Saturday, October 11, 2008

Paper Pumpkin

Hey, everyone!! Sorry it's been so long since I last posted.

I had a class on the 9th :) I'll be posting pictures of some of the projects from that class in a day or two. Today, I wanted to show you something that the girls that came on Thursday really liked.

And I want to give everyone directions on how to make this cute PAPER PUMPKIN. They're all over on the internet. Isn't it soo cute???? And it's soo EASY. It looks great on my entry table!! I plan on making a little basket full and a large one for the Thanksgiving table.

The instructions look long, but they're really easy. If you have any questions, email me. And if you make one, send me a picture and I'll put it up on the blog :) I'd love to see your version/take on the pumpkin.

You'll need the following:

5 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of Really Rust cardstock
small scraps of Old Olive cardstock
5 inch piece of 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon
Fall Harvest wheel
Stampin around handle
Versamark pad
SU paper crimper
1 brass brad (from office supply store or walmart)


1. Cut your 5.5 in sheet of paper into 11 - 1 in. X 5.5 inch strips.
2. Ink up your Fall Harvest wheel with versamark ink and roll it on each strip.
3. Stack your 11 strips on top of each other with stamped side up.
4. Punch each end of your stack with the small side of your cropodile to make a hole.
5. Put the brad through all the papers on one end of your stack (the brass head should be on the stamped side and the prongs on the unstamped side).
6. Tie a knot on one end of your ribbon.
7. Thread the ribbon through the other end of your stack. The knot should be on the unstamped side and your open end on the stamped side.
8. Gently start spreading apart, sliding, manipulating the strips of paper until it becomes a ball.
9. Once it's in a ball, tie a knot into the ribbon, leaving a nice portion sticking up for your stem.
10. Take 2 scrap pieces of old olive cardstock and fold them in half.
11. Run them through your SU crimper at an angle. (this makes the veins in the leaf).
12. While still folded in half, cut into a pointed oval shape. Open and you'll have a leaf.
13. Take two THIN strips of old olive cardstock and wrap around a pencil to curl it.
14. Attach the leaves and the vines with adhesive (glue dots or MONO Multi Adhesive from Stampin UP).

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