Easel Card Featuring Vintage Leaves and Fall Colors

 I love fall and seeing the fall colors and also love stamping with fall colors, too! I copied this card from my friend Brenda Cardinal:

Vintage Leaves Easel Card with Watermark


Vintage Leaves Easel Card Inside with Watermark

Side view of easel:

Vintage Leaves Easel Card Side View with Watermark

 It features an easel so that the card stands up for display.

 The cardstock was cut to the following dimensions:

Cajun Craze

    4 1/4 x 5 1/2"    Back of card

    3 x 4 1/4"    Backing for Very Vanilla front piece

    2 x 4 1/4"    Oak Leaf, stamp with Chocolate Chip ink, trim a little of the stem to fit under the maple leaf stem

    Scraps for Scallop Punch (use a Stampin' Dimensional to attach to card) and Washi Label Punch

Always Artichoke

    4 x 10 1/2"    Scored at 2 5/8 and 5 1/4"    Main part of card, make "Z" fold and emboss 1/2 of it

    2 x 1/2"    Scored at 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2"    Easel

    Scrap for small leaf attached to scallop, stamp with Always Artichoke ink

Very Vanilla

    2 7/8 x 4 1/8"    Front piece

    2 3/4 x 3 5/8"    Inside of card

    3 x 3"    Maple leaf


Would you like to make this card at a class? Do you have questions about how to make it? Leave a comment.

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Thank You Note for Cards for the Troops

This morning I received the following note:

Hello, I was handed a few of your handmade Birthday Cards and wanted to be sure to thank you for making them and supporting us in Afghanistan.  Its my wifes birthday on October 9th so it came at a perfect time.  My personal opinion they are well made and better than anything you could find in a store.  You should think about trying to sell them. Thank you again,

 It was so nice of him to let me know he appreciates our efforts! Would you like to join me in making Cards for the Troops? I will be hosting an evening next Friday. For more details, click here.

Weekly Deals 9/22-9/28

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Breast Cancer Fundraiser Special for October

I love getting a surprise in the mail every month with Paper Pumpkin! Paper Pumpkin is a kit that contains almost everything you need for making a project. All you need to supply are scissors and sometimes some adhesive. You get stamps, a small inkpad, and all the papers and embellishments for the project. Your first kit includes an acrylic block to use with the photopolymer stamps. These kits are great for people who don't have a lot of stamping supplies and make wonderful gifts.

The October Paper Pumpkin will come in a pink box and will benefit breast cancer research. For every subscriber who receives the October Paper Pumpkin, Stampin’ Up! will donate $1 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In addition, from now until October 10, Stampin’ Up! will donate an additional $1 for every new subscriber. (Please note: Stampin’ Up! told us that the project inside is not pink.) There are two ways to subscribe: sign up for a monthly subscription for $19.95 per month or purchase a prepaid subscription. Prepaid subscriptions are available in one, three, six or twelve month options. The six-month option saves you $1 each month and the twelve-month option saves you $2 each month. In addition, prepaid subscriptions can be ordered through my website and count toward Stampin’ Rewards. Send me an email if you have questions.



FaBOOlous Mini Treat Bag

Thinking about Halloween? Now is a great time to start making treat bags for the special goblins on your list. With the Mini Treat Bags Thinlits Dies as one of Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals, you can make some FaBOOlous treat bags:

FaBOOlous Cropped with Watermark

They are easy to make and you can make two from one sheet of designer series paper. If you like the Spider Web Doilies, order them right away; they have been very popular! You get 24 in a pack for only $4.50.

In the comments, tell me what kind of candy you would like to find in a bag like this!

Items used in the sample:

Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! for 9/15-9/21

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Cards for the Troops

On the first Friday of each month, I host an evening of stamping to make cards to send to the troops. These cards are for service men and women to send home to their loved ones. If you would like to join us in Hudson, WI, we would love to have you! Please mark your calendar:

Dates: Friday, October 2, 2015

            Friday, November 6, 2015

            Friday, December 4, 2015

            Friday, January 8, 2016

Time: 6-9 PM

Place: Joyce Hall’s house, Hudson, WI (send me an email to get my address and directions)

Bring: your own beverage

Optional: Bring a friend, a snack to share

Questions? Call Joyce at 715-808-0492 or 262-325-0607


We will make handstamped cards.

All materials will be supplied by Joyce Hall.

No stamping experience necessary, just an interest in helping our service men and women.

Fall Pillow Boxes with Lighthearted Leaves

Cropped Pillow Boxes with Lighthearted Leaves with Watermark

Isn't it amazing the difference a little bit of texture makes in a project? For the box on the right, I used the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, otherwise, the two boxes are the same. The products I used are:

Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies

Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Leaflets Framelits

Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Lighthearted Leaves and A Little Something stamp sets

Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, and Cajun Craze cardstocks

Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Elegant Eggplant, and Hello Honey inkpads

Sponge Daubers

Fast Fuse Adhesive

Pearl Basic Jewels

In the comments, let me know which box you prefer.

Welcome to My New Blog
"Handstamped by Joyce Hall"

I am excited to share with you Stampin’ Up! products.  Stampin’ Up! provides a diverse line with 3 types of superior quality stamps and accessories.

Thanks for your patience as I work my way through learning to blog.

Today I want to share with you a fun technique that was featured on www.stampinup.com, our corporate blog. 

Mixing Technique

  Setup new blog post 1

How about mixing it up a bit?  That is what the post is about: taking several techniques and mixing them together and coming out with this....

Stampin up test 2

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Thanks for checking out my blog and I look forward to sharing what I love with you.