The Happy Stampers group is doing another blog hop! The theme for this hop is Halloween or Thanksgiving. Once you’ve checked out my projects, be sure to hop around the circle to see what the other group members have created. Be sure to leave a quick comment on each blog, we’re all offering some blog candy too!
I used the Fall Fest stamp set and Fun Fall Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! to create my Thanksgiving inspired projects.
My card design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 368 sketch.
I started the card by adhering a panel of Color Me Autumn DSP to a panel of Cajun Craze card stock with SNAIL. Then I adhered the layered panel to a Baked Brown Sugar card base with SNAIL. I added a piece of 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon to the card front, using Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere it.
I inked up the Hardwood stamp with Soft Suede ink, stamped it once on scrap paper, then stamped it on a panel of Baked Brown Sugar card stock. I stamped the sentiment from the For All Things stamp set in Cajun Craze ink over the Hardwood image, then adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Cajun Craze card stock with SNAIL.
I wrapped a strand of Linen Thread around the panel three times, then tied a bow. I adhered the stamped panel to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I inked up the pumpkin images from the Fall Fest stamp set in Cajun Craze and Soft Suede inks. Then I took a sponge dauber and removed a little of the ink from the stamps around the edges of the two smaller pumpkins and I used a second sponge dauber to add a little Soft Suede ink to the edges. I stamped the images on Very Vanilla card stock and cut them out with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies. I adhered the two larger pumpkins to the card front with SNAIL and the smallest pumpkin with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I finished the inside of the card by adhering a strip of Color Me Autumn DSP to a strip of Baked Brown Sugar card stock, then to a Very Vanilla panel with SNAIL.
I saw a cute idea for a similar treat holder that was created by Heidi Baks. I loved that she used the Petite Purse Bigz L Die to create a basket. For my treat holder, I cut a panel of Baked Brown Sugar card stock with the Petite Purse Bigz Die and I cut what would be the top flap off with my Paper Snips.
I used Post-It Notes to mask the side panels of the die cut, the I inked up the Hardwood image in Soft Suede Ink, stamped it off once on scrap paper, then stamped it over the die cut. I switched the masks so that they covered the main part of the die cut and I stamped the side panels in the same way. I also stamped the little strip for the handle with the Hardwood image.
I adhered the treat holder together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, then I inked up the pumpkin images from the Fall Fest stamp set the same way that I’d inked them for the card and I stamped them on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock. I cut the images out with the Fun Fall Framelits Dies and adhered them to the front of the treat holder with the smallest one popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment from the And Many More stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on a Very Vanilla panel and I cut it out with a Bitty Banners Framelits Die. I tucked the sentiment banner behind the small pumpkin and I adhered it with SNAIL. Then I tied a little bow with Linen Thread around the handle and I filled the box with treats.
Alright, now for the blog candy…I’ve got a blog candy package featuring the Good Greetings host exclusive stamp set (wood mount) and package of Basic Black Baker’s Twine that will be going to one lucky winner!
Simply leave me a comment on this post before 7 AM ET on Saturday, October 25 and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll have the random number generator pick a comment on Saturday morning and I’ll announce the winner on my blog that morning! Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but I am only able to ship the blog candy items to addresses within the United States. Thanks for your understanding.
Okay, on with the hop! To hop forward to Marian Anderson’s blog, click the orange next blog arrow button. To move back to Kristi Gray’s blog, click the purple previous blog arrow button.
In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the Happy Stampers TeamMembers who are joining in this blog hop:
- Amy Koenders – www.stampwithamyk.com <<<<You are here
- Marian Anderson – www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/craftingwithmarian/blog
- Sandi MacIver – www.stampingwithsandi.com
- Heather Van Looy – www.handcraftingwithheather.com
- Kristi Gray – www.stampingwithkristi.com
You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.
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- Baked Brown Sugar – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ panel, 5/8″ x 4″ strip (inside card)
- Cajun Craze – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ panel
- Very Vanilla –three Fun Fall Framelits die cuts, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
- Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 1/2″ x 4″ strip (inside card)
- Baked Brown Sugar – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ panel cut with the Petite Purse Bigz L Die
- Very Vanilla –three Fun Fall Framelits die cuts, Bitty Banners Framelits die cut
Stampin’ Up! items used to create these projects:
Amy…you make beautiful cards. I check your blog everyday for ideas!
Such a cute idea using the petite purse die. I like your use of the wood grain look and your pumpkins are awesome!
Wow Amy! I saw this card on Pinterest before I opened my email and I pinned it right away 🙂 I love it. You really made the pumpkins rock with the toned coloring, I’m so happy I know how to do that now. I just love everything about your card!! Also the cute “accessory”, the purse, is fab…hmmm, I don’t have that die either!! Teehee, my husband is going to ban me from your blog because your awesome ideas give me such a killer gotta have list, lol 😉
Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy…really your blog is my daily candy, so double thanks 🙂
Cute card, Amy, and great shading on the pumpkins. Love the basket and you’ve given me an good idea for Halloween treat containers to give my grandkids this year and all I have to do is change the greeting. I try to come up with something different every year and I think you’ve finally given it to me
Fabulous is all I can say! Wow, love the card and the treat box. You are an inspiration once again!!
Wow I love your little treat holder. It’s absolutely adorable.
Beautiful card. I love the DSP background! As always, you are such an inspiration
I am really glad I found your blog! You give me some great inspiration! Beautiful cards, yet not too over the top for people to recreate!!
such a great idea love pumpkins and on the twist on the purse die- wow too cute
I love the way you always stamp something on the inside of your cards and the purse is such a nice touch I love it
I love your blog Amy.
Great idea for the pumpkins and burlap on a card. And the treat holder is the cutest 🙂 thanks for all of your hard work and for sharing your ideas every day.
Love your fall project! The colors are perfect, and those pumpkins look great.
I may need to buy that purse die after all. 🙂
Cute treat holder! Perfect for the upcoming holidays. Your shaded pumpkins are fabulous!
Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy.
I love the colors on your card and I especially like the sponging you did on the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing these pretty projects!
Wow- such beautiful and creative projects! I seem to have a hard time finding my creative side at times, but after perusing your blog, I always feel inspired and motivated. Thank you!!!
Love the color effects of your pumpkin. Sweet card and purse duo. Thanks for sharing.
I love your little treat-holder purse. It’s so cute. You always have such cute projects on your blog. Thanks.
Your card and treat holder are just so darling. Love the pumpkins. TFS
Sweet fall delights! Love the two color pumpkin stamping -so real!
What great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win.
AWESOME card (and box)….love the colors!!!!!