Happy Thursday

I designed today’s card from another favorite in the new Holiday Mini,  the Pretty Pumpkins Bundle.  These pumpkins are pretty, indeed and make it very easy to create pretty Fall themed projects.  The Bundle includes the Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set and the Detailed Pumpkin Dies.  Purchase the Bundle and get a 10% discount.

Inspiration can come from anywhere.  It’s always around us. Today’s card is inspired by a catalog ad I saw.  When I saw this picture, Pretty Pumpkins came to my mind. It’s interesting how that happens.

Rather than using a wood background, I used a textured patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper which is currently in the Annual Catalog.  My card base is Gray Granite and I added a Pool Party cardstock layer under the patterned paper.  The Gray Granite stamped pumpkin images are die cut with the matching die.  The bottom leaf cluster is stamped with Mossy Meadow ink and die cut with the matching die.

A tip and a trick:  I always use Thick Basic White cardstock for die cutting images when I can.  The thicker cardstock gives you a sturdy die cut which will give more dimension to your finished project.

My Blends are fabulous for coloring, but my favorite coloring tools are a Blender Pen and ink.  I used Gray Granite to outline the stamped lines of the pumpkins and shaded the leaves with Mossy Meadow ink and my Blender Pen.  I couldn’t resist inking up the background DSP, so I inked up my Blending Brush and had a little fun with Pool Party ink.

Isn’t the sentiment font gorgeous?  I stamped my thankful sentiment directly onto the DSP with Gray Granite ink.  Thank goodness for my Stamparatus.  I stamped the image more than once to get the sentiment a little darker than the pumpkins.

So, add Pretty Pumpkins to your Wish List, find some inspiration and create your special pretty pumpkins!

…the only limitation is your imagination!


You can download the virtual Holiday Mini catalog by clicking here or on the image below.


It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.



This is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Along with the Starter Kit which includes $125.00 in products you choose, you will receive a Bundle of your choice from the new Holiday Mini and FREE shipping all for $99.00. There’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to join. You can click here for all of the details or contact me directly.  I would love to have you join my Team of fun and talented paper crafters.  The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

You can click on any of the images below for details on the products I used today.

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