Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration October Blog Hop: Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Everywhere!

It’s that time again, the second Thursday of the month, which means it’s the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration monthly blog hop and this month it’s all about pumpkins.  You can’t get too far these days without seeing everything pumpkin, even Aidan’s commented on the whole pumpkin craze may be a bit overboard but since it’s fall we’re embracing all the fun.  The design team has once again outdone themselves and there are lots of great ideas. 
As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog!  We are always excited to hear from our followers!  You should have just left stop number 2 at Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations.  If so, you are in the right spot.  If the link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.
Today I’m sharing two projects I made a card and then a 3D item (perfect for your mantel or other décor piece).                                              

For the card I started with Sahara Sand for the cardbase and then layered Soft Suede and Whisper White before adding a strip of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper.  I used the Deco Labels Framelits and the Big Shot to cut out both the frame element (in Soft Suede) ( used the 2nd and 3rd frames and layered them together to cut the frame out at once).  Then I used the smallest framelit and Tangerine Tango cardstock to cutout the insert before embossing it with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  The greeting is from the For all Things stamp set and was inked with Stampin’ Write Markers before cutting them out with Paper Snips (I sponged around the edge with Tangerine Tango Ink to soften the edges and attached it with dimensionals).  I added one of the fun new Gold Buttons that has Tangerine Tango Baker’s Twine tied in a knot for some bling.  For the pumpkin I used the Fall Fest stamp set and inked it with Stampin’ Write Markers and then cut it out with the Big shot and Fall Fun Framelits.  A dimensional helps attached the pumpkin to the card so it has some extra dimension.
For the second project I decided to make a 3D paper pumpkin.  This is an oldie but goodie and is
updated with current products.  I took 10 strips of 1” x 6” Pumpkin Pie cardstock and embossed them with the Big Shot and Woodgrain Embossing Folder and then sponged each piece with Pumpkin Pie ink for added texture.  Next I used the 1/8” Circle Punch and punched holes in both ends of the cardstock for all pieces and then threaded a piece of Mossy Meadow 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon through one set of holes and tied a knot and threaded it through the other and pulled it tight to create the round shape before tying another knot in the top to hold it in place (I left some of the ribbon on top so it looked like the pumpkin stem.  All you need to do if fan out the cardstock pieces to make the pumpkin shape.

 Next I cut a couple of thin strips of Mossy Meadow cardstock and wrapped them around a pen really tight to create the corkscrew and attached to the pumpkin with a glue dot.  For the leaves I stamped some of the leaves from the Fall Fest stamp set in Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze ink on matching cardstock and then cut them out with the Fall Fun Framelits.  I rubbed the leaves along the edge of the bone folder to help shape the leaves and then attached them to the pumpkin with glue dots.  The greeting is from the For all Things stamp set and was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock.  I cut it out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, trimmed one side, and sponged around the edge with Cajun Craze ink.   It’s also attached with a glue dot (to help it stand up the glue dot is actually on the edge of the flag versus the back.
I hope you enjoyed today' projects, you can click the "Next" button below to continue along the hop to Donna's blog and she what she's sharing.
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  1. Super cute card and I love that paper pumpkin!!! I'm on pumpkin overload this morning ;)

  2. Diana, i'm always blown away with your simple but awesome projects. I love the different layers in your card and the 3d pumpkin, well its just super cute!!!

  3. Those pumpkins would be great placecards at Thanksgiving dinner! Love them!

  4. Love your card, love your 3D pumpkin! Both are amazing and ADORABLE!!!


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