Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Paper Pumpkins - They're everywhere!

I have seen these paper pumpkins on SO many blogs in the last few days that I KNOW I'm not the first to come up with the idea of turning paper lanterns into pumpkins, but in case you haven't been cruising the blogs like I do, I thought I'd show my version using the current Stampin' Up Halloween paper. These are so easy to do, and if you don't have enough patterned paper for your strips, don't be afraid to supplement with solid cardstock strips - take advantage of the fact that Stampin' Up designer paper features the EXACT same colors as the solid cardstocks. I did this on the largest pumpkin shown above as well as the pumpkin in the back.

You can also make different sizes of pumpkins, based on the length of your paper strips, but keep in mind, as you increase the length of the strips, you'll need increase the quantity of strips to have enough volume to fill out the circle. And while I like the look of the "solid" pumpkin, I also like the one on the right NOT being solid so that you can see the pretty paper on the INSIDE as well.

1 comment:

shel9999 said...

These are *really* cute! I love them!