Sunday, October 18, 2020

BIG Pumpkin!

A year ago this month I was at a crafty friends retreat in Indiana.  So glad we didn't put it off a year.  You never know what the future is going to bring.  We did some shopping at the stamp stores in Nashville, Indiana.  One of the gals pointed out the sale box where I found a couple large Memory Box dies for $5.  I didn't get around to using them last year, but today I made a card with Plush Pumpkin. 
Fun to pull out my floss & do a little stitching.  I've had this beautiful plaid paper for years.  Luckily there was enough left to cut the PTI frame along with the leaf & sentiment strip from the reverse side.  The pumpkin was sponged with DO Spiced Marmalade to give a bit of variation to the look.  I stamped the PRS frame & sentiment in Versafine Clair Acorn & finished off with brown sequins.  I'm entering Outside the Box, ModSquad & TTT (Die Cut, Fall Sentiment, Designer Paper).


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18 comments:

  1. What a sweet fall card Greta! Your stitched pumpkin is adorable!

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  2. I love the plaid patterned paper, and the stitching is the perfect final touch here. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
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  3. what a wonderful fall pumpkin card, Greta - perfect for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week! and two years ago you were also crafting with a friend in Iowa - you do get around:-)

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  4. Oooo - just love your stitched pumpkin, Greta!! So pretty atop the plaid frame!!

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  5. Love that fun stitched pumpkin, Greta! Perfect fall card!

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  6. One fabulously created card, lovely and different with the stitching ..xx

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  7. What a super Pumpkin Greta, the stitching really bring it to life. And yes, such a good job you made the trip last year.

    B x

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  8. I absolutely love the stitching that you've done on the pumpkin, Greta! And I love the plaid paper in the background. This combination really shouts out fall, doesn't it! Thank you for joining us at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!

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  9. Great card, Greta. Your stitches look so pretty and what a great idea to do that. I'm glad you got such a bargain. I'm so glad we did that last year too. The original idea was to have it this summer! I love that plaid paper too.

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  10. Cool stitching on the pumpkin and a great Fall design. It is always nice to find bargains. By the way thanks for the card and well wishes.

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  11. So true, Greta! Little did we know it would be our last get-together for at least all of 2020. Lots of happy memories, including shopping! You did a beautiful punkin card with your purchase! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. A delightful card with the tartan border, the stitching and the shading. How lovely that you spent time crafting and shopping with friends. I imagine with what has happened this year, it makes the memories even more precious.

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  13. My goodness Greta your stitching is so neat on this beautiful card.
    Faith x

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  14. Love the stitching and the plaid frame. Such wonderous fabulous fall colors.

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  15. Always great to get a bargain and I love the oversized pumpkin and your stitching. Very creative and a fabulous Autumnal card Greta x.

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  16. Wow, this is so cool!! My first love was sewing, and of course I love pumpkins, and we all love stamping...a triple play! Thanks for playing with my Tic Tac Toe grid this week!

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  17. So cute with that stitching my friend! I'm so glad you got to meet up last year too, hopefully things will get better. Be safe Greta, hugs

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  18. This is one beautiful pumpkin! I love the story behind it too - and so true. As I look back on years past, it makes all the things we did that much more special, because the future is always uncertain. Hopefully it wont be too long now before we can go back to life as usual! xoxo

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