Saturday, September 30, 2023

Pick of the Patch, Color & Contour, Thank You or Thanksgiving Card, Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a quick and fun card to share with you.

Ten days ago I had made a card using the "One Sheet Wonder" technique. I had filled the whole sheet of card stock. You can see the pumpkins here.  I had made it by stamping off and when I stamped off I had stamped onto another piece of card stock thinking I'd be using it for something. It just seemed like a shame to waste a good pumpkin! Well, today was the day I used it. Please read on to see how I made today's card. 

The base of my card is a folded half-sheet of Basic White card stock. The card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top.

I took that piece of card stock I stamped all of those pumpkins on and scrubbed on a little Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Old Olive ink using my Blending Brush.  I cut it to 4" x 5-1/4" and taped it to the card base.

Next I die cut the scalloped rectangle from the "Color & Contour" bundle using Basic White card stock.

On that rectangle I stamped two pumpkins from the "Pick of the Patch" set using Pumpkin Pie ink. I also stamped the curly vines using Old Olive ink.

The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink and were punched out using the matching punch. And the stems were stamped using Pecan Pie ink and were punched out as well. 

For the center pumpkin I stamped it using Calypso Coral ink and I punched it out using the matching punch. 

The leaved and stems were glued in place and the smaller pumpkin was set in place using Dimensionals. Dimensionals were also added to the back of the rectangle piece and it was set in place on the lower right of the card.

The words are from the "Color & Contour" set and were stamped using Old Olive ink on Basic White card stock. I die cut them using the 1-5/8" circle die and an Old Olive scalloped piece was made using the next size larger scalloped circle, both from the "Layering Circles" die set. I taped the circles together. Dimensionals were added to the back and the piece was set in place on the front of the card. I had added a dot of glue on the upper left corner of the rectangle so the circle would be held down securely.  And the card was done.

This was a fun card to make and I was glad I was able to use the piece of card stock I had stamped on so I could create my "One Sheet Wonder".  I have one more pumpkin quarter sheet to use and I'm not sure what I will be doing with it yet but I'm sure I'll think of something.

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop in and see today's thank you/Thanksgiving card,


  1. Love the idea of creating your own personal DSP pattern.
    FANTASTIC looking card Wanda!

  2. What a great idea to use a stamped off piece of CS to create another card! Great idea I will keep in mind next time I stamp a background piece.