October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink - October Blog Hop

Hello,


Today is Papertrey Ink's October Blog Hop.
<------ This photo is the inspiration this month.


When i saw it i knew exactly what i wanted to do........ it was just a question of whether it would come out like i pictured it. I really like the different orange patterns in the photo and wanted to make an actual pumpkin with different pattern papers.    I think it turned out pretty nice. :)



I started with an envelope, I wanted a card that i knew for sure fit in one. I used a ruler to get the measurements of the card and to know how high to make the stem. Once i had the measurements i made the cardbase out of rustic cream cardstock and rounded the corners. For the steam i sketched a steam free hand on scratch paper, with a few tweaks it was about as good as it was going to get :) I used it as a pattern and cut one one from brown paper. Then used a little bit of ink to make it weathered along with a little sandpaper for the edges

For the pumpkin i used a Halloween paper pad, this way all the patterns would match. I picked out a few of the best orange paper and played with the best order for the patterns to go in. When i was happy i cut them out ranging from 1 inch to 1.5 inch wide. I inked the edges of each stripe with orange ink.

Next i traced the cardbase on some plain white paper and cut it out. Then i used a strip of double sided tape across the middle of the white cardstock and adhered the paper stripes. I then trimmed off the extra at the top and bottom and adhered the steam to the back of the white cardstock. Next i used the sewing machine and sewed around the edge of the pumpkin. Once that was done i adhered the panel to my cardbase.


For the tag i stamped a leaf wreath in orange and stamped Happy Thanksgiving in brown. I added a little paper clip from Tim Holtz to one side of the tag. Next i wrapped twine around the steam and threaded it through the tag and tied it in a bow. The leafs are from the new PTI Christmas Poinsettia, while not technically pumpkin leafs i thought they looked good with the pumpkin and a good size for it. I used some markers to ink up the leafs and stamped them on the leaf die cuts, then adhered them to the bows center. Last i added a Tim Holtz stick pin and an orange rhinestone.


Have a great day!!

Dana

Supplies:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Christmas Poinsettia, 2009 Autumn Tags
Die: Papertrey Ink: Tag Sale #5, Christmas Poinsettia
Ink: Studio G
Markers: Memento
Pattern paper: Echo Park: Apothecary Emporium
Twine: http://www.etsy.com/shop/swanandshears
Embellishments: Time Holtz
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink: Rustic Cream

28 comments:

  1. love! all the patterns work so perfectly...

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  2. Very pretty! I love the patterns together!

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  3. What a fabulous pumpkin!!! And love what you've done with the Tag It die...

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  4. Lots of work, and well worth your time; love this!

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  5. This is stunning; you win for best pumpkin card EVER (really love those Echo Park papers, too)!!!

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  6. Love what you did here and the leaves are just gorgeous.

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  7. This is so cool! I love all the little details you added!

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  8. Love your pumpkin shaped card and all those patterns paired with the twine and the gorgeous leaves! Fab card!

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  9. Fun card! I love the shape and all the wonderful patterns you used. Such a lovely project. ;-)

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  10. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love all the patterned papers.

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  11. I particularly like the tag, and what fun to have a shaped card!

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  12. This is so amazingly creative!! I love the design :)

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  13. Very nice! Love all the orange papers you gathered, looks pretty with all the different patterns! Original shape and the leaves are so pretty!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  14. What a great idea , a pumpkin card ! Its beautiful.

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  15. Oh my goodness you've been so creative! And I just love that beautiful tag - can't wait for my die to arrive!!

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  16. Wow! I love the elegant and rustic feel to this - the leaf is the perfect touch!

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  17. Great job - this is a cool idea and also I liked that you put in on regular paper to sew - that would really save your needle. I wouldn't have thought of that on my own.

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  18. Great idea! Love all the different patterns.

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  19. Fun little patchwork pumpkin! Nice job.

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  20. What a great idea! Love the mix of patterns on your pumpkin.

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  21. Great job! What a creative eye you have. I love every detail. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  22. This is so pretty! Love the mix of patterns. Thanks so much for participating in the Cards that Care blog hop!

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