• Category Archives Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving
  • Pumpkin Thanks

    A Thanksgiving card with a different color combo. Blue & orange pumpkins w/ splattered leaves & partially die cut greeting. Two different backgrounds were used for the pumpkins & leaves. Great way to use up those backgrounds you made that aren’t that impressive on their own. Once you stamp & die cut an image onto them, they take on a whole new look.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC930) we’re visiting What Meagan Makes & her Pinterest site where I found THIS picture for my inspiration. I really liked the color combo of blue & orange for the pumpkins, so that’s where I started.

    I had a couple of different backgrounds in my stash..1 was heavily splattered red/orange on the bottom and mostly ivory on top. I used that for the 1 whitish pumpkin & some of the leaves. The red/orange part I used for the rest of the leaves. The other background was brayered w/ blue & orange & to me, wasn’t all that pretty by itself. But I think it did work out great for the 2 bigger pumpkins. All the images were stamped w/ espresso Distress oxide ink. I wanted a bit of a softer, worn look & that fit the bill.

    I also used the red/orange part for the Thanks die cut greeting, attached an ivory version, offset behind it before attaching it to the blue shadow. The Give word was stamped w/ an alphabet set. For the large ivory background, I smooshed two of the brown shades of the Color Fuse ink onto an acrylic block, then used a wet paintbrush to pick up the color & splatter it across the background. I used the lightest, mocha ink to sponge the edges of the panel.

    Then it was just a matter of arranging all the die cut images. the pumpkins are popped up a bit, w/ the mostly ivory one, popped up just a bit more than the others.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –  Fall Pumpkins, Alpha set #1
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory
    Ink: Distress oxide ink Ground Espresso, Versaclair pinecone (greeting)
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Fall Pumpkins,  Thanks, Offset Tag dies,  MISTI,  Crossover II 

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  • Boo Coffee

    A cute, colorful Halloween card featuring some adorable little ghosts & a ghost cup of coffee. Quick & easy to make & simple to change up the colors to go w/ any Halloween paper you want to use.

    A big congrats to Betty, the newest Featured Stamper! She has a terrific gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout w/ the little balloon overhead, but used different images, dies & colors & made mine a Halloween theme instead of get well.

    After coloring & die cutting the big ghost coffee cup, I stamped the other 2 ghosts on a large panel & colored in the Halloween greeting,  The balloon was die cut, stamped w/ the Boo word bubble then colored. The ghost cup & balloon were popped up a little on top of the background.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    so much for stopping by! 






    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Cute Ghosts set, Spooktacular Coffee set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Spooktacular paper)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Cute Ghosts set, Spooktacular Coffee set, Balloon dies,  Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers 

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  • Pumpkin Spice

    A pretty fall coffee card using a tall coffee go cup and some lovely fall paper for the background. Easy to make and perfect for a coffee lover who loves pumpkin spice and fall.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC929) we’re visiting Loft & their Pinterest Board. I used THIS shirt for my inspiration.

    My card is pretty easy. After die cutting the go cup parts out of different colors, I ran the kraft colored sleeve part thru my crimper to give it the sleeve look. The little pumpkins & leaves spray was colored & die cut to attach on top of it. I used a smaller mini slimline die to cut the long panel behind it then used a plaid piercing cover die on top of it to give it some texture. The other pumpkin and some leaves were also colored & die cut. I used a stitched circle for the greeting & a leftover white circle (colored w/ a Copic to match) for the backing. The pretty paper (coming soon!) was die cut & I added a narrow pumpkin colored layer behind it & the slimline panel.

    The go cup was shaped a little to give it that rounded look. To keep its shape, I ran a piece of cardboard thru the crimper & folded it a couple of times then attached it to the center part of the cup.

    Here are the Copics I used:

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps –  Fall Pumpkins
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, pumpkin, lt green, maroon, kraft
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker:  Stitched Rectangles, Stitched circles, Fall Pumpkins, Coffee Cup, Mini Slimline Stitch, Plaid Pierced Cover dies,  MISTI, paper crimper, Copic markers,  Crossover II 


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