These are the only pumpkins we grew this year! I had so much fun making these cute Blossom Boxes this weekend. They are made with the adorable Blossom Box die for the Big Shot, in Calypso Coral Double-Sided DSP. The "stems" are the new scalloped polka dotted ribbon in Chocolate Chip, and I tied the knot over a twist of Old Olive cardstock that had been wrapped tightly around a pencil.
Here's another great pumpkin project for easy decorating this fall. (NOTE: these are from very early on in my blogging career, and you have to click on the photos to enlarge. It's worth it, I promise.)
Those are not nearly as good, though, know why? They don't hold any chocolate, like the Blossom Boxes do!!
Best Pumpkin I ever got! Love it! Simple and so cute!
Posted by: Lori B | 10/11/2011 at 02:11 PM
Hee hee! I'm totally going to try a sample of the strip project to see if it will work with my kindergarteners! :) Thanks, O Paper Crafting Guru, for helping me with my lesson plans for pumpkin time!
Posted by: Brenda B | 10/11/2011 at 03:24 PM
These little pumpkins are so cute; I think you've just convinced me I need that die. I have heard it's hard to put together though - any tips you'd like to share about that?
Posted by: Carol Bush | 10/14/2011 at 06:55 AM
They can be a little intimidating at first--please don't give up after the first one! I really like them now that I have had a little practice. My best tip is to fold the two co-eccentric circles first, just a pinch on each fold, and then do all the straight lines radiating out from the center. Then do the angled lines last. Then I cup it in my hands like a soup bowl and start folding them all the same direction and it just comes together. Once you have it all in place, go around and pinch those co-eccentric circle folds again to make them nice and crisp. Keep at it--you'll be glad you did! I made these twelve start to finish in about an hour.
Posted by: Lyssa | 10/14/2011 at 08:43 AM