10 Ways to Use: Leaves & Leaf Shapes

Now that autumn is upon us, it’s time to notice the changing colors of the trees.  Time for a visit to the pumpkin farm, or corn maze.  Time to be thankful.  What better way to share greetings and save memories of this time of year than to use leaves.

 

Here are 10 different ways we’ve found to utilize leaves in a project!

 

1.  Stamped

Photo from:  http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2012/09/20/september-first-round-winners/

 

Photo from:  http://limedoodle.blogspot.com/2012/10/autumn.html

 

2.  Die Cuts or Punches

Photo from:  http://iminhaven.blogspot.com/2011/09/less-is-more-34sketch.html

 

Photo from:  http://www.twopeasinabucket.com/gallery/member/409154-ljbridges/1857198-fall-theme-autumn/?avad=54323_a33a512b

 

 

Photo from:  http://www.practicalscrappers.com/2012/09/happy-fall.html 

 

 

3.  Stamped & Die Cut

Photo from:  http://thealleywaystamps.blogspot.com/2012/09/taws-october-sneak-peeks-day-3-giveaway.html

 

Photo from:  http://ritascreations.blogspot.com/2012/10/hopeful-leaf.html

 

3.  Punched or die cut to make a flower:

Photo from:  http://heroarts.com/blogs/club/2012/09/20/september-first-round-winners/

 

 

4.  Die cut and embossed

Photo from:  https://inspirationink.typepad.com/.a/6a01156fbed9c6970c01761713c842970c-800wi 

 

Photo from:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2195136?&condition=or&si=fall%20autumn

 

 

5.  Use the negative of a die cut

Photo from:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1832897

 

 

6.  Make it the whole card

Photo from:  http://wildwestpaperarts.com/a-wonderfall-thank-you

 

Photo from:  http://sheloveshoes.blogspot.com/2011/09/give-thanks.html 

 

 

7.  Use the negative space of a die cut and add an interesting texture underneath

Photo from:  http://amyheller.typepad.com/amyheller/2012/09/lily-bee-design-autumn-spice-inspiration-week.html

 

Photo from:  http://stampinstudio.typepad.com/sweethome/2012/09/crate-papers-creative-weekly-all-natural.html

 

Photo from:  http://www.thetwineryblog.com/2012/09/autumn-greetings.html

 

8.  As a background

Photo from:  http://heartshugsandflowers.blogspot.com/2012/09/emboss-it.html

 

Photo from:  http://davinie.blogspot.com/2012/08/words-on-wednesday-somewhere-over.html

 

 

9.  On canvas

Photo from:  http://mamadinis.blogspot.com/2012/09/ttc25-square-cards-with-fabric.html

 

 

10.  As a photo frame

Photo from:  http://mypaperlust.blogspot.com/p/my-scrapbook-pages.html

 

 

Here are some more ideas for using leaves:

 

Burlap Leaf Placemats – click on the photo or the link below for the tutorial!

Photo from:  http://sparklepantsgirl.com/2011/09/fall-burlap-placemats/

 

 

These leaves are made from plastic bags!  Click on the photo or the link below for the tutorial.

Photo from:  http://www.auntpeaches.com/2012/09/lets-get-leafy.html 

 

Cookies – click on the photo or the link below for the recipe!

Photo from:  http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/cookie-cutter-ginger-crisps-clv1007

 

Paper Leaves – click on photo or link below for a tutorial on how to make these leaves!

Photo from:  http://www.kaisercraft.com.au/blog/tuesday-tip-leaves/

 

What are your favorite leaf ideas?  Post a comment or a photo!

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