Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!


Hi readers!! Happy Saturday to you and HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

Hi Debby here and I’m delighted to be joining you on World Card Making Day for a Creative Uses post! I get a little thrill when I run my eye over the latest stamps and dies to look for a different spin; wondering which set will trigger an ‘a-ha’ moment! As the deliciousness of the STAMPtember release was laid out in front of me, my eye was caught by the pumpkins from the Thanksgiving Table set and how similar to hot air balloons they were when turned upside down. I stamped the two sizes of pumpkin in Memento Tuxedo Black and then coloured them (in any colour other than orange LOL) and cut them out with their matching dies from the Thanksgiving Feast set.


All was looking good apart from the stem of the pumpkins sticking down, I fixed this by stamping and die cutting the toppers from the Ornaments set. The toppers are coloured to match the balloons and then trimmed along the top to remove the ring area. These were then glued to the pumpkin stems and any overhang trimmed away. The balloons were then mounted over elements from the Cloud Bank die onto a patterned paper panel. The sentiment from the Road Trip set is stamped in Black onto a white banner again from the Thanksgiving Table set :D


While the Holiday Ornaments die set was on my table I thought that one of the ornament shapes was suitable for turning into a light bulb. I cut the die from some scratch paper and then used the negative space to blend in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Black Soot Distress Inks onto a white panel of card. The perfect sentiment is from Objects of Love and the die cut heart is from the Large Holiday Shapes set cut from Lipstick Red card and then coated liberally in Xmas Red Stickles.


There’s a little Lawn Fawn twine tied around the panel and then it is mounted onto a white card base with Wendy Vecchi white embossing paste swiped through the great Zig Zag Dots stencil. I love this stencil for adding just the right amount of subtle detail :D

I hope you get the chance today to make a card for World Card Making Day!


Thanks for reading today and thanks to Debby for continuing to inspire us!!

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  1. Happy World Cardmaking Day to everyone. I have been busy making birthday cards today. Love the cards shown today.

  2. Love those pumpkins! I really admire people who can look at an object and see a completley different use for it. Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us.

  3. I’m addicted to your ‘spin’ on things! Pumpkin into a hot air balloon – GENIUS. As for your presentation and photography – the complete package. You are brilliant.

  4. Honestly..pumpkin stamp for hot air balloons? I envy your creativity and applaud the efforts to get more out of our stamps. Thanks.

  5. Love to see how we can stretch our stamps. Funnily, though, when I saw the first card, my first thought was, those shapes look like pumpkins. I could use pumpkins stamps to recreate this look, haha.

  6. Oh wow. . I didn’t know today is world card day. . . Thanks for sharing. . Im relatively new to shopping on sss and I hope to get some great inspiration from this blog

  7. I love the use of the pumpkin die for the balloons and the ornament die for the light bulb! Very, very clever and cute!

  8. Wow, Debby, your style just gets more and more refined. So subtle but INTERESTING, with your background treatments and then bright pops for the signature detail. THanks for sharing with your fans today!

  9. Wow! When I saw the hot air balloons, I thought, “how did I miss those?” LOL! I totally didn’t realize they were pumpkins until I read your entry! What a creative mind you have!!! I’m good at combining things together in unusual ways, but I still need to learn to think outside of the box more… Thanks for the amazing inspiration! Happy World Card Making Day! :)

  10. Debby, your cards are so cute, I just love your style. when I look at stamp sets I don’t see other things, think I will practice with that. Thanks so much for your ideas.

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