First Day of Fall - Festive Friday Challenge

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list


This week’s challenge #FF0067 is First Day of Fall on September 23rd. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge, I selected leaves, stitching, gold, green and brown from this week’s Inspo List.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create.  


I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle to create my card - what's more fall than beautiful sunflowers! To frame the sunflower, I created a stitched frame two largest dies from the Stitched Rectangle Dies and popped the frame up with Adhesive Foam Sheets.  The piece I cut out from the centre provides a beautiful background for the sunflower.

Such a pretty card in Bumble Bee and Early Espresso


Vellum cardstock, Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper and Mossy Meadow leaves provide the perfect embellishment.

You can check out the instructions and supply list for this card below.


  1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Bumblebee cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and cut out frame by playing largest and second largest rectangle dies from Stitched Rectangles Dies together.  Cut out frame.
  3. Apply adhesive foam strips along edges and adhere to card base.
  4. Stamp small sunflowers in top right and bottom left corners of cut out rectangle using Early Espresso ink (stamped off twice).  Adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Stamp sunflower on a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Colour using Stampin' Blends - Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Crumb Cake.
  6. Cut out using large sunflower die.
  7. Stamp 2 leaves on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Colour using Mossy Meadow Stampin' Blends.  
  8. Cut out using leaf die.
  9. Cut out 2 detailed leaves from Mossy Meadow cardstock
  10. Cut out 2 of each size of sprig from Vellum cardstock.
  11. Apply coloured leaves, detail leaves, sprigs and Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty Paper leaves behind sunflower using Glue Dots.
  12. Adhere to card using Dimensionals.
  13. Stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock.  Fussy cut around the sentiment using your Paper Snips.
  14. Adhere to a scrap of Bumblebee cardstock and fussy cut around the sentiment leaving approximately 1/8" using your Paper Snips.
  15. Adhere to cardbase using Stampin' Seal.

Supply List

Mega Autumn Tutorial Bundle

Demonstrators from around the world created a MEGA Bundle of Tutorials! There are a AMAZING 82 tutorials in this bundle! The cards are autumn themed and feature products from page 44 - 51 of the catalogue, but you'll be able to use the layouts to make cards or projects using other stampsets. 

Each tutorial contains a product list, measurements (in both Inches and Metric) and step-by-step instructions. 

Here's how you can get this amazing Tutorial Bundle

Virtual Holiday Stamping Retreat

I'm partnering with Diane Evans (Stampin With Diane) to bring you a Holiday Virtual Stamping Retreat.  We're really excited! While we'd all like to be able to get together to stamp, that just isn't possible yet, so we're partnering to bring you 12 hours of fun! The date will be September 26! The event will be hosted on Zoom as well as streamed to a private Facebook Group for the Make and Take Sessions.

The cost is $100 which includes:

  • TWO stamp sets - In The Pines and Ornamental Envelopes
  • 6 Make and Take projects (includes the supplies, but you provide the adhesives and inks) and PDF instructions
  • Pillow gift
  • Prizes throughout the day

There will be a raffle (tickets are extra) for a large Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine, Stamp set and Dies Bundle and other prizes (depending on the tickets sold).

  • Add on Options

    1. Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 3 for $13
    2. Pine Woods Dies $54.35
    3. Envelopes dies $54.35
When you register, select the options that you want. Diane or I will be in touch with the information about payment (e-transfer, cash or cheque).

Click here to register!  Registration and payment is due by September 7th so that we can get your stampsets and Make and Take Kits delivered/mailed to you.

Shopping with Me!

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Thanks for dropping by today!  Please take time and visit all of the other blogs on the blog hop - you'll see amazing creations!

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    1. I love the stitched frame and all the dimension on your card, gorgeous!

    2. Sunflowers are my very favorite. This sunflower image is beautiful and I love the sprigs that you have added and the vellum is the perfect touch. A gorgeous composition.

    3. Such a bright and happy sunflower card, Melva! So pretty!

    4. I love this sunflower and it is framed and presented so beautifully in your card

    5. Love that beautifully colored sunflower and all the leaves in different colors and papers. Your stitched frame is lovely!

    6. Beautiful, Melva! I love the vellum and gold die cuts peeking out from behind the bloom. And that stitched frame...awesome!

    7. I love this Melva! Your layering of the sunflowers with vellum and other die cut leaves, with the stitched frame and that beautiful curvy sentiment, it's so effective! Vicky x


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