Harvest Hello Pumpkin Giving Thanks PP515

by Joanne James1. November 2020 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the amazing Laurie to host this week and she has a theme challenge for you to work with:


I don't have any turkeys in my current stamp collection so decided to go with pumpkins and the overall 'thankful' theme, along with the layout of the inspiration photo over at Inspire.Create, to create my card this week - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Harvest Hellos - I used the 'Harvest Hellos' stamp set for my feature pumpkin on today's card, and highlighted the detail with Pumpkin Pie and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends, before punching out with the Apple Builder Punch. 

Texture, Texture - There's lots of texture on today's card: a woodgrain background courtesy of the In Good Taste designer paper, wooden leaf embellishments, twine, linen braid and the lacy diecut panel from the Stitched Lace Die. Not very post-friendly granted, but the texture and dimension add so much interest and detail:

Word Wishes - For my sentiment, I snipped the word 'thanks' from the 'thanksgiving' die in the Word Wishes set and stacked it on the front of my card, and paired it with the word 'giving' that was masked from the full sentiment that I used inside my card:


I was really pleased with the way this card turned out. I'm also linking up with the team over at SUO Challenges with another entry for their Autumn/Fall challenge.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; we will more than likely be spending the day indoors to once again escape the howling winds and rain - the weather has been dreadful here this week! With continued social distancing a focus during this half term, we resorted to an online escape room game on Friday afternoon; whilst not the same as doing one in person, it was surprisingly good fun. We bought a 3 game package so I think the James' may well be spending the afternoon breaking more codes and solving puzzles against the clock!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (13) -

11/1/2020 12:30:42 PM #

This is lovely!  I love your doily atop the woodgrain as well as all the wooden accents!  AND your pumpkin really looks like a pumpkin with your clever shading!  A beautiful, thankful creation!


LaurieUnited States
11/1/2020 3:02:25 PM #

Hoe beautiful! I LOVE those wood embellishments...wow what a pretty card!


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
11/1/2020 7:02:24 PM #

So fun, Joanne, you have combined some beautiful elements here!  Love how you added so much depth to the pumpkin, and the lacy die looks amazing over that DSP!  Thanks so much for playing at SUO!


AllisaUnited States
11/2/2020 4:07:45 AM #

I so love your card....great texture and details!


brent scheffer
brent schefferUnited States
11/2/2020 9:39:09 PM #

The wood-grain highly accents the pumpkin and the gold.  Superb!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/3/2020 6:24:01 PM #

Joanne, I just love all the texture on this card!  The wood grain and the lacy is lovely together!  Your pumpkin looks so realistic, too!  Super card, My Friend!  


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
11/5/2020 4:13:29 AM #

Certainly a beautiful card with lovely sentiments inside and out! I'm with LeAnne, the woodgrain and doily look beautiful together and your pumpkin coloring is fabulous! I love those wood elements, I have some old retired ones that I'm still using sparingly, they are so perfect for fall.  Fabulous card for this challenge Joanne!!


Mary Deatherage
Mary DeatherageUnited States
11/5/2020 3:44:29 PM #

Love it! All the texture is wonderful - and adding the "doily" behind the pumpkins is a really cool design element! Smile


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/6/2020 6:05:03 PM #

Simple, bold and beautiful, Joanne! I LOVE everything about this card! The doily and wood elements are the perfect accents. So much lovely texture!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/7/2020 2:30:43 AM #

This is so lovely! The contrast of the creamy lace and the dark woodgrain is superb and the texture from the linen braid - wonderful.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
11/7/2020 7:51:29 AM #

Gorgeous card, Joanne! Love the mix of textures and details.


Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
11/9/2020 10:51:33 AM #

I love this - and my very favourite bit is the addition of that leaf element which really shows off that gorgeous pumpkin - thanks for sharing with us at SUO challenge this week.


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
11/9/2020 5:46:52 PM #

Another beauty Joanne! Great shading on the PP cardstock. Thank you so much for joining us at SUOChallenges.com and we hope to see you back again for our new challenge tomorrow!


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