Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Pumpkins

Good morning and happy November! The theme for this month at BBTB2 is Thanksgiving, and the challenge this week  is to use a pumpkin (or two or three) on your project. 

I made this gate fold card using a pumpkin from Autumn Celebrations. The rest was designed using all basic shapes.

The patterned paper is one I picked up at Tuesday Morning a long time ago. The solid is from Recollections. I embossed the "Thanks" and the little dots in the corners using Brutus Monroe embossing powder in the color Penny. It's super shiny, which does not really show in the picture. If you're interested you can look at it here*. I really liked the way it looked with the paper so I decided to add a little texture by sprinkling just a tiny bit over the background paper and embossing directly onto the paper with no ink. I really like how it turned out. You can just barely see it in the pictures.
The center circle behind the pumpkin was embossed, but you could just leave it flat or stamp a background behind it.

Here's a shot of what it looks like opening. 
If you are interested in recreating this card, here is the link to the Design Space file.

Please join us with your own pumpkin creation!

*I have no affiliation with them. Not an affiliate link.


  1. great idea for a gate fold. I can never think of what to put in the middle --- duhhhh a round pumpkin.... perfect


  2. I love how the circle is inside another circle. Very fun gate fold card and the pumpkin looks perfect in the middle of the circle. Nice embossing.