Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hello Fall! for The Paper Players

Greetings, Friends! It was a crazy-busy but fun day yesterday. My neighbors and I had a huge multi-family yard sale with seven families participating. I think we caused a bit of traffic congestion on my street! It's really fun to see what items people are interested in buying. Lots of people seem to love tools, jewelry, fishing supplies and electronics. It was quite successful and best of all, I can see the floor in both my garage and attic now. It is absolutely incredible how much stuff a family of five accumulates living in the same house for 18 years. How much unused "stuff" do you have at your house? I want to hear about it! 

On to the challenge!!! This week the wonderful Ann Schach is hostess at The Paper Players, and the theme is "Happy Fall, Y'all!" 

Can you believe I have never owned a pumpkin stamp set before? I prefer "cute" over "creepy" when it comes to Halloween and never found one I loved. This year, however, there is an adorable trio of pumpkins (plus a bunch of cute faces and some leaves) in the new Fall Fest stamp set from Stampin' Up, which was a must-have for me. 

My color scheme was inspired by the retired Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. The timing of their sketches coincide so nicely with The Papers Players challenges! 

This card was easy as can be, thanks to coordinating Framelits. The only difficulty was one misplaced (and still not found) photopolymer stamp. Those little babies are so sticky (in a good way) that they stick to anything! I know I will find it eventually, probably stuck the bottom of one of my ga-zillion plastic shoe boxes. 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: For All Things, Fall Fest
Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard
Designer Series Paper: Howlstooth & Scaringbone
Ink Pads: Tangerine Tango, Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Fall Fun Framelits
Accessories: Black Baker's Twine, Neutrals Candy Dots

Please join the fun and pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players!


Mike said...

Sandy, I love the leaves on the pumpkins! Such a nice touch. And the card has such a wonderfully CAS design! Beautiful!

Yapha Mason said...

Super cute card, Sandy! I agree with you, that Fall Fest set is great! I hope you find your missing stamp soon!

Andrea W said...

I'm glad your yard sale was a success! We have too much unused stuff and it does add clutter to the house. A yard sale sounds like a great fall project.

Your card is wonderful! The honeycomb embossing looks fantastic and I love the pumpkins. I'm glad you finally found some pumpkin stamps you like. Terrific fall card!

LeAnne said...

LOL, I have as many pumpkin/Halloween/fall stamps as I do Christmas!!! Unfortunately, not many of them are SU! I do think this little set is adorable, glad you were able to put it to good use!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love your pumpkins against the embossed background! I also don't own a pumpkin stamp - I resisted this set, but think I met have to get it; it's the whole matching framelit thing, just too tempting! Great fall card Sandy.

Darnell said...

I'm with you on preferring Halloween to be "cute" rather than "scary," Sandy! As such, I'm aswoon over your adorable pumpkin card!! Hugs, Darnell

laurie said...

I hope you find your missing piece...that happens to me and they show up in the strangest places. I don't have a ton of Halloween stamps either,but I can see why you got this set. Those pumpkins are fun,love the shape of them.I really like that plaid DP,too! Cute card!

Elisha said...

Love this card! I think I have a 6x6 piece of that DSP! And I lost a stamp recently - found it stuck to another stamp case about a week later. Love your blog - thank you for the inspiration!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, you used my favorite Howlstooth and Scaringbone paper! I love it! I have tons of Halloween stamps. Come stamp with me! The embossing looks fabulous with this paper! Perfect Fall card! XX

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love the checkered paper with the baker's twine and the little leaves on the top of your pumpkins. Perfect fall call.

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this is such a sweet little fall card! I love how the pumpkins are titled--like they're rockin' and the sweet little leaf is the perfect touch. Great fall card, my friend!