Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Blessings and Fanged Pumpkins!

I made this pretty fall card for the Color Challenge over on Split Coast.   Betty's challenge was to use the SU colors of Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso.

I didn't have those exact colors - so I used Pool Party (the one SU color I had) a Tim Holtz Coredinations Walnut Stain for the lacey edge panel, and a Bo Bunny Harvest Dot for the leaves (the back side is plain red).
I used my new Sweet 'n Sassy leaf dies to cut my leaves - so easy peasy!!  I stamped the sentiments from Autumn Bounty  right on the leaves and added a little bling to accent them.

And I just had to share my little fanged pumpkins -  I found the idea in the October 2011 Martha Stewart Magazine


Don't these just CRACK YOU UP!?!?  Martha used little white pumpkins and red map pins - but all I could find right now were little orange pumpkins - I got the teeth at a seasonal Halloween shop - they were just 15 cents a set!  I don't know how long they will last once you cut them but I'll be making more of these for sure!

We're celebrating my son Joshua's 34th birthday tonight and I'm going to have these little critters as the centerpiece on the table!

Stamps:  Sweet n' Sassy - Autumn Bounty
Paper:  Pool Party - SU, Cordinations Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Kraft and Dark Chocolate - PTI, Bo Bunny Harvest Dot.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Foam Tape, square lattice embossing folder - SU, leaf dies - Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions, lacey punch - Martha Stewart.

8 comments:

Craftilicious said...

Great card but your pumpkins really made my morning - so cute and funny! What a great table centre idea....

anya said...

Hahaha! Julia, those pumpkins are so funny! That Martha!

I love your card, too - those leaves are really pretty!

Pauline said...

Haha those pumpkins made me laugh! What a fangtastic idea lol! Gorgeous fall card too, those leaf die cuts are gorgeous!

Sharli said...

Julia,
First, the pumpkins are adorable!!! I knew they were not the craft type (the cuts were too perfect!) - but this looks so easy that it would be do-able anyway! Pumpkins only last 1 day in Arizona once cut. :-(

The card is wonderful! I love how you stamped right on the leaves - and they add such dimension. Really nice work!
Hugs!

velta said...

Hi Julia ~ work and family have kept me from commenting lates, but I am glad I had the chance to see this post of yours!! The card is beautiful, as always! Those Jack-O's are a "hoot!" What a great way to celebrate a Birthday! Have fun!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely fall card Julia. I am loving the leaf dies! :o)
The pumpkins do crack me up!

maryr917 said...

I really liked your card when I saw it in the scs gallery-love the leaf dies myself
your pumpkins are a hoot with the teeth-hope you had a great birtdhay celebration with Joshua

Peggy said...

Beautiful card Julia! And the pumpkins are toooo cute!! Happy Birthday to your son!