Friday, October 22, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #18!

It's a "thank you" theme at PaperCraft Star this week! I created this fall arrangement, using a "thanks" stamp from Scrappy Mom Stamps.


In addition to a "thank you" theme, your project needs to include dry embossing, cricut (or other) die cuts, and metal. I created this adorable pumpkin, inspired by Crystal's project posted at Split Coast Stampers.


Here is a quick tutorial on how I made it: [click on any of the photos to view larger]

I cut 8 strips of orange cardstock at 2"x8". Then freehanded the "feather" shape. I only ended up using 6 of them.



Then, I ran each of them through my Cuttlebug "D'vine Swirls" folder for the dry embossing element.



Since they are longer pieces, you need to flip them around and run through twice - as I explained in a previous cuttlebug tutorial here.


Then, I cut a strip of brown cardstock at 2"x12" and ran it through my Cuttlebug "Distressed Stripes" folder.


I decided my stem was too tall so I cut the strip in half down the middle and made it 1"x24". This was perfect!


I rolled it around my finger and adhered with adhesive.


Back to the orange strips, I lightly inked the embossed side with brown to bring out the texture. Then curled by hand, pierced a whole in either side and put a metal brad through.


Wala! I added the stem and a diecut leaf (from Create A Critter cartridge). A sheer brown ribbon brings it all together.


This is the accompanying card (same as I posted earlier this week, different sentiment), using Create a Critter die cuts.


Hope to see your project linked up at PaperCraft Star!! :) Our sponsor this week is one of my favorite online stores - The Scrapbook Cottage! Enter to win by noon on Saturday to be eligible for the voting.

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10 comments:

Liz said...

Suzy, this is one of my favourite projects of yours. I just love it. Thanks for the tutorial, I'll have to give it a go.

April said...

What a great project Suzanne!!!
- April

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Suzy, this is such a fun fall project! I love that you shared how to create that adorable pumpkin too... I have a feeling that a lot of papercrafters are going to add this to their fall decor for sure... the card is super adorable as well! You did a fabulous job for this challenge at Papercraft Star (as always!) :-)

Emora Designs said...

What an adorable project Suzy. I love the pumpkin and it looks great with all the embossing! It would make a fun project to do with my kids too! Thanks for sharing!

Regan

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

I agree with Beth, I think that a lot of people will make this. You really hit it out of the park ! AND, some incredible photography that looks professional too. Excellent.

mustangkayla said...

Oh my word that pumpkin is ADORABLE! CAUTE! I tried one and failed, completely bombed it. I think I cut the strips way to thin. Cute card too! That first photograph is great! Love the props!

Tracy said...

Great tutorial Suzy for a fun project! The pumpkin is just adorable and so is the card.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Such a cute pumpkin Suzy. So cute:)

Kristina said...

This is adorable! I've been seeing lots of pumpkins around blogland and yours is just fantastic. Great picture tutorial too, thanks!!

Jo Ann V said...

i love the pumpkin.

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