This idea for sweet fall cards to make with die cuts is easy and adorable and can be changed up as many ways as you can imagine!
I love making cards that can be used for multiple occasions – simply add an appropriate sentiment and you’ve got something ready to go. When I saw the new Fall Mushroom Acorn die set from Rubbernecker, I knew I wanted to use it to design some sweet fall cards to make with die cuts so I could use all the parts and pieces to make a variety of these adaptable projects. When I die cut I usually cut all the pieces for each element from the colors I choose and can then mix and match all the die cuts to create additional pieces for more cards. I accented my scene with a branch made from Rubbernecker’s Half Tree die, created a frame using their Rectangle Combo #2 OPC, and accented the ground with their Classic Grass and Grass #2 dies.
Card Base, Frame and Grass
- Cut an A2 sized card base using light blue cardstock.
- Use orange cardstock to cut the Rectangle Combo OPC #2.
- Cut two Classic Grass sections using green cardstock.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame,
- Secure one grass section to the mounting tape on the back of the frame, apply double stick tape to the back of the grass and attach the frame to the card base.
- Apply a strip of mounting tape to the front of the frame attach the second grass layer.
Tree Branch and Leaves
- Use dark brown cardstock to cut a branch section of the Half Tree.
- Cut a few section of leaves from the Fall Mushroom Acorn set using dark red, green, orange and mustard cardstock.
- Place the leaves face up on the molding pad and gently push down in the centers using a leaf tool or small stylus. You can also just use your fingers to gently bend the leaves . Pro Tip: Forming the leaves adds dimension and interest to the project.
- Attach the colorful leaves to the tips of the branch using glossy accents.
- Apply tiny pop dots to a few key spots on the back of the leaves, tuck the end of the branch behind the frame and attach using glossy accents. Pro Tip: Pop dots in a few key spots helps hold the branch and leaves in place.
The Sweet Little Mushrooms and Grass Sprigs
- Use dark red, orange, mustard and cream cardstock to cut the Fall Mushroom sections.
- Attach the mushroom sections together using connect glue.
- Apply small pieces of mounting to the back of the mushroom heads, tuck stems in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents.
- Attach a few falling leaves to the scene using glossy accents.
- Cut Grass #2 sections using green cardstock, tuck them in behind the grass and attach using glossy accents. Pro Tip: The grass sprigs created a touch of softness to the bold mushrooms.
Here are the Rubbernecker items I used today:
And here are all the other things from my stash that I used today.
I can see this design for sweet fall cards to make with die cuts of all types being used for so many different occasions, especially with changes in color combinations. You could add some bright pops of color for a celebratory card, add a cardinal – signs of loved ones who have passed – as a comforting card, add some little critters for some whimsy……. Let your imagination fly free!