I went to Archivers the other day with my best scrappin buddy and picked up their free project sheet for this cutie patootie pumpkin! I bought the paper that day because I just had to try it. I haven't had much opportunity to scrap or craft and I've been loooonnnnging, to get my goodies out and make something fun.
So here is my finished pumpkin! I love the way it turned out so much that I'm making a couple of more. I'm not sure yet whether I'll vary the size and shape or stick with the instruction sheet. This cutie pumpkin is for my sweet Mom. She had her 78th birthday last weekend. I hope she enjoys looking at it as much as I enjoyed making it!
Each layer is a rosette created using strips of paper and my Martha Stewart scoreboard. Wow! I had never used it before and it was so incredibly helpful for this project. I think I will use it a lot more now! Each strip is scored, edges are inked and the strips are all attached into a circle with little staples. I just happened to have orange ones. Perfect! I used a cirlce punch to cut centers to secure the rosette on the top and bottom. Once all the sizes of rosettes are made, you just hot glue them all together.
The darling stem is also made of strips of paper. I used a wider strip than their instructions called for. I like long stemmed pumpkins! My strips were about 2 1/2 " wide and I used Martha Stewart fringe scissors along the side of each strip. You just roll them up on each other until the strips form a stem in the width that you like. I tied a small piece of twine around the base of the stem. The leaves were stamped with StampinUp French Foliage stamp. I then stamped over the green with Versa Mark ink, sprinkled with clear embossing powder and then used the heat gun. I cut out the three leaves and attached with hot glue. The green strips are 1/8" and curled with a pencil.
Thought I'd make a card for my Mom while I had all of my supplies out. I had already sent her flowers and a card for her birthday, so I decided to make this more of a "happy fall" card. I stamped the leaves in different colors, then went back over the green leaf with clear embossing powder, and the two oak leaves with broze embossing powder.
Thanks so much for looking! Have a great week!