Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Release: Ornate Leaves

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember - Ornate Leaves Thank You Card

Hi friends! Today marks the start of Simon Says Stamp‘s annual celebration known as Stamptember, and today I’m taking part in a great big blog party full of inspiration. If you’ve been looking for some ideas for your autumn and holiday card making, I’m certain you’ll find it today! And, if you’re brand new to my blog, I’m thrilled that you’re here!

Fall gets my brain thinking about Thanksgiving and leaves, so when I saw the new Simon Says Stamp Ornate Leaves die set, a thank-you card felt like a very natural choice. You can never have too many thank you cards in your stash, right?

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember - Ornate Leaves Thank You Card

To get started, I used the Simon Says Stamp Brushstroke Messages stamp set (an oldie but a goodie!) to create a fall-inspired background. This exact stamp set doesn’t appear to be sold anymore, but this one is quite similar and could be used to achieve the same sort of result.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember - Ornate Leaves Thank You Card

When my background was finished, I trimmed down my white card panel to 3.5″ x 4.75″ and heat embossed a ‘thank you’ from the stamp set underneath. At this point the panel was all set to welcome the star of the show, one of the Ornate Leaves! In honor of my Canadian roots I picked the one that looked like a maple leaf and die cut it twice from white cardstock. Rather than fiddling around with a glue pen to stack and stick them together (which is totally fine if you love to do that!), I backed my white cardstock with a double-sided adhesive sheet before die cutting. This way, I could be confident that the layers wouldn’t come apart, and that the full leaf would stick very securely on my card.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember - Ornate Leaves Thank You Card

After adhering the leaf over my colorful background “brush strokes” (aka stamping) I mounted the panel onto my A2 card base with foam tape and finished with a few metallic gold pearls.

Simon Says Stamp Stamptember - Ornate Leaves Thank You Card

You can check out all the new goodies in the Stamptember release here, and since free gifts are ALWAYS fun, I’ve got one for you! By using the code below, you can get a free Dot Runner plus 2 refills with a purchase at Simon Says Stamp of $30 or more.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and if this is the first time we’ve met, I’d love to be friends on Instagram! You can find me at @mycraftyperspective. Happy Stamptember, and happy crafting!

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55 thoughts on “Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Release: Ornate Leaves

  1. Love this die set! Did not order it in my first order…. Why?…. I was trying to be good! But I failed miserably because I placed a second order to get this die and other things!! Yikes! Great card!!

  2. Your card is absolutely stunning….I love the simplicity and your color choices.

    Thank you for your creative inspiration.

  3. I bought this die on the release night, so I’m very happy that you chose it for your card! It is a beautiful, easy design, which I love. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Love your beautiful background colors you used. I have been on the fence about the leafs and now I’m convinced I need them for sure, thanks for helping me make my decision!

  5. Love the background you created for this beautiful leaf silhouette! The colors work so well together. Guess I’m going to have to add this die set to my shopping list. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I tried ordering this die set today and it is out of stock. I’ll have to wait, but I WILL get it! Thanks for using it in your beautiful card!

  7. I love when designers go deep in their stash, rather than introducing something new and elusive to me. Makes me think about what I might have in my stash that I can use to create the same effect. This card is so pretty and I especially love the ink colors!

  8. Omgosh! This die is so beautiful! So many possibilities! I need it! Love the background on this die too, love the colors. Beautiful!

  9. Terrific background stamps to create those bands of color to help the ornate leaf die to pop off the page.
    Great job!

  10. Very Pretty color combo for the background behind the leaf die cut!! Lovely Thank you card. I really like that font of the Thank, off to look for what stamp set it’s in!

  11. Hello fellow Canadian! Glad to see the maple leaf displayed so beautifully. Glad I ordered the die now that you have inspired me.

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