I began today’s “thanks” or “Thanksgiving” card with a Mossy Meadow card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, layered with Whisper White Cardstock. The layer was cut with the largest Ornate Layers Die, and embossed with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

By Su Mohr for Fusion; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Stitched Leaves Dies, Ornate layers Dies, Tasteful Textile embossing, Stitched Shapes Dies, Copper Foil, Word Wishes Dies, Ladybug Trinkets, Blending Brushes; #thankyoucards #thanksgivingcards #stitchedleaves #leaves #leavesoncards #cardsketches #cardthemes #cardinspiration #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #blendingbrushes

Stitched Leaves


Now, for the leaves. Oh my goodness! The new Blending Brushes are a-m-a-a-a-a-zing! Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but I was expecting something more like a sponge, not these incredibly soft brushes. The brushes are coming soon, #153611, available Jan. 3, 2021, so put them on your list.

Once I stopped feeling the bristles, I added Garden Green Ink, and Mossy Meadow Ink, and smoothed it over Whisper White Cardstock.


Next, I used two Stitched Leaves Dies to cut the leaves from my newly, green colored, cardstock, while using  their embossing dies for interior stitching. (See the first photo).

To back the leaves, I used Stitched Shapes Dies to cut circles from Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede Cardstock. For the outline stitching on the circles, I used the Stitched Leaves Dies a second time. Then, I glued these cut circles to a second set of complete circles, and inlaid the leaves. 

The smallest, gingham, circle was cut from Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper, and glued flat. Then, I attached the two larger circles with Dimensionals.


The sentiment was cut from Copper Foil with a Word Wishes Die, placed on a Foam Adhesive Sheet. It was easy to snip “giving” from “Thanksgiving” to simply say “Thanks.” The more difficult part was removing all the tiny parts from the letters.

While I was photographing my card, a little ladybug flew onto a leaf. I decided to let her stay, and she is secured in place with a Mini Glue Dot. If you’re wondering, she is a Ladybug Trinket, #154299, part of the Dandy Garden Suite in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.



I was inspired by Fusion; the sketch, colors, and theme.

I’m also sharing with TGIF, whose theme is “thankful.”

We all know what happens the day after Thanksgiving, but Stampin’ Up! isn’t waiting for Black Friday to have a sale. It’s happening on Tuesday, November 24th, and is a one day sale. Almost everything in the 2020-2021Annual Catalog (over 600 items) is 10% off.  Click on the link below to see the exclusions. If you haven’t ordered this month, this is great news!  And, even if you have, there’s always something on your wish list, right?
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