Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

Aren't they the cutest things you ever did see?

Laurie had posted them on the CTMH Consultant Bulletin Boards, with very brief instructions. I figured she must of posted more thorough instructions on her blog HERE. What I didn't realize, until now, when I went to link to her pumpkins, is that she didn't post her instructions at all....she was offering it as a class.

So, {gulp}, do I go ahead and post how to make them when it wasn't my idea in the first place? Well, I just wouldn't feel right without her permission, so I emailed her and said something like "Laurie Dahling...your pumpkins are absolutely divine..." Oh, all right, I didn't ask quite like that...more like "Yadda, yadda, please, yadda, pretty please, yadda...thanks." And guess what!!!! She said "Yes", her class was now over, so it was okay to post the instructions...and I feel waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy better for asking than just going ahead and posting without her permission.
So without much ado...or actually, alot of ado, lol, here are some pumpkins I made. (And be sure to go check out Laurie's, 'cause that's where I got the inspiration! You can find her blog, Westman Scrapbooks, HERE!) [Hi Laurie, fellow Manitoban & CTMH Sista!!!]

I used the Nestabilities Scallop Oval DC to make the ovals. Both pumpkins use the same sized oval, they're just scored differently. For the pumpkin on the left, the oval is scored across the width. For the tall pumpkin, the oval is scored down the length.

Oh, all right...I went and took a picture of what I just said in the paragraph above. Same oval size, scored differently.

Hey, did you know that the oval DC's are not symetrical??? I kept thinking I was folding them crooked, but it turns out I was doing just fine, it's the ovals that have the problem....yup, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

I used 2 different sized ovals, so I had a varied pumpkin patch.

With all my yappin' I forgot to tell you the rest of the instructions.


  • Cut 11 ovals per pumpkin.
  • Score & Fold.
  • Sponge Daub edges in coordinating colour.
  • Attach half an oval to the back of another half an oval, don't glue right to the edge, you'll need a little allowance or give in the center for your stem.
  • Cut a piece of green CS slightly longer than your pumpkin.
  • Spray green CS with water, wait 10 seconds, then roll. (Let me tell you that it is so much easier to wet your CS for rolling), glue edge down to keep it from unraveling.
  • Cut leaves out of green CS (I drew one, cut it out, and used it as a template to make the rest.), ink edges in a dark green ink.
  • To make curls, just wrap a narrow piece of green CS around something round, I used a paintbrush.
  • Attach stem, leaves, and curls.

And that's it. I think I remembered to cover all the bases.

Enjoy pumpkin making,



GatorRecMajor said...

I can't believe no one commented on these -- in answer to your question, Yes, those are the cutest little things I ever did see!

Gail said...

i can't beleive i finally found a tut. on these sweet thangs!!!..ty so much for sharing..i seen these in a window store somewhere..and wanted to know how they were done..ty ty..loves ya.Gail

Lorrinda said...

These are just the cutest pumpkins EVER! TFS!


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