Thursday, November 3, 2011

Harvest Celebration & Winner announcement!!

My kids and I are going to have a Harvest party (sort of like a glorified play date:) ) To celebrate the fall.  I love this time of year . . . pumpkins, leaves, colors, crisp air, hot tea, decorating with hay & other beautiful things from nature, Thanskgiving dinner, etc.

So I saw this card on pinterest

and immediately thought of the color challenge this week on Heart 2 Heart.  

So here are our invitations
 I know there is no juniper but I felt like the majority of the color challenge was there so I'm entering it in.  To make the folded background circle (also called a rosette) behind the pumpkin you will need a 1 by 12 inch strip of paper (patterned paper would look super cute too!).  Then score the paper at every 1/4 inch to look like this

 Fold accordion style

Put adhesive on one end and secure it to the other end making a full circle.   

Then push the middle down with one hand while putting the glued stamped circle in the center. 

Put something on top until it is dry - I used an acrylic block - good for more than just stamping :)

I adhered a piece of Elemental patterned paper to the top of the card and then sewed the fabric onto the card using a machine (too much for hand stitching).  Next I stamped the "you're invited" from the January Stamp of the month onto the bottom of the card.  I inked the edges of the card with Chocolate Ink and then glued the pumpkin to the card.  I laid a book on top of the card until it was dry.

Materials Used:
Inks: Gold Rush, Autumn Terracotta, New England Ivy, Chocolate
Cardstock: Bamboo, Colonial White
Patterned Paper: Elemental
Stamp Set: So Grateful
I'm also linking up with the following: 
Celebrate the Occasion: Fall (with pumpkin)
Paper Playtime: Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Friday

Now another reason to celebrate is that my blog now has over 100 followers!  I am humbled and blessed by you all - I truly am!  I just started this journey in May and am shocked with how it is taking off and how much I am enjoying it!  I love blogging and I love my followers - thank you!!

I drew a winner for the promised giveaway using and the winner is Diana who also happened to leave a comment on the post!!  Diana said "i am new to your blog, and very new to close to my heart. sure hope i win so i can build up my stash!!!"  Diana please contact me via e-mail at {alwaysdeeper [at] hotmail [dot] com} with your mailing address by Next Friday to claim your prize!  

Thanks to everyone and be sure to stay tuned for my super sales in November and some Christmas celebrations throughout the month of December!   
For more information about my 11/11/11 SALE and 3-day Thanksgiving Sale see post here.

Elizabeth Mindemann


  1. Pretty invitations and the rosette looks great.Thanks for playing at CTO.
    Jayne x

  2. Really love the card/invite. Great job, great Fall feel! New follower, just love these challenges because of all the new talent I get to find!


  3. This is gorgeous Elizabeth! I love it! Nicely done! Jill♥

  4. These invitations are so cute!

  5. Very nice invites... beautiful...

    thanks for playing with us at CTO...


  6. very cute. Never thought about using my stamping block to hold the rosette in place. Great idea/tip

  7. Really cute invite, love the fun Fall details! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)


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