crayon background paper from my stash and cut out some leaves using the Tattered Leaves die (TH). This paper is created using wax crayons, white cardstock and a griddle - totally fun and you probably have everything you need to get started in your stash of supplies!! I would highly recommend giving it a try. Click - here to see how I used textured wall paper instead of cardstock.
With my leaves cut I decided to make a card with each leaf - four cards. I needed a fall pop up card for a swap on AFTCM so I set about finding an interesting pop up technique. I found this surprise pop up card on Splitcoast Stampers. I loosely followed the tutorial changing up whatever I needed to make it work with what I had.
It took a while to figure out what size everything needed to be but I am really happy with how it all worked out.
Really happy with how these worked out!! It is fun to challenge myself with trying new techniques and creating the pieces I need to make the cards really unique.
So I encourage you to challenge yourself to try something new - a new to you fold, a new background technique, to ink those stamps you bought last month, etc.