Very Definitely Short and Sweet Today

Once again, I am cutting it very close to the deadline for submitting a challenge card, which explains why this is definitely short and sweet today.

Here’s the challenge banners for both challenges:


Here’s the card I created:

Season of Thanks

Garden Green, Soft Suede, and Pumpkin Pie could very well be all the fall colors I will see in Florida.  I used the Come Harvest Hellos bundle for the pumpkin.  How great was it for Stampin’ Up! to have a punch that will create both an apple and a pumpkin?  I also used Nature’s Roots stamp set for the leaves trio and the wood ring stamp in the background of the vertical panel.  I used the Season of Thanks sentiment and the pumpkins on the front of the envelope from the Gather Together stamp set.

While I really tried to follow the Mojo Monday sketch, I also took some creative liberties by adding a layer of the leaves and the pumpkin.  The addition of the burlap ribbon layer qualifies as my second creative liberty.  

I stamped the pumpkin on Pumpkin Pie cardstock using Soft Suede.  Then I used the Light Early Espresso blend for the outlining and the Crumb Cake combo blends.  

For the horizontal panel element, I chose DSP from the (now retired) Nature’s Poem, but the leaves on this pattern perfectly match the leaves I put under the pumpkin..  I stamped the leaves in Garden Green on Crumb Cake cardstock.  Then I used the Pumpkin Pie blends combo to color in those leaves.  

I ran the white layer of cardstock through the Big Shot using the Subtle 3D folder.  Then I started putting all the pieces together.  In order to accomodate the thickness of the burlap, I used dimensionals to pop that layer off the background.  I also used some dimensionals on the top and bottom of the vertical panel so it would lay flat over the DSP.  Finally, I used dimensionals again behind the pumpkin.  The leaves are attached directly to the pumpkin with Tombow liquid adhesive.

Once again, I finished this card by decorating the envelope.  I put a piece of the same DSP on the flap and stamped teh two pumpkins stamps on the bottom left corner of the card.  I stamped the large pumpkin full strength and stamped off the smaller pumpkins.

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


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