Monday, October 31, 2022



This week I am featuring the Forever Fern stamp set and its coordinating dies.  This set has been around for quite a while, and it is definitely an old favorite.  I like the fact that it is so versatile, and you can use it for many different occasions. 

Today, for Halloween, I decided to use my Forever Fern Bundle to make a fall card.  Since pumpkins are often used for fall themed cards, it seemed like a bouquet with a pumpkin as the "flowerpot" was appropriate.  The challenge was, I don't have any current stamps that contain pumpkins.  Yup, weird, and probably surprising that I don't have one, but I don't.  However, I remembered that when I first discovered paper crafting over 15 years ago, one of the ways we made pumpkins was to use our Oval Punch.  Sometimes with all the dies and tools we have today, we forget about those old techniques.  So, I got out my Double Oval Punch and punched out 3 ovals from Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  Each is sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink around the edges and then the center one that straddles the other two is popped up on dimensionals.  Looks like a Pumpkin, right?

The background for this card was made using the Rubber Band Stamping Technique.  This is a super easy and fun technique to create interesting backgrounds. Last week on Connect to Create, I shared a video showing how to do this easy technique.  If you are unfamiliar with it, please take a look!  I hope it inspires you to try it.  The colors I used were Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Merry Merlot.

I also took inspiration from Kathi Ondus, Simply Cards by Kathi, in her recent Connect to Create Video.  She demonstrated the Baby White Technique.  Her cards were so pretty, and it had been a long time since I played with that technique.  So, I decided to use the Baby Wipe Technique to make some colorful fall leaves for my Pumpkin Bouquet.  Below is her video.  Take a look and you can learn two great techniques today!

The large leaves in my pumpkin bouquet were made with the Baby Wipe Technique.

I also used that technique for the leaves on my envelope flap and on the inside of my card.

I made my Baby Wipe "Ink Pad" with the same colors as I used for the Rubber Band background except, I also added a few drops of Daffodil Delight.  Aren't these colors pretty?

If you would like a FREE Tutorial for this Pumpkin Bouquet card, you can download a copy at this link.

A quick reminder.  Today is the last day of October, so today is the last chance to take advantage of the awesome Starter Kit+ Promotion.  Normally, you can select $125 worth of product for $99, but through today, you can select $155 worth of product for $99.  And SHIPPING IS FREE!  I would love to have you join my Fairless Flair Team!  If you have questions or would like to learn more, please send me an email directly at  But today is that last day for this terrific opportunity!

The following Product List shows the current Stampin' Up! products I used for today's card.

Product List

1 comment:

  1. This is probably one of my favorite cards ever! It is just so eye catching with so many colors and patterns. I had a lot of fun making it and am sending it to a special friend with a birthday this week! :)