How to Make a Festive Pumpkin Card for Fall

Posted by Jennifer Snyder
Celebrate fall with this beautiful handmade pumpkin card! The tutorial includes a printable template for easy designing.

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Pumpkin season is here and Blitsy is having a Pumpkin Fest! Join the fun and festivity of the season by creating your own pumpkin card.

There's also a template at the end of the post for you to download, print and enjoy.

I chose Simple Stories Legacy papers for this card because I had some papers left over from a different project. There's no better way to use up your scraps than to make a card. The Legacy collection has rich earthy colors and patterns which work perfectly for an Autumn themed card.

Products Used

Simple Stories Legacy Collection 6x6

Ranger Stickles Cinnamon

Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

Ranger -Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo

icraft Foam Adhesive

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Romantic Vines

Hemp twine


Pre-folded Card or Cardstock

Foam Tape

Spellbinders Tool-N-One

Foam Sheet

Step By Step Instructions

Grab a pre-folded card or score your own card base. My card is a 5.5in x 5.5in square. I selected two pieces of patterned paper from Simple Stories Legacy collection - cut to size for layers and inked the edges for definition. The inking also adds warmth to the card and provides a "finishing touch".

Time to cut your pumpkin pattern. Download the template and print out. The template is located at the end of the post. Select three sheets of patterned paper that coordinate nicely. Cut the patterns and ink the edges.

I decided to add some orange to the pumpkin so I pulled out the Distress ink in Spiced Marmalaide and gave the pumpkin some golden orange shadowing.

To create a little dimension (and still be able to fit easily into an envelope), I used foam tape on the bottom layer and used a thinner foam sheet for the middle layer -craft foam sheets also work nicely and are easy to use. You can add dimension or keep flat.

Now mount the pumpkin onto the card. Add some earthy embellishments like hemp twine and raffia.

This pumpkin needed some curly vines. I used the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Romantic Vines dies for this. The vines are also cut from the Simple Stories Legacy collection. I used the Spellbinders Tool-in-1 (poker tool) to help remove the vines from the dies. I'd be lost without my beloved Spellbinders Tool-in-1!!!

Finish up by giving the pumpkin some glitz with stickles...and it's all done!

Here are some close ups of completed card:

Download A Pumpkin Template

We want you to join in the Pumpkin Fest! This is a downloadable template for you to print and use. Click here for the template.

Happy Crafting and enjoy the Pumpkin Fest!