Make some of these pumpkin greeting cards for any Fall occasion – quick, easy and super cute!
I find that in the Fall, pumpkin greeting cards are a great all-occasion option. Pumpkins are available early Fall right up into the start of winter so you get a nice long span of time where these seasonal icons are just perfect and you can add any sentiment to these cards. Take a nice crafting break and spin that die cutting machine using the Jack-o-lanterns, Large Garden Fence, Large Ivy and Grass dies from Rubbernecker with your stash of scraps, pick your favorite patterns from their Harvest Time 6×6 Paper Pad, and just have a little mix and match assembly party for yourself!
As easy as these cards are to make, I like to share all my details for people who are new to card making and for those of you who like to just follow along. Scroll down for those or skip right to the “ingredients” to order what you need!
Pumpkin Card Base, Fence and Grass
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and fence section.
- Cut a 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece of the designer paper and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Use green cardstock to cut the grass section.
- Apply tiny pop dots to the back top of each picket, double stick tape to the back bottom of the fence and attach it to the card base. Pro Tip: Attaching the fence bottom flat to the card base will eliminate bulk for attaching the grass. The tiny pop dots will hold the fence away from the card base to create dimension.
- Adhere a strip of mounting tape to the back of the grass section and attach it to the card base.
Pumpkins and Ivy
- Cut the pumpkins using yellow cardstock.
- Use a mini applicator to apply Citrus ink over the whole pumpkins.
- Apply darker shades of orange using Pumpkin ink and a mini applicator. Pro Tip: Using bright yellow cardstock when coloring and shading pumpkins allows the yellow to show through for highlights.
- Color the pumpkin tops and ivy branches using a green marker.
- Color the ivy leaves by applying Crimson, Clove and Pumpkin inks in patches using mini applicators.
- Apply a light shade of Mango over all three colors on each leaf using a mini applicator to blend the three colors.
- Attach the pumpkins in behind the grass using pieces of mounting tape.
- Tuck the ivy sections behind the pumpkins and grass and attach using glossy accents.
Here’s what you will want to have on hand or order today to make these super cute pumpkin greeting cards:
I personally feel like pumpkin greeting cards are a little overlooked and I am hoping that this project lets you see how sweet they can be and how, if you make a little stack, you could have the perfect thing to send at a moment’s notice.
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I just love the way you use the patterned papers – very inspiring!