Pick of the Patch Card

Hello and Happy Halloween!

Today’s card features the cute Pick of the Patch bundle. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays since I was a small child. Alas, this year, this is the only card I got to make! After many months, my dining room and living room renovation is mostly finished as of yesterday, with the delivery of new furniture and electricians hanging brand new light fixtures, I’m now in the final inning! I still have to purchase a rug and window coverings and some new accessories, so I will hold off posting pictures of my new space for now. No more contractors and days and days having to leave the house for hours at a time, which greatly cut into my business. I held my first in-person classes last week since July and it was great to get back to stamping with my wonderful customers! This is one of the cards we made.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front. Since I knew I wouldn’t have time to make many Halloween cards this year, I used paper from the retired Gingham Cottage pack. Them Bones DSP from this year’s holiday mini catalog is what I would have used!
  • Cut a piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and run through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the third largest Deckled Rectangle die. Cut a length of Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon and tie into a bow around the cardstock. Adhere at an angle to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 5/8″ x 4 1/4 to use for the focal piece. Cut a strip of Basic White cardstock to use to stamp and punch out some of the images. Stamp the large, medium and small pumpkins with Pumpkin Pie ink. Stamp the pumpkin face onto the medium pumpkin. Punch out the large and medium pumpkin and fussy cut the small pumpkin.
  • Stamp three stems with Early Espresso ink and one leaf with Old Olive ink. Adhere to pumpkins with mini glue dots.
  • Stamp greeting with Early Espresso ink in the upper right corner of the Basic White focal piece. Stamp the elongated pumpkin below it with Cajun Craze ink and stamp the stem onto the piece with Early Espresso ink.
  • On the left side of the focal piece, stamp the branch with Pecan Pie ink. Stamp the dot image with Old Olive ink onto the branch limbs. Stamp the bird with Memento Black Ink at the top of the branch.
  • Adhere the focal piece over the Basic Black piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a few Copper Clay dots from the 2023-2025 In Color Dots for a bit of bling.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and stamp a pumpkin in one of the lower corners. Adhere to inside of card.

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