Sunday Showcase: Sandi Dailey’s Fall Projects

Well, it's officially Fall and it sure feels like it all of a sudden…brrrr!  It's my favorite time of year!  I love the smells of a firepit, hoodies & jeans, apples & pumpkins, the crispness of the air, and especially the beautiful autumn colors!  Unfortunately, this year I think we're gonna get cheated on the colors because of the summer drought.  But, we can still create colorful leafy projects!

Today's Sunday Showcase features some amazing projects that Sandi Dailey shared during her presentation at Ronda Wade's Creative Convention earlier this month!  She had some fantastic ideas and tips on making your Fall projects fabulous!  You can check out more about her projects at her blog, Another Chance To Stamp: I Am Fall.

Dailey - orchard harvest box copy 
Dailey - orchard harvest box 2 copy

Let's start out with Two Cool note card boxes featuring the autumn colors from the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper decorating a Kraft Gift Box


Photo by Sandi Dailey from Another Chance To Stamp.

Here is a close-up of one of the Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric flowers…so pretty!  Looks like she scrunched this torn fabric around the top of a Jumbo Sticky Rounds adhesive circle and topped it with a Naturals Designer Button.  The other fabric flower is twisted as it's adhered and it's topped with an Antique Brad

She's got some beautifully sponged and embossed Autumn Accents Die leaves peeking out from the flower.  More on those in a bit.


Photo by Sandi Dailey from Another Chance To Stamp.

We didn't get to see the lovely notecards with Mini Envelopes that fit inside the box, but Sandi has them on her I Am Fall blog post.  What a pretty 3×3" notecard set created with the French Foliage stamp set!  An awesome gift idea! 

Dailey - packing leaves copy

So let's talk about leaves!  These are Too Cool!  Sandi used the Autumn Accents Die to create a pile of leaves that she had spread about her display table and used as embellishments on several projects.  It's a super fun idea for decorating for Fall festivities! 

Some leaves are embossed with the Woodgrain Impressions Folder, then inked, spritzed, sponged and crumpled.  Other leaves are die-cut from more Orchard Harvest paper and scrunched.  But, my absolute favorites, and the ones that look most realistic, are the ones she created with the packing paper that we receive in our Stampin' Up! orders.  It's thin kraft paper, or butcher paper!

Leaves closeup

Make Your Own Kraft Paper Leaves

  • Die-cut several layers of leaves with the Autumn Accents Die.
  • Sponge with oranges, greens, yellows and reds, as desired.
  • Crumple, then ink the scrunched piece by running it lightly over an Early Espresso Ink Pad.
  • You could add Clear Embossing or a clear spray sealer for a glossier look.

Dailey - table setting copy

Sandi added some of these awesome leaves to her Orchard Harvest Thanksgiving place setting.  I love how she made Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric napkins, topped with a Labels Collection tag silver embossed with the Silver Setting ala carte stamp.  What a beautiful way to set a Thanksgiving table!

Dailey - leaves on road copy

I can't wait for her to blog more about this super-cool project!  I can't tell if she used tiny leaf punches, or maybe leftovers from the die-cutting, but these mini leaves make fun accents for this seasonal scene.  I see images from Lovely As A Tree, Forever Young, and Serene Silhouettes.  Wow!

Dailey - watercolor crayon leaves copy

Sandi used a Reverse Masking Technique and Wonderful Watercolor Crayons to make this lovely watercolor card.  It's featured on her blog: Wonderfall. Also features Early Espresso Baker's Twine, and an Antique Brad.

Dailey - clear block stamping leaves copy

She used a Clear Mount Block to stamp a colorful block background for more Autumn Accents die-cut and Woodgrain Folder embossed leaves.  Also features: Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon and Blooming With Kindness stamp set. 

Dailey - french foliage triple copy

Remember the Triple-Time Technique
Sandi used a variation of that technique with the French Foliage set on
this multi-panel card.  So pretty!  Also features: Always Artichoke
Seam Binding
, Loving Thoughts stamp set, and Brushed Bronze Buttons.

A special thanks to Sandi Dailey for sharing her Fall-tastic projects with us!  Wow!  So many great ideas!  Looks like this autumn will be pretty colorful after all! 


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