Today's card uses some super DeeDee's Digi images and the set is called Pumpkin Pals...oh so cute, and some nice fall papers are included in this set as well. There is a Clear it Out Challenge going on this this week and DeeDee's Digis is a sponsor. The challenge (if you choose to accept it - is Halloween - or Black & Orange). It's time to make the last minute Halloween cards or do what Faith did and make a black & orange card. If you join in the challenge at Clear it Out Challenge you will have a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to the store!! There's some featured designs posted to inspire you, one of which uses the cute Beagle you saw here earlier this month. If you look on down the post, you'll see a great new Freebie digi that is awfully versatile & cute too.
Well, here's how I used the Pumpkin Pals - on one of those popup cards. I'm not happy with my results with the die (it's my 2nd try using it), but I do love these images. Here goes:
Inside with the front oval flipped to show another image from the Pumpkin Pals set, done the same way as the fox. The right oval was cut with the same die, using some of the pattern paper included in the set, as was the top sentiment. Wanted this to serve as a Halloween card, so added a SU sentiment that had been heat embossed with WOW orange EP, punched with a SU punch. As you can see, the inside is not finished off (I don't like this look...but that's how we did it in the class & I'm not quite sure how this could be finished off - perhaps with pattern paper?).
This is the very back of the card, and a strip of the dp was added to cover the raw edge. Liked this treatment better. Once the pieces are joined - I couldn't think of a way to cover the inside raw edge, and I'm not thrilled with this look. I thought these DeeDee's Pumpkin Pals were perfect to use on the swing, and there's one more cutie in the set. I decided to use the sentiment instead of the image so there is one left for another project.
This is the die set that creates the front trims - which were cut using the dp from the set. If card base is rectangle shape, there are 2 pieces that must be cut - two times - to form the outside trim frame. Obviously the position of the shape determines side or top placement. On the square pop up, just one trim piece is cut 4 times, and will fit any side.Mine did not fit together in a smooth miter. Had the same trouble in class, where we did a square card. Hence the leaves on the card front to camouflage the area that didn't miter well. The leaves are from DeeDee's Pilgrim Owls set which was printed earlier for a project not finished. The leaf branch was handy, so decided to snip off a bit, add the leaves to trim & hide the messy miter. I'm still deciding on whether this card will get some surgery, and then just use the ovals with the images. I'll have to study the card a bit. I'm hoping that the class I'm taking Friday with Karen Burniston - whom I think is the designer of these frames & popup dies...anyway, I'm hoping to get some technique tips for using these dies better. I'm also not liking that the card won't open 'flat'. Wondering if I have something put together wrong, but I looked at the earlier class card & think it's the same way. Anyhow, thought I'd share it as it is.
Check out the nifty fall releases over at DeeDee's Digis . There are some darling designs, the prices are extremely reasonable, and I'm sure you'll find something that will inspire you for Fall & Halloween (and maybe Christmas too?).
Have a wonderful evening, and I'll try to get round to all my visitors ASAP. I was caught up on Sunday, but am behind again. I can't make cards & visit as fast as I should. So please do forgive me if I don't visit immediately. I keep the email comments in the folder until I get a moment to pay some visits to my lovely followers. I DO appreciate you taking time to look in and leave your thoughts.
PS...There will be another post with some front porch pictures - in case you want to see it!