Hi everyone, I want to introduce you to one of my UDI Diva Sisters…Susan Amante.  Susan was also one of my stampin' sister for on quarter.  I had fun getting to know Susan and she does some great paper crafting.  I have not met Susan in person, but hope to one of these days.  I asked Susan if she would share one of her recent works, not only is she sharing a card that she has done, but she also has provided us a tutorial for making the card.  Susan is AWESOME!  I think you all will really like this.  Thank you Susan for letting me showcase you. 

Season of Friendship

Susan 1 'Tis the season to give thanks.  This is not an original design.  A Stampin' UP "sister" inspired this design.  Unfortunately, I do not recall her name.  So, Stampin' UP "sister", if you recognize your design Thank you.



Susan 2Supplies (All Stampin' Up):

Card stock:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze

Designer Serise Paper:  Autumn Vine

Susan 3Stamp Set:  Season of Friendship

Ink Pad:  Chocolate Chip

Markers:  Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Bordering Blue

Accessory:  Brocade Blue brad (Rich Regal brad set)

Tools:  Piercing tool and pad, Stampin' dimension tape, Stampin' snail adhesive, 3/4" circle punch, bone folder


Susan 4 Base card:  Baja Breeze card stock

Size:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.

On 8 1/2 length, score at 4 1/4 in.  Use a bone folder, fold at the score line.

Susan 5

Select a pattern and cut from designer series paper (dsp) Autumn Vine a panel, size 5 1/4 x 4 in.

Adhear onto base Baja Breeze card.


Susan 6 

Cut a 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 in chocolate chip panel, and adhere.


Susan 7 

Use a Chocolate Chip ink pad onto Season of Friendship tree stamp.

Susan 8 

Adhere stamped tree onto chocolate chip panel.


Susan 9

Brush on marker inks Bordering Blue, Creamy Caramel, and More Mustard onto leaves stamp, as desired.


Susan 10 

Stamp leaves 7 times. (Re-inking each time you stamp)

                                Susan 11 

Using a 3/4 in circle punch, punch out the 7 stamped leaves.



Susan 12

Adhere Stampin' dimension on each punched leaves.

Susan 13 


Adhere punched stamped leaves, by random, on stamped tree.




Susan 14 Load chocolate chip ink on sentiment stamp "The season of friendship lasts forever".

Susan 15   

Stamp sentiment onto Tangerine Tango panel size 2 1/2 x 11/16 in. 

Susan 16

Lay stamped Tangarine Tango panel on piercing pad and pierce a hole on each side.

Susan 17                  

Push piercing tool all the way through.  This makes it easy to push a brad through.


Susan 18 

Push through a Brocade Blue brad to each side of the sentiment panel.

Susan 19   

Use the piercing tool to open the prongs of the brad.


Susan 20


Adhere a Stampin' dimension on open prongs.


Susan 1 

Adhere sentiment panel over base tree trunk. 

You have now completed your card! Take ownership of your beautiful handmade card.  Don't forget to add author stamp to the back of your card.





  1. Jill St. Angelo says:

    ***Big Grin***

  2. cute card. i love this set.
    so nice to see you posting again. jilly!!!

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