Vintage Leaves Masculine Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I am taking a break from Halloween cards because a masculine birthday card is needed for one of my family members.  I never seem to have enough of these so I should really make them more often.  I wanted this one to look very Fallish since the individual’s birthday is right in the middle of Fall.


To make this card I started with a base of Dapper Denim cardstock.  I layered that with a very thin layer of Soft Suede cardstock and stamped some of the Vintage Leaves with Versamark.  Then I worked on the top layer of the card by stamping a random background on Tip Top Taupe cardstock.  To do this I used mostly the Timeless Texture stamps, however I also pulled in one from the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set! The colors I used are Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede inks.  Once I had the background look I liked, I then used a sponge dauber to sponge in Crumb Cake across the whole card.  I feel like this gives it an aged look.   When I had all my stamping images I liked, I used versamark to stamp the leaves and ink splatters.  Then I added Copper Embossing Powder to that and heat set it.  I sure do love this Copper Embossing Powder! I decided to also emboss my sentiment and keep it a tone on tone look.  Once I had the front all finished I layered the stamped paper with Rich Razzleberry and added Dapper Denim ribbon to finish it off.  Once I had my idea it didn’t long to make this card so give it a try!

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I hope you are enjoying this fall season.  I have not yet made it to a pumpkin patch, but I hope to get there soon!


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A French County version of Vintage Leaves from Stampin’ Up!

Happy Tuesday Crafty Folks!

I just finished a super fun card class last night making beautiful fall color themed projects.  For the card I am sharing today the same stamps were used but with a totally different look!

Stampin' Up Vintage Leaves

Do you think I am correct in calling this a French County look?  That is what it made me think of when I saw it!

Now I need to give credit where it is due because I was totally inspired by another stamper to make this card.  Her name is Kristin and here is her beautiful card:

Stampin' with Kristin Inspiration photo

You can see more about her creation by checking out her website at or you can just click on the picture to get the details of how she made her card.  Thanks for the inspiration Kristin!

To make my card I used Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Tip Top Taupe inks.  I used the Crumb cake paper as my card base and then stamped that color again onto Whisper White with the Hardwood Stamp  for the background. There is also a faint background directly behind the leaves you can just barely see. That was stamped with the You’ve Got This background stamp with Versamark. I added in Sahara Sand lace Ribbon and tied up the leaves with the super fine Gold Metallic Thread.  To finish it off I added little dabs of glue with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and glittered up the dots with Gold Glitter.  I chose to make this card without a sentiment so I could be free to use it for many occasions.

I hope you like both my creation and the inspiration card. Have you tried making fall cards with non-traditional colors?  If not you should give it a try to see what you come up with!

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Hope you are having a great week so far and I will try to post more creations again soon!


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