Autumn Jubilee Fun with Stamps and Ink

Using stamps to have some fall fun today, we are going to do several projects, and I also have an offer for someone. If you have stamps and ink, get them out with your fun papers, and let’s start with a few cards for family and friends. We are going to stamp on more than just card stock though, so read on for more ideas that you can do.

I love making cards in the fall season. The colors are so rich, and only come out at this time of year. These cards have the orange accent color on chocolate browns, so they read as fall and not Halloween.

This design could be used with any sentiment. Layer an embossed orange card stock (or use a printed paper instead) over a dark red frame. Add a jute string bow and some stickers over a tone on tone print paper extending the width of the card, with a framed sentiment on the right. A little pumpkin in the corner completes the look.

This card is the same basic idea, just oriented vertically, with the sentiment near the bottom. Dimensional elements like the leaves and pumpkin add interest. I stamped the envelopes as well.

I also use stamps to put images on rocks that I leave around town. Small stamps like these butterflies and sweet words from a discontinued Impression Obsession set are perfect, especially when stamped in orange for the season.

I’ll do some with pumpkins, too. I seal the rocks with clear spray varnish, then place them around town for someone to find.

Of course we have to have a few cards for Halloween! This one used a spiderweb embossing die, with white ink and a layered sentiment.

This is one of my favorites, but it the sentiment is from a discontinued set. I used the hat and shoes from another set to make this card. I like to put something on the envelope too. Check out Impression Obsession’s Halloween Stamps and dies and vintage Halloween papers for some fun ideas and great sentiments.

It doesn’t take long to whip up a bunch of Halloween and Autumn cards for happy mail to send to friends!

One more idea, I love using stamps to decorate bags for various things. This Autumn inspired one was for a gift for a friend. I began with stamping the bag all over with fall color leaves and the sentiment “oh, sweet autumn”.

Then I folded the top of the bag over, and punched two holes through all the layers.

After you’ve placed the gift inside, put a length of jute or other ribbon through the holes and tie a bow.

With a Halloween sentiment, these would make cute treat bags for neighbors or friends, maybe with goodies from your kitchen.

I used stamps to help create these Hogwarts Textbooks, too, such fun for Halloween and fans of Harry Potter. The Potions book is actually a gardening book with recipes, and the other one is about weird and unexplained phenomena in our world, like the Bermuda triangle, the Loch Ness monster, strange appearances of unearthly things, UFOs, and a report of raining frogs, along with a lot of other really weird stuff. It reminded me of perhaps a bunch of underage wizard’s spells gone wrong, and Muggle reports of what happened. See the full story on how I stamped and altered the covers on my post Hogwarts Textbooks from a previous Autumn Jubilee.

Next, it will soon be time to stamp more cards for Thanksgiving. I love sending cards for my favorite holiday of the year, that day of food and football, family and friends.

Returning sponsor Impression Obsession is giving away a $50 gift certificate to their fabulous online store of acrylic and rubber stamps, dies and more!!! Visit their site and choose a favorite set or sentiment from their New Products, then leave a comment on this post with your choice. Then click on the Rafflecopter button to enter the drawing.

There will be a special drawing in our Facebook Friends group for one lucky stamper sharing their Autumn Jubilee inspired cards too!!

Which Impression Obsession New Product would you most like in your stash of stamping supplies?

32 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Fun with Stamps and Ink

  1. Bonnie Larson

    I totally love the christmas coffee sayings. As I am in the midst of finishing a plethora of coffee themed placemats, these would tie in so nicely on some napkins. Thanks for the ideas…

  2. The new offerings on the IO website are all just darling! Fall Sayings, Christmas Baking and Cookie Sayings were my favorites. (I must be hungry!). Love all of your cards, and I enjoy making cards for Halloween and Thanksgiving, even more than those for Christmas. Not as much pressure! Loving Autumn Jubilee!

  3. I like all the sentiment stamps since I like adding them to fabric postcards that I make. The rocks are such a clever idea. Your cards are always so pretty…..I’m sure a delight to receive too.

  4. Joan Sheppard

    I always enjoy seeing what you do with these stamps – I never caught on to this but everyone needs a fan and I am a huge fan. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love the Christmas Baking stamp set from IO, Carole. My daughters and grandkids and I all get together to have a marathon Christmas Cookie baking day. I take photos, and of course, make scrapbook pages to commemorate the day. The stamp set is perfect as photo captions!

  6. lois92346

    Oh, Carole, I just ADORE the Harry Potter Spell Books you created. I really enjoyed reading full story on how you stamped and altered the covers on your post Hogwarts Textbooks from a previous Autumn Jubilee. it’s no surprise someone snapped them up right away. I wish I had seen the offer sooner.

  7. You are reminding me I have a boatload of stamps I probably haven’t used is seven or eight years! I love all your cards, Carole. Fall is such a nice time to send cards, isn’t it? Especially Thanksgiving. You do beautiful card work but I’m not surprised –all your work is lovely!

  8. Donna F.

    I would like to try some of the layered stencils. Unfortunately the two I like best are temporarily out of stock; the holly and layered leaf. I’ve never worked with stencils before and I think that would be something new to try.

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