PALS August Blog Hop – My Happiest Season

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “My Happiest Season.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My favorite time of year is Fall…crisp air, fall colors, sweater weather, new beginnings (with the start of a new school season), fall decorations, and more. 

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Card Ideas Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

My project features the Gather Together Bundle, Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper, new Envelope Dies, Metallic Card stock and sprigs from the Sunflowers Dies.

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Card idea Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The large Leaves from the Gather Together stamp set were stamped in Cinnamon Cider onto Bumblebee and Very Vanilla card stock. Before the ink was dry I used a blender pen to smear the ink to create some shading. When the blending did not add enough color I added a bit more color from my Cinnamon Cider ink pad using the blender pen.

Then I die cut the stamped leaves, the embossed smaller maple leaf and two sprigs from the Sunflower dies.

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Card Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

Now to put everything together. Starting with Very Vanilla card base add a piece of Gilded Autumn DSP (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″). Then a piece of the Gilded Autumn DSP was cut using an Envelope die and glued added onto the DSP base. 

The leaves were layered with the Very Vanilla leaf adhered with Stampin Dimensionals while the other pieces were simply glued on. One Copper sprig was placed under the Bumblebee leaf while the other was tucked under the Very Vanilla leaf. 

Gold cording from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo was tied in a bow and added to the base of the leaves with a glue dot. I love how this cord frays and adds the feel of wheat. A few gems add a bit more glam.

Stampin Up PALS August Blog Hop Gather Together Stamp Set Gilded Autumn DSP Gathered Leaves Dies Anytime Cards Michelle Gleeson Stampinup SU

The sentiment from Gather Together was embossed in gold embossing powder and tucked in tight to the focal point. 

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on September 9th when our theme is “It’s the Sentiment that Counts.” The Design Team will showcase a sentiment as the focal point of their project. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Thanks for stopping by. Now don’t forget to check out the rest of the wonderful creations by the PALS.


Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  9. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  10. Karen Buttery at Karen On The Lake Stamper
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  13. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  17. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  18. Diana Carr at The Secret Life of Paper
  19. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  20. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  24. Dacia Smith at My Creative Days
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  27. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Lori Webb at Clever Copies


  1. So happy to see you creating again! You always do such beautiful creations! Love the gold with the Gathered Leaves!

    • Michelle Gleeson

      Jeanie, from you this is an extra special compliment. I really did enjoy creating it. AND I managed to navigate the hop ; )

  2. A definite WOW! I love everything about this card. The build up of the leaves is perfect.

  3. This card is absolutely stunning! I couldn’t agree with you more that I absolutely love the fall and with all of the heat we’ve been having I’m ready for it!

    You have truly outdone yourself my friend… Every aspect and every little detail to this card is absolutely perfect right down to your amazing photography! Way to go you rocked it!

    • Michelle Gleeson

      My dearest Susan, you are so sweet. I don’t like to wish time away but I am ready for some crisp clean air!

  4. Beautiful, Michelle! The leaves are stunning and your use of the envelope die is really unique and interesting. I love everything about it!

    • Michelle Gleeson

      Oh Karen, thank you. You and Rosanne inspire me with your creations all the time so your comments is even more meaningful.

  5. Wonderful work here Michelle! So great to see how you put your own stamp on the season. Lovely crisp details…just like the season!

    • Michelle Gleeson

      Oh I can’t wait for a bit of crispness in the air again. It is so very hot here in Florida. Thank you for the kind words.

  6. BRILLIANT use of the envelope dies on the card front. Absolutely LOVE your card and all it’s layers.

  7. Michelle this card is stunning! I love your choice of colors, patterns and textures, great job! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  10. Beautiful Photography and card! So happy to see you sharing your creations!

  11. Melissa Seplowitz

    Such a beautiful card! All the layers are stunning!!

  12. Michelle, I love this fall card!! Your combination of papers and those wonderful leaves are gorgeous. I really like how you used the envelope die on your card, too. Hope you will join the Hop again next month!

    • Michelle Gleeson

      Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed being a part of the hop and thanks for the heads up on the comments!

  13. Michelle, I love every. single. detail. on this card! One of the prettiest fall cards I’ve seen.

    • Michelle Gleeson

      Rosanne, thank you so much. Coming from you that is an amazing compliment. It feels so easy to create fall cards. I am SO ready for cooler temps.

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  16. Gorgeous card, Michelle! I love the neutrals with foil!

  17. Love this Michelle. You had me and hounds tooth and leaves!

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  19. Love this card, Michelle — a clever design, and the papers are truly yummy!

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