Friday, October 24, 2014

Autumn Leaves

©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014

Autumn has arrived in Southeast Arizona! Cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors of changing leaves - yes, there are trees here, at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, anyway. I love making fall cards to cheer up friends and family. I hope you will enjoy this card as much as I did creating it.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • AG Large 4 Petal Fold Envelope (card) template #553
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Personal paper cutter, scissors
  • Scor-Pal™
  • Beacon ZipDry™ Adhesive, double sided tape
  • Scraps of light green paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Tiny dried flower petals and/or spices and iridescent sprinkles
  • Verbiage stamp and black ink pad or computer generated saying
  • One half sheet of ivory vellum
  • 18” of ½” sheer ivory ribbon
  • Oak leaf punch or die and Spellbinders’ Grand Calibur machine
  • Envelope to fit the card


  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create light green slurry with inclusions.
  2. Use the template to create one (or more) light green 4 petal envelope/cards.
  3. When the paper is dry, score three sides of the envelope/card.  
  4. Stamp the saying onto the vellum, or use a
    computer generated print of the saying. (If you
    are making several of these cards, print all of the sayings at once. I will often do many different related saying at a time and save them for later projects.)
  5. Punch or die cut an oak leaf at the top of the card (the part that was not scored). You will use this leaf on the inside of the card.
  6. Cut the vellum to fit the top arch and center of the card.
  7. Punch or die cut one oak leaf from the bottom of the printed velum.
  8. Punch or die cut several leaves from the leftover velum.
  9. Attach the vellum to the inside of the card with ZipDry™ adhesive.
  10. Layer and attach a velum leaf, the green leaf and two more vellum leaves at the top of the card.
  11. Use the double sided tape to attach the ribbon to the outside of the card.
  12. Add a personal message.

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