I get it right often! I go too dark or too light, or wrong colors, etc. I think many of us are intimidated with blending like this. But I love how this came out. It was actually super easy! I think the Cajun Craze in the background almost looks like blurred trees in the distance. And the blue sky is as close to summer as I can get in a fall pic! lol

The background is the absolutely amazing Cork 12x12 Specialty Paper that is part of the Harvest Meadow Collection Suite. I thought it worked perfectly tho with the tree theme! It's a super nice textured DSP! A bit thinner than cardstock but heavier than actual paper. Plain on the back! Super easy to cut!

I would say this is a great masculine option for maybe a retirement, or a move, but certainly anyone would love to receive it! I left off bling so it would work for a masculine card. Add a little bling & could "girlie" it up!

I've had this Early Espresso Faux Suede Ribbon since it came out in the last catalog & have never used it-until recently-and now I have about 6" of it left-and can't wait to order some more! Wow, was I missing out on this! Such a nice ribbon to work with!!!!

Now hop over to Loni's blog & see her amazing creation! Simply click on her name here or the icon below! Then keep going! You will find a list of the creative blogs from around the world below! Don't miss out!

Happy Stampin'!

 If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  
You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
And of course, get your Sale-a-Bration item's HERE-but only until the end of September!!!! So don't miss out!


  1. Love your card!Thank you for sharing.

  2. Your card has a beautiful athmosphere. I love all the details and the background!

  3. Great job on this card! All the components and techniques really work so well together.

  4. This is a terrific card! All the components and techniques work so well together!

  5. Beautiful background and card, Joni. The cork paper really takes it up a notch!

  6. Beautiful card Joni. Love the shading of your background and the Cork paper is gorgeous. x

  7. Beautiful Fall card design. Love the texture of the cork for the background and the beautiful shading.

  8. Love your background and the cork paper.



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