Don’t you love a big, round pumpkin? I’d prefer to look at one all month versus a jack-o-lantern, so I chose Hello Harvest for my October 2022 DIY calendar:
- Stamps: Harvest Hello
- Color Palette: Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Basic White
- Accessories: Big Boss, Rustic Pumpkin dies, Stampin’ Blends, Champagne Jewels, DIY Easel Calendar template, multipurpose glue
I took a chance and stamped the pumpkin with Cajun Craze ink. We recommend Memento to work with Stampin’ Blends because it doesn’t run, so I had to be careful not to overdo my brush strokes over the stamped portion of the image. I was feeling a little rebellious 😉
I inked up the leaves and then stamped them off. I chose the ones I liked best to die cut and added them with the swirly bits. The pumpkin is on dimensionals, and a few gems add some sparkle.
I began with Daffodil in the belly of the pumpkin to get that warm glow, then worked my way out with Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. This is a very satisfying image to color – I recommend it!
The 2023 DIY Template is now available! It’s just $5 and you may use it to make as many calendars as you like. It includes a page of covers, 12 monthly calendar blocks (4 to a page), and a set of cutting instructions. The blocks are designed to be cut to 3 1/2″ square.
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