Hello Friends,

I hope you are doing well and enjoying your Fall!    Wow has it been busy so far!  I’ve been working many projects behind the scenes, which has made me conspicuously absent from the blog.  Very sorry about not posting recently, but I am happy to be back and sharing a terrific project with you today!

One of the many projects I was working on was my Stampin’ Up Team Swap Card.  I am honored to be a part of the Twister Sisters team – a very fun group of downline demonstrators that meet regularly to share creative projects and have fun!  For our October card swap, we were asked to create a ‘clean and simple’ card.  I used the Beautiful Autumn stamp set and the ‘thumping’ technique to make this special card that absolutely speaks to me of Autumn.  I’ve included all the details for creating this card below, and as always, if you have any questions about how this was made, please get in contact with me!

Beautiful Autumn Day - October Twister Sister's Swap


  • Stamp sets: Beautiful Autumn – 153450
  • Ink: Early Espresso – 147114, Soft Suede – 147115, Crumb Cake – 147116, Daffodil Delight – 147094, VersaMark – 102283,
  • Cardstock/Paper: Gilded Autumn Designer Series Specialty Paper – 153520, Whisper White Thick – 140272, Whisper White – 100730, Early Espresso –119686, Granny Apple Green – 146990
  • Miscellaneous: Autumn Punch Pack – 153609,  Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder – 152718, Stampin’ Write Markers –  Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Pumpkin Pie, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder – 109132, Heat Tool – 129053, Stamping Sponges – 141337, Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755, Tear & Tape Adhesive – 138995, Mini Glue Dots – 103683, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430, Simply Scored – 122334, Gilded Gems – 152478, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine – 149653


  • Whisper White Thick: 8 ½ x 5 ½ score at 4 ¼ card base
  • Whisper White: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, scraps
  • Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
  • Early Espresso 5 1/8 x 3 7/8, ¼ x 3 ½
  • Granny Apple Green 5 1/8 x 3 7/8,


  1. Stamp the ‘Have a Beautiful Day’ with VersaMark ink onto the ¼ x 3 ½ Early Espresso card stock.  Heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.
  2. Stamp leaves and acorn using Early Espresso ink onto scraps of whisper white card stock. Stamp acorn top using soft suede ink.  Stamp the main portion of acorn using crumb cake (stamp off once).  Stamp the leaves in Daffodil Delight.  Apply Thumping Technique to leaves using Stampin’ Write markers.
  3. Dry emboss 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 Whisper White card stock using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Sponge lightly with Soft Suede ink.
  4. Diagonal Cut: Make a pencil tick mark 1 inch from upper left corner going right, a tick mark from the upper right and corner going down at 2 ¾ inch, a tick mark from the bottom left corner going up 3 ¼, and a tick mark from the bottom left corner going right at 3 ¼ inch.  Line up your tick marks and cut at a diagonal. Keep triangles and throw away center.
  5. Adhere white embossed triangles onto Early Espresso 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 card stock. Cut early espresso layer 1/8 inch from white embossed triangles.  Repeat process with 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 Granny Apple Green card stock.
  6. Assemble layers as follows on card base: Early Espresso 5¼ x 4, Gilded Autumn Designer Series Specialty Paper 5 1/8 x 3 7/8; using stampin’ dimensionals adhere triangle layers.
  7. Add leaves using mini glue dots. Attach acorns using dimensionals.
  8. Add sentiment and gilded gems.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I hope I inspired you to do a little crafting today and share with someone special!  Hugs!