Let it Snow with Falling for Leaves

On Tuesday, I shared a project I made with my local stamp club using the Stamparatus to create a wreath with some of our favorite stamps. If you missed that project and picture-by-picture tutorial, please click here. While preparing for club, I thought I’d make a sweet Fall wreath with the leaves from Falling for Leaves. After I saw how the images built on one another, I changed from rich Fall colors to Wintery blues. Here’s the card we made:

Falling for Leaves, Alpine Adventure, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Falling For Leaves & Alpine Adventure. My wintery card features a Fall-themed stamp set and a sentiment from a stamp set that showcases winter sports. Like I mentioned above, I set out to make a leafy wreath with a two-step leaf from Falling for Leaves (the outline of the leaf is one stamp, and the inside is another). We stamped the outline in Blueberry Bushel (one of Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2020 In Colors) and stamped the inside with Balmy Blue (a new Subtles color introduced in the new catalog). Here’s a look at the Falling for Leaves bundle:Falling for Leaves Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149938You certainly wouldn’t purchase the Alpine Adventure Bundle just to get this “Let it Snow” sentiment, but it worked perfectly as a centerpiece for my snowflake. I LOVE the dies in this set and think the bundle is worth another look-see (if not just for this sentiment):Alpine Adventure Bundle, Stampin' Up! 149919
  • Stamping the Snowflake. We used the same template I shared on Tuesday to create this snowflake. There are two panels on the Stamparatus – the one on Nancy’s right has the outline of the leaf (which was stamped with Blueberry Bushel), and the one above Nancy has the inside image (which was stamped with Balmy Blue). We rotated the leaves over and over inside the template until we had stamped the image all the way around. Stamping a snowflake with the Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s a closer look at the final snowflake front:Falling for Leaves, Alpine Adventure, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s what it looked like without the sentiment over the center. I quite like it like this, too – such a great image with such symmetry: Falling for Leaves, Alpine Adventure, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • Smiling Faces. On Tuesday, I shared my group (and Mom) with the Christmas wreath cards they made. Since they also made this card with the same template, I couldn’t help but to grab a photo of these smiling faces with their snowflake card.Tucker Club with Falling for Leaves card, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingMom came to Atlanta when Hurricane Florence starting nearing the Carolina coast. Atlanta is inland enough that we didn’t expect (and, thankfully, didn’t receive) heavy rainfall or flooding. While Mom was lounging at my house (watching up all of my Netflix), I’m happy to report that her home and neighborhood were spared by the storm.

Stamp Sets: Falling for Leaves, Alpine Adventure  Papers: Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Thick Whisper White, Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper  Inks: Blueberry Bushel, Balmy Blue, Basic Black  Accessories: Stamparatus, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Some love for Gina K. After my post on Tuesday, it was brought to my attention that this technique was developed by Gina of Gina K Designs, who actually sells the template for a Wreath Builder. If you’d like to show her a little love, you can purchase templates for a 3-3/4″ wreath and 4″ wreath HERE.

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  1. What a clever idea! I love it! Love the colors too! I have the Stamparatus coming in the mail, cannot wait till it gets here!! Thanks for sharing your awesome card, I really enjoy checking out your site on a regular basis! 🙂

    • Thanks so much, Beth! I was shocked with how gorgeous Blueberry Bushel was with the snowflake. Glad you like it. I’m more than happy to share – and I love comments like yours. <3

  2. You’re always thinking outside the box Brian! Great card and a great looking group you have there!

  3. Love this beautiful card in blues, Brian. Great job. Glad your mom escaped the storm and had no property damage. Enjoy your day!

  4. A beautiful mix of blues and very clever idea to use the leaves!

  5. Blue and blue — two of my favorite color! I love the wreath with and without the sentiment in the center.
    Glad Mom was safe with you and that her home is unscathed.

  6. I loved making this cute card with our group! ❄️

  7. Wow..that’s a fun card! Love all the blues and dots!

  8. Whaaat. Using a leaf to make s snowflake is so clever. And what a great class project! I love it. And I am so happy your Mom and her house were safe during the hurricane.

  9. Very happy your mom’s home is ok.
    Love the two BLUES together.

  10. Brian – you’re a freakin’ creative genius I swear! First of all I was captivated by the header for today’s blog! When I saw “Let It Snow with Falling for Leaves” I thought you were rushing the coming winter! ” Whoa”, I said to myself “Why is Brian rushing the season?”! Then I saw this amazingly gorgeous card and thought “only Brian, with his creative brain, could turn a leaf into a snowflake. Amazing. I just love it.

    • Oops – forgot to tell you how cute your Mom is! Glad everything is all right with your home Mary.

    • Awww…thanks so much, Grace! I didn’t set out to make a snowflake – it just happened. When it did, I couldn’t ignore its power. <3 Thanks so much. And thanks for your kind thoughts about Mom.

  11. Who knew a leaf could turn into a snowflake or how well balmy blue goes with blueberry bushel? Well, I am glad you decided to try both. This is so fun and festive and just down right COOL! Love the paper too as it looks like snow almost. Gina K does some amazing things at times. Her videos are really good too even with a slight adjustment in products! Have a great weekend!

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