Fall Card for Festive Friday

It’s hard to believe, but the leaves are starting to turn here in southeast Iowa. Not in large numbers, but just enough to remind us of the colorful display that will soon be in store for us in a month or so.  Fall is my favorite season, with its crisp temperatures and beautiful colors…and fall cards are my favorite cards to make. I hope you enjoy today’s Fall card with metallic leaves. It’s time for another Festive Friday challenge – the home of the Inspo List!

fall card

For this week’s challenge,  we are inspired by the First Day of  Fall.  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion.  Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project.  I used:  leaves, acorns, plaid, stitching, gold, brown. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

fall card

Colors of the Day

fall card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

I am not one who would typically mix plaid with a pattern, but it works on today’s card. The Cajun Craze leaves in the adorable Leaves and Acorn paper coordinates so well with the Cajun Craze plaid.  And what about the leaves which were die cut from Brushed Metallics cardstock? Aren’t they beautiful?

fall card

I felt the card needed just a little “pop” of color, so I added an Old Olive bow.  The gold edge on the ribbon ties in with the gold foil card base, brushed gold leaf, and the gold metallic pearls.  I couldn’t have written a more perfect sentiment than this one from the Autumn Goodness stamp set.

fall card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Fall  card, which includes all the paper measurements,  please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE. To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design Team:

Mary Fish -Guest Designer

Ann Schach  

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

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I refreshed my Retired Products list a few weeks ago.  Thank you to everyone who has helped me reduce my stash.  There are still some goodies available, so be sure to check it out.

 Retired Sets for Sale

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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…



  1. Love the mix of patterns and foil leaves!!!

  2. Another stunning card! Love the mix of papers/patterns, beautiful leaves and the perfect sentiment.

  3. Those metallic leaves are beautiful. Great card

  4. The metallic leaves are so striking on this gorgeous card, Ann! So pretty! 🙂

  5. This autumn beauty just makes me happy with the crisp colors and layering of fall elements! Love the warm sentiment and especially that pretty plaid paper! Beautiful!

  6. What a wonderful fall card. It is my favorite season too. Love the DP and all those wonderful die cuts.

  7. What a great combination of designer papers! The layering of the leaves and circles is just beautiful!

  8. The plaid works well with autumn leaves and I love the touches of gold! I love the beauty of Fall but I must admit, I’m in no hurry to lose the outdoor life this year. Vicky x

  9. Ann, such a gorgeous card, love the touch added by the gold paper and embellishments!

  10. Wonderful card. Just love all the colors and textures. Well done.

  11. There is a lot going on with this card and I LOVE it all!

  12. I enjoy your cards. You are so generous to prepare a tutorial for all of them . . . Thanks!!!

  13. Beautiful and stunning fall card. ? love it!

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