September 27, 2015


Have you seen the set of stamps that came in this month's Paper Pumpkin kit? 

I was completely astounded when I tore into that cute red box and laid eyes on the array of wonderful and versatile stamps enclosed within. I could hardly wait to use them. 

I wasn't planning on putting together the cute little treat bags that were the actual kit quite yet, but, gee, I certainly did want to use some of those stamps!

See the border on this card? I used two of the Paper Pumpkin stamps to create it: the maple leaf and the squiggle. Fun and easy to make an eye-catching border with just these two stamps. Mine is done is Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze.

The noble maple leaf was created with an old Stampin' Up! die. I still LOVE these leaves and plan to use this die forever and a day! I cut the leaf from a gorgeous textured Designer Series Paper that I had hoarded in my stash, waiting for just the right project to come along.

Of course, you all recognize the tag from the Chalk Talk Framelits on which I mounted my leaf with Stampin' Dimensionals. To further add to the dimensionality, I also popped up the tag itself onto the card. 

Thick Baker's Twine in Very Vanilla and Wild Wasabi united to make a perky bow that I attached with a Glue Dot. Another Glue Dot-ted element is the old, old Stampin' Up! button that nestles into the notch of the tag. Without that button, the card just somehow look unfinished. This was the perfect addition.

I  know the three following photos don't show you anything new about this card. But, I was having such a blast with the lusciously dramatic light and shadows, I just had to share them with you.

This is a card that would be suitable for virtually any occasion. OK. Well, maybe not for a new baby. But, even for a fall wedding or any occasion for a male. I love when a card ends up being so versatile. 

Two of the reasons that I rarely put a sentiment on the front of my card are: 1) I think that they can almost stand alone as a work of art in miniature; and 2) by eliminating the sentiment from the front, you are left with infinite options for an occasion simply by adding an appropriate sentiment INSIDE the card. Leave it blank until a need arises!



  1. Hi Linda,
    Wow you have made the cutest card for fall.
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Julie xo

    1. Hi Linda. I've had to respond to you by clicking 'Reply' under Julie's comment as both last week and this week, your 'comment' box is not displaying for me. It's very odd. Anyway, thanks for sharing these ideas at Five Star Frugal both last week and this week. You're very talented. I particularly like the maple leaf and squiggle border. Love, Mimi xxx

  2. Cute card! I love the colors and I even have that die.

  3. always make such neat cards! I love the colors and the look!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  4. This is my first visit...such a lovely card. I used to do a lot of paper crafts and now you have me thinking that I should pull out my stamps and inks!!

  5. Looks very Fall-ish!! Love the colors! Thanks for Sharing On My 2 favorite Things on Thursday, Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!