Sunday, September 19, 2021

Clean and Simple Fall Leaves - Stampin' Up! Banner Year - Paper Players 559

   How have we gotten to Sunday already!  It was just Wednesday the last time I looked!  But it's time for another Paper Players Challenge.  Claire has us working on a clean and simple card with the theme of fall fun!  A perfect September challenge to get us in the autumn mood!  

  Before we know it here in Central Virginia we will actually have to start raking leaves!  Right now everything is still really green and hot and humid but give it another month and it might feel like fall!  After our first few years living here I realized that I could not get pumpkins when the calendar flipped to September because they would just end up baking and turning to mush on the front porch before I could even think about carving them for Halloween.  September does not equal fall weather here!

  But that doesn't mean we can't start making fall cards right?

  Clean and simple is right!  There isn't much to this card but I had fun messing around with elements and different layouts before landing on this one.

  I was so glad that Banner Year carried over to the new annual catalog this year because I just love all the images and fun mix of sentiments.  

 For more inspiration check out the Design Team blogs and then join us by sharing your Clean and Simple Fall Fun card in our gallery!

Anne Marie

   Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Banner Year

Ink: Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark

Paper: Basic White thick, Crumb Cake, Basic white, Bumblebee

Accessories: linen thread, dimensionals, Early Espresso embossing powder (retired), Subtle embossing folder (retired)


  1. Amanda, it doesn't look much like Fall in Atlanta yet either! But, there are pumpkins for sale everywhere! I love your sweet card. The sentiment is perfect for all the Southerns. Those little leaves are perfect! Thank you for making my challenge shine!

  2. I was happy this set carried over's one that gets lots of use in my stamp room! Your little leaves are just perfect for the CAS challenge this week! And to me, I don't put out pumpkins until the calendar says OCTOBER....just doesn't seem quite right to bring them out before!!!

  3. Such a sweet fall the tiny leaves!

  4. CAS and then some! Perfection! Have a great day!

  5. Oh my goodness, those bitty falling leaves are so stinking CUTE! Love the textured background and the linen thread is the perfect touch. Such a fun fall card!

  6. Amanda, those itty bitty leaves are just so perfect and they fit with the sentiment beautifully. What a super cute and fabulously CAS card

  7. I love your trio of tiny falling leaves Amanda and thanks for the reminder about that set - I had forgotten I had it and I love that sentiment so definitely need to dust it down from the shelf!


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