Beware the Pumpkin Eater!

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Project Description

The Pumpkin Eater card by Joe Morgan


Halloween, my favorite holiday, is almost here! For this weeks post, I made a cute card using three different pumpkin stamps. To start out, I stamped the three stamps on white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers. I cut out all three of them. One of them includes a graveyard scene in the background, but I cut that off so that I would just have the pumpkin by itself.

For the sentiment, I wrote my own, and then printed it directly on a 6”x12” piece of the light brown cardstock. The font is called Centaur, and I thought it looked like a good storybook font. Be sure to click on the pictures to enlarge them for easier reading. For the tree, I cut some dark brown cardstock with a Tim Holtz Sizzix die. I cut out a silhouette of a man to use for Peter Peter the Pumpkin Eater.

When assembling, I glued down the moon and then the tree. I glued down one man silhouette and then placed black pop dots on top of him and then put an identical silhouette on top for a 3D effect. For the pumpkins, I glued down the center one, and then used pop dots for the two on the outside to add dimension.

Here are the three stamps I used for this project:
Pumpkin in Cemetery #6264
Jack O’Lantern  #5896
Pumpkin Sneering  #6490


For an added Halloween bonus, I am posting a second card that I made for Viva Las Vegastamps! ad in Rubber Stamp Madness magazine.

Frankenstein Collage Card by Joe Morgan

For this card, I used Frankenstein stamp #5842, some colored paper and acrylic paint dabbers from Ranger. To start out, I cut eight colored squares of paper about 2.5”x2.5” I adhered four of them to the front of a 5”x5” card.

I stamped on the four remaining squares using paint dabbers instead of ink my stamp. I stamped blue paint on the greenish white square, black paint on the purple square, purple paint on the blue square and green paint on the yellow square. You can do it any way you like. I then cut out my monsters and adhered them to the squares on the card in the order I liked best. You’ll want to wash your stamps ASAP when using paint. I doesn’t hurt them, but the longer it sets, the harder it is to clean.

Be sure to visit the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog to see what the rest of the design team have created for Halloween! There are lots of great ideas this month!

Viva Las Vegastamps!

Viva Las Vegastamps!


  1. Shirley Wheeler November 29, 1999 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Joe!
    Great cards. I know I commented on facebook page about the first card. But I have to just say how cool the man looks. I couldn't figure out how you got that cool shadow effect from just popping it up. Little did I know there were 2 men. I'm so glad you give such clear directions on how you make your cards. Love them both. How cool that VLVS is using it in their ad!

  2. David H November 29, 1999 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    I love both of these cards. I really enjoyed your humor of the "Pumpking Eater" card as well as they artsiness of your Frankie card. Awesome work!

  3. Lyneen October 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Great cards… love the pumpkins!!!!!

  4. Carole Lassak October 24, 2011 at 4:38 am - Reply

    You are so imaginative!! I look forward to seeing your cards!!

  5. Jamie C October 24, 2011 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Wow! Another round of fantastic Halloween cards! I look forward to your Halloween creations most of all.

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