Birthday Wishes.... and PIE!

Edited: Recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Pie at bottom of post!!!

Hey, guys! I'm just stopping in today to share a card that I made for the challenge at Off The Wall Craftiness! If you haven't had a chance to see this challenge, hop on over and take a look! Here is the inspirational photo this week:


I LOVE these colors and chose to work with Papertrey Ink's berry sorbet, spring moss, and vintage cream.
Here's the card:

I tried out Maile Belles flower that she shared on her blog here. Very cool new technique and a lot of fun! The rest is pretty simple- Polka Dots Basics stamped with spring moss ink on vintage cream cardstock, a strip of vintage cream felt cut with my medium scallop die, and a leaf sprig to accent the flower.

Here's a glimpse of what else I did today.....

This picture does not do it justice.... this is my practice pie for Thanksgiving.... pumpkin cream cheese swirl pie..... amazing...... I'm gonna go have some now!

Recipe: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust (I like the Pillsbury one, I take shortcuts wherever possible! It's a good one!)
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
11 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3 eggs
1 (15oz) can pumpkin
1 Tbsp milk

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Place pie crust in 9-in glass pie plate- I used a deep dish pan. Bake crust 8 minutes or until light golden brown.
3. Beat sugar, flour, and cream cheese on low until smooth.
4. Reserve 1/2 cup cream cheese mixture in small bowl.
5. Add remaining ingredients except milk to mixture. Beat on medium speed until smooth.
6. Pour into crust.
7. Stir milk into reserved cream cheese mixture.
8. Spoon cream cheese mixture over pumpkin mixture and create marble design with a butter knife.
9. Cover edge of crust with 2-3 inches of foil to prevent browning (remove foil last 15 minutes of baking).
10. Bake 35-45 minutes.
11. Cool 30 minutes.
12. Refrigerate 4 hours before serving.

This was truly a delicious pie- and not very hard at all! Let me know if you give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. This is just so elegant and beautiful! I really love your take on our inspiration colors! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing with us girls at OTWC and Good Luck! :-)

  2. Very pretty card!!! And, now, can you pass a piece of the practice pie??? ;-)

  3. Your card is very sweet, and I like the soft colors - makes me think of summer! The pie looks yummi!

  4. Oh, I LOVE this card. You've packed a lot of punch with just a few elements. I also LOVE cheesecake. I wouldn't be disappointed if you boxed that up and sent it to me. :) Thanks for playing at OTWC.

  5. This is a beautiful take not only on the colors but on the inspiration piece! You did some fabby leaf cutting too! Now let's talk this cheesecake pie.....can you share this recipe? It looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OTWC this week!

  6. What a gorgeous card!! And that pie.....yummo!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

  7. I love the CAS style. Your card is fabulous, but I'm drooling over that pie! Would you share the recipe?

  8. Beautiful card! Love the felt. And I sure wish I hadn't scrolled down - ack, I love pumpkin pie...and with cream cheese?! oooohhh

  9. What a fabulous card, Steph! I loved the inspiration picture, but I loved your card more--it's gorgeous! I will definitely be casing it!! Just my style. And that yummy-looking pie . . . why do I suddenly have the munchies? It looks so good!

  10. Hmmm... I must go over and check out this fantastic challenge. You did a great job of capturing the essence of the challenge as well as the color scheme. Looking forward to being a regular at your blog-o!

  11. Love your clean style and that rose is gorgeous. Now I'm going to check out those instructions myself :)

  12. Is it wrong to like the pie more than the card? Haaa!! Just kidding...kinda...I mean I love the card - - that flower is really neat - great job on the inspiration challenge there. But PIE pumpkin with cream cheese...you gonna share that lil' recipe...you can't just sit there and enjoy it and not share!

  13. What a beautiful card - and love your blog. This card is so soft but still striking. Great take on the inspiration photo!

  14. I love your card-it's beautiful! The pie look really good, too!

  15. Stephanie - I'd like a slice (or 2) please! I love your card...I really like that flower. Well done!

  16. Gorgeous card...and that pie looks awesome!

  17. Love that card. The colors are so great together and the flower's really cool!

  18. That card is stunning! Just gorgeous!! LOVE!


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