Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I found a tutorial for these really adorable pumpkins and thought they would make perfect place card holders for Thanksgiving.
(Super cute, huh?)
And they would have, except I needed to start way before yesterday to be able to make enough for all the people that will be eating Thanksgiving dinner with us.  I always have awesome ideas, just the follow through is not always so good. : )  So, now what to do with this super cute pumpkin?  Ah, yes, make a card to go with it and bring it to Thanksgiving dinner as a small hostess gift for my mother-in-law.  Yep, genius!
So, there's the card.  And here are the two of them together: a perfect pair.

Sarah Hurley--Bonfire Brights (the orange is super bright and reminds me of the flames of a bonfire and the little curly wires are kind of like fireworks spiraling off into the air)
V's Sweet Ideas #17--use some or all of the following colors: red, brown, sage, golden yellow (I have sage green and a bit of brown in the ribbon and the pumpkin stem)
One Sweet Challenge --It's a Feast: focus on one thing (I used 3 images of pumpkins and made a pumpkin)
Technique Tuesday--faux frame technique
Crafter's Cafe #38--Heavy metal (I  used metal wire for the curly q's)
Southern Girls--Round, round, baby round: use circles (the pumpkin is made up of 6 circle rosettes and a punched circle on the top)
Milk & Coffee--Thanksgiving/thankful/thank you
Stamping with Dragon--Autumn colors
Brown Sugar #69--anything goes
The Paper Girls #44--It's Time to Give Thanks
Pattie's Creations #80--Giving Thanks/thank you
Desert Island Craft Challenge #66--use at least 3 of the following (I used #1, 2, 6{ faux frame}, 10)
1.  Autumn/Fall Color Scheme (reds, browns, oranges, yellows)
2.  Be Thankful
3.  Use a charm
4.  Include a turkey
5.  Use banners or bunting
6.  Add a frame
7.  Make it an easel card
8.  3 or more designer/patterned papers
9.  Use washi tape
10.  Pumpkins or gourds

Stamps: Verve "Tall Oaks" pumpkins and sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Labels 4" and mini tags; PTI "Turning a new leaf" die
Papers: DCWV


Chris said...

Wow, the pumpkin is so cute! Great idea! Thanks for joining us at SGC for our circles challenge!

Pia S said...

Love how the pumpkin turned out, such a sweet little decorative piece. And it makes such a nice set together with this card. Beautiful colors, so perfect with this occasion!

Laura B said...

Beautiful card! And the pumpkin is so cute!:)

Jane Savage said...

Super card, Heather, and that pumpkin is adorable. How clever!
Thank you for joining us at the MilkCoffee Challenge. Jane xx

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

Qie said...

Fabulous card and project. Thanks for joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good Luck.

Sandi said...

Thanks for playing in our "Giving Thanks OR Thank You" Challenge #80!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Sue said...

Thanks for joining us over at SDD this is gorgeous Sue DT xx

G-ma said...

Awesome card/project.

Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Carolyn
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Love that totally cute pumpkin and your card is perfect to go with it. Hope it was a special day! Thanks for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Challenge! Nancy - DT

Julie Fields said...

Your set is so striking! It's pretty & perfectly Autumn! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday!

Mynnette said...

Super fun creations, Heather!!! LOVE the use of our Faux Frame technique--the colors you chose are totally perfect! Thanks for joining us at TTT! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

PS: We've got a blog hop/DT call going on at House of Cards--I'd LOVE for you to join us! :)

Katy said...

First-I love that pumpkin! Very cool! :) Second-I love your card! Fantastic use of the faux frame and I love those pumpkins and the bow too! Thank you for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :)

clare brown said...

wow how cute is your punkin and your card is just fab! Goodluck and thankyou for joining us over at Sarah Hurley Challenges.

Marleen Gallagher said...

Great project. Thank you for joining us at Stamping Dragon.
Marleen DTL xx