Fall Treats With The Halloween Night Suite

by Joanne James18. September 2016 10:00

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


I toyed with some time about my card this week: pumpkins, apples, acorns - what to choose? I browsed through my new goodies and when I happened across this pumpkin patterned DSP hidden away in the Halloween Night Specialty pack, I knew what I wanted to do. I also used this week's sketch over at Pals Paper Arts for my layout today. Here's what I came up with:


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

Not Just for Halloween - Whilst many of the papers in the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack are overtly Halloween-inspired, this pattern of watercoloured pumpkins can also be used on more general Fall projects, as can the spotted paper I used for my banner and the stripes and checked patterns in the pack. This paper became the starting point for my card.

Spooky Pumpkin Fun - My layered square was the perfect place for my sentiment from the 'Spooky Fun' stamp set, along with a popped up trio of pumpkins, coloured with my Pumpkin Pie ink and a blender pen and cut out with the co-ordinating Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies.

Festive Fall Colours - The colour scheme for today's card comes straight from the Halloween Night DSP: the warm orange tones of Pumpkin Pie, contrasted with Basic Black, Whisper White and Smoky Slate. More Halloween than Fall granted, but by emphasising the warmth of the orange, I think it works. Feel free to save this colour combination if it's one you'd like to try:

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 '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:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
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! 


I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's CAS challenge. We have a day of sport and birthday parties today - we are most certainly back into the swing of things as far as the new school term is concerned!

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 (9) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/18/2016 4:36:06 PM #

What a great card...you had me at PUMPKINS!  Terrific sketch too....these papers are perfect!  Makes me feel fall might be in the air, although you couldn't tell by today's humidity, LOL!


Dawn Tidd
Dawn TiddUnited States
9/18/2016 9:26:31 PM #

This is so cute, Joanne! I love all the pumpkins and the colors are so "fall"! Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
9/18/2016 10:54:53 PM #

I love that pumpkin DSP too!  Sweet card for fall!


LaurieUnited States
9/18/2016 11:52:10 PM #

Hi Joanne! Love your choice of papers, a perfect fall card. Your trio of pumpkins is the perfect focal point!


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
9/19/2016 12:12:39 AM #

I love that pumpkin DSP! Super cute card, and great take on a fun sketch.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
9/19/2016 1:32:51 AM #

Joanne, I love all your patterns and that fun sentiment!  A perfect CAS card, My Friend!  I love everything pumpkin!   Have a great week!  XX


Beth Beard
Beth BeardUnited States
9/20/2016 11:37:12 AM #

Sweet pumpkin trio. Perfect for Fall. Thanks for playing along with us this week at PPA.


sandymUnited States
9/20/2016 6:42:06 PM #

Joanne this is adorable! I love those cute little pumpkins. Great layout, too.


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
9/21/2016 9:18:10 PM #

What a perfect halloween and fall treat card, Joanne!  Great use of the sketch.  Love how you colored the pumpkins to look like the dsp--such a fun touch.  You always make the design process look effortless!


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