Autumn Leaves Faux Step Card for the Pals Blog Hop

Autumn Leaves with Handcrafted Elements Dies Faux Step Card

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

Hi, Stampers!

This month, the theme is Home for the Holidays. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal. So, for my Thanksgiving card, I created a Faux Step card that is so easy to create – and impress your family and friends! This card was made using the wonderful Autumn Leaves bundle along with the much-overlooked Handcrafted Elements dies. My “secret” for using intricate dies like these are to cut them out with the adhesive sheet, which is less messy than liquid glue.

My Secrets!

Let’s start with the card base…

  • Card Base: 8″ x 5-1/2″ then scored at 1-1/2, 3, and 5-1/2.
  • Image Panel: 3-1/2 x 8 then scored at 4.
  • After that, I made DSP Panels:
    • Front 1-3/8 x 5-3/8
    • Middle 2-3/8 x 5-3/8
    • Image (on the faux panel) 3-3/8 x 3-7/8

And now, the fun part!

  • Isn’t that easy? This time I made sure that this faux step card would fit into an A2 envelope!
  • Once that was done, I started on the Handcrafted Elements dies. Firstly, I cut the top die with the solid copper foil paper. Then, I cut the bottom die with the Pretty Peacock/Copper foil paper. SECRET: I cut the foil paper into two 3-1/2″ squares and put them onto an adhesive sheet so that it would be much easier to layer them together. Then, using the die, I traced the edge on white cardstock, cut it out, and layered the two die pieces on top. Once that was done, I popped it up with dimensionals onto the faux step panel.
  • After that, I inked up the “with a grateful heart” sentiment from Autumn Leaves in Pretty Peacock ink and cropped it out with a die in that coordinating die collection.
  • Then, I cropped out leaves in the Oxidized Copper foil for the middle panel.
  • Lastly, I added a few Blooming Pearls.
  • FYI this panel can be secured to the base in any position you’d like, so I placed it to the left to place the sentiment beside it.
  • Then, I glued it on the card base after figuring out where it should be to fit into an A2 envelope.
Autumn Leaves with Handcrafted Elements Dies Faux Step Card

Then, on the back…

  • Firstly, I cut a white panel at 3-3/8 x 3-7/8 and stamped the sentiment from Autumn Leaves in Pretty Peacock ink.
  • Finally, I added more leaves and Blooming Pearls to complete the back panel for a personal message.

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month (always the second Wednesday of each month), when our theme will be Winter Wonderland.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Lineup

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping <<< YOU ARE HERE!
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  7. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  14. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’

I’m sharing my card with these challenges:

  1. Addicted to Stamps and More
  2. Allsorts
  3. 613 Avenue Create
  4. A Place To Start
  5. Crafting Happiness 
  6. Crafty Catz
  7. Die Cut Divas
  8. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday
  9. The Four Seasons Challenge
  10. NBUS (the Handcrafted Elements Dies are new)
  11. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges
  12. The Paper Funday
  13. A Perfect Time to Craft
  14. Try It On Tuesday

I love hearing from you! Please leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about my project today.

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If you enjoyed my project today, please be sure to…

  • Firstly, visit my Gallery and Fun Fold Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Enter the Creative Creases Challenge HERE with any fun fold card!
  • Then, complete this contact information to receive a birthday card from me!
  • Also, follow me on Pinterest
  • Finally, you find out what’s new with SU HERE

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That’s the look when we hear another train coming!!


24 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves Faux Step Card for the Pals Blog Hop”

  1. So wonderfully done with this fabulous fold and loving the color scheme! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts, Four Seasons and my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  2. Debbie, this paper is gorgeous. I don’t know why I didn’t order it. Thank you for entering it in the PIP Challenge. Unfortunately, it can’t be considered for the prize or honorary mention because our rules allow only 10 challenges.
    Karen, DT

  3. Wow! This is such a gorgeous card with all those gold accents! Love the way you’ve carried the theme over on the back with those lovely leaves, too!

    Noah’s expression in that picture is too precious!

  4. A beautiful card – love the background.

    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Divas for the Any Holiday Challenge this month. Arlene

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