I couldn’t wait to try out my new Painted Harvest stamp set and what a better way than to make this happy sunflower thank you card.  This card forms the basis for several projects that I’ll be featuring in this #LoveFallArt series.  It’s a quick card to make and you can make up a batch of them in no time flat.

Using the color combos that I previously put together, I went about selecting the color scheme that best complemented my favorite combination.  For this project, I wanted to use Stampin’ Up inks and wanted a green base that complements the leaves to the flowers.  The Always Artichoke paper was the perfect complement and for this card, I wanted to use it not just as the backdrop, but as the card base.  Although I usually use Neenah cardstock for card bases, Stampin Up paper is nice and thick.  However, because of the dark color, it does require a liner for the inside of the card.  That’s something you don’t need when using plain white card bases, which also cut down on overall card weight.

The Very Vanilla was a better choice than using a white background for the flowers.   The white seemed like it would be too harsh.  As I mention in the video, I used Old Olive ink and, to lighten it further, did 2nd generation stamping for the leaves.

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Supply List

  • Base: Always Artichoke card stock, 5.5″ x 8.5″, folded to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Stampin Up Inks
    • Daffodil Delight
    • Crushed Curry
    • Chocolate Chip
    • Old Olive
  • Very Vanilla, 2 pieces cut to 4″ x 5.25″ for a 1/8th inch reveal
  • Painted Harvest Stamp Set
  • Thank You stamp from October 2016 Paper Pumpkin

Watch How It’s Made


I love how this little card turned out.  The happy sunflower makes me smile, especially on a cold, rainy fall day.  This was an easy card to make and it was easy to make up a batch of them to use for gifts.  Next up is a tri-fold card using this stamp set.  Then, after a break for some Halloween projects, I’ll be showing you a perfect way to use these quick cards to make an awesome gift for the holidays, a birthday, or as a hostess gift.

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