A Pumpkin Holiday Haul for PP461

by Joanne James29. September 2019 09:00


Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the fifth Sunday of the month so my fellow Brit-turned Yank, the lovely Jaydee is host this week and she has a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for you to work with:


I always struggle with tic-tac-toe boards - almost too much choice! - so armed with this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the Hand Stamped Sentiments colour palette I set to work and this is what I came up with:


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

I liked this week's FMS sketch so much I ended up using it for a second time (which is weird, as I hardly ever use ovals on my cards - you can see tomorrow's card using the same sketch here). I thought that the HSS colours were perfect for an autumn-inspired card. I decided on a truck full of multi-coloured pumpkins and gourds, courtesy of the 'Holiday Haul' stamp set, one of the new sets exclusive to hostesses from the Autumn-Winter seasonal catalogue. I inked some of the pumpkins in Grapefruit Grove and added some Terracotta Tile with a sponge dauber for shading, then stamped some of the others in Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock and fussy cut those and added them in. I created a Pretty Peacock frame for my oval using my Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered my oval to my layered cardfront. My central panel was stamped tone-on-tone in Terracotta Tile all over with a cluster of leaves from a retired stamp set called 'A Little Something'. I couldn't find an appropriate sentiment in my stamp stash, so decided to leave it blank.

After all my fretting about which line of the tic-tac-toe board to complete, I ended up completing column 1 (fall, orange, leaves), row 3 (leaves, CAS, pumpkin) and the diagonal top left to bottom right (fall, diecut, pumpkin) - go figure!

My card will make the perfect notelet to send to my British penpal friend who now lives in the USA; she loves the way Americans embrace the season and I know she will already have started her collection of pumpkins to decorate her doorstep. If you like this fun set, it could be yours free with qualifying Stampin' rewards when you host a Stampin' Up! party - contact me to arrange yours.

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:

The Paper Players Design Team
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 be finishing our homework, having had a day of sport yesterday. 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 (11) -

jaydeeUnited States
9/29/2019 6:25:58 PM #

Joanne, I hardly ever use ovals either.  Pity it wasn't my oval dies that went missing Smile  I love your take on the challenge - the truck with the pumpkins is just perfect.  We were at our local nursery buying pumpkins yesterday and there were lots of trucks leaving with pumpkins for the kids!  I love the colors you used, too.  Thanks for rocking my challenge this week.
Have a great week

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
9/29/2019 6:33:13 PM #

I love this!  What a beautiful color combo (how did I miss that one?) and my hostess yesterday just got that Holiday Haul set...what a fun one it is!  Your leafy background is pretty too!  Love it ALL!

LaurieUnited States
9/29/2019 11:56:46 PM #

What a fun set and a great card!! Love it!!

Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
9/30/2019 12:28:31 AM #

What a fun and adorable fall creation! This pickup could be so versatile for other seasons as well!

Amy O'Neill
Amy O'NeillUnited States
9/30/2019 7:11:36 PM #

Wow!  What an awesome job of combining three challenges!  And you made two cards with this sketch.  I love them both.  Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week (twice -- a double treat)!

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/30/2019 8:04:48 PM #

Loving your autumnal card Joanne! This is such a fun looking set and I love that vintage truck. Love the way you decorated your panel with leaves too Smile

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/1/2019 8:22:42 PM #

Joanne, look at this fun pickup full of pumpkins!  I want an old truck like that!  I would have a blast driving around in that!  Such a beautiful color combo, too!  The tone on tone leaves are the perfect way to create your own DSP!  Have a wonderful rest of the week, My Friend!  XX

Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
10/4/2019 1:12:33 PM #

You worked this set perfectly...I just gave it to one of my customers as a gift and then showed her your card for an awesome idea right away! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/4/2019 5:42:18 PM #

What a wonderful CAS card, Joanne! Your stamped background takes this card over-the-top! LOVE the Pretty Peacock paired with the Terracotta Tile!

Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
10/4/2019 6:02:50 PM #

Your truck fits perfectly in the oval, Joanne! And, I love the tone on tone, leafy background!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
10/5/2019 5:49:35 AM #

Such a fun and cheery card, Joanne! So fun!

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