Thursday, September 30, 2021

Pretty Pumpkins

 Hello my friends! Today was a cool and rainy day which is the perfect day to craft. I made a card for today's blog post and another dozen cards for my Team Canada project. I probably told you about the project months ago but it is a group of demonstrators that are sending homemade cards to fellow demonstrators to recognize them for being awesome. I don't want to say more about that as it is supposed to be a surprise for those who are receiving the cards.

For today's card, I wanted to use the colour Cajun Craze. I had forgotten about it but when I was prepping for last weekend's event I came across it and decided it was time to use it again. I really like this colour but I only seem to use it during the Fall season. It is a perfect Fall colour but I imagine it could be used any time of the year. I just don't seem to use it during the rest of the year.

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock. I stamped my sentiment in the upper right corner using Early Espresso ink. On the lower half of the cardstock, I added a piece of the Cork Specialty Paper. This paper is unbelievable! It looks and feels like real cork but it is paper. I have no idea how it was made but I am sure it must have real cork in it. On top of the cork paper, I wrapped a piece of the Diamond Weave Ribbon and secured it at the back. 

I stamped the flowery pumpkin image from the Pretty Pumpkins bundle in Cajun Craze ink on Cajun Craze cardstock. I used the coordinating die from the bundle to cut it out. I also used the two other pumpkin dies to cut out the fillagree pumpkin and the detailed pumpkin. I added some adhesive sheets to our Gold Foil Sheets and then cut out these two pumpkins. It made attaching them to my card front so much easier! I attached them directly to my card front and then attached the cajun craze pumpkin using dimensionals. I added a little bow using the gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim package to the cajun craze pumpkin using a glue dot.

I attached my card front to a Cajun Craze card base using dimensionals. To finish off the card, I added a couple Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots in gold. These metallic dots are so pretty and they come in three different colours - gold, bronze and copper.

What I used for today's card:

Pretty Pumpkins Bundle

Cajun Craze Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Gold Foil Sheets

Cork Specialty Paper

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Diamond Weave Ribbon

Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots

Simply Elegant Trim

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I can't say who will be receiving this one as it has not been sent yet and I don't want the recipient to see it here and know it is for them. Do you have a colour like Cajun Craze that you only use for certain times of the year? What colour would that be? Let me know in the comments. 

Stay well and keep creating!


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