November Paper Pumpkin {& a CASE’d Thanks}

Once again, I was thrilled to open my red box from Paper Pumpkin this month, and inside I found everything I needed to make four of these cute cards.

1113 Nov Paper Pumpkin

And, of course, after making the four cards, I still had the star and sentiment stamps, as well as half of the star garland. Woohoo! This would be an easy card to duplicate, perhaps as a thank you card with a simple garland created with Stampin’ Up!’s new shredding scissors, available in the Occasions Catalog starting on January 1.  See?Thanks-ChaosServedDaily

I used the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack for the baackground (the polka dot part), then Whisper White cardstock stamped with Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana inks. The stamp set is the photopolymer Another Thank You, with lots of great images. The garland is cut with the Shredding Scissors out of Coastal Cabana, then I made a few flags from Epic Day Washi Tape…to do that, simply fold a piece of tape in half over bakers’ twine, then cut the ends as you would a ribbon. Super cute, don’t ya think?

With the holidays almost upon us, I’m all off kilter. I usually blog about what I’ve read on the last Monday of the month, but I wanted to fit these cards in this month, so instead of listing all the books I read, I’m telling you about my favorite.


11/22/1963 by Stephen King

My book club read this book, and I was a bit intimidated by its size…but I couldn’t stop reading it! Having read King’s Under the Dome over the summer, I was excited to have a reason to read this one, as well. It did not disappoint, y’all…and how timely, with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK last week. If you’re looking for a real pageturner, this one can’t be beat!

By the way, I’m not a fan of his horror books, but loved this,as well as Under the Dome. A word of advice, though…get the digital editions…my Nook hurts much less when I fall asleep reading and it lands on my face than the 700+ pages of the hardcover!  Here’s the synopsis…I’m a sucker for time travel novels.

If you had the chance to change the course of history, would you? Would the consequences be what you hoped?
Jake Epping, 35, teaches high-school English in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and cries reading the brain-damaged janitor’s story of childhood Halloween massacre by their drunken father. On his deathbed, pal Al divulges a secret portal to 1958 in his diner back pantry, and enlists Jake to prevent the 11/22/1963 Dallas assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Under the alias George Amberson, our hero joins the cigarette-hazed full-flavored world of Elvis rock’n’roll, Negro discrimination, and freeway gas-guzzlers without seat belts. Will Jake lurk in impoverished immigrant slums beside troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald, or share small-town friendliness with beautiful high school librarian Sadie Dunhill, the love of his life?


One thought on “November Paper Pumpkin {& a CASE’d Thanks}

  1. Ooo. I don’t generally read Stephen King, but this DOES look like a good book! I’ll check it out. And the cards are so cute. I love Stampin’ Up! PS. would you text me your address? I have had a card to send for weeks and can’t find your addy. Thank you! :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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