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WAHOO!  My card was both PPA and My Pumpkin Challenge Awesome PICKs!!


It’s time to show you my card from September Paper Pumpkin.  Anyone who has children or grandchildren, from kindergarten through adulthood, will find themselves using this stamp set over and over.  Paper Pumpkin stamps are EXCLUSIVE – you won’t ever find them in the catalog.  It is this fact alone that keeps me excited receiving my little Paper Pumpkin box every month.  LOVE it!!  The Pals Paper Arts challenge that started today was a sketch challenge.  I really like this sketch and thought it went perfectly with this stamp set.  I have also just started following a blog for the Paper Pumpkin kits called My Pumpkin Challenge and thought it would be fun to play along.  I love to see what other people are creating with the kits.  Check it out!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Paper Pumpkin September Stamp Set, Banner Greetings
  • Paper: Winter Frost DSP, Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Modern Label Punch, Hearts A Flutter Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder

Tip of the Day:  Did you notice the ends on the bottom banner?  Instead of just cutting a piece of cardstock, I thought it would be nice to have a similar edge as the Modern Label punch.  This photo is the best way to teach you how to do your own:


So – there you have a pretty quick card for someone in your life who has accomplished something worth celebrating.  My daughter is in her Junior year of high school and is taking very difficult classes.  The end of the first grading period is coming up and I want to make sure she knows how proud we are of her!

I hope you liked my card today!  If you did, would you please leave me a comment?  I would love to know who you would like to send a card to that would let them know how proud you are of them.  Don’t let those moments pass you by!  I have cards for birthdays, gratitude, holidays, even sympathy all saved up and ready to go.  I am going to make more cards like this to have on hand so that my loved ones will know that their accomplishments are noticed and appreciated.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!




  1. Love it, Debbie! That big “Wahoo” drew me right in. So cute how you did that banner tail and it matches the Modern Label punch so well. Your daughter is sure to appreciate this card. Thanks for joining us for this week’s Pals Challenge!

  2. Great color choices, Debbie! And I loved how you cropped your banner with the framelit! This card is great for CASE-ing… off to pinterest I must go…. 🙂

  3. Fabulous card! I really did not like the paper pumpkin for September! but now I am changing my mind. Great way to think outside the box…your design is much better than any suggested in the kit!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. WOWZERS! Love the tip with making the end of the banner….can’t wait to try it and a big YEAH for your daughter…as I tell my children – “I’m glad I am not in school” Great card all the way around!!!

  5. This is such a great celebratory card, Debbie! Thanks for sharing how you used the die to create the ends of your banner! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  6. What a great card! I love all the details you brought in – Wahoo for sure! That DSP is perfect for your layout… Thanks so much for joining us at My Pumpkin Challenge!

  7. Dear Debbie, this is precious!! How did I miss this? I went to MPC to post (for tomorrow) and checked the main October post and THERE was your awesome card. Who knew Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler looked so powerful. Thanks for joining us at My Pumpkin Challenge! Can’t wait to see more of your creations. Blessings!

  8. Wahoo is right! Love your interpretation of the sketch and clean style. Congrats, Debbie, on being a PPA Top Pick!

  9. Congrats on being PPA pick! I love the colors with that DSP!! Thanks for the tip on using part of a framelit!!

  10. Fantastic Debbie! A whole lot of POW in this one. Thank you for the Framelit tip and congratulations on the PPA Pick!

  11. This is such a great card! Great tip to add a fun border with your framelit! Thanks for sharing over at the My Pumpkin Challenge. Your color combo is eye catching!

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