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Thursday, September 26, 2013

It's the Great Pumpkin...

What does FALL bring to mind??  For me it's family time, hot apple cider, pumpkin bread and yummy soups.  Holiday movies abound, much like one of my FAVORITE movies, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!!  This fun fall Happy Halloween card is inspired by this wonderful, timeless movie.
 
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Pumpkin is what I call my babies... maybe it goes to show how very much I LOVEEEEE Fall!!
Taking Pumpkin Pie card stock (#105117) for the base of this card.  Add a cool layer when the Core'dinations card stock like this Early Espresso piece (Neutrals collection of Core'Dination #129956).  Running it through my Big Shot and the Honeycomb embossing folder (#129378).  Sand the Top of the raised embossing with the Stampin' Sanding System (#129367) to reveal the lighter, coordinated inner color!  What a cool effect!! 
 
Distressed... it reminds me of the dark pumpkin field where the clouds and stars highlighted the sky as they waited for The Great Pumpkin.
Create a Pumpkin!!  Using the 1" Circle Punch (#119868) punch three circles from the Pumpkin Pie card stock (#105117) and using the Stampin' Sponges (#101610) and rub the edges in Early Espresso ink.  This adds dimension while supporting the separate levels of layered circles.  This aides them in standing apart from one another.  Layer using the Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430) to hold the three pieces together while adding dimension.
 
Adhering a folded Pear Pizzazz Taffeta Ribbon (#131208) for a cute stem... it's soft and a great additional texture to this card.
OK I couldn't resist a "Whoot! Whoot!!" to Ashley for this cool spin on my original design.  I love that the ladies in my class have such creative license and can create great spins on my ideas!  Here she added the stamp to the center of the pumpkin... isn't it just darling?!?!
This fun Hostess Exclusive Perfectly You stamp set (#131877) is a great mix of sentiments!  It coordinates with the Hexagon Punch (#130919) and Hearts A Flutter Framelits (#130159) and Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (#113439)* while the Big Shot Magnetic Platform (#130658)* holds it in place for precision cutting. (*See HOW Hostesses can get these for FREE or 1/2 off!)
 
Punching through the front of this layered card front to reveal this stamped image inside... it's a fun spin on where a sentiment goes!

Open this card to see the sentiment inside - this little pumpkin smiling up at you!  It's hard to NOT Smile back!!  It also leaves plenty of room to write!
 

 Doesn't this movie make you smile?!?!  I couldn't resist whipping the DVD out for my kiddos.. then looked up some fun ideas for a Charlie Brown themed dessert.  These cupcakes are a fast, easy and sure-fire-way to celebrate a movie day with friends or a gift to someone who needs a smile!
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Celebrate FALL with this sweet card... and honor your favorite memories!  Give these memories to another; I hope my children will think of these days when they look back on their childhood!  I'm rubbing my hands together as I plan Pumpkin flavored cupcakes decorated oh-so-Charlie-Brown and a Movie Day for my kids and their friends!!  Have a Spicy and Sweet Fall!!  I'm raising my Hot Apple Cider in a Toast to YOU (OK and Fall - lol).
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