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Mon 07

Halloween Pumpkins on Patterned Papers
by Anne Thompson

I love the new HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN Clearstamp/Dies set CL5264-D!  (You can find this set and one with just the stamps--CL5264--in the Memory Box catalog under New Releases, 2020 Christmas.)  I chose to use stamps and their corresponding dies to create several Halloween cards by stamping the images on Memory Box patterned papers.

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I'm showing this one first because it is my favorite of the three I made.  Love that plaid paper!

I started by choosing papers from the CHRISTMAS PLAID PP1009 pad and from GARLAND STRIPES AND DOTS PP1011 to use for the pumpkins and acorn/oak leaf images.  I used VersaFine Clair Pinecone (brown) ink to stamp them on several of the patterned papers.

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 I used colored pencils to add shading to the pumpkins and color to the leaves, stems, and acorns.

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I knew I wanted to add dimensional foam tape to the plaid images and I wanted a stiffer paper so I adhered the plaid  paper to white cardstock before die cutting the images.  At this point I also stamped the small rectangular frame and added "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" inside.  Then I die cut everything on the three papers.

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To assemble the plaid pumpkin card, I added an orange striped paper to a white notecard and adhered the pumpkin with dimensional foam tape.  I used more of that tape on the sentiment banner.  And I attached the single acorn/oak leaf with glue dots.  I put the extra strip of plaid paper on the inside of the card.

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Here are the three finished cards.  I stamped "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" directly on the striped and dotted pumpkins.  I placed the orange dot paper pumpkin on a red/green/white plaid on a white notecard and tucked the acorn/oak leaf under the right bottom edge of the pumpkin.  I arranged the orange striped pumpkin on a green plaid paper adhered to a kraft notecard and attached the acorn/oak leaf in the bottom left corner using Glue Dots.  Then I stamped and colored the acorn/oak leaf above  the stamped "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" on three envelopes.

Ta-Da!  Three cards that Mom will enjoy sending to her friends this October!

Happy Crafting!

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Comments

i love stamping and coloring on patterned paper. your choices here are marvelous! 👏

What a wonderful idea to use that patterned paper that way! The cards are delightful!

Love your stamping and coloring on the patterned papers!!

I love plaid and your pumpkin!!

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