Monday, October 4, 2021

A Garland of Pumpkins

We are enjoying Autumn at Double Trouble Challenges and you're Invited to a Pumpkin Carving Party. This is Challenge #94, a biweekly challenge running through Sunday evening, October 17, 2021. We usually have three "Things" so here they are:

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker wants to see your best shot at creating a Fall card. You will be entered in the Random Drawing for a fabulous prize.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare is hoping you'll link your project with our partner at Use Your Stuff Challenge #432. Doing this will give you an additional chance at winning the Random Draw.

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister is inviting you to join her pumpkin carving party by including a pumpkin on your project. This provides another chance at winning our Random Draw. (The pumpkin only needs to be carved with your scissors, a die, a punch, or by machine. Jack O'Lanterns are not required.)

Using a three-piece set of dies, first I cut two layers of cardstock. I colored the vanilla layer using blending brushes for the pumpkins and the red highlights. The top layer was cut from Kraft cardstock and adhered to the colored vanilla layer. Instead of using the third die for the bottom layer, I cut pieces from scraps of cardstock to add more color and interest to my card. Using a vanilla card base, the inside was decorated with a few punched leaves. The sentiment was die-cut and added.

Suggestion: The next time I use these dies, I will probably inlay the pumpkins or raise them with thin foam tape.

We hope to see you at our challenge. There is plenty of inspiration at DTC94 and
UYS432 Blogs. So take a look, check out our guidelines, and join the fun!

Inks: Stampin' Up! Real Red, Highland Heather, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party & Mango Melody
Cardstock: SU! Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Night of Navy & Granny Apple Green 
Die: Birch Press (Autumn Breeze Plates) & Reverse Confetti (word)
Punches: SU! (Autumn Punch Pack) 


  1. So pretty! Love the fall colors and the embossed background is perfect! :)

  2. That stitched background is terrific and I love the multi-coloured pumpkins!

  3. Neat die set, and I love your bright and fun colored pumpkins!

  4. Love the colorful carved pumpkins and the combination of dies with stitching are so pretty... beautiful fall card.

  5. Wow. This is a great card and some really awesome layered aspects. Wonderful fall colors. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT. Co-ordinator