Fall Thank You Card for The Paper Players

Ready to start making fall thank you cards? If so, check out today’s card.  It’s time to play with The Paper Players!  (A Brody Update can be found at the end of today’s post.)

Fall Thank You CardI have the pleasure of being the host for this week’s color challenge.  I hope you like the rich colors I have selected for you.

Fall Thank You Card

With it’s cooler temps and gorgeous colors, Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I had so much fun creating this fall thank you card. I hope you enjoy it!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

The focal point of today’s fall thank you card is a trio of colorful die cut leaves.  The trick to getting the veins to stand out is to spritz the cardstock with water, then run it through the die cutting machine.

This gorgeous designer paper is from the Come Together collection. I used the Barnboard pattern as my neutral.  If you look closely, you can see that I stamped Cajun Craze pumpkins and Merry Merlot speckles on the larger circle.

Fall thank you cardA Cajun Craze linen thread bow and three Pretty Peacock rhinestones are perfect embellishments, don’t you think?

Download the tutorial! If you would like the complete details on how to create this fall thank you card, just click on the tutorial button below to print off the instructions.  For more step-by-step tutorials, don’t forget to visit my 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery!

For more inspiration, please be sure to visit The Paper Player team members.


Now through September 30th, select Designer Series Papers from the 2019 – 2020 ANNUAL Catalog are now on sale. Buy three of the papers shown below at regular price and receive one free!

September Host Code Information

Ready to order supplies to make your own cards? I would love to be your Demonstrator.

When checking out, if you apply the Host Code to your online orders of at least $75, but under $150, you’ll get a free gift from me. If your order is over $150, please do not apply the host code – you will be receiving your own host rewards, as well as your gift from me. All orders of $50 or more earn points toward my Loyalty Rewards Program (Details HERE).

September Code: XUH7X9GE
Brody Update

The meds, which we were hoping would shrink Brody’s latest tumors, were proving to be ineffective. In his latest check-up this past Friday, it was decided to go ahead and attempt surgery on his foot. His vets, all of whom have treated him since he was a young puppy, were of the same opinion.  They felt the risks of leaving an aggressive tumor, which would affect both the quality and length of life significantly, outweighed the risks of putting him under anesthesia at his age.  His surgery is scheduled for Wednesday.

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…siggy-1


  1. Ann, first of all, I am praying for you, your husband and Brody! I know this is so difficult! XX
    Your card is amazing! Thanks for the tip on spritzing the paper! Your leaves are so beautiful! I love the background paper, the wood grained paper, the pumpkins and every other detail! This rustic beauty is frame worthy! I love this color combo! It is a keeper!
    BIG HUGS, My Friend! XXXX

  2. Gorgeous and looks like a piece of framed art! I will have a to spray my paper to get those veins!

  3. Just love this card and the deep rich colors…so pretty!!

  4. Loved your colour choice this week Ann – and your papers are the perfect pairing! Your leaves and pumpkins fill your card with autumn goodness – love it! Thinking of you and Brody tomorrow and hope everything goes well xx

  5. These papers are perfect for your challenge….I am thinking you might have already know that, though, LOL! LOVE the leaves and pumpkins…so very elegant yet country!

  6. My thoughts & prayers are with you and Brody for a successful surgery Wednesday.

  7. Ann, firstly will be thinking about you both on Wednesday and sending positive thoughts through the universe for you both.

    Your card: I love the mixture of DSPs and how you tied the woodgrain background to the front by adding it as your sentiment layer. Wonderful card.

  8. What a beauty! Love the leaves and wood combination!

  9. Gorgeous card, Ann and your color combo is amazing this week. It kind of makes me like Cajun Craze, and that is a big deal. Ha! You and Brody will be in my thoughts on Wednesday. Please let me know how it goes, my friend. I know how much he means to you. Big hugs!

  10. These rich colors are so beautiful with fall leaves! Love your card and that beautiful designer paper! Hope and pray all goes well for Brody this Wednesday!

  11. Gorgeous card, sending prayers for Brody! Hope all goes well.

  12. Beautiful card Ann. Special thoughts for you and Kim as Brody undertakes this surgery.

  13. Hugs and prayers for Brody and everyone involved with his care. Healing prayers and lots of hugs heading your way.

    Pretty card by the way.

  14. Great card, fantastic color scheme. I’ll be praying for successful surgery for Brody. This is such a difficult situation for you and I pray you will have the peace that passes all understanding. What a sweet picture of him…just like a little child, comfortable in the arms of one who loves him. God bless him and your family.

  15. Beautiful card with lush colors and certainly distinguished. Each element is carefully placed for a wonderful visual effect. Oh my goodness, Ann we are dog lovers down here in Texas. If I could be there personally I would just as another person to share what pets mean to a family. Prayers for your strength and peace and for all who will be caring for Brody!

  16. Beautiful card! Love the colors. Best wishes and lots of thoughts and prayers with Brody and you and your family on Wednesday. Sending BIG HUGS! ?❤️

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