Look at the cute Halloween pumpkin card I made on World Cardmaking Day using the Oval Framelits and surprisingly, the Geometrical Stamp Set. I didn’t even know what card I was going to make until I went to my shelf of stamp sets, and for some reason, the Geometrical Stamp Set jumped out at me and I got the idea to use the images to make a pumpkin face! Now you might have other stamps with pumpkin face features in the set, but I don’t have a current one. This whole moment reminded me of a teacher I worked with years ago who told me her mother always said, “If it speaks to you, you must buy it!” Of course that became my mantra for shopping, but in today’s case the Geometrical Stamp Set “spoke” to me and I used it! I cut out three ovals with the Oval Framelits and sponged the edges. I think that makes a big difference. I didn’t get my triangles exactly centered, but then no pumpkin needs to be perfect!
I used my Fringe Scissors to cut some narrow strips of Old Olive card stock for the vines, curled them up, and just hand cut a little stem.
I thought the card required a moon, so I used the 2″ Circle Punch (could have even used a larger one!) to punch a piece of Crushed Curry, sponged the edges, and stamped a little bat from Freaky Friends. The greeting is from the stamp set Good Greetings. Right now you can get that stamp set free with a $300 order of your own or hosting a $300 workshop with friends through the end of October.
As I mentioned, today is World Cardmaking Day! So take a few minutes today and make a card! Or make two of the same cards, keep one and ACTUALLY MAIL the other card to someone! Think how special you will make their day to get a surprise handmade card in the mailbox! Or make three cards, keep one and send two cards to two people as a surprise! You know you have someone who needs a card! I often say that when you make one card, go ahead and make a couple more of the same card while you have the idea and the supplies out!
Don’t forget the Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save Sale going on in honor of World Cardmaking Day 2014! It ends on Monday so take inventory this weekend and see what you need! It’s a great sale! When have you seen Stampin’ Up! ink pads on sale for 15% off?? And the Medium White Envelopes are the BEST!
Shop any time at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store! Or contact me and I’ll be happy to put your order in for you!