Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkin Decor

Scrapbook Sundays are the day I post a project featuring new ideas and some of my favourite Close to My Heart products.  I hope that after reading my post you will be inspired to try something new the next time you scrapbook your memories.

In the spirit of Halloween I would like to share a simple home decor craft.  My local scrapbook store had some adorable pumpkin decor, and I was inspired to make my own!  These pumpkins are made using the Dreamin' paper from Close to my Heart.  
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  • Using the My Philosophy Cricut cartridge from Close to my Heart cut out 9 circles with a 4"diameter.  (You can change the size of the pumpkins by using larger/smaller circles.  You may need to adjust the number of circles if you change the diameter.)  I used a variety of coordinating papers and cardstock from the Dreamin' package.  
  • Cut a bit off the bottom of each circle so the pumpkin will sit flat on the table.  
  • Fold each circle in half and ink the edges.  I chose a few circles to emboss with fall patterns, such as pumpkins, spiderwebs and bullrushes.  
  • When all 9 circles are ready it is time to assemble.  Glue the edges of the circles together with the folds to the center of the pumpkin.  
  • The stem was created by rolling a strip of paper and sticking it into the top of the pumpkin. 
  • For the finishing touch, tie some raffia and twine around the stem of the pumpkin.  
When I was finished I noticed that I had lots of 'same-size' left-over pieces from cutting the bottom off of each circle.  I used these pieces to create this flower embellishment for a scrapbook page.  I curled the ends of the flower using a bone folder.

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