Thursday, September 29, 2011

Time With....Angie!

Hello friends!  Time is flying by!  Do you realize it's almost time for another fantastic release here at ODBD?  Well get ready, because we have some great sets coming your way Oct. 1!  

Fall is officially here, and with it comes lots of decorating opportunities!  Today, we are spending time with talented and oh so sweet Angie!  She has a fun project to share that's totally doable!  I love when we can put something together in a short time and have it turn out really cute!  This one qualifies!  So... here's Angie:

Hi everyone! Today I'd like to share a fun fall decoration that is super easy to make...a paper pumpkin! Here are the products I am using:

Sentiment stamp from Our Daily Bread designs "The Garden Tag Set";
Prima "Alla Prima" designer paper 6x6 pack;
May Arts ribbon, approx. 6";
Cropodile Heavy Duty Hole Punch;
Metal Brad;
Spellbinders Nested Leaves Die;
Paper cutter and scissors.

Step One: I cut 1/2"x6" strips from one full 6x6 piece and half of another from the designer paper pack.

Step Two: Stack all of the cut pieces together; punch a hole at each end of the stack with a Cropodile or any heavy duty hole punch. (Note: if you don't have a Cropodile, use a regular hole punch and punch through a few sheets at a time.)

Step Three: Insert metal brad through one set of holes; poke the brad through one end of the ribbon, then open the brad to hold the ribbon in place. This will be the bottom of your pumpkin.

Step Four: Feed the other end of the ribbon through the other punched holes, from the inside to the outside. The ribbon tension is what will give your pumpkin its shape.

Step Five: Spread out all of the paper strips until they are evenly dispersed; tighten the ribbon until you get the right shape; tie a knot in the ribbon close to the paper and then trim with your scissors....this will be the pumpkin stem.

Now it's ready to decorate. Embellish with any type of punched, hand-cut, or fabric leaves, plus some curled paper or curly ribbon for the vines. I chose to embellish with a Spellbinders Nested Leaf, stamped with a sentiment from the "Garden Tag Set", plus some designer paper strips which were curled around a paper piercer.

Variations of this project:
*You can adjust the size of your paper strips to create different sized pumpkins, however, when you increase the number of strips, you may need to use a large brad to fit through the bottom. *You can also cut out your paper strips with decorative scissors, border punches, or Spellbinders border dies to give even more personality.
*Use double sided designer paper so that the inside is just as beautiful as the outside!
*Have fun and get creative!!!

Thanks so much Angie!  I'm loving this one!  Cute as can be and easy and quick! It's on my must do list!

Please leave Angie some love and then pop on over to her blog to see all her other creations which will inspire you for sure!  

I hope we'll see you right here at the ODBD Blog on Oct 1 beginning at 8am for the Oct release blog hop!  

Till then.... have a great week!

DT Coordinator


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful pumpkin Angie!! I love your papers and design with the leaf tag. Great fall project.

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a sweet project. Thanks!

Becky said...

This is awesome. Gorgeous pumpkin.

seamom said...

WOW! Totally clever! I am going to try making one .....NOW!

seamom said...

DONE! Now to decorate it!

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

This is so cute! My Little Ones like to stamp and paper craft with me. This is a perfect little project for them to do! Thank so much, Angie!

Basslady said...

wow! thanx a lot for this stunning inspiration and tutorial!

ladies, this is so are spending so much time and effort to inspire us crafting-sisters!

god bless,

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxoxoxo

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

What a cute pumpkin project, Angie! Love your paper strip pumpkin!

Dawn said...

clever cute!

Marlena M. said...

I've always wanted to make these...thanks so much! ;)

E. Marie said...

Angie, this is adorable. Great project!!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, such pretty papers to work with!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Angie, how sweet is that project!!! And it doesn't even look difficult. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous idea!!