Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A little tut toot and a giveaway!

Happy 2nd post of the day everyone!
Well it's definitely fall here in VA, which makes me want to stop making cards and alter everything in sight. ;)
I came up with an easy Autumn project after dreaming about it one evening. It is being featured on ACLP's blog so I thought I'd share it here with you as well.
Here are the things you'll need:
12x12 sheet of cardstock plus a coordinating scrap
Oval nestie or punch (you can also do this with a circle shape)
chipboard letters F-A-L-L

Begin by cutting ovals out of your paper. With some planning, I managed to get 11 ovals out of one sheet (thus the extra scrap that's needed for the 12th oval - lol!). Don't worry about cutting off a small side of an oval (look at the top side of the very last one, the brown part is cut off a bit) - as long as you have 4 full ovals as the centers, then the rest can be tucked behind it.

With your ovals, use a full one as the center of the pumpkin, then adhere two more to add sides. Play around with your designs, it's really neat how they take on different looks depending on where they are placed.
I also used scalloped scraps to top off the pumpkin:

Once this is done, ink up your chipboard and then adhere the letters to spell out FALL on each of the pumpkins. Here's the fun part: embellish with scraps, buttons, twine, charms, you name it!
When you are done, attach a piece of cardboard behind each pumpkin, this gives it more sturdiness as well as provides you with an area to attach your ribbon:. Here is my finished product:

This one was made for my girls who love to keep track of the seasons. However, I am giving away another handmade banner to one of you!!
PLEASE NOTE: Since I am entering this into a handful of challenges, please put the word (FALL) in your comment so I know you want to be in the drawing. I will keep the giveaway open until Saturday and will announce the winner on Monday morning.
(Please note: I used the wonderful Cosmo Cricket Wanted DP that I got from DCRU; this giveaway will be using another fabulous set of Autumn themed papers.)

Here are some challenges that I am entering this in:
Paper Romance Challenges: Create your own handmade flowers (on my "F" pumpkin)
Pile It On: Cute and Charming (on my "L" pumpkin)
Tuesday Taggers: Here Comes Autumn
If the Shoe Fits: Flowers!
Stamp Challenges: Something with Fall colors
Inktegrity Hump Day Inspration: Show us your Fall colors

Have an incredible day everyone, thank you for coming by! ♥


Jacki Randolph said...

Oh Joni, this is gorgeous with those yummy papers and very creative. I love it when you get in your altering moods (LOL), always so creative with your fabbie projects. Just finished decorating the house (inside) for the season and this is the perfect project for that extra door I have in my kitchen. I know what I will be working on this weekend. TFS!!

Rhonda Miller said...

Joni, this is fabulous. What a perfect FALL decoration. I love it.

Sue said...

This is absolutely adorable! Fall is my favorite time of year to decorate! I can think of at least half a dozen wonderful places to display this truly awesome banner. So to be in the drawing I need to write the word (Fall). If I write it more times do I get to qualify more than once...just kidding! LOL!
Sue xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

What a lovely (FALL) project! Inspirational.

Julie E said...

Absolutely fabulous! Such a great way to make a wonderful FALL decoration :>)

KarenCormier said...

What a beautiful banner!! Thanks for playing with us at The Shoe this week!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW...what a GORGEOUS project!! Love it!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Cool fall coloring and cute creation :o)

Kelly Massman said...

I love your (FALL) project! :-)

Jill said...

Adorable and super creative! Thanks for joining us at The Shoe!

PatR said...

Fantastic!! Thanks for joining the TT challenge. xx

Justine said...

JONI this F*A*L*L Decor' piece is Wonderful. Thank you for the Tutorial, If I decide to copy and I might, I will give credit and a link back to you but I still want to WIN

Lisa Mala6 said...

Wow, Love your FALL decoration. Perfect.
I love that paper line.

Anna said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing with us at PIO.

Thanh Vo said...

Ohhh love this project Joni!!!

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm just getting back to reading my blogs now so you'll be getting spammed from me. ;)