Acorny Thank You

Firstly I’d like to thank the team at CAS Colours and Sketches for choosing my card last week as one of the winners. It’s definitely an honour to win since CAS is my favourite type of card.

I wasn’t going to get the Acorny Thank You set; it seemed a bit limited and why would I want acorns? But I’ve seen a few samples and decided one late night (a few glasses of wine may have been involved) to get the set and the matching punch. And I love them! They arrived yesterday and seemed perfect for the sketch challenge this week at CAS Colours & Sketches.

Stampin' Up! Acorny Thank You and Perpetual Birthday Calendar

The sketch that inspired this card is:

I looked through the (retired) colour coach for ideas and was happy to find the suggested combination of sahara sand, early espresso and my favourite pear pizzazz. I stamped a couple of images in early espresso on sahara sand and punched them out using my new punch and then made an acorn topper with another stamp and pear pizzazz. This was also punched out and then adhered to the acorn with snail. I then cut a template using one of the circle framelits (actually this was my second go, the first was too small) and used that to stamp the leaves in pear pizzazz from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set in a circle. I glued the first acorn on and then popped up the second one using stampin’ dimensionals. I cut a square piece of early espresso an 1/8 inch bigger than the sahara sand to give me a thin mat and then glued that to a pear pizzazz card base.

See you tomorrow,



  1. Such a fun take on the tags, great idea. And I’ve been down the route of ordering while feeling mellow after a glass of wine, makes me so much more decisive! Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  2. The acorns are a fun and cute interpretation of the tags on the sketch! I also like how you’ve stamped the leaves for the circular element. Great job, Liz. Thanks for joining us this week at CC&S! :)

  3. And another beautiful card you have made this week Liz. I love the colour combo you’ve used, that pear green is one of my favorites too! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  4. This works so well as an interpretation of the sketch. I kinda like acorns and can see why you were tempted by this set. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S
    Louise xx

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