You’ve got all kinds of time to get this handmade pumpkin Thanksgiving card made for this autumn holiday. Whether you live in North America, where Thanksgiving is celebrated, or somewhere else around the world, this little card is a wonderful way to show someone how much you care this fall season.
They’ll absolutely love getting this in the mail!
The surprising thing about this card? It’s made with a mask!
What’s that Technique?
Masks are great for sponging ink through to create your design. Which is exactly what I did with this card.
If you think this looks – and sounds – a tad fussy, don’t worry. It’s actually pretty easy to do. I have a video to show you exactly how to do this technique.
It’s one of my CASE the Cattie videos. That’s where I take a design from a current Stampin’ Up! catalogue and break it down into steps so you can make a card just like it!
But you might be saying…I didn’t see a mask with that pumpkin on it in the catalogues!
True. That’s because you can make a mask out of lots of your dies you already own!
I made this one from the Detailed Pumpkins dies in the 2021 Holiday Mini Catalogue and a piece of clear window sheet.
Aren’t they great? I have to admit it was the taller pumpkin that grabbed my interest first in this set of dies. But it was this squatter version I used first in this card!
Handmade Pumpkin Thanksgiving Card
Here are all the measurements and supplies to make it at home today. Be sure to take a peek at the video for the how-to!
Cuttin’ It Up!
- Cajun Craze cardstock – 4″ x 8″, scored at 4″
- Brushed Gold Metallic paper- 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
- Old Olive cardstock – 3 1/8″ x 3 1/8″, scrap
- Whisper White cardstock – 3″ x 3″
- Pale Papaya – scrap
- Gold Fine Art ribbon – about 6″
- Linen Thread or Baker’s Twine – about 8″
Let’s Make It!
Did you notice one other thing about this card? The placement of the main square isn’t centred! That makes it stand out even more!
If you’d like to see the other three ideas I made with this design, click here.
Now It’s Up to You!
Rifle through your stash of dies to find one perfect for your fall greetings. Then get busy with your sponge daubers (or blending brushes) to colour them up!
Add any of the supplies I used into your own craft space by clicking on any of them here.Supplies I Used
Fall Greetings to Make
This is the perfect little card for fall. It fits into a regular sized envelope so you don’t have to worry about making an envelope for it. Plus it’s just a little bit different, especially with the off centred placement!
That’s what’s so great about CASeing the Stampin’ Up! catalogues! There’s ideas there I might not necessary do on a regular basis.
Whether you make ahandmade pumpkin Thanksgiving card or an all occasion or Christmas card, you will love this technique and the cards you make!