Friday, October 2, 2015


Hello there! I think this may be my most favorite card I've ever made. I love all things primitive, but apparently SU! doesn't, lol, so I had to get creative:) I started with a Crumb Cake base and added some DSP which worked really well. I used Happy Haunting and Sweet Li'l Things. I used the Essentials Paper-piercing Template, Mat & Tool to poke holes around the edges and used a Basic Black Project Life Journaling Pen to make a faux blanket stitch.

I used various framelits and punches for each shape and used the retired distressing tool around the edges. I used Whisper White Craft ink with a Sponge Dauber for the cat, and Soft Suede ink to add some age to the others. I also stamped each shape with the Hardwood background stamp with Soft Suede ink. For the cat I used Basic Black Cardstock with the Banner Framelits and rounded the bottom with my Paper Snips. I added a Pumpkin Pie nose that I punched out with the Tree Punch and trimmed it down a bit. For the pumpkin I used Tangelo Twist Cardstock with the new Square Pillow Box Thinlits and rounded the corners. I used Soft Suede Cardstock for the stem and nose using the Tree Punch again and the candy cane die for the stem. I used the Journaling Marker to draw his mouth.

For the star I used Hello Honey Cardstock and the Stars Framelits, again using my Paper Snips to create a primitive star. I thread 3 sequins from the Brights Assortment onto Linen Thread, tied knots on both ends and adhered with Glue Dots. For the moon I used Crumb Cake Cardstock and the Large Oval Punch to make a skinny moon. I tied a Linen Thread bow around it and added stars from the Metalllic Sequins Asssortment and used them for the eyes as well. I attached all the shapes with Dimensionals and used the set Howl-o-ween Treat for the ssentiment in Basic Black Archival ink.

Are there any other primitive fans out there? I wish SU! would give us a little bit of this, but for now, I'll just have to make my own. I've got a couple of projects left, so make sure to swing by tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by:)


  1. Laura ~
    I love all things Primitive/Americana. This is so Creative and Fabulous!! Thank you for sharing all your hard work!!

  2. Thank you Carol! I'm so gald I have a fellow primitive friend:)

  3. LOVE this card! I REALLY like primitive as well, wish Stampin' Up did too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  4. Thanks so much Nana:) So nice to know I'm not alone:)

  5. Brilliant take on primitive style Miss Laura. SU did do Primitive many, many years ago but not so much in recent years. Who knows though...maybe you can be in the forefront of bringing it back! :D Thanks for sharing your tips and insights into making it work with the tools we do have. Now to get CASEing with my own version.

  6. Thank you Jean! That would be awesome:) Can't wait to see what you come up with:)