Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all! How goes the week!? We’ve been busy – Wayne on the building, me getting ready for OnStage@Home at the end of the week.
And…roasting peanuts! Our friend brought us a BIG (😳😳) bag of peanuts and I’ve been trying to use them up before they…go bad?
Also – they taste really good roasted. And boiled! 😉
So – I DO want to tell you about something coming next week (16 – 18 Nov) – it’s the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale – and…it’s got some great discounts on cardstock, ink and die sets from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. AND – you can combine the discounts with the Start with Savings Starter Kit special to get you some AMAZEBALLS savings! All the deets are down below!! 🙂
My card today uses the wonderful Sparkle of the Season bundle (NOT from the annual catalog!), Nature’s Harvest DSP and…Cork Specialty Paper! Take a look-see:
The wreath and layout are from the Inspired By challenge this week.
And The Card Concept was also inspirational – for the pumpkins and the color palette! I’d call this style Freestyle Collage!
And the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge…well – I think I got everything BUT Gold Foil/Glitter! 😉
Thanks to the Sparkle of the Season bundle, this one was easy to put together.
To begin with, I cut a piece of Cork Specialty Paper to the same size as my Cajun Craze card base and adhered it to the front of the card with Liquid Glue.
I cut a smaller-than-usual piece of Harvest Meadow DSP, matted it on Evening Evergreen cardstock and adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Seal.
Using the Seasonal Swirls dies (bundled with Sparkle of the Season), I cut a leafy wreath from the Cork Specialty Paper and one from Cajun Craze cardstock. I stacked them up on the card front with Liquid Glue.
I used more of the Seasonal Swirls dies to cut leaves from Cork Specialty Paper and Evening Evergreen 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum and Pumpkin Pie pumpkins.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere a Cork and a Shimmer Vellum leaf to the top back of each pumpkin, then I popped the pumpkins on to the wreath with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I tied a Half-Double-Loop Linen Thread bow (the picture below is a regular Double-Loop bow – they’re the same, just with fewer wraps!).
- Wrap the Linen Thread around four fingers TWO times.
- Without cutting the thread, wrap around two fingers TWO times.
- Pull the loops off and squeeze the loops together.
- Twist the loops one time around to create a “figure 8”.
- Tie a second short length of Thread around the loops in the middle.
- Spread the loops out to create a bow.
I adhered the bow to the side of the wreath with a Glue Dot.
On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Cajun Craze and cut it with the smallest, skinny Stitched Rectangle Die (my “go-to” sentiment die!) and popped it over the bow with double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used a little Liquid Glue to adhere two more leaves to the end of the sentiment, and then added Pumpkin Pie Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels here and there and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a second Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Cajun Craze on a Very Vanilla panel. Then I stamped the sweet little three-leaf image in Pumpkin Pie!
I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into the Cajun Craze card base and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got those little Pumpkin Pie leaves on the front…
…and more of the Nature’s Harvest DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! Yeah – you know I love how this card turned out! The script-y paper from Nature’s Harvest DSP – the Cork Specialty Paper – the bundled up Sparkle of the Season wreath with the Linen Thread bow and simple sentiment. It’s really DOES have all the things! 😉
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!