Oct 21, 2020

Autumn Skies and Pumpkin Pies


The best part of Thanksgiving is the smell of fresh baked pumpkin pie.

Welcome everyone to a wonderful autumn / Thanksgiving card tutorial.  We are coming upon my favorite time of the year.  I have to say that my husband has vocalized his love of thanksgiving being his favorite season because of the food.  At my house a put on  a full on feast.  I guess the saying is true that the way to a man's heart is though his stomach.  

As I was searching through the Dies R Us I found a cute pie from Impression Obsession that just fed into my whole Fall food obsession.  I decided this would make a beautiful card in conjunction with some lawn fawn dies. 


Grey Cardstock
​Pink Watercolor Cardstock
White Vellum
Broken China Distress Oxide
Brown & White Twine
​Glue Tape
Double Sided Tape
1/4" Foam Tape
Versafine Clair Ink Pad - Nocturne
Clear Hero Arts Embossing Powder


Let the craft begin!

​To begin I made an A2 card base.  I do this by cutting a letter size piece of cardstock and cut it at 5 1/2" along the 11" side.  Then fold in half and burnish.  I then cut a piece of kraft cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5".

Using the largest of the Fancy Scalloped Stackable Dies I die cut a brown print cardstock from the Echo Park Celebrate Autumn Collection as well as a 1 1/2" of burlap print cardstock to make an edging.  I adhered the edging to the right side of the brown cut out.  Using 1/4" foam tape I adhered this down to my card base. 

I then proceeded to die cut an aqua cardstock from the same collection using the second larges of the Fancy Scalloped Circle Dies.  I also die cut a piece of white cardstock with the second larges of the Large Dotted Circle Dies and adhered to the aqua cut out using liquid glue.

At first I wanted to add ribbon to this, but thought it would be fun to make some lops on the back of the cut out using twine.  I did this by making a square of 1/8" double sided tape on the back of the scallop cut out and then looping the twine in a figure eight on the back side.  

Using 1/4" foam tape I adhered this down onto my  card base on the upper right side.  I wanted everything to be balanced towards the right of the card. 

For the pie, I used the Impression Obsession, Small Love Pie Die to make the main image for my card.  For the pie tin I used grey  cardstock (mine happened to have a metallic sheen to it), kraft cardstock for the crust, pink watercolor cardstock for the heart and vellum for the steam tendrils.  Adhere the curt and tin together with liquid glue.  Using foam tape I popped the pie and heart onto the scalloped piece.  For the steam I used Broken Chine Distress Oxide to give the bellum some color.  I used a glue tape runner to adhere the vellum steam down.

For the sentiment I used the Thanks, Thanks, Thanks stamps from Lawn Fawn.  There is a handwriting thanks that I selected and a small sentiment of give that I decided to use.  I stamped this down onto cardstock with Nocturne Versafine Clair.  Using a clear embossing powder I heat sent the sentiment.  I then die cut the thanks with the corresponding dies.  I then cut the give out to be about 1/4" high and then around 4" long with a perpendicular cut. The two were set at the bottom of the card as depicted below.

The finished product will look like.  This is the beautiful card with lots of lovely details and yet simple to make.  The lovely printed paper give this card such a warm feel to it. 


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​XOXO - HeartcraftPaper



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