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.