Yesterday I finally got around to putting together my Haunts & Harvest September Paper Pumpkin. The little treat packages were easy to put together, but I have to admit that the wheel barrow got the best of me. It could have been because I had a really nasty headache or it could have been that I’m not very good at putting boxes together, but whatever the reason, I had to tear it apart because I had the sides on backwards. Of course, the tape didn’t survive. Luckily, my husband had some black electrical tape out in his shop and he was sweet enough to go out and get it for me. So, here is my tip for for the day, if you haven’t made your wheel barrow yet; make sure that the rounded ends of the sides are at the wide end of the bottom! Also, watch the video a couple of times first, and have it ready for replays.
Another tip: Make sure that you tell your guests to take one of the pumpkins from the wheel barrow, lol! I had these as a center piece on the table at my Creative Cards Class last night and meant for my ladies to each take one, and then forgot to tell them. Luckily I have one more class yet this month, although, the pumpkins will be a bit off theme for the Christmas card class.
The Haunts & Harvest stamp set might actually be my favorite part of the whole kit! It has these pretty two step leaves and some awesome greetings. I decided to play around a simple card design using the stamp set. For my first card, I stamped directly onto the Basic White card base. Some of the leaves are stamped full strength (ink up the stamp and then stamp directly on the paper) and others are stamped off (ink up the stamp, stamp onto a piece of scrap paper and then stamp on the card). I started by stamping the greeting directly onto the card and then tearing a piece of post it note and placing it over the greeting before stamping the leaves, but I didn’t like the way it looked, so I stamped the greeting again on a piece of white paper and added both a Merry Merlot and a Bumblebee layer under it.
For my next card, I stamped on a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Basic White cardstock and stamped off for all of the leaves. FYI, the veins are all stamped full strength. Then this is layered onto a 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Merry Merlot and placed onto a Bumblebee card base. Once again, I wasn’t happy with the greeting and stamped it again onto a piece of white and layered it onto a piece of Bumblebee. Each of the cards uses the same three colors: Bumblebee, Merry Merlot and Pumpkin Pie.
For my final card, I added a bit of Linen Thread, used the Merrist Embossing Folder to add some texture to one of the layers, and fussy cut three leaves and popped them up with dimensionals. My biggest success on this card was that I FINALLY got the greeting mask torn just right and was able to leave the greeting directly on the paper, YAY! All of the leaves are stamped off on this version. The embossed Pumpkin Pie layer is 5 1/4″ x 4″ and it is layered onto a Pumpkin Pie card base. The Basic White layer is 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. The seven Artistry Blooms Sequins give it just a bit of sparkle.
Subscribe now to get the November Paper Pumpkin Kit, which is cute snowman treat boxes. They can also be used to make fun tree ornaments and/or package tags, or use the snowman for on the front of a greeting card.
If you are a current subscribe, watch your mail box for the October kit which should be coming soon!
Did you know that if you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber you can purchase refill kits and additional full kits from my online store? Right now the refill for the Haunts & Harvests kit is available, as well as several other recent favorites. The refill kits contain all of the consumable parts but not the stamp set or ink and cost $10.