I’ve really been enjoying making cards with fall colors.  I just wish the weather would cooperate where I live and show up with some fall weather! It’s suppose to be 101 today and tomorrow.  Ugh. Thank goodness for air conditioners! 

Today’s card features Come to Gather Designer Series Paper and the Gathered Leaves Dies.  I learned something new while making this card! Our new 3D embossing folders will give a much deeper impression if the paper is first sprayed with a fine mist of water.  I already knew that and to be honest, I’d prefer not to do this step and I usually don’t because I’m happy with the results I get not spraying my paper BUT what a difference it makes when you spray the paper first when using our Gathered Leaves Dies.  Three of the leaves in the set will come out embossed when you run them through your die-cutting machine and if you spritz the paper first, you’ll love the results. Can you tell which one I spritzed with water before I cut it out?

It’s the one on the right! Big difference, don’t you think? 

I also used the stamp set Gather Together for the sentiment which was stamped in Merry Merlot ink and cut out with the Stitched Nested Label Dies. After cutting my Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock cardstock, I ran it through my die-cutting machine using the Mosaic embossing folder (I did not spritz the paper with water). 

Come to Gather Designer Series Paper

If you are interested in purchasing the Gather Together stamp set and Gathered Leaves Dies, don’t purchase them separately but use the bundle item number 153036 and you’ll save 10%! 

Gather Together Bundle Stampin Up


All of the supplies I used can be found below in the Supply List.  If you’d like to recreate today’s card, I’ve included the measurements for you, farther down in the post. 


Supply List

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  • Thick Whisper White cardstock:  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Come to Gather Designer Series Paper:  3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • Pretty Peacock cardstock:  5″ x 1-1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz cardstock:  2-1/2″ x 1-1/4″  plus scrap for leaf
  • Merry Merlot cardstock:  scraps for two leaves
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scrap for sentiment


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