Thursday, September 4, 2014

Clean and Simple Pumpkin Trio

I know the weather here in Central Virginia is not indicating the fall season but I went ahead and made a card for autumn any way!  At least I'll be prepared once it does cool down.  Normally the weather wouldn't even warrant a comment this time of year but we have had such a cool, mild summer that now that it's hot it just doesn't seem right!

I used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week for my card.  I wanted to make a clean and simple fall card to have on hand for thank yous in the coming months.

Fall Fest makes such cute little pumpkins!!

Fall Fest is one of the new stamp sets in the Holiday catalog  You can get the stamp set and the coordinating Framelits, Fall Fun in a bundle and save 15%.  Can't beat that right?

The pumpkins are stamped in Tangelo Twist and then I used a blender pen to take the ink off of the stem and used the Old Olive marker to add it back in green.  Then the framelits made quick work of cutting out the pumpkins.  I used several layers of dimensionals when mounting them to add some interest as the rest of the card is very simple.

For those of you with eagle eyes you might be wondering about that "give thanks" sentiment you see on the Old Olive strip....well it's an exclusive Hostess set call Good Greetings only available until October 31.  It has 19 sentiments in this fun cursive font covering Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine's Day.  If you host a workshop with orders totaling at least $300 you earn this set for FREE in addition to all the regular hostess benefits!  Wow!  You can't buy this set, only earn it so get your friends together to stamp some cards and get this set for free!  Let me know if you have any questions about this promotion or check with your demonstrator.

 Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Fall Fest (Holiday Catalog), Good Greetings (hostess special)

Ink: Tangelo Twist, Early Espresso  Markers: Old Olive

Paper: Naturals Ivory, Old Olive, Kraft

Accessories: Fun Fall Framelits (Holiday Catalog), dimensionals, linen thread, wood button (retired)


  1. It's hot here too after a not-so-hot-summer so it's nice to see cards with a fall theme that make me think of crisp fall days! I love the warm colors of your card and who doesn't love a pumpkin now and then! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. If we keep making these, surely it will turn into fall, right?! I love this Amanda! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

  3. So beautiful and so clean! Pumpkins are the perfect fit for this sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!


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