Monday, October 8, 2012

Polka Dots & Pumpkins

Pin It Now! Hi friends!  I am loving this chill in the air.  As I write, I'm enjoying the smell of a fresh apple pie baking, and am looking forward to curling up with the fam to watch TV and enjoying a slice with vanilla ice cream...yumm, comfort food!

Speaking of fall and cool air, this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments, the challenge is all about pumpkins!  Any way that pumpkins inspire you.  I used an old favorite, Greeting Card Kids...
I just love her! I'll never get tired of these cuties.
I created my own background paper by punching 1" circles of Whisper White and adhering them on Basic Black, and stitched around them to pull the look together.
The pumpkin is paper pieced from the reverse side of the small polka dotted DSP (Polka Dot Parade).
I made a big loopy bow and added a strand of burlap, a Vintage Faceted Button and glimmer brad, as well as a knot of Sweater Trim at the fold. The texture of this trim is so cozy!

So come and check out HSS this week, I just know you have a little pumpkin project up your sleeve!
 I'm also playing along at SUO Challenges, they are looking for projects with texture.  Lots of great cards and 3D over there too!  Click here to visit them. 

And finally, here are my two red-headed pumpkins, painting jack o'lanterns at a campground!


  1. I love the dots and stitching. Your boys are adorable!

  2. I love how you created your own background paper with punches - I thought for sure it was DSP. Lots of great texture with your ribbon, burlap, and sweater trim! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges this week.

  3. Love the bold black and white of the background! It really makes the image pop. Such a fun card!