Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THREE LITTLE PUNKINS

Have you noticed the cute stamp set, Fall Fest, in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog? It contains components for lots of fall occasions. The four leaves are a great size and shape that you could truly use throughout the entire year. There is a cute smiling ghost as well as three pumpkins, which you could use as, well, pumpkins. Or you could "carve" them for Halloween with a choice of three non-spooky faces.

I actually combined every single one of the stamps on a card, except the ghost. I also added cheery dots from Dotty Angles on page 98 in the Big Catalog. A.N.D. one of the stamps -- the BOO! -- from the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit.

So, at last week's Stamp-In workshop, my girls created this card:


The two end pumpkins were stamped directly on the cardstock. The center guy was stamped on scrap, cut out and popped up between his two buddies with Stampin' Dimensionals.


If you'd like to try your hand at this a Three Little Punkins card, it's fairly easy to do. Here's how:

Supplies:
Fall Fest stamp set
Dotty Angles stamp set
September 2014 Paper Pumpkin "BOO!" stamp

Naturals White cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
Crushed Curry cardstock

Pumpkin Pie ink
Crushed Curry ink
Cherry Cobbler ink
Basic Black ink
Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker

Corner Rounder punch
Stampin' Sponge
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals

Instructions:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Naturals White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

At the fold of the card, stamp dots in Crushed Curry. At the bottom opening of the card, randomly stamp leaves in various colors. Sponge all edges of the card with Pumpkin Pie ink. In Basic Black, stamp BOO! about 1/4" from the fold line. Set this aside.

In Pumpkin Pie ink, stamp the two smaller pumpkins on a 2" x 5 1/4" piece of Naturals White cardstock, coloring over the stems before stamping with the Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker. Leave enough room to "set" the larger pumpkin between them. "Carve" their faces with Basic Black ink. On a scrap of Naturals White, stamp the tall pumpkin the same way. After stamping him (her?), cut it out, leaving a small white margin all around the edges. Pop it up between the other two pumpkins with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals. Round the corners of this piece.

Adhere two 1/4" x 2" pieces of Crushed Curry strips of paper to each end. Take two pieces of the Thick Baker's Twine and tie a knot in the centers of them. Setting the twine in place over each of the yellow pieces, adhere the ends to the back of the white piece.

Adhere the finished pumpkin piece onto a 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" strips of Old Olive cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals. Glue this finished piece to the card front. It should fit well between the stamping you had done with the leaves and dots.

P.S. The Fall Fest stamp set can be purchased as a bundle, for a 15% savings, with the Framelits that match. If you have the Framelits, just use those in the Big Shot to cut out the center punkin!

Boo!
Smiles.



12 comments:

  1. That is so cute! Wish I could have been at the stamp-in.

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  2. This card is adorable! Visiting from G'Day Linky Party. I also follow your blog with email. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. G'day! How cute! Thanks for sharing at our #SayGdayParty!
    Please remember to stop back if you haven't already and say G'day to the hosts and someone else at the party!
    Cheers! Joanne @ What's On The List
    
    

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  4. Well these are the cutest pumpkins ever, thanks for stopping by to share on Fridays Feature Linky Party this week!!! Im following you now on Pinterest, Bloglovin, Twitter and Liked your FB page, you got me hooked!!! Have a great weekend!! Karren
    PS You might want to check your pinterest button, I had to hunt for you as it actually did not work.

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    1. Thanks, Karren, for everything, especially the heads up on the Pinterest button! Smiles.

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  5. These are so cute. I love the dimensional look with the cut out pumpkin.

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  6. Oh goodness. I love how this turned out! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  7. Ohhh. I like this card even better than the other card you linked up with us at the party. Adorable!

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  8. Super cute! Thanks so much for linking up at Creative Spark Link party. We hope to see you back today to link up. http://bit.ly/1u6M892

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  9. You make really awesome cards! Thanks for linking!

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  10. This is card is awesome! How cute are these little pumpkins? Thanks for linking up with us at Your Designs This Time!
    Emily & Erin

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