This is my first Halloween card of the season and of the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog, made with the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle. I wondered if some of you were “on the fence” about subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, the papercrafting kit that comes to you in the mail once a month! And then I thought about making a card with pumpkins on the fence! You never know where inspiration will come from! LOL!
New Paper Pumpkin subscribers can join and get the September Paper Pumpkin Kit for 50% off! Just use Promo Code: HALFOFF0917. The only clue for September is that it is an “exceptionally beautiful kit”. That’s all I know, but if you like fall, there’s no reason not to try Paper Pumpkin at least for September because it is well worth the special offer price! It is well worth the regular price, too, but might as well take advantage of a bargain I say!
Now back to my Halloween card! If you changed the greeting, this card could be any occasion. The card base is actually Crumb Cake, even though the front layers completely cover it up. I have a piece of Whisper White at the top on which I sponged some colors like Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry to make an interesting sky. The greeting is stamped in Early Espresso ink and is from the new stamp set Spooky Cat.
The fence portion is the Hardwood background stamp stamped on Crumb Cake Cardstock with Early Espresso ink. To make the pickets at the top, I drew a pencil line across the top a little ways down so I knew how far down to cut. Then I used my Paper Snips to just cut by hand. Very easy! If you don’t own the Stampin’ Up! Paper Snips, you really need a pair, more than you know! They can do things regular scissors can’t! I love mine! I’ve mentioned this before, but in the large background stamps I do prefer the wood-mount. I just think it gives them a little more strength to have them already mounted on the wood and they are ready to go. It also saves you from buying the largest acrylic block if you don’t have the whole set.
The pumpkins, stems and vines are stamped with the Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set and die cut with the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits Dies. Now as I mentioned, if you buy them together in the Bundle (144670), you will save 10%. I also discovered that the pumpkin dies also fit some of the pumpkins in the Spooky Night Designer Series Paper if you would like to die cut some of those from the paper!
The pumpkin on the ground on this card with the die cut little stars is backed with a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper that I hand cut for a sparkly layer behind the stars! Cute!
The Holiday Catalog will be out September 1, 2017! I believe customers are starting to receive the ones I ordered in the mail. Some will take longer than others to arrive, just depends where you live and how long the postal employee sits in the back room and reads it first! I do have some extras if you are new and are interested in Stampin’ Up! products. Just email me with your contact information. If you already have a Demonstrator you are working with, she will be able to provide you with a catalog.
Don’t forget! Try Paper Pumpkin with the special 50% offer for September! Don’t just sit on the fence and miss out! To find out more about this offer, click HERE.