Monday, October 15, 2012

How to make little paper Pumpkins


My girl friend showed me how to make these and I wanted to share them with you. I thought they would make cute name tag for on the Thanksgiving table.


Here is a close up.




Marvy Uchida (pink) Scalloped 2 1/2 inch punch – 8 scalloped circles punched out
Punch Bunch large grape leaf (you can use any leaf) 
Orange color card stock- 1 sheet will punch out 12 scalloped circles
Brown card stock for the stem or Brown pip cleaner
Two shades of green card stock I added two leaves (you can add one if you want)
Glue (Strong) or Score Tape (1/4 inch)
Wirer cutter (for the pip cleaners)
Stylist (for shaping your leaves)
Cushioned Surface
Mold paper shaper (green shaper in the picture)
Martha Steward scorer
Bone folder
Distress inks Brushed Corduroy and Forest Moss (optional)
Clips (optional)
Quilling tool or something small (round) and long. 


Punch out 8 scalloped circles and distress one side of the scalloped circles.


All 8 scalloped circles, now this is important you need to score them in the center with the punch I used start between two scallops and slide your scorer down (see next picture) 


and you will end in the center of a scallop and that is fine. Now if you use a different punch and you come down between the scallops that’s super, then you will not have to worry about the next step. see below.


Now fold all the scalloped circles with the side YOU DID NOT DISTRESS on the TOP and crease them good.  It is important that you look at the picture on see how my circles are when you put them together MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE ROUND SIDES TOGETHER AND THE HALF SIDES TOGETHER. 


Add your glue to the side that does not have any ink. Do one at a time and make sure you match the ends.


You might have some glue on the edges, that ok it will dry and you will not see any.


Keep adding all 8 but do not close them.


When you fold them together it will be about 1/4 inch think.


I used some clips to make sure the glue held strong but you really do not need to do this.


Punched out 2 leaves for each pumpkin and distressed them with forest moss


Shaped the leaves.


Cut the pip cleaner about 1 1/2 inch. I hope you can get some idea for the shape of the stem. I drew a couple so you would get the idea.


To make some vines cut a very thin strip from your green card stock and take your Quilling tool or small round long tool and swirl the thin strip around the tool and you will make a vine. 


Take your pumpkin add the scope tape and cut the end. Add the pip cleaner or the paper stem (I added more score tape over the pipe cleaner).


Add the vine.


Make sure everything is fitting inside of the center of the pumpkin them add your glue and close it up.


Your pumpkin should look like this.


You need to add the leaves to the top.


Lay the pumpkin flat and if you need to draw a line across the bottom 4 scallops and take a scissors and cut the bottom 4 scallops off.  I drew a line at the bottom so you can see where to cut. Now your pumpkin will stand up.  Should look something like this from the top.


and from the side.


If you have any problems you can email me at They are so cute. I hope you enjoy my little project. I fun with it and if you make some let me know and I would love to stop by and see them.


When someone holds your hand… Color Me Creative is having a Design Team Call

when someone holds your hand 2012

Over at Color Me Creative the NEW CHALLENGE #54 will run until Oct 26th! The challenge has “A Touch of Red”,color ANY image ANY way you like but it must have some RED in the image somewhere!!We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!! Our sponsor for this challenge is Tiddly Inks digital and clear stamps.  The image I used called  AS YOU WISH. The prize is a $20.00 Gift Certificate. So we would love to have you join us.


There is a Design Team call and if you are interested just click the link and follow the info.

DT CALL: Starting October 16th thru Oct 31st

We are looking for three (3) new members to add to our DT starting in November!  You do not need to be an expert with alcohol markers to apply, I like to have all levels on my Design just need to show effort and passion within your work!

Duties & Expectations:

*3 projects a month, 2 must be CMC Challenge projects

*commenting on challenge entries - you will be assigned a number so you don't comment on all of them

*support & promote the Color Me Creative Classroom classes and events via your blog and social media

*Be a TEAM Player, no drama allowed on my team

*use alcohol markers on your design team projects


*1 free class of your choice at CMC Classroom

*free digis, stamps for your use if you choose for challenges

*DT goodie packages

*other discounts & goodies throughout the year

How To Apply:

*Email your best 3 project photos that show your work

*Your Blog Address (you must have an ACTIVE Blog)

*a short blurb on why you'd like to join the team

*email me at with Subject: CMC DT by Oct 31st!

when someone holds your hand left 2012

I made this card for Kurt and Jessica (my kids) it was their 12th anniversary. I just love the sentiment and I’m sorry I can’t remember who it is from but I thought it was perfect for this image. Punched it out with the Marvy Uchida (pink) rectangle punch and sponged around it with distress ink color festive berries. The pearls (flourishes) are from say it with bling, The heart pearl on the top are from Hobby Lobby. Lace and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.

when someone holds your hand right 2012

Spellbinder die is called floral oval. Memory box die pepita border outside & inside of the card. The rose paper was in the stash.

when someone holds your hand flowers

when someone hold  hands harts

Took a close picture of the buttons because you can not see them in the upper picture they blend in so well with the paper but add the white roses to the top of the buttons.

when someone holds your hand lace 2012

Here is a closer look of the heart pearls and the lace.

when someone holds your hand inside 2012

This is the inside of the card. Add the Cherry Lyn Designs lace light deco border.

when someone holds your hand markers

The copic markers used to color the image.

when someone holds your hand close up

Here is the close up. I also sponged around here with the distress ink. Jessica’s favorite color is red and she has long beautiful black hair. They both loved the card. Thanks so much for stopping by everyone have a super week. We sure got some really needed rain this week end it rained both days, the last time we has and rain it was August 9th and then it was a very small amount but we still are so behind on rain.