Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Happy Harvest Card

As promised in my November 2007 Newsletter, here are the instructions on the Happy Harvest Card. This card is simple to make - despite the long supply and instruction lists. If you're not great at water coloring you can substitute markers or colored pencils for the Water Color Wonder Crayons.

  • Old Olive Card Stock
  • Really Rust Card Stock
  • Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Basic Brown Ink
  • Pumpkin Pie Ink
  • Really Rust Ink
  • Loads of Love Stamp Set
  • Canvas Background Stamp
  • Tag Corner Punch
  • Earth Elements Buttons
  • Natural Hemp Twine
  • Watercolor Wonder Crayons
  • Aqua Painter
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesive


  1. Cut your Old Olive card base.
  2. Cut Really Rust Card stock to 5.5" by 2"
  3. Using Really Rust ink, stamp canvas on to Really Rust card stock. Rough up one edge with fingernail.
  4. Using Basic Brown ink, Stamp image of truck, pumpkins and girl on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out - I didn't measure, I stamped then cropped as needed to center the image.
  5. Mat Very Vanilla with Pumpkin Pie card stock - about .25" wider all the way around.
  6. Color in truck, pumpkins and girl using Water Color Wonder Crayons and Aqua Painter.
  7. Adhere Really Rust strip (rough edge in) and stamped image to card base as shown.
  8. Stamp "Happy Harvest on small scrap of Very Vanilla card stock using Pumpkin Pie ink.
  9. Punch two corners with Tag Corner Punch
  10. Cut piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock to be .25" wider than scrap Very Vanilla
  11. Punch two corners of Pumpkin Pie and adhere to back of "Happy Harvest" tag.
  12. Tie a bit Natural Hemp Twine through the button holes, trim ends, and adhere button to the Happy Harvest tag.
  13. Adhere tag to card base as shown.
If you like this card and would love some one-on-one instruction for other great holiday cards, contact me today to set up a class or workshop! I look forward to hearing from you, but until then, happy stamping!

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