Stampin’ Up! Plaid Tidings Harvest Hellos Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inkin’ Krew Monthly Blog Hop! This month the Inkin’ Krew team theme is “Giving Thanks.”

My card features the Celebration Tidings Bundle from the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog and the Harvest Hello stamp set and coordinating Apple Builder Punch from the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

The Paper Cuts

  • Cajun Craze Cardstock: a 4 1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5 1/2″) card base and a die cut of the 2nd largest die from Celebration Labels Dies
  • Plaid Tidings 6×6 Designer Series Paper: a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel, a 4″ x 3/4″ strip for the inside, and a 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ strip for the envelope flap.
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel for the front, 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside, a 2 3/4″ x 2″ for stamping, and a die cut of the 3rd largest die from Celebration Labels Dies.
  • Cinnamon Cider Cardstock: a double frond and a single frond die cut from the Sunflower Dies, and a 1″ x 1″ for stamping.
  • Early Expresso Cardstock: a double frond from the Sunflower Dies and 3 sprigs from Celebration Labels Dies.
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 1″ for stamping
  • Whisper White Medium Envelope

The Creating

  • Stamp the pumpkin from Harvest Hellos Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Ink on the 2 3/4″ x 2″ Whisper White Cardstock. Outline the ribs of the pumpkin with the Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blend. Fill in the pumpkin with Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend. Apply Light Pumpkin Pie to the centers of the 3 ribs in the front of the pumpkin to “lift” color to highlight. Punch out with the Apple Builder Punch. Tip: you can use a PostIt Note or flag as a handle if needed.
  • Stamp 2 pumpkin leaves and then the stem in Tuxedo Black Ink on the 2 1/2″ x 1″ Mossy Meadow card piece. Use the punch to cut out the stem. Fussy cut the leaves with Paper Snips.
  • Stamp a pumpkin leaf in Tuxedo Black Ink on the 1″ x 1″ Cinnamon Cider cardstock and fussy cut.
  • Use Cajun Craze Ink to stamp “Grateful” from the “Always Grateful” sentiment in the Celebration Tidings Stamp Set in the top right corner of the Whisper White label. Tip: I used a PostIt flag to cover “Always” before inking and then removed the flag before stamping. Stamp “Always” on the inside card panel.

The Assembly

  • Layer the Whisper White 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel, the Plaid Tidings panel, the Cajun Craze label and the Whisper White label on the card front with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Arrange the frond die cuts and glue into place.
  • Apply a Mini Glue Dot to the front of 2 of the fronds and attach to the pumpkin top on each side. The 3rd one will be glued next to the frond peeking around the pumpkin once attached.
  • Apply a Mini Glue Dot to the bottom, back of the pumpkin stem and attach to the pumpkin.
  • Pop the pumpkin on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Add a Mossy Meadow leaf at the stem with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Add the other 2 leaves at the bottom right with the stems glued and the overhanging edges with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Add 3 gold Metallic Pearls.
  • Adhere the stamped Whisper White panel to the inside of the card. Add the 4″ x 3/4″ plaid strip at the bottom.
  • Apply glue to the envelope flap and apply the remaining plaid DSP. Use scissors to cut away the excess.

Links to the products used in this project are below. Please email me at with any questions. I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for stopping in and I hope you will enjoy the rest of the team’s projects! Click on Next Blog to visit Krista Yagci or Previous Blog for Akiko Sudano.

If you get lost along the way, the participants are listed below:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Karen Ksenzakovic
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. Donna Leonard – You Are Here
  7. Krista Yagci
  8. Lisa Jurich
  9. Tara Carpenter
  10. Terry Lynn Bright
  11. Amy Koenders

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Product List

August-December 2020 Mini Catalog

You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.

2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

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15 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Plaid Tidings Harvest Hellos Card for the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

  1. ksenzak1 October 13, 2020 / 3:54 pm

    Such a beautiful fall card Donna 🙂 Love your design and your layering is perfect


  2. Stamps-N-Lingers October 13, 2020 / 9:55 am

    Pretty pretty pretty! Your collage is perfect and perfectly framed on your plaid! Love!


  3. Susan K October 13, 2020 / 9:28 am

    Great design and colors. Love the plaid background and layering. TFS.


  4. stampwithamyk October 13, 2020 / 7:57 am

    Wow! That’s stunning Donna! Love the layering on your focal image and the plaid background is perfect! 🙂


  5. Akiko Sudano October 13, 2020 / 7:11 am

    So pretty!! Nice coloring on your pumpkin and I love how you did your sentiments!!


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