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The air is crisp, there are football games on Friday night, pumpkin everything has begun to pop up and Halloween is in a few short weeks.  Ahhh, October is in the air.

There’s lots of talk about parties at my house.  This weekend we’re celebrating my mom’s 90th!  Then in a couple of weeks we’re hosting a pumpkin carving party.  And at the end of the month, there will be a costume party.  Because for Halloween, it isn’t so much about the trick or treating, it’s about the costume. And, it has to be home made.  But enough about that, I know you’d rather see some samples.

Fall Fest card close up for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

Since we’re hosting the pumpkin carving, my daughter asked if I would create an invitation.  And for, Creation Station we were to use Fall Fest this week.  I took one look at the pumpkins and my wheels started turning.

 

 

Fall Fest card for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

I used Mossy Meadow for my card base and layered that with a piece of Color Me Autumn designer paper.  Then the fun began with the Very Vanilla focal layer.

I stacked my pumpkins from Fall Fest using a mask with the bottom two layers.  The ink is Pumpkin Pie.  Then I added leaves for arms and a pony tail – again using a mask.  The ink for these was Mossy Meadow.  I pulled out my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write marker and drew on some tendrils.  Then using the Fun Fall framelits, I cut some Mossy Meadow leaves for shoes.  After adding a row of Basic Pearls for a belt, I used the banner framelit from the Label Card thinlit and cut a Vellum banner.  I heat embossed the sentiment from Fall Fest in Gold.

Invitation done?  Check!

Tip:  Take your craft knife and trim a teeny, tiny bit off the bottom of the line in the exclamation point.  It will stamp and emboss better and won’t look like Fall has three “L’s”.

Next, I still had pumpkin on the brain.

Tiny Treat Box Pumpkin for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

 

I took one of the Tiny Treat Boxes (25 to a pack) and was thrilled to find that the small pumpkin framelit in the Fun Fall framelits just fits the side panels on the box.  I inserted Vellum inside/behind each cut out and added a piece of White and Tangerine Tango Two Tone Trim.  I thought these would be perfect for treats.

And then thinking ahead….

Tiny Treat Box Luminary for Creation Station from theartfulinker.com

 

 

 

I tried these little boxes out as luminaries.  As you can see, they work perfectly.  Just insert one of the battery operated votive candles.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathy (cards_by_kp
    October 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Your pumpkin luminaries are a terrific decoration idea. Those tiny treat boxes will be on a future order.

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    Jenn Frost
    October 6, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Such a different way to use those pumpkins – very creative Sara, well done

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    Kathy Kartak
    October 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I love the pumpkin woman! What a totes adorbs idea!!!

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