Monday, September 5, 2011

Art Philosophy Pumpkin Instructions

I decided to use a B&T Duos paper from CTMH My Reflections Mischief Kit for my newest pumpkin.  I started by cutting out 6 - 3.5" lacy scalloped circles, 1 - 3.5" flower, 2 - 2" leaves and 1 - 1" scalloped rectangle that I forgot to cut until the end.
 When you carefully remove your lacy scalloped circles, save the negatives - they are great for the pumpkin's curly vines.
 Score and fold each scalloped lacy circle in half.  There are an uneven amount of scallops, so you will be scoring through the middle of one scallop and between the opposite two.
 Fold all six in half and place glue on just about three of the scallops as seen below and glue the circles all together.
 When all six are glued together, it should look like the image below, if you have lined everything up correctly. 
 Take six pointed flower and score long point to opposite long point and valley to valley as seen below.
 Fold long points up and push valleys down until it looks like the photo below.
 Attach flower to the main pumpkin, carefully lining up.  I then lift the open bottom over an led candlelight that I purchased at the dollar tree.  (These are great, I actually tried to read by one of these during Hurricane Irene, since I prepared for a trip to CK Scrap and Play rather than the storm.  Big mistake!!!)
 Score your leaves and twirl your negative curls.  I actually should mention that on my first pumpkin I stamped the leaves and the six pointed flower topper with the Christmas tree from the Art Philosophy Seasons stamp set that is included with the purchase of the Art Philosophy cartridge.
Twirl your pumpkin stem.
 Add all of your detail pieces to the top of your pumpkin to complete.  Ink all of your pieces as desired along the way for a more finished look.  And the best part is that you only use one 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock!
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  1. These are so AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing, I'm your newest follower because of this project. Thanks!

  2. Just wanted to say Congrats on your new blog and I love your artwork. It is AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing the instructions!

  4. I think you are a genius with these lacey cuts and turning them 3D! Lovely project!

  5. LOVE IT and yes I am on board with you now as a follower!

  6. Congrats on being the Spotlight in the Chirp! I love this project! I first saw it at a crop in Gainesville, Georgia. AmyS from the Circle Message board showed us how to make it! I am so glad that I found the original posting!

    I teach a Papercrafting Class for Adults. This is going to be our project for the next meeting! Thank you for the clear instructions! I posted the one that I made on my blog at
    I am a new follower!