Happy October! After a successful Christmas Stamper's Dozen yesterday, I felt like I needed a little Stamp Therapy down in the Craft Cave. I needed to create something just for fun! I've been seeing all sorts of imaginative designs using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies, and seeing as how I just ordered it, my main goal was to create something fun with it. I created a pumpkin using the die, but it looked so plain, I decided it needed a little extra detail to go with it. That's when the whole plan took shape. I created an October display with the pumpkin in the middle:
- The Fall Fest Photopolymer stamp set is featured, along with the coordinating Fun Fall Framelits. And today's post is definitely brought to you by the letter F because not only did I use the Fall Fest Stamps, and the Fun Fall Framelits, but I also used the Flower Frenzy BigZ Die for the leaves and the vines.
- The letters and leaves were die cut from Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Always Artichoke cardstock (which is the colour of the base ), These seem to me to be the quintessential fall colours and I'm dedicating this to my youngest daughter, Jaimie, who is celebrating her birthday today and loves autumn colours! Jaimie is the shop owner of Etsy's Honeybee Paperie. Check out her whimsical watercolour designs and hand-lettered prints.
- The letters were die cut using the Little Letters Thinlits which I absolutely love because you can choose the letters you want and die cut several at one time rather than one by one on the large Bigz Dies.
- Here you can see a little surprise peeking out from behind the Curvy Keepsake Box. I die cut 2 little ghosts from Whisper White paper and added the facial features using the Fall Fest stamps.
- I made little sheafs of grass by stamping that multiple leaf image in Crushed Curry and using the coordinating framelit to die cut it and bunching 3 together with glue dots.
It's GOOD NEWS today, because it's the first of six days, from Oct. 1 - 6, where you can save on the basics for all your fall projects and Christmas Cards. Check out the details:
And there is my tribute to October. Thanks for taking a look. What is your favourite part of the month? Let me know in a comment below.
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