Hi Stampers, welcome back for another Stamping Friends Blog Hop. My card today is a buckle fold card using the Gather Together stamp set and the Gathered Leaves Dies.  For today’s hop we are celebrating Autumn / Fall. There are many fun and create ideas on our hop, so don’t miss any.  I have provided a blog hop line up below to help you see them all.

Stampin' Up! Gather Together buckle fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

My card is CASEd from fellow demo, Cindy Brumbaugh, she made a similar card in 2019.  I’ve updated it using products from the 2020 catalogs. The card base is 8-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, scored at 5-1/2″. I decorated the front of the card with a 2-3/4″ x 4″ layer of Brushed Metallic cardstock, followed by a 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ layer of Plaid Tidings DSP.

Stampin’ Tip: Cut the leaves out of the center of the Brushed Metallic cardstock before adhering it to the card.  After you adhere the DSP, you won’t be able to tell and it helps you get the most out of your product.

Stampin' Up! Gather Together buckle fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

Next, I used the classic label punch to punch a slot in the center of the card front. (This will be where the belt will tuck into.) The focal point, of the leaves, is assembled and glued onto a 2-1/4″ circle. Then the circle is adhered to the front of the card by using Stampin’ Seal on the left side of the “slot” only. (So the belt can tuck underneath.)

Stampin' Up! Gather Together buckle fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The largest leaf, from the Gather Together stamp set, was stamped onto a 3″ square of Merry Merlot CS in Merry Merlot ink and die cut using the Gathered Leaves Dies.  The metallic leaves are die cut (and embossed at the same time) using the smaller leaves from the Gathered Leaves Dies. The smaller sprig of leaves, also die cut from the Brushed Metallic CS, is from the Detailed Bands Dies.

Stampin' Up! Gather Together buckle fold card by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

The “belt” for the card is a 5-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ strip of Merry Merlot CS with a 5-1/2″ x 1-1/4″ strip of the Plaid Tidings DSP adhered to the top.  This strip is then scored 1/2″ from the right.  The 1/2″ is adhered to the backside of the inside layer before it is adhered to the card.  I used the Gather Together stamp set to stamp the pumpkins and the greeting above and below the “belt” on the inside layer. I’m thrilled with how it came out, I hope you are too!

You have now reached the end of the hop.  If you started somewhere in the middle you can go to the beginning by going back to Jo Blackman’s blog or use the list below to see who you missed.

Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Jo Blackman (UK)
  2. Teri Pocock
  3. Jean Bolen Beaulieu
  4.  Heidi Collins
  5.  Kim Quade – US
  6. Kim Lamos
  7. Tiziana Milano
  8. Maureen Rauchfuss (US)
  9. Barbara Welch (US)
  10. Melissa Thomas
  11. Steph Jandrow (US)
  12. Katja Ettig
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard <—– you are here

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