Forever Greenery Leaves Challenge

I just received my new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and immediately put it through it’s paces.  I’m in love!  It cranks so smoothly, embosses so deeply, cuts so cleanly!  We waited so long for it to be released after Stampin’ Up! discontinued carrying our previous machine…I’m glad it didn’t disappoint.

I cut a few shapes and embossed a piece of cardstock, and then had to make something.  I’ve got a basket on my desk of pieces I’ve cut but then decided not to use on a project, so I challenged myself to use some of them to make this card.

These are just the ones that I thought might work based on  colour or theme…I’ll have to do a few more of these challenges, I think!


Here’s what I made:

Do you see how nice the embossing is?

The only thing I had to cut was the strip of Forever Greenery DSP and the card base. I wasn’t sure about the Night of Navy-stamped image, but it works with the mix of colours.  I also mixed it up with some images from Forever Fern and some from Love of Leaves.

See that Soft Sea Foam ring with the Dainty Diamonds embossing in Pretty Peacock?  That’s an off-cut from this card!  I don’t often save things like that, but I’d managed to get it cut perfectly and it was so interesting.   I attached it to the circle after stamping the sentiment by carefully placing Stampin’ Dimensionals:


I got another die-cut placed inside, too!

I’d love to see what you’ve been creating…snap some pics and send them along to me or post them on my Facebook Page!

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Stamp With Me, Get It Free – Beautiful Autumn
RSVP Deadline TODAY.
Saturday, 29 August 1:00 to 4:00 pm, either in person or via Zoom depending on Melbourne restrictions. Australian crafters only, sorry!

Make a variety of cards using the Beautiful Autumn stamp set (Mini Catalogue p. 46), and take the set home with you!  

  • $40 – includes stamp set
  • $95 – includes stamp set and coordinating 3 punch pack
  • plus $8.95 postage if shipping of product and card kit is required.

This stamp set and punch pack are part of the Gilded Autumn Suite.  Add your choice of items with these Optional Add-Ons:

  • Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper: full pack $26; half pack $13
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock: full pack $26; half pack $13
  • Acorn Trinkets: full pack (20 pcs) $14; half pack (10 pcs) $7
  • Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbons: full rolls (5 yds each) $14; 
    1 yard of each ribbon $1.50


August Monthly Card Class 
PDF Tutorial: Purchase the written and photo instructions including measurements (in centimetres and inches) and create along with us using your own supplies. You can substitute stamps, papers and colours based on what you have.  International customers welcome!
Cost: $20.00 ​​​​​​
​Online (Zoom) Group Assembly Session: Saturday, 15 August, 1:00 pm AEST (optional – click here to find your local time).  Meeting link will be shared when you place your order.


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