Hey, y'all! I have a quick, easy-to-make project to share with you today. With fall just around the corner, I couldn't wait to craft something for the upcoming season, so this weekend I created a pumpkin card.
To make this pumpkin card, you will need a blank card and envelope, two coordinating pieces of scrapbook paper, a small piece of sandpaper, an ink pad, glue, and any embellishments you'd like. I began by cutting a pumpkin from one of the pieces of scrapbook paper.
I used my Silhouette to cut my pumpkin, and then I sanded the edges of the pumpkin to distress it.
I wanted to make sure that my pumpkin stood out from the other paper I planned to use on the card, so I inked the edges and a bit of the top of the pumpkin. Since I had previously sanded the edges, the ink really soaked into the paper and gave it just the look I was going for.
I then cut a square piece of scrapbook paper the size of the blank card. When I was ready to glue all the pieces together, I decided to try some new glue called Glue6 Craft Paste that Nine Lives Products sent me for free. (It's made from recycled styrofoam. You can find out more about the Glue6 Craft Paste HERE.)
I glued the scrapbook paper square to the top of the blank card, and then I glued the pumpkin to that.
To spruce up the plain envelope, I stamped a pumpkin on the back.
I added a glittered chipboard embellishment to the pumpkin as my card's finishing touch. (Y'all know I love my glitter!)
I love the fall colors and all the words on the background scrapbook paper. We've been having ninety degree weather here, so creating this card made me even more excited for the season change and the lovely weather that comes along with it! Now I just have to decide who needs a taste of fall in her mailbox...
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Disclaimer: While I was given the glue from Nine Lives Products to use in my crafting, all opinions in this post are 100% mine. To find out more about my disclosure policy, check out the fine print tab at the top of my blog.