October 31, 2014


I know you'll all be terribly disappointed when I tell you that I have moved on from Halloween. Yeah,  me too. 

B U T . . .

I do have a cute fall treat to share with you. It's a HONEYCOMB PUMPKIN! The Big Shot and the Circles Collection Framelits make it a snap to make.

A great fault of mine is to get all excited about certain of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, and then can't wait to get it in my greedy little hands. Only to . . . what?? SAVE it? I always think it's too pretty to use, that I will save it for some really SPECIAL project. 

You may remember this beautiful textured fall-inspired DSP that Stampin' Up! had out a few years back. Uh huh. I had bought it, and it was sitting there waiting for me to be inspired. Well, the time finally arrived. I thought it would make a really darling fall pumpkin.

To create this little pumpkin, choose three of your favorite DSPs that blend well together. Using the largest of the circles in the Circles Collection Framelits, cut four circles from each paper, ending up with 12 circles. 

Fold all the circles in half. Cut off about 1/4" from the bottoms of each of the folded circles so your pumpkin will stand sturdily flat. Be very careful to cut off the exact same amount from each circle in order for your pumpkin to come together easily. Start gluing them together back-to-back, repeating the patterns of the paper four times. BEFORE you glue the completed circle together, insert your stem and/or leaves. Once these are well in place, go ahead and glue the last two circles together. 

For my pumpkin, I used a strip of Early Espresso paper folded in half and glued to form my stem. For the leaves, I used Framelits from the Flower Fair set, and incorporated them along with the stem.

After I had my pumpkin finished, I decided that sponging the edges of each of the circles before gluing them together would give it an extra punch, and maybe unify the look a bit more. What do you think about the idea of sponging the edges?

I love the way it looks when viewed directly from the top.

Do you have any clever papercrafted fall-inspired project(s) you have made or plan on making? We would love it if you would share some ideas with us! In the Comments section, include a link or two of a project you have or are going to make.



  1. what a great idea, and it makes a lovely effect too. I love the paper you used too. Popping by from Creative Mondays.

  2. I'm the same way with paper (and fabric). I have no idea what I'm saving it all for but I've got so mich that's "too pretty to use". Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  3. That's cute. Not too sure about sponging the edges, guess it depends on the color used.

  4. Wow... I have done these little pumpkins but yours with the stamps looks so adorable. I know very well the feeling of making something and then just wanting to save it for a special occasion, yea!!
    Anyway, Thank you for sharing your lovely creations.

  5. This is so easy to make! Such a great idea! I could easily cut all these shapes with my cricut :)
    Lindi @ www.lovecreatecelebrate.com

  6. love it what a great creative display piece
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  7. What a cute decoration! My daughter would love making these! Thanks for sharing on Motivation Monday!

  8. What an adorable pumpkin! This makes a fabulous centerpiece. Thank you for sharing your paper crafts. Blessings - Donna

  9. Thanks for linking up to Motivation Monday!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity on The Inspiration Board at homework. I loved your project and featured you today!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    carolyn ~ homework

  11. G'day Great idea! Thanks for coming and sharing at our #SayGdayParty Please make sure to revisit if you haven't already and say G'day to the hosts and another person at the party Pinned Cheers! Joanne What's On The List? Sharing is Caring!

  12. What fun for a Thanksgiving setting. Thanks for stopping by to share this week!!!

  13. This is adorable. Great idea.
    Found you on No Rules Weekend Blog Party.

  14. It's really cute. Thanks for linking!

  15. Thanks for sharing your honeycomb pumpkin at The Pin Junkie. Your project was featured in a fall & Thanksgiving craft roundup at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/11/easy-fall-thanksgiving-crafts.html

  16. Love your paper choices. Very pretty Thanks for linking up at Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!