Saturday, October 5, 2013

"Carving" Pumpkins

Happy World Card Making Day Everyone!  Alas, I haven't made any cards today as we were out an about in Hampton, NH for unsuccessful antiquing.  We did happen upon a great garden in North Hampton and a yummy restaurant in Portsmouth, NH and I do have some fall cards to share with y'all today!
These pumpkins are made with the same MME papers from this post with some additional papers from my scrap heap I've been working my way through.  They are a little labor-intensive to plan & prep, but SO worth it don't ya think? :)

I've only posted 4 here, but the prep allowed me to have everything I needed to make 7.  The pumpkins shape come from the pumpkin die by Papertrey Ink (which I've had for a couple years now and never used).  Each patterned paper got run through to make the "ridges" and then I had to play "puzzle maker" to mix 'n match them.  I only wanted to have one piece from each pattern per pumpkin (say that tongue-twister 10 times fast!).  The leaves are also from a Papertrey Ink die.

Each ridge is edged with brown ink so to give the ridges more definition.   They are all mounted on kraft cardstock.  I feel a little bad about this cover one.  I cut the kitty's head off!!!!  Does that make it for sure a Halloween card then???

I would totally make more of these- they were super fun!  I'm so glad I finally broke out these pumpkin dies!!! I've got one more set of cards to show you this week using this same set of papers, so stay tuned! ;)

I'm taking my patch to party here:
Allsorts Challenge: Autumn colors
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Autumn is here
Simply Create Too: Autumn/Fall
Fairy tale challenge: Pumpkins, Mushrooms, or Bats


  1. These are absolutely gorgeous and so worth the time! I would be so tickled to receive such a beautiful patchwork pumpkin!

  2. LOL, about the kitty's decapitation, lol.
    These look great. I really like the inking around each section :)

  3. Hi, Moriah: We are so glad you joined us for our Fall Challenge at Simply Create Too. Your entry is wonderful--hope you join us again soon!

    Simply Create Too Team Member

  4. Wow! They are amazing! Love them!! Ty for joining us @ Simply Create Too


  5. WOW these are lovbely! Thanks for sharing at Sweet stampin' and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  6. What a beautiful pumkin cards! I just love them! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  7. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure they were time can tell that you put lots of effort in these. But, boy, was it worth it. These are really beautiful. Thanks for joining us at the challenge at Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you again next week! --Gail, SS DT

  8. What a beautiful selection of papers! Fab card!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  9. What lovely idea! It´s the perfect room decoration too and the papers you have used are so pritty! It´s perfect for our pumkin, mushrooms and bads challenge at Fairy Tale. Thank you for joining us! xx Bianca

  10. Wow, your pumpkins are so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  11. Moriah, these are awesome!!!! I'm in need of serious Autumn decorations and your pumpkins are incredible with color and texture and the perfect country feel. So great to hear from you again and thank you so much for your comment. Hope this finds you doing well. Hugs to you, Lisa :)

  12. I am blown away by these gorgeous pumpkins & delighted to have you playing along at Sweet Stampin'. Our challenge requires stamping to be eligible for prizes & top picks (I can't immediately see any on here). If there is stamping that we've not picked up please do pop back & let us know :-) we hate for you to miss out.

    Thanks for sharing with us & look forward to seeing you play along again,

    The SS team xx

  13. Ohhh... I love the mixture of patterns on your wonderful pumpkins!! These are so fabulous!!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments!