Thank You Card with Autumn Theme

After a busy summer I was finally able to share a Thank You card with my local stampers at our monthly Stampin’ at the Library for Adults.  We’ve met on the third Thursday of every month since February 2004.  Except for a few odd months that just didn’t work out.

I love the simplicity of this card.

8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” and folded
It’s easy to swap out one greeting (thank you) for another (happy birthday) to get more versatility from a card layout.


I used scraps of the retired Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper for die cutting the solid leaf using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies.  I thought the colors of this paper would be perfect as autumn colors under the skeleton die cut leaf from the same thinlits set.


DSP leaf layer
Hawaiian colors look pretty good as autumn leaf colors!


It’s always a happy moment for me when “my stampers” go off with their own creativity to make the card into their own.


Class card 1
Cathy’s card, before adding the Cajun Craze leaf outline.


Class card 1b
Cathy, who loves all things Hawaiian, just couldn’t minimize the piece of retired Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper. I thought it made a great autumn colored leaf.  Laying the die cut leaf outline image looks just perfect on her card.

Product List used for today’s card:  (several of them are retired)

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper

Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper

Big Shot


Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine


As you can see, I’ve used several retired products for creating this card. They still work just fine and the colors were exactly what I needed.  The Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine and Lovely Amazing You stamp set are all retired.

Measurements for the different layers:

  • Pumpkin Pie card base:  8-1/2″ x 11″, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded on the score line
  • Whisper White:  5-1/4″ x 4″ (run through the Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder
  • Crushed Curry:  1-3/4″ x 3-1/2″
  • Cajun Craze:  2-3/4″ square and 2″ square scrap
  • Botanical Blossoms Designer Series Paper:  2″ square scrap

I hope you try this card or use this layout as a template for your imagination.  Please share your creativity with me so I can share it here on this blog for all to enjoy and learn from.

As always you can order any (non-retired) supplies used on today’s Thank You card by clicking on the images above or just going to my Stampin’ Up! OnLine Store and using the items numbers shown above.  Kindly select me as your demonstrator for your online order.  I’ll also gladly place your order for you–just send me an email or give me a call.  (both are in the banner above)  I’ll be ‘at your service’ to answer any stamping questions you may come upon.


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