• Tag Archives pumpkins
  • Be Thankful Pumpkin

    An easy to make Thanksgiving card w/ a gorgeous new fancy die cut pumpkin & solid back layer. Make it any color or leave it all white. Add a greeting & done!

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC934), we are visiting At Home & their Pinterest Board. I found THIS pillow to inspire my card. This fancy new die cut pumpkin made this whole card easy. I die cut it in white & 2 shades of brushed gold & paper pieced some of the gold pieces in. I used the cut out background die of the pumpkin to cut the blank burgundy red piece to back it. I also used a couple of heavy weight white layers behind the pumpkin cut out to give it some depth.

    The greeting was added below along w/ a couple of gold branches from the cut out areas. The white layer was cut w/ a new sm & lg circle edge die & also backed w/ the burgundy red.

    so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Give Thanks Sayings
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt & dk brushed gold metallic, burgundy red
    Ink:   Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Nested Rectangle w/ Lg/Sm Holes, Pumpkin Cutout dies,  Crossover II, Misti


  • Pictures of Fall

    A fun card, featuring a polaroid framed scarecrow in a cornfield along w/ a mini polaroid of pumpkins & a sunflower. Perfect for fall & Thanksgiving. Entirely die cut & easy to customize w/ any colors you like.

    For the Inspiration Challenge IC933), we are visiting Lake Effect Gallery & their Pinterest Board. THIS was my inspiration picture. The fall images & pictures all laid out made me think of of polaroid pictures so that’s the direction I went. Except for the greeting, my card is entirely die cut. I had a bunch of scraps of fall colors sitting out from a previous card, so I used them to die cut all the pieces of my scarecrow, cornfield, sunflowers & pumpkins. Sometimes it actually works out when you don’t put everything away. I die cut the 2 sizes of polaroid frames (sm in white & lg in rust) & backed them w/ card board to elevate & give them some sturdiness.

    I did add a bit of shading here & there w/ a few Copic markers. After stamping the greeting, it was a just a matter of putting the die cuts together & arranging them inside the frames.

    Thanks so much for stopping  by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Fall Happiness set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, rust, gold, tan, dk brown, ivory, lt brown, dk orange, moss green, wine
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Fall Happiness set, Corn Stalks, Classic Pumpkins, Sunflowers, Polaroid Frames dies, Crossover II, Misti

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  • Thanksgiving Mantle

    Thanksgiving card with a mantle of colored pumpkins and cattails in pitchers. Fun to make & easy to change up the colors. I used a neutral palette but this would be great in bright colors, too.

    The Inspiration Challenge (IC932) has us visiting Annie Selke & their Pinterest Board where I was inspired by THIS picture (The link has disappeared to my pic, but I did at least have the picture saved). I used several different dies & die sets to create my mantle scene. I die cut the large white panel first, along w/ the long ledge from the Window die & made it just a bit longer by cutting a little more than halfway, then lining up the die but moving it further out, turning the paper around & cutting the other side. (here’s an old tutorial I did that will give the idea of this process.) I used the door frame for the sides & made a longer top piece for it. On the mantle inset, I used the piece I cut out for the frame & used the piercing cover on it. I added a couple of layers of stiff card board to the frame to give it strength & elevation.

    The little pumpkins were die cut out of several different colors, along w/ the cattails & pitcher/vases. I used a mini tag die & a piece of mirror silver to make the little mirror in the center. The greeting was stamped below..the original has Gnome instead of Home so I masked that out & replaced it w/ dk brown die cut letters from the Alpha die.

    so much for stopping  by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Fall Gnomes set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, rust, sage green, warm gray, dk brown, ivory, silver mirror board
    Ink:  Versaclair Pine Cone
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Fall Door Parts, Fall Mushroom Acorn, Window & Pane, Door w/ Stone Facade, Small Tags, Vases & Shelves, Watering Cans, Fall Gnomes, Sm. Classic Alphabet, Background Cover #1 dies, Crossover II, Misti


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