I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Friday, October 10, 2014

All the Scary Pumpkins

It's time for another card challenge with Cardz TV. The theme for this challenge is: To Die For. A Halloween challenge using die cuts. It's the perfect time for Halloween cards. I know I have at least 8 more cards to make. It's a good thing that there are so many fabulous SVG sites for inspiration. 

For my project, it was all about this SVG file from Miss Kate Cuttables. There are four layers of color that help capture the glow of a candle in the carved pumpkins. The cut itself was really the focal point. I added the patterned paper keeping with the dark tones. The sentiment is from the Spooky Saying stamp set from CardzTV. This is a great stamp set. I have used almost every sentiment on this set and also have purchased More Spooky Sayings. 

I did pop the pumpkin stack up off the card for some depth. 

Challenges Entered
The Paper Players: Halloween
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Lawnscaping Challenge: Pattered Paper
My Craft Spot: Trick or Treat
Creative Card Crew: Black Cardstock
PDE Linky Party: Jack-o-Lanterns
Divas By Design: Orange and Black


  1. Very cute card! Love the two-tone colors on the pumpkin faces. Love it.
    Linda (Cardz TV Design Team Member)
    Crafting With Nana

  2. OMG your stack "O" Pumpkins are truly wicked awesome.
    Gosh you really did one outstanding and Spooktacular job!!
    Your card is definitely going to give someone an extra
    Faboolous day!!

  3. Spook-tacular card, Faith. Love the pumpkins stacked on top of each other with the hat on the top one :-) Too cute!
    Lena - CardsTV Cards Designer
    Lena’s Creations

  4. This turned out awesome! Love the papers you used perfectly adorable :)

  5. I love the color and paper choices you made for this. That die cut is "to die for". <3Kim

  6. What a fabulous Halloween card!! Love it!! Have a great weekend.

  7. I love how you layered all of the different colors behind those jack o lanterns! Super cute card!

  8. This is just way too cute Faith!!! I so love all of the 'glow' the pumpkins have!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Witch/Frankie/Jack O Lantern' Linky Party at PDE!!!! DT-Sharon

  9. Lovely color scheme and such a fabulous boo-design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  10. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "polka dots” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  11. Your creation is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny,s Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

    Caz x PPC DT

  12. So cute! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

  13. I love the layering on the pumpkins - they really pop out! Thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart.

  14. LOve that you made your pumpkins black! Super cute
    Gallery DT

  15. Fun card! Thanks for joining us on the Creative Cutting Challenge this week.

    Happy Crafting,
    CCC DT member

  16. Spooky pumpkin card. I like how all they pumpkins are staked on top of one another. You used cute papers.

    Cardz TV DT Member

  17. What a show stopper of a creation. A wondeful halloween make - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  18. Very cute. I love your pumpkins and papers.

  19. What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at PDE Witch, Frankenstein or Pumpkin Linky Party. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (PDE DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  20. Your card is so cute! What a fun image and I love that you created the fence in purple. Such a great touch!

    I enjoyed reading your blog bio too. It's good that you've found a balance between academia and crafting!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  21. Love those pumpkins, they're awesome! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week. Hugs, Mirella

  22. super cute faith, luvin the pumpkins!

  23. Super fun card!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)
    xx Tamara

  24. Love, love, love the colors you chose for this card! Great design all around. Thanks for joining us at again Creative Cutting Challenge this time around.
    DT Leader

  25. This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at CCC xx Jan

  26. What a spooktacular halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us at Lawnscaping! :)


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