More Quick and Easy Handmade Fall Cards!

Here’s another idea for some quick and easy handmade Fall cards!

I’ve been on a roll lately using the new Rubbernecker Paper Pads to make cards that I am just loving! Today’s idea for quick and easy handmade Fall cards can be applied to so many different seasons, themes and occasions and I just had to share it with you all for those times when you need a truly fast card but still want it to be beautiful and send-worthy.

To make this pretty fall card I used the Rubbernecker Three Maple Leaves, Half Tree, Inside Scallop Nested, Splatter Leaves and Autumn Leaves paper pad. Scroll down for all the details – it’s super easy to make but I like to share everything so you can try this at home and have instant success!

An example of quick and easy handmade Fall cards created with patterned paper as the background and die cut detailed maple leaves as the focal elements.

Card Base and Sentiment Layer

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and sentiment layer.
  • Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of the Autumn Leaves designer paper.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the designer paper to the card base.
  • Cut an orange layer to fit behind the sentiment layer.
  • Secure the sentiment layer and stamp in the MISTI and stamp using Nocturne ink.
  • Attach the sentiment layer to the orange layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to the card base.

Leaves and Branches

  • Use white cardstock to cut a set of the maples leaves and dark brown cardstock to cut the tree branches.
  • Color the leaves using Color Fuse Pumpkin, Crimson, Grass  and Mango inks and mini applicators.  
    • Apply the Pumpkin, Crimson and Grass inks on approximately a third of the leaf. 
    • Blend the three colors together by applying Mago ink over top of the whole leaf.  
  • Check out my Coloring Fall Leaves post showing step by step pictures of how I apply color to the leaves.  The post shows using Distress Inks but the Color Fuse inks that I used here are perfect for this technique as well.
  • You can also see my Coloring Fall Leaves YouTube video showing the steps for this technique. 
  • Gently bend the leaves a little for dimension and attach them to the sentiment layer using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the branch sections under the leaves and attach using glossy accents.

A close up look at the detailed coloring of die cut leaves that are the focal elements on today's quick and easy handmade Fall cards.

5215D 3 Maple Leaves Die
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5403D Half Tree Die
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5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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3019 Splatter Leaves
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2001 Autumn Leaves 6×6 Paperpack
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #10
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Color Fuse Set #4
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The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
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PanPastel Sofft Tools – Mini…
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Tsukineko – VersaFine Clair – Ink Pad…
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New MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ] – Magic Mat – Standard…
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ] : Dahle 550 Professional…
Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ] 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
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”…

Can you see how you can make some really quick and easy handmade Fall cards? Just choose a patterned paper add your sentiment layers and then decorate with some easy-to-make die cut details and you’re good to go!

3 thoughts on “More Quick and Easy Handmade Fall Cards!”

  1. I love your autumn leaves, I learned how to do them from you, many years ago now and whenever I do, I’m told how real they look. Beautiful card.


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