Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ending the Season With a Pumpkin


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Happy Thanksgiving!! For those of us in the U.S.A., we are celebrating our day of thanks on Thursday.
I know I have so much for which to be thankful and could never list it all here. I hope everyone
enjoys their day with family and friends.

When I saw this adorable pumpkin belonging to Marisa at Rosemary Reflections, I knew I wanted to try to make one. So, when I learned the CCEE Stampers challenge given by Vicky this week was to make a card using brown, yellow, and orange and also include some patterned paper, this was my chance. Mine is different but the same idea.

My hair stylist got this card and she loved it. That makes me happy.

I cut my card shape with a Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, using my largest one. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with a distressed stripes embossing folder. The curly cues were made by wrapping my creamy cocoa cardstock around a piercing tool, the sharp end. I think the smaller item you can use for tightly wrapping, the better the curl. My leaves were made with a EK Tools layering punch/Fall leaf. The banner and pumpkin stem are hand cut and the sentiment is from Stampabilities and is called Happy Thanksgiving.

Paper is Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Orangie Sunset, SU Chocolate Chip, yellow scraps, Creamy Cocoa/unknown, My Mind's Eye/Tiny Dots dp
Rust Raffia

27 comments:

zub momi said...

This is gorgeous...really liked your idea of incorporating colors and pattern paper in a different way :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love this, Benz!! It's beautiful!

StampOwl said...

What a fun pumpkin!! Happy Thanksgiving

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
Ich habe im ersten Moment gedacht, das Du einen Kürbis gebastelt hast. Erst auf dem 2. Blick sieht man das es eine Karte ist, und sie sieht WOW Megatoll aus. Wunderschöne Arbeit.
Liebe Grüße aus Germany und einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir Carmen :)

Hussena said...

oh wow this is totally adorable ..love the way you have created the pumpkin card ...its so lovely :)

~Tammy~ said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I love your beautiful pumpkin!!! You are so clever!!!

Vicky Gould said...

What a great pumpkin card...smart using the Ef and your leaves and "curls" are perfect.

Happy Thanksgiving, Brenda.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just gorgeous Benzi. I can see where your Hair Stylist would be thrilled to receive this. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. I count our friendships as one of my many blessings to be thankful for.
Bear Hugs,Carol

Lois said...

I really like your embossed pumpkin -- very cool! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Marisa said...

You did a fabulous job with this pumpkin, Benzi!!! Just love those polka dotted leaves and bit of raffia and the EF you used is perfect!! Great card :) Happy Thanksgiving to you ((hugs))

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Benzi, It's amazing how effective that embossing folder is on the pumpkin. Wow! Love hte polka dots and the curled papers. Very creative. :-D Happy Thansgiving.

Sonia said...

What a beautiful creation Benzi:) Wonderful pumpkin:)) very creative my friend:) Happy Thanksgiving:))
Hugs,
Sonia

Sabrina said...

Well goodness, I can totally see why your hairdresser loved this - it's a fun and fabulous card Brenda. I particularly like those polka dotted leaves.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving (or what's left of it!).

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Brenda
Happy thanksgiving to you and your family x

Carol L said...

This is such a wonderful pumpkin - perfectly orange and way too cute! I hope your Thanksgiving was fabulous!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

I love this pumpkin card!! The curls are such a fab addition! Great job!

Kathy Bradley said...

Oh, Benz, this is totally wonderful and adorable - it makes such a happy presentation!

Ellen said...

Awesome card Benz! Love the polka dotted leaves and raffia!Your embossing folder choice just couldn't be anymore perfect! Hope your Thanksgiving was full of blessings!!
big Hugs!
Ellen

Maria said...

What a gorgeous fall pumpkin!!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, hugs!!!

Bonnie said...

I love this, Benzi, and have it in my CASE file for next year! Hope I can remember it's there! I hope you've returned home safely and had a wonderful time with your family and lots of grandson hugs and kisses!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this pumpkin demands attention...so bright and happy...perfect for the season...hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your and yours

Beebeebabs said...

Wow this is great tfs!!!

Julie Hoffman said...

I LOVE this!!! Going to pin it to my card inspiration on Pinterest right now!

Carole said...

Gorgeous pumpkin Benzi, I LOVE it!

Ajascha said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte zum Danke sagen. Du hast tolle Prägungen und eine sehr schöne Dekoration vorgenommen.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

PS in Germany war Erntedank schon im Oktober.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love your pumpkin card, this is so adorable! I might have have a piece of creamy cocoa left, a small one, lol. Now I wish I had been a hoarder with that color.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, how CUTE! And Mama Ritzi did one too? Wow. Maybe next year I'll give one a try. ;) That's one lucky hairstylist. If I were her, I'd put this on display each year.