One of the things that I absolutely LOVE about this stamp set is that you can make cards for so many different occasions. Today we are changing seasons! I’m sharing 2 fall card design ideas using Blended Seasons bundle.  The first card design idea is super quick & easy, but the other took some time since I watercolored it.  (but it is still easy!) The other day I shared a “congrats” card and a “friendship” card design idea that were both very “summery” so if you missed those be sure to go back and check them out.

Fall Card Design Ideas by Jackie Bolhuis Klompen Stampers

2 Blended Seasons Fall Card Design Ideas: Video

Today’s video is pretty short, but it was easiest to explain the watercolored card and show how I popped up the center with a video tutorial.  It also has a few tips for making both of these!

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Color the leaves? or just stamp?

These cards each have a totally different look because one the leaves are colored, where the other they are just stamped with some colored ink.  Let’s take a look at the colored one first.

Quick and easy handmade cards with aqua painters watercolor technique

I just love this fall color combination!  (even though I am not currently looking forward to fall!)  I started with a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Watercolor Paper.  When watercoloring, you need to use either Watercolor Paper OR Shimmery White.  The Whisper White cardstock does not do well with water.

The next important thing is that you must use an ink pad to stamp in that is waterproof.  This can be either the Black Stazon, or the old Archival Black that is now retired.  Do not use Memento ink like you need to use with the Stampin’ Blends.

Card Recipe

  • Crumb Cake:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Watercolor Paper:  3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Basic Black 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ + 1″ x 5″ strip
  • All supplies used are shown at the bottom of the post

card design ideas with stampin up blended seasons watercoloring techniques

The video probably explains how I did this better, so if this doesn’t make sense–make sure to watch it

First, I stamped the leaves randomly and watercolored them using an Aqua Painter and my 3 colors of Stampin’ Pads.  This was a very “quick & easy” watercoloring, what I like to call “sloppy” watercoloring look.

Once colored, I set aside to dry and stamped and embossed the greeting in the center of the Black strip.  Next, I adhered this strip, putting adhesive JUST UNDER the greeting part, across the center of the stamped and colored layer.

And finally,  I ran it through the Big Shot using the die from the STITCHED SEASONS framelits. (remember–this set of framelits is ONLY available this month!!!!!). This will cut through not only the watercolor paper layer, but the black layer as well.  Hopefully you can see in this picture how the black is cut right along with the watercolor paper.

After cutting this out, I assembled the card placing the cut out piece in the center, where it was cut from, but using dimensional under it.

Stampin up Stitched Seasons card design ideas

Quick & Easy Card

Today’s second card is totally quick and easy!  I just stamped the leaves in Cajun Craze, layered a couple of the cut outs, added a bow–and BAM–it’s done!

Card design ideas quick and easy handmade card

Card Recipe

  • Cajun Craze:  8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake:  3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Scraps:  Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody & Very Vanilla
  • All supplies used are shown at the bottom of the post

card design ideas using blended seasons from stampin up

Which card design idea is more your style?

These cards are totally different.  Both EASY, but one is way quicker!  Which would you rather make?  Leave a comment and let me know.

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Want To Make These Cards?

Keep scrolling down, I have all the supplies I used to make them listed at the end.  You can click on any of the pictures to go directly to my online store and order!

stampin up jackie bolhuis with klompen stampers

Did You See These?

Last week I shared these 2 card design ideas using this same bundle.  In case you missed them, just CLICK HERE or on the picture below to go to last week’s post that has a video and all the card details.  When you look at all the cards I have made with this bundle, it really shows how versatile it is! What will YOUR card design idea be?!

card design ideas with blended seasons

Blended Seasons Stamps-in-the-Mail

I love giving my customers the choice of FREE GIFTS from me when they place their Stampin’ Up! order.  Between now and August 10th, you can select to participate in the SITM Program OR, if Blended Seasons isn’t your thing, you can select to earn STAMPING REWARDS from me (or both!).  You pick what you want!!!!

If you’d like to participate in Stamps-in-the-Mail, make sure to order by August 10th and this is what you get:

  • All supplies pre-cut and ready to make 6 cards
  • Over 20 step-by-step tutorials for projects using the bundle

Color my season free card kit

SITM Details


Make sure to use the SITM Host Code when participating in the Blended Seasons Stamps-in-the-Mail:  KKCZWYX2

Stamping Rewards Details


If you’d rather collect the Stamping Rewards Cards, make sure to use this Host Code:  U4QD4MMR.  The choice is yours.  If your order is over $150, don’t use either code so that you will also get Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!  Please email me after ordering and let me know which you want!

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Products Needed to Complete Today’s Cards

Here are the products that I used to make today’s two cards.  You can click on any of the pictures to go to the online store and place an order.  Don’t forget to use EITHER the STAMPING REWARDS Host Code OR the Stamps-in-the-Mail Host Code–depending on which gift you’d like from me.

Heat Tool


Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad

Big Shot


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