Monday, November 8, 2010

Pumpkin Placecard Tutorial

Hi everybody! I've been thinking mostly Christmas this last week, but forcing myself not to forget Thanksgiving! I've come up with a few cute treats for Turkey Day and today I'm going to show you how to make this super cute 3D Pumpkin Place Card. This is my third tutorial I have created for The Pink Elephant. Make sure you check them out too! And, at the end, I'll show you how to use this concept for Christmas!


Supplies:
Circle Punch
Oval Punch
Tag Die
Score Pal
Bone Folder
Ruler
Hole Punch
1 sheet Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
Small pice of green DSP
1 piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock, 5" X 1 1/2"
Twine
Green Ribbon
Sticky Tape
Pop Dots
Alphabet Stamps (I used Sweet Shoppe)
Pumpkin Pie Ink
Sponge
Pearls
Marker (any will work)

1. Punch out 8 Pumpkin Pie Circles. I used Stampin' Up's largest circle punch (2 1/2") because I wanted my pumpkin about the size of a baseball.


2. Emboss your circles using your favorite method. I used the Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.


This is what you should have at this point! 8 pretty orange circles!


3. Score a line down the middle of 7 of the circles. If you have embossed them, you have to becareful because sometimes if you push too hard it will tear a hole in the embossed paper.


4. Using Pumpkin Pie ink and a sponge, rub ink all over the raised edges as well as the round edges.

5. Make a tic mark exactly in the middle of each of the folded circles. Do this on the backside so it won't be seen.

6. Using a ruler, measure abour 3/4 of the way up and make another tic mark. I made mine exactly 1" up. With your scissors, snip from the bottom tic mark to the top tic mark.
Do this on all 7 folded circles.


7. Take the folded circles and place them on the remaining flat circle as show above.


At first, it will look funny. Thats Ok, we'll straighten it out next! :-) Just get them all on there before you try to make it pretty.


8. Start spreading them out so that they touch each other. this takes a little time and lots of manipulation to get them even. It doesn't have to be perfect, just get it "even enough!"

9. Take your Cholcolate Chip CS and wrap it tightly around a marker. Slide it off (you may have to take the cap off to get it all the way off) holding it tightly rolled.



10. Take your red Sticky Tape and wrap it around the bottom. I also put a strip above this one for extra stregth. (Who ever this hand model is needs to go visit the nail salon! ;-)
11. Place the stem down in the middle of your pumpkin. Make sure the embossed side of the circle in the middle is facing up. Otherwise, it will be upside down!

12. Pinch the folded pumpkins until they are all stuck to the stem.


14. Make your tag. Add your guests' names or initials. I used the Sizzlet Die Lots of Tags and Autumn Spice DSP. I punched a Very Vanilla Oval using the Medium Oval.

15. Add the oval to the tag with pop dots or Stampin' Dimensionals. Tie the tag around the stem with twine. Tie a bow with your green ribbon and voila! A super cute place card!

I had so much fun making this, I wondered what else I could do with this same design. I came up with a cute Christmas Ornament.
Or, how about a beach ball for a pool party? Mayb a disco ball with some glitter paper? An apple for the teacher? The posibilities are endless!
Now, get to work! And, come back and share what you make in the comments!
Lastly, I can't end with out telling my most dedicated blog reader and favorite person in the world Happy Birthday!
Mom- I miss ya! Wish we were there! Thanks for being my #1 fan! :-)

5 comments:

  1. Such a great idea and a Very NICE Tutorial. So easy to understand. Thank You for sharing! This is definetly a project I can do with my GiRLs. Again, Thanks for Sharing. Smiles, Monica

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  2. What a fun idea!
    Fabulous tutorial! :)

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  3. Love it. Can I expect a set of those on our table for Thanksgiving???

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  4. This was a great project and wonderful instructions. I made a couple of different sizes and used them as decorations on the treats table for coffee hours at church. Thanks for being so creative!!

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  5. So cute. I'm going to try that today to keep granddaughters busy. Thanks.

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