Hello, Stampers! My card today showcases the Harvest Hellos bundle from the2019 Holiday catalog, page 49. I find this bundle to be very versatile. Above all, I love that it is a stamp set and punch. (I LOVE punches!) Looking at the stamp set, you can see that this punch works for making both a pumpkin and an apple! Later this week, I will show another card using this same bundle so, why not subscribe to my blog to be sure not to miss it!
Cajun Craze Cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored and folded at 4 1/4″, plus a scrap.
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock – (2) 5 1/4″ x 4″.
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock – 2″ x 5 1/2″.
Old Olive Cardstock – 1″ strip (scrap)
Early Espresso Cardstock – scrap.
Come To Gather Designer Series Paper – (2) 1″ x 4″.
As you can see, the inside ties the front of the card and the inside of the card together. It is a plain panel of Pear Pizzazz with a strip of designer paper close to the bottom. I did not stamp anything in it (yet), not knowing if I am going to want to stamp a sentiment or write a quick note, just leaving options open!
Looking at the photo above and the close up below, you will be able to see that I embossed the Pear Pizzazz panel on the card front with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder. I stamped the pumpkin onto Pumpkin Pie cardstock with Terracotta Tile ink, with the face then stamped with Early Espresso ink. Finally, I punched it out with the Apple Builder punch from the Harvest Hellos bundle.
Mindful that I wanted the “Hey, Pumpkin” sentiment to be in the upper right of the Stitched Shape circle die, I stamped the Hey There, Pumpkin sentiment onto the remaining cardstock using Early Espresso ink. I then die-cut the stamped sentiment with the second smallest Stitched Shape circle die. Tip: an alternate way would be to die-cut the shape first and then stamp it.
Going on to a scrap of Cajun Craze, I stamped the “You make me smile” sentiment and die-cut it with the smallest Stitched Shape circle die and added dimensionals to the back. Finally, using Old Olive ink, I stamped the leaf image five times onto the strip of Old Olive cardstock, and fussy cut them out with my Snips. (no whining!) LOL.
I punched the pumpkin stem from a scrap of Early Espresso cardstock, again using the Apple Builder punch and glued it to the pumpkin.
Glue the embossed Pear Pizzazz panel to the card front. Then, glue the designer series paper (DSP) approximately 1 1/4″ down on that Pear Pizzazz panel. Place the pumpkin over the left side of the DSP to calculate where to stamp the twirly vine with Old Olive ink. Stamp the vine onto the card front then adhere the pumpkin piece with dimensionals.
Arrange the lower-right cluster of sentiment circles and leaves by applying glue to the inside center of the Pumpkin Pie circle, leaving the edges unglued. This allows the leaves to be tucked under it. Apply a small amount of liquid glue to the leaf stems and tuck two at the top, as shown, and glue one to the bottom right, as shown. Next, glue two leaves to the right side of the Cajun Craze circle, as shown and adhere to the card with dimensionals.
The inside of the card is simply a panel of Pear Pizzazz cardstock with a strip of DSP glued approximately 1/4″ from the bottom. Leaving the inside blank can increase your options. You can later stamp a sentiment or write a short note.
All my Hostess Stamp Clubs will be using the Harvest Hellos bundle to make this card, along with others, in their club meetings this month. Do you live in the area? Would you like to learn more about stamping and creating cards every month? If so, please contact me! I have openings in a few clubs that would love to have you join! As a member of the club, you commit to a minimum order monthly, and then YOU benefit from the Stampin’ Rewards for one of the months! And, I might add that we have a TON of FUN! Hope to hear from YOU!