Pumpkin Pie Anyone? 31

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 5:33 PM | , , , ,

Hello Girls! It is hard to believe today is September 10th already. I met my son & his girlfriend for dessert today at MOJO's (a frozen yogurt cafe) :) It's a lil' hard to be in the mood for fall around here in Phoenix with the temps still above 100 degrees. With ALL of the craft stores full of Halloween, Thanksgiving & even Christmas supplies / decorations are you in the mood for fall yet? This week's color combination over at The Color Throwdown will surely shift your gears into fall mode, at least that is what they did for me :) Pairing Lauren's awesome sketch #35 with the color scheme from The Color Throwdown #59, I made this pumpkin gift set! Seeing those gorgeous pumpkins in that vintage basket from Papertrey's Vintage Picnic set makes me want to bake a pumpkin pie! Do you enjoy pumpkin pie? Thanks for looking!

Starting with a card base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" of SU Ruby Red cs, I layered a piece of SU Naturals White cs (4 1/8" x 5 3/8"), then a piece of SU Close to Cocoa cs (4" x 5 1/2"), & set aside. I inked up the brayer with SU Pumpkin Pie ink & rolled it right on to the Cuttlebug Autumn Type ef! Yep that's right! Repeating several times before sending a piece of SU Naturals White cs (3 7/8" x 5 1/8") through the Sizzix Big Shot Express. You get an entirely different looking piece of paper! It is like MAJIC!!! I adhered this new piece of "custom" DP to the other layers & set aside.

I inked up the PTI Vintage Picnic basket & pumpkin images with Memento Tuxedo Black & stamped them on a piece of SU Naturals White cs (2 1/4" x 2 3/4"). I stamped the tablecloth image, cut it out then layered it on a piece of cs punched out using a square scalloped EK Success punch. I then adhered these layers together, trimming off the excess around the top of the tablecloth image & pierced holes along the border. I colored these images in using Copic markers E43, W1, E27, R46, YG95, YR14, 0 Colorless Blender.

After coloring all the images, I positioned the tablecloth using a glue dot or two! Such a lil' detail makes that tablecloth "pop" right off the card! The main stamped piece is layered as follows: SU Ruby Red cs (2 3/8" x 2 7/8") & SU Close to Cocoa cs (2 1/2" x 2 3/4") that was cut using a Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle. For a lil' touch, I pierced holes in the scalloped piece. The next two layers are the "Mona's custom ink embossed DP" :) (2 1/2" x 3 1/4") & SU Ruby Red cs (2 5/8" x3 3/8"). After assembling layers accordingly, I adhered to the cardfront & embellished with 4 generic brads. I threaded some PTI twine through several generic buttons & adhered with glue dots.

The PTI "happy harvest" image was inked up with SU Close to Cocoa ink, stamped on SU Naturals White cs (1/2" x 1 1/4"), layered on SU Ruby Red cs (3/4" x 1 7/8"), then SU Close to Cocoa cs (1" x 2 1/4"). I adhered it all together, punched a hole on both sides & ran a generous length of PTI twine around the card front and threaded it right through a Jo-Ann orange button.

For the card inside: I inked up a leaf image from the PTI Fall Elegance set with SU Close to Cocoa ink and randomly stamped the inside around the greeting. I made a small lil' pumpkin embellie by stamping the image, coloring & punching it out using an EK Success 1 1/4" circle punch then mounting it on a SU Close to Cocoa 1 1/2"cs scalloped circle via a Fiskars punch.

I just had to make a coordinating PTI My Timeless Template Tucked Away gift box designed by Lauren! These lil' templates are sooo easy to create & very versatile! Useful for Any Occasion! :)

I think it is pretty self explanatory how I made this one "my own"! The Mona's custom embossed DP is the same as on the card! I placed two XL We R Memory Keepers eyelets on the top using the Crop a Dile 11, ran a piece of PTI cream saddle stitched ribbon through, tying knots on the underside. You probably know by now, I LOVE ribbon! Using generous lengths of PTI twine, Offray & American Crafts ribbon, I made a bow. With the SU tag punches I created a greeting tag. I inked up the "Just for You" greeting from the PTI 2008 Holiday Tag Collection with SU Close to Cocoa ink & stamped the tag then repeated with the same leafy image previously used. Finished it off by coloring the leafs and fastening a generic button with some PTI twine.

I hope this all made sense to you?! If you have ANY questions, please feel free to e-mail me!!! I'd love to know if you enjoy Pumpkin pie, Pumpkin bread or muffins? (I prefer Pumpkin bread with chunks of dried ginger!!!) YUMMY :) Be Sweet!

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31 Sweet Comments So Far:

Penny said...

Very pretty card! Love those colors! That box is a perfect compliment to the beautiful card design! I really like how you've embraced the Copic Markers; such a nice touch to enhance your stamping! You have all the tricks!

Julie Ranae said...

I STILL haven't made it to bed! Looks like you have been very busy and extremely crafty!
Love what you did with this challenge...there is no point in me even entering! haha
I told you these colors were YOU!

AimeeOh said...

Beautiful card, Mona! Love the colors and your design is eye catching! Love it!

Lori said...

WOW. Gorgeous! Love the colors, the layout the papers...everything! Great job!

LeAnne said...

Well, Mona, you have OUTDONE yourself with these creations! Just beautiful! I need to pull out my Vintage Picnic Basket set and make a gorgeous card like this! Unbelievable!

dpkennedy said...

Love the embossing! What a great set you created...the pumpkin basket is darling! Just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

resmith said...

So gorgeous!! Love the template and the card!

Mercedes said...

Another stunning card, Mona! Love those colors and your stamp with the copic coloring is perfect! Great job!

Alicia said...

I had a great time visitng your blog I love everything from your toys pictured in your header to all your beautiful cards and craft projects. Thanks for leaving such nice comments on my blog.

Yesnir said...

I'm just blown away by your card and template! I think the stamping that you create really make your designs special! Great job once again!

Andrea M said...

Another stunning set! I love what you did with the embossing folder - gorgeous :)

Stampin' Pam said...

Mona you are totally rockin' these challenges - I'm so glad you're playing along - I am certainly inspired by your creations. I love your custom DP - it's very creative and clever and perfect for the fall theme. Your coloring is perfect and how can we not LOVE tucked away! Probably my new fave template. I'll look forward to your next project - - I follow your blog just to see what you're up to and it's ALL good girl! Have a great weekend.

PaperMomma said...

Very inspiring design, Mona! Absolutely gorgeous! Great style! I really love your stuff! TFS!

Maria Matter said...

fabulous creations and I love that image!!!! so beautifully done Mona!!
Blessings, Maria

NanceB said...

I really love how you stamped and colored that beautiful basket and pumpkins! Now that is professional grade! You are just too darn talented! Thanks!

Mary Chen said...

Hi Mona! I love that embossed paper, it is so nice I want to touch it! Also your color choices are superb! Finally that colored basket of pumkins stamp is the perfect centerpiece of this beautiful card.

Kim said...

Mona, I love this card and your little gift box! You are such the Diva! This yummy paper would make a card beautiful alone! Your take on the sketch is just fabby! I love how you always use such wonderful ribbons, just a Diva....
Blessings,
Kim xxx

Ashley said...

Great job on both of these beauties! Love the way you embossed the paper and that little box is the best. I really want to learn how to use Copic markers. Is it hard to do? Your results are stunning!

Barbara said...

I'll take a slice of that pie, LOL! Love your set--beautifully done! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

JennyGerber said...

Beautiful and awesome! Both of these are instant classics! So beautiful!

RobinH said...

Love the pumpkins in the basket. That coloring you do with the Copic markers is amazing. Great job on both and I love how it is photographed! You are my favorite blog to visit!

Kristin Bueter said...

Mona~

Your card and your Tucked Away gift box are GORGEOUS!! What a clever way to use your embossing folder to create an entirely different look!! Also love that ribbon and twine on your gift box! Awesome take on the challenge colors :O) Your work is beautiful.

KathyO said...

Love the pumpkins and love that little precious box! Great job, Mona! You copic markings are outrageously perfect!

Trisha said...

Gorgeous card! Great job. Love how your colored in the stamp! Got a good pumpkin bread recipe?

Jan Hirsch said...

Love that colored stamp! Those Copic markers give such a nice result. I can just about taste that pumpkin! Love your design and presentation(photography). TFS!

GabrielleH said...

Love these too! That pumpkin is amazing! I really like that embossing job you did on the paper! Really unique! Also, I have tell you that I really love your new blog banner! Your old one was nice but this new one is YOU! I love seeing some of your older creations again all together in one spot. Did you just put them in a random pile and take the photo? Must have been hard!

Nancy said...

Mona,
Your projects are beautiful! So inspiring. Love your choice of colors and the techniques you use!
A great blog! I really enjoy visiting and seeing what you have come up with. Can you tell me what you do to the edges of your layered papers to make them look thicker and really stand out.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Girls! I hope you are enjoying the weather & the first full day of fall! Nancy, since you don't have an e-mail, to answer your ?, I use a tool to rough up the edges to make them look thicker! :) Be Sweet! Mona

Ginger said...

This is a very beautiful fall card! Simple and sweet!

MojoLoverChar said...

Wow! What a cool blog! Awesome stuff!
Thanks for spreading the MOJO love! Please use this coupon at your next visit: www.mojobogo.com
Happy October from MOJO!

rosy said...

Very nice - easy to follow, simple, and working. Thanks for the knowledge!
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