Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop


Time for another blog hop with Papertrey Ink.  This month is another inspiration photo seen here:


So....have you ever made what I call a "fantasy card"?  Like, one that you have absolutely no idea who you are going to send it to, or how it would ever hold up in the mail?  Well, that's what I made for today...


Hee!  I made this fringed pumpkin after seeing Julie Ebersole's AWESOME video tutorial HERE!  That's how this whole card started.   Seriously, watch her video, it's so easy!  All you need is a long strip of felt, some thin sticky tape like Scor-Tape, and some scissors!!  I saw her tutorial, happened to grab some Melon Berry felt to practice the technique, and whaddya know!  A pumpkin idea grew...and grew....! 


The leaves are from the In Bloom set stamped on Ripe Avocado cardstock, and the sentiment is from Friendship Jar Fall Fillers (on a Tiny Tag die cut).  The little stem is some shimmery brown American Crafts ribbon tied with twine.  The patterned papers reminded me of the ones in the inspiration photo, and are from the 5&Dime Collection by October Afternoon.

Happy Fall y'all...I know I am from upstate New York but I HAD to say it :)!  Thanks for stopping by!

41 comments:

Kara said...

gorgeous pumpkin!!

I'm Renee said...

Gorgeous!
And such a creative pumpkin...
I lovey!! :)
Love the papers...
it all makes for a perfect card!

Kris Chirhart said...

Hi Kelly! Your pumpkin is just darling!!! What a beautiful card!! So charming. LOVE.

Michelle said...

Beautiful card! What a creative way to fashion your own pumpkin!

Jen Adcock said...

Holy smokes! Now that fabulous pumpkin is something you don't see everyday! I am so trying this. I also love your use of pattern paper too. Love the clever photo interpretation with it. So amazing!

Lana said...

Wow! Your pumpkin just amazing!!!! Love it! :)

Rachel W K said...

wow!!! that is amazing what you created with the felt! Whoever gets this card in the mail will be blown away! just gorgeous!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Julia Aston said...

What a fun felt looped pumpkin Kelly! I think Split Coast has a tutorial on that too - I've had it on my mind to try it out - and you've inspired me to really get too it!

June K said...

Oh so lovely, Kelly

paperella said...

This is SO beautiful! That felt flower almost jumps out of the pic!

Ann said...

LOVE it! I saw that video last week and knew I had to try it - but I haven't yet. Now I'm definitely going to get felty tomorrow. And no matter that you can't post it - anyone would be delighted to recieve such a hand delivered beauty!

Joyce said...

Love your card. And, your felt pumpkin. I need to watch that video. Also, the concept of a fantasy card is perfect. That is what most of my cards are anyway. But you make it sound more sexy and elegant. Love it.

Amy Papale said...

That pumpkin is too cute! How clever!

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful job schirmy!

Scmoore48 said...

Your card is precious and that pumpkin is brilliant!

Amy said...

Kelly, this is just fabulous! I love how fluffy your pumpkin is and the patterns you used on the background. Beautiful and an eye catcher for sure!

Cammie said...

Kelly, what creative genius! I LOVE the colors, patterns, and that loopy pumpkin is just too cute! I am pinning this little baby.

Teresa said...

Wow that is the cutest pumpkin I've ever seen. The stem and leaves look amaizing too. Wonderful fantasy card!

Marlena M. said...

Love that pumpkin...beautiful! ;)

Suzanne said...

This is one of my faves for the day! I LOVE that it's not bright orange, and it's just so pretty!

wendy said...

whow so awesome thanks for sharing ...gotta try this soon

Julie Ebersole said...

SHUT UP!!! Turned out so dang cute, Kelly! YAAAAY!!! *hug*

Anonymous said...

I love the pumpkin, its just gorgeous. Off to check out that video.

Suzanne

cards by cara said...

Love this! This is a gorgeously designed card.

I actually posted a link to that video on the PTI boards a while back and Gayatri made a gorgeous one - love this idea! I will have to give it a go when I have a chance. Thanks for reminding me of it ...

Deanna Jean said...

This is fabulous. I love your "pumpkin". Who cares if it won't go in an envelope. You can always just attach it the top of the package or place it in the gift bag.

Kelly in Canada said...

i love your pumpkin. it is very sweet.

Marybeth said...

Love it the pumpkin flower is beautiful , can't wait to check out the vedio.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous flower :) Love it.

Terri said...

Great card. Love your pumpkin flower.

Sharron said...

Love your interpretation! Fabulous colors and your loopy pumpkin is SO cool!

Cathy Weber said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous poofy pumpkin Kelly. This is a card you need to hand deliver, one someone can ooh and aah over while you are right there to enjoy it. Very pretty and I hope I can give that a try too.

Suzanne Russell said...

Wow! Great pumpkin! And I am so glad you linked the tutorial, Thanks!

Jeanne said...

How sweet your pumpkin is!!!!!! Great dimension.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Kelly, that is AWESOME!!! What a cool idea!! I make TONS of 'fantasy cards'... but when they don't have a direct purpose, I put them in my stash for a random occasion when I need one, which usually encourages me to make more random occasions!

Linda said...

So cute!!

Katie Gehring said...

This is beautiful! Love that pumpkin!

Inkyfingers said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Jessica said...

Well, now, if that isn't the darned most creative idea for a pumpkin! Beautiful colors, too!

Pauline said...

This is just fabulous! Love that fringed pumpkin! Gorgeous! I'm waiting for my new PTI stamps to arrive, my very first ones! I can't wait!

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