How to Save Paper Die-Cutting Autumn Accents Leaves

Today's cards come in two variations — one is in portrait view and one is in landscape view. You might prefer to call it vertical or horizontal. Whatever you call it, I've used the amazing Autumn Accents Bigz Die to make leaves.

FallLeaves_GreenPortrait

FallLeaves_BrownLandscape

I just love cutting the leaves with my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, dry embossing them and then distressing the leaves. It's great therapy to crunch up the embossed paper leaves, fold them back out, dab with sponges and spray with the spritzer tool! Crunch, dab, spray…crunch, dab, spray…I could do it all day long. It just never gets old. LOL!

Stamps
Wonderfall stamp set (Wood #128084; Clear #128087; Digital #131218) in Holiday Mini
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (Wood #115370; Clear #127802; Digital #125766)

Paper
Portrait card: Glossy White, Old Olive, More Mustard, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie
Landscape card: Whisper White, Early Espresso, More Mustard, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine #113439
Autumn Accents Bigz Die #127812
Woodgrain Embossing Folder #127821
Color Spritzer Tool #107066
Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker #119680

Here's what the leaves start out as…

LeavesRaw

It's quite a transformation to those on the cards above, isn't it? Of course you can also die-cut the leaves after stamping them, and you can cut them out of any card stock, designer paper or fabric you like.

AutumnAccentDieSave time by cutting several leaves at once with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine. To get the most leaves with the least wastage of paper, cut your paper to the following sizes:

Oak 2-1/2" x 4"
Maple 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"
Birch 2-1/2" x 2"
Ash 1-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Acorn 1-1/2" x 1-3/4"

I'm thinking of using my scrunched, dabbed and spritzed leaves on my Thanksgiving dinner place cards, and on a matching napkin ring. And some of them may just find a temporary home strewn on the table for instant d├ęcor.

What will you do with these Autumn Accent leaves? Leave a comment with your ideas!

Cheers,
Kathleen
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