When I mention that I made a card with bits & pieces from stash, do you ever wonder if you could do it too? Today I am going to show you 8 cards made with foliage die-cuts and embossing folders. And I am sure you will want to start creating your own versions.

Pieces & Parts

Here is the foliage pile

foliage die-cuts ready for assembly

This pile of die-cuts was created from scraps of solid cardstock. The colors are not important. The color coordination is (and that is why I LOVE Stampin’ Up!). But just because you will ask, the colors are Pumpkin Spice, Early Espresso, Champagne Foil (retired), Tranquil Tide (retired), Calypso Coral, and the Be Dazzling DSP. The Be Dazzling DSP from the FREE selections during Sale-a-bration was so popular that we can’t order it right now. Keep your fingers crossed that it will return in future catalogs.

The key and paper clips were from my loose embellishment container. Look around your stash and find some bits. I’ll bet you could come up with something equally awesome.

Which dies did I use for these die-cuts? Well, honestly, you could use any foliage dies in your stash. But here are the ones I used.

Creating the Clusters

Ready for the reveal?

layout the foliage clusters on embossed panels

I clustered 3 pieces of foliage and placed them on embossed Basic White cardstock panels (3-3/4″ x 5″). Embossing the card panels gives that extra texture that really ramps up the WOW power of the card. These cards were not going to have sentiments but I decided to play around with the THANK YOU.

Here are the embossing folders that I used.

End Results

Each one of these cards is unique and simple. Add a little bow with any ribbon in your stash. Linen Thread is my go-to trim. Try cutting a ribbon in half (up the center) and creating an organic frayed ribbon. I confess that I hoard ribbon. Don’t you shake your head at me (LOL!). There is a fine line between hoarding and collecting. So, shall we agree to use our collections (aka hoarded stash)?

Foliage Cluster on Tasteful Texture embossed background
Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder + Gorgeous Grunge (retired stamp) + Copper trim

Foliage Cluster on music embossed background
Merry Melody 3D embossing folder + Beautiful Trees dies (bird)

Foliage Cluster on Timber embossed background
Timber 3D embossing folder + key (non-SU) + Linen Thread

Foliage Cluster on Painted Texture embossed background
Painted Texture 3D embossing folder + Artistry Blooms sequind + Flirty Flamingo Gold Metallic ribbon

Foliage Cluster on Timeworn Texture embossed background
Bark 3D embossing folder + 2020-2022 In-Color Enamel Dots + mini paper clip

Foliage Cluster on Brick & Mortar embossed background
Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder

Foliage Cluster on Bark embossed background
Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder + mini paper clip

Foliage Cluster on Macrame embossed background
Macrame 3D embossing folder + 2020-2022 In-Color Square Gems + Linen Thread


Wasn’t that fun? Did you enjoy seeing how to make 8 cards with a pile of foliage die-cuts and embossing folders? Think of all the possibilities. Work with bundles of 3 to begin and then let your stash lead the way. Want to learn more about the Rule of Thirds? Check out this post.

And don’t forget … Sale-a-bration is coming to a close on September 30th. You have one more week to snag FREE product. Order $300 or more and get the IN YOUR WORDS stamp set FREE

Or … even better … JOIN my Team during Sale-a-bration for $99. And in addition to the $125 in current product of your choice, you can choose 1 of the 12 select bundles from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog.

Is your mind a swirl at the possibilities? Contact me with your list and I will figure out how you can maximize your $99 and spoil you like you deserve to be spoiled.