September 21, 2016


OK. I have to admit that I did something just a little weird with this card. And I never realized it until it was completely finished.

My initial idea was for the little scarecrow to be popped up on a cream oval. Yes. That's what I did. However, this oval with scarecrow was supposed to be INSIDE the card. I'd planned to have the oval cut in the front of the card, and when the card is opened the outside oval becomes empty, but the scarecrow on his oval is inside the card to greet you once again!

I must have had a brain fart somewhere along the way. Because that's not what I ended up doing. So, when you read the directions for creating this card, be prepared. What you see is NOT what you got. If you know what I mean.

Anyway, I DID do something right in this card! I'd wanted to dress the scarecrow rather than just color him in. So I found some fall-flavored scraps of old DSP and created his wardrobe by stamping on the designs (a teeny plaid for his shirt!), fussy cut and adhered them to their counterparts on the "naked" scarecrow, which is stamped and punched out of Crumb Cake cardstock.

The crow on his head was a last minute thought. If I had done it according to my original plan, the crow in this spot would not have worked. 

Don't you just LOVE the jeans made out of DAPPER DENIM? How appropriate -- and satisfying.

If you'd like to make your own paper doll scarecrow card, here's how:

Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set

Crumb Cake cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Dapper Denim cardstock
Assorted fall-flavored Designer Series Paper scraps

Black ink
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
Soft Pink Stampin' Write Marker

Large Button 
Halloween Night Baker's Twine (page 51 in the Holiday Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (page 6 in the Holiday Catalog)
Ovals Collection Framelits

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Take a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of autumn-colored Designer Series Paper and, using an Oval Framelit, cut an oval through the DSP having even edges on the top and sides.

Adhere a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock behind the oval.

On a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock, stamp the scarecrow. Punch him out with the Cookie Cutter punch.

Stamp the pants onto Dapper Denim cardstock, the shirt on plaid DSP, and the knitted hat on the nubby green cardstock. Carefully cut out each of these pieces of clothing. WHEN CUTTING OUT THE PANTS, YOU CAN CUT THEM STRAIGHT ACROSS THE TOP AND THE SHIRT CAN COVER THE UNCUT PORTION.

Dress our little guy by adhering the clothing in place over the stamped and punched out scarecrow, starting with the pants.

Stamp the crow on a scrap of Crumb Cake and carefully cut him out, omitting his legs. Color in the beak with the Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker and adhere him to the top of the cap.

From a scrap of reddish DSP, use the punch to create a tiny heart. Adhere this in place on his chest.

Use a pink Stampin' Write Marker to make rosy cheeks.

Adhere the scarecrow inside the oval window with a few Stampin' Dimensionals.

Wind a length of the orange/black baker's twine twice around the bottom of the DSP layer, adhering the ends on the back. This piece can now be adhered to the card base.

Thread some of the baker's twine into the holes of your chosen button knotting it on the back. Put a bit of snail adhesive on the back of the button and zigzag a 10" piece of the baker's twine back and forth beyond the button, catching the adhesive with each loop, finishubg so the ends drape downwards.

Add two pieces of Stampin' Dimensional to the back of the button, top and bottom, and secure it to the front of the card over the existing baker's twine.

There! Now you're ready for fall!



  1. He made me smile, what a sweet scare crow! Thanks again for linking up with us at the to Grandma's House we go link party! Pinned!

  2. Oh Linda - please share this at the DIY Party - I love this guy!

  3. He's the sweetest little scarecrow ever. Love your attention to detail and his jeans are just so perfect. Thank you so much for sharing the little guy and his crow on our Sweet Inspiration party Linda

  4. This little guy might be a scarecrow but he's cute as can be!

  5. SO stinkin cute!! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!