SUO Challenge 29: Leaves? Stampin’ Up! Has Them

     Fall is usually the time when the many of us who live in temperate climates think of leaves.  Those on trees and shrubs go from changing colors to falling to the ground.  Oh, those glorious colors!  Oh, all the raking afterwards.

     But Stampin' Up! features leaves all year 'round!  Just this past year – from Nature Walk and Build a Blossom in the Occasions Mini to Fabulous Florets in the Summer Mini, not to mention all those gorgeous leaf stamps in the Idea Book and Catalog – Stampin' Up! has made sure that we know that Fall is not the only time to have fun with leaves.  Of course there is that luscious new set, Gently Falling, in the current Holiday Mini.  But there's so much more!

     We "leave" it to you to find your favorite among the Stampin' Up! leaves – current or retired – and show us a project you've made with them!  To get you started with some inspiration, here are projects from our Design Team.  There's a place at the end of the post where you can share a link to YOUR project!


 Deb's Card

Deb Hoekstra


Heidi's Card

Heidi Baks


Jennifer's Card

Jennifer Timko


Karen's Card

Karen Barber

Michelle's Card

Michelle Laycock

Mary Brown's Card

Mary Brown


Pam's Card

Pam Staples


Cindy's Card

Cindy Elam


Robin's Card

Robin Messenheimer


Our "Fall Colors" Top 3!

Ann Craig with her gathered paper that so beautifully accented the nicely constructed layout.  All the elements in the card worked fantastically well together!

Ulrike whose card’s layers made her whole layout seem 3-dimensional – we wanted to reach out and touch those flowers in her garden!  We loved her use of Designer Series Papers and how she used the papers to enhance so many of the layers throughout her card.

Julie Gearinger, who offered two cards this week.  The one with which we were especially impressed is the one with the medallion which carried the vintage feel of the embossing and coloring so well through her wonderfully-laid out card.


Please Read This!

     This challenge was created for fans of Stampin' Up! products to get inspiration from and participate in challenges using Stampin' Up! products.  Hence the name of the blog, Stampin' Up! Only Challenges.  We ask that you respect this by using ONLY Stampin' Up! products. Retired Stampin' Up! products are welcome.  Products from other manufacturers that compete with Stampin' Up! products should NOT be a part of any project entered in any of our challenges.

      SUO Challenges is an advertising-free zone and is a challenge that is for fun only. Please do not enter into our challenge any project for which you are selling a tutorial or template.

     Please respect these limitations and all of our guidelines set forth over to the left at the top of the blog. We will remove from the challenge entries any projects that fall outside the guidelines.



Posted on : Oct 04 2011
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6 People have left comments on this post

Oct 4, 2011 - 05:10:16
Amy Downey said:

Love all the leaf cards………lots of inspirations!!!

Oct 4, 2011 - 06:10:39
Cheryl McAskill said:

Wow, The cards are great! I don't have capabilities to upload for challenges, BUT I do participate on my own and love the challenges! Thanks for sharing!

Oct 5, 2011 - 01:10:41

Hi Girls!  I was able to use sets!  Love that — thanks!

Oct 10, 2011 - 02:10:48
Shannon said:

Sorry I messed up on my first post, please can you delete the one that is not correct, my second post has the correct link.
Thank you I loved this challenge this week and everyone's creations are gorgeous!!

Oct 14, 2011 - 12:10:55
CarrollAnn said:

I have Sharon Fritz to thank for directing me to this site.  It's great to encourage us all to make SUO cards!!  Thanks for the challenge!!!

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