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Pumpkins & Paper Piercing

Halloween is creeping closer! Are you getting ready? My daughter is already planning her costume. Right now, she is asking to be Medusa. I need to try to figure out how to make Medusa-like snake hair. (If you have any ideas, let me know! I’m sure I’ll be combing the internet in the next few weeks.)

Keeping in the Halloween spirit, I made a card using the new Pumpkin Pile image to make a card for the new Meljen’s Designs challenge, PAPER PIERCING. (not paper piecing). I know it doesn’t show up very well in the photo, but I pierced along the edges of both pieces of DP.

Stop by the Meljen’s Designs blog to see the creations from the rest of the DT and join in our PAPER PIERCING challenge.

Don’t forget to check out my Halloween Blog Candy!

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Pumpkin Pile (digital image) by Meljen’s Designs
  • Inks: Stampin’ Up Basic Black ink pad & ink refill
  • Papers: Neenah Crest CS, Paper Studio black CS, misc. orange CS, BasicGrey Eerie DP
  • Tools: Paper piercing tool, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Cheese cloth, Black Diamond Stickles, Sakura stardust gelly roll pen, American Craft Chit Chat glitter letter stickers



Wow a gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog this week! xxx
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is so cute, love the pumpkins and the boo at the bottom and I do see the paper piercing on the side. The distressing is perfect with the card. Love it.
Gina said…
No hints on the Medusa hair, sorry, but I would love to see that costume!! Very cute card, I love the Boo at the bottom.
mforquer said…
Fabulous!! Cheryl we think alike - this pumpkin pile is just too cute with all your fabulous papers! I love your glittery sentiment too!
Gorgeous papers combo. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT.
Hugs Nataliya.
Anita said…
This is so pretty Cheryl. I love that image and of course your coloring is always amazing. Really like the sentiment too.
Karin said…
I love the distressing on your card, it's a great technique for Halloween! Good luck with the costume, I will let you know if I have any brilliant ideas (Very!)
MiamiKel said…
This is just dreamy, Cherl!! It's sooo like Fall everywhere (well, maybe a little longer here, lol!) but I'm so inspired by your artwork - beautiful!
Spooktacular Halloween card Cheryl! I love the sparkly "Boo!" at the bottom ~jeni :)
Chrissy said…
Fabulous card Cheryl...what a fun image and great colouring.

Sara I. said…
Absolutely adorable!! LOVE the image and fabulous way you did the sparkly boo at the bottom!! Too cute and just love it!xx
Marlene said…
I'm glad you clarified! I was trying to find the paper piecing! LOL!! Love the card - and the paper PIERCING!
Thanks for joining our "Inspired by a song" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x
Anonymous said…
What a fun Halloween card, love the pumpkins and your paper piercing!
Nikki Byrne said…
Fab halloween card, love those pumpkins! Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. hugs

Cute image - but I really love the 'boo!" how nice and sparkly!!!

no ideas for medusa - sorry :(

I love the mummy cat in the new images too!!

Hope the pup is doing OK

Ida said…
Fabulous card. Love the pumpkin stack and you've colored it beautifully.
Andie's Space said…
Hi Cheryl,
Love this fab image & those gorgeous papers. The sentiment looks great too. Infact it's all just wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
Andie xx
Pat (mspfd) said…
What a precious card! Love the image. Good luck on coming up with snake hair. How about hot glueing rubber snakes to a bathing cap?

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