PumpkincardI made this Hallowe’en card despite a distinct lack of Hallowe’en stamp sets in my collection.  Not that Stampin’ Up! doesn’t have any…because they do….and one is actually en route to me as I type this…

It’s not too early to be thinking about Hallowe’en….at least not when you’re a 7 year old boy.  The costume decision is a big one!

In that spirit, I was playing with the oval punches to create a pumpkin.  This is another of those ideas that seems to be "out there" so I am definitely not taking credit for it…but I’m not sure who originally came up with it, either!!

Anyway – I used 3 large ovals & 2 smaller ovals of pumpkin pie cardstock to come up with a somewhat pumpkin shaped figure.  I used one of the flowers from the spring bouquet punch at the top of the pumpkin, hand cut a stem, and used thin strips cut with my Stampin’ Up! table top cutter.  I can literally shave strips off cardstock if I so desire.  Anyway, I took a couple of these strips & wrapped them around my paper piercing tool (the handle) to create those curly things you often see at the top of pumpkins.  Whatever they are.  The base is torn strips of creamy caramel, and the old olive features the ‘weathered’ background stamp, which I don’t seem to use often enough!  I stamped the words ‘happy’ and ‘Halloween’ (from Everyday Flexible Phrases) in old olive & pumpkin pie onto a strip of the narrowest twill tape.  And I meant to make them not perfectly straight.  It’s whimsical.  Really. 

Mounted onto not quite navy for a quick Hallowe’en card, without using a specific Hallowe’en stamp set!

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