Not all handmade fall cards have to be this ornate but it was SO much fun to make!
If you are saving ideas for handmade fall cards that you want to try, PLEASE don’t skip this one because you think it looks too detailed! It was honestly a very fun card to make because I let the dies do all the work for me and I just added them together in a way that I liked. Every card will be different and thanks to the combination of dies I used and the easy addition of those pretty shades of orange, every one of your handmade fall cards you make using this as your inspiration will be beautiful. Trust me!
The Card Base, Diamond Cover and Frame
- Use white cardstock to cut the A2 sized card base and cover die.
- Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the scalloped frame.
- Apply double stick tape around the back of the yellow frame and attach it to the cover layer.
- Turn the cover layer face down and apply strips of mounting tape all the way around the frame border and small pieces to several key spots on the crisscross sections and attach it to the card base. Pro Tip: Attaching pieces of mounting tape to the crisscross sections will hold the cover up and guarantee that it doesn’t collapse in the center.
- Cut several sections of ivy using green cardstock.
- Begin to arrange the ivy in the lower corner, attaching the stems in place with glossy accents and filling in to cover and create a full foliage base for the flowers and pumpkins.
- Keep a few ivy sections on hand to use to fill in spaces after the flowers are attached.
The flowers were made using three of the five sets that were released in the spring. Although they are basically spring and summer flowers I thought they would be pretty made into a fall arrangement. Check out my How to Make Paper Flowers Step by Step post to see the video tutorial showing the steps to assemble the flowers. I made one change to the assembly of the tulip flower. Instead of creating a regular tulip I cut several tulip petal sections and created the large flower in the center of my arrangement. I am always looking for multiple ways to use my dies.
- Cut the flowers using bright yellow cardstock and the stems using green cardstock.
- Use yellow, orange and brown inks and mini applicators to color the flower sections.
- Assemble the flowers using glossy accents and attach the flowers to the stems using glossy accents.
- Attach a large round yellow pre made nuvo crystal drop to the center of the large flower. Pro Tip: I apply Nuvo Crystal Drops in different colors and sizes to a small piece of non stick craft sheet to have on hand when I need one. It’s much cheaper than using pearl embellishments.
The Pumpkins and Butterflies
- Cut the pumpkins and butterflies using bright yellow cardstock.
- Color the pumpkins using mini applicators and shades of yellow/orange and orange inks.
- Attach the the pumpkins sections together using glossy accents.
- Apply orange ink to the edges of the butterflies using a mini applicator.
- Color the butterfly circle centers using orange ink and attach them using glossy accents. Pro Tip: Call me crazy but I save all the negative circles that are left when I cut an eyelet layer because they come in handy for flower centers, snowflakes, etc. and they have a nice rounded shape compared to punched out circles.
Finish the Arrangement
- Tuck the flowers stems in between the ivy branches and attach them using glossy accents.
- Attach small pieces of mounting tape to the back of each flower to secure them in place.
- Use mounting tape to attach the pumpkins to the frame and ivy.
- Use glossy accents to attach the three butterflies for the finishing touch.
I love making fall card. Check out my Fall Category if you would like to see more inspiration.
This is a PERFECT project to make if you love the meditative experience of putting together little details to make a beautiful, miniature work of art. And this style of handmade fall cards is perfect for almost any occasion with addition of a sentiment just popped right on there. You almost can’t go wrong when you use lots of small die cuts en masse to make a pretty scene. Give it a try!
Handmade fall cards are so much fun to make.