It’s CTCS! (Case the Catalog Sunday, if you’re new to my blog) Every Sunday I post a new card made fresh today that “CASEs” a sample project from a Stampin’ Up!® Catalog. [and if you’re not sure what CASE stands for: Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Slightly Edit] Today’s project features Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Pumpkins stamp set.
Today’s project was inspired by the card on page 114 of the AC (Annual Catalog…you’ll get used to these acronyms, I promise!) Here’s the card:
And here’s my version using the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set.
A few edits to the original (links to shop products in text below):
- I used Scalloped Contours Dies instead of the Stitched Rectangle Dies
- I used the Rose Metallic Specialty Paper rather than a gold foil for accents
- Instead of Genial Gems that they used, I used Champagne Rhinestone Jewels as accents
- And of course, the stamp set is different: Pretty Pumpkins instead of Batik Boutique (I also used the Detailed Pumpkins Dies for the little Rose Gold leaves)
Here’s a close-up of those pumpkins:
I used non-traditional pumpkin colors…guess they could be gourds…and colored with Blends? Calypso Coral even made it’s way in here. I love Calypso with the Soft Succulent – great combo!
And, let’s not forget about the inside! I decided to jazz it up and use the Rose paper on the inside (note: you need something on the inside to adhere the cutout from the front to).
For today’s card, I literally picked up the Annual Catalog, closed my eyes, opened it at random and pointed. What fun! Give it a try…I hope it sparks your creativity!
Happy Stamping! Kelly