Easy to Make Homemade Autumn Happy Pumpkins Card with your Cricut
Homemade Autumn Celebration Card
Pick of the Crop Autumn Cricut Card
This homemade Cricut die-cutting machine greeting card showcases the season we call Autumn. I wanted to celebrate the autumn season of harvest, the beautiful colors I associate with Autumn..golds, greens, and browns as well as feature one of the most popular crops- Pumpkins.
Pumpkins begin as the bountiful crop items harvested then used for decorations on the porch with the mums, hay bales, and stuffed scarecrows. Then many of the perfectly shaped pumpkins become the scary Jack-O-Lanterns we see with glowing faces, wicked smiles- guaranteed to delight on Halloween night.
The Colors make it
When creating a seasonal greeting card; the colors make all the difference. Color choices for Autumn or Fall cards are as rich as the leaf colors on the trees changing in the fall.
When choosing your cardstock try to choose a better quality cardstock with a solid core. The investment in price pays off because the Cricut machine has a better paper to cut. There isn't as much shredding on the edges and the solid core insures a visual quality of total color.
What you will need
Cricut machine cartridge: Simply Charmed
Cricut machine pressure: Max
Cricut machine speed: Medium
Cricut machine blade depth: #4
Cardstock: Solid Core in Autumn colors
Adhesive: 2-way glue
Recommended: Cricut Essentials Kit. All the tools need to create your paper crafts
Pick of the Crop Photos
Pick of the Crop Instructions
Take a piece of Heavyweight cardstock and cut it to measure 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".
On the 8 1/2" edge fold the cardstock taking care that the edges meet evenly. To make the crease sharp and neat, using a paper folding tool.
The finished card will measure 5 1/2" wide by 4 1/4" high.
I close a rich Orange cardstock.
Cut a light weight patterned piece of cardstock to measure 4 3/4" x 3 3/4". I chose a peacock style patterned cardstock.
Adhere the background to the base card
Cut a small piece of heavy weight cardstock to measure 3" x 1 1/4". This will be used for the background layer of the Pick of the Crop phrase. I used the same Orange cardstock used for the base card.
Cut 1 <Pumpkin>, pg 60, measuring 1 1/2", using the Word, Shift, and pumpkins keyboard keys. This will cut the larger bottom layer of the Pick of the Crop phrase. I used Gold cardstock.
Cut 1 <PmknPtch>, page 60, measuring 1 1/2", using the Word and pumpkins keyboard keys. This will cut the intricate upper layer of the Pick of the Crop Phrase. I used Green cardstock.
Adhere the bottom phrase layer to the rectangular piece of Orange cardstock cut previously.
Adhere the top phrase layer.
Adhere the finished phrase layers and background to the top middle of the base card.
Cut 1 <PmknPtch>, pg 60, measuring 2 1/4" using the Shadow and pumpkins base keyboard key. This will cut out the larger layer of the 3 pumpkins. I used a Dark Tan piece of cardstock.
Cut 2 <PmknPtch>, pg 60, measuring 2 1/4" using just the pumpkins base keyboard key. This will cut out the 2nd layer of the pumpkins where the top leaves show along with 3 extra leaves. I used a Green piece of cardstock. You will use 3 leaves on the pumpkins, set aside the 3 extra leaves.
Adhere the Green layer to the bottom Dark Tan layer of pumpkins.
Adhere those two pieces to the bottom of the base card. You can either center the pumpkins, turn them at an angle or whatever looks best to your eye.
Cut 1 <PmknPtch>, pg 60, measuring 2 1/4" using the Layer 2 and pumpkins keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of your pumpkins. I chose Orange cardstock.
Cut 1<PmknPtch>, pg 60, measuring 2 1/4" using the Layer 1 and pumpkins keyboard key. This will cut out the layer just below the orange pumpkins, giving the eyes and noses color. I chose a Burgundy piece of cardstock; black would work also.
Adhere the Orange pumpkins layer to the Burgundy pumpkins layer.
Adhere the finished pumpkin layer to the pumpkin layers already adhered to the card.
Adhere the 3 of the Green cardstock leaves to the tops of the pumpkins as shown.
Cut 1 <PmknPtch>, pg 60, measuring 2 1/4" using the pumpkins base keyboard key. This will cut out another Pumpkins and extra leaves layer. Throw the pumpkins away and keep the extra leaves. I used Orange cardstock for this.
You will now have 2 extra sets of leaves, one green and one orange.
Adhere the extra leaves on either side of the Pick of the Crop phrase.
Cut 1 <PmknPtch>, pg 60, measuring 2 1/4" using the Layer 4 and pumpkins keyboard key. This will cut out the Cheeks of the pumpkins. I used Pink cardstock for this layer.
Cut 1 <PmknPtch>, pg 60, measuring 2 1/4" using the Layer 3 and pumpkins keyboard key. This will cut out the subtle shading pieces of strips and dots.
Adhere the shading pieces to the pumpkins as shown. Adhere the Cheeks to the pumpkin's cheek area. You will need the tweezers to place the cheek and shading pieces on the faces after putting a dot of glue on the face.