The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jack-O-Lantern Patch

Hearty Tuesday Greetings to you all!! I have a card that I'd like to share. I'm having fun getting in the mood for fall and Halloween!

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to help her shorten some curtains, and I was glad to help. She thanked me with a gift card to Target, so I treated my self to a 2-pack of EK Success mini punches: jack-o-lantern and scary cat. I thought they would be super fun for Halloween projects! When I saw this sketch for the Get Sketchy #57 challenge, I knew exactly what I would do!

This card was also inspired by these challenges:
And finally, this card is for a silly "unofficial" challenge. I'm in a group of fabulous Splitcoast Stampers called the Punchkateerz. We keep in touch through a chat thread over on SCS and post our creations with a "secret" keyword so we can all keep tabs on what everybody is creating and support one another with comments. Anyway, we recently noticed that we had surpassed 1000 posts in our Punchkateerz gallery and are celebrating with "kind of" a challenge: to create something using, at the very least, card stock and at least one punch. Not terribly challenging, right? But something that we could ALL easily attain!! So, this is my "entry"--a card using only card stock (no DP) and lots of punches. Oh, and a little stamping! :) It was fun to make, and it will be fun to see what my fellow Punchkateerz have to say.

Oh, want to know what's making me happy today? Burning my Yankee Candle Home Sweet Home candle!! It smells SO good and spicy (kind of clove scented)--perfect for being inside on the now-cool fall days. It's time to nest again!

OK, that's it for today. Thanks for dropping by!!


Card Recipe:
Stamps: MFP Broom Rides
Paper: SU basic black CS, SU old olive CS, Paper Company orange & yellow CS
Ink: Marvy Le Plume II black marker
Accessories: EK Boo border punch, SU large oval punch, SU scallop oval punch, EK 1.25" circle punch, EK jack-o-lantern punch, SU word window punch, SU 1" circle punch, dimensionals, ZipDry glue, purple brads, purple burlap twine, jack-o-lantern charm from Mark's Finest Papers
Techniques: punches

28 comments:

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

LOVE this card, EMily! Fabulous use of punches! Thanks for playing EIC this week! :)

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch, Emily! Love all the smiling pumpkins and you have knocked the punch talley off the charts on this card! Wonderfully done :)

de said...

Super cute! I love that pumpkin charm and the BOO punch! Adorable Halloween card!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Annette said...

What a fun card & clever use of the punches! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Benzi said...

Well, my punchiez friend, you have made a wonderful pumpkin patch. What a fun card and love the white stand-out. I bet he thinks he is special. LOL I'll have to get my card made. Of course, I love your punches/punchez (smile).
I know what you mean about those candles, just told my DH a few days ago it is just about time to light the candles. Hmmmmmmm Nothing like it in the Fall.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very festive, that charm is so cute.

Vicki Dutcher said...

FABULOUS creation! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

SmilynStef said...

What a fantastic job with the sketch ... love those pumpkin "polka dots" ... fabulous inspired design.

Dawn B. said...

This is fun.. I love the goodies you got for helping with your friends project.. Great choices..

Lynn McAuley said...
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Lynn McAuley said...

Sorry I messed that one up!! I'll have to try again!

What a fun punch!! Perfect for Speedy's pumpkin challenge!!

Thanks, Emily, for creating this fun Halloween card to toss into Speedy the Cat's pumpkin patch!!

Ujjwal said...

what a fun card!! love the pumpkin charm!!

Emily Branch said...

This card is absolutely PERFECT!! I love the layout and that punch is soo soo soo cute! What a great find! Thanks for playing EIC this week!

cre8tiveVet said...

I love that punch! Where did you get it? Who makes it?

Joanne Travis said...

This is so adorable, Emily!! Love the white pumpkin. We were looking at some yesterday and my son is so ready to get one. We tried to grow our own pumpkin patch this year but the bunnies ate everything!

Tamie said...

Your halloween card is fantabulous!!!! The little charm is just perfect and the colors rock! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks..it is a great fall card.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great Halloween card.

Virgo5 said...

Emily I love the way you used the pumpkin for this sketch, fabulous idea!

Kristy Smith said...

Emily this card is amazing! I absolutely love love LOVE that border punch! =) Also - the pumpkin charm is just the right touch! Great job interpreting this sketch!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Your card rocks! Love the orange pumpkin and then the one white mixed in! I love that candle too by Yankee! a fave of mine to burn.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!!! Just wanted to tell you that you are the Jazz Cat of the Week over at Jazzy Paper Designs!!!! Please e-mail me so that I can give you the inspiration!! Congrats!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gosh, look at all these comments! I really love how you wrapped up all these challenges into that dynamic card - which looks like dp to me, but I know it ain't!

Sally Atkins said...

Totally amazing card, Emily! I love the punched shapes - oh I miss the Punchkateerz!! I'm enjoying being on the UK forum but I do miss SCS as well - there just aren't enough hours in the day are there?!

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card at stamps r us blog.

snailzpace said...

great use of punches and sketch! love the pumpkin charm.

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

FUN card! love the little gold charm.
very darling.
Thank you for sharing your colorful and creative "seasons change" project with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Anita said...

Your card is so cute. That little charm is just perfect!

Sally H said...

Great autumn project! Thanks for sharing with us at TT and good luck!