Hello, it's Me!

'nuff said


9/1/20232 min read

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencil I used from A Colorful Life Designs . Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

I love all things autumn, so when A Colorful Life Designs brought out Fall Leaves, I knew I needed it in my stash.

Let’s Get Started:

Card Base:5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Border: black cardstock 5.5 x 4.25

Card Face:5.25 x 4

Small Scrap of Cardstock for Sentiment

Card Face: I secured the stencil to the card face with Mint Tape, grabbed ink and brushes and got to work.

Working with yellow, red, orange and green I applied ink through the stencil. Each leaf was a random mix of colours as I wanted to simulate the smorgasbord of colour that we are treated to every year.

I put the card face into my stamp positioner and stamped repeatedly with black ink to get a really intense "Hello".

I put the card face into an embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot: this added texture and subtle visual interest.


I stamped the small "it's me" onto a scrap of white cardstock and die cut it using an oblong die.


I glued the black border layer to the card base, and then glued the card face on top of that, centering carefully.

I added dimensional foam onto the back of the sentiment, and put that in place as shown.

Stretch Your Pennies

**note: my card bases are typically white or cream. When I want a different coloured base or a narrow border, I'll simply apply a layer in the appropriate colour, but will often cut a rectangle from the center or use a piece that has already had something cut out of it. I find this to be a more economical way to make cards and no one will ever know as it is sandwiched between the card base and the card face.

Final thoughts:

I love the stencil, and I also love that bold HELLO from Taylored Expressions. Between the two of them I didn't need to do much to this card - which I love! LOL.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

I have listed which products I have used, and where they can be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencil: Fall Leaves, A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Hello, It's Me, Taylored Expressions (not currently available)

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Die:Ornate Labels, Sizzix, Amazon

Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up! (retired)

Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Mint Tape:Scrapbook.com

Stamping Platform::Misti, Spellbinders

The platform I use has retired, but the Misti is very similar.

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Black cardstock:

Card Base: Accent 100 lb., Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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