Vintage Leaves on a Moroccan Night

Fall thank you card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Vintage Leaves and Moroccan DSP.

Vintage Leaves and Moroccan Nights DSP

Moroccan Nights has a couple of patterns that are perfect for autumn cards. There are a lot of warm Autumn colors in the patterns including Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, and Delightful Dijon. Some of the more “plain” patterns get overlooked sometimes, but I think they look great as a background, especially when paired with Vintage Leaves.

Vintage Leaves and Moroccan Nights both have the feeling (to me) of having long standing traditions behind them. I think they make the perfect pairing for a traditional Thanksgiving or Autumn thank you card.

Homemade card using Moroccan DSP and Vintage Leave stamp. Design by Natalie Lapakko.


  1. Create a Delightful Dijon card base.
  2. Cut an Early Espresso panel 1-3/8″ (3.5 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Cut a piece of Moroccan Nights Designer Series Paper 1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. Cut a strip of Very Vanilla 1″ (2.5 cm) wide. Trim to the same width as the Moroccan panel. Stamp the greeting from the Paisleys and Posies stamp set on the far right side of the strip in Early Espresso ink.
  5. Stamp a leaf onto Delightful Dijon with Early Espresso ink; stamp it off once for a slightly lighter effect. Cut out using the Leaflets Framelit dies.
  6. Cut out a second leaf shape out of Early Espresso cardstock.
  7. Assemble all the layers. The Early Espresso leaf is directly behind the Delightful Dijon one in my example, but could be placed slightly off for even more contrast.
  8. Optional: use dimensionals between layers for added depth.

Thank you card by Natalie Lapakko with Vintage LEaves and Moroccan DSP.

A Tasty Autumn Color Combination

I noticed when I made the image for this color combination that it could almost make a tasty autumn treat… but not quite. At the very least, it makes for a tasty Autumn color combination.


Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!


Cardstock: Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Moroccan Nights (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (but I wished for Early Espresso)

Stamps: Vintage Leaves, Paisleys and Posies stamps set (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Leaflet Framelit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals

Other Cards You Might Enjoy

Click on a card to view the post about that individual card.

Embossed DSP comparison with Irresistible Floral and Fancy Frost. Card design by Natalie Lapakko.

This thank you card features Moroccan DSP and a real peacock feather, design by Natalie Lapakko.

This homemade card by Natalie Lapakko features only materials that could be purchased in a Stampin' Up! demonstrator Start Up Kit.

0 thoughts on “Vintage Leaves on a Moroccan Night”

Leave a Reply