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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Paper Crafting Blog Hop - Fall Beauty of Friendship


Hi Friends!

Welcome to our monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop! This month we are sharing projects with a Fall theme. Each hop participant, talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world, created a Fall-themed project. Each month we share projects with various design styles. You may have arrived from Sue Boerner's blog. I enjoyed her project!

My project features the Beauty of Friendship stamp set to create a tree with fall-colored leaves. Although this stamp set is bundled with coordinating Beautiful Trees dies, for my project I only used the stamps. I paired a sentiment from Banner Year stamp set with texture from In Good Taste designer series paper (DSP) to create a woodsy feel.
Beauty of Friendship bundle #155834

Banner Year stamp set #158239
In Good Taste DSP #152494

You'll want to break out the hot apple cider when you get this card in your mailbox!

But wait! It gets even better - it's a fun fold card and there's a baby squirrel inside!

The Beauty of Friendship is a unique 2-step stamp set. The base image for the tree leaves adds depth and contrast even before stamping the separate leaf highlight image on top. I stamped the tree leaves just once with Mango Melody ink and it looks like I stamped off because of the lighter and darker Mango Melody leaves, but I didn't - the stamp did it. Very cool! I used a Cajun Craze marker directly on the stamp in a few spots toward the bottom before stamping the leaf highlights to give my tree a late fall look. Then I added a bit of Misty Moonlight around the tree with a blending brush. 

I think this card would work well as a Thanksgiving card using either the With a Grateful Heart or Happy Thanksgiving sentiments from the Banner Year set. 

Do you send Fall or Thanksgiving cards or give a card to your Thanksgiving host? Please leave a comment sharing how you use Fall-themed cards. Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you for hopping around the world with us. Keep hopping to see even more projects celebrating Fall! Click on the Next Blog image below to Maureen Rauchfuss' blog see her fabulous Fall project.
Beauty of Friendship Fall card
Cajun Craze cardstock (cs), 5.5 x 7" scored at 4.25" and 3 x 3.75" scored at .5"
Very Vanilla cs, 2⅜  x 3.5" and ¾ x 2¾" (for Lovely Labels punch)
In Good Taste DSP, 2.5 x 5.25"
Ink: Mango Melody, Misty Moonlight, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Markers: Cajun Craze Stampin Write Marker (from Regals marker set)
Beauty of Friendship stamp set
Banner Year stamp set
Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
Linen Thread
Mini glue dot
Tombow multipurpose liquid glue

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Thanks for hopping with us!

Stamping is fun!


  1. Terri, I love your card and the little squirrel inside! Fun to have that little extra!

  2. Oh the squirrel surprise is just the BEST!! Love your Misty Moonlight wash behind your stunning tree too! What a great card!!

  3. Such a nice card with a fun fold and cute little squirrel - thanks for sharing.

  4. That little squirrel inside is adorable. Love your fall card.

  5. Stunning card Terri. Love the wood layer DSP it adds a nice touch. And well the cute squirrel inside is just a great added bonus.

  6. Your tree really pops next to the woodgrain DSP. And yes, I really do want a cup of hot apple cider!