Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Pick a Pumpkin! PP160

It is definitely HOT here in the midwest! Too hot for me!  So, I keep thinking crisp fall days.
Maybe if I make a fall card it will bring the lovely weather back. 
 Anyone else think it will work??

  I left my card blank of a greeting so I could "Pick" one when I was ready to send my card. 

Today's card is a Paper Players Challenge.

I knew this sketch would be a great time to use some scraps of
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper.

Opps! Busted!  I didn't get that far! 
When I went to make the card my Washi Tape was calling me......
"Use me!  I'm quick and easy. You could have me on the card before you get the paper cut"
 Washi was right....done! I just needed to add a bit of texture and dimension.

The Pumpkin was easy with the extra large oval punch.
Punch, punch, punch, sponge, glue dots = pumpkin! 
Boho Blossom and Word Window Punch  are disguised as a stem and leaves.  Bet you are wondering how I managed to get the the linen thread to stay curly......

Curled it around a pencil and..... HAIR SPRAY!!!!
Worked like a charm.

I left the card free from greeting because I think it can be used for what ever pops up this fall!

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Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS: I could use any greeting set
  • PAPER: Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango 
  • INK:  I'll probably use Tangerine Tango, Old Olive or Chocolate Chip
  • TOOLS: Large Oval Punch (119859), Boho Blossom Punch (119858), Word Window Punch (119857),
  • ACCESSORIES and EMBELLISHMENTS: Witches Brew Washi Tape (orange) (132156), Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (Olive) (132155), 7/16" Trim (129287), Linen Thread (104199), 
 This card was chosen by 
The Paper Players Design Team's
Anne Marie Hile
as her choice for A CUT ABOVE!
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  1. Hi Mary!! The washi tape was absolutely right!! Why bother cutting paper when you have washi tape in such gorgeous, glorious fall friendly colors!! Great job!! I often leave my cards without a greeting just so I can use it for any occasion I choose. Great minds think a like!

    1. Thanks for your comments! I KNOW!!! I could be come addicted to this stuff. Thinking about doing a Washi Week on my blog. Hmmmmm???

  2. I completely LOVE this card! Adorable! Neat tipon the hairspray! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Amanda,
      THANKS bunches! I had fun making it. Forward you card if you do the hair spray thing ;-)

  3. Really love your pumpkin! I'd forgotten about that technique.
    Perfect for this sketch.

    1. THANKS! I happened to run across an OLD! card of mine with a similar pumpkin. I thought this sketch was a perfect way to bring it up to date. THANKS for your comment!

  4. Love your pumpkin! I'd forgotten about that technique.
    Perfect for this sketch!

    1. Thanks. I ran across it on an OLD card I had made and thought this sketch was a perfect way to update the Oval Pumpkin! Thanks for the comment!

  5. Mary, this is sooooo pretty! I love the detail you added to the little pumpkin and the burlap/twine adds such a fabulous fall touch. Holding the curl with hairspray? Never would have thought of that but hey, it works for hair so why not twine, right? Ha! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  6. Thanks so much Anne! I was sitting there wanting it to curl, thought of my straight hair and thought I would give it a try. Always SO FUN to play along with your guys. The talent I see there is AWESOME!

  7. LOVE this, Mary! Perfect use of the sketch. Love the frayed ribbon and the curly Linen Thread with hair spray is GENIUS!!

  8. Nance thanks so much for the playing along with the Paper Players!

  9. Mary, I'm with you.. it's much too hot and I am so ready for those gorgeous fall days we are supposed to be having! :-)
    Your pumpkin is fabulous. Love the sponging and the leaves. I also love that you left the card blank from a sentiment perspective.
    So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

    1. Thanks Jaydee! I really appreciate all the effort the Paper Players Designers put into keeping this challenge spot going for all of us to play along too!