Life Is Better With…….

Hi Y’all!  It’s been too long, I know.  Seems like life just got in the way for awhile (yep, a cop out if ever there was one but that’s my story and I’m sticking to it).  Any who, I promise to be better about posting which brings me to today’s card and I think the title says it all.  Life is, indeed, better with friends!  Keep scrolling for the details on how this one came together.

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I started with a base of Old Olive cardstock cut 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″.  I absolutely love the Painted Autumn designer series paper so cut a mat of 4-1/2″ x 3-3/4″.  This let the Old Olive ground it from being too busy.  This was glued to the base using my favorite Tombow multimedia glue.

Next, I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 3-1/4″ x 4″ but I didn’t do any stamping on it.  Rather it serves as the holder for the focal images and sentiment.  I grabbed the Pick A Pumpkin stamp set and got to stamping on a scrap of Whisper White.  I stamped the  large pumpkin and the medium pumpkin in Cajun Craze ink.  Then I stamped the gourd in Garden Green ink.  I stamped two of the bud-like leaves using Crushed Curry ink and two of the leafy stems again using Garden Green.  All of this went to the Big Shot and was die cut using the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlets.

Then I laid out the pieces to see what would be pleasing to the eye before gluing anything down. Once I was happy, I adhered the large pumpkin and the yellow stem behind it straight to the panel with Tombow glue.  Next, I popped up the medium pumpkin using a couple of Stampin Dimensionals.  I laid the first green stem between the two pumpkins and glued it down with Tombow.  I snuck the second green stem under and to the right of the medium pumpkin and glue it down with Tombow as well.  That just left the second yellow stem and the gourd.  I glued the second yellow stem on top of the green stem angling it so it fell over the top of the medium pumpkin.  Then I popped the gourd up over that using a couple of Mini Dimensionals.  I did let the bottoms of the pumpkins and the gourd hang over the bottom edge a smidge.  I then adhered that whole panel to a piece of Soft Suede card stock cut 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″.  This left just a tiny border all the way around but was perfect at framing it.  A quick coat of Wink of Stella on the pumpkins gave them a bit of sparkle.

Since there was so much white space left, I went with stamping the sentiment in Soft Suede on a scrap of Whisper White (the sentiment comes from the Just Add Text stamp set.  It is punched out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I then punched  out two more labels, one from the DSP and one from Soft Suede cardstock.  I cut each of these in half vertically and glued them to the ends for a nice frame.  The sentiment is popped up on the panel with dimensionals.

Lastly, I cut another piece of Whisper White measuring 4″ x 5-1/4″ and glued that to the inside with Tombow.  I left it blank so it can be used for almost any occasion.

I hope you enjoyed the card and will give it a try yourself.  All the supplies listed are in bold above.  If you have any questions about it just drop me a comment.  If you would like to order the supplies to make it, just click on the link in the upper right of the page.  Thanks for stopping by!

8 thoughts on “Life Is Better With…….

  1. That’s beautiful Linda! Love the fall colors with your little stack of pumpkins. Great design! 🙂

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  2. So pretty, Linda!! Love the sentiment and the fall arrangement! 🙂

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  3. Lovely card. All the white and the Old Olive do tone down the DSP. I think you did a great job on this one. Love your pumpkins and the way you did the sentiment.

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  4. I really like how you used the Everyday Label punch…your layering was perfect!

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