Good ol’ Pumpkin Days!
It’s that time of year, pumpkin patch days, hayrides, hot apple cider, and family fun with friends. I can remember growing up going on hayrides to the pumpkin patch, picking out the “perfect” little pumpkin…to me, it was “the perfect pumpkin!” You know that feeling? Nothing says Fall like the leaves turning their bright vibrant colors, pumpkins sprouting out everywhere, some find a home on a porch, some like to be chosen in the patch fields, brought back home for decor or carving, and always the market is selling a truck load for you to pick out the “perfect” pumpkin. Maybe you gets yours for baking, for carving or even for home decor…pumpkins aside from the leaves changing their magnificent colors, shout out”It’s Fall!” That’s what I think, anyway…do you? Cooler days, hot apple cider, hot chocolate, pumpkin spice everything and cozying up the fire with a good book, a fluffy, fleece cozy “throw” and nestling in! Fall! It’s here!
My card today (made two) shares a “thinking of you” sentiment going out to my sweet daughter in Texas and my sweet son, in New York. I want to let them know I am thinking of them and remembering all those many, many fall seasons of fun in the pumpkin patches as they were growing up…lots of photo taking, lots of endless wandering and looking for that “perfect pumpkin” for their eyes to spot. Such good times, wonderful family time, and great pumpkin carving “contests!” The dog days of “pumpkin hunting!” So much fun. Always remembered, always with love.
It took me a couple of tries to get this one right. Well, in my mind, right. I knew I was going to do the scene. That was the EASY part. But, what colors did I want my window to be with it’s darling little “ledge,” did I want to showcase dsp, what was my base color going to be, I knew I wanted a small sentiment, but didn’t want to overpower the card with a large one. So here’s what I came up with and the thinking behind it all. I’m excited to tell you!
*Early Expresso won the base! It was thrilled to be chosen! Next, Very Vanilla, EE, Tangelo Twist, EE, pretty dsp from the Bohemian collection, then my EE window frame to showcase the scene “outside!” Yay, I finally found the color combo to begin my card….finally….such thought and sentimental feelings went into my card today.
*Happy Scenes stamp set is such a DELIGHT! Different scenes for whatever you heart desires of the seasons! It is so awesome because it comes in a BUNDLE (15%) savings with Herth and Home Thinlit dies, too! The die is the window you see here and the ledge! Isn’t that so fun? Check out page 11 of the Holiday catty!
*I sponged with our sponges a mixture of colors: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and a little bit of Cajun Craze for my background color on Very Vanilla card stock. Just sponge ever so lightly until you get the look you want, I wanted a distant sun coming down and a pale ground cover in Old Olive and a bit of Always Artichoke. Very lightly I sponged.
*Colored in the cutest little pumpkins ever in Tangelo Twist with my Stampin’ UP! marker. Dusted the falling leaves in the same color as well.
*Layered Very Vanilla, Early Expresso, and Tangelo Twist with Tombow glue and used the trusty and awesome dimensional to “lift” up the dsp and my darling little window. I used a bunch of those little babies. I also used a long strip of dimensionals for my ledge as well!
* Thinking of You sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I cannot tell you how many times I have used these sentiments over the years. It’s a keeper. I tied a cute little bow out of the Linen thread, which gives it such a warm, casual “feel.”
I’ve listed below in my supply list all three ways to order the stamp sets. If you do not have the stamp set and want the thinlits, too, the Bundle is the best way to go. You could make boo coos of cards using just the stamp set with the Thinlits that I used here. So many options. But, we love options in life, don’t we???
That’s it for my card today. I hope it brought back memories or you’re looking forward to future memories to come of the Pumpkin Patch days in your life…or of days gone by …..and many more pumpkin patch days to come. I will always remember my littles and our family pumpkin patch days. Good times. And there have been many. I am so thankful.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you more this week!
As always, from my stampin’ heart to yours (and you don’t need to be a stamper, I love what I do and want to share with YOU)!