Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Merry Cafe & Pick a Pumpkin for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


I used the Merry Cafe and Pick a Pumpkin stamp sets to create my card for our color challenge today.  (And some help from the Colorful Seasons Bundle, too) 

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hStampin' Up! Merry Cafe Pick a Pumpkin-Cardiology by Jari

All three of these stamp set/bundles have become favorites of mine! I started with the wood grain panel of Coffee Break DSP and dry embossed it with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.  Remember when using these thicker folders, spritz your paper lightly with water.  The embossed panel was adhered to a panel of Early Expresso, then I adhered a banner cut from another panel of the Coffee Break DSP and my Banner Triple Punch.  These were then popped onto the Tangerine Tango base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin-Cardiology by Jari


The small leaf image from the Merry Cafe stamp set was stamped in Early Expresso ink onto a panel of Wood Textures DSP and the lid was stamped in Early Expresso onto Tangerine Tango.  Both were die cut with the Coffee Cups Framelits.  The sentiment was stamped in Tangerine Tango, die cut and then the edges were sponged with Early Expresso ink.  The pumpkins, from Pick a Pumpkin, were stamped and die cut with the Patterned Pumpkin Thinlets Dies.  The large veined leaf, from Colorful Seasons, was stamped in Early Expresso.  The smaller leaf is also from Colorful Seasons and was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist onto Lemon Lime Twist paper, die cut, then sponged with Early Expresso ink around the edges.  

Stampin' Up! Merry Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin-Cardiology by Jari

For the inside, I chose to add one more of the pumpkins from the Pick a Pumpkin Bundle and added a little vine in Lemon Lime Twist.  Enjoy!

A complete list of stamping supplies and card stock cuts are at the end of the post.

Ready for more inspiration?  Well, head on over to Kristi’s blog to see her beautiful creation for today!


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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

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Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

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Card stock cuts for Merry Cafe-Pick a Pumpkin project:

Tangerine Tango 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scraps for coffee lid and curly-q (vine)

Early Expresso 5 1/4 x 4

Lemon Lime Twist 4 x 2 1/4

Whisper White 2 x 1 1/2 banner for sentiment; 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 inside panel; 3 1/2 x  3 1/2 for pumpkins

Wood Textures DSP 2 1/4 x 3 coffee cup

Coffee Break DSP 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 wood grain; 2 x 5 1/2 banner


Stampin’ Up! supplies to complete the project:

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Thanks for hopping with us today, I hope you enjoyed all of the projects!  See you next time.  


  1. Amy Koenders | |

    That is fantastic Jari! I love the wood grain background and the paper with the coffee cup rings is perfect with your cup. Great layering and design!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Mary | |

    I love it! Perfect collage with wonderful Fall elements using these fun colors!! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you so much!

  3. Cyndee | |

    Nicely done with this color challenge. I like seeing green leaves instead of the autumn-colored leaves with
    these cute pumpkins.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Cyndee, I am happy with the results, wasn’t sure till I put it all together, though!

  4. Cards by Wynnie | |

    The richness of this card is gorgeous! Love how you used the dark wood as the backdrop – really makes the other colors pop! Nice card!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Linda!!

  5. Julie Johnston | |

    What can I say? It is a lovely card. Great use of the DSPs. The Merry Cafe set will be on my next order! You pulled everything together so nicely and the dark background really makes the colors glow.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you, Julie!

  6. Jaimie B. | |

    Gorgeous – I love the mix of pumpkins and leaves and the colors work perfectly!

    • Jari Francis | |


  7. Sandra Warthen | |

    The colors make this card POP! I love it

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you so much!

  8. Carol Carriveau | |

    Very fun Fall card!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much!

  9. Kristi | |

    I just love that little coffee cup and that sentiment is my favorite for fall, maybe because i visit my coffee shop daily. Beautiful layout and design, so warm for the fall season.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Kristi!

  10. Susan K | |

    Perfect fall card with those colors and elements! Great job!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you!

  11. JenniferE | |

    Fantastic card! Love the colors, the pps, and stamps….just a wonderful fall card!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you!

  12. Shelagh Freemantle | |

    This all goes together so great. Love the paper with the coffee rings. Fabulous job.

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