Pretty Pumpkins ~ Contemporary Thanksgiving Card Idea

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I seem to start a lot of my posts expressing my amazement on where we are in the year ~ next week will be Thanksgiving here in the US!! Today’s card uses the Pretty Pumpkin Stamp Set pairing Bermuda Bay with Soft Seafoam ~ some non-traditional colors which I think work very well together if you are looking to create something a little unusual.

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Ink . Stamp . Share Blog Hop – One Sheet Wonder ~ November Showcase

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Once again  I am thrilled to be taking part  in the Ink . Stamp . Share blog hop.  We are a group of Stampin’ Up!®️Demonstrators from around the globe here to bring you inspiration through creativity!

You will have either arrived from Polly’s  post or starting here ~ either way WELCOME . We do not have a theme, but each of the talented artisans showcase what they are working on at this time each month. There will be techniques, fancy folds, 3D, new products and ideas – a veritable treasure chest for you to draw on every month.

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Fall Sampler Home Decor Idea

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This is the second in the series of seasonal samplers I was asked to design for a class. Home decor is a particular favorite of mine, I just love to pull together the different elements, experimenting with different textures and colors until I trip over the ‘right’ combination.

I resisted the temptation to use the ‘traditional’ autumn/fall colors of cajun craze and pumpkin pie, although I did not use any of the papers, the color combination was inspired by the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper so you will see Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and the different shade of gold in the Brushed Metallic Card.

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Beauty of The Earth – Thanksgiving Fun Z-Fold Card Idea

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The leaves on the tree outside my study window are turning color and starting to fall very fast now – autumn is definitely upon us. I was not a fan of autumn when I used to live in the UK, now I live in North Texas, which has hot and dry summers, I find autumn to be a welcome change with the cooler days and better chances of rain!

The Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper pack has some perfect autumnal color combinations and the design I have used on today’s card are exactly the colors of the tree outside my study! I chose to use a quick and simple Z-Fold card base along with the A Wish for Everything Stamp Set.

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Flip over calendar ~ November Pumpkins

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Welcome November – we are enjoying some cooler weather here in North Texas, the clocks will change this coming Sunday and the leaves are starting to fall – with a little help from the very high winds we had last week.

If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know that in the early part of last December I had a class to create a flip over calendar, everyone loved it and made me promise we will do another for 2022 – I am in the planning stages! I thought I might start each month this year by posting the page for that month, so today I share, November with Pumpkins, acorns and leaves – very autumnal!

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Blackberry Beauty “a little note’ Card Idea

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Sometimes a piece of decorative paper just tells you what you need to do with it! One of the designs in the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper Pack did just that when I clapped eyes on it – by simply cutting it into 6 pieces I had a 6 card front layers ready to attach to a card base! . This particular paper has beautiful plant designs and needed no more than a simple greeting to finish it off, a quick and easy card if you are in a rush.

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Pretty Pumpkin Pinwheel Thanksgiving Card ~ Video Tutorial

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I love a fun fold card and I have a personal mission to ensure I used my decorative paper in my card making. Today’s card meets both of those plus I have a lovely thanksgiving card as a result, plus it will fit into a standard 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 envelope for easy posting!

I have also used several techniques that I have used before, coloring with Stampin’ Blends and heat embossing – if you scroll down a little you will see links to post and videos I have made about those……. enjoy!

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Embossed Pretty Pumpkins – Stampin Blends Technique # 7

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Continuing my journey to develop my Stampin Blends skills today I use a heat embossed image to color rather than an ink one. I created two different versions using the same stamp set and card layout then switched out my colors, so one is very traditional and the second …. well it is just a little different! Oh … and there is a video tutorial to go with it 🙂

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