Make some Fall greeting cards that really FEEL like Fall!

I have to say that I DO love making Fall greeting cards – the colors are bold and bright and the images are lovely. While it can feel a little sad to say goodbye to summer, making cards like these really cheers me up! Thanks to some dies with lots of pretty details, I was able to bring this scene to life and even though it definitely feels like Fall, I think there’s something warm and sweet about it.

handmade fall greeting cards created using cardmaking dies from Rubbernecker to make all of the decorative elements

The Frame and Card Base

  • Cut an A2 sized card base using light blue cardstock.
  • Use orange cardstock to cut the rectangle frame.
  • Cut two hills sections using green cardstock.
  • Use black cardstock to cut one fence section, cut in half and two fence posts.
  • Apply strips of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the fence posts.
  • Attach the fence posts to the end of the fence sections using glossy accents.
  • Apply double stick tape to the lower sides and bottom of the back of the frame and attach the fence sections.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame, attach the second grass section and attach the frame to the card base.

The Tree and Fall Leaves

  • Use woodgrain cardstock to cut two tree sections.
  • Color the trees using a wet baby wipe and brown ink and heat dry with a heat gun.  Pro Tip:  Adhesive doesn’t like to stick to damp ink on cardstock.

coloring a die cut tree with an inked baby wipe for use on today's fall greeting cards

  • Cut a couple sections of leaves using white cardstock.
  • Color the leaves using mini applicators and red, orange and green ink.  The picture below show me coloring larger leaves using this same technique.  I thought they would show off better what I’m doing.  
    • Start by applying spots of green and red on each leaf.
    • Apply orange ink to fill in the remaining white spot on the leaf.
    • Use the applicator to light touch the orange ink over the red and green to create the fall leaf colors. 

coloring tiny die cut leaves with ink to add to fall greeting cards

  • Form the leaves using the leaf tool and molding pad.
  • Pick up the leaves using tweezers and attach them to the branches using glossy accents.
  • Apply a strip of mounting tape to the tree trunk and tiny pop dots behind the leaves, tuck the tree in behind the fence and attach to the card base.
  • Cut branches off the second tree and attach them to the right corner of the frame.
  • Apply shimmer to all the leaves using an aqua shimmer pen.

Lamp Post and Fall Leaf Wreath

  • Use black cardstock to cut the lamp post and vellum cardstock to cut the lamp shades.
  • Color the vellum shades using an orange marker and attach them to the back side of the lamps using glossy accents.
  • Apply a thin strip of mounting tape to the back of the lamp post and small pieces of tape to the back of the lamps. 
  • Tuck the lamp post in behind the front grass section and attach it to the card base.
  • Punch out a small circle using green cardstock, cut the center out using snips and attach the two ends back together using glossy accents to create the tiny wreath base.
  • Attach the leaves to the wreath base using glossy accents.
  • Apply glossy accents to the back of the wreath and attach it to the lamp post.

The Pumpkins, Flower and Grass Sprigs

  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the pumpkins.
  • Use orange and rust ink and mini applicators to color the pumpkins sections.
  • Attach the pumpkins pieces together using glossy accents.
  • Use green cardstock  to cut foliage sections.
  • Attach the foliage sections to the back of the two large pumpkins using glossy accents.
  • Cut the flowers using light mustard cardstock, form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pat.
  • Attach the flowers to the foliage using glossy accents.
  • Attach tiny gold circles to the center of each flower using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  I used a piece of gold metallic cardstock to cut a border edge of an eyelet die to use for the flower centers.
  • Attach a piece of mounting tape to the back of each pumpkin and attach them to the card base.

I have so much fun making fall greeting cards with all these little details.  Check out my Slimline Fall Card and Fall Tree and Window Card to a couple cards made using the fall tree, leaves and pumpkins if you would like to see more inspiration. 

fall greeting cards loaded with details created using cardmaking dies from Rubbernecker to make a whole autumnal scene

Do you send Fall greeting cards? I love making ones like these to which I can add any greeting later – try out making some that strike your fancy and then you will have your own little works of art to send!

5217D Rectangle Combo OPC #4 Die Cut
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5415-03D Classic Pumpkins Die
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5215-07D Wrought Iron Fence Die
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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5404D Branches and Leaves Die
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH | ACH ] – Mint Tape – Low Tack…
[ SBC ] Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…

I love to make fall greeting cards.