Oct 01 2009

Autumn Splendor


I’m having so much fun using the Stampin’ Up! Table Settings Die!  Did you know that with a $250 workshop, you can purchase it (or anything else in the Holiday Mini Catalog) for only $10?  What a bargain!  Note:  it cannot be an online order, though…you must place the order directly through me to get this hostess benefit. 

I made another one of the small pumpkins from the Spiral on the Table Settings Bigz XL Die.  When I first saw that piece of the die, I wondered if I ever would use the spiral.  I know now that I definitely will be using it a lot!  Did you see the pumpkins on the 12×12 Scrapbook page I made over on Create with Connie and Julie during Preview week?  What about the table setting I posted over there yesterday?  And today I have some fun fall tree ornaments posted using it!  


October is birthday month for us, so I made this cute pumpkin card for my mom whose birthday is next week.  I cut off a couple of the outside rings on the spiral from the Table Settings die to make it smaller to fit on the card!  I sponged the edges with Pumpkin Pie Classic ink for some added dimension.  The leaf I stamped from the Autumn Splendor Stamp set in Chocolate Chip Classic ink on Always Artichoke cardstock, cut it out and sponged the edges with Always Artichoke Classic ink.  The stem I cut free hand from Chocolate Chip cardstock.

The base card is Pumpkin Pie cardstock and I layered a 4×4 piece of Autumn Meadows Designer Paper on top.  I added some Always Artichoke cardstock punched with the Eyelet Border punch across the bottom and added Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon to hide the seam there.  For behind the pumpkin, I cut a square of Kraft cardstock and layered it on Always Artichoke cardstock and sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges.  I used the 3/8 Corner Rounder on the top two corners of each layer.  I also used my Paper Piercing Tool and the Piercing mat to punch a small design in the upper right corner…it was kind of blank there and I think it dresses it up a little!  The pumpkin I added on top with some Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Finally, I added the birthday greeting from On Your Birthday in Chocolate Chip Classic ink.

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to check out Preview Week!


Stamps:  Autumn Splendor (116503), On Your Birthday (111664)

Classic Inks:  Chocolate Chip (100908), Pumpkin Pie (105216), Always Artichoke (105219)

Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie (105117), Always Artichoke (105119), Chocolate Chip (102128), Kraft (102125)

Accessories:  Autumn Meadows Designer Paper (116769), Tabletop Settings Bigz XL Die (116819), Paper Piercing Tool (116631) and Mat (105826), Eyelet Border Punch (113692), Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (109071)

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2 People have left comments on this post

Oct 1, 2009 - 09:10:25
Sue Erickson said:

This is a wonderful card, Connie. I like this way of using that funky part of the die.

Oct 2, 2009 - 12:10:32

Connie, you’re going to town with this die! I’ve enjoyed seeing your projects with it. Great job! This is so clever!