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Earlier this month, Rita Berning, part of my Too Cool Demo Team, showed us how to make a cute pumpkin card at our team shoebox swap. Then, she gave me a similar card with a larger pumpkin for my birthday. I love how she used the same basic design elements in two cool ways!
Our shoebox swap card started with an Early Espresso vertical card base and Crumb Cake background layer.
Pumpkin Layers—The pumpkin is created with three Pumpkin Pie die-cuts from the Ovals Collection Framelits die measuring 2-1/4" tall. We stamped each layer in Pumpkin Pie ink with the chevron pattern from the Oh, Hello stamp set, then sponged more ink around the edges for depth.
Pumpkin Stem—The Chocolate Chip stem is cut free-hand, and textured with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. The leave is die-cut from the Secret Garden Framelits from Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper.
Banners & Sentiment—We layered three fish-tailed banners at the bottom of the card: a 1-1/4" wide and 2" wide strip from Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, and a 1-1/8" wide strip for the sentiment.
The Seasonal Sayings greeting was inked in Pumpkin Pie, then sponged around the edges. We used the Chevron Border Punch on one of the DSP banners and layered that on Old Olive card stock.
We finished off the card by tying a piece of Linen Thread around the card. Love those details!
After our shoebox swap was done and everyone had left, I found this pretty pumpkin birthday card in my kitchen...Rita's so sneaky!
Larger Pumpkin—This time, the pumpkin was made with 2-5/8" high Ovals Collection Framelit, stamped and sponged like before.
Backround Details—I love the Woodgrain embossing on the Crumb Cake background for added texture. And, instead of DSP banners, Rita used a combination of the Season of Style Old Olive Washi Tape and the Witches' Brew Pumpkin Pie Washi Tape. I love the In Color Boutique Details embellishment, too!
Pumpkin Stem—The hand-cut pumpkin stem was embossed with the Fancy Fan Folder, and she added a cute Chocolate Chip curly-q strip that is adorable! The leaves are once again cut from the Secret Garden Framelits from Epic Day DSP.
Sentiment—The words are from Fabulous Phrases stamp set, but "birthday" didn't fit on her tag, so she shortened the word by coloring only part of it with an Early Espresso marker. Wow, she's good at lining that up! The tags are punched with the retired Jewelry Tag Punch then wrapped around the stem with some retired Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine.
Complete Supply List:
- Stamps—Oh, Hello (wood), Seasonal Sayings (wood, card #1), Fabulous Phrases (wood, card #2)
- Ink—Pumpkin Pie (card #1), Early Espresso (card #2) Classic Ink
- Paper—Sweater Weather DSP (card #1), Epic Day This and That DSP; Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive (card #2), and Very Vanilla card stock
- Accessories—Linen Thread (card #1); Season of Style Washi Tape, Witches' Brew Washi Tape, In Color Boutique Details and retired Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine (card #2)
- Tools—Ovals Collections Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits, Woodgrain Texture Impressions Folder, Fancy Fan Texture Impressions Folder (card #2), Big Shot, Chevron Border Punch (card #1), retired Jewelry Tag Punch (card #2), Sponges, Paper Snips, Dimensionals, SNAIL
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Rita, thanks for sharing your cute die-cut pumpkins, and for the awesome birthday card!