Good evening and welcome to the September NC Demo Blog Hop!  If you are just joining us welcome and if you have already stopped by my friend, Toni Campana’s blog you have already seen a fantastic project!

The dog days of summer are behind us (hopefully) and the smell of Fall is the air! The days of Autumn are here! So, this month we are celebrating ALL things Fall with projects using items from the Annual or Mini Catalog.

I had a REALLY hard time deciding what to share this month.  I have been having SO much fun with Fall and Halloween stamp sets and paper.  So, in the end all the Love of Leaves projects won out and I will share Halloween with you next time. =-)

This first project was one I created for my Terrific Techies this month.  We have been working on our Mini Easel Samplers all year and while I have love all of them this on is a favorite.  It uses the Reverse Spotlight Technique which is one of the first techniques I showed my original hostess club back in 2008 and it is still one I love to do.  I have updated it a bit over the years, but it is essentially still the same.

Here are the directions for this fun and easy (if a bit time consuming) project:



Reverse Spotlighting

  1. Stamp images in a dark neutral ink. Basic Black, Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, etc…
  2. Die cut or punch random holes in stamped images. I tend to use circles, but any shape would work. They just need to be different sizes.
  3. Stamp and die cut, punch or fussy cut out the same image on pieces of colored card stock.
  4. Line up and mount images behind your die cut or punched holes. I like to use my Silicone Craft Mat while doing this. It keeps my work surface from getting sticky and also keeps my cardstock from sticking to something it’s not supposed to stick to!
  5. Trim overlaying images with scissors or paper cutter.
  6. Mount images into place for completed project.

Here are the measurements for this particular project:

  • Mossy Meadow 4 x 4 3/4
  • Very Vanilla 4 x 4 1/2
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 4 x 4 1/2
  • Faux Suede Ribbon 3 inches
  • Linen Thread 7 inches.
  • Scraps of Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow and Rich Razzleberry for die cutting the leaves

I created this next card for my friend, Ann.  She loved the “happy fall y’all” greeting and wanted to send cards using it to a few of her friends.  I have been dying to use the reverse images of the leaves dies and loved the idea of combining them with the Brushed Metallic cardstock.  This card is really not hard to make.  Just cut all your cardstock, do you die cutting and put it all together.

The measurements for this card are as follows:

  • Very Vanilla 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4
  • Cajun Craze 4 x 5 1/4
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP 5 1/2 x 2 3/4
  • 3 Brushed Metallic pieces 1 3/4 x 2 1/2
  • Faux Suede Ribbon 3 inches
  • Linen Thread 5 inches.

The last project I am sharing is a card we will be making at my World Card Making Day Event next Saturday, October 3rd.  There are still spaces available if you live in the Raleigh area and want to join us!  You can find all the details here on my blog.

This card really does go together quickly and easily!  Basically, you just cut your cardstock, stamp your leaves and then punch them out with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. then put everything together.  In case you can’t join us and want to make card at home or using this layout here are all the measurements.

  • Pumpkin Pie 5 ½ x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 ¼
  • Bumble Bee 4 x 5 1/4
  • Plaid Tidings DSP 1 ¾ x 5
  • Cinnamon Cider 2 ¼ x 8 ½
  • Whisper White ¾ x 3
  • Ribbon 3 inches

Thank you for letting me share my Love of Leaves projects. I hope they have inspired you to start creating your own Fall decor, cards and more! If you have any questions or would like to order any of the Fall-tastic products I shared tonight please contact me!  I would love to help you!

If you haven’t already done so come hop along with me over to see what Tina Lesson has made to share with us this month.  I know it’s terrific!

Happy Stamping!

September Blog Hoppers

Jo Anne Hewins
Toni Campana
Tracie Evans Langley  You Are Here!
Tina Lesson
Ariel Matera
D awn Colby
Laurie Meier
Amy Austin-Kinler


Product List

Love Of Leaves Bundle (English)


Comfort & Hope Cling Stamp Set (English)


Banner Year Bundle (English)


Layering Circles Dies


Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch


Paper Snips


Paper Trimmer


Silicone Craft Sheet


Simply Scored


Simply Shammy




Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine


Wrapped In Texture Embossing Folders


Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack


Early Espresso 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Faux Suede Trim


Linen Thread


Acorn Trinkets


Sequins For Everything


Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock


Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper


Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock


Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Brushed Metallic Cardstock


Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Plaid Tidings 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Cinnamon Cider 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad


Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad


Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad


Cinnamon Cider Classic Stampin' Pad


Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad


Mini Stampin' Dimensionals


Multipurpose Liquid Glue


Stampin' Dimensionals


Stampin' Seal


Tear & Tape Adhesive

NC Demos September 2020 Blog Hop – Celebrating All Things Fall
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15 thoughts on “NC Demos September 2020 Blog Hop – Celebrating All Things Fall

  • September 27, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    That is a really cool technique I don’t think I have ever done it before will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

    • September 28, 2020 at 12:04 pm

      Tina, I am so glad you like the Reverse Spotlighting. I want to see what you make using it!

  • September 27, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Love the reverse spotlight technique!

    • September 28, 2020 at 12:00 pm

      Thank you, Debbie! Send me a pic if you decide to give it a try!

  • September 27, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Very nice cards! Thanks for sharing more ideas for Love of Leaves.

    • September 28, 2020 at 11:59 am

      You are so welcome! Thank you for your kind words!

  • September 27, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    I have to admit that I was a little late to the party with the Love of Leaves set but I eventually caught up and it’s now one of my favorite bundles! I love all the cards but the reverse spotlight technique is my favorite. I’m going to have to work on this for my next fall card!

    • September 28, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you create, Toni!

      • September 28, 2020 at 11:59 am

        Thank you!

  • September 27, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Great projects, Tracie. I haven’t done the first technique. I will have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

    • September 28, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Thank you, Jo Anne! I can’t wait to see what you make!

  • September 28, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Lots of pretty cards! This technique is so cool and you’ve done a lovely job!

  • September 28, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    This technique is a bit new to me. I have only been stampin for about 6 years. I may give it a try but I have old retired leaves I belive they are the vintage leaves. A good way to try and give them a little love. I have been doing a Flash Back Friday blog post and using retired stuff. You may have just given me some ideas!!

    • October 26, 2020 at 9:47 am

      So glad I could inspire you,Amy!

  • September 28, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Very pretty cards, Tracie! I especially like the reverse spotlight technique and definitely will be giving that a try. And, the Love of Leaves set is one of my favorites!


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