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This is our last installment in our special 2017 Holiday Catalog Product Spotlight Blog Hop! But, don’t worry.. just come back and visit us all for new ideas every day! And, be sure to check us out on Pinterest and Facebook too. You can find my links on the right-hand side!
So, today’s hop is all about the PICK A PUMPKIN BUNDLE (146024/146025). This bundle includes the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set (144989/144993) and the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies (144670).
Here is what I have to share with y’all today!
For this card, I used the gourd stamp and created a mock-paisley background in Always Artichoke. My layers also include Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla. I used the Thinlits to cut out some of the foliage. Added a little of the Touches of Nature Elements (144216) along with some Burlap Ribbon (141487) and Linen Twine (104199). The sentiment is from Labels to Love (144970/144967) and punched out with the new Everyday Label Punch (144668). To add a bit of interest, I cut another label out of the Cajun Craze, cut it in half and adhered to top and bottom of the sentiment.
This card features the jack-o-lantern faces on the pretty little pumpkin stamps. I stamped them Pumpkin Pie ink on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. The faces are Basic Black ink. Then, I added some shading around the edges with a sponge and the black ink. They are standing guard in front of the gate.. .but will lend you the key if you ask nice! The gate is cut from Silver Foil using the Detailed Gate Thinlits Dies (144669). I then used the “tarnished metal” technique to add age to it. The background was sponging Crushed Curry, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, and Basic Black onto white Cardstock. I created the mask for the moon by punching a 2″ circle from a post-it note. I was inspired by the Great Pumpkin.. so you will see this design again…
But… wait… there’s more. I discovered something when I was picking up some of the foliage I had cut for the first card…
You can use it to make a wreath!
I added some red Rhinestones (just plain ones I colored with a red sharpie!) and a bit of the new Real Ribbon 1/8″ Solid Ribbon (144631). The sentiment is from the Holly Berry Happiness (142061) which carried over form the 2016 Holiday Catalog.
But, you can use it for more than just a wreath… Look at what else those branches make…
Mistletoe! Yep, folks… that’s right! Didn’t see that one coming, did you? LOL
I just glued three of the branch tips together with Tombow glue… added the same ribbon from above and some of the Pearl Basic Jewels (144219). The sentiment is from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (144801/144804).
So, don’t write this set off as just a Fall set… there are plenty more uses beyond. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!!
Until next time, keep it simple, Stampers!